Showing posts from September, 2015

4725mag's daily fashion essentials: a guide to creative fall layering and accessorizing

Like everyone else and their momma, we're super into the lace up flats trend. We invested in a couple of pairs from Zara, including  these  beaut's below, but are already scheming more. They  may  rub our ankle a little, but despite the pain (nothing a couple of bandaids couldn't take care of) they have have this magical way of instantly elevating any casual outfit. With their sandal vibe and the full coverage and comfort of a flat, they're the perfect bridge between summer and winter footwear - aka fall footwear, baby. Despite our pretty relentless Bay Area Indian summer, due to an office that blasts AC to near Arctic like conditions, we can still play with autumnal layering (even if we do have to strip down to the studs on our commute).  Layering like patterns with each other is a li'l  thing  we like to do, so we were stoked to learn of Zara's (this is not a Zara ad, promise) dedication to the  co-ord set . The mixing and matching is already thou

4725mag's daily fashion essentials: faux fur and pom poms - the best fabrics and textures of fall

We rely a lot on mixing up our accessories, mostly meaning shoes, to breathe new life into our look. This week was no different. These ASOS  heels  stay within our trusted neutral palette, yet they play wonderfully with different textures and have a totally walkable heel.  We'd love to claim we are a heels everyday kind of gal, but that'd be some straight bs. More often than not, we're all about a solid sneaker . After being on a white sneaker kick for a while, adding in this splash of color, courtesy of COMME des GARÇON Play x Converse, was just the step into color play we needed to liven things up for fall. It's been a hair in a low and messy bun with simple, minimal jewelry kind of week (actually, that's most weeks). I'd be lost without mini Scünci claw hair clips and simple earrings like these Madewell, copper, gold and silver micro hoops .  These hot pink and maroon Banana Republic  tassel pumps  are  way  out of our usual comfort

4725mag's daily fashion essentials: rules were meant to be broken - how to transition your summer whites through fall and beyond

I think we all know the "don't wear white after Labor Day" cliché is an old fashioned and out of date statement. However, there is still the task of merging the lighter colors and fabrics of summer with the heavier layers and colors of fall to skillfully master before you can totally disregard it. Here is our two step guide to help you strike that balance and extend the lifecycle of your summer staples, because turning white denim into to a fall favorite shouldn't be a daunting task. 1. Experiment with tops that bridge seasons: This is an excuse for some pattern play! This vintage, button-up back blouse - that we've had for years but can't part with - mixes a bright, summer appropriate royal blue, fall/winter friendly black and season agnostic white making it a versatile all seasons top. And in this particular look that we wore today, it bridges the gap between and balances our white summer denim and heavier, black leather jacket nicely.