Style Resolutions | 2017

Hello lovelies!

First off, Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! Mine was pretty low key, but it was so nice having some vacation time during the holiday season for once.. #RetailLife

I know that today is Street Fashion Friday, but I have a whole new post for all of you that I wanted to share this week.

Have you ever began a new year and/or new chapter of your life & felt like you needed to spruce up your style? Even if you just wanted to improve one tiny aspect of your wardrobe? That’s what I want to talk about in today’s post. My style resolutions for 2017.

#1 – Pump Up the Color

If you follow me on Instagram, you get to see my everyday outfit picks. My go-to colors tend to be black, white, gray, & denim/chambray. I don’t really take advantage of all the gorgeous hues I could be experimenting with! We all love our nuetrals & basics because they go with everything.. but now it’s time to add some more of the “everything”. I made a collage of some pieces I loved that would definitely brighten up my day to day outfits.

(Dorthy Perkins Clutch $17, Wet Seal iPhone Cover, Boohoo Choker $5, Net-A-Porter Beanie $56, Billabong Tank $23, Romwe.com Sweatshirt $10, Miss Selfridge Denim Shorts $23, Yoins.com Boots $54)

There are tons of lovely color trends coming out this year as well as artistic patterns. Not sure which ones are going to be standing out? Here are the 2017 Pantone Colors of the Year:

Spring/Summer


Fall/Winter


If you want to add more color to your style, I suggest figuring out whether you’re a Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter. Your season will depend on your skin tone, hair, & eye color. When you wear the right colors for your season, your skin will look more radiant, your teeth whiter, your eyes brighter, & you’ll feel more confident. Take this quiz I found online for your personal color analysis.

#2 – Brand Less, Save More

I know I’m not the only person who has gotten sucked into buying something because it had a name brand. People (especially in the fashion industry) tend to feel the need to represent big brands because they show prestige & are well known. However, this doesn’t help the growth of smaller companies that could have phenomenal potential & quality products.

It will take some trial & error, but there are plenty of fantastic brands out there that offer beautiful garments at a fraction of the name brand prices. I won’t have the name to show off, but I will be saving some serious moolah while supporting smaller companies. My last purse was from Tshirts and Jeans. Never heard of them? I’ve gotten more compliments on that purse than any other name brand I’ve owned & at a third of the cost.

Let the brand exploration begin! Saving money is a huge goal in general this year for me.

#3 – Get Floral

Some mega trends carrying into this year & this Spring specifically are florals & embroidery. I have been pretty darn sporty, comfy, & casual the passed couple months, so I wouldn’t mind spreading some feminine flare across my wardrobe. Lately, I’ve seen some pretty floral patterns incorporated into urban style. This is the perfect combination of comfort & trend with a touch of femininity. I’ve found some examples of what would blend nicely into my current style..

(Withchic.com Embroidered Scarf $17, SheIn Crop Sweatshirt $14, Accessorize Watch $35, Kate Spade Wallet $78, Lane Crawford Bikini Top $150)
I realize some of those last items are a little on the pricey side, but we have to splurge on some things.. am I right?! The denim shorts in my first collage would also fall under the floral category for a great price.

Well, everyone, those are my main style resolutions for 2017. I would love to hear your thoughts on this post in the comments below. Also, share one of your own style resolutions with me! Fashion will always repeat itself, but our personal style is ever-evolving.

Thank you all so much for reading & Until next time xoxo

Street Fashion Friday | Transition to Fall

Hey there lovelies! Fall is officially here! 🍁

This SFF is centered around taking those warm weather favorites & adding a little Fall flavor. Even tho it still feels like Summer in SoCal, I wanted to give some tips for those who are struggling to find some style balance while things start to cool down. 

Here are some basic tips for transitioning into Fall fashion:

  1. Trade your sandals for closed toes flats, sneakers, or boots. It’s a simple change, but makes all the difference! 
  2. Play around with textures. Whether it’s a suede skirt or a cashmere sweater, add a bit of chunky knit or other fun fabrics to your style mix. 
  3. Add a removable layer. This one is a no-brainer.. Scarves, cardigans, tights.. This way, if the weather is still on the warm side, you can add a layer in the morning or evening when it gets a bit chilly.
  4. Switch to warmer tones. Burnt orange, wine, mustard yellow, camel.. These colors just radiate Fall feels!
  5. Hats are your friend. Don’t be afraid of them! Go to a store & try on some different styles. Beanies are always my go-to choice. Just adds that cozy vibe to top off an outfit!

Here are some photo examples to help you apply these tips. Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on them!

I am in love with these looks! Makes me want to experiment with my style. They make transitioning to Fall look so effortless, don’t they?!

You can look just as chic by following these simple tips! Mix, mash, & mesh different elements together until you find the right fit for you :)

Thank you all so much for reading & enjoy your weekend! Until next time xoxo

Kate

Street Fashion Friday | Choker Tribe

Hello there, lovelies!

So I finally gave into this trend the other day… And I’m loving it! That’s why I made it this week’s SFF! Who else jumped on the choker bus?βœ‹πŸΌ

This look is so wonderfully versatile! You can go casual, semi-casual, dressy, business… Brunch, wedding, club, school.. The possibilities! You can seriously get so creative with your choker. I’ve seen layering with other necklaces, different colors, textures, thick & thin, or worn with charms & other hardware attached. 

Through my research, I’ve also been seeing a plethora of bandana chokers. I really want to do this! My poor collection of bandanas will finally see the light of day! 

Here are some looks that I found to be so inspiring and stylish!


The more I look at all of these street styles, the more I want to get creative with my own wardrobe!

Not only is this trend so versatile, but it’s flattering on absolutely everyone. You just have to integrate your own personal style & flare ;)

Thank you all so much for reading & please don’t forget to follow on Instagram @letstalkprettyblog πŸ’œ

Have a fantastic weekend! Xoxo

Street Fashion Friday | Back to School

Hello there, lovelies!

Can I just tell you how hot it is in SoCal? Yikes. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and not melting away! 

It’s about that time of year.. Going back to school for some of you. Whether it be high school or college (anyone younger than that on here?), back to school shopping has begun! Any excuse to get a new outfit, right?

This SFF, I decided to include lots of cute & stylish backpacks into the mix because there are so many chic ones out right now! Feast your eyes, babes…


I’m not even in school, and I feel like I need to shop now haha

I think I might have to do a post highlighting all kinds of stylish backpacks & where you can get them! Comment on this post if you would like to see that πŸ‘πŸΌ

Thanks so much for visiting my blog & I hope everyone has a fantastic Friday! Enjoy the weekend & see you next time! 

Street Fashion Friday | Block Party

Happy Friyay, lovelies!

I feel like it’s been a long day already, but I had to stop & make this SFF post! 

What shoes are trending right now? Glad you asked. I’m sure you’ve seen these heels around more and more. The block heel. I was on the fence about this look, but I’ve put together a collection of extremely stylish, strappy, & summer-worthy sandals with block heels! Who knew a chunky heel could be so fab, right?

Ready for some inspo? Ready. Set. SHOES!


I love these types of heels because they provide so much more stability while still looking great! Step aside, stilettos! We’re having a block party!

Thanks so much for viewing my post! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Until next time xoxo