Long time no talk. It has been a while since I last posted on here, and to say I’ve missed writing about what I love most is an understatement. The main reason for my break is the hectic past several months I’ve had, and the biggest change I’ve experienced in my life thus far: going to college. Even though I haven’t been writing about fashion, my life has been immersed in it. I moved to NYC and am currently a freshman at the Fashion Institute of Technology which has been overwhelming to say the least. But, with my presence in the fashion capital of the world means a whole new appreciation and experience with fashion. How I see clothes has changed and I have never been more inspired by the world around me. To be honest, my love for fashion doesn’t exactly translate to the outfits I put together but I hope that being surrounded by so many creatives inspires my own sense of style. So, for my return, these are the elements of fashion I am most obsessed with right now and want to incorporate into my own wardrobe:
Cowboy boots are the shoe of the moment. No matter where I am in the city I see several people wearing a pair of boots, and the best part is that they can be styled so many different ways. I have two pairs of vintage cowboy boots that I purchased at Buffalo Exchange in Brooklyn and I wear them almost daily. Wether it is with a dress, pair of jeans, or even denim shorts, you can go wrong with a pair of boots. It adds the best vintage, 70s flair to every outfit and creates a sense of age and character that is hard to replicate. I cannot wait to continue to style them and pair them with new pieces!
Low waisted bottoms
I am still not over the Y2k trend and, thus, am still obsessed with low rise pants and skirts. There is something so fresh and fun about low rise bottoms and they just look so cool. I hope to set my insecurities aside and embrace the low rise look because I loveee how it looks.
Honestly, the picture above doesn’t really capture the look I am envisioning but it was all I could find because there isn’t too much material to work with online. But, I see girls wearing ties in the cutest ways all the time, and it is such an interesting intersection of feminine and masculine styles. I love a tie with an open button up top, for example, and think they are the coolest accessory that you can really play around with.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love a mini bag, but there is just something so interesting (and practical) about an oversized bag- they really just complete the look. I love the Bottega Veneta bag Kendall is carrying in the first picture, and am obsessed with the slouchiness of the bag on the right. I see so many larger bags on the daily, especially Telfars, and have formed somewhat of an obsession with them. I definitely plan on purchasing some in the future!
My love for chunky, fun jewelry has moved passed the colorful, plastic pieces we saw a lot of this past year. Now, I am much more into chunky metal pieces with color to them. I love a silver or gold necklace with a big, stone pendant, and can’t get enough of big rings. Pairing dainty and chunky jewelry is so fun and creates the perfect balance.
Lace, Silk, & Sheer
Lace, silk, and sheer- the holy trinity of feminine fashion. I love textured clothes and how much dimension is added when you’re not just wearing a cotton material dress or top. Wearing pieces like the ones shown above makes me feel so put together and girly. I have thrifted some really cool sheer slip dresses recently that I am so exited to wear. You just can go wrong with any of these!
This might be my biggest obsession at the moment. I can’t get enough of these colorful, patterned coats, especially if they are lined with (faux) fur. I am absolutely in love with Charlotte Simone (check her out!!!) and am dying for one of her coats- they give all the Penny Lane vibes. I remember watching a Vogue video a few years ago with Suki Waterhouse and she showed off the coat she’s wearing in the third picture and I have wanted one ever since. They add so much character to the simplest of outfits.
This one may seem like a given, but I just recently started to truly appreciate different hair styling and cuts. I’ve had the same straight hair cut for most of my life but am about to get my hair cut into layers with framing, long bangs after seeing people with it and how muh it adds to a look. I also just love unique styles such as braiding, and fun parting. Hair and makeup ARE accessories too which is one of the biggest style lessons I’ve learned since being at FIT.
These are all the styles I’m talking about today that will hopefully be a part of my personal fashion evolution, but there are so many more to talk about as I am constantly inspired by the people and world around me. Fashion is ever changing which is the most fun part about it!