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Fashion Beyond Abercrombie & Fitch (or How to Develop Your Own Style) Photo by MegElizabeth_ Today I want to talk about something that I see in girls who are just out of high school all the time – thinking that they love “fashion” when really the mass-market retail world has blinded them to what real style is all about.

Fashion Beyond Abercrombie & Fitch (or How to Develop Your Own Style)

This is something I like to call “The A&F Trap.” That’s how I was for part of my high school years: oblivious to real style and just buying up whatever I saw in A&F stores. Sure, I thought I looked cute and fashionable then, and got some compliments on my clothes. But now when I look back, I realize how constrained and totally boring my style was! Of course it’s fun to feel like you fit in, as if that moose-embroidered henley you’re wearing makes you a tiny bit cooler somehow. Why Real Style Is Better Take it from me: as nice as it is to be complimented on your straight-off-the-mannequin outfit, it’s so much better when someone compliments you on a look that you worked to put together yourself with pieces from all over the place.

How to Find Your Celebrity Fashion Muse. Today I want to talk about fashion inspiration.

How to Find Your Celebrity Fashion Muse

Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with new outfits, and I often get asked about how you’re supposed keep up with it all. In an industry where everything changes every other day, how do you stay inspired without buying a whole new wardrobe weekly? There’s a lot of creativity involved in fashion – even if it’s just in choosing how you wear the few basic pieces you have. Just like artists and writers look for inspiration to keep their creativity flowing, fashionistas need inspiration too! There are many ways to find fashion inspiration (which I’ll be talking more about later), but one easy way is to have a celebrity fashion muse.

Wardrobe Essentials for College Girls. I received the following email recently: “Hey i love your site and find it really helpful.

Wardrobe Essentials for College Girls

I’m a senior in high school and will be in college next fall. I want to start with a fresh wardrobe. Do you have any suggestions on what is needed in every college fashionista’s wardrobe?” Photo by TeeRish This is a question I get a lot and I’m pretty sure most girls have trouble with this. You want to keep up with trends, but at the same time, you want clothes that won’t be unwearable next season.

Here is what I believe to be the definitive guide to what every college girl should have in her wardrobe. Absolute Must’s 4-5 Pairs of Jeans That Fit Well Jeans (not sweatpants!) One of these pairs can be a trendy style, like skinny jeans or wide leg jeans. Brands to check out: American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap A Classic Dress Dress by Banana Republic. Gossip Girl Fashion. How to Dress Like Jess from New Girl. Of all the new TV shows that premiered this fall, I have to say my favorite is Fox’s New Girl.

How to Dress Like Jess from New Girl

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the show follows Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel), a 20-something teacher who finds herself living with three male roommates after answering an ad on Craigslist. Jess’ quirky, bubbly and somewhat over-the-top personality sends the guys for a loop, while Jess deals with adjusting to life as the new girl. Not only is the show hilarious, the characters lovable and the theme song ridiculously catchy (I dare you to listen to it and not have it stuck in your head for the next two days!) , but Jess rocks some amazing fashion to boot. She knows how to blend lots of bright colors and bold patterns to create adorable, stylish and completely unique outfits. Cold, Colder, Coldest: 4 Layered Looks for Winter. Photo Credit Autumn is quickly turning into winter, which means that it’s time to start dressing for colder weather!

Cold, Colder, Coldest: 4 Layered Looks for Winter

Depending on where you live, though, your idea of cold weather could mean a lot of different things. For example, someone from SoCal might think that 60 degree weather is “freezing”, but a Midwesterner wouldn’t even call that temperature chilly. So, whether you experience mild winters or live someplace where -15 °F is the norm, we’ve got you covered. Scroll on down to check out four multi-layered, stylish and cold weather-ready outfits for winter: Cooling Down Product Info: Sweater- H&M, Dress- ModCloth, Ring- Betsey Johnson, Scarf- Wet Seal, Tights- Piperlime, Boots- Debenhams If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where the winter weather tends to stay somewhere between brisk and slightly chilly, this outfit is for you! Start by pairing a pretty printed dress with a cozy knit sweater and some sturdy riding boots.

Getting Colder… Brrr, It’s Cold In Here Absolutely Freezing!