So today I am heading back home to NYC! My time in Austin has definitely been amazing and I am super pumped to come back in June! The question I have been asked by locals, those who have moved here and those back home has been - "how is the fashion scene". It's an interesting question as there have been quite a lot of styles being rocked at SXSW with so many people coming from all over. But in a word, "relaxed" is the best word. As Founder of Luxe PR and Promotions, Anthony Martinez said in a story he retold me "Austin is the kind of town where you can have an important meeting and rock jeans and a t-shirt to do it". Now we all know that I love casual and personally, I have seen a number of plaids being rocked around town. If this is your look of choice whether you're coming to Austin OR what you love to wear, here's a way to wear it better.
Don't be afraid of color - we don't need to stick to reds and blues when there are so many other colors on the spectrum to consider. A skinny jean is always fab and rock a little cuff as you pair it with a flip flop or even a Dockside Boat Shoe by Sebago. Finally, rock a hat. This is an art that some people are slowly starting to embrace but I hope it is a bigger trend. I just had a fab brunch at The Belmont Hotel in Austin with fab Chapelier, Lana Chu as she reiterated that hats are something that we should be rocking. Now I know that I am interested in her pieces as I am going to the Virginia Gold Cup with a fab group of divas including Glamazon Diaries, Makeda and I know Lana Chu's hat would make our outfits phenom. So guys, why not rock this Gucci hat to complete your look and still know that you look super casual but very crisp!