Why We're Crushing on This Blogger's Style

Though I’ve always been inclined toward a neutral, pared-down wardrobe (white is my favorite “color” to wear), I recently discovered Candace Marie, a fashion blogger whose vivacious style—while pretty different from my own—I just had to share. I stumbled upon a street style photo of her during the recent New York Men’s Fashion Week in a tunic layered over wide-leg jeans and accessorized with a hat, chunky necklace, and multicolor clutch. After a little digging, I found (with delight) her Instagram account—a treasure trove of inspiring outfits.

Marie splices together different textures, patterns, colors, and shapes in a way that feels enduringly fresh and unique. She’s an example of the creative, experimental side of fashion that’s so important not to forget.

See below for a roundup of her recent best outfits, and be sure to let me know if you’ll be snatching a look from her playbook in the comments.

Style Tip: Layer a miniskirt over a crisp shirtdress.

Style Tip: Add a touch of drama with a floor-length floral dress.

Style Tip: Layer a fringed jacket over your favorite sundress for an unexpected update.

Style Tip: Find a jumpsuit or romper in a lightweight denim fabric, and style it with a pair of simple sandals.

Style Tip: Incorporate a splash of yellow into your outfit.

Style Tip: Contrast your striped trousers with a floral-print blouse.

Style Tip: Toss an embroidered dress into your outfit rotation.

Style Tip: Team a military-inspired jacket with fun separates like a baseball cap, furry bag, and leather trousers.

Style Tip: Ditch your basic tee and try a graphic iteration instead.

Style Tip: Never underestimate the power of a versatile hat.

Style Tip: Jazz things up with a sequined dress.

Style Tip: Freshen your office look with a blazer dress.

Style Tip: Play around with vintage-inspired prints.

Style Tip: Skip the skinnies, and go straight for a pair of wide-leg jeans.

Want more outfit ideas? We just discovered a fashion blogger who only wears black and white, and her looks are so inspiring.