LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 10/27
The third entry of the Urban Menswear Myths series made it to this week’s Links à La Mode! Check it along with all the other selected posts.
Edited by: Fajr Muhammad of Stylish Thought
THE IFB WEEKLY ROUNDUP: LINKS À LA MODE: OCTOBER 27TH
I love how multi-faceted fashion blogging has become. In the beginning it was mostly celebrity style driven but has evolved to include everything from personal style, social commentary, fun fashion trends and high fashion! While blogging is becoming a staple of our everyday world, fashion blogging is continuing to push the envelope.
Fashion is converging into lifestyle and we are defining the medium and what it means to be a fashion blogger. Check out the diverse links this week that our pushing our craft to new places.
- Alex Drake Vintage: Vintage Photography Inspiration
- Being Zhenya: Friday DIY
- Beyond Fabric: Urban Menswear Myth #3
- Brunette Blogging: The Blogger and the Brand
- Cadence and Clementine: A Cut Above the Rest
- Consider Me Lovely: Defying Expectations
- Consumerism Killed My Soul: Arguing for Barbie
- Ethical Fashion Blog: Ethical Fashion Conundrums
- Fashion Dynamite: Soft Dressing
- Fashion Tales: Game Art
- Love at First Blush: In Her Closet- Print Designer
- Oranges and Apples: Workwear, Women & Aging
- Practically Spoiled: Closet Challenge- Lace and Lines
- Shrimp Salad Circus: How to Day- Piano Clutch
- Simply Frabulous: Spend or Save- Low Price High Style
- Snapshot Fashion: Fashion Icons We Grew Up with
- Style. Love. Repeat: The Printed Blouse
- Stylish Thought: 33 Tips on Finding your Passion Today
- The Chic Sheet: The New Geometrics
- What 2 Wear Where: Day of the Dead Hulaween
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Urban Menswear Myths #3
Inherent to our perception of color and its earthy, warm or cold tones, we are keen to associate it with different seasons of the year. As a rule of thumb brighter/lighter shades become Summer staples, whereas warmer/darker ones are usually considered for Winter.
This division of the color palette into strict seasons always put me off in a way, but I can relate to it simply by taking human behaviour into account. We’re moody beings, subject to humor variations which besides our personal issues, are undoubtedly influenced by the weather itself. Our usual good Summery mood, a kind of temporary euphoria, leads us to express it through the use of color; in Winter however, our gloomy disposition is the perfect match for darker shades. Nonetheless, we were also given the gift of thought and decision making, which should overcome our humor when it comes to outfits.
One of the colors which is discarded right off the bat come colder days, and regrettably so in my opinion, is white. The epitome of lighter shades, it’s usually viewed upon as a SS alternative not only for its shiny mood but also for the ease of getting dirty. There’s no argument there: white will always be prone to stains, even more so in rainy, windy days. Sporting it in the rain might be a bit of a stretch, but it shouldn’t be left out of your wardrobe as it’s likely you’ll experience a few nice days during the season. Pulling off your white jeans with a hunter green cashmere sweater, topped with a navy duffle coat and snuff suede double monks is well worth the trouble of throwing them in the washer afterwards… and besides, they aren’t meant to look pristine all the time. After all, you still sport your crisp white shirts, so why give up the bottoms?
I had something like this in mind: Gloverall Mid Length Duffle Jacket, Kitsuné V-neck Cashmere Sweater, Rugby Solid University Oxford, Zara Jeans, Ovadia & Sons Snuff Suede Milford Double Buckle Shoe and Anderson’s Woven Belt.