Summer, it’s been real. But I’m making room for autumn. The warm-hued makeup palettes and 5-layer outfits are just as exciting as the pumpkin-flavored menu items and brand new season premieres. (C’mon, Shonda Rhimes!) While I revel in fall fashion, I think certain accessories can seem a bit impractical. Wide-brimmed wool hats are romantic, unless you’re sitting behind one during your 9:00am lecture. And suede booties are just asking to be rained on. For that reason, I’ve put together a list of accessories that are easy to find, easy to style and easy on the wallet.
September marks the begin of my favorite season in fashion. Although the temperatures where I live are currently sweltering, I know that autumn is just on the horizon. Along with the seasonal change, there are dazzling magazine covers, new and fashionable television programs, fierce Fashion Week shows and, in my humble opinion, an all around upgrade in style choices by fashionistas everywhere. It was all of this that inspired me to create my very own mood board for the month. This collage of looks combines my favorites from runway collections, magazine spreads, Tumblr posts, online shops, vintage TV shows and even mixtape covers to create a general aesthetic that I would describe as edgy yet playful, polished yet soft, neutral yet colorful, androgynous yet feminine. The jumble of photos may seem a bit all over the place, but it’s exactly what I was going for, and I’m excited to begin styling from it (and to get out of this heat)! (more…)
It’s that time of year again, when we trade in our beach towels for backpacks and our leftover summer plans get tucked under alarm clocks until Spring Break. The back-to-schoool season is upon us, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Well, there is one thing. I find that one way to cushion the blow of fifteen (or more) credit hours is to have something fly to wear to each and every one of them. (more…)
I’m normally a pretty neutral dresser–blacks, whites, grays, browns, denims. But every season, I find myself obsessing over a certain, unusual hue on the color wheel. This past spring, it was tangerine orange. This was especially interesting because, ever since Nickelodeon painted the screen with the plasticky pigment, I’ve hated the color orange. But I found myself inexplicably gravitating toward it in every store. I bought a bright orange blazer and an orange sleeveless top, frequently rocked coral-orange eyeshadow and nail polish, and even bought an orange lipstick.
While I was home for the weekend, I had to make a Forever 21 run. (Since the shopping in my college town is less than limited, it would be a sin not to.) And I stumbled upon this stunning Blue Man Group-colored scarf that I just had to have. I also eyeballed an electric blue cross-body bag, and some royal blue nail polish, and realized, I’ve found my shade for the season: bright, cobalt blue. (more…)