When it comes to fashion, knowing your brands is key, especially if you’re shopping at Crossroads. Having knowledge of high-end fashion brands will help you out tremendously. The first three places I look when I walk into Crossroads are the designer fashion racks, the consignment items behind the registers, and the clothes hanging on the walls above the racks.
Some of the name brands I’ve found over the past year include: Off-White, Bape, Maison Martin Margiela, Kenzo Paris, Burberry, Versace, Rag & Bone, Vince, Joe’s Jeans, Massimo Dutti, and Billionaire Boys Club. That’s not even including everything I’ve seen that doesn’t fit me! If you see a basic item priced higher than you’d expect, there’s typically a good reason behind it. You can buy quality brands for 50-80% off that are gently used.
If you’re just starting to get into fashion, I’d recommend following some fashion Instagram accounts for inspiration. Here are some that I follow:
It might seem like a lot at first, but I promise following these Instagram accounts will get you up to speed on fashion trends pretty quickly. Good luck!
There are a handful of celebrities whose street style I always pay close attention to and save for inspiration. They set trends while staying true to their personal style. The 5 ladies below have been my personal style inspirations in 2016, and I can’t wait to see what they wear in 2017!
This was the year that Selena seemed to blossom by taking risks and setting her own style standards.
The fashion “It” girl of the year, Kendall is fashionable whether walking the runway in couture or down the street in a tee and jeans. Her simple style is effortless, on trend and enviable.
Zoe has rock star genes, so it’s no wonder that she’s become a modern day style icon. Never one to play it safe, Zoe uses fashion to express herself, whether on trend or not. See more of her great style here.
From star of the reality show The City to a style inspiration, Olivia has genuine fun with fashion and trends.
Always looking pulled together and chic, Rosie has the perfect street style that inspires my everyday wardrobe.
The New Year is just a few days away, and while most have probably planned their party outfits, some are still stressing (hand raised!). If you’re looking for an alternative to the not-so-original party dress, take a look at some of my favorite options below.
A jumpsuit is effortless but will still give you the fashionable entrance you’re looking for.
A classic alternative. Look for fabrics like velvet and select bold colors to stand out in the crowd.
Sometimes all you need is one statement piece to be the talk of the party! Look for fringe, big statement sleeves and fun fabrics.
Focus on your bottoms by finding sequin or metallic pants to dance the night away in!
Keep it feminine and fun in a sequin skirt, a flowy midi or a dare-to-be-dramatic maxi skirt.
Longtime fashion bloggers know the industry, and some of them have been able to use their platform and experience to create their very own brands. Keep an eye out for these bloggers turned designers!
1. Rumi Neely, Fashion Toast
Rumi Neely, a fashion blogging veteran, launched her fashion line Are You Am I in 2014 after she was unable to find those perfect pieces we’ve all searched for: the draped white tee, the triangle bra that actually fits, and so on. Her line of sexy basics has expanded to include a full clothing line, jewelry and accessories. Are You Am I continues to offer up quality, seductive pieces that encompass Neely’s own personal style.
2. Elin Kling, The Wall
After founding the successful fashion blog The Wall, Elin expanded her career by creating Totême with her husband in 2014. A collection of everyday quality basics and mix-and-match pieces, Totême has been successfully growing within the fashion world. It’s been featured in prominent magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle and worn by some of Hollywood’s most glamorous women!
3. Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad
Chiara has appeared on numerous red carpets and televisions shows and is one of the most recognizable international fashion bloggers. She was recently named one of Forbes’s ’30 Under 30′ in Art & Style, and she’s even become a study subject at Harvard Business School! Her Chiara Ferragni Collection is a fashion destination for flirty, playful shoes and accessories.
4. Danielle Bernstein, We Wore What
Danielle has been running her blog We Wore What for seven years, and it’s safe to say the move to expand her brand worked hugely in her favor. 2016 was a big year for Danielle: she launched her overall line Second Skin Overalls and her shoe line The Archive with Modern Vice founder Jordan Adoni. Danielle is just one of many bloggers with a long promising career in fashion!
5. Jess Hannah, J Hannah Journal
Jess founded J. Hannah Jewelry, a collection of pieces that are intended to be lived in and never taken off. Think delicate, timeless, minimal rings and necklaces that go with your entire wardrobe and lifestyle. Hannah is inspired by vintage pieces—like those handed down to her by her grandmother—and well-crafted jewelry that is meant to last a lifetime.
Style icons are one of my “things.” I love to search them out, listen to them talk, hear their thoughts on style and learn from them. This week, I’m rounding up three YouTube videos featuring three style icons getting ready, talking about style and letting us in on their science of dressing up.
In this Allure video, Lola Rykiel lets us into her home and takes us on a journey within the fashion legacy she is a part of.
In another Allure video, Yasmin Sewell shares her style secrets and how she makes things her own.
In this Vogue Paris video, Veronika Heibrunner gets dressed, and it is SO FUN to watch her process.
Who are your favorite Youtube style icons?
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