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Spring Capsule Wardrobe: Teacher Edition

This season’s capsule wardrobe ideas are designed for teachers in honor of our community’s Townwide Teacher Appreciation Days (April 27th-29th, 2017).

Each year a group of businesses and organizations offer discounts and freebies to area teachers, school staff, and home school families. If you are in the Hartville area, grab your school ID and snag deals all over town! Details at www.lakechamber.com/teacherappreciation

Capsule wardrobe (n): a collection of clothing that coordinates allowing for mix and match outfits, less time deciding what to wear, and thrifty shopping (wear it many times instead of once!)


Here’s the gorgeous color palette we picked!

Because the end of the school year can be a “bit” warmish in our Ohio classrooms we picked pieces that allow for layering but are still cool.

The Core

  • Khaki colored crop pants
  • Gray skirt
  • 3 dresses – 1 print & 2 solids

The Tops
For the tops we picked a mix of solids and prints. Six to eight tops can be mixed and matched to make at least a couple dozen outfits! We threw in a jacket because again it’s Ohio and spring is ridiculous.

Our Favorite Outfits

The Gray Skirt

  • with a pretty top tucked in
  • with layered tops
  • with a jacket



The Dresses

  • layer tops over them
  • layer tops under them
  • add leggings or a jacket

We love button ups as a layer. Wear them alone, under another top, unbuttoned in place of a cardigan, and even knotted in the front. Look for light weight fabrics and sleeves that can be rolled.

Click on pic for a Scarf Tying How To: Knotted Waterfall 

 

Click on pic for a Scarf Tying How To: Double Slide Knot








The Crop Pants
Pick a length that works well with your shape. Ankle, just below the calf, mid calf, just below the knee…they all work!




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Fall 2016 Color Trends

FALL!!! We flipped the shop to fall Labor Day weekend and it always amazes me how different the shop looks. Yes there are new displays, coats, and sweaters, but I think the real change to the atmosphere is the change in clothing colors.

We pulled Pantone’s fall 2016 colors today and picked some of our favorite combinations. What colors do you already have in your wardrobe? Which is your favorite? Which ones are you excited to add? Join the color conversation on our Facebook page!

Pantone's Fall 2016 colors and our favorite combinations and outfits

There are some amazing neutrals picked for this season. That warm taupe will go with anything. As all consuming as gray has been the past few years, it’s refreshing to see this gray/brown mix included. I am already keeping an eye out for a pair of boots in this color. Glad to see a pretty gray included too.

2016 fall colors- neutrals warm taupe, sharkskin, and riverside

Here are some of our favorite combinations:

#1 Dusty Cedar is such an interesting pink. We love it with the blues.
Fall colors - dusty cedar, warm taupe, riverside, airy blue
This is a great combo for those of you wondering what to add to the chambray top you purchased last year. And if you are looking for a handbag for fall you can’t go wrong with this Marc Jacobs beauty. That warm taupe color is timeless.
Fall Outfits in Pantone's Fall 2016 colors - Riverside, Airy Blue, Warm Taupe, Dusty Cedar
#2 Leaf Inspired When I think of traditional fall colors this “spicy mustard” and “potter’s clay” are tops on my list.

Pantone fall 2016 warm taupe, spicy mustard, potter's clay
Fall Outfits in Pantone's 2016 Fall colors- spicy mustard, potter's clay

#3 Cools If you gravitate more towards cool tones or like me are just green addicted this combo of “Lush Meadow”, “Riverside”, and “Sharkskin” is going to be your go to.
2016 Fall colors- lush meadow, riverside, sharkskin
Fall Outfits in Pantone's 2016 fall colors lush meadow, riverside, sharkskin

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Summer Vacation Capsule Wardrobe

Mom and I are both big fans of capsule wardrobes. It takes some of the thought away from figuring out what you are wearing every morning and makes your wardrobe more versatile- three cheers for being thrifty!

Bonus — it makes packing for vacation really easy! Take out what you wear on day one and the rest of this could easily fit into a carry on sized bag with room for toiletries and whatever souvenirs you bring home.

The Capsule
1 Maxi Dress
1 Capris, 2 Shorts
1 Cardigan, 6 Tops
2 Shoes, 1 Handbag
2 Necklaces, 1 Bracelet, 1 Sunglasses
summer capsule 1The Outfits

Here are 16 ways to mix and match this capsule. There are sooooo many more ways to mix and match them too.

The first group starts with a maxi dress as a base. Just add accessories for a simple look or add a button up for chilly days. I love wearing tops over my dresses. It turns it into a top/skirt look that adds so many more ways to wear the dress.

summer capsule wardrobe outfits with a maxi dress

White capris are a great suitcase addition. They are easy to match with any top you pack and goes from casual to a dressier dinner out.

summer capsule wardrobe outfits with white capris

Denim shorts are a wardrobe staple. Of course they make it onto your must pack list.

summer capsule wardrobe outfits with denim shorts

The yellow in this color pallet is great for keeping it light and summery.

summer capsule wardrobe outfits with yellow shorts

Happy packing (and even happier vacation)!

Capsule size 10-12. Available at BBT as of 6/23/2016. Knee High by the 4th of July SALE runs through July 2nd. 20% off shorts, capris, and mid-length skirts and dresses.

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Scarf Tying: Quick Way to Tie an Infinity Scarf

This has been my go to way to tie an infinity scarf this spring. It takes less than 30 seconds and is easier than tying your shoes. Try it!30 second way to tie an infinity scarf

Start with the scarf around your neck.
Spread apart one side and make two tails.
Tie these tails together twice.
Fluff a bit and you are finished.

 

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Fashion Tip: How to Fix Belt Tail

Belt Tail — the end of a belt that sticks out and makes a person crazy. Last week I had on a new favorite outfit (tunic, long cardi, leggings, and boots — it’s the closest one can get to pj’s all day) but the belt was causing me grief.

how to fix belt tail

Luckily there is an easy fix and you can find it in a craft store — Glue Dots! You don’t even need permanent strength– actually permanent scares me. One or two “removable” dots will stick all day. I usually even leave mine on and get a second or third wear out of them. Just be sure to stick them down when you store your belt so they don’t get fuzzy/unsticky.

belt tail fix

Simple and cheap way to keep me sane 🙂
belt fix

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Spring 2016 Color Trends & Our Favorite Combos

Good news for those of you who like COLOR. Pantone’s spring color report is full of fun.

spring 2016 colors
Rose Quartz and Serenity are duel Colors of the Year. Luckily these are easy colors to find! They are also great neutrals and should go with many pieces already in your wardrobe.
rose quartz and serenity 2016 colors of the year
Here are a few of our favorite color combinations using this spring’s palette.

1) The “pretty” colors. As the name says this season’s gray is a Lilac Gray. This purplish tone goes beautifully with pinks and peaches.
outfit spring 2016 colors 1

2) Beachy. Great blues this season (had to google what a Limpet Shell is —- wow are they pretty inside!). They remind me of being on a boat in the middle of the sea. Look for these colors in stripes to add even more of a nautical vibe.outfit spring 2016 colors 2

3) Autumn Girl. This palette (as with most spring/summer colors) is tough for the girl who’s wardrobe is composed of mainly typical fall colors. If you are more of an autumn girl, try the Snorkel Blue (or even a darker navy) and Fiesta to feel “at home” but still on trend.

outfit spring 2016 colors 3

4) Sky, Grass, and Sunshine all the way! This is the combo that says I made it through winter and want to celebrate. Serenity can be used as a neutral (think chambray top!) and Buttercup and Green Flash are great brights.outfit spring 2016 colors 4

Which are your favorites? Head over to our Facebook Page and let us know!

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Scarf Tying: Bow Scarf

This scarf is great for those days where you have an extra minute in the morning. Or leave it tied and just slip it over your head.

Bow Scarf
Start with scarf around your neck with ends hanging evenly in the front.

bow scarf 1

Tie one end (doesn’t matter which) in a loose knot about half way down.

bow scarf 2

Open the other end and fold it into thirds.

bow scarf 3

Then accordion fold (like a paper fan) this end 3-4 times.

bow scarf 4
Pinch these folds in the middle to make a bow shape.
bow scarf 5

Slide the bow into the loose knot. Pull the end of the knot down to tighten.

bow scarf 6
Shift the scarf so bow sits on your shoulder.  Voila!
Bow Scarf

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Winter Capsule Wardrobe

It’s a myth that a capsule wardrobe needs to choose between “tan/brown” or  “gray/black”. Instead the colors you choose to go with them really shape what you are able to do.

Today’s capsule started with a teal sweater and a tan dress. So often my go-to with teal is gray, so I wanted to explore what it would look like with other colors. Turns out navy and tan are great alternatives!

Color Pallet
winter capsule colors

Seven Basics
capsule 7 pieces

Our Favorite Combinations
There are many ways to combine these items. Here are a few of our favorites.
winter capsule outfits 3
Start simple by combining 2 pieces at a time then add an accessory. Once you’ve got these combinations down add a third piece.
winter capsule outfits 1
I’m always amazed at how an outfit changes when a top is tucked in vs left out. Too curvy when you tuck in? Try a cardigan over top.
winter capsule outfits 2
Sleeveless dresses in winter usually mean you need a cardigan or jacket over top. But for a change up, try layering a sweater or button-up top under your dress.
winter capsule outfits 4
Why wear one top under your cardigan when you can wear two. For chilly winter days there is nothing better than double cardigans.

Available at Best Bib and Tucker (as of 1.13.16)
Sweater (Ann Taylor) size M $11
Tie Cardigan (Pure + Good) size M $20
Button Cardigan (Lands End) size 10-12 $12
Top (Loft) size M $9
Jeans (Madewell) size 32/12 $40
Skirt (Adrienne Vittadini) size 10 $12
Dress (Calvin Klein) size 10 $30

Which combination is your favorite? Do you have a combo we didn’t show? Chime in on our Facebook page

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Fall 2015 Fashion Trends

We’re scooping out trends for fall!

Step 1 Browse fashion magazines & websites
Slip dresses, long duster jackets, pant suits, chunky blocked heels…. I just don’t know. Runway pics are extreme. There are elbow length leather gloves and furry shoes…why?

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Click on the pic to view Elle’s 2015 Fall Trend Guide

Step 2 Nordstrom
We have found time and time again Nordstrom style is usually spot on with Best Bib and Tucker customer style. The 90’s & 70’s trends from the runway are there but it’s toned down and more approachable. Seeing lots of fringe.
Nordstrom Fall Style

Step 3 Watch what BBT customers are buying

Denim is definitely trending. Jeans have been flying off the racks the last couple weeks. HS students are shopping for skinnies but our fashion trend setting college students and 30-somethings are experimenting with flares and wide legs and distressed denim.

fall fashion 1

Long cardigans & crossbody bags have been going out as quick as they come in.

fall fashion 2

We think interesting jackets are also going to popular this fall too!
fall fashion 3

Get it Now
Fall pieces are starting to hit the sales floor as summer clearance items sell. It’s a great time to score a deal AND get the first look at what’s new. The shop officially switches to fall over Labor Day weekend.

We are now accepting fall and winter consignments (and homecoming dresses) —> How to Consign

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Color Combo: Salmon & Navy

Traditional and polished but still fun, we’re loving the salmon and navy color combo for this month.

The name Navy Blue originates from the color of British Royal naval uniforms. Navy easily goes nautical; in a stripe there’s no denying it. Put it on a cardigan and you can go ahead and start daydreaming of a day on the yacht. Recommended for Monday’s when the weekend seems oh so far away.

salmon & navy 2

Cardigan Loft sz M $14, Capris Loft sz 10 $12.50, Top Fever sz M $9, Hat Chicago $14, Set of 2 Vintage bangle bracelets $3, Shoes Naturalizer sz 5.5 $20

Works for a day out shopping or add jewelry for dinner out. Here we kept shorts and all accessories in navy with a big pop of salmon in the top. Color blocking at it’s simplest is oh so effective. 

salmon & navy 1

Top Spence sz L $10.50, Shorts Outback Red sz 8 $14, Coach Ashley Embossed Leather Bag $89, New Sunglasses $8, Shoes Etienne Aigner size 6 $35

Looking to layer on another color? This vibrant teal looks amazing.

salmon & navy 3

Whale Scarf Chicago $15, Crossbody Bag Chicago $20, Earrings $5, Dress American Eagle sz XL $15, Tank So sz L $4.50

Is this a combo you would wear? Try it and post a pic on our Facebook page.

July's Color Combo to Try

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