Fashion of Philly: April 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Style Recall


Do you associate clothes with trips or special occasions? I know I do. Recently, my sisters and I were sharing some past photos (on Zoom, of course) and for some, one thing I can remember was the exact outfit either I or someone in the picture wore that day. Like my mom’s 80’s style red and purple strapless dress with the scalloped neckline that she wore for my parent’s anniversary dinner. Or my black and white checkered cold-shoulder top with hot pink sequins on the strap that I wore in a backyard barbecue when I was a kid. These were fun, happy moments that I’ll never forget. Some of us don’t think about clothes that deeply, but regardless of if we want to admit it or not, what we wear has a unique way of triggering some unique memories. This may be why some of us buy clothes and hang on to them until the right day or event comes up to proudly show them off.

After going through photos on my phone, I found a few that reminded me of much better times before the whole COVID-19 epidemic. Here are just a few:

Snake Print Long Sleeve Crop Jumper
Black Basic Cycling Shorts

#1 Back when staying in was an option.

I’m not the type that likes to stay in the house, but even when I did I like to look halfway decent. Now chill, comfy looks are as necessary as a pair of jeans, which I honestly miss wearing. In the meantime wearing a cute, crop snakeskin print sweater and my favorite biker shorts leggings are thankfully still in style. This sweater is heavy enough to keep you cozy, but perfect for when you don’t want to wear something big and baggy and these biker short leggings, I could practically live it. I also like to pair the leggings with an oversized sweatshirt or tee and denim jacket for essential trips to Target.

Snake Print Square Neck Strappy Midi Dress

#2 Causal/cool dinner in Los Angeles 

My visit to California last summer was definitely one of my favorite trips. Los Angeles is one of my favorite cities because there’s so much to see and do, it’s impossible to check everything off in one trip. I’ve been a few times before and each trip has been different from the next. My favorite things to do are hit up a few local spots to eat, party in Beverly Hills, and shop on Rodeo. One day we decided to enjoy dinner at Nobu Los Angeles. Since Nobu is a local hotspot, and yes there’s paparazzi at the door, I wore this snakeskin pattern midi dress with a pair of white and silver heels. It was stylish but comfortable and didn’t make me feel like I was trying too hard. This dress has become one of my favorites because I can dress it up by adding heels and/or a blazer or tone it down with a full leather jacket and some classic vans.

Lime Bandeau Split Leg Ruched Maxi Dress

#3 Showstopper 

This last look is a look to remember. Before all the shutdowns, I went on a cruise to Key West and Cozumel. What I love about cruises is having the opportunity to get dressed up for every occasion. I think I changed clothes at least three times per day. There was a casual morning/breakfast look, the afternoon at the pool look, dressing up for dinner, and then something to wear to the club. Most cruises have one dinner that requires formal formal wear, which brings us to look number three. This strapless chartreuse asymmetrical dress was one of my favorite looks on the trip, even if I only work for a few hours. Wearing something asymmetrical is great because it gives you the movement of a grown without all the layers. This dress also has rauching on the back and on the sides to hug your curves in the right places.

Even though we all are stuck inside, I can’t wait to get out there and make some new memories. All the looks featured above are from Femme Luxe, an online clothing store that has tons of different styles to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a chill vibes or full on glam mode.If you’re staying at home, choose this time to figure out your personal style, refresh your closet and find some new threads. Visit Femmeluxefinery.com to check out their newest styles today.
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