“As viewers, we bear no witness to outfit experimentation…because everyone today is hell-bent on the final product. And that product, of course, is increasingly the same: a rotation of the same buzzy brands on a similar canvas, one with no-makeup makeup and an enviable case of “bedhead” that really takes hours to come to life.” – The Death of Personal Style , whowhatwear.com
I recently read an article on whowhatwear.com, “The Death of Personal Style” that had ideas written in words I was only pondering – until now. For many reasons, this article evoked a reflection and discussion I felt necessary to write here on the blog. Entering into 2019, now more than ever are the world and its industries constantly evolving – including the fashion industry. Primary factors, which greatly influence these industries today, were nonexistent even ten years ago. Among these, is the dominating presence of social media. You know the major ones: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Within the fashion industry, social media has incrementally changed the content people are consuming day to day and therefore, has drastically impacted consumer behavior as a whole.
Calling all fashionistas, deal-seekers, online style stalkers, and avid-shoppers alike, it is that time of the year my friends. As I always say, shop ’til you drop – but only after you fuel up on the turkey and pumpkin pie. The list of awesome deals is even longer than last year’s, so get excited. If you’re curious to know, on my lust list is Reformation, The M Jewelers and Levi’s of course. Take a look below and happy shopping!
Lets talk Royal and the Disney fairytale that is the love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I usually don’t keep up with the Royals too much, but just like the rest of the world, there was noway I was missing this wedding. Don’t tell me you didn’t get up early to watch it too…From the dress and Meghan’s stunning presence, every single thing about Harry (love him), the Queen’s attire, and the hot guest list, I didn’t want to miss a detail. In honor of the wedding, I needed to do a blogpost about Meghan Markle and her impeccable style.
Staying “on trend” can seem like a never-ending struggle of playing catch-up – especially when you’re on a budget. Trends are trends for a reason – they come and go like a bad pop song. As important as it is to own your individual style, it can be fun to spontaneously incorporate pieces that are of-the-moment. A trendy, unique piece you love will further elevate your evolving personal style. Some can even be worth the investment because they stay relevant for more than just one season. Being trendy while sticking to a budget can seem unachievable, but following the tips below will give you all the guidance you need.
Hello friends! Let’s talk about COLOR. You may or may not like to wear a lot of color in your #00td, cue all black outfit all day EVERDAY (how can you go wrong?!). Well, Pantone has named the Color of the Year 2018 lavender…and I’m thrilled. To be honest, I don’t normally go out of my way to make sure I’m wearing an “in” color or trend but this might as well be the exception. I mean, hello, look at this color!
Our political climate and responsibility for activism are playing a notable influence on the runway now more than ever. Progressing their powerful voice on the significance of the feminist movement, diversity and inclusion, relevant movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp are too fueling designers. This was one of the prevailing inspirations for many collections for NYFW Fall 2018. It was evident designers took their views of the current political climate and translated it into a multitude of ways. Some collections were inspired by the empowerment and strength of women, some were focused on diversity and the celebration of variety, some were designed for positivity and hope for a better future, others shifted their aesthetic to a subdued tone to project the serious, hard-working, and “unbridled” energy women have in our society today.