How To Dress for Work this Fall: Chic 9-5 Style

Hi Ladies! This is an article for all of you working a 9-fab. I haven’t forgotten about you all.  Who says you can’t look professional, feminine yet chic to work this fall? Office fashion is still attainable even during the cooler months.Color themed outfits like these are easy to pull off. I know we are all super busy, so let’s dive right into how to look chic and cozy for your daily office wear this fall.

The easiest way to look chic to work this fall is to invest in smart casual looks in neutrals. Neutrals are great because you can interchange them over and over. For example, I went for a muted palette of black. However interchanging the textures makes this outfit much more interesting than a simple monochromatic black outfit.

The sweater is a heavy knitted v-neck outfit. It looks great with a simple black capri pants. Don’t be afraid to wear contrasting textures or subtle patterns. For a relaxed dress code office place, feel free to accessorize. Invest in a classic black purse like this one from Strathberry.  A simple hand jewelry and a black sunglasses. I think it’s best to look well groomed in an understated way – light makeup, and minimal but classic accessories.

Do you have any tips for dressing for success at work? If so, write me on IG: specsandblazers. Shop the look below. 

Xx

Credit: Bryan Santos 

 

3 WAYS TO WEAR PINK IN THE WINTER

Hi Ladies! Pink is not my favorite color but its an outfit instant refresher. If you are like me, you are asking if you can wear pink this fall. Wearing pink is easy in the spring and summer, however, how do we transition it to fall? Well, let’s figure it out together.

ALWAYS CONSIDER FABRIC!
Fabrics are key in all fashion trends. With this outfit, I mixed sleek and soft. Since its fall, I went for a velvet dress. You can absolutely wear pink in most textures and style once the temperature drops as long as you pair it with heavier layers. So, I dripped a pink wool jacket over I got from a thrift store. A wool jacket not only provide extra warmth, they also provide gorgeous textural contrast.

KEEP IT NEUTRAL AND SIMPLE!
My go-to trick when I’m deathly afraid most colors is to keep it simple. You can make even the riskiest pieces work as long as you keep it in the same color palette. Keeping it slight monochromatic just makes it a bit more safe. For example, bright pinks look modern and sleek when you drip another pink on top and keep makeup minimal. So, I’m wearing a nude lip gloss and a small nano tote from Strathberry.

GO BOLD!
Confidence is key. I can’t stress this enough. The freshest looks on runways this fall were the ones that contained the oddest color combos. I mean I saw the weirdest colors combined together, most I won’t even dare try. However, I love the intensity burgundy color has and how it pops against pink, creating a juxtaposition that’s perfectly balanced.

So, pull out the pinks in your wardrobe and try it out. A pop of color will never fail to make your day brighter! If all else fails, always remember to follow the only fashion rule that matters: Whatever you wear, own it and stay fabulous.

Thanks so much for reading, my dear friends, and I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!

CREDITS
Photography by Bryan Santos

 

 

 

 

Fall Fashion Hues

 

This is by far one of my favorite looks to date. My Photographer Bryan killed this. I loved this outfit so much we even shot a little video for it for my IG. I love all the colors going on in this one outfit. We are finally starting to see a snippet of fall in Los Angeles and finally dark colors! Wine color and dark Olive green are my favorite two colors of the season.

These two colors tied together with a nude trench coat just makes an outfit look rich and sensuous.

Simply because there is so much going on and there is absolutely no need to pile on the accessories with these luxe pieces. I even ditched my signature sunglasses for this look and in lieu tied it all together with my Strathberry bag.

So, this season, update your wardrobe with these three colors. This will certainly make a big difference in your overall look. Don’t forget you can now shop all my outfits on here. Thank you so much for reading. 

 

Xx

Niké

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BOY MEETS GIRL

Even though it’s been a while since I’ve worn blazers and I myself was thinking is the name “Specsandblazers” a misnomer? Or have I simply outgrown the name? Well, Let’s find out. I had a sudden creative rush last night and I was so excited to put outfits together. Somehow, everything I was pulling out of my closet all had a masculine energy to them.

So, I decided to play with blazers. I pulled this oversized red blazer that I got from a thrift store years ago out of my closet. I paired with a heart loom jumpsuit and I belted it which emphasizes the waist and give it a slight feminine touch.

Something about a woman in an oversized tuxedo blazer says chic and “I’m too cool for you”. The great thing about blazers is that they are versatile. It adds structure and looks great with everything.

I offset the whole outfit with pointy toe leopard pumps which gives the whole outfit a more sexy look and elongates the silhouette of my body.

Masculine tailoring is incredibly flattering as long as you offset the outfit with feminine accessories. I paired it with Zara messenger bag and a black sunglasses.

So, do yourself a favor and head to the men’s department for the perfect option—if it’s a little bit too big, get it taken in at a tailor, or drape it over your shoulders and you’ll be good to go.

Xx

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Hat Trend Guide Autumn 2017

Hi Ladies! I love hats. Just love.  Hats are the ultimate hallmark for the fall season. Today, I’m going to share the 4 hat trends I’m loving this fall.

  1. Beret

    A beret elevates your look. No matter what you wear, you are going to look better. We learn from French girls and they love berets. I’ve been wearing my beret quite a bit with a variety of outfits. The beret makes my outfit more fashionable, and brought a certain Parisian chic to all my looks like the one I wore today. The lovely thing about beret is that it’s a purse friendly accessory. So, if you get tired of wearing it, just fold it up and put it in your purse. Link to shop below

  2. The Fedora

    Fedoras! By far my favorite hat of the season, simply because it doesn’t go out of style.  If you’re worried that it’ll look too boyish on you, try a pretty color or a ribbon to add a touch of femininity to the look. The great thing about Fedoras is that you can position it in many different ways to make it look completely different. Throw on an olive green fedora to break up your all-black outfit. It is an universally fashionable hat. The not-too-short, not-too-long brim will work with all features.

3. Newsboy Caps

Like it or not, Newsboy caps have returned to fashion and there is nothing you can do about it. You might think it’s impractical but this hat is a must in your closet. If you are insecure about your forehead, this is the hat for you. The hat itself is borrowed from nautical menswear and loosely from French 90’s era style. This hat has taken over Hollywood especially on models like Bella hadid and Kendall Jenner. I got mine on ebay for 6 dollars.

4. The Wide Brim Hat

The Wide brim hat is the ultimate statement hat. This statement hats is a cool, easy way to shake up any outfit. The wide-brims generally suit most face shapes.  This one is from Forever 21. Shop below.

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4 ways to wear Olive green this fall

I’m feeling all the fall vibes even though it’s still hot as heck in Los Angeles. This year, olive green is my cool weather color crush and I’m totally letting it take over my wardrobe. If you love this hue as much as I do, here are 4 trendy ways to wear it this autumn:

  1.  Olive Denim Jeans
    I love good denim jeans for fall. Olive jeans are incredibly versatile, you can wear them like you would any neutral. Which makes outfits so much more interesting than ordinary denim.

2. As a focal point (Jacket).
Fall fashion has always been all about layering, so don’t be afraid to rock a vest or light jacket. Wear solid, olive outwear vest with a white shirt and then pair with classic blue jeans or simple black leggings. For the perfect finishing touch to your laidback, autumn look.

3. Olive Midi Skirt

A midi Skirtlook is super chic. If you want to take it to whole new level, bring colorblock back.

4. As An accent purse
This cute bag is from Zara. They’re the perfect shades to complement  your fall wardrobe.

Xx

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The Perfect Fall Dress

Hello!

This is just a quick post. Fall is here!! Who else is as excited as I am? It’s time to send those bright sundresses packing and let your closet take a darker turn.

Despite autumn beginning officially last week, it certainly has not felt like fall. Despite the warm temps, however, I still want to start dressing in fall’s rich hues and warm florals. Enter this dress. It will give you all of the fall feelings without overheating

My favorite part about this dress is the high low skirt. The warm colors of the dress gives it a va-va-voom and the backless deep V is sexy yet classy.

I’m relishing in the few weeks we have left to wear dresses.

Happy Saturday everyone and thank you so much for reading!

:: Outfit ::

Dress :: Cadieux

Bag :: strathberry

Shoes:: Public Desire

She was passionate and fearless; a free spirit with a rebellious heart who was unapologetically feminine.

What to wear to a Fall Wedding

Hi Ladies! It’s that season again..You guessed it. Weddings! What to wear? How to wear it? Let’s get right into it.

Red is this fall’s color. So, it’s fair that burgundy (it’s cousin) would be a fall favorite as well.

Knowing what to wear to an autumn wedding can be tricky and confusing. You have to find the perfect length, the right color and on top of that keep the weather in mind.

Even in Los Angeles, if you’re going to an October or November wedding, the chances are that the weather will be unpredictable: it could be bright sunshine or sunny then chilly in the evenings. So, the perfect autumn wedding guest dresses need to be suitable for all weathers.

A burgundy dress looks good on anyone. The berry-hued, wine-inspired jewel tone is a perfect addition to your wardrobe for all fall weddings. One with a high split is easy to move in and shows off a great pair of shoes. Speaking of, a strappy metallic pair makes kicking up your heels even more exciting.

A burgundy super-flowy maxi dress is the epitome of fall wedding dressing. Breezy and cool with a little bit of drama, you’ll feel stylish and dressy.

 

Dresses :: JustOneAnswer
Shoes :: Zara (quite old)
Accessories :: Mejuri earrings
Beauty :: TooFaced matte lipstick

Xx
Niké

SPECSANDBLAZERS X OLIVIA CULPO PrettyLittleThing

So excited to style these pieces from The Olvia Culpo collection with PrettyLittleThing. I’ve always loved her style and her fun personality. The former Miss Universe turned influencer turned designer is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. Culpo launched her collaborative line of chic dresses that incorporated feminine details such as lace, embroidery, ruffles, pearl ornaments and floral motifs, as well as flirty off-the-shoulder and cropped silhouettes.

I chose this black lace ruffles maxi dress to style because it just reminds me of Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” but in lieu, I call this “Dark Romance”. This dress is truly flirty and feminine, yet elegant. It exudes style, sophistication, and edge.

Never been the one to shy aways from drama and this black lace maxi dress brings theatrics – featuring a peekaboo lace material, ruffle chiffon sleeves and layered ruffles on the skirt. I styled it with some strappy heels for a killer finish.

The second dress I styled is this Black Lace Ruffle Dress. The black lace material with ruffle details, long sleeves, and the bodycon fit is perfect for this heat. I love an LBD always. I teamed it with some strappy heels and pull my hair up for a catwalk inspired look.

The ruffled trim and the tiered skirt makes it look Show off your legs in this lovely dress and strut to your date night.

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Thank you so much for reading!
:: Outfit ::
Dress :: Olivia Culpo dress | Olivia Culpo mini dress
Bag :: Zara
Shoes :: Ego official
Accessories :: Rachel Zoe TZR sunglasses | H&M earring

Shop here https://www.prettylittlething.us/

Fall Trend: 4 ways to wear Polka Dots

Hi, Guys! Just a quick hello. Is anyone else a sucker for polka dots? Me too! Why?
Because they evoke genuine happiness in me when I wear them. They actually have a reputation for doing that to everyone from what I’ve heard. Polka dots suggest simplicity, fun, and cheerfulness. If anyone else is on this wave, come with me while I share 4 Polka Dotted pieces I think are a must-have in your closet.

1.Maxi Polka Dot dress.

2.Polka Dot Shoes 

3.Midi Polka Dot Dress

4.Polka dot blouse

What’s your favorite way to wear polka dots? Share with me on @specsandblazers

xoxo
Niké