Backpack Style

So recently I’ve been obsessed with backpacks. Cross-body bags have been in style way too long! It’s time to switch it up, and the perfect time for that is summer. There’s something super laid-back about carrying a backpack, and it’s probably because it’s about 1000x easier to have one on all day than to hold an actual handbag. I’m all for low maintenance, effortless style, even if I sometimes don’t appear that way.

Here is some outfit inspiration including adorable backpacks!

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I feel like backpacks can work with any style. There are so many different ones on the market now because people don’t just want them for school. They can be a cool statement!

I just bought this backpack from Asos and I’m obsessed with it. It’s NewLook.

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What do you think about making a style statement with backpacks?

xox,

Paola Kassa

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Fashion Savvy

Hi!

So, it’s story time. About a year ago, I got a job at a major retail store. I’m not going to say where because I kept the job for about a month and quit over the phone. Yeah, I wasn’t too committed. There were a lot of other factors contributing to my quitting, trust me, and I’ve learned from that experience. I promise I’m not just lazy! Anyway, the way I got the job was because I walked into the store, mostly to shop, and asked if they were hiring. (I had just left an interview elsewhere that had gone horribly.) When the manager said they were hiring, she interviewed me on the spot. I felt so unprepared! She started asking me questions about their store, company, and retail in general. Without pausing I answered the questions. I remember a specific question she asked, “What trends are coming up for spring/summer?” And guess what? I knew the answer! She was so impressed that I was hired on the spot. Although this job didn’t last for me, it was a great experience that helped my confidence.

Being in tune with the fashion industry and what is going on in the fashion world can open up a lot of opportunities, especially if you want to work in that industry!

Here are some tips on what you can do to keep up with the ever changing fashion world.

1. Read magazines

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Magazines are amazing because they not only tell you new trends, but they are also a great way to find out personal style. They are so visual! They also usually have articles about people working in the fashion world which can be inspiring.

2. Check out blogs!

Fashion bloggers usually post photos only of themselves, but let me tell you- they are ahead of the trends! Everything you see them wearing will make its way to the runways, or their style is straight off the runway. Here are some great bloggers. You’re welcome in advance!

The Dress Decoded

Sincerely Jules

FashionToast

Bip Ling

Leanne Lim Walker

Inthefrow

(Click on their names)

These bloggers are my favorite!! A lot of them have Instagram and Youtube channels too so check them out on their websites!

3. Real life inspiration

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Check out stores! Retail shops are the most relatable way of seeing what is on the runways and what is up and coming. The clothes in the stores are toned down versions of what is doing well in high fashion. Seeing styles in stores will keep you up to date on what is currently trending.

I hope my fashion success story has helped you discover what you can be doing to improve your fashion savviness.

Thanks for checking out my blog, and check out my youtube channel for more fashion ideas!

http://youtube.com/PaolaKBuitrago

xoxox,

Paola Kassa

Dsquared² Fall 2012

The new Fall collection for Dsquared² is everything I love. It is very retro and colorful, which is different for a fall collection. I like that designers are really stepping up and doing what they like to do, instead of what’s trending. Here are my favorite looks from the runway.

The colors are very rich and modern, but they style of the clothes are 60’s. There are a lot of fuzzy sweaters, which I love, and capes. Capes are a very big deal this season and I think they worked it in perfectly with this collection. My favorite accessory were the sunglasses. They completed a lot of the looks. I just want to be this glamorous every day.

xo,

Paola

 

Resort Wear?

The new Resort 2013 collections! What an exciting time. The new shows feature a lot of floral, structure, and color. Which I love, (of course.) 

At Thakoon, it was all stripes. I loved the new patterns he came out with. He definitely had a very literal take on the “resort” aesthetic, because it seemed like beach wear:

Thakoon Resort 2013

Thakoon Resort 2013

Thakoon Resort 2013

At NAHM, it was a smaller collection, but I loved it nonetheless. It was bright and fun, which I liked because most of the designers were very mature. How am I supposed to relate to that? They had bright pink in the collection that I loved. These are my favorite looks:

NAHM Resort 2013

NAHM Resort 2013

NAHM Resort 2013

NAHM Resort 2013

My absolute favorite was probably at Marc by Marc Jacobs. It was fun, the models had multi-color hair, it was youthful, and all around adorable. And of course, Marc by Marc Jacobs is more affordable than the normal brand, but I still don’t own anything from Marc Jacobs. (Wish I did, one of my favorite designers.) Here are my personal favorites from the collection:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs Resort 2013

Who is your favorite? I hope you liked the Resort Collections of 2013! 

xoxo,

Paola

Meadham Kirchhoff

Recently I’ve been researching the new Fall Runway Shows. And one of my favorites is Meadham Kirchhoff. (If you click on that link, you can watch the show) The ready-to-wear collection is so fun and girly, with a 70’s-80’s vibe. It is everything I want, but it’s way too expensive for my little wallet. Check out some of the pictures from the show:

The shoes were all glittery, in this odd shape, but I thought it went perfectly with the styling.

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The bags were all very funky and bat accessories were involved in a lot of the looks.

Meadham Kirchhoff Fall 2012 - Details

The alien makeup was amazing and totally completed the collection. Even though it was a little out there. 

The whole show was overall fun and cute, complete with models throwing glitter all over the runway. That is one show I would love to go to. And the clothes I wish I could have. What do you think of the new collection? I personally love it.

xo,

Paola