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!
Agata P, Ashley Baluyut, and Caitie Schlisserman.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Laughing in the Purple Rain, Milk Teeths, and Lady à la Mode.
If you need to adorable-ize (what? That's a word.) any outfit in a snap, turn to a Peter Pan collar. These rounded collars offer a touch of vintage girliness to any ensemble and are super simple to style with literally anything. You can pair them with sweaters, skirts, jumpers—nothing is off-limits! It was SO hard to pick only three looks that were our favorite, but we're sure you'll agree that their out-of-the-box styling will inspire you pick up something with a Peter Pan collar immediately after reading this.
We asked people to show us their style at New York Fashion Week.
Runways models and stylish celebs weren't the only ones dressed to impress at this season's New York Fashion Week. Fashion Week is a time to bust out your most fabulous everything, an excuse to mull painstakingly over each and every detail from the width of a lapel to the precise hue of red (Scarlet? Tomato? Bordeaux??) to ensure when you step out to Lincoln Center or Milk or Chelsea Piers, you're dressed to the NINES. All week long we took to the streets to capture the beautiful and wacky satorial adventures of all the well-heeled Fashion Week participants. While the Spring 2012 shows may be over for Manhattan, we can still reminisce about each expertly crafted ensemble, every carefully selected accessory and all the fabulous people behind them with this crafty little homage. Check out the video after the jump to see what cute and crazy outfits we spotted hitting the pavement for Fashion Week!
We asked people to show us their style on Fashion's Night Out.
Alright, you little stylettes. Here we are in the THICK of Fashion Week. How has it been for you? We imagine you're either reading this on your smart phone as you flit from fashion show to fashion show, pretending to be assistants to major mag editors to finagle your way past steely security/PR peeps (or maybe you have your own seating assignments, we don't know!!!). OR you've dropped off the grid (but not for long) to nurse your feet in a warm bath with chamomile and lavender because those puppies are high-heeled OUT. And as I type all that, the thought of that feels reeeeally good on my brain right now. As in, if I weren't the clumsiest person alive, I would totally be writing this while my feet soak in the tub because them dogs iz BAWRKIN'!!! *sigh* The things we do for FASHUN, right? Whatevs, I can always get my knee cartilage replaced (or can I?), but the record of me looking extra fabulous on Fashion's Night Out cannot be stricken. Plus, I HAD to keep up with all the other stylish ladies and gents who came out that night. And lemme tell you, there were A TON. Check out the video after the jump to see what cute and crazy outfits we spotted hitting the pavement of Soho for FNO!
Kat Kao, Cosette Munch, and Annika M.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Kats Love Fashion, Crack Cosette Munch, and According to Annika.
If there's one absolute must-have accessory to buy before heading back to school, it's knee socks. Knitted thigh-highs instantly transform an outfit from just plain cute to over-the-top adorable. Not only will they make your classmates super jealous, but they're a practical way to transition from summer to fall without having to stow away those short skirts just yet. Check out how these bloggers sported their over-the-knee socks in three equally adorable ways!