By kalosstyle

Ode to Summer Style: An August Swan Song

I know everyone gets REALLY excited about Fall fashion; I mean, boots, scarves, and coats make almost any outfit instantly chic. Layering brings new possibilities for trusted wardrobe staples. I get it. Does anyone else just LIVE for summer style though? Delicate tops that you *can’t* wear under a jacket, shorts being much more socially acceptable, (finally) finding the right bathing suit and luxuriating in the sun and salt of the beach with friends? I adore summer, and so instead of doing my typical fashion guide-book or a “what to wear this fall” type of blog post, I want to…

The Wide-Leg Pant: Still Going Strong

Who else has major anxiety about the return of bootcut jeans?? Whether you’re an earlier adapter or someone who (like me) never feels quite ready to move on from a beloved style, here’s my take: new and old trends can live together. You don’t have to retire your $400 Jesse Kamms the minute that Jeanne…

The Puffed-Sleeve Sweater: The perfect party top this season

If you’re anything like me, you would rather be under-dressed than over-dressed. I love a good sparkly top or velvet mini dress as much as the next girl, but only if I’m going downtown for upscale cocktails. When it comes to the numerous, more low-key gatherings that fill the month of December, I want to wear something that makes a more subtle statement: something that feels a little feminine and festive, but still cozy and approachable. When I saw this gorgeous puffed-sleeve sweater by one of my favorite Los Angeles designers, & Other Stories, I knew this sweater was going to…

Maxi/Midi dresses: the perfect fall transition piece

I don’t know about your town, but in San Diego, fall just suddenly dropped in out of nowhere. One minute extended summer seemed in full swing; the next, clouds are covering the morning sky in a fluffy grey blanket, lingering until 2pm and even dropping some occasional drizzle. . .  (For my PNW and East…

Neutrals and Statement Bags: My Forever Fall [Transitional] Crush

So, first of all, as a SoCal native, I’ve never really paid attention to the decorum of “no white after labor day.” (I mean, does anyone really anymore? White is an AMAZING color all year!) But this time of year, as the bleached-out sunlight softens into a warm glow, I find myself reaching for creams,…