Bandanas have been in my life ever since I can remember. However, I was not always so fond of them as I am now. I have many memories of my mom accessorizing my hair with bandanas during my childhood saying how stylish they were when she was growing up despite my incessant protests that I looked ridiculous. As I grew, I learned to tolerate them, and even like them on certain occasions. Even so, I can only recall a handful of times I have been seen sporting one in the past eight years.
Recently bandanas have come full circle and made a stylish and trendy reappearance. This return began at music festivals like Coachella, notorious for its stylishly dressed attendees in eclectic and western inspired pieces. I for one, am ecstatic that is western trend is coming back for the sheer versatility of the bandana. Unlike previous trends gracing festival grounds, this ‘It’ accessory is very affordable and has some real practicality to it, too. A bandana can be worn as a head wrap, a headband, a scarf, a choker, a bracelet, and I have even seen it worn as a top on some occasions. So many possibilities!
I am one of those people that wont decide on a costume until the day before halloween. It can be very stressful when you know you have no time to order things online or go shopping.
7 Last Minute Costume Ideas:
Vampire: vampires are a fool proof costume. Throw on some black clothes that you feel confident and fun in, get some fangs, and apply a dark berry lipstick. Add some blood to vamp it up a notch.
Frat Boy: throw on a Hawaiian shirt, some colorful chinos, a baseball or bucket cap, and Sperry’s and you’re good to go!
Cow Girl: All you need for this costume is a plaid shirt, jean bottoms, leather boots (preferably cowgirl boots), and a bandanna. Cow girl hat optional*
Baseball Player: What you need is your favorite baseball teams jersey, white, gray, or black ;leggings depending on the team colors, sneakers, white high socks, and a matching baseball cap. To take it up a notch carry around a baseball and wear eye black.
Taylor Swift: Grab your favorite skirt-sweater set, a classic handbag, cute sunglasses, and classic heels or boots. Go the extra length by wearing red lipstick!
Arianna Grande: Throw on a fun skater skirt or dress, some cute pumps, and throw your hair up in her signature half-up-half-down. ** you could also go the funny route and buy a box of donuts to lick and talk about how awful America is.
Hippie: Find a flower or tie-dye top and a pair of ultra flare pants. Take this look up a notch with a flower crown, a peace sign necklace, and some groovy shades. And don’t forget to flash a couple peace signs!
What are your go-to halloween costumes? What are you dressing up as this year?
I am an outerwear kind of gal. Being one of those people that’s always freezing makes outerwear a necessity for me, so why not start a collection? I am obsessed with outerwear and believe you can never get enough. If you life in the north, I know you feel my pain for the beautiful but brutal winters here in New England.
7 coat trends to try this fall:
POLAR VORTEX: think casual, uber cozy and puffy parkas and anoraks with hints of fur.
FUR SURE: rich fur is making a comeback but in a completely different way. Companies now have found a way to make faux fur identical to the real thing. This luxe textile will be big with not only coats, but also collars, stoles, and even cuffs.
THAT’S A WRAP: Wrap coats instantly amp up the sophistication factor of any look. These coats are also made of ultra cozy material.
CAPE CRUSADERS: the dramatic cape has made a comeback once again. Not only in the classics, but also in a myriad of ranges- long, dramatic, and even weatherproof.
FRINGE FINISH: fringe is everywhere! I cant wait to try out this trend with a fun fringe coat
BOMBER BLISS: Cozy, functional, and durable… what does this coat not have. I love this silhouette with super warm sherpa wool.
CREAMY COLOR: colored coats in classic silhouettes are everywhere this fall. Colors are great because even though you may not enjoy the cold weather, a colorful jacket does the trick to instantly brighten someones mood.
What coat type are you most excited to try this fall?
My sister just purchased the light pink pastel coat in the “creamy color” category and I might just have to steal it from her closet because I’m so obsessed with it. I also can’t wait to try the cape coat trend. I have never tried on or had anything like that and I am super excited!