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

Do you have fashion questions? Leave a comment below or search for me on Skout - my username is Skoutinista of course.

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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 - 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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Black and White with Spots All Over

Today my dear Fashion seekers we are going to tackle two trends as well as how to go from work to play with minimal effort! Right now black and white is hot, hot, hot. Everyone is showing it in a myriad of different ways. There is color blocking, graphic prints and  just plain black and white. Another trend sweeping through designer and retail alike is polka dots, and when you combine the two trends…heads will turn! I recently had someone chat me on Skout and ask what she could wear to work that then would look fun, and yes, sexy, for a date the same evening. She did not have time to go home and change between the two so she was looking for something that could go day to night, and look appropriate for both.

I immediately thought why not take a trend or two and stitch them to your specifications.

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Try a sheer black and white polka dot blouse like the one above for a great for a peekaboo feel in the evening, just make sure you pair it with a black camisole (try American Apparel for a simple one) underneath for a daytime work appropriate look. I also think a black cardigan over it is a soft touch and keeps the chill of office air conditioning off your shoulders. Depending on your work environment, either skinny black jeans or a black skirt for the bottom with white ballet flats during the day. As you leave the office and head to meet your date slip on a pair of black high heeled sandals (make sure your pedicure is fresh) and you are good to go.

Want to try the above outfit - I've got the hook up!

Sheer Blouse

Asymmetrical Skirt

Skinny Black Jeans

Cardigan

Hot Metal Flat

Vanish Sandal

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Wednesday Wardrobe - Festival Styling

Wondering what to wear when you meet up with your Skout friends face to face? Well, it depends on where you are meeting! Never fear because we’ve got you covered with a new weekly column: Wednesday Wardrobe. Whether you’re a guy or girl check in each week to see what stylistic choices we have for you. Nasty Gal Festival Outfit

This week, Skoutinista is all about festivals. Are heading to the second weekend of Coachella, or just want to look like you are? Skoutinista’s got your festival worthy outfit right here. Copy the whole look, or just pieces, whichever you decide your Skout friends will think you are looking fab when you post a pic of yourself in festival style to Buzz.

Long sleeve Shirt

Glasses

Shorts

Zodiac Muscle Tee

Bag

Boots

Have a special event and don’t know what to wear? Chat Skoutinista on Skout or leave your question in the comments below.

Happy Skouting…