Part 3: New Years Fun

This is the last in the series of collaborative blog posts with Brittany from JW Salon, Ashley of Beschell Photography and Harper Boutique. Today we're showing off some inspiration for New Year's Eve. I know, I know we need to make it through the holidays first, but turns out NYE is right around the corner. See below for Brittany's hair tutorial and my outfit inspiration.

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Here's our before picture of lovely Brittany about to put her hair up for NYE!

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Divide hair into two sections: top and bottom. Spray the bottom section of your hair with texturizing spray then curl that portion of your hair away from your face.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Bring the top section of your hair down and spray with the texturizing spray. Curl this section away from your face.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Tease the top half of your hair in three layers. Spray each teased section with texturizing spray.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Pull your hair back from mid-ear height, straight back. Push up slightly to create a pouf. Secure with bobby pins in a criss cross pattern. 

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Roll the bottom section of your hair up, under the pouf and secure. Lightly tug at the sides of the pouf to create a fuller look. Spray with hair spray.

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Here's a final glimpse of the before and after: gorgeous!

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I love this dress from Harper Boutique: it has all the right features (for me!) for NYE. It's short but still covers you, has fun little details and it's an unexpected *neutral* color.

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This front geometric cut out is one of my favorite features.

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The back has a mirror geometric cut out to the front: perfect.

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I threw on this comfy vest for an added layer in the same color tone as the dress.

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Rather than wear a nude heel (I didn't want to match the whole outfit), I put on some black heels to break up all the neutral tones from the dress and the vest.

Thank you so much Ashley Beschell for these beautiful photos, Brittany Whybrew of JW Salon and Spa for all of the gorgeous hair tutorials and Harper Boutique for always having the best clothes!

Part 2: Holiday Party Inspiration

We're back with round 2 of winter inspiration! This time we've focused on what seems to be on everyone's mind (and happening every evening!): holiday parties. Below Brittany has continued with a hair tutorial and I've styled a great holiday dress from Harper Boutique to get your creative wardrobe ideas flowing!

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This tutorial picks up where the last one left off! In case you missed it, check back here.

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Divide the section of hair that was left down into three parts: left, right and back. Take the left section, roll it up and under the original top roll from the previous style. Repeat that on the right.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Now take the last section left down and roll it up and under. Secure with bobby pins and hair spray.

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The final look!

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I love this black dress from Harper. It has just the right balance of details with a classic look.

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This peep cut out with lace overlay really drew me into this dress. And of course I love adding a cocktail ring to the look.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

I'm not a fan of too much sparkle, but these shoes were a must with this black dress. Just a little understated gold sparkle to go with a classic black dress. A winning combination!

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Thanks as always to Ashley Beschell for these beautiful photos, Brittney Whybrew of JW Salon and Spa for the gorgeous hair tutorial and last but not least Harper Boutique for best clothes!

Winter Look Inspiration + Tutorial

Over the next three weeks I have a really exciting blog series to share with everyone! Ashley Beschell of Beschell Photography and I have teamed up with Brittany Whybrew from JW Salon and Spa in Savannah to show off some hair inspiration (with a tutorial!) to go along with outfit inspiration from Harper Boutique. We're starting off with a versatile winter look. Read below for Brittany's easy to follow hair instructions and see a fun outfit I styled from Harper Boutique!

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Here's a before and after picture... follow along below to get the same look!

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Above is the before picture to give you a reference point to start.

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Part hair in three sections: left, right + back. Start curling from the bottom layer, curling 2" sections at a time. Spray texturizing spray before curling.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

On the sides, be sure to curl away from your face.

Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Pull the top half of your hair back and push up slightly to create a pouf. Twist the hair to secure it and insert bobby pins in a criss cross pattern. 

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Roll loose hair from under the bobby pins up to create a loop around your finger. Secure that with bobby pins and hair spray.

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Done! Here's what the final results will look like!

See below for my outfit inspiration to match!

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It's no surprise that I'm sticking with neutrals this winter. This outfit is perfect for day to night wear; I love how versatile it is! You can wear this for a holiday luncheon with the girls or to your office party.

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While leather leggings may seem like a night-only part of your wardrobe, adding this long vest creates a more casual look. Not to mention it helps cover any bits you may want to cover ;)

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These mary jane heels are the perfect match for my day-to night look. They are easy to walk in even on uneven bricks or cobblestones.

Thanks as always to Ashley Beschell for these beautiful photos, Brittney Whybrew of JW Salon and Spa for the gorgeous hair tutorial and last but not least Harper Boutique for best clothes!

Fall Transition Part Three: Date Night

Summer can be so hectic with vacations, family reunions and kids off from school. Fall is the perfect time to take a step back and give yourself (and your partner) some TLC. In just a few short weeks I plan on doing just that and I have the perfect date night dress ready to go! I love the simplicity of this dress while it still feels sexy. 

Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photograph
Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photograph

The weight of the fabric is perfect for fall but as it's sleeveless I never get overheated. My other favorite part are the button details on the side and the slight mock neck. Look for the little details to help push your look into fall.

Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photograph
Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photograph

I added some simple accessories to complete the look and of course had my vegan leather bag with me. Less is more! 

Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photograph

Dress: Club Monaco Shoes: Coclico

Necklace: Kendra Scott Watch: Michael Kors Bag: Matt + Nat

All Photos by Ashley Beschell of http://www.beschellphotography.com/

Fall Transitional Style Part Two: To the Office

Getting dressed and out the door in the morning can be pretty stressful. I tend to gravitate towards dresses in the summer because it's just so hot in Savannah but as the weather is (supposed) to be cooler, I pull out my pants and light sweaters. Below is one of my favorite go-to outfits for work. I love how relaxed the cream pants are paired with a sweater in my favorite color (grey). I added my work bag and a bigger necklace to complete the look.

Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

This is an easy look to duplicate: start with pants as your statement (whether it's a statement because of the color or fit) then add a simple, neutral top. 

Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Throw on a chunkier necklace and don't forget your work bag.. then you're all set!

Fall Transitional Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Stay tuned for next week's post: fall date night!

All Photos by Ashley Beschell

http://www.beschellphotography.com/

Fall Transitional Style: The Casual Edition

Whenever the mornings start to become more crisp (even just slightly..) I feel a renewed sense of energy. The problem comes mid afternoon when the heat has set in and the outfit I thought would work all day has me over heated! Below is my solution for a casual fall transitional outfit. It's an easy look that will keep you warm in the morning and cool in the afternoon.

Fall Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Fall Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

I'm a big fan of breaking the "fashion rules." One of my favorites to break? Not wearing white after Labor Day... White is such a great versatile color I wear it all through the year. As the weather changes to winter, change your whites from crisp and light fabrics to heavier fabrics with a tone underneath (a warm or cool tone is fine, just start to move away from a true white).

Fall Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Fall Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Fall Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Fall Style | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Throwing a button down on with your white jeans is the best way to move your look towards fall. In the morning you can keep your sleeves long and as you warm up, roll up those sleeves. It's the perfect early fall casual outfit!

Pants: AG, Button down: J Crew, Bag: Anthropologie, Shoes: Sam Edelman

All Photos by Ashley Beschell of Beschell Photography

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Travel Outfit

This is my last post about packing and travel... at least for now! Now that you know what to pack and how to pack it, what are you going to wear when traveling?! Well, here are my tips with some inspiration photos for ya to check out.

Whether you're riding in a car, train, bus or plane for a few (or many) hours, wear pants. Shorts will leave your legs exposed to stick to the seat or be scratched by cheap seat fabrics. The same goes for skirts and dresses. A maxi dress or skirt is adorable but not when you have to run through a terminal to make your connection!

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Throw on a few extra layers for two reasons. One you never know what the temperature will be like in the plane/train/bus. Two, by wearing a few layers you are saving space in your luggage.

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I recommend wearing a scarf when traveling because it has many purposes. The scarf can act as a blanket or cover your head from rain, etc. If you get too warm, a scarf is easy to fold up and throw in your purse without adding much weight.

Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Finally, wear some easy slip on shoes when traveling. You'll probably want your feet covered when entering public bathrooms along your travels. If you do need to run to catch any connections, you will be so grateful to be wearing these instead of sandals.

Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

I hope this series of posts on packing tips was helpful! Leave a comment below with your own travel tips.

Packing Tips: Part Two: How to Pack

Now that you know what to pack (see last week's post) it's time to figure out how to pack it! While you may try to be taking the smallest bag possible, be sure to leave some room for any purchases while you're traveling. There are lots of easy ways to make the most of the space in your suitcase without crushing your clothes. Read on below for a few tips.

You've probably heard this one before: roll your clothes. But seriously, roll your clothes. It not only makes a big difference in terms of space, but it will keep your clothes from getting too wrinkled. Pack socks, belts or chargers in shoes to save room too.

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For any silk or delicate garments add a layer of tissue paper not only to protect them but to keep them wrinkle free.

Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Last week I recommended that you bring extra bags to help keep things organized and clean. Now that you have all those bags: pack them inside one another. Pack bags inside of extra purses also to keep saving space. 

Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

My last tip is essential: check the weather! Be sure to check what type of weather you will be in and really think about weather 65 feels warm or cool to you. 

Packing Tips: Part One: What to Pack

This month I am focusing on a series of posts regarding travel. Starting up, I'll talk about what to pack. Even if you're a seasoned traveler, it's easy to forget something in the hurry of packing. Below are a few tips to get you squared away.

 I always start with a list a "don't forget list" on my phone. This way as the trips gets closer I can add things I think of along the way... from important documents (passports, health insurance information, etc) to the little things (headphones!, chap stick! charger!)

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I pack extra bags: those bags some purses and shoes come in are perfect for organizing your items like electronics, covering your hair brush so it doesn't snag any clothes or simply putting shoes in so you don't get the rest of your bag dirty. I also pack zip lock bags which are great for storing dirty laundry or protecting your clothes from liquids that may leak. As your trip progresses, you may want a baggie to add items you've collected along the way (shells, a special concert ticket, etc)

Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

While I normally caution against over packing and adding items that you may not need I highly recommend packing at least two scarves. Scarves are not only versatile (helping protect you from the elements like sun, wind, rain) but they also make your outfit look more put together. If you're not sure what to do with scarves, try packing some fun jewelry. While the jewelry won't help protect you from the elements, it will add another element to complete your outfit.

Packing Tips | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Finally, while I can't say exactly how many or what types of clothes to bring as that completely depends on the type of trip and length of stay, I can say to use a general rule of three tops to one bottom. For example, if you're going for a week, you should be able to pack two pairs of bottoms to match with six different tops (that is if you want a different outfit each day). Don't forget if you've packed two scarves or some fun jewelry, you have more to work with to make each outfit look different without adding too much bulk to your bag.

All Photos by Ashley Beschell

http://www.beschellphotography.com/

How to Dress Up Shorts

While the summer heat continues, I keep looking for new ways to dress up comfortable clothes. Shorts are a necessity in this heat but they tend to look very casual. Below I show just how to turn the summer look up a notch.

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Start by choosing shorts that are any fabric other than cotton. Try silk, linen or wool (once the temperature drops a bit). Cotton shorts tend to look casual no matter what you do. 

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Add some heels and a clutch or small purse to jazz up the outfit. This pushes shorts away from your casual beach look to a more sophisticated evening look.

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

I chose a fitted blouse to help provide structure to the outfit overall and I kept the colors simple for a chic look.

How to Dress Up Shorts | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

All photos by Ashley Beschell

http://www.beschellphotography.com/

The Perfect Summer Dress

There isn't an end in sight to the heat and all I've been wanting to wear are comfortable, loose dresses. I think I found the perfect summer dress for myself but did a round up of other summer dresses that I love and think are perfect for the heat. Look for linen, loose fitting and light colored dresses to keep you cool (or as cool as you can be) through the hot summer day. 

The Perfect Summer Dress | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Teresa Earnest Photography
The Perfect Summer Dress | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Teresa Earnest Photography
The Perfect Summer Dress | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Teresa Earnest Photography
The Perfect Summer Dress | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Teresa Earnest Photography
The Perfect Summer Dress | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Teresa Earnest Photography

Dress: Ellison Apparel, Bag: Spartina449

Shoes: Coclico, Ring: Madewell, Necklace: Gabriella Kiss

Below are some other great summer dresses that have been on my list. Just click on the image to be directly taken to the item.

White Pants, Three Ways

This is the season for white pants! White pants are one of my favorite go - to's mostly because of how versatile they are and how crisp they look. Below I show you three ways to wear white pants for three different occasions.

White Pants: Casual Neutrals

Pairing white pants with a neutral top, casual sandals and minimal jewelry is the perfect look for a casual weekend or evening.

White Pants: Colorful Work

Adding a colorful blouse with your white pants, nicer sandals, a watch and some jewelry make this a great go-to work outfit.

Date Night: High Contrast

With a black, dressy top, high heels and fun jewelry, you can take your white pants right out to date night (or girls night!)

All Photos by Ashley Beschell of Beschell Photography

Designer Discovery: Grace Lee Designs

I love learning about new designers and artists and sharing that information with my clients and friends. Last week I talked about how to accessorize your outfit (check that post out here). This week I want to highlight a jewelry designer I've been following/stalking on instagram: Grace Lee. I'm pretty much obsessed with the delicate details of Grace's designs. With no formal jewelry training (Grace has a background in finance), she has built a beautiful collection of pieces. I love a woman (or man!) who follows their passions. Just as I feel about the best part of my job, Grace describes the best part of her job as meeting people and getting to know their stories (reference here). You can see her dedication to detail and delicacy in her work.

See some of Grace's beautiful pieces below. Click on the picture to be taken directly to the piece.

http://gracelee.com/

How to Accessorize Your Outfit

How many times have you looked in your closet and thought... I have nothing to wear! We've all thought that. One easy way to refresh your look and stretch your wardrobe life is with accessories. I am a big advocate in the belief that accessories can make the outfit but it can be challenging to decide what to put together. Below I give you some advice to help keep your look chic and on point.

1. consider color: Color is the first step to accessorizing. You want your accessories to compliment the colors in your outfit, not to match your outfit. This may sound tricky but start by sticking with two colors per outfit or with all neutrals. From there you can experiment with other combinations especially when thinking of your shoes and purse. Keep in mind that gold looks dressier than silver which looks dressier than gunmetal or bronze. 

2. consider scale: Scale is the next part when choosing your accessories. If you are wearing a simple sheath dress, you can add a chunky necklace to compliment the simplicity of your dress. Another example is if you're wearing a flowy summer dress, don't wear clunky clogs but choose shoes that match the feeling of your outfit: lighter, strappy sandals. If you have a patterned top or dress on or one with any embroidery, choose simple accessories so that your outfit isn't overwhelming. Similarly you can play with the scale of your purses to compliment your outfit.

3. consider the event: Finally, think of the event you are going to and what the occasion calls for. Accessories can really make an outfit look dressier for an evening event by wearing higher heels, some nicer jewelry and a small clutch. For better work accessories stick with simple necklaces and earrings with the occasional statement necklace or earring and a good tote bag. 

Do you have other accessorizing advice? Leave a comment below with your suggestion!

Wide Leg Pant Trend: How to Dress Wide Leg Pants Two Ways

One of my favorite trends of the season is wide leg pants but since we've grown so accustomed to wearing skinnies it can be difficult to put an outfit together with a new trend. Below I show you two outfits for wide leg pants.

For warmer weather: pair a loose fitting tank over your wide leg pants. You can pair a loose top with a loose bottom just check the proportions and material of each. These two blousey items work together because the top is a stiff material while the pants are softer.

Wide Leg Pant Trend: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Wide Leg Pant Trend: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

In cooler weather: Pair a cropped sweater with your wide leg pants. This look helps define your waist so that your frame  doesn't get lost in the loose pants.

Wide Leg Pant Trend: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Wide Leg Pant Trend: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Wide Leg Pant Trend: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

All photos by Ashley Beschell 

http://www.beschellphotography.com/

5 Tips for bathing suit shopping for any figure

Bathing suit shopping can bring about a lot of anxiety regardless of who you are or what you look like. Below I detail five tips to reduce stress while you're shopping for a new suit this summer.

5 Tips for Bathing Suit Shopping

1. This goes for shopping in general, but even more so when you are trying on bathing suits: don't focus on the size, focus on the fit. When it comes to bathing suits, you will almost always be a size up from your "normal" size because the fabric bathing suits are made of is meant to be tight. Don't stress about the size; depending on the brand a better fit may be one or even two sizes above your normal size.

2. When in between sizes, opt for the smaller size. Swimsuit fabric has stretch to it already but as you wear it, it will stretch more especially once the fabric gets wet. Another reason to go with the smaller size (only when in between sizes) is a slightly smaller size will give you better support.

3. Before you go shopping, think about the use of your suit. If you're swimming laps or riding waves, you're going to want a different swim suit than when you're lounging pool side or beach side just reading a book. Strapless won't work when you're going down the waterpark slide! You'll want a different swimsuit if you're picking up a toddler than if your kids are older and you aren't bending over as much or if you don't have any kids. These are all things to keep in mind when you set out to buy a new swimsuit.

4. Shop in separates and be ok with separates in different sizes. If you are buying a two piece (whether it's a bikini, tankini or any version in between), try on different sizes for your top and bottom. You very likely may not be the same size on the top and the bottom which is a-ok.

5. Last up: be prepared when trying you go to try on bathing suits. You'll want to wear a thin thong and bring sandals so you can get a real sense of how the bathing suit will look. While you're there, do the work: stand up, sit down, lift your arms over your head. All of these actions you will need to do when wearing a swimsuit and you want to make sure it stays in place before purchasing.

Spring Transition: Outfit Inspiration

Spring has finally arrived along the East Coast and I could not be more glad! After a few rainy weeks, I am looking forward to wearing flats, sleeveless tops and dresses. With the transition comes crisp mornings and warm afternoons which can make getting dressed tough in the morning. Here's a peak of a spring transitional outfit that has been one of my go-to's. I'm wearing a few layers that I could take off as the day warms up which you'll see below.

Spring Transition: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Spring Transition: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Spring Transition: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Spring Transition: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography
Spring Transition: Outfit Inspiration | Kara Bettie Stylist | Fashion Blogger | Beschell Photography

Designer Discovery:Han Chong of Self Portrait

For the last year or so I've noticed some beautiful lace dresses and blouses with leather accents that had a similar look to them and I kept wondering who made these? With a little research I found my answer: Han Chong founder of the brand Self Portrait. Originally from Malaysia, Han Chong studied in London at Central Saint Martins and started Self Portrait in 2013. His goal with Self Portrait is to create designer looks and quality at more reasonable prices. His line is now carried in stores from Selfridges to ASOS to Net-A-Porter. Read an interview with Han Chong here and here

Spring/Summer 2016 Ready to Wear

All images from Vogue UK

Fall 2016 Ready to Wear

All images from Vogue

What Shoes to Wear this Spring and Summer

Let's face it: stilettos are out (for now). Whether you love them and are hating me for saying it or if you hate them and are rejoicing it's the truth. I haven't read a single article highlighting stilettos and you hardly see them on any trendsetter these days. So, what is everyone wearing? Well the shoe trends this season are pretty darn comfy. Below I've talked about four different trends and added some inspiration pictures to get your creativity flowing.

Sneakers: sneakers are not just for the gym anymore! People are styling them with their weekend day outfits, dresses and even work wear (when done right!)

Block heels: I am kind of in love with this one! I'm always twisting my ankles in skinny heels and this completely helps solve that problem. 

Lace Up Shoes: Similar to the gladiator trend, lace up sandals, heels and flats are all around. I love how each girl styled them differently in the inspiration pictures below: with a dress, pants, casual and dressy.

Oxfords: Menswear is so popular now so it's no surprise it's popular for your feet too. I think they are the new power heel: they make you look pretty badass and put together.