Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Want It Wednesday: The Stylish Backpack

Stylish Backpack Street Style Trend

Seems I've got a bad case of backpacks on the brain. Big ones, little ones, slouchy ones, structured ones... brightly color-blocked and (vegan) leather ones. This post is dedicated to what I would consider a very underrated accessory in fashion: the (oh-so-not-school-related) backpack. Here are some of my favorites...[all of which are cruelty-free]

1. Classic Black Basic:
The most versatile option. These backpacks are big enough to carry anything from large books to tiny trinkets and best of all, they match with everything. I'd wear this to the gym, out shopping, and even take it to work.

The Blonde Salad Chanel Backpack Street Style

Backpack Street Style Fashion

NYFW Fashion Week Street Style Backpack

My favorite is the School's Out Mini Backpack below.
Schools Out Mini Backpack Nastygal Street Style
Schools Out Mini Backpack, $48,

Weekend Love Backpack, $75,

2. Classic Backpack in Brown:

Street style Fashion Backpack

W Backpack, $103.75,

 3. Classic Backpack in White: 

White lends a fresh feel to these oversized backpacks and is a great neutral for the warmer months of spring and summer.

Street Style Fashionable Stylish Backpack

Street Style Fashionable Stylish Backpack

Nastygal Fashionable Backpack White
Weekend Love Backpack in Ivory, $68,

4. The Colorful Carry-All: 
Have some fun with your backpack. Pick one in a bright, bold color or one with creatively quirky details.

Street Style Fashion Backpack

Meredith Wendell Backstroke Backpack, $495,

Street Style Wings Backpack, $73.80,

5. The Sporty Backpack
I've been lusting after this Adidas Originals backpack for some time now. It's the perfect blend of style and sport-inspired cool.

Adidas Originals Backpack, $48,

5. Teeny-Tiny Mini
The teeny-tiny mini backpack is a favorite among glamazons, who are often photographed donning one of these by Chanel. A great leather-free option (featured below) is by Cesca, available at Nordstrom.

Vogue Russia Editor Street Style Miroslava Duma Chanel

Fashion Week Street Style Chanel Backpack

Vegan Leather Backpack Nordstrom
Cesca Faux Leather Backpack, $44,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cabana Cool

Belt Bag Fanny Pack Hipsters for Sisters
Pink Patent Flat Belt Bag, $125, Hipsters for Sisters

Ah, summer. The perfect time for travel, adventure, and some much-needed R&R by the beach. As some of you know, apart from The Vegan Voguette, much of my time and energy is devoted to Hipsters for Sisters, a belt bag company I started with my mom and sister just over a year ago.

At Hipsters for Sisters, we seek to liberate women from the bulk and heft of the ordinary handbag. There is something really special about being hands-free. Not only is it liberating and strangely addicting, but somehow it's also freeing mentally and emotionally--as if the absence of baggage opens new windows of possibility and spontaneity, leaving you more agile and ready to take on the world.

Hipsters for Sisters belt bags are cruelty-free and eco-friendly, made locally and sustainably here in Los Angeles. The bag shown above is from the Flats Collection, an entirely vegan line of belt bags made of vegan leather, 100% organic cotton, and eco-friendly plated chain.

With a season as fun and carefree as summer, the belt bag is the perfect accessory to wear all season long. I'd wear the Pink Patent in and out of vacation time with...

1. Pink Patent Flat Belt Bag, $125,
2. Monki Marianne Singlet, $20,
3. Isabel Marant Jayson Studded Shorts, $720,
4. Vegan Studded Flat Sandal, $32,
5. Illesteva Frieda Round-Frame Steel Sunglasses, $260,
6. Braided Ribbon Floppy Hat, $22,
7. Blue Nile Hammered Cuff Bracelet in Sterling Silver, $600,

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Want-It-Wednesday: The Trendy Baseball Cap

We Wore What Faux Leather Baseball Cap Hat Street Style
Source: We Wore What  

Vegan Leather Baseball Hat The Vegan Voguette
Free People Vegan Leather Baseball Hat, $48

Rick Owens DRKSHDW Waxy Baseball Cap
Rick Owens DRKSHDW Waxy Baseball Cap, $169

Jessica Hart Model Off Duty Baseball Hat Street Style
Source: Fashion Over Reason

Adidas Trendy Red Baseball Cap
Adidas Baseball Cap, $22

Cara Delevingne Baseball Cap Hat Model Off Duty

Homies Black Baseball Cap Asos
ASOS Reason Homies Snapback Logo Cap, $51

Blonde Salad Chiara Ferragni Baseball cap Street Style

Blue Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Cap
American Needle Los Angeles Baseball Cap, $22.50

Fashion Street Style Baseball Cap Hat

Acne Camp Satin Dark Grey Baseball Hat
Acne Camp Satin Dark Grey, $120


Asos Pieces Greta Leopard Print Baseball Cap
ASOS Pieces Greta Leopard Print Cap, $14

Prada Tessuto Nylon Cap, $295

What do you think? Would you ever wear a trendy baseball cap?