Posts Tagged: skinny jeans

How to Do Long Over Lean

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

long over lean

Even with my style shift, once the weather gets warm, I’m all about dresses. Typically dresses with knee-length or shorter hems, nipped waists, and full or A-line skirts. That silhouette feels perfect for spring and summer. Ya know, a little something like this:

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But as soon as the weather starts to cool off, I switch to the “long over lean” formula and stick to it until the sun returns. You’re well familiar with this look by now, I’m sure: READ MORE

Originally posted 2015-11-16 06:23:19.

Reader Request: Styling Era-specific Items

Tips for making past-era clothing and accessory styles look modern and updated.

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Reader Krysta posted this question in a comment:

I’d love to see a feature where you give suggestions on how a “dated” item – a sweater duster, a superfringey bag/jacket, etc. – could be styled/worn so that it reads less “dated” and more “updated.” Or something. We all have items we love that look like their year of provenance, and minimizing that look would be useful and interesting…

So. For starters, there’s a fine line between pieces that are recognizably retro, like this vintage printed dress: READ MORE

Originally posted 2012-03-26 06:20:57.

Dressed for: The Last of Fall

Already Pretty outfit featuring military jacket, brown tunic, burgundy ponte pants, Frye Jane boots

Jacket – thrifted – similarsustainable/used
Tunic – courtesy Gudrun Sjödén
Leggings – Macy’s (no longer available) similar/sustainable
Boots – Frye Jane Strappy via eBay
Necklace – Sam Edelman (no longer available) – similar/sustainable

Once again, my photos are lagging behind the weather. I was hoping I’d have a few more snow-free weeks to post lovely fall shots, but alas: We got an inch of the stuff last week and it’s sticking around. So here are the last of the truly autumnal outfits. This one both leaf-heavy and comprised of fall-colored clothes and accessories. READ MORE