Women wearing cream leggings with brown boots, a brown handbag and matching brown leather jacket.

LEATHER IS FOREVER

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.
Fashionable woman in orange shirt with red blazer and colorful scarf around her head

THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BLAZER

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.
THE RETURN OF THE FORMAL DINING ROOM

THE RETURN OF THE FORMAL DINING ROOM

Dining while binging Netflix has finally had its backlash. The whole eat ‘n run thing centering around the kitchen island may still have its place, but these days interior designers are focusing on the family and bringing it all back to that spot in the house where memories used to happen around a good ol’ meal, the True Fashionista dining room.
Scarves – Versatile and Chic

Scarves – Versatile and Chic

In 1837 French designer Hermès created the first ready-to-wear graphic silk scarf, then England’s Queen Victoria was seen on the throne rocking silk cravats adorned with beautiful graphic prints. And the custom printed scarf was here to stay.

FALL/WINTER TRENDS FORECAST

FALL/WINTER TRENDS FORECAST

Holy pumpkin spice lattes, Batman, is it seriously fall already? At our home base in sultry southwest Florida, it doesn’t exactly feel like sweater weather yet, but we’ll just close our eyes and pretend real hard because fashion doesn’t wait for our first cold snap.

Rules for Linen and Seasons

Rules for Linen and Seasons

To linen or not to linen, that is the question. Aren’t you glad you have True Fashionistas by your side, watching out for every crucial step in your fashion-forward linen journey?

Investment Bags

Investment Bags

Going into fall, we know you’re looking for a new purse to complete your latest seasonal outfits. Might as well make your purchase last with something classic and timeless that adds just the right touch.

History of High Heels

History of High Heels

The History of High Heels. “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.” – Marilyn Monroe
Ah, high heels. We can all use another pair of fabulous heels. They look so good, feel so sexy and, as millions of wearers will agree, elicit a feeling of empowerment. Gimme a pair of Chanels and red lipstick and I can conquer the world! Whether you’re chunkin’ it out on two-story platforms, or True Fashionista balancing on four-inch stilettos, high heels have firmly placed themselves in wardrobes and on runways since, oh I don’t know, the beginning of time?