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Emily Kennedy

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Fashion Column Twins: With New Year's Eve dresses, go big or stay home

We searched high and low and found some great options for New Year’s Eve looks.

Fashion Column Twins: Bundle up with a vest or sweater

Winter is upon us, and bundling up is always on my mind. Two pieces to help you layer up and be comfortable are a faux fur vest and turtleneck sweater.

Fashion Column Twins: Stay chic in cold weather

Looks that are easy to throw together and will keep you warm and stylish all season.

Fashion Column Twins: It's sweater season

With below-freezing temperatures upon us, now’s the perfect time to shop for warm, cozy sweaters

Fashion Column Twins: The adaptable, essential leather jacket

Leather is one of our favorite pieces to pull out this time of year, and a leather jacket is a fall must-have.

Fashion Column Twins: Clothes for every season

Fall is one of my favorite times of year because you can really play around with different looks and trends. One of the best parts is how you can take pieces from spring and summer and layer them into fall looks.

Fashion Column Twins: Comfortable fall looks

As the weather outside gets cooler, one thing comes to mind: comfort. There is nothing better than curling up with a warm blanket on a cool fall day, right? So who wants to be in something uncomfortable and cold? Not me!

Fashion Column Twins: Sporty style

As we get further into fall, that means more weekends full of football, tailgating and cheering on your favorite team!

Fashion Column Twins: Turn summer dresses into fall outfits

One thing that comes with seasons changing is trying to figure out how to change your wardrobe without having to buy all new clothes.

Fashion Column Twins: How to wear floral prints this fall

There are so many great trends to wear this season, but one of our favorites that has become quite popular is the fall floral trend.

Fashion Column Twins: A lesson in colorful socks

As the weather gets cooler outside, that means one thing: time to layer up and accessorize with pieces such as hats, jackets and socks. That’s right — socks.

Fashion Column Twins: How to style a black midi skirt

The black midi skirt is one of our favorite styles because it’s versatile enough to pair it with many different pieces in your wardrobe.

The Fashion Column Twins: Must-have fall shoes

We love summer, but we are more than ready to stock up on our fall favorites! We especially love fall style because of the stylish shoe options.

The Fashion Column Twins: Kimono this season’s new layering piece

Usually when we think of layering, a cardigan or jacket pops in our heads. But there’s a new trend in town and we’re loving it! Kimonos are making a huge statement this season, and the best part is they come in so many different styles: There’s fringe, printed, chiffon, silk and many more options.

The Fashion Column Twins: Fall denim preview

Fall is all about the denim. Everyone should have a great assortment of denim for building a stylish fall wardrobe. It’s usually the foundation to any outfit, so you’re going to need options.

The Fashion Column Twins: A secret summer accessory

Summer and scarves are two words that usually aren’t in the same sentence, but they really are a great accent to any outfit.

Fashion Column Twins: 8 classic staples for every closet

When we are drawing blanks on what to wear, we always go back to the staples that everyone should have in their wardrobe. It’s almost like our “backup” outfit if nothing else is working. These pieces will always be in style and have you looking your best with little to no effort.

The Fashion Column Twins: Hidden treasures at Essential Goods

Elizabeth and I love small boutique shops with everything from local handmade jewelry to one-of-a-kind gifts. Essential Goods is one of those places.

The Fashion Column Twins: Summer shorts

As we’re in the heart of summer and can’t seem to escape this heat wave lately, Elizabeth and I thought it would be fitting to show our favorite styles of shorts.

Fashion Column Twins: Fashion for fido

Here are some cute finds for your dog that will keep them seriously stylish this summer.

The Fashion Column Twins: Back-to-school style

Back to school shopping can be a daunting task because there are so many options out there nowadays, which is why we are going to break down some easy trends that your little ones can incorporate into their back-to-school wardrobes.

The Fashion Column Twins: Style for sale

The famous “sunup to sundown” Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale is right around the corner, and we’re ready to take advantage of some amazing deals.

The Fashion Column Twins: Grab these C.A.B. bags

Elizabeth and I want to introduce you to C.A.B. Handbags. We recently became acquainted to the line by its creator, Carly Ann Beck, a handbag designer currently residing in New York City who’s also a Kansas native.

The Fashion Column Twins: Farmers market style

Getting up early and going to the farmers market is one of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings. Whether we are browsing around the one in downtown Lawrence or opt to venture out to the City Market in Kansas City’s River Market, we try to keep our style intact despite the early rise.

The Fashion Column Twins: Picking out the right swimwear

We’ve come up with a list of swimsuits and accessories you’ll need to step up your style game in the rising temps.

The Fashion Column Twins: Rocking the block

When Elizabeth and I were asked to style a few models for Rock The Block Fashion Show in Kansas City this May, we jumped at the chance. This was our first time attending the annual event and we know it won’t be the last.

The Fashion Column Twins: Hot shoes for summer

There are so many amazing and new shoe styles out there for spring and summer, and even some from the past that are making a huge comeback.

The Fashion Column Twins: Summer’s best trends

Elizabeth and I wanted to break down two of this season’s popular trends that we have been embracing with open arms: the cropped top and the woven short.

The Fashion Column Twins: The best graduation dresses

Graduation is a time to break out the spring dresses that have been hanging in your closet all winter long, or, better yet, go shopping for a new one!

The Fashion Column Twins: Gifts made for moms

If you’re searching for that perfect fashionable gift to give your Mom for Mother’s Day, I have three words for you: Made on Mass.

The Fashion Column Twins: The best Easter dresses

Easter is right around the corner, but don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for you to find that perfect dress.

The Fashion Column Twins: 3 outfits featuring the classic white button-down

The white button-down used to only be associated with office attire, but we have fun incorporating it into our everyday wear.

The Fashion Column Twins: A KC Fashion Week recap

Elizabeth and I were fortunate enough to attend this season’s Kansas City Fashion Week earlier this month. We enjoyed a blogger gathering backstage with goodie bags from one of its sponsors, Ulta Beauty, and mingled with fellow fashionistas.

A guide to spring fashion trends

This week marks the first one of spring, which means you should be preparing your wardrobe for warmer temperatures and (hopefully) sunny skies. Trends can be tricky when you’re shopping for the new season’s trends because some disappear, some stay relevant for a many years, and others last a hot minute

The Fashion Column Twins: Head into spring with layered looks

Just because it still feels like winter outside doesn’t mean you can’t start breaking out the quintessential spring colors we all know and love. I think we speak for everyone when we say it’s difficult to transition from winter clothes to light, airy spring clothes complete with vibrant colors and feminine prints.

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The Fashion Column Twins: Gameday style slam dunks

Right now is about the time you should be scouting out your March Madness gameday outfits because the madness is about to begin.

The Fashion Column Twins: 3 simple ways to wear stripes

Wearing stripes is so classic that you don’t have to ever worry about it going out of style. By Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy

Fashion Column Twins: A peek ahead to spring styling

Fashion always moves faster than Mother Nature. So as the stores roll out their spring styles, we are hesitant to shop for warm-weather pieces thanks to the inevitable 20-degree highs this time of year.

The Fashion Column Twins: Casual style for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is on its way, so it’s time to start planning your outfit. Your Valentine’s Day outfit solely depends on your plans. A night in should definitely call for a much more casual and cozy look than a date at a super fancy restaurant. By Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy

Fashion Column Twins: Post-holiday bargains

Most people would probably be burnt out on shopping after the holidays, but as a veteran shopper, I say get out there and take advantage of those deals!

The perfect winter outfit

CheckOut asked resident fashion experts Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy and Nicholas Cunigan for their definition of the “perfect” winter outfit.

The Fashion Column Twins: Midseason inspiration

In the depth of winter I inevitably find myself in a fashion rut reaching for only black-colored comfortable pieces in my closet. Who wants to wear a fancy dress and heels in 20-degree weather? Not me!

The Fashion Column Twins: Sporty winter style

When searching for stylish sportswear, I like to keep it simple and go for brands that I know will last.

The Fashion Column Twins: Getting thrifty for the holidays

I love the idea of recycling my closet because there’s always that possibility of scoring a designer piece that is old enough to not even be sold anymore, but classic enough to still be in style.

Fashion Column Twins: Finding the right winter-worthy essentials

After the shock of last week’s real winter chill, we began to hunt for key winter pieces so we can be better prepared for the next round of arctic temperatures - all while keeping our style in check, of course.

The Fashion Column Twins: It's officially sweater weather

Sweater season has always been our favorite out of all the style seasons. We long for sweater weather all throughout spring and summer. Who knew that cozy knits in every fall shade imaginable could be a detriment to my bank account?

The Fashion Column Twins: Finding deals at Plato's Closet

This time of year, I always try to watch my shopping budget because the holidays are just around the corner. Looking for gently used clothing is a smart way to go about this instead of halting my shopping altogether.

The Fashion Column Twins: Fall’s standout prints

A sassy, standout print is a must-have this fall.

The Fashion Column Twins: A bigger and better K.C. Fashion Week

A new season and a different location launched Kansas City Fashion Week’s runway shows and events over a nonstop, four-day period.

The Fashion Column Twins: The basics of boho

The laid-back, boho-chic look is such a huge trend right now and has been for the past few seasons, so I knew I could find something from Earthbound Trading Co. to reflect the look.