FIG & WILLOW BLOG
Ok, we use the term “back to work” loosely as we know most of us aren’t heading back to an office anytime soon but we sometimes want to feel that put-together feeling that is usually forced upon us by heading into an office. This time, it just might be the “Kitchen Table Office” or “Kids Old Desk Office”. Here are 5 items that we think add in instant pulled together look for any business office but are still comfy enough for every home office.
1. A Perfect “Zoom Worthy” Top
We love the Ruffle Tank because it can match perfectly with so many pieces you already have in your closet. Would be perfect with trousers or tucked into a skirt. When temps really drop, you can throw on a blazer over top!
Leopard Ruffle Tank $52
2. The Cozy Cardigan
No matter if it’s a business office or your home office...you get cold! We love having cardigans on hand for this exact reason. That and they are so cute! Love this fall color and length of the Gianna Cardigan.
Gianna Sweater Cardigan $68
3. A Trendy Light Jacket
It’s always great to have a light jacket at the ready to throw over any of your outfits when you need to run a quick errand or pick up that second cup of coffee. Loving this leopard pattern since it’s a fun neutral [yes, patterns can be a neutral] with many pieces you already own!
Long Gone Leopard Jacket $68
4. A Great Day to Night Dress
Yes, we are a sucker for anything leopard which makes us love this tank midi dress even more. It is such a great piece to sport a sweater over top or with a light blazer. The length makes it office appropriate but the pattern and style make it great for drinks right after!
Leopard Tank Midi Dress $119
5. The Best Everyday Pant
The silky jogger is perfect to be dressed up or down which is why we love it for any work outfit. Pair with a sweet tank and heels for the office or keep it simple with a long sleeve top and booties at home.
Serena Jogger $72
Whatever your new work day looks like we hope you remember that you are fabulous and deserve to feel your best in whatever you wear!
Fall is such an amazing season for a photo shoot and even in sunny Florida we are able to get all the #fallvibes at some of our amazing state parks!
When thinking about planning your photoshoot first decide on a location. This will help dictate your outfit choices depending on the vibe of where you will be shooting. For us it was a field nearby, so we were able to pull some more structured pieces, fun fall fedoras and booties whereas a beach photoshoot would have been more flowy pieces and sandals. We recommend bringing a couple outfit options or different accessories with you to change up the photos throughout your photoshoot.
Next, think about props or how you want your photos to look. This year we decided to turn our Fall photo shoot into a much needed Mommy & Me time to show off the cute matching styles we had in the shop and online so our props were well,..kids! You can do the same or some other great prop ideas are a coffee cup, cute clutch, pumpkin or a friend! You can see some inspo poses and props on our Fall Inspo Board Here: https://www.pinterest.com/shopfigandwillow/fall-style-inspo/
Here are some of our favorite pictures from our latest Fall photo shoots and let us know if you have any good fall photo shoot ideas or inspiration.
We are not quite ready to let go of our favorite Summer pieces yet and the best part is? We don't have to! We put together a few tips that help us stretch our Summer wardrobe into the Pumpkin Spice covered Fall.
Pile on the Layers
Depending on where you live, Fall mornings can be chilly and then quickly turn into a blazing hot day. That’s why we are all about the layers! You can throw on a chambray shirt over your summer jumpsuit or a jean jacket to well...everything!
Throw on a Fall worthy Hat
It’s no surprise that we are all about the hats here at F&W so, when Fall hits we go all out! Felt Fedoras are a mainstay in our outfits and honestly they are the easiest way to turn any summer outfit into an instant perfect apple picking worthy style.
Add a Transitional Blazer
This may fall [no pun intended] under the layers category but we thought the transitional blazer deserved its own screen time. What is a transitional blazer you ask? It’s a light fabric blazer that takes the place of a sweater or light jacket to add a cool girl flair to your summer staples. This one is great because of its pop of color and simple silhouette!
Swap Out Your Sandals for Booties
Besides the Felt Fedora addition, changing up your footwear is the simplest style swap to take your summer dresses or skirts to Fall. Invest in a classic black, brown or tan pair of booties or knee high boots and you’ll have doubled your wardrobe with all the options you now have to wear!
Do you have any Summer to Fall styling tips? Let us know in the comments below.
Summer 2020 is almost over and while we are not exactly sure where the time went, we are excited to start wearing our fall outfits! We always keep our style casual but like to add current trends where we can. Here are 5 Fall 2020 Trends we are loving!
Cropped Blazers. We love blazers and this new cropped trend is right up our style alley. They pair perfect with your high waisted denim and simple tanks.
Rust Color Everything. Did we start this trend? So happy this color is showing up everywhere this fall!
Balloon sleeves. Thought this trend was just for Summer tops? Get ready to sport some great balloon sleeve tops and sweaters this fall.
Patchwork Pattern. This is probably the pattern of the fall. Wear it on a dress with some booties or OTK boots and let the compliments roll in.
Bra tops are still here! Another trend you thought was just for those sunny days. NOPE! The bra top and bralettes are here to stay through the fall just now with a cozy layer over top of them.
You have any other trends you see coming for Fall 2020?! Which one of these 5 trends is your favorite for Fall Outfit styling? #fwstyle #fall2020style
We get it - Mornings can be a hectic time and the last thing on your mind is finding a healthy option while juggling hungry kids or prepping for that morning zoom call. That’s why this recipe is perfect because it takes maybe 10 minutes to put together and it is good for 7 days! Trust us, once you get a taste of this, you’ll be making a batch every week. *Bonus* It's vegan!
Chia Pudding Recipe:
2 c. unsweetened soy or almond milk
1/2 c. chia seeds
2 tbsp. maple syrup [plus extra for serving]
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups of any fruit to top
1/4 c. toasted coconut flakes or almond slivers
Whisky soy milk, chia seed, maple syrup, vanilla and salt together in bowl. Let mixture set for 15 min., then whisk again to break up any clumps. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or up to 1 week.
Top individual portions oof pudding with fruit, coconut, almonds and drizzle with maple syrup to taste before serving.
Recipe from: Vegan for Everybody [https://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Everybody-Foolproof-Plant-Based-Between/dp/194035286X]
You have most likely have heard of a “capsule wardrobe” by now [a collection of 15-20 pieces that you can style all together for endless outfit options] and one item that comes up time and time again is the Chambray Shirt. Our opinion? YES!
The chambray shirt is like the Swiss army knife of clothes because it can help morph into whatever you need it to be to upgrade any casual style.
Here are a few ways that we style our chambrays.
1. Denim on Denim
This is a classic cool look that when done right looks casual but pretty darn chic if you ask us. Pro Tip: Pick a chambray that is a different color then your denim. So, if you are wearing a dark wash jean, then throw on a light wash chambray!
2. Tie it around your waist
Want an instant slimming trick?! Ok, that was silly...who doesn’t want that! Tie your chambray around your waist when wearing your favorite dress and BOOM instant waistline.
3. Layer it over an outfit like a sweater or light jacket
Wonder how some ladies always look so put together? It’s most likely layering. When you add dimensions to your outfits it adds a more stylish tone. That’s why layering a chambray over a tank top or t-shirt is a great way to up your casual outfit game.
The Chambray Shirt Pictured is our Ginger Chambray Shirt. Did you like these tips? Let us know in the comments below!