“Fashion on Tumblr?” you may ask. Although you might not think of Tumblr as the hottest form of social media, there are excellent fashion Tumblrs that you don’t want to miss out on. These blogs feature beautiful pictures that give you style ideas, help you see what celebrities are wearing, and discover the upcoming season’s trends. One fashion-focused Tumblr that I recently stumbled upon is OscarPRGirl, created by the PR girl for Oscar de la Renta. According to her blog’s bio, OscarPRGirl “report[s] from inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses.” Also, designer Rachel Zoe of the Rachel Zoe Project runs an incredible Tumblr called The Zoe Report, which she describes as “a daily fashion and lifestyle destination.” Here’s a breakdown of why I love these two blogs:
Rachel Zoe, although extremely successful with her own reality show on Bravo and business, decided not to feature herself or any of her work on her Tumblr. In a refreshing way, her page has an endless (yes, endless) photographs of models walking the runway in couture from an array of designers. With the occasional text post featuring an inspirational quote, or photographs of amazing street style, the blog is complete with illustrious style. Her high fashion ideas can be modified for everyday looks, even on the Fordham campus! Rachel Zoe’s clients and even her own brand embody class, and feature the latest trends. Every walk to class might as well be a strut down the runway—why not work it all the time?
In a fashion world full of high-priced couture and all-too common trends, it can be hard for a college girl to find the happy medium between unique, fashion week-worthy styles and affordability, without looking like just another face in the fashion crowd. Since this struggle hits close to home, I’ve found some websites that will bring you the best of both worlds, and I’m here to share them with you.
So, whether you’re searching through the sale section or you're scrolling through the newest arrivals, these websites will help you take your wardrobe from average college girl to savvy shopping diva. Happy shopping, Fordham fashionistas!
Glasses of sparkling champagne clink together in a cordial din to inaugurate a night of sophisticated celebration. Men and women dressed to the nines mingle together in an array of dazzling brilliance. Small talk and polite conversation are made here and there and the entire scene exudes class.
Classy: “having qualities that make someone or something special and attractive” (Miriam Webster Dictionary).
The term classy is used to describe a myriad of things and people ranging from celebrities to restaurants. Expounding from the textbook definition of classy, what are these qualities that give meaning to the expression?
Classy in terms of men’s fashion seems to correspond to the suit and tie/bowtie for formal events. For casual wear, classy borders an almost preppy look with a buttoned down shirt and a cardigan. Hair is often slicked back and any facial hair is well groomed.
In women’s fashion, there is a much broader range of attire that fits the definition. In general, the look can be described as sophisticated and sleek while typically consisting of solid colors, often black or another neutral tone. It gives the woman a powerful look that captures the attention of those around her.
Classy comes with an attitude that transcends fashion.
In other words, classy people know they look good.
Being well dressed automatically gives the upper hand to the classy individual as assumptions of well roundedness and poise are made.
The outfit serves only a secondary purpose to further draw attention to the already empowered man or woman. Like the famous saying, “Dress for the job you want," the polished look sets a person one step ahead of competition.
Confidence enables people to take on challenges more readily as they refuse to underestimate their own abilities. It allows them to push themselves further and step out of their comfort zone.
In other words, CLASSY IS WEARABLE CONFIDENCE.