All posts filed under: Timeless Fashion

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Timeless Fashion; Let’s Talk Twenties

Let’s talk timeless fashion with Stephanie, NYC fashion blogger of…Let’s Talk Twenties! I think it’s probably safe to say that at least half of my wardrobe is vintage, thrifted or second hand. I find that shopping at a store made up of other people’s closets is so much more fun than shopping at a store with 100 of the same style top or pants. It adds a more personal touch to my style and makes me feel like an individual. In my opinion, vintage jackets and blazers are the best. They have a larger, boxier fit and amazing shoulder structures. I have found the absolute best vintage Dior jackets at thrift stores all over Manhattan. Surprisingly, I’ve gotten away with only paying as little as $20 for a matching skirt and jacket. Does life get better? Whoever these ladies were that wore the fabulous Dior jackets that I’ve adopted have got it going on. They know all about that boyfriend trend, and I don’t mean an actual boyfriend. A boxy jacket and some skinny jeans …

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Statement Necklaces: From “Blah” to Bombshell

Hello darlings! I’m Melanie from Lace and Combat Boots, a life and style blog all about celebrating the little things in life. My blog focuses on personal style, my adventures in New York and beautiful moments. That being said, one of my favorite accessories is a great statement necklace. I’m typically on the go with work, volunteering and blogging, so the less time I spend staring into the infinite abyss that is my closet, the better. A good statement necklace can really work wonders, especially when you’re a busy bee. They add just the right amount of dazzle to an outfit and can instantly take them from Anne Hathaway’s character at the beginning of “The Devil Wears Prada” to the new Andy with blunt bangs, a killer outfit and a plane ticket to Paris with Miranda Presley. Ok, they may not have that much of an effect, but they’re pretty close! At least as close as you can get with a single accessory. An eye-catching necklace instantly pulls together an outfit effortlessly. More importantly, they’re …

Fashion Inspiration: Then & Now

As young girls we are often inspired by television, movie, and music stars in more ways than just the aspiration for fame.  When we idolize someone we look to their fashion sense to get inspiration for our own wardrobe and more often than not we try to replicate their look and make it our own. When I was younger I loved the Spice Girls… more specifically Ginger Spice.  Needless to say there were many pairs of platforms, shorts, and tank tops, not to mention endless pleading with my mom to let me wear red lipstick and glitter all the time. The answer was no. As I got older, it began to shift from Cher Horowitz of “Clueless” fame, to a little bit of pre-breakdown Britney, and finally Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods. Do we see a pattern here? YHM sat down with two ladies, Erica Villalobos and Diana Vallez, to chat about just this – fashion inspiration!  While this inspiration can come from just about anywhere it is safe to say that as women we tend to …

Four Seasons, One Fashion World

Different realms of fashion inspire different kinds of people. For Humber College student Aziza Brown, her inspiration comes from a diverse world of fashion in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. “Living in Toronto, all fashion and all styles are around me, especially on Queen Street, downtown Toronto. I see punk rockers’ style in their all black gothic wardrobe, the hipsters with their plaid and vans shoes, the Harajuku barbies, the experimenters with their mix-and-match colors, the trend followers, and everyone else you can think of,” Brown mentioned. But in the midst of all these styles, I feel right at home. According to Brown, the fashionable and the unique are only expressing their character through their wardrobe, and style, and so is she. Therefore, all styles must be respected, no matter how bizarre they may be. This twenty-year-old speaks further to YHM about her other fashion inspirations. YHM: What styles attract/inspire you the most? AZ: The styles that attract and inspire me the most are the “all black” fashion, hipsters/retro style and the 80s/90s are my biggest …

Positivity in any Wardrobe for any Season

Fall is right around the corner. So while the east coast may be saying goodbye to the warm, sunny weather and welcoming the colder, autumn air, twenty-year-old Genevieve Nguyen living in Southern California is living the summer life all year round! YHM: We are transitioning from summer to fall, how does that affect your wardrobe? Genevieve Nguyen (GN): Since I live in SoCal, it’s never really too hot or too cold. I own a lot of shorts! I wear them all year round! For the first day of fall, I would wear a neutral color parka jacket over a plain tank or tee, a printed circle scarf, a pair of denim shorts, sheer leggings under, with a cute pair of strapped heels or ankle booties. YHM: What styles attract and inspire you the most? GN: I really love the simple, classic looks. I’m always attracted to the Brandy Melville-esque styles. I’m interested in modern chic with a little edge. According to Nguyen, she was introduced to the world of fashion when being skinny and showing …

New York City Inspires A Twist On Menswear

New York City is not only one of the fashion capitals of the world, but it’s also a fashion world all on its own. Whether it’s the woman who bikes around Lafayette with her head held high, sunglasses on, with a pair of the sickest huarache sandals or the lady entrepreneur, sporting a black pencil skirt and a red blazer, waiting to get her coffee, New York City is a fashion world that will always attract twenty-year-old Jamie Lee Buhain. This Rutgers University business student talks to YHM about what inspires her sense of style and how she makes it her own. YHM: You said New York City is the fashion world that has greatly inspired you. How has it inspired/affected you and your style? JLB: Not only does the city itself have visual and emotional appeal, but the chic New Yorker who walks around its busy streets also conveys a story simply by how she is dressed. Fashion is essentially centered on culture and even if I have not been to many different fashion …