To-MAY-to! To-MAH-to!

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

You say “to-MAY-to;” I say “to-MAH-to” . . . Oh who cares?!?! This blazing hot shade is all over stores just in time for Valentine’s Day! Though, I certainly don’t need V-Day as an excuse to grab as many clothing items as possible in this lovely hue. I love this tint because it is the perfect love child of fire engine red and poppy. It’s bold but not overpowering which makes it pretty much perfect to wear in any form.

Not too sure about it? Then try a simple sweater in the shade. Feel really strongly about the color? Then why not opt for a fabulous pair of wide leg trousers? And if you really want to let winter have it (like I do while blogging from a snowy PA) then cop a beautiful winter coat in this shade.

No matter how you wear it you should be sure to incorporate Tomato into your wardrobe PRONTO!!! You can check out the YCS Polyvore for details about this look. But you can also hit up stores like Ann Taylor Loft and J. Crew who have lots of lovely frocks in this amazing color!

Stay warm and stay fabulous!!

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To-MAY-to! To-MAH-to!

Alexander McQueen white satin shirt
$660 – net-a-porter.com

Weekend Max Mara brown top
$76 – johnlewis.com

L K Bennett red swing coat
$525 – lkbennett.com

Milly red pants
$500 – net-a-porter.com

H&M low jeans
$45 – hm.com

Adidas sneaker
$135 – jades24.com

Chloé pink tote
$1,890 – ssense.com

Gucci vintage black sunglasses
$345 – profilefashion.com

Henri Bendel glove
henribendel.com

Kate Spade tech accessory
couture.zappos.com

River Island hat
$37 – riverisland.com

FRENDS headphones | SUPERTRASH | FRENDS
$245 – wearefrends.com

Throwback Thursday: Packing Tips from a Last-Minute Fashionista

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

Today, I’m headed out of town for a long weekend away so I thought this #tbt post would be perfect!  Yes, I was up at 3am doing my last minute packing per usual.  Now you know why I have to be uber organized!!  Enjoy!

Your Chic is Showing,

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We have a long-weekend coming up and lots of us will be going away for some fun (crappy weather along the east coast be darned!). And, lots of us are probably last-minute packers. I am a notorious last-minute packer. I regularly wait until the morning of my flight, train, or bus to put everything into my suitcase and go. It’s so bad that for my Twelve in ’12 one of my goals was to pack at least 2 days ahead of my trips. In 2012 that happened about 50% of the time. In 2013 it’s happened exactly never.

But here’s the thing, just because I do not actually pack until the night before or morning of departure doesn’t mean that I’m throwing any old thing into my suitcase. It’s actually the opposite. I’ve already carefully planned for my trip, so it doesn’t really take much to get everything into the actual suitcase. Once I started to use a few methodical tricks it made packing a breeze – which has only fueled my ability to wait until the very last second (the very last one) to pack.

If you’re a last-minute fashionista like me try using some of the tips below to make packing (whether last-minute or well-planned) a breeze!

1. Plan your outfits ahead of time. Packing at the last-minute isn’t what gets most people into trouble. It’s a lack of a game plan that gets you into trouble. If you know what you’re going to pack it takes very little time to actually fit it into your suitcase.

Sticky Notes

2. To help you plan ahead, use sticky notes. As you can see, I use one sticky note for every day I’ll be away. On the note I’ll write the temperature (only in the spring and fall when it could go from way hot to way chilly in a matter of hours). Then, I’ll write down each component of my outfit for that day. When it comes time for you to pack you can cross it off as you pull it from your closet. You don’t actually have to wear the clothes on the day – the point is to have an outfit (or 2 if need be) for each day.

Sticky Note Close-Up

Yes, I write that neatly. Everyone makes fun of me for it.

Along those lines, make sticky notes for any special items you’ll need as well, like beach wear and accessories and workout gear. And dear lord don’t forget your PJs! I’ve done that a time or two!

3. Pick complementary colors and pieces. I love shoes. And, at one point in my life, I used to have a pair of shoes to match every single outfit I brought on a trip.

Don’t worry – the madness stopped when I went to Europe with an ex-boyfriend and we literally had one suitcase full of nothing but shoes which got delayed for a full day and almost caused me to go into cardiac arrest in Barcelona.

Shoes: Sperry Top Siders

Shoes: Sperry Top Sider

Now, like the smart cookie I am, I pack outfits that work together so that I can reuse the same pieces (i.e. shoes, jackets, hats, scarves, jeans, etc.). For my jaunt to NYC this weekend, I’ve packed my grey Sperry Top Siders and Gold Sandals and picked outfits that can be worn with those shoes. I also stashed a navy military jacket that can be worn with 2-3 outfits. My fave jean jacket matches two outfits. And I’ll recycle my jeans. Every outfit is unique but they’re in the same color family and use common pieces.

The outfits above use the same base color (navy blue) so that the same pieces (a navy military jacket and orange cross body bag) can be utilized with both outfits.  Jeans: Avenue I Shirt: Old Navy I Dress: Joe Fresh I Scarf: J Crew

The outfits above use the same base color (navy blue) so that the same pieces (a navy military jacket and orange cross body bag) can be utilized with both outfits.
Jeans: Avenue I Shirt: Old Navy I Dress: Joe Fresh I Scarf: J Crew

Jacket: Dress Barn

Jacket: Dress Barn

Bag: H&M

Bag: H&M

4. Roll your clothes. This is strictly about getting as much use out of your space as possible. I roll pretty much everything except for jeans. It saves room and keeps things wrinkle free when rolled tightly. That means you’ll have to pack roll friendly clothing. Which should be a part of your strategizing.

Rolled Clothes

Items rolled in my suitcase for maximum storage.

5. Wear your bulkiest items. You’ll notice that I’m bringing a jean jacket with me. But it won’t go in my suitcase. It gets worn on the trip to NY and the trip home. This way, that leaves me extra room in my suitcase for other items. In the winter, wear your heaviest sweater on travel days and layer up.

Jacket: Gap

Jacket: Gap

Jacket: Gap I Dress: Caslon

Jacket: Gap I Dress: Caslon

6. Stuff socks in your shoes and accessories in your hats. Every little bit of space helps. So I try to stuff socks in my shoes and, I almost always travel with a hat. If I’m not wearing said hat, I lay it in the suitcase with the opening facing out. I pack items around it (like t-shirts, PJs, etc.) and then I fill it with things like belts, scarves, etc. This will a) keep your hat from getting crushed and b) keep your hat’s shape. You’ll thank me when you arrive in Panama with your Panama perfectly in tact.

Sneakers: Puma

Sneakers: Puma

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Hat: My own

7. Travel cases are your friend. I keep a travel case stocked with all of my travel sized essentials (lotion, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, contact solution, etc.). This way, I never have to unpack and repack it. I just store it away until it’s time for my next trip. I also have separate travel cases for hair items, make-up and jewelry. I especially love my Thirty-One jewelry case because I can roll it or lay it flat to fit.

Thirty One Jewelry Case

Jewelry Case: Thirty One

8. Leave room for your dirty stuff. I used to pack an empty bag for my dirty close and then stuff my suitcase to the brim. Dumb idea. That bad is going to be full when you leave. Most of us aren’t folding and rolling our dirty stuff, so at the end of the trip we’re trying to figure out how to stuff a bag of stinky everything into our suitcase. It almost never fits on the way home. Now, I try to pack little to nothing (usually it’s little) in the front zipper pocket of my suitcase and I save this for dirty clothes. I also roll them tightly when I put them in there.

9. If you pack something bulky (think sneakers, boots or jeans) wear them on the way home.  It’s rare that we come home from a trip empty handed. Ok, well, it’s rare that I do. So, I tend to pack bulkier items (like jeans or sneakers) with the plan to wear them on my trip home. You’ll be amazed at the extra space you’ll get my removing one pair of jeans and a bulky item like sneakers or hard-bottomed shoes. Enough room for a couple cute tops and some new sandals!

10. Pack you expandable bag “unexpanded” (is that word?). This is another trick to help you if you come home with more than you left with. Your bag will be fully packed, but you’ll gain some wiggle room when you expand it for the trip home. Win!

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Bonus tip: if you’re flying, keep a stash of travel sized toiletries, an extra pair of “unmentionables,” and a fresh top to change into just in case your suitcases don’t arrive when you do.

It took me exactly ONE (very stinky) time to learn this lesson the hard way. The very, very hard way. In a foreign country. Now you know why I almost went into cardiac arrest.

So, my last minute fashionistas – any more tips to make last minute packing a breeze? And, for my well-planned packing divas, do you have any tips to share?

You know what to do! Weigh in below!

Your Chic is Showing,

What to Wear: Super Bowl Party

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

When it comes to attending Super Bowl parties some girls have ALL the chill in the world while others have NONE of it.  In my almost 31 years on this earth, I have seen some girls get completely dolled up to watch the game and I’ve seen others relax in ultimate chill mode.  I fall squarely in the middle – but I can appreciate all sides of the spectrum.  That’s why I put together three looks to inspire your outfit for this Sunday’s game.  There is an outfit for “no chill,” “all chill,” and somewhere in between.  I’ll be hanging with students I mentor/tutor for the big game and I’ve got my look all picked out.  What will you guys be wearing this Sunday?

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What to Wear to a Super Bowl Party

MSGM crewneck sweatshirt
modaoperandi.com

Sweat shirt
frontrowshop.com

Shirts blouse
amazon.com

H&M blue jeans
$50 – hm.com

H&M sweat pants
$41 – hm.com

Betsey Johnson tight
betseyjohnson.com

H M sneaker
$33 – hm.com

Neon messenger bag
makemechic.com

Juicy couture jewelry
juicycouture.com

Betsey johnson jewelry
betseyjohnson.com

What I Wore: Homecoming Edition

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

“The ultimate struggle isn’t ‘good vs evil,’ it’s ‘what to wear to homecoming?'” -YCS Erika

As I mentioned on Friday, homecoming at my alma mater, Howard University, is a big freakin’ deal. As you’ll see in my recap post (coming soon), there is a reason that we are consistently named one of the best dressed colleges in the nation. Fashion, among other things (like educating the nation’s and world’s premiere leaders, doctors, lawyers, educators, entertainers, etc.), is what we do.

It is always good to go “home” and catch-up with old friends. This year felt even more special because all along the way a number of people stopped me to share how much they enjoy reading YCS! Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I walked through the tailgate and heard someone yell “hey your chic is showing!” I honestly felt like a kid on Christmas – completely surprised, excited, delighted and overwhelmed. My Bison family is a special one and I appreciate each and every member of that family who has also become a valued part of the YCS family.

During the festivities I made a couple promises to share what I wore throughout the weekend. So, I’ve pulled together two of the looks on polyvore so that you can shop the pieces and add them to your collection. You will notice that some pieces are repeated throughout the weekend. When I pack for a trip, I aim to keep everything in the same color family so that I can reuse items like shoes, jewelry, or handbags. You’ll definitely notice some patterns throughout the looks – like top knots & red lips.

Friday Night: Black Hollywood Party

The minute I saw this dress I fell in love. I knew that I wouldn’t need to add much to it because it had the great stud and cut-out detail. I kept my hair simple, added a bright lip, and rocked some cute studded half gloves. A Nneka Saran handbag and Nine West pumps completed the look.

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Polyvore link for this look.

Saturday: Alumni Tailgate

I have shared on numerous occasions how much I LOVE my CAbi grid vest I purchased from Karima of Skinny Minority. I seriously find a way to wear this piece once a week. It was a no brainer to anchor Saturday’s look, which had to be equal parts fashion and function, with this piece. As you’ll see from the picture below with the lovely Lisa, accessories and the vest pop against my all black (and very warm) ensemble.

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Polyvore link for this look.

If you have any questions about any of the looks or where to find the clothes – you know what to do! Send us an e-mail or leave a comment below!

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“Fall” of the Lights

If you aren’t ready to give up light, feminine colors this fall there is no need to worry – you don’t have to! The full Pantone fall color spectrum includes beautiful blush (Linen) and light (Tidal Foam, Dusk) hues to balance out luxe, darker tones.

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"Fall" of the Lights

Dolce Gabbana white sleeveless top
$715 – veryeickhoff.com

Ted baker coat
tedbaker-london.com

Cole Haan pumps
colehaan.com

Cole Haan pumps
colehaan.com

L K Bennett bag
$175 – lkbennett.com

H m ring
$4.82 – hm.com

Thomas Sabo earrings
$110 – harrods.com

Ted Baker belt
$63 – houseoffraser.co.uk

White After Labor Day: WHITE Jeans

A sneak peek at our post on Friday about how to wear white after Labor Day!

White After Labor Day: WHITE Jeans

Packing Tips (from a Last Minute Fashionista)

By Erika, Resident Fashionista

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We have a long-weekend coming up and lots of us will be going away for some fun (crappy weather along the east coast be darned!).  And, lots of us are probably last-minute packers.  I am a notorious last-minute packer.  I regularly wait until the morning of my flight, train, or bus to put everything into my suitcase and go.  It’s so bad that for my Twelve in ’12 one of my goals was to pack at least 2 days ahead of my trips.  In 2012 that happened about 50% of the time.  In 2013 it’s happened exactly never.

But here’s the thing, just because I do not actually pack until the night before or morning of departure doesn’t mean that I’m throwing any old thing into my suitcase.  It’s actually the opposite.  I’ve already carefully planned for my trip, so it doesn’t really take much to get everything into the actual suitcase.  Once I started to use a few methodical tricks it made packing a breeze – which has only fueled my ability to wait until the very last second (the very last one) to pack.

If you’re a last-minute fashionista like me try using some of the tips below to make packing (whether last-minute or well-planned) a breeze!

1. Plan your outfits ahead of time.  Packing at the last-minute isn’t what gets most people into trouble.  It’s a lack of a game plan that gets you into trouble.  If you know what you’re going to pack it takes very little time to actually fit it into your suitcase.

Sticky Notes

2.  To help you plan ahead, use sticky notes.  As you can see, I use one sticky note for every day I’ll be away.  On the note I’ll write the temperature (only in the spring and fall when it could go from way hot to way chilly in a matter of hours).  Then, I’ll write down each component of my outfit for that day.  When it comes time for you to pack you can cross it off as you pull it from your closet.  You don’t actually have to wear the clothes on the day – the point is to have an outfit (or 2 if need be) for each day.

Sticky Note Close-Up

Yes, I write that neatly. Everyone makes fun of me for it.

Along those lines, make sticky notes for any special items you’ll need as well, like beach wear and accessories and workout gear.  And dear lord don’t forget your PJs!  I’ve done that a time or two!

3.  Pick complementary colors and pieces.  I love shoes.  And, at one point in my life, I used to have a pair of shoes to match every single outfit I brought on a trip.

Don’t worry – the madness stopped when I went to Europe with an ex-boyfriend and we literally had one suitcase full of nothing but shoes which got delayed for a full day and almost caused me to go into cardiac arrest in Barcelona. 

Shoes: Sperry Top Siders

Shoes: Sperry Top Sider

Now, like the smart cookie I am, I pack outfits that work together so that I can reuse the same pieces (i.e. shoes, jackets, hats, scarves, jeans, etc.).   For my jaunt to NYC this weekend, I’ve packed my grey Sperry Top Siders and Gold Sandals and picked outfits that can be worn with those shoes.  I also stashed a navy military jacket that can be worn with 2-3 outfits.  My fave jean jacket matches two outfits.  And I’ll recycle my jeans.  Every outfit is unique but they’re in the same color family and use common pieces.

The outfits above use the same base color (navy blue) so that the same pieces (a navy military jacket and orange cross body bag) can be utilized with both outfits.  Jeans: Avenue I Shirt: Old Navy I Dress: Joe Fresh I Scarf: J Crew

The outfits above use the same base color (navy blue) so that the same pieces (a navy military jacket and orange cross body bag) can be utilized with both outfits.
Jeans: Avenue I Shirt: Old Navy I Dress: Joe Fresh I Scarf: J Crew

Jacket: Dress Barn

Jacket: Dress Barn

Bag: H&M

Bag: H&M

4.  Roll your clothes.  This is strictly about getting as much use out of your space as possible.  I roll pretty much everything except for jeans.  It saves room and keeps things wrinkle free when rolled tightly. That means you’ll have to pack roll friendly clothing.  Which should be a part of your strategizing.

Rolled Clothes

Items rolled in my suitcase for maximum storage.

5.  Wear your bulkiest items.  You’ll notice that I’m bringing a jean jacket with me.  But it won’t go in my suitcase.  It gets worn on the trip to NY and the trip home.  This way, that leaves me extra room in my suitcase for other items.  In the winter, wear your heaviest sweater on travel days and layer up.

Jacket: Gap

Jacket: Gap

Jacket: Gap I Dress: Caslon

Jacket: Gap I Dress: Caslon

6.  Stuff socks in your shoes and accessories in your hats.  Every little bit of space helps.  So I try to stuff socks in my shoes and, I almost always travel with a hat.  If I’m not wearing said hat, I lay it in the suitcase with the opening facing out.  I pack items around it (like t-shirts, PJs, etc.) and then I fill it with things like belts, scarves, etc.  This will a) keep your hat from getting crushed and b) keep your hat’s shape.  You’ll thank me when you arrive in Panama with your Panama perfectly in tact.

Sneakers: Puma

Sneakers: Puma

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Hat: My own

7.  Travel cases are your friend.  I keep a travel case stocked with all of my travel sized essentials (lotion, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, contact solution, etc.).  This way, I never have to unpack and repack it.  I just store it away until it’s time for my next trip.  I also have separate travel cases for hair items, make-up and jewelry.  I especially love my Thirty-One jewelry case because I can roll it or lay it flat to fit.

Thirty One Jewelry Case

Jewelry Case: Thirty One

8.  Leave room for your dirty stuff.  I used to pack an empty bag for my dirty close and then stuff my suitcase to the brim.  Dumb idea.  That bad is going to be full when you leave.  Most of us aren’t folding and rolling our dirty stuff, so at the end of the trip we’re trying to figure out how to stuff a bag of stinky everything into our suitcase.  It almost never fits on the way home.  Now, I try to pack little to nothing (usually it’s little) in the front zipper pocket of my suitcase and I save this for dirty clothes.  I also roll them tightly when I put them in there.

9.  If you pack something bulky (think sneakers, boots or jeans) wear them on the way home.  It’s rare that we come home from a trip empty handed.  Ok, well, it’s rare that I do.  So, I tend to pack bulkier items (like jeans or sneakers) with the plan to wear them on my trip home.  You’ll be amazed at the extra space you’ll get my removing one pair of jeans and a bulky item like sneakers or hard-bottomed shoes.  Enough room for a couple cute tops and some new sandals!

10.  Pack you expandable bag “unexpanded” (is that word?).  This is another trick to help you if you come home with more than you left with.  Your bag will be fully packed, but you’ll gain some wiggle room when you expand it for the trip home.  Win!

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Bonus tip: if you’re flying, keep a stash of travel sized toiletries, an extra pair of “unmentionables,” and a fresh top to change into just in case your suitcases don’t arrive when you do. 

It took me exactly ONE (very stinky) time to learn this lesson the hard way.  The very, very hard way.  In a foreign country. Now you know why I almost went into cardiac arrest. 

So, my last minute fashionistas – any more tips to make last minute packing a breeze?  And, for my well-planned packing divas, do you have any tips to share?

You know what to do!  Weigh in below!

Your Chic is Showing,

Weekend Essentials

If you guys are anything like me, you often find yourself in “Go, Go, Go!” mode Monday through Friday.  TGIF always means so much to me by the time Friday finally makes its way around again!  While some weekends are more jam-packed than others, I try my best to make sure that I take the time to “relax, relate, release” and recharge my batteries for the upcoming week.  I would never make it through the weekend without the following chic essentials:

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1.  Jeans – During the work week I live in Corporate America and long for the days where I own my own business and can wear jeans whenever I feel like.  Until then, I have two and a half days each week to rock out in my favorite jeans.  Unless I have somewhere special to be, when it’s cold (or cool, or rainy, or whatever) you’ll likely find me rocking my jeans on the weekend.  Lately, I’ve been wearing a lot of colored and patterned jeans.  I just love a good pair of jeans – boot cut, skinny, wide leg, trouser – I love them all! (Jeans Pictured: Avenue & Old Navy)

2. T-shirts – I’ve done a whole series on how to rock a white tee, so clearly, I’m a fan of a good t-shirt.  I’ve tried a billion brands (Gap, J Crew, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, etc.) and I must say that I think, hands down, Old Navy and Joe Fresh have the most comfortable t-shirts around.  I have a closet full in all sorts of colors.  But, if you catch me rocking a tee over the weekend, it’s most likely to be white because they’re so versatile.  No longer does wearing a t-shirt have to be sloppy.  I rock mine in a variety of ways, none of which I would define as sloppy.

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3. My swimsuit – If you follow YCS on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest then you know I’ve been working out something serious over the past few months.  Most Saturday mornings you can find me in a pool doing water aerobics or swimming laps.  My swim suit is made for lap swimming and provides tons of support.  I would rock this at the beach, but at the gym, I’m one stylish girl!

4. Scented Candles – When I go out out (you know to the club, lounge, etc.) I usually only do it on Saturday (I’m usually too tired on Friday to be much fun, ha ha).  On Friday night you can most definitely find me burning candles around the house and setting a relaxing atmosphere.

5. 8 oz Bottled Waters – At work, it’s really easy for me to make sure I drink the proper amount of water each day (it is recommended that you drink 1/2 your weight in ounces).  I have two 16 oz. cups that I am constantly refilling.  On the weekends, for whatever reason, I just don’t remember.  So, I started to keep these mini bottles everywhere. In my purse, in the fridge, in the car, on my nightstand.  Knocking back 8oz. is nothing and these fit so perfectly into my weekend totes!

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6. Ballet Flats – Yes, I LOVE my heels.  Like, all the way love them.  However, I schlep around in high heels all week long.  So, on the weekend, I enjoy walking around in my ballet flats.  They’re cute, comfortable and give my feet a break from the daily grind.  This pair from H&M is one of my faves.

7. Nook Color, Magazines & Books – I lumped these together because they’re all in the same family.  I love reading and try to use some time on the weekends to catch-up on my books and magazines.  My Nook Color is one of my favorite purchases.  I can get magazines, the news, books, music, movies, games, and the internet all on that little device.  It’s very similar to an iPad without the price. However, I still love the feeling of a book or magazine in my hand.  Which is why my house is filled to the brim with those too!

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8. An empty phone charger – It is not necessary for me to be plugged in 24/7.  Often, I’ll turn my phone off for hours at a time on weekends.  I’ll also stay away from the computer and TV.  Sometimes, when I’m doing my housework or reading it’s just me and the soothing sounds of the rain or ocean coming from my white noise device.

9. Clarisonic – I actually use my Clarisonic every other day.  But on weekends I give my skin a deep cleansing and mask treatment.  Using my clarisonic and skin care routine just makes my skin glow that much more.

10. Sunglasses – Whether I’m hiding from the sun while nursing a wicked hangover or hiding from the paparazzi (in my head), I can’t leave home without my sunglasses.  The right shades will instantly up the cool factor on any outfit.  I never leave home with out my fave pair – or five!

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What are your weekend essentials?  Anything you absolutely cannot live without?  We want to know!  I’m thinking, maybe, a weekend essentials giveaway might be in order.  So tell us your favorite things in case we decide to include them!

Your Chic is Showing,

With Love, Erika

Casual Night Out in a White T-Shirt

Signature Style Series: Going Out in the White T-Shirt

“I’ve always thought of the t-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.” – Giorgio Armani

Lounging in a White Tee

Blazer: Old Navy, T-Shirt: Zazzle (custom); Pants: Avenue; Shoes: Elie Tahari; Belt: Dress Barn

We’ve taken the white tee from the office to the weekend, but we’ve got one more place to take it . . . out on the town.  I know that a white t-shirt is probably the last thing you think is versatile enough to hit the club or grab after work drinks but it is.  If you’re going to wear it to a lounge or club be sure to dress everything else up.  Below, I’ve added tons of layered necklaces with a shrunken blazer and leggings.  Sky high heels and a bright clutch complete the look.

A Night on the Town in a White T-Shirt

Blazer: Dress Barn; Leggings: Lane Bryant; Bag, Necklaces and ring: my own; Shoes: Bamboo

For drinks, you can keep it more casual but tuck the shirt in to look more polished.  Below, I’m rocking a signature “Your Chic is Showing” tee (available to order soon!) with a blazer and my fave red cropped pants.  Polished color clocked heels, a vintage clutch and some sleek jewelry make this outfit complete.

Casual Night Out in a White T-Shirt

Bag: Vintage; Ring: H&M; Bracelets: Avenue; Watch: Charming Charlies

Have you ever considered wearing a white tee for a night out on the town?  If so, send in pics!  If not, give it a shot and tell us how it worked out!

Your Chic is Showing,