Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Summer Tunic

Tunics are a summer staple and can easily transition into Fall with just a cardigan, skinny jeans, and boots!

When wearing a loose fitting tunic you should always pair it with skinny jeans or leggings. This way your body isn't drowning in fabric and your legs can steal the show! These strappy clogs will look great in the colder months paired with tights and a dress. I love incorporating these bold colored bangels with the otherwise drab colored outfit.


H M cut out top
£9.99 -

Denim skinny jeans
$76 -

Kurt Geiger vintage shoes
£80 -

Oasis stackable jewelry
£16 -

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Still Falling for Maxi Dresses

Few items stay in my closet all year. The Maxi Dress, believe it or not, is one item that never gets put away! By adding a boyfriend cardigan you can take this dress from Summer to Fall.

I like to cinch the cardigan at the waist with a belt to add some shape. Otherwise you look like a rectangle! I also added these suede booties for texture and height.

Still be on the look out for these dresses in the clearance section. You can possibly find one this time of year for cheap! Just be sure to choose one without a floral print to bring it into the colder seasons.

Still Falling for Maxi Dresses

Still Falling for Maxi Dresses by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring lace up shoes

Floor length maxi dress
$98 -

J Crew merino wool top
$98 -

Old Navy lace up shoes
$33 -

$15 -

Monday, August 29, 2011

Lace Shorts

I will admit that this outfit isn't for the faint of heart! You can definately take these peices down a notch by pairing the lace shorts with a white cowl neck and strappy sandals.

I love the mix of cream and a bright color! The cream shorts elongate the leg by bringing your attention directed up to the red shirt. Suede boots are a must have for the fall and Old Navy has a great ankle boot seen here. Just be sure to use a nude color boot so not to cut off the length of the leg.

Lace Shorts

Lace Shorts by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring fake leather boots

Three Dots cowl neck top
$58 -

Lace shorts
$15 -

Old Navy fake leather boots
$35 -

Ray-Ban wayfarer shades
£60 -

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shirtdress Work/Play

The shirt dress is a classic piece of clothing that you will have in your wardrobe for years to come. Choosing a neutral color is great for taking this outfit from work to play with just a switch out of accessories!

First, choose a shirt dress that only buttons down the chest. The dresses that button all the way down tend to have "open spaces" around the button gaps when you sit down...not a good look for work! I like to switch out the fabric belt for a real belt to give a layering effect.

For the "work" outfit I added textured tights for a girly appeal. Ankle booties in a suede material will help to keep your toes warm in a cold office. The "play" outfit is just a switch of shoes and addition of a floppy hat.

Shirtdress Work/Play

Talbots sleeved dress
$17 -

Lace hosiery
$30 -

Bootie boots
$65 -

Wide brim hat
$32 -

Rag Bone wrap belt
$75 -

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Riding Boots

Boots are a Fall staple that every woman should have in her closet. You should have a flat pair and a heeled pair. Riding boots are a great flat option. Old Navy has riding boots available in three different colors! Black is essential, but camel color is great when buying a cheaper boot. The following are three different outfit ideas that include riding boots.

Riding Boots

Riding Boots by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring poncho tops

Scoop neck top
$50 -

H M poncho top
£25 -

$25 -

Black belt
$24 -

Riding Boots #2

Riding Boots #2 by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring long sleeve plaid shirts

Old Navy knit sweater
$30 -

Long sleeve plaid shirt
$20 -

All Saints low rise jeans
$120 -

Dorothy Perkins purple top
£20 -

H m coat
£30 -

See by Chloe pleated skirt
$110 -

Fogal crochet tight
€30 -

Lace Shirt

One Summer trend that is making it's way to Fall outfits is the lacy shirt. It's a very girly piece that can be dressed up or down.

Starting with the shirt, I suggest getting one in a cream color. In the fall you will see this trend paired with Flare Jeans and ankle boots. For now, pair this item with cut off shorts and casual flats.

Lace Shirt

Lace Shirt by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring formal tops

Formal top
£40 -

G by Guess mini shorts
$29 -

Old navy shoes
$18 -

G by Guess beaded jewelry
$17 -

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fashion Plus

Summer weddings can be hard to dress for. What is too revealing? What is going to keep me comfy and cool? has the cutest dresses for great prices and they carry all sizes!

Here is a great outfit for an end of summer wedding. The dress has an empire waist with pleating to draw attention away from a belly. The cardigan is great to cover arms and gives textrure to the outfit. The wedges are great to give an elongating effect to the ankle. I love these earrings to add just the right amount of sparkle!

Fashion Plus

Fashion Plus by kimberly-theaveragejane featuring plus size dresses

Plus size dress
$50 -


£20 -

Betsey Johnson crystal drop earrings
$35 -