North Carolina-based Sarah Slusher (24) works in social media for a cosmetics company, and documents her outfits over at Stylish Sassy & Classy. She loves a good Summer dress (and has quite the collection), embraces colour year round, and enjoys wearing white bottoms. Our blogger also likes interesting footwear and is somewhat of a bag aficionado.

“My style has grown up a lot over the past few years. As a young adult, we go through a lot of changes and I have come to realize in life and in clothing that I would rather have less, but have quality. I would describe my style as classic and colorful and appropriate for all shades and ages. My best piece of advice for all women is that your smile is your best accessory, your happiness will outshine any outfit.”

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Summer tops in this warm shade of pink can be hard to find, and the colour works so well with Sarah’s skintone. She’s paired the ruffle-sleeved, high-low hemline top with white skinny jeans for a polished casual look. The black floral embroidered mules are on-trend, and a clever touch because they pick up the colour of the top and our blogger’s small crossbody bag. Together with the ruffled sleeves they also add textural and visual interest. Soft pink lipstick and gold bracelets are all that’s needed to finish off the look.

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The pattern on this frilly asymmetrical dress looks like an abstract work of art. The high neckline and subtle waist definition provide structure. While the magical diagonal lines created by the ruffle detailing add movement to the look. Sarah is a fan of sporting pastels year round, and is wearing block heel sandals in a blush that matches the blush in her dress. She added a structured tote in a slightly darker shade of blush that complements the other pink tones. Apricot lippy, a gold watch and ring complete this colourful dressy outfit.

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Yellow was one of Sarah’s favourite colours this Summer, and this crochet lace top in mustard is a stunner for sure. The off-the-shoulder style adds an alluring touch, while emphasizing our blogger’s shoulder line and providing light arm coverage. Pairing the top with dark-wash skinnies and ankle-strap espadrilles gives the outfit a boho-lite vibe. At the same time, the ornate lace detailing dresses up the look. Rolling the jeans showcases the shoe. Sarah’s black shoulder bag comes out to play again and echoes the colour of the sandals. A gold bracelet and two dainty gold chain necklaces are the accessories of choice.

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A sweater dress is an easy throw-on-and-go option for Fall and Winter. This fab grey number hits Sarah just below the knee, fab that midis are reigning supreme. The vertical rib knit creates a long, lean line. The subtle flutter sleeves add the slightest touch of drama. Our blogger’s black suede booties with chunky block heel and the quilted bag provide textural interest. The white bag also picks up the white in her lightweight plaid scarf, which is the perfect accessory for the cooler days that are coming.

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Sarah’s love of white bottoms and pastels come together in this casual chic Winter look. Light grey and white makes an elegant colour combo year round, but I find it especially eye-catching in Winter. Our blogger is wearing white skinny jeans and light grey poncho with fun pink and white tipping. The white and grey striped tee peeking out from under the poncho adds a preppy playful touch. Tucking the jeans into faux-suede over-the-knee boots gives the look an equestrian vibe. Sarah’s white and grey checked bag with cognac trim works beautifully with the colour palette. Sarah’s pink lipstick and happy smile finish things off to perfection.

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Our blogger’s faux-suede dress in a striking shade of red is undoubtedly the star of the show. The texture-rich frock with subtle waist definition is a great length on 5’6” Sarah. She dresses it down with a cheeky cropped denim jacket that creates great proportions. Combining the outfit with a leopard print scarf in cool-toned colours is an unexpected touch, and provides extra oomph. Adding grey ankle booties with whipstitch details and swirl perforations is a nice nod to the Wild West trend we are seeing everywhere for Fall 2018, and adds soft edge to the outfit. Sarah finishes off the look with gold bracelets, her trusted black bag, and a darker lipstick that complements the dress.

What do you think of Sarah’s elegant, polished style and use of colour? Let us know in the comments, and then head on over to her blog to browse the rest of her wonderful outfits.