Nail Edgy Style with this Fool Proof Outfit Formula

MappCraft | Nail Edgy Style with the Fool Proof Outfit Formula

MappCraft | Nail Edgy Style with the Fool Proof Outfit Formula

Rough and Tough Like Leather

Like that bad ass trouble maker who gave you your first cigarette in 10th grade, some girls are just born with Edge. The rest of us go home smelling of smoke and get grounded for a week. 

Luckily, in 2017, you don't have to vape to embody the rebellious, rocker girl spirit of the Edgy Style Archetype. With just a few style tweaks we can all channel our inner Angelina, even if its only for a day. 

The Edgy Style Outfit Formula

After extensive Pinterest research, I have nailed down the 5 ingredient recipe for nailing Edgy Style like a bad ass.

Edgy Style Essential #1: Ankle Boots

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #1: Ankle Boots

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #1: Ankle Boots

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, Edgy girls like their ankle boots broken in with pointy toes. Grommets and metal hardware earn extra cool points.  

Edgy Style Essential #2: Tight Black Pants

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #2: Tight Black Pants

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #2: Tight Black Pants

When Mick Jagger is your idol, well. Do I even need to explain?

 

Edgy Style Essential #3: Slouchy White Tee

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #3: Slouchy White Tee

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #3: Slouchy White Tee

Even Edgy girls needs basics. The ideal Edgy white tee has a little bit of length, but more importantly, a deep round neckline, which is essential for showcasing Edgy Essential #4...

Edgy Style Essential #4: Pop of Lace

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #4: Pop of Lace

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #4: Pop of Lace

The Pop of Lace is so Edgy 2017. Showcase yours under Edgy Essential #3: Slouchy White Tee (see above) or any deep v you already own. Please let me know if you find one that doesn't itch. 

Edgy Style Essential #5: Leather Jacket

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #5: Leather Jacket

MappCraft | Edgy Style Essential #5: Leather Jacket

If you already own a leather jacket you don't need my advice because you already nailed Edge. Throw this ultimate Edgy essential over anything and you're immediately 100% cooler than me. 


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PS: Rocker girl, if you click the heart I'll let you bum a smoke.

Be the Bright! Jenn

Nail Classically Chic Style with this Fool Proof Outfit Formula

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL CLASSICALLY CHIC LIKE A FRENCH GIRL

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL CLASSICALLY CHIC LIKE A FRENCH GIRL

We'll Always Have Paris

Fishnet socks, oversized sweatshirt dresses, undersized bandage skirts, the great Birkenstock revival - however exhilarating, trends are fleeting (even when they circle back). That is why the Classically Chic Style Archetype is so damn alluring. No matter the year, the country, your age - there is something to be said for a outfit formula that stands the test of time.

There are many variations on Classically Chic Style. Think: Seersucker, equestrian boots, a sleek black pencil skirt and pumps. For me, the most endearing (and Pinterest celebrated) is French Girl Chic. Je ne sais pas, there is something about Paris.

The (Classically) Parisian Chic Outfit Formula

After extensive Pinterest research, I have nailed down the 5 ingredient recipe for nailing Classically Parisian Chic.

Parisian Chic Essential #1: Flat Shoes

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: FLAT SHOES

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: FLAT SHOES

Besides being too terribly cool to wobble on cobblestones in heels, French girls have a practical reason for foregoing pumps: faire de la bicyclette.

SHOP FRENCH FLATS

Parisian Chic Essential #2: Slim Ankle Pant

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: SLIM ANKLE PANT

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: SLIM ANKLE PANT

Slim pants are a given (note I said slim, not tight), but the real secret to looking French girl (and boy) cool is to show the slightest hint of ankle skin between your pant hem and shoe.

Sorry. No socks allowed. 

SHOP ANKLE PANTS

Parisian Chic Essential #3: Striped Top

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: STRIPED TOP

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: STRIPED TOP

Typically characterized as a cotton top with blue sailor-like stripes, the Breton stripe top was introduced in 1858 as the uniform for the French navy. It did not possess any serous fashion cache until—after a trip to the French coast—Coco Chanel took notice. The iconic designer was so inspired by the sailors’ uniform that she incorporated the stripes into her 1917 nautical collection.
— Stylecaster.com

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SHOP STRIPED TOPS

Parisian Chic Essential #4: Classic Jacket

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: CLASSIC JACKET

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: CLASSIC JACKET

Choose your own Parisian outerwear adventure: Shrunken denim, fitted blazer or classic trench. Look at these as investment pieces and shop accordingly. Add to wish list. 

SHOP CLASSIC JACKETS

Parisian Chic Essential #5: Silk Scarf

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: SILK SCARF

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL PARISIAN CHIC: SILK SCARF

You know how I feel about my Hermes scarves. Aside from the beautiful craftsmanship, brilliant colors, iconic, whimsical patterns and endlessly versatile styling options -  each scarf was a gift from my husband and remind me of our honeymoon. In Paris. 

Now, you don't need an Hermes scarf to nail the Parisian Chic look (wish list), but I am going to have to insist on silk twill. 

SHOP SILK SCARVES

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Merci beaucoup!

Be the Bright! Jenn

Nail Athleisure 2017 with this Fool Proof Outfit Formula

Mappcraft.com | How to Nail Athleisure in 2017

Mappcraft.com | How to Nail Athleisure in 2017

Sneaker Heads, Unite

When I was 12 years old I scored a paper route solely to fund a pair of purple suede Etonics. Two decades later I still love a fresh pair of sneakers. It's no surprise that the Style Archetype (discover yours here) I most identify with is Athleisure. 

The term "Athleisure" emerged a few years ago as a way to excuse ourselves from wearing yoga pants. Today, Athleisure isn't about looking like you just came from the gym - it's a mash up style that melds ease of movement with sharp, tailored lines, a cool minimalist vibe and - most importantly - a dash of that certain je ne sais quoi.

The Athleisure 2017 Outfit Formula

After extensive Pinterest research, I have nailed down the 5 ingredient recipe for nailing Athleisure in 2017.

Athleisure 2017 Essential #1: Throwback Sneakers 

Mappcraft.com | How to Nail Athleisure in 2017: Throwback Sneakers

Mappcraft.com | How to Nail Athleisure in 2017: Throwback Sneakers

Throwback sneakers are a given. Extra points if they have thick white soles and white laces. Resist the urge to buy Adidas Superstars or Stan Smith's with the green tab. 

Athleisure 2017 Essential #2: Knee Hole Denim

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017:   KNEE HOLE DENIM

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017: KNEE HOLE DENIM

You aren't killing Athleisure in 2017 unless we can see your knees.

Athleisure 2017 Essential #3: Oversized Sweater

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017:   OVERSIZED SWEATER | image via thefashioncuisine.com

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017: OVERSIZED SWEATER | image via thefashioncuisine.com

Cold knees, warm heart, as they say.

Athleisure 2017 Essential #4: Fishnet Socks

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017:   FISHNET SOCKS | IMAGE VIA @PrettyGirlsLied

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017: FISHNET SOCKS | IMAGE VIA @PrettyGirlsLied

Nothing says "street chic" quite like sweaty feet.

5. Athleisure 2017 Essential #5: Minimalist Watch

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017: MINIMALIST WATCH

MAPPCRAFT.COM | HOW TO NAIL ATHLEISURE IN 2017: MINIMALIST WATCH

You've got a mighty big face for such a minimalist watch. 

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xoxo jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #8: Julia Dress, Black and Grey

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

A Julia Dress For All Occasions

This isn't the first time I've sung praises for the ever versatile, slightly sexy LuLaRoe Julia dress. This black and grey number, courtesy of LuLaRoe Kate & Jamie, is no exception. LuLaRoe Julia boasts a classic shape, a super flexible fit and blank canvas sensibility that seamlessly shifts from from day job to date night to dry cleaning pickup with a simple switch of accessories.

LuLaRoe Julia Is Away From Her Desk Right Now

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

Shop Office Extras 

LuLaRoe Julia Never Splits the Bill

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

Shop Metallic Accents

LuLaRoe Julia Runs 5K Errands  

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

LULAROE CAPSULE CHALLENGE | KEY PIECE #8 JULIA DRESS BLACK AND GREY

Shop Athleisure Accessories


Many thanks to LuLaRoe Kate & Jaime for LuLaRoe Key Piece #8: Julia Dress, Black & Grey

If you are just joining the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

LuLaRoe Kate and Jaime

LuLaRoe Kate and Jaime

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black
  6. And this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5 Julia Dress, Black and White Print
  7. There's more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print
  8. Can't stop now: LuLaRoe Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie skirt? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #7: Print Leggings

LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

That Time I Said I'd Never Leave My House in LuLaRoe Leggings

In this video I claimed that I'd never, ever leave my house in LuLaRoe leggings. Well. People can change. After spending several months deeply entrenched in the wacky world of LuLaRoe, I've eased back on that policy - a little.  

How to Leave Your House in LuLaRoe Leggings

Scenario #1: Pop of Print

When wearing LuLaRoe leggings out of your home for the sake of fashion (not an oxymoron!) it is advisable to treat the print like flair. Think accent wall, not flying unicorn wallpaper. 

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

Scenario #2: Namaste What?

A few seconds pursuing the OTHER "Lu-" leggings retailer will reveal a bevy of printed leg wear for triple the price of your $25 pizza pants. My point? Wear LuLaRoe to yoga. They are stretchy, comfortable and a yoga studio is among the safest spaces on the planet to wear weird printed pants without fear of ridicule. 

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

Scenario #3: Holiday Whimsy

Nothing says light-hearted like cherub print leggings on Valentine's Day. Just take them off before hubby gets home. Whimsical is adorable for the kindergarten class party but it's not going to earn you a new Yurman bracelet. 'Na mean?

Seriously, the holiday prints have my heart. They are cute, comfy and fun - especially when you are celebrating holidays with small children. Let's hope LuLaRoe does a better job with Valentines than it did with Christmas. This isn't a disco. All I wanted was some peppermint print leggings.

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings

MappCraft | LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge | Key Piece #7 Print Leggings


Many thanks to LuLaRoe Cheryl Holloway for LuLaRoe Key Piece #7: Printed Leggings

If you are just joining the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black
  6. And this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5 Julia Dress, Black and White Print
  7. There's more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn

LuLaRoe Key Piece #6: Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Oh Hey, Sassy Cassie

I'm not gonna lie, I like the LuLaRoe Cassie skirt (courtesy of LuLaRoe Consultant Lorean Bradley). Like, a lot. 

And like nearly every other garment in the 10 Piece LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge, I was incredulous. At first touch, the LuLaRoe Cassie fabric is stiffish and vaguely puffy. Sizing is equally confounding. This cheetah print Cassie skirt is an XS. I wear a 28 pant. That's a three size deferential. Also, the LuLaRoe Cassie skirt is long. I am short. Understandably, concern.

Surprise, surprise! The extra length keeps the Cassie from riding thigh high after a 4 yard trot, which is the case with all of my other unstructured pencil skirts. Sure, the waistband reaches my bra, but Cassie's slim fit makes it hardly noticeable under a tunic top.

The best thing about Cassie? She's a sassy little shape shifter. Throw Cassie around your neck and presto! Infiniti scarf. Throw on a strapless, pull her up and bang! Tunic tube top.

What's not to love?

Sassy Cassie: Classic

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Worn as intended, the LuLaRoe Cassie is a classic pencil skirt. For this look I played DJ Print Mix and threw on a cheetah print + graphic stripe mash up. I layered on my army green Joie Anorak jacket and accessorized with a crackle metallic YSL Muse tote, gold DVF strappy block heel sandals and my orange Hermes Collier de Chien cuff. 

Sassy Cassie: Infiniti Scarf

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

Layered on top of a solid LuLaRoe Julia dress, the Cassie shape shifts into a perfectly paired print scarf. That's a foolproof LuLaRoe outfit formula for you right there: Solid Julia dress + print Cassie skirt.

Sassy Cassie: Top Swap

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

MappCraft Capsule Challenge: LuLaRoe Key Piece #6 | Cassie Skirt, Cheetah Print

As a slightly fitted tube top, Cassie's shape is the perfect complement to Azure's A-line. Not feeling it? Swap them and you've got a completely different outfit.

Imagine this: 1 outfit featuring 3 Cassies: One as a skirt, one as a tube top and another as an infiniti scarf. MIND BLOWN.


Many thanks to LuLaRoe Consultant Lorean Bradley for LuLaRoe Key Piece #6: Cassie skirt, cheetah print

If you are just joining the LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge - BACK UP!

  1. Read this: From Hater to Fan Girl, My LuLaRoe Capsule Challenge
  2. Now this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #1: Perfect Tee, Striped
  3. Next: LuLaRoe Key Piece #2: Julia Dress, Coral
  4. Another: LuLaRoe Key Piece #3: Sarah Cardigan, Heather Grey
  5. One more: LuLaRoe Key Piece #4 Azure Skirt, Black
  6. And this: LuLaRoe Key Piece #5 Julia Dress, Black and White Print

Love LuLaRoe? On a unicorn hunt? Wonder where I scored that awesome cheetah print Cassie? Talk to me! (And dammit if you've read this far, click the little heart below!)

xoxo Jenn