Vintage Adventure Style: Outfits Inspired by Old-school Banana Republic Catalogs

A few weeks ago @shipwreckghost commented that one of my outfits reminded her of the old Banana Republic catalogs from the 1980s, which send me down a rabbit hole of the mother of all eighties-does-thirties-explorer-style clothing. For real, Banana Republic used to be a safari/explorer themed store! They started out selling military surplus (from all … Continue reading Vintage Adventure Style: Outfits Inspired by Old-school Banana Republic Catalogs

Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Victorian Tea Party, But Make it Athleisure

This is the third post in this series, where I walk through examples of turning fantasy style inspiration boards into more practical wardrobes that are cohesive but not repetitive. See the previous one, a circus style board translated to smart casual officewear + casual weekend outfits, here. In the original post, I didn't build a … Continue reading Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Victorian Tea Party, But Make it Athleisure

Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Circus Yuppie Edition

You've got a Pinterest board (or album on your phone or computer) full of beautiful photos that are such a mood and totally your goal aesthetic. There are runway photos and flavor images and stock photos and street style snaps. But it’s not obvious how to translate it to a collection of wearable pieces that … Continue reading Translating Inspirational Styleboards to Realistic Wardrobes: Circus Yuppie Edition

Bringing the aesthetic of a Pinterest style board into your wardrobe

Now that the northern hemisphere is full swing into fall (well, according to the calendar, anyway), most retailers have their autumn lines out, which means means a prime selection for all things cozy and midweight. I included a wish list section in my August Wardrobe Round Up, but in this post I'm going to go … Continue reading Bringing the aesthetic of a Pinterest style board into your wardrobe