I consider myself a very feminine person, but lately I’ve been looking into my masculine side to decide on outfits and I think my vans help me a lot. Especially since it’s cold out, I can’t always wear my loafers as much as I would like.
I decided to put those two things together. I made my favorite skirt a more masculine vibe by styling it with an oversized sweater from H&M and Vans.
When I was high school, I always took pride that I never wore an outfit twice. I thought it was a great way of getting creative with the things in closet (and boy did I). I was convinced that wearing the same outfit twice was a fashion faux-pas. Today, that’s not the case. Yet, there’s a part of me that wonders why a lot of people are convinced that wearing an outfit again and again will make them look bad?
This isn’t the first time that I’ve had this thought. I remember watching an episode of Fashion Television and they too were wondering why wearing an outfit twice was frowned upon, in the community. A lot of the people that they interviewed seemed to not have a problem with it, but most of them wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing the same thing. Why the contradiction?
I the biggest reason I can think of is fast fashion. The fashion industry is not one of sustainability. It’s constantly trying to push the idea that you need whatever new collection or piece that they come out with. That’s why they spent most of their money on marketing. They want to make as much profit as possible, as any corporation would. So they mass produce everything and if they don’t sell anything, that’s bad on their end. We as consumers know that we’re being marketed to, but somehow fall for their ads most of the time. Fashion has become more about how many things you can buy to keep up with trends and less about style.
In this time of influencers and Instagram models, it feels like no one has ever seen them wear the same outfit twice. Social media has created this idea that wearing the same outfit isn’t fashion forward. Now I’m not saying that you should disconnect from social media, nor is it the influencers fault. I just think we should be more worry about what we see (which is easier said than done). The truth is people always look up to them
The truth is there is nothing wrong with re-wearing the same outfit, but the fashion community has turned it into unwritten rule of style (along with never wear white after labor day and pink and red should never be worn together). It’s really just a matter of breaking this rule and getting away from it. When you think about it, as long as something is clean and not worn out, what’s the harm?
As a person who really loves summer, it’s hard for me to dress for fall. But I have decided to put in my full effort this year. I’ve been reading up on a tone styling tips for the season and it’s really been helping.
I decided to play with texture with this outfit. Even though I’m wearing all black, you can see the difference because the textiles are playing with each other in a sense. If I wear to pair this shirt with my run of the mill black jeans, this outfit would seem flat.
Alternatively, you can pair leather with a knit sweater. When playing with texture think: “opposites attract”. You want them to complement each other. You could even do silk and leather (a little less common but it could work). A great texture to think about this season is velvet. It’s supper soft and brings definition to outfits. Fall is a great time to try heavier textiles and materials you couldn’t wear during summer.
As you all may have noticed out by now, I love button down shirts. They make up most of my closet and I’m always looking for new ones to wear and new ways to wear them. This way to wear them isn’t new, but it isn’t something I wear often.
This shirt is an Olive green I decided to go with gold accessories and pink loafers. The ripped jeans gives this look a more toned down look and less stuffy.
After having gloomy weather for the past week, I thought I’ve seen the last of summer. I’m glad to say that was a false alarm since this past week has been super warm. I’ve decided to take advantage of this and wear every summer outfit I didn’t get to. Plus, since I’m in college this is the type of outfit I wouldn’t be allowed to wear in high school.
I decided to keep this outfit simple since I wanted the top to be the focus. Black pants makes the blue of this off the shoulder top pop a little more than if I were to pair it with white pants or blue jeans.
It’s not officially Fall yet. But somehow, we’ve fallen on that weather where it’s cold enough in the morning for a sweater, but by midafternoon, it’s hot outside. I’ve been thinking of outfits to wear in this situation for years now and I think I’m starting to figure it out. So here are some ideas for your wardrobe.
I think keeping things simple is the best way to stay warm. So I went for a jeans and t-shirt type of look. Wearing a black shirt with my favorite pair of black jeans keeps this look clean and simple. Plus, wearing black absorbs heat, which will keep you warm during the morning. The materials aren’t too heavy so when it does start warming up in the afternoon, I don’t feel too hot.
Continuing with the idea of longer things, I think a skirt is a great piece for anytime of the year. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to only wear pants. So to make this skirt a little more interesting, I paired it with my favorite white converse. This gives it an edgy feel, instead of it being really feminine. Since it is cold outside in the morning, I topped it off with a leather jacket. The length of the skirt is perfect to keep warm, but not too long to make you feel too warm in the afternoon.
Top and Skirt: Thrifted jacket: Urban Planet Shoes: H&M
I know everyone is excited for fall (including me for once), but there’s a little part of me that doesn’t want to let go of summer. So, I’ve been jumping at every chance to wear summer outfits I haven’t had the chance to rock yet.
The other day it was gloomy outside, but the weather was still warm. So, I toke the opportunity to wear this brown skirt I found at the thrift shop. I originally bought it for fall, but since the weather was nice enough I just slipped it on and headed out the door. I styled this skirt with a graphic tee and a jean jacket to keep this look simple.