It seems that, over the past few years, fashion became less a product of what fashion designers and streetwear retailers serve us and more of a product of social media, fashion influencers, such as fashion bloggers and off-duty supermodels. In fact, fashion industry recognized the potential of this change and started giving the influencers a chance to be the first ones to try on their new products. This shift brought a mini revolution in fashion game – it made it more open to experiments, recycling old styles, and creating edgy moments. And since spring is usually the most fashionable season of them all, here’s what bloggers hide in their wardrobes right now.
Straight back from the ‘90s grunge, slip dresses came back to the fashion scene and became one of the fashion bloggers’ favorite trends. Silk, satin, and plush are the materials to look for but when it comes to combining it with the rest of your wardrobe – possibilities are endless. Since they usually have straps, you’ll probably need something underneath or over it for a chilly spring evening. Plain white tee or denim jacket are nice options but feel free to play with it a bit.
No matter what they say, you’re never too old to wear a good graphic tee, especially if the message it carries is powerful. The beauty of styling it comes from the fact that it can be such a versatile piece. For example, if you want to break down the seriousness of a simple blazer then wearing a graphic tee underneath is a must. On the other hand, they match marvelously with skirts, jeans, and shorts and can be a good base for every day-to-night outfit.
Completely different from graphic tees but equally necessary in every fashion aficionado’s wardrobe, at least one power suit is something you simply must have. You don’t even have to buy the one that’s already been matched – you can make your own by pairing a nice blazer and a pair of cigarette trousers. The best thing about wearing suits is the elegant yet powerful look you can achieve without putting too much effort. As for the shoes, flat strappy sandals or any platform type of footwear are more than welcome.
Ankle boots are one of those pieces everyone should have in their closet. Not only are they versatile but also comfy (if you choose the right heel) and bring a dose of nonchalance to every outfit. This spring, in particular, is going to be all about suede boots with clear heels, like those you can find in fabulous Billini shoes collection. They look best when paired with a vintage pair of denim trousers or midi slip dresses we mentioned above.
It’s impossible to take a look at the ‘70s fashion and not notice denim skirts as one of the fashion staples of the era. Luckily, this wonderful trend found its way to the present day and now all fashion bloggers have at least one in their closets. Mini, pencil, or midi – the choice for length is all yours. If you’re worried you’re going to look like a high school girl wearing a mini denim skirt the trick is to pair with flats or low-heeled shoes. Ballet flats or sandals might be your best ally if you want to rock a mini denim skirt like an adult.
The best thing about bloggers, not fashion shows dictating trends is that all of these pieces are pretty wearable and adjustable to any style. So, if you want to look trendy this spring, make sure you incorporate some of these into your wardrobe and make a fashion statement.
After attending IFB only on via online stream before – this was my very first IFB conference!
It was packed with over 400 fashion bloggers from every state, Canada and even Puerto Rico. All of these bloggers came with the same thing on mind – How to network and make a living being a full time blogger.
The IFB put together a slew of star studded blogger panel with lots of info to take home with you.
The sponsors kicked butt and MailChimp had a pop up DIY so we had fun with the monkey.
Bare Minerals gave bloggers make under and make overs!
Now for the beautiful bloggers!
Felicia Walker Benson – @ThisThatBeauty
Polka Dot Twins @TheFashionPoet @hautefrugalista
Cutie from Brooklyn
Hi Tyson! Monster Headphones :]
Hi Claire @theFashionbomb
Hi Aimee! @Songofstyle Opps someone double flashed at the same time
Find out more on www.heartIFB.com and check out #IFBcon for more pics!
Arm candy at its finest.
Loved by bloggers and oh-so versatile from t+J http://www.tplusjdesigns.com
The more than cute Pyramid Bracelet.
Project is always a fun time and even with the chilly NY weather, everyone was dresses to the 9’s for the first day of Project. Right in the heart of Soho, I was really excited to see what we have in store for the upcoming season in fashion and trends.
We got to preview what is to come Spring/Summer 2012 and primary colors are more than a hit. Here are some of the fashion industry press, buyers and designers.
@TheBKcircus Brooklyn Circus in the house
The girls Coco & Breezy
More to come: ProjectShow.com
Jan 16,17,18 in New York City
So after hours and hours…and hours the videos are finally ready! It was quite the task to cut down over 5 hours of video footage into several 5-10 minute videos (mind you I was at the conference for 10 hours!), but I did it!! I really couldn’t make them any shorter, because there was just too much good info!
In order to avoid one looooong post; I decided to only post some of the videos, but have provided a link to the rest of the videos as well as a photo slideshow for your viewing pleasure.
Thank you again to Donna and everyone from Shes Connected. Thank you to all the brilliant women I met; I was inspired by ALL of you. Keep up the excellent work you are already doing. Thank you to ALL the sponsors, as well as ALL the brands. Did I mention I had an awesome time?
peace and love
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