Happy hump day, friends! Does anyone still say that? I’m moving sloooooow this morning, but with good reason! Little Miss and I saw Lady Gaga last night! It was our first big concert together, and we had the.best.time! I think ‘Shallow‘ is forever stuck in my head, along with my daughter’s happy face. It’s got me checking the listings to see who’s coming to town next! Have you been to concerts with your kids?
It may not officially be Fall yet, but it’s time to start talking Fall fashion! Over the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing a ton of new cooler weather styles, and hope they inspire you for the new season. And we’re kicking it off today with some punchy statement styles!
Statement pieces don’t have to sit in your closet waiting for the ‘perfect’ occasion, they can absolutely be mixed in to your everyday wardrobe! After all, why save the most fun pieces for only special occasions!? Especially if it’s something that makes you feel good and happy. After all, clothes and fashion are meant to be fun!
Farm Rio is one of my favorite brands for statement-making styles! I just adore the bold prints and fun color combinations, not to mention the added design details that make each piece feel so special.
This set is a soft cotton, with puff sleeves and a tiered skirt. Make a bigger statement by wearing it as a set, or break it up into separates for a more subtle style. I love the top with white or traditional denim, and the skirt is too cute with a basic white tee.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS top and Small skirt.
My friend, Val, turned me on to Mother denim… and while it’s pricey, no other denim makes me feel quite so confident! It’s somehow extremely comfy and super flattering, plus effortlessly chic! I prefer the styles with a touch of stretch, like this Tomcat straight leg pair and this Insider Step pair.
Considering I wear denim 80% of the time in Fall and Winter, and reach for my Mother jeans more than any other, they are worth the investment for me!
Fit Tip: I find most styles with stretch to be true-to-size (they give a little after each wear). I’m in a 26.
Asos is another fun brand for statement styles (with better price points!)… and did you know it’s now sold at Nordstrom?? Now you can shop their trendy styles with free shipping and easier returns, along with US sizing help!
This statement skirt has a fun maxi length with a bold, yet classic, floral pattern. It’s made of a sturdy cotton, perfect for Fall, and with a comfy elastic waist and pull-on style. Pair it with the matching cropped top for a daring look, or keep it classic with this sleek bodysuit.
Fit Tip: The skirt is true-to-size, I’m in a US2, and XS bodysuit.
I’m smitten with this sassy scooped bodysuit, and know it will be my go-to night out top for the season! So fun with denim, skirts, trousers, and perfect layered under jackets.
I love how you can pair bold skirts and trousers with a basic white tee or tank, for a fun and casual style that’s sure to brighten your day!
I encourage you to stop saving pieces in your closet, and find ways and reasons to wear them now! I promise they’ll give you an extra pep in your step! Are you a statement kind of gal?! Do you love bold pieces worn as sets, or prefer to keep them separate for a more subtle style? Happy Wednesday, lovebugs… see you back here Friday for a giant, new Dressing Room Diaries!
*Photos by the darling and talented Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective, but all product selections, opinions, and statements are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*