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A fashion blog about weekend style

 

Filtering by Tag: White Tee

A Modern Take On Corsets

Jessica Wagner

Weekend Uniform {Elevated}

When I saw a casual corset top on the cover of Porter magazine's Spring 2017 issue I fell in love with Natalia Vodianova, her Chloé top, and Isabel Marant belt. On a mission to recreate this chic combo, I jumped out of my seat when I came across a similar piece at Zara for under $30. Of course I didn't buy it and it sold out! Luck has it; the eyelet-fastening top came back in stock (and still is available in all sizes!) I can't get enough of this elevated version of the white tee.

The corset is back, but not in the traditional way you're thinking – it’s being used in a street-style friendly way - cinched over a midi dress or an oversized shirt. While this garment constrained waists in the 1800s, it’s being used today for fashion purposes. (Plus, it seriously does keeps your waist in check. I am pretty straight up and down and this top made me feel like a curvacious Marilyn Monroe!)

What I love about this particular top, is it's all one piece. It's a great option for styling if you don't have a lace up corset, or the thought of styling one is intimidating. It’s a wardrobe piece that still defines femininity brought up-to-date when layered over other clothing. So, yeah, it’s actually a little tricky.

A few key points to rocking this look. Keep your makeup minimal and hair a bit “un-done.” Stick to a monochromatic color pallet. Mind the structure of the rest of your outfit – balance out the tight corset with other layers. Overal the best advice is, keep it simple. (If you need more inspo Pinterest is a goldmine and Zara has a ton of other corset options.)

I viewed this top as a chance to elevate my weekend usual – I switched out my plain tee for the lace-up corset belt, my white sneaks for my pointed white mules and layered on a white blazer instead of my duster (last seen here.) Oh, and don't forget your third piece!

The best part of elevating a regular look? A new bag for spring! I picked up this neutral tote from J&G and they are offering all my followers a special 15% off discount with the code "WEEKENDER15" at checkout!! (Shop all their handbags here.) I was on the hunt for a new "everyday bag" and picked the Madison Tote for it's metal hardware, medium size and structure. I have been looking for just the right bag to swap out from winter to spring and this is "it" for sure! So easy pair with everything, and sturdy enough to handle day-to-day use.

While not all of the trends we see at fashion week make it to mainstream, every year a handful of them do. This season, that standout look is the corset. Give it a try, and know you won’t have to be shy when going for that extra fry! :)

Outfit Details:
Top: Zara Corset T-Shirt 
Jeans: Zara (similar here
Blazer: Old (similar here)
Shoes: Zara (similar here
Bag: Shop J&G The Beige Madison Tote
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Hat: (similar here)
Sunglasses: Zara
Lips: Revlon Nude Attitude
Nails: Sally Hansen 

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The 3 Second Outfit

Jessica Wagner

What To Wear: When You Don't Feel Like Getting Dressed

It’s Saturday morning. You decided to sleep in, and now you only have 15 minutes to get ready before meeting your #girlsquad for brunch (or before heading to your kid’s Saturday morning sports event.)

We’ve all faced the dilemma - you have to leave to house, but you don't feel like getting ready or you're short on time. There is a solution (besides flaking and staying home sweatpants // no bra –the usual.) Have a 3 second outfit.

When you only have minutes to get dressed (aka Monday- Sunday) it helps to have few effortless go-to items that always manage to look cute without trying too hard. I have the perfect arsenal for making that last minute lunch date or trip to the store.

On a personal note, this has been me the last few weeks. My family and I have been dealing with multiple illnesses and it’s been tough. The amount of energy it takes to look remotely put together is almost enough to kill me. (I’m being only slightly dramatic.) When no amount of concealer is going to mask those dark circles, and you are breathing through your nose like a wildebeest with a slight limp due to a broken toe, well, good luck. (Um can I just say this tiny little appendage has caused me so much pain and left me near immobile for the first week and is still healing - word to the wise watch out for the corner of the wall - it sneaks up on you.) {No stiletto heels for 4-6 weeks.} By having a go-to outfit you feel presentable in, you allow yourself to skip over the “what the &*$% do I wear” list, and make that afternoon outing a reality.

I live in these pieces when I am not curating an outfit for a specific occasion. Bonus: this is also the perfect "hide from the paparazzi" look. 


Neutral Color Duster

Neutral Color Duster: This bad boy has been a lifesaver come spring/fall. (Last seen here.) It always managers to look chic. I actually wear this almost every day. I suggest looking for one in grey, black, or camel as those shades go with everything. Choosing a durable color will allow for easy layering from casual to high-end outfits.


Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap: Everyone should have an option for those days you just don’t want to deal with your hair. I love this dark grey and black tweed style. It’s also a go-to item on my list. I’ve had this style in my arsenal for a few years and it always manages to look tomboy-cute! If you're not a hat person, try a hair wrap or turban-style headband. Both options are sure to hide unwashed hair and keep you feeling winsome. J Crew has some super fun baseball style caps in spring colors on their site in right now. Hats are great for those bad hair days (or super windy days, as seen here.)


Dark Sunglasses

Dark Sunglasses: The more oversize the better (what dark circles?) These are my favorite pair of high-end sunglasses by Karen Walker. Invest in one special pair and I promise somehow they will always manage to look a little bit glam, no matter what you style with them. (Plus, if you keep them on, you can get away with no eye-makeup.)


Leather Leggings

Leather Leggings: They have instant-cool girl vibes. A major upgrade from your yoga pants / sweats and will trick anyone from guessing you have been a sick zombie all week.


Classic White Tee

Classic White Tee: This is an item you can never have to many of. Try tying one in a side knot to add some interest and show off high waist bottoms. (Last seen here.)


Comfortable Sneakers

Comfortable Sneakers: Converse and Stan Smiths have been on current rotation since I hurt my foot, and they are still trending across the fashion realm. I have been eyeing a pale pink pair of tennies but have yet to commit, as white are just so easy. (Seen here, here, and here.)


A Bag You Don’t Have To Carry

A Bag You Don’t Have To Carry: Being a mama I was super exited when these became popular. (Seen here and here.) A backpack purse is such a great option for running around. I hate having to lug a bag on my shoulder all day, especially when I already have enough to remember/ look after. This style you can sling on you back and forget about it. (Just remember your lunch box too kids!)

***Starbucks coffee cup optional.

That’s it dolls! I might was well share, during this shoot I felt like death, and I’ve been running around unbeknownst to me, with a baddie cold and I have to say, you would never know it from the outfit. Try it, it works (but if you are sick, stay home!)

Outfit Details:
Coat: Old (similar here) Top: Forever 21 Bottoms: Old (similar here) Hat: Old (love this one from Anthropologie and these from J Crew) Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith Sunglasses: Karen Walker Bag: Forever 21