I Need A Bigger Closet!Posted by rachel on August 29 at 10:47 am
Well, it’s about that time of year again; school is almost back in session and the nights are made of a crisp, damp breeze. Personally, autumn is my favorite season. Although I’m usually a bit reluctant to believe that summer has basically passed, the thought of sweaters and boots makes it all worthwhile. Here in Michigan, autumn is sometimes far too short of a season, chilling the air enough for our first snow before Halloween! It’s just enough time to break in your fall wardrobe, but leave you longing for it again the next year. With the first peeks of fall fashion on the newsstands, I thought it would be fun to tell you what I’m excited about this year!
First of all, it seems to me that “fashion” has finally come into its own terms. (Or maybe I have finally come to my own terms with “fashion!”) Almost everything I read about these days seems to encourage people to take fashion trends and really wear them. Meaning make them your own and show them off with confidence. Sometimes, that means just the opposite. “Anti-Fashion,” as I like to call it, seems to be a huge trend itself that has shown major staying power with hipster/indie crowd. This is exactly the reason I love the crafting community! Everyone is so independent and creative. We can find inspiration in anything and create some magic out of our beads, fabric, paint or whatever else that happens to be within reach.
This year, I have noticed a lingering focus on metal. There is a lot of gold, brass, copper and bronze out there. Everything from bold, chunky pieces reminiscent of the 60′s and 70′s to delicate chains and charms that feel very Victorian. My taste in jewelry and accessories is very fickle. It really depends on my mood. I have plenty of miscellaneous baubles to suit any ensemble; I can’t pinpoint a particular style I like best. However, this year’s finds have me really excited! I also get tons of inspiration for the season by what I find on my trips to vintage shops, second-hand stores and estate sales!
One thing I have seen everywhere is onyx. This happens to be one of my favorite stones and I am thrilled to see giant cocktail rings abound with glossy black, and inky sparkle on necklaces and bracelets. The onyx is also accented with things like smoky quartz and canary-colored cubic zirconia—amazing color combination. There also seems to be an emphasis on this Victorian Gothic style with oxidized and blackened metal, lacy filigree shapes and rich jewel-tones. Then again, there is no shortage of minimalism to show off the eye-catching, mod wares.
That being said, I can’t wait to get out my black turtlenecks. They are the perfect way to showcase an amazing necklace! Which is my favorite way to wear jewelry — I am definitely a necklace person. And a shoe person. And I really can’t have too many purses. And I really love vintage coats. And it seems I am constantly wishing I had a bigger closet!
I will most definitely keep you posted on my findings in fashions and my search for an apartment with a large, dreamy closet!