Quick reader poll: Do any of you still read glossy magazines in hard copy?
One of my favorite regular magazine features is The In Out List in my monthly Harper’s Bazaar. While most of my fashion reading is done online (and has been for quite some time), this regular feature is one of the few things I actually get excited to see when my mail arrives.
In that vain, I thought I’d put together my own interpretation of The In Out List called, “Buy, Keep, Store” to get you guys as excited as I am for the upcoming fashion season. Hell, maybe it will even get you motivated to clean out your closet, too!
There are many things I don’t miss about being 22 — bad dates, being the most junior person in the office and zits, just to name a few.
One thing I do miss, is the ability to pull off any trend successfully without any hesitation or trepidation. When you’re young, fit and fearless you have the under-appreciated (and generally underutilized) ability to just go for it and swing for the fashion fences.
These days, whenever I see a strong fashion trend come into play there’s a bit more research and analysis involved as I consider whether it is (or isn’t) appropriate for this working mom of 2. Over time, I’ve realized that there are very few fashion trends I wouldn’t be willing to try — WITH some modifications, of course.
As long as I’ve been working in the fashion and styling business, skinny jeans have reigned supreme. No matter how good the new and unique denim styles are (and there are many!), you ladies sure do love your skinnies.
With each season, each runway collection and each trend introduced there will inevitably something new that you just have to have… or so they say. Often times, it can be hard just to keep up. Just as you’ve grown comfortable with some “out-of-your-comfort-zone” style, it’s time to pack it up and move on.
WARNING: This style is not for the timid or fashion risk averse.
The pajama trend has been creeping its way out of the bedroom and into the closets of stylish women globally over the past few years. Occasionally, a trend goes down a runway for a few seasons before it becomes casually interpreted for real life wear. This happens to be one of those slow-adoption trends that proved slightly more difficult for fashionistas to figure out and make their own.
Love it or hate it, the infiltration of athletic inspired clothes into our non-athletic lives is inevitable. A far cry from the Juicy Couture velour sweatpants you wore circa 2002, track pants can in fact, be sophisticated.
Isn’t it interesting how fashion evolves from season-to-season?
This past spring was full of LACE-UP styles which eventually evolved into summer’s OFF-THE-SHOULDER and ruffles. Now, with fall approaching, designers have taken this style to the next level and extended the lace-up, off-the-shoulder and ruffles to include the longer bell sleeve.