Festive Halloween Outfit Ideas for the Entire Family

Our favorite ghoulish holiday is just a few short weeks away, which means it’s time to get into the spirit with spooky apparel and accessories. Whether you’re taking your kids trick-or-treating or hosting a costume party with friends, we’re sharing a few “frightening” fashion tips to help you celebrate in style.

Graphic Tees

If you love Halloween but aren’t big on costumes, these festive graphic tees were made just for you. They’re comfortable, fun and pair well with jeans or leggings, so the opportunities are endless when it comes to completing your look. Graphic tees are great for your S.O. or kids too, so your whole family can sport this spooky take on a casual trend.

Printed Socks

If you want to add extra flare to your Halloween-inspired ensemble, add colorful, printed socks complete with black cats, ghosts or stripes. Or, to add a spooky accent to your usual fall wardrobe, let the socks peek out of your ankle booties in subtle fashion.

Festive Earrings

Accent your go-to bracelets and baubles with creepy, yet cute, Halloween-inspired earrings. This jewelry is perfect for a simple, trendy look – just pair the accessory with a top in a solid fall shade. Think burnt orange, wine red or olive green. You could even go with orange and black if you’re feeling extra festive!

Novelty Scarves

Scarves have always been a trendy fall staple, so they’re a great choice when it comes to spooky accessories. We love details like bats and spider webs – plus, these Halloween-inspired hues will match your autumn wardrobe perfectly.

How will you show off your holiday spirit this season?

The Top Athleisure Trends for Fall 2017

While the sunny days of summer are officially behind us, our favorite athleisure trends are getting a fresh face for fall. This season, we’re incorporating new styles into our activewear arsenal – from bold prints and feminine fabrics to sporty accents and cool color palettes. Whether you’re sweating it out in spin class or hitting the streets post-shavasana, these athletic-inspired separates should be staples in your autumn wardrobe.

When deciding what to sport for your regular sweat sesh, it’s important to opt for activewear that’s both trendy and practical. The mesh details on these leggings and workout tee are eye-catching, but they also provide ventilation to keep you cool during your exercises. A printed legging with an accent color adds extra interest to your look, while supportive (and cute!) New Balance sneakers complete the outfit in style.

We know feminine florals are a huge trend for fall, so why not incorporate the print into your athletic attire? These printed leggings look great when paired with a solid, tunic-style tank – especially when the top complements the pattern’s bold hues. Finish off your outfit with a colorful, distressed baseball cap for a casual vibe that’ll take you from the treadmill to the coffee shop.

Want to rock a sporty look while sipping cider at the apple orchard? Opt for the street-style version of this fall’s athleisure trend. Light wash jeans with a side stripe give off an instantly athletic vibe and this lacy crew neck sweatshirt is active-inspired through and through. It’s the perfect juxtaposition of dressy and casual, so you can finish the look with fall booties, flats or everyday sneakers.

Whether you’re dressing for a cozy weekend or hitting the farmer’s market downtown, this hockey-style hoodie is an active-inspired essential. Go the full-on athleisure route by adding leggings and your favorite sneakers, or make the outfit more runway-ready by adding skinny jeans and ankle boots. No accessories are needed when it comes to this sporty look – the detailed lace-up neckline does the job all on its own.

Ready to “up” your athleisure game more than ever before? Check out the best ways to style your everyday sneakers for fall.

The 5 Best Ways to Wear Camo Print this Fall

As fall transitions us to cooler months, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips and makeup trends to hairstyles and home décor, we’re excited to see how these stylistas gear up for fall weather. This week, we’re welcoming Candace of Live Love & Read to share the five best ways to style camouflage – the trendiest print of fall 2017.

With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) behind us and summer making its official exit, I think it’s safe to say that we can officially focus on all things FALL. After all, for the budget-conscious fashionista, it is important to wait and see which trends get the most love from the NYFW street style scene, so you know which ones you need to invest in for your autumn wardrobe.

From the boldest of reds to couch print florals to velvet, there’s a lot of good stuff happening in the fashion department this fall. You may or may not be ready for this, but one of the most notable trends of the season is CAMO. The renaissance of this pattern started making its way down the fashion pipelines last fall and made an impressionable impact, which explains how and why camo is an IT trend for 2017.

I know, living on the “wild” side and wearing bold prints (like camo) can be scary. The good news is there are a variety of ways you can approach styling this trend without looking too “avant-garde.” Also, for my classic-natural gals who are currently thinking, “I would never wear camo,” I’m happy to report that this is your PERFECT print, as it combines all those great natural colors you love!

Ok, enough shop talk, let’s get some visual inspiration. Here are 5 ways you can rock camo for fall 2017.

#1: CAMO WITH A TOUCH OF FEMININITY

As a stylist, one of the complaints I’ve often heard about camo is that it feels too masculine. Trust me, I get it – it’s hard to disassociate camo print from military toughness. But here are two things to remind yourself:

1. Incorporating masculine-esque pieces is totally okay. In fact, it’s encouraged to create some contrast in your look.

2. You can also add ultra-feminine pieces to soften a look or trend.

For this look, I’ve paired a silk lace-trimmed top with camo denim. Nothing screams femininity quite like silk and lace. Coordinating supple fabrics with a bold camo print is a great way to approach this must-have trend. For finishing touches, I incorporated a gold statement earring, another big trend for fall 2017, and a soft brown lip to help balance the overall tone of this outfit.

-Massini Parka Jacket

-Massini Silk Tank

-Vanilla Star Skinny Jeans

-Hypo-Allergenic Natural Earrings

-Maybelline Matte Lipstick (Color: 570 Toasted Truffle)

#2: MONOCHROMATIC  CAMO

One of the things I love most about camo is the richness of neutral colors. Shades of green, tan and brown all combined are a neutral fashionista’s dream. Considering the colors that make up camouflage, another great way you can approach this trend is monochromatically.

For this tone-on-tone look, I paired an embellished camo pocket tee with a complementary colored silk textured pant. The great thing about this look is that the camo is confined to the pocket detail, which is a great option for those of you who prefer a subtler approach to bold prints.

Another great about this look is that I’ve incorporated a more pajama-like trouser, which allows you to capitalize on two trends at once: the camo trend and the pajama trend.

With a monochromatic concept, it’s important to add a pop of color to your look. You can do that by adding a bold lip color!

-Massini Embellished Pocket Tee

-STUDIO 253 Pants

-Hypo-Allergenic Hoop Earrings

-NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Color: 20 Copenhagen)

#3: CAMO COLOR CHANGE UP

Not everyone is crazy about the rich green that is often found in the camo print. If that’s you, then I want to encourage you to do a camo color change-up. You can opt for a lighter shade!

This camo printed tee combines green and blue to create a lighter shade, which makes it the perfect option for those who want something bold, yet soft and approachable.

To complete this look, I paired the printed tee with black skinny jeans and brass gold statement earrings that have a touch of light blue to further accent the shirt’s base colors.

-Proof Printed Tee

-Celebrity Pink Skinny Jeans

-Hypo-Allergenic Earrings

-NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Color: Abu Dhabi)

#4: RELAXED CAMO MOTO

Looking to approach the camo trend in a more relaxed way? A camo moto legging is an easy way to achieve both comfort and style. Considering that this particular camo print is smaller than the type from Look 1, I opted to layer with a solid colored tunic. For a touch of feminine flare, the ruffle detail on the sleeve is a great way to pull everything in.

To complete this look, as well as bring in a little extra color, I finished it with a rose gold double layered hoop.

-Cotton Emporium Top

-Ultra-Flirt Moto Legging

-Hypo-Allergenic Earrings

-NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Color: Abu Dhabi)

#5: ATHLETIC-INSPIRED CAMO

Continuing with the relaxed approach to camo, making an athletic-inspired look is another suitable way to tackle this trend for fall. Rather than opting for an athleisure pant, go for a printed camo dress and layer it accordingly.

This long hooded cardigan is the perfect pair for this skater dress. With trend colors in mind for fall, go for the dark green layering piece rather than tan or light brown.  As you would suspect, darker greens are a big deal this season.

-Cotton Emporium Cardigan

-Proof French Terry Skater Dress

-Hypo-Allergenic Hoop Earrings

-NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Color: Abu Dhabi)

And there you have it, 5 solid ways you can own the camo trend this fall. As you navigate this trend and incorporate it into your wardrobe, remember that there’s nothing wrong with living a bold and stylish life.

Photo Credit: Roosevelt Group

Candace is the fashionista behind Live Love & Read, a blog on how to make style the affordable accessory in every woman’s life. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Trend Alert: Velvet

It’s no secret ‘90s fashion trends made a strong comeback this summer, and we can’t wait to transition our favorite retro styles for fall. One of our top picks is luxurious velvet fabric – which is back and better than ever in ways we never imagined. From tees and slip-on shoes to accents and layering tanks, we’ve got all the tips you need to incorporate velvet into your autumn wardrobe.

Velvet tanks and crop tops became closet staples last season, but this fall, soft tees in feminine colors are a must-have. Wear this top with simple denim and a printed scarf to elevate the look (statement necklaces are great too, when it’s too warm for neckwear). For chilly days, the ensemble pairs well with a bomber jacket or cardi – this top can even be paired with a pencil skirt and worn to the office.

Not sure all-over velvet is the right look for you? Dip your toe into this trend with a velvet-accented hoodie. Either pair it with jeans for a classic, casual look, or go for an athletic-inspired vibe with leggings and your favorite sneakers. The athleisure trend is still alive and well this season, so don’t be afraid to add some sport to your style!

Speaking of sports, we can’t get enough of this velvet baseball tee. This casual cut is best for your weekend uniform and, with a touch of velvet, can instantly glam up an outfit. The contrasting shades of blue make this simple look feel bold, while the light wash denim perfectly complements the hem accents. Accentuate these details further with a choker or two (another ‘90s trend to rock this season!).

If you’re not ready to say goodbye to the velvet tanks of summer, use them as a layering piece for your fall tops and sweaters. The easiest way to incorporate the trend is under a printed chiffon shirt – the juxtaposition of textures adds trendy detail to the ensemble.

If you’re looking for a more understated take on the fabric, this velvet-striped tunic was made just for you. The printed, bell sleeve style is eye-catching on its own, but the trendy textile accents take the ensemble to a new level. Pair the top with distressed denim and casual faux suede mules for a laidback autumn outfit perfect for the apple orchard and beyond.

Looking for more fall style inspiration? Check out the best outfits for your next football game or tailgate.

The Best Outfits for Your Next Football Game or Tailgate

As fall transitions us to cooler months, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. This week, we’re welcoming Andrea of Blonde Bedhead to share how she shows her spirit on game days with MSU licensed apparel from Meijer.

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Fall in Lansing means only one thing: MSU Football Saturdays! My dog James and I have our fair share of MSU swag—most of James’ apparel is already from Meijer, like his go-to jersey and bandana.

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As for me, I have countless MSU sweatshirts and tees (you really can’t have too many) and when I spotted this beautiful poncho at Meijer, it had my name all over it. I truly love ponchos—they’re effortless, versatile and I love the boho vibe it lends to a look. This is the most stylish, functional option to have in my closet for MSU game days.

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licensed apparel msu um michigan state university school spirit dog leash shirt fashion meijer style

I layered it over a white tank, which is perfect for warm days – but as it cools down, I plan to layer it over a leather jacket, long-sleeved tee or sweatshirt. It’s the super chic version of tailgate style! I love the Spartan green, white and grey stripes, the fringe, and it even has an embroidered Spartan helmet on the bottom left side. I thought it was a steal at $29.99!

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licensed apparel msu um michigan state university school spirit dog leash shirt fashion meijer style

Since James already has a bandana and MSU jersey from Meijer, I picked a grey Spartan tee and the large MSU leash. The leash is available in three widths (perfect for dogs of all sizes), but I love a big, bold leash. And when it comes to tailgate style, the bolder you are, the better. We both bleed green!

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licensed apparel msu um michigan state university school spirit dog leash shirt fashion meijer style

If you’re looking to add to your collection of college tees and sweats, you’re in luck! In addition to this poncho and adorable doggy apparel, Meijer carries all the jerseys, sweatshirts, and hats you’ll ever need. (If you’re not an MSU student or alumni, don’t fret – Meijer carries U-M swag, too!)

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Their lightweight jersey tees are great for games early in the season, and the sweatshirts and flannel pants are perfect for when winter rolls around. Baseball caps are a go-to any time of the year, but they also have knit hats that feature your favorite team or school – so be sure to pick one up before the temps drop at your next tailgate!

Are you as excited for football season they are at Meijer? Make sure to head to your local store to grab your swag before game day!

Andrea Kerbuski is the fashionista behind Blonde Bedhead, a fashion and lifestyle blog featuring chic outfits, life’s inspirations and big hair. For more beauty and hairstyle tips, follow Andrea on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

The 4 Top Fashion Trends for Girls this Back-to-School Season

With September just one short week away, the temps are cooling, leaves are changing and summer vacation has officially come to an end. For your kids, this means the return of classrooms, homework and extracurricular activities, in addition to what is arguably the best part about back-to-school: shopping! We all remember the excitement of choosing our outfit for the first day, and the options for young girls have only gotten trendier with time. From accessories, to fabrics, to playful details and more, we have the scoop on all the styles young girls are sure to love.

Must-Try Trend #1: Colorful Patches

Remember the enamel pins you saw everywhere last fall? Colorful patches are this year’s take on the kid-friendly trend. Whether they’re featured on a tulle skirt or a pair of denim jeans, patches present the perfect way to personalize your child’s wardrobe.

Must-Try Trend #2: Sporty Chic

It’s never been easier to find on-trend clothes your kids will love, especially thanks to adorable designer, JoJo Siwa. As a former “Dance Moms” star turned young entrepreneur, JoJo is fun, bold and active – just like her fall collection. Her self-inspired separates are both on-trend and comfortable, so your little fashionista can sport her styles all day long.

Taking the “tennis shoes with everything” trend of the moment a step further, JoJo designed sporty separates to pair with feminine pieces this fall. When worn with a glam skirt and a girly JoJo Bow, this jersey-style graphic tee is perfectly juxtaposed. The top also looks adorable when donned with jeans with a high low cuff, or a pair of denim shorts while the weather is still warm. Want to rock an adult version of the sporty chic look? Check out blogger Nina Rand’s tips for making sneakers part of your street style.

Must-Try Trend #3: Faux Suede

To add some interest to your child’s outfit using texture, opt for faux suede pants in their favorite fall shade. We can’t get enough of olive green, tan and maroon – this trend is basically a fresh take on colored denim of years past. One of the best parts about these bottoms is how soft and velvety they are, so from classroom to playground, your daughter will always be comfortable.

Must-Try Trend #4: ‘70s Fringe

No matter if you were in school in the ‘70s or not, we can all appreciate fringe and vintage-inspired bell sleeves. Girls can pair this faux suede vest with a printed dress and flats, or throw it over jeans and a graphic tee for a more casual version of the trend. Vests are also the perfect piece to transition from summer to fall – it’ll keep your kids just warm enough on those first few crisp mornings.

All of these designs are now available at Meijer, so head to your store and let your little ones get shopping! And for more kids’ style inspiration, check out how to incorporate their favorite colors while school shopping.

The Best Back-to-School Outfits for Young Girls and Pre-Teens

Back-to-school season is just around the corner, so we’re sharing the many ways your kids can sport cute trends this fall. This week, we’re featuring ensembles designed by the adorable JoJo Siwa, former “Dance Moms” star turned young entrepreneur.

Fashion for girls is full of bright colors and bold patterns, so encourage the young ladies in your life to express themselves through style. Mixing and matching is allowed (and encouraged!) – and adding fun, girly accessories is always a plus. If you’re looking for inspiration before back-to-school shopping, here are three adorable outfits any girl would love.

There’s no doubt that JoJo Siwa’s line is colorful and vibrant, but that doesn’t mean girls with classic style can’t rock it. If your daughter prefers more of an understated look, a neutral outfit with a bold accent is the best combination. This rainbow graphic tee has the perfect amount of color, and its small polka dot pattern adds an adorable, dainty twist.

Plus, keeping the ensemble simple allows a JoJo Bow take the spotlight – just pin it to your daughter’s ponytail for a flawless finishing touch.

If your girls love a fun and spunky look, you’re in luck. There are so many bold separates for them to choose! This is especially great for ladies that like to dress themselves – the items all coordinate, so it doesn’t matter which one they go with. They can pair a bright graphic tee with their favorite denim jeans, or switch it up by rocking a tulle ballet skirt. The ballet skirt is great because it has an elastic waistband, so your kids will stay comfy even when they hit the jungle gym.

Add the iconic JoJo Bow to her hairstyle in coordinating shades and your daughter is sure to make a style statement at school.

JoJo Siwa’s designs are now available at Meijer, so head to the store and let your little ones get shopping! And for more back-to-school inspiration, check out how to incorporate your kids’ favorite colors while school shopping!

The Top 3 Trends All Guys Need to Try this Summer

All season long we’ve given our attention to the ladies, so now it’s time to turn our focus toward the gents. Edgar + Ash is our new apparel line for men, which offers style and comfort for the laidback, surfer-esque guy. 

Gone are the days of shabby gym shorts and old tees – clothing options for men have become much more abundant and fashion forward. So if you’re ready to help your guy up his style game this summer, show him our three favorite trends for men in 2017.

Hawaiian-Inspired Prints

From a day on the boardwalk to dining al fresco, this look is perfect for guys with a surfer-esque style. Embrace the trend fully by opting for a short-sleeved print button up, or go for an understated take with a classic striped tee. The Hawaiian print pocket acts as a bold accent here, bringing the hip, carefree outfit to a whole new level. Complete the look with a pair of solid breaker shorts, or choose casual comfort with a pair of matching joggers. Is he intrigued by patterns but a little nervous about florals? Read on for a modern take on everyone’s favorite retro print.

Tie-Dye Tees

We all know that ‘90s fashion is back and here to stay, so why not re-introduce a staple trend from your childhood? Mono-colored tie-dye tees are great for classic guys, who are also looking to add something more adventurous to their closets. Put a sporty spin on this style by adding a solid, sleeveless hoodie, or opt for something more modern by tying the print around his waist (see the beginning of this post for inspo). Both offer a contemporary take on an old school trend – so no matter which you choose, we promise you can’t go wrong.

Pink (Yes, Pink!)

Style experts say that pink will be the color of 2017, so rose-colored shorts, jackets and tees should definitely be in your man’s closet. Pink has become a color of power for both men and women – so guys shouldn’t shy away from this traditionally feminine shade. Blush pastels are the perfect addition to a light, neutral outfit and always look great whether you’re dressed up or dressed down. If he’s hesitant to add this rosy hue to his wardrobe, refer back to our advice from a few sections up. Find a tee or tank that includes pink on a small portion, or within a print that features other colors too.

With these hot summer trends, the men in your life will be looking their best.

The One Color You Need to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall

Although we’re still in the heat of summer, our minds (and closets!) have begun the shift to fall. It’s about time to retire our vibrant, colorful staples and slowly transition back to autumn hues. In order to make the breakup a bit smoother, our longstanding color crush Olive Green is here to put a fresh spin on this season’s wardrobe – even before the leaves start to fall. If you’re as in love with this earthy hue as we are, read on for four ways to transition this shade from season to season.

Lingerie-Inspired Lace Tank Top

Wear It Now: For a work-appropriate summer ensemble, tuck this tank into a pencil skirt and throw a basic cardi over your shoulders. Complete the look with block heel sandals or simple ballet flats; then add a short statement necklace as an extra chic accessory. If your plans involve a day date or shopping spree instead, denim bottoms and strappy sandals create the perfect laidback look.

Wear It Later: To transition this tank from summer to fall, pair the top with an oversized ‘90s-esque blazer. The feminine floral print coordinates with the tank’s lacy details, and the silky material matches that of the olive green top. To add to the juxtaposition of dressy and relaxed styles, finish the outfit with distressed denim and neutral slip-ons or sneakers.

 

Embroidered Tank with Fringe Tassels

Wear It Now: Pair this olive tank with your go-to denim shorts for a casual, carefree look made for festivals or street fairs. The boho-inspired embroidery will be the focal point of your outfit – which means necklaces aren’t necessary and your earrings should be understated. Pull your hair back to let the details shine and finish the ensemble with cork slip-ons or strappy sandals.

Wear It Later: This top can transition to cooler temps in no time by adding a cozy cardigan in a neutral tan or cream. Add your favorite jeans or tuck the top into a midi, then opt for wedge booties or mules instead of sandals. This tank would also look great with a pair of colored jeans in another fall shade like burnt orange, cream or khaki.

 

Sheer Top with Ruffled Sleeves

Wear It Now: For a relaxed, yet temperature-appropriate look, try this sheer and breathable olive green tunic. The effortless flow of this top makes it easy to wear with anything, while the subtly ruffled sleeves still give it that statement look. Pair the tee with capris on a cool summer night, or your go-to denim skirt for a casual daytime vibe. To complete the outfit, add tan two-strap sandals to dress it up, or opt for velvet ballet flats for a more comfortable option. As for accessories, gold bangles and hoop earrings are just enough to complement this simple ensemble.

Wear It Later: As soon as fall hits, a top like this is perfect for any activity – day or night. The sheer, lightweight material can keep you cool during the day, and is easily paired with a denim jacket for a night out. Wear the top with black skinny jeans or clean-cut, denim capris to transition into two completely different looks. Finally, add gold, silver or a pop of yellow jewelry to elevate your fashion-forward fall outfit.

Suede Tee with Lace-Up Details

Wear It Now: This suede lace-up tee reminds us of all things boho, which is why it’s a natural pair for a flowy cotton skirt. Go simple with a solid, neutral midi-skirt, or pair it with a bolder patchwork style fabric. If you’d rather let the olive top do the talking, opt for a classic denim skirt or shorts when choosing your bottoms.

Wear It Later: To make this look more cool-weather-ready, add a cozy knit cardi and dark wash denim jeans. Complement the top’s tassels by choosing a sweater with fringe, then finish off the look with a pair of brown, faux leather booties. Metallic statement earrings or bracelets will make the outfit pop, while pulling your hair back will let the lace-up details shine

For more fall outfit inspiration, check out the top ‘90s trends to try again!

Top ‘90s Trends to Try (Again!)

It’s no secret that ‘90s trends are back for spring and summer, and it’s taking us on a trip down a stylish memory lane. From chokers and velvet to old school blouses and jeans, we’re wishing we’d never cleaned out our closets from back then! However, the best part about these trends coming back is we can marry them with our favorite looks of 2017. If you’re ready to put a modern twist on your favorite ‘90s comebacks, check out our top five trends from the decade to try again.

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1. Shoulder details

There’s no doubt shoulder details are having a moment in 2017, but they were also an iconic trend back in the ‘90s. While ‘90s fashion had us pulling one shoulder out of an oversized tee, today’s version is a little more intentional. From cold shoulder, to off-the-shoulder, to shirts with shoulder cutouts, this look is – and always has been – one of our summer faves. Channel your inner ‘90s gal and pair this trend with high-waisted denim, or opt for breezy soft shorts in hammered satin to put a modern spin on the outfit. And by the way, don’t be afraid to throw prints into the mix, too. Timeless patterns like floral will never go out of style!

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2. Ruffled blouses

Vintage-inspired ruffles were a staple of ‘90s dress wear, but in this decade, we’re welcoming a more casual take on the look. We love this trend paired with light wash denim and sneakers (especially when the upper and shoelaces are made of velvet!). You can also transform this trend for work, so never fear – just tuck the top into dress pants or a high-waisted pencil skirt, then finish off the look with a pair of block heel sandals. Extra style points if you incorporate a choker + pendant necklace combo.

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3. Menswear-inspired blazers

Oversized blazers aren’t just cozy, they’re also on trend right now. While this look featured pinstripes and wool fabric in the ‘90s, we put a feminine twist on our modern version of the suit. We can’t get enough of this silky, floral print material – and love how it looks when paired with an otherwise casual outfit, like this lingerie-inspired, lace tank. If you’re not into the juxtaposition of dressy and laidback styles, throw the blazer over top of a solid fitted sundress. The options are endless when it comes to this outerwear!

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4. Statement jewelry

While your accessories no longer feature peace signs or yin and yang, the bold nature of ‘90s jewelry easily translates to modern trends. Statement necklaces and earrings add the perfect touch to present-day outfits, whether they highlight large pendants, beaded fringe or classic dangly hoops. Our favorite looks include all of the above, as there’s no better ode to ‘90s fashion than to stand out from the crowd. Pair your favorite pieces with a faux jumpsuit look created with closet staples of solid, fitted tanks and soft culotte bottoms in hammered satin.

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5. Velvet shoes

We all remember having velvet in our closets as kiddos, and now this material is back in style in ways no one ever expected. From tennis shoes to “flatforms,” our favorite modern way to rock this fabric is on our feet! Go the simple route with slip on sandals or neutral, velvet sneakers – or make a statement with details like roses and pompoms. No matter your personal style, this is a ‘90s trend that everyone can pull off.

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Need even more ‘90s inspiration? Check out three of the best ways to style a retro choker.

The Best Lightweight Jacket for Midwest Summers

Beyond the classic denim jacket, there’s one must-have summer jacket that will elevate any outfit: the wear-everywhere bomber.

While a denim jacket is perfect for adding classic Americana style to just about every sundress, it’s the bomber jacket that adds intrigue to your favorite printed tanks and cut-off shorts. The best thing about the bomber? It’s universally flattering – perfect for every age, body and style.

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Fashion blogger Jenn Wolf and her mom, Audrey Wolf, show us just how easy it is to style the same olive bomber jacket (with a little help from fashion expert Stacy London)!

The Bomber Jacket

Part of the Massini collection, this lightweight bomber gets a sporty contrast with a black collar and cuff. Wear the jacket open with sleeves pushed up all summer, and trade in your flip flops for ankle booties when leaves start to fall. This multi-season piece works as both a summer and fall layer – perfect for extending your wardrobe for all types of temps.

Try the Trend: Classic Style

Audrey’s classic style means she usually rocks basics, but the Massini bomber jacket makes her outfit instantly trendy. A cream floral tank gets an extra dose of color with the olive bomber jacket, while a multi-strand necklace brings her look to the next level. Paired with classic medium-wash bootcut jeans, her look is truly ageless – and great inspiration on how to try a trend.

Love the Tend: Next Level Fashion

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While Audrey mixes basics with trend pieces, Jenn’s look combines summer’s hottest styles in one fun-loving outfit. Since 2017 is all about tassels, she dons them on both her bright floral tank and an eye-catching powder blue bag. Denim cut-offs are a summer essential, and by adding a wrist-full of beads and a handkerchief choker, her look shows us it’s absolutely possible to wear all your favorite trends at once.

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Need more warm-weather layering inspiration? Check out these 5 must-have jackets under $50!

4 Ways to Take Your Gym Outfits to the Next Level with Athletic Details

We’ve talked gym bag essentials, the best shoes for every workout and even how to build an active wardrobe for under $75, but now it’s time to take our athletic wear to the next level. How, you ask? It’s easier than you think – and (literally) all in the details! From sheer fabric and cutouts to bold leggings and accents, we’ve got all the secrets to elevating your trendy gym style.

Open Back

Open-back tops are great for two major reasons: 1) They’ll let the breeze in during outdoor summer workouts and 2) There are endless ways to subtly show off your personal style. You could display a trendy sports bra with intricate racerback details, or opt for a bra with shoulder straps for an understated look. Whichever option you choose, don’t forget the sunscreen (or risk a back full of crazy tan lines post-sweat sesh)! Want a few extra style points next time you hit the gym? Pair this top with printed leggings that feature small, sheer openings.

Mesh Details

To spice up your active wardrobe in a more subtle way, choose a top that features mesh fabric along the hem of your sleeves. The best part about this tank? It’s breathable AND stylish. A few years ago mesh was just intended to keep you cool, but now, it’s a fashion statement and a must-have gym staple. Don’t be afraid to pair this look with bold leggings – the sheer fabric may be understated, but it won’t be overshadowed! Just make sure the pants’ pattern features the shade of your trendy top (or go simple with a solid bottom, if you’d prefer).

Statement Leggings

While it may seem like this trend is not for the faint of heart, we assure you anyone and everyone can pull it off! The key is to pair printed bottoms with a simple, solid top – either in a neutral shade like grey or a bold, matching tone. For example, this outfit (modeled by Andrea Kerbuski of Blonde Bedhead) would also look amazing with a lime green shirt!  TBH, leggings are one of our favorite athletic trends, both for summer and all year ‘round! Brightly colored gym attire is always an energy booster.

Bold Accents

Finally, a super easy way to incorporate simple, summery details is to marry your neutrals with your favorite accent color! This outfit features a bright peach hue from sports bra to shorts, which creates a bold undertone and we’re totally here for it. You could also incorporate your accent shade a few additional ways, like on your shoe laces, a headband or a hoodie tied around your waist. The opportunities are endless when it comes to this trend!

A great workout is guaranteed when you look and feel good, so get these essentials in your closet ASAP.

Floral Prints for a Stylish Spring Picnic

As the spring chill finally gives way to summer warmth, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up their wardrobes for warm weather styles.

This week we’re welcoming Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy to share her favorite ways to style this season’s must-have pattern: floral.

Nothing says springtime like florals! Just like fresh flowers, floral prints can help breathe new life into your wardrobe and home décor for spring and summer. I’m always looking for easy, affordable ways to refresh my style for the changing seasons, so I made a trip to my local Meijer store to shop around.

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Floral is the print of spring, and Meijer has options ranging from trendy dresses and tops to plush pillows and bedding. I picked up some cute new pieces and love how these fresh floral prints bring such color, romance and whimsy to my wardrobe and home. A flirty dress and floral blanket set the perfect scene for a charming spring picnic in the park! Here’s a look at some of my favorite Meijer picks for celebrating the colorful and fragrant beauty of spring.

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A Floral Dress

A floral dress is a spring and summer staple, and Meijer has a large selection in a range of styles and prints. I’d recently heard about their #StyleForEveryBody campaign with offerings in a full range of sizes from S-3X. It is so refreshing to see every size featured on the same rack.

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Plus-size women know the frustration of seeing a garment they love, rushing over to check for their size and finding it’s either not available or they have to shop in a separate department with an inevitably smaller selection. And when so many of those plus-size departments are stocked with boring neutrals and uninspired basics, the variety of trendy options and floral prints at Meijer is exciting and welcoming.

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I tried on a number of styles ranging from embroidered swing dresses to tropical print maxis but fell in love with this faux wrap dress. The print has a romantic Victorian-era feel in shades of blush pink and plum. It’s such a sweet dress in the softest velvety knit fabric.

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I layered an ivory cami underneath and was pleased to see that Meijer has layering basics like this in a variety of colors that coordinate with their seasonal styles.

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Fresh & Pretty Accessories

Meijer has some super cute sandals with flower embellishments, but I had to have these girly-meets-sporty tennis shoes in floral lace. These tennies are such a great find because they’re practical and casual for a picnic outdoors but still really trendy and cute.

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floral pattern outfit inspiration trendy accessories blogger style picnic spring summer purse

I finished my look with this quilted cross-body bag in rosy pink and personalized it with this macaroon charm. I like that you can mix-and-match their purses and charms to customize your bag and make it your own.

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Dreamy Bedding

I also picked up a bedding set in the loveliest watercolor floral. The comforter and pillow cases are two-sided with periwinkle polka dots on one side and a dreamy floral print on the other. It’s the perfect combination of romantic and whimsical, playful and serene.

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floral pattern outfit inspiration trendy accessories blogger style picnic spring summer bedding

This plush furry pillow is a fun addition, and it’s a style I can swap between my bedroom and living room décor. Since I like to change up my bedding every few weeks, this comforter will make the most stylish picnic blanket when not in use. The floral print and ruffle trim definitely set the mood for a sweet and romantic afternoon in the park.

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I love wearing and decorating with prints, and florals are my absolute favorite. They bring instant romance and freshness, and they’re a simple way to celebrate this beautiful season!

Liz is the fashionista behind With Wonder and Whimsy, a space to explore personal style, plus-size fashion, travel and romancing the everyday. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Americana 101: 5 Trendy Ways to Rock Red, White and Blue

Memorial Day is just around the corner (which means only eight hours of work stand between you and a three-day weekend!). Are you as excited as we are?! Whether your plans involve camping, sunbathing or picnics galore, Memorial Day is the perfect holiday to sport your red, white, and blue. Americana-themed outfits are a long-standing summer trend, so we’re sharing our favorite looks to help you refresh your festive wardrobe. The best part about these Memorial Day ensembles? You can rock them again on Fourth of July (and every other day this summer, TBH). Check out our patriotic must-haves below!

Subtle Stripes

To showcase your pride without going overboard, opt for an understated piece like this off-the-shoulder dress. It’s no secret this ruffled frock is adorable on its own, but when paired with a red lip, the Americana theme comes to life! Complement the look with a navy blue bandana, wrapping it around your neck to create a super trendy choker. (If ‘90s-esque fashion isn’t your cup of tea, use the bandana as a headband or hanky instead.) Finally, pull it all together with your go-to white tennies – nothing beats an outfit that’s both cute AND comfy!

Flag Print Kimono

For the foundation of this outfit, stick to the basics: a plain white tee or tank paired with your favorite denim shorts. Capris or skinnies work too if the day’s a little chilly! Opt for minimal accessories and neutral shoes or sandals to allow this kimono to be the star of the ensemble (literally – we love the festive flag print!). Bonus style tip? If you’re headed to the beach or out on a boat, this lightweight piece doubles as a swimsuit cover up.

Nautical Mini-Dress

Another subtly patriotic look comes in the form of this anchor-print dress. This look is perfect for a cookout or Memorial Day brunch (or even an outdoor wedding if you have one coming up!). You can dress the outfit down by wearing flip flops or sneakers, OR dress it up by donning your go-to block heel sandals. Finally, to stay warm (and festive) long after the sun goes down, keep a red or white cardigan on hand to throw over your shoulders.

Graphic Tees

For an adorably casual take on the Americana trend, opt for patriotic graphic tee or tank. We love this racer back style from Meijer, just make sure to don the appropriate undergarments! A lace bralette, sports bra or bandeau would all suffice (your swimsuit top is also a quick, easy option). Pair this top with denim bottoms or patterned soft shorts – as long as the print features red, white or blue, they’ll match (we promise!). Not sure how to style cotton shorts for summer? Check out these tips from blogger Blonde Bedhead.

Patriotic Accessories

The easiest way to make your outfits more festive is to add red, white and blue accessories! We know patchwork purses are all the rage this summer, and bandanas are a staple Memorial Day accessory. Throw in wayfarer- or aviator-style sunglasses and your Americana ensemble will be perfectly complete.

Throwing a picnic this weekend and need tablescape tips? Head over to this post by Girl About Columbus!

Summer Outfit Inspiration: 4 Casual Dresses to Add to Your Wardrobe

As the spring chill finally gives way to summer warmth, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up their wardrobes for warm weather styles.

This week we’re welcoming Maya of Charmingly Styled to share her four favorite casual dresses for summer and how to style each of the one-piece-wonders!

After waiting months for warmer weather in the Midwest, I can finally say the summer season is upon us! Showers aside, the weather is starting to warm up and I’m excited to see the sun return after months of hibernation. Most of all, I’m happy that it’s officially dress weather, and I’ve been busting out a few of my favorites from last year – as well as adding a few new looks to my closet, too. I recently scooped up a few trendy dresses at my local Meijer store in Chicago, and not only are they super cute, but they’re affordable too! To celebrate the weather, here are a few of my favorite looks for the season at a price that can’t be beat.

Striped for Summer

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I’m a big sucker for stripes 365 days of the year, but there’s something about the perfect striped dress for summer that gets me extra excited. I’ve never met a stripe I don’t like, and when I spotted this blue and white nautical number at Meijer, I knew I had to add it to my closet ASAP. It’s perfect for weekends walking around Chicago neighborhoods, or even for more casual days around the office. Paired with a fresh pair of tennis shoes and a statement gold necklace (both from Meijer), I’m ready to tackle my day in the perfect comfy look.

Boho Vibes

This season is all about putting embroidery on everything – and honestly, I’m not mad about it. As a flower child at heart, finding the perfect bohemian dress at a steal was like hitting the jackpot, and I absolutely adore this classic, loose fitting dress for summer traveling and exploring the city. It’s comfy, flattering and looks good with a simple pair of sandals and a delicate gold necklace. It’s important to not go too overboard with a dress that’s all about the little details – you always want to make sure the embroidery steals the show!

Chambray Chic

Chambray is one of those trends that will always be in style, so whenever I find a beautiful, light chambray dress, I can’t help but make a home for it in my closet. I recently found this one at Meijer and loved the flattering cut and the tulip sleeved detailing (one of summer’s hottest dress trends this year!) I paired the look with a chunky rose gold necklace and this beautiful fringe purse I also scored for a steal at Meijer – isn’t it gorgeous?!

Tied in a Knot

This is one of those new-to-me trends that I’ve been loving these days, and dresses and shirts with a little knot are the perfect, casual look for spring and summer. It’s a minor detail, but adding a knot creates a cute cinched waist look with your favorite cotton dresses. I found this striped version at Meijer and knew that I had to have it for summer – especially with the $20 price tag! It’s perfect with metallic flats and my new go-to fringe purse I’m planning to rock all season long.

Have any summer trends you’re living for these days? Please share! We’d also love to know what Meijer summer pieces you’ve scooped up this season so far!

Maya is the fashionista behind Charmingly Styled, a Chicago life and style blog dedicated to the little charms that make life so good. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.