clothing

Breaking the Rules

J.Crew Factory is one of my favorite spots for seasonal staples, and loads of color at great prices. I had the opportunity of hosting a styling event last night at my local J.Crew Factory store, explaining “breaking the rules,” mastering some of the trickiest fashion trends, and expanding your closet by doing so.

A chambray shirt and pencil skirt were two must-have staples I discussed to expand your wardrobe. I did a 101 session in pairing colored denim & trousers for all occasions, as well as how to mix prints tastefully. I had so much fun styling twelve looks showing how to wear each from the office, to the weekend, to a night out.

The launch of the new J.Crew Factory website, makes shopping easily accessible.

After the style session, it was time to shop. My mom & friend, Debbie did a great job styling color blocked looks.

How cute is this Crewcuts look? They have the most adorable kids clothes!

Minty shades make a statement.

Pointed toe & a bow.

There are endless possibilities with the polka dot printed top.

  The J.Crew staff made the experience really laid back and fun. They were so great. I loved discussing style pairings and personal shopping with everyone. Thanks to everyone who came!

Closet Detox

While transitioning into Fall, it was time for a closet detox. I’m pretty good about eliminating items almost weekly, but I was in need of a true deep cleaning. This meant really evaluating and eliminating the ones that I haven’t worn in the past year.

While perusing through Instagram, I came across Copious. Copious is a “ebayish” type of website where you can buy and sell your clothing, accessories, etc. but much simpler. It’s much less technical than eBay, and you only give 3% of your profit to the site. You don’t have to pay to list you items either. You connect your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr so you can sell & buy to people you know. This worked out very conveniently for me, because I simply uploaded photos of all the items I eliminated from my closet and they were up for sale within seconds. (I sold two items hours after they were posted!)

If you’re detoxing your closet for Fall, (or any season), I recommended creating a profile.

Shop my closet on my Copious profile: http://copious.com/profiles/brittany-shick

Click here for tips on closet organization.

*This is not a sponsored post, just strictly my recommendation