Style

Everyone deserves to find clothes within their budget that fit them, and that can be a tool of expression. However, most people can’t exactly afford to shop Prada’s latest collection, finding themselves in shops like H&M or on sites like Boohoo. When considering how these fast-fashion retailers are contributing greatly to the current climate crisis, though, supporting them feels… icky. And that’s not to mention the other human rights violations many fast-fashion giants perpetuate. Photo via Unsplash. So, how do we go about reconciling how vital fashion...
  Wednesday morning, we finally saw a long-awaited inauguration: President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took their oath of office, dumping Donald Trump and sending him back to Florida. The Capitol’s steps toward the center stage also served as a fashion runway, with Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, and Former First Lady Michelle Obama garnering some attention for their chic, monochrome looks. However, the surprising star of the whole show was Bernie Sanders: sitting cross-legged and social distanced, he sported a pair of dark black and...
  People who get periods have a lot to deal with. Beyond the physical discomfort and inconvenience of menstruation, the social stigma and inability to access menstrual health products is so profound that the United Nations declared it a public health, gender inequality, and human rights issue. Emmy Hancock, the founder of apparel company Oluna, wants to change that.  Before 2016,  Hancock “had never really looked at menstrual items as an obstacle.” It wasn’t until she saw the award-winning film I, Daniel Blake that her perspective changed....
Happy New Year, Busties! If one of your resolutions were to become more fashion savvy, what better way to jumpstart your goal than to support a Black-owned label? These eight brands have gained major traction in 2020, so why not bring you Busties up to fashion speed? You absolutely need these necessities in your home, closet and lifestyle! Brandon Blackwood brandonblackwood.com | ESR Tote Brandon Blackwood’s designs are the epitome of a true classic handbag: style, quality and luxury. Although any Blackwood bag serves a tea time vibe,...
We have the lesbian community to thank for the proliferation of this pastoral aesthetic, which invokes cozy cottage life—getting back to nature, comfy sweaters, and cuddling up in front of a fire. Cozy up with these cottagecore pieces that will have you pining for your own cabin in the woods. 1. Ivy Leaf Necklace, $35.19, botaniajewelry.etsy.com 2. Mushroom Face Mask, $15.99, handmadebyksmom.etsy.com 3. Meditative Mind Rosebud & Jasmine Tea, $3, theteaspot.com4. Floral Embroidery Knit Sweater, $49, zara.com5. Apronneck Jumpsuit in Linen-Cotton, $71.99, gap.com 6. Late to the...
In BUST's Fashion Nation series, we talk to people about their personal style.  Michelle Norris Photographer, Tropico Photo Atlanta, GA  Tell me about this outfit. The earrings are by Wasted Effort. Both necklaces were made for me by my mother-in-law—the T stands for Taco, my dog, and the other one says Forrest, my husband! I wear them almost every day. The pink jacket is a vintage find from I Am That Shop online. The purple vintage sleep top is from...I can’t even remember where! The trousers are vintage from a...
“Sometimes you need a lil cushion,” is the sultry opening caption to Fenty Beauty’s newest reveal, via Instagram, of the Gloss Bomb Cream which is said to release December 10th.  The latest addition to the Fenty Beauty family comes in an array of five deep hues of red, pinks and nudes. Leave it to Rihanna to come up with juicy names cohesive with the Fenty Beauty line with each Gloss Bomb Cream paired with a compelling name such as: Mauve Wives, Honey Waffles, Fenty Glow, Fruit...
Normcore fashion has certainly lived out its days: the axioms of the movement have died, even though its aesthetics continue to dominate the fashion world. Perhaps they even dominate your own closet (I know that there are more than a few articles of “dad clothes” strewn across my room). From the beginning, normcore was a movement against the fundamentals of an oversaturated, overpriced, and unsustainable fashion market that peaked in 2014. If the trends aren’t exactly beneficial for the consumer, then it’s time to actively...
Angelic high notes, numerous star-studded performances, and an ungodly album debut are just some of the major waves Chloe x Halle have made this rollercoaster of a year. Although the sisterly duo has always tapped into unimaginable creativity with their music, in 2020, they’ve managed to create anticipated productions even during quarantine. Following the June release of their Grammy-nominated, sophomore album, Ungodly Hour, Chloe x Halle have worn a series of up-to-par outfits for socially distant concerts in their own backyard.  With Zerina Akers as their...
Tahereh Mafi YA Author Irvine, CA   Tell me about this outfit. The vest is Alix of Bohemia. The sweater is actually an Alexander McQueen dress that I bought on super sale years ago. I hated the skirt, so I cut it off. I know, sacrilege! The silk pants are Nili Lotan and the earrings are Jennifer Fisher. The scarf I’ve wrapped as a turban is from Haute Hijab. Has style always been an important aspect of your life?I’m a child of immigrants who came here with nothing. It was always...