Another winter favorite of mine is a good old flannel shirt. Something that was considered rugged and ‘outdoorsy’ has really become quite the popular trend. I like the fact that flannel can work for both men and women, they are practically interchangeable.
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Last Thursday I was extremely surprised how many people I saw wearing maxi skirts. Within and hour I was able to take pictures of two of my friends wearing these trendy, fun skirts. After seeing them separately the both came into the fashion lab so I was able to take a picture of them together.
Both of them embraced this style and looked fantastic. They each took a different approach to how they wore the skirt.
Gina, paired the skirt with a tight tucked in top, a belt, cardigan, and wedge booties. I liked this look because she looked dressed up, but at the same time it looked effortless and easy.
Lauren, paired the skirt with a longer looser fitting top and riding boots. She looked equally as great as Gina but more casual and laid back.
With the cold weather, and the holiday season rapidly approaching a fun trend that can be spotted every where is Fair Isle patterns. Fair Isle is a pattern that has been around for ages, and is closely associated with winter, snow, and the holidays.
On a recent vintage shopping trip I took I stumbled upon a truly awesome vintage LL Bean fair isle sweater. I love the use of bright colors in the pattern, especially during the winter months when clothing usually is taken over by dull dark colors like black, grey, and brown.
Fair Isle pattern is a great way to add some excitement to any look because it comes in so many different forms; sweaters, vest, socks, and cold weather accessories like hat, gloves, and scarves.
As the leaves fall around us, leaving the trees bare, and the Starbucks signature red holiday cup starts making a popular appearance, it is time to accept that autumn is over and we are moving full-force into winter. It’s time to grab those boots (if you haven’t already), pull out your scarves and gloves, and dig up your warm-weather coats. In doing so, we will most likely find corduroys and our coziest and comfiest sweaters, sadly putting away those light-weight cardigans and delicate items until next spring. But warm chunky sweaters are not our only option for the colder weather…
This winter, try tapping into your inner 90’s grunge with flannel. It may not sound glamorous (and to be quite honest, it isn’t), but it is comfortable, warm, and stylish when worn properly. Flannel is not just for lumberjacks anymore. This season, flannel has been integrated into women’s wear, with more feminine details and silhouettes. Below are two examples of different ways flannel can be worn while still appearing stylish–not mannish.
Here, the flannel tunic is belted to enhance the ladylike hourglass silhouette. The close-fitting leggings also balance out the flowyness of the tunic, keeping her looking slim instead of bulky. And last but not least, a great pair of boots always ties any look together!
In this picture, she is wearing a standard flannel in a pink palette. These colors add to the femininity of the outfit, but the look is still laid-back and casual. It’s a great option for brightening up those dreary winter days!
With temperatures reaching 60 degrees at the end of November, it may seem like winter isn’t coming to the Northeast this year. When Mother Nature finally decides to give us some cold temperatures, however, make sure you’re prepared with an on-trend slouchy beanie. It’s a common belief that the majority of body heat is lost through our heads- so stay warm, ward off the sniffles, and be fashionable simultaneously this year. Urban Outfitters and Free People have some great slouchy beanies for sale right now, and most stores are carrying their version of the trend.
Many stylish celebrities have been spotted rocking these slouchy beanies as well. Sienna Miller, Rachel Bilson, and Nicole Richie are just a few examples. This season, stay warm while looking cool.
When looking at runway shows for this weeks color assignment, I took at look at D&G’s ready to wear fall 2011 show. They showed these short feather/fur skirts in various colors which I could not even begin to understand.
As I was browsing on the Sartorialist this week, I came across a picture of a women wearing a very similar skirt.
Here is a perfect example of how trends trickle down and how something seen on the runway can be adjusted for everyday. Although, it is something that I would still not be interested in wearing this, the toned down version is a little more appealing. She has taken a shirt that is a little bit much and pair it with a simple top, neutral shoes, and a statement necklace instead of a loud top and wedge sneakers which makes the look more subtle.
This is not a look I think that we will be seeing all over the place just yet, but its worth keeping our eye on.
Oddly enough, the season of autumn is offering some of the trendiest style advice: play with color. As we get further into fall, the leaves continue to change from green to yellow to orange to red. The sky is alive with tie-dyed branches. This technique has translated to the fashion world too as we start to see more of this color fading in clothing as well as hair.
Baring one’s roots has always been a controversial subject in the beauty world. However, in the past few months, letting our “true colors” show through has actually become popular and trendy.
With Thanksgiving break right around the corner, the main thing on every fashionista’s mind is kicking off the holiday shopping season. This year I urge you to skip risking your life at the malls and department stores, and support your local businesses. While you’re home for the holiday break, take a trip to your unique hometown boutiques and shops. Local stores keep our communities and local economies vibrant, and give us a deeper connection with the products we’re purchasing.
Branching off of the shop small movement, this year marks the second annual Small Business Saturday. Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday falls on November 26th this year. American Express has been promoting Small Business Saturday with some kind of cash-back incentive deal, which is all well and good, but not the main point of the day. Shopping small fuels the economy and helps keep the big corporations from having too much power over consumers. Plus, its a lot safer than getting mauled in the ridiculous crowds at Macy’s.
Born in 1990 most of my childhood memories of the 90’s don’t begin until around 1996, but photographs, TV shows and music videos live on to teach me about the fashion of the 90’s. As the 80’s ended and hair slowly began to get smaller the 90’s took on a style of their own. Although the 90’s do not stand out like many of the other decades of the 1900’s they definitely have memorable features. Some of my favorite looks of the 90’s are trickling back into our wardrobes and stores with new twists for a new generation. For my style evolutions I have chosen to focus on the wonderful women in the cast of the ultimate hit show of the 90’s “F.R.I.E.N.D.S”. My other focus is on denim. Denim is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe but the style and trends change from season to season.