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Savvy Pins: Fall Fashion Trends We Are Falling For

Published in Fashion News
Written by Savvy Girl Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

Bold runway looks can be somewhat intimidating to real-life, real-size savvies, so today we scouted Pinterest for fall fashion pinspiration that's both on-trend and accessible.

5 Truly Fabulous Ways to Reuse Old T-Shirts

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Written by Savvy Girl Friday, 17 August 2012 08:24


Who doesn't have a stockpile of old t-shirts lying around? When they've passed wearability and you'd rather be caught naked than in one of your scuzzy, yellow-armpitted "Go Team!" cotton numbers, try transforming them into one of these truly fabulous items.

T-Shirt Loop Necklace. By far our favorite solution, this could become your next super savvy fashion staple. (Dollar Store Crafts)

Reusable Shopping Bags. Just a few snips and stitches give a sad tee new life as a green shopping bag. (Martha Stewart)

Undies. You'll never run out of skivvies when you've got secret stash of t-shirt undies lying around. (Super Naturale)

Ruffle Scarf. Whip up two of these easy scarves and twist them together for a truly unique look. (Sew Much Ado)

Rag Rug. So gorgeous, you'll want to tickle your toes on this rug in every room in your house. (Vintage Chica)

Best "Back to School" Adult Bookbags That Last

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Written by Savvy Girl Wednesday, 08 August 2012 09:18

Ikabags eco-friendly linen cross bag

We don't carry bulky textbooks around any more, but we sure do have a heavy haul. With laptops, smartphones, whoosies and whatsies weighing down our day bags, we need a good one that's sturdy enough to make the long haul, while being chic enough to pass as a purse.

Bra Wallet: Best Hideaway For Your Secret Stash

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Written by Savvy Girl Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:57


We know some of you will take one look at this Bra Wallet and wrinkle your nose. But then you'll start to remember all those times you were somewhere that you couldn't bring a purse or bag, or were worried about where to stash your purse or bag, or just didn't want to lug around a purse or bag and it'll start to make sense. The next time you're headed to a wedding intent on doing a carefree chicken dance or are working all day at an event in Times Square with no place to stash your goods--invest in the bra wallet. It's the best secret hideaway for your secret stash, hands down.

10 Best Style & Design Pinners to Follow Now

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Written by Savvy Girl Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:44
Image Source: Pinterest user Bri Emery
Last week, we shared our 15 Favorite DIY and Craft Pinners with you. Today, we present you 24Savvy's top picks for Style & Design Pinners You Must Check Out NOW. Drumroll, please...

7 Ways to Pull Off A Smart Look With a Simple Tee

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Written by Savvy Girl Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:11

Contrary to the all-popular belief in the superiority of basic black as our most flattering fashion friend, classic white can be an equally magnanimous hue to set off your curves in their loveliest light. As long as you stick with cotton tees made with a supple fabric blend—such as cotton with a small percentage of spandex or jersey—and providing you polish up with an accessory or two, you can flaunt your figure with confidence in the simplest (and cheapest) of fashion finds.

Simple, Savvy Ways to Wear a White Tee

  1. Floral Brooch: Made popular by that equally popular "Carrie," one giant or several small floral brooches tacked onto the neckline of your white tee are an easy way to add flair. We have serious swoon love for FeltSewGood’s recycled felt floral brooches in a range of prices, hues and fabrics. Here’s a smart tutorial if you’d like to take a stab at making your own.
  2. Wide Belt: Whether you're a tee shirt "tucker" or true-blue "hanger outer" wrap a wide belt around your middle over a loosey-goosey white tee and you've got a lovely, waist-flattering look.
  3. inVested: We call it Bob Dylan chic—a fitted vest (particularly one nicked from a Mr. Savvy's closet) adds an inexpensive element of cool and aloof bobo-style.
  4. Monochromatic "Bib" or Choker: Weddings, showers, parties, you name it, this is elegance at its easiest. Pair a statement "bib" ro choker in a similar hue as your shirt, such as this gorgeous option from Bloomingdales (a truly savvy steal) and you've got comfort on your side, as well as chic.
  5. Bold Statement Necklace: With your white tee as a blank canvas, any bright baubles, beads or bangles will pull your look together with a pop of color. Michaels has an easy MIY project for a sweet colorful floral necklace made out of old t-shirts.
  6. Over the Shoulder Sweater Holder: This look says "Muffy on the Croquet Court" more than anything, but it's still a smart, fun, classic option. We love bright sherberty-hued cardigans thrown over the neck.
  7. Summer Scarf: Any lightweight infinity scarf looped around your neck will make a gorgeous and flattering accent. You can even make your own infinity scarf by tying two ends of fluffy, lightweight fabric together.

Photo: http://www.fashionfuss.com/

Savvy Fashion Ideas for the 4th of July

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Written by Savvy Girl Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:53

We have made it a quest to find festive clothing and accessories any savvista would be proud to wear after the fireworks fade.

Aye, Aye, Cutie Dress, $89.99 at modcloth.com. Stripes are always in style, and this lightweight nautical dress is a subtly patriotic wear year-round.
Image Source: ModCloth.com

Star-Spangled Scarf, $48 at anthropologie.com. This feminine scarf, "covered with a dime-sized galaxy," will be a lifelong loyal style friend.
Source: Anthropologie.com

Red, White and Blue Chunky Color Block Necklace, $38 at etsy.com. This fun and fashionable sterling silver necklace adds a pop of color to any old day, patriotic, or not.
Image Source: Etsy.com

Converse All Star Speciality Denim Sneakers, $77.88 at asos.com. Star spangled sneakers make a savvy score any time of year.
Image Source: Asos.com

Waterproof Diaper bag/Messenger bag, $79 at etsy.com. We love functional pieces, and this roomy cotton messenger makes a great bag for everything—from diapers to beach towels.
Image Source: Etsy.com

Rachel Leigh Tycoon Bracelet, $137 at rachelleigh.com. Art Deco stars and heavy metal combine to make this a stunningly versatile, season-proof architectural piece.
Image Source: RachelLeigh.com

Hearts & Stars T-Shirt, $19.99 at zara.com. Dear Zara, thank you for your long awaited summer sale and this adorable tee.
Image Source: Zara.com

Savvy Pins: Summer Recycled Fashion

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Written by Savvy Girl Friday, 29 June 2012 08:20

This week, we surfed Pinterest for stylish and easy-to-make Summer Recycled Fashion Ideas.

Scroll down for the top 5 savvy refashion* pins that inspired us the most!

*refashion [riːˈfæʃən]
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to give a new form to (something)

1. Giving your old clothes a new life through at-home natural dyeing? Savvy!
Image Source: Pinterest/A Beautiful Mess Blog
Via Pinterest user: Kate Linkhorn. Source: A Beautiful Mess.

2. So smart and incredibly cute! All you need is neon spray paint, packing tape, towels... and a pair of shoes, of course.
Image Source: Pinterest/Green Wedding Shoes
Via Pinterest user: Ally Jane. Source: Green Wedding Shoes.

3. Savvy crop top fun!
Image Source: Pinterest/Clones 'n' Clowns
Via Pinterest user: Donnetta Cate. Source: Clones 'n' Clowns.

4. Blooming Bib Recycled T-Shirt Necklace—cheap and chic.
Image Source: Pinterest/Dollar Store Crafts
Via Pinterest user: Shannon Becker. Source: Dollar Store Crafts.

5. There are some many ways you can give your dear old Toms a makeover. DIY Toms Sandals is our latest discovery. Very savvy, indeed!
Image Source: Pinterest/Everything Emily Blog
Via Pinterest user: Brianna Murray. Source: Everything Emily Blog.

6. DIY studded sneakers: this clever idea appears to be super-popular among our fellow pinners. Jena Ryssman's pin alone got more than 3,200 repins!
Image Source: Pinterest/Honestly...WTF
Via Pinterest user: Jena Ryssman. Source: Honestly...WTF.

Are you on Pinterest? Follow our savvy pins here!
Saw an idea that you think should be featured in our round-up next week? Let us know in the comments—and don’t forget to include the link to your savvy find!

The Go Anywhere, Do Anything, Perfect Summer Look

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Written by Savvy Girl Monday, 18 June 2012 15:24

Image source: www.workingcloset.files.wordpress.com

Just because it's summer, it doesn't mean you have to throw style in the garbage disposal if you want to be comfy. We're a little biased, of course, but believe that New York has to be one of the best places to pound the pavement in search of style inspiration. After a brief browse around town yesterday, we literally bumped into the perfect look walking down the street. It's like a formula for comfy chic that will work at the office, at the beach, at a fancy dinner, at a not fancy dinner, you get the idea. Comfy? Check! Stylish? Check! Easy? Check-ity-Check Check Check.

Bottoms: Keep shorts, capris, bermudas, skirts or pants crisp, tailored and dark in color like these dark navy cropped pants. $78.00 at anntaylor.com.

Tops: Soften up that tailored look with a simple white top. It could be a flowy or fitted peasant top, made of any lightweight fabric like organdy, linen, cotton or eyelet. Ruffled Racerback, $78 at anthropologie.com.

Flats: Statement flats in a bold hue really snap the look together. A bold pop of orange, yellow, green, red or pink really makes the look. Rosalita Sandals, $33 at modcloth.com.

Bag: A structured bag that works with the shoes is your key. They don't have to be matchy-matchy, but similar hues would be perfect. Zara XL Coloured Clutch, $99.90 at zara.com.

What's your go-to "go anywhere, do anything" summer look?

Savvy Choice: Summer Shorts Under $25

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Written by Savvy Girl Monday, 28 May 2012 16:35

High-waisted and low-cut, brightly colored and pastel, geometric and flower-printed, this summer, shorts are more popular than ever. For those of you looking for a new pair of shorts on a budget, we pulled together a selection of savvy summer styles under $25.

1. Forever 21 Cuffed Paper Bag Waist Shorts
2. H&M Shorts
3. Old Navy Printed Tie-Belt Shorts
4. Alloy.com Floral Denim Shorts
5. Old Navy Women’s Printed Shorts
6. Target Merona® Classic Chino Shorts


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