Versatility and Practicality: the Two Best Words

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Leather Skirt, Forever 21 / Tee, Brandy Melville (similar) / Trench, H&M (similar) / Backpack, Herschel

The main thing you should take away from this post is that leather mini skirts give me life. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know this. I snagged this amazing skirt at Forever 21 and I have to say it is treating me well. The A-line shape is perfect for so many outfits and the faux leather has just enough give to be comfortable yet keep its shape. I would now consider this skirt a staple for all seasons, (except maybe winter for obvious reasons) and would definitely recommend one for all! The other subject I wanted to touch on was my Herschel backpack. I’m loving the trend of fashion-forward backpacks for their practicality and the cool, casual essence they bring to any outfit. Now, we all can’t afford Cara Delevingne’s stellar line for Mulberry, so I just wanted to show that this trend can definitely work with more casual and more affordable bags. My personal fave is Herschel, because they’re amazing quality bags with great color variation, organizational features, and have a great variety of cool styles to choose from!

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Take it From the Guys

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Many people like to take inspiration from menswear when they’re looking to wear something structured and minimalistic, but I find I look to menswear when I’m doing the opposite! When I feel like my style is becoming too forced, or too fussy, I turn to the guys to bring it back down to earth. As I look towards the fall and begin to think of all the glorious autumn outfits I’m planning on wearing, I find myself looking at men’s style more and more.

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Matt Healy, the lead singer of the 1975, is a perfect example of that effortlessly cool factor that many style smart guys tend to have. A lot of my more edgy outfits root themselves in outfits that he’s worn!

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My initial interest in men’s style came from my brother, who lives in the Pacific Northwest and is always finding new rustic and rugged brands that are just so cool. Some of these include Wings + Horns, Broken Homme, and Herschel Supply Co. (before it became the new “it” backpack). The effortlessness of great mens style fascinates me, and it will always be the reason behind me wearing an oversized jacket, a pair of bulky boots, or some sort of loose beanie. This fall you will definitely find me shopping in the men’s section! xx