Rag Queens

An everyday fashion blog.

Month: October, 2013

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Coco Chanel


Lately, I’ve been getting into a lot of deeper and darker colors. There’s something about blues and blacks that just emanates elegance and gives an outfit a clean look. My outfit here is really simple but that’s what’s nice about it. Sometimes if an outfit has too many pieces to it, it becomes overwhelming. The outfit begins to wear you more than you’re wearing it. You can easily add a black blazer and a funky pair of any color heels and voila! You’ve got yourself a winner.

So, for this outfit, I paired together a blue chiffon skirt I got at Francesca’s boutique with a sleeveless, high collar shirt with a rad black and white print from Target. I wanted to keep the accessories simple with a few silver rings and shiny  black nail polish to allow the outfit to stand out as the centerpiece.

P.S If you haven’t noticed, Target stores seemed to have beefed up their clothing department. They have started to craft a more upscale and sophisticated look to their clothes and they even come at a fairly decent price. They’re a great place to look for inexpensive pieces! Happy shopping!



Plenty of Patterns

Rachael's outfit

I once read a quote basically saying, “You are one person out of over 6 billion people in the world, and when you think of that way, it’s easy to match stripes with plaid.” While that might not seem like the most uplifting of quotes, it stuck to me, and ever since hearing that, I’ve been a huge fan of mixing prints. Not only does it make you stand out from everyone else, but when you can mix prints smartly, it gives you an air of effortless yet chic street style.

For this outfit I paired a black and white striped shirt I bought from Forever 21 with an cheetah print skater skirt I bought from Target. I tied it together with a red cardigan also bought from Forever 21 and strut my stuff wearing these black studded strapped heels bought from H&M.