Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2013; Get Into It!

I don’t really have to say much for this one. Here is the pantone fashion color report for fall 2013!

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I love the fall season,  it’s like the rebirth of the fashion industry. Nice warm tones and textures, layering and contrast, bold accessories, thick ass magazines; I just love it. I can’t wait to play with these colors for fall! I have a feeling that I’m going to enjoy playing with emerald, acai and kai. My fall possibilities will be endless, I hope you feel the same way!

As fall swiftly approaches,  I’m going to go on a hunt for haute pieces in these chosen colors to show you how I’d pair them, and maybe they’ll be some style suggestions you wouldn’t mind trying yourself.

Sincerely, 
~with style,
Sharontina B.

5 Tips to Turn Spring Pieces Into Fall Favorites!

Good day folks!

I’m forever remixing my spring pieces into fall looks because honestly, a large percentage of my clothes are spring ready. Yes, I have a gazillion blazers, but that’s pretty much it when it comes to my fall closet. Since this is true, I often remix my spring favorites to make them fitting for the fall weather. It’s actually pretty fun to make one piece transform into so many different looks, sometimes I actually surprise myself. In any event, accessories are the major game changers when it comes to transforming a spring look for fall. One of my favorite spring pieces is this one-shoulder olive-green jumpsuit I scored at H&M, like…LOVE it! Well, one day on a “I don’t have anything to wear” day, I decided to remix it and it worked out just how I planned it! Take a look at how I wore the jumpsuit for spring…

Spring look

 

The look: Jumpsuit: H&M, turban:beauty supply store(Philly), Wedges: Eternity(Philly), earrings: Charlotte Russe, bangles: vendor
In the spring, I decided to wear the jumpsuit with a turban to take it more in the retro arena, strappy platform wedges, feathered earrings, and minimal accessories. Check how I transformed it for fall with the attacking of my accessories box…

Fall look

 

Fall look

The look: jumpsuit: H&M, oxfords:Eternity, turban: H&M, blazer: New York & Company, belt: Iman Global Chic, earrings: Charlotte Russe, ring: beauty supply (NYC)

To turn my spring look into a fall favorite, I simply turned my favorite pashmina into a turban, added a crimson blazer for contrast, added a belt to cinch my waist and add flair, substituted black oxfords for the wedges, added a tribal earrings, a statement ring in a jewel tone, and of course a red lip to seal the deal! Here are some simple ways you can turn a soring look into a fall favorite:

1. Add a jacket: It can be a blazer, leather, or even a duster coat! The addition says you’re about to brave temps a little above the springtime norm and it adds a sophistication to your look.

2. Pile on the accessories: They make or break any look! For fall, find great statement pieces that will really compliment your look and wear them well! If you are going for a great statement piece, just choose one so it can shine and speak for itself!

3. Shoes: You can go many directions with this one, but to me..a darker shoe always reads “fall”, but the possibilities are endless!

4. makeup: Beauty is just as much a part of the look as the garments! Makeup trends change just like the seasons; for fall don’t be afraid to rock a bold lip in a deep red or plum, it adds mystery and dimension to a beautiful face!

5. Confidence: This should actually be number 1! Have confidence with each and every look you rock and you will always look your absolute best!

 

If you’re like me and love to remix clothes, you will have fun with this! Happy remixing!

 

Sincerely, with style~

Sharontina B.

Fall Sprung on Spring: Transform Your Wardrobe!

Many of you may be aware that spring is my favorite season of the year (well…mostly, fall has its perks), but I especially love spring because the weather is beautiful and allows so much freedom and fun with my wardrobe. I love to layer, play with different textures and colors, shapes and patterns to get the look I’m going for or the one that even surprises me once I’m done.  This spring/summer, I rocked a look during fashion week that must have been done right, because people were asking to take pics left and right! I LOVE the trend of color blocking because I love the idea of contrasting colors that are at opposite parts of the color wheel, but just seem to compliment one another when put together. This is what I went for in this look, and I was totally happy with the outcome. Here’s a photo of the outfit in question, taken for TypeF.com

I LOVED it! I’m a big fan of free flowing fabrics, they make one with the wind like nobody’s business!!! Any who, I loved this look so much that I refused to retire it just because it’s getting “cold” and..ummm…winter (hurts to even say the word) is approaching, SO I decided to reinvent this look with an autumn twist! Now, let me brief you a little before I show this look revamped for fall. Honestly speaking, growing up I wasn’t the kid who got whatever she wanted, or got to go shopping on my grandma’s expense; we just didn’t have it like that. It was the exact opposite, and in fact, the majority of my clothes were hand me downs. Given to me from one person or another, I learned how to make what I had work for me. Like I stated earlier, with the season’s change, my siblings and I didn’t get to shop for a whole new wardrobe for the season, we just switched up what we already had! Adding this, and subtracting that, with a sprinkle of “thisthat” made it work for us and I learned how to mix and match to acquire looks I loved. So, I reinvented the look above for a chilled autumn day, and THIS is what I came up with!

I paired the once spring inspired look with a feathered fedora fit for an old timer in a trench, a woven blazer I got from my grandma’s closet, a tribal statement necklace I scored from a vintage boutique, grey opaque tights, and oxfords to seal the chic look deal! It is safe to say that blazers are my favorite item of clothing, and this is why spring and fall stay in a constant competition. I literally do slight transformations like this to all of my spring looks and make them fitting of those brisk and beautiful fall days. Even though I am now able to shop more often and add to my wardrobe as I see fit, I find that I operate in the same way I did when I was younger. I like to find staple pieces that can be worn with almost anything, or that will be a wow factor when I incorporate it into my look. These little influences make up the backing for what I’d describe as my personal style. I once had to describe my personal style for a project, and what I found was that it was a very difficult task. My style is ever changing and is really a daily reflection of my moods, inspirations, disappointments, creativity, and self- expression. Getting dressed in the morning really is the best part of my day.

Stay tuned for more season to season wardrobe transitions!

xo,
Sharontina