Whether you live in our home base of southwest Florida or the more temperate environs up north, there’s always a need for a sweater or two… or 10. As the situation warrants each season, some updating to the collection is in order, but a few of the favorites always seem to stand out for optimum True Fashionista snuggly warmth and fashion. They’re like an old friend you’re happy to see after so long.
It’s always fascinating when high fashion draws from the raw looks of places unexpected to create the next True Fashionista trend for the runways and beyond. Last fall, designers tapped into what was happening at street level and brought it to the runways, so that we may enjoy these somewhat casual looks during the carefree days of summer. Streetwear has been a boys’ game for years now, what with athletic wear, designer sneakers and hoodies of all colors, but this year women get theirs. The streets just got much hipper, people!
As each season rolls around, it’s not just the shape of what you wear, but the hot colors and materials that can make or break the outfit. If you’re still in need of some pieces to complete your summer wardrobe, we’ll give you the rundown of what’s making up that True Fashionista look that you’ll be rocking just right at your next poolside barbecue.
Summer is, like, here. You can keep thinking May flowers and graduations, but the heat index is up and that means soon enough there will be much more time spent outdoors by water. In Florida, where summer’s been here for the past month and a half, we focus a whole bunch on swimwear. The rest of the northern hemisphere finally gets to hit the beach and be seen in your True Fashionista seasonal wear. If you’re just digging out the carefully stored attire from last year, it’s a good idea to find out what’s out there this year, and catch up with what’s hot in 2019 besides your car.
"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language." — Miuccia Prada
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.