She's Got Layers: How To Wear Layers For Fall

Hi Bella’s! Its Cate here - the fall Intern!

It’s fall time here in Michigan which means pumpkin everything, colorful leaves, and sunshine right?! Calling this beautiful place home has so many perks… however, one thing that avid fashion lovers like myself resent about this Midwestern state is the wacky weather! Waking up to 40 degree’s in the morning and walking outside at 2 pm to 80 degrees seems to be an unfortunate norm. Snow to sleet to fog, Michigan covers all the bases!

That being said, I am here to combat these unfortunate weather patterns with a style guide focused on how to dress for any sort of conditions. Each outfit is centered around the sole purpose of being able to work in any sort of weather mother nature decides to throw at us!

Between jackets, sweaters, and tee’s, we are showing YOU how to dress in layers!


Layering a skirt

Fall into fall with this cute but casual brown suede jacket and teal skirt!

Girl wearing green skirt with Billabong tshirt and brown jacket layered

Featured: Brown suede jacket, graphic tee, teal skirt, brown booties

Accessories: Gold Hoops


Layering a jumpsuit

Too cold to sport your favorite jumpsuit? Toss a leather jacket over top to rock the edgy yet sophisticated look!


Featured: Apricot colored lacy bralette, floral jump suit, black leather jacket, black heeled booties

Accessories: Gold hoops & maroon shoulder bag


Layering a dress

Furry and floral.. this dynamic duo is ready for any fall day!


Featured: Black tie dress with floral print, furry white sweater jacket, and brown booties

Accessories: Green floppy hat, cream suede tie necklace, gold stick earrings & tan shoulder bag


Layering Jeans

Lean back and relax with this easily layered white-T complimented with a flannel and grey zip-up jacket!

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Featured: White cut-out tee-shirt, black and white plaid flannel, grey zip-up jacket, dark skinny jean, black heeled booty

Accessories: Gold stick earrings & long stone necklace

That’s a wrap Bella’s! Stay in touch to continue to see how our Bella’s are layering classic fall looks! 50-80 degrees we are ready for it all… and will make sure you are too!

Come in and say hi to find all the looks featured above!

Big shout out for my beautiful model Isabella Kakish- Follow her- @bella_kakish



9 Reasons We Love Z Supply

Z Supply is one of our tried and true brands that always leave us wanting more! Their design is based on comfort and chicness with only the highest quality and love. We decided to sit down and give them the recognition they deserve with 9 reasons the Bella Mia team loves Z Supply:

  1. They provide quality basics in EVERY color!

  2. Their chic design allows you to transition from work to play.

  3. They have perfected their cotton-polyester blend for their signature burnout tee.

  4. Their t-shirts get softer with every wear. (Preserve longevity by avoiding the dryer!)

  5. They have the best pocket tee known to man!


6.Have you seen their line for dogs? You can match your pup!

7. They’re packaging is environmentally friendly!

8. They continuously make a difference in the community to empower woman to believe in love and self acceptance.

9. They actively are raising awareness and fighting human trafficking on a local and global scale.

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Find Your Perfect Pair of Denim


There are three things that every girl wants from her denim:

  1. Comfort (duh!!) 
  2. Make my butt look AMAZING
  3. Pairs well with everything

We all know the infamous struggle of needing a new pair of jeans and not wanting to go through the ~process~ of trying on that dreaded stack to no avail. We're here to nix your worries and help you narrow down your options before you hit the fitting room! 

    Find Your Rise:

    • Low Rise
    • Mid Rise
    • High Rise

    Find Your Wash:

    • Light Wash
    • Mid Wash
    • Dark Wash
    • Distressing

    Find Your Style


     A tried and true style that hugs your curves in all the right ways. These jeans will go with everything including your cozy oversized sweater! 


    These trendy jeans are coming back in a dramatic way.  Whether slightly cropped or full length, anyone can rock them with a heel or bootie and look stylish and relaxed. 


    You already have your boyfriend's sweatshirt so why not take his jean style too? Be comfy and cute with these relaxed fitting jeans! Bring them up high waisted and cinch with a belt for an extra dose of adorable.


    Sometimes jeans are too long and sometimes you simply want to show off your high top sneaks-- which is why cropped jeans will be your new BFF. This abbreviated length can be fitted skinny, boyfriend, or flared so be on the lookout for a shorter version of your favorite style.

    Raw Hem

    Add a bohemian flare to your denim with a raw hem! You can determine how distressed you want your look to be by choosing between a few loose threads or a full frayed hem. 

    The easiest way to find which style your prefer is to try them and with our denim experts' help, we guarantee you'll be able to go home with a new pair! Drop in or give us a call ahead of time so we can start pulling options to be ready for you when you arrive!

    BONUS: For the month of September, we're giving you 20% off* all jeans including an additional 20% off sale jeans! 


    *Denim discounts apply to denim jeans bottoms only. Discount only valid September 1st through September 30th. Discount cannot be used retroactively. Discount cannot be combined with other sales and coupons.

    Top 4 Must Haves For Fall 2018


    Cozy Crops

    Sweater weather is just around the corner and this year we are keeping them short and sweet! Whether your cropped sweater is a traditional turtleneck or has a raw hem, pair it with your favorite high waisted denim, skirt, or layer over a summer slip to keep yourself cozy walking to class! 

    Mustard Crop Sweater $62, White Crop Sweater $48, Free People Jeans $98, Burgundy Skirt $53, Booties $69, Mustard Purse $38

    Mad For Plaid

    All plaid, all the time! We're so excited to see plaid on your pants, skirts, tops, and purses! Whether its with bold shades or subtle hues, you can draw out any of the varying colors in this pattern to bring your look together. Don't forget polished accessories and makeup to complete the scholastic vibe.

    Jack Plaid Pants $42, Grey Sweater $44, Jack Plaid Skirt $53, Black Lace Top $46, Platform Shoes $34, Mini Backpack $30

    Jump Into Jumpers

    Jumpers are the perfect day to night look! Start your morning going to class with a comfy tee under your jumper and then end the night by swapping it out with a funky blouse. The best part: they have pockets and adjustable straps! 

    Wild Honey Blue Jumper $48, Free People Tee $58, Jack Leather Jumper $53, Jack Floral Blouse $57, Mauve Crossbody $28

    Statement Skirts

    Mini skirts are still going strong as a Fall Trend but upgrade those neutral colors for bold and fun colored skirts! Add a top with a creative sleeve or your favorite crop top and a jacket to run off to class in style this year!

    Wild Honey Lavender Skirt $42, Free People Thermal $78, Mustard Mini Skirt $44, Free People Ruffle Top $48, Hoops $10, Necklace $28

    Solstice Style: Our Favorite Summer Trends 2018

    With the turn of each season, it is a chance for a new beginning- a time to freshen up our wardrobe and switch up how we view our style. While lately the sun has been out and the days have been hot, summer has yet to officially begin!  However, next week the sun will be at its highest point in sky, making for the longest amount of daylight all year. This marks what is called the 'Summer Solstice'. Here at bella mia we thought we'd celebrate this celestial holiday with a storewide sale and chance to brighten up our wardrobes.

    Now time for a quick language lesson: The term solstice, derives from the Latin word solstitium which translates to “the sun” and “to make stand.” Like the Sun, we want to stand high and proud and begin this season with a newfound confidence. Below you will find some key styles we feel celebrate the spirit of summer and honor the meaning of the Solstice.

    Flowin in the breeze dresses

    Combat sticky summer heat with a light flowy dress! Whether your day consists of running errands, going to a party, or shopping downtown; a dress is a simple piece that has an effortless chic vibe. It’s all about how you style your dress! Accessories set the tone to complete your look.

    For a more casual style:

    • Your Favorite Pair of Sneakers
    • Your Go-To Statement Earrings
    • Your Customizable Denim Jacket

    For an elevated look:

    • Your Edgiest Pair of Wedges
    • Your Daintiest Necklace
    • Your Stackable Rings
    Free People Mini $88, Free People Seamless Crop $20, Taupe Shoes $39, Oversized Bag $46

    Free People Mini $88, Free People Seamless Crop $20, Taupe Shoes $39, Oversized Bag $46

    Billabong Maxi Dress $74.95, Crossbody Bag $38m Taupe Shoes $39

    Billabong Maxi Dress $74.95, Crossbody Bag $38m Taupe Shoes $39

    Statement sunnies

    This may be the most important purchase you make all summer: sunglasses! You need to protect your eyes but you also want to look effortlessly styled. We have found the perfect brand of sunglasses to fit everyone’s style: big and bold, small and dainty, or trendy with a statement. The greatest part of these sunnies is their low price point so you can get one pair for the whole summer or several pairs to rotate with your outfits and mood! It’s hard to pass on something stylish that won’t break the bank, am I right?

    Very J Orange Maxi $58, Incognito Sunnies $16

    Very J Orange Maxi $58, Incognito Sunnies $16

    Element Romper $40, Incognito Sunnies $16

    Element Romper $40, Incognito Sunnies $16

    The perfect tank

    Let’s be honest, not everyday we wake up wanting to put together an INSTA-MAZING outfit that will have everyone talking; some days you want to roll out of bed put on an easy #ootd. Our key piece for those days is a simple tank that makes you look and feel awesome! The ultimate goal for these tanks is finding something that will go with anything in your wardrobe: skirts, shorts, jeans, or under your overalls!

    Z Supply Tank Top $24, Z Supply Camo Overalls $62, Backpack $38,  Black Sidecut Loafers

    Z Supply Tank Top $24, Z Supply Camo Overalls $62, Backpack $38, Black Sidecut Loafers

    Z Supply Tank Top $24, Sanctuary Cargo Pants $108, Necklace $14, Black Sidecut Loafers

    Z Supply Tank Top $24, Sanctuary Cargo Pants $108, Necklace $14,Black Sidecut Loafers

    Rock that skirt

    Skirts are HOT this summer. Bonus for us because we love to let our maxis flow in the wind and minis show off our summertime tan. Our favorite part about skirts is how every person can individualize them:

    • For the chic ladies pair your midi skirt with a plain v neck and simple jewelry.
    • For our fun and flirty ladies add dangle earrings and a platforms with your mini to make all eyes on you!
    • And for our edgy Bellas pair your maxi with your favorite graphic tee and sneakers!
    Billabong Floral Maxi Skirt $49.95, She & Sky Yellow Crop Top $32, Black Sidecut Loafers  $42

    Billabong Floral Maxi Skirt $49.95, She & Sky Yellow Crop Top $32, Black Sidecut Loafers  $42

    Free People Black and White Tank Top $68, Free People Modern Femme Mini $50, Straw Purse $42, Black Sidecut Loafers $42

    Free People Black and White Tank Top $68, Free People Modern Femme Mini $50, Straw Purse $42, Black Sidecut Loafers $42

    All about florals

    The sun is out and the flowers are standing tall! We want to embrace the floral vibes by adding anything floral to our wardrobe. Keep your flowers bright and bold, cute and delicate, or as embroidered additions. Our favorite ways to add flowers to brighten up our summer outfits are:

    • Floral Dresses and Skirts (Obvi) This is the easiest way!
    • Embroidered florals on jeans and shorts are still on trend so grab some iron ons to customize your look or find some of our embroidered pieces throughout the store!
    • Flowers on your earrings, bracelets, and necklaces! This subtle addition will elevate any wardrobe.
    Z Supply Black Tie Dress $55, Floral Earrings $14, Teal Crossbody Purse $38

    Z Supply Black Tie Dress $55, Floral Earrings $14, Teal Crossbody Purse $38

    Anama Floral Pants $57, Free People Seamless Crop $20, Taupe Shoes $39, Tula the Yorkie $priceless

    Anama Floral Pants $57, Free People Seamless Crop $20, Taupe Shoes $39, Tula the Yorkie $priceless

    Come shop our closet during the annual Solstice Sale on June 23, 2018!

    What summer trend are you most excited for? Tell us in the comments below! 

    Happy Summer Solstice!