Oh, Fashionista: The New Yorker’s Style Files

Oh, Fashionista: The New Yorker’s Style Files

I love me some fashion, if you haven’t heard. And guess what? The New Yorker has published its latest style issue–and it’s a historic one. Time flies when you’re having fun, am I right? Check out the story, right here. A little nibble for you:

When The New Yorker published its very first fashion issue, in November of 1994, Adam Gopnik led off his comment with a question: Why does fashion matter?

One answer he gave, and we’re inclined to agree with him, is that its simply fun.

Fashion doesnt necessarily have to be about something larger than itself, and the arbitrary pleasure one derives from it can often be its own reward.

For this collection, which marks the publication of our thirty-fifth Style Issue, weve pulled together nine classic pieces on fashion, covering everything from the fashion worlds early influence on self-expression to the rise of style blogging.

See The Story: click here

 

Switch Up Style: One dress + two scarves

Switch Up Style: One dress + two scarves

Ever wonder how to.get the most bang for your buck when it comes to little black dresses…or any other classic piece?

Challenge Accepted: 5 Looks, One Dress

Thanks to a challenge from a certain fashion skeptic I know, I came up with five different looks for one dress, thanks to simple accessory changes.

So, I have this really simple black dress.
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(My 6-year-old is my photographer, as you may have guessed based on her prop choices.)

If I throw my hair up and add my lovely new Scialle scarf (the large Unito in red), it’s a whole new look.
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Switch up the scarf by wrapping it around your bodyand you’ve got a whole other look. Maybe a little more formal.
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And check out what happens when I add another Scialle scarf in black and white. So many possibilities.

In this case, I wrapped the Wool Challis Chevron- Paisley Panel Black & White Scarf around my waist twice and tied it into a knot to create a sort of wrap around skirt. By placing it under the dress and adding flats and leggings, as well as changing up the jewelry it gives the dress a more boho look.
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And here, I just tied the scarf the same way but on top of the dress. I think this changes the look so significantly in a single switch that it’s worth noting.
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And for my final trick today, the same scarf and dress with different hair, jewelry and drape adds yet a other almost completely different look.

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Now…honestly, I.could probably come up with 150 more looks with accessories alone.

So, next time you think you’ve nothing to wear, think again. Tradition is great.but it rarely invites innovation.

What are your favorite ways to switch up your looks? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section, below.

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