Fashion week can cause mixed feelings
In my opinion, the best of fashion week were the street style looks. Of course, I am excited about learning about the new trends, but most of them are frustrating as they are just impractical to pull off. Just think about off-shoulder looks for winter. Great style and a go-to trend when you live in the tropics or subtropics. But even in Northern California, this trend is at the edge to guarantee a cold. The bell-sleeves? Don’t get me started on them! Not only that I don’t like their look – it reminds me of Popeye the sailor – they are aweful when you have to drive, or eat. My doctoral gown has them. These bell sleeves scavenge everything from the table when you don’t pay attention to them!
Love the inspirations from the sidewalk
Don’t you think that the best about fashion week is the street style? I love browsing the street style that accompanies fashion week. I have an entire Pinterest board devoted to Street Style. However, my love for street style doesn’t stop there. I love to don the street style look myself.
OOTD: Fairbanks Street Style
In this look, I built on the good girl, bad girl idea. For me pleated skirts are very classic and when pleated like this silver skirt they have a very conservative vibe. The silver color keeps the skirt from looking old-fashioned. Pairing the good girls proper classic pleated skirt with the bad girl’s black motorcycle leather jacket adds tension to the look. Socks in sandals is a Euro Chic no-no, but a street style do. Normcore anyone! Sure! The Nike socks give the lace-up fall sandals the look of booties and the combined effect is far from the no-no look of sandals with socks.
Street style accessories
A pearl necklace would be overkill on the good-bad front. Street style calls for individuality. Thus, DIY accessories can go a long way. I added a silver pendant that I made in a college recreational class. Back then, I drilled holes in a silver oblong metal, hammered the metal to an oblong cookie form, and filed off the edges. I soldered another piece of metal to the back as an eyelet for a leather or rubber band to carry the pendant. The belt is made from a piece of silver metal in which I drilled little dots. I cut a loop to attach the buckle to the belt. The material of the belt is actually a leather shoe sole. I asked a cobbler to sew on a piece of pony hair leather to hold the buckle. I filed a piece of 0.16 inch (0.4 cm) thick wire, 0.4 inch (1 cm) long wire to the form of a mushroom and soldered it onto the back of the buckle. On the opposite side of the belt, the cobbler punched holes for closure.
Do you make some of your accessories yourself? Which one? How do you style them? Let me know, I am curious, send me an email, or linkup your examples at the party in addition to the outfit posts.
Top of the World Style linkup-party
Welcome to the 84th Top of the World Style fashion linkup party. Thanks to all of you stylish ladies who linked up in the past. You and your lovely outfits make this party so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd! Let’s party. 🙂
When you want to be featured at the party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.
Top of the World OOTD
Every woman loves interesting tights. No wonder that Jonathan’s awesome tights at The Hosiery Spot attracted the most clicks, and hence he became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. I also love the shoes! <3
Bogi at The Red Redicule became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. I love her retake on an evergreen – jeans, blazer, pumps plus T-shirt. Instant casual posh, perfect for Casual Friday at the office. <3
Congrats gentleman and lady! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World OOTD button from my Linkup Page.
Top of the World Style pinterest board
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