April 20, 2012 § 4 Comments
A nasty cold has me late once again! This rather gross weather outside doesn’t help to get one motivated either – but it can make for some good writing inspiration!
How is it one dresses in this disgusting weather? I find myself wanting to bust out my Spring fashionables and colours (those lovely purples and nudes and natural-stone tones I’m seeing everywhere make me die of happiness inside!) but its so nasty out this time of year that I find myself stuck with the b’s of Winter (that’s black, bronw, and bland by the by!). My Spring fashionables just don’t seem to live up to the test of this weather. Then I remembered something lovely about layering – there’s no problem with a little overlap of your winter staples into your spring wardrobe to weather-proof but keep it blooming!
First, a good pair of ankle boots is important for anyone who lives… well anywhere that isn’t near the Equator. They’re great for snow, rain, and can be worn during the summer to edgy up your favourite sundress. I suggest going for black always as it has the most versatility, but I myself have been eyeing some brown boots to add to my wardrobe since my black ones get so much use out of them.
Second, wraps and denim/flannel! Want to wear that cute nude tank top you bought when we got a glimpse of spring/summer weather that just POOF disappeared? Well wraps and overshirts are a must for any wardrobe, they’re great ‘transitional pieces’ things you can wear 80% of the year and you can throw over a cute dress or top if its a little chilly out. Wraps are great because, well we all know scarves in summer is a little taboo but on those days where it might get a bit chilly – they double up!
Lastly, a staple you should invest in during these Transitional times is jeans with some ‘pop’ to them. I know, I know how scene kid right? Wrong. I’ve always kinda had a thing against coloured denim – but I’m beginning to think that’s because they were neon back then. These new corals, purples, reds, and pastel denims? I’m kinda falling in love with them and they’re a great way to spice up any outfit!
March 14, 2011 Comments Off on [ miami vice, think twice – 3.14.11 ]
It seems like it’s winter here again in Chicago. This is a bit unfortunate for me as I’m ready to move on and start taking photos of all the stylish students in their spring fashions! Sadly, we’ve got another week of outerwear ahead of us, but at least this time the Fashionista made it interesting! Not only did she step out in a fashionable asymmetrical zippered knit top that I am incredibly envious of, but she did the impossible! She actually managed to make a white leather jacket look good. I’m a rebel against white; it gets dingy, so often it looks childish, and a lot of times it just doesn’t belong anywhere near certain articles of clothing (mostly jackets… which is why I was so pleasantly surprised by this lovely lady). I mean, I may originally be a Floridian… but the Miami Vice look is just so not cute most of the time. There is, however, an art form to being able to pull off a white piece of outerwear like this Fashionista did and that is what I’m going to share with you today.