As you all know, I look to style bloggers most often for fashion inspiration. Many of them start out as regular people with a little blog (like me!) and eventually gain a steady following. The larger the following, the more doors in the industry will open for them. Here’s a few of my favorite looks and a bit of background on what my favorite fashionistas were up to this week.
My girl Rumi Neely of FashionToast has been traveling well, everywhere, catching Fashion Weeks in all the best locations. Most recently, she caught Diesel, had a first row seat at Versace, and won Bloglovin’s Blogger of the Year. Pretty much, I want to be her when I grow up (which sadly is in 2 months).
The Theyskens x Theory leather pants make this laid back outfit look great. I love wearing my hair in a messy bun, and I like how Rumi makes it look model-off-duty-esque and elegant when paired with a loose white sweater, huge sunnies, the aforementioned cropped pants, and desert sand wedges. You can easily imitate this outfit but tone it down with black jeans instead.
Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere got to travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and I’m so jealous! Her blog focuses on dessert and snack recipes just as much as it discusses fashion, but her outfits are always spot on.
I love the look of her Coach trench coat over a dress. It’s a simple formula, but looks so sophisticated. To keep from looking too conservative, she paired it with strappy wedges, a thick necklace, sunglasses, and a Mulberry bag. Note that her trench coat is a bit longer than her skirt–sometimes people debate whether skirts should be longer or shorter than your jacket, but I think either way looks fine.
I haven’t covered Jane of Sea Of Shoes on this blog, but I think she’s super gorgeous and has really interesting style. I find it a bit hard to relate to her though because her outfits are just so extravagant. The photos on her blog look like editorial spreads, and she’s always dripping with heavy jewelry and dons impossibly expensive shoes. Nonetheless, her blog is still great fun to look at.
I love her bedazzled military jacket. The beading, sequins, and detail make the jacket look like something Michael Jackson or Britney Spears would wear onstage. Another thing that struck me as interesting is her pants/shoe combination. Her strappy, almost utilitarian wedges come up high around her ankles, but they look awesome pair with cropped and distressed jeans. I’m definitely going to try this look out in the near future.
Lauren of La Petite Fashionista has always been one of my favorite bloggers. By reading her blog/tweets/feedback she occasionally leaves on College Fashion, the website I work for, you can tell that she is a total sweetheart. Like me (and most of my friends who read this blog), Lauren’s a southern/midwestern sorority girl who loves football games, cowboy boots, and having fun with new trends!
Although this outfit was posted awhile ago, I wanted to feature it because she looks amazing and dressed up, but this outfit could still work in SO many different situations. Boots, tights, a simple skirt, and a dressy jacket or coat works for class, church, business casual events, a date, a night out with friend, or dinner with your parents. I also love how she paired mauve and periwinkle together even though this is a “wintery” outfit. So chic.
This last few weeks, Bryanboy (see my post featuring him here) was busy watching the runway shows of Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and John Galliano. Needless to say, I’m insanely jealous. It goes without saying that he looked faboosh the entire time.
Printed pants are hard to pull off–they often end up looking like pajamas. Still you have to applaud BB’s always bold choices. I love his chocolate-colored trench coat, spaceman sunglasses, and Lanvin sneakers.
Susie of Style Bubble manages to look bold and editorial-esque, but still relatable to everyday people. I don’t know how she balances it! Susie like many of my favorite bloggers has been busy checking out the hottest runway shows. I almost always agree with her comments on high-end designer lines. Careful when you visit her site–hours will pass by and you’ll still be staring at her pretty clothes instead of doing your laundry/writing that paper/getting any sleep.
Susie boldly combines several different prints, which is one of my favorite fashion risks to take. The floral dress, camel stripes coat, and giraffe hat all contrast so much but come together so beautifully.
Karla’s Closet is one of the most well-known style blogs out there. She might look like Audrey Hepburn, but her style is anything but plain. I just started reading her blog on the reg, but it’s quickly become one of my favorites.
Karla’s motorcycle jacket, lace dress, ruby red lips, wayfarers, and crimson nails are beyond flawless. God she’s beautiful.
Le Blog De Betty is vintage inspired, fun, colorful, and quirky! This blog is crazy popular as well. Betty is French (and sometimes writes in French too) but the goodies lie in her hipster-esque outfits.
I love the idea of skinny colored jeans, especially these salmon colored ones. I’m going to Vegas on Monday, and my goal is to find a pair of purple skinnies! The chunky necklace and blazer dress up her loose gray t-shirt really nicely as well.
Kelly of the Glamourai is one of Forever 21’s “Style Muses” along with Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere and Rumi Neely. Her signature cat-eye sunglasses add a nice finishing touch to her sophisticated, runway-inspired outfits. She love mixing prints, load of accessories, and sexy stilettos.
I love this horse-print dress. It reminds me of those long johns and hoodies made by Primp that were so popular a few seasons ago, but this dress is the grown-up version of it. It looks especially rad with her printed scarf, red sunglasses that don’t match anything else she’s wearing, and black ankle boots.
Happy Spring Break!