Saturday, September 4, 2010

Anti what not to wear

While there are things in this world that ought not to exist (like uggs and sweatpants), there are some things that people wear that I really do not see enough of. Which is quite a shame, because with every fake tan or North Face jacket I see, a part of me dies on the inside. But it's those few people who know how to dress amazingly who restore my faith in everyday fashion:

1) Military jackets
I know this has been an ongoing trend for quite some time now, but I just can't get enough of the military jacket trend. It adds a dash of sophistication and edge to pretty much any outfit. Pair it with some skinny jeans and knee-high boots and you're sure to turn heads.

2) Guys in button-ups
With the first top buttons undone, and the sleeves halfway rolled up the forearm. Sexy yet casual. Unfortunately, the majority of guys I meet are just jeans-and-tshirt kinda guys, which is considered the norm nowadays. What happened to trying to be attractive? What happened to being dashing, charming and having the ability to sweep a girl off her feet? Any man with these above traits gets an A+ in my book.

I'll admit, I'm a total sucker for anything vintage. But really, what's a better thing to wear on your head in cooler weather? Throw it on with your peacoat, skirt and lace-up boots ensemble and you'll look like you're straight from the 1940s.

4) Healthier amounts of makeup
Lately, I've been seeing both ends of the spectrum: Too much makeup, or none at all. But when a woman has layers of foundation caked onto her face and eyeshadow all the way up to the brow, I cringe a little. A little bit of liner and mascara never hurt anyone, is effortless to put on in the morning, and it lets natural beauty shine through as well. Too much makeup is unhealthy for the skin and is a sign of insecurity.

5) Septum piercings
I'm usually not an advocate for facial piercings, but for some reason, I really like septum piercings. I've had people say they remind them of bulls, but honestly, that's not the first thing I think when I see someone with one. Besides, it's a nice alternative to the generic and done-to-death nostril piercing.

6) Vintage heels
Maryjanes, Oxfords, Spatterdashes, you name it. I pretty much adore anything with a steampunk/Victorian feel to it. I especially LOVE the things they sell at Clockwork Couture. I've particularly had my eyes on these beauties:

7) Trench coats, which I've already elaborated on in previous posts.

I like these colors together because it's unique, edgy, and modern. It's loud, but easy on the eyes due to the inclusion of a neutral to balance it out.
*Image (c) Karolina Anderson

9) Cigarette holders/pipes
I don't support smoking at all, but if people are going to do it, they should at least look fabulous. If I was a smoker, I'd definitely be wielding one of these lovelies. Besides, what woman wouldn't want to feel like Audrey Hepburn when they're having a cigarette?

Aaaand...the most important thing a person should never leave home without:

10) Confidence. And a smile.


  1. i don't know about you, but i always see guys in button up shirts, especially those that some would deem "hipsters." i agree with you, button up shirts are the sexiest things that guys can wear. add a tie and i pretty much have creamed my pants. add some legitimately needed glasses and i've died and gone to heaven.

  2. definitely! guys in america need to realize that it's OK to be fashionable~