Links We Love: April 6th, 2016

By: Meredith Fisher

"15 Chic Spring Jackets — Because It's Finally Warm Again" on Refinery29

One of my many self-proclaimed talents may include procrastinating on the Internet, but I can assure you that it is not always wasted time. I have decided to share a few of my favorite recent discoveries, encompassing styling advice for spring, a look into the business of fashion, and a lighthearted list that will hopefully brighten your day as much as it did mine. I refrain from a common theme because there is never truly a method to my madness. Spring has sprung and it is time to bring back lightweight jackets, bombers and wraps in order to adapt to the warmer weather of the season. Especially in Boston, layers are essential in riding the erratic weather roller coaster and key transitional pieces are an important investment. It is time to embrace this season’s offerings including kimonos, wraps, printed blazers and more that will keep you warm during the Winter/Spring limbo. My favorite featured piece is the & Other Stories Patchwork Jacket.  

"How to Incorporate Color into Your Wardrobe if You Only Wear Black" on The Zoe Report

Everyday fashion is currently trending towards minimalism, featuring simplistic lines and neutral colors. While this is not inherently negative, it can often feel challenging to incorporate prints and color into your wardrobe. I for one, am personally guilty of often falling into a consistent stream of all-neutral outfits. Head-to-toe black is a statement in itself, but if you’re on the lookout for more eye-catching styling options, The Zoe Report has got you covered with ideas that even the most minimal dresser can appreciate.

"Remix My Sneakers" on The Business of Fashio

One of the main elements of the millennial generation is our obsession with individualism. We emphasize the importance in what makes us unique and we strive to stand out amongst the crowd. Modification “artists” such as The Shoe Surgeon cater to this growing desire by offering customization of shoes from Nike Air Force 1s to Adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts. Sneakers can be colorized to personal tastes and can even transplant soles from other shoe models. Although the luxurious customization options seem a bit out of price range, the exploration of the growing business will keep you engaged throughout the piece. As mentioned, “Having a unique pair of sneakers is a currency of street credibility,” reinforcing the idea that one size does not fit all.

24 Girl Power Pins That Prove Females are Strong as Hell on

Mid-semester blues can hit, and they can hit hard. Escape your busy schedule, drama and bombardment from daily life and let a girl power pin ignite your internal female chutzpah. This list of small shiny accessories frivolously reminds us that we run the world (girls)—and we can do it. Wear them as your armor, or simply peruse the female power mottos for an emotional boost.


The Row is Expanding into Footwear

By: Ziqi Gu


Exciting news has been announced by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen that they are finally going to launch shoes for The Row this May.

Mary-Kate Olsen told Footwear News, “Footwear was the natural next category for The Row. We want to provide our customers with all the essentials. We hope The Row shoe collection will do that.”

During The Row’s pre-fall presentation on Friday in New York, Mary-Kate and Ashley introduced their first footwear collection. The new collection comprises of seven different styles in various colors, fabrics and prints. The collection includes mules with an acrylic block heel and a chocolate-hue loafer. The shoes will be priced between $850 and $1,350, and will be sold at The Row’s existing retailers and at the brand’s retail stores.


Also, when checking out the newly posted pictures on The Row’s Instagram, the first glimpse at their shoes collection brings surprise. It is easily noticed that their new footwear collection is consistent with their modern and contemporary style. The shoes are simple, chic, and classic, working alongside many basic pieces within their collection.

Before working on footwear projects, the stylish duo gained experience in this field from working on various projects within the footwear industry. Ashley Olsen states, “We have worked with Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Barbara Shaum and Enzo Bonafè, among a few others. We wanted to approach footwear organically and have a better understanding of the market before launching an in-house shoe collection.” All in all, the addition of a footwear line to The Row is exciting to the fashion industry.