If you're covered in the "classics" department, perhaps you'd like something trendy and very "of-the-moment" to infuse your staples with new life. I always recommend never to spend too much on trendy pieces, however, as they sometimes only stick around a season or two. For this fall, I think we'll see lots of '60s and '70s-inspired looks, bold and graphic prints, leather (or faux leather if you prefer), shine and shimmer, lace, polka dots, menswear-inspired looks, and hats of every size, shape, and color. That's a lot to take in, so I suggest to choose your favorite trends and dig in.
My top five favorite pieces to add to any wardrobe are:
1.) A pair of bell bottom jeans to get in on the '70s trend.
2.) A pair of leather or suede shorts, which look great with sweaters and ankle booties.
3.) A pair of polka dot tights.
4.) A pair of oxfords to tie into the menswear trend.
So, Fall is coming, or already here depending on where you live. And with every new season comes the desire to buy the season's new must-haves. But, though I'm sure you've heard it all before, there is never a need to totally revamp your wardrobe if you own these five staples:
1.) A crisp white dress shirt.
2.) A pair of well-fitting jeans in your own style of choice, be it skinny, wide leg, or boot cut.
3.) A black pencil skirt.
4.) A basic trench coat. Long or short.
5.) A pair of black heels. I recommend pumps or loafers/oxfords with a small platform.
It may sound boring, but every girl should have these pieces in her wardrobe as they never, ever go out of style. Chic and timeless is always the way.
While I'm on this British kick, I thought it'd be a good time to take a look at something that inspires me greatly: The Beatles. Now, I know you could argue this is a "girls'" blog and men's fashion has no place here, but I think you'd be wrong. This is a style blog, and anyone with real style can derive it from anywhere, right? Not to mention the fact that not only did The Beatles influence pop music, but they influenced culture in general. Especially clothing. The popularization of the mod style, for men and women, through to the hippie movement, and even the way we think of modern rockers' clothing, can be traced back to The Beatles.
Today I'd like to look at the evolution of The Beatles style. This will just be a basic, and very surface level, evaluation of the way their style evolved over the course of the height of their fame as a group.
As I've mentioned before, my husband is British. Well, he's been in America for about a year now and I think we're both aching for some genuine chicken tikka masala and who can forget fish 'n' chips? Well, that desire to visit my hubby's motherland has put me in the mood for British Country fashion. I just love all the tweeds and tartans, knee socks and wellington boots. I've created several sets I imagine one might wear on a cool, crisp autumn day in the countryside, and I thought I'd share them with you. (Please note: while many of these sets say JCPenny, I have no affiliation with the company. Most of the shoes and some of the purses, however, may be found and purchased at JCPenny.)
Personally, I'm not fond of killing... well, anything for the most part. I don't even like to use a fly swatter! I usually handle bugs who've become trapped in my house on a "catch and release" basis. That being said, I don't mind fur items that are already in existence. Vintage fur, for example, is fine in my eyes. Modern fur, notsomuch.
However, I do have a mink bag that is in near pristine condition, for those of you who like fur, for sale on eBay. It was my aunt's and I do believe she used it a few times, but has since asked me to sell it for her. You would never know it's been used though. It's in absolutely beautiful condition. The protective cover bag, however, does show a bit of shelf wear.
If you like to buy online and are into vintage, I have a beautiful silk vintage suit I'm about to put up on Etsy. I'll also link to it here, of course.
So, this spring and summer, brightly colored pants were everywhere. Well, I thought it'd be fun to see how we can incorporate those same pants into our fall wardrobes. Here is a collection I put together of ways to bring your spring and fall staples together in a beautiful harmony. Of course, as always, these are just examples and can easily be duplicated for a fraction of the cost. Have fun. Happy Fall!
With the new fall fashion this season, comes an unsettling trend. The one your mother warned you about: Pajamas. As. Clothing. *cue "dun, dun, duuuuun" music*
Now, there are lots of trends that are a bit wacky, but I can usually find something worthwhile in them. I can usually find within me a, "Hey, why not?" or even a, "Whatever floats your boat." But, this is one trend I'm finding it rather difficult to get on board with, and yet, so many designers sent it down the runway.
Are we really that lazy? That we can't even bother getting dressed anymore? And did we not previously chastise people for not bothering to put actual clothes on before they ran to the market? Granted, the clothing in the above photo does look more like an outfit than others, but still.
"Maybe if I put on a kicky little hat and carry a matching purse it'll look like I put some thought into this outfit." Maybe not.
Come on, folks. The clothing in the above photos is not fashion. It's sleepwear. I think my mother has the one on the far right. Just because you're wearing shoes or sunglasses, does not mean you're wearing clothes.
And yes, even on the pages of Elle has this abomination reared its ugly head. Maybe I'll get into it. Who knows. I mean, I like comfort. And I like to sleep. So... yeah, maybe not. Am I totally off here? What are your opinions on this trend?