TRANSITION INTO THE NEXT SEASON WITH A FEW FALL ESSENTIALS

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit The weather is getting cooler, the wind is picking up and the days are getting shorter. Summer is on its way out—which means it is time for fall fashion. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Sweater weather is amazing – really, who doesn’t enjoy cuddling upContinue reading “TRANSITION INTO THE NEXT SEASON WITH A FEW FALL ESSENTIALS”

Musician Stewart Francke tells the world “What Makes Me Strong”

Stephanie Sokol for The Oakland Press Music makes a difference in people’s lives. For musician and Saginaw native Stewart Francke, it saved his life. In his memoir, “What Don’t Kill Me Just Makes Me Strong,” Francke discusses how music and the Detroit community helped him get through his struggles to come out tougher, dealing withContinue reading “Musician Stewart Francke tells the world “What Makes Me Strong””

Groovy Tie-Dye Flashback Friday

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit Tie-dye has been around for a long time. Recently making a comeback, the look has been popular around the world for a long time, and started being seen in the United States in the 1950s. In the mid to late 60s, more people started sporting the style, standing up against theContinue reading “Groovy Tie-Dye Flashback Friday”

Lacey Looks

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit StyliTips recommends lace for this spring! The trend can be classic and vintage, or flirtatious and sexy, depending on how itis worn, but it is always feminine and fun. 1. One per look: To wear lace during the day, add one lacy material item to your outfit. A peplum top with a subtle brown lace-printed pant creates a cuteContinue reading “Lacey Looks”

Mix it up

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit Looking for a chic way to dress up a simple summer outfit? Turn a plain tank and shorts into a more stylish ensemble by adding a blazer to the look. Blazers are a cute and easy way to update any outfit, and are available in a variety of materials, patterns and colors. Cotton blazers are great for summer, becauseContinue reading “Mix it up”

Cut it out: An update on the sophisticated classic

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit There’s nothing like a black evening gown. It’s classy, retro and very versatile. It can be worn simply, with diamond earrings and a bracelet, or with more accessories for a playful look. While Coco Chanel created the first “little black dress” in 1926, being the first one published in Vogue, Audrey Hepburn brought theContinue reading “Cut it out: An update on the sophisticated classic”

Minty Sweet Denim

Stephanie Sokol for STYLIT Want to stand out in the crowd? Get yourself some green jeans! Colored denim continues to be a hot trend this year. The bold look is fun and playful, when done correctly. When styling colored denim, make the pants the focus piece of the outfit. Be cautious with colorblocking—choose items that are complimentary colors to your vibrant denim. MintContinue reading “Minty Sweet Denim”

SPRING INTO SKIRTS!

stephanie sokol for Stylit This spring is all about vibrant shades and patterns. When wearing a bright-hued item, it is good to compliment it with a neutral piece, to make a statement without clashing or being distracting. Stripes are a fabulous way to add interest to an outfit. Simple yet chic, the pattern is veryContinue reading “SPRING INTO SKIRTS!”

San Francisco Street Style: Photo Gallery

I spent last weekend in San Francisco for the Associate Collegiate Press Convention. In our free time, we discovered the city. Style was all around. Skinny jeans, boots, moccasins and scarves were among top popular looks for Californians in the cool springtime weather. Colored tops and patterns were also common; navy was one of theContinue reading “San Francisco Street Style: Photo Gallery”

Patterns, Peplum, Boots and Blazers: Update Your Autumn Wardrobe With a Few Key Pieces

Stephanie Sokol for the Patch This fall brings a lot of great styles. Patterned clothing, peplum tops, low booties, stylish scarves and blazer jackets are some of the easiest ways to update your look for fall. As the weather starts to change, bring your wardrobe back to style by adding a few of these greatContinue reading “Patterns, Peplum, Boots and Blazers: Update Your Autumn Wardrobe With a Few Key Pieces”