Fashion Blitz

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MIssy Pasquale

Weekend Look

Weekends are all about letting loose and letting your sassier side come out and play. Pair this unexpectedly sweet leather H&M skirt with menswear inspired pieces and a straw fedora to amp up the funky factor. On the fall 2011 runways, lace made its grand appearance in countless designer collections, proving itself as a mainstay in your fall wardrobe. The lace detailing in this chambray utilitarian blouse adds textural interest but maintains the look’s overall femininity. Continuing the theme are black patent oxfords. These shoes are hands down the perfect weekend footwear because, although we don’t often admit it, it’s not always so easy to discover the sweet spot where style meets comfort. Top off the look with a classic rose gold watch and stylish statement necklace for a look that is cool, casual and ready to play.

Headed to class

Each morning as you roll out of bed after hitting the snooze button one too many times, the thought of picking out what to wear to class can be a terrible task. But all you really need to do is remember one thing and one thing only — it’s all about the accessories. It’s okay to wear jeans and a T-shirt like this one from Kohl’s, but liven it up a little by taking simple steps such as replacing flip flops with gladiator sandals or oxfords. Adding a wrist full of silver bracelets or bangles like these from Forever 21 spices up any outfit. Another great idea is to layer a denim or utility vest over any T-shirt to add that extra edge.

Date night out

Looking for a perfect date night outfit? This color block dress from Akira,, is great. The colors will show your personality and that you’re not afraid to step out into the spotlight. Pair it with accessories that complement the dress without showing it up. Try gold bangles and earrings to flatter the coloring of the dress. They will keep your look simple yet fun. Charming Charlie is a great place to get accessories for an inexpensive price. After you have the jewelry, you need the shoes. These Jessica Simpson clogged heels work well with this dress. They give you height while being comfortable.

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