Sofia Richie-Grainge is the biggest style star of the year. After her internet-breaking wedding, she single-handedly put #OldMoney, #QuietLuxury style on the map — never mind that, as our favorite nepo baby, her wealth only goes back one generation to her father, Lionel Richie.
What makes Sofia Richie’s style so compelling is that it’s timeless. Her outfits aren’t ruled by what everyone else is wearing. In a sea of identical-looking influencers, Sofia’s looks transcend trends. She creates trends.
Her looks also feel accessible. Sure, not her full Chanel couture outfits, but many of her outfits revolve around simple formulas and tailored silhouettes with good materials. Like any of us, she likes a good designer brand. But she’s grown out of her logomania phases (we all had one) and favors looks that are more understated.
The combination of all of this makes her the perfect aspirational fashion inspiration. Take it from me — someone who has been following Sofia’s style journey since her Tumblr 2013 era which was marked by Doc Martens and high-waisted shorts. Oh, how far we’ve all come.
Now, a decade later, Sofia’s style has been making waves at New York Fashion Week. After hosting a private dinner to celebrate David Yurman’s new collection to open her Fashion Week schedule, she has been seen all around the city and on front rows making headlines.
Of course, Fashion Week provides a wealth of sartorial inspiration. But Sofia’s consistent bangers are putting her head and shoulders above everyone else.
Even if you can’t replicate the exact brands Sofia wears, here’s how to recreate some of her best transitional outfits to close out summer and ring in the fall.
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White Tee, Big Pants
This will never feel real @David Yurman
They say there are four outfit combos: tiny top with tiny pants; tiny top with big pants; big top with tiny pants; and big top with big pants. In this look, Sofia is making a case for the latter. With an oversized silhouette and a classic black and white palette, Sofia makes a classic look feel fresh and polished. Plus, I can’t get enough of that studded bag (hers is from Khaite).
Nightgown as Outerwear
I always say 90% of my wardrobe is literal boy's clothes — hoodies and vintage jeans from the men’s section — and the other 10% is vintage sleepwear I wear as outerwear. From slip dresses to silk camis, I am always down for wearing nightwear outside. And now, in this Prada nightgown, the look is Sofia Richie-approved. She’s also making a case for the red accessories trend we’ve been seeing all fall.
I'm gearing up to cover Sea.Hear.Now festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where I'll be beach-side watching bands like The Killers and The Beach Boys play all weekend. Naturally, that means I need a playlist to get me through the drive to the shore, one that will hype up me and my roommates for a great weekend.
But, let's not be selfish here, I'm sure you also have plans (and one day, I'd love to hear about them, just not now!) Here's the thing about me, and I'm sure someone can relate, I find it hard to listen to the same playlist week after week. Whether I'm pregaming for the bars or driving to my next destination, I will tire of the same songs when I overplay them.
And then there's the songs that I hyper-fixate on, listening to them on repeat until I finally scratch the itch and stop forever. Regardless, my mindset is "out with the old, in with the new" and you know what that means...
We have a whole new week's worth of music to celebrate! That's right: Drake and SZA, Demi Lovato, Chris Lake and Aluna, and more will be gracing our ears this weekend. If no one else is excited for this playlist, I am...so as always, let's get listening!
Noah Kahan, Lizzy McAlpine- "Call Your Mom"
There aren't enough sufficient words in the world to describe my love for Noah Kahan. He's one of the busiest men in music right now- touring the world, collaborating on "Dial Drunk" with none other than Post Malone, he was just spotted recording with Zach Bryan, and now has released his collab with Lizzy McAlpine on his song "Call Your Mom."
While "Call Your Mom" was already touching, Lizzy McAlpine's voice lends a different perspective to the song. When your favorite artists announces a collab, part of you is nervous because you fear the song will be ruined now...but that isn't the case with Lizzy McAlpine, whose gentle vocals enhance Noah's, melding perfectly into one of the best duos music can get.
Chris Lake, Aluna- "More Baby"
Chris Lake and Aluna are quickly emerging as the ultimate dance duo: with Aluna's sultry vocals and Chris Lake's iconic production abilities, it's no surprise that they followed up the success of "Beggin" with their new single: "More Baby." A song perfect for your pregames, your runs, or for any time you want to get up and moving, "More Baby" is classic Chris Lake.
It's been a huge year for both Lake and Aluna, who have been touring and simultaneously releasing banger after banger. You can't help but feel like this isn't the end for a budding dynamic duo like these two, and "More Baby" just solidifies that any track can be a hit if their names are attached.
Oliver Tree- "Fairweather Friends"
Ahead of his third studio album, ALONE IN A CROWD, Oliver Tree has released dynamic single "Fairweather Friends." Oliver Tree is one-of-a-kind, blending beats and genre-bending to create music fresh to your ears. With "Fairweather Friends," Tree gives us a glimpse into the new album, which is about how we as humans act surrounding pop culture - the good and the bad.
"Fairweather Friends" makes for the perfect single, exciting and refreshing, introspective and self-deprecating. It's about the friends that stick around when you're at your highest of highs, but who are not necessarily there when you need them most. Everyone has had them, but Tree's catchy beat and punchy lyrics make this song a thrill to listen to.
Shay Lia- "ON THE LOW"
If you want a song that embodies After Hours at the club, where you're just focusing on dancing all night...then try Shay Lia's "ON THE LOW." Shay Lia's crooning voice is ideal for her R&B sound, but it's also perfect for mixing up genres and stepping out of the norm. "ON THE LOW" is an example of how Lia can throw her voice into any genre- dance, R&B, pop, you name it- and it will work.
Shay Lia created this track with Kaytranada, marking their 10th collaboration together over their long-time friendship. Now 10 years later, "ON THE LOW" shows that nothing has changed for the pairing: they're still friends, they can still make a hit track, and it's always going to work for them.
DWLLRS- "This Heaven's Tall"
DWLLRS has a way of perfectly capturing nostalgia and wrapping it up into a flawless track. Their melancholic music can feel eye-opening, beautiful, and rare all at once. Their new single, "This Heaven's Tall", deals with the risks and rewards of falling in love with someone new, and, as always, the California duo puts their own spin on love that listeners will appreciate.
“This song captures a sweet ignorance of feeling close to heaven while falling in love-knowing that this love is temporary, and the fall will be devastating. Is the pain worth the thrill?”
I’ve always been the type of person who emphasizes the importance of a bomb outfit. Nothing impacts my confidence like what fit I’m rocking. It’s my duty to serve.
With New York Fashion Week in full swing, the streets of the city are flooded with luxury-clad off-duty models showing us the ropes. Fashion Weeks are a good indicator of what everyone else will be wearing soon enough.
The stylish cohorts walking the streets of FW are already sporting future trends - like when everyone was wearing the MSCHF Big Red Boots around. Before you know it, we’ll be ditching our linen sets and fluorescent colors for whatever Bella Hadid is wearing. It’s a never ending rollercoaster, but we prevail.
Fall fashion 2023 will have elements of the familiar, plus a few dark horses. There will be pieces that look like an old friend to you, buried deep in your closet from when they were last trending, and pieces that will soon flood fashion store floors in mass quantities.
If you’re feeling a little lost shopping for those fall fits, here’s what I’ve found:
Every season, it feels like I’ve included denim being a popular trend. And I haven’t been wrong, don’t get it twisted. But this season, there’s an emphasis on the popular jean fabric now more than ever. You’ll see denim take form in shoes, dresses, tops, skirts, really anything.
An all denim moment can be a fun way to switch up your normal arsenal of outfits. Here are my favorite denim pieces:
We’ve seen a rise in Western-chic. No longer is it costume-y to wear your favorite pair of cowboy boots paired with a cute little vest. Going hand-in-hand with the all denim look, cowboy boots are everyone’s favorite going out shoe nowadays.
Luckily, I’ve held onto mine for over 10 years now. Resurrecting them every time it’s socially acceptable to wear them post-Halloween. But if you’re searching for a pair, here are my recs:
Normally, when Skims announces a new color drop on their website…it’s the trending color of the upcoming season. Think about the bubblegum pinks just in time for Barbie, Kim Kardashian doesn’t do things by accident.
This season, it’s an aubergine color that is great for your fading tan. Richer colors like reds and deep-hued purples will dominate the market because they’re great on your rapidly paling skin tone. Here are my picks:
Off The Shoulder
She’s baaaaack. We’ve seen a revival of peplum-esque shapes and asymmetrical hemlines, so why not bring out the off-the-shoulder look. What’s next? Keyhole shoulders circa 2016? I wouldn’t be shocked.
I actually like the off-the-shoulder vibe because it can give a certain classy elegance to a top. It’s a fun way to show off the elusive clavicle bone, what more can a woman want? My only qualm is that it always rides up, so hopefully someone’s fixed that by now.
Good for work or play, here are the off-the-shoulder pieces you don’t want to miss:
One of the main points I’ve gathered during my search is that brands have started to emphasize wearability. Ready-to-wear lines have become ever-popular, and comfort is emphasized. It’s a more relatable approach to fashion- that sometimes it isn’t flashy or avant-garde, but wearable and practical.
Here are my favorite conventional pieces for fall:-Nike Jordan Black Cropped Polo