Chelsea Crockett

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Winter Fashion: Belt Style

How much do you wear belts? My guess is only when your pants need assistance staying on your tush. Your winter wardrobe this year is dependent on them! Belts, that…

How much do you wear belts? My guess is only when your pants need assistance staying on your tush. Your winter wardrobe this year is dependent on them! Belts, that is. You can build your outfit around them and use them to accessorize! You can also use them to shape your clothes to your body. Bold belts can transform a simple ensemble into a stylish outfit. Here are 3 ways to use belts in your wardrobe this winter!belt 3

  1. Blanket Scarf: Do you ever wonder what the best way to wear your blanket scarf is? They are so thick that sometimes it is difficult to style them. Belts transform your blanket scarf into a cute vest! Layer your scarf over a simple tee, drape it over your shoulders, and tie a belt around the middle. This gives you some curves and adds layers to your look.
  2. Cape: Wear a classy cape with a belt around the middle! It breaks up the simplicity of the cape and, like the option above, it gives you some shape.
  3. Printed: This last option is the simplest of all. Wear a patterned belt, like leopard print, with a simple shirt and jeans for a simple but sassy outfit. If you want to wear a simple neutral sweater with jeans, wearing a printed belt takes your outfit to the next level.

Belt it up!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Fall Fashion: White Jeans

Who says you cannot wear white after Labor Day? I petition that we throw that rule out the door! Why put those perfectly good white jeans away for the fall/winter…

Who says you cannot wear white after Labor Day? I petition that we throw that rule out the door! Why put those perfectly good white jeans away for the fall/winter when you could rock them all year long? Beats me! Here are my favorite ways to wear white jeans in the fall.white pants 1

  1. With a neutral sweater: If you are looking for a casual outfit to wear to school, pair your white skinnies with a neutral colored oversized sweater. Add in a thick brown belt and some nude flats or Sperries to complete the look!
  2. With a jean jacket: A dark jean jacket adds so much dimension to a simple outfit. Pair white jeans, a simple gray shirt, and a denim jacket for a simple, sweet fall look. Toss in some suede booties to complete the ensemble!
  3. With gingham: Oh my goodness. I just love gingham. It is so classy and cute and vintange and just all around adorable! Tuck a gingham button up into your white jeans, or just tuck in the front and let the rest of the shirt hang loose, and layer in a thin tan belt. I would wear some white Keds sneakers with this duo!

People will forget the phrase “don’t wear white past Labor Day” when they see how cute you look in your fall white jeans ensembles!

XOXO, Chels

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3 Watches for your Wardrobe

Watches are a classic statement piece. They add a timeless touch to any outfit, plus, they make sure you are on time! 😉 Today I am going to tell you…

Watches are a classic statement piece. They add a timeless touch to any outfit, plus, they make sure you are on time! 😉 Today I am going to tell you the 3 watches every girl needs in her wardrobe. Each is unique and adds its own special flare to any outfit it accents! Plus they can be worn year round because they are so versitile.

  1. The classic: Every girl needs one watch that goes with evvvverything. These watches can be worn to school, to work, and then out with friends even when you have changed your outfit 3 different times! It is versitile and classic. I love this Kate Spade watch because of the adorable gold and white face and the cute leather band.watches 3
  2. The statement: A statement watch can be the focal point of your whole outfit! I love this map-faced watch. It reminds me of my love for traveling! I also love it because it has a sort of boho/vintage/hipster flare to it!
  3. The unique: If you want to add dimension to your outfit, you need a wraparound watch. The strap wraps around your wrist a few times which gives it a unique look. I love this look because it is a little edgy! I would wear it with an oversized neutral sweater or a military jacket and some ripped up black skinny jeans.

What kind of watches make up YOUR wardrobe? Comment below which one of these three is your fav!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Style Oxford Shoes

Oxford shoes aren’t just for dudes any more! The style of shoe is making its way up the Hollywood fashion ladder and even Taylor Swift is sporting the trend! They…

Oxford shoes aren’t just for dudes any more! The style of shoe is making its way up the Hollywood fashion ladder and even Taylor Swift is sporting the trend! They are classy, preppy, and fashionable. Here is how YOU can work Oxfords into your wardrobe.ladies-flat-shoes-1

  1. Casual: The easiest, most casual way to wear Oxfords is with some skinny jeans, a white cotton button up, and a cute pair of sunglasses. If you are feeling sassy, toss in a hat and statement purse!
  2. Semi-Casual: Take Taylor Swift’s style advice and pair a neutral pair of skinnies with a preppy sweater, leather handbag, and retro shades.
  3. Dressy: The “dressier” option is to wear a cute printed dress with nylon tights, a cardigan, and Oxfords! I love the “scholarly” look this gives. It is a little vintage, a little classic, but a lot of cute!

So ladies, this fall will you be sporting some Oxfords? They come in all  types, from simple leather to bright colors and everything in between! There is something for everyone. 

XOXO, Chels

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Bandana Fashion

Bandanas aren’t just for mopping up forehead sweat anymore! Dollar store bandanas can be one of your most versatile accessories this summer. Read on and I will tell you how! …

Bandanas aren’t just for mopping up forehead sweat anymore! Dollar store bandanas can be one of your most versatile accessories this summer. Read on and I will tell you how! 
 

1. Around your neck: Fold the bandana diagonally and then roll it like a snake. Then tie it around your neck in the front for a throwback, classic look. Bandana6

2. As a hair accessory: Give your look a vintage flair by tying the bandada under your hair and using it as a headband! Wear the knot on the top of your head for a cute accent. You can also braid a bandana into your hair to add volume and pazazz to your braid! 
3. As a handbag accessory: Wrap a bandana around the handle of your handbag and knot both ends. This gives your handbag some personality! 
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Do you have any more suggestions on how to wear bandanas this summer? Comment below and let me know! 
XOXO, Chels
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What to Wear With White Jeans

During the spring and summer I love to wear skirts and dresses, but there are some occasions when pants are necessary. On those days, I love to wear white jeans….

During the spring and summer I love to wear skirts and dresses, but there are some occasions when pants are necessary. On those days, I love to wear white jeans. They are crisp, cute, and classy! Here are a few ways to rock white jeans this spring and summer.white jeams

  1. With stripes! I love striped shirts. They are so clean and crisp. Wear white jeans, a striped shirt, and a denim jacket for a classy, preppy flare!
  2. With a slouchy tee. Trying to keep it casual? Pair a slouchy short sleeved tee with your white jeans and some tan booties. Roll the pants up just a tad, and tuck the shirt into the front of the pants just a bit. Perfect!
  3. With a sweater. On chilly spring and summer evenings, wear a pastel sweater with your white jeans and some wedges or strappy sandals.

So what do you think, will you break out your white jeans? I know I will!

XOXO, Chesls

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Style Tips from Gossip Girl’s Queen B

I love the show “Gossip Girl.” Where do you think I got the idea to sign my blogs “XOXO, Chels”? Plus, Blair Waldorf is my style idol. There are a…

I love the show “Gossip Girl.” Where do you think I got the idea to sign my blogs “XOXO, Chels”? Plus, Blair Waldorf is my style idol. There are a few valuable lessons we can learn from queen B. Here are the style rules that Blair wouldn’t get caught breaking.

 

  1. ALWAYS dress to impress: It doesn’t matter if you are just running out to grab a cup of coffee or running errands, keep it stylish!Leighton+Meester+struts+olive+green+coat+Longchamp+PooAOYVlx4kl
  2. Store flip flops in your evening bag: Or any bag for that matter. If you keep a spare pair of sandals on hand you can wear your cutest, most uncomfortable shoes knowing you have a backup pair of shoes just in case your feet feel likethey are about to fall off!
  3. Try out different hues of the same color in your outfit: What I mean by this is if you are wearing hot pink pants, wear a lighter pink top and maybe carry a deep burgundy handbag. Wear different shades of the same color! This will give your outfit lots of definition and pizazz!
  4. Coordinating your shoes with your purse is A-OK: If you want to coordinate the pattern/color of your purse with your shoes, do it!
  5. Sit like a lady, always: Sit in a way that would make your momma proud; back straight, ankles crossed!
  6. Animal print is okay in small amounts: Animal print is just fine as long as it is worn in small, classy doses!
  7. Red accessories are always a “yes”: Who doesn’t love a lady in red!
  8. Headbands: Never underestimate the power of ‘em.

 

As said by Blair herself, “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design, and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.”

XOXO, Chels (and Gossip Girl)

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Mad for Moto Jeans

Last year floral jeans and bold prints were all the rage. This year, texture is what we are loving. Moto jeans are an edgy, unique, fashion-forward statement that I am…

Last year floral jeans and bold prints were all the rage. This year, texture is what we are loving. Moto jeans are an edgy, unique, fashion-forward statement that I am excited to work into my wardrobe. They have just enough texture to be different from the crowd, but are not flashy and do not draw too much attention. They are a subtle statement. Here are 3 ways you can make moto jeans your own this fall.

  1. Casual and comfy: Pair a neutral sweater with a distresses, earthy shade of moto jeans. Add in some neutral suade booties or neutral flats and a fringe purse for an everyday look.Moto jeans 2
  2. Edgy: Grab a pair of black or burghundy moto jeans and toss on a black sweater and a leather jacket to turn some heads. Toss in some black chunky booties, a black or burghundy clutch and some black wayfarer shades to complete the look.
  3. Denim: Slide on some denim moto jeans with a simple sweater, printed flats, and an animal print handbag.

I want your style tips! How would YOU wear these jeans? What would you pair with them? I want to know! Comment below.

XOXO, Chels

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Blanket Scarves: How to Style Them

Are you hip with the latest scarf trend? Blanket scarves are my favorite scarf trend yet. They are chunky, cozy, and crazy cute. There are quite a few ways to…

Are you hip with the latest scarf trend? Blanket scarves are my favorite scarf trend yet. They are chunky, cozy, and crazy cute. There are quite a few ways to wear these expansive scarves, and I will highlight a few of my favorites. Here is the 411 on how to rock a blanket scarf.30-blanket-scarves-bloggers

The “normal” way: This is just your average every-day way to wear a scarf. Because blanket scarves are quite a bit thicker than normal scarves, they take a bit getting used to and can be a bit tricky to tie at first, but with a little help from Pinterest you will be a pro blanket scarf wearer in no time!

Belted: I love this way to style blanket scarves because it is classy and unique. Drape your blanket scarf over your shoulders and let the ends of the scarf hang down the front of your body. Next, take a belt and place it over the scarf and secure it around your waist. Now you have a super cute, unique way to stay warm and rock the scarf! This style almost makes the scarf act as a vest. Wear with nice dark jeans and riding boots for a classy look.

As a shawl: In this style you just wear the scarf around your shoulders as a shawl. This is a nice casual way to keep cozy and cute. Wear your scarf-shawl over a simple long-sleeved shirt with jeans and boots!

Now go rock those blanket scarves, ladies! I found a few adorable ones at Charlotte Russe, Just FYI 🙂

XOXO, Chels

 

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Which Bangs are Right for Me?

I wish I was brave enough to get bangs. I mean, they are such a huge commitment! What happens if you don’t like them?! Then you have to wait foreeeeever…

I wish I was brave enough to get bangs. I mean, they are such a huge commitment! What happens if you don’t like them?! Then you have to wait foreeeeever for them to grow back out! Well, here is a little guide to which bangs are right for your face shape so you can avoid any awkward bang experiences!long-bangs-hairstyles-2012-1

  1. Square face shape: If you are a lovely lady with a very defined jaw line, then eye-grazing fringe bangs are just for you!
  2. Heart shaped face: I have this shape! According to the experts, side sweep bangs are what us heart-shape faced ladies should go for!
  3. Round shaped face: Whispy bangs are just right for your face shape!
  4. Oval face shape: You lucky ducky! You can pull off all three of the styles above! I envy you!

So what do you think, will you take the plunge and try bangs? I just might! We can do it together!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Crazy for Collars

As we all know, layering is a must in autumn and winter. Why not have fun with it? I love the look of collars. They add a preppy flare to…

As we all know, layering is a must in autumn and winter. Why not have fun with it? I love the look of collars. They add a preppy flare to any ensemble. There are so many kinds of collars, too! Here are a few outfits that combine collars with other cute fall fashion staples.collars

  1. With a simple blazer: I love this cool, classy look. Pair a simple white button up collared shirt with a simple blazer, such as a navy or grey blazer. Button the shirt all the way up to the top so that all of the buttons are buttoned and the collar is displayed. Add in a long simple necklace, skinnies and booties!
  2. With a cable knit sweater: This is the perfect preppy look. Layer a cable knit sweater over a white collared shirt for an easy, classy look! Add in a pair of riding boots and wayfarer sunglasses and you will be the most preppy lady on the block!
  3. Dressy: I love sequins. Anything that sparkles is totally my fav. That is why I love this sequin collar trend! You can dress it down and wear it to school with a pair of skinnies and flats, or you can dress it up with a blazer and wedges! Love love!

How will YOU be wearing collars and keeping it preppy this fall? Comment below and let me know!

XOXO, Chels

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How to Style Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend jeans are pretty much the opposite of skinny jeans. They feature more of a relaxed fit than skinny jeans. They kind of look like you borrowed them from your…

Boyfriend jeans are pretty much the opposite of skinny jeans. They feature more of a relaxed fit than skinny jeans. They kind of look like you borrowed them from your boyfriend…or at least that is how the internet describes them! Here are a few ways to style these loose fitting, unique jeans.

  1. Pair a pair of light colored, distressed boyfriend jeans can be paired with a grey tumblr_m90nckA72h1r8f856o1_500oversized sweater and white converse for a comfy, casual look!
  2. Another option is to pull on a pair of light wash distressed boyfriend jeans with a white v-neck and an army jacket with nude booties. Totally cute, totally trendy!
  3. A little more of a dressier option can be achieved by pairing a light wash pair of boyfriend jeans with a grey t-shirt, navy blue blazer, and nude flats!

If you checked out my photo in Seventeen Magazine then you will see that I am rocking a pair of boyfriend jeans! The stylist paired my distressed jeans with a loose fitting white tank top and a pair of nude pumps. Boyfriend jeans are slimming and comfortable! Love em.

How do YOU plan on rocking boyfriend jeans?

XOXO, Chels

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How to Become more Stylish

We all have that one outfit that is our “go-to” outfit. When we cannot find a single thing we want to wear, this is the outfit we fall back on….

We all have that one outfit that is our “go-to” outfit. When we cannot find a single thing we want to wear, this is the outfit we fall back on. Or, you just love the ensemble so much that you just love wearing it. Whatever the case, we all fall into fashion ruts. Lucky for you, digging yourself out of the rut is super easy. So grab a shovel and let’s get to it!

  1. Step out of your comfort zone: Do you have an article of clothing that you absolutely adore but have never photo (4)worn because it is not something you usually wear or that people around you wear? Forget other people, wear what you want to wear! Making a statement with your clothes is so much fun, and you will get so many compliments from those around you!
  2. Clean out your closet: Cleaning out your closet helps you get an idea of what clothes you wear a lot, what clothes you don’t wear very much but should, and clothes that you’ve never worn (aka the ones with tags still attached). Cleaning out your closet also helps make room for things that you actually need.
  3. Find your perfect shade of lipstick: Wearing lipstick makes me feel powerful. Lipstick is the perfect motivator. How? Let me ask you this: are you tempted to throw on a tshirt and leggings when wearing red lipstick? No ma’am. You want to work that lipstick with a fierce outfit. It motivates you to dress things up!
  4. People watch: No, I don’t mean stare at them uncomfortably. What I mean is when you are out in public pay attention to the different styles people are wearing around you. When you are sitting at Starbucks with your bff, take a leisurely look around at what other girls are wearing and pick out outfits that you would wear or that you like. This will give you inspiration on how you can use different pieces in your closet or how you can switch things up!

Are you ready to become the more stylish version of yourself? So am I!

XOXO, Chels

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