80’s FOREVER and Fox Fur Jacket

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Hey, Stylish!

If you ask me what era of fashion inspires me the most, I would say the 80’s. I am so into hyper forms and drama which was the motto of the 80’s fashion. I also like the fact that the natural materials were used for everything. If you want to buy great leather pieces, find 80’s vintage. I truly believe that buying vintage leather, fur, and cotton is the only way to bring sustainability into the fashion industry. My great vintage jacket with detachable sleeves is from ULTRA-CAT, a bold and unique brand that would be launched very soon. Stay tuned, I leave you with great inspirations:

 

Louis Vuitton:

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Saint Laurent:

Puffy Sleeves and Pleated Assymetry

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Hey, Stylish!

The exaggeration of the forms and silhouettes is the most important trend this Fall. You can notice a lot of shoulder pads and puffy sleeves at Dior, Balenciaga, and other runways. If you want to wear this trend in life, I would recommend wearing it with a straight bottom rather than fitted one, to make look extra edgy and careless.

The exaggerated forms always look better in neutral colors and black because you can really appreciate the intricate silhouette in a clean color.  I already had created some of the dramatic sleeves outfits previously, so you can get some inspiration from there.

I leave you with great examples to take note of:

 

Marc Jacobs:

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Johanna Artiz:

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The Golden Jacket

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Hey, Stylish!

This time I would love to share with you a great source to buy this cool jacket. The round metallic detailing in clothes and accessories is a must-have in this season and this jacket is the exaggeration of this trend. Wear it with a pair of jeans and tank top or with the black maxi for a more dramatic look.  And the best news is that this jacket is on sale!!!

Get it here

 

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Check Mate or Check Print Obsession

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Hey, Stylish!

Check print is so hot right now starting with a classic jacket cut that has been spotted everywhere at the NYFW. I decided to give a second life to my  90’s dress jacket and pair it with a head to toe vintage. However, you can pair the check trend with almost everything and easily dress it down and dress it up. For instance, pair it with a ripped denim skirt and moto boots for that edgy look or with sequined jeans to glam up the classic cut. I created a couple of collages for your inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

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Gimgham and Polka Dot With a Splash Of Red

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Hey, Stylish!

The gingham has been so popular Spring 17 and this Summer that you can see this print in any store and collection. I decided to pair my gingham Victoria Beckham x Target suit with the polka dot Jeffrey Campbell platform to bring some edginess to the very preppy and polished print. I would recommend pairing the graphic prints with a pop of color, for example, mega trendy red color to enhance the contrast. I also put together some of the outfits for you as a fresh perspective how to transition your gingham into Fall season:

 

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volume on the top with a balanced volume on the bottom and metallic detailing

 

Acid Wash Denim and Jeffrey Campbell Work of Art

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 Hey, Stylish!

Weird and unusually beautiful shoes are having a moment this year. Designers are using unconventional materials and silhouettes to enhance the boldness of the nowadays style. I like the notion of wearing the art on your feet… and wearable art itself. The unusual and unique pieces do not necessarily only come from the runway, here are some of my favorite sources for unique and affordable footwear:

  1. Jeffrey Campbell.My favorite shoe designer and beloved shoe brand. Campbell is an  LA based shoe designer that creates quirky, fresh and super trendy heels, flats and platforms. You can see a lot of IT girls wearing his designs. I own around 7 pairs of Jeffrey Campbell shoes and would love to expand my collection.
  2. Poshmark. A platform for recycling your old wardrobe finds online. You can find a lot of unique, vintage or designer shoes there at affordable prices ( spoiler alert: Jeffrey Campbell as well!!!). The best part about it is that you can bargain and propose your own price.
  3. Y.R.U. Another cool and young brand. It is pretty edgy and has a great variety of Lolita, Goth, and rock chic shoe gear.
  4. eBay. This is a no brainer. You can find anything on eBay, including unique and crazy shoes. My favorites are this and that.
  5. DollsKill. A cool website for one of a kind piece for every taste: edgy, flirty, romantic, punk and etc. They also have huge flash sales very often.

Let me know what are your favorite places to buy the inspirational footwear! If you want to find some new inspirations for unique purses, check out my blog post about it.

Xo Xenia

My look: 

jeans- vintage, from my favorite Buffalo Exchange

sequined top- Forever 21

denim ripped jacket- BCBG thrifted, similar here and there

shoes- Jeffrey Campbell ice skating shoes, old collection. If you are size 8, can find it here

bag- Zara, old collection, similar here
P.S. Check out the coolest inspirations from runway:

Beloved Alexander McQueen

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Dior:

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Thom Browne:

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