I know it’s all about the floral crown for summer, but with fall coming up fast, it’s time to ditch the daisies for something a bit more dangerous. Whether you reach for a headband, harnesses or individual spikes, there are endless ways to toughen up your everyday look. Right now, I’m really digging the long braided ponytail, especially with a little black dress like the El Diablo Dress paired with the Tripoli Cutout Boots. If you want to tone down the heavy metal, go for the Knotted Up Dress and 8th Street Spike Combat Boots, perfect for day or night.
Trust me, you’ll have everyone you know screaming, “OMG, SPIKES!”
It’s easy to get lost in the mystique of a big city, especially one like New York. Upon moving here almost ten years ago, I instantly knew I was entering a world unlike any other, and looking back on it, I feel so lucky to have been able to grow up in this urban jungle. Fortunately for all of us, we live in a world where inspiration is just a click away.
It’s impossible not to get lost in the endlessly amazing images on Cat Khan’s visual diary, KnightCat. She always pulls together perfect mood boards alongside impossibly cool head-to-toe looks. For us, she combined the best of both with the ethereal images that inspired her latest obsession – all white everything – and her current Nasty Gal wantlist.
Lately I’ve been trying to figure out what my actual inspiration for my spring wardrobe is. Trends for this season are all across the map, the most notable being color blocking and mixed prints. I like to interpret trends in my own way, and this spring I have decided to make it all fall under the category of femininity. Yes, it is time to embrace your inner girl power and dress like a lady! I, for one, am always the one to be pro-skinny jeans, collared shirt and leather boots, and always end up looking like one of my favorite band members. But finally I have realized that maybe I should start embracing my femininity in order to flat out just look cute!
Don’t ask me how and when this happened, but I woke up one morning and spring was here with summer fast-approaching. Crazy, right? Now that I’m peeling back some layers and pants are borderline optional (um, within reason), I’ve completely submitted to the laid back California archetype: sunroof open, KDAY blasting (L.A.’s classic hip-hop radio station), shades dark, and outfit? Casual.