Author: Graceful Rags

Getting Graphic: How to Style a Graphic Tee

polka dot shorts, graphic tee, yellow purse, jean jacket

I’ve never really been one for the graphic tee trend resurfacing over the past few years… I’ve always found tees with images so much harder to style than ones with patterns, and they often have a grunge feel that’s a little too reminiscent of my goth days (you know, the band tee look that you only wear to concerts). But when I received this graphic (excuse me) tank for my birthday, I fell in love! Unlike a lot of graphic tees, this one has bright colors and a floral pattern. Not to mention, how CUTE is that elephant?! Needless to say, I immediately started brainstorming a fun outfit to go with it. Continue reading “Getting Graphic: How to Style a Graphic Tee”

Tickle Me Pink

pink sweater, turquoise necklace, yellow purse, skinny jeans

This spring, all I’ve wanted to wear is…PINK! Time and time again I find myself reaching for the nearest pink item in my closet—it’s just the perfect shade to transition into warmer months! Unfortunately, I hardly own any pink items…When you look at my closet it’s a sea of blacks, greys, and blues. Can any of you relate? So as you can imagine, I’ve been rewearing the same pink pieces over and over again lately (like this sweater, which makes up half of this post). Today I wanted to round up a few of my favorite pink looks and showcase how to style this girly color in multiple ways! (And all of the original blog posts are linked below each photo). Enjoy, my fellow pink-lovers. Continue reading “Tickle Me Pink”

Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing

pastel blue, pattern mixing, white shoes, botanic gardens

Nothing says springtime quite like rocking subtle shades of pastels—I’m thinking eggshell blue, baby pink, lavender, and muted sunshine-yellow. The only problem? I’ve learned over the years (and especially through all my blog photos) that I just don’t look very good in pastels. My skin tone lives for the “go bold or go home” mentality when it comes to what colors to wear. That’s why when the stylish ladies of the Magnificent Eight group asked me to participate in a special “pastel pattern mixing” post, I struggled a bit to put together a fashionable outfit! Continue reading “Pastels, Petals, and Pattern Mixing”