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Morven Smith and Tess Pare-Mayer rock patriotic style perfectly.
Photo: Courtesy of bloggers Cats and Rocking Chairs and The Little Black List

Plastering American flags on your apparel doesn't have to be reserved for Independence Day. Wearing red, white, and blue screams of, "Hey y'all. It's FIN-A-LLY summer. Who wants to go to a BBQ? I'll bring the brats," and we are loving these new patriotic pieces we spotted on some of our FAVE bloggers.

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Andreina Mendez, Cilla B., and Jaclyn Welch.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers FashBerries, Sparkle Birds, and Living In My Own Private Idaho.

You guys, is spring FINAALLLLYYY here? *walks 20 feet away from cubicle to find nearest window* YEP! IT IS! And thank god, right? It feels like we've been wearing black FOR. EV. ER, and now we're finding every excuse in the book to sport head-to-toe color. One of the bestbestbest spring trends that we're obsessed with is color blocking. It looks exactly like it sounds: You pair two or more solid bright pieces together to form one uh-mazing, look-at-me outfit. You can match, mismatch, mix cold and warm colors, anything you want! There are NO rules, but we suggest keeping the accessories low key since your outfit will do all the talking. Check out how these bloggers mastered this look.

Andreina Mendez of Living In My Own Private Idaho
Blog: MyIdahoCloset.com. Twitter: @andrebombacha.
This Venezuelan-living-in-Argentina blogger is straight up FUN. You can scroll through her blog for hours (don't judge me) and never get bored of her super exciting and fashionable life. We love her '70s-inspired color-blocked ensemble which includes a smooth canary yellow tank paired with vintage emerald green flares and tangerine orange espadrille wedges. Also, the pop of red from her necklace and her mismatched bracelets add a little flair to her ensemble (not to mention her to-die-for ombre strands!). PERF.

Cilla B. of FashBerries
Blog: FashBerries.Blogspot.com.
Cilla is a true New York girl! She came prepared for any weather that spring throws her way. She's carrying a lightweight H&M trench (lined with leopard print! We die.) in case of a sudden downpour and also sports tortoiseshell sunglasses to protect her from the strong summery rays. She opted for complementary royal purple Graver Studios blouse with a bold Forever 21 pencil skirt for this ensemble, and we love that she kept ALL of her accessories neutral, including her clutch, which she made herself. Get it!

Jaclyn Welch of Sparkle Birds
Blog: SparkleBirds.com. Twitter: @JaclynWelch.
Texas girl Jaclyn Welch proves you CAN mix red and pink and look totally fabulous. We love her chic high bun and minimal makeup, which doesn't distract from her outfit. She, too, has a pop of leopard in her ensemble with a Neiman Marcus belt. But we would NEVER guess the rest of the outfit is thrifted! She looks like a million bucks and, um, would you kill us if we also bought those Dolce Vita shoes?

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week our theme is BACKPACKS! Send pics of you sporting your coolest backpack to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Karolina Oacik, Nadja N., and Abbey Birden.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Cajmel, Street Princess, and Mice and Unicorns.

We can always grab prom style inspiration from the couture runway shows or from the glossy pages of a magazine, but sometimes the best, most-thoughtful, and straight up COOL looks come straight from the street! We're obsessed with these three ladies who show that prom doesn't have to be about the super duper long dress covered in rhinestones paired with a tight updo and heels you'll probably never wear again. Prom is all about HAVING FUN and getting the most out of your outfit! Wear your hair down, let loose and break all of the fashion rules. C'mon, it's your ONE NIGHT to do whatever you want!

Karolina Oacik of Cajmel
Blog: Cajmel.Blogspot.com.
A Poland-based blogger with cute style to boot, Karolina lets her bright red dress be the center of attention in this outfit. She opted for suuuuper classic accessories that don't take away from the dress: a black velvet clutch to add texture, a flower pin for a dash of sweetness, PERFECT black platform pumps that can be worn anywhere, and a rose in her side chignon for a pop of color in her hair. Also, please take a closer look at her updo because it's amazingly braided and INSANE and this girl deserves major props.

Nadja N. of Street Princess
Blog: StreetPrincess.blogg.se.
Nadja is a Sweden-based blogger with flair for street culture. We LOVEEEE her daring bright pink '80s-inspired tutu prom dress from Elegant Evenings paired with lavender and white high-top Nike Dunks (it's no wonder her blog is called Street Princess!). With a dress THIS intricate, it's best to keep the accessories at a minimum like she did. She also wore her hair loose and beachy (just like our DIY prom hair guide), which means she doesn't take herself too seriously. And, um, with an outfit like this, there's no WAY she won't be the most fun prom date ever. (Psst! You can also peep her street style on Lookbook!)

Abbey Birden of Mice And Unicorns
Blog: MiceAndUnicorns.Tumblr.com.
Abbey maaaayyyy be the cutest girl from the UK. OK, that's a bit of a stretch, but every time we see a photo of her, we just wanna say, "Awwww!" For her prom look, she paired a pale pink Lipsy London dress (that kind of reminds us of Katy Perry on the Vanity Fair cover) with all UH-MAZING New Look accessories! She personalized her outfit with layered charm necklaces, lace gloves, polka dot tights, a black clutch and black pumps. Abbey kept her bob simple and chic and added a Claire's netted headband for an extra touch of glam. Perfection!

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is COLOR BLOCKING! Send pics of your outfit to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Last year's Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest first place winner, Galit Zeierman, and two other notable contestants.
Photo: Courtesy of Cheap Chic Weddings

So yesterday's snippet about Victoria Beckham (who will ALWAYS be Posh Spice, as far as I'm concerned) twitpic-ing herself in a toilet paper dress at her baby shower catalyzed a fash-thirst of epic proportions for MORE TP CREATIONS PLZ. Thankfully for us and anyone victim to our neanderthal demand-grunts for two-ply matrimonial vestments, there's a yearly contest for these things. Much like the duct tape prom contest, Cheap Chic Weddings sponsors an Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest encouraging creative peeps to design and construct wedding dresses made completely out of toilet paper! The rules say tape and glue and sewing are allowed (which vanquishes my panicked vision of diligent nimble-fingered craftspeople spinning toilet paper into many spools of thread), and the dresses will be judged on "creativity, originality, beauty and use of toilet paper." But hold on for just a DADGUM minute! Don't be fooled into thinking this is going to be an easy 'craft'er-school activity because it's just NOT.

You won't get away with "Project Runway" shenanigans like sewing your model (or yourself) into your dress in this competition. Official rules stipulate that "you must be able take the dress on and off and it must stay intact," AND finalists will be required to send their dresses and headpieces in (on Cheap Chic Weddings's dime, doy) for final judging/inspection. Holy barometrics! That's a lot of PRESSURE! But the rewards (even beyond the monetary prizes bestowed upon the creators of the top three dresses) are toootally worth it because these dresses are crazy insane monuments to dedication and love (heyyyyy, isn't that what weddings are all about??), and all of the interwebz gets to see the fruits of your super-human hard work! Take a peek at last year's entries, and you'll see what I mean: Out-of-this-world tiering, masterful tailoring, clean lines, expert draping, and flower ornamentations I would've SWORN were crafted out of chiffon by wizened Italian seamstresses and not of something I flush into a sewage abyss three to four times a day.

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Delmy Rivera, Taylor Sterling, and Rachel LaRoche.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Fashion Bananas, Sterling Style, and Ordinarily Urbane.

While others may be pondering the contents of these bright totes--packs of Juicy Fruit? Conair mini flat iron? Lysol hand sanitizer? YSL mascara? Dental floss? Crystal Light? Glow in the dark sunglasses? Phone charger? ChapStick? Apple slices? We could care less about what is stashed inside of these bloggers' sunny oversize clutches. What we really want to know...is it the bag that makes each of them look like a professional, I-make-loads-of-$$$-doing-this-ish catalogue model? For real. It's like the tote harnesses these magical powers that allows the bearer to stand a little straighter, smize just right, and pop their hip out all Tyra Banks-style. We. Need. These. Bags.

Delmy Rivera of Fashion Bananas
Blog: FashionBananas.com. Twitter: @Delmy_Rivera.
A Bronx-based blogger and freelance makeup artist (Hello! Check out her to-die-for brows and perfectly pink pout), Delmy's style picks ranges from tomboy to girly-girl. Here, she mixes the two aesthetics by accessorizing a rugged J.crew chambray shirt and Topshop skinny jeans with a ladylike pair of DVF sandals and a candy apple red Kooba clutch.

Taylor Sterling of Sterling Style
Blog: SterlingStyle.net. Twitter: @SterlingStyle1.
Taylor is a Bay Area blogger with a penchant for all that glitters (we sooooo couldn't tell by looking at her blazer. JK). But, we think that her yellow, studded Club Monaco clutch, which, incidentally, doesn't sparkle at all, TOTALLY outshines (in a brilliant kind of way) her shimmering H&M jacket and blue button-up.

Rachel LaRoche of Ordinarily Urbane
Blog: OrdinarilyUrbane.com. Twitter: @RachLaRoche.
"Accessible and uncomplicated style for the everygirl," is New Orleans-based blogger Rachel's mantra and we <3 her for it. Girlfriend not only cares about her fellow fashion plates, but she freakin' aced the color combo in this ensemble. But, go figure...our two favorite pieces--the striped wide leg shorts and orange clutch were scored at a clothing swap (so we'll never know where we can scoop them up for ourselves...frownie face BUT at least we're inspired to be equally intrepid in the future!).

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week (for real this time haaaaa), our theme is PROM DRESSES! Send pics of you in your dress to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Ehmonie Hainey, Laura Wainman, and Kirsten Stoddard.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers What's Haute, A La Mode Et Plus!, and Triple Max Tons.

When we first heard that denim tops were a thing again, we thought, SERIOUSLY? The same shirts made popular in the early '90s, teamed with black 501s, lace camisoles and Doc Martens? Really? We thought we'd pass. But then we started seeing all of these celebs looking supercute in the chambray button-up. And THEN, we started peeping all of these style bloggers wearing 'em in hyper-unique, modern ways. Yeeeeaaah, we're kinda sold now.

Ehmonie Hainey of What's Haute
Blog: WhatsHaute.com. Twitter: @WhatsHaute.
When blogger Ehmonie first pulled out this drawstring Prototype top, she'd planned to pair it with jeans (i.e. to take advantage of the denim-on-denim trend). But in a game point decision she complemented it with an $11 Gap skirt, a lightning print Risto scarf, turquoise jewelry and a blue Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Bag. Well played.

Laura Wainman of A La Mode Et Plus!
Blog: ALaModeEtPlus.Blogspot.com. Twitter: @laurachanning.
Style blogger Laura dreams of living in Paris with a wonderful man, writing for glossies, and owning a closet full of Louboutins and Chanel purses. TAKE US WITH YOU! In the meantime, she throws together ensembles that are just as comfy as they are cute. She wore her Madewell shirt over an Urban Outfitters maxi dress, and admitted that she felt like she was wearing PJs.

Kirsten Stoddard of Triple Max Tons
Blog: TripleMaxTons.com. Twitter: @TripleMaxTons.
This is one of Boston-based blogger Kirsten's favorite outfits of all time. We can totally see why--it's so freakin' cute! Annnnd, minus the boots, it cost less than $30! She partnered a Gap button-up with Martin + Osa white jeans, J.Crew riding boots, an Urban Outfitters vintage-style scarf, and our personal fave--MAC Lipstick in Russian Red.

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is PROM DRESSES! Send pics of you in your dress to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Jo Puletua, Noelani Zervas, and Holly Hopkins.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Lola Lovely Pre Adored, Mon Petit Chou Chou, and Fashion in the Fog.

Shocking minis and breezy maxis had their time to shine, but now it’s the midis turn to bask in the glow of a lovely spring day. OK, that was a little dramatic, but you catch our drift. If this awkward length sounds, well, awkward, it might be beneficial to technically define what a midi is (we like definitions)—it's a skirt that's too short to be long and too long to be short. Say that 10 times fast. The garment tiptoes between secretarial and over-the-top elegant. But to be completely honest, it's one of the most difficult lengths to pull off. Since it cuts off smack dab in the middle of your gams, it can make calves look GINORMOUS. Thank goodness for these style bloggers who show us a few brilliant ways to rock a midi.

Jo Puletua of Lola Lovely Pre Adored
Blog: LolaLovelyPreAdored.blogspot.com. Twitter: @lolalovelyPA.
Believe it or not, but vintage style blogger Jo—an Aussie living in the North West of the UK—is the mother of three little BOYS. We know! How could it be?! There's no baseball caps, camo prints and sneakers in this pretty mama's closet. Jo looks über-ladylike in a vintage cropped knit top and patterned midi skirt, which she teamed with black high-heel sandals, a sunhat, and a classic clutch.

Noelani Zervas of Mon Petit Chou Chou
Blog: MPChouChou.com. Twitter: @MPChouChou.
While visiting her family on their farm, Noelani (a Boston-based blogger) dressed the part (with a citified twist). The self-proclaimed Francophile partnered a burnt orange asymmetrical midi from Topshop with a navy polka dot blouse, a Forever 21 studded jacket (that we'd be remiss if we didn't mention cost her ONLY $8.99), and a pair of leather chocolate calf boots. Yeehaw!

Holly Hopkins of Fashion in the Fog
Blog: FashionInTheFog.blogspot.com.
You’d never guess it, but Holly, a Canadian blogger, has an affinity for affordability. She scored her khaki button-down midi at a thrift store for $4.99, and her ENTIRE ensemble (organic cotton top, bow belt, flats, and jewelry) cost less than $40. Ummmm, Holly, call us the next time you go shopping. Seriously.

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is DENIM SHIRTS! Send pics of you in your jean tops to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Photo: Courtesy of KARE 11

Holy smokes. So, there's this teenager in Wisconsin who has this mom who likes alliteration and talks about "persistence" and "perfection" a whole bunch and spent SIX YEARS weaving Starburst wrappers into a prom dress for her daughter who plays soccer. Naturally, she bought the candies 20 pounds at a time, with five failed attempts. THOUSANDS of teeny, tiny multicolored squares were folded eight times before they were fine enough to be woven into this knee-length number (LOLOLOL what if maxis were really in that season, there would've been DRAMA). The last fold had to be so precise that tweezers were used. It was that intense. Anyway, the mom is no stranger to PERSISTENCE and PERFECTION, so she made not only a purse but also shoes and a matchy-poo vest for her daughter's date, who is a very patient teen who knew from jump street that he "had no choice."

While I applaud this mother's tireless and valiant efforts and adore the DIY spirit behind making your own dress or flipping and reversing some other CRAPPY dress and making something MAGICAL (also, I am a huge fan of duct tape prom, remember duct tape prom?), I am worried about this amount of labor going into ONE NIGHT when there is such a thing as a WEDDING to consider in her daughter's future. I'm just saying, she might not be doing such a good job at managing expectations, but what do I know? I am a terrible curmudgeon who is not seeing the forest for the trees. Maybe I'll feel differently when I have a daughter. I just hope this mom is getting a jump on making her baby girl's wedding dress NOW because who can say how long that will take.

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The boyfriend. Who, to his credit, is pretty cute for getting into his lady's theme. Oh, and the entire family lucked out since the prom theme for that year was "Candyland." Well, played everyone.

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Peeptoes. I do love the rickrack effect on the soles. It looks really difficult. Man, I can imagine mom now, wearing a jeweler's loupe under a lamp into the wee hours of the night. DEDICATION, MOM! (*note to self: call own mom).

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A clutch. Naturally, can't have anything detracting from the main show.

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Tiers! So on-trend for any year. Also, note that there is in fact stretchy fabric upon which the wrappers were overlaid. Mom didn't actually shred the wrappers into strips to WEAVE everything. Something to think about for next year! KIDDING.

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Julia Wohlers, Vahni Georgoulakos, and Robyn Sears.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Skopjanka, Grit and Glamour, and Twitch Vintage

April showers supposedly bring May flowers (they better ‘cause this rain...UGH, this rain!). To celebrate the you-never-know-what-you’re-gonna-get-with-this-weather season, we rounded up a few of our fave trench-clad bloggers. What we learned from scoping TONS of the quintessential transitional thread is that the key to rocking it right is to wear it loose and casual. Otherwise, you risk looking like Inspector Gadget. If that’s what you’re going for, cool—button it up to your neck, unpop the collar, and hop into your getaway car. If you were thinking more along the lines of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a modern twist, take a cue from these effortlessly chic fashion plates.

Julia Wohlers of Skopjanka
Blog: Skopjanka.com. Twitter: @SkopjankaSays.
DC based-blogger Julia's ensemble is sending us mixed messages, but we lovelovelove the confusion/Jedi mind games. On the one hand it's ladylike and flirty thanks to the skirted Topshop trench and lacy Ann Taylor Loft skirt peeking out underneath. On the other hand, we certainly wouldn't want to get into a fight with Julia—check the military-style Two Lips boots she's rocking. AteeennTION.

Vahni Georgoulakos of Grit and Glamour
Blog: GritAndGlamour.com. Twitter: @gritandglamour.
A trench is a trench is a trench. But blogger Vahni spices her traditional Banana Republic topper up with a mustard-y/lime NY & Co. frock, BCBG metallic leggings, and KILLER Dolce Vita strappy/studded sandals. Lesson: Just because you're wearing a classic jacket doesn't mean you have to go straight edged with your entire outfit. Well played, Vahni. Well played indeed.

Robyn Sears of Twitch Vintage
Blog: Twitchvintage.blogspot.com. Twitter: @TwitchVintage.
Avid thrifter and fashion blogger Robyn says that she's owned roughly 10 trench coats in the past year (she thrifts, donates, thrifts, donates...), including this one. What she doesn't like about it (the fact that it doesn't have a standard trench style belt), is what we adore most about this green vintage topper. Plus, she styled it in such a cute way—with a thrifted cream blouse, hemmed skirt, satchel, Target tights cut to look like knee-highs, and Forever 21 clogs. P.S. Is it just us or does Robyn look like Katie Holmes in this picture?

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is MIDI SKIRTS! Send pics of you in your not-too-long-not-too-short skirt to style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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Katy Atlas, Francesca Robertson, and Ashley Mahoney.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers: Sugarlaws, Le Kiss Kiss, and Free Honey

It seems that the whole "no-white after Labor Day" rule has been overturned—people now wear whatever color they want, whenever they want. Case closed. But now there's a new debate plaguing fashion folk. Many are under the assumption that you can't/shouldn't/wouldn't be caught dead wearing sequins after New Year's Day. Why? Because it's synonymous with a party...or a disco ball...or a princess tiara? Who knows?! Who cares. Some of our fave bloggers have thrown caution to the wind by rocking minis in the sparkly fabric whenever they feel like it, in their own ways. There's ALWAYS room for glitter. Duh.

Katy Atlas of Sugarlaws
Blog: Sugarlaws.com. Twitter: @sugarlaws.
In addition to being one heck of a dresser, Katy can cook (not ramen noodle cook...like, for real cook). Her blog is actually about fashion and food. One of her recent posts was about this chocolate souffle cake she made, and it made us drool. So did this black miniskirt that chef Katy partners with a GORGE Tory Burch V-neck cardigan. Yums.

Francesca Robertson of Le Kiss Kiss
Blog: LeKissKiss.com. Twitter: @lekisskiss.
Thanks a lot, Francesca! Your whole vibe makes us want to go on a tropical vacation—someplace hot...with a pool...and a salsa band. Instead, we're stuck behind a computer. Blah. Fran (can we call you Fran?), an aspiring fashion/entertainment lawyer, pairs her loose Calypso St. Barth white sequin SHORTS with a ruffled tank, wide belt, leopard print open toe wedges and a strappy over-the-shoulder bag. Well played.

Ashley Mahoney of Free Honey
Blog: Free-Honey.com. Twitter: @freehoneyashley.
Ashley totally fooled us (which, P.S., isn't an easy thing to do). That flirty little skirt she's wearing is actually a flirty little dress from Zara. The Manhattanite wears it as a skirt under a striped sweater from Gap. Her rugged Seychelle boots and skinny H&M belt also help 360 the look from night to day.

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Editor's Note: MTV Style is obsessed with style blogs that show off your outfits. Every Thursday, we pick our favorite looks from the week and show them off here. Next week, our theme is TRENCH COATS! Send us pics of you in your trench at style@mtv.com or message us on Twitter @mtvstyle!

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