A peek at our style board and what we’ve got our eyes on.
For more inspiration visit our Pinterest.
A peek at our style board and what we’ve got our eyes on.
For more inspiration visit our Pinterest.
There’s no better topper for winter than a good cold-weather staple. It’s our outerwear that’s the most valuable arsenal in our closet and the piece that keeps us covered no matter what the weather brings. Stay warm and opt for marshmellow puffer jackets, sleek trench coats, and heavy-duty parkas. Below we rounded up our favorite street snaps of the week >>
Minimal effort with a maximum effect.
This week, we rounded up our favorite knit-wrapped looks for the season. As temps begin to drop, there are plenty of reasons to bring out those trusty knits for the big chill. From nubby knits to fleeced jumpers and beyond, toss it over any outfit and you instantly have a look that’s easily effortless and ultimately cozy altogether. Scroll on… >>
As we ease into the fall season, we’re opting for moodier palettes and dark florals that have blossomed in a much less romantic way. Think dramatic green tones and prints reminiscent of stone and marble textures.
Stroll through our street style picks and get inspired >>
S H O P ‘ T O P I A R Y G A R D E N ‘ A T K O S H K A !
This week we journey on into the wonders of the desert. Think earthy tones & textured details that include tasseled embellishments and shaggy fringe that burst with an edge. There’s no de-nile that you’ll be a walking modern day goddess. Get inspired with this week’s street snaps…>>
S H O P D E S E R T V O Y A G E R A T K O S H K A !
It may still be hot as hell outside, but it’s that time to start thinking which fall essentials to stock up on once it starts to cool down. Think: knits with meshed hems, oversized fuzzy coats, classic prints (plaid is here to stay!), and chunky textures that’s summed up with a 90′s twist. So take note & hop on board with some fall inspiration from our favorite street pics of the week! >>
S H O P ‘ N E W S C H O O L ‘ A T K O S H K A !
We all can feel a little blue sometimes. But this is no-down-in-the-dumps kind of course. Blue is having a moment and it might be the ticket to elevating our outfit game. Scroll through for some street style ideas & see why we’re having the blues… >>
S H O P ‘ M O O D Y B L U E S ‘ A T K O S H K A !
For everyday dressing, we admit- we rely on a few staple pieces to do all the work. Which is why having a good arsenal of statement staples in your wardrobe is essential for all its endless sartorial possibilities. Need a little inspiration? Continue on for ideas from our favorite fashionistas on how to keep your favorite statements on heavy rotation >>
S H O P ‘ S T A T E M E N T S T A P L E S ‘ A T K O S H K A !
It’s not like we don’t own pink or that we’re allergic to florals, but we never really grew out of our elementary-school tomboy phase either. And while dresses & skirts are nice, we’re still obsessed over boyish separates like slouchy bermuda shorts, sleek denim overalls, & boxy tees that are easy to mix up with! Scroll on for some tomboy looks we can’t get enough of >>
S H O P ‘ G I R L M E E T S B O Y ‘ A T K O S H K A !
There’s no better way to show off your playful side when it comes to looking charming & unconventionally sweet. From bubblegum pink, abstract prints & holographic details for some high shine- mixing it up is the perfect way to be flirty & bold. We rounded up our favorite streetstyle picks that are fun & quirky all over. Scroll on! >>
S H O P ‘ P L A Y D A T E ‘ A T K O S H K A !
It’s time to swap out those flannel blankets & settle for picnic-perfect patterns. Freshen up your look with light chambray dresses, classic gingham, & bold preppy prints that’s perfect for that playful & fun outdoor style. Scroll on & check out our favorite looks below! >>
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Oh, glorious warm-weather. There’s no denying that we’ve caught a little tropic fever. Whether you’re off on a summer vacation or in town on a stay-cation, opt for neon-bright patterned crops, island-inspired prints, & punchy fruit sets. Scroll on & see more ideas below! >>
S H O P ‘ T R O P I C A L ‘ A T K O S H K A
Nothing is quite as good as indulging in your stylish sweet tooth. As the days are getting sunnier, sometimes you just need to cool off! Try refreshing your wardrobe with milky colored hues & bold fruit patterns for a more playful vibe this season. Soft pinks, french vanilla whites, or bright peach are perfect to brighten up your style game. Scroll on for ways on how to whip it up & show off your sweet side.
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This week bold pants with unique silhouettes and prints are on our radar. With summer coming into full swing — there’s no better way to celebrate than to mix a pair into your wardrobe. Surprisingly versatile — you can keep other elements in your outfit minimal or go all out with print on print. With a good cut and/or pattern anything goes…
This week we’re all about taking dress wear and making it totally effortless. It’s about throwing casual elements into the mix in an easy, no stress way. Take a note from our top picks this week from the streets.
A trench is a cool way to downplay a bold, dressy one piece.
Fun socks, layering and athletic sneakers are a great way mix up a sweet dress.
Don’t be afraid to be matchy. Go head to toe in your favorite print and keep it simple with the rest of your accessories.
Look deceptively dressed up by keeping it sleek and black. Elevate with leather details.
Dressy shoes don’t always have to be heels. You can look just as put together in dapper flats.
Or your favorite everyday footwear.
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This week at Koshka, we’re trailing you off to a desert wanderlust filled with mosaic-inspired prints & vibrant colors. For a daily look with a modern edge, try bright embellished Moroccan motifs, rich embroidery & eye popping color palettes that will blend well to any big city wardrobe.
Continue for ways on how to keep it bazaar…
S H O P B A Z A A R B A B E A T K O S H K A
This week at Koshka, we’re all about looking pretty in an unconventional way. Think pinky hues with interesting textures, pattern mixing, & taking an ordinary piece and styling it with funky accessories. Scroll on for more style snaps of girls who take pretty to the next level…
S H O P O H S O P R E T T Y A T K O S H K A
The temps are definitely rising and we can finally bust-out some warm weather pieces. Scroll on for some street ideas on how to keep it laidback & relaxed in your most comfy getups.
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When it comes to that one piece in our closet that we can turn to, it’s the dress. Spring is almost here so why not peep some style inspiration to escape to next season? Scroll on!
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Putting a polished look together often times is pushed in the direction of being sexy. Although we’re all for showing skin and looking devilish, there’s something incredibly charming about adding an element of fun when dressing up and letting that be the focus. We’re taking a note from these sweet gals as they show us different ways we can infuse a little je ne sais quoi into our outfits.
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It’s that time of the year. We’re midway through NYFW and between all the snow & rain going on, nothing is stopping show-goers from giving us a sartorial treat. While some weren’t even bent on the weather, there was definitely plenty of neon bright coats, layered details, lust-worthy accessories and bare legs to go around. Now scroll on & soak in some street-style snaps that took the NYC streets by storm!
The perfect combo = sneakers & an oversized fur coat
Looking cool in neon colors and a mini skirt.
Geometric clutches perfect for holding your main essentials.
A sleek jumpsuit layered with plaid heels & houndtooth coat.
Beret hats and mirrored earrings.
Keep it interesting by wearing a sheer dress under a sweater and pants.
Models off duty layering up.
Military inspired coats and leather slip ons.
Sleek hair and heart chokers.
Printed ponchos and coats.
Sky-high platforms to glide through the ice.
Graphics and sequins all over.
Sunday is more than a day of the week, it’s a state of mind. The excitement of the weekend has come and gone and the craziness of the work week has yet to begin. Sunday is no frills. Sunday should be the easiest day of the week. That’s why naturally, Sunday style is all about being effortless and relaxed with a hint of vintage nostalgia to restore and reset ourselves. Continue on for some of our favorite street style ideas on how to put together your Sunday best.
Vintage Inspired Floral Print Dresses
Try our Love Zooey Blue Floral Stripe Dress.
Romantic Maxi Skirts
Comfortable Shaggy Cardigan
Try our Loop Knit Cardigan.
If color is not your thing, wearing all black is kind of a genius way to get noticed. Why not amp its cool factor by throwing on a staple piece? Try an oversized knit, a good ‘ol high-slit leather skirt, or a witty graphic tee — play with different prints and textures to really make it your own. So scroll on for some quick inspiration how to keep an all-black ensemble anything but boring…
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When dressing up for the cold, of course function comes first but that doesn’t mean fashion has to be left to the side of the road. We rounded up our top 5 winter essentials that will keep you warm and cozy but still looking cool as ice…
1) The Oversized Parka: Get one that’s large, hooded and lined with something nice and warm.
Try our Lazy Oaf ‘No Parking’ Parka Coat
2) Circle Scarf: Isn’t it a drag when your regular scarf comes undone causing you to have to flip the ends over your shoulder again and again? Well if you know what we’re talking about then you’ll appreciate the circle or infinity scarf.
3) Knee High Socks: We need them because they make it possible to show some leg when it’s chilly out.
Try our BW Zig Zag Circle Scarf…
…And our Lazy Oaf ‘Cat Nip’ Knee Socks.
4) The Knit Sweater: Keep your outfit from hitting frumpy territory by choosing knits that fit more closely or going with a cropped silhouette.
Try our Black Ribbed Knit Crop Top…
…Or our Round Neck Knit.
The Patterned Dress Sock: If you find yourself on the fence about the whole mixing patterns thing, sporting the patterned sock is a low risk way to test the waters. Plus, who doesn’t appreciate a good pair of socks?
Try our Ayame Diamond Print Socks.
Developing a uniform means looking chic 24/7 while barely having to lift a finger. It’s a bit about honing one’s signature style, a bit about being lazy that day, a bit about being economical with your time and money. To nail your uniform requires having an arsenal of versatile statement pieces in your wardrobe rotation that you ‘ll be comfortable with wearing all the time because they’re so awesomely cool yet reliable; and with the colder weather that means having items like a standout jacket, slick coat and layerable pinafore dress. Need a little inspiration? See our outfit map of style staples and standouts and lock down your look stat…
This week we’re turning the preppy look on its head and looking towards the bad apples in the back of the classroom for our style inspiration. To wear it, take one or two school girl basics and then throw out the proverbial book by mixing in your own bad gal touches such as a bomber jacket, distressed denim, or crop top.
Trends may come and go but the leopard coat is right up there with classic fall/winter patterns such as tweed, herringbone and corduroy, among others. An “It” girl essential that makes pretty much any outfit absolutely purrr-fect, continue on for some spot on looks featuring our favorite furry feline outerwear piece…
Diane Keaton’s look in the Woody Allen classic, Annie Hall, can be described as a milestone in women’s fashion history. Since the film came out in 1977, borrowed boyfriend coats, ties, and fedoras have been inspiring fall/winter wardrobes through the decades and show no signs of ever stopping. To get into character, mix menswear pieces in a relaxed way while also including a feminine touch such as a cropped sweater, ruffled blouse, ladylike purse or perfectly coifed hair. Continue on for our favorite masculine meets feminine street style looks…
This fall, set your wardrobe ablaze with seasonal brights such as fiery reds, vibrant oranges, electric blues and bold pinks. Wear them as a stand out piece against an otherwise dark or neutral colored outfit, or go all in with a full jumpsuit or set of monochrome separates.
Continue on for some bold and beautiful inspiration spotted on on the streets this fashion month…
Photos from Vogue.com, WWD.com, Stockholm-Streetstyle.com and VanessaJackman.blogspot.com.
We’re nearing the end of July, a sort of odd time to think about while getting our shop on. On the one hand, it’s still hot as hell so those crop tops and mini skirts are still looking pretty damn good. On the other hand, fall is on the horizon so you’re also kind of gearing up for what you’ll be wearing once it starts to cool down. What do you do? Scroll on for tips and strategies on how to go about your wardrobe during summer’s awkward phase…
Bright colors: Can’t say goodbye to summer’s bright colors? You don’t have to! Go for longer cuts or thicker fabrics like this orange midi.
Crop Tops: They’re back and here to stay. Today wear yours alone with a skirt or shorts. When temperatures lower in a couple months, just toss on a cardigan or jacket with some trousers.
Monochrome: Black and white has proven itself a perennial favorite that’s always appealing and chic no matter how high or low the mercury rises. This sheer floral button up is light enough now and great for layering later. And how in-between can you get than a short/long maxi?
Layerability: The nice thing about spring and summer pieces is how lightweight they typically are. When autumn arrives keep them in your wardrobe rotation by just piling them on together. Of course, a keen eye for matching and making sure you don’t look too bulky is key.
Keep the hemlines: Just because summer’s ended doesn’t mean your legs have to go into hibernation. To transition, keep your short shorts, skirts and dresses and bring up the height of your boots and socks instead.
Dresses. Who doesn’t love a good one? And as the mercury rises, they’re especially helpful in keeping you put together, cute and comfortable. From this season’s LWD to neon and florals, we rounded up a few of our favorite trends for a frolicking good time.
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Paris Fashion Week for Spring 2013 officially wrapped up this week, which meant we got a further peek into what we’ll likely be donning in some iteration next spring (seriously considering the voluminous sleeve look). Aside from what’s ahead, the ladies that were stomping the streets of Paris also gave us more insight and inspiration as to what we should be daring ourselves to try out this fall, i.e. bomber jackets and graphic tees/sweaters with dark lipstick and some wild accessories. Continue on to see looks from some of our favorite runway shows and the stylish ladies in attendance.
Checkered everything at Louis Vuitton.
Tropical motorcycle jacket at Kenzo.
Furry jacket, bra top, shiny leather with flats at Miu Miu.
Jumpsuit at Giambattista Valli.
(images via Style.com)
(images via WWD.com)
Though Fall’s only just begun, we admit we’re pretty excited at the idea of springing forward again next year as the SS13 London and Milan fashion weeks came to a close last week. Both big name brands and cult fave labels delivered, leaving us quite impressed and with much anticipation for the coming year. Our favorite ensembles on both the runways and the streets contained a mix of menswear inspired looks, eye catching details and a badass attitude. Scroll on and see…
Metallics all around at Burberry Prorsum @ LFW (via Style.com)
Interesting prints at Vivienne Westwood Red Label @ LFW (via Style.com).
Structural details at Sass & Bide @ LFW (via Style.com).
Buckled vests at Acne @ LFW (via Style.com).
Flower Power at Prada @ MFW (via Style.com).
Boxy silhouettes at Marni @ MFW (via Style.com).
Moto jacket and printed pants at Sea @ MFW (via Style.com).
Statement sweaters @ LFW (via highsnobiety.com).
Digital prints @ LFW (via socialbliss.com).
Mirrored sunglasses and brights @ MFW (via The Cut).
Stars and stripes @ MFW (via WWD.com).
Matching skirt and hair @ MFW (via fashionologie.com).
Layered leather jacket @ LFW (via Harper’s Bazaar).
Though we’re definitely counting the days until the fall season begins, we were able to momentarily forget just how over the heat we were this past New York Fashion Week as all the pretty Spring 2013 looks came down the runway. Our favorites include the blend of futuristic mod looks, the continuation of neon, more bra tops, and all the interesting ways to do spring florals.
On the streets we were digging all the graphic sweaters (see Cara Delavigne’s awesome Bart Simpson outfit below), jumpsuits, and the occasional cheeky t-shirt; And with just a week left until summer is officially over, we just might try taking some of these street-ready and runway-fresh looks for a test run!
Clear jackets and metallics at Milly Spring 2013 (via Style.com).
Sheer shirt and bra top at Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 (via Style.com).
At Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2013 (via Style.com).
Frida Gustavsson at Anna Sui Spring 2013 (via pretaportre).
Shoes at Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 (via Style.com).
(via High Snobiety)
Cara Delavigne (via Style.com)
(via High Snobiety)
P.S. For this look, try our Somedays Lovin Everynight Lace Pants in Charcoal (on sale!).
Alice Mccall floral dress and cute jumpsuit with cut-out (via Styleist).
The sophisticated jumpsuit (via Styleist).
Click HERE for our NYFW recap!
New York Fashion Week was in full swing over the weekend, which meant our Bloglovin, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest accounts were going wild with updates over the latest shows, front row appearances and street snaps, and we happily devoured every .jpg of our sartorial future. With still a few more days and plenty of shows to go, we decided to take a breather and put together a mid-Fashion Week recap of some of our favorite on and off-runway looks thus far.
Have you been following NYFW? Share with us your favorites!
Seen on the runways…
Jumpsuits and clear jackets at Charlotte Ronson RTW Spring 2013 (via Style.com).
Bold and boxy at Alexandre Herchcovitch RTW Spring 2013 (via WWD.com).
Galaxy dress at Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2013 (via WWD.com)
Mara Hoffman RTW Spring 2013 (via WWD.com).
Tracksuit at Suno Spring RTW 2013 (via WWD.com).
Lauren Moffatt Spring RTW 2013 (via WWD.com)
Alexander Wang Finale (via The Sartorialist)
Seen on the streets…
Tommy Ton for Style.com
Graphic sweatshirt (via Style.com).
Turquoise blazer (via Refinery29.com).
Boy cuts (via Harper’s Bazaar).
More boy cuts (via Fashionologie.com).
Bryan Boy (via Fashionlogie.com)
Stay tuned for our recap of NYFW Part 2!
We are really adoring Elle Fanning’s effortless styling and her sweet no make up look. More is less no? Also whoever styles for her when she does red carpet’s is doing an amazing job. Elle is really inspiring us to just have fun with our every day wear!
A pair of pretty Ayame socks! Adoring Susie’s colorful color block outfit and the two purses!
Advanced Style is one of our favourite blogs – inspiring fashion and words – and we’re happy to say it’s been generating more attention recently. Read it if you don’t know it already! Take Miyano Haraki, for example, an 80 year old fashion designer, who posed in some of her collection of amazing hats. We love her, look at that snake necklace! Proof that a good hat is timeless – have a look at our hats and see if you can’t find something you’ll wear for life.
All photos from Advanced Style.
We’re all about versatility here at Koshka and recently we have been using our Felthouse Laptop Cases as giant oversized clutches to inject a pop of colour into an outfit, à la this glamorous bunch.
Photo via Street Peeper.
Photo via Jak & Jil.
We found this girl on The Sartorialist and just love how she’s put together what she’s wearing. She’s softened a very masculine look with her slightly floppy hat, relaxed fabrics and her hair swept gently over her shoulder. Classic with a perfect modern twist.
Blown away by this girl. What a photo! We keep coming back to it. She looks so strong but at the same time delicate. Love the pattern on her jacket too.
It’s no secret that here at Koshka we love a good sock – check out the Lux Sock Boutique if you need further evidence! When we saw this girl this morning on Japanese Streets we couldn’t resist sharing her with you. Awesome socks, great look.
Love her bare skin and long waves and how she’s mixing up the textures with her fuzzy coat and paisley print dress.
A few snaps from our trip to Tokyo for Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011.