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Elevated Style

Fashion has gotten expensive. This isn’t exactly news, but it sometimes still blows my mind how much things cost – $900 for a tee-shirt? $500 for a pair of flats? In this day, when one item in your outfit can cost almost as much as a month of rent, more and more companies that were once viewed as less-than-trendy are designing products that are affordable and stylish. Here are a couple to check out:

1. Birkenstock – Once known for simple 2-strap sandals, this company has grown to make some of the cutest and most comfortable sandals. I’ve had 2 fun pairs for a few years now and STILL get compliments. People are always surprised to find out that my metallic silver toe-wrap sandals or my t-strap black patent sandals are made by Birkenstock. They also have many veg-friendly options! (All options below found here and here.)

2. Land’s End. The source of many grade school backpacks and plain turtlenecks has developed a younger, more stylish line called Canvas. They have many cute options including fun dresses and comfy chambray shirts!

Where have you found affordable, stylish pieces?

I Love the 90’s

I recently went to go see a 90’s cover band with some friends one Friday night. In preparation, I decided to do some googling to get reacquainted with the highs and lows of the decade. I had forgotten all the great movies, shows, and songs come out of those fabulous years – Saved by the Bell, Friends, Clueless, Spice Girls, (this list could go on and on). While searching, I couldn’t help but notice some reoccurring fashion styles that seem to be popping up today.  I guess everyone really does love the 90’s! Here are some of the major trends I picked up on:

  1. THEN – Platform sneakers
  2. NOW – Flatform sandals
  3. THEN – Doc Marten “1460” boots
  4. NOW – Frye “Engineer” boots
  5. THEN – Jean buckle overalls
  6. NOW – Chambray romper
  7. THEN – Cropped tight sweater
  8. NOW – Loose hi-low sweater

What trends from past decades do you notice are in style today?