basics to invest in

one thing i have learned over the years is to invest wisely in basics that will be a continuous part of your wardrobe.   if you're going to spend money on clothes, i recommend spending it on basics.  higher quality pieces will last you a lot longer.  it's the old saying "you get what you pay for"   the below mentioned items are classics that every girl should own.

 the importance of basics is simple, the items below are meant to  work hard with other pieces in your closet.  items that you can change the look of easily with accessories. styles that you feel comfortable wearing. the importance here is having a solid foundation for your wardrobe that will not only save you money, it will spare you agony and time when getting ready.  it will also keep you stylish.   here are our favorite "investment items"

 

WHITE DENIM

throw all the rules out - confident girls set their own rules.  wear white denim all year around.  nothing grabs attention and is as crisp as a pair of white jeans in the winter paired with a warm fuzzy sweater.  obviously no girl should go through a summer without white denim jeans on heavy rotation.  jeans, shorts and jackets!  girls .... move them all up to the front of your closet, because white goes with absolutely everything you own.

 

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TOTE 

what girl can say she doesn't NEED a tote bag to haul her life around in?  mine is filled with makeup, notebooks, my ipad and just about everything i may need while out and about.  so many times i am going right from work to a night out, so for those occasions, i throw my smaller handbag inside my tote for an easy transition. loving the trend of a silk scarf tied around a straw tote in the summer.   i may or may not be guilty of owning several of totes.  #obsessed  

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DENIM JACKET

not only is the denim jacket timeless and versatile  - it is a mandatory piece of equipment to keep your wardrobe running.  today's style is whatever you want it to be, but right i am especially loving the cropped destroyed styles that offer an edgy look to any outfit.   i also love to add a sparkly and unexpected to brooch to the collar - a fun way to incorporate your own personality. 

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WHITE TEE SHIRT

this item will always be in style and will work in numerous ways.  wear it casual or dress it up by adding a blazer and a statement necklace.  this is your most essential item for layering.  find one that fits your needs, tight or loose fit, crew, v or scoop neck - doesn't really matter, what matters is that you find the style that makes you most comfortable and that you will wear often.

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THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

the lbd is a closet staple.  find one that flatters your figure.  throw a blazer over top and wear it casual to work.  style it with that denim jacket mentioned above and some cool white sneakers to look cute while running errands (because you never know who you'll run into).  and of course, fancy night out.....grab that lbd and go to town with your fancy shoes and accessories.  the lbd will get you through a million and one occasions.  this is where i have fun with my shoes!

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BLACK TROUSERS

black trousers are your answer when you need to dress up a blouse or sweater.  this classic item is a foundation piece that  you should stock up on.  pick your favorite styles, slim, boot cut, cropped.....so many options. i prefer a lightweight wool that works both in summer and winter.   

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SKIRT

my pick for a skirt is knee-length or slightly above the knee......it's sophisticated and will stay in style much longer than a trendy mini or maxi.   choose one that fits perfectly and gives you a slim appearance.  depending on your body type, it can be a-line, pencil or skater style.  figure out which style works for you and look for a good quality fabric that will last you years.

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CARDIGAN SWEATER

i can't have enough of these, however i have learned that spending my money on a good quality sweater makes most sense here. cashmere is a great idea, however can be very pricey, so go with a nice cotton fabric that won't wrinkle or pill up.   cardigans can be worn year round.  sometime when restaurants or the office get a little too chilly, it's great to have a cardigan handy.

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BLACK PUMPS

perfect choice in shoes for just about anything - well, not so much daisy dukes 😬.  black pumps won't get dirty.  they go from day to night.  always a classic and easy choice with any outfit.  

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DIAMOND OR CUBIC STUDS

studs go perfectly with everything you own.  they are the classy compliment to all of your clothes.   no one should leave their ears bare!   in this case i like to wear a smaller size stud - just because that is my preference certainly doesn't mean it should be yours.  do what makes you feel confident and beautiful.

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QUALITY BLUE JEANS

absolutely everyone should own at least one pair of killer denim.  so many styles, so pick one that feels comfortable and flatters your figure.  we are working on a blog post coming soon that suggests the best denim styles for your body type.  stay tuned  

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*all of the photos have been pulled from the web and are meant for inspiration.  we have similar looks and styles in the boutique that will work as perfect foundation pieces in your wardrobe.

top 5 spring trends

although this weather is fighting it, spring is coming....maybe mama nature is just giving us some extra time to get our wardrobe ready.  

we are here to help........

below we've compiled a list of the top 5 trends for spring.  all items pictured below are available at the boutique.

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1.  off the shoulder!

this is your go to item for a night out.  by showing off your neck and shoulder, an off the shoulder top is sexy and flirty.  wear your tops loose - a boho vibe is what you're going for here.   pair with destroyed denim and heels and become instantly chic!

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2.  polka dots.

yes.  the print we used to wear as a child.  this print is playful, classic and let’s face it polka dots make us happy!  these days we are seeing the polka dot updated and worn on even the most sophisticated of ladies.  if you choose only one trendy item this season....make it the polka dot.   

 

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3.  straw bags.

the  "it" accessory of the season.  ditch your expensive designer bag and have some fun.  straw bags are coming in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles, from rattan to wicker to straw.  we love them all.  and we are carrying a nice variety in the boutique, including this festive american flag style which would be killer to bring to your summer bbqs.

 

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4.  tassel jewelry.

pendants, bracelets and earrings!   tassels need to be on heavy rotation this season.  the best way to bring attention to a basic spring outfit is to incorporate bright colored tassel ~ anything.  We especially adore brightly colored tassel earrings - and the bigger the better.  make a statement - spring and summer are all about FUN.

 

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5.  camo print.

love it or hate it - camo is BIGGER than ever.   designers everywhere have incorporated this print into their spring collections.  the very best part about this print is the mileage it offers - it will take you from spring right into fall.  still not convinced, open up any fashion magazine or style blog - you will definitely find camo!

     

 

 

Accessorizing for the NAIAS Charity Preview

The NAIAS Charity Preview is an exciting event that showcases automobiles from all over the world. Here at 4th Street Boutique we have you covered for all of your accersories from wraps, purses, jewelry, and many more items to nail your auto show look. Whether you are going to the charity event or browsing the auto show, look no further than 4th Street Boutique for elegant, unique, and timeless statement pieces. 

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New Year, New Clothes

Although we are a few days late to the party, we wanted to shout it from the mountain tops (or behind this keyboard) that 4th Street Boutique was featured on Fox 2 News for New Years fashion!!! If your New Years Resolution is to look your best, look no further than 4th Street Boutique! We are always getting new inventory to make our customer look and feel their best. 

Here are some looks from the style advisor, Happy New Year!

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sale.

so one of our new year's resolutions is to keep up the blog and website.

our first post of the new year should make everyone happy!

it's announcing our annual winter clearance sale which is happening now.

we have plenty of great styles to choose from......

the above photos are just some of the great finds to be found by you.

we look forward to seeing you.