For modern-day material girls, one of the most advantageous aspects of living in the twenty-first century is experiencing the birth and rise of fashion blogging. This contemporary phenomenon takes street style to a whole new level with sites like The Sartorialist, Face Hunter, Garance Dor√©, and Fashion Toast leading the way. Of course, we can't discount MySpace, as it's the most substantial platform for everyday girls (and boys) who wish to showcase their sharp fashion aptitudes. In fact, one of our guiltiest pleasures each month is browsing the social network to find ladies clad in cute and original outfits, then designating them as MySpace Muses, so they can further inspire our already-stylish readers! Our December roundup is particularly fabulous¬--read on for their wardrobe details!
We all know what it's like to visit our closet and feel uninspired by boring, repetitive clothing combos; just thinking about it makes us cringe! Fear not, dear readers, because we have a tried and tested cure to solve this common wardrobe monotony: our MySpace Muses! That's right, anytime you're void of creativity, borrow some from them. For instance, take a cue from Natalie (top row, far left) from LA, who enlivened her simple outfit with an unexpected gray jacket. Keep this specific elephant gray color (as opposed to darker charcoal) in mind next time you throw on outerwear, because it's a refreshing and unexpected departure from the expected basic black. Our favorite options for doing this are Delia's Motorcycle Fleece ($25) and Veda's Cropped Leather Snap Jacket ($449).
If you're taken with fall's essential floral trend, make note that two of our muses are sporting the print. Down under in Sydney, Zanita (top middle) achieves a classic nineties look by sporting a body-conscious posy-print dress. You can find like-minded flower frocks at vintage stores, but if you just want a similar fitted shape, try American Apparel's Cotton Spandex Jersey Mini Dress ($38).
Next up, we gathered a seasonal pointer from Jessica (top row, far right) in New York, who spices up her ensembles by intermixing fur and feathers! Create your own ideal winter vibe in Free People's Crown Of Feathers Headband ($168) or Marciano's Grace Feather Headband ($98) with Charlotte Ronson's Faux Fur Bolero ($281).
Our second accessorizing tip for this month is courtesy of our first Rachel (bottom row, far left) from Nashville, because she has a keen ability to blend brown accessories with black ensembles. A quick and easy way to accomplish this style is by coordinating Urban Outfitters' Doublecross Snap Boots ($125) with your black garments.
Now we'll hone in on a muse recommendation we received for LA-local singer, Rachel Perry (bottom middle). We love how she puts a feminine spin on her flannel shirt by cinching it in with a chic belt. To emulate the outfit, wear Forever 21's Chic Stud Belt ($10) over a plaid top, like Urban Renewal's Oversized Flannel Shirt ($38). You may also consider her Rubberduck Snow Jogger Boots ($145) and Miami Sunglasses ($90).
Finally, we have some motivation all the way from Madrid, where Anabel (bottom, far right) showcases today¬'s second floral trend. She made her flower-print culottes seasonally acceptable by smartly pairing them with dark tights. Follow her lead and revive your spring and summer shorts by warming them up with Urban Outfitters Opaque Tights ($12).¬--Jessica Amento