It is not simply a pattern, it is a vital part of this winter
Author: Boston University
STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Floral Arrangements
With the temperature and wind chill dropping at a seemingly faster rate each day, simple pleasures from those carefree, sunny days of summer seem long gone. Hold onto a little bit of those summer vibes by adding some flowered jewelry into the mix, like this Fashionista.
The concept of winter florals is seemingly oxymoronic, but these aren
WEEKEND FORECAST: “NUDE” Fall 2009 Fashion Show
The Fashion and Retail Association is presenting the Fall 2009 Fashion Show: "NUDE" this weekend! It will feature designs by Cassie Locsin, Kaesha Chacko, and Emily Gasda. Come and support your fellow BU Fashionistas this Saturday, November 14th at the Trustee's Ballroom!
The dress code for this fabulous event is cocktail attire. You know what that means … dressing up! Sequins were a big hit on the runway this fall so channel your inner diva with a sequin dress. Check out this BCBG textured sequin dress (they always have the best cocktail dresses) or this Forever21 one-shouldered sequin dress. If you want a more classic look, you can never go wrong with a LBD. Express has a great satin tube dress that comes in black and some of fall's favorite colors. Play it up with a statement belt or necklace and sheer tights and strut your stuff in a pair of killer heels. Who knows? Maybe you'll be the star of the show!
TREND: “Goodwill Hunting”
People would usually turn heads when they see twins. However, seeing double is not the only reason why these twins draw attention to themselves. They are both highly experienced
in “goodwill hunting.”
Though I did not style them, their eclectic wardrobe inspired me. They had sequined vests, embellished cardigans, all sorts of shoes and of course, Sophie’s collection of Ferbies. But what really inspired the story for the photo shoot were the old-fashioned suitcases that were lying around in their room. So, we quickly grabbed them and decided to create a “traveling companionship” storyline.
All accessories were spontaneously gathered, thrown on and off to see what best matched the contrast of their clothing. Finally, it was time to leave as I awaited the reactions of fellow students at BU as we came down the elevators. And yes, they did turn a lot of necks but I wasn’t surprised.
What I really like about Sophie’s and Emma’s style is their willingness to mix the old and the new. They buy most of their clothes from thrift stores such as Goodwill, Salvation Army as well as from Ebay. Though most people turn their noses down on used clothing, vintage clothes can be fashionably worn with modern clothing. Supermodels such as Coco Rocha love to shop at vintage shops such as Cheap Jack’s in downtown New York. Besides, who wouldn’t love one-of-a-kind items in their wardrobe?
Tips for Goodwill Hunting:
Find a thrift store around your neighborhood. Some of my favorites include: Beacon’s Closet, Goodwill and Buffalo Exchange.
Sometimes finding something strange is the best purchase you will ever make for your wardrobe. Things such as multi-colored vests and blazers always spice up outfits that include basic staple clothing such as plain white t-shirts and leather black leggings.
First time thrifters usually have a hard time finding clothing in the pile of what looks like “dirty laundry.” But practice makes perfect and you might find yourself with a one-of-a-kind Jean Paul Gaultier jacket someday.
TREND: Fly High Fashion
TREND: Add an Earring, Mix it Up
As the weather gets colder, Fashionistas everywhere start packing on the layers. What many forget however, is that sometimes less is more. What really makes this Fashionista’s outfit pop are the oversized earrings and mini-bangles she used to complement her look. If you dress more for comfort and less for style, accessories can be a great way to spice up any outfit. Simple is best. One or two well chosen pieces can make even the most overdone look new again. A personal favorite of mine are these jet drop earrings from AE’s new line of jewelry that will definitely get everyone’s attention, as well as this fun charm bracelet from Nordstrom.
Hint: You can also create your own plaid look with these button-up tunics from Overstock.com It only takes one or two items to create a little visual excitement in an outfit and draw attention to wherever you want it.
STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Take a Walk on the Wild Side
This autumn, bring the wild things to your wardrobe! Your standard dark color palette can easily be spiced up with a few animal-inspired accents. This Fashionista is splashing up the fall staples of black skinny jeans and a leather bomber jacket with an edgy leopard print scarf. Wild accessories add a just enough extra edge to any outfit without making you look like Pebbles Flintstone.