Whether you love it or hate it, the concept of a dress code has become less relevant with every passing year. As time marches on and the retail industry changes, shoppers are prioritizing versatility and longevity more now than ever when it comes to purchasing clothes. Personally, when I shop, I won’t buy something unless I can imagine wearing it three different ways. I want to make sure that the piece will stand the test of time (and rinse cycles) as well as flatter my shape and work for my lifestyle. One investment piece that I oftentimes gravitate towards is the jacket – in particular, the blazer.
The blazer is a universal layer that, when fitted properly, is flattering and sophisticated. It can be the cherry on top to a business-professional ensemble. It can be the last layer that you throw on before heading out the door to meet your friends for happy hour. It can be the stylish flair that elevates your afternoon-at-the-mall outfit. Even though diamonds are nice, I could make a case for the blazer being a girl’s best friend.
Transition wardrobes be gone, for fall is here! I’m lucky enough to start my sweaters-and-jackets rotation on a daily basis, but for those who are married to suits or scrubs from Monday to Friday, the weekend is prime time to express yourself with your wardrobe. Make the most of your 48 hour break by putting an elevated spin on otherwise laissez faire looks. Look your best and feel your best, even if you’re just running to the corner store.
Still basking in the glory that is New York Fashion Week, I’m filled to the brim with outfit inspiration and already looking forward to trying these trends out for myself. Every year, Fashion Week is sprinkled with a few key trends that hit nearly half of the runway shows. This year, designers like Versace, Michael Kors, Fendi, Miu Miu, Balenciaga, and more have all boarded the S.S. Check, utilizing patterns like tartan, gingham, and glen plaid to name a few. I have to admit, there’s something nostalgic about this check trend that is whimsical and retro. And I absolutely can’t get enough. Continue Reading
Such an amazing trip, here’s part two! The showstopping architecture and luscious scenery made for an incredible case of sensory overload (in the best way.) Each day, my outfit was inspired by something different and new in the metropolitan city. This time around, it was the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that had me in awe. The terracotta color against nature’s background really speaks to me still, even after having returned to New York. Continue Reading