Author page: Claire Mykrantz

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Looks For Less: Fashion Tips For Smooth Summer Traveling

While you can’t always stop flight delays and humidity, at least you can dress like a pro traveler and look chic while feeling comfy. You don’t have to spend a fortune, either!

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Looks For Less: Perfect Patterned Strap Bags

If you’re anything like me, you always seem to be looking for a new bag, even if you’re not actually on the hunt for one. I realized patterned strap bags were a thing on the runways, so I found the look for less.

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Looks For Less: Seriously Simple Shirtdresses

Running around in hot weather doesn’t make me want to wear anything tight and uncomfortable. When I was shopping this spring for pieces to add to my warm weather wardrobe, I noticed I instinctively added a couple shirtdresses.

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Looks for Less: Exotic Jewelry With a Fun Twist

How about freshening up your accessory wardrobe? I’m not thinking of fussy pieces like scarves and hats; I’m talking slightly exotic jewelry with a fun twist, that’s still very easy to wear and style.

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Looks for Less: Stunning Sunnies For Sunshiny Days

There’s no doubt sunglasses are a staple accessory for gloriously sunny weather. From a practical standpoint, you need to shield your eyes from the harsh UV rays, and after all no one likes squinting in vacation pictures. Luckily, there are tons of different kinds of sunglasses under 100 dollars available to fit everyone’s individual style.

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Looks for Less: Step into Spring with Mules and Low Block Heels

Shhh, listen- can you hear that? It’s the sounds of birds chirping in the morning! Spring is in the air and daylight savings is finally on our side with more light in the evenings. Sunset cocktails anyone? While I may be getting a little ahead of myself (we did get snow this week in both New York and Chicago after all!), it’s never too early to browse your favorite brand’s looks for spring and start strategizing your wardrobe. For shoes, I’m loving mules and low-block heels for many different reasons.

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Looks For Less: All You Need Is A Pop of Print

Spring is almost upon us, and hopefully the first days of warmer weather and sunshine involve airing out your wardrobe, as well as sipping on rose and enjoying a family meal al fresco. Even though some days may still be chilly enough for your outfit to include a peacoat and a lightweight scarf, it’s never too early to start assessing the pieces you’ll want to snap up for the new season.

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Looks for Less: Accessories to Brighten Up the New Year

Does your 2017 need a little brightening up? Whether it be the constant barrage of news headlines so far this year or the dismal clouds and lack of sunshine, why not look on the bright side and spruce up your look with a highlighter-hued accessory? When worn with all black or neutral colors, bright accessories are easy to pull off.

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Looks for Less: Cozy Coats to Curb the Chill

In most places, coats are an esseintial for winter weather, especially on the blustery January streets of New York or Chicago. Instead of feeling blue about the holidays being over or miffed your New Year’s resolution has already gone down the toilet, why not take advantage of the sales and get yourself a couple more coats? As you know, coats come in a variety of different styles for various looks and occasions, and not all of them cost as much as a luxury handbag. I’ve rounded up some inexpensive yet quality coat picks for style inspiration or for easy online shopping.

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Looks For Less: Elegant, Practical and Fabulous for the Holidays

The holidays are a fabulous and festive time of year. Everyone seems extra happy and the abundant decor is very cheerful. There’s freshly fallen snow, tinsel and goodies for all. However, at times things can be pretty stressful. There are presents to buy and wrap, cookies to bake and parties to attend. With all the million-and-one things to do and family activities to organize, no multitasking woman has time to be concerned with the last minute age old question before dashing out the door: “Oh no, what to wear?”

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Looks For Less: Velvety Holiday Handbags

There’s no doubt velvet is trending these days, especially with the 90’s trends coming back (for better, but often for worse). Luckily this trend is for better, and just in time for the holiday season. Velvet pants are very chic on a lot of women, but may not be for everyone (including me – I’m too short to pull them off). Also, velvet dresses tend to look like a figure skating costume on me. So what’s a girl to do? Invest in one (or all five) velvet bags!

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Looks for Less: Druzy and Quartz Autumn Baubles

Recently, I’ve been wearing a lot of jewelry featuring natural stones, like druzy, geode or quartz, and I’ve always loved opal. I adore the way it looks with different metals and they always seem to match other jewelry styles when worn together. The subtle sparkle and the way the color of many pieces changes in various lighting is always so unique. Beautiful baubles like these tend to catch people’s eyes and garner many compliments

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Looks For Less: Latest Fall Shoe Trends (Get Five Pairs for the Price of One!)

Fall is finally here! (You’re no doubt reminded of the changing season every time you walk by a Starbucks.) The air is getting that refreshing crisp scent and the leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors. With all the excitement of Fashion Month coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning your wardrobe for the cooler weather and wrapping yourself up in layers of coziness. Of course, no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes to match. The shoe trend I’m currently loving for autumn are pairs with velvet and lace or brocade. The unique textures keep your outfit interesting and add another layer of detail to your ensemble. There are many inexpensive options that perfectly nail the look and can be styled in countless ways. Many also incorporate other popular shoe styles, like mules or ballet flats with tie-up laces

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Looks For Less: Olympics Inspired Gymwear

Since the Summer Olympics games in Rio came to a close, we can look back on a very exciting 17 days. All in all, the United States dominated at the Olympics in Rio with medals and various world records. The Final Five were a thrill to watch and our athletes have made this country very proud.

If you are anything like me, you watched the games on and off, within the free times your busy schedule allowed. Usually that involved some serious time on the sofa with a margarita and some chips and guacamole, reminiscing on the time your young self imagined you could one day be on television, winning a gold medal for the United States

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Looks for Less: Polished Pieces for Sunsets and Prosecco

With autumn nearing, it’s nearly time to assess your staple wardrobe pieces for the new season. This can be a stressful and hectic time, especially with back-to-school planning for the family, not to mention finalizing your kid’s wardrobe for school! In the meantime, you should kick back and enjoy the end of summer. At a family gathering, perhaps enjoy an amazing home cooked meal with a glass (or three) of bubbly and enjoy the summer sunset. These moments are golden and make for unbelievable photo opportunities (holiday card anyone?). You’ll cherish these memories forever, so of course you need to look amazing and coordinate the family’s looks too. Personally, I’m loving easy, flattering pieces in white for these magical summer moments.

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