In this interview, fashionista Maria Afonso talks to us about upcoming fall fashion trends, the difference between style and fashion, and has advice for future fashionistas!
Q: What is your definition of fashion?
A: “My definition of fashion is what you feel most comfortable in. Be yourself and don’t follow trends (not all of them work on everyone)”.
Q: What do you think is the difference between fashion and style?
A: “The difference is fashion is a trend. A style is what represents a person. Fashion is what everyone is wearing and a style is more who you are, how you represent yourself. If you’re a boho chic person you’re not going to wear a fitted t-shirt with skinny jeans. Being you is key in the fashion industry, as Yves Saint Laurent once said, ‘fashion fades, Style is eternal'”.
Q: Fall is almost here! What in your opinion will be the biggest trend?
A: “I feel that bomber jackets and chokers are going to be a big trend”.
Q: Where can people buy these trendy items?
A: “Bomber Jackets: Nordstrom.com has some amazing ones also if you google Bomber jackets online a bunch will pop up. Target also has a cute floral one from ‘Whowhatwear'”.
“Chokers: Aaraa.com or in store in Hoboken. She has amazing styles and cool accessories. Follow along on social media, Instagram: aaraahoboken, Facebook: AaRaa Accessories“.
Q: If anyone could have a go-to item to have in their wardrobe, what should it be?
A: “A fitted crisp white t-shirt! You can dress it up or down. I am always buying white t-shirts because they are my favorite and can polish any look instantly”.
Q: What advice do you have for fashionistas trying to figure out a signature look for themselves?
A: “My advice that I give to everyone is feel comfortable in your own skin then try out looks that make you feel great and happy and BAM there is your signature look. You’re going to want to wear it over and over again and gravitate to similar pieces”.
THANK YOU again Maria for your great fashion advice!