Happy Tuesday! I’m back today to share with you one of my very favourite trends for Fall 2018. Mini totes are IN and I’m here for it. Day-to-day I tend to carry around a small crossbody bag that holds little more than my credit cards (often not even my phone!) and I’m finding it less and less practical. I don’t like big bags because they make my bak hurt, but I definitely need something a little bigger than what I typically grab for.
Enter… the mini crossbody tote. Not only are these little bags completely adorable, they’re actually pretty practical too. With just enough room for your essentials, they won’t weigh you down. Their optional crossbody straps offer additional versatility and practicality. Check out some of my favourites here:
Kate Spade ($298)
MICHAEL Michael Kors ($248)Marc Jacobs ($360)Rebecca Minkoff ($138)
I thought it might be fun – since we’ve been talking so much about basics over here – to show you how I love to mix and match those pieces with stand-out statement pieces to create endless amounts of fresh, new outfits. Once you have your basic wardrobe down, its SO SO easy to create loads of different outfits with just a few new statement additions. I think I’ll do this from time to time with pieces from different online stores and call it the “wardrobe refresh” series. Today, I went to boohoo.com and found a TON of cute pieces to play around with. For this post, I’ve narrowed it down to 3 different pieces for a total of CAD $112. Heres what I came up with…
First, this flirty summer bodysuit is just adorable. The halter neck and ruffles keep it super light and fun while the white colour makes it SO easy to wear! Pair this with black, blue or white jeans topped with a cute jean or army jacket, a jean skirt and sandals or a leather skirt and heels for a night time look.
Next up is this gorgeous embroidered mini skirt. This would pair perfectly with the bodysuit above and a cute pair of heels. It can also easily be dressed down and worn with a black, white or grey t-shirt and a jean jacket with some cute scrappy sandals. Another idea is to wear it with a black lace cami and top it with a leather jacket and black heels or booties for a going out look.
Finally, we have these cute little gingham sandals. I love these because 1) they have a low block heel which will make them comfortable and practical and 2) the gingham print will add a little pop of interest to an otherwise basic outfit. The wrap around tie detail will also add a fun, flirty vibe. I’d wear these with the bodysuit above and any pair of jeans or a jean skirt, I’d wear them with a little white dress and a jean jacket, or even with an all black look for nighttime.
Whenever I shop, I love to think of all the possible ways that I can wear an item before I commit to it. My rule of thumb is that I need to be able to wear it with 3 different outfits that I already have in my wardrobe in order to buy it. This ensures that I get the most bang for my buck (and a bunch of new outfits!).
Let me know what you think of my little series!
Today I just wanted to share a couple of Zara faves at the moment. Each of these items is under $50 – and they’re super versatile! My mind was running through all the ways I could wear each item. Check these out!
Grey Sweater Green Button Down Jeans Black Strappy Heels Silver Platforms
What do you think of my current Zara picks?