I’m sure you’re all curious about who this new face posting on The Memphis Jewel, well I go by Alli! I am starting a new style segment today called All Alli, where I'll share my own personal fashion advice, style, and favorite things! I am twenty-one years old, and I go to the University of Memphis. I am studying Fashion and Home Furnishing Merchandise with a minor in Marketing. I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I have a passion for fashion and decorating -- it has become an outlet for me to show my creativity. My style is all about changing things up. I love taking basic or statement pieces and making them look like a new outfit every time I walk out the door. I would definitely describe myself as an avid ‘layerer'. I think it's a great way to create a spin on any look.
With that being said, this first post is about layering and changing up a simple print tunic. I recently got hired as a MIT at Free People Memphis. Every time I work, i’m just itching to buy one of our newest pieces! A couple weeks ago, I snagged this fabulous tunic. It’s the perfect summer throw-on. I wore it recently when a sweet friend, Iris, and I decided to have an "Explore Memphis Day!" We’ve done this several times! We always try to find cool and new places around Memphis to enjoy and take fun photos. And did I mention, Iris is an incredible photographer!
First I paired this tunic with a lace bralette. These bralettes I would recommend to anyone!!! They’re the perfect layering pieces for tanks or tees where I want to show a little lace detail. I have a million of them in several colors! I added these adorable Adonis Pearl necklaces I got in Starkville the other weekend and a pair of Lucky Brand booties to tie the whole look together!
I then made this look a little more playful by layering this tunic with a pair of Hudson jean cut-offs and a pair of sandals. I love how by tucking in a corner of this tunic I can instantly change the look from a cute sundress, to a more casual laid-back look! I added these adorable Adonis Pearl necklaces, I got in Starkville the other weekend, for the finishing touch!