Fashion, Pop Culture

Favorite Things

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DSC_0547T by Alexander Wang tank dress, Maje ‘Bacary’ bomber jacket, Furla customized ‘Metropolis’ cross body bag, NikeiD customized AirMax sneakers.

If I could rewrite “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, it would include the items that make up this outfit: T by Alexander Wang staples, bomber jackets, dainty Furla bags, and cute but comfortable sneakers. They come together harmoniously for this look, and isn’t it just the best when your loves ones get along? This outfit combination is a foolproof way to look on-trend this summer. With so many bomber jackets available right now, you want to find ones that are unique but versatile. I’ve been living in this one, which is definitely bizarre at first sight, but completes just about any outfit comprised of neutrals. Plus, Bella Hadid and Lucy Hale have it, too. (Just don’t forget who wore it first!)

Photos by Miranda Mu

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Smiley Sauce

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IMG_1715T by Alexander Wang ‘Henley’ dress, ‘All Smiles’ beanie & ‘Alexis’ choker from Nasty Gal, Marc Jacobs boots, Sandro ‘Aida’ bag.

There’s not much I can say about the magic of this black maxi dress other than that it is my favorite, most versatile new item of the fall/winter season. The soft, medium-weight jersey makes the dress ideal for colder weather, the snug, sexy fit allows it to easily be dressed up or down, and the slightly cropped hem is a godsend for shorties like myself. For an edgy daytime look, I’ve styled it with a playful beanie, leather choker and beat-up boots; but I could easily take this bad boy out for a stylish dinner by swapping in heeled booties and delicate jewelry.

Photos by Annie Quinn

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Sloppy-Sleek

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IMG_1013Piece Apparel beanie, Sandro coat, Rag & Bone sweater,                     T by Alexander Wang track pants, Sandro ‘Aida’ shearling crossbody bag, Tod’s boots.

In the wise words of the Biebs, never say never: When I was younger, I thought I would never wear sweat pants in public, but track pants and joggers have recently become fashion staples. And let’s be honest, I got really lucky. I’m in my twenties, and that promise to non-leisure pants was going to fall apart whether or not Alexander Wang decided to be an American hero and add leather trim to the waistband of cozy gray joggers.

You still might not be convinced that sweat pants could ever garner adjectives such as “chic” or “sophisticated,” or that you could ever pull them off for an occasion when you want to, as they say, “dress to impress.” Allow me to convince you as to why this outfit works (despite the fact that it serves as strong evidence that I’ve spent the last couple of months collecting as much lint as possible): 1) Leather details like the panels on my coat elevate staples and can make a seriously comfortable ensemble seem a little more serious. 2) They could use some polish, but my Tod’s booties elongate the slouchy pants and heavy coat, and solidify the fact that I am not, in fact, wearing pajamas, but a cool and stylish outfit meant to be worn publicly and proudly. 3) Graphic beanies are the perfect remedy to the gloomy winter grays, when you suddenly become Keanu Reeves in The Matrix and just can’t bring yourself to wear actual colors. My Piece Apparel logo beanie brings home the outfit’s tomboy aesthetic, and brings some extra life to the look by giving it a focal point. In the event that you don’t want to attract attention to your face, invest in a less cool hat.

Photos by Frank Chen, founder of Tisket, a simple tool for the savvy online shopper.

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American Classic

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beatle.jpgT by Alexander Wang Jersey T-shirt Dress, Superga classic white sneakers, BAGGU printed leather tote, Brixton ‘Joanna’ hat, ‘Lunar’ sunglasses from Nasty Gal, vintage silver collar necklace.

My boyfriend told me this outfit made me look like a cast member in Weekend At Bernie’s. Compliment accepted. Anyway, Alexander Wang has obviously mastered and updated the T-shirt dress, making this one a bit longer in the back. Superga is the go-to brand for a classic tennis shoe, and I love my white ones so much that I’m seriously considering this gorgeous silk pair, designed by the good people at Superga, along with the help of The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine.

Photos by Matt McKenna

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Derelicte

Homeless bag lady-chic is one of those mysterious “Haha I’m kidding…but seriously, this looks good” compartments of fashion. Rooted in ’90s grunge and made famous by the Olsen twins, it’s a hard look to master, and even if you get it right, the majority of people will hate your outfit. Whatever. Sexy was never my strong suit. Since layering is the key ingredient to this style, fall/winter is the perfect time to do your best Blue Steel and go totally “derelicte…”1Q1A5801I take my T by Alexander Wang column dress right into winter with my American Apparel Mohair Loose Cardigan, a scarf & beanie from LF Stores, and, introducing my latest obsession: the Jeffrey Campbell Nirvana Boots a la Nasty Gal.1Q1A5804 - Version 2

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Photos by Amanda Rosen

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Minimalist Neon

1Q1A2742Not everyone likes this T by Alexander Wang column dress. Zero fucks given. I love it! Alexander Wang is a master of minimalism. (Very Hemlut Lang-y.) This dress is the perfect backdrop for my Zadig & Voltaire booties with a pop of neon. It can be easy to go over the top with neon, but it’s a sneaky surprise in this ensemble.1Q1A2740

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1Q1A2750So if you haven’t figured this out yet, I’m pretty obsessed with Alexander Wang. I couldn’t live without my Marion bag. (Crossbody bags are a must for me. Otherwise I’d have to superglue my possessions to my person) I bought it slightly damaged and thus very cheap at the actual Shopbop store. It was pretty much like walking right into my favorite website. They’re based in Madison, Wisconsin. Go figure!1Q1A2746Photos by Amanda Rosen

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