Hello again Fashionistas/os! I am thrilled to be back for my second semester as a Style Guru! I am back in Ojai, California for these few weeks of winter break. The weather here is colder than it was in Charleston, South Carolina, so I’ve had a lot of time to read and delve into some of my favorite blogs, while trying to stay warm. Ever wonder what kind of person spends there time browsing online fashion blogs, Instagram accounts or even perusing shopping sites? That’s me! Intrigued by what’s in right now as well as individual style, Instagram and Safari have become my main informants. Right now I’m finding a lot of inspiration from three of my favorite bloggers: Prosecco and Plaid, Boobs and Loubs and Something Navy. The styles of the blogs are all very different, so my influences are constantly flowing and changing. Style is a great way of expressing oneself, which I’ve learned that through reading from a lot of my superior bloggers.
My closet is predominantly black. The neutrality and versatility of black is simple and inspiring. The black Stuart Weitzman ‘Lowland’ boots I’m wearing above, though simple, are a statement boot that make my super long legs appear even longer. Knee-high boots are a must for winter, as they can be paired with a skirt, dress or even over a pair of jeans. If you are on the shorter side, a knee-high boot with a heel is definitely a wardrobe must-have! I just recently splurged on this black Loeffler Randall bag, and I deemed it a necessity as soon as I saw it. A great structured bag is so important to your winter wardrobe, as it works both with purpose as well as attitude. Freezing weather can sometimes be the excuse to layer up and sacrifice femininity for warmth, but the perfect bag or leather jacket can take you from bulky to bold. As we head deeper into the forefront of the winter season, replacing leather with faux fur is one of my staple looks.
With the New Year in our sights, thinking about your wardrobe and your style can become a great New Year’s resolution. Think before you buy, and make sure you’re in love with each item. Don’t get caught up with what everyone has, but think about the pieces that will benefit your individual style. Tune in for more from me each month!