This Fashionisto is wearing a hunter green blazer layered over a black tank with shredded denim. He topped off the look with a cranberry-colored fedora, a bold, silver eagle pendent, stacks of black leather bracelets, and distressed brown oxfords. His look is casual but still fashionable and colorful by accessorizing basic wardrobe pieces with bold, unique accessories.
To pull off your own fab I-just-threw-this-on look try:
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May 03, 2010
I believe that Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beautiful, sophisticated, and stylish women who has lived. This Fashionista has channeled the fashion icon’s classic style with a bit of a modern twist.
This Fashionista is wearing a sleek, cream-colored overcoat over opaque black tights with an adorable pair of schoolgirl ballet flats. Her classic overcoat has a stark, contrasting black ribbon, cinching the waist. This Fashionista’s spring trench has a surprising graphic pattern on the back. She has paired this black and white combo with a bold, mother-of-pearl pendent on a simple black cord.
To channel Audrey yourself, seek out feminine, youthful details like bows, large buttons, color-blocking, simple silhouettes, and high collars. Try:
As for makeup, keep your face simple, clean, and neutral with:
My absolute favorite decade is the 1960’s. Especially, London in the 60’s. Twiggy, Carnaby Street, and of course, the fab four: The Beatles–early Beatles, a young Paul McCartney singing innocent tunes like “It Won’t Be Long” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.”
Clearly, the fashions out of the British Invasion are more geared towards the black and white, mod mini-dresses worn by waif models like Twiggy, with enhanced huge eyes before Lady Gaga channeled the look in her “Bad Romance” music video.
But the modern English men of the swinging 60’s also had some stellar style. This Fashionisto had that handsome, dapper look that made the girls swoon–even without the accent. He is wearing a very polished look of a black trench coat over a crisp white button-down, classic black slacks, and leather black loafers.
Get in the English spirit with these British basics:
April 8, 2010
The fashion and beauty industry is obsessed with youth, why else would there be so many anti-aging eye potions and doll-faced 13-year-old’s strutting their stuff down the catwalks of Milan? Another staple for the youth of America are jeans. From those OshKosh B’gosh overalls we wore as toddlers scampering around the teeter-todder, to the Britney hiphuggers in 9th grade, and now our dark denim hipster skinny jeans.
We all wear them–except for Lady Gaga, I suppose.
Denim was all over the Spring 2010 runways. It was most notably featured in the Louis Vuitton collection, in a button-down shirt, pleated shorts, skirts, and a bohemian halter dresses. Stella McCartney showed a provincial button-down skirts and overall-esque pocket dress. Hervé Léger showed shredded, cut-out denim dresses and patchwork shrunken jackets.
This Fashionista is adding some of this Spring 2010 trend to her wardrobe in the form of a faded, button-down denim vest over a semi-sheer longsleeve white shirt, and high-waisted, black skinny jeans.
Hint: Try pairing these options with these awesome macramé booties.
March 29, 2010
The weather is finally starting to warm up in beantown! To celebrate, this Fashionista is rocking a lowcut, black tunic embroidered with magenta beads in an intricate paisley over a pair of basic black leggings and super cute gray flats.
Try emulating this look with my top picks for ethnic spring wear:
Hint: You don’t need really jewelry with embellished pieces like these, but a few neutral bangles can never hurt.
March 15, 2010
Although classic pearls are one of the few items in a Fashionista’s closet that will never get old, us Fashionistas like to mix things up. This Fashionista is rocking knit leggings detailed with faux black pearls with patent gray lace-up booties. This look is perfect for spring!
Get your own version of the classic cool pearls:
Hint: Use these Bronzing Pearls for a springy, sun-kissed glow.
Winter break may not have given you the rest you needed to recuperate from last semester; but to at least appear you’ve gotten a few hours of sleep, cover up those puffy eyes with a pair of fab sunglasses.
Find similar styles rocked by the Fashionistas in Ireland:
Hint: Cover up those dark circles with this Yves Saint Laurent concealer and blend in this Bobbi Brown cheek tint for a rosy glow.
A few espressos later no one will know the difference.