Looking to stay sleek in the "Windy City?" Lifestyle blogger Brett Firdman brings the best of fashion to Chicago with a blend of luxury finds and approachable pieces any person can pull off. According to Brett's blog, Her Tasty Life, Brett loves all things style, whether it's home decor or fashion, distressed denim or killer heels. Her Instagram brings the best of fashion, food and a bit of travel to followers, one or two ensembles at a time.
Not your mother's beach maxi
On a recent trip to Mexico, Brett rocked a luscious palm frond print maxi dress that was a hit with Instagram fans. Rich green fronds coupled with a cream base color made for an eye-catching look that harkens back to J.Lo in Versace at the 2000 Grammy Awards, but Brett's dress offered a bit more coverage while keeping a sassy thigh-high split that ups both the beach day and ocean-side bar night look. Coupled with beachy waves and a dainty gold pendant necklace, the dress is a statement piece without going over the top.
A sweater with all the cozy feels
Chicago gets cold, but the wrong sweater can lead to feelings of frumpiness. Brett fixed that problem in a recent post by choosing a winter-perfect white sweater with all the cozy and none of the shapeless. From feminine ruffle details on the shirt from the shoulder to the hemline and unique eyelet patterns, the sweater would pair perfectly with tailored or distressed denim or partner with a pair of dark slacks at the office.
Street style 101
Above-the-knee black boots are the centerpiece of a multi-layered ensemble featuring a black-and-white tweed jacket layered over a little black dress. Brett pops on a jaunty beret and added a bold red lip to seal the look. Tons of sass and a dramatic staircase make for an Instagram-worthy example of street style. Pro tip: opt for boots with a unique outer texture, such as velvet, to make the look pop.