3 Ways to Wear Hair Accessories To Work!

Happy Friday you guys! We hope your week was beautiful (and if it wasn’t you can always stop in to Y&L and we can change that for you)! Today we wanted to share some great (but simple) updos and ways to rock hair accessories like scarves in flowers at work! We hope you enjoy 🙂

Flower Hair Accessories – We love this look featured in the Washingtonian. It is so classy and simple. Just toss your hair up into a messy high bun, secure with bobby pins, and add a chic flower just off to the side. Absolutely perfect.

Image from the Washingtonian What I Wear To Work Series.

Bows! – Bows aren’t just for little girls! We love the reverse braid and bun combo! If you need instructions (with pictures) for creating the updo just click here.

Image from Puppy Club

Scarfs: The Summer Edition – We love head scarves, and this link will show you three fabulous ways to wear a scarf this summer. We think all three looks are perfect for a summer BBQ or the office!

Image from The Shine Project.

Which is your favorite accessory to rock at the office?

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3 Spring Fashion Trends We Love!

Cutout on the Town Dress from ModCloth – $84.99.

It’s almost the weekend… and today we feel like obsessing over spring and summer fashion trends! We’ve got our 3 favorite spring trends and a corresponding piece that would be perfect in any wardrobe!

Cutouts – We think cutouts and cute peekaboo looks that show a tasteful amount of skin are perfect for spring and summer. One of our favorite cutout pieces for spring is the Cutout on the Town Dress from ModCloth! It has a perfectly trendy cutout midriff and hi-lo skirt! You can snag this adorable mint and pink frock for just $84.99!

Black & White – High contrast and loads of chic style in this trend! There are so many ways to incorporate black & white into your spring and summer wardrobe. A classic black and white striped blouse or skirt… or how about this knockout dress by BB Dakota? Add the chic Jamila Black & White Dress to your closet for just $78 from Lulus!

Jamila Black & White Dress by BB Dakota at Lulu’s – $78.

Embellished Palms Tunic by Free People – $148.

Beading – Intricate and feminine details are perfect in any season. But we love some of the beaded pieces that are coming out this spring. Whether on a blouse, skirt, or scarf adding some beading to your wardrobe will give you a mysterious, bohemian, world traveler look! We are particularly fond of this Embellished Palms Tunic sold exclusively by Free People for $148. It comes in 5 great colors, but we are partial to peach :).

What is your favorite spring trend?

3 Places To Shop Sustainable Fashion

Glam Noir Dress – $88 from Mata Traders

This year we are trying to make better purchases. Better for us, the environment, and our wallets. So we’ve been hunting for some affordable and sustainable clothing lines. It is so hard to find “sustainable clothing” that isn’t just yoga pants and t-shirts! A girl’s (and a guy’s) gotta wear more than just lounge wear!

Here are three places you can shop for more sustainable clothing and accessories. We promise you will find more than organic t-shirts, although they usually have these too!

  1. Mata Traders – This online shop is stocked   fair trade finds. The dresses are adorable, and so are their tops. You can feel good about making a purchase that supports fair trade practices and empowers your fellow woman! We are loving this polka-dotted little black dress with a sweetheart neckline! Perfect for date night 🙂

    Melanie Dress – $50 from Threads for Thought

  2. Threads for Thought – A great shop   organic cotton basics and some adorable dresses and tops. You can even find some of their goods at Whole Foods. Our favorite part about this brand is that they are affordable! The Melanie dress is only $50!
  3. Green Heart Shop – Another great fair trade online shop featuring clothing and accessories, as well as goodies for your home and kitchen! Fair trade not only ensures that workers receive a fair wage for their work, but also ensures environmental sustainability, supports participatory workplaces, and protects cultural identity. The prices are pretty reasonable and they have some great pieces that you could even rock to work. We are totally smitten with their Maureen Dress for $92.

    Maureen Dress – $92 from Green Heart Shop

    This stunner paired with a blazer would work for any office or board room!

Have you stumbled upon any great sustainable fashion lines? If so share with us and our readers so we can all make more knowledgeable and kind purchases!

3 Knit Accessories We Are Craving For Fall & Winter

This Fall and Winter we have our eyes set on a few key accessories to keep us warm and cozy despite the cool air and whipping winds! And yes, they all happen to be from one of our favorite sites for crafty people—Etsy!

Knit Boot Cuffs – We love these adorable cuffs to tuck inside of boots. They add some extra warmth and a whole new level of style.

Knit Boot Cuffs – $25 from Twisted Yarn on Etsy

These cuffs are handmade and sold by Twisted Yarn on Etsy, and run $25/pair. There are so many boot cuff options on Etsy ranging from $15 to $30/pair. And if you have knitting skills you can snatch up a pattern for around $5, and make as many cuffs as your heart, or rather legs, desires!

Knit Cowl Infinity Scarf – We love infinity scarves! They are so versatile, working as a scarf, a shawl, and a hood should the need arise. We love this colorful knit scarf by Pixie Bell sold on Etsy!

Knit Cowl Infinity Scarf – $35 from Pixie Bell on Etsy

What can we say, we really really want a sweet rainbow scarf to keep us warm this winter! Oh and we love supporting independent artists and crafters—so it would be a win-win!

Owl Fingerless Gloves/Wristwarmers – Aren’t these just the cutest things that you ever did see? We love that they are in a neutral color so they are cute without being over-the-top childish. A really fun accessory for fall and winter.

Owl Fingerless Gloves/Wristwarmers – $39 from Cozy Season on Etsy

 

They are a little pricier, at $39 a pair, but they are so cute—and handmade by Tallinn of Cozy Season on Etsy.

What accessories are you sporting this fall, and coveting for winter?

Must-Have Scarves For Fall!

With Fall rolling around the corner we at Y&L Style Bar wanted to focus our attention on the upcoming season’s wardrobe workhorse—the scarf. Scarves are a great way to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank. A few great scarves are all you really need to get you through the season. And we recommend you have at least one in each of these three categories: basic neutral, accent color, and print. So today we have collected a bunch of scarves in each of these categories that we absolutely love!

Basic Neutrals:

Modcloth Rain Supreme Scarf in Grey – $24.99

Urban Outfitters Basic Neutrals Scarf in Black – $18.

Accent Colors:

Etsy Scarf Necklace – $35.

Modcloth Crinkle in Time Scarf in Rust – $15.99.

 

Prints:

Anthropologie Foliage Leopard Print Scarf – $58.

Forever21 Tasseled Ikat Scarf – $9.80.

Which is your favorite scarf? We are kind of partial to the bird print loop scarf shown above 🙂