Author: dayinmydreams

fw21 fashion trend report

Not really sure where summer went, but after a brief hiatus for our summer wedding, fall has nearly arrived – and it’s time for a fall trend fashion report. Working in the fashion industry now for 10 years, it’s always a seasonal highlight to review just what’s new and what’s being reinvented. 2021 proved to be another chaotic year socially and politically, which always leads to an interesting mix of fashion trends emerging across the scene globally. A medium where people seek to express themselves through a mix of patterns, silhouettes and statement pieces, fashion is the personal expression of our society’s “climate”. As such, it’s no surprise to see a more natural mix of fall trends emerging as people seek to identify with a more simple time Sustainability plays a dominant role across all fall fashion trends, as brands and consumers alike begin to think more about the repercussions fo their actions and purchases. Nature has inspired many of our fall trends, from a mix of unprecedented natural materials like grasses, plastics and even …

the new golden standard | randolph sunglasses and a weekend escape to the outer banks

There’s something about salty air and sandy skin that cures the soul. And something about summer that makes the soul long for endless days and star filled nights. It’s not just the sun. Not just the waves crashing on the shoreline. It’s the feeling. The feeling of freedom. The feeling of hope. It’s all of our favorite parts of the season that create a new summer story year after year. Amidst this year’s craziness, we were finally able to experience our first taste on Ocracoke Island, Outer Banks. photography:JOEL CORSON | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | sunglasses:c/o:RANDOLPH While I could muse endlessly about the remote shoreline, marina culture, and quaint but charming setting, today’s topic at hand is on one of summer’s most quintessential accessories – sunnies. Like a new bikini and vacation hoodie, sunglasses are an essential we find ourselves browsing for at the first sign of warmer weather. I was introduced to Randolph sunglasses just a few short weeks prior to our escape, and of course – decided the early summer holiday couldn’t begin …

trending now: comfy bralettes that double as micro crop tops

With the days getting longer and the air getting warmer, summer fashion trends are officially on the radar. If previous summers have taught me anything, it’s that the classic crop top isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. We knew crop tops were going to play a big role in 2021, and we knew they were going to be tiny. Many trends are redefined season after season, but with the crop top it is more like reinvented. Designs may come and go, but the crop top is here to stay. The perk: they’re casual, cool and one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. What’s new in crop top trends for 2021 One statement: they just keep getting shorter. Dare to go bare? The bra top (aka micro crop top) is the new crop top for 2021. Skin is in, and body positivity is here to stay. Crops have evolved from showing a hint of mid-drift to downright running out in your skivvies. And truthfully, something about it feels quite liberating. Plus, there’s a style for …

the essence of biossance, a glowing skincare review

My boyfriend just introduced me to my new skincare routine – no joke. Here’s the scoop. If you’re like me, you are always on the hunt for the perfect skincare routine. Whether it’s trying a new brand getting raving reviews, or just trying to revamp dull skin with a deep dive into key ingredients. We all know this past year of quarantine has been seemingly never ending, but I have discovered this past year of downtime has been one of the best things that could ever happen for my skin. Work from home life saved time, and I was able to focus more on personal care. The search for the perfect skin care routine can be rather tumultuous with all the millions of products on the market, so I’ve decided to share with you my new secret weapon. One word: Biossance.  Biossance is a skin care and beauty line that formulates clean, nontoxic products using the highest standards in the industry through their commitment to transparency and a blacklist of 2,000+ toxic ingredients. Biossance originally …

transitional style for chilly nights | the oversized utility shirt “shacket”

In 2020 at home, casual style was taking over the scene with co-ord sweatsuits, graphic hoodies and fuzzy slip-ons. Well 2020 is over and it’s finally time to dress to impress – the only problem is now that we’ve gotten a taste of the cozy, how are we supposed to leave that behind? 2021 spring fashion trends are all about being comfortable while stepping back out into the world for the first time in months. What we’re all really looking for is how we bring our new comfy lounge aesthetics outside. One FW20 trend that has transitioned to the spring of 2021 is the shacket (or shirt jacket). This oversized utility shirt trend is just what it sounds like: a shirt that can be worn as a jacket, dress, or (obviously) an oversized shirt. It is a perfect combination of a tailored button down look with a more cozy, spacious feel that makes it extremely versatile. How to style a shacket There are so many different ways to incorporate this key item into your early …