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Style Guide: How To Eliminate Day-Time Monotony

There's a lot of talk on how to put together the perfect outfit that will easily transition from day to night, but what about those days where you just want to throw on something comfortable to run errands? Well, today we're covering how to make your day-time, errand-running looks fabulous! Follow these few, simple style rules, and you will soon be out of your sweater/legging/boot monotony.

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR LEATHER JACKET

One of the most sought after items this year is the perfect leather jacket. Mix up this American classic by wearing it in a bright color instead of your staple black. Pop it on over jeans and a tee or your favorite dress for an instantly chic look!! Don't think of it as a "leather jacket" but just as any other layering piece to throw on when you need a little extra warmth. Jane's look is so fun for spring!

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1. BY MALENE BIRGER Belted Dress 2. BAUBLEBAR Layered Necklace 3. VITA FEDE Titan Ring 4. KAREN WALKER Sunglasses 5. DSQUARED2 Peplum Biker Jacket 6. JUNIOR WANDERLUST + CO Orbit Ring 7. PAUL ANDREW Floral Print Pumps 8. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Emmy Convertible Clutch

 

 

OPT FOR BLACK & GREY INSTEAD OF BLACK & WHITE

There are many women who abuse the ease of black and white. I am totally guilty of this, which is why I have consciously started swapping grey for white. It is just as easy to pair, and is a cool twist on neutrals! One of my newest blogger obsessions, Alicia Lund, looks super cool with her black & grey ensemble and she is just so happens to be rocking a leather jacket as well. ;) 

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1. J BRAND Skinny Jeans 2. THE ELDER STATESMAN Cashmere Sweater 3. ALEXIS BITTAR Cocktail Ring 4. ACNE STUDIOS Biker Jacket 5. ALEXIS BITTAR Pendant Necklace 6. ISABEL MARANT Ankle Boots 7. MEL BOTERI Taylea Faux Python Suede Fringe Leather Handbag

 

BUILD YOUR OUTFIT AROUND A SINGLE ELEMENT

Inspiration is crucial when building any outfit. To easily put a spin on your day-time look, focus on one spectacular piece: a plaid shirt, a red sweater, a standout bag, or a color-block vest like Courtney's (ok her bag is pretty fab as well!). By focusing on a single element, you will create an effortlessly glam look in no time. 

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1. THE ROW Leggings 2. ALICE + OLIVIA Silk-crepe Blouse 3. ALEXIS BITTAR Stacking Rings 4. J. MENDEL Multi Striped Lamb Vest 5. MEL BOTERI Blue Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 6. STUART WEITZMAN Over the Knee Boot 7. ACCESORY CONCIERGE Sunglasses


 

I am 100% guilty of falling into daytime monotony. "It's just the grocery store" or "I pray I don't see anyone I know at Starbucks" are frequent thoughts that cross my mind. My new motto is going to be "The world is your runway...Own it!" I am pledging to bring inspiration and fashion into my everyday looks, and I encourage you to do the same.

I would love it if you shared your new day-time, errand-running looks by tagging #MelBoteri and #BestDressedMB so that I can share my faves!!

Cheers to a fashionable week ahead ;) 

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