Making a Summer Statement (Without Florals)

Although summer and florals go hand in hand, there’s plenty of other ways to express your summer style this season. Bold colors and statement pieces can be just as playful and feminine as a “basic” floral print. This beautiful emerald shade with silver detailing is eye catching enough to make a statement. I also love the simple silhouette. It makes the waist appear tiny while remaining forgiving around the hips. It’s so flattering for women of nearly every age and size. Another trend that has been all over the runway of major designers from Dior to Tom Ford is the plunging neckline. It looks elusively elegant in evening wear but can be easily translated into casual daytime style. This ribbed cotton bodysuit can be paired with distressed denim, tailored shorts, or a slim A-Line skirt like mine to make this trend your own.
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Skirt: Zara/ Bodysuit: Zara/ Shoes: DSW

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

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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Fall Statements

Making a statement is what fashion is all about. With colder weather coming, it’s time to bundle up which can mean hiding some of our favorite pieces under layer upon layer. On the other hand, this also allows the opportunity to make a statement in more creative ways. Finding the perfect jacket, scarf, or pair of boots can completely transform a drab outfit. It’s probably obvious I’m almost obsessed with boots. Finding unique pairs and complementing them with jackets is a great way to make your fall look stand out. Jackets are actually my favorite item to thrift, because there’s so many unique cuts and colors that you don’t always see in the department stores. Don’t be afraid to try something new and make a statement this fall.

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Trench: $80 Uniqlo/Sweater: $25 Akira/ Pants: $45 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th/Boots: $45 Lulu’s

Patterned Pants

Whether they’re harem, palazzo, or a printed skinny, it seems as though the statement pant is here to stay. What start as a questionable trend has turned into a staple for almost every girl. Sure, jeans and black leggings are super easy to match; but every now and then, everyones’ wardrobe needs a bit of a splash. Patterned pants are honestly easier to style than they may seem. I recommend using a neutral or complementary color to the pattern and a contrasting silhouette (adding more volume on bottom & keeping it simple up top). For this outfit, I stuck with a geometric theme. I played the geometric pattern with pointed toe pumps, statement drop earring, and an elongating turtleneck to keep the flow of the outfit.

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Patterned Pant: $14.80 Forever 21/ Turtleneck crop top: $10  H&M/Pumps: $30 Forever 21

Summer’s Best Accessory

Every now and then, a new accessory seems to become one of the biggest trends of the season. This summer bralettes are seen in almost every store you go into. They add a fun and creative touch to seemingly simple outfits. Whether it’s crossed straps or lace, bralettes add extra eye-catching detail to an outfit. But the best part is how comfortable they are! I wore mine with a simple black dress as an accessory for when I want to take off the patterned kimono. I also added one of my favorite statement necklaces and strappy black heels.

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