Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Fash Boulevard - Rinse & Repeat

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fash Boulevard - Rinse & Repeat

Hey, ladies. I'm Anna James, blogger for Fash Boulevard, editor for, and style columnist for Giuliana Rancic's and Vanity Fair. I'm so excited to be guest blogging for Laura today. Channeling your inner stylist to create new looks with familiar pieces is a wardrobe survival must, especially for a fashion lover sans trust fund. Below are a few of my favorite tips for breathing new life into an old favorite. 

Tip #1: Silhouette Switch. One of the most effective ways to change up a look is by changing the silhouette. While a piece may look casual and fun when paired with skinny jeans, it can just as easily look chic and elegant with a fabulous dress. 

Tip #2: Up/Down Method. Whenever you buy a statement piece it's important to remember that you will have far more opportunities to dress down an item rather than dressing it up. When styled appropriately, the up/down method is the easiest way to re-wear a piece. Go dressy the first time and casual for round two. 

Tip #3: Theme It. Imagining a decade or a certain theme is a great way to pull inspiration. Classic polka dots and knee high socks always remind me of an old retro Barbie I had growing up. Pulling inspiration from the things around you is always a great jumping off point if you feel you've hit your styling limit.

Tip #4: Pattern Punch. Whenever I find myself style-stuck with a piece I've worn multiple times, I always turn to patterns. A bold print will steal the focus and become the new centerpiece of your look, allowing you to get away with wearing your favorite item again.

Below are a few examples of how I've rinsed and repeated my favorite pieces. Which look is your fave? 

Thanks so much for having me, Laura.  To follow my LA adventures be sure to follow me on Instagram here. :
Linking up with Agi, Sharon and Tara.


Christina Storm said...

Gorgeous! Love her style!

The Style Storm
xo, Christina

Ashley said...

I read her blog all the time, love her style!!

Sincerely Miss Ash

Parlor Girl said...

She is amazing!!! Love the rinse and repeat method ;]

XO Barbie
The Parlor Girl

April F said...

those are super great ideas! thank you. love your own blog too

Lindsay said...

You are the cutest!!

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Such great tips! Love her blog!

Agnes Mayer said...

Thank you so much for linking up. See you next Thursday.


Rachel Lynne said...

Such a great post! Love it!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Anna has a great blog. Love what she wears.


BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love how you work full skirts! SO pretty!

vickie said...

Loving it all, but especially the mint and black.

Kai-Li said...

So chic!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love posts that feature how to mix up one piece.

PS...DANG Laura, you've got some BIG name bloggers filling in for you this week! GO GIRL!!