It’s fashion month! I mean, I don’t know if there is officially a month designated to fashion but I think we can all agree September is a fashion lover’s Christmas. September is the best month for clothes! It’s warm enough for my favorite sun dresses but cool enough for jeans and sweaters (at least in the mornings). I am in the full swing of things with school right now, meaning my day to day life is filled with heavy backpacks, long reading assignments and lots of coffee. I’m not complaining, I like school, but fashion news is a welcome distraction.
Favorite Fashion Quote: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening” – Coco Chanel
There are so many great fashion quotes out there, some for inspiration and some for laughs. This list of the 101 best fashion & style quotes reminded me of some of my favorites.
Favorite TV Character Wardrobe: Though it’s not coming back for a third season I loved the over the top outfits of the Chanels on Scream Queens. Fur is super in again this winter!
Fashion Icon: I have a lot of fashion icons but I really love Jane Birkin. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed I pin images of her constantly. I also adore Amal Clooney for professional inspiration and Gigi Hadid’s street style for something edgy.
Favorite Designer Inspiration: I don’t have one designer whose shows I can’t miss, but I adore the artistry and production of the more creative designers. I always look forward to seeing Rodarte’s collections and I would dress in head to toe Chloe if I were a socialite with a limitless credit card!
Favorite Designer to Wear: Sophia Webster makes fashion whimsical and creative. While I can’t wear her magical creations daily I like the unique statements they make. I wasn’t lucky enough to snag anything from her recent collaboration with Puma but I know butterfly sneakers would make me feel like a total goddess at the gym. As a self proclaimed “fairy princess” I was born to wear Sophia Webster! P.S. I already have the butterfly booties but like…I can justify these too right?
Best Fashion Advice you’ve ever received: “When you love something it never goes out of style”. While there are definitely pieces that look dated, I believe everyone should own their personal style. If you are expressing yourself, if you love what you’re wearing then you will exude an inner confidence and naturally you’ll have that supermodel glow. I really believe it!
Favorite Fashion Magazine: I love flipping through InStyle and Glamour but I’ll take any/all fashion magazines. A hot bath and a new magazine at the end of the day is heavenly. I’ll skip the wine though and drink grapefruit juice in the bath (I have to be a little bit less of a clichè right?)
Favorite Book(s) on Fashion: Tales from the Back Row was a quick read with lots of fun celebrity appearances as well as valuable information on the fashion industry (full review here).
Favorite Trends to follow: I love following bridal fashion! It started in college when I wrote a paper on the history of the wedding dress. I’ve looked at Bridal Fashion Week ever since.
Favorite Fashion Model: Karlie Kloss, I dedicated an entire post to my Girl Crush on Karlie. I think Karlie does a great job of relating herself to everyday women and she engages with fans with her Youtube channel. Most importantly, Karlie enrolled in school at NYU while modeling AND founded a camp to teach girls to code. I really appreciate when models/celebrities use their platform to make a real difference.
Trend you are LOVING: Aside from white ankle booties which at this point I have talked about so much you all probably feel like I am brutally battering a dead horse..I am really excited about the resurgence of metallic. I probably won’t go super intense with a metallic gown but I am all about space age metallic booties and metallic accessories. I still adore the
Trend you are LOATHING: Ugh, anything overly 80s inspired. I’m not into shoulder pads and as much as I genuinely like all the ruffles I can’t help but think about how stupid we’re all going to feel when we look back at photos. Oh well, that’s part of the fun of fashion right?
At the end of the day fashion should be a creative way to express who you are. I’ll admit I sometimes have to remind myself not to let fashion confine me #SlaveToFashion but to let each new trend and evolution inspire me. Have you been following NYFW? Who are your favorite designers? Fashion blogger? Street style stars? I would love to read.