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All Things Velvet Fashion

The velvet trend is back and better than ever for the upcoming seasons of 2017!  Velvet is one of my favorite materials because it’s so soft and comfy to rock…

The velvet trend is back and better than ever for the upcoming seasons of 2017!  Velvet is one of my favorite materials because it’s so soft and comfy to rock for both casual and formal occasions.  Here’s how you can hop on the velvet bandwagon this season, too!

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Not only is velvet back, but there’salso a new trend within the new trend! Crushed velvet seems to be the new style that’s just a little different than regular velvet.  The material is more so in patches and more “crushed” together instead of a smoother velvet. You can wear a button-down shirt with distressed jeans for the comfy look or a crushed velvet evening dress to put a spin on your outfit!

Another way to rock velvet is with your shoes!  They’re unique and give a vintage, classy allure to any outfit. Velvet heels or boots with a block heel can complete any look! Slides, high heels, sneakers, and even slippers are appearing in this holiday-centric fabric.

If you’re looking for a homecoming or formal dress, check out a velvet look whether it be a dress, romper, or jumpsuit!  It’s a perfect way to put a spin on any ordinary outfit while being stylish at the same time! 🙂 Check out what you can do with velvet and how you can make it your own with your outfits!

XO – Chels

 

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Fall Trends 2017: Over-the-Knee Boots

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends, then I’m sure you’ve seen the recent boom of over-the-knee boots. They’re super stylish and can be mixed and matched with…

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trends, then I’m sure you’ve seen the recent boom of over-the-knee boots. They’re super stylish and can be mixed and matched with so many different outfits! I wanted to give you a little insight about where you can find a pair and what different looks you can create with them!

First, let’s talk about where you can buy a pair.  Chelsea Crockett - Over the Knee BootsSince they’ve gotten so popular, you can actually find them at more stores than you think! Charlotte Russe sells a pair for only $26.99! If you’re willing to splurge a little more on your pair, check out DSW. They sell so many different boots from several different designers. If you don’t have a DSW near you, you can check online to find a pair!

Now, let’s talk about a few different outfits you can put together!  One of my favorite looks for the season is a sweater dress.  If you pair a comfy sweater dress with your knee-high boots, it’ll create the perfect casual fall outfit like the picture on the right! Another look is pairing your boots with a pair of light jeans and a comfy sweater/top! You could even rock a long cardigan with it as well. There are so many more looks that go great with knee-highs!

Do you like this new style of boot? Give me your opinion on them in the comment section below!

– Chelsea

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3 Ways to Wear Leggings as Pants

During the colder months, you’ll most likely find me wearing leggings every day of the week.  They’re so comfortable and can be dressed up or dressed down for almost any…

During the colder months, you’ll most likely find me wearing leggings every day of the week.  They’re so comfortable and can be dressed up or dressed down for almost any occasion.  Although they’re more known for lounging around in, you can pair them with different articles of clothing to dress up your outfits and be just as comfy! 🙂

  • Oversized Sweater and Boots.  Chelsea Crockett - Leggings and a SweaterI’m sure you could already guess that oversized sweaters are going to be back in full swing this fall!  Rock a simple pair of black leggings and a pair of your favorite boots with a big sweater.  This is one of the comfiest outfits ever and it still looks like you put yourself together!
  • Graphic Tee and Sneakers.  I’m a huge fan of the street style look, and this outfit represents it perfectly.  Old rock tees or athletic brand tees with a pair of leggings and Adidas sneakers can still be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!  It’s such a cute and edgy look.
  • Long Poncho.  There was a time when ponchos went out of style, but now they’re back in action, especially with the cold months quickly approaching!  These can definitely be dressed up with a pair of heeled booties and the right accessories.  How cute is that?

Which style are you going to try out?  They’re all so comfy yet fashionable! 🙂

Xo, Chelsea

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Ways to Make Booties Work With Anything

Booties are a wardrobe staple. They work with everything from a fancy ensemble to a casual outfit. Plus, there are literally hundreds of styles out there so there is something…

Booties are a wardrobe staple. They work with everything from a fancy ensemble to a casual outfit. Plus, there are literally hundreds of styles out there so there is something for everyone! Still, there are times when it is hard to come up with fresh new ways to wear them. Here are a few outfit ideas that are perfectly paired with booties.

  1. Maxi skirt and cozy sweater: 92a4cde72fb8ffb0b7a4547bdf83fd83
  2. Dressed up with a pencil skirt:f322d088a305b8ecd6e0049f177c9503
  3. Skinnies and a cardigan:36d553cd80f81cb4983b105bfdd82850
  4. As a statement with a black ensemble:9c588d4cfe94aac4e80b837a79441585
  5. With a cute dress:07bb07c167b87a464644cd9d9f517a5b
  6. Simple with ripped jeans and a sweater:b349ee8ca4fa19c32706175ce468c13b
  7. Casual with leggings and a tunic:f66d163d6fc62e7239531bd9b22d80a6

What is YOUR favorite way to wear booties?

XOXO, Chels

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5 Clothing Tips to Follow Before Cold Weather Hits

When winter starts to roll in, there are certain things to do to prepare your closet for the cold weather ahead.  I always make sure my wardrobe is ready for…

When winter starts to roll in, there are certain things to do to prepare your closet for the cold weather ahead.  I always make sure my wardrobe is ready for the season, whether it be summer or winter.  Make sure you check these essentials off your list so you can be ready, too! 

  • Change your closet from warm to cold.  My closet used to get extremely cluttered with all of my summer and winter clothes stuffed together.  Switch out all of your shorts and sandals for pants and booties!Chelsea Crockett - Winter Outift
  • Purchase a neutral, warm coat that will go with a majority of your outfits.  Finding a coat that is both stylish and keeps you warm is key for the cold weather!
  • Also, purchase a good pair of snow/rain boots.  Especially if you’re in college, walking to class in the snow without a good pair of boots will be awful!
  • Know how to layer.  When it comes to looking stylish in the winter, layering up with different shirts and jackets is a necessity.  I sometimes find it hard to find a cute outfit to wear and be warm at the same time.  Knowing how to layer like a pro is the perfect way to achieve this!
  • Purchase the perfect winter accessories that go with your style.  Accessories such as beanies, scarves, high socks, tights, etc. are the best way to spice up your outfit and make your outfit warmer at the same time!  You get the best of both worlds, right?  

I hope you’re all prepared for an awesome winter ahead!

XO – Chelsea

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Fall Guide to Pairing Jeans and Boots

Okay ladies, do you ever pull on a pair of jeans in the morning and then stare at your shoes thinking “What kind of boots do I wear with these?!”…

Okay ladies, do you ever pull on a pair of jeans in the fullsizerender-54morning and then stare at your shoes thinking “What kind of boots do I wear with these?!” because, lets face it, finding the right kind of boots for each style of jeans can be quite a task. Are booties best? Riding boots? Over-the-Knee boots? Wedges? So many options! I came up with a handy dandy cheat sheet to help guide you in your pairing.

  1. Skinny jeans: If you are keeping it casual, knee-high boots like riding boots are best for these jeans. If you are getting a little more dressy, try wedges or short stylish booties.
  2. Boyfriend jeans: These jeans are so fun to wear. Simple short booties work great with these for a simple but stylish ensemble.
  3. Flared jeans: These jeans are super slimming. If you are keeping it casual, wear a pair of suede wedge booties. This look is a little bit retro and a whole lot cute.
  4. Boot cut jeans: If you are going the casual route, wear booties. As the name suggests, these jeans are perfect for boots!

Trying to find the right jeans to wear with certain pairs of boots can be a stressful situation when you are running out the door in the morning. I hope this super simple guide helps with the process, and if not, just search outfit ideas on Pinterest!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Wear Over-The-Knee Boots

On Pinterest I always see pictures of women wearing chic over-the-knee boots and I drool a little. The boots are so chic and look effortlessly stylish. They look so slimming,…

On Pinterest I always see pictures of women wearing chic over-the-knee boots and I drool a little. The boots are so chic and look effortlessly stylish. They look so slimming, too! Well, as we have heard time and time again, some things look better in pictures than they do in real life. Over-the-knee boots are one of those things. As it turns out, styling and being able to pull off over-the-knee boots is actually a bit of a challenge because they don’t always flatter every body type and style preference! Here are a few tips on how to wear them for every body type.

 

  1. For tall girlies: You ladies have it the best when it comes to over-the-knee boots. Your long legs are beneficial because the bootsboots accentuate them and make them look even longer! Pair them with a simple sweater dress for a great balanced between your boots and your hemline.
  2. For curvy ladies: If you have curves you can totally rock these bad boys! It is all about how you wear them. Go for a pair that hits right above the knee and creates a lean, long leg line with some dark denim jeans. As for your top, wear a long sweater or blouse to finish the ensemble off.
  3. For petite gals: When it comes to my petite pals, I suggest pairing over-the-knee boots with fitted pieces that show your shape. It is important not to overwhelm your small frame! Don’t wear tops or dresses with long hemlines that make your legs look short, go for tops/dresses/skirts that leave plenty of space between your hemline and boots.

These stylish boots can work for any body type! You just have to know how to style them in a way that works with YOU. 🙂

 

XOXO, Chels

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The Look for Less: Winter Trends Edition

Don’t get me wrong, stylish coats and designer boots are trendy and popular for the cold months ahead. It’s fun to treat yourself and splurge every once in a while!…

Don’t get me wrong, stylish coats and designer boots are trendy and popular for the cold months ahead. It’s fun to treat yourself and splurge every once in a while! But of course no one can afford to do that every time they need something for winter. So, I put together a little look for less that lets you find coats, boots, and other seasonal necessities for much less!

First comes first, you’ll need boots for any snow you might encounter this season. Hunter rain boots have been popular in the fashion world for a while now, but their prices can be pretty expensive. Chelsea Crockett - Puffy CoatYou can buy rain boots at Target for less than $40! They sell a wide variety of different styles, colors, and patterns. Some as cheap as $20! If you don’t mind spending a little bit more, DSW also has a great selection.

What’s winter without a warm, puffy coat? Prices on coats too can range pretty high. You may be worried about the quality of inexpensive coats but I’m here to help! Brands such as Michael Kors and Patagonia sell super cute styles of winter coats but finding a decent price can be difficult. Burlington and Target both sell good quality coats for a good price. Also, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and Kohl’s sell coats that are marked down to wear they’re actually affordable! Check them out!

Let me know where you find the look for less in the comments below!

-Chelsea

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Top 5 Winter Boot Brands

With every one of my winter outfits, there’s a high chance you’ll find a stylish pair of riding boots or a fancy pair of heeled booties on my feet! My…

With every one of my winter outfits, there’s a high chance you’ll find a stylish pair of riding boots or a fancy pair of heeled booties on my feet! My favorite thing about the cold weather is all the different styles and brands of boots to shop from. There are five well-known brands that stick out when I think of good quality, winter boot brands.

  • Timberlands. Timberlands have almost any type of boot from riding to snow. They’re long lasting and perfect for the cold seasons!
  • LL Bean. If you’ve heard of Bean boots, I’m sure you know how fast they can sell out! They have a certain trademark style that everyone loves. They’re warm and comfy, too!
  • Hunter. I know I’ve mentioned these boots in several of my other articles, but they’re just so great! They may be a little pricey, but their quality is excellent! They come in all different colors and styles, whether you want the classic, black knee-highs or matte purple short boots!Chelsea Crockett - Sorel Boots
  • Sorel. Sorel boots may be on the pricier side, but they make for a great Christmas present (such as the pair on the right) :). They’re perfect if you live in a snowy area or the temperatures are extremely low. They have a large variety of styles and colors and are sure to keep your feet warm and dry
  • UGG Australia. We’ve all heard of UGGs. You may’ve even owned a few pairs throughout middle school and high school. If you’re tired of their usual fur boot style, you can get several different styles! Check them out.

What brand is your favorite? Share with me in the comments below!

Love, Chels

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Cute, Warm Weather Wear

Winter is quickly approaching and sometimes, it can be hard to dress cute with layers upon layers of clothing.  I live in the middle of the Midwest, so we get…

Winter is quickly approaching and sometimes, it can be hard to dress cute with layers upon layers of clothing.  I live in the middle of the Midwest, so we get hit hard with snow storms every year.  Throughout the years, I’ve come across some amazing, warm pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe.  Who says you can’t dress warm and look cute at the same time?!  Chelsea Crockett- cable knit beanie

  • Sorel boots are amazing! They come in all different styles and can keep your feet warm in negative degrees!   Pair them with tall wool socks and a long sweater.
  • Puffy coats are the definition of warmth. Many designers such as Michael Kors and BCBG have made the puffy coat chic by adding thick gold zippers, buttons, and different lengths.  I LOVE knee length puffy coats!
  • Beanies are fab! They can take any outfit to the next level of street style or grunge.  Try a thick cable knit beanie!
  • Vests are everything! It’s the perfect item to throw on during a chilly day.  If you’re looking for a classy look, add a flannel and some riding boots to the mix. 
  • Ponchos are back in! They are absolutely amazing with a long sleeve under and some leather leggings. 

Have a fabulous winter, Insiders!

            Chelsea

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How to Wear A Dress In Cold Weather

Dresses are my favorite! I hate having to slide them to the back of my closet once the cold weather and snow start to hit. Of course, bright colors and…

Dresses are my favorite! I hate having to slide them to the back of my closet once the cold weather and snow start to hit. Of course, bright colors and sun dresses probably need to be retired, but you don’t have to quit wearing dresses completely! Check out my favorite ways to rock a dress in the freezing cold!Chelsea Crockett- over the knee boot

The typical way to wear a dress in the cold without freezing is with tights, boots, and a jacket. While this style is classic and always accepted, there are a few fun ways to ditch the tights! Have you ever heard of over the knee boots?! These are great to throw on with a dress and show just enough skin that you won’t get too cold! Another interesting way to wear a dress in the winter is with a tight pair of skinnies. This works best with a flannel or sweater dress (I would not recommend this with a tight dress).

When it comes to a jacket, my favorites to wear with a dress are a classic leather bomber jacket or long knee coat. Totally depends on your mood! Don’t give your favorite dress the boot too soon…you’ve just gained yourself a few more months!

            -Chelsea

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How to Wear Skinnies with Ankle Boots

Hip hip hooray for ankle boot season! Ankle boots are a breed of boots that look best with a specific style of jeans: skinny jeans. Knee boots can be paired…

Hip hip hooray for ankle boot season! Ankle boots are a breed of boots that look best with a specific style of jeans: skinny jeans. Knee boots can be paired with a plethora of jean styles, but skinny jeans work best with our beloved ankle booties. Here are my tips on how to wear/style ankle booties this season.

  1. Flat and fabulous: Most of the ankle booties I own have a bit of a heal to them, but I am really digging the flat bottomed bootie this season! It is subtle and simple. Pair flat ankle booties with skinnies, a patterned button up shirt, and a leather jacket for a stylish, easy ensemble.skinnies
  2. Roll it, don’t scrunch it: Rather than shoving the hem of jeans that are too long into your boots, roll the cuffs! This is a cute alternative to letting them bunch or awkwardly pop out of the tops of your boots. If your favorite jeans have a bit of a flare to them at the bottom, just roll ‘em up!
  3. Be aware of your hemline: This goes for all booties. As a rule of thumb, make sure the hem of your jeans hit about an inch above your ankle. This ensures your jeans are at the perfect length to show of those cute booties!

What are your favorite ways to style ankle booties this season?

XOXO, Chels

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Shoes Around the World

If you’re like me, then you’re an avid shoe lover!  Besides diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend.  It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’re visiting, you can…

If you’re like me, then you’re an avid shoe lover!  Besides diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend.  It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’re visiting, you can always spark up conversation about shoes with any girl!  Although we all share this same connection, the most popular type of shoe differs between countries.  Fashion, although a sort of universal language, can be very, very different. Chelsea Crockett- clogs

Ever owned a pair of clogs, Uggs, Hunters, or cowboy boots?  These are serious staples for different countries.  Clogs from Sweden, Uggs from Australia, Hunter rain boots from England, and cowboy boots from Texas have made their way around the world!  From the runway to the street, they’ve become some of the hottest trends.  College and high school campuses are flooded with Hunter Wellies on a rainy day, country concerts are full of girls rocking their favorite pair of cowboy boots, and thanks to the reinvention of the clog, throwing on a pair of clog wedges is all the rage in the summer.  Another fun international shoe is the moccasin from Canada!  Love throwing on a pair of these with a boho top of an easy and cute outfit look!

Crazy to think that some of your everyday shoes originated thousands of miles away!  The world has some amazing ideas!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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Which Boots Fit Your Personality?

I’d have to admit, one of my favorite things about cold weather is choosing which pair of boots to wear each day!  Some may say I’m a boot hoarder, but…

I’d have to admit, one of my favorite things about cold weather is choosing which pair of boots to wear each day!  Some may say I’m a boot hoarder, but what can I say…a girl can never have too many boots!    As crazy as it may sound, each style of boots carry a certain style and vibe.  Which boots fit your personality?

  • Combat boots: Do you consider yourself edgy, a rebel, or laid-back? Do you love throwing on army inspired clothing, plaid, or beanies? Then combat boots are the boots for you!
  • Riding boots: These boots are for the ultimate prep. If you consider yourself a perfectionist, a Ralph Lauren lover, or button-up wearer, then these are your perfect pair of boots!
  • Ankle boots: Whether you like to sleep-in and throw on clothes in the morning or consider yourself a busy-body traveling the world, a solid pair of ankle bootsChelsea Crockett- ankle boots are the way to go! They can typically go with any outfit and give off a laid back, yet high-fashion vibe. These are also perfect if you love to cuff your jeans or wear ankle skinny’s.
  • Booties: Are you a girly-girl who loves going out and dressing up? Then snag a pair of booties to dress up any outfit in a flash!
  • Over-the-knee boots: These are the ultimate boots. If you love taking risks with your fashion game then we’ve found the perfect pair of you! They’re edgy, daring, and high-end.

Never be afraid to step up your boot game!  They’re the perfect edition to any outfit!

Chelsea

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How to Stay Warm without Losing Your Style

When it’s freezing cold outside, the last thing you want to do is leave your warm, cozy house… But when you’re forced out into the harsh weather, you have to…

When it’s freezing cold outside, the last thing you want to do is leave your warm, cozy house… But when you’re forced out into the harsh weather, you have to be bundled up from head to toe! Despite the falling snow or bitter winds, you’re going to have to find some ultra-warm clothes to keep warm. Sometimes this makes it harder to keep your style and look fashionable (and who knows, maybe you’re going on an ice skating date?)! With that being said, here are some pointers on how to do just that!

  • Maybe you have a light coat that you want to wear but you don’t think it’ll be warm enough. Layer! You can always wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath a sweater and then you’re stylish coat. Or try finding a fleece zip up or something along those lines to rock underneath!
  • Boots are always the key to keeping your feet warm. Find a stylish pair such as snow boots, combat boots, or booties! Depending on how dressy you’re going, you can always wear a think pair of boot socks to stick out of your fashionable boots.Chelsea Crockett - Snow Boots
  • Accessories are the key to any good outfit, no matter what! So, find a cute scarf, hat, or pair of gloves that match your outfit to spice it up.
  • Lastly, find the perfect coat to seal the deal. Instead of a plain fleece jacket, try rocking a pea coat, puffy coat, or even a fleece or fur vest (cause vests are totally in!).

So whatever the frigid occasion may be, ice skating or maybe a Christmas parade, I hope these help you out!

XO – Chelsea

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How to Wear Booties

Look out tall boots! Booties are all the rage this fall and winter.  Most booties are cut right at the ankle and can be dressed up or down for any…

Look out tall boots! Booties are all the rage this fall and winter.  Most booties are cut right at the ankle and can be dressed up or down for any occasion.  The tricky part is knowing how to style and wear them correctly.  Read up and figure out how to style your booties this season!Chelsea Crockett- ankle booties

There are three ways to rock booties: with a dress or skirt, tucked into tight skinnies or leggings, or cuffed above the ankle with just about any straight-leg or skinny pant. Since the boots don’t go very far up your leg, it’s important to wear tight jeans with them so that they don’t begin to bunch up at the ankle.  If your jeans are loser at the bottom, cuff them so that they sit right above the beginning of the boot.  This way, you won’t have to worry about your jeans coming out of the top of your booties!

Leather, suede, flat, or heeled, booties are the perfect essential for any wardrobe! Comment below how you rock these boots!

XOXO,

Chelsea

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