The Varsity Look Under $100

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DETAILS: RED BASEBALL TEE (UNDER $50) | DISTRESSED DENIM (UNDER $100) | GRAPHIC VARSITY JACKET (UNDER $100)| BLACK ANKLE BOOTS (OLD – SIMILAR HERE) | BLACK LEATHER BACKPACKAVIATORS | PLUSH KNIT BEANIE

I love the varsity trend we are seeing everywhere! The patches meets graphics vibe is the perfect casual and colorful touch to any look. It’s amazing how adding just a good jacket to your look and totally transform even the simplest outfit! We just added this one to ILY under $100 and I love how playful it is with the patches. It’s a great detailed piece that you can wear with anything.

We are are also just launched a MAJOR clearance sale! Extra 15% off (CODE: NEWYEAR) already marked down items, so basically up to 75% off! This cozy tassel scarf is one of my favorite pieces and comes in multiple colors. You can shop the full sale here.

XX, Christine

The Essentials

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Couple outfits

obsessed with all the distressing on this denim!

Cody Andrew Ag Jeans

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Black Distressed Denim

DETAILS: WHITE MOCK-NECK SWEATER (WEARING SIZE SMALL)| BLACK DISTRESSED DENIM (TRUE TO SIZE – WEARING SIZE 25)

CODY: BLUE COAT  (WEARING SIZE MEDIUM)| DISTRESSED DENIM (TRUE TO SIZE WEARING SIZE 33)

Omg right after we shot this Cody and I realized it has been SO LONG since we’ve done a true outfit together. We used to do them weekly and it’s just been so busy lately I miss shooting with this cute guy. 😉

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about building a wardrobe it’s that you should always invest in those closet staples that you will wear forever. ALWAYS DENIM, outerwear, and core style sweaters, bags – pieces that you can wear over and over again. I feel like you get to a certain point (after testing out so many different styles) when you discover your own aesthetic (although I feel personal style is always evolving) and you know your taste well enough to be able to start investing in those pieces.

AG has been one of my favorite brands forever. I would say over 50% of all my denim is AG! It was the first pair of ‘designer’ jeans I ever bought right after high school and saved for months to get them (less eating out more top ramen 😉 college priorities!) When Cody and I started dating it was the first designer pair I bought for him as well! Their denim is so stretchy and comfortable and they last forever. You guys all know I live in distressed jeans, this legging ankle jean is probably the most worn pair of jeans on my blog of all time! You’ve also seen this pair on my blog a lot recently (loving the wide leg trend!) and this black pair I just added (also got this high-waisted leatherette style). The cropped ankle styles are perfect for fall, especially when it comes to styling your ankle boots.  Also if you’re shopping for your man, this pair of denim I just got for Cody is his new favorite. It’s skinny and has subtle distresseding, I love them on him!

They also have so many great layers right now – I love texture on this white sweater and also got this grey one. All of their basics are so good and will last forever – I still have this cream cashmere sweater I bought from them 2-3 years ago that’s in perfect condition.  I also love their outerwear options right now – Cody and I both have multiple of their denim jackets and how amaaazing is this biker jacket??

Below are a few more great core pieces I love:

XX, Christine

*In collaboration with AG Jeans and Shopstyle

3 Ways to Style Your Off-the-Shoulder Sweater

Off the shoulder tops were one of my favorite styles through spring/summer, so we wanted to bring that style into fall/winter so we created this beautiful off the shoulder sweater (UNDER A $100)! Off the shoulder tops are one of my favorite wardrobe staples and are so versatile. Below are three easy ways to wear it this season:

1. BARE YOUR SHOULDERS: There’s something so feminine about an off-the-shoulder silhouette! Keep things simple with your favorite denim and a pair of over-the-knee boots and you have an easy look for date night or girl’s night out.

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3 ways to wear your off-the-shoulder tops

black off-the-shoulder sweater

DETAILS: BLACK OFF-THE-SHOULDER SWEATER (UNDER $100)  | DISTRESSED DENIM (UNDER $100) | GREY OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS | BLACK CROSSBODY | BURGUNDY BAG POM | AVIATORS

2. LAYER IT WITH YOUR YOUR FAVORITE JACKET: To balance the sweet off-the-shoulder silhouette with more of an edge, throw on a pretty moto jacket over your off-the-shoulder sweater. I love the asymmetrical details of this sweater to add some interest layered under your jacket.

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DETAILS:BLACK OFF-THE-SHOULDER SWEATER (UNDER $100 – WEARING SIZE SMALL)  | DISTRESSED DENIM (UNDER $100 – TRUE TO SIZE WEARING SIZE 25) | BLACK ANKLE BOOTS (UNDER $100) | SUEDE MOTO JACKET (WEARING SIZE SMALL)

3. SCARFED UP: Scarves are one of the best accessories to transform a look and instantly make any piece look different and work for the season. A scarf is also the best way to make your off-the-shoulder a little more conservative without hiding the neckline altogether so it’s the perfect medium for meetings or the office.

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DETAILS:BLACK OFF-THE-SHOULDER SWEATER (UNDER $100 – WEARING SIZE SMALL)  | DISTRESSED DENIM (UNDER $100 – TRUE TO SIZE WEARING SIZE 25) |BLACK ANKLE BOOTS (UNDER $100) | BLACK CELINE TOTE (SIMILAR HERE) | CAMEL SCARF (UNDER $50) | AVIATORS (UNDER $20)

What are some of your favorite ways to wear your off-the-shoulder sweaters? Also I am taking over ILY’s instagram (@ilycouture) today sharing some of my favorite pieces and ways to style them from our new collection. Come follow along!

XX, Christine