Kaia Gerber: Fashion’s Latest It Girl

Is Kaia Gerber the latest “nepotism model” or the real deal? The 16-year-old daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber began her modeling career at the tender age of 10, with an ad campaign for Young Versace. In 2017, she took the fashion world by storm, walking in shows for Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, and Marc Jacobs, among others.

Her 2018 just got better — she snagged a coveted solo Vogue cover. The teen covers the February issue of Vogue Paris, wearing a 1980s-inspired pink Saint Laurent dress and fringed thigh-high boots. Noted fashion photographer, David Sims, shot the cover. This means that she’s bested her famous mother. Cindy Crawford didn’t score a solo Vogue cover until she was 20. Kaia Gerber also landed a major gig as the face of Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 campaign.

In recent years, some controversy has arisen in the fashion world about so-called “nepotism models.” These children of famous parents — often with reality television backgrounds — used their fame and connections to create fashion careers. The most prominent examples are Kendall Jenner (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”) and Bella and Gigi Hadid (“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”).

Should Kaia be added to that list? Only time will tell, but the teen did receive near universal praise for her runway walk. Other famous progenies haven’t had the same luck.

Scoring a major Vogue cover, in addition to her top-notch runway work, indicates that Gerber will be around for some time to come.

2018 Fashion Trends to Follow

With 2017 fading fast in the rearview mirror, it’s time to update our looks for 2018. What’s in? What’s out? So far, 2018 is shaping up to be a year for big statements and individual style — clothing that’s comfortable and expresses your own personal flair. That said, there are some trends that are sure to be more popular than others. Here are three of the easiest fashion week trends to incorporate into your wardrobe.

What’s Old Is New Again

Nostalgia for 1980s style came on strong in 2017, thanks in part to shows like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” It only seems appropriate that 2018 has moved on to the 1990s for sartorial inspiration. Borrow the oversized, colorful looks from R&B icons like TLC and Aaliyah. For some ideas on how to make this trend look fresh and new, check out the video for “Finesse” from Bruno Mars, featuring Cardi B, which pays tribute to “In Living Color.”

Mix It Up

Florals, checks, and leopard print are in. You can wear them alone, but for maximum fashion impact, mix them together. Don’t be afraid to try checks with florals! Take your cue from the latest in street style with clashing prints and bright, bold colors.

Get Glitzy

If you like sequins, glitter, and glamour, you’re in luck. This year’s must-wear fashion brings nighttime aesthetics into daylight. Think blazers and jeans with sequins, or t-shirts mixed glittery pants. If you’re reluctant to fully embrace the glitz, try wearing statement accessories instead.

Who Chooses The Outfits? An Advice on Who Someone Should Dress For

It is a very common phenomenon for someone to have someone else dress him. This is especially common with couples. One member in the relationship dresses the other. In some cases, it is the man that is dressing the woman. One example is Kanye West being involved in the picking of outfits for Kim Kardashian. While this can be one of the more convenient solutions to the issues of some people, it can come as some kind of barrier for people who use fashion as a way to express themselves. Given that Kanye West is a designer that has an interesting style, Kim does show a lot of appreciation for the efforts.

When it comes to style and clothing, it is up to the individual to choose who and what to dress for. For people that are in a relationship, it is good to allow the partner to influence the fashion decisions. For those out of a relationship, the best thing to do is decide on their purpose behind the clothes they wear. For one thing, being single has plenty of freedoms that include fashion. It is a good time for people to explore their freedom of expression and enjoy their fashion sense.

Another good thing about being single is that when tastes change, people are free to choose the outfits that are representative of their new styles and tastes without worrying about losing the interest of their partners. For one thing, it is common for people who liked you in one style to lose interest when the style changes. In the end, the best thing for one to be in fashion is who they truly are. The most stylish item for the individual is the item that most represent his tastes and preferences. He will find people that like him for his style.

Knowing How To Be Trendy

Many people would say that trendy is not the way to go for dressing well. However, if fashion is a form of self expression, then people should be able to take the direction they want to go. One thing that should be understood is that whether one decides to go with trends or stick with classics, the rules are the same. The clothes have to fit well so that it does not look tacky. Ill-fitting clothes are going to look bad whether they are trendy or classic.

For those who want to be trendy, it is important to look closely at the trends. One thing to consider is that it is not necessary to get every trendy item in fashion. For those who are worried about being behind in fashion, there is good news. One piece of good news is that just because an item has recently gone out of trend does not mean that exactly no one is wearing the item anymore. Trends do not just cut off completely. There is a slow process in the change of trends. Also, there is a chance of a trend coming back at some point as well.

For people who want to master fashion and style, there is one important thing to rememeber. It is that the key to style is to have it from within. A person with the right type of creativity and confidence is going to be able to make any outfit work. People who are good with fashion often take it as an art form. They also gain a lot of enjoyment from what they are doing with fashion. This is one of the reasons that some people seem better dressed than others who are wearing the same outfit. They are expressing who they are and what they believe with their outfit.

Following Trends vs. Sticking With the Classics

People have different approaches to fashion and clothing. Some people like to stick to classics while others would follow the trends. Both approaches have their advantages. Anyone who knows what he or she is doing is going to make both approaches work if they want to.

One advantage to following trends is that it can keep the trendy person relevant. People who know how to use judgment are always going to make the latest trends work. For instance, Meghan Markle is an example of this. They just have to know which trend to follow. Of course the disadvantages that come with being trendy is that it is easy to pick an item and put together an outfit that does not work. This will not only make the individual look ridiculous, but may also make the trendy look ridiculous as well. Some trendy items that are actually really good can look wrong simply because the wrong person wore it or someone just wore it wrong. The trends that stick around often do so because someone knew how to wear the trendy item.

Sticking to classics is something that people who are more style conscious often recommend. As a matter of fact, people often say that the person who sticks to the classics are going to be considered more stylish. For one thing, there is less of a risk factor involved with this approach because people are less likely to look ridiculous. However, one disadvantage is that some people might consider this approach to be boring compared to the trendy approach.

When it comes to style, neither approach is better than others. Even with people putting together a tacky outfit from their trends, it is possible and common for people to look rather goofy in classic items. One of the most common ways that people look goofy in classics is when they wear oversized items.

Don’t Fake Confidence: Wear Confidence

One of the common sayings that people hear is that they have to have confidence. For people that do not have confidence, that is like telling people they have to drive even though they don’t know how to. One of the most important things for people to remember about confidence is that people are different. It may take a while for people to develop confidence. One thing that will help people develop the confidence they need is finding out what means the most to them. However, people are often given another piece of advice that can be harmful. They are often told to fake it until they make it.

The problem with faking confidence is that when people try it that way, it tends to not stick as well. For one thing, they run the risk of running into people who see right through them. Fortunately, there is an alternative. One thing that can help people is if they understand that what they wear can have an effect on their confidence level. As a matter of fact, people who dress well tend to be more confident than those who do not dress well. Another thing to consider is that certain outfits and styles have different effects on people.

This is not to say that one would have to be one of the outrageously fashionable people on a red carpet event in order to be confident. As a matter of fact, trying too hard to be stylish gives off the impression that one is trying too hard. A better thing to do is dress in a personal style. A person who uses fashion to express herself is more likely to find authentic confidence. Therefore, instead of faking confidence, it is a much better idea to wear confidence. It gets easier with time.

Lack of Diversity in Fashion is Addressed

While many people would admire people who they perceive as fashionable, experts of the fashion industry are going to find plenty of glaring issues. For one thing, there is an issue of diversity. People are noticing that there is a lack of diversity in the fashion in many different ways. However, when many people talk about a lack of diversity, they tend to think about size. There is this movement for fashion retailers to include larger sizes in their selection of clothing so that larger women can take advantage of the styles available.

This is an issue that is noticed by many who take an interest in the fashion industry. Only a certain size range is going to be accepted. The many people who fall out of that size range is going to have to just accept that there is nothing for them in most stores and then go to a store that has a plus-sized section. However, there are many voices that are speaking out against this. Even some fashion designers find it not only unfair, but rather limiting to exclude the larger people in the population.

Among the fashion designers that are including larger women in their target audience is Kate Hudson, the owner of Fabletics. She has launched the all-inclusive initiative for women to enjoy some of the styles that are offered at the online retailer. This will not only help women appreciate themselves but also encourage them if they are hoping to improve their fitness.

For men, there seems to be a little more diversity in styles. However, the trick is in getting men to adopt those styles. For one thing, lack of availability is not the only factor that prevents men from stepping outside of their comfort zone. They have to deal with their peers when they are experimenting with different styles.

Using New York Fashion Week As Inspiration for Style Upgrade

People who want to reinvent themselves and their style often find themselves stuck at some point. They have to figure out what they want their style to be. For one thing, it is common for people to find a style that represents who they are and where they are in their lives. It can and often does look different depending on the individual. This is why they have to make sure that they find something that they feel represents them. Fortunately, there are sources of information and examples for people that may need an extra boost in their style.

One example to look to is New York Fashion Week. While some people may be a little reluctant to look to fashion shows for ideas, there are actually plenty of outfits from designers that are not extremely crazy. After all, the fashion shows are going to show case plenty of different designs. Many of these designs do not become available at stores. Instead, the stores interpret these designs so that they are more consumer friendly. All of that said, there are plenty of concepts from the New York Fashion Week that can be looked at for inspiration and examples on what to put together.

Another thing to look at is body type. The fashion industry is aware of the different body types that people have. Therefore, they design the clothes they make to be specific to different body types. This makes it easier for people to find something that makes them look very good, and also makes them feel really good about themselves. While a lot of people seem to shy away from fashion, getting through that hurdle can bring about enough confidence in an individual that she will adopt fashion as something she is very passionate about and can even inspire others with her ideas.

The Different Purposes Behind Fashion

One of the beautiful things about fashion is that there are many different purposes behind it. One of the most common uses of fashion is to blend in and be one of the group. After all, many people do have a fear of loneliness or being excluded. Therefore, they do everything they can to stick to convention in order to avoid ridicule and ostracism. However, there are people that dare to stand out in ways that they choose even at the risk of being kicked out of the group. Often times, these types of people have faced exclusion and have tried hard to fit in as one of the members of the group. They have decided that it is not worth it.

The beauty of fashion is that both uses are valid. For people who want to blend in with fashion, there is the idea of acceptance. However, they may not get any extra attention or admiration. For people who dare to express their own style and stand out, the risk of exclusion also comes with the possibility of admiration from others depending on how they put together their outfit.

The fashion industry does serve both groups of people. However, the people that are going to have an easier time finding clothes is the group that wants to blend in, especially if they are men. Stores like J. Crew and J.C. Penny tend to stick to convention for men. For people who want to express their own sense of style which is different from the norm, there is a need to search deeper. While there is H&M and Urban Outfitters, the best bet for men is to go online to find clothes that represent their own sense of style.

How Fashion Can Influence Dating and Romance

It’s time to accept the truth. The clothes do make the man, and the woman. Fashion can have an effect on one’s chances in finding romance. Therefore, anyone who is having trouble finding someone who is willing to spend some extra time with them only need to look at their outfit. It could be the clothes that one is wearing that can actually stand in the way of them getting a date and even a relationship. There are ways that clothing can either improve or lower the chances of being in a relationship.

One way that a person can lower his chances in getting a date is by being a slob. While one can argue that a person should not judge by appearance, they do matter. This is not to say that a man should wear a business suit or that a woman should wear a dress. However, wearing dirty or torn clothes can work against the individual in most cases. A better approach is to at least make sure that the clothes are clean and well kept. There is no need to stick to trends or go to a J. Crew location. One can even get some of the best clothes from H&M and other fast fashion stores.

There is another way that one can lower dating chances. This is actually a surprising factor. If one dresses too well, that can backfire on him as well. For one thing, he can be very intimidating. Another thing is that he can project the appearance of trying too hard. The best thing to do is give off an appearance of comfort and confidence with an outfit. People who manage that tend to have the best chances in dating.