Listen little honeys. I myself am a long-time lover, supporter and practicer of Ye Old Flannel Tied Around The Waist. But, it's time to face the facts and move on- that ish is TOAST.
ZIP. ZILCH. OVER. DONE. May she rest.
***(Unless you're going to the airport in which case it's the most useful move ever, especially for over-packers-anonymous - who me? - because it's one more thing on your bod which equals one less thing in your bag. And as such for travel I plan to utilize it 'til the end of time, or at least until planes are eliminated by technology and we can just email ourselves somewhere.)
But fear not my flannel-loving lovelies! There is a new tied-waist in town- and she's the flannel-waist's cooler big sister who stopped going to Coachella at least 3 years ago.
The way to update the look is easy peasy lemon squeezy:
1. Plaid = BAD
2. Tonal = GOOD
3. Self-tying = GOOD
I love the super graphic combo of plaid with polka dots because it's your good old fashioned Yin and Yang love story. Plaid, the somewhat rigid, serious, stay-inside-the-lines workaholic meets Polka Dot, the whimsical, effervescent, goofball with a forever smile on her face- and it's a match made in heaven!
Just like Yin & Yang, it's easy to nail the combo in black and white. Keep this as your base, and add in other colors sparingly, so as not to sway too heavily towards the whimsical goofball side of the spectrum, ya kooky freak.
Happy match making, y'all! ♥
I love florals. But I'm far from a girlie girl. How, you ask? Well, I happen to be here to tell you.
It is both incredibly easy (fact) and supremely hip (fact according to me) to mix your florals with super sporty elements, like sneaks, pants, hoodies, hats, menswear or anything work-out inspired. It's such a simple formula you almost can't mess it up!!! Unless you are unable to grasp the concept of editorial and you hit the club with wild flowers comin out yo socks #donttrythisathome.
Colorblocking is one of those trends, like "Nautical" (barf) or "Black and White" (original) that has been a trend since forever, but that always finds a new way to announce itself. Colorblocking for spring, with its patchwork of multiple colors, feels modern, sporty, fun, tough, clean, and COOL AF.
Embrace the trend with a full on LEWK, hunnay, or just safely dip your toe in the wiley waters of this trend with a super fun shoe, belt, or even tonally blocked piece.
Who doesn't love a good sequin? No one fun! But alas, sequins can take a sister to hookerville in a hot second or less. Instant Remedy: Add Stripes. The Graphic / Chill / Classic/ Tomboy-ish / Goodgirl-ish vibes from stripes instantly diffuse any potential Sex/ Party-Girl / Disco vibes of the (all-too-frequently judged for her sexually-free-in-a-Samantha-kind-of-way) sequin. Make ya sequins Daytime Approp or Nighttime Legit with a stripe anywhere you can slap one on.
Who knew baby pink could be such a bad ass?
The trick to mastering the super-sweet hue is to look for clean, angular pieces and pair them with menswear inspired items. (Flouncy skirt or baby doll dress and you're headed straight for little-bo-peepsville in no time. Don't say I didn't, say I didn't , warn you.)
Think blazers, long coats, button downs, solid tees, fitted skirts, t-shirts dresses, and slim pants.
Then work it, ma.
I dressed Cher Lloyd for some winter-y events this time last year, and I wanted to take her in the Gwen Stefani rock chick direction: bad ass and one of the dudes, yet somehow sexy as hell- in the eyes of boys and girls alike. (WTF Gwen how you do it so Hella Good? I Tried to call and ask her but I just got her voice mail that she was like walking on a Spider Web or some shit. Weird, but I guess, Its Her Life, let's not forget.)
N.E.Way... I still love this inspiration and think its super relevant for fall and holiday dressing!
Just Add White Tee
Black and White
Black&White + Baby Blue
The New Tied Waist
Plaid + Polka Dot
Sequins + Stripes
The Mini Jumpsuit