Summer’s Must Have Style

When palazzo pants first made their comeback a year or so ago, I wasn’t quite sure if they’d stick around. Here we are nearly two years later, and it’s safe to say they’ve become a summer staple. They may seem intimidating at first; but with the right styling, they’re the perfect summer pant. The best part about palazzos is their comfort and versatility. They can be dressed up for a day at the office or paired with trendy pieces for a music festival. This look is something I’ve worn for a more casual day out in the city. I incorporated the shade of red-orange that has been popping up everywhere this season with southwestern inspired print on the palazzos. For a day at the office, I’ve styled these pants with a simple white blouse and gold jewelry.
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Pants: H&M/ Top: Zara/ Choker: Akira

Complementary Styling

Sometimes, it’s all in the details. What I love most about this look is each piece perfectly complements the next. Akira recently launched a new line featuring beautifully minimalist clothing with unconventional silhouettes. This top stays on trend with the deep V neckline and intricate pattern. The see through material allows for the perfect opportunity to showcase a bralette. I love that the bralette has silver metallic detailing. I chose to use that black and silver palette throughout the rest of the outfit in my sunglasses, belt and shoes. To complete the look, I styled it with laid back, distressed denim to bring some lightness for summer.
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Top: Akira/ Bralette: Forever 21/ Jeans: rue21/ Belt: vintage/ Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Nothing like Summertime Chi

Summer has officially started, which means I’m back in the best city: Chicago. As much as I love Kent State, the atmosphere doesn’t quite compare to the ambiance of a big city. Lucky for me, my internship and free time adventures are allowing me to take full advantage. This outfit combines a few of my favorite elements: black, leather, and, of course, repping CHI. Graphics have been sweeping the fashion scene lately. The right graphic really allows for playful styling and personalized expression. I complemented the urban theme of my tank with edgy leather shorts, a black layering piece, and spiked statement necklace. This look is a great mix to the cliche florals of summer. Chicago may be the Second City but it’ll always be first in my heart.

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Tank: Akira/Shorts: H&M/ Vest: Coldwater Creek/Shoes: DSW

Guide to City Essentials

If I could choose one way to spend the day, it would be exploring a city. Whether it’s somewhere new or a place I’ve been to dozens of time, there’s always new adventures to be discovered. Arts, culture, and life lie around every corner. For a successful day, it’s crucial to bring along the a few essentials.

  1. Bring sunglasses. It may not even be THAT sunny, but with glares coming off of every passing car and building, you’ll be happy you had them.
  2. Download Uber and Transit. This gives you access to every possible form of transportation the city has to offer.
  3. Following the apps, make sure to pack a phone charger, so you can actually benefit from them.
  4. Your favorite lipstick. After a few cups of coffee, impulse macarons, and lunch, you’ll be ready to reapply.
  5. Satchel style purse. Whether you’re shopping or exploring a museum, worrying about your purse is the last thing you’ll want to be focusing on. This style allows for maximum movement and safety as it’s strapped around you.

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Coat: $26 SheInside/Buffalo Exchange/Top: $25 H&M/Pants: $25 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th

A Fresh Take on Fringe

Resonating from the 1970’s, fringe has literally taken over the fashion world. Clearly, my style is far from boho:but, I found a way to adapt the fringe craze to fit it into my personal style. Black, white, and gold is one of my personal staples. I used this chic color palette and spiced it up by adding eye catching texture. The fringe from the skirt, shearling in the vest, and leather booties come together to make the perfect aesthetic.

I’m beyond obsessed with these booties. The chunky heels make them super comfortable, and I’m sucker for the gold accent on the heel. ifchic.com might just be one of my new favorite sites. They have endless designer deals in everything from clothing to shoes to jewelry. It’s perfect for the woman who loves contemporary fashion and a fabulous deal!


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Booties: $250 miista/Stockings:$4 Forever 21/ Skirt: $14 Hollister/Buffalo Exchange/Top: $20 Forever 21/Vest: $16 Crossroads Trading Co/ Necklace: $12 Akira

Outlet Store Finds

Although I’m always up for a good bargain hunt, outlet stores never fail to be overwhelming. I’ve had a pleasant surprise since starting my job at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th. I’ve found amazing quality pieces for almost unbelievable prices. This outfit is made up completely by outlet store finds. If you have the patience to fight crowds and sift through racks, I can guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your finds. IMG_7712IMG_7713IMG_7716 IMG_7715  Sweater: Ivanka Trump/Leather Leggings:Evleo/ Faux Fur Coat: Frenchi/ Boots: Saks Fifth Avenue

Rocksbox Jewelry

When it comes to fashion, every detail counts. Each small element of an outfit make the overall appearance. That’s exactly why accessories are such a crucial addition to every wardrobe. We all have our usual go-to pieces, but Rocksbox is here to help you spice them up. By adding personal preferences, a stylist curates a set of jewelry picked just for you. It gives customers a chance to try out fabulous designer pieces with the option to buy or send them back when you’re done! Lucky for you, if you use the kendallbeckerxoxo, you’ll receive your first month free.

To me, jewelry is all about making a statement. I love pieces that are bold and really add to an outfit. “Arm candy” is one of my favorite jewelry trends. You can easily mix higher end pieces with everyday jewelry to create the perfect look. I styled my beautiful House of Harlow cuff with simple bracelets from Forever 21 and statement watch from Charming Charlie’s. I kept the chunky, gold theme consistent throughout by adding an bib necklace from Akira.

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