Back in January of this year I wrote a blog post featuring my five favorite fashion brands at the time. I thought it would be fun to revisit this article topic and write about my current favorite brands.
This brand will forever be in my top five. I have been an Indy Blue fan since her YouTube travel video days, and I think her clothing label is iconic. Currently, my favorite Lonely Ghost item in my closet is my brown hoodie donning the words "It's 2021, it's cool to care." I actually bought this sweatshirt at the beginning of 2022 because I think this will be an awesome vintage piece in the future! It might be a problem, but I often think this way when buying clothes. I ask myself, "Will my future kids think this item is cool?"
Here are a few of Lonely Ghost's recent items I've had my eye on:
HEAVEN BY Marc Jacobs
I am utterly obsessed with Marc Jacobs' Heaven collection. While I do not personally own any Marc Jacobs Heaven items, I admire the craftsmanship of the garments. My favorite piece is a brown knit sweater donning a pink rat and the words "rat girl," a piece from a collaboration between Marc Jacobs and Stray Rats founder Julian Consuegra. Living in Chicago and seeing rats frequently, I love the idea of wearing a sweater around town that says "rat girl."
model Lola Leon wearing Ratgirl in Heaven, 2021
My favorite small business at the moment is the amazing @buggirl200, run by Madison Sinclair. She sells humorous celebrity merchandise that very much highlights her quirky sense of humor and style. Her designs never fail to make me chuckle. Her pieces are also so unique and serve as good conversation starters!
I recently purchased a Robert Pattinson crewneck from her site and cannot get over how cool it is!
Some other cool @buggirl200 pieces:
I'm working on being more sustainable and not shopping at fast fashion stores like Princess Polly and Zara. I love going on Depop because I can buy Princess Polly and Zara items secondhand. This way I'm not only saving money, but also giving clothing a new life and buying clothes from brands whose designs I like.
I also love finding vintage, one-of-a-kind items on Depop. I have an individuality complex where I love owning something that not many other people have- I know that sounds terrible, but that's just the truth. There are endless amounts of unique pieces on Depop, and I enjoy looking through them and saving the items that match my style.
Here are a few items I have saved on Depop right now:
With fall approaching, I am excited to pull out my Ralph Lauren sweaters. In my eyes, Ralph Lauren is synonymous with autumn.
Earlier this year I was able to purchase this RL flag sweater on eBay for the low price of 40-something dollars!
The Ralph Lauren brand is commonly associated with the preppy aesthetic, academia, and autumn, making it the perfect brand to sport this upcoming season. I am personally looking forward to visiting Ralph's Coffee while wearing an RL sweater (and yes, I will be taking 1,000 Instagram pictures while I'm there).
I took a minute to browse Ralph Lauren's online site and pick out a few of my favorite pieces to share in this post. There were so many beautiful sweaters to choose from, I couldn't pick just two to feature.
It is interesting to look back at January's blog post and see how my tastes have changed. I'm still very much into Lonely Ghost sweatshirts and second-hand brands like Depop and thredUP, but I have swapped modern preppy stores for the more traditional Ralph Lauren. I am looking forward to my next installment in this series, which I will likely write six months from now.
see you next saturday with another fashion post.
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