Friday Fashion Finds | March 9

When I started this blog back in August for school I didn’t really know how to bring fashion into the blog in a way that would be interesting for the people who read my blog, but after listening to some of my readers I thought it would be a cool idea to share my looks with you including links to different priced, similar options available for purchase. Every Friday I’ll share a new look with shop-able links below called Friday Fashion Finds!

This week is my midterms so comfort is the main priority for what I wear everyday. Recently Florence has been hit with really cold weather and even some snow so I picked up some sweaters at the store since I really only packed summer clothes for my semester here. I got the thick knit pink sweater at H&M for only 10 euros (exact one I’m wearing is linked below) at their winter sale and it has been one of the best items I’ve ever got at the store. Normally I don’t like to shop fast fashion (Zara excluded) much because of the quality of the fabrics and construction they use, but this sweater was slightly better made than their usual sweaters. The lilac sweater I’m wearing underneath is from a store I found in Florence called Sofi, but they do not sell online that I know of. I’ve linked both sweaters at different price points below!

SHOP PINK SWEATER DESIGNER

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SHOP LILAC SWEATER DESIGNER

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Our class went to Milan last weekend for one of our field trips which gave us some free time for shopping. They had an urban outfitters there where I picked up this pair of tracksuit sweatpants. I love the cool rainbow tuxedo stripe down the pants that make them more street style rather than gym wear. The key to pulling of athleisure in my opinion is to combine the obvious “gym” items like sweatpants with more casual everyday items like a basic sweater or cotton top. Shop sweatpant options below!

SHOP SWEATPANTS DESIGNER

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For shoes I wore my platform converse. Recently I saw that they have platform high top converse (which are now next on my list to purchase). Overall big chunky tennis shoes are super popular right now. This trend seemed to start as street style with the Adidas originals evolving to thicker dad shoes and then to designers like Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton. Shop sneakers below!

SHOP SNEAKERS DESIGNER


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70s STYLE | WILD WEST

After completing a class project on the 1930’s, and listening to other classmates talk about the decades of fashion past, I decided to bring this knowledge to The Garment Garden! I have always identified most with the 1970’s hippie style so, first I want to dive into the 70’s and talk about some key trends. The first trend I want to discuss is the influence of the wild west style on the 70’s as well as today.

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MONCLER SHOWROOM

October 19

Today we had the amazing opportunity to go to the Moncler showroom and hear from two girls there who work in women’s wholesale. They spoke to us about the amazing growth the company has seen over the last year, so much so that they are receiving an award from WWD on Monday. Moncler has clients including Saks, Bergdorf’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom that each offer different assortments of the products in their store.

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AMERICAN VS. GLOBAL FASHION PRINT MEDIA

Often times, when reading American fashion print media such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour or Elle, it all seems to blend together into one magazine covering the same topics, in the same way, with the same text, models and photographers. The similarities between these magazines are endless. Today I analyzed an American fashion/lifestyle magazine as well as a French fashion/lifestyle magazine to look at the similarities and differences between our print media here vs. print media outside of the U.S.

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5 DAY STLYE DIARY | TRENDS, EVENTS, AND NEWS

DAY 1:TREND

Hi everyone and Happy October!! This week I was challenged to complete a 5 day style diary detailing fashion trends, fashion news, and lifestyle events. First, I’d like to share with you a fashion trend I’ve been spotting on the street and the runways alike – sheer. Anything and everything sheer can be worn on its own with nothing underneath or can be layered to create a more modest look while still following the latest trend.

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RUNWAY REVIEW | TRENDS OF THE PAST

Look 1 (Vogue)

In the digital age we now live in the exclusivity of the runway experience no longer exists. With live shows broadcast on Facebook or Instagram, and Vogue Runway uploading images of full collections on their website just hours after the show anyone can now take part. However, these shows of the future seem to be referencing only the past.

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