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Style Guide

01 Mar 2017 Spring Trends

I love the idea of Spring, but not so much the actual season in Columbus, OH. It could be 50 degrees and thunder storming on Tuesday morning and then by Wednesday afternoon its 70 degrees and sunny. I think I’m also one of those people with the “unpopular opinion” of disliking rain. I can tell you that I DO love seeing the trends for warmer weather slowly emerging after this time, especially after gaining so much amazing inspiration from Fashion Week. Here are the top trends you’ll be seeing us rock this Spring (& probably going into Summer too!)

  1. Denim – denim everything has never been more on trend than it is right now. (ok maybe thats me over exaggerating, but denim is honestly huge right now. You’ll see denim anywhere from thigh high denim boots, distressed mom jeans, jackets, vests, and even accessories like chokers and arm cuffs. I’m honestly loving it.
  2. Embroidery – embroidery and denim go hand in hand. It’s a fun way to add some personality to your wardrobe.
  3. Color – goodbye pastels, hello vibrant hues. Pastels were super in this past A/W season, but you’ll start seeing major pops of color in everything. Vibrant prints are going to be huge for Spring & Summer.
  4. Textures – no surprise here, but velvet and suede are definitely here to stay. It’ll be interesting to see velvet combo’d with vibrant colors.
  5. Wide leg trousers – since we’ve had a good run of the iconic skinny jean, wide leg is super on trend right now. You’ll see this anywhere from wide leg denim to wide leg business trousers.
  6. Statement sleeves – you’re already starting to see this in a lot of knit wear, but blouses with statement sleeves are going to continue to be really big this season. I’m such a huge fan of this trend! Sleeves are such a fun way to spice up your look & add some playfulness.

INSPIRATON:

Can you see yourself rocking any of these trends for the upcoming S/S17 season?


Outfit Crush //  m.m.


 

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24 Feb Tiered Sleeves & Strappy Heels

Outfit Crushes: shirt- fab’rik style, jeans- paige denim, shoes- Von Maur, sunnies- Ray Ban

 

Who doesn’t love shirts with unique detailing? I’ve been an avid supporter of the bell sleeve trend, but now I’ve found a similar style I almost like more: tiered sleeves. After checking out a bunch of styles online, I picked a top with three tiers on each sleeve (the perfect amount in my opinion). The shirt is pretty much perfect, not to mention the fact that it’s flowy, comfy, and flattering on. It only comes in cream, but I’m not complaining because it’s the perfect shade for this kind of top. I think the cream color adds a little bit of an elegant look to it. 

PS– So happy it was 75 and sunny in CBUS yesterday and it’s only FEB. Hoping the sunnies can stay out! 

Have a great weekend, babes. 

 


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links: 

similar tiered top- here

sunnies- here

jeans- here

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13 Feb Mauve Bombers & Girlfriend Jeans

Outfit Crushes: suede v-neck – Z Supply, bomber – F21, denim – H&M, suede Adidas sneakers – ASOS.

Do you ever walk into a store with your friend, sister, boyfriend, etc and have ZERO intentions of buying something for yourself… BUT THEN you see something so cute and its the LAST one in YOUR size? Yeah same. That’s what happened with me and this bomber from Forever 21. I don’t regret buying it, but I literally instantly fell in love when I saw it. The quilted detailing makes it look so much more expensive than it actually was and the fabric feels pretty high quality considering it was under $30! I think this mauvey purple/pink color is perfect for this season. You’ll definitely see me sporting this all the way up until Summer.

I decided to style it with a black suede v-neck from Z Supply to add some more texture to the look. Z Supply is by far my favorite lounge wear brand. They make the most comfortable hoodies & t-shirts. I would highly recommend checking them out. I also threw on a light wash pair of girlfriend jeans from H&M that were under $40! Basically everything in my outfit (besides the sneakers) was under $50 ea.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

suede v-neck here

bomber here

denim here

sneakers here

 

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11 Feb Chanel Vibes & Dresses with Fringe

Outfit Crushes: fringe dress- fab’rik style, booties- F21

¯\_(ツ)_/¯  <— My face when my professor tells us we have to dress business casual for a presentation.  

A messy room and multiple piles of clothes later, I picked this fringe dress I had from fab’rik style. Everything about the twill weave dress screams “CHANEL” but this one just happens to be hundreds of dollars cheaper and not straight off the runway (surprising, I know.) I love the black and white color combo because it’s classy and easy to style. The dress is on sale for $40 right now! I know everyone has black boots, heels, or booties to wear with this which makes a whole outfit for a really good price.

Have an amazing week!


XO, 

Outfit Crush // b.e.


dress here

 

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11 Feb Pura Vida x Outfit Crush (GIVEAWAY)

Hey babes! With Valentine’s Day coming up, we wanted to spread some love to you all by hosting another giveaway with a cute little bracelet company we discovered. Every single bracelet is handmade by artisans in Costa Rica and it is 100% fair trade. We love supporting companies that are ethical and trendy at the same time, so why not gift some of our favorites to you guys?

The bracelets we will be gifting are pictured below:

We decided to put together our own trio of bracelets to one lucky winner! We went with a sea foam green set with rose gold hardware that we hope you love. To enter, head over to our Instagram: @outfitcrushofficial and check out the image featured! The winner will be announced 2/14/16. Good luck & Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies! XOXOXO


XO, Outfit Crush // Bri & Mel


Check out Pura Vida here

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05 Feb Classic Black & A Pop of Color

Outfit Crushes: Black blouse- She Inside, leather leggings- Spanx

HAPPY WEEKEND LOVES! I started off my day at Katalina’s (THE best brunch place in Columbus and also the best way to start a Saturday) so it’s safe to say it has been a pretty great day so far. In the afternoon I met up with some friends in the Short North so I decided to throw on this adorable plaid black lapel shirt I just picked up from Sheinside (LESS THAN $20, SAY WHATTT). I paired my blouse with my sort-of leather black spanx to stick with the classic all black everything look. 

My favorite thing about wearing all black is being able to add a fun touch of color. I’m wearing a glamorous shimmering lip color and because it’s still so cold in Columbus I decided to wear one of my colorful jackets too. If you’re more of a neutral lip shade or jacket wearer, a pop of color in your shoes is always another option. Adding a little bit of extra color is always a fun choice to finish up any classic look!


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e. 


Clickable links: 

Blouse- here

Leggings- here

Lip Stick- here

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01 Feb Sequined Sweatshirts & Red Lipstick

Outfit Crushes: sequined sweatshirt – Romwe, leggings – Athleta, sneakers – Adidas, sunnies – F21.

I’m not sure why, but lately I’ve been obsessed with graphics. I’m loving graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, graphics printed on shoes, bags, wallets, etc. It might be some of the high end designers rubbing off on me. I think Gucci and Fendi are to credit for starting this shockwave in the fashion world for all things playful and graphic. Who says high fashion has to be serious anyway?

Graphics are a fun way to play around with your look because they add an overall youthful vibe to any clothing item or accessory. I thought the red sequined lips on this simple grey hoodie would be fun to play around with styling. This would make a great transitional piece into Spring because of how light weight it is and graphics are usually more popular during warmer months anyway. I was busy with classes, personal work, and coffee runs, so I kept my outfit pretty casual with some staple black leggings and sneakers. The pop of red lipstick was just a fun & spontaneous decision for the look and I’m pretty impressed that I didn’t smear it all over me haha.

p.s. this sweatshirt runs small, so I would go one size up when ordering.

Links to everything are below, and if you haven’t already, check out our new SHOP page, located in the navigation bar above! Have a fab week xx


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

sweatshirt here

leggings here

sneakers here

 

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24 Jan The Best Basics & Simple Styling

Outfit Crushes: sweater – American Apparel, leather leggings – Spanx, slip-on shoes – VonMaur, hat – fab’rik.

OK I think it’s safe to say that every single human being needs some sort of over sized sweater that they can throw on anytime, anywhere, for anything. I bought this particular sweater a few seasons ago and I’m still obsessed with it. The beige color makes it a perfect neutral to style with other neutrals, or even bolder pops of color. I was going for something comfortable today, so I threw on some faux leather leggings, slip-ons, and a hat and was ready for whatever! 

I’m currently obsessed with wearing hats on those days where you probably should have washed your hair, probably could have washed your hair, but definitely did not because you were too lazy. That’s me almost every other day when I’m in school. This particular hat is a faux suede, so it dresses it up a little bit more than your typical base ball hat. Trust me when I say I have multiple colors in this… it’s getting bad.

The slip-on shoes have also been another favorite of mine this month. They’re so easy to style and wear literally all day long since they don’t have a heel to them. I wear them to class, when I’m out with friends, or even just running errands. The ones I’m wearing are by Steve Madden and there are tons of other color options if the tan isn’t your cup of tea. As always, links to everything in stock (or similar items) are below, if you want to achieve this look!


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

similar sweater

leather leggings 

slip-on shoes

hat

 

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21 Jan Acid Wash Jeans & Going Out Shirts

Outfit Crushes: Denim- Guess, Shirt- Pretty Little Things, Shoes- Steve Madden

 

Alright I love these high waisted jeans from Guess. If you don’t own a pair of acid wash jeans you’ll definitely need to add one to your wardrobe. The wash makes them appear to be a little bit edgier and more casual which makes them a great piece to have. I chose to style mine with a high neck choker shirt which is perfect for going out with friends. I chose a black shirt because I think having a dark piece on top is just the right amount of contrast needed for the outfit. 

Oh and OF COURSE I’m wearing my quilted Steve Maddens. If they look familiar you’re not going crazy because you’ve seen them in taupe plenty of times before (they’re addicting and they just happen to go with everything). You’ll be seeing them again soon, sorry 🙂  


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


Clickable Links: 

Jeans- here

Shirt- here

Shoes- here

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15 Jan Body Suits & Quilted Slip-Ons

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Outfit Crushes: Body suit- Nordstrom, Jeans- Hudson, Shoes- Steve Madden

 

It’s official, bodysuits are making a comeback from their peak in the 90’s. Yes they remind me a little bit of leotards I wore when I did gymnastics in middle school or one piece swimsuits, but I’m not going to lie I’m definitely a huge proponent. The main reason being is because body suits give you the perfect tucked in shirt look without the hassle of continuously having to re-adjust. There’s so many different styles to get– open back, deep v, off the shoulder, strapless, etc. 

 

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I’m wearing my body suit with my favorite designer denim (Hudson’s Nico Midrise Super Skinny). I promise they’re worth the investment.. they fit like a glove, slim your legs, and make your butt look 10x better than it does. Also I can’t forget about my favorite new slip ons from Steve Madden.. they go with everything. Alright enough about this outfit, check out my body suit wish list: 

Cut out (Free People)- here

Choker (Tobi)- here

Strappy (Charlotte Russe)- here

Metallic (Love Culture)- here


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e. 


clickable links: 

Quilted slip ons- here

Jeans- here

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