New Year, New Style

If you’re like me, you take each new year as an opportunity to reset and start over again at baseline.  Part of that usually involves evaluating my style and figuring out if there is anything I want to change.  This is what I came up with:

In general, my style is business casual with some flair. I take risks.  I experiment with prints, pattern-mixing, and cover a variety of fashion genre’s.  See below for examples:

Floral Dress, http://chicinacademia.com

Insta #ootd, http://chicinacademia.com

Bow, http://chicinacademia.com

This year, I think I am going to aim for looks that are a bit more classic…though with hints of flair from time to time.  I don’t really have a formula for outfits.  Most days, it’s whatever I pull out of my closet in the 30 minutes it takes me to get ready every morning.  Most of the time, however, I will have perused Pinterest and Instagram the night before for inspiration.  Here is one of the looks I found on Pinterest that inspired one of my outfits for work in 2016.  Check out the Pinterest look and then the look I came up with below:

 

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Photo Credit: Pinterest

 

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Pinterest and Instagram can help you come up with some ideas for outfits using existing items in  closet, or help you focus your shopping for pieces that might be missing from your wardrobe.  Be sure to follow along on Instagram if you aren’t already!  I also have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to career looks and career articles should you want to follow along for inspiration.

I hope everyone has gotten off to a great start this year!  I’m personally excited for what this year brings.  Hopefully that includes a lot of fun new clothes, shoes, and accessories! Haha!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

‘Irr’elephant

Whomever said elephants were irrelevant in fashion, never met a fashionista with a liking of elephants on clothing.  I posted a picture of my #ootd (i.e. ‘outfit of the day’) on Instagram, which included an elephant print top, and people went bananas!  This happened one other time when I posted a giraffe-print top, and now again with the following elephant-print top:

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Unfortunately, the top appears to be sold out, so I took to the ‘internets’ to search for some suitable alternatives!  Here are some of the ones I found:

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.comDetails: Elephant Print Top, $25.99, here

 

 

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.comDetails:  Boho Elephant Print Top, $23.80, here

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Elephant Print Crop Tank Top, $12.50, here

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: White Elephant Print Tshirt, $18.91, here

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: Elephant Print High-Low Tank Top, $24.99, here

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details:  Elephant Print Tank Top (also comes in black and white), $8.99, here

Elephant top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: Off-shoulder Elephant-Print Top, $26.90, here

Elephant Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Details: Crew Neck Elephant Top, $10.27, here

Let me know if you happen to find any other options while searching for other tops yourself.  I will also make sure to update this post if I happen to find any identical to mine. 🙂

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!