Best of 2016 | Style Series

Happy New Year, sweet friends!!! We spent the holiday weekend at the lake, enjoying some final days of quiet family time before we all transition back to our busy, and somewhat, separate lives tomorrow. I love every second of the break, and always feel a little sad when the kids go back to school. But I have to admit, I’m ready to get back to a more structured schedule…and normal bedtimes!

Today we’re resuming the look back at 2016, with my favorite style posts of the year. Fashion has been a big part of this blog from the very beginning…in fact, I had an {Outfit Inspiration} post in my first week of blogging…but I beg you not to go back and look at it! Let’s just say I’ve learned a little in the last almost-seven years!

I’m equally passionate about design and fashion, but the number of style posts have grown over the years as my interests evolve, and time restraints grew. Let’s face it, it’s a lot easier, and cheaper, to get dressed, than to make over an entire room several times a week!

More new style series have popped up over the years as I prefer my fashion posts to be helpful, as well as inspirational. Along with Faves Under $50, these were some of my favorites…
Time with Mr. SP is always fun, and I love any chance I can get him on the blog…so our Date Night Style posts are some of favorites. See more of them here.
I rarely post just a single outfit, since I love showing ways to stretch your wardrobe…starting with *Plum Booties | Two Ways.* (Click the post title to see the additional styling options for each.)

Sometimes I take the same base outfit, and style it several ways, like *One Cardi | Four Ways.*

I had lots of requests for work wear styles, so I added more Work It and Work to Weekend posts.

*Three Ways to Wear Black & White to Work*

Hi Sugarplum | Blush & White outfit

*Work to Weekend | Plaid Shirt*

It’s hard to believe, but I just published my 37th Sugarplum Style post…a round-up of my everyday outfits I share on Facebook and Instagram using #SugarplumStyle.

No item in my closet is off-limits when it comes to styling outfits for just about any occasion, so creating the Five Ways posts are my favorites. I love sharing new ideas for stretching your wardrobe, and apparently 2016 was all about the closet staple, basic white! 
And as if five ways weren’t enough, how about 30 days of Fall Outfits?!

And finally, Dressing Room Diaries posts have been favorites around here for awhile…especially now that Mr. SP and my Mama Sugarplum are involved!

The goal isn’t to have more clothes, but to create more options with the items you do have! And when you do shop, to add items that stretch your wardrobe even further! Do you enjoy the various style series? Which are your favorites? Anything you’d like to see more of in 2017?

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  1. Anna wrote:

    Hi Cassie! Love your blog! Could you post a link to the gold ring you wear on the middle finger in your latest dressing room diaries? Thanks!

    Posted 1.24.17 Reply