WHAT TO WEAR AT NYFW: A LIST OF OUR FAVORITE FASHION BLOGGERS & TRENDS
An affair of head nods and hushed disapproval, New York Fashion Week is filled with designers, models, and self-made fashion followers. To spark some personal inspiration, we’ve paired 8 of our favorite trendsetting fashionistas to gear up our à la mode ladies for the rest of Week.
1) Fashiontoast, ruled by Rumi Neely, first emerged in 2008 and thus far has embarked on an impressive journey. The half-Japanese fashion blogger continues to hold a strong SoCal bohemian/boyish influence in her personal style metier. Inspired by likes of Erin Wasson and Daria Werbowy, Rumi stays true to her style as seen in the outfit pictured below as she poses for a photograph in a ‘back to basic‘ ensemble featuring Philip Lim mules, a Theory muff bag, and a Isabel Marant cutout sweater.
2) Miroslava Duma, founder of Buro 24/7, is a personal favorite who debuted in the fashion scene five years ago. Here are two looks that you can accomplish to obtain Duma’s pristine élan. In the first photo, Duma plays against textures by adding a large embellished piece bringing together a truly sophisticated look. In the second photo, she tucks away her mini-frame in a pattern building ensemble with a Hermes clutch on her side. Neither are easy to construct, but if assembled correctly they’re error-free and attention-grabbing.
3) Leandra Medine, CEO of the The Man Repeller, has paved quite the path for herself. Her wit and impeccable ability to convert minimalistic male-dominated pieces into boyish femme essentials is what makes “The Man Repeller” memorable. Medine has been featured in Forbes “Top 30 Under 30” and topped as Adweek’s “Fashion Power 25,” beating the likes of: Lady Gaga; Michelle Obama; and – wait for it – Anna Wintour.
4) Itty bitty, Olivia Palermo, is recognized by fashion enthusiasts far and near. You might remember her from the short-lived TV series, “The City,” in which her on-screen rival was sweet ol’ Whitney Port. If you observe her character outside of what they paint in front of the cameras, you’ll learn to appreciate her aptitude and be less inclined to scrutinize. The style gem has been titled the “mix master” from numerous fashion bloggers. Each of her ensembles shines through with just the right touch of elegance. Concentrate on the details of Palermo’s style and you’ll learn how to handle this one’s thinking.
5) Quirky Italian Chiara Ferragni, famously known as The Blonde Salad, tends to a full-time blog site with an estimated 90,000 visits to her website daily. Ferrgani is also a full-time law student and designer. Her blog showcases her vivacious personality, which makes it easy for her to become your new favorite online haunt. Be prepared to gloat as you follow her seasonal global ventures in envy.
6) London based Susie Bubble of StyleBubble holds the title for the most eccentric and zany out of this list. Formerly an editor of fashion/culture magazine, DazedDigital, Susie has a proven skillful eye for color aesthetics. If you’re familiar with Meadham Kirchhoff x Topshop’s collection, then you’ve already seen a small description of Susie. Honestly, I prefer her over the ever-growing “Song sisters” who are trumping the Instagram game.
7) Led by Dorina Ciobanu, The Golden Diamonds is the first fashion blog to be well-known in Moldova. Covering both the emerging Eastern European fashion market and the graceful West, the website is maintained by Ciobanu and her dream team. The fashion site is encompassed of awe-aspiring fashion tips with a blend of travel and culture.
8) Karla Deras, a content contributor for Chictopia, maintains her own fashion blog called Karla’s Closet. Although she is the most minimalistic out of the bunch and has the smallest fan base, she holds a special little place in my fashion heart. Below Karla pulls off a classic men’s trench effortlessly with a pair of tampered Free People jeans, and do I see Celine? To counter the quintessential fashion safety-net of all-black-sleek, Deras can also put together a flawless ivory ensemble.
This post is dedicated to all the bloggers and editors who dress to the nines in hopes that a shutterbug will snap their outfits flawlessly in New York’s awful brisk weather. And if you still can’t put your finger on the perfect composition, Elle’s list of current designers should do the trick. Here’s WWD’s Spring’s ready-to-wear list, as well. If all else fails, black will always be the new black. Don’t you dare let anyone else tell you otherwise.