HISTORY OF THE BIKINI

HISTORY OF THE BIKINI

This summer, you can accessorize your True Fashionista heart out with just the right sandals, eyewear and tote, but if you’re not rockin’ the latest swimsuit, it could all be for naught. As we’re always happy to catch you up on what’s going on in the swimsuit section of True Fashionistas Resale, Naples’ best luxury consignment store, for the moment we’ll take you back and see how the bikini, that staple of all things sexy swimwear, was birthed and recall its ascension to the throne of the swimwear world.
HOME: DURABLE FABRICS ARE IN

HOME: DURABLE FABRICS ARE IN

Might your favorite chair now sport a little slightly-worn spot these days? Maybe your decorative pillows have been hugged just a bit too often while bingeing a streaming television show. These things happen, especially when staying at home is just what you (have to) do. Fortunately, the True Fashionista textile industry has your back, and fabrics that can hold up to extra wear and tear are all the rage for 2021.
FASHION COLOR TRENDS FOR FALL 2021

FASHION COLOR TRENDS FOR FALL 2021

Straight from Pantone courtesy of WWD come the most anticipated True Fashionista color trends to know about this fall. Thanks to vaccines, there is an undeniable air of hope and optimism abounding for ‘21, and fashion is happy to reflect it in street style and more. Back in December, as Layla Lichi reported, Pantone revealed that Illuminating — a bright yellow hue — and Ultimate Gray are its 2021 Colors of the Year, as both represent unity, stability and hope. Perhaps Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman put it best, “When the gray clouds disperse, we see the sunshine.” Aside from these two, several energetic colors stood out on the Fall ’21 runways, like a denim, close to sky-looking blue, gorgeous greens, a proper brown in outerwear, fiery reds and luscious auburns and comforting beiges.
10 BINGEWORTHY FASHION FILMS

10 BINGEWORTHY FASHION FILMS

As we acknowledge what will hopefully be the last few months of the pandemic, let us suggest embracing the opportunity to dive into our favorite True Fashionista subject: fashion! An ongoing subject since the beginning of celluloid, celebrated fashion films are a part of our culture, from stylized fiction to cult classic and biopic. We’ve compiled 10 of the finer examples, so you can burrow beneath a cozy plush throw, a glass of wine and dig in.
FLORALS 2021- THE SPRING MUST-HAVES

FLORALS 2021- THE SPRING MUST-HAVES

(Full on resisting urge to drop a Miranda Priestly reference)…Although florals aren’t so groundbreaking for spring, (oop did it) there’s nothing like the fresh look of gorgeous flowery blossoms after a particularly brutal winter, be it in a box on the windowsill or adorning your True Fashionista spring wardrobe. Let’s take a quick look at what’s hot in florals for 2021, as we more than figuratively emerge from our cocoons, ready to take on the world. Floral fashion trends this spring are leaning toward boho-style prints in pink and pastel colors or dark and understated, reports Eve Dawes for fashion site GlamourandGains.com.

FOCUS ON CLASSICS

FOCUS ON CLASSICS

Trends come and go, but classics stay forever. You’ve heard it, you know it, you live it. However, just in case you’ve been questioning your collection and what remains on the floor post-purge for eventual designer consignment (shameless self-promotion moment, and proud of it), we’ll help with a refresher on some True Fashionista must-haves that have only grown finer with time. Having a knowledge of which items have the highest resale value is a must, as well as the ability to recognize the fickle nature of trends and the importance of investing in solid, trusted pieces to round out your collection. Here is a solid checklist from which to start:
CAPES – A SPRING THING

CAPES – A SPRING THING

This spring, designers are bringing to the forefront that trusty fashion piece that has remained a True Fashionistastaple through the centuries: the cape. Thanks in no small part to the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, capes are once again fully on the radar, appearing all over the recent Paris digital Spring 2021 Fashion Week runways. Today’s designers, however, have been flexing their creative muscle, and their modern cape creations are a far cry from the simple shoulder-hugging garment of days of yore, least of all the ones worn by fictitious superheroes.
DO WINTER FABRICS MATTER ANYMORE?

DO WINTER FABRICS MATTER ANYMORE?

We Floridians ask ourselves questions like the following on a regular basis: Is it really that important to hold onto that True Fashionista Balenciaga wool sweater we bought a couple years ago, wore twice and stored away for the next time temps dip down to the frigid 60s?  Those up north, however, face a deeper set of seasonal wardrobe rules that include the infamous “no white after Labor Day” deal.  
WHAT TO FLUSH FROM YOUR FASHION RADAR IN 2021

WHAT TO FLUSH FROM YOUR FASHION RADAR IN 2021

Yes, we know you’re hardly going out and there’s not really anything going on at the moment STILL. However, we choose to look on the positive side knowing there’s better to come, so you might as well be ready to emerge from your proverbial curfew cocoon bedecked in the latest styles. In other words, it’s time to ditch what’s SO 2020 in order to present your best True Fashionista looks for the New Year. Don’t forget your matching face mask (cue eyeroll).

HISTORY OF COCO CHANEL

HISTORY OF COCO CHANEL

Yes of course Coco Chanel is synonymous with all that is True Fashionista, and label namesake Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel led quite the adventurous and exciting life, breaking ground and introducing now legendary items and looks that we just could not do without in our style pursuits. Even now, in the pandemic and most cautiously, post-pandemic era, we continue to use Chanel as a standard against which many fashion entities are measured.