1 pair of your old Oxfords in need of a makeover
Acrylic Paint (color of your choosing)
Paint the exposed part of the oxford's sole.
Is camouflage the new "it" print?
Similar to other prints like leopard and polka-dots, camo never seems to go out of style. This Fall, a surprising number of designers opted for the print and put their own signature spin on it and I've seen a lot camouflage popping up in "street-style". Personally, I think it has a lot to do with the "neo-grunge" trend that's taking over but whatever the cause may be... I LOVE IT!
I love that color is following us into the colder months... It's such a nice change from the blacks and grays that usually walk the Fall runways. This season, designers gathered inspiration from their jewelry boxes and the evidence is in the rich and luxe color pallets that were chosen. This Fall/Winter, I'm seeing a lot of emphasis on wealthy dressing, or as I like to call it "Old Money" fashion. You don't have to be rich to stay on trend, but dressing the part, is the name of the game... and like my momma says, "You gotta fake it, til' you make it"!
So what are jewel tones? Jewel tones, or gem tones as I like to refer to them as... are your emeralds, sapphires, ruby and amethyst shades. With such strong colors, it’s best to opt for clean lines and cut, because the texture will speak for itself. If you're not comfortable wearing gem tones head to toe, try breaking them up by showing a little skin (a bare shoulder), wearing a bit of black (a blazer), or you could always opt for a pop of color and accessorize with the rich tones.
School is back in session and I'm taking Fall fashion lessons from the "IT" girls of high school (wait, what... high school fashion ... no way) and by "IT" girls, I mean the ladies of Clueless and Gossip Girl! This Fall is all about channeling your inner preppy school girl and mixing it with a bit of "Old Money" and a splash of British glamour. So ladies, drag out your hounds-tooth, plaid skirts, pearls, and tweed... and getchur class on.
Outside influence always finds its way into fashion and the “new bohemian” has found inspiration in gypsy culture. Similar to that of hippie and festival fashion, the gypsy style is made up of silhouette hugging dresses, peasant tops, folkloric embroideries, and print mixing. The contemporary spin on the age old way of dressing is full of layering jewelry and prints, adding chains, coins, flounces, fringe, and beaded details. Jump on the gypsy caravan by playing with colors, mixing prints, and over accessorizing with arms full of bracelets, layering necklaces, and adorning your head with scarves, turbans, headwraps, and headchains.
I still adore my polka-dots and paisley prints but I always love trying new trends and this print has be spotted everywhere. The chevron print is super fun and comes in a wide variety of colors and sizes! It's always best to ease into prints by starting with accessories!
I'm currently obsessing over Gabi Fresh. Seriously, If my wallet were full, and I could afford all of the beautiful things she owns, we would have identical closets! Gabi is a plus size, style icon, who pushes all of the boundaries and she certainly knows how to dress her body! If you're sick of being told to wear A-line skirts, wrap dresses, boot cut jeans, and slimming prints... this blog is for YOU! You gotta check her out!