, Inspiration Fashion Folder: October 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Trick or Treat

How did Halloween turn into a holiday where old and young dress up like something or someone they are not? Why is it the one time of year that taking candy from strangers is not only allowed but actively encouraged? 

This NPR article actually explains that Halloween, which started as a Celtic holiday and was brought to America by early immigrants was initially a child's holiday, but that adults always participated. In the early 19th century Halloween was about harmless pranks. Those who were pulling the pranks wore masks so as to not be recognized. It wasn't until the Depression era that the pranks started getting more serious. The instigators started demanding treats to avoid tricks. Early twentieth century consumerism responded by offering candy and decorations as a way to lessen the violence.  All of these factors helped turn Halloween into what we now know today. So dress up and enjoy some treats!

Happy Halloween!

Photo: WhoWhatWear

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fashion Sweatpants

Fashion and Sweatpants aren't normally mentioned in the same sentence, but this is changing. 
A recent National Retailer's Federation article stated that Athletic inspired clothing was the fastest growing sector in retail. What does this mean? Basically it means that more and more people are wearing yoga pants and clothing one would normally wear to the gym out in public in their everyday life.

Sometimes fashion dictates trends, but society and culture also influence fashion. Therefore it isn't surprising that designers have created the "fashion sweat pant" to fill this growing niche. 

It isn't for everyone, but like anything it's all about how you style it.

Below a couple of options (click on the brand names to check it out):

3. Asos

Photos: Rue 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Work Jumpsuit

I love that jumpsuits, once seen as possibly tacky and something made for children has matured into something I really want to wear to work. Thinking the outfit above is the perfect work outfit, paired with an awesome pair of heels like THESE! Ok, so the heels aren't for everyone but the jumpsuit totally is!

Find the jumpsuit above by clicking here!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Fashion Quotes

I love that quotes often convey a powerful message in few words. Since it is Friday here is a fashion quote for you....

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blue Pleated Midi Skirt

I found this picture on the internet months ago and kept it in a folder with my collection of photos that interest me. I love many things about this photo...first the bag is amazing, second LOVE the color combination of yellow and royal blue! Props to whomever this woman is for putting those two colors together. Third, the pleated midi skirt is now on my Fall wish list.

I wasn't sure about pleated skirts at first but they have been growing on me and I think I want one! I found this one at Asos and this one at Top Shop. Both are pretty fabulous and not too expensive. Thinking I may have to take a cue from this picture and look for a yellow blouse...

Photo: Stockholm Street Style