Transitional Tunic Tee

This tunic tee will be an awesome addition to your transitional wardrobe. You can mix, match, and layer so many different options with it. The bold black and white stripes nod to the fashion sense of Francoise Hardy and her classic Parisian style. The fit is a bit looser in the middle and fitted at the bottom around the thighs. Wear now with long leggings and boots, wear later with distressed clam-diggers and wedge sandals.

Wild Souls: Transitional Tunic Tee - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls: Transitional Tunic Tee (Front) – shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls: Transitional Tunic Tee (Side) - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls: Transitional Tunic Tee (Side) – shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls: Transitional Tunic Tee (Back) - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls: Transitional Tunic Tee (Back) – shopwildsouls.com

Sunny Day Outfit

Our Outfit of the Day consists of a lovely Judith March dress that can be accessorized for the dwindling Winter, emerging Spring/ Summer, and Future Fall. Pair with a denim jacket and boots for the colder months and/or accessorize with “arm candy”, headpieces, and sandals when it gets warm. Dress can be found in our online store: www.shopwildsouls.com

Wild Souls - Judith March Embroidered Cream Dress - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Judith March Dress with Jean Jacket – http://www.shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Judith March Embroidered Cream Dress - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Judith March Dress (Front View) – http://www.shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Judith March Embroidered Cream Dress - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Judith March Dress (Side View) – http://www.shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Judith March Embroidered Cream Dress - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Judith March Dress (Back View) – http://www.shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Judith March Embroidered Cream Dress - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Judith March Dress (Detail) & Arm Candy – http://www.shopwildsouls.com

Chambray 24/7

I could probably do a post-a-week on chambray… It may be the most versatile material in the world! It goes with everything and can be mixed and layered to your heart’s desire. Today I will focus on some ways to transition your chambray pieces from Winter to Spring… but look for more posts on chambray in the future πŸ˜‰

1. Chambray dress with bright printed scarf.

Wild Souls - Chambray Denim Dress and Lobster Scarf - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Chambray Denim Dress & Lobster Scarf – www.shopwildsouls.com

2. Bright chartreuse dress over chambray shirt with jewel statement necklace.

Chambray Shirt Chartreuse Dress Jewel Necklace
Chambray Shirt, Chartreuse Dress, and Jewel Necklace – www.fastfoodandfastfashion.com

3. Chambray and leather.

Chambray Shirt and Leather Leggings
Chambray Shirt and Leather Leggings – Source: Life is a Luxury

4. Chambray dress with cardigan and belt.

Chambray Dress Cardigan Belt
Chambray Dress, Cardigan, & Belt – Source: Bold Subtlety

5. Chambray with sequins and a blazer.

Chambray Sequins Blazer
Chambray Shirt, Sequin Shell, and Blazer – www.pennypincherfashion.com

 

What to Wear: Valentine’s Day

Remember Grammar School on Valentine’s Day? Your mom would take you to the store and you’d pick out a box of cutesy themed cards with perforated edges and maybe some candied hearts or lipped-shaped lollipops (for your best friends of course). It was always a day to tell all the loves of your life that they were the loves of your life and to hope against hope that they returned the sentiment. For me, Valentine’s Day always warranted the perfect outfit. In grade school it was a shirt that was my crush’s favorite color, in college it was the perfect t-shirt and shoes to wear out with my girlfriends, now it’s determined by whatever occasion the year presents to me and my husband. That’s why I want to help you guys come up with some outfit ideas for your perfect Valentine’s Day… No matter what the occasion.

1. For a dressy night out take a cue from some red carpet celebrities…

If you’re already in a relationship go for a black, body hugging, “nude illusion” style dress. You’re dressing for someone used to seeing you in your flannel PJs, bathrobe, or uniform and it will remind them “whatcha’ got under there.”

Taylor Swift in Julien MacDonald - Golden Globes InStyle After Party
Taylor Swift in Julien MacDonald – Golden Globes InStyle After Party – hollywoodlife.com

If you’re going out with someone you “want” to be your significant other, opt for a “little red dress” that hugs your body in all the right places. It will set you apart from the pack and show them a different side of you… your sexy, dateable, womanly side – and who better to show you how to work a LRD than Miranda Kerr?!?! (Side Note: Pair with nude heels to make your legs look longer)

Miranda Kerr - Little Red Dress
Miranda Kerr – Body Hugging Little Red Dress
Miranda Kerr - Long Sleeve Little Red Dress
Miranda Kerr – Long Sleeve Little Red Dress
Miranda Kerr - Plunging Little Red Dress
Miranda Kerr – Plunging Little Red Dress

2. For a casual date (i.e. movies, park, hole-in-the-wall but incredibly delicious ethnic restaurant) keep it simple with a pair of casual pants, but dress it up with heels and a “cocktail top” that suits your body.

Olivia Palermo in White Dress Shirt, Perfect Jeans, and Red Heels
Olivia Palermo in a White Dress Shirt, Perfect Jeans, and Red Heels. Source.
Black Peplum Top, Pants, and Heels
All Black: Peplum Top, Pants, & Heels – The Preppy Hippie via Women Love Fashion

3. For a night in with pizza and Netflix, wear your best-fitting jeans (you know, the ones he/she always compliments you on ) and a loose t-shirt… Maybe even your significant other’s t-shirt,

Graphic Love Tee, Jeans, Heels
Graphic “Love” Tee & Jeans – Sequins and Things

BUT – wear something like this underneath:

Eberjey Colette Bra and Panty Set
Eberjey Colette Bra and Panty Set – http://www.eberjey.com

4. For an evening with your family wear something comfortable and girly to remind them of grade-school years gone by and to let them know, that you still are (and will always be) their “little girl”.

Floral Dress and Denim Shirt
Liberty Print Floral Dress & Denim Shirt – Fashion District
Polka Dot Skirt & Chiffon Blouse
Polka Dot Skirt & Chiffon Blouse – The Lovely Things

5. For a night out with your best girl friends, don’t dress for the person that isn’t there, dress for your true soul mates – your girlfriends who have been there with you through the new-guys-that-give-you-butterflies and the heartbreaks that follow. Wear something fun and casually chic., i.e. sparkling pants, a crossbody bag that will stay put while dancing, some kickass shoes, and maybe a t-shirt that reflects your Girl’s-Night-Valentine’s-Day-Philosophy:

Fries Before Guys Graphic Tee & Sequin Jeans
Fries Before Guys Graphic Tee & Sequin Jeans – Wild Souls on Polyvore

Fashion Trend: Mixed Prints

One of the hottest trends we’re seeing in the fashion world is “Mixed Prints”. It’s on the streets it’s on the runway, it’s all over the place! At Wild Souls we are often asked just “how to mix prints”, and though there is an art to it, don’t be scared to try it for yourself. There are plenty of examples out there to inspire you. In fact, from blog to blog it seems like brilliant fashionistas everywhere are trying to come up with the perfect combination of patterns in order to be named “Mixed Print Champion”, so here are some of the examples we are currently smitten with (following our attempt of course):

1. Mixing Fringe Trend Prints: “Critter Print Blouse” and “Polka Dot Skirt”

Wild Souls - Critter Print Deer Blouse Khaki Polka Dot Skirt - Mixed Prints Patterns - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Critter Print Deer Blouse & Khaki Polka Dot Skirt – http://www.shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls - Critter Print Deer Blouse Khaki Polka Dot Skirt - Mixed Prints Patterns - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – Critter Print Deer Blouse & Khaki Polka Dot Skirt – http://www.shopwildsouls.com

2. Layering a mixed print scarf on another print… From Sydne Style: Striped top with plaid and leopard mixed print scarf. Add the black leather skirt and you’ve got a super chic outfit

Mixed Prints - Plaid Leopard Stripes Leather - sydnestyle.com
Mixed Prints –Β Plaid, Leopard, Stripes, & Leather – www.sydnestyle.com

3. Leopard is the new black… Here Clara Loren mixes leopard and tartan plaid BEAUTIFULLY!

Mixed Prints - Leopard Plaid - Cara Loren
Mixed Prints –Β Leopard & Plaidwww.caraloren.com

4. Mix big with small… From Running on Happiness we have an example of a very feminine and fun mix of a large floral and polka dot print blouse layered under a small stripe print blazer. This example demonstrates one of the secrets to mixing prints: Mix a large scale print with a small scale print.

Mixed Prints - Floral Polka Dots Stripes - runningonhappiness.com
Mixed Prints –Β Large Floral & Polka Dots with Small Stripes – www.runningonhappiness.com

5. Keep it in the color family… ONE little MOMMA got it right here by mixing black and white. For anyone who is new to mixing prints, I suggest you start with something like this. The white on black striped shirt pairs well with the black on white aztec print cardigan. Also, the pop of red from the pants is brilliant!

Mixed Prints - Stripes Aztec Red Pants - www.onelittlemomma.com
Mixed Prints –Β Striped Shirt, Β Aztec Cardigan, Red Pantswww.onelittlemomma.com

6. Same idea, 2 ways… Atlantic-Pacific Blog does it again by showing us two different examples of mixing florals with stripes. In the first photo you’ll see a striped tee tucked into a floral skirt and the second you’ll see the same floral print jacket over a striped dress.

Mixed Pritnts - Stripes and Floral - www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
Mixed Pritnts – Striped Top & Floral Skirt – www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
Mixed Pritnts - Stripes and Floral - www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com
Mixed Pritnts – Floral Jacket & Striped Dresswww.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com

Red and Turquoise

Of all the colors and all the ways to put them together, Red and Turquoise has to be my all time favorite combination. It’s a color combination often relegated to 50s diners and ranch house kitchens, but as a fashion statement it is simply brilliant: bright, fun, and deceptively girly. So, when I saw this dress from Judith March I couldn’t resist! It’s a little bit retro, little bit bohemian, and totally Wild Souls! Also, please check out the other photos to see some of the wonderful ways other Fashionistas have put the color combo together.

Wild Souls - JUDITH MARCH Cherry Red and Turquoise Crochet Lace Bell Sleeve Dress - shopwildsouls.com
Wild Souls – JUDITH MARCH Cherry Red and Turquoise Crochet Lace Dress – shopwildsouls.com

I love the Rockabilly vibe of this outfit. The red polka dot tie top compliments the housedress silhouette of the skirt beautifully. The cherry red vintage purse is a very cute touch.

red polka dot tie top, turquoise skirt, cherry red vintage purse
Red Polka Dot Top, Turquoise Skirt, Cherry Vintage Purse – From babydollrenee

We love this look from Style Pantry – The turquoise oversized sweater looks chic and comfortable with the bright red skinnies. The pops of leopard and gold make a brilliant accompaniment.

stylepantry - turquoise oversized sweater, red skinnies, leopard heels
Style Pantry – Turquoise Oversized Sweater, Red Skinnies, Leopard Heels

The simplicity of this outfit is lovely. The red dress and statement turquoise necklace really make each other stand out. You should definitely check out the other photos on the Jessica Frey Photography Blog.

red dress and turquoise necklace
Jessica Frey Photography – Red Dress and Turquoise Necklace

Anna from Mungo Life has really combined red and turquoise beautifully in this. We love the slightly “edgy” skull print scarf with the red skinnies and turquoise clutch. The oversized white top really tones down the look for anyone who might be a little scared of color.

mungolife.fi - skeleton scarf, red skinnies, turquoise purse, oversized top
mungolife.fi – skeleton scarf, red skinnies, turquoise purse, oversized top

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