Alyson Seligman (38) lives in Palm Beach Gardens (FL) and is a personal style & personal growth blogger who also owns a PR/digital media agency. Her style is polished casual with a mix of Modern Classic and on-trend pieces. She loves feminine tops, statement earrings, and dressing up for special occasions.
“As I’ve become more comfortable and confident in myself, I’ve become less influenced by other women who have great taste… it’s just not true to me. My style is definitely a ‘casual chic’ vibe as I now run my blog and PR company from home. Think fab flats instead of sky-high heels (I’m a woman on the move!), great fitting denim instead of formal skirts, and tops with personality like fringe details or a fun floral print, for example. At the same time, who doesn’t love an excuse to get dressed up?!”
Alyson is all for wearing white bottoms year round. Here she’s sporting white skinny jeans with ankle zips. She’s paired the jeans with a navy sweater with fun design details — a high-low hemline, side buttons, and tasseled hem. An easy way to give an outfit extra visual interest. Adding patterned footwear, like these leopard print d’Orsay flats, is another way to add personality to a simple jeans-and-jumper look. Pattern-mixing the shoes with a darker brown satchel is a little unexpected. Navy nail polish, and a gold watch are the polished finishing touches.
A casual and comfy outfit for a day of running errands. Alyson is wearing camo print skinny jeans with contrasting tuxedo stripe and a white V-neck tee. She’s thrown over a black open cardigan that is longer in front for a nice draped effect. The white-with-black-stripes sneaks echo the colours in the outfit and pull the look together. The accessories of choice are a compact black shoulder bag and mirrored Aviator sunnies. A touch of subtle pink lipstick and our blogger is ready to go.
When asked which Fall/Winter trends she is enjoying the most in mild-weather Florida right now, Alyson said:
“It’s been unusually hot in Florida — I’m talking 86 degrees in October! — so instead of sweating to death in cozy cardigans (though I wear the in my house all the time!), I’m embracing statement colors like mustard, rich greens and a deep reds. The fall colors immediately ‘winter-ize’ your look, even if you’re wearing a tank!”
Alyson likes how lace tops can add polish to casual outfits. Here, her white sweatshirt with lace panel effectively dresses up a pair of ripped and distressed boyfriend jeans.The botanical lace detailing together with the charming red rose print on her white sneaks give the tomboy look a feminine vibe. The cognac zip-top crossbody bag is one of Alyson’s go-to daytime bags and complements her red locks beautifully.
Our 5’3” blogger is rocking the long cardigan! I also love that she’s paired it with a shorter skirt instead of a midi dress or jeans or pants. It’s a bit unexpected and very fun. Tucking the white top into the navy suede skirt provides structure and creates vertical integrity. The knee-length cardigan is also a great “lengthening tool” and an ideal lightweight topper for warm Florida Fall weather. Alyson has added split V-shaft booties in a darker grey for a non-matchy but complementary effect. Her trusted Vuitton bag comes out to play again, and the Y-necklace with subtle bling also emphasizes the vertical lines. Putting her hair up in a nonchalant ponytail works great with the casual vibe of this look.
Alyson likes to dress up for special occasions, and has worn this stunning black dress to holiday cocktail parties and weddings. The eye-catching transparent panel at the top of the fitted dress adds subtle allure and glam. The knee-length is flattering on our petite blogger. Silver ankle strap sandals with beautiful knot detailing lengthen the leg line and amp up the dressiness factor. Silver drop earrings, an heirloom bracelet that was once her grandmother’s and a black clutch are the festive finishing touches.
Our blogger is a fan of beautiful white blouses: “They can give an ethereal vibe that actually lightens up your face instead of darken your complexion.” The lace mock turtleneck blouse certainly is the star of the show here. It dresses up her skinny blue jeans like it’s nobody’s business. The neutral lining that evokes a see-through effect and sheer yoke are alluring, and create a fun juxtaposition with the buttoned-up, covered style. The blush suede stacked heel pumps with on-trend squared-off toe echo the lining of the blouse and further dress up the look. The white monogrammed chain wallet used as a clutch, and glam oversized pearl earrings complete the outfit.
Let us know what you think of Alyson’s wonderful polished casual style, and then hop on over to her blog, The Modern Savvy, to browse the rest of her outfits.