Eff resolutions, what's everyone wearing for New Year's Eve??!?! As with most occasions, if it's fun, bright, and short as shit, it gets the green light in my book! The real issue with NYE is, of course, it's damn cold out and the miniest of mini dresses will make a girl freeze her sweet tush off. (I will be in Austin- lows in the 40s...= hat/glove/scarf/wool socks in my book....). Blazers are a great layering option, as they still feel festive and fancy, pair well with dresses of most lengths, and you'll wear it long into the new year.
Wishing everyone health, happiness, and fucking cute outfits. ♥
It's a confusing time of year: not yet New Year's, not still Christmas, fully winter, but 70 degrees in the northeast... what in the sam hell is a girl to wear? Try going with winter-approp wool, in festive-but-not-overly-so red plaid, some tradish blue jeanz, a dressed up bootie, and a happy hat. A little of bit of everything for the in-between-everything week.
Dressing á la stereotypical New Yorker- all black everything- doesn't have to mean being boring, business-y, or cynical. Overalls and polka dots couldn't really be those things if they tried. And if you're the kinda gal that would rock both at once, I'm guessing you can't either. If there was any room for doubt, however, some fluffy, colorful, happy keychains should clear the air once and for all.
Side note, when I lived in NYC I wore substantially less black than I do now in LA. In fact I wore just about every thing, all at once, besides black (see here)(...Jesus). New York is so massive and bustling your clothes can shout and you'll still comfortably blend in, where as LA is so low-key, I've more or less eliminated bold brights and loud prints from my wardrobe. Maybe it's LA... or maybe I'm old.
Lucky for us extremezly sophizticated wumenz, overalls are no longer signed to an exclusive contract with denim. Leather, suede, corduroy, wool flannel, silk ... endless options were shown by many designers, AND- again, lucky for us- already available to shop!
Cause it's still warm in LA, I wore my silk set from Hotel Perticulier with my absolute favorite Perfect White T-Shirt, from JungMaven, leopard flatforms, and a vintage Levi's denim jacket. Plus a cotton beanie just to let everyone that yes, I know it is winter thankyouverymuch. If you're living in actual seasons, try putting a cashmere turtleneck or cableknit sweater underneath, and your jean jacket slung over your shoulders.
Who woulda thunk that OVERALLS would be my go-to for a cute, easy- dare I say fashionable- outift? I tell ya who wouldnta thunk it- ME. But, hot dang, they sure is!!
Overalls, my friends, are mostly just a combo of the two best things: Jeans (yes please) and one-stop-shop outfit (thank you), and therefore a resounding thumbs up. Now, enter the Spring/Summer and Pre-Fall runways, demonstrating they are beloved by even the finest fashion palettes, and that they'll be trending for months to come. Comfort, ease, and style stamp of approval? Sold.
Check back all week for how I wear 'em, and where to shop!
Overalls have had endless iterations over their decades of popularity, but none more sophisticated than their current runway interpretations. A far cry from the baggy, dirty, workwear sacks you might picture on the likes of Old MacDonald, the Spring/Summer and Pre-Falls runways showed a full rainbow of colors, fabrications, and silhouettes. From wide and flowing, to fitted and cropped, there are styles to suit not just every body type, but every aesthetic. So forget what you think you know about overalls- or, if you're like me, any sorry attempts to emulate the Aliyah's and T.L.C.s of yesteryear- and get ready to embrace the trend in all its new, fresh, fabalousness.
Texture + Print
A bold focus on fabrication, from structured leather to floaty chiffon, classic denim to bold color blocking.
Still not sold on the old-fashioned shape? There are plenty of totally reworked riffs on the classic, that feel anything but basic or outdated.
A surefire way to keep the style fresh and sophisticated is to rock it in white. All white is super hip for winter, and will almost certainly remain popular through spring and summer.
This here scarf is a combo of two magical things- Block Shop (duh) and Poketo, killer design store based in the downtown LA arts district. And, if you're still last minute gift shopping, both offer fun, unique options that will set your gifts apart from the plethora of lame and useless gifts, no matter how excited one might be about their new membership to the cheese of the month club, courtesy of dairy queen Aunt Sal. And, lucky for you, you can order this scarf, and plenty of other rad shit, up until Tuesday and still get it down the chimney in time for the big day.
Hurry, go!! Shop your little butts off!!!
Oh and like DM for address if ya wanna send ME a little somethin special, I won't mind, swear.
Continuing my series on LA winter layers featuring Block Shop Textiles scarves, I'm wearing an all denim look paired with their Kusama bandana. It's a simple, easy look for urban cowgals everywhere, elevated by one of my favorite tricks in the book: going MONOCHROMATIC!! (See here, here and here.) Little details, like the shearling lined collar, hand block printed scarf, and simple belt, keep the look refined, and - although fully menswear inspired- nod to a feminine sensibility.
Just Add White Tee
Black and White
Black&White + Baby Blue
The New Tied Waist
Plaid + Polka Dot
Sequins + Stripes
The Mini Jumpsuit