5 Back to School Pieces Every College Student Needs

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YIt’s that time of year again. Whether you are excited about your college student heading back to school or sad to see them go, there is so much that you can help them with when you choose the right back to school pieces.  I find that back to school time is hard with college students because they want to be on the cutting edge of fashion and if you’re like me, you want them to look sophisticated and stylish not revealing as many college students seem to go.  One great brand to check out this back to school season is Simply Vera Wang which can be found at your local Kohls store.

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5 Pieces Every College Student Needs

It does not matter if you are starting your freshman year of college right out of high school or if you are returning to get your graduate degree after having some time off.  Simply Vera Wang has you covered with the trendy and stylish pieces that you are sure to love.

Hello Shoesies I think I Love You!

Shoesies are a unique adorable style of footwear that not every brand will have this season.  That’s because they are so cutting edge and fabulous that they are a trend in the making.  Be on the cutting edge of fashion as you head to class with the adorable Stretch High Hell Shoesies.  This is one trend that you will want to RUN to your local Kohls for as they are selling out like hotcakes!

Vera Wang Stretch High Heel Shoeies

Your Perfect Denim is Found!

I will admit that jean shopping used to be one of my least favorites.  I always felt like women’s jeans really just were not made for women.  Let’s face it, cuts and styles of women’s jeans can vary from brand to brand and style to style.  What looks good on one woman might not look good on the next.  To ensure that I was fair when trying to find the perfect pair of jeans, I went shopping with a few friends….all different sizes and all different body shapes and what I found was that one brand and one pair of jeans really can look good on us all.  With that being said, you’ve got to check out the Slimming Skinny Jeans.  These really are the perfect pair of jeans for every woman that I know.  They not only slim but help you to feel confident and beautiful which is a win in my book!

Slimming Skinny Jeans

The Bag You’ve Been Dreaming Of

If you follow the blog you already know that I am madly in love with the Simply Vera Wang Catherine tote.  This tote bag rocks my world and is one that every single college student needs to have!  It would be perfect for carrying essentials to class while looking way more stylish than a backpack.

Catherine Tote

Stylish Protection From the Sun

Another must is a great pair of sunglasses.  I would highly recommend the Cassi Aviator Sunglasses or a comparable style.  These are just too cute and really do look great with every outfit that I have ever paired them with!

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An Easy Statement Piece

I love statement pieces.  I especially love statement pieces that you can use to mix and match with.  My top pick for back to school is the Sequin Embellished Tank.  This piece can go with so many looks, be dressed up or down, and is perfect for all types of weather.  You are going to love all of the outfits that you can create with this one basic piece.

VW Sequin Embellished Tank

Good luck as you head back to school and keep Simply Vera Wang from Kohls in mind for all of your fashion needs.

10 Reasons I Wear Sleeveless Shirts Year Round with Simply Vera Wang

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Simply Vera Wang offers some adorable sleeveless tops.  This summer I got a few and I was pumped because sleeveless tops are a basic in my wardrobe year round.  In fact, I almost wear a sleeveless top every single day of the year and I live in Illinois where part of our winter is quite harsh.  People always ask why I love my sleeveless tops so much so I thought that I would share with them and write a little blog post for all of you.  I also thought that I would show off those favorite sleeveless tops from Simply Vera Wang while I shared these ten reasons that I wear sleeveless tops year round.

10.  Comfort!

I am a mom so comfort is key.  I hate when I feel like I can’t move or I feel like my arms are too tight in layers of shirts.  The sleeveless top makes wearing sweaters and jackets even more comfortable.  I LOVE the Embellished Tank in Grape Shake!  I love that it is so comfortable while adding so much style and flare.


9.  They’re Slimming

As someone who tends to carry a few extra pounds on my frame, I like to choose styles that are flattering and slimming.  One of the things that I love most about wearing tanks year round is that they offer me the ability to have a nice slimming base layer.  They also allow me to always have a nice look for the base layer.  With the Textured Tank you will have a nice slimming look that is going to really add to your wardrobe regardless of what you wear with it.

VW Textured Tank

8.  Perfect Under Jackets

When you are looking for fall, it is important to consider how something will look until a jacket or blazer.  One of the things that I love about tanks is that they are a great way to add a POP! of color underneath your jacket.  This adorable Scoopneck Tank from the Simply Vera Wang Collection is perfect for just that.

VW Scoopneck Tank

7.  Dressed Down Can Look Dressed Up

Another thing that I love is that dressed down looks can really look dressed up.  I love leggings year round.  Let’s face it, leggings are soooo comfortable.  One of the things that I really love is being able to use something that should be dressed down like leggings to actually look stylish, well put together, and dressed up.  The Linen Blend V Neck Tank is one choice that would be adorable with leggings.  You can throw a cardigan or cute blazer over it and make it perfect for any time of the year too!

VW Linen Blend V Neck Tank

6.  Perfect for Layering

I LOVE layers.  Not only do I think that layers are adorable on, but I love that layers allow you to remove clothing if it gets hot.  I hate being overheated or sweating especially when I’m in public, and thanks to layering with the perfect tank….I don’t have to be!  The Print High Low Tank is great for layering with a variety of different styles of pants and pieces.

VW High Low Hem Tank

5.  Can Offer  the Element of Surprise!

Who doesn’t like to have a wardrobe that offers high impact and style.  One of the things that I really love is that you can get the element of surprise with your wardrobe.  The Lace Top is a great piece to add to your wardrobe to have a little bit of surprise in your outfit.

VW Lace Top

4.  Casual Doesn’t Mean Style-Less

One thing I see far too often is that women seem to think that style doesn’t matter when they are being casual.  I see so many walking around in oversized t-shirts and a pair of jeans.  Being comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to give up all style.  I love to pair a cute printed tank with a zip up hoodie and pair of jeans.  Even if I am wearing tennis shoes (which I RARELY do) this combination looks adorable!  The Ribbed Flower Tank from the Simply Vera Wang Collection is just perfect for this!

VW Ribbed Flower Tank

3.  Sequins Don’t Have to Be Immature

Another huge fashion mistake that I see women make all of the time is that they do not know how to appropriately wear sequins for their age.  As a mid-thirties woman, I know that too much bling can just make it look like I am trying too hard.  I love how the Sequin Embellished Tank offers just the right amount of bling for any woman regardless of age.  I have so many tanks that have this level of bling and I get compliments when I am wearing them which makes me feel great!

VW Sequin Embellished Tank

2.  Adds Excitement

I love that I can choose a tank that adds to the excitement of my wardrobe.  One of the things that really adds to excitement is different types of materials and hem styles.  I love the Mixed Media Asymmetrical Tank.  This one has two different types of material mixed in there with a unique hemline that is going to add a little excitement even if you are just trying to keep it simple.

VW Mixed Media Asymetrical Tank

1.  Makes Fashion Thoughtless

Finally, the number one reason that I LOVE tanks and sleeveless tops year round is that they make my fashion picks thoughtless.  These great pieces can really be thrown on with jeans, leggings, or shorts and can easily be worn any day of the year.  They can be layered under or over other pieces without looking bulky and really can add to the overall style element of any outfit.  Plus they are flattering on every single body type.  You can also use them to add a pop of color or unique style element.  I am literally obsessed with the Jacquard Tank and all that it can offer any wardrobe.

VW Jacquard Tank

One of the best things about all of the great tanks and sleeveless shirts that were featured in this post is that you can pick them up for a great price from the Simply Vera Wang collection at Kohls.  These and the other tops available are all great additions to your wardrobe.  Check out the tops that you can currently pick up here.

Taking Your Favorite Spring/Summer Dress Into Fall with Vera Wang

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I love Simply Vera Wang for Kohls.  I will admit that this brand has quickly become one of my favorites as a blogger.  I am rarely as impressed with other brands as I am with this brand.  This brand is amazing!

One thing that I love with this brand is their dresses.  Their dresses move perfectly from season to season.  I love that the dresses that I got this summer will move perfectly into the fall.  So I decided that I would put together three unique outfits for you with the adorable Simply Vera Wang dresses that I received this summer.  Here are my top picks for how to bring those spring/summer dresses into the fall season.

I especially love how you can change your style to meet your needs with the Simply Vera Wang collection for Kohls.  There are options for bohemian looks that will compliment all body types, work ready styles, and even styles that can take you out to brunch.

Beautiful Bohemian Styles

I love how the High Low Maxi Dress looks when paired with the Cable Knit Scoopneck Tunic, Solid Leggings, and the Zipper Ankle Boots.  The outfit is slouchy, laid back, and really perfect for those of you who tend to go with a Bohemian style year round.

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Ready to Work

I also love how you can pair the Handkerchief Hem Dress in Crinkle Ditzy with the Flyaway Cardigan (notice the adorable ruffle details on this cardigan!), Opaque Control Top Tights, and Stretch High Heel Shoeies (these are to die for aren’t they!!).

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Headed to Brunch

You can head to brunch with the sweet looking style of the Handkerchief Tank Dress in Moody Dyes with the Vera Wang Flyaway Cardigan, Sheer to Waist Tights, and Embellished Ballet Flats.  This outfit is sweet enough for church, yet stylish enough to head to brunch at the hottest spot!

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For me the Simply Vera Wang collection is lovely.  It offers you everything that you could ever think about and it allows you to pick and choose any style that you are looking for.  Plus it is all available at Kohls and all available for a great price.