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Fall 2020’s Hottest Fashion Trends

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Fall is underway and 2020 has proven to be unlike any other – your clothing should do the same. Here is your guide to Fall 2o2o’s hottest fashion trends to look your best, stay warm, and stay safe! 

Leather Pants

Whether or not leather ever went out of style is debatable, but Fall 2020 has surely made leather pants a staple. Real leather can be expensive but many stores now offer premium vegan faux leather as a more affordable option. Or, head to your local thrift stores and see what you can find… you might get lucky!

Collared Shirt

A classic look re-birthed! Sometimes the hottest trends aren’t new at all, but become popularized again by the younger generation. A collared shirt is great because it can take you from day to night. Wear a collared shirt as your typical professional look for work, or wear it more casually under an oversized crewneck sweater paired with jeans, shorts or a skirt.

Sweater Vest

Preppy is back! Sweater vests are doing well this season because of how cozy and versatile they are. It’s easy to find ones with basic colors or bold prints and patterns. Wear a sweater vest on its own or layered with a collard shirt underneath. If preppy isn’t your thing, a sweater vest can be edged up by adding accessories like chunky platform boots and a leather jacket.

Lime Green 

Lime green is THE color for Fall 2020. Maybe it’s because we feel deprived on all the fun summer colors from being stuck indoors, but, nevertheless lime green is a good change from the typical fall rustic reds and oranges. This pop of color will be sure to make you stand out on the streets or on your zoom calls!

Face Mask!

The most important accessory we should all be wearing this Fall (and the unforeseeable future) is a face mask. Since we all have to wear one, might as well make it the statement piece of your look – just make sure it’s doing its job! I like to get mine from Etsy. There are tons of patterns and styles to choose from, and it supports smaller businesses. Don’t be caught without one!

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5 Fall Essentials you Can’t Live Without

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What comes to mind when you think about fall?  A majority of us will be thinking about Halloween, bon fires, college football and cooler weather.  When seasons change, the weather usually does too and that means it’s time to amp up your fall wardrobe so that you can stay comfortable, warm and of course trendy.  If you need a bit of inspiration for fall must haves, you’re in the right place.  Today we’ve put together a list of 5 fall essentials you can’t live without.

1. A light-weight, comfy flannel
Hit Refresh Plaid Top

A true classic for sure is the flannel shirt and for some of you is your default go to shirt for fall.  While a flannel shirt is typically worn during the fall and winter months to keep you warm, you can still earn style points for knowing how to best rock your flannel.  Flannel shirts are perfect for layering and go well tucked in with corduroy pants, under a sleek leather jacket or unbuttoned over a bandeau top and high waisted jeans.

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2. A favorite pair of jeans
Mika Highwaisted Dark Wash Jeans

Trends come and go as we all know but some things will never go out of style.  One such always trendy fashion style is denim jeans and in particular, classic high waisted denim jeans.  High waisted jeans can be an everyday fashion staple during the fall and can be styled to fit almost any occasion.  High waisted jeans are super stylish and look great with all figure types.  Also since they flatten the tummy and hug your curves, they won’t slide down and reveal your panty waistband or under garments.

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3. A good quality, basic turtleneck
Charleston Turtleneck

The fashionable turtleneck will always be a fall favorite.  This chilly weather staple is extremely versatile and will be seen this time of year on the red carpet, in Netflix movies and of course as a traditional street style classic.  You can wear your turtleneck with jeans, a skirt, vest, or leather jacket.  The black turtleneck is the crown jewel classic because it creates a blank palette to highlight dazzling necklaces, gold or silver cuff bracelets or maybe just a beautiful face.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

4. A corduroy skirt for every occasion
Jameson Corduroy Skirt

Yes, corduroy is absolutely in these days and corduroy skirts are #4 on our list of fall essentials you can’t live without.  Corduroy skirts can be found everywhere in a variety of shades and styles.  They are extremely durable and can literally last for years.  They go great with silky blouses, fuzzy turtlenecks and even denim jackets.

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5. Combat booties that are cute AND comfy
Edge of Life Boots

To add a little edge to your fall wardrobe, consider adding some stylish combat boots.   Believe it or not, they can be quite versatile.  Combat boots are awesome for those rainy fall days when you have no choice but to be out and about!  They go great with maxi dresses, over sized sweaters and cut off straight legged jeans, wide leg pants and even complimentary colored skirts.   Yep, even cool moms rock combat boots with style.
 
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We hoped you liked our list of 5 fall essentials that you can’t live without.  With fall approaching quickly, now is the perfect time to schedule a fall shopping spree.  There are tons of sales, coupons and discounts for you to take advantage of. 

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What to Wear This Fall: ‘Clueless’ Yellow Plaid is Trending

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Summer is coming to a close soon and we’re all going to experience a little blues. Whether you were on vacation or will simply miss those beach trips, sometimes it’s a bummer when the season ends. However, that means that fall is just around the corner. With what the Fall 2018 runway shows produced, it’s pretty clear that this season is going to be a fun time for fashion. One of the strongest trends to hit the runway? Believe it or not, a top 2018 fashion trend is ‘Clueless’ yellow plaid. Reminiscent of the ‘90s cult classic ‘Clueless’, you may be wondering how to pull it off as a daily look. Surprisingly, some designers and trendsetters make yellow plaid—or even variant colors of plaid—look effortlessly easy to incorporate into your wardrobe.

Designer Looks: ‘Clueless’ Yellow Plaid Trend for Fall

It seems like just about every designer has their take on the plaid trend. Some of the looks are a bit much for everyday wear, but others are stylish and sophisticated.

Sarah Battaglia Fall/Winter 2018

Sarah Battaglia’s yellow plaid is a pair of high-waisted trousers with a matching structured blazer. The addition of the tights and combat boots gives the outfit a city-chic blend of grunge and sophistication.

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Sara Battaglia Fall/Winter 2018 Look. Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Matthew Adams Dolan Fall/Winter 2018

Dolan takes a bright yellow plaid outfit and compliments it with a fitted denim blazer. It’s an updated throwback to the ’90s.

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Matthew Adams Dolan Fall/Winer 2018 Plaid Look. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Versace Fall/Winter 2018

This schoolgirl look by Donatella Versace is a high-fashion take on a blazer and pleated skirt. It’s brightly colored and also has a touch of punk, which makes the ensemble all the more fun.

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Versace Fall/Winter 2018 Plaid Look. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Celebrities Who Wore the ‘Clueless’ Yellow Plaid Trend Right

The high-end plaid looks don’t have to scare you away from this trend. There are plenty of ways to wear a Clueless-style plaid without looking too busy. Here are some of the celebs who have made this trend look easy.

Bella Hadid

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Bella Hadid in an on-trend yellow plaid tied top. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Emily Ratajkowski

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Emily Ratajkowski opting for a plaid jumpsuit. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Gigi Hadid

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Bella Hadid in a laid-back combo of plaid and denim. Photo Credit: Getty Images

We’ll Be Seeing You in Plaid This Fall

Plaid is always a quintessential fall trend, but this year it’s bigger and more Clueless-inspired than ever. Try a simple button down like Gigi Hadid’s or take some tips from Matthew Adams Dolan’s sleek look. If you’re really digging these schoolgirl vibes then pair some knee length socks with boots and you’ll be ready to go. Any sort of plaid is really versatile if you do it right, so once you find those essentials, you’ll be able to recreate many different looks with a few key pieces.

 

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What to Wear This Fall: ‘Clueless’ Yellow Plaid is Trending. Featured Photo Credit: Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection.

Celebrity Stylist Ashley North Talks Fashion and Family

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She’s just your average mom. Her days start early, she gets the kids ready, and she heads to work. Except when Ashley North heads into work, she transforms from super mom to super stylist by shopping, prepping, and styling major celebrity clients. From Justin Bieber to Kevin Hart, North is the woman behind the scenes making sure these men look their best.

 

Back at home, she soaks up time with the kiddos while she can, always working to find a balance between career and family. Here, the celebrity stylist talks family, her career, trends, and celebrities—oh my!

Cliché: The world of celebrity styling seems pretty lucrative. How did you get to where you are now?
Ashley North: I honestly just worked my way up. I started off as an assistant to some amazing stylists working with people like Usher, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy, and then went on to work with a partner on some really fun projects like Justin Bieber and J. Cole. Now, I’m on my own working with my long-term client Kevin Hart, Ricky Whittle, as well as other clients.

Was there a client you booked where you finally had an “I made it” moment?
I think for me I still haven’t had that moment! I’ve had a lot of amazing moments while styling. I’ve worked with a lot of really amazing celebrities and I’ve been backstage at some of the biggest award shows and television shows. Working with Justin Bieber and Usher was awesome, getting Kevin on the best dressed list for the Golden Globes was another amazing moment, but I don’t really think of myself as having “made it.” I think for me, I will always be striving and pushing myself to do more.

Who is the funniest or most interesting client you’ve worked with?
Well, I would probably have to go with Kevin as the funniest client. That’s probably a given. But I think every client I’ve worked with is fun and interesting in their own way, and that’s one of the things I love most about this job.

What first piqued your interest in fashion?
I’ve been into fashion ever since I was a young girl, but I would say the moment I realized that I wanted to make fashion my career was after I graduated from college. I started working for a local magazine in Seattle, working on their fashion shoots. I realized then how much I loved it and immediately planned a move to LA to pursue it.

Describe your personal style. Does it influence how you style your clients?
I would say Tomboy Chic. Because most of my clients are men, I’ve really come to love men’s fashion so I definitely feel like that influences my own personal style as well. It definitely evolves and changes though depending on my mood and where I’m going. I like to mix it up!

What does a typical day in your life look like?
One of the things I love most about my job is that every day is different. It’s not monotonous at all, which is great. But a typical day starts out with my two daughters, getting my oldest ready for school, and dropping her off. Then I usually head to work out before starting my work day. Work can consist of shopping for a client, prepping a job, being on set, and meetings.

Working with Justin Bieber and Usher was awesome [and] getting Kevin on the best dressed list for the Golden Globes was another amazing moment.

Who is your biggest style icon? What store/brand could you shop ‘til the end of time?
If I had to choose only one store to shop in until the end of time, it would be Zara! I love the way they have a more affordable take on designer fashion. It’s definitely my go-to and I love their kids clothing as well. I’m a big online shopper so a few of my other favs online are Forward by Elyse Walker, Revolve clothing, and I also love ASOS.

What are the must-have pieces or trends for the fall?
For fall, I’m loving a kimono style duster or blazer and a really great flat slipper style shoe.

How do you balance work and family?
The balance can be difficult at times. I think the biggest thing that helps me keep balanced is that I always prioritize my family. Whatever that looks like, I always try to keep that at the forefront. I also have a really great support system around me that help me pick up the slack.

Do you think your girls will want to follow in your trendy footsteps?
My oldest daughter loves fashion, which I think is awesome. She definitely has a different style than me already but I love it, and I let her express herself through that. My youngest is still pretty young but I’m sure that she will be the same way.

What advice would you give to anyone hoping to break into the styling industry?
The first piece of advice that I like to give aspiring stylists is to definitely pursue assistant work with a stylist that they admire. I think it’s important to learn the game before just jumping in. There’s really no class that can teach you styling. The best way to learn is from someone who has been successful at it. You have to be bold and persistent in this line of work because there are a lot of people who want to be stylists right now. Take the initiative to track down a stylist that you like and ask to intern with them. The worst thing they can say is no and then move on to the next.

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Celebrity Stylist Ashley North Talks Fashion and Family: Photographed By Shannon Laurine

Rebel Against The Black Elastic With By Lilla

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The dreaded black ponytail holder; it photobombs all of your best Insta posts, leaves a lovely (read: unsightly) little indentation on your wrist, and quite frankly, it’s just plain ugly. Yet every girl with hair long enough to tie back knows the struggle, yet trudges on, black hair tie in tow. It’s time to “rebel against the black elastic” with ponytail holders that double as bracelets. Say what?

 

For the past 7 years, By Lilla has been on a mission to rid the world of the ugly black elastic—instead providing hair ties in the form of “arm parties.” Their bracelet-like elastic ties are stackable, customizable, and out-of-this-world trendy. Who knew hair ties could be so glamorous?

These fabulous stretchy bracelets aren’t just cute, they’re practical, too. You’ll never have to sacrifice style for practicality, and the metallic hardware, charms, and letters look just as cute in your hair as on your wrist. From minimalist styles with rose gold hardware to louder, charmed-out ties, you’re sure to find a set to match your style. By Lilla even caters to raver style, with kandi-influenced hair ties (my personal favorite)!

We took the liberty of testing out this seemingly too good to be true accessory, and the results are in: we’re obsessed! It’s rare I find a product that I can wear every day, but these hair ties will always have a home on my wrists—yes, both—and in my hair. I have always been at war with the black elastic, not just because of its innate hideousness, but because they are never, ever the right size. Either far too tight to loop around my thick hair more than once, or too loose to hold even one strand in place, I consider ponytail holders my arch nemesis.

By Lilla has totally changed the game for me. Their elastics are tight enough to stay put on small wrists, but have enough stretch to tame some serious mane. Magic, you guys. Plus they’re cute. More than cute, actually. These ties are a truly fashion-forward accessory, elegant even. Forget precious metals; elastic is in.

Whether your style is hippie-chic, modern and minimalist, edgy, or glamorous, By Lilla has got a hair-tie set for you. If you’re anything like me, your first taste of these trendy ties will be addicting. Talk about a gateway drug; I’m well on my way to snagging the entire collection. So say a not-so-heartfelt goodbye to your not-so beloved black elastic and join the revolution!

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Rebel Against The Black Elastic With By Lilla: Images courtesy of By Lilla

Fall Boots You Should Own For Each Occasion

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Nothing signals the start of autumn like falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, except maybe the arrival of classic fall boots. Each year as Fashion Weeks around the globe declare the upcoming fall trends, die-hard fashionistas eagerly wait for top designers to release new collections and determine what will be ‘in” as the heat rolls out. Even the most seasoned style gurus can have a difficult time taking these runway trends from catwalk to sidewalk, however. Luckily, we have you covered with runway-inspired boots for every occasion.

 

Okay, maybe not the most original boot, but a classic nonetheless. If you don’t own a pair of knee-high riding boots by now, this is the pair to splurge on. Perfectly distressed, with lace-up detailing, these chestnut boots will become a staple companion to your favorite pair of leggings or skinnies.

Mod is back and better than ever this season, and what better way to hop on trend than with a killer pair of patent leather boots? Pointed toes and a thin heel give off a retro, yet totally sophisticated vibe. Pair these with ripped jeans, a stylish romper, or that LBD collecting dust; the possibilities are endless.

Embroidery has been in since the beginning of festival season, but as concert-goers head home from the desert, the trend will take shape in a new form–booties. Platform heels are the perfect vehicle for this unique floral, metallic design. And no, floral is not just for summer.  Whether you’re an active art show attendee, or just looking for a fun night-out shoe, these fashion-forward heels should be the first thing you reach for.

When it comes to fall fashion, you just can’t beat suede. But suede in a dusty rose color? Now that’s showstopping. Simple, yet colorful enough to pack a punch, these booties are an essential for every wardrobe.

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Fall Boots You Should Own For Each Occasion: Featured image courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Fall Tips to Follow From Fashion Designers

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Fall is, questionably (in our eyes, undoubtedly), the most fashionable season of the year. Cooler weather brings layers, new textures, and rich colors out of hiding. Scarves reign supreme, leggings are now everyday wear, and peacoats make their seasonal debut. While some fall pieces stay trendy forever, autumn also brings fresh new designs to the runways—and into our closets. This year, it’s all about neutral tones, stripes, red, embroidery, and metallics. From streetwear to holiday soirees, designers Leanne Marshall, Dan Liu, and Laila Wazna have pieces for every occasion as the leaves start changing.

 

Leanne Marshall


 
Neutral Tones
Neutrals have been in season for a while now and they’re here to stay. Textured tops and dresses in nude and cream are a trendy addition to any fall wardrobe. Leanne Marshall’s looks hit the sweet spot, where trendy meets elegant. Her floor-length gowns are neutral yet showstopping, proving even neutrals can turn heads.


 
Stripes
Large, colorful prints and unique patterns are the name of the game this year. Traditional stripes will always be in vogue on the streets of Paris, but Leanne Marshall has set the bar for the classic pattern a bit higher. Large, colorful stripes and bold new patterns are all the rage. Whether you prefer leggings or skirts, be sure to have at least a few striped pieces in your wardrobe this fall.


 
Red Hot
The color of love, red, is going to be a hot choice for this season. From traditional coats, jumpsuits, or dresses, you will need to have this iconic color in your closet. Red is the perfect way to add a huge pop of color to an otherwise neutral fall wardrobe. Red accessories or statement pieces will keep your look fresh and exciting.


 
Embroidery and Metallics
Holiday parties are for drinking eggnog and sharing the joy of the holidays with your favorite coworkers…right? We all know the real thrill of a holiday party is the excuse to find a killer outfit to show off to those favorite coworkers. Embroidery and metallics are where it’s at this year, and Laila Wazna has you covered. A master of the art of details, her looks are elegant enough for any holiday extravaganza.

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Fall Tips to Follow From Fashion Designers: Featured image courtesy of Leanne Marshall

15 Style Tips From NJ Goldston That Stand the Test of Time

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Fashion journalist, style guru, and founder of the Webby award winning fashion and beauty blog The Blonde and The Brunette, NJ Goldston is taking the creative world by storm. Named a style guru by Louis Vuitton, Goldston is a runway show regular who spends her time writing and managing her hairspray and footwear lines—all while traveling the world in the name of fashion and inspiration. The NYU graduate and entrepreneur took a break from writing articles and jetting across the globe to talk style icons, holographic bags, apprenticeships, and more—even leaving us with 15 style tips that will change the way you look at your wardrobe.
 

Cliché: Where did your love for fashion begin and how would you describe your personal style?
NJ Goldston: From the earliest age, my mother, who was a graduate of Parsons School of Design, truly fostered my love of fashion while giving me a deep understanding of the industry. She was also deeply influenced by a cousin of hers who is one of the top fashion photographers in the world and a pioneer of street style photography. Hence, the two of us were people-watching and getting inspiration on the streets of New York City long before the current Instagram era. Most importantly, she fostered the environment to let me express myself through what I wore. What a gift.

Who are your style icons?
My mother, of course, as well as Audrey Hepburn. They were both fashion-forward, yet embraced a signature style. Of course, this all ties together as I’ve always loved Audrey Hepburn’s famous motto, “I just do my (own) thing.” It’s the foundation for all my personal choices.

What is one essential that you could never live without?
I have to go with a great, well-tailored pair of black skinny jeans or a statement coat. Either one goes with almost anything, along with my Athletic Propulsion Labs kicks.

What’s a trend that will never go out of style?
Statement tops and power sleeves. With our new casual lifestyles, they’re both here to stay.

What’s your favorite brand of all time?
It’s our footwear and apparel brand, Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL), which seamlessly blends fashion and performance. We strive to create products that let the materials, colors, technology, and design tell the story—not big emblazoned logos. Our goal has always been to create products we love and have felt are missing from the market.

What pieces excite you the most?
I always love a great bag that is highly unusual. Current favorites are any Louis Vuitton Petite Malle and the almost impossible to get LV Hologram City Trunk bag. I also love a great sweater that has special detailing, embellishment, or a mid-calf dramatic sweep. They’re investment pieces that can be worn year-round.

Can you tell us about your hairspray line?
My hairspray line is The Blonde and The Brunette X JAMES KENDALL, which was inspired by my need for a product that worked better for long days, especially when I am on the road. I feel better when my hair looks great. We developed a regular and signature travel size, “Secret Weapon by NJ,” as a strong-hold shaping and finishing spray that would leave my hair looking natural while adding the strength and volume to last all day long. I’ve also started to consider designing my own line. Stay tuned.

Any advice for future fashionistas trying to break into the fashion industry?
One of the best ways to start is with an apprenticeship. It builds knowledge, connections, and your resume. The other thing I always did was tell anyone who would listen that I was looking for a job. That’s how I got my first job in L.A.

If you could only shop one store, what would it be?
Just one? It’s a tie between Net-A-Porter online and Louis Vuitton.

NJ’s 15 Style Tips

  1. Fit is everything. Find a good seamstress because great tailoring polishes a look.
  2. Go for the unique. When everyone zigs, you zag.
  3. Find the perfect pair of black pumps. They go with everything.
  4. Invest in good jewelry. Save up for pieces you will always cherish.
  5. Buy something because you love it and it will be ready to go when the moment arrives. It’s a great way to live your fashion life. It leaves you open to all sorts of possibilities as opposed to being tied to specific events.
  6. Find your personal style and stick with it. When you have a signature style, it’s a sign of confidence that reflects your identity inside and out. I always go for clean, modern lines with a touch of the unexpected. I’ve dubbed myself a “graphic minimalist” with my signature black and white look complimented by my long dark hair, dramatic eyes, and pale lip. However, you will often see me add a pop of color with soft pastels, a bold pink, or red.
  7. Don’t be afraid to add some sparkle. What can I say? I love a bit of embellishment. Life is short. Have fun and don’t save it for nights out.
  8. It doesn’t all have to be designer. Feel free to mix special vintage pieces with your designer favorites. The key is sometimes a favorite piece needs a rest and then you can pull it back out again.
  9. When in doubt, wear black. It doesn’t have to be basic.
  10. It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed. It’s an easier apology than vice-versa.
  11. You can’t go wrong with white nail polish. It goes with everything.
  12. Sometimes less is more. Sometimes more is more. Layering and adding accessories can be just the right touch for just the right situation.
  13. When in doubt, go for the statement coat or bag. Don’t forget to drape your coat over your shoulders. It’s a classic look that adds tons of drama.
  14. Don’t buy something with an occasion in mind. Buy something because you love it.
  15. Always match your bag to your shoes. This is one of my go-to musts that stands the test of time.

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15 Style Tips From NJ Goldston That Stand the Test of Time:  Photographed by Trina Yin

Back To School Trends: 3 Tips To Strut The Halls In Style

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Nights are getting shorter, notebooks and pencils dominate the aisles of your local Target, and suddenly conversation has turned from pool parties to schedules. This can only mean one thing: school is, unfortunately, back in session. Whether you’re finishing out your senior year at university or starting your freshman year of high school, personal style is never more important than it is at the beginning of the year. While I made some pretty poor style choices in school (read: gauchos, hair feathers, and Aeropostale hoodies galore), I have since found my way in the fashion world. Here are three tips to help you avoid the mistakes I made…over and over.

 

Keep it trendy…but not too trendy.

Step into the halls with your best foot forward by picking a first day outfit that features something totally trendy and unique. Your outfit should be understated, but still leave your classmates wondering exactly how many fashion weeks you’ve attended (even if it’s zero). My suggestion? One super fashion forward, totally you accessory. Personally, I would take a hint from NYFW and go for something a little western, like this studded and embroidered leather jacket.

A cool bag is a MUST.

If you’re going to be carrying an accessory around every single day, you may as well make a statement. Save the Jansport bag for gym class and dare to take your backpack game to the next level. Functionality is key, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Personally, I’m a rucksack gal, and this gorgeous leather bag from Madewell easily transitions from classroom to Sunday brunch. The key here is to find something that will compliment your wardrobe and add to every outfit—not take away from it. Be sure to pick a material that will last and invest in a piece you can carry post-graduation.

Experiment!

Now is the time where you can try out all sorts of different trends, pieces, and styles. Don’t limit yourself to one vibe at the beginning of the school year like I did. One year, I decided I was totally edgy and too cool for school (pun intended), and I stocked my closet with studs and all black everything. By the time the spring semester rolled around, not only was I completely bored with that look, I didn’t have the money to buy new clothes! Instead of a major back to school shopping spree, purchase a few cool items and keep collecting unique pieces throughout the year. That way, you’ll end up with a ton of variety, and have the freedom to choose from a lot of different looks. Start with a killer pair of statement shoes, like these trendy glittery booties, and go from there.

The most important tip? Find your style, and have fun with it. Purchase pieces that take you a bit out of your comfort zone, and be willing to try something a little different. The halls are your personal runway, so work it!

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Back To School Trends: 3 Tips To Strut The Halls In Style: Featured image courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Dan Liu’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

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Canadian fashion designer Dan Liu founded his label for the mature fashionista and his new collection plays on the setting of a Parisian cafe. He focuses on lace, crochet, and knit detailing and his collection features dresses almost exclusively. The designs evoke a sense of whim and romance with pastel colors and floral designs frequenting the runway. In the height of summer, we wanted to bring you these designs straight from the New York runway and inspire you to take on the season like a Parisian.

 

The runway show commences with a model sitting down at a small café table stage right. She picks up a rose in a glass vase at the center of the table and holds it to her nose, smiling to herself. She wears a pastel pink dress with floral lace embellishments and seems to engage in conversation with someone off-stage. Finally, she gazes at the rose as she rises from her seat and walks the runway. The dresses that follow are visually similar—conservative with cap and mid-length sleeves and cut just above the knee. One main element of the collection is the marriage of black and dark blue colors with pastel designs giving an edgy vibe to otherwise fairly traditional dresses.

In an interview with New York Fashion Week Live, Liu opens up about the relationship between designers and models. He discusses how the success of the show depends on making the models feel beautiful before they walk the runway. He comments, “Fashion, from my point of view, is so who you are. So if they feel it’s not who they are, and they just walk out for their job, the show will never look good. My dress will never look good.”

He goes on to say how when he designed these dresses, he had real people in mind and believes his dresses are very wearable on and off stage. Liu calls his runway show “New Path” and in an interview with CCTV America’s Michelle Makori, Liu says, “It’s not just a new path for my company. It’s a new path for my design, for my clients, for my customers.”

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Dan Liu’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection: Images Courtesy of Pedro Alcantara

Morrisday The Label’s AW 2016 Collection

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As temperatures begin to dwindle down and that familiar fall air begins to settle in, we bid adieu to our summer daze and say hello to a season filled with pumpkin spice lattes and scary movies. Ending our summer romance is never easy no matter how many times we go through it, but this time around the heartbreak doesn’t hurt as much with a new fashion brand on our radar. Set your heart on a brand based in Sydney, Australia, where summer never seems to end. Influenced by the song “Que Sera, Sera” (whatever will be, will be) by Dorris Day, Morrisday The Label represents moving with life wherever it may take you, and whatever it may bring you.

Morrisday The Label curates a balance between the modern-day gal and the classic, sophisticated woman with each line that it creates. From day-to-night pieces to knitted tops and printed frocks, this fashion brand makes transitioning from “cooler days to darker nights” as effortless as the transition from summer to autumn.
With Morrisday’s AW16 collection, you’ll be more than ready for autumn like no other. Reigning true to the ‘70s boho chic vibes and luxe aesthetic that Morrisday is known for, inspiration was drawn not only from the brand’s original influences, but from the sunsets captured in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. From pigmented, rusty camel and mocha hues to softer variations of the colors, the tilted “Horizon” color palette sets the perfect tone for a collection that has us daydreaming about sitting beneath grand, colorful tents in the middle of the desert.
This upcoming season, you’ll be dancing in bell sleeve dresses and turning heads in straight line coats that won’t only have your heart racing, but everyone else’s as well. Have you fallen in love yet? We sure have.
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Cliché: What was the inspiration behind the creation of Morrisday The Label?
Morrisday Team: Morrisday was born out of a lifelong love of fashion and femininity. Founded in September 2015, the brand is the essence of effortless luxe and was inspired by the melodic vocal stylings of Doris Day’s song “Que Sera, Sera.”
People seemed to love your line at Coachella this past year. What is it about your clothing line that makes it so perfect for festivals?
The Morrisday styles all have an effortless luxe to them, which has been hugely popular. Our collections focus on textures and fabrics that work perfectly for festivals. A splash of embroidery or a patterned crochet can instantly lift a simple silhouette and make it a season must-have!
Did the company always intend for it to be such a festival-worthy brand?
The introduction of the festival-worthy ‘Casual Luxe’ styles happened quite organically. After our initial launch with party-wear, we went straight into designing the summer collection, which was inspired by exotic travels, so the collection was focused around festival and resort-worthy styles. It’s been so exciting to see the way all our customers and bloggers have styled each look.
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It seems like all-white was a major trend this year. Is that something that was expected?
White is always popular in summer, so white on white was just taking it another step further, and we are loving it. The past few seasons, we’ve seen trends like camel on camel and looks with gorgeous cosmetic colors, so the white on white trend wasn’t a surprise to us. To make this trend your own, bring in some key textures or bold silhouettes. Our Nina Skirt is perfect for adding a glam edge to your look.
If you were packing for a vacation, which items from your line would be your go-to? What beauty products would also make the cut?
We are all about playsuits at the moment, so we are loving the Mystic Playsuit and the Dreamboat Maxi Skort. These looks are effortless and perfect for those festival summer days and nights. Our must-have beauty product for vacation is always a gorgeous BB Cream with SPF—great coverage and protection from the sun! We’re also always sure to pack a waterproof mascara as well.
The clothes are so sophisticated, yet work perfectly for care-free festivals as well. How do you balance that out when it comes to design?
Our ranges are always designed to be trans-seasonal and versatile. We want the dress that can be worn from the office to cocktails after work and the playsuit that can take you from a Friday night date to an all-day festival. We spend a lot of time getting to know our customers and their lifestyles so we can create designs that they’ll love. In the design process, we always focus on fabrics, colors, and prints to make sure the design can be taken from occasion to occasion—it’s all in how you style it, too.
How has the line evolved since launch?
Morrisday The Label was born in 2015, so it has been very exciting to see us grow so much so quickly. The collection launched with our signature sequin mermaid skirts, and from there we have evolved into resort and festival wear as well as gorgeous party dresses. There really is something for every occasion!
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Shop from Morriday The Labels beautiful pieces at morrisdaythelabel.com.
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“A New Romance with Morrisday The Label” was originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Aug/Sept 2016 issue. Photographs courtesy of Morrisday The Label.

The Evolution of the Turtleneck

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From jean jackets to blazers and statement necklaces to well, just about anything—layering your turtleneck is the perfect fall staple. They made their debut into my closet (also my heart) and on almost every single NYFW runway this fall, where Alexander Wang taught us that turtlenecks are in and bare necks are out. Here’s my take on 3 different outfits in the same turtleneck—afternoon, evening and night options. All you have to do is add your choice of accessory and voilà—there you have it: The Evolution of the Turtleneck.

12:00 PM

Afternoons with little effort and lots of coffee (one just ain’t cuttin’ it.) For a simple yet chic look, throw on your favorite jean jacket or in my case denim button up to complete your outfit—easy, peasy. If you want to get fancy, slip on a little pump and tuck in the bottom of your button up.

Denim

5:00 PM

Nothing completes a turtleneck more eloquently than a statement necklace. Still waiting to showcase that beautiful necklace your mother got you for your birthday? Say no more because this evening is your chance to accessorize. Timeless and elegant, prepare to be flattered (maybe even proposed to)—who knows.

Statement Necklace

8:00 PM

It’s peanut butter blazer time AKA dinner time so go ahead and pass the chips, please. A blazer is the perfect go-to for a night out with that special someone (in my case, my mother) or a weekend stroll in the city with your girlfriends.

Blazer