A big part of pulling off spring and summer styles (hello colors, prints, and skin) is having a confident attitude. Here are four women in fashion who are inspirational powerhouses — in their careers, and in their styles.
Spring 2015 Lookbook
Leah is the founder of Married to the Mob (MTTM) and her brand of badass street-style can give any girl a boost of swagger. Leah is a big user of social media, and her Instagram posts and Snap feed (@leah_mcswizz) regularly feature her status as a “fine ass feminist” (her words, not mine!). Leah founded MOB in her early twenties when she realized the cool street-style clothing that she wanted to wear wasn’t being made for women. MTTM was born, and what started as a desire to create clothing that she would want to wear evolved in a full fledged creative career. HerAgenda recently had Leah speak on how she managed to “master” that creative career; if that doesn’t inspire you, you can always head to her Snap feed for her most recent tirades/pep talks/sassy life observations.
Kristin Reiter for Wildfang
Kristin is now working for Nike as their Global Concept Director, but has a background in fashion design. She sees intertwining of high fashion and street/sports fashion as innovative and exciting, and a necessity for her creative process. A self-proclaimed tomboy, Kristin says her masculinity manifests more so in her attitude than her fashion: in 6” heels, she still a “tom-boy” because she is always delivering a bold, independent and strong attitude. She counts the horse as her spirit animal because it is “the totem of freedom, power, and speed.” Integrating her tomboy aesthetics into your wardrobe may give you that boost of killer confidence (or horsepower) that you need this spring.
Laura + Kate Mullaeavy
Rodarte Spring 2015 Runway
The sisters behind Rodarte got a big nod from Vogue this year, earning a spot on the Top 10 Fall 2015 collections list. The duo has enjoyed a steady rise to fame, and their unique, whimsical designs merit it. Mesh overlay on skirts and dresses gave their Spring 2015 runway a mermaid-chic flair. Laura and Kate practically look like twins, and they play it up to almost mythic proportions: they’ve shared phones and laptops, don’t bother signifying which sister is which on emails, and have identical go-to drinks from Starbucks. Their personal aesthetic is somewhat mysterious and moody, but it all plays well into the narrative of Rodarte as clothing that makes the wearer feel powerful, feminine, and fey.
Mara Hoffman Spring 2015
Mara delivered fanciful fun down the runways this season, with her signature of organic prints and bright colors that were coastal and cool. Mara is inspired by “nature, mythology, and magic,” and you can certainty feel all three in her designs. If you feel like you need to revitalize your inner self this spring, Mara is the woman to look to: she has been known to motivate her team with yoga classes before big shows, and her early runways featured live music and dancers to round out the warrior woman aesthetics of her clothing. Her website is has beautiful collages that are her creative mind laid out, and it is full of color, confidence, and fun. She recently launched her ecommerce site, which means that it easier than ever to drape yourself in Mara’s dashikis and feel like a magical earth goddess.
Let us know in the comments who you look up to when you need a shot of confidence and style flair!