8 Tips from My Own Fashion Icon ...


8 Tips from My Own Fashion Icon ...
8 Tips from My Own Fashion Icon ...

Whenever I’m looking for a little fashion inspiration, I scour a few fabulous fashion websites, and at the top of my list is ModCloth – but I’ve stepped up my game and gone directly to the source, gathering a few precious tips from my own fashion icon, ModStylist Chelsey, in an exclusive phone interview. After picking her brain for just fifteen minutes, I’ve gotten enough sartorial savvy to last the entire season. First up: inspiration is everywhere! Here are 7 tips from my own fashion icon.

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Black and White

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Whether you’re color-blocking with a crisp white blouse and black trousers, or you’re going a little retro with a checkerboard print dress, black and white is in again – was it ever really out? – and it topped the list of tips from my own fashion icon. This pretty party dress features a black and white polka dot with a twist, literally! You could wear it with black and white spectator pumps, or add a pop of color with yellow heels instead.



Pastels modcloth.com
According to ModStylist Chelsey, pastels will always be fresh and useful, and I agree. While she’s not exactly excited to see last spring’s neon trend go, she’s pleased about the return of feminine hues like mint green, cotton candy pink, lavender, and coral. These flattering-fit jeans are an ideal way to try the pastel trend… simply pair with a color-block top and you’re set and stylish.


Pastel and Stripes

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Not sure pastels are for you? Try them with an accessory first, then, like these sweet flats, exclusive to ModCloth and perfect for wearing with a pretty floral print dress. The pastel stripes may tickle your fancy so much, you might just find you’ll be looking for other pastel-stripe pieces to add to your spring wardrobe.



ModStylist Chelsey had a confession to make: she’s a fan of ruffles. And why not? They’re so pretty and feminine! She’s been wearing them in every hue imaginable, paired with pastels or polka dots, or just adorning a simple frock, like this one. Lovely!


Polka Dots

Oh, polka dots! They’re so sweet and fun and retro! And who says they have to be done in black and white only? This pretty pin-tucked party dress is a great way to add a little color and a lot of style to your spring wardrobe. Pick one of the polka-dot colors to match with shoes and a cardigan, and you’re ready for date night or a day at the office.


Chevron Print

From housewares to intimate wear, the chevron print is totes on trend this spring. Combine it with another hot trend – pastels – and you’ve got a versatile wardrobe piece you’ll love. This floaty, lightweight top is ideal for spring and summer, paired with cropped green jeans and a sweet straw sun hat.


Retro Swimwear

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Another tiny confession: Chelsey also has a thing for retro-inspired swimwear, so she’s happy they’re back in style. They’re flattering to every figure, and are much more modest than some modern suits. This one’s just darling – all that’s missing is your favorite red lippie, some SPF protection, and your favorite beach blanket.


Retro Sunglasses

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What better to wear with your retro suitie than a pair of cat’s eye or big Jackie O-inspired sunglasses? Australian eyewear designer Quay offers a range of sunglasses Chelsey adores, especially this pair, offering superior sun protection for your pretty peepers, with loads of retro style.

Armed with these fab fashion tips from my very own fashion hero, you’ll have no worries getting your spring wardrobe into shape. I can’t wait to wear my new retro swimsuit and matching shades. Which of these tips and trends are you ready to try? Or do you still need a little more inspiration? If so, have a peek at Chelsey and the other ModStylists on ModCloth – and of course check out more of our fab fashion articles! Then let me know what inspires you, and which trends you’re ready to try!

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