Wear It: 9 Dresses to Flaunt This Spring

Today we’re talking about one of my fave subjects – spring fashion! If you’ve been craving color during this long winter, it’s finally time to start reintroducing some brighter hues into your wardrobe. I’ve always been drawn to soft, feminine colors and pretty details like lace and embroidery, so spring fashion is right up my alley. But there’s so many ways you can wear spring shades to fit with your style. Personally, I love modern silhouettes and form fitting looks, so the dresses below are all on my wishlist.

Spring Dresses

Flower midi dress / Blush pink lace trim dress / Lace dress with cap sleeve / Floral wrap crepe dress / Karen Millen floral dress / Lace embroidered floral dress / Light blue wrap dress / Pink kimono dress / Silk shirt dress

Lace. Lace dresses can easily border on old fashion or overly formal, and spring is all about being casual yet sophisticated. I think lace looks gorgeous as an overlay, like in the pencil dresses above. You can always add interest by going for a high collar or cutout design – they modernize any lacy look.

Floral. Who doesn’t own a floral dress or two for spring? This style is one that comes back year after year, so it’s easy to feel like your florals need a refresh. Wrap dresses and the boho look is in (no surprise there!) so if you’re more of a free-spirit you might want to opt for a flowing dress like the wrap crepe dress above. But you can go slightly more formal and even pull off bright florals at the office or a dinner party with the other two styles.

Solids. Lastly, this time of year you don’t see nearly as many solid colored dresses. We’re out with the blacks and reds of the last season, and eager to wear prints. But dusty pastels and light neutrals are perfect for longer days and sunny afternoons.

Whether you’re going to a baby or bridal shower, wedding, spring dinners or Easter brunch this year – these dresses have you covered! Share your fave with me below.

Xx,
Tamera

5 Ways to Declutter your Wardrobe

Guys, I have a question for you: How many days a week do you look through your closet and think “I have nothing to wear”. All the time, huh? It’s not always about how much you have, but whether or not you actually have wearable things, those that you feel comfy and confident in. There’s a huge difference! I’ve been doing some pre-spring cleaning to simplify my life, and wanted to pass along 5 easy steps for a clutter-free wardrobe filled with ONLY what you really love to wear. Here we go….

5 Ways to Declutter Your Wardrobe

Minimize it. The most obvious route to a more simple closet is to purge everything you don’t truly love and want to keep. As much as you may dread this, you’ll feel so much better once you’ve separated what you no longer enjoy from what you really want to grab. My tip? If you have a habit of keeping things you don’t really need, make sure to go through and actually try on each piece of clothing – that way you’ll know right away whether you like it on or just think it’s fabulous… on the hanger.

Organize it. Next up is a little wardrobe rehab. Organize what’s left in a way that works for you and how you think when you’re getting dressed in the morning. This can be by putting what you pull from the most front and center, putting together outfit combos right on the hanger, separating by type of clothing, or any other way! The key is to make it work for you.

Note it. Take a step back and analyze your results so far – now what do you need? Are you missing some key wardrobe pieces that would for complete outfits you actually love to rock? If so, take a little inventory. Instant shopping list for next time you hit the mall!

Rent it. Now that you’ve de-cluttered, it might be tempting to simply fill it back up with all the clothes you’ve been eyeing. One way to make sure you don’t fall back into this cycle of full closet but nothing to wear, is to rent items you know you’re only going to wear once. Sites like Rent The Runway and Le Tote allow you to rent pretty much every fashionable item under the sun without ever going to a store. This is especially helpful for those of you who love designer clothes but hate the price tag or time spent at the mall. It’s one way to look as stylish as you want, while keeping your closet minimal and free of clothes that will just collect dust anyway.

Thank about it. Hopefully by this step you have a more clear idea of what you need to add to your closet to make it complete. This doesn’t mean you need to go on a shopping spree (as tempting as that is). But keep those notes handy every time you click “add to cart” or get in line at a department store, so you can check whether you really need something or are giving in to an impulse buy you might regret later.

When’s the last time you did a major wardrobe revamp?

Xx,
Tamera

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9 Show Stopping New Years Eve Outfit Ideas

Hope you guys all had an amazing Christmas and holiday season. Can you believe we’re already coming up on our last holiday of the year?! If you’re planning to host a party or go out this New Years Eve, you’re probably using this week to decide on what to wear. See my handy guide below to choose an ensemble that’s just as exciting as this last hurrah.

New Years Eve Outfit Ideas - Tamera Mowry

Satin Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit - New Years Eve Outfit Ideas - Tamera Mowry

Wide Leg Jumpsuit

Pinstripe Jumpsuit - New Years Eve Outfit Ideas - Tamera Mowry

Pinstripe Jumpsuit

Try a jumpsuit. Can’t find the perfect dress for New Years Eve? Enter jumpsuits! If you’ve been wanting to step outside your comfort zone, this is your last chance to do so in 2016 (no pressure…) – and New Years Eve is the perfect time to test the waters when it comes to style. Everyone will be donning something just as bold, so choosing something a little more daring than your typical going out look will fit right in. The trick to pulling off a jumpsuit? Fit. It has to fit perfectly. This is one outfit it will be totally worth having a tailor put the finishing touches on.

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Sequin Neck Shift Dress

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Sequin Draped Blazer

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Sequin Dress

Reimagine sequins. Loved wearing sequins for my E! holiday segment, and it made me realize just how many ways there are to pull it off. From a full-on sequin covered jacket to a pop of sparkle on your collar or bodice, you can really go as subtle or as bold as you want to when it comes rocking them.

Red Waterfall Coat - New Years Eve Outfit Ideas - Tamera Mowry

Red Waterfall Coat

Blue Sequins - New Years Eve Outfit Ideas - Tamera Mowry

All Over Lace Tee

Red Free People Maxi Dress - New Years Eve Outfit Ideas - Tamera Mowry

Free People Maxi Dress

Add a pop of color. Although all-over black is a chic look for NYE, some of us crave color. Red is an obvious go-to (that dress and coat at the end of my slideshow would be fabulous ways to turn heads) but you can also opt for greens, purples, blues, or even gold too. If black isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid to flaunt the colors of the season for this holiday too.  

 

Which look is your fave? This is the outfit you’ll be ringing in the new year with – wherever you are, make sure it’s fun!

Xx,
Tamera

Wear It: A Hint of Holiday Sparkle

As you might’ve seen in my behind the scenes holiday post, I love to get in the Christmas spirit. If it’s glittery and festive, I’m weather wearing or decorating with it! Lol. But seriously, it’s hard to pull off gold and sparkles in a casual setting like a relaxed get together, so I thought the outfit from my house tour could inspire your next festive look:

Wear It: Holiday Sparkle - Tamera Mowry

Top and blouse: Chan Luu / Jeans: Parker Smith / Shoes: Jimmy Choo

We all know to bring on the sparkle at a NYE party, but what about at brunch with friends or a laidback holiday happy hour? There are a surprising amount of reasons to wear a hint of sparkle this time of year.

Wear It: Holiday Sparkle - Tamera Mowry

Enter the sequin top and jeans combo! With a fun open blouse or kimono, you’re channeling a celebratory look without screaming holiday party, or worse, looking like the Christmas tree itself. These sparkly Chan Luu tops are sold out, but there are a ton of ways to channel this look with other designers.

Wear It: Holiday Sparkle - Tamera Mowry

A fun heel is a perfect match for ankle jeans and ups the chic factor a bit. Make sure they’re already broken in and cozy – save the super high heel for New Years. These are surprisingly comfortable – gotta love a sneaky shoe.

Don’t forget to pair the look with some simple, elegant jewelry like a delicate necklace, layered rings and a gold watch. It’s the little things!

What’s your December wardrobe like?

Xx,
Tamera

My Paris Fall Fashion Guide

I recently had the amazing opportunity to go to Paris in honor of my girl Adrienne’s wedding, and let me tell you, Paris really is always a good idea. It was such a fabulous trip and I had so much fun with with everyone, including my amazing assistant Amy, who helped me document all my fall outfits to share with all of you. Since I was only there for a few days, I knew I had to make the most of each event, whether it was touring a museum or the wedding itself. Each stop in our trip was so special that I wanted to take as many pics as I could, and of course that meant wearing something memorable in each! So for all you fellow lovers of France, here’s my official Paris fall fashion guide…

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Cashmere buttoned side sweater (similar here) / Cashmere blend tights / Short pencil skirt / All Saints jacket (similar here) / Steve Madden boots / Chanel bag

 

This look was for our shopping day, where we wandered the beautiful streets of Paris. Even when an outfit is really casual, I like to dress it up with heeled boots and a nice jacket.

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

In the evening, I met up with everyone for the rehearsal dinner, which meant opting for something a bit more formal but still really playful and fun.

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Pink Valentino cape dress / Nude Monika Chiang pumps / House of CB coat / Hendri Bendel bag

 

This time of year in Paris definitely requires a jacket or two. It can be tough to find a coat to wear with an evening look, but this House of CB coat did the trick.

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Knit sweater dress / Drapey gray longline jacket (sold out, similar here) / Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse (gift from Tahj :))

 

This was my museum tour look. Gotta be comfortable when exploring the city…

 

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Nf by Nour gown styled by Kelly Johnson with hair by Amy / Jimmy Choo shoes / Farbod Barsum clutch

 

Attending a wedding in Paris is one good reason to go ALL out, guys. This Nf by Nour gown was a stunner. It was nice to see pre-mama Tamera come out again :)

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

Knit tunic dress / Burberry rain trenchCashmere blend tights / Hunter boots / Infinity scarf

Tamera Mowry Paris Fashion Guide - TameraMowry.com

 

We squeezed one more adventure in, just walking around and enjoying the markets, landmarks and Eiffel tower. All that walking on a chilly and cloudy day called for Hunter boots and a pea coat. One of my fave casual looks! Besides the looks shown above, I also wore an insanely cozy jumpsuit for the long flight, and this knit dress and wool coat combo.

What’s your favorite look? And, have you ever been to Paris?

Xx,
Tamera

Wear It: 10 Cute Cold Weather Sweater Dresses

If you couldn’t tell by my fashion posts on my blog and my outfits on The Real… I love, love wearing dresses. A good fitting dress is hard to come by, but when you find it you feel ready to take on the day—or night. It’s easy to think you have to put away the dresses when fall rolls around because after all, most dresses aren’t exactly warm enough to wear without having to hide it under a jacket. Not to mention how hard it is to find the right shoes!

Sweater dresses are an exception, however. If you get a sweater dress with the right cut and length on you, you won’t be buried in layers any longer. And they’ll go with all your fall boots. Win win!

Tips for Wearing Sweater Dresses:

Long Dresses – Long dresses are hard to pull off, but ones with side slits or ties usually add movement, which gives it a modern look. Many boots can look bulky with a long knit dress, but ankle booties and heeled boots can look refined.

Short Dresses – If it’s too cold to wear a short dress out where you live, get one that’s a length you can wear with leggings, tall socks, or tall boots. That way, you’ll show the right amount of skin without exposing yourself to the elements! Be sure to be on the lookout for short dresses in warm knits like the cable knit and gray patchwork dress above.

Party Dresses – Yup, a sweater dress isn’t just for casual occasions. There are surprisingly many ways to dress up a look as cozy as this! Two of the dresses above have glitter embellishments, and a little metallic sheen instantly ups the chic factor.

How do you wear dresses in the fall?

Xx,
Tamera