June 5, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Style Chameleon












































I wore this playful "Barbie" look for dinner and a movie last weekend. In the same night, I considered a rocker-esque look, and something hippie-ish. In the end, my girlie side won and this is the look I went with. I know many women have really specific personal style. Jennifer Aniston is almost always wearing something preppy, and Nicole Richie is boho. I am more of your Sarah Jessica Parker - a style chameleon who likes to switch things up. When I'm casual I'm usually preppy or boho, but when I'm dressed up the sky is the limit and I will try anything. Rocker, Barbie, tribal, 80's, ballerina, you name it. I'm curious to hear which profile you identify with - do you have a signature style that you stick with, or do you like to experiment with different styles?

Inspiration photo: FabSugar
Blazer: H&M, $37 (similarsimilar, similar)
Shirt: J.Crew, $45
Shorts: Gap, $24
Clutch: c/o LOFT, $28 (similar)
Necklace: Banana Republic, $12 (similar)
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $17 (similar, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $49
Left bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32
Right bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and Kohl's $9


1. Free People shirt, $70.99
2. Forever 21 shirt, $17.80
3. Piperlime shirt, $54

42 comments:

  1. daintyanddecadentJune 5, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Black polka dots and pink are one of my favorite combos! Love it :-)

    Maria

    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  2. I am a very classic, preppy dresser, but recently I have started to be a bit more bold with my style which is a lot of fun!

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  3. This outfit is so cute.....love this look! : )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm definitely more of a chameleon.  I like to change it up quite a bit!

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  5. J, have you found that pair of white shorts you're wearing to be "white" enough for you? Like you, I'm naturally quite tan, and I'm having a lot of trouble finding a pair of white shorts where the pockets don't show through!

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  6. I love anything pink! It looks great with the polka dots anf the white shorts!

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  7. Love this outfit! Polka dots and pink are two of my favorites!

    xo
    Sam
    www.lepetitepear.com 

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  8. I'm more of a classic dress and casual with moments of pop and flare. I have a full left sleeve tattoo, so I keep my clothing mellow and classic.

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  9. sophisticated1992June 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    This is such a great outfit, I absolutely adore that pink blazer. I think I am still in the process of figuring out my style...it switches up one day from the next, but remains consistent in the fact that its simplistic! 

    http://sophistikated1992.blogspot.com/ 

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  10. think I'm the same - why choose one!?

    ♥ ThankFifi

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  11. i guess i tend to be more preppy, but i would agree with you, i like to switch it up! :) LOVE this outfit!

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  12. I love experimenting with my style! If I like it, I'll wear it! I wish people would stop saying "I just can't pull that off". So not true! If you put it on, and feel awesome in it, rock it. 

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  13. Love it all from head to toe! The outfit is great with or without the blazer.. sometimes I will sweat it out to keep my blazer on if my outfit underneath isn't so great. lol I'm ridiculous....

    Ashley :)
    www.pinkmargaritapearl.blogspot.com

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  14. I LOVE this outfit!! It's one of my favorites!!
    -Amber 
    http://beautyguide101.blogspot.com/

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  15. Very nice ! This is a look i tend to pullout almodt weekly! Lol polka dots and white are a go to gor me!!!!
    My style is kind of "bi-polar"!l lol My husband and i pastor a church so when we are in town or at church functions i dress quite conservative and classy with my pops of color and pazaaz being my jewelry and shoes! However, when away i get to break out my "fun" clothes :) we still live an hour away from the church so when I am home I am a lot more BOLD with my style! It's actually kind of fun. It's like I have an altar ego lol.
    I think fashion should be fun! Forget the rules and people's opinions! Wear what you want, when you want!

    I really enjoy your blog! It's always fun to see what you come up with!

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  16. simplysarahstyleJune 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    definitely a style chameleon myself but I do tend to not dress in boho, or emo.  I'd say sophisticated chic perhaps! LOVE this outfit though; great idea for date night!

    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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  17. I agree! I try to switch it up a bit.  I'm not sure my husband likes that.  One day I can be preppy and put together.  Then the next day I'm wearing boho flower pants from the thrift store.

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  18. LOVE the polka dots and pink together-one of my favorite combos!!!

    -Abby

    http://abbyisalldolledup.wordpress.com

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  19. Loved this outfit! And it is so simple. I just bought the pink blazer you mentioned from Charlotte Russe. I already have the shorts, shoes and a similar top! Woo Hoo! Can't wait to wear it! :) Thank you! BTW, I'd like to think I'm also a chameleon, but I probably end up wearing kinda the same things that shape my body the way I like. but I'm totally open to ideas, hence my new love: YOUR WEBSITE! I love that you're giving me ideas and that I can still be my bargain-shopper-self. hehe.

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  20. cactusandcucumberJune 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    love your look here. i like to experiment with my looks. but i tend towards more simple and clean look. i just can't gather myself to use lot of accessories. i am more of a "less is more" kinda girl. :-)
    http://cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com/

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  21. Gosh I love these posts so much! How fun to recreate these looks! You do it so well, and are able to inject your own style and interpretation into them! Well done!

    ~CP,

    ladiesinnavy

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  22. Really sophisticated look. I'd wear it myself except for the pink blazer because I don't like wearing the color pink. Suits you well, though. :) I wouldn't say that I have a signature style. When going out I really wanna look polished, but I also have some days where I love to wear my destroyed jeans with a cool top and embrace the rocker in me. I think it depends on my mood that day...

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  23. I love that you used the word style chameleon!! That's totally me. I tried to come up with a name for my style a few months ago because I couldn't fit into just one category. Style chameleon nails it on the head! We're very similar!

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  24. You look great! I feel like I kind of try every style too :)

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this look! The polka dots and white shorts are so crisp and classic and the hot pink blazer really pulls the outfit together and makes it pop! I rarely wear shorts for more dressed up looks but I love this so much I think I'll have to! And I'm very much a chameleon as well! I generally dress pretty classic with a twist of trendy but I love to change it up- today I'm wearing more of a retro look and this weekend I went more rocker! I think as I've gotten older, I've realized that I can have more fun with my outfit choices!

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  26. I like to think I'm choosing either boho or sophisticated but I'm probably just boring. I seem to rarely achieve what's in my head. I'll keep working on it.

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  27. jseverydayfashionJune 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    I agree Kristin! It's a great way to describe "I like experimenting with all different kinds of clothes!" :-)

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  28. jseverydayfashionJune 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Cute, I'd love to see a picture Liz! (feel free to post to my FB page) And thank you!!

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  29. jseverydayfashionJune 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    I know, us girls love to suffer for fashion sometimes, don't we, he he! :-) Luckily, it was a chilly night and the blazer was keeping me warm!

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  30. jseverydayfashionJune 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Nikki, they aren't perfect but I love these shorts. Definitely thick enough so that you don't see much if any of the pockets showing through.

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  31. nice outfit!
    u have A LOT OF clothes, i've noticed. haha. but love all the inspirations that u give! keep going!

    xx

    http://myowndelight.blogspot.com

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  32. Such a cute top! And I am obsessed with huge clutches. Too cute. 

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  33. Love this look!  I'm experimenting - don't think I have a signature look.

    Could you show us or tell us what you would have changed to make it rockeresque or hippish?

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  34. jseverydayfashionJune 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Absolutely! I also took a photo of the rocker look I was considering and will be posting it later this week. You can't miss it - it's the one with a black Madonna t-shirt. ;-) 

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  35. Super cute outfit!! I feel you though with the style chameleon thing...I am ever changing but always keep it classy.
    www.flipsidefashion.blogspot.com

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  36.  
    The
    article is very good, I like it very much.Here I learned a lot, then I will pay
    more attention to you.
     

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  37. I love this look!  I never would have thought to put a blazer with shorts, but this is too cute!  

    As for my style, I can relate to the chameleon thing as I do like to experiment, and also because as a person I'm always changing and that clearly affects my style.  I tend to lean more toward preppy or boho (depends on my mood that day which way I will go), and I also love retro/vintage inspired as well.

    http://sweetteasweetnchic.blogspot.com/

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  38. Love your hot pink blazer.
    Niki
    www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

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  39. Love your blazer! It totally makes the outfit pop :) My style is classic with a vintage twist but sometimes i have fun experimenting with different styles!


    Chioma
    www.CsEvolutionofStyle.com

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  40. I LOVE this look! So cute and preppy!  http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

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  41. Love this look! I consider myself a style chameleon too. Throughout the week I go from boho to preppy to feminine & dressy and everything in between! 

    xx-MC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

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  42. What a
    wonderful bag !! Love it and the colour !!
     

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