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Skirting The Issue

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As a boutique buyer, trying to figure out the “next big thing” can be overwhelming at times. With all of the runway and fashion shows, street style looks, and vendor suggestions influencing my buy, I have to set rules for myself.

Rule #1- If I like it, I buy it.

Rule #2- Always refer to rule #1.

Paris Fashion Week recently ended (I live vicariously through photos) and the styles were from one extreme to the other. The runway shows tend to lean avant- garde, while the actual street style trends send a different (yet more palatable) message. One common thread I’ve seen on all walks during this time is skirts!

Skirts are leading the way this season as a wardrobe staple. It doesn’t matter length or fit, anything goes. I’ve noticed mini-skirts paired with textured tights and floor-length maxi skirts with layered tops. From billowy, flowing ruffles, to A-line, retro-inspired classics, it’s all about the skirt! And I’m proud of the unique selection we currently have in stock at Roadkill Ranch & Boutique.

The first two pictures are street style shots in Paris during fashion week. I love how the Parisians take their style seriously. The first time I went to Paris (not for fashion week, for fun) I was in culture shock. Everyone was dressed beautifully with tailored looks and stylish outfits. I did not see one disheveled person in sweat pants and messy hair. It was pretty damn amazing.

The last four pictures are skirts we have at the boutique. We took our own street style shots in Fullerton, and I think we weighed in considerably. Although, we still see people walking aground in pajama bottoms and unkept hair, we’re at least trying our best to set fashionable standards.

Look for long skirts with cascading ruffles in denim, plaid and chiffon. Pair with a fitted T-shirt for an eclectic look.

A-line skirts are timeless, classic styles. Wear alone for a clean, vintage-inspired look, or pair with a tulle petticoat for a Rockabilly flair.

Pencil skirts never go out of style. Invest in a solid black or dark denim piece to mix and match with blazers and other silhouettes. Look for piping details and all-over printed fabrics like polka dots and novelty prints.

Just because you’re not in Paris doesn’t mean you can’t kick up that certain “je ne sais quoi” you’ve been hiding.

Stay Stylish!

xo

Photo Credit: Getty Images, Savannah Kaefer

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Virgin

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Virgin “mega man”, Sir Richard Branson, has commissioned fashion designer Vivienne Westwood to create new uniforms for all of the filght attendants aboard Virgin Atlantic Airlines.

Branson and Westwood have always been flying ahead of their time, so it’s no surprise that the two joined forces. Vivenne Westwood (AKA Queen of Punk) is largely responsible for bringing Punk and New Wave into the mainstream. Not only does she have edgy boutiques around the world, she also gained notoriety for designing clothes for the Punk band The Sex Pistols.  Branson is widely known for his Virgin empire. He opened record stores in the ’70s called Virgin which later became the Virgin Megastores. He also developed the chic Virgin Atlantic Airways, which lands him in the 4th richest citizen in the UK spot (according to Forbes).

The new uniforms are made from recycled materials and have a sexy and timeless feel to them. Although Vivienne is known to thrive on shock value, you won’t see any tattered clothing or razor blade accessories on this project. Look for slim-fitting pencil skirts and 3 piece suits. It’s very classy and glamorous, and speaks volumes about bringing back the luxury of travel.

The uniforms will be ready for take off in July and will outfit over 7,500 employees of Virgin Atlantic Airlines. I hope it’s a safe landing for everyone. Until then, please enjoy your flight!

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