A Knoxville native, Lauren Zwanziger moved to Nashville in 2009 to pursue a degree in fashion design from O’More College of Design. Three years into school, she experienced a rare kind of insta-fame after her Pinterest account jumped from 200 followers to 1 million in just two weeks. Lauren’s pins continue to gain recognition for their unique style that mixes ethereal, feminine looks with minimal, boyish accents. Now with a following of nearly 5 million, Lauren has gone from a typical college graduate to a serious tastemaker.
The older I get, the less I want to wear heels. Since I’m only 22, you can assume that my heel-wearing days were relatively short lived, if not nonexistent. Still, being the self-proclaimed stylish girl that I am, I seek a fashionable shoe. The other day, while searching for a dressed-up alternative to the all-white converse that got me through summer, I stumbled across these blue velvet Superga’s. Not only are these bad boys comfortable, but the velvet gives them an air of luxury. I highly recommend [... more]
Isabel Marant has always been on my list of favorite designers, and her upcoming Spring-Summer 2014 collection reminded me why. With her unexpected embellishments and muted color palettes, she epitomizes “French cool.” The thing I noticed about this particular collection is something a bit more obtainable than her $600 shoes: It is chock-full of outfit inspiration. A couple of take-aways I learned: Short dresses look fresh but tailored with oversized blazers, and a softer color palette looks fresh and timeless. Photo Source: Isabel Marant
It should come as no surprise to anyone that plaid is hot this winter—because it is every year! However, recently I’ve seen the pattern worn in a slightly new way that I really love. Plaid scarves add a pop of color to your outfit without looking like you’re trying too hard, which is great for someone who typically shies away from color like I do. My personal favorite is a bold red plaid scarf paired with any dark-neutral outfit. (Scarf shown above: Echo mSoft Crinkled Plaid Woven [... more]
In the dead of winter, there’s nothing I want to wear more than lots and lots of black. But a black-on-black outfit can sometimes get a bit boring. So how do you keep your outfit looking sharp and not verge into mundane? Adding texture is always a good place to start. For example, pair a fluffy wool sweater with a leather pant for an interesting look. Another important factor is fit. The biggest benefit to wearing black is that it is slimming, but if you pile on [... more]