Last week, I was in the Hamptons. The too-good-for-you, too-rich-for-you Hamptons. I inhaled a $7 clam chowder like it was the last meal I'd ever afford and washed it down with an overpriced Monkey Fist IPA because apparently I'm into IPAs now.
We might be in the middle of winter, but that doesn't mean you have to keep hibernating in a sad house. Heading into February, it's important to start thinking about how you can get into the spring spirit when the sun begins to come out from hiding. Since spring is the best season of the year (boy bai, fall.), it's time to start acting like we're excited. Because we are. I am. You are. We are all stoked for spring. Now, check out the first "Lyss Loves" article, where I'm sharing my picks as they relate to what's hot in home decor. Consider me your cool but approachable industry insider that's just tryin' to help a sista out. I got'chu, gurl.
Maybe you're due for a fashion overhaul or you're simply curious how others see your style. Take this personal style quiz to see where you land in the world of style. Who knows, maybe you'll even surprise yourself with the outcome! Fashion is a way of saying who you are without having to speak... so, who are you?
Fashion is what designers create and throw onto lanky runway models. Style is what you make of it. Time and time again, I see so many women (and men) taking hold of trends and wearing them all to death. There is no special style sprinkled in. All I see is trend-on-trend-on-trend. Sure, it makes for a "cool" look, but it doesn't tell me anything about who you are. Having personal style is like telling people who you are without ever having to open your mouth and talk about yourself.
Whoever said anything other than black "is the new black" is sorely misguided. Orange is not the new black. Pink is not the new black. What kind of lunatic would shove out the best color in the world to make room for another, less awesome color? Black is the new black. You can wear black on black in a variety of situations. There's no such thing as too much black, to be honest, and if you don't agree, then I don't know why you're reading this post. Does white make you look thin? Didn't think so.
A lot of times we think that florals should only be associated with spring months. But if this year's runways are any indicator of what we should be wearing for fall (which, yes, they are), then romantic blooms should be at the top of your fall shopping list. Yep, that's right: there's such a thing as fall floral fashion.