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dressing the team / velvet!

Oh Joy Dressing The Team / Velvet!

For our very last Dressing The Team of 2017, we're bringing you lots of ways to style VELVET! It's super hot material right now, and for good reason. It's soft, comfy, and is the perfect touch of glam for the holiday season. See how everyone on the team styled velvet in their own unique way, from dresses to jackets to pants to skirts...even shoes! Also, we are now a team of seven, so you'll see a new face here below... 

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dressing the team / stripes!

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We're all about stripes for our newest Dressing The Team! Stripes are always a classic, so we wanted to show a variety of stripes and how we wore them to suit each of our styles...

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oh joy dressing the team / maxi skirts...

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It's been a few months since our last Dressing the Team...and here we are already into fall! For this month, I wanted to share our take on a classic piece that transitions well from summer to fall—a maxi skirt. We're all wearing the same maxi skirt but in different colors so you can see how it works on all of us. And, we now have six people on the team! So you'll see a new face here below...

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dressing the team / jumbo florals...

dressing the team / jumbo florals

For our newest Dressing the Team, we're all about jumbo florals for summer! Since this story is all about pattern, everyone chose a bold floral piece that worked best for their figures. Here's how we wore them...

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dressing the guys!

dressing the guys!

We have so much fun getting dressed up and showing off the style of all the girls at the Oh Joy office with Dressing the Team that I wanted to change it up this month with a special edition of...Dressing the Guys! Whether it's a friend, boyfriend, husband, or brother, guys need a little help in the style department, too! One thing I have learned about guys' style is that they tend to prefer staples and are willing to spend a little more money on a quality piece that will last for a while versus shopping a ton of cheaper fast fashion. So we kindly asked the guys in our lives to come and show us how they'd wear this versatile denim jacket from Apolis. See how they wore it!

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dressing the team / bomber jackets...

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For our newest Dressing the Team, we're all wearing a must-have trend piece right now—the bomber jacket. Unlike some trends (ahem harem pants), everyone—no matter what size or shape—can wear a bomber jacket. They are such a versatile piece that I currently have a few on rotation as my go-to layering option right now. Here's how we wore them...

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dressing the team / sequin skirts...

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For our last Dressing the Team post of this year, we wanted to end with something festive. And what's more festive or says holiday more than a sequin skirt?! Based on our body types and skin tones, we each chose a skirt that we could dress up for the holidays and night out or dress down for wearing to the office or a more casual party. Come see how we wore them...

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Jess, our crafting assistant, is on the petite side (4'11") so she can shop the larger sizes in the girl's section and get a great deal for something that is often double the price in the women's section. She paired a silver sequin mini skirt with an everyday striped shirt and topped it all off with a chic hat and booties.

Jess is wearing a Nordstrom skirt, Target shirt, Chloe + Isabel necklace, Sole Society booties (similar), and Lack of Color hat.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Courtney, our Executive Assistant, combined her ombre mini skirt with a classic white button-down. She loved how the pencil skirt accentuated her curves and the blush accents worked well on her fair skin tone. The white shirt adds a certain sophistication and a nice contrast to help tone down the shiny skirt. I love how super chic this look is for a cocktail party or holiday party.

Courtney is wearing a Target white button down shirt, Forever 21 sequin skirt, H&M heels (similar), and Chloe & Isabel bun cuff.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Julia, our Creative Producer & Stylist, wanted to add a dose of pattern to her gold sequined maxi skirt. High waisted skirts help to accentuate the smallest part of the waist on any body type. So she added a basic grey tee to serve as a base before layering on her floral bomber - perfect for a night out to dinner and to see a show.

Julia's wearing a Target grey tee, ASOS sequin skirt, Forever 21 floral bomber jacket (similar), and dv booties.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Angie, our designer, wears this black a-line skirt to work all the time! I love how she makes it feel casual, yet fun, with a bright blue sweater and silver booties. The black sequins are less sparkly than a metallic option, so it feels really versatile and a good option for someone who doesn't like things too shiny.

Angie's wearing a Target sweater, Benumade earrings from Ban.do, Target black sequin skirt (similar), and Splendid booties.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

Joy, that's me! Because I love dancing, I chose this swingy midi skirt in blush pink. I added some pattern with a festive confetti tank and added a light grey blazer to make it feel a bit more formal for a work meeting or dinner out. I added a little extra whimsy and texture with my accessories. 

I'm wearing a LC Lauren Conrad blazer, top by Doops DesignGlitterFoxLA sequin skirt, Loeffler Randall sandals (past season), and Benumade earrings from Ban.do.

dressing the team / sequin skirts

A few of our tips for wearing sequins...

1. Get something you would wear again. A sequin skirt may not be the most worn piece in your closet, but pick a piece that you could dress up or down and would feel comfortable wearing for multiple occasions.

2. Cooler sequins (silver) go well with more fair skin tones while warmer sequins (gold and copper) go well with darker skin tones.

3. Make sure you can move in it. The material is already a little stiffer than non-sequined pieces, so make sure the cut is one that doesn't feel too tight and you could move (and dance!) in.

{Photos by Casey Brodley outside Wanderlust. Mural by Kim West.}

dressing the team / vintage!

dressing the team / vintage

Inspired by our recent team trip to Palm Springs, today, we have a vintage-themed Dressing the Team! It all started when some of the girls in the office felt like they could never find anything when looking for vintage and asked me for advice. So all went to the Rosebowl Flea Market together last month, and I gave them some tips on how I shop for vintage and pulled pieces that could work for everyone...

dressing the team / vintage

Here's the pile of loot we found at the flea market. Everyone took home their pieces for minor alterations (if needed) and put together their vintage outfits to show what cuts and styles worked best for each of us! The best part is...all of the vintage pieces ranged in price from $7-$25, and they're so special and one-of-a-kind...

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dressing the team / culottes!

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Culottes have been a very popular trend this summer as a fun option that looks like a cross between pants and a skirt. As we head into fall, we're loving culottes as a great transition piece we could bring into the fall. Here's how the whole Oh Joy team wore their culottes...

dressing the team / culottes

Angie, our designer, went graphic in black and white with pops of color and metallic in her accessories. Angie's wearing Anthropologie culottes, ASOS sandals, Danskin bodysuit, and a DIY vintage scarf necklace.

dressing the team / culottes

Jess, our crafting assistant, is keeping it cool and casual in ASOS culottes (similar and similar), ASOS tank, Madewell sandals (similar), Bauble Bar necklace, Noonday Collection beaded bracelet, and Noonday Collection gold bracelet. Because Jess is 4'11", she did need to have the length of her pants hemmed to hit mid-calf.

dressing the team / culottes

Julia, our Creative Producer & Stylist, is making a statement with these floral culottes with straps by ASOS, a simple Nordstrom tee, and Nino suede mules. She didn't need to add jewelry to this outfit since the straps add a lot of interest to the outfit.

dressing the team / culottes

Courtney, my Executive Assistant, is playing it cool and summery in these chambray culottes from Target (similar), Gap tank blouse (similar), Lucky Brand sandals, and chunky necklace by Noonday.

dressing the team / culottes

Joy, that's me...I'm wearing plaid culottes by Ace & Jig, a bodysuit by Thief & Bandit, and Marais sandals. These pants almost look like a skirt when I wear them which makes my outfit look dressier than it really is, yet still so comfy!

A few things we learned about wearing culottes:

1. Culottes tend to look great with a fitted tee (or even a bodysuit) underneath.

2. Whether your wear a tee or blouse, tucking the top into the pants help to define the smallest part of your waist to help contrast with the looser pant style.

3. Since the pants can hit anywhere between mid-calf to ankle, there can be some flexibility in the length which makes them wearable for a variety of heights.

What do you guys think? Have you been rocking culottes this summer?

{Photos by Casey Brodley}

dressing the team / white jeans...

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dressing the team / white jeans

'Tis the season for white denim. It's everywhere in every single style of jean out there. Because a lot of people are scared of white jeans, I wanted to show how fresh and fun they really can be. For this Dressing the Team, rather than all wearing the same exact thing (because the fit of jeans are really specific to each person) we each picked our favorite style of white denim and showed you how we each wore it...

dressing the team / white jeans

Angie, our graphic designer, added a Zara tee and Zuzii shoes to her Gap slouch overalls. It's a fun outfit for the weekend, for work, or for play!

dressing the team / white jeans

Jess, our crafting assistant, paired her true skinny high rise jeans from Gap with a Zara top (with vintage brooch pinned to it), and sandals from Marshalls (past season, these are similar). Since she is petite (4'11"), she got the petite sizing for these jeans.

dressing the team / white jeans

Julia, our Creative Producer and Stylist, paired her Gap real straight jeans with a Zara top, vintage bangle, and Steve Madden wedges (past season, these are similar) for brunch with friends.

dressing the team / white jeans

Courtney, my Executive Assistant, is wearing Gap true skinny jeans with a Vince Camuto top and Steve Madden heels. This look feels just right for a summer date night!

dressing the team / white jeans

Joy (that's me!), our Creative Director...I'm wearing the best girlfriend jeans from Gap with a Jillian Harris for Privilege sweatshirt, Marais sandals, and Putchipuu hat. This is a fun weekend look for being at the farmer's market or the beach!

dressing the team / white jeans

A couple things we learned about white jeans:

- People think that white jeans highlight your flaws, but it's just a matter of finding a cut that works well for your body type. 

- I don't believe in the "no white after Labor Day" rule. Wear white when you want to. Except at someone else's wedding. 

 {Photos by Casey Brodley. Jeans provided by Gap. All other clothing is our own.} 

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