21st Century Kid

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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Renee Trilivas

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Modern English

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:

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Renee Trilivas

 

Indian Summer

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.

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Renee Trilivas

 

Drive Wedges Into Your Wardrobe

Wedges have never really had a place in my closet. I’ve always found them to be the awkward love child of flats and heels. They are no doubt functional, but they tend to lack extremity, distinctiveness, and therefore, that much sought after “wow-factor.”

Certainly your fellow Fashionistas will complement your adorable metallic ballet flats and beg to borrow those six-inch platform pumps, but what about the wedge? Doesn’t it deserve some gratuitous praise too?

My reaction to this Fashionista’s zipper wedge booties was priceless. They received the gasp of the cutest flats and the tallest Vivienne Westwood heels combined. These booties are the opposite of the boring and expected, yawn-worthy wedge. Opt for lux fabrics, like this rich black suede this autumn and winter.

Hint: These booties are extreme, so keep the rest of your ensemble simple. Stick with a fairly basic color palette and steer clear of crazy patterns.

These statement shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell but you can find similar styles from Urban Outfitters and Betsey Johnson.

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Renee Trilivas