Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

fashion shoot // josi

A week ago I got to do a really fun photoshoot the the beautiful Josi! She is a fashion major and has a great sense of style, and I've been wanting to photograph her for a while. For my photography class, our weekly prompt was "at wit's end", which I interpreted as a quirky, grungy location since I really wanted to do a fashion shoot. At Wit's End, the people are really cool and like to match their environment, so Josi and I shot with colors in mind (specifically different hair colors), and I think they turned out quite nicely. This is certainly a bit different from what I usually do, simply because I haven't done a shoot that was exclusively fashion before (I mean, I've done senior shoots, which are pretty similar, and after doing this shoot I will definitely incorporate some things I learned into those). It was incredibly fun to hang out with Josi and make some cool images together!

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

let's talk about: tights

With fall quickly approaching us, people are starting to break out their tights and leggings once more. And like every other blogger out there, I'm incredibly excited for fall. Hello layers! After emailing a very sweet girl back and forth about tights, she inspired me to write a fun little post about the things. I scanned through my archives and found some examples of different ways to wear tights in the hopes that it will also inspire you this fall and winter season!

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These tights I purchased from Walmart, I believe, and they are a very versatile pair. With tights like these, I sometimes even wear another pair of tights underneath them (on especially cold days), and the color peeks through the slits. This makes a really fun effect and adds even more interest to the outfit.

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Now for some fun colored tights! The green lace tights are from forever 21, and the orange ones were borrowed from my friend. In regards to the green ones, I don't wear them very often because I accidentally bought a couple sizes up from what I needed, and they like to, ahem, fall down a lot, so if I wear them I have to constantly adjust them. In this example, I wore them with a purple dress to contrast the green color. You can read more about mixing colors together here! For the orange-y ones, I decided to go a little bit more natural and pair them with yellows and browns and blacks.

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These vertical striped tights I received from romwe when they were having their whole "receive one free pair of tights by signing up" sort of thing, and they are definitely one of my favorites. They're basic black, but with a fun twist. These two looks are a bit "edgier" for me, so it might be fun this autumn to try to style them in a more girly sort of way.

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Aaah, my trusty maroon tights. I wear these things once a week, I swear. They're so comfortable and warm, and I've worn them so much the heels are all worn through. And yet I still hold on to them because I am convinced I can wear them with anything (in fact, they're going to be featured yet again in an outfit post for tomorrow!). If you're on the hunt for tights, get these ones. I purchased mine at forever 21 years ago, but I'm sure there are other pairs like them out there.

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White tights are also good to have on hand. I borrowed the ones on the left from my mom, and the ones on the right are from forever 21. They are really easy to dress up or down. You can either pair them with a little black dress and red heels, or with a denim dress and boots like I did in the left photo.

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These star tights I diy-ed using my friend Annika's tutorial, and even though they are pretty torn up now, they're still one of my favorite pairs. Any patterned tights instantly adds more interest to an outfit, and in the case of the red color here, they can add even more color variation.

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These heart tights from forever 21 are another example of patterned tight goodness. It gives an outfit just a touch of magic (though I have to say that people sometimes think I have the chicken pox with these tights on, haha).

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Finally there are my thrifted green tights (I also have another pair in blue). Even though green isn't really a neutral color, these dark green tights have worked really well with a lot of outfits I and my friends have worn.

So if you're looking to buy tights for fall, I would say start with the neutrals: first a black pair, then white, then navy, brown, and potentially green. If you're looking to add more, go for some different colors, or even go for some patterned tights, like stripes or polka dots. You may have also noticed that I wore shorts in several of these shots, and it just goes to show that tights aren't just for dresses! With the right combination, you can make tights work with shorts as well, which is perfect for transitioning seasons that are a little too cold for shorts, but not cold enough for pants or thick tights.

What's your favorite pair of tights that you own?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

fall fashion tips: wear the unconventional

This past week, my very first article was published in my college newspaper! I thought it would be fun to share the article with you guys, as well as show some extra photos that didn't make it into the newspaper.

If there is anyone excited about fall fashion, it would be me. Coming from the cold winds of Alaska, I was practically wearing the same tank top and shorts for the entire first month of school. But with the crisp smells of fall and first days of rain beginning to greet us, I could not be happier to pull out my oversized sweaters and warm fuzzy scarves and hot chocolate mix and welcome the cold autumn months. One of the things I have learned from college is how to remix summer pieces into a fall wardrobe, and I’m here to share some tips with you fashion forward ladies (and gents)!

Big scarves are definitely still in style this season, and for good reason too. They add extra depth and texture to any outfit and keep your neck warm in the process. One thing I love doing is somewhat unconventional. If you have a sleeveless dress, you can turn it into a scarf in less than five seconds. You simply take the bottom end of your dress and pull it through the arm holes. And that’s all! Now all of my summer dresses instantly become fall accessories.
For those warmer fall days in Oregon, a nice way to stay cool is to tie the front of a maxi skirt. Not only does it add a great architectural element, but I am always game to change up the way a skirt looks and remix it.

Another great way to bring your summer dresses back into the spotlight for fall is to simply wear a shirt over or underneath the dress. I absolutely love tying button down shirts over my dresses and adding a nice bow tie to complete the look.

One of the trends that I am really excited about is the satin/silk style pant. It feels like you’re walking around in pajamas, but offset them with a structured shirt and you’re good to go. And to complete the business look, go for a blazer. For me, it’s always hard to find a good blazer that actually fits, so here’s a good tip for you thrift-happy people. Don’t be afraid to look in other sections of the store. The little boy’s section has great blazers, and if you look long enough, you just might find a coat that fits you perfectly.

Another trend that’s coming back this fall is tights underneath shorts. This one is always a gamble because it can either look classy or like your entire wardrobe exploded on you. Either keep the shorts a solid color or the tights, and since patterned tights are on the rise, it’s a nice balance if you wear a patterned shirt and tights with neutral shorts to break the flow.
Something else I love to do in the fall is wear my dresses as shirts. I am all for breaking boundaries when it comes to personal style, so wearing a bright floral piece in the dreary autumn is just my cup of tea. Thankfully, dark florals are popping up everywhere as well as geometric shapes and I’m excited to see those two patterns marry together in one awesome ensemble.

As always, I am a firm believer that you should always feel confident in whatever you’re wearing and that a person should never tie themselves down to any fashion trends. If you don’t feel good in what you’re wearing, you shouldn’t wear it. That’s the thing I love most about personal style. It’s personal. You can create your own fashion sense that has your personality woven all throughout it, so when people see you walking down the sidewalk, they get a little glimpse of how awesome and unique you are.