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One of the perks of my owning SHOP WLB is that I can experiment with different looks and tap into parts of my own style I hadn't experienced before.  That's the beauty of style, isn't it?  We can become someone else entirely, or continue to develop a signature look with pieces we love.

Today I felt a little boho by way of the 70s.  It must have been all of those Coachella pics I saw over the last couple of weeks.  Since I'm in the Midwest, this look is my tribute to those festival rockers.  Since cut offs and midriffs are probably not the best look for me while I'm working (hey, if you can, go for it!), this is my own way of looking professional, stylish and festival inspired.

 

Hat - Wool Hat in tan with black removable ribbon.  Found here: http://www.shoptiques.com/products/wool-hat-2

Liverpool Denim Jacket - ladies, invest in a solid denim jacket!!!  While this one sold out fast, you can look anywhere for this piece.  Colors, patterns, textured dyes - these all create a denim look that is YOU!

Tunic - is it gray or sky blue?  Well, that depends on the color palette.  If I pair this tunic with black, the gray comes through.  Pair with browns and a little icy blue begins to emerge.  Love when that happens!

Khaki Jeggings - army green is a great look for Spring and Summer!  These are my favorite Liverpool brand, and have been in my closet now for 3 seasons.  A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. 

Jewelry subtle but with a punch of fun - Three horseshoe shaped pendants with grey stone and tassel, all offset by gold. 

Aid Through Trade Roll On bracelets and my trusty Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch.

Don't forget the RED LIP!!!

Hope this inspires a new look for you all!
love-Amanda

Tunics - Dresses or Shirts?

 

Have you ever noticed designs can sometimes make it a little confusing as to whether or not an item of clothing you purchase should be dedicated to just one use?  The beauty of fashion is that you can have fun with pieces you love and showcase a different look by changing up your bottoms, accessories and outwear.

That being sad, sometimes a tunic is too short to be a dress.  Sometimes a dress seems too traditional and maybe wouldn't work as a shirt. Personally, I think you should have fun with it. 

If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug: @shopwhiteliliboutique), you saw this morning that I wore a gorgeous olive green shirt dress/tunic from my friends at Glam LA.  What you didn't see is that I paired it with dark navy skinnies and an ankle bootie.  It was chilly outside this morning and I really desperately wanted to have a fun look today, so I put my favorite style tip "Opposites Attract" to use.

Opposites Attract isn't just a great Paula Abdul tune.  It's a style rule you can use to make a look with two completely different FITS.  Got a flowy tunic?  Pair with a slim fit bottom to give the appearance of a slim bottom frame showcasing the flowy top.  Flowy Top+Slim Bottom = One Flattering Look.  The same rule applies with fabulous wide leg bottoms, anchor your silhouette with a slimmer fitted top and you will look perfect every time.

Now, when the weather is a little bit warmer, and my legs no longer appear to belong to a porcelain goddess, my fabulous tunic will become a dress.  Add a dress extender, or just own it with bare legs and a nude sandal (make those legs look longer!) and I'll be ready to take a simple tunic into the world of summer dresses.

Remember, style is making your look a reflection of who you are!  If you want to have fun with your pieces, go for it! 

Til Next Time,

-Amanda

The Paducah Sun Style Column

If you didn't get a chance to pick up The Paducah Sun for Style Tips by WLB's own Amanda King, here's the column for you digital readers :). 

 

Marlene Dietrich once said, “I dress for the image, not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.”  Be bold enough to create a style for yourself and make it yours alone.

Here are some tips to create a style that is all about YOU:

KNOW YOUR ASSETS - Dress to highlight your best features.  If you have a gorgeous waistline or a great pair of legs, it makes perfect sense to highlight the areas you love about yourself.  Remember, you are the one wearing the clothes, so if you are comfortable and feel confident, that’s half the battle.  Dress for the parts of your figure you love and you can never go wrong.

COLOR PALETTE- Color choices are a great way to express your image.  I personally love rich jewel tones and I will always be a fan of the always classic staple, black.  I incorporate these palettes together by allowing a rich color pop against a black legging or trouser.  If you aren’t a fan of colors and stick to neutrals there is nothing wrong about that choice either. Choose a colorful accessory and you can make a new look out of your standard favorites.

DON’T BE A SLAVE TO TRENDS - trends come and go constantly.  If you love a trend, but know you will never wear it the way you see on others, that’s okay.   A good habit to form is to look at trends overall and break them down into what works for you.  A great example is patterned leggings.  Not everyone is comfortable wearing these, but what makes them a trend is because of the boldness and ease of the piece itself.  So make it yours, use a patterned scarf or blouse for a look that is bold and easy but most importantly, yours.

CONFIDENCE IS KEY -  If you commit to a look and feel like a million dollars wearing it, then who really cares what anyone else thinks?  Rock it like the gorgeous person you are and heads will turn because they admire what you put out into the world - the reality of a strong person loving themselves and really digging their outfit.

If you have any questions about style please email me at whiteliliboutique@gmail.com.  Your question could be answered by yours truly.