The "It" Necklaces For Summer


Statement necklaces are constantly being reinvented each season. We've seen them covered in bling, decked out in an array of metals, and occasionally spikes. This summer's "it" necklaces are taking a walk on the colorful side. They are all about the tassels and pom poms.

These necklaces are festive, bright, and perfect for adding a bit of texture to an outfit. With a hint of boho flare, they add a touch of whimsy to your every day outfits.

Pom poms and tassels are definitely having a moment. You can find them on just about everything this season. Pillows, throws, bedding, purses, and shirts are just a few items we've seen trimmed in these popular adornments.


These necklaces range from simple to highly embellished. So whether you are a minimalist or someone who loves to layer, you are bound to find a style that fits your preference.

To purchase necklaces similar to the ones pictured above, click here and here.


Happy Styling, Rebekah

Photography by: Beth Carter

3 Ways To Style A Belt


A belt is a timeless staple that every girl should have in her collection of accessories. We all have that one item in our closet whether it's a dress or a blouse that looks super cute on a hanger. However, once it's on we're wondering, "Where did all the cuteness go?" Often times your look just needs some sprucing up with accessories. Check out these three looks for ideas on how to style your outfits using belts from your closet. Belts are fun and effortless. They are the perfect accessory to add that finishing touch to your outfit! Add a pop of color to a white dress by adding a fun scarf and your look is complete!


You can never go wrong when pairing a belt with your favorite pair of denim. If you' re looking for a way to style your look around your belt try choosing a flowing top and tuck it in just above the top of your belt.


Don't be afraid to break out the layers this summer. Get creative with your outfit for a night out with the girls! Layer a neutral vest over your striped top, throw on a belt and you are ready to go!



Whether you have an entire collection of belts or just one, you can bring new life to your closet with this simple accessory. Dive into your closet and have fun reinventing some of your favorite pieces!

Written by: Amanda Jacobs

Images:  Pinterest

How To Look Fierce in Cobalt


Top Buttons kicks off each season with a stylish photo shoot showcasing some of the latest trends. We love the statement made when choosing a bold color like cobalt for an everyday outfit. Checkout some of the photos from our Summer shoot on how to look fierce in cobalt.

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 Accessorizing with calming, warm shades can help tone down the powerful statement cobalt brings to an outfit. You can do this by adding a soft pink or tan necklace as seen here to complete a needed contrast in the overall look.


 Throw on a pair of lightly distressed denim, skinny jeans and your casual outfit is complete!



Cobalt is such a fun color to play around with. It allows us ladies to feel confident and fearless! Two personality traits that come in handy when interning at the office. Throw on a black blazer with a striped top and gold accessories and you are ready to take on the world!


For more great cobalt tops and bottoms checkout this website.

 Written by: Amanda Jacobs

Photos courtesy of: Elisabeth Huijskens






Why You Should Invest In A Lace Dress


A lace dress is always nice to have in your clothing arsenal. It's classy, elegant, and versatile. What we love about this blush dress is that it can easily transition from day to night. During the day it can be worn with casual sandals or even wedges, and at night you can throw on some patent leather pumps for a dressier look. Lace is a wise investment because it's a classic, it will never go out of style. It always looks chic and polished.  Having quality dresses that stand the test of time are essentials to have our closets stocked with.




To achieve a similar look to the one pictured above, click the links below:

Dress | Shoes

What are some of YOUR closet staples that you can't live without?

Happy Styling,


Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

The Ultimate Color Combo: Blush And White


Ask any fashion expert or fashionista and they will tell you that neutrals are the building blocks of a successful wardrobe. These staples allow you to easily mix and match pieces along with creating a solid base to incorporate colors and patterns. Neutrals are an absolute must have in every girl's closet. IMG_8826

When you think of neutrals, you automatically think black, white or grey, but blush is a neutral that is a wonderful addition to any closet. It’s ultra feminine and can be worn with many color palettes and patterns.

A popular color combination to wear is blush and white. These two neutrals complement each other well and the addition of gold in the accessories adds a bit of glam and polish to the look.


What's your favorite neutral or color combo to wear? Let us know in the comments below!

To purchase outfit items similar to the look above click the links below:

Tank | Jacket | Jeans | Watch | Necklace | Purse

Happy Styling,


Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

The Moto Jacket For Summer


The moto jacket was the hot ticket item to keep the chill off this past season. For many, it was a daily staple worn with anything and everything. However, with temperatures rising, it's time to find a lighter alternative that keeps us cool without  sacrificing the edgy factor of the moto jacket. Meet the moto vest, the trendy sleeveless version of the moto jacket. It's lightweight and versatile enough to be a staple in your summer wardrobe. Layering always adds a wow factor to an outfit, this vest is perfect for the warmer months.


Like the moto jacket, this vest comes in a vast variety of colors, prints, and materials. We love chambray because it can basically be worn with anything. We're all about stocking our closets full of pieces that can be styled several different ways. For more vest inspriration and ways to wear them, click here and here.

To purchase a vest similar to the one pictured above, click here.


Happy Styling!


Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

3 Ways To Wear Gingham

The go-to print for spring is gingham. It's a classic that is re-surfacing as a must have pattern to have in your wardrobe this season. Here are a few ways to style this charming, ladylike print. Wear it loose and untucked with a pair of distressed boyfriend shorts. Top it off with a hat, aviators, and clutch and you have an edgy, laid back outfit that's perfect to wear on a casual day out on the town.


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Dresses are key this spring. Go beyond the standard gingham print shirt and wear a dress. This one is adorable.


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Be daring and pair gingham with another pattern, like floral. A tip for successfully mixing prints is making sure the patterns have a grounding color that flows throughout the look. In this outfit, blue is in the floral top and the pants. The coral shoes complement the color found in the shirt.


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Will you be wearing this trendy print for spring? If so, how will you style it? Let us know in the comments below!


Happy Styling,


Shop Spring's Hottest Trends: Long Vests and Fringe


Long vests and fringe are two popular trends this season. They were all over the Spring/Summer 2015 runways and were two of the bigger hits to grace the catwalk. Long vests are perfect for layering, adding interest to an outfit, and creating a long, lean silhouette. You can achieve a large variety of looks depending on your vest. From minimalist to bohemian, there’s a style that fits every personality.

70's inspired boho looks are huge this season, hence the comeback of fringe. You can find it on just about everything, from skirts to tops to bathing suits. It's fun, carefree, and slightly edgy.

IMG_8006WEB The above look knocks out two trends at once. The lightweight vest with fringe embellishment is the highlight of this outfit. Not to mention the on-trend fedora and chunky sandals.

To achieve a similar look, click the links below:

Hat | Tank | Vest | Pants | Shoes

Happy Styling,


Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

4 Winning Looks from the 2015 MTV Movie Awards


This year's MTV Movie Awards featured a wide variety of looks. Actresses (such as Pitch Perfect 2's Rebel Wilson and Kelly Osbourne) rocked black, chic looks, while  others (such as Bella Thorne and Victoria Justice) chose bold outfits that included lots of color and pattern mixing. Here are the ensembles we consider red carpet (or in the case of these awards, blue carpet) winners. shailene-woodley-mtv-movie-awards-2015-06

Sunday night was a big night for young actress Shailene Woodley, who you may have seen in the Divergent series or The Fault in Our Stars. She started out the evening by boldly taking on the blue carpet with an interesting take on pattern mixing. Shailene's look was one of the more casual of the night, but we love how she chose to mix thin stripes with a tribal print. Also, her red lips really pop with the look and add a fun flare, which is fitting for the 23-year-old. Shailene took home the awards for best female performance for The Fault In Our Stars, in which she gave a memorable speech that brought the author of The Fault In Our Stars, John Greene, to tears.


Pink seemed to be a hot color at the awards, and Pitch Perfect 2's Brittany Snow brought back the popular color-blocking look in a classy and fun way. Her slicked-back hair really leaves the bright look polished and sophisticated.

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Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers Age of Ultron) was wearing one of the most trendy looks of the night with her jumpsuit, which she paired beautifully with a turquoise clutch. We love the details of her look, like the subtle cut-out neckline.


Awkward actress Molly Tarlov rocked an ultra feminine, pretty, all-white dress. The shape of her dress makes it unique and we love the simplicity of her hair and subtle silver shoes. Simplicity is always in, and white is another hot color this season!

To compare trends from this year's MTV Movie Awards and the 2014 awards, click here.

Classy Boho Style


It’s no secret that we have a deep love for bohemian style at Top Buttons. We always enjoy highlighting an outfit that’s on point whenever we spot one. It's always refreshing to see how people take a popular style and truly make it their own. There are many expressions of boho style, from ultra 70's to romantic-chic. What stands out with Katy’s outfit is that it has a distinct classy, feminine vibe to it. She’s incorporated pearl earrings into her look which adds a classic, refined feel to her outfit.


Kimono’s are more popular than ever this season. This cream kimono with lace and fringe detail is a smart investment as it is a neutral and can be worn with several different pieces in your wardrobe.

Katy’s necklace is the epitome of boho chic and her Alex and Ani bangles add a fun, care-free flare to her overall look.


To purchase items similar to Katy's outfit check out the links below:

Kimono | Tank | Jeans | Necklace | Bracelets | Purse | Shoes

For more Kimono outfit inspiration click here and here!


Happy Styling!



Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

Trendy and Inspiring: Taylor Madu


Farewell to the woman that I used to be. No more lies from the enemy. Bye-bye insecurity. Now I'm free, no more history defining who I am. In Your arms I'm clothed with strength and dignity.

These are beautiful lyrics from Taylor Madu's first single, You Are Life, which was initially released on iTunes. From this came a campaign that would find its way all over Instagram, Twitter, on black t-shirts with gold foil lettering and on baby onesies

Don't let Taylor Madu's beautiful blonde curls and sweet southern accent fool you– She is one hardcore lady with an edgy style. Her fiery, determined and fun spirit is portrayed through what she wears, and we love following her Instagram account (taylormadu) and getting inspiration on how to mix unexpected pieces. She's a new mother to a beautiful baby girl, released a single on iTunes with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Hope Mansion--a home for single mothers, and is a social media enthusiast.


Recently, we talked about how to rock this spring's hottest accessory, a hat (The Accessory Every Girl Needs This Spring). It's fitting that for Easter, Madu posted this picture of her adorable wide-brim hat, round sunnies (another hot accessory for spring and summer) and a playful skirt. The look above is one of her more girly, softer looks, but she throws in a cute muscle tank to add a modern edge to this look.


We also love Madu's incredible ability to rock flannels in multiple ways! Here she wears it both tied around her waist and in a jacket-style paired with distressed denim, a graphic muscle tank, killer boots and tinted aviators (trend alert).

There are a million reasons to love this powerhouse of a woman from her generous spirit to her awesome fashion sense. For more Taylor Madu-inspired looks, visit her blog here.

{Images via Madu's official site}

The Accessory Every Girl Needs This Spring


The one item you need to invest in this spring is (drumroll)....a hat! It is the accessory that adds a definite "wow factor" to an outfit. You can wear hats with shorts, pants, or our personal favorite-- dresses. Besides our trusty mascara, hats are a girls best friend! We can always count on them to make us look chic no matter how bad our hair day is. Priscila's look is simple, yet sophisticated with a sundress, button- up shirt, and sandals. The icing on the cake is the hat, which pulls the outfit together making it look like a glamorous afternoon on the town.

Luckily, you don't have to look too far for the perfect hat these days. Since, they are extremely popular this season,  you can find budget-friendly hats of all styles at Target, H & M, and Forever 21.


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If you've never worn a hat before, this is the time to branch out. Stop by your local Target and  try on a few different styles. From floppy hats to fedoras, there are a ton of options. Not all shapes and sizes will work, but the more you try on, the easier it will be to find one that fits your style.

Will you be wearing a hat this season? If so, what's your favorite style? Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Styling,


Photography by: Elisabeth Huijskens

Celebrity Hair Inspiration for Spring 2015


Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner. We are turning to celebrities for the scoop on this season's hottest hair trends with an emphasis on styles that are fun, care-free and easy to manage. Last summer, we highlighted the long bob, and are happy to report that it's still trending this season. Celebrities like Lauren Conrad, Lucy Hale and Emma Roberts are all successfully rocking this look. We especially love how they tuck one side behind the ear, which adds a little edge and  shows off their statement earrings.


Taylor Swift was recently spotted at the iHeartRadio Music Awards with a change to her long bob: thick, choppy bangs with lots of volume. Her awards for the night included Artist of the Year and Song of the Year with "Shake it Off" among others. Taylor's music and looks are adored by fans and this night was proof that she still has it.



We haven't forgotten about the long-haired beauties! For long hair, it's all about long layers and subtle ombre (aka, 'sombre'), illustrated perfectly by Minka Kelly (above). 'Sombre' is taking the trendy ombre hair color and making it more subtle and blended by adding layers to frame the face and brightening the ends with a natural color.


Kenza Zouiten is a great example of how long layers combined with subtle ombre can create a care-free, beautiful style for long hair. Bangs blow-dried away from the face matched with a deep side part can help achieve this look.

To get another great look inspired by Taylor Swift, check out our tips here.


Written by: Katy Abramowich

Spring Dresses Under $40

Dresses are the highlight of my spring and summer. Not only are they feminine, lightweight and comfortable, they are a complete outfit. That simplifies my “getting ready” process along with being easy on my pocketbook. No more expensive, complex layering, warmer days have arrived! Since Easter is fast approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time to round up some of our top picks for dresses, ALL under $40. 10764b8702f1b49ae10c7d403b28dddb

Forever 21, $29.90


 Old Navy, $36.94


Forever 21, $22.90


 Old Navy, $34.94


 Forever 21, $22.90


Happy browsing ladies! Let us know if you find a dress that catches your eye.

Happy Styling,


A Fresh Take On Chambray


Spring has finally arrived! It's time to pack away your winter wardrobe and replace those now empty hangers with light-weight, breezy clothes. One of our preferred trends for this season is a refreshing favorite from seasons past, chambray! Checkout Memory Mouro, a junior at the University of Central Florida, to see how she styles her favorite chambray top! The great thing about chambray is its versatility. It can be worn like a denim jacket over a loose fitted top, pair it with your favorite pair of heels and a cute bag and you are ready to go!


We love the effortless look of tying a chambray top around your waist for a casual outing. Memory chose an orange and white striped top and added a pop of teal in her accessories to complete this outfit!


 One of Memory's favorite ways to style a chambray top is over a maxi dress.

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Spring is the perfect time to bring new life to your style! So whether you are going for a casual look or something more sophisticated try reinventing your classic chambray top!

Written by: Amanda Jacobs

Get the Look: AnnaSophia Robb's Romper


Soul Surfer star, 21-year-old AnnaSophia Robb took the photo above (which was published in Teen Vogue) while in Florence, Italy. This travel friendly outfit is ideal for spring break traveling and family vacations as we approach the summer months. AnnaSophia's outfit is totally adventure-worthy. With celebrities rocking rompers all over the streets as the weather gets warmer, AnnaSophia wears it best in our book. The romper is a classic piece that has a history dating back to the early 20th century, but is making a huge comeback. Rompers are cute, comfortable and provide coverage while still being cool enough for the summer, or wearable when it's colder in the evenings when paired with a cardigan. We love how AnnaSophia's romper features long sleeves and a button-up look along with a really fun pattern. AnnaSophia accessorizes her plaid romper with a neutral-colored belt, sunglasses, comfortable flats and a long gold pendant necklace. The trick to wearing a romper is choosing one with an interesting pattern or material and having fun pairing it with accessories.

Good news! You can get a look similar to AnnaSophia's, all at Forever 21, and all for under $60.

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We love our Top Buttons photography lead, Elisabeth Huijskens and how she is choosing to rock her romper this spring! For more romper history and details on where she scored her outfit, visit her blog here. Happy spring!


Written by: Katy Abramowich

A Thrifted Look for Spring


You may look at this outfit and question how black or leather are spring trends, but the truth is that they are classic looks. Black can never go out of style, no matter what season; and leather is one of those trends that comes and goes but you can be confident that it will always come back. The main spring piece in this outfit is the emerald green lace dress. Bright colors are a must for spring! Check out Alexis' thrifted look below.


Believe it or not, but this entire outfit was thrifted! Some people are surprised when I show up in an outfit where every piece is second-hand, but I like to be living proof that you can dress for success without going broke getting there!

This emerald green lace SHIFT dress was just $3.50 at Salvation Army during their weekly 50% off Wednesday sale, and my jelly wedge shoes were $4 thrifted there too. They both even came NEW WITH THEIR ORIGINAL TAGS!

The leather leggings were a $7 investment from Platos Closet– a second-hand clothing store that sells gently used name brand items! The classy cameo earrings are a vintage-inspired gift from a friend. Lastly, although the white oversized handbag is Jessica Simpson brand, it was actually found for a couple bucks at Goodwill.

My ENTIRE OUTFIT totals to about $20, but it makes me feel like a million bucks!

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Unfortunately because all the items are thrifted, we can't link back to the original ones, but here's a few similar looking pieces:

Emerald Green Dress Macy's Price: $89 | Thrifted Price: $3.50

Leather Leggings Macy's Price: $7-22 | Thrifted Price: $7

Jelly Wedge Shoes Lulu's Price: $28 | Thrifted Price: $4

Cameo Earrings Overstock Price: 20 | Gifted Price: FREE White Handbag Forever 21 Price: $20 | Thrifted Price: $4


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I encourage you to flip through some positive fashion magazines and our Instagram feed to get your latest inspiration on fashion, make a list of the items you want in your wardrobe, and go on a thrift shop hunt to find them! When purchasing the items for this look, I knew there were a couple things I wanted: jelly shoes, a statement purse, and leather leggings. The lace dress was an added bonus!


Blogger Style: Get The Look For Under $100


Boyfriend shorts, panama hats, and striped shirts are just a few of my favorite items for spring and summer. I absolutely love this look worn by style blogger Kat Tanita. It's perfectly casual, yet chic all at once. On a recent stroll through Target, I came across a few items that looked very similar to Kat's look. To my delight, the entire outfit was under $100. This is an amazing deal, especially since the Rag and Bone shorts alone from her look are $209! Although, I love  Rag and Bone, a cheaper alternative is always a plus. Also, there is a promotion going on now through March 28, buy 1 get 1 50% off clothing, shoes, and accessories. That makes this outfit even more affordable!


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your keys and head over to Target! Let us know if you score any deals!


Shirt / Shorts / Sandals / Hat / Sunglasses


Happy Styling!




Why Kari Jobe Wins Best-Dressed for March

At Top Buttons, we are always looking to draw inspiration from women who are  smart, talented, and classy. Singer/songwriter Kari Jobe fits these descriptions perfectly. Her many roles include worship pastor at Gateway church in Texas, Dove award recipient, Grammy nominee, and recently, wife to hubby Cody Carnes. dbdd521869633d171032d2823062f90c

While Jobe is well-known for rocking neutrals, we absolutely love how she chose to add a bright pop of emerald green to her outfit. This is a great piece to draw inspiration from with St. Patrick's day just around the corner. Kari Jobe illustrates perfectly how green can be mixed with other pieces to tone down the vibrancy of the color and keep the outfit d0-able.

We love everything about this classy, cute and fun look. For this particular ensemble, Jobe chose to add classic oxford heels in a pretty mustard-color, sticking to her vintage-style roots in a subtle way. We love oxfords and their recent comeback over the past year. Choosing a pair with a heel like Kari did adds a little dressiness to her frock, leggings and casual scarf. She chooses to accessorize with bold nails and a stack of bracelets.

Kari Jobe is one lucky lady, but we adore her for being such a brilliantly talented Christian role model for girls of all ages. What's not to love?


Written by: Katy Abramowich {Image via Pinterest}

How To Wear Flared Denim

Are you ready for a 70’s fashion revival? Flared denim is back in full force this spring and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Not only is this trend ultra chic, it’s also highly flattering and elongating. For all of you petite girls, your in luck, these jeans will make you look taller we promise! Check out the images below to see how you can pull of this “groovy” trend.  

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White on white


 Aimee Song: Song of Style

Belted with a lightweight top


 Sarah Yates: A House in the Hills

Pair with a blazer


Sydney Poulton: The Daybook

Long layers


Liz Schneider: Sequins and Stripes

Chances are you already have a pair of flared denim tucked away in your closet, but for those who are still looking for the perfect pair check out our picks below!

Express Mid-rise Flare Jeans, $88

J Brand High Waist Jeans, $198

H & M Flared Jeans, $49.95

Happy Styling,