Casual Style On Hollywood Blvd.

When you think of casual style, what’s the first item that comes to mind?

 For me, the first item would be a pair of pants next, the shoe style and lastly, the top.  This is usually how I get dressed. I must first figure out which bottom I’d like to wear first. 

 

When you think of casual style, what’s the first item that comes to mind?

 For me, I must figure out which bottom I’d like to wear first. Next, I would focus on the style of shoe and lastly, the top.  This is usually how I get dressed.

Before moving to L.A., I didn’t realize how laid back and casual the style is here. I believe because of the award shows and television shows that are taped here, people automatically assume it’s full out glamour all the time and it’s not that at all.

A lot of individuals has this misconception about L.A. but you really don’t know much about it until you move here. There are a lot of stylish people here but the majority of the time you’ll see people dressed very casually, wearing a t-shirt & jeans with flats and you can’t forget a pair of sunglasses. The vibe is very mellow, free spirited and laid back, which fits perfectly with the clothing style.

Style Tip: Wearing heels doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dressed up and flats don’t mean you’re dressed down.

Everyone has his or her own version of what casual style looks like, and since style is subjective, no one is ever wrong.

This is my casual style simply walking across the street on Hollywood Blvd. I’m wearing a leather crop top from H&M & a pair of high-waisted pants from Forever 21. I completed my look with nude pumps from Lola Shoetique and of course sunglasses because hey, I do live in L.A. and it completes my casual style.

What’s your casual style? Remember the Style Tip: Wearing heels doesn’t necessarily mean you’re dressed up and flats don’t mean you’re dressed down.

Always include your personal style in everything you wear. Only wear items that make you feel and look beautiful.

Photos by K. Scates.

Hair Stylez by Key

Style Snapshot: Leather Crop Top & Rings-H&M. Pants & LOVE Ring-F-21. Watch-Michael Kors, Dillards. Pumps-Lola Shoetique. Sunnies & Hanger Necklace (coming soon)-Classy Closet.

What You Must Know When Finding Your Personal Style

When it comes to personal style, it’s all about knowing yourself, what items work for your body type, what colors look great on your skin tone and your lifestyle.

If you’re having trouble with finding your personal style, think about a person whose style you admire. Figure out what you love about their style and implement it into your personal style. 

When it comes to personal style, it’s all about knowing yourself, what items work for your body type, what colors look great on your skin tone and your lifestyle.

If you’re having trouble finding your personal style, think about a person whose style you admire. Figure out what you love about their style and implement it into your personal style. It’s totally fine to be inspired by someone but never copy his or her entire look because that’s not being true to who you are.

Finding your personal style doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s a complete price break down of my look:

Blue Blouse: $20 from H&M.

Flared Skirt: On sale for $9.99 at Forever 21.

Pumps: $28 Lola Shoetique

Handbag: $40 from H&M

Fur Jacket: On Sale for $40 from a boutique in New Orleans on Magazine St.

This entire look was less than $140. The secret is to invest in key pieces. You don’t have to spend a lot to look & feel fabulous.

 

Tip: Before purchasing an item you should be able to think of at least 3 different ways it can be worn.

The cream fur jacket can be worn dressed up like I’m wearing here or dressed down with a pair of jeans, pumps and a handbag. Flare skirt can be worn with a denim top and a pair of flats for more of a chill relaxed look & the blue blouse can go with just about any bottom from slacks to jeans. It’s all about remixing your pieces and maximizing your wardrobe.

 

This is a great look to wear to Sunday brunch after church or to a fashion show. The styling options are unlimited. Stay tuned to see how I elevated this look just by adding a few key pieces.

Style Snapshot: Flared Skirt & Pearls-Forever21.  Blue Blouse & Handbag-H&M.  Lipstick-Cabaret Blend-Milani.  Nude Pumps-Lola Shoetique.  Cream Fur Jacket-Boutique Find.  Gold Watch-Michael Kors, Dillards.

How To Style A Statement Necklace

Tip: Best way to style a statement necklace: Wear with solid colors so your necklace can make a statement. It’s your stand out accessory!

Styling black with pearls is definitely a classic and you can never go wrong with either.  Just research Coco Chanel!

 

Tip: Best way to style a statement necklace: Wear with solid colors so your necklace can make a statement. It’s your stand out accessory!

Styling black with pearls is definitely a classic and you can never go wrong with either.  Just research Coco Chanel!

 

This is a great look to wear to a holiday party because the sequin leggings scream “Heyyyyy I have arrived!!!” You can also wear this look to a creative business meeting because the cape blazer gives off a stylish business vibe. The lists of places are endless. Just make sure you own it by adding your personal style to complete the look. I wore this to church while visiting family in New Orleans but will definitely remix the blazer with a pencil skirt and add gold accessories while attending a fashion event here in Los Angeles. This is definitely a style you can wear to any type of stylish event.

I’ve always been on the fence about styling nude & black together but since I purchased these nude pumps, they’ve definitely been my go-to shoe. Therefore, I decided to give them a try with this look. After wearing this, I’m no longer on the fence about styling nude and black together but what really enhanced this style is the statement pearl and peach necklace. There’s so much power in a statement necklace. As you can see here, a statement necklace can take your look from 0 to 100! It ties everything in and gives it a complete color balance.

 

Speaking of color balance; my hair, lips, and handbag really flow and this wasn’t planned at all. This structured satchel handbag from H&M has been my go to because of the style and the color.  It’s so roomy with lots of compartments & it’s the perfect burgundy color that’s always stylish during the fall/winter seasons. Since I knew this bag was going to be in heavy rotation, I decided to purchase a lip color to match. I’m wearing Cabaret Blend by Milani. Now, on to my hair color, this wasn’t something planned at all. I was just over black hair and needed a vibrant color along with my signature haircut so I changed my hair color to burgundy and that’s how everything flowed into place. Sometimes when you know exactly what you want and don’t over think things, everything flows.

 

And to add the finishing touches, I’m wearing hot pink nails! I’m the type of woman who loves to wear random pops of color, especially on my nails. Very seldom will my nails and entire ensemble match. I enjoy stepping out of the box and not playing it safe when it comes to my personal style.

 

If you only had the cape blazer and sequin leggings to work with, how can you add your personal style to this look? How would you accessorize and what color balance would you try? Let me know under this picture on Instagram @ParisHatcher or Tweet me @ParisMHatcher. I’m excited to hear all your styling ideas!!

Style Snapshot: Cape Blazer-Classy Closet.  Black Camisole & Pearl Earrings-F-21.  Lipstick-Cabaret Blend by Milani.  Sequin Leggings-Bebe.  Pumps-Lola Shoetique.  Handbag-H&M.  Gold Watch-Michel Kors, Dillards.

Curly Hairstyle, Bold Statement Necklace & Vintage Skirt.

I’m having so much fun with this hairstyle. On last week, I decided to add a few curly pieces to the side for more of an edgier look. It’s so convenient and saves me lots of time while getting dressed in the morning. The most I’d do to it is spray Luster’s PINK Glosser to the curly hair and I’m done.

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While looking for a style I would like to wear on a particular day, I start with an item I’m interested in wearing then, I’d style everything else around that particular item. On Sunday, I REALLY wanted to wear this colorful statement necklace I purchased from Baggage Boutique. I love bold, colorful, statement accessories so this necklace was perfect to add to my collection.

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With my statement necklace in mind, I decided to remix my mom’s vintage skirt with a light fabric coral color blazer from Langford Market, a baby blue camisole from Forever 21, my favorite Steve Madden floral print sandals and the green envy handbag from Fashunc.

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I kept my other accessories very simple with a pair of Michael Kors earrings with the matching watch and a statement ring from Forever 21.

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I just love the ruffle layers on this skirt. During the full season, I’ll wear it with the matching jacket. It also has ruffle layers along with bold shoulders…TOO FAB!!

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I wore this skirt for the first time on the blog here. The styling options are endless.
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My mom still amazes me when she randomly pulls out the stylish vintage items she saved all these years, just for me. I’ll definitely try to do the same for my little girl.
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What do you think about my look?!

♥ Style Snapshot: Blazer-Langford Market. Necklace-Baggage Boutique. Handbag-Fashunc. Ring & Camisole. Forever 21. Skirt-Mom’s Closet. Ankle Strap Heels-Steve Madden, Dillards. Earrings & Watch- Michael Kors, Dillards.