Posts in Fashion
The Volk's Gift Guide

The Holiday season is in full swing, and with this comes shopping for fantastic gifts that are perfect for your loved ones. What if I told you that you could do almost all of your shopping right here in Minnesota while supporting small business throughout your community?! I have spent some time putting together the ultimate gift guide making shopping feel almost effortless this season!

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Winter Launch 2018/19 Magazine

In this issue you will find more Minnesota brands, bringing our vision of community to life! From cozy oversized knits to vibrant pops of animal print and the color red, you are certain to find something you’ll love.

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A December To Remember: Fashion Show

The Volk's annual Holiday fashion show is only a week away and this year we are raising money for Threads for Teens MN, while showcasing well over 140 diverse looks down our newly curated runway.

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fashion TREND ALERT: Plaid (part 2)

Plaid is definitely a Midwest staple and it is adored by people all around the world.  I am so excited that it is back as a powerhouse trend this fall. Whether it’s the traditional button-up shirt, or a more unconventional piece, plaid isn’t just making a comeback, it’s catapulting a full-on takeover!

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fashion TREND ALERT: Plaid

Buffalo, flannel, argyle, oh my! Any and all kinds of plaids are welcome this fall and it’s especially chic when intermixed with one-another.

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What is Responsible Fashion?

I remember struggling with this when I transitioned to a slow fashion lifestyle almost two years ago. There are many nationwide companies you can shop from (Patagonia, Eileen Fischer, Tribe Alive, Everlane, People Tree), but I wanted to highlight a few local options you can utilize:

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fashion TREND ALERT: Grey Suiting (Part 2)

Business meets pleasure in the latest fall trend of grey suiting. This classic color and style has been attributed mainly toward menswear, but it’s now being reinvented with a feminine twist.

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Fashion TREND ALERT: Grey Suiting

If there is one trend I encourage everyone to try out this season, it would be the simplicity of grey suiting. This sleek and professional trend can be seen both on the runway as well as in local stores and boutiques, really solidifying the diversification of this trend.

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fashion TREND ALERT: Leather for Him

It’s one of my favorite seasons: fall! I absolutely love it!  You can finally layer once again and not sweat profusely. Layering is essential during this season, but it’s also very on-trend. What better way to stay warm and look good this season than incorporating some leather into your wardrobe. Unsure of why or how? Don’t fret, keep on reading and we will fill you in on all of the deets.

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Beauty: Time's Up Let's Make a Difference Today!

In the height of the TIME’S UP movement, representation matters and representation for women with developmental disabilities cannot be forgotten. People with intellectual disabilities are the victims of sexual assaults at rates more than seven times those for people without disabilities. It’s one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, and it’s hardly talked about at all.

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Style Tips for Him: The Blazer

Men, this one is for you:

The temperatures have dropped and let’e be honest it is only going to get colder as well creep further into autumn. Just because the weather is changing doesn’t mean your style has to slack. Let’s keep your look sharp while also adding a classic layering piece to your look with the infamous blazer.

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TREND ALERT: Denim on Denim

The horror of denim-on-denim has officially been broken with this season’s most seen trend on the runway. What better way to stay warm and stylish during the transitional weather with a denim on denim layered ensemble. In this week’s blog post, we will explore the denim on denim trend with insights from both Editor-in-Chief, Meghanlee and lifestyle blogger, Sophia Heng. Are you ready to rock the trend that has officially glown up.

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TREND ALERT: Keep It Cropped

Don’t pack away all of your summer pieces quite yet. You can hang onto the cropped sweatshirt that you’ve been rocking all summer long with your denim shorts and swap the shorts for different bottoms, making this summer piece a fall staple. Teen influencer Grace Myler has put together three looks you’ll instantly want to copy this season to keep you comfortable and stylish no matter what the weather brings.

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The Good, The Bad and Alexander

When you first glance at Alexander you will have one of two scenarios play in your head: one, you are put off by his large assortment of tattoos, or two, you see his body as a walking canvas and are instantly intrigued to know more.  The moment I saw him, I knew I had to get to know him.  Just as I assumed, his plethora of tattoos represent the story of his life; and man oh man, is it a story to tell!

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The Good, The Bad and Vanessa

Many may become anxious with her Resting Bitch Face, but believe me when I say that is merely all it is. Behind the non-expressive mask, Vanessa Lawson is a young woman working on self-love and building her own version of a success story. Her drive to succeed isn’t just for herself, but for her family as well. She wants to help provide for and inspire the people she loves most in the world. For those of you who don’t take the time to get to know Ms.Lawson, you are truly missing out on a fantastic addition to your life.

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Let's Kiss Summer Goodbye!

My absolute favorite time of the year: autumn! For whatever reason, I have been eagerly waiting, at the edge of my seat, for autumn to finally grace us with its presence. Maybe it is because my daughter is finally at an age where we can partake in fun family activities, or maybe it is because Midwest fashion is taking over the industry with trends featuring classic plaids, denims, and, of course, as many layers as possible! Either way, I am thrilled to welcome autumn back in style.

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