don’t FALL and BREAK yourself

It’s that wonderful time of year when the weather starts getting chilly. Everyone starts pulling out their scarves, comfy sweaters and boots. You can add a little “pumpkin spice” to just about anything and your refreshed from Fall Break.

Yes, it just ended it for me but it was a wonderful week of relaxing and enjoying family and friends.

So here’s fall. *cheers*

 

 

Black&Blue | a cardinal sin or a way to fit in?

As a college student I frequently get out of bed 10 minutes before my next class, blindly throw on clothing, and rush out the door. I was just talking to a friend who had the same morning routine and was pointing out her “unmatched” style. She was wearing a black blazer with a navy blue chiffon shirt. I told her not to worry about because, “that’s the style these days: unmatched clothing.” Of course, there is a way to wear unmatched clothing, mixing of colors and patterns and the ever-so-wonderful eclectic look itself. Does Black&Blue break the old-school rules or does is fit in range of strange?

As I was researching fashion trends for 2012 one of the first articles I came across was from Marie Claire. The trend? Black & Blue. DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Preen showoff their runway models in two: Black… and Blue. You can check out some of these designs in the Marie Claire article, here.

Although some of us will struggle mixing the two, as we rid ourselves of what used to be faux pas, others will relish in the classy, chic, and somewhat edgy look these two dark colors bring. Fashion these days is more about inspiration. There’s really nothing new out there, just reinvention. Taking what used to bad and making fab. Looking at what used to be considered retched and turning it into something mother’s cannot believe their daughters think is “fashionable.” Everyone is just on their own.

Look to the birdcage for inspiration, not constraint. Be free. Be lovely. Be nerdy.

~Leigha

 

Don’t sweat it…

Today is one of those sweatpants kind of day although, a cute tracksuit would make this day even greater. Tracksuits are the way to go when you are wanting comfort but don’t want to compromise style. Hollywood is seen in their Red Carpet and their designer tracksuits. Why? Tracksuits are sporty, comfy, practical but not frumpy or dull. The best part is: a good track suit never goes out of style. Here are three ways and some of a few pictures to help you get that “adorable, cozy” look.

1. Texture- It’s all about the texture. A cotton pant just isn’t as attractive as a thick velvet. Pick fabrics that have movement, low wrinkle-tendencey, and luscious texture. It looks like velour is making a comeback.

2. Color- Make it bold. When picking out a tracksuit the “make it match the rest of my wardrobe” rule does not apply. This addition to your collection will most likely be worn together and will not need to match anything else! Remember to get a shirt (or two) that goes with your tracksuit. You can mix and match these pieces as you please. Color makes your tracksuit funny, quirky and you!

3. Dress it Up- Remember that a fashion tracksuit is NOT for the gym. Do not do squats in the dressing room to “test it out.” Tracksuits have the ability to show off your curves, make you look casual but still ever so alluring. Dress up your track suit with sparkling studs or a beaded watch. Make sure you hair is a pristine ponytail, not a half-blowdryed mess. Casual can still be classy.

Extra Casual

Fun Pattern

 

Candy Corn Clothes

Yes, FALL is here! I suppose I should be posting this on the ACTUALL turn of fall, but considering the leaves haven’t even turned yet, I am in no hurry. What would this great season be without candy corn? That’s right, totally unsweet. And we all know that in order to be in tune with the season’s latest fashions we must dress like the candy that surounds it.

This week, Dress-Up Tuesday incorporated just that, Candy Corn yellows, oranges, browns and whites.

How to Get this Look:

  1. Go buy some candy
  2. Eat ALL of the candy
  3. Use Duck Tape to attach the candy to your body, making an outfit.

Kidding. Mostly. Here are a few key points to fashion this fall.

  • Use your summer shorts- This fall you can get an extra use out of those summer shorts by paring them up with leggings or tights. Shorter shorts work best for balance with this look.
  • No more crack attack-Low-rise pants are so last year. Pair your outfits with pants that hit at the waist, or two fingers below the belly button. Make sure that your pants are in proportion to your torso. Also, bell bottom and wide-leg pants are huge trend.
  • Booty Boots- Boots are a great way to finish off a look with some eclectic style. Tall or short, leather is the way to go.
  • Furgalicious- No, not the chick in Black Eyed Peas. Make sure you show your support by being Fur Fall. Not only does fur look comfy and warm, it adds texture and dimension for a dramatic effects.
Keep checking back for more tips and suggestions on how to be an absolutely stunning Nerdy Peacock, like mio :)