Outfit of the Week: Danielle Bernstein
This week’s outfit of the week comes from Danielle Bernstein, the blogger behind We Wore What. Danielle describes herself as a New York City native and major league thrifter. She began photographing street style on campus at the Fashion Institute of Technology in September of 2011, which later evolved into a blog focusing on her personal style.
Her style is youthful with elements of vintage, and this chick has the best boots I’ve ever seen. (Check out her shoe shelf…)
An item in my closet I can’t live without is: my vintage leather jacket.
Style Spotlight: Sherine of New Jersey!
For this week’s featured style profile, we chose is Sherine from New Jersey! Her feminine, dressy style is chic and refreshing; the perfect source of weekend style inspiration. This is one girl who isn’t afraid to be bold in her style choices!
Her celebrity style icons include the edgy Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Veogele, and rockstar-chic Selena Gomez.
On her wishlist? These super glam boots and lots of sequins! The dream wardrobe for any dressy party girl. And those flats! Adorable.
Keep up with Sherine’s style by following her Style Profile! So what are you wearing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!
Our Favorite Looks: Street Style in Doha, Qatar
The biggest misconception from an outsider’s point of view is that everyone has to wear the traditional clothing, for example, the abaya for women.
Sure, the abaya is traditionally in black, but many locals nowadays are snazzing it up with colourful, elaborate embellishments and are customising it to their own taste. Shoes and bags play a huge role into their style, too.
But, not everyone needs to wear the traditional clothing. Expatriates, like myself, can wear anything, as long as it respects the cultural views of the country.
Many of the locals go to their high-end multi-brand boutiques, where a lot of the European and American brands are. It’s all very new to locals and is exclusive! A lot of them have limited stock, and the locals love exclusive and limited items! They like to be one of the few people in the country to own these things.
As for myself, funnily enough I’m not a fan of shopping! I find most of my clothes during my travels.
Style Spotlight: David of Salt Lake City!
The weekend is nigh (as in, like, tonight) so, to give you a little style inspiration for your post-work festivities, I’ve decided that every Friday I’m going to feature a fabulous Style Profile from one of you!
This week, I was immediately drawn to the lovely shades of lavender and the awesome color-coded closet gracing this particular Style Profile. (If that is an actual snapshot of an actual closet, it’s one I definitely want to see!) David is one classy gent, and he also happens to be an extremely talented fashion blogger. David lives in Salt Lake City and writes the blog Very Fashion Forward, a place for very fashion forward people to go for the latest in boundary-pushing, avant garde trends.
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Follow his Style Profile here and share the looks you love on your own Style Profile! You can also find some of these looks on our Pinterest! Have a great weekend - wear something that pushes boundaries.
One Day Left in our Most Stylish Campus Contest!
Only one more day to go in our Most Stylish Campus Contest! That’s right, there’s still time to share your profile and prove to the world that your school is the most fashionable! You have until noon tomorrow to share your profile and earn points, so get to it!
It’s been a close race so far, but there’s still time to win! Can you beat the current top five schools?
Style Spotlight: Our Style Corner Winner!
The last Style Corner winner has been chosen, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of style advice to go around! We decided to live vicariously through our very first Style Corner Winner, Sanibel, who got personal styling tips from Kerry Irvine, a style expert who’s worked with the likes of Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss. Sanibel also got a $250 gift card to put some of Kerry’s style tips into practice!
Check out her super stylish Style Profile here!
“Do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly challenged?” Love this!
Stylitics: How would you describe your personal Style?
Sanibel: My style is pretty dichotomous. It almost looks like you took two distinct wardrobes and combined them. On one hand, I’m influenced by a Fred Segal sort of look, since some of my family lives in Santa Monica and I lived in Brentwood for a few years. And then on the other hand, I went to prep school in the northeast, and that plays into my wardrobe a great deal. I love slouchy, lounge wear-ish clothing and really soft cotton—think Splendid, Free City, and Aviator Nation. But then I also have a lot of pieces that are super tailored and fitted for a more polished look.
Stylitics: What’s the best piece of style advice you’ve ever received?
S: The best style advice I’ve ever received is to dress for yourself. And with that being said, dress for yourself as if you knew you were going to run into a rival or an ex and you want her or him to know how well you’re doing. Basically the expression “living well is the best revenge” applied to style.
Stylitics: What was it like working with a personal stylist? Did it change your thinking at all when it comes to pairing outfits?
S: It was great getting a chance to speak with Kerry Irvine. She gave me a lot of new stores and labels that I had never heard of, and now I’m excited to check them out.
Stylitics: What are one or two trends you’re dying to try for Spring?
S: For spring I’m going to dye my hair ombre and wear super-round sunglasses—hopefully the Rag & Bone Keaton ones.
Stylitics: And the question we’re all dying to ask - how will you spend your gift card??
S: With my gift card, I’m going to make a dent in the cost of a mother’s day present: flat Chanel espadrilles or Lanvin ballet flats.
Personally, I would have spent it on this amazing moped, but what a nice gesture to spend it on someone else! Oh well… I guess the moped will have to wait. For now…
Thanks for sharing your amazing style with us, Sanibel! Can’t wait to see how the ombre hair turns out… tweet us a pic! :)
5 Questions with Kate Voegele
Do you ever wake up in the morning, look in your closet, and feel like you have nothing to wear? Me too. So today I sat down with singer-songwriter, “One Tree Hill” alum, and fierce fashionista (yes, I just used the word “fierce” non-ironically) Kate Voegele to get the low-down on her amazing personal style how to get inspired.
Oh, and did I mention she has a Style Profile?
1) Who are your fashion icons?
KV: Helena Bonham Carter has to be one of my biggest fashion icons. No one rocks a Vivienne Westwood dress quite like she does, and she’s definitely not afraid to take risks. There’s just something so elegantly whimsical about her fashion choices. I also adore Audrey Hepburn’s timeless class, the way Miroslava Duma plays with color, and Cory Kennedy’s ultimate embodiment of indie rocker chic.
2) How has your personal style changed over the years?
KV: I grew up in a little suburb in Ohio, so needless to say everyone around me was decked out in Abercrombie galore growing up. I always liked to be different and stand out, and when I was in high school I’d buy all my clothes in New York when I took trips out there to play gigs. I loved that nobody had the vintage finds and cool up-and-coming young designer pieces I could get there. I think as I grew up and started to travel a lot for my music, that really dictated the evolution of my style. It started with New York, and then I spent some time on the West Coast, then Paris and London and Rome…I think it all ended up swirling into one and landing me in a sort of boho ballerina meets vintage rock chic realm. (I love this!)
3) What advice do you have for those days when you feel like you have nothing to wear?
KV: This happens to all of us far too often doesn’t it? For me on those days, if I’m in a big hurry, I have my go-to outfits that I know will work and are staple combinations. If I have more time on my hands, I love to get inspiration from fashion blogs to find looks that I can create with similar pieces in my own closet. Sometimes it ends up reminding me of things I forgot that I have! Looking to other stylish people for inspiration can help me completely repurpose a skirt or see a top in a totally new context.
4) What’s the biggest fashion faux pas you’ve ever made?
KV: There are far too many to count when you perform music onstage for a living. As artists, we tend to think that gives us a ‘get out of jail free’ card, but looking back on photos of early gigs I’m ashamed to say it does not! My worst phase was when I first started playing live and would over-accerssorize like nobody’s business, and not in a good way. I’d put on a red costume jewelry big beaded necklace… with matching red earrings, matching red belt, matching red bracelet, matching red shoes… not OK.
5) What’s your favorite item in your closet and why?
KV: My favorite item in my closet is a vintage Chanel scarf my mom bought me for my 22nd birthday. I don’t get to wear it often because it’s so bright and colorful and really speaks for itself, but it’s a beautiful design with big, bold primary colors, and I absolutely love it. When I do wear it, I feel so vibrant but very elegant at the same time.
Thanks so much for the style advice, Kate! To follow Kate’s style, check out her Style Profileand make sure you add items to your closet for a chance to win a personal styling session with Kate and a $250 gift card!!