, Inspiration Fashion Folder: May 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Overalls

As a kid, my first day of school outfit was always THE most important. After all it was the outfit that all of my classmates would see me in after an entire summer. The first day of sixth grade I recall wearing  overalls, overall shorts with pink flower details on the pockets to be exact. Overalls were super cool at the time. They were worn loose with the legs rolled up.

Even though my first day of school outfit is in the past,  I have noticed that overalls have once again become cool. Walking down the street last weekend I saw nothing less than four different women wearing them. All were wearing them differently and I couldn't help, but admire their style. 





Below some cool overalls I found...click over the name to check them out!


2. Oleander Cut Offs $154 (the sixth grader in me loves these)




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Art Show-Frieze New York

Art shows are a great place to get inspired! Between the amazing art and great fashion, the creativity that abounds is unfound in no other place. If you do not have access to art shows in your area, then find them online!

Below some pictures from people at the Frieze in New York recently:







Pictures: WWD

Friday, May 9, 2014

Men- Chambray Shirts



At a party last weekend in LA I noticed an overwhelming majority of the males in the room wearing Chambray/denim shirts. Denim shirts are considered a wardrobe staple, but  I was surprised at the various styles that they came in.

Some quick research found these:

1. J Crew $88.00

2. Levis $38.86 (on sale)

3. H&M $24.95


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Normcore

If you haven't yet heard the term "normcore," then allow me to introduce you.

Wikipedia defines it as  "an understated, nondescript style. It encompasses the desire to fit in rather than stand out".

It goes on to say that "the socio-economic meaning of the trend, argues that Normcore resonates "because it points to an obvious but unspoken fact of our time: That coolness itself is done..."







Pictures above give you a glimpse of what "normcore" looks like.

I personally understand "normcore" to be completely ironic. This interview found here quotes a guy dressed in the trend :


“Fashion has become very overwhelming and popular,” Lewis explains. “Right now a lot of people use fashion as a means to buy rather than discover an identity and they end up obscured and defeated. I'm getting cues from people like Steve Jobs and Jerry Seinfeld. It's a very flat look, conspicuously unpretentious, maybe even endearingly awkward. It's a lot of cliché style taboos, but it's not the irony I love, it's rather practical and no-nonsense, which to me, right now, seems sexy. I like the idea that one doesn't need their clothes to make a statement.”

By trying not to make a statement isn't one still making a statement? I think I will refute this trend and continue to make my own personal statement with clothes I love regardless of whether anyone else thinks they are cool. The only piece of this trend that I may consider is the comfortable footwear. Don't worry this does not mean I am giving up heels, but I did recently purchase a pair of these so maybe I am more "normcore" than I thought......


Images: The Cut, Lucky, Elle Canada