A Touch of Culture

What I love about fashion is that there are seriously a ridiculous amount of alterations, takes, and styles one can do to express themselves and the way they want to look. And today's fashion extraordinaire is no exception. With a super cool and fun tee from the National Space Museum and the perfect orange shorts for the summer, Edson's subtle yet amazingly obvious great fashion sense and ways is easily seen from miles away. With a background of being part Guatemalan, Edson loves incorporating unique pieces from different cultures into his looks such as this bag from Guatemala that he's sporting today-- adding that extra touch of special character into his overall looks. A lover of vintage finds and a huge Katy Perry fan for her eclectic styles and tastes, you can easily see how Edson is able to incorporate all of those inspirations into one to create his own fashion statements and feels. A signature of  his being one to tuck in his tees, as many would say "if the shoe fits wear it", Edson's simple motto in life is "if the shirt looks good tucked in, then buy it." And that's why Edson is today's obvious pick as my inspiration of the day.

Shirt: National Space Museum // Pants: Ross // Shoes: Converse // Bag: Guatemala // Bracelet: Africa // Belt: Ross

All Vintage

When people throw around the word "vintage", the ones that shop it love the word and the ones that are not familiar with it are in fear of it. There's a stigma around vintage clothing and shopping, with a wide population assuming that the clothes you buy are just some second-hand, dirty, and worn out pieces. But sometimes the vintage pieces are the most amazing, intricate, and beautiful pieces you find, or in this case, maybe even just a cheaper and cooler version of the hottest trends today. Having a purchase you can call your own and that wasn't mass produced for the hundreds is what makes one's outfit unique and special. Today's ensemble which consists of a turtle neck crop top that looks like it could have been bought from American Apparel and high-waisted shorts that I almost have an identical pair to in black from Zara, were both purchases that I made at a flea market. On top of that, throwing in a pair of sunglasses from my latest obsession, Ivory Mason, who's whole line is created on the basis of reviving vintage frames, combine together to complete my whole throwback ensemble. So the next time someone uses the word vintage, remember it's not all old and re-used; in fact, sometimes it takes the vintage to bring in breath of fresh air and a super cute new look.

Top: Fairfax Flea Market (similar here) // Shorts: Fairfax Flea Market (similar here) // Shoes: H&M // Sunglasses: Ivory Mason // Jewelry: StyleQueen (silver ring, gold here), Viento (gold ring), Rosena Sammi (silver mesh bracelet), BCBG Generation (neon yellow bracelet), BCBG Generation (finger cuff ring)

The Greentag

The main basis behind the creation of Fashionlaine was to inspire people. Whether that meant inspiring others with wardrobe ideas and suggestions or whether that meant inspiring others to go out in the world and just do what they've always wanted to do. But I also always look to others for inspiration, hence a whole tab dedicated to them. What I love most though, is when I find others that come back and inspire me. Today's must-have is dedicated to a clothing line that was also created around this same basis -- Greentag was designed around the idea of wanting to inspire others with creativity through the attempt of making the world a better place. Greentag is a clothing line and company that believes in the idea that even something small can do great things. They're a company of dreamers, optimists, and hopefuls.

The whole basis behind Greentag is to help the environment by designing super cool products with minimal environmental impact-- promoting sustainable living while inspiring others to stand up for Mother Nature. It takes 700 gallons of water to produce one cotton t-shirt, and instead of doing the same old thing and creating cool shirts on new materials, they really go deep into the idea of reusing and recycling, and instead, salvage old vintage shirts and materials and create new products out of them. With super cool designs and sayings like the one on my tee that says "Mother Nature is not a MILF", Greentag's look is street art meets environmentalism.

Convinced that you want to help Mother Nature now to? Well Greentag needs YOUR help! While creating eco-friendly gear is glamorous and saving the world, it doesn't come cheap either. Textile resellers ask for a high minimum and so in order for Greentag to be able to produce their official first run of inventory, they need your help to fundraise. Just in time for Earth Day, from now until May 13, Greentag will be working to raise money on Kickstarter for their ideas, beliefs, and vision. Greentag was created by people who just want to help make a difference in this world. That along with the super stylish looks and ideas alone will help take this brand and belief places.

Help them fundraise and spread the word by going to their Kickstarter website here!

Shirt: Greentag // Shorts: H&M // Shoes: Urban Outfitters // Headband: Fairfax Flea Market