fashion weeks a’coming

3.1 phillip limWe’re just upon fall yet about to see the spring/summer 2014 collections in fashion week which kicks off again next Thursday here in NYC.  It feels like yesterday when just a newbie at blogging, was covering my fav’s from the 2013 shows.  I’ve worked in the industry for a long time and have learned to toggle between seasons – usually strategizing on the current assortment while simultaneously planning for what’s next.  Before our mind fast-forwards toward spring/summer 2014 – let’s enjoy what we can wear now be it military, grunge, leather, an oversized coat, camouflage or the color red!  Here’s a few featured looks (and trends) from earlier this year to get you inspired!  xx jenny

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all photos via style.com // designers (in order from top to bottom): 3.1 phillip lim, rag & bone, paul smith, prabal gurungchristopher kanetibi, 3.1 phillip lim, isabel marant 

bootie-licious

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Wednesday I blasted this post about drawstring handbags and received an overwhelming response from readers, except there was a catch.  Many of you were more interested in the moto booties (from the cover photo) rather than the bag, commenting on how much you love and asking where to get a pair!   So my lady friends, ask and you shall receive.  The booties came from shoe designer, Matt Bernson – called the tundra.  Unfortunately right now they are sold out everywhere – I promise I used my interweb detective skills and searched high and low.  In lieu of this however, here is an edit of a few like-styles which can suffice as a solid (and maybe even better) alternative!   Hopefully these will satiate your bootie-licious appetite!  Have an epic weekend!  xx jenny

Are you looking for a specific item that others may want too?  Hit me up at yoursoulstyle@gmail.com with post suggestions!

bootie-licious

  1. Steve Madden pudddles booties, $249.95, stevemadden.com
  2. Report juliee boot, $69, piperlime.com
  3. Topshop biker boots, $190, shopbop.com
  4. Rag & Bone classic moto boots, $696, matchesfashion.com
  5. Fiorentini + Baker chad boots, $475, farfetch.com
  6. Madewell lowrider moto boots, $238, shopbop.com
  7. H by Hudson horrigan boot, $285, piperlime.com
  8. Sam Edelman adele biker boots, $310, matchesfashion.com

photo via zimbio

in uniform

white shirt, blue denim

There is no better go-to uniform then the classic white shirt paired with denim.  If all else fails during your morning routine, you know you’re golden with this combination and can create whatever look you want from this canvas.  Add bold accessories, keep it clean, stilettos or flats, a second layer – the versatility is endless.  A good white shirt can be worn all year long and as for denim – well, it may as well be your second skin.  Designers are always updating the classic silhouette with fresh details so how about going outside the box and trying a shirt-tail hem or oversized boyfriend style?  Also think about spending a little extra on this essential staple for added quality since it’ll be on heavy rotation and need to stand up to constant wearings.  Like all good investments – they are worth it because of longevity!  I’ve combed the interweb and found a few of the best styles available now.  Enjoy!

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Current/Elliot the camp shirt, $178, shopbop.com // Paul Smith contrst shirt, $165, paulsmith.co.uk.com // Boy by Band of Outsiders, $385, lagarconne.com // Rag & Bone siri shirt, $255, rag-bone.com // Madewell silk boy shirt, $110, madewell.com 

photo via stealing style

festival fashion…

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This past weekend I went to the GoogaMooga festival in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  We joked that it was a ‘poor man’s Coachella‘ but its focus is food rather than music so it’s not really an apples to apples comparison.  On the other hand, like Coachella it was apparent that fashion and style played a large role.  Different than the west coast’s rock ‘n’ roll boho babe who looks like this, Brooklyn’s version had a more downtown, edgy hipster feel like this.  But there were hats, some fringes and cut off denim shorts and the likes so not a complete departure.  Summer festivals are about to pop off in full swing so let’s get talking about festival fashion!  What will you wear to BonnarooAustin City LimitsBurning Man?  I’d love to see how you style your festival fashion look.  Send photos to yoursoulstyle@gmail.com or post on instagram with the hashtag #yoursoulstyle.  I’ll be dancing at Gathering of the Vibes in some of these.  More to come!

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  1. Zara flowing printed kimono, $89.90 zara.com
  2. Ottoman Hands necklace, $71.27, asos.com
  3. J.Crew panama hat, $58, jcrew.com
  4. Rag & Bone boyfriend shorts, $246, matchesfashion.com
  5. Acne zone music tank, $110, matchesfashion.com
  6. Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, $150, ray-ban.com
  7. Topshop embossed leather backpack, $150, topshop.com
  8. Zara flat crossover sandals, $79.90, zara.com
  9. Topshop white patchwork dress, $72, topshop.com

Click here to find a listing of music festivals in your area.

photo credit and more inspiration via here

simply put…


elin king

Elin Kling is one of my fashion gods – typically pairing simple pieces together while achieving an effortlessly cool style.  Take the above look for instance.  All she is wearing is a casual knit with deconstructed slim fitting jeans – but the addition of her black pointy toe pumps with super cute hat and bag – voila!  Perfection.  Most of us have this outfit (or a version of it) hanging in our closet already.

The lesson:  you don’t need overly complicated items to create an epic fashion statement and basics are interchangeable for endless outfit options (this is my hint that they are occasionally worth the splurge).  Check it…  *above photo via here

For more Elin Kling style click here

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  1. Organic by John Patrick pullover, $255, lagarconne.com
  2. Rag & Bone boyfriend jean, $297, shopbop.com
  3. Topshop short brim fedora, $50, topshop.com
  4. Monserat De Lucca fatima tote, $379, shopbop.com
  5. J.Crew everly suede pumps, $245, jcrew.com