Did spring skip over anyone else? Itâ€™s gone from freezing to HOT here in NYC (and back again!). And if youâ€™re like me, you donâ€™t feel like spending an hour in front of your closet when itâ€™s this gorgeous outside.
I love neutral basics for day and night- nothing beats the convenience of throwing on a simple dress or a silky tank. But how do you keep your everyday favorites feeling fresh?
Besides being totally on-trend, a statement necklace is the perfect way to add a pop of color & texture to your outfits without sweltering. Hereâ€™s how to do it:
1. Make Sure itâ€™s Comfortable: Heavy, scratchy pieces are out. Look for lightweight details like beading and choose a necklace with backing for ultimate comfort. This piece from the Sinners & Saints collection has a leather backing that makes it ridiculously comfortable, even for sensitive skin (like mine!).
2. Choose Simplicity for Day: Nothing is more light and airy than a white sundress. This one has been in my closet since last year and itâ€™s still a favorite. You could also swap out the dress for a white tee or tank. Top it off with a bold necklace and youâ€™re ready to go.
3. Think Sexy for Night: Whatever your style, all black basics + killer shoes are a no-fail combo for date night. I chose a seductive LBD and strappy heels, but a pair of leather shorts and a flowy top would look just as chic. I love how the bright necklace pops against the black dress.
Now you:Â Do you have a favorite day or date night outfit for summer? Post it in the comments below.
If you’ve ever wondered how to knock “weekend casual” out of the park or felt a pang of disappointment when you spot someone at a party wearing the same necklace, then you’re going to get along perfectly with Christine D’Amore. She’s the petite-but-powerful creative force behind Sinners & Saints (she’s only 5′ 4″!) who’s bringing you runway-worthy accessories without the runway price tag.
Best part? The NYC-based stylist has created a collection of uber-cool pieces that no one else has— read on for a sneak peek.
When it came to choosing accessories for Sinners & Saints, Christine was- in her own words- obsessed. Although she was inspired by high-end finds, she knew she wanted to create a collection of accessories that was both gorgeous and affordable.
So she asked friends in the fashion industry. She chatted with jewelry makers. And she searched the internet. “I sat there on my laptop for hours looking for the perfect pieces. I wanted to find items that were unique and something that I would love to wear.â€ť
We think it was worth the effort: she’s created a collection that she describes as “totally wearable, high-quality, and one-of-a-kind. I want my customers to have pieces that will last, and create memories in them.”
TIME TO CHOOSE SINNERS & SAINTS’ FIRST PIECE: 6 months
CUPS OF COFFEE: Lost track
NUMBER OF NECKLACES TRIED ON: At least 25
SOUNDTRACK: â€śAerosmith, AC/DC, Rolling Stones, and Queen. Thereâ€™s something about the music that gets me to focus and gets my creativity going… P.S., itâ€™s on full blast in my headphones.â€ť
HOW SHE UNWINDS: â€śI like to run outside to clear my head…and after a long week, I like to indulge in a really tall glass of wine or a dirty martini.â€ť
CHRISTINE’S STYLE IN 3 WORDS: “Innovative, trendy- and of course, comfortable.”
NEVER LEAVES THE HOUSE WITHOUT: â€śMy Â sunglasses and MAC lipstick.â€ť
When it comes her own style, Christine’s all about versatility. “I’m not running around at work in leather pants. On the weekend, I’m wearing jeans and Converse. So I wanted to find pieces that you can actually wear to the office or out for drinks with the girls.”
Her fashion advice? â€śBe unique. Be you. Be creative! Those are my three B’s of fashion. Can you wear leather in the spring with your floral skirt? YES! Can you rock green pants and a yellow top? YES! I keep up with current trends, but I always like to add my own twist on things. Itâ€™s all about being creative!â€ť
Expect to see more original finds, plus tips on how to remix each piece and refresh your style for any occasion.
Now you: Weâ€™d love to know what you want to see on the blog. What tips, tricks, and topics would you love to see more of?