It’s baseball season…which made me wonder….do you like to play it safe, or do you like to hit it out of the park?  And of course, I’m talking about fashion!

With fashion, we all start at home plate and our first goal is to make it to 1st base….right?  I have to admit, a midi skirt is my 1st base style.  When I add a shirt tied at the waist and add a pair of sandals…I know I have a hit.  Maybe your 1st base style is a cute striped dress matched with red sandals….or possibly white jeans paired with a striped shirt, a wicker bag and sneakers!  Sounds like a base hit to me!

When stepping up to home plate, do you ever feel a little style/base anxiety?  Don’t worry…because I’m giving you a “walk”! Sneakers are a comfortable option, or a pair of slides will add a trendy pop to your basic style.  In my opinion, espadrilles are the perfect summer shoe. By adding a cute pair of sneakers, slides or espadrilles to your basic style… will be rounding the all the bases before you know it!  

I have to admit, with my creative styling….sometimes I strike out.  But please know, it never discourages me from taking another swing. We love how the “Poor Little It Girl” blogger takes a swing, warming up to her second base style wearing an adorable red print dress.  And she hits a double when she pairs it with white sneakers and a denim jacket embellished with miniature pins/brooches. No strikes for this stylish gal!

True confession:  Something that gives me a thrill is “stealing” bases!  Show me a cute outfit or accessory from Pinterest…and it’s “game on”!  An easy summer look I recently stole features a white linen skirt paired with a blue and white striped shirt tied at the waist.   A pair of wooden ark earrings I purchased at Forever 21 for $8 was definitely a steal compared to the $100 designer pair I copied!  And my favorite summer steal is my white bucket bag from Amazon Fashion….$50 vs. the $345 designer copy. 

Want to be a “triple” threat?  Then think about adding a wicker belt and sunshades to your base style.   Any belt from Cult Gaia will take your style to third base. If you are like me and looking for a frugal find, check out some great options online from Forever 21 and ASOS. We love how a wicker belt gives a sophisticated resort vibe when matched with a white halter dress.   A cool pair of sunshades is definitely a smooth way to slide into home plate. And wearing a pair of red shades says one thing to me….home run! 

 So here’s the play-by-play….by pairing a few trendy accessories with your basic style, you’ll have a stylish grand-slam!  Game over y’all!!!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization, vacation attire, and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].  Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board.