Outfits 8 years ago
Playing Dress Up Grown Up
When I was younger, my sister and I would play dress up in the living room. We once even lit the living room on fire because we were trying to make fireworks out of newspapers for our catwalk stage hah! I think my affinity with fine clothes started even before I was old enough to understand what fashion truly was. Through the amazing editorials in magazines, I quickly became enamored with all the women dressed in beautiful clothes. And fast forward, now I’m a stylist, dressing up other people professionally! As I’ve shared in my 11 tips to look expensive, I’ve learned that the key is to invest in staple pieces and rock it with confidence. It’s definitely quality over quantity.
My personal style has gone through a serious reduction with each passing year. I’m not sure if you guys remember me wearing a ton of bracelets and flowy maxi skirts just a few years ago. Although I still wear a variation of that style, I feel as if now everything is a lot more mature and simplified. Less is definitely more! I’m still a fur coat wearing kind of girl, but nowadays I’d pair it with a simple and understated white dress and black heels. I must have like ten versions of this white dress. But in all seriousness, I can’t emphasize enough about how classic and elegant a white dress looks. It’s a great piece to have in the back of your closet for those glam moments! Did you guys notice the details in the back of these Gianvito Rossi heels? The bunny ears detail in the back is subtle yet provocative…super cute.
For a more casual day-to-day look, this Jil Sander white coat is super versatile. I like the simple and classic white lines that make it look more structured and tailored. A white trench coat is also a staple piece that I always bring out during the winter because it’s classic. I hardly do any prints now, but when I do, I find that I tend to gravitate toward simple stripes. I’ve always loved the feminine silhouettes of Valentino, so when I saw this dress, I knew I had to have it! The high waistline cinches perfectly at the top, giving the appearance of a smaller waist. When choosing accessories, I go simple and understated. This gold Isabel Marant cuff is versatile yet completely subtle. It’s a piece that makes sense despite the two different styles of these looks.
As much as I love clothes, having a sister makes fashion twice as much fun because there’s someone to share it with. But now that my sister lives in New York, I do miss spending time with her playing dress up. (Will Chloe have a sister to play dress up with??) But every time my sister comes into town she borrows clothes from my closet so it’s as though things never really changed from when we were younger! Well…except now I know how to style monochromatic looks and not to set my living room on fire hah!
I’m excited to announce my partnership with MATCHESFASHION.COM. It’s one of those sites I’ve spent way too much time and money on, so when they asked me to be one of their guest stylist/editor I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Besides these 2 outfits I styled on myself, I cheated and styled a number of different looks on a model HERE. I carefully selected these pieces as they are all generally versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched into a fancy look with heels or seamlessly exchange them for a pair of cool sneakers. I could proudly say I would wear every single one of these outfits, and hope to own every single one of them soon.. Haha. Please check out my styling work with MATCHESFASHION.COM HERE, and I hope you enjoy these outfits just as much as I do! Wishing you all a happy Wednesday!
Credits:Photography by Karen Rosalie
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49 responses to “Playing Dress Up Grown Up”
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chriselle never wear jeans? would you do a post on your outfits every day?
I totally agree with u on “Less is definitely more”.
I feel the same these days
love both of these looks Chriselle.
And I would agree with you that less is more. I’m finding that true as I’m getting older too.
The fur coat looks like a really luxurious piece and the stripe on stripe look is super chic! Congrats on your collaboration too, it sounds like an awesome experience!
Congrats on the Matchesfashion collab Chriselle! I’ve seen your style change slowly into this ultra chic power woman sleek style over the years – love it!
Super chic looks!
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love that fur and that lipstick!! so pretty.
Oh what a heavenly lookbook! I adore the all stripes outfit. Magical~
In love with that gorgeous striped dress
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Great editorial! Shows how a statement bag could be incorporated into daily lifes in a classy way. Oh, those bunny heels are too much to handle on a Thursday morning 🙂
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These outfits are gorgeous! I’m especially loving the fur that you’re wearing.
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Loving all of your glamorous looks so much Chriselle! 😀 You always manage to look like a million bucks haha! <3 And I can't believe you even set the house on fire with your sister! Haha my cousin and I loved playing dress up when we were younger, though we were never as adventurous as you 😛
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thanks so much Leta! xx Chriselle
wow, your make-up looks amazing! Just like a geisha!
aw thanks so much Leesa! xx Chriselle
oh goodness, both of these looks are incredible! x
aw thanks so much love! xx Chriselle
Great outfits Chriselle! I love the white trench coat! Happy for your new partnership; can’t wait to see more looks from you 🙂
thank you so much Ellen! xx Chriselle
How gorgeous are these looks?! My favorite is the BxW one, so chic, yet modern at the same time! You look stunning, as always, Chriselle! I hope you’re having a lovely day so far 🙂
thanks so much Jalisa! xx Chriselle
You really look so expensive here Chriselle.
aw thanks so much Christianne! xx Chriselle
You are such a stunning, classy and incredibly stylish woman Chriselle! Thank you for the inspiration!
thank you so much Natali! xx Chriselle
I love the coat and the black-and-white striped dress! 🙂
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thank you so much Dani! I love it too! xx Chriselle
You look so gorgeous! I love your bag here 😉
thank you Stephanie! xx Chriselle
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thanks love! xx Chriselle
All of these looks are so fun!
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thank you Katie! xx Chriselle
This coat is fantastic! All outfits perfect!
thanks love! xx Chriselle
These looks are gorgeous!
thank you Jada! xx Chriselle
The fur and dress combination is perfect!
aw thanks Emma! xx Chriselle
These pics are fab!!!! Love the striped dress!! xx, Alma
aw thanks so much Alma! xx Chriselle
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what a lovely thought! thanks so much love! xx Chriselle
Beautiful photos! I like how the black and white wall matches the colors of your outfit.
aw thanks so much Danielle! xx Chriselle
Love the stripes!
thank you Lindsay! xx Chriselle