The Everlasting Plain white T!

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One of the most important clothing items a girl needs to have in her closet is the Plain White T-shirt. Its versatility and comfort proves how useful it is to own at least one! There are different neck-lines and fabrics to choose from and you can find them everywhere. From a supermarket to a high end store, there will always be a white T waiting for you!

Now that spring is arriving (hopefully soon since I’m freezing in Rome right now!), I decided to show you 20 ways to spice up your outfits while wearing a plain white T. With this post I wanted to show how versatile the white shirt is since you can wear it from day to night, to a business meeting or just to grab a cup of coffee. You will also see the importance of accessories and how they can bring life to an every day outfit.

If you’re interested on watching these 20 outfits then keep on scrolling down! I hope you enjoy this post and let me know in the comments section below if you found it useful! Have a great sunday everyone :)

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How to style: Ankle Booties!

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One of my must-have pieces for this winter has to be the ankle booties. Ankle booties have been trending since last year but now they’re seen everywhere. You can find them from the most luxurious brands to your local boutique. What’s best is that they come in different colors, textures, heights and prints, adapting to each and everyones personal style.

The options are endless when it comes to styling and choosing the perfect pair of ankle booties because they’ll look good with everything; from flowy dresses and skirts to boyfriend jeans, cropped pants and skirts. They will elongate your legs if you chose a pair with heels, give you comfort if you choose a flat pair and they’ll give a touch of style to an everyday outfit.

Now that I conviced you (hopefully!) that a pair of ankle booties will definitelly help to improve your winter closet, keep scrolling down so you can check out some street style inspiration and outfits I created on my Polyvore account on how to style them. Also, I made a table showing you several types of ankle booties proving that it doesn’t matter if  you’re on a budget or want to splurge on a good pair of boots!

I hope you enjoy this post, have a great beggining of week everyone :)

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Steal the Style: Lily Collins!

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Hello everyone! I’ve realized that one of my favorite posts I’ve created so far has to be the one of Steal the Style. I love analyzing a celebrity’s style from head to toe and showing you how to achieve their looks and style using more affordable pieces. With that being said, for my second post of – Steal the Style -, I decided to chose actress Lily Collins.

Lily is a 24 year old English American actress known for her roles in The Blind Side, Abduction, and the fantasy film adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Even though she has just started to take part in mayor film roles, her style can’t be unnoticed. Now that she’s appearing in more red carpets, we’ve seen her daring but still refined looks. You can tell in her style that she mixes perfectly her English rose roots with the fresh airs of California, the city that she’s been living since she was 5. 

Her street style is relaxed and casual. She keeps her accessories minimal, wears basic items but knows how to mix them to make her outfit put together. She uses comfortable clothes and adds a boho chic and laid back rocker girl air to her looks. Check out some of my favorite ones:

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Her red carpet style instead is very high fashion, she takes risks and wears the latest fashion trends. Lily looks more mature on the red carpet because of her red carpet outfit choices and bold makeup. Cut-outs, crop tops and backless dresses are a few of her risky fashion choices which she manages to make them look elegant and fancy. Check out some of my favorite ones:

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If you love her style as much as I did and want to copy it, I created two outfits inspired by her. The pieces are similar to what she wore and they’re also more affordable. (I’ll also post the links of them below).

Street Style Look:

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T shirt: MANGO 

Jeans: H&M

Blazer: Sold out :(

Riding Boots: Unisa 

Bag: H&M

Sunglasses: Vera Bradley

Red Carpet Look:

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Blouse: Atelier 61

Skirt: Sophie Hulme

Chain Necklace: River Island

Heels: Zara

Bracelets: H&M

Lipstick: Topshop

Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know in the comments below if you find these Steal the Style posts useful. Happy friday everyone!! xx, Rita. 

Waterproof looks – Your guide for fighting the cloudy season!

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Rainy days might be a synonym of puffy hair, possible wet clothes and shoes, and we can’t forget about the horrible colds. Whenever it rains we just want to stay home, but if you have to go out, any outfit might turn out to be a mess since we just throw on layers of clothes to make sure we don’t get wet.

Thankfully, there are lots of items we now can pick to make a blah rainy outfit into an amazing one regardless of the strong rains. I chose 4 essential items that I believe can help you survive the rain with style: an umbrella (obviously!), raining boots, a raincoat, and a hat. The options are endless when it comes to wearing them so I gathered some of my favorite looks with these 4 items so you can get some inspiration for giving a boost to your rainy day outfit.

And since New York Fashion Week is happening right now, I created four looks inspired by the street style outfits we’ve been seen outside the runways adding the 4 go-to raining items in a fashionable way. I hope you enjoy the post and let me know in the comments below which outfit is your favorite! Happy beginning of week everyone!

Also, if you wanna be updated on some of the best looks of NY Fashion Week so far, click here to check out my Pinterest board: Best Looks of SS 14 – New York. 

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Embrace the studying season with style – Outfit ideas!

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For some, school or college is starting so I thought it would be a good idea to show some outfit ideas to start your school year with the right foot ;) A new school year always got me exited; seeing my friends again, having new classes and teachers, and also knowing that I was a year closer to graduation hahaha. Even though I had to wear a uniform, I always got happy for a new school year.

Now that I’m in college, I get to have the freedom to dress the way I want to which I didn’t had in school. Above everything, my college style is comfy but still trendy. Im aware of the fact that I go to a fashion school, but that doesn’t mean I have to wear a ball gown to my 8:45 am art history class! Sometimes, I put more effort on my outfits because I love trying new things when it comes to fashion.

I completely understand that not every day we have the time/desire to think about clothes because we have a lot on our mind (exam season, anyone?), but wearing something put together definitely makes me feel more confident and it gives me an extra boost to hold a 3 hour class. Plus, if you want to grab a coffee with you friends after classes, you won’t have to change or even saying no because you’re almost wearing your pajamas ;)

So wether you’re starting school or you’re still in it, keep scrolling down to check out some of my School/College outfits to take some inspiration from! I also posted the links of all of the items I used to create the outfits so be sure to check them out if you like anything ;)

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1. Uniqlo Sweater 
2. Zara Parca (Sold Out)
3. Friends “Layla Gold” Headphones 
4. She Inside Boyfriend Jeans
5. Theory Backpack (Sold Out)
6. Vans Animal Print Sneakers 

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1. H&M Knit Cardigan
2. Monki Top
3. Kayla Fedora 
4. TOPSHOP Jacquard Skater Skirt
5. Victoria’s Secret Backpack 
6. Wilfred DENIER 55 TIGHTS Aritzia
7. Zara Open Combination Leather Ankle Boot 

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1. Zara Fantasy Fabric Coat
2. Wallis Black & White Butterfly Print Petite Jacket
3. TOPSHOP Strappy V Neck Jumpsuit 
4. ASOS DARLING Trainers (Sold Out)
5. Pull & Bear Printed Shopper Handbag 
6. River Island Cream chunky knitted snood 

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1. Wholesaleclothing4u Green Knit Stripe Sweater (sold out)
2. FOREVER 21 Open Faux Fur Vest 
3. H&M Super Skinny Regular Jeans
4. Sperry Top-Sider Pelican Tall Rain Boots 
5. GRUNGE black leather hobo mini knapsack
6. Joe Browns beige cashmere blend hat 

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1. FOREVER 21 Plain New York Sweatshirt 
2. Mango Faux Leather Leggings 
3. H&M Wool Coat
4. TOPSHOP Nylon Quilted Backpack 
5. Maison Scotch Fluffy Animal Beanie
6. New Balance 410 Sneakers 

Your best fall accessory: Nail Trends!

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A very special accessory that was shown in pretty much all of the fall winter 2013 runways was the nail art. For this season, nails became a huge attention grabber. The hand-painted designs and different mixtures of color, shape and texture were living proof that not only jewelry can decorate your hands.

The color palette was infinite but the ones that were seen the most were burgundy, cream, black, green (since it was named the color of the year by Pantone), grey and gold. Designers played with the textures by using matte colors or intricate details like studs, lace and pearls. So if you want an easy way to improve your winter style, grab your favorite nail polish and copy one of the outfits I created with similar nail polishes I found on the web that match some nail styles of the fw 13 runways! Let me know in the comments below which style was your favorite :)

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Nail Polish: Cuppa by Butter London 

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Nail Polish: Black Nail Lacquer with Opal Pearls by NYX

The never ending Black and White.

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Black and white are the two colors that will always be in our closets no matter if you are 18 or 40. From the never out-of-style little black dress to the classic white trousers, black and white have been and will always be THE colors to an ageless fashionista. Knowing that the two-toned trend will never fade (believe me, it wont!), sometimes we begin to think that there’s just that much we can do with them until we get bored.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the trend. You can never go wrong with these two colors, they make you look chic and you can wear them from day to night. So if you feel like you have some trouble when it comes to wearing black and white, keep scrolling down because I gathered several black and white outfits worn by fashionistas with different styles so each and every one of you can find outfits that will suit you best! I also created an inspired outfit that I thought these five different fashionistas would wear. I put a lot of effort to this post since I wanted to show how to wear this trend to not just 1, but 5 different girls.

Hope you enjoy this post and I hope you have a great beginning of week!

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My favorite polyvore creations!

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Hello everyone!  I’ve been a member of the Polyvore website for such a long time that I decided to create a post showing you some of my favorite outfit creations so far. Every time I feel inspired I create these outfits on Polyvore; its such a great way to get together my favorite high end items and even create outfits so I can wear with items I already own.

When I create these outfits I have no fears when it comes to mix and match and let me tell you that I really enjoy the final results, some of them might be a little out of the box but that’s what I love about them the most.

So without further do, here they go ;) Please let me know in the comments below which ones are your favorites or even if you have a Polyvore account so I can check it out!

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Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 11.07.53– A day in the City –

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– Great Summer Getaway –

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Screen Shot 2013-07-26 at 11.10.08– Here She Comes – 

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– City Show Stopper – 

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– Beauty in White – 

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– High Hopes: Joan Smalls – 

Steal the style: Diane Kruger!

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Hello everyone :) Hope you’re having a great weekend! Today, I decided to talk about one of my favorite fashion icons: Diane Kruger. She’s a German actress and former fashion model know for her roles in Troy, National Treasure and Inglorious Bastards. She’s also known in the fashion world because of her amazing style; she’s a personal friend of Karl Lagerfeld, Alexa Chung and other fashion celebrities.

Her style is bold but classic at the same time, she has no fear when it comes to fashion. She mixes prints and wears bold pieces but she does it in such a confident way that everything looks good on her. Wether she’s on the red carpet or going shopping, her fashion choices will never stop to impress me.

Her street style is casual and comfy. She mixes everyday pieces with some high brand accessories to polish the whole outfit. Here are some of my favorite:

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Her red carpet style is where she really makes fierce fashion choices. She’s not afraid of wearing bold pieces, mixing prints and colors, sheer dresses, cropped tops, leather, etc. She also knows which clothes adapt the best to her body. Here are some of my favorite:

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If you want to steal her style, I created two outfits inspired by her. The pieces are similar to what she wore and they’re also more affordable. (I’ll also post the links of them below).

Street style look:

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Blazer: A-Wear
Shirt: UNIQLO
Boyfriend jeans: Newlook
Bag: out of stock :(
Flats: Nasty Gal
Sunglasses: Asos

Red Carpet Look:

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Pants: Newlook
Top: Zara
Belt: Asos
Heels: Asos
Bag: Nordstrom

Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what you think of her style in the comments below! Have a great day everyone. xx Rita. 

Wardrobe essentials to improve your outfits!

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Ever wondered how to improve your everyday outfits without changing your entire wardrobe? Well here’s my answer: find statement pieces that will turn your outfit completely, giving you a new style in the blink of an eye.

They have to bring life, style and color to the outfit and can be used with the things you already own in your closet. These pieces also need to be something that you can use today or five years later, that way you don’t have to spend every time you want to renovate your wardrobe. I chose 9 items that I believe they can give a huge upgrade to your closet regarding your personal style:

  1. Black leather jacket: The sky is the limit when it comes to the ways of using a black leather jacket. It will always give a cool and edgy look to an everyday outfit. Image2. Statement necklace: This is the must have accessory to give an outfit a more fashionable look without trying too hard. I chose a golden necklace because it goes with everything. Image3. Embellished sandals: What better way to give life to a jeans and a t-shirt than a pair of embellished sandals? Find a pair that can adjust to your personal style and that you can wear with dresses, jeans, skirts, etc. to give some shine to your outfits instead of adding a piece of jewelry. Image4. Animal print scarf: This is my personal favorite. When I want to give some edge to a plain outfit I just throw on my animal print scarf and it gives such a boost! It’s also a print that can be mixed with other prints and colors so you can add it to every shirt or dress you already own. Image5.  Colorful Pants: A big trend right now are the colorful pants. The colorful, the better. I chose this piece because you can use it with monochromatic colors. Just find a color that you feel comfortable wearing and that you can mix with other pieces you own. Image 6. Heels with a pop of color: Heels will always improve an outfit no matter the style or color. But of course, some bright colored heels can boost your little black dress instantly or mix well with an already colorful one. Chose a pair that you know you can use with the items you have in your closet and that you’re sure you’ll wear five years from now. Image  7. Hologram clutch: A clutch will always be welcomed to your closet for its versatility and practicality. My clutch choice for improving an everyday outfit was the hologram one because of its fresh and futuristic air. It’ll bring edge and glam to a classic outfit. Image 8. Black fedora: A black fedora has to be a part of any girls closet for so many reasons! It gives class and style and it can also help on those bad hair days ;) You can wear them in the summer with flowy dresses or in the winter with coats and boots. 99. Floral blazer: A floral print blazer can adjust to pretty much everything you own. It mixes well with dresses and classic shirts and it gives a fashionable touch to them. You can chose from colorful florals or black and whites, any way they are a statement piece. Image