For Jordan Berecz, a good pep talk has often come in the form of an A+ outfit. "If I had an interview, my mom would say, "Okay, let's go get an outfit." Wearing clothes that make you feel awesome helps your confidence," she says. While Jordan, a second-grade teacher, sticks to longer hemlines and avoids dry-clean-only clothes for school, this Florida native shows off her smart weekend style on Instagram (@jordanberecz) and on her lifestyle blog. "Teaching and blogging represent the different parts of my personality," she adds. "I'm a very nurturing person, so teaching fulfills that piece of me, while blogging takes care of my creative side and love of fashion."
My style is a mix of classic and feminine, but I'm drawn to neutrals. If I do include color in a look, it is usually with an accessory, or I'll choose to highlight it in just a single part of an outfit.
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Tana Crossbody Bag, $98; bodenusa.com
Cabo sandals in Cognac Leather, $90; stevemadden.com
Azure Lily Earrings, $88; tnuck.com
My Style Staples
I like classic pieces, such as a good pair of jeans, a trench coat, and a white button-up. These items don't go out of style, and you can continue to wear them season after season. A Burberry trench coat is on my wish list of dream closet items.
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How Atlanta Has Shaped My Look
I have my own unique style that follows me wherever I go, but I also like shopping at local boutiques and wearing items that celebrate the city I'm in. Atlanta is much more urban than Florida. I wore a lot more Lilly Pulitzer, resort wear, and Jack Rogers back in my home state. Then I moved up here, and I realized that this city is definitely edgier. If I have a really feminine top, I prefer to wear a cool pair of shoes with it so it's not an all-feminine look or an all-edgy look. I like to have a combination of both.
My Atlanta Hangouts
1. Ponce City Market
2. Henri's Bakery & Café
3. Buttermilk Kitchen
4. Piedmont Park
Kathryn Tank, $158; crosbybymollieburch.com
Articles of Society Sarah jeans in Munich wash, $64; articlesofsociety.com
Soludos Ibiza Sneaker, $129; nordstrom.com
Serena Hoops, $72; moonandlola.com
My Makeup Must-Have
A good concealer. Even if I have 10 hours of sleep, I still have under-eye circles. I'm currently using a concealer by BareMinerals, but I also really like Bye Bye Under Eye by IT Cosmetics.
The Hair Products I Can't Live Without
My hair is really flat if I don't do anything to it, so I add texturizing spray to give it body. My favorite is the Kristin Ess Dry Finish Working Texture Spray, and it's only $14. Dry shampoo is another one of my go-to hair products: My current favorite is Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo.
My Quick Picks
Ponytail or Hair Down
Instagram or Pinterest
Matte Lips or Gloss
Tampa Bay Rays or Atlanta Braves
White Jeans or Colorful Denim
East Coast or Gulf Coast
Eyelet or Seersucker
Sweet Tea or Lemonade
Romper or Dress