Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chicago Streetstyle Vol.1

Editor's note: The ladies of all worn out are excited to welcome Montana Fredrick to our team. She is a good friend of ours, and she is known on the streets for her eccentric style and personality. This girl da bomb, and we couldn't be happier to have her with us. Make sure to check back for most posts from Montana, enjoy!


As all of us Chicagoan's know that last week was truly a gift from the heavens. However, 75 degrees for a straight week and a half ultimately served as non other than a tease. Sadly the fun in the sun has ended, good thing we've got this weekly streetstyle roundup to cheer us up! Although I have not encountered the occasional celebrity or blogger extraordinaire while combing the streets, I have snapped a few interesting folk who could probably teach us a thing or two about dressing in the Windy City.

P.S. The last five shots are from November's after Thanksgiving sales, but I thought they still deserved an introduction to the world ;)

Cheers!




An unidentified man, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago.

Caylee shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago HTTP://WWW.IFYOUSEEKSTYLE.COM

An unidentified woman, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago.

An Unidentified man, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago.

An Unidentified man, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago.


An unidentified couple, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago. After Thanksgiving sale. 

An unidentified woman, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago. After Thanksgiving sale. 

An unidentified man, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago. After Thanksgiving sale.

Charming tourists, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago. After Thanksgiving sale.

An unidentified woman, shot on Michigan Ave. Chicago. After Thanksgiving sale. 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mixin' It Up

I think it's safe to say that spring is finally upon us. Wooooooo! Break out the shorts, and sunglasses. It's time for us to spend our days in the sun, and nights having fun. Well, I guess that time is really summer, but spring will do for now. And what a spring it will be! It's time to mix it up!

Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and all things wonderful. Translated: Spring is a time of new clothes, snazzy shoes, and all things bright and wonderful. Bright colors, and prints are in this season, and I have to say, I am loving it. Check out these looks from J. Crew's Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

When mixing prints, find a common color, like the navy in the first look, and have at it. If you're daring, go ahead and wear all bright colors; wear colors in the same family, like red and pink, and accessories in complimentary colors, like blue (art 1, anyone?). Like a smart look? Opt for a maxi skirt in an exciting color, with a nautical tee. And the final look sticks with colors in the same family all the while mixing prints, and keeps it interesting with red shoes and sunglasses.

And boys, I didn't forget about you. Some starting points from J.Crew.

Shirt, and jacket from J. Crew

If you haven't already, hop on that chambray bandwagon; it will easily become one of your go-to shirts for spring. And a lightweight jacket is must for the cool mornings spent waiting for CTA trains that never come. The one in this photo will put you out about 220 bucks, but lucky you, I have a secret: lightweight jackets can easily be thrifted. I just picked up a similar one in navy for a dollar and forty five cents, can you say deal?! I'm sure you can.

Read more, dawg!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fashion Month Round Up: Part 1

I had intentions of posting collections/street style reviews after each fashion week (New York, London, Milan, and Paris), but life (and senioritis) caught up with me. So now, you will be subjected to the longest post of all time, seeing as I'm reviewing fashion month as a whole. In this post, I'll cover my favorite collections from f/w and in the next one I'll cover my favorite street style. Fall/winter 2012 left me with few surprises in New York, but a few new faves from over the pond and a new favorite designer (I could write for pages and pages and pages about how much I'm loving Carven right now and how much I love the fact that Guillaume Henry based his whole collection around a Hieronymus Bosch triptych that I just saw at the Prado over winter break, but I'll save that for another post). Let's get to what we should be wearing come September 2012...

New York:
NYFW is home to some of my all time favorites and this season they didn't disappoint.

Proenza Schouler (all collection photos via style.com)
This collection was soooo good, so stylish, and so mature without losing the essential of what makes Proenza cool. Case in point, the outerwear. That amazing, luxe take on the varsity jacket (top left) needs to be in my closet now.... or at least by next winter. Their version of the moto jacket (top right) (quilted!) and the tweed jacket (bottom left) are equally as cool. Also I would trade my left hand for this new PS 11 clutch for spring, on a semi-related note.




See more after the jump.....

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Airport Swag

People watching at the airport is always fun, but style watching at the airport is even better. Seeing as how spring break is fast approaching, the ladies of All Worn Out thought it would beneficial to review dressing for flying. Always good to take some cues from our fave celebs...

Sweaters and skinny jeans or leggings seem to be a must.
Rachel and Whitney, images via People

Ashley Olsen and Sienna Miller look chic and comfy in their own way. So proud of Sienna for rocking the glasses. Capes or wide-leg pants DO work!
Left image via WhoWhatWear, right image via People

Combining flattering shapes with comfy separates is crucial to look good at the airport. These stars might have overdone one aspect or the other.
Kim from People, Gwen from InStyle, and my own airport image (I apologize for the quality; I'm not an expert at stalking just yet)

And, lastly, I can't forget the boys. Perfecting the comfy and rugged look:
Rob from People, Ryan from Refinery29

I think a no-fail airport look consists of a striped t-shirt, leggings, sweater, scarf, and shoes that you can wear with socks (because who wants their bare feet touching the floor during security!). The stars seem to be fans of wearing sunglasses, so go for that too if the sun is just too bright while you're inside the airport. Happy travels.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Borrowed From the Boys

Here at All Worn Out, we have been known to occasionally don clothing that has been facetiously labeled for the opposite sex. But, lemme tell you, we don't care. Clothes are a means of expression, you like what you like, and that's perfectly okay. And sometimes we like to wear "men's" clothes. Steph is here with our first installment of "Borrowed from the Boys."

Look at this camo. And it actually works! My mom said she couldn't see me when I was walking next to the all these trees. But, that could've been because it was kind of dark, and there were no street lights on, or she could have just been entertaining my self-absorption...who knows??


Like the title promises, this shirt was borrowed from a boy. *Gasp* You may be wondering what well-dresses young man I got this from, and the answer is not nearly as scandalous as I wish it was. I got it from my brother, Brandon. He's not really aware of this borrowing. He really messed up just leaving this lying in his room when he went back to college. I just did what any great younger sister would do- I made sure the shirt didn't get lonely in that big, dark room. Yay, younger sisters!

I paired it with a dark-khaki-ish colored pant, and a navy vest. Nothing too exciting. I think I'm going to wear it with a brighter colored pant next time. I put on a lighter pair of khaki-ish colored pants when I woke up just to find out there was a hole in them. True story.

In all seriousness, my brother is quite the dapper young man. He's always on point. And I have never been complimented more on a single item of clothing. Power to ya, brotha.


And for all you that asked me if I was going hunting, I am not. But, this did come from an actual outdoorsy store. You sometimes find the greatest things in the most unlikely places. Also, this tag is just dope.

And on a somewhat related note, here is a video from Chicago's teen poetry competition, Louder Than A Bomb. It's always a highlight of my year. And I am repping team Payton. Congrats on making it to semi-finals!