The Fedora Files

A blog from a Chicago fashion student who has opinions, pictures, news, and everything in between about fashion!
Sometimes, all you need is a little L.O.V.E.
Shop the new jewelry line @ JOE’s in Bucktown, by Sugar Bean. 1715 N. Damen Ave.
#jewelry #accessories #Bucktown #joesjeans #joesjeansbucktown chicago #fashion #womenswear #womensfashion #bling #love #gift #necklace #gold #rosegold #whitegold #shop #sugarbean #AllYouNeedIsLOVE #instapic #instafashion #igdaily #instahub #iloveyou #tags4likes #likes4likes #follow #followme #shopping (at Joes Jeans)

Sometimes, all you need is a little L.O.V.E.
Shop the new jewelry line @ JOE’s in Bucktown, by Sugar Bean. 1715 N. Damen Ave.
#jewelry #accessories #Bucktown #joesjeans #joesjeansbucktown chicago #fashion #womenswear #womensfashion #bling #love #gift #necklace #gold #rosegold #whitegold #shop #sugarbean #AllYouNeedIsLOVE #instapic #instafashion #igdaily #instahub #iloveyou #tags4likes #likes4likes #follow #followme #shopping (at Joes Jeans)

Feel Sun-Faded, with @joesjeans.
#joesjeans #joesjeansbucktown #chicago #bucktown #surfboard #californiavibe #jeans #fashion #mystery #lighting #tops #shorts #mannequin #winterescape #instapic #instafashion #womensstyle #style #darkness #shop #EscapeChiberia #weekendgetaway #tagsforlikes #likesforlikes #likes4likes #follow #followme (at Joes Jeans)

Feel Sun-Faded, with @joesjeans.
#joesjeans #joesjeansbucktown #chicago #bucktown #surfboard #californiavibe #jeans #fashion #mystery #lighting #tops #shorts #mannequin #winterescape #instapic #instafashion #womensstyle #style #darkness #shop #EscapeChiberia #weekendgetaway #tagsforlikes #likesforlikes #likes4likes #follow #followme (at Joes Jeans)

Sometimes you need to escape the city.
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#chicago #sunset #expressway #highway #cityscape #escape #traffic #sun #clouds #nature #igdaily #instapic #instamoment #tags4likes #likes4likes #leavingthecity #thedrive

Sometimes you need to escape the city.
โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜
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๐Ÿ‘–
#chicago #sunset #expressway #highway #cityscape #escape #traffic #sun #clouds #nature #igdaily #instapic #instamoment #tags4likes #likes4likes #leavingthecity #thedrive

Look stylish for any holiday party with great selections from @JoesJeans! Plus, SAVE 30-50% on select items. Stop by today or give us a call!
#JoesJeans #JoesJeansBucktown #fashion #style #womenswear #clothes #fierce #leather #motojacket #picoftheday #igaddict #red #black #dress #sale #shop #saturday #chic #dark #jeans #pants #instahub #instapic #igdaily #igerschicago #holidayparty #outfit #luxury #ontrend #chicago #wickerpark (at Joes Jeans)

Look stylish for any holiday party with great selections from @JoesJeans! Plus, SAVE 30-50% on select items. Stop by today or give us a call!
#JoesJeans #JoesJeansBucktown #fashion #style #womenswear #clothes #fierce #leather #motojacket #picoftheday #igaddict #red #black #dress #sale #shop #saturday #chic #dark #jeans #pants #instahub #instapic #igdaily #igerschicago #holidayparty #outfit #luxury #ontrend #chicago #wickerpark (at Joes Jeans)

There are no bad pictures; thatโ€™s just how your face looks sometimes.

—Abraham Lincoln (via ninagarcia)

BCBG Max Azria S/S โ€˜14

For this seasonโ€™s collection at BCBG Max Azria, it was dropped hemlines, muted colors, & elongating silhouettes that comprised their Spring and Summer looks. Dropped front pockets on dresses and trousers gave way to a lengthening effect that could easily be noticed throughout most of the collection, along with knee-length hemlines which demonstrated a sense of modernity and class. Dark, yet soft and feminine pieces were portrayed in floral prints, sheer accents, and strong shoulder detailing to present a strong woman whoโ€™s not afraid to show off her sensible side.

Obsessed with @joesjeans Fall Collection. Stop by our Bucktown location for this full outfit (Black Winter Dress, Ink Opale Jacket, & Hat).
#fallfashion #joesjeans #joesjeansbucktown #IfIWereAGirl #fashion #vogue #women #mannequin #jacket #wickerpark #bucktown #yesplease #fierce #fetch #dress #fallcollection #windowdisplay #chicagofashion #fashionforward #fun #ig #igdaily #instapic #instamoment #igerschicago  (at Joes Jeans)

Obsessed with @joesjeans Fall Collection. Stop by our Bucktown location for this full outfit (Black Winter Dress, Ink Opale Jacket, & Hat).
#fallfashion #joesjeans #joesjeansbucktown #IfIWereAGirl #fashion #vogue #women #mannequin #jacket #wickerpark #bucktown #yesplease #fierce #fetch #dress #fallcollection #windowdisplay #chicagofashion #fashionforward #fun #ig #igdaily #instapic #instamoment #igerschicago (at Joes Jeans)

Modeling part of the new Fall ‘13 Collection by @joesjeans: Camo Jacket in Axe, Shane Crew Jersey in Olive, and the Brixton in Merlot (from the Oil Slick Collection).
#JoesJeans #JoesJeansBucktown #fashion #modeling #fall13 #collection #bucktown #wickerpark #camojacket  #latino #instagay #gay #homo #instapic #instahomo #sexy #cute #hair #lips #skin #ig #igers #Chicago #igdaily #picoftheday #photooftheday #ootd #menstyle #mensfashion (at Joes Jeans)

Modeling part of the new Fall ‘13 Collection by @joesjeans: Camo Jacket in Axe, Shane Crew Jersey in Olive, and the Brixton in Merlot (from the Oil Slick Collection).
#JoesJeans #JoesJeansBucktown #fashion #modeling #fall13 #collection #bucktown #wickerpark #camojacket #latino #instagay #gay #homo #instapic #instahomo #sexy #cute #hair #lips #skin #ig #igers #Chicago #igdaily #picoftheday #photooftheday #ootd #menstyle #mensfashion (at Joes Jeans)

Outfit Of The Day - Green Fling

Straw Hat - H&M
White Tribal Tank - H&M
Green Lived-in Slim Khakis - Gap
Tote - Banana Republic

Outfit Of The Day - Green Fling

Straw Hat - H&M
White Tribal Tank - H&M
Green Lived-in Slim Khakis - Gap
Tote - Banana Republic

Trickle Up Theory

OH,ย THE OVERALL!


If we can recall, the overalls weren’t always in fashion. They started off in the early 1900s and were mostly worn by farmers and railroad workers to protect their clothing. Overalls at the time were made of tough cotton and linen. Women wore overalls during WWI when they began to work in factories for the war. It wasn’t until the 1930s where overalls were made for children to wear as comfortable clothing. This was the first time that the piece was meant to be used outside of work. And yet, it wasn’t until around the 1960s where the younger generation began to use overalls as a “fashion” piece and not just for work. Overalls were being made in different colors for both men and women and the trend continued onto the mid 1970s.

It peaked once more in the 1990s, which I clearly remember. I used to own a pair of overalls, until it somehow died out by the end of the decade. Funny enough, overalls seem to be back in style. Ralph Lauren, inspired by American resiliency and “… the character of the worker, the farmer, the pioneer…” introduced his version of a modern overall for women during his 2010 Spring/Summer fashion show during New York Fashion Week. 3.1 Phillip Lim presented his overalls in his 2013 Spring/Summer fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

Other brands, like JOE’s Jeans and ASOS, have also produced overalls, but for women. Overalls certainly have their charm and utility but I believe that, just like in previous times, this will only be a temporary fad in fashion. Many people that grew up in the 90s don’t have fond memories of overalls, so they may not invest in them. Overalls had their days and stages… A “staple piece” won’t be one of them though.

Chicago.

Chicago.