Monday, September 15, 2014

Transitioning into Fall!

We don't know about you, but this cold front in Austin is getting us in the fall mood! While we'd love to buy a new wardrobe for every season, we're going to talk about transitioning summer pieces into the cooler months for now. 

We love jean jackets. Let's just get that out there. They add an edgy yet earthy vibe to outfits without being too bulky. Here, we threw our Dip Dyed Denim Jacket over a light white top, orange skater skirt and jewel necklace. By throwing on a lightweight jean jacket with a skirt and airy top, your summer outfit becomes fall focused without being too warm or bulky. 


We're not ready to say goodbye to our summer dresses. The floral detailing on this hippie-chic dress reminds us of warmer times, while the heavy knit of this sweater has us feeling warm and cozy! By pairing these similar length pieces, both of which are sleeveless, this dress transitions into fall without being too bulky.


Maxi dresses are a staple in our summer wardrobe. Unfortunately, they can consume your frame if you pair them with a sweater or bulky jacket. By putting a jean shirt over your maxi dress, as a pseudo jacket, your can hold on to wearing your maxi dress a little longer and stretch your wardrobe.


During the summer months, we'd pair a maxi skirt with a light tank top to balance out the proportions and keep us cool. As the weather is changing, we're switching out our tank tops for denim shirts to add a little weight to the outfit to keep you warm!


This summery skirt was a staple in our wardrobe the past couple months. We're now pairing it with a light sweater to make it feel a little more autumn appropriate! The natural gem necklace adds a touch of fall to the outfit, reminding us of the changing leaves.


This cold front in Austin has us so excited for the cooler weather.  What pieces are sure to stay in your closet's rotation as the weather cools down? Let us know!

Written by Devin Custalow!
Read more from Devin at Devslist.com. Shop our fall apparel in store or online at longhornfashions.com



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Naturally Accessorized

Things we love at Longhorn Fashions: jewelry and fashion. We also love things like a nice beach day, mimosas, and puppies, but that’s topic for another day! Today’s a jewelry day! 

The change in the seasons has us craving jewelry that is earthy and unique! We’re especially loving goldstones, brushed metal, drusy, and agate. These pieces add a naturally beautiful touch of color and sparkle to our wardrobes in a timeless and sophisticated way.

Our favorite way to wear the Sliced Agate jewelry is with bohemian inspired blouses and dresses; the psychedelic patterning perfectly compliments the hippie-chic vibe! With the vibrant burnt orange tones, they perfectly accent a white or light colored garment! 

These necklaces are also perfect for layering since they're so long and relatively simple!




These bold agate bracelets make for the perfect rustic yet chic arm party! The metal is industrial yet polished and the neutral colors in the stone will match your other silver, gold, or leather bracelets! 


These necklaces are dainty yet elegant, making them a must-have in our wardrobe! They're so unique and interesting, bringing attention up towards your face and neckline, which is always a good thing! They can be worn with a simple white t-shirt or with a fancy black dress. Plus, the outside is lined with gold plating, adding a little bit of elegance to them! 


For the outfit that needs a statement ring, this sliced agate piece is ideal! It is bohemian chic with a twist of golden luxury! We love how it looks with a burnt orange dress on game day! 

Our drusy jewelry is perfect for the gal that likes a little extra sparkle in her outfit! Our small studs add a subtle amount of glitter that draws attention to the face, while our large pendants create a beautiful statement !


Our white beaded drusy necklace is the perfect combination of sweet and sparkly! The white beads resemble pearls in their elegance and the clasp is reminiscent of a locket! This necklace looks beautiful with white, burnt orange, or black dresses or tops!



Long drusy pendants are the perfect glittery cousin of the sliced agate necklaces; they go with any free-spirited outfit with the addition of a little city skyline shine!


Our goldstone necklaces are quickly becoming one of our favorite ways to add a little burnt orange into our outfits. Whether we're layering the long necklaces with shorter gems or pairing the dainty beaded piece with a plain white t-shirt, we can't get enough of goldstone!




Nothing says rustic like brushed metal. Whether you prefer silver, gold, or bronze these tiny Texas studs are a darling way to show your state pride daily! 


We're always looking for new ways to accessorize our favorite outfits with a Texas or burnt orange twist. Natural stones and brushed metal add the perfect color and feel, don't you agree?!


Written by Devin!
Read more from Devin at Devslist.com. Shop our jewelry in store or online at longhornfashions.com


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Hot Dresses That Keep You Cool

"It's getting hot, hot, hot" You know that obnoxious song you hear nonstop at resorts/on vacation? Well it's now becoming a way to describe the daily weather, especially in Texas! We love the warm weather,  don't get us wrong, but sometimes no matter what you wear you still feel like you're melting! Luckily, we have some great lightweight clothing to keep you from feeling smothered this summer!

Our first cool (get it?) dress is this adorable printed shift! This dress is super lightweight and airy, plus it comes already accessorized, win-win! The thin yet durable fabric of this dress makes it perfect for throwing on when your friends want to grab lunch or go shopping! Plus this dress is a perfect transition dress as it looks great with a blazer and heels for work, sandals for a casual errand day, and pumps for a night on the town!




We love denim, as a matter of fact, we're always reaching for denim shirts when styling, so when we saw this adorable denim dress we fell in love! This dress is super lightweight and casual, making it perfect for the warmer months! It looks adorable with sandals or cowboy boots and burnt orange accessories! It can also be dressed up by throwing on a cardigan or blazer and nice shoes!
This dress is so light and airy that we had a hard time of making it stay still while trying to photograph it! We love the deep open V in the back as it makes this dress flirty and stylish while giving you room to breathe, serving double duty! We also can't get over the adorable pattern on the dress that makes it a little more interesting while camouflaging any sweat!
For the occasions when you need to dress up a little more, or show a little Longhorn pride this summer, this dress is great! Again, by pairing it with a blazer or cardigan it can be dressed up and transitioned to night time! Just like the printed dress above, the open back detailing on this dress will help you breathe and feel cool during the warmer months! Extra perk of this burnt orange dress: it transitions great into football season!
With these summer dresses you can look hot while staying cool so stop in the store or online to get ready for summer! 

Written by Devin!
Read more from Devin at Devslist.com. Shop our favorites in store or online at longhornfashions.com




Monday, April 28, 2014

Favorites of the Favorites

Tessie here! I loved Devin's post on our go to pieces so much that I wanted to add some of my ultimate favorites, ya know, the favorites of my favorites!


I'm a sucker for statement necklaces. Maybe it is because I am such a hair and makeup minimalist that I really count on my outfit to pull myself together. Adding a solid statement necklace is usually the final touch that I need! Our new colorful bib statement necklace combines some of the prettiest (IMO) spring colors, making it a fun way to turn a basic dress into a picture perfect ensemble. 

Despite my love for statement necklaces, I know that when I am wearing prints on prints or a dress that is already a little loud, I need to opt for a simpler necklace. This is when I turn to my trusty $15 Texas Necklace. This necklace has seen it all (lake water and gameday sweat just to name a few), yet it is still a beautiful shade of gold with no shine of tarnish at all. Impressive!

When I am looking for a happy medium, a lightweight yet adorned piece like the blue knotted necklace does the trick. I especially love the 1920s vibe of this necklace and the mint color surrounding the center stone. Swoon. 


Clothing wise, I am a huge fan of the white button down with crochet detailing that we have at the store and online right now. Layer it over a tank or a bandeau, tuck it in or leave it out, the options are endless with this basic yet fun button down. 


The last thing I really can't live without right now is a fringe bag. These bags are the ideal size (big enough for the necessities, but small enough that they don't weigh you down). I feel hippie chic every time I carry mine, which is a huge win my book!




Playing Favorites- Our Picks


For the record, we don’t choose favorites, just like any parent would claim. We would, and do, wear everything that we carry, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few pieces that get circulated through our closets a little more than the rest! Today we’re going to talk about our favorites, off the record of course, but don’t tell the other clothes, okay?

Everyone has that one necklace or pair of earrings that they reach for when their outfit needs a little extra bling, right? Well for us it’s not just one. As you’ve seen in previous posts, we are always reaching for these tortoise, white chandelier, and purple and white jewel earrings earrings. Something about these earrings makes them feel so luxurious and glam that we’re always working them into our outfits!


I’ll try to refrain from another statement necklace loving rant, but just look at those pictured above for a second please! Also, I'm sure you've seen this crystal necklace on plenty of our mannequins as it's so versatile! These necklaces make our love for statement necklaces a little more understandable, right? They’re perfect!


These necklaces aren’t statement necklaces, but we’ll let it slid because they’re adorable!
How perfect is this hippie chic burnt orange gem necklace for game day? It’s totally perfect for adding a little color to a slouchy white t-shirt! Also, Living in Texas means having a ton of state pride, so obviously a dainty golden Texas state necklace is one of our staples for day-to-day wear; keeping it in our constant circulation!

Ok we’re going to try to contain our love here, but we’re all for maxi skirts and dresses, so we seriously can’t stop wearing and styling them! Our first love is this braided top lilac skirt, which we frequently pair with a denim top, a slouchy white t-shirt, or a crop top!


You can bet we’re going to be wearing this bright coral and lace maxi dress all summer long; it’s perfect for the warmer months with its bright coral and lace combination! This dress looks adorable and feminine when styled with dainty gold or white jewelry and sandals; and looks boho chic when styled with flats, turquoise (a complimentary color) jewelry, and a fringe bag! This dress is perfect for  concerts, dinner with friends, shopping, you name it!



This tie dye dress is ideal for summer; it has bright colors and is super lightweight, which will keep you cool in the warmer months! We love the high neckline in contrast with the relatively open back; its fashionable and functional! We can’t stop wearing it and know that it will be our go-to when we’re in a hurry this summer!

Now that we disclosed our favorites, please don’t tell the other clothes, we don’t want to make them jealous! Let us know what your favorites are!

Written by Devin!
Read more from Devin at Devslist.com. Shop our favorites in store or online at longhornfashions.com

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer T's and Being Carefree!


Even though we’re only halfway through the week we have our eyes on the weekend, as always! As it’s starting to really heat up we want to be anywhere outside and by the water; we’re thinking floating the river, camping, and cook outs! Even though it’s getting hot and humid out we know you still want to look cute, so we have you covered!

What better way to show off your southern roots than with these adorable Y'all Tanks?! We love how soft these shirts are; they’re perfect for throwing on over a bathing suit or for pairing with jean shorts and sandals, with a gold Texas necklace of course!


For those days when you'd rather be out in the country, this super soft charcoal skull shirt, available in tank top and short sleeve, is perfect! This shirt would look adorable with distressed jean shorts and cowboy boots; it’s a great mix of hippie chic and country cute! Obviously, we love how it looks when paired with the skull necklace or double layered with our Austin and Texas script necklaces!



We love this Happy Camper shirt! It makes us feel like we’re carefree and in the 70’s! We also can’t get enough of the beautiful teal color; it looks amazing on all skin tones! This shirt is one that we can’t wait to bring with us to the beach, lake, and river, as it is ideal to throw over a bathing suit when you’re on the go!


We can’t wait for the carefree summer months spent by the water, eating amazing barbecue, and spending time in good company! With these comfy and cute shirts you’ll be ready for whatever last minute plans arise and will look adorable while doing it!