Autilia Antonucci, Aurora L., and Dani Roche.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Autilia's Blog, Aurora Loveless, and Dani At Kastor And Pollux
We have to say we're kinda GLAD it's getting colder out so we can mix up our fabrics a little more these days. Luckily, since the '90s fashion comeback is in full swing, velvet is making quite the reappearance. From dresses to pants to shirts, we're seeing the soft stuff everywhere, and we can't get enough. We didddd kinda notice something while scouring the web for our favorite velvet looks, though. Oftentimes black velvet can end up looking really heavy and really, um, goth. LISTEN, we're not anti-goth at all (we wear black basically every day... like every other New Yorker), but this season's trends (maxis, skulls, crosses, dark lipstick) paired with lots of black can look a bit scary. Instead, we picked three takes on velvet that add a little bit of color to your ensemble. Peep the deets below!
Addie Yeo, Lisa D., and Breanne Sewards.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers The Cat Hag, Just Another Fashion Blog, and Flattery
On a brisk fall morning you want to be warm and cozy but still look totally cute and confident, which is probabblllyy how the sweater dress was invented. It's the perfect combination of warmth AND style—all you have to do is pair it with some warm tights or knee socks and call it a day! I mean, what is EASIER to style than a sweater dress? It can be belted, not belted, layered, heavily accessorized or even left completely accessory-free. But, if you're having some trouble trying to decide which route to go, we picked some bloggers who styled their sweater dresses is three totally cop-worthy ways.
Doina Ciobanu, Shareen Sarwar, and Mayo.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers The Golden Diamonds, Vintage Mavens, and Mellow Mayoness
Now that Halloween has passed, the growing chill in the air is a constant reminder of the impending holiday season! Along with exorbitant amounts of food (which may sometimes bring about a sudden albeit fleeting urge to reevaluate the style merits of elastic waistbands), it signals a lot of upcoming merry-making. From cocktail parties to ugly sweater soirees to ushering in the New Year, you'll need to secure yourself more than a few party-ready frocks. One of our favorite looks of the season and an always appropriate holiday staple is the sequined party dress and we found three ladies who wear it well!
Alicja Zielasko, Jennifer Grace, and Marcella Lau.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Alice Point, Native Fox, and Fashion Distraction
Halloween is just around the corner, which only means one thing: It's time to get spooky, y'all! If you're not into the whole costume getup, we found another way to celebrate the holiday and look ridiculously stylish while doing so—sport some skeleton print! It's totally Halloween appropriate, but also incredibly cool to wear more than just once a year. We found three adorable fashion bloggers who showed off some boney looks we love. From sweaters to leggings to leotards, let's find out where to cop these anatomy-lovin' ladies' skeleton-inspired ensembles.
Claudia Paola Ambrosino, Lani Zervas, and Anjeza Tufina.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Molto Fashion, Mon Petit Chou Chou, and The Dolls Factory
It's officially SWEATER WEATHER, y'all. It's finally time to bust out those layering skills that you've put to rest all summer long and get to WORK. Super cute cardigans are the easiest way to warm up in a jiff, and the best part about these bad boys is that they can be worn with LITERALLY any ensemble. They can be super long, super short, super sheer, super thick, but mostly, just super awesome. We handpicked three bloggers who wore cardigans in some jealously-inducing ways that we want to try immediately. Let's find out how to cop their look below!
Cosplayers looking wild DORBZ at New York Comic Con 2011.
Not going to lie to you guys, I love Con. Granted, I pronounce it just like that, "Con," and folks instantly think I'm referring to "Cannes," and I let them because it's fancy and hilarious, but I go to New York Comic Con every year. And I even trek over to the big 'un in San Diego despite it having grown to nigh-unmanageable MONSTER proportions in the last, ahem, five or so years I've gone.
ANYBALLS, as you know this past weekend was NYCC (Right? Because you frequent all branches of our vast and impressive MTV digital home tree like MTV Geek), so I dragged my Jeffrey Campbell Lita-shod self way west to the Javits Center to shoot this little video guide to cosplay. And also because, uuuuum, maybe I heard Chad Michael Murray was going to be there to promote his new comic on Archaia and the only thing keeping us apart is the fact that he hasn't seen me reenact his entire One Tree Hill arc in person. TRUE STORY.
So cosplay is a portmanteau of costumes and role-play and is awesome because it's the umbrella term under which other fantastic things like Furries, LARP (live action role-playing; they have a whole association with a LARPA website that looks crazy Geocities—NO SHOTS), and Yiffing live. We took a camera on the convention floor to check out all the action AND even got an awesome Halloween costume idea because (where my Game of Thrones fans at???) we saw a slew of Daenerys Targaryens, which is easier to put together than you'd think. And for all you NON-NERDS, she is a beautiful blonde princess who is married to a great-big burly horse thief KING and they have a lot of sex—and she's got these powers that have to do with dragons and eats this heart this one time and OBVI I have said too much. Don't judge me.
OMG, this post is already so long BUT the final (promise) thing I did want to mention is that we deliberately picked people who MADE their costumes. As in with glue guns, sewing machines (yes even the lovely ladies in Supergirl stereo), and HEART. Each ensemble took many months of TOILING so we didn't choose anyone with store-bought situations. WE HAVE FASH STANDARDS.
+ WATCH THE COSPLAY STYLE GUIDE TO NEW YORK COMIC CON BELOW!!!
Brittany Burnett, Willabelle Ong, and Chiara Ferragni.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Waltz In Black, Pale Division, and The Blonde Salad
When the temp drops, the first thing we want to do is cozy up in warm furry coat! From black to beige to leopard print, there's no limit to the patterns and textures that fur coats have to offer (especially if they're fake! In fact, we promote faux fur! #savetheanimals). This season fur is HUGE because it instantly glams up any outfit in an instant and adds an extra touch of texture to even the most simple outfit. We handpicked three FAB bloggers from around the globe who sported fur coats in three super cop-worthy ways. Find out more about their looks below!
Amber Saylor, Imogen De Souza, and Rachel-Marie Jones.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Cannibal's Find, Une Maison De La Mode, and Jag Lever.
NEWSFLASH: It's getting cold. Not freezing, but slightly chilly—or as we at MTV Style like to call it, "tights weather." And you know what? We couldn't be happier! Tights not only keep your gams warm, but it's another excuse to add more cuteness to your wardrobe. And yeah, yeah, black tights make your legs look long and lean, but sometimes we want to change it up, you know? Patterned tights are where it's at this fall, and we've already fallen in love with so many pairs, we don't know which to snatch up first! Check out some stylish bloggers who rocked the printed tights look in three super cute ways.
Ke$ha with and without a shark on her face.
Photo: WireImage/Courtesy of Ke$ha's Twitter
Oh, what's that? You don't know what to dress up as for Halloween? And you don't have much of a budget? We're sorry, we couldn't hear you behind the AMAZING COSTUME we're trying out for Hallow's Eve, inspired by Ke$ha. The pop star was spotted sporting a hammerhead shark on her face recently, and we thought that it was not only totally LOLtastic, but that it would be a fantastic Halloween costume. Why? Well, let us count they ways! 1) It's easy. Like, you don't need to be crafty AT. ALL. It's literally placing a stuffed animal on your face and then wearing it around in pure hilarity. Plus, no makeup required! Because, um, no one can even see your face. This like is like the 2.0 version of masks. You'd be SO ahead of the times with your 3-D hammerhead. *high five*
Bestie Konisis, Victoria Leeds, and Carla Napier.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers The Capricious Club, Marmalade, and Carla Napier.
Menswear has been TAKING OVER our lives as of late! We don't know about you guys, but we cannot stop buying button-up blouses and loafers—it's probably because the outfit options are limitless with menswear-inspired ensembles. You can dress them up or dress them down for any occasion, but one of our FAVE (and ballsy!) accessories to pair with any outfit is a bow tie. Large, small, floppy, bright, or subtle—it doesn't matter what kind of bow tie you decide to sport, it's all about how you wear it. We picked three bloggers who ooze so much coolness in their menswear outfits, and BOY, are we jealous!