Fashion Rule #34: Polka Dots are a must for the summer

This is the first time I am trying something new for the blog. Every look and fashion idea I’ve blogged about are ideas I’ve worn on a constant basis. But this print is something new for me.

I love prints! And guess what print is starting to trend? POLKA DOTS! Would you believe me if I said I don’t own any polka dotted item in my closet until now. I couldn’t believe how cool this print looks. These are two ways you can rock polka dots this summer.

This first look features a classic polka dot pattern I purchased from Agaci. Everyone usually wears this navy polka dot with red accessories but I wanted to change it up a bit. With the help of an awesome fashion trendsetter, Daniela from Fruity Poms, I was able to custom make these beautiful yellow earrings. These go with everyone! Worn them a couple of times to make my outfit pop and everyone likes them.

The key is to grab compliemntay colors and mix them all together to create a different look. Since polka dot shirt is already patterned make sure not to wear anything else that is patterned.

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This second look is so easy to rock. I love dresses because they are a simple and fast way to dress up. All you gotta do is add accessories to it and your outfit is complete.

Got this awesome dress from Forever 21 and I loved the one sides slit. To this dress I just added some pop of color with the magenta blocked heels and blue green pom earrings. This pop of different colors gives the look a summer feel. Don’t be afraid to have different colors in your outfit. You don’t have to match everything all the time.

Whatever your style is make sure to make it bold and add a bunch of color this summer for polka dots. Every post I make comes with YOU in mind first. Don’t forget to stay trending and follow my Pinterest board for more fashion ideas.

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Fashion Rule #19: A trend setter wears graphics

Believe me when I tell you I have a whole bunch of graphic tees in my closet. From our school spirit shirts to fundraiser shirts we buy or even free shirts we get at events our closet is full of them. I personally love to support local which adds to my collection of graphics.

Graphic tees were created as a marketing and advertising tool. We wear anything from plain colored tee with a brand logo on it that we buy for like $30 (which are so trending right now), to a specialized one of a kind shirt from one of our friends who is selling for a fundraiser.

Graphics are a representation of what we stand for. These shirts allow us to boldly express ourselves with having little to say. I always make sure the graphics I wear are a representation of you I am and what I want to proudly stand for.

I know we mostly wear graphics with jeans or shorts. But I want you to be trending and look cute while wearing what you represent.

This is only one way I have worn this graphic; I have so many ideas to go with this shirt. I love representing and supporting one of my favorite hip hop artist. This is a shirt from the 116 collection I had bought to my first Andy Mineo concert. Since even the small sizes fit me big, all I did was cut the length of it to fit me cropped. Since I really wanted for the orange to stand out I decided to pair it with some bold stripped pants. Make sure to use bold colors and patterns to make your simple graphic stand out.

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I really wanted to make sure the orange stood out on this outfit. Combining it with a denim vest, orange long earrings and oversized sunnies is the ultimate best combo. In these bold colored outfits don’t be afraid to overuse the main color.

This next graphic is one of my new ones from Bold Love Apparel. I specifically selected this graphic because of its message. It has all the characteristics of who God says I am. I decided to pair this black and white with a bold pattern skirt. There are so specific rules as to how to pair the B&W tees so why not mix it up with colorful patterns. YOLO! Traditionally these tees are worn with black skinnies, converse and just a fringe or street look. But I wanted to mix it up a bit and create a summer outfit.

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My shoes kinda tied in the outfit with the black and colored embroidered roses. Still continued to state the color with pink and gold earrings.

Whatever the graphic tee you decide to wear for the day make sure to mix it up with bold colors and patterns to give it a different look.Stop being boring with graphics and start trending in them!

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Fashion Rule #24: Know how to style statement earrings

Spring and summer are my all time favorite seasons to show off statement earrings. In this blog I want you to get out of your comfort zone and experiment with different types of earrings. At some point I was not used to big earrings and did not want to wear them at all. Studs and pearls were my favorite! But I noticed just by changing earrings my outfit would totally change. You could go from business professional to girly outfit just by the earrings! I now have so many statement earrings that I love and use all the time.

The bolder the earring, the bigger the statement!

For instance lets take this trendy off the shoulder ruffled shirt and show you how many different styles you can pull off by just changing earrings.

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Go for black and gold earrings for a night out paired with black denim and gold or black heels. The blue drop earrings can go perfect for an elegant look style with a patterned skirt. The top right earrings are currently my personal favorite! I feel they can make any outfit retro and current 90’s vibe. The bottom pink dangles can give your outfit of the day a girly look.

But my current absolute favorite have been the avocado earrings from Fruity Poms!

They are handmade and can add are the perfect match for a simple or colorful outfit for the season. Can you believe these are the mini size! Go check out their Instagram page and order these cuties or different kinds of fruits: cherries, strawberries, pomegranates, lemons, or watermelons! They not only make handmade fruit earrings but other awesome statement earrings that I know you will love!

Get out of your comfort zone and try statement earrings this week. I will assure you that will you fall in love with the extra style they add to your outfit of the day. Don’t forget to support small businesses and shop @fruitypoms insta feed.

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Fashion Rule # 33: Stripes are a must in your closet

I cannot contain my excitement: stripes are so trending right now! Stripes can make your outfit of the day simple, clean and retro! I honestly love stripes because you can easily throw on a stripped shirt, some jeans, statement earrings and you’re good to go! I recently went to one of my favorite stores and they had a huge section dedicated to everything stripes.  You should have your basic stripped tee, a simple button down stripped shirt, and any type of stripped dress. Stripes can certainly be for any occasion but you must learn how to pair them up.

Stripes can be the focal point of your outfit depending on the type of stripes and colors paired

 

 

 

This first outfit is a little retro and 90’s, which i totally love. Always pair bold colors with a medium wash or blue pair of denim to make the colors stand out. Since the stripes are bold, all you need is basic earrings to complete the outfit. I decided to wear gold earrings that had a bit of blue in them to contrast the orange and gold strapped heels to compliment. Pair them with some oversized sunnies and you are so living the 90’s vibe.

 

 

This second outfit can be seen as more girly and dressed up. Because these stripes are closed together and thin, they can assemble a solid color from afar. I have paired these with some complementary statement earrings. I honestly love that this shirt is so unique and flows. The shirt is going to be the statement piece of the whole outfit so all you need to compliment it. This shirt could also go good with some orange earrings or hot pink cross-body bag. Anything that compliments blue is a go with this outfit!

Here is another way you can style the traditional black and while stripped shirt. This shirt is perfect for the spring and can be paired up with any color of shorts or denim. I have paired this shirt with some military green high wasted denim and some rose gold flip flops. The outfit on the right is paired up with black denim and gold sandals for more of a classic feel.

 

Whatever mood you are in for the day, stripes is what will easily get you fashionably dressed and ready for the day. Have a happy and productive Monday!

 

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Fashion Rule #12 : You must own a little black dress

Welcome to my first fashion blog post! The Fashion Rule Book is designed to help you find your ideal fashion style. I will be writing about different types of clothing you should own in your closet and demonstrating how to pair them up. These fashion rules have all been created by my style of knowledge through magazines, blogs, and trends. I will be randomizing the rules as they go. Don’t feel pressured to follow these “rules” but use them as a guideline for your own specific style.

If you haven’t done so I encourage you to visit the About Me tab and learn more about my style icons, signature style, favorite brands and much more. Feel free to follow me on social media @xalicia13 to get hints on my upcoming posts, giveaways and much more. Lets start with one of the many basic fashion rules I believe will help you dress for any occasion.

#12: You must own a little black dress

Girls if you don’t own a simple little black dress go shop for one now! This is an easy, go-to dress for any occasion. Since this Texas weather has been super crazy these first few months of the year, a black dress is the perfect medium for any season dress.

I have paired this little black dress with some velvet blush booties from Steve Madden. I decided to add a splash of color by adding the mesh dress on top (which can be used with another dress color or as a shirt). No need to add anything else the flowery mesh dress is your focal point of the outfit, all you need is some hoop earrings of your choice.

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Don’t be afraid to combine two different textiles in one outfit: in this occasion, velvet with mesh. Layering hasn’t gone out of style and with this outfit I needed the little hint of blue from the flowers to contrast and pop out. I decided to add a blue denim button down long sleeve as  outer wear.

 

 

 

Half-way wearing a layering piece is currently trending so of course I had to do it! This outfit can be used for a birthday dinner, date or even a night out. I was (literally) on top of the world with this choice of outfit for the day!

Two other different styles you can wear a little black dress:

Elegant:                                                               Hanging Out:

  • Statement Necklace/Earrings                               •  Converse or Vans
  • Bold deep colors: Red, Royal Blue                         •  Denim Jacket
  • Colored/patterned heels                                         •  Crossbody Bag
  • Bold lipstick                                                               •  Oversized Sunglasses

I have created a Pinterest board on my Fashion Rule Book. There you will be able to find more ways to wear a little black dress in summer, winter, spring and fall. Remember this basic fashion rule always! There will be more coming your way!

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Photo credits: Siam @siam.png