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How to Look Slimmer This Fall (The Five Pieces You NEED!)

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Look slimmer this fall with these awesome pieces.  Fall weather is the best!  Plus the leaves are changing and everything just looks beautiful.

In the winter, many of us tend to gain a bit of weight because we’re no longer worrying about our bikini bodies when sweaters totally cover up our food babies. Now, this post isn’t going to make you more toned or slim.  However, it will work with what you have to give you an overall slimmer look.

So, without further ado here are five pieces to help you look slimmer this fall!

The Five Pieces You Need to Make You Look Slimmer This Fall

  1. Wide leg shorts
  2. Fitted Jeggings/ Leggings
  3. High-Waist skirts
  4. Over-sized Tees and tanks
  5. Lace-up dresses and tops

Slimming Bottoms

First on the list are denim shorts.  Since the early 2000s, I know many of us have sported the skin tight bicycle shorts look.  However, have you noticed how tight they are around your thighs?  You take the shorts off and you see a ring around your thighs.  The thigh bulge only makes your thighs look bigger so in order to make your thighs look slimmer this summer…

Try on a pair of shorts that are fitted at the waist with a looser leg.  The wider leg will make your thighs look slimmer (plus, it makes the shorts way more comfortable- no wedgies here!).  For a more feminine look, you can even try shorts with super wide legs.  These shorts (in some angles) even look like a skirt (AND with these shorts you don’t have to worry about that cold breeze blowing your skirt up).

If the nights are cold, then try on a pair of tight-fitting jeggings or leggings (whatever you prefer).  The key to finding the perfect pair is the material.  You want the material of these to be thicker, so they can smooth out our legs and waist for a slimmer, more toned look.  BUT make sure they’re stretchy so that you can still breathe normally, sit down without suffocating, and bend your legs (You don’t want to be stiff like a Barbie doll all night…).  Remember with these five pieces, comfort is KEY!

Another fashion favorite of mine is high-waist skirts because they make your legs look longer and also slimmer! This is also a great way to make you look taller (especially if you’re under 5’3 like me!).  Plus, the high-waist emphasizes the smallest portion of your body, giving you a gorgeous hour-glass shape!

Slimming Tops

Oversized tees are a must-have in any closet (Especially if comfort is your ultimate style test!).  These tees look great tucked into shorts and dresses for a cool, sporty look.  Plus, these tees are soft and super comfy.  The oversized arm holes also make your arms appear slimmer.

A super trendy and very slimming item is the lace-up style dress and shirts.  When the lace up details are on the sides on the body,they help you define an hourglass shape and emphasize the smallest part of your waist.

For more fashion posts, check out my Korean Street Fashion post!

Music Festival Fashion on a Budget + the Seven Pieces You Need This Summer


It’s officially spring!  (Throws petals in to the air) So, music festival season is around the corner.  Be prepared this year by scoring the five pieces you need this summer.  I’m here to tell you that Music festival fashion on a budget is possible.  You just need to shop early and get in on those mid-season sales (before they sell out). OR if you’re a little lazy and prefer shopping while laying in bed, then I have the PERFECT solution for you! Keep reading to find my fashion secret.

The Seven Pieces You Need This Summer

  1. Glamorous sheer tunics
  2. Fringed kimonos
  3. Distressed cutoff shorts
  4. Comfy platform shoes
  5. Sporty crop tops
  6. Super cute sunglasses
  7. A fabulous Hat

First on the list are sheer tunics.  They are perfect for layering over crop tops or a cute bralet.  They prevent your skin from being overexposed to the sun.  Plus, they’re super light and won’t make you sweat in the summer heat because we all know that is not a pretty sight.

Pair your sheer tunics with a great belt and a large hat with some fabulous sunnies for a picture perfect Rachel Zoe approved outfit.

The next item on your packing list has to be a great kimono.  It’s going to get cooler in the night, so a kimono or maybe even a denim jacket depending on the climate is a very necessary item to pack.  Kimonos are light and add texture and interest to your tee and cutoffs outfit.

A floral fringed kimono is basically the most beautiful and perfect festival piece.  You can even wear it to the beach or the pool as a cover-up!

Next on the list are cutoff shorts because who can live without these in the summer?  They go with everything from crop tops to tees to blouses and everything in between.  Plus, they also look great under long tunics and short dresses too!

Now, if you’re a short girl like me then platforms are a must-have music festival fashion item.  These can come in the form of sandals, boots, or sneakers.

No summer wardrobe is complete without crop tops. You can style your favorite one with high waisted shorts, a ruffled skirt, or even a classic denim skirt.  Throw a kimono over your outfit and you’re festival ready!

Grab your favorite sunnies and a large brim hat because you’re now Instagram and Festival ready!  #outfitgoals

Music Festival Fashion on a Budget

Many of us are on a budget, so try shopping online for a great deal!  Currently, I’ve been obsessed with Tophatter.  They have a TON of great items for less than $25 including shipping!  If you love EBay shopping then you’ll love this.  Tophatter will actually notify you when bidding starts on your favorite items.  But if you’re impatient like me, you can also buy the items at the listed price.  I’m in love with this floral tunic I got from them.  It goes so well with denim shorts and a pair of strappy sandals.  The sheer fabric shows off my bralet in the most flattering way.

music festival fashion on a budget red sheer tunic

What do you think?

I also got this kimono from Tophatter.  Guess what? It was less than $15 and it is gorgeous, right?  It looks great with skinnies in the spring and fabulous over a dress once the weather starts warming up in RVA.

music festival fashion on a budget kimono

What’s your favorite way to style a kimono?

Music festival fashion on a budget is possible guys, especially if you’re willing to go digging for treasure at your local thrift store.  With thrifting, you’ll never know what you’ll find.  The thrift store is one of my favorite places to find jeans and cutoff shorts.  You can get your next favorite pair of high waisted shorts for less than $5!

When you find a super cool graphic tee at a thrift store, you can easily make it into a crop top or tie the hem in to a small knot for the perfect fit.  Remember music festival fashion on a budget is totally attainable if you use a little imagination and innovation.

Whether you’re going to a festival this year or staying at home these pieces are the perfect way to beat the summer heat in style!

**Disclaimer: I received the red sheer tunic and kimono from Tophatter for a discounted rate.

All opinions expressed are my own.**

My Favorite Spring Outfits

Spring is finally here!  The rain is starting to get me down a little bit, but warmer weather is coming.  I can feel it.  It my eyes, nose, and throat.  Thanks, allergies.  Anyway, here is a video of my three favorite spring outfits!  These three outfits are super easy to just throw together and you’ll always look super chic even if you pushed the snooze button a few times too many this morning. 
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