By Olivia Laskowski
Photo by The Sartorialist
I don’t know about you, but the change in weather has me itching for fall fashion and new inspiration. We are almost a month into the school year, meaning we’re probably hitting the imminent midterm lazy dressing lull. So, without further ado, I bring you fall inspiration from near to my heart and far from our home in Boston.
Mary Seng is a fashion blogger based in my hometown, Nashville. Every once in awhile, she would pop in during one of my shifts at Madewell and poke around. Her website features her own looks, ranging from effortlessly cool to sporty-chic to totally elegant. In her bio, she features her own take on style (which will hit you right in your emotions), and she hosts mood boards that feature inspiration for things from comfy kicks to New Years Eve dresses. If you’re looking for constant inspiration, Mary’s instagram isn’t a bad place to start.
With Fashion Week wrapped up in Milan, shoe trends are looking pretty solidified for the season. If you are like me, you are itching for new kicks to carry you into the season. Velvet is looking huge, as are chunky heels. Shiny patent leather is making a resurgence. Most of all, this feature is bonafide gold for any ankle boot lover. While our wallet would scream if we got anywhere near them, our eyes will definitely thank us for looking at these sick kicks.
Whether we want to face it or not, none of us are fashion students here at Northeastern. We are future physicists, accountants or even engineers. And although some of us may be pursuing fashion co-ops or a career in the business after graduation, it is definitely ok to be a fashionista in any other field. If you were drooling over the London College of Fashion study abroad, or sometimes dream of transferring to parsons in your econ class, this post about styling folks outside of the industry might make a good pick me up for you.
If you haven’t already, you need to see the website, books and social media accounts of The Sartorialist, aka Scott Schuman. He’s an influencer in the world of fashion and has been commissioned by companies like Nespresso, DNKY and Burberry. I highly recommend his books, but his website and social media keep up my obsession with his content. Based in Milan, he is definitely my go-to for street style from Fashion Week.
Speaking of inspiration from Fall Fashion week, here is some street style. Although the shows were beautiful, innovative and all together intoxicating, I find it easier to inspire my daily looks with street style. Looks on the folks going to and from shows are collectively more accessible than the perfectly curated and executed collections. These styles are fresh and will get you excited to bust out your slightly colder weather wardrobe for the upcoming rainy week.