So, last week I had the opportunity to leave the boring town of Muncie, In. and venture to a place where fashion is at the forefront and the wind blows in every which direction….that’s right, the windy city itself, Chicago, Il.! Even though I’m studying to be a journalist, my minor just happens to be fashion, which allowed me to participate in the fashion department’s annual trip to Chicago to attend seminars on all things fashion at the Art Institute of Illinois, all courtesy of the Fashion Group International.
Included were seminars on the design and fashion merchandising business, even a class on fashion reporting and how important fashion magazines are. The events of the day were all followed up by a student fashion show! Now, the seminars weren’t the only interesting thing to come up during the two-day conference; the abundance of unique fashions of the girls (and guys) there was just as inspiring, and may I add jaw-dropping!
Aside from the plethora of girls fighting to walk in their “too small” and “too high” heels, a fashion trend that was recurring throughout the conference was black, black, and more black! I know black is sophisticated and chic, but apparently it’s fall’s new color!
Many of the outfits included things like black patterned tights, black heels or boots, black high-waisted skirt mixed with a colored top and then topped off with a black leather Bomber jacket or blazer. I couldn’t help but be inspired by the different styles that could come from one simple color.
Between the pairings of chunky jewelry and fabulous handbags, most of these girls looked runway ready with a little edge to them. I can honestly say I have been wearing more black now and like the simplicity of it all. Because it’s so easy to pair that crazy colorful necklace you have sitting at the bottom of your jewelry container, or even wear that handbag that will go with nothing else.
With black, possibilities are endless! It’s slimming, looks chic, and you can add the craziest colors for a little something fun….and apparantly is the new trend for fall! So don’t miss out and open up your closest and go experiment with different edgy styles!!
Until next time…LOVES