Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Flannel On Repeat

Philly fashion blogger style tips

Judging by these last 1,2,3 blog posts you may think I have a thing for flannel. That’s because I do! Comfy, casual, can be dressed up, and it’s ideal for layering — I can’t think of a reason not to love a flannel button-down shirt. Here are three ways I’ve been wearing my latest flannel addition. Full blog posts linked below.

Winter warm outfit idea how to wear layers philly style blogger how to dress in layers

fashion expert style tips Philly fashion blogger style tips Jessie Holeva fashion blog philadelphia fashion blogger

flannel outfit inspiration Philadelphia fashion stylist Jessie Holeva style blog winter fashion

Are you feeling flannel as much as me? Comment below and share your stylish take on this trend.

For more of these style pics + tips+ outfit details see the full  blog posts —> { 3 Tips To Dressing Warm } { Flannel Gets Fancy }  { Winter Accessories }

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

Leave a comment
Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } 3 Tips To Dressing Warm

how to dress in layers

This is my first outfit post of 2016. Whoa. Does it count if the pics were taken last year? Of course it does!

A flannel shirt is a serious Jessie staple. Wear open, buttoned, tied, tucked, or even around your waist if you get a little hot. I usually fall in love with one, wear it to death, then get a new one and keep the oldie as my bumming-around flannel.

Since getting this one I’ve styled it for the blog and have worn it a ton in real life, hence why I bought it. Flannel can get a little fancy if you’re creative, and I love it for casual dressing. For this look I went for a more outdoorsy vibe, with thin layers to keep me warm without looking puffy. Hope you like and that you are staying warm! Style tips + more pics await those who scroll.  ;)

Winter warm outfit idea flannel fashion tips how to wear layers winter fashion tips philly style blogger 2016 fashion tips

{ Style Tips }

1. Add warmth without bulk by wearing thin layers, like a flannel top over a tee shirt, and then topping it with a quilted vest. This vest is light and pretty much made for layering.

2. Oversized scarves = extra warmth. I hate a cold neck and a scarf really does keep in the heat. If you get hot take it off or wrap it looser.

3. Keep toes toasty with weather-proof boots. This practical tip is obvious and yet I see so many women wearing open-toe booties and super high-heeled styles, which is totally cool but not for being out and about (especially when it’s icy!) and staying warm in style. This year I made sure to get some practical boots and I must say that it’s a decision I’ve been extra happy with. Me cold = me miserable.

expert fashion tips how to dress in layers

{ flannel & scarf, Nich Boutique | Lilly Pulitzer ‘Blake’ vest | Rock & Republic boyfriend jeans, Kohl’s | Ugg ‘Kesey’ boots }

Like this look? Check out the similar styles below that I’ve hand picked. Happy styling!

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

1 Comment
Fashion, philadelphia

{ VIDEO } New Year’s Eve Dresses Sans Sequins on FOX29

fox29 philly fashion with Jessie Holeva

Are you freaking out yet about what you’re gonna wear tonight? I’ve got some style suggestions sans sequins in video form and if you’re local to Philly then you can even stop by one of these local boutiques to snag the look for tonight! A New Year’s Eve tradition, Fox29 asked me to come chat fashion for the third year in a row, but this time to skip sequins. I do enjoy sequins, but we all already know about that trend. I was up for the challenge and knew some local boutiques would have what I was looking for.

Check out the segment and scroll for outfit details. Happy New Year!! Continue reading…

Leave a comment
Celebrity, Makeup, trend hungry tuesday, Uncategorized

{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } NYE Makeup Inspiration: Adele’s Cat Eyeliner

Adele eyeliner

Can you believe another year has flown by? I know, crazy! Time to ring in the new year in style. It’s Trend Hungry Tuesday so I’m looking to celebs for some inspiration.

This week’s trend taking the spotlight is cat eyeliner, aka winged eyeliner. It’s been a hit all year and it’s perfect for New Year’s Eve no matter how fancy or chill your plans are. It can be a little dramatic and even makes eyes look bigger. Plus you can skip eyeshadow altogether. Continue reading…

1 Comment
Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Flannel Gets Fancy

fashion expert style tips

Hello, hello and happy holiday to you!! I hope you’ve been enjoying this festive season and have been taking time to celebrate and enjoy life. I’ve been busy moving (who decides to move during the holiday season?! — not one of my brightest ideas), spending time with family, and connecting with myself.

A new year on the way always gets me in a reflective/soul-searching mood, so I’ve been on the blog and social a little less and looking within more. The result, lots of exciting content ideas and inspired vibes. Yes, giving myself a mental break has me feeling revved up, refreshed, and jazzed about this blog post.

Start scrolling. Style tips + pics await.

fashion expert style tips philadelphia fashion blogger how to wear flannel like a fashion blogger

{ Style Tips }

1. Lengthen those legs by tying your button-up top with high-waisted bottoms. This instantly elongates your lower half and cinches the top in to balance out the proportions.

2. Mix casual with dressy. It creates balance. Need I say more? Wait, I will. I love fancy-looking pieces, such as the velvet handbag or chandelier earrings. I don’t want to have to wait for an occasion to wear special styles so use them to dress up casual fashions, like a flannel top. Then I get lots more enjoyment and use out of things I love. Philly fashion blogger style tips

3. Match and mix colors. The flannel has the blue shade that’s in the skirt, but that’s about it. The vest is gray. The bag (vintage, my mom’s from a high school dance) is a red velvet. The tights are a black print and the boots, they are a camel color. It may not sound like it would work to a matching machine, but it totally does. Which leads me to my next tip…

layering style tips

4. The only way to know is to try so try, and keep trying. That’s how outfit magic and life magic happens. I just finished reading Big Magic, so life is feeling extra magical at the moment and I plan on carrying that mojo into the new year.

5. Go big on the one piece of jewelry and keep the other bling at home. Less can be more, especially when it comes to statement styles. Wearing less jewelry can draw special attention to the piece that you are wearing.

Jessie Holeva fashion blog

{ flannel, Nich Boutique | Pajama Salvage vest, JAX Boutique | pencil skirt,Lulu*s (similar) | Hanes tights | Lucky Brand boots, DSW | Marlyn Schiff chandelier earrings | vintage bag, handed down to me by my mom }

Like this look? Scroll the showroom below that I filled with similar styles.

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

2 Comments
Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Winter Accessories

winter style tips

Two things I wear all winter:  beanies + scarves. They are pretty much a must for my daily life and often stay on after my coat comes off.

Beanies truly are the cure to a bad hair day and cold ear, and scarves basically make me feel like I’m wrapped up in my own personal blanket. This Nich Boutique scarf happens to have pockets. It blew my mind and has been perfect for stashing my sunnies. I’ve been stowing my phone in the scarf too and actually panicked a few times thinking I lost my phone, before remembering the pockets. I do love pockets. They’re a weakness of mine.

winter style tips flannel outfit inspiration Jessie Holeva style blog Philadelphia fashion stylist Jessie Holeva style tips winter fashion
philadelphia fashion shoot

{ Style Tips }

1. Make outerwear part of the outfit. Yes these pics are outside, but I often keep my scarf or beanie or both on after my coat comes off.

2. Pair a loose-fitting top with skinny bottoms. Dressing is really all about playing with proportions. Loose clothes all over can drown you and hide your shape, so an over-sized flannel looks great with more fitted pieces. Leggings, skinny jeans, or ponte pants are all great options.

3. Roll and cuff above the boots. As you can see from this previous outfit post, sometimes I like to wear these boots with the pants tucked. This was not one of those times. instead I cuffed these comfy pants to sit on top if the boots. It’s these little styling touches that make an outfit a whole look so play around with your clothes to switch up the vibe.  how to dress for winter

{ beanie, C21 | scarf & plaid button-up top, Nich Boutique | Lilly Pulitzer travel jeans | Ugg kesey boots }

Scroll the showroom for similar styles.

Dare To Wear } a blog series dedicated to “dare to wear” the same thing three ways. If you’re gonna buy it, you better be able to wear it at least three ways, right? Photos by Audrey Gallagher

1 Comment
Celebrity, Fashion, trend hungry tuesday

{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Festive Holiday Fashions

h&m holiday fashions

Tis the season for festive fashion. The holidays go by so quick and celebs are getting into the swing of the season.

Beyonce decorated herself like a Christmas tree. Reese Witherspoon recently rocked a candy-cane printed dress. Besties Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale kept it cozy and posted Instagrams of their matching snowflake pajamas that they wore while watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Continue reading…

1 Comment