One Look, Two Ways

As I have lived in LA for 2 years, I can say I have mastered the ability to transition looks from a work meeting to a brunch day with the homies. The easiest way to do that is by having a solid foundation of your outfit and switching up the layers, accessories, and shoes.

CASUAL VIBES

With this look, I knew I was going to meet up for coffee with my friend + officially LA photographer (yay!) @MikaiellaJones and then head to work.

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How to make the quick switch up??

Wear the foundation (basic outfit) and accessorize with casual yet statement accessories. In example, poppin’ sunnies, trendy sneakers (currently loving the dad shoe game), and a polished handbag to look more put together.

Details:

Top: The Saint Ruth Tee by Bianca Olthoff , Biker Shorts: Alexander Wang x UNIQLO, Bag: Zara , Sunnies: ZeroUV

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LATER – PROFESSIONAL VIBES

About  hour later, I had to get ready for work, so how do I finesse this? Don’t worry sis, I got you.

Simple. A structured layer – a blazer. Mind you, this day was so hot lol. But I knew I needed to look more professional and it gets cold anyway, so this worked out well.

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Of course, I removed my sunnies and bought an oat milk vanilla iced latte before heading to work at the new VERVE Coffee location in DTLA.

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Now who is ready to go to work?

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What other things should I style for you? Follow me on IG and let me know @TimaGStyle

Hugs!

 

 

 

Trend: The Pleated Skirt

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When it comes to style, I am not much of a “girly-girl.” I love things with edge, that display that I don’t play–lol yet I love to throw slight hints of me being delicate and kind. Feminine pieces are great but I love to mix such items with unexpected hints of…ME.

I have seen a lot of my favorite bloggers and magazines displaying the pleated skirt in such lady-like ways that I decided to wear one in slightly two different ways. Of course I am a lady, but I have to express this femininity in my uniqueness.

Pleats and Sneaks

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The first way I wore the pleated skirt is with sneakers. (I found this skirt at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store.) I paired it with an old cargo bomber I had traded in at Urban Cheapskate and a white camisole to keep things neutral and airy, since it was hot as ever that afternoon.

I serve at my awesome local church (Transformation Church) in our media department, so being behind the scenes of photography and social media always has me on the move. This means that comfort, especially on my feet, matters. I tried the outfit on to make sure I did not look like a complete mess the previous night, even though 95% of the time I do not ever plan my outfits (I just wing them). Needless to day, I really enjoyed this look and plan on wearing my sneakers with another thrifted skirt I got for colder days. 😉

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Pleats and Studs

The second way I wore this skirt, in which I think is my favorite, is with my studded heels. I purchased these online at Forever21, and yes they are heavy and can be uncomfortable after wearing them over 5 hours BUT cmon, they are dope!

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Can we talk about slayage? LOL. Lowkey when I saw these pictures, I took a second look because my hair was unplanned, I was sweating, and my feet were throbbing after such a long day. Shoutout to my beautiful photographer that happens to be one of my best friends, Ryanne G.

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How do you prefer on wearing skirts? Dressed down or dressed up? Comment or tell me about it on my social media 🙂 follow me @TIMAGSTYLE on IG/SnapChat.

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…and don’t forget, #LiveLimitless.

Tima G. ❤