Sunday, October 19, 2014

8 Reasons Why Fall Is The Best Season


If I haven't made it pretty clear already, Fall is my favorite season. Though I do believe I haven't yet had the full, Fall experience in all its glory because of where I live, I still really enjoy all the small and lovely bits and bobs Fall has to offer.

We are right in the heart of Fall right now and heading towards winter and I'm so excited to share with you all the things that make this season very special for me in this fun, lighthearted post.

So now that I'm chilling in my robe with my Yankee Vanilla Cupcake candle burning and my The Pierces music playing, I'm ready to dive right into it.

1 - STREETSTYLE


From fashion week attendees to casual park walkers, fall streetstyle has to show the most interesting and intriguing looks as opposed to summer's easy breezy sundresses, denim cutoffs and flip flops. Fall style calls for more layering, more textures, more complex combinations that result in unique outfits that stand out on the streets.


2 - TIGHTS 


I'm probably the biggest fan of tights out there - I have Blair Waldorf to thank for that among other things. I love how they make simple looks more sophisticated and transform them instantly. A pair of opaque tights will make a dressier look more casual while a pair of lace tights will make a more casual piece look more formal. I just think of tights not only as a necessity that keeps your legs warm and comfortable but also serves as a fab accessory. Don't neglect your tight game, gals!


3 - BOOTS


There's nothing that says fall fashion more than boots. Riding boots, motorcycle boots, ankle boots, lace up boots, heeled boots, over-the-knee boots, the list goes on and on and on. There's something for everyone out there. I love the comfort and the warmth they provide without looking any short of cute.

4 - COZY KNITS


If there's something that you immediately think of when you think of Fall style is scarves, beanies, cardigans, sweaters! They don't call it sweater weather for no reason. Chunky knits that offer you this ultimate level of comfort where you just feel like cocooning in your home and drinking chai latte are THE staple. Ah, they're the epitome of fall clothing!


5 - COATS


If you are a loyal Fashionista Looks reader (yay you!) then you must have caught on my latest piece on this fall's outerwear (if you haven't check it out now here). It's all about the coats, ladies. It's the number 1 item people will pay attention to, and it should be the focus point of your streetstyle game.


6 - THE COLORS


My absolute favorite thing about fall is the leaves and the changing colors. The red, the orange, the yellow tones are just brightening the city up and making our dull days a bit more exciting. There's just something so calming about watching the nature change, there's a stillness in that perfection that tells you "look around, no matter what big or small things are going on in your life, time goes on and life goes on without you noticing or doing anything about it". You kind of figure out how small you are in the face of all that greatness.

7 - THE MAKEUP


If you follow any beauty gurus of the social media then you must have been acquainted with the fall makeup trends by now. Plum and berry lips, soft & smudgy smokey eyes, bold defined brows, burgundy nails, perfect porcelain-like skin are your key components to a fall-ready look. These stunning hues are my favorites because they add to that perfect, sutlry, sexy, vampy look that really makes an impact.


8 - THE SCENTS & FLAVORS


Hearty pies, spiced lattes, warm-scented candles, rich body body products are just all-around lovely additions to the fall experience. Let's be honest, these are the kind of things you don't really need but if my room can smell like a rained forest and my skin like a cupcake, hell yeah I'm gonna buy that stuff! I mean, who can say no to flavorful comfort food and a nice, pumpkin spice scented pamper session? My favorite thing is staying at home, lighting my candle, making a hot beverage and curling up in my bed while I'm watching my favorite TV shows. What can I say, I'd have this over clubbing any day!

That's all for now &
until next time,


Thursday, October 9, 2014

How To: Coats Of The Season

It's around this time of the year when most women are starting to go on the hunt for the perfect piece of outerwear.

Every season new trends come along, new options appear in the stores, new styles seem more and more appealing, but when it comes to buying a new coat, it's an investment you shouldn't take lightly. A t-shirt or a mini skirt you might give away next season, but a 300$ coat is something that will stick with you for months and months to come.

Top row: Burberry Prorsum / Dolce & Gabbana / Eudon Choi / Gucci
Bottom row: Balenciaga / Thakoon / Saint Laurent / Tibi

Now, a coat doesn't have to be that expensive per se, you can still go out and give a fun, trendy outerwear piece a try that doesn't cost much, just to satisfy your trend hunger (I get it girls, we all succumb to that one from time to time). But make sure that what you're buying is still well crafted and fits you properly. I just can't stand poorly sewn, ill-fitting coat. Your outerwear is what most people see during fall and winter, so choose wisely.

On the runway I spotted quite a few tendencies on the designers' part: lots of clean cut lines, egg-shaped numbers, capes, plenty of plaid, uncoventional colors and wrapping as well. Designers are definitely pushing the boundaries quite far, making the coat a center piece and not just a cover-up.

Below you will find a series of Polyvore sets featuring some of the best, on-trend and affordable coats that will make for good pieces in your wardrobe. I will also provide you with ideas on how to style them. Keep in mind that those styling options are simple suggestions, there are endless combos one can come up with really so do not rely on those solely.

(click on the little icons underneath each set to shop the items online)


How to: Baby pink coat





How To: Military Parka





How to: Bright Coat







How To: Checked Coat






How To: Camel Cape






How To: Belted Patterned coat






Which one is your favorite? Do tell!
Until next time,