Browsing Tag:

Fashion

  • Photography

    Holiday Style with Megan Larussa

    holiday style

    Amp Up Your Holiday Style!

    Need some inspiration for all those holiday parties? Stylist Megan Larussa shares some easy tips to incorporate this holiday season, for all budgets!

    Fashion stylist Megan LaRussa shares her best tips to amp it up this holiday season, with tips for any budget. Amp up your holiday style!

    Like this video? Megan was a speaker in our Wonder Woman talks. Click here for more information about the amazing women we featured! Check out more videos on our youtube page!
  • Articles, Fashion, GirlSpring.com

    Building Your Style on a Budget

    style on a budget

    One of my favorite things is when someone compliments my style. Not just my clothes, but that they like the way I match things together and the “vibe” it gives. Another favorite thing is not spending a lot of my money on clothes. So, I have figured out many tips and tricks to grow your style on a budget. 

    1. Choose classic over trendy items. 

    I always choose a piece of clothing that has been “in style” for a long time over any item that is trendy. The classic items are better because you will get your money’s worth out of them; trendier pieces you tend stop wearing sooner. Also, when you look back at pictures you will be glad that you didn’t join in with certain trends! 

    2. Shop second-hand clothes.

    If there is a piece of clothing or accessory that I want really bad, but it is priced way higher than I would ever spend, I like to try and find it gently used or on sale. A good website that I shop on a lot is ThredUP.

    ThredUp is an online consignment shop that has crazy deals on it and carries lots of name brands. For example, this past month there was a dress while I was out shopping that was cute. I looked at this price tag and saw it was $355 so I immediately set it right back down. About a week later, I was looking on ThredUp and found the same dress, new with tags, for only $40! There are also a lot of Instagram accounts that sell gently used clothing for good prices. So, if you are wanting more expensive items or brand names, but not wanting to spend a crazy amount of money, definitely start looking for second-hand clothing deals! 

    3. Stick to one style or vibe.

    Another way to save money while trying to grow your closet is to stick to one style. Personally, my style could be described as simple/neutral with a pop of color. I try and wear plain things, but then choose one part of my outfit to be more fun or sassy. All of my clothing pieces “go together” a lot more than they would if I wore random outfits every day. For example, tonight for dinner I wore jean shorts, a cheetah print belt, and a tucked-in white shirt. I wore the white shirt yesterday with a skirt, and today it looked like a completely new outfit! By finding your own style and sticking to it, you are guaranteed to get more use out of all your clothing.

    Now that you have some tips on how to be in style on a budget, here are some more fashion tips from GirlSpring!


  • Articles, Fashion, GirlSpring.com, School

    School Dress Codes

    school dress code

    How do you dress for class when the latest fashion trends are crop tops and leggings? When sitting through eight plus hours of lessons, the last thing you want to do is worry about what you look like. Yet with strict school dress codes for young girls, the pressure is on.

    Why is it fair that your ability to learn is determined by how long your skirt is?

    I was once sent to the principle’s office because my shirt was considered inappropriate. The principle took one look at my shirt and asked what the problem was. I had to explain that the teacher didn’t agree with the words printed on it. The shirt sported lyrics from a popular song at the time and were in no way derogatory, unless you believe the words “I’m only going to break you heart” should be banned.

    It is ridiculous the obstacles that females must jump through just to stay at school all day. If the public-school systems weighed our education over our appearances, we would surely have a better chance with our studies.

    The rules for measurement are based on how long or short your appendages are. The inability to wear clothes that are more suited for warmer climates is almost a punishment. Not to mention the amount of time and money that goes into finding “school-appropriate” clothing.

    You spend the whole summer wearing the things that feel comfortable on your body and make sense for the climate. Then you start back to school with a closet full of useless clothing.

    It might be a little different if classes started later in August or even after Labor Day like some colleges, but when school starts in the middle of the Summer season, shorts are inevitable.

    Here are some tips to survive this school year’s dress code:

    • Only buy ten items. Try to make the items interchangeable outfits. Finding plain clothing and adding accessories can help.
    • Find one store that has almost everything you need. Mine is Torrid. There are always clearance items and the clothing fits my body well. Not to mention, accessories and shoes come in abundance.
    • If you buy articles of clothing that would be considered revealing, wear leggings/colored pantyhose underneath. Or you can buy a cover-over (a cardigan, sweater, jacket, etc.).
    • Keep a spare T-shirt or pair of pants in your locker or backpack in case of wardrobe violation. This helps avoid the humiliation of having to wear gym clothes/lost-in-found clothes or having to go home for the rest of the day.
    • You may not be able to wear a crop top by itself, but turtlenecks, tank tops, and t shirts can be placed underneath one to make a cute statement.
    • You probably can’t wear leggings by themselves. Sweat pants, joggers, and other not-form-fitting workout pants can be comfortable to wear. Also, jeggings are not technically leggings, but can fit and feel just the same.

    Try reading over your school’s dress code to figure out what you can and can’t get away with. Some schools differ from others, which means yours might not have as strict of rules or it might be more strict than neighboring schools.

    Part of getting back to school ready is having your closet ready to go! Get ready with this video on how to polish your wardrobe. 

  • Fashion

    A New Trend: The Return of Plastic Earrings

    A New Trend

    A New Trend: The Return of Plastic Earrings

    A New Trend: The Return of Plastic Earrings

    When you think of earrings, your mind usually fills with pictures of  sterling silver, gold hoops, or diamonds stud, but they can be so much more than that. Back in the 1980s women of all ages were rocking huge, fun, neon earrings that become the focal point for any outfit. These were different not only because of how they captured attention, but also due to the fact they were made of, not metal, but plastic.

    This 80s trend is making a comeback today. However, one main difference is that although these earrings may look to be made of plastic, they are actually made of a substance called lucite which is not a plastic at all, but, in fact, a form of glass.

    However, to southern boutiques, it does not seem to matter much what the earrings are made from, more how they look on, and, these lucite earrings can quickly become the focal point of any outfit. So, love them or hate them, it seems as if lucite earrings are the next new, or old, accessory, and they will be everywhere this summer.

    Looking for more style tips? Visit https://www.girlspring.com/polishing-your-wardrobe-with-megan-larussa/

  • Fashion

    Polishing your Wardrobe with Megan LaRussa

    Polishing Your Wardrobe - Megan LaRussa

    Polishing Your Wardrobe!

    With Style Coach, Megan LaRussa

    Gearing up for an interview? Style Coach, Megan LaRussa shares quick and easy ways to ensure you look and feel polished!

    Check out the GirlSpring Youtube page, here! You can watch more of Megan’s videos there.
    Megan spoke at one of Wonder Woman talks, learn more here!
  • Confidence, Fashion, Video

    Look AND Feel Like A Million Bucks

    Look And Feel Like A Million Bucks

    Look AND Feel Like A Million Bucks

     

    By Zharia McKenzie

    Zharia studies News Media at The University of Alabama. When not working towards her degree, Zharia gets to work alongside the creative minds at Free People – allowing her to style women in clothing that empowers them.

    Check out this cool video she made!

    Lilly Pittman, a senior stylist for Free People, give us a glimpse of the life of a stylist!

    Want to learn more style tips? Click here, https://www.girlspring.com/?s=personal+style

     

  • Fashion

    Finding Your Personal Style

    Style Coach, Megan LaRussa on how to simplify finding your personal style

    Style Coach, Megan LaRussa on how to simplify finding your personal style

    Finding your personal style is hard, watch this video with style coach Megan LaRussa and learn how to do it!

    Megan is a style coach based in Birmingham, Alabama. However, she travels the world to find the best clothes for her clients! Check out Megan’s other style tips here, https://www.girlspring.com/holiday-style-megan-larussa/

    Likewise, check out her personal website here for more tips!