Chelsea Crockett

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Best Belts This Season

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!

  1. Double-sided buckle: I LOOOVE this trend. It is a fun, unique, Western version of your everyday belt. It has two buckles! My favorite way to wear this belt is to pair it with some black distressed jeans and a loose blouse that I can tuck into the front of my jeans to showcase the belt.e9f97e2d2b26910e30cd6e8cf5104abb
  2. Classic: You can’t go wrong with a simple leather belt. These babies go with pretty much anything. This season, I am wearing mine mostly with dark jeans and a light colored shirt for some cute contrast.
  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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Outfits For When You Feel Like You Have Nothing to Wear

One of the best things about shopping is finding an item that makes you feel so confident and that you totally love. The bad thing about it is that after…

One of the best things about shopping is finding an item that makes you feel so confident and that you totally love. The bad thing about it is that after a little while, that same item of clothing can become “meh” to you. It doesn’t matter how much you loved the item when you bought it, it is inevitable that over time it will lose its appeal. We all know the feeling of looking into our closet and thinking “I have NOTHING to wear…!”, and it isn’t that we literally have nothing to wear, it is that we got bored with our options. When that feeling hits, it is good to have a few go-to outfits to turn to when everything else feels “blah.” Here are a few no-fail looks for when this happens!

  1. White on white: I love to play with color in my outfits, but sometimes going bold isn’t what you are feeling. Opt for an all-white outfit if you are feeling like you are out of options. It is a nice alternative to all-black, and you are totally okay to toss the “no white after labor day” rule out the door. Some good white combos are white skinny jeans with an over-sized white or cream sweater, or the always-trendy skinny jeans and a white tee.8233211788949221_awdrklyr_f
  2. Rolled jeans and booties: This is a great fall outfit. Cuff the hem of your favorite jeans paired with low-heal booties and wear an oxford shirt, sweater, or create a layered look with a vest or cardigan. This is an effortlessly casual and easy look to toss together.
  3. Skinny jeans and a textured shirt: This look is all about contrast. Jeans may feel too casual for certain settings, but if you pair them with a dressier shirt or blouse with texture like ruffles or fringe then your jeans will automatically look more dressed-up. You could even pair a silk blouse with a nice pair of jeans and booties for a dressier ensemble. Jeans can easily be dressed up or down.

Another quick fix for the “I have nothing to wear” blues is to look up outfit inspiration on Pinterest and focus on photos of people wearing items that you have in your closet. This will help give you ideas on new ways to wear and pair the clothes you already have!

XOXO, Chels

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Easy Money Hacks for College Students

Let’s face it, college is expensive!  Unless you’re a genius or a star athlete, odds are a big chunk of money will be spent on your college education.  You may…

Let’s face it, college is expensive!  Unless you’re a genius or a star athlete, odds are a big chunk of money will be spent on your college education.  You may be drowning in student loans and tuition fees but you’re in luck!  There are certain tips you can follow that help you cut back on small payments and fees that will surely add up over the years!

  • Rent textbooks and leave them unopened if you can.  Some professors will make you purchase a book that you’ll end up not even using.  In some cases, you can return your unused books at the end of the semester to get your money back!  Chelsea Crockett - College Spending
  • Take advantage of your meal plan!  At most schools, your meals are prepaid for.  It might be tempting to eat at other places around campus but using up your meal plans is the smartest thing to do!
  • Only take your car if absolutely necessary.  Parking can be expensive!  Talk with your roommate/suitemates and see if they’re bringing a car.  That way you can always catch rides if you need to go somewhere!
  • If you’re in a sorority, it can be tempting to buy a ton of t-shirts and other sorority things.  Practice self-control and only purchase the mandatory ones or if you’re absolutely in love with the shirt! 🙂
  • If you get tired of your wardrobe, pick out some things that you’re tired of and have a clothing swap with your friends!  I’m sure they’re feeling the same way and would like to save some money and get new clothes at the same time as well!

If you’re a college student, which hacks do you use?  Let me know!

XO – Chelsea

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How to Color Your Cold-Weather Wardrobe

Usually when I think of cold weather fashion I think of shades like white, grey, brown and black and muted, darker tones. After the fall colors fade away and the…

Usually when I think of cold weather fashion I think of shades like white, grey, brown and black and muted, darker tones. After the fall colors fade away and the winter the skies are gray, and if you don’t like the cold, your mood is gray as well! One way to drown out the late fall/winter blues is to add color to youimagesr wardrobe. Here are a few ways to add colors back into your ensembles.

  1. Coats: Who says coats have to be neutral colors all of the time? Not me! I love to wear a statement coat, such as my red pea coat, to work some color back into my outfits!
  2. Scarves: Scarves are a great way to spice up your outfit. Wear a statement scarf with a solid shirt to add some dimension.
  3. Hats: I love wearing hats in the fall and winter, and if you follow me on Instagram you totally know what I am talking about! They are a great way to stay warm and look cute at the same time.
  4. Handbags: By adding in a colored handbag to your outfit you can effortlessly slide in some color.
  5. Sweaters: Colored sweaters… a total yes! I have a coral colored sweater that I just love, and I wear it with dark jeans and riding boots for an easy, comfy chilly weather outfit!

How are YOU adding color into your cold-weather wardrobe?

XOXO, Chels

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4 Ways You Should Update Your Fall Wardrobe

Sooner than later, the leaves will be changing and the temperatures will be dropping.  That being said, some fall wardrobe updating will need to be done!  There are lots of…

Sooner than later, the leaves will be changing and the temperatures will be dropping.  That being said, some fall wardrobe updating will need to be done!  There are lots of new trends to be aware of this upcoming season.  Different materials, patterns, and looks are going to make their statement in a month or two.  Keep reading to find out how you can be up-to-date!Chelsea Crockett - Long Line Vest

  1. Instead of puffy or fleece vests, try rocking a long-line vest like the one on the right!  They’re much more stylish and can be dressed up or dressed down!
  2. Although army jackets are super cute, try wearing a bomber jacket instead.  They have a much more retro feel to them and come in many different colors and patterns!  This is one of my favorite trends going into fall 2016.
  3. I have tons of dresses that I love to wear especially in autumn, but one trend that I’ve been seeing everywhere is suede dresses.  I love the material and the look it gives off!
  4. Instead of layered or chunky necklaces, don’t be afraid to be simple with chokers!  There are so many different kinds.  You can get a tan suede double stranded choker or a thick black stranded one, whatever you want!

Which fall trend will you be rocking this season?  Let me know below! 🙂

XO – Chels

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How to Detox Your Wardrobe

We’ve all heard of detox cleanses, hair cleanses, even juice cleanses! But, have you ever heard of a wardrobe detox? Yes, ladies. Even your wardrobe could use a little cleansing….

We’ve all heard of detox cleanses, hair cleanses, even juice cleanses! But, have you ever heard of a wardrobe detox? Yes, ladies. Even your wardrobe could use a little cleansing. Here is how to give your closet a healthy little detox.

  1. Think about it: Ask yourself these questions when going through the clothes in your closet:
  • Is it comfortable?
  • Does it fit right?download (2)
  • Is it damaged?
  • Do I really like it?

If you said “well…no…” to any of the questions above, you know what you need to do. Get rid of it!

  1. Watch your wallet: Just because you are getting rid of clothes doesn’t mean you should go out and buy more to replace them! This process is meant to “trim the fat” in your wardrobe and weed out the clothes you really don’t want/need.
  2. Discover your style: As you get older and become more aware of what looks good on you and what styles you are drawn to, you tend to buy more items that fit into that style. When you know what your “style” is and what flatters your body, you are able to get rid of items you know aren’t really “you.”
  3. Consolidate: Now that you have cleansed your closet, clean ‘er up! I like to organize my shirts so they are sorted by color. That is just one of the ways I keep my closet orderly, and it helps me feel less cluttered and I am able to find things easier!

Now, ladies, get to detoxing!

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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Back to School Essentials for Every Wardrobe: Fall Edition

Ah the start of a new school year!  New people, new classes, and NEW CLOTHES!  Back to school clothes shopping is always a fun way to take your mind off…

Ah the start of a new school year!  New people, new classes, and NEW CLOTHES!  Back to school clothes shopping is always a fun way to take your mind off the school work ahead.  Purchasing staple pieces for back-to-school wear is essential in creating the perfect wardrobe!  Check out my key pieces to create your dream outfits for this fall.

  1. Army Jacket: This jacket can be worn with almost anything! Throw it on over a dress to make it more casual or dress it up with a scarf and boots. It’s the simplest thrown on, throw off jacket!
  2. Rain Boots: Fall is a season of rain and snow. Having a pair of rain boots on hand is perfect for those days! Try wearing a pair of tall socks under your boots for cold, snowy days!
  3. Tans and Browns: Fall is the perfect time to break out your tan and brown clothing. Not to mention, it matches EVERYTHING! It’s important to have a few tan/brown sweaters and tees to throw on with any outfit.
  4. Riding Boots: Class up any outfit with a pair of these!Chelsea Crockett- riding boots
  5. Vests: Nothing completes an outfit like a good vest. Try pairing a vest with a button up or sweater to add warmth and style to your outfit. They’re also super cute!
  6. Oversized Plaid Shirts: This is the ultimate comfy clothing item. Wear it buttoned up with a pair of distressed jeans or leggings, or wear it open with a tee. Add to the grungy look by throwing on a pair of combat boots and a beanie (for those bad hair days).

Putting together outfits and shopping for one them is a girl’s favorite hobby.  It’s one of mine!  I mean, I am a beauty and fashion guru!  Have fun expanding your back-to-school wardrobe!

Have a safe and exciting school year!

Chelsea

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How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 4: Put it all Together!

How to build your wardrobe part 4: Put it all together! Now that you’ve filled your closet with pieces that fit great, look great, and are pieces that you love,…

How to build your wardrobe part 4: Put it all together!

Now that you’ve filled your closet with pieces that fit great, look great, and are pieces that you love, it’s time to put it all together!

Is there a better feeling than looking in your closet and seeing a bunch of pretty new things you can’t wait to wear? It is amazing!There’s a few things you can do to help take full advantage of your new, fabulous wardrobe.

Step 1: Would You Still Buy It?
Now that you have your new purchases at home and are done shopping, try everything on again. Sometimes a dressing room is not the best place to determine how a piece really looks on you. The lighting may have been bad, you maybe didn’t havethe right underwear on, etc. Are you still excited to wear the piece? Maybe it is not as cute as you thought.This is the time to go through your purchases and make sure you really love them!

 Step 2: Start Styling!

Plan at least one outfit for each new piece. Put together a whole look, from the shoes to the accessories! Make sure to incorporate pieces that you already had into the looks also.

 Step 3: Create a Lookbook

Once you have an outfit all worked out, take a picture of it or write it down. When it’s time to get dressed later on, you won’t struggle to remember what pants, or shirt, or scarf looked best. It’s also a great way to help you get dressed when you’re in a hurry!

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Step 4: Work Those new Clothes! 

I know I know, this is such a tough one ;). You’ve done a ton of work for this wardrobe, now it’s time to go out and show off your new pieces!

I hope that this process has helped you build a wardrobe that makes you feel confident, beautiful, and like a total fashionista! Your clothes should work for you, not the other way around. So, try every day to get dressed in something that puts a smile on your face!

Keep smiling darlings,

XOXO, Chels

 

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How To Build Your Wardrobe Part 3: Time to go Shopping!

How to build your wardrobe part 3: time to go shopping! You’ve cleaned out your closet, defined your personal style, and now it’s time for my favorite part! SHOPPING! When…

How to build your wardrobe part 3: time to go shopping!

You’ve cleaned out your closet, defined your personal style, and now it’s time for my favorite part! SHOPPING!

When most people go to fill their closet back up, they just buy random pieces that they like. Shopping like that doesn’t build a sturdy wardrobe. Before you head to the store this time, there’s a little more work to be done.

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Step 1: Make A Shopping List

Look through your current clothing and take note of the pieces you’re missing. Which pieces are you always reaching for but never have? Next, move to your style list that we created in part 2. What pieces do you need to add to your wardrobe so you can achieve your desired style? Remember to look for the pieces and styles you saw repeating in your inspiration.

Step 2: Prioritize Your Purchases

Go through your shopping list and prioritize which pieces will have the most impact in your wardrobe at the current time. Start with the basics, or the pieces you’ll wear most often. Then move on to the pieces you need to start or finish your inspiration looks. These are the pieces that tie everything together. The lowest on the list might be things like accessories or pieces similar to what’s already in your closet. If you’re on a budget, your priority items will be the first things to shop for, and then slowly work down your list as your budget allows.

Step 3: In-Store vs. Online

Shopping in the store will give you instant gratification. You will be able to add the purchases to your closet right away and will be able to see how they work with the rest of your wardrobe.

Shopping online has benefits as well! When you shop online, you can be in the comfort of your own home! Everyone has their own preference on which way to shop.

 

Don’t be afraid to try a trend or style that may be different from what you’re used to wearing. But remember, if it doesn’t fit great, look great, and feel great, it’s not part of your perfect wardrobe. Also, don’t get frustrated if shopping feels difficult or unsuccessful. Once you start, it will get easier, I promise!

XOXO, Chels

 

PS. Stay tuned for the next article of the series called “Putting It Together”.

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How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 2: Finding Your Personal Style!

How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 2: Finding your personal style! Style is a way to show people who you are without having to speak, so what do you want…

How to Build Your Wardrobe Part 2: Finding your personal style!

Style is a way to show people who you are without having to speak, so what do you want your style to say about you?

Now that you’ve cleaned out your closet, it’s time to fill it back up with fresh, new, fabulous things. This series isn’t just about getting new clothes; it is about having clothes in your closet that you love. This insures you will never have to go through the ‘I have nothing to wear’ monologue again. That’s why Part 2 is all about defining your personal style. When I say defining your style, I mean determining what clothing shapes and pieces work for your body and lifestyle, then going from there.

Step 1: Evaluate Your Wardrobe

Go through your ‘keep’ pile and pinpoint what works for you. Ideally, most of what’s left in your closet is things you enjoy wearing, things that fit comfortably, and items that look good on you. These will be the starters for your perfect closet.

Step 2: Assess Your Current Style

Go look at some photos of yourself! What outfits look good on you and what specific piece of the outfit was most flattering. If you do not have a lot of photos to look at, ask a close friend who will tell you the truth and get their honest opinion on what they think you look best in. Sometimes the opinion of a friend is all you need!

Step 3: Look for Inspiration

This is the most fun part of the process! This is the time to go through all of those “style” boards on Pinterest to good use! Go through magazines, check out websites, use any resource you can find. Even if the whole outfit isn’t for you, if there is a part of it that you like, save it!

Step 4: Start a Style List

Now it’s time to combine your current personal style with your inspiration images. Look at them both and determine any common elements. Do you find repeating aspects in these images & your current personal style?

By identifying what type of clothing or style you’re drawn to, it will be a lot easier to fill your closet with pieces you love! Stay tuned for the next part of the series called “Time to go shopping!”

XOXO, Chels

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How to Build your Wardrobe: Part 1!

Every girl dreams of having the perfect wardrobe, fully stocked with adorable clothes for every occasion. Am I right? Today I am going to give youi some tips on how…

Every girl dreams of having the perfect wardrobe, fully stocked with adorable clothes for every occasion. Am I right? Today I am going to give youi some tips on how to build the wardrobe of your dreams!

Step 1: Clean Up!

*Clean up your room. Going through your closet in an already messy room will just create a big, exasperating, overwhelming disaster. Clean up your room and make space to lay out your clothes.

*Clean up yourself. Do your hair and make up! When you try on clothes, anything you try on will look better if you’re looking good too!

Step 2: Get To Work!Chelsea crockett how to build a wardrobe

*Pick out a basic top & bottom, like jeans and a white tee, to try on with your pieces. If you’re trying on a top, wear the jeans and vice versa with the white tee.

* Go through one category at a time. I recommend you do all tops at once, all skirts, and so on. It’s easier to determine if you have duplicates or similar pieces. This also helps you from getting overwhelmed!

*Start with the clothes you don’t need to try on. These may be closet staples like black & white tanks/tees, uniforms, that sort of thing. Put them in the STAY pile. Things that are stained, ripped, damaged, move them to the GO pile.

Step 3: Go Through Your Piles!

*If you ended up with a lot of items in your stay pile, try and re-evaluate. Be realistic! You’re trying to build a wardrobe you love!

*Divide your GO pile into pieces that need to be thrown away, donated, and sold.

Don’t be overwhelmed with cleaning out your closet! Try doing just one or two categories of clothes in a day rather than everything in one sitting. Once you get the hang of cleaning things out, it will become easier to part with pieces. I know I sometimes have a hard time getting rid of clothing because I think “You never know, someday I might need this!” but when the going gets tough, just remember, you’re working towards building a wardrobe you love with clothes you’ll be excited to wear every day! You can do it, ladies!

XOXO,

Chels

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Questions to Help You Clean Out Your Closet

Whenever you are cleaning out your closet, it would be totally helpful to have some guidelines and pointers, am I right?Today I am going to give you a few questions…

Whenever you are cleaning out your closet, it would be totally helpful to have some guidelines and pointers, am I right?Today I am going to give you a few questions to ask yourself while you are cleaning out your closet that will hopefully make the process go easier and smoother!
1.  Does it fit me right now? – We all have those items in our closet that we say “when I lose a few pounds, THEN ill be able to fit into it”, but unless it’s within 1 size (2 max) from your current size, let it go to a new home! Don’t get me wrong, having clothes that give you motivation to work out and lose weight are great, but make sure that they are a realistic size!

2. Is it flattering? – Just because something ‘fits’ does not mean that it is flattering. Does the color wash you out? Does the fabric give you lumps & bumps? If so, let it go! You want to wear clothes that make you look and feel confident and beautiful!chelsea crockett closet organization

3.Do I love it? Would I re-buy it? – I know you are not over the moon for every single piece of clothing in your closet, but if you don’t love it anymore, put it in the GO pile! The other question to ask yourself is “If I was at a store and saw this piece of clothing, would I buy it again?” If not, say bye bye!

4. Will I actually wear it?  Does it fit my lifestyle? – We have all bought that fab skirt or daring heels thinking we would find somewhere to wear them. Years later, they’re still in the closet, collecting dust, with the tags still on them. Donate them to a resale shop and give someone else a chance to rock ’em!

Good luck cleaning out your closets ladies!

XOXO, Chels

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