Chic This Week 055

What's CHIC this week (vol 055)

Silver soles: elevate a basic jeans-and-tee or monochromatic look this season by adding a metallic shoe.

I've been seeing some bold color-blocking (like the wrap top pictured) and think it's a great alternative to patterns when you want to add some dimension to a look.

Treat yourself: I'm a sucker for cute PJs, and I've been so in love with this cami-and-shorts set ever since I made the purchase.

Basket-style bags grew in popularity last Spring/Summer and they're here to stay this season. I really like this bucket bag, which is a great under-$70 option.

Swim season is almost here! I'm on the hunt for new swimwear and I have some serious heart-eyes for this set by cute Aussie brand Skye & Staghorn.

How To Wear A Bandana Scarf

Scarf in Hair | @maevestier

One of my favorite things about the beginning of a new season is that it often forces me to play around with my wardrobe a little more. In one of my Chic This Week installments at the beginning of March, I highlighted a cute photo I had found of a silk scarf tied around a bag - and from there I started thinking about all the various other ways to add a scarf to a look. I love a good versatile piece, so today I'm highlighting my three favorite ways to wear a bandana scarf this spring.

As a hair accessory

Wear as a headband (I love how Pia Muehlenbeck does this!), wrap around a topknot, or tie around a pony to make an everyday hairstyle a little more special.

Bag with scarf | @maevestier

Add it to your bag

Especially around a basic tote or cross-body, tying a scarf around your purse looks super cute and adds a fresh element to something you're already carrying around on a daily basis.

Bandana Scarf | @maevestier

Tied around the neck

This is such an easy way to spice up a basic top. My instinct is normally to reach for jewelry, but this spring try adding a bandana scarf instead. Plus, there are so many different ways to tie it - like THIS or THIS or THIS.

Check out some of my favorite bandana scarves below & try out one or all of these styles for yourself!

How To Hide That You Overslept

How To Hide That You Overslept | @maevestier

Sweater (similar) | Denim | Earrings c/o Baublebar (similar) | Lipstick

Today I'm letting you in on one of my biggest style hacks: how to look chic & put-together when you've overslept.

It happens to the best of us: we forget to set the alarm or maybe we think we pressed "snooze" when we've really turned our phone alarm OFF. We've all been there - and today I wanted to walk you through my go-to's for those mornings when I have barely any time to get ready.

Step 1: Opt for an all-black ensemble

Don't waste time trying to figure out if this top goes with these pants - go for an entirely black look. Time after time, all black outfits are the easiest way to look good with minimal effort. Black top/pants/skirt/dress, shoes, and bag. Done.

Secerts to Getting Ready Quickly | @maevestier
Look Put Together With Minimal Effort | @maevestier

STEP 2: Quick Hairstyle

On those days when I don't have time to do anything with my hair, I opt for a sleek chignon. It's ridiculously simple, but manages to make you look put-together and like you mean business. No muss, no fuss hairstyle in 10 seconds.

Low Chignon | @maevestier
How To Get Ready Quickly | @maevestier

Step 3: a statement earring

Statement earrings have this magical effect that makes it seem like some effort went into your look. They're eye-catching and pair really well with a pulled-back hairstyle like the low chignon.

Add A Red Lip | @maevestier

Step 4: Add a Lip

We're running late, so no time for your usual makeup routine. Apply quick and very minimal makeup (maybe concealer and a swipe of mascara if you want), then reach for a red lip (or bold lip color of your choice).

How To Hide That You Overslept | @maevestier

Voila - you're done!

These four steps let me rush out the door in total confidence. Will anyone be able to tell that you were asleep less than ten minutes ago? Nope.
Next time you need to catch some extra ZZZs, give it a try.

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Shopbop Sale Picks

Prepare your closets: the Shopbop Sale is here!

Cami NYC Top

One of Shopbop & East Dane's biggest sales is here starting TODAY through 4/14. Use the code EVENT18 to get 20% off EVERYTHING (literally everything. Regular priced items, sale items, everything). I've pulled a handful of my favorite under $200 options for spring below so you guys can get a jump-start on your shopping - and you'd better believe I'm diving into the sale ASAP today to make sure that I can grab things while they're still in my size. Shop my favorites below!

Dresses & Jumpsuits

Separates 

Shoes & Bags

Happy shopping!

Lavender Look

Lavender Outfit | @maevestier

Top | Pants (similar here) | Bag | Earrings c/o Kendra Scott | Shoes (similar)

Spring fever has hit and I'm really looking forward to being able to wear shorter sleeves and hemlines on a regular basis. I'm jump-starting the week with this monochromatic look in one of my favorite hues for this season: lavender. Ultraviolet is the color of the year, so it only makes sense that toned-down pastel purples have been growing in popularity. 
I'm also into cropped wide-leg pants for spring, but the trick is to find a silhouette that works for you. I love that this pair is high-rise, since they cinch me in at the waist and help to elongate my legs.

Lavender Cropped Tibi Pants | @maevestier
Boston Blogger | @maevestier
Lavender Outfit | @maevestier
Blogger & Ice Cream | @maevestier
Boston Public Library | @maevestier

Photos by Nicollette Petersen.

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