My Favorite Street Style Looks from MFW

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Milan Fashion Week street style gave me LIFE.

Seriously, it was so hard to choose my favorites in only nine photos. Leave it to MFW and PFW for the hard-hitting street style to come out. It is also even harder to choose when I only can pick from horizontal pictures because I don’t know how to code my Getty Images to center. Yeah, like half the street style population wore Gucci. So much Gucci that Fashionista made a slide show of 49 Gucci looks worn to the Gucci show. But there were other awesome non-Gucci looks as well….so here are my picks!

Barbora Ondrackova

Newsboy caps are EVERYWHERE. What type of girl is capable of bringing back such 90’s borrowed-from-the-boys millinery? An ‘It’ girl. Ie: Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Hailey Clauson. Heck, Bella even designed a newsboy cap in multiple colors for her just-debuted ‘Chrome Hearts x Bella‘ collaboration. Barbora’s cap is simple compared to the other ‘It’ girl caps, but it adds that extra dose of chic to the outfit.

 

Elsa Hosk

My freshman and sophomore year of college I wore pink ALOT. With my bright blonde hair, it was easy to peg me as “Southern Barbie.” and a stereotypical girly girl. But in 2016, rose quartz was named Pantone’s color of the year and majorly grew in the fashion industry. Elsa’s pink bomber and Chanel logo tee (thank the lord its not Gucci) is on trend and reaffirms you CAN be blonde and wear pink!

 

Aiden Curtiss

Aiden channels another modern model-off-duty look I love. Leopard coats have been seen everywhere this Winter, and she sets her look apart with olive layering. She’s got Jenna Lyon’s mantra of leopard as a neutral down so well. Like I’ve said before, I am most inspired by street style that I can integrate in my wardrobe easily, and this is one of those looks.

 

Gala Gonzalez

Hate on me all you want but this is another hat appreciation pic. I love berets! They’re hard to pull off, but have been seen back on the Gucci runway in 2015, this year’s street style rotation in New York, and now on Gala Gonzalez in Milan. This look is very French, but very fresh!

 

Maria Jernov and Laura Tonder

These two looks are definitely my favorite from MFW. Maria’s cropped sweatshirt cut is flattering AF and definitely something I want to buy ASAP. A little embellished athleisure gives a contrast to a statement dress and both pieces have major versatility!!! Extra points for the tinted glasses…very 90’s and have been set for a comeback since last year.

Laura’s look is daring and unlike anything I’d seen during fashion month. She channels a modern kimono with an obi-esque belt. Asian-inspired florals and embellishments have been gaining major ground lately, and I hope this catches on as well.

 

Carola Bernard and co.

I love these two looks because they take some of fashion’s most popular (but tired out?) trends and gives them a twist. We’ve seen black sheer tops, a social supermodel-favorite, all over the place. Carola takes immediate notes from the runway surge of nude mesh with a bohemian vibe. I talked about the prominence of this season’s ‘It’ coat – the faux-fur Leopard coat – and Zebra is just as chic and works more a wardrobe more if you prefer black and white!

 

Mysterious Colorful Comfy Guest

Getty Images does it again. And I mean they don’t know the name of the girl wearing this amazing outfit. Mysterious colorful guest stood out to me in a Milan street style sea of mostly neutrals, embellishments, muted prints and small color pops. Thick and thin bands of color have been seen on the runways so its gonna be on the streets soon. Plus the material looks like a fuzzy towel you wear for 2 hours after a shower sitting on your bed while scrolling Instagram or reading Man Repeller.

 

Gilda Ambrosio and co.

I’ve seen oversized sleeves in every week of fashion week street style so far, but these are my fav. Monochrome taupe and cream or pops of color, these tailored pants and oversized jacket sleeves look so polished. Also it’s a great way to hide things. Like maybe bringing a bowl of macaroni in cheese into a fashion show to eat. Actually that’s probably just me.

 

Lisa Hahnbueck

Ah, the Canadian tuxedo. Denim on denim. I tried this trend in high school and it just wasn’t gonna happen. (Denver/Lincolnton, NC is NOT the new NYC, I am sad to announce). Now that I’m about to move to the actual NYC, I’m excited that double denim is going strong. Lisa makes it girly with an on-trend frilled turtleneck, but I’ve seen social supermodel Gigi go the opposite spectrum with ripped and edgy. Going to wear both and post on Insta and see how my high school style haters feel now!!

 

xoxo,

 

TheBlondeGing

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My Fav Street Style Looks from LFW

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Tally-ho!!!

As I discussed in my previous street style post, I planned on posting my favorite street style looks for each major city during fashion month, and this time it is for London Fashion Week.

I recently read an article on Glossy about the importance of London Fashion Week, even though it has been known as a little off color and lower-profile. It is squeezed tightly between NYFW and MFW, which makes it highly skip-able to bloggers, editors and models who want to be in Milan for the major beginning shows. London Fashion Week helps launch young designers from local fashion schools such as Central Saint Martins and emerging designers on the edge of greatness. As a senior graduating in a little over two months (pls help) I am also trying to break into the fashion industry, though in a different specialization. All we need is a platform to be heard (this is mine!!!) and exhibit our talents and passions that, if fostered, can grow as great as seasoned professionals.

 

And with that, I give you my favorite street style looks from this past London Fashion Week!

Leila Monteiro

I know you can’t see the entire outfit, but I’m sure you can tell that this is a onesie. I guess you could call it a jumpsuit, but this is the best onesie I’ve ever seen. Running all over the city for shows in heels, a tight skirt and giant annoyingly-overpriced Vetements jacket is exhausting and uncomfortable. Running all over the city for shows in a tie up onesie and beautiful Chanel crossbody sounds like a dream I had a couple of nights ago.

Leandra Medine

If Gigi Hadid is my model inspiration, Leandra, founder of Man Repeller, is my blogger inspiration. She is so witty while basically running the street style game. I love this look all-around, but the Chinese qipao-inspired skirt really gets me. I’ve been lusting after a qipao since I was young and saw them in a Washington D.C. Chinatown shop. Silk and leather and intelligence are a great combo.

Alanna Arrington

Logo Tees are officially back, so get them while they’re hot! (Because knowing trends they’ll probably go out of style in another year.) But Alannah looks amazing in this color-cordinated Tommy tee, windbreaker and track pants. Because of the 90’s resurgence and digital influencers like rising star Arrington, Tommy has seen an incredible comeback after a decade of falling sales.

Doina Ciobanu

Is this a silky tracksuit? A peacoat? A tie-up sweatshirt? I have honestly no idea but I am here for it!!! Blogger Doina Ciobanu of The Golden Diamonds looks radiant in a matching set of Asian-inspired florals that brings about a balance of feminine and masculine. Women can wear the pants too ya know.

Irina Lakicevic

I picked this outfit because I really enjoy Irina of A Portable Package‘s clever layering of a tight black turtleneck with a more flouncy blouse. Hints of black tie the outfit together and give it a contrast against two of shades blue. Unbuttoning the blouse makes it less like something I would wear to a Carolina gameday in the 1850’s. ha ha.

 

Daniela Lopez

In my middle school days of just-discovering street style and high fashion, the model-off-duty uniform was usually a black leather jacket, black combat boots, black jeans, and white v-neck tshirt. Now the rise of social-supermodels with great, fit bods has redefine typical runway standards. The new model-off-duty uniform is varied, but a crop top to show off amazing abs and a longer coat to balance it out is a favorite. Daniela‘s doing it, Bella‘s doing it, you can do it to!!!

 

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo can pull off anything. She pulled off a successful career in fashion after being on The City (cringe), she pulled a hot hubby, and she pulls off the look! Pairing a bright red with a difficult neutral like brown helps keep the outfit from entering into a dull, frumpy zone. Plus the sweater falling off the shoulder is a thing. (I’m not really sure why…sorry).

 

Mysterious Fashionable Jane Doe

Darn you Getty Images for not knowing her name! Either way, I am in love Jane Doe’s blue leather jacket. NO, not just because it’s Carolina blue…it also helps transition the coat into the upcoming Spring months that can still get chilly. Also, extra extra points for her supporting Business of Fashion’s “Tied Together” movement of unity, solidarity and inclusiveness.

 

Anne-Laure Mais

If you want a new influencer to follow on Instagram, Anne-Laure is your girl. Anne runs the blog Adenorah and channels French girl style so effortlessly. The light-washed crop denim looks amazing with red and helps balance the girly-ness of the top. Also give me those sunglasses. Round sunglasses are a thing.

 

xoxo,

 

TheBlondeGing

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My Fav Street Style Looks from NYFW

Feature Photo Credit: Getty Images, Daniel Zuchnik

You had to know this was coming!

Today’s word break is in honor of my favorite street style from this past New York Fashion Week. I thought about doing my favorite new pieces from the runway shows, but I wanted to stay true to my passion for street style. It is so much more fun to look at! I love its candid-ness and actually seeing how customers wear pieces from the runway. Look out for my street style posts for the upcoming fashion weeks as well! PS: Be prepared for fur coat overload!!

 

Taylor Hill

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If you didn’t have a black hole-y belt like the one Taylor Hill is wearing, were you even a 90’s kid? Seeing this in the latest street style means the 90’s truly are back. Being the supermodel she is, Tay pulls this look of so well but I feel like I would just look like I was going to a middle school-themed costume party. We will see. Also bonus points bc Anna Sui!!!!!

 

Vita Sidorkina

Ok, I promise not every feature will be of a runway model. But seriously, I love Vita’s outfit because it is actually a great everyday look. A lot of street style is eccentric to the point where I can’t find much inspiration from it to implement into my wardrobe. 1 part slouchy + everything else chic = a great fashion equation.

 

Chiara Ferragni

Showing off your awesome bod has been a trend this fashion week, because who cares if its snowing and 28 degrees outside? I’m very okay with this, not because I have killer abs (i don’t) but as a college student I still like showing a little skin when I go out…even in the cold. As long as you have a coat to bundle up in while getting to your destination like Chiara, I’m all for the crop tops in the cold.

 

Eva Chen

Ok, you may think that this is too laid-back of a look for fashion week but Eva is 9 months pregnant and still going to shows. And looking chic. She’s being very inconspicuous about her pregnancy while showcasing what she calls “this season’s impractical trend of winter coats half zipped and falling off the shoulders.”

 

Bianca Duydiwa

I’m really excited that we’re embracing the 70’s again (along with the 90’s…skipping the 80’s was a good idea). The fur coat gives the outfit the pop that it needs along with a topper to great layering. I know so many people that look awesome in beanies but I have a fear of hat hair and forehead sweat.

 

Xenia van der Woodsen and co. 

I don’t like saying the words “squad goals” but this Xenia and her friends nail it. I’m really excited about fuzzy/furry…especially expanding the material into accessories like earrings and bags. Also a feather coat helps you stand out amongst the fur coat masses. But the most important aspect I must address is that over the knee boots should never go out of style. They’re the perfect balance for a shorter skirt or dress in the cold and make legs look longer.

 

Lisa Hahnbueck

Brittany Spears called and wants her pants back…but she gets a hell no because these patent leather pants are amazing. Toning down the look with a black fur coat and shoes creates a perfect balance and texture mix. Also have you noticed florals, especially roses, are in? I’m all for it.

 

Caroline Daur

I recently started following Caroline on Insta and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while (social-media wise). She always has the most beautiful outfits and this one is no exception. Caroline includes the comeback trends like statement belts and fishnets but in her own way. I’m most excited to see her outfits during fashion month.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie is the perfect example of a seamless execution from model to influencer. Get a girl that does both! Her outfit has such fluidity that I don’t usually see with black, and it creates a striking look. The details on her joggers gives a little formality to match the coat. Also look at the willingness to take a selfie! Move over Gigi, Karlie is the model of the people!!!

 

 

xoxo,

 

@TheBlondeGing

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Word Break: Trends for the Modern-Day Cher Horowitz

Though I love reading,

Sometimes I just love looking at a good picture. There is that old cliche, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” As I mentioned in my intro post, when I first started becoming interested in fashion I bought the Teen Vogues and Vogues to look at the pictures, not to read the articles. With that being said, every few posts I’m going back to my roots and posting photos of fashion and beauty that inspire me/are trending. I will call these posts “Word Breaks.” Today’s Word Break will be on Cher Horowitz from the classic 90’s film “Clueless.”

I was Cher for Halloween this past year…and I had to tell EVERYONE what I was…which is surprising because of that overrated Iggy Azalea remake. Anyway, here are some of my favorite street style trends that Cher would totally be wiggin’ over.

 

See-Through + Pink

* Extra style points for Karlie Kloss…adding a plaid skirt – Cher’s staple piece – to the mix.

 

Satin + Layers

* An updated look from the movie poster…replaced the white feather boa with metallic booties and crystal choker. 

* I finally found Cher’s “white collarless shirt from Fred Segal” she was looking for.

And for my Amber lovers…

* Lest we never forget her red sailor hat debaucheryChiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad does it better. Much less high school dress code though.

 

 

xoxo,

 

 

@TheBlondeGing

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