yesterday, i spoke to career women. i want to continue in that trend and talk today about modern women influencers—women trailblazers. we’re all familiar with historically great women like Marie Curie and Susan B. Anthony their contributions to the modern science & medicine and women’s suffrage are profound. but what about (potentially) less-known women like Grace Hopper, who profoundly changed computer programming and STEM more generally. women have and continue to shape the world each and every day in all domains and industries. and with each and every day, their stories are coming to the forefront more and more.
i take it we all have women in our lives—some we know and some we don’t—who have influenced us. i take it that we all have women in our lives who set an example and showed us that, although scary, we too can venture down less trodden paths. who are those women for you? your mother? sister? Grace Hopper? someone else entirely?
those of us interested in fashion—and i take it all my readers are—are no doubt familiar with the modern female titans of industry: Vera Wang, Donna Karan, and the like. women like these not only shape the way we dress, but oftentimes, the direction of our society more generally as Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada reminds us.
denim is one of the most integral parts of our wardrobe. and it’s difficult to get right. this fall, i’ve broken out of comfort zones and (potentially) norms and sported everything from wide-legged jeans to skinny jeans. however, one of the most versatile pieces of denim to incorporate into your fashion repertoire is the boyfriend jean. you can wear them lounging at home. or you can roll them up, throw on a pair of pumps, and head out for cocktails.
fall is all about the layering. and one of the best ways to layer is with a blazer. you all know how integral blazers are to my wardrobe. they’ve been featured heavily on the blog over the years. (see older posts here, here, and here.) and they’ve also made several appearances on this month’s fashion flash over on YouTube. (also see the above video.)
which one is your favorite? tweed? plaid? a more neutral black?
i’m a big believer in neutrals—blacks, whites, grays, and beiges. but i’m also a big believer in color pop. oftentimes, as we get older, we stop wearing a lot of colors and err on the side of neutrals. but there’s a lot of ways to introduce color into your daily outfits. i’ve chosen to accentuate my black sweater and blazer with a pair of blue-stripped pumps. (similar shoes here, here, and here.
all right, gang! tell me about your influences: personal, professional, or fashion. who has been a trailblazer in your life? are you one? what ways do you like to leave the beaten path and try something new?