Sharing some style inspiration from the lookbooks of these cool brands: Lazy Oaf, Confezioni Crosby and Bon George.
Confession: I’m the type to look at editorials and lookbooks consistently because it’s always great to find inspiration that keeps triggering creative lightbulb moments sartorially and because it feels to me that we’re starting to revere the same looks/styles over and over so it’s always nice to breakaway from the mold of one’s current environment and feel different once in a while.
So I figured I’d start sharing some of my outfit inspirations or at least vibes I’m currently loving. It doesn’t necessarily mean I copy the look from head to toe – little influences here and there are often enough. Other times, not-so-little, reproduced looks are also welcome. Up to you and what you’re feeling.
For editorials and other fashion pieces, my magazine constants are Vogue, British Vogue, Teen Vogue and Nylon (I’m subscribed on Zinio if you’re interested). Once in a while I check out W or an Elle. But I’m taking it slow with my bill. I always look out for e-zines, catalogues and lookbook sets of certain brands as well such as Free People, ASOS Mag, For Love and Lemons, Stone Cold Fox and more.
I figured that moving forward, it might benefit you to also see what I’ve been eyeing, bookmarking and all out copy pasting in my Favorites folder. Because I do have folders of endless inspiration and when I’m feeling extra productive, even moodboards.
So let me start by sharing some lookbook photos from brands I’ve come across that have been currently supplying me with bouts of outfit inspiration. Consciously or subconsciously, you might want to follow suit.
LAZY OAF AUTUMN ’14
Lazy Oaf’s Autumn collection makes me nostalgic of school hallways and my carefree youth. Most editorials and collections are referencing the schoolgirl so it’s a great time to be bringing your preppy looks back. Maybe even rock your high school plaid skirt out? I won’t tell. Inject some fun a la Lazy Oaf with pops of color, cute prints and a carefree attitude to pull off high socks with either slides or sneaks.
A little bio, Lazy Oaf started out as a garage seller in London has blossomed into a brand sold at over 250 stores globally. Big, I know. Shop the looks at lazyoaf.com.
photos from Lazy Oaf
CONFEZIONI CROSBY SPRING ‘14
The spring collection of this Italian brand is full of utilitarian basics that pack a fun punch. Inspired by real American work wear, the pieces are easy and practical with an abundance of raincoats, jumpsuits, shorts, lightweight denims and no-frill, no-fuss dresses. The sweet-as-candy tones and tropical prints are an added bonus. If you want a fun twist on easy pieces and inspiration on how to style them, take a cue from Confezioni Crosby and work ’em with boots, oxfords and brogues. Shop the collection at www.confezionicrosby.com.
photos by HonestlyWTF
A new brand from LA that prides itself in being socially and economically conscious by using salvaged vintage textiles, Bon George can easily become the go-to brand for the understated cool chick. Basics in of-the-moment silhouettes paired with the inimitable California cool are enough for me to want to look exactly like that. Make no mistake, these silhouettes are hot and it’s best to stock up now. Those cigarette pants? The button down over the knee skirt? They’ll soon be on everyone. Shop the looks at www.bongeorge.com.
Photos from Bon George