Tag Archives: style advice

Back to School Luxe

Pump up the luxury factor in your back-to-school wardrobe with jewel tones and faux-fancy fabrics. Add something unexpected, like this tiered gold necklace, to a conservative look for a subtle attention heist.Back to School

 

 

Menswear In A Casual Office

Menswear: What to Wear to the Office

Blazer, $115 / G-Star Jeans g star / Converse oxford / Nixon water resistant watch / Ray-Ban ray ban eyewear / Worn By Kevin T-Shirt, $43

Style RFLX: Peachy Keen and Army Greens

Sartorial Soldier

Oasis studded vest, $45 / Alice + Olivia skinny pants / Givenchy high heel shoes / Balenciaga pants/ Daniela Farah bracelets bangle / Daniela Farah earrings (All Priced Upon Request)

StyleGuide: Developing Your Personal Style-PART 1

DPS3part 1: Know Thyself

In a previous post, I said that style is the essence of you. It’s what makes you, well…you! You have to know for yourself in order to show the world who you are. The first step to defining your personal style is all about taking an inventory of everything that makes up your passions, your power and your personality.

Get to know these specific parts of yourself and put it on paper. This will really help you map out the elements of yourself. Are you girly? Outgoing? Weird in a good way? Use descriptive phrases and words. With this assessment, you’ll be able to articulate your personality through your style. If you’re serious about chronicling your style evolution, buy a small journal. You can refer back to your notes to see how you’ve changed over the seasons. Use the example below as a guide.

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DPS4Date – 1 April 2013

Age – 23

Occupation – Loss Prevention Agent, Photographer, Style Blogger

Lifestyle – Metro Denver area resident, very cold/wet winters, hot/dry summers, Denver nightlife, fitness; Whether I’m out on the town or at home with family/friends, I am always ready to have fun. When I’m working in a studio or on location for a photoshoot I need to look polished and feel comfortable. My day job is in a casual office setting (and the air conditioning is always on full blast so it’s freezing, too). My social calendar is full of nights out with friends and nights crammed with writing projects.

Interests and Hobbies

1. Fashion/Lifestyle/Pop Culture

2. Music

3. Writing

4. Reading

5.Television/Film

6. Art

7. Photography

8. Shopping

9. Travel

10. Sewing/ Clothing Design

11. Jewelry making

12. Food & Dining

13. Favorite Color(s): Orange, green, blue, pink

DPS2My Personality (A String of Words/Phrases) – fun-loving, introverted, girly, rock and roll, intelligent, headstrong, stubborn, laid back, unapologetic, unique, eccentric, funny, peculiar, detail-oriented, silly, youthful, creative, artistic, determined, scatter-brained, neurotic, cultured, friendly, bookworm, elegant, down-to-earth, curious, go-getter, eclectic, ambitious, dramatic, sensitive, playful, crazy, independent, current, hip, determined, engaging

Don’t be afraid to use even the wackiest of phrases to describe yourself. It’ll help you form a mental picture of what “You” looks like.

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Favorite Designers/Brands (any/all brands you really like)– J. Mendel, Lanvin, Balenciaga, Balmain, Chloe, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenburg, Elie Saab, J. Crew, Jason Wu, Roberto Cavalli, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Nanette Lepore, Opening Ceremony, Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, RAg & Bone, Valentino, Sophie Thallet, Salvatore Ferragamo, Alexander Wang, Alice Temperley, Thakoon, The Row, Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera

Style Icons (People You Know, Celebrities, Fictional Characters, etc.) – Lou Doillon, Jane Birkin, Emily Haines, Blair Waldorf, Bianca Jagger, Janelle Monae, Debbie Harry, and Solange Knowles

Favorite Bands/Music Acts – Metric, Beyonce Knowles, Florence + the Machine, Elton John, Drake, Paramore, Tegan & Sara, Deadmau5, Zedd, Imogen Heap, Tech N9ne, SBTRKT, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Rilo Kiley, The Rolling Stones,Tiesto, Kid Cudi, Feist, Gabe Bondoc, Jamie Woon, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Flyleaf, Imagine Dragons, Half Moon Run, The Black Keys, Bloc Party

Once you’ve created your profile, the image you’re trying to create should start to take form in your mind. In PART 2, we’ll talk about how to use this assessment to put a personal mood board together. That’s when the real fun begins!

Sport Chic

Sport Chic

Dear Cashmere Sweater $335 – stylebop.com/ Adidas zipper hoody, $130 / Prada Sport Jacket $739 / Oak leather shorts $385 / American Apparel knee length socks $10 / Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker $895 / Christopher Kane high heel shoes, $1,090 / Duffle bag $80 / Fantasy Jewelry Box yellow bracelet $24/ New Era gray hat, $13 / Quiksilver Knocker Beanie $11

New Style RFLX Series: StyleGuide

fashiongoggled.com

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It’s hard enough trying to convince Denver residents – let alone the rest of the country – that Denver is a uniquely fashionable city. We’ve got the Rocky Mountains, the cowboy plains, and an impressive underground music scene, but no one really believes in our potential to become a great cardinal fashion city. When most people think of style in Denver, they think “knits, earth tones, and snow boots”, which isn’t necessarily unfashionable, it’s just a very narrow-minded way to categorize our city’s subculture.

thesartorialist.comYes, I know, we’re in Denver, where we favor function over aesthetic and the “cool” thing to do is get our favorite workout shoes covered in red dirt on a seriously awesome hike in Castlewood Canyon. Yes, we are oatmeal and granola, but that will never take away from the fantastic level of artistic self-expression in this community. Take a walk down any street between Colorado Blvd and Kalamath; you’ll encounter several of the style species.

It has only recently occurred to me that not everyone knows where they fit in the style world. Not everyone knows how to articulate their personal ambience with their clothing. For fashion addicts, this skill is self-taught. For the rest the world, style expression can seem as confusing as a conversation with an engineer about nuclear reactor physics. Pretty much pointless, right?

harpersbazaar.com So where do you fit in the world of style and fashion? How do you define your look? Where should you shop in Denver? Don’t miss the new StyleGuide series! Starting on April 1, 2013, RFLX 5280 will answer these questions and more, every Monday and Thursday. We’ll show you how to look like the person you feel like, with the clothes you already have PLUS offer shopping tips on how to incorporate iconic looks into your wardrobe. Feel free to comment on these posts with questions about your style or suggestions on what styles we cover. Be sure to subscribe!

Monochromatic Edge

Aquamarine

Pepe Jeans London jean jacket, $210 / Wet Seal Bustier $6.99 / Charlotte Olympia heart pump $795 / Elie Tahari photo bracelet $65/ Anton Heunis Earrings (Priced upon request) / Henri Bendel Ray Ban sunglasses$155