One of the big things I do to keep my wardrobe minimal is to buy the hardiest, simplest possible clothes and gear I can find whenever I have the occasion to buy something. I’m already gearing up for winter because the upcoming winter in Chicago is supposed to be about as bad as the last winter, which is kind of sob-inducing after the 2013-2014 Endless Winter. I spent the Polar Vortex in wool socks and motorcycle boots. That is not happening again. I will be buying insulated everything, and everything I wear will be able to eat through snow. Keep reading »
Emma Roberts is a badass bitch. I fell in love with her style, attitude and sass once I saw her absolutely slay on “American Horror Story,” and now I have another reason to want to be her. Emma has teamed up with Baublebar to create a collection of jewelry that’s equal parts punk, feminine, earthy, bold and overall, fierce. Check out 10 pieces I absolutely adore from Emma’s collection, inspired by everything from childhood nostalgia to modern muses.
I know what you’re thinking: T-shirts with slogans or random phrases on them are juvenile, relics of your early college years that are best left in the past along with all those unframed posters and your dirty plastic bong. And you’re right! Mostly — there are exceptions. On days where I just don’t feel like talking, I would let these 13 tees speak for me.
This is why people think fashion is stupid. Because designers like Karl Lagerfeld, who seriously could give two shits about women’s rights, co-opts the feminist movement as some sort of aesthetic inspiration for his fashion mood board and then parades an array of mostly white, skinny models down the runway holding ridiculous signs like “Free Freedom,” “We Can Match The Machos,” “Be Your Own Stylist,” “Boys Should Get Pregnant Too” and “Tweed Is Better Than Tweet.” I get the tenuous connection between the designs for his Spring 2015 collection, which was basically his take on fashion for working women, and the second wave feminist movement, I GUESS, but come on. This is so dumb it hurts my eyes to look at.
Whether you realize it or not, your clothes tell the story of “you.” From night shift nurses who spend their downtime watching college football to working moms who enjoy long morning hikes and good wine, our personalities and hobbies are often reflected in what we choose to wear. Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for hit shows “Orange Is The New Black” and “Girls,” is no stranger to storytelling through style. “Style is a powerful visual expression of a woman, her best traits and the aspects of her life that matter most to her. Each woman, just like every character, has her own story,” she says. “I’m fortunate enough to bring some truly memorable characters to life using their wardrobe as a visual storytelling element.” Jenn has partnered up with T.J.Maxx to help women tell their own style stories, and has four important tips to help women visually express who they are. Keep reading »