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    Friday
    Oct222010

    My style'n tips (and yours!)

    Earlier this week all of us received some great fashion tips from Harper Bazaar's Avril Graham on transitioning outfits from day to night.  Well last Saturday I needed to create and outfit that I could transition from meeting friends at the Fort Point Open Art Fall Open Studios to a casual lunch at one of our favorite spots- Flour and then on to some playtime with our daughter at The Boston Children's Museum. 


    Here's what I wore:
    1. Aviator sunglasses and necklace-Banana Republic
    2. Black studded handbag-Deux Lux purchased at Ku De Ta (one of my favorite local boutiques) 
    3. Blouse-H&M
    4. Cardigan-Banana Republic
    5. Belt-Anthropologie
    6. Jeans-Citizens of Humanity Avedon Slick Skinny Legging Jeans
    7. Black flat boots-Burberry

    I wanted to look stylish and sophisticated for the art exhibits yet comfortable and casual enough to walk around town and hang out at the museum.

    My strategy:
    1. Carry a handbag large enough to carry all my stuff including my camera and scarf and Ariyana's snacks and cardigan.
    2. Wear comfortable shoes without a high heel so I can walk and "play" at the museum
    3. Layer clothing since we were going to be inside and outside for several hours
    4. Add some fun accessories such as a necklace and belt so that I am style'n!
     
    As mentioned above we all received some great style tips from Avril Graham on transitioning your look from day to night and also earlier this month Today Show's Bobbie Thomas gave us lots of amazing fashion tips as well. (here)  I also provided a few ways I transitioned my look since I attended the Swarovski event right after work on Tuesday.  But I also received some really creative and informative comments yesterday from all of you about the various ways you transition your look from day to night and I wanted to share them with you.

    Reader's fashion tips on transitioning looks from day to night:
    1. Add red lipstick and sparkly earrings. Melissa
    2. Do a smoky eye. Josie
    3. Kohl eyeliner, shoes, and jewelry. Gagan
    4. More make-up and more "blingy" itemsSonali
    5. Let down the hair, touch up make-up, and remove a layer of clothing. Torrie
    6. Add bold jewelry, add dramatic make-up, and change your shoes. Samantha
    7. Ponytails during the day and hair loose at night. Michelle
    8. Add jewelry that sparkles such as big pearl and diamond cocktail ring, and gold bangles. Annelise
    9. Let down your hair and put on some high heels. Tanvi
    10. Add a pair of heels, eyeliner, extra mascara, and extra jewelry. Valerie
    11. Change shoes. Audrey
    12. Exchange a blazer for a bomber jacket, skinny denim for a wide leg flare, remove a knee high sleek heel boot for a platform shoe and keep it simple with a t -shirt and some fun jewelry beneath. Carrie
    13. The right bag is important-a clutch screams evening plus some sparkly accessories as well. Connie
    14. Add accessories and make clothing a bit more revealing at night. Elle 

    Have a great weekend!

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    Reader Comments (36)

    Love this post! List of great tips and you look so smart! :)

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanvi

    I love all these tips! And that outfit is PERFECT! Love the sunglasses and the purse! xo

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

    Love it! What a great roundup of advice : ) Your outfit looks perfect for those different events throughout the day. I love the pop of color from your belt and necklace!

    -Samantha
    http://sincerelysamantha.com

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

    So many great tips!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    so glad i just found your blog. I'm from Boston but now live in Sydney - love to hear about about bean town!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaclyn

    You look fantastic in those boots!

    I love all the tips...I would never have thought bomber jacket...but I bet it would look great :)

    I should probably print and paste this post on the inside of my closet somewhere...

    Happy Friday!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle Attic

    Great tips. Everyone loves to let their hair down! Have a great weekend Naina!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaNibbles

    Love the tips...and layering is so important in transitioning weather as well.

    We LOVED the boston children's museum----we used to make a couple of trips each summer just to visit the museum and eat at our fav. desi restaurant--dakshin!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGB

    Great tips! I love your boots, they are to die for! Awesome mustard belt!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChas

    great tips, yeah I always let my hair loose at night! :D and love how you pair your bag and those boots together, it looks fab

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPop Champagne

    great post Naina! Love this look. You pull off the belted cardi wonderfully. Have a super weekend!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoolkids

    love the tips!!..looks like everyone adds jewelry and makeup for evening looks. The clutch idea is also nice becoz it is true clutch always screams evening..Love ur look. I think adding the belt is what makes this outfit stand out..

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbollywoodstylediaries

    Love that you listed these out. As I'm digging into fashion more these past few months, I'm realizing just how much your blog (and Valerie's) is helping me. May sound crazy, but if you set it aside for a bit, it is hard to jump back in- especially when you're trying to shop in huge stores, with limited time!

    So, as I told Valerie today, thank you.

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorrie

    I love the cardigan and the belt and the shirt, okay, I love it all!!! Very cute!!!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

    LOVE your belt! Did you enjoy the open studios? I have been a few times...so much fun items to see/find! :)

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaime @ La vie...J'aime

    Naina, this is one of my favorite posts ever. I love hearing what other girls do to transition from day to night. Your tips are amazing and I love that yellow Anthro belt. Thanks for adding me to your list! Hope you have a great weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

    Wonderful look! It really does work perfectly for both occasions. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTHE ALTERNATIVE WIFE

    You look gorgeous and I love, LOVE how you've compiled all of the tips -- what a great thing to do!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJosie

    I Love your boots and aviators! :)
    Perfect outfit! And I love the tips! I sure need them somedays!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Walker

    It's all in the jewels!! Love this post, Naina. Such good tips form everyone.

    October 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterannelise

    this ensemble is the perfect transitional outfit. it's chic, comfortable and ideal for a stylish woman on the go!

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    October 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstyle-haus

    You look tre's chic and love the advice round up!

    October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

    i LOVE this outfit! it is so well put-together. all of the colors seem so soft, neutral, and preppy chic. you did a great job, and thanks for the tips!

    XO,
    SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

    October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSWEATshirtDRESSshirt

    Again, you dressed so well for a day of odds and ends. I think those flat boots are so key, they look put together yet they're comfortable for walking around and, in your case, playing! I used to love going to Children's Museums when I was a kid - hope Ariyana had a great time!

    October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca [Free Honey]

    I loved seeing how you incorporatd the tips in your outfit.

    October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarchMusings

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