While there remains some countryside left in this ever-growing urban-dense world, there will be homes to reflect it. The latest interior décor trends are keeping up with this downhome sensibility with a nod toward a charming rustic look. There are, however, ways to keep that adorable True Fashionista old-school charm yet still look, you know, ready for the 2020’s.
When we conjure up early memories of leather in your wardrobe, maybe it’s the bomber jackets worn by WWII fighter pilots, or that cool black one with the all those zippers your True Fashionista punk rocker cousin had. Leather has had its place in fashion since our forefathers figured that there are uses for the whole animal. Ancient wall paintings and artifacts dating back to 5000 B.C. indicate the use of leather for clothing purposes, and ancient Greeks developed tanning formulas to preserve their leather. Then the Romans discovered that leather makes for really fantastic, durable footwear.
In these days of trying to save our planet, sustainability is not only crucial, it also happens to be all the rage. Given the creativity and spark that happens regularly in the fashion world, there should be no surprise then that many are pitching in to help save the world one guilt-free True Fashionista sock at a time.
Your first thought about the blazer is no doubt the stuffy power suit staple, seen in boardrooms round the globe and in like, every job interview ever. Good news, blazer fans, this essential True Fashionista wardrobe piece has been trending back into style lately, making an appearance in many a spring 2020 collection. The blazer’s recent renaissance is proving that you can rock a well-tailored jacket not just at the watercooler, but out on the town, with pants, skirt or just about anything.
Welcome to 2020, the year of Classic Blue, the hue chosen to by Pantone Color Institute as its Color of the Year. Before you go racing over to your favorite home consignment store, let’s take a look at just where and how designers are putting this True Fashionista shade to use.
Ah corduroy, that warm, velvety soft fabric that’s versatile enough for wear in just about any clothing item, can be tied to many a retro childhood memory, yet remains an ongoing popularity item with lasting power even on today’s runways.
We can all agree that the late rocker David Bowie defined his career by bending the rules, both musically and in fashion. Even early in his career he experimented with True Fashionista theatrical makeup, dramatic hair and groundbreaking styles. His candid views on gender norms even trace back to a 1964 television interview where he appeared as a spokesperson for the group “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men,” defending his choice to style his hair long.
"Florals... for spring? Groundbreaking."
These words sarcastically, famously purred by Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada actually ring very true this year, minus the sarcasm, of course.
The driving force behind Gucci’s astronomical rise in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ford at one point studied to be an architect. That all changed while enrolled in the Parsons School of Design in New York, when he realized architecture was not his calling.
With the new year and decade falling swiftly upon us, its time to take a fresh perspective on your closet. One of the best ways to achieve an update while avoiding an overabundance of dated clothing is to invest in True Fashionista pieces that will survive trends and hang on through your Konmari purges as well.