I have been SO busy. I leave CT for LA in 48 days! I can’t believe it! Where has the time gone?
I want to be blogging more and with work slowing down I hope that I’ll be able to do some there (shh don’t tell my boss).
I’m currently watching Botched, and surfing the web for some inspiration for my post this week.
I have been getting a lot of questions from everyone (employers, family members, friends) about what it is that I want to be doing with my life after going to FIDM and what my ultimate goal is. My ultimate goal is to be a stylist; I would love to style a band or an artist and travel with them, planning their outfits and seeing the world all in one would be a dream come true. With that being said, and considering it was Couture fashion week in Paris, and Mercedes Benz fashion week in Berlin, I thought today I would post about international style.
1. Parisian Chic
The French may be some of the stylish people on the planet. The street style is simple but exciting and they’re not worried about taking fashion risks, always going outside of the box and developing new trends.
Looking sexy without showing too much skin…
These ladies are not so much focused on large accessories, but the strategic layering, and simplistic styling.
Style Tips: To dress more “Parisian” start with the motto “Less is more.” Don’t try too hard and never over accessorize. I once read that before you leave the house you should remove an accessory. In this case I would say keep jewelry simplistic and add one staple item. In the first photo the staple is her hat, the second would be her clutch and the third would be the sunnies. Also show skin in unexpected ways. For example in the first photo shes basically all covered except for the small slit of skin between her boot and shorts, to give it that sex appeal without over doing it.
2. Eccentric Tokyo
I admire anyone that takes risks when it comes to fashion and the Japanese do this better than anyone. Most of the trends that start in Japan don’t usually catch on in full swing here in the states but some of them do and I fully appreciate the ones that do.
Bright colors and layers….
Harajuku girls (who I don’t know much about…YET) focus on mixing different trends and incorporating bright colors.
Style Tips: To dress more like a Harajuku girl break out your bright colors, if you aren’t scared to look ridiculous (which is awesome) you’re already halfway there. Stop matching, get a pair (or three) platform shoes and try pairing H&M with Hot Topic.
3. The Artist Crossroads (Berlin)
Berlin is the “go to” city for artists of any kind. Which is why I obsess over the street style there. The focus here is on loose layers, with hints of color.
There’s no such thing as over accessorizing, who says you can’t wear a fedora with a large scarf AND a long necklace?
Style Tips: Don’t take off any accessories before leaving (like I said before). Dress loose, borrow your brothers, dads, boyfriends, jeans, tees etc. Add a small pop of color.
Milan is on the top of my bucket list for places to visit, as it should be. The style bleeds romance with an edgy side.
Neutrals with the occasional pattern and bright color…
I just love everything about the elegance of Italian style. Somehow a leather jacket paired with an elegant skirt can still mean elegance and class.
Style Tips: Go for patterns and bright colors, but when you do, pair it with something that doesn’t try too hard to out shine that piece. Add a moto jacket to something that you may not normally add it to to give it that extra oomph, like a form fitting dress, or high rise skirt. Don’t be afraid to show a little skin.
HATS, SCARVES, HATS, SCARVES. The weather in London makes it the perfect scenario to wear hats and scarves (and I’m obsessed with both).
Tight bottoms, loose fitting tops….
I find it slightly ironic that two of the three of these London street fashionistas are wearing sunglasses (considering it’s cloudy almost all of the time there). I love all of these looks, very effortless and chic, perfect for London weather.
Style Tips: Wear hats, invest in a good pair of skinnies. A carry all bag is a must (to carry your umbrella when you’re not using it). Try buying a jacket a size bigger and instead of putting your arms in the sleeves rest it on your shoulders, to add a unique modern element to your outfit, without hiding the pieces underneath.
I would do NY and LA fashion, but I blog about those every week and we all know they’re the best ;).
Just a suggestion (and I’m not a spokesperson for him) but everyone should buy Ed Sheeran’s new album… he is hands down the most talented artist out there, and I’m obsessed, it’s on repeat at the gym, in my car, and when I’m in the shower.
I’m going to do my best to post again tomorrow, but I am a very busy woman :)
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” -Coco Chanel