Date Night Outfit Inspiration

Dates are stressful enough as it is, especially if the relationship is new. For us girls, picking out the perfect outfit only adds to this stress, and nothing we try on seems to be good enough.

I’m here to help with some ideas for you the next time you catch yourself asking “what should I wear tonight?”

Dressy Night Out

If you’re going somewhere like a nice restaurant and want to dress up, I recommend wearing a nice dress and heels, or a cute skirt and shirt with either flats, boots, or heels. Check out my friend Athena in this adorable long black tutu and long sleeved body suit in the photos below, and one of the outfits I wore at the Twin Cities Film Festival last year. Add a statement necklace or pair of earrings to complete one of these looks and you’ll be set to stun your date wherever you guys end up!

 

 

Dressy-Casual

These outfits are for the nights that you wanna look nice, but don’t wanna overdo it. My go-to is a dress with sandals or boots (depending on the season), and a jacket or sweater for a layer. These photos are from last summer, but you could definitely wear a fall or winter dress when it gets cold out and add an infinity scarf. Check out the last photo in this collection for some inspiration!

 

 

Casual Night Out

Just because you and your S.O. are doing something low-key, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still look cute! Keep it simple with jeans and a sweater with a layered necklace like my friend Emily! Jeans and a T-shirt are also another great option with a statement necklace or scarf depending on the season.

 

 

Even though getting ready for a date can be super stressful, just remember to be yourself!

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Back-to-School Outfit Ideas

Today, classes for my third year of college start. I can’t believe I’m already halfway done with college!

My favorite part of school (and going back to school) is the fashion. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to school, learning new things, and meeting new people too, but there’s something about a new outfit that boosts your confidence and makes your feel more prepared for the year ahead.

Syllabus week in college is much more than just the first week of classes, it’s also your only chance to make a good first impression on your professors and classmates. That’s why I always put a little extra effort into my outfits the first week. Now, I’m not saying to change your style completely (unless you want to- there’s nothing wrong with re-inventing your style once in a while!), but looking and feeling good for the first week of classes will definitely make all the difference (Look Good, Feel Good, Act Good).

Tips for Picking the Perfect Outfit(s)

  • Look at the weather forecast for the day; you don’t wanna be stuck in the rain in a cute dress with no jacket or umbrella.
  • Wear sensible shoes for your schedule– If you go to a bigger school and will be walking a lot, heels or wedges probably aren’t a good idea (unless you have flats in your bag!)
  • Dress in layers: It may be warm outside, but classrooms can get pretty chilly so you’ll definitely want a sweater or jean jacket with. Once you know you’re schedule, you’ll quickly figure out which rooms are cooler and which ones are warm.
  • Be yourself! Fashion is all about expressing who you are, and what you’re feeling. Stay true to yourself and you’ll be on track for a great year!

 

 

CUTE’N’COMFY

Whoever said that you can’t look cute while still being comfortable is lying. For the first week of classes, it’s still summer, which means summer heat. Shorts and a cute shirt or graphic T-shirt will make it look like you care, but not too much. Natural makeup would go great with a look like this– again, it’s still hot out, and makeup will sweat off by the end of the day. Check out my friend Emily ready for class last year when she picked out her perfect bag for class!

 

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DRESSY-CASUAL

If you want to wear something that looks a little bit nicer than jeans or denim shorts, a pair of dressy shorts like these with a cute shirt or bodysuit looks great, but will still be comfortable for navigating your way around campus. Pair an outfit like this with flats or sandals and you’ll be set for a great day!

 

 

 

CAMPUS FASHIONISTA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll definitely want your style game to be on point for syllabus week. My outfits for the first couple days of class are below. Unfortunately, I had to switch out my loose-knit sweater for a pink leather jacket and the wedges for flats for today because it’s chilly with a chance of rain where I’m at today. Tomorrow I’ll have a jean jacket with, as well as flats in my bag in case it gets chilly or my feet start to hurt.

 

No matter when you start classes, I hope you have a great semester! Remember to stay true to yourself and everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.

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Life Updates

Hey everyone!

Alexis here,

The purpose of this post is to let you guys know what’s been going on in my life since the last post went up.

I hope you guys enjoyed the posts that my classmates wrote during our second semester in our Social Media Campaigns class. They wrote some great articles and I’m hoping they’ll write an occasional post this year too.

During finals week, I had every intention of posting every week this summer and really focusing on improving this blog. Unfortunately, I ended up going through some personal stuff that has affected my life and has made me not feel like writing. For now, I’m going to keep the details of what happened to myself, and I ask that you guys as my readers please respect that. I will say that I’m finally feeling like myself again and that I’m going to start writing on here like I used to! I have a ton of posts planned and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

I hope you’ve all been enjoying your summer and are looking forward to another great school year! I’ll be doing some posts on back-to-school fashion for every age group, and tips and tricks for incoming college freshmen, plus so much more.

Until next week,

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Special Occasion Inspiration

Hey everyone!

It’s Kristen, a guest content creator here on Beautiful Chaos.

Since Spring is sneaking around the corner, it’s time to get excited about warmer weather, wedding season, and graduation season! Special occasions and fancy events are a chance to set aside your everyday go-to outfit and express your style in a more formal atmosphere.

I put together three special occasion outfits to give you all a little inspiration.

 

  1. The first outfit is one that I would recommend wearing to a slightly more casual event, like a luncheon or an Easter party. I love the bright yellow color and subtle white detailing. It can be styled with ankle boots, heels, flats, or sandals depending on the weather.

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     2. The second outfit is a similar silhouette to the first, but with the darker maroon color and detailed embroidery, it’s a bit more sophisticated. I would wear this to a graduation, a banquette, or an anniversary party.

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  3.The third outfit is the most formal. It’s a black romper with a sheer top section. Because it is all black, it’s easy to personalize a piece like this. You could add a statement necklace, or be a little extra when it comes to your shoe choice. It’s a buildable and classic look. I would wear this to an evening wedding or graduation.

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Whether you’re giving a speech, accepting an award or a diploma, or watching a friend say “I do”, you can use these to inspire you to create a look that is special enough for the special occasion.

 

Girl’s Night Out

Hey all!

My name is Angela and I am back this week to give you some ideas for your next girls’ night out.

It’s fun to choose different styles customized for your outing. Whether you’re celebrating something or spending time with friends, everyone wants the perfect outfit.

When you want to get fancy, go for a dress. You may remember seeing this one in the Valentine’s Day post, only this time I traded in the flats for heels. Many of us get in the habit of wearing a dress like this to only one outing. However, this dress is not limited to only one occasion. It’s all about what you pair it with. The heels give it a more edgy and fancy look compared to flats.

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Minnesota nights can be really chilly. It’s nice to stay warm while still wearing something cute. Solid colored sweaters can be boring, but there are so many options out there that dress them up. I really like this sweater because it offers a different spin on the typical cold shoulder look. If you choose a sweater for warmth, you have many options for bottoms. I really like bringing in color with my pants when I wear solid colored sweaters, so that’s what I gravitated towards. You could also change the look of the outfit with the kind of shoes you wear depending on the vibe you are trying to create.

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Low-key nights out can be fun. A band t-shirt, skinny jeans, and heels are ideal for this kind of venture. Band tees are super soft and comfy. You could tune this look to your personal style by going for a darker wash jean. This outfit could always be accessorized with a bracelet. You could also do a necklace depending on the style band tee you are wearing.

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Day to night outfits can be really handy if you are spending more time with your friends.

I grabbed a dress that could double as a shirt and paired it with a kimono and skinny jeans for a daytime look. The kimono could be ditched for the evening and skinny jeans could be traded for leggings. You could even wear leggings from the beginning so you would only have to lose the kimono.

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When you are looking for something fashionable but chic, add a blazer or jacket to your outfit. I love sparkly and metallic shirts so I chose this shirt and added bling with the necklace. I paired the sparkly top with my favorite casual blazer. Skinny jeans and heels finished off this polished look.

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No matter which one of these styles suits your personality, have lots of fun with your friends on your night out making unforgettable memories.

How to Style: Love Your Melon Beanies

Love Your Melon?

Hey there, this is Kristen Madsen, a guest content creator here on Beautiful Chaos. Today I wanted to introduce you to an amazing organization called Love Your Melon.

Alongside a travel mug of coffee and a semi-cute backpack, a Love Your Melon beanie has become a staple among college students in recent years. These hats are more than just a fashion statement, they’re a tangible way to show support for children with cancer.

The Love Your Melon organization was founded in 2012 as a part of an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota by two friends, Zachary and Brian. On a mission to improve the lives of children battling cancer, the goal of the organization is to give one million dollars to pediatric cancer research and provide immediate support and encouragement to kids and their families. Love Your Melon intends to reach this goal by donating 50% of all their sales to their nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Care to join the movement but you’re not sure how to wear the beanie? We’ve got you covered.

 

How to Style Your Beanie:

 

  1. Single Braid: Keep your hair neat and simple and then put the beanie over the top. Pull out a couple of loose strands along the sides, and tug on the braid to loosen it and create texture. This works best with fishtail braids or the traditional simple braid.

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2. Two Braids: Regardless of the length of your hair you can’t go wrong with double braids poking out from under your beanie. It’s a cute and casual style that makes you look like you put in much more effort than you did. This works best with Dutch or French braids.

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3. Hair down: Let it fly free. Show off what you’ve got and top it with a beanie as a statement piece.

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Love your Melon is making great strides in the fight against cancer. Join the fight, and get the look today.

Shop for your beanie and other apparel at Shop Love Your Melon

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Valentine’s Day

Hey everyone!

My name is Angela Dahl, and this is my first of two posts here on Beautiful Chaos. With Valentine’s Day only two short days away, I’ll be giving you some ideas for outfits no matter what your plans are for the day.

Since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year, most of us will be heading to class. You can still get into the holiday spirit, even if you’re spending your day in the classroom. Personally, I have a hot date with an exam, so I will be downplaying my attire.

One of the easiest ways to bring the Valentine’s color palette into your outfit is with the top you choose to wear. In the photos, I wore skinny jeans with the shirts because they are my favorite pant style. If you choose to bring in color with your shirt, you can pair it with gray or black skinny jeans, leggings, or whatever your preferred pant style is. You will notice I wore a pair of short boots with all of these because

I absolutely love how comfy and versatile they are. A pair of flats, heels, or boots of various colors and heights would also look great with all of these.

A solid pink or red shirt is always a classic way to dress for the day. I really like this shirt because it’s plain but still super cute with the little tie details on the sleeves. A solid shirt can be paired with a necklace, but I was really going for a simplistic look here. This simple shirt can become quite classy if paired with black skinny jeans, a necklace, and high heels.

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Velvet shirts in any shade of pink or red would be fitting. I have been obsessed with the velvet trend this year. I love how soft and comfy this shirt is. I paired it with a long necklace, but it could also go with a short one.

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Choosing a floral shirt with reds and pinks has a subtle hint of the season. This shirt is great because it can be dressed up or down. It can be worn as a casual look, as pictured. When evening comes around, the skinny jeans could be traded in for leggings and boots for heels.

Another way to bring in the color scheme is with the accessories and pants you wear.

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You can do a combination of pants and accessories or do one or the other. I like the subdued connection between these maroon jeans and the day being celebrated, but any shade of red or pink would look awesome. This red necklace is very elegant and is a great way to take a neutral colored sweater and turn it into the perfect piece for Valentine’s Day.

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Find your favorite soft cardigan and pair it with a scarf that compliments the holiday. I especially like this scarf because of the association the flowers have with Valentine’s. This would be a really cute to wear throughout the day and out for a dinner date.

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Dresses can be super fun to wear and might be exactly what you are looking for if you are going out for the evening. I really like this dress because it is very simple but has just the right amount of detail. Both the color and the lace are really fitting for such an occasion.

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Whatever you do on February 14th, take advantage of the lovely day and the colors it inspires.
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#Savethefishies

I grew up, and still live in, Minnesota, which is no where near the ocean, but you don’t have to be close to a beach to care about saving marine life.

Sand Cloud is a company who has dedicated itself to helping save our oceans and the creatures living in them. They give 10% of their profits to organizations to help with research and preservation.

I am excited to announce that I am now a brand ambassador for this wonderful company! I’ll be posting content to help promote this amazing and worth-while cause in addition to my regular content on this website and my Instagram and other social media accounts.

The clothes, towels, and accessories that are offered on the Sand Cloud website are insanely cute. Click here to visit their website and to check out some of the designs! Use the code AlexisWal15 for 15% off of your order!

Please join me in protecting and saving our oceans!

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New Year, New Look

Happy 2018!

I hope you all had a great holiday season with your friends and family.

You may have noticed some changes to my social media accounts and the website.

I am excited to finally announce the logo for Beautiful Chaos! This will now be on the website and all social media accounts, including my personal one for my acting and modeling. A HUGE shout-out and thank you goes to my amazing friend Spencer Bowen for designing it for me! I absolutely love it, and I hope you guys do too!

You can check out more of his work on his website.

In addition to this, I also finally bought a personal domain so now the website is easy to remember! Share beautifulchaos.online with your fashionable friends and family members!

I have some fun things planned for 2018 and can’t wait to see what’s in store! Until then, I hope you’ll keep reading and enjoying this world of fashion I’ve created. More fashion coming your way next week!

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Twin Cities Film Festival

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Twin Cities Film Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One of the groups I’m part of took a group of students to the Festival to represent the school and see some amazing movies by directors from across the country.

I was at the Festival for three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), and had an amazing time!

Here’s a quick breakdown of my outfits from the weekend:

Friday was my first day at TCFF, and that night also happened to be “Industry Night”. We had access to the lounge where there was a DJ, games, and an art gallery. The night was a great opportunity for networking and meeting other people in the industry. I wanted to look nice to make a good first impression on the people I was meeting that night, so I wore a red dress, tan jacket, and brown ankle boots. Check out my look below:

Saturday was a chilly and rainy day 2. I wore a floral print maxi skirt and the same jacket from Friday’s look. I unfortunately didn’t get a photo that day, but I’ll get a photo up on Twitter soon and update this post when I get it! For now, here’s a photo of my hair and makeup!

The weekend went by fast, and before I knew it, it was already Sunday! For my last day at TCFF, I decided to wear a pink-and-black dress, black leather jacket, and black flats. I love what I did with my hair for this look! It kept my hair out of my face, while still showing off my curls, which is always good.

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