Wardrobe Wednesday - Winter White

Just because Labor Day has arrived, and summer is nearing an end, doesn't mean you have to put away the whites. Sure, convention holds that you don't wear white after Labor Day or before Memorial Day but Skoutinista says that no longer holds muster. The "rule" came about because white is a color you where to keep cool, sure that makes sense that you would wear it in the summer when the weather is warmer; but to say absolutely no white in the fall/winter months  seems a little extreme. We've gathered some of our favorite whites that will take you through fall, into winter and even through next spring. So go ahead, wear that white next week!

Fun Hundred Percent Dress

Elemental Dress

Best of Bows Worlds Top

Lacefall Dress

Wesley Oxford White

Cressida Skirt

Antipodium for Asos Climax Lace Up

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Jean Skirts

082113-JeanSkirts It's back to school season, which gets me to thinking about fall, which in turn makes me start thinking about transition clothes. Don't get me wrong, I love summer weather but my heart belongs to fall fashion. So to get started thinking autumn garb I've got a round up of jean skirts this week.

Denim is the perfect transistion fabric, and with the ubiqutous nature of denim these days it is appropriate for a wide range of situations and activities. I love a good denim skirt because it is perfect for the end of summer but transitions nicely into fall with tights. Casual or dressed up a denim skirt is an excellent option for your late summer into fall wardrobe.

Pencil skirts are quite in trend for fall, so why not try a denim pencil skirt?

Dark denim adds a polished feel that can work from day to evening. Try a knee length button front denim pencil skirt,  or for an allusion to the moto trend try a shorter style with zippers, pair both with a crisp white button up and you are good to go. A faded indigo pencil skirt is a classic to have in your wardrobe, paired with a tee or sweater and boots this is a go to skirt.

The classic denim skirt is alive and well in different washes with numerous embellishments. There are front button styles, classic above the knee, and dark orlight minis. All play double duty as stand outs for end of summer bbq attire that transitions into fall with the addition of tights and a sweater.

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Wardrobe Wednesday: End of Summer Boating

Even though schools are starting around the country summer is still in full swing so take advantage of the warm weather and add a touch of the yachting set to your wardrobe. Try one, or all of these pieces for an outfit worthy of watching the America's Cup boats fly (literally) by.

Straw Hat with Vintage Style Band - to keep the sun off your face

Merc Herrington Jacket - to keep the chill off your shoulders

Broken-In Chino Classic Fit - to keep you looking stylish

Asos Sneakers in Washed Canvas - to give the allusion to boat shoes

Broken in Pocket Tee - because nothing is better then a good fitting tee

Warby Parker Downing Sunglasses - to keep the sun out of your eyes

Wardrobe Wednesday: Evening News


Newspapers are normally the ones who report the news, but as of late, it seems they are the news. The number of papers that have changed hands recently, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and Newsweek to name a few, speaks to hopefully a renewed interest in returning these bastions of the printed word to their rightful place in our consciousness. So whether you read the paper daily or just want to look like you do, Skoutinista's got your "geek chic" that will carry you through the air conditioned newsrooms of summer, straight into the fall election coverage.

Denim is ubiquitous these days so don't be shy. These slim boyfriends from Asos are a stylish choice that will take you from the end of summer days into fall and even winter. A girly girl blouse adds a sweetness, as well as dressing the look up just enough so that you go from weekend relaxing to workday routine. Flats are the new black this fall, especially the loafer variety - add a fun twist with polka dots and embellishments. Throw a school like bag over your shoulder to carry those newspapers in, don a pair of Warby Parker glasses (whether you need them or not) and people will be asking you to explain the debt ceiling.

7 Summer Frocks You Can Wear Through Fall

7 summer frocks Summer time always makes me want to purchase new, cute sun dresses. Of course, sun dresses normally have a short wearing season, so in order to maximize the investment I've rounded up 7 Summer Frocks that will transition right through fall. The best part about them is you get the instant gratification of wearing them now, and the budget friendly knowledge that they aren't just for summertime.

Catch the space age trend with the My Moon My Plan Dress in plus size. It's cool enough for a summer evening spent under the stars and when those days start to get shorter and the nights longer pair it with black leggings and kitten heels for fall worthy feel.

Try your hand at mixing patterns, florals and space age blend beautifully on the Cosmic Bloom Dress. The mesh top keeps it summer time cool and when the flowers stop blooming through on black stockings and boots to keep summers blush through the fall.

For a casual, and cute look the Tabby Road Dress can't be beat. Cats have gone viral these days so show your support with this easy shift during the summer months and when fall comes cozy up with a cable knit cardigan and tights.

Stay with the maxi trend this summer in this Marrakesh Maxi - color blocked and striped. Perfect for throwing on after a day in the sun to keep the evening chill at bay, add a chunky knit cardigan and boots for a snuggly fall feel.

Blooming buds continue to trend for summer and when paired with optic black and white stripes the effect is stunning. This Floral Dimension Dress is made for flip flops or strappy sandals in the warmer weather and electric blue tights with black heels as fall settles in.

Staying with the optic trend try a strapless like this Fast Forward Dress for summer dance parties. When chillier weather hits, add a shrunken cardi, pearls at the neck, and black patent heels for an evening soiree.

Color blocking as a trend, is sticking around so embrace the look with this easy Love Shift Dress. Throw it on for an easy summer brunch, add knee high boots and a sweater for a day at the office this fall.

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Wardrobe Wednesday: Outdoor Concerts

Summer is in full swing and so are outdoor concerts. Here in San Francisco we have 4 on Friday alone. So what to wear to an outdoor concert that keeps you looking cute, a little boho and comfortable? Never fear Skoutinista's got you covered. Check out my picks for a bohemian feeling concert look.

Graphic Tee's and tanks are perfect for a casual yet stylish concert top. Pair it with an on trend aztec printed maxi skirt or flowing sunshine yellow. Feeling more like a mini? You can't go wrong with a summer staple, denim, in a patchwork skirt. Concerts require standing, and lots of dancing so be sure to wear proper foot attire. Toes covered for protection flats or boots add the style element. Last but not least throw on a backpack for toting the VIP pass, your wallet, sunscreen and hoodie for when the sun goes down. Add your own sense of humor with a whimsical headband and get ready to dance the day, or night away.

Got an event, party or just wondering what to wear to meet friends for drinks? Leave me a comment and I'll style you up.

Wardrobe Wednesday - Summer Sweaters

Sweaters-071713B Summer brings with it beautiful, warm weather, but it also brings air conditioned buildings and cool summer breezes. Keep the chill off your shoulders in the office or out to dinner with these warm weather ready sweaters. Wear them over a dress for evening or paired with trousers and a short sleeve shirt for the office; either way you'll keep from catching a cold in style.


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Wardrobe Wednesday - Guys and their Red, White and Blue

Guys-4thofJulyGuys, are you wondering if you can rock the red, white and blue all year round. Check out our stylish pieces perfect for a July 4th BBQ or firework extravaganza that you won't have to hide in the back of your closet when July 5th roles around.
Pair them together or separately for a patriotic and stylish day.
Happy 4th of July!

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Wardrobe Wednesday - Beach Dreaming

For many schools this week/weekend marks the end of the year. Classes are getting out, graduation ceremonies happening and summer really beginning. I miss being young, feeling like you have an endless amount of summer stretching out before you. Beach trips, lake trips, just hanging out with friends not having a care in the world. Most of us can’t get away for an Endless Summer, so while I would love to be sitting on a beach sipping a fruity beverage, I am planning to at least look the part. Skoutinista - 061213

Do you have beach dreams too? Try one, or all of my tropical themed finds, put on the ukulele music and spread Aloha.

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Mother's Day Fashion

Mother’s Day is Sunday and whether you are seeing your own mom or a significant other’s mom, or both it’s a day when you should look “mom appropriate”. Don’t worry though, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your own style. There are plenty of ways to incorporate more mom-approved items into your repertoire without sacrificing your individuality. Maybe try a pretty skirt with a crisp, white t-shirt for brunch or a sundress for an afternoon get together, through a cardigan over your shoulders to keep the chill away. Going out to dinner to celebrate mom? Pair a tea length pencil skirt with a button up shirt or blouse and you are set.

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Click below to purchase these mom approved options and don't forget the flowers!

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Wednesday Wardrobe - Coffee Date

Hey guys, do you feel at a loss when it comes to dressing fashionably? Are there days when you want to look your best but just aren’t sure what to wear? Never fear I’m here to help you make your way through that scary arena-fashion- and make sure the ladies are saying wow, he looks good instead of wow, he’s still stuck in the ‘70’s. Let’s tackle a casual coffee meet up today. You’ve been chatting with someone on Skout and decided that it’s time to meet face to face. You rally a friend or two to act as a buffer and set a date for a stress-free or as close as you can get to stress free, meet up. Wait, don’t ruin a good thing by showing up looking like a slacker, put a little effort into how you look and have her, or him remember you not the latte art.





Cas is good, but it should be put together too, not just rolled out of bed. Have fashion questions? Feel free to chat me on Skout or leave a comment below.