Spring Trends

Hello Spring!!

This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the long anticipated warm weather that is coming our way. My friend Lauren and I wanted to show some of our favorite spring trends, so we collaborated on this post. I’m wearing a ruffle sleeve sweater, distressed denim, velvet sneakers, and a statement earring. Lauren is wearing a pastel ruffled top, white jeans, snake skin sneakers, and a Kendra Scott stone necklace. {Details linked at the end}

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Sweater: Zara | Jeans: American Eagle | Sneakers: Steve Madden | Earrings: Nordstrom

See the details of Lauren’s outfit on her blog: elusiveattire.com. She has beautiful content showcasing her style and trips around the world.

Tips for styling spring outfits:

  1. Trendy Details. We styled basic tops with ruffle detailing which makes the look very trendy for spring. I love the classy and feminine aesthetic they give off. You will see ruffles on sleeves, across blouses, and on hemlines this season. Another trend is embroidery (not styled in this post). I’m loving floral embroidery on denim jackets, jeans, and blouses.
  2. Athleisure. The hottest trend this season is sneakers, and is one of my favorites. It is so convenient to throw on effortless sneakers to add an edge to any outfit. This is one of the most functional fashion trends ever.
  3. Fresh colors. I’m loving neutrals and soft colors, specifically white, dusty rose and lavender, blue, and pastel pink. The patterns I’m rocking this season are stripes, and simple florals.
  4. Simplicity. I love styling basics together with no prints, and then adding a statement shoe or earring. My go-to way to accessorize is to layer dainty gold necklaces, they add a delicate feminine touch to any outfit.

My favorite places to shop right now are Zara, Top Shop, ASOS, American Eagle, and Abercrombie; the majority of my closet consists of these brands. Other places that are inexpensive and have lots of trendy items are Forever 21 and H&M, which I can find some great things every once in awhile! I hope this blog helped blossom some spring outfits ideas for you!

xo,

Elle Coffman

 

 

Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador Program


Next year will be my fourth year as a Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador and it has been such an amazing experience. We meet once a month (Currently I attend the one in Beachwood, OH), and we learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry. We also learn about different jobs, talk about trends, style outfits from the store, and participate in interview/ leadership activities, plus you get a discount on clothing the day of your meeting. I was able to participate in two prom fashion shows at Nordstrom as an ambassador which has been one of my favorite memories. 

2015 Show 


2016 Show 


Read my blog about it here

I have made so many friends from this program throughout the years, and I’m still in touch with a lot of them today. I have also made connections with employees and they have personally mentored me. I love everything that Nordstrom stands for, not only do they have quality merchandise, but outstanding customer service. I have never worked with a company that’s more intentional about their customers than Nordstrom. They also give so much to their community by hosting charity events and providing scholarships, internships, and this fashion ambassador program for so many aspiring teens. This program has prepared me for my next step in my fashion  career and I’m so thankful for that! If you’re in high school and are interested in fashion, I recommend this experience 100%! Click the link here to apply and get more information; the last day to do so is April 7th. After you apply online they will email you about an interview day. For the interview you need two letters of recommendation, and a style project. More details about paperwork will be sent to you. My first year I created a scrapbook with a Road-trip theme, showing styles I would wear in different locations. The next year I created Polyvore collages for each season, and last year a created a New York City Look Book with the theme “Girl Boss”. This year I will either create a blog post or YouTube video depicting my style and current trends. Remember to just be yourself and think of something out of the ordinary for your style project. They love seeing your talent and passion for fashion. If you have any questions, contact me. 

xo, 

Elle Coffman

Staying at Parsons 

A couple weeks ago I stayed in my friends dorm at Parsons, The New School for fashion design. It was such a beautiful dorm in a perfect location! If you’re not familiar with New York apartments this dorm is very nice, especially for a college student.

Meet my friend Sami, and check out her adorable dorm….



This experience helped solidify my decision to move to the city. I was able to get the feel for living here and have a different perspective of the city. Sami is from Ohio as well so she was able to give me good insight into the moving process. Of course it’s gonna be completely different than my life right now, but I am confident and ready to move on. I know living here will shape me into the woman I want to become. I have a feeling of peace and belonging when I’m in the city and talking to people who live here. You just know when you know. I want to experience city life while I’m young, meet new people, find myself, and who I want to become. I can’t wait to share my journey with you all and be able to look back and see how much I’ve grown.

Next I will be posting about my experience being a Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador and how you can become one!

xo,

Elle Coffman

New York Weekend Look Book

Thursday 

I wore this on my first day in the city! We went to breakfast, thrift shopping, and I had a meeting with the founder of My Social Canvas, Lisa Mayer. Read more about that experience here


Glasses: Urban Outfitters 

Sweater: Abercrombie 

Jeans: Express

Boots: DSW

Coat: Abercrombie 

Thursday night

Later that night we went to the Broadway production, Waitress! The music was beautifully written by Sara Bareilles. It was light hearted and humerous, perfect for girls night or for the whole family!! 

Jean Jacket:  American Eagle 

Zip-Up Tee: American Eagle 

Dress: American Eagle

Boots: DSW

On our way to Broadway I ran into my fashion icon, Betsey Johnson!! She is the most spunky and kind human being I have ever met! 

Friday

Today I wore a more preppy casual outfit for the tour of FIT, which was amazing! I love the school and the opportunities it offers! I can’t wait to live in the city! 

Jacket: ASOS

Button-Up: Abercrombie 

Jeans: American Eagle 

Sneakers: Adidas 

Friday night

That evening I met my friend Sami, who attends Parsons (a fashion design school) for milkshakes at Black Tap. They were worth the calories!  


Jean Jacket: American Eagle 

Pins: Urban Outfitters 

Glasses: Urban Outfitters 

Tee: American Eagle 

Lace Tank: American Eagle 

Choker: American Eagle 

Jeans: Express 

Belt: Urban Outfitters

Sneakers: Adidas 

I went to New York over fashion week and these are three casual outfits I wore. Check out my fashion show outfit here. I didn’t photograph all of my outfits, some days I was too busy to remember. I hope these sparked some fashion inspiration for you! My next post will be about my experience staying at Parsons with my friend Sami. Thanks for reading! 

Xo, 

Elle Coffman 

My Clothing Line 

Last summer I got the opportunity to start a clothing line with the brand Shop Stevie. I started this line to provide beautiful and affordable clothing for all of you and a (much needed) boutique for the ladies in my small town. This is my warehouse and shop. I always have 3 racks of clothing and a selection of jewelry from Shop Stevie and Meghan Browne. I provide a seating area so customers can enjoy their shopping experience and a dressing room so my customers can find the perfect fit.

There are a lot of details that go into this business and I will address those in another blog post. But a summary of how it works is I order Shop Stevie clothing for a wholesale price, I get to choose whatever I want from the selection provided. When the packs ship to me I have to hang, steam, and label each one. When they are ready, without imperfections, I add them to website. I do personal shopping appointments and pop ups hosted by local women. Contact me if you live in my area, and are interested in hosting one. The perk is free merchandise!!! You can shop my line here, or visit it anytime using the SHOP tab in my menu.

Below are a few of my new arrivals:

modeled by: Stevie Henderson

xo,

Elle Coffman

New York Fashion Week 

I had the opportunity to attend the Mac Duggal prom fashion show with Suzie Simpson, an ambassador for the brand. Before the show we took some photos on the rooftop of my hotel in Chelsea.

Shop My Look: Cheetah Jacket// Leather Jacket// Band Tee// Bead Choker// Rhinestone Choker// Velvet Skirt// Heels// Vintage Velvet Hand Bag//

The show was in an old church in Brooklyn, with beautiful architecture. I loved the contrast of the church and lights that made it feel edgy. Unfortunately the turnout was so big that we had to watch from the balcony. Suzie and I found a spot where we could see because unfortunely some people left because they could not.


Theses were some of my favorite looks and trends from the show.

1. Pants/ rompers

2. Velvet

3. Embroidery

4. Full Gowns

My favorite trends from NYFW were…

1. Metallic and Velvet Fabrics

2. All pink

3. Floral Embroidery

4. Fur Jackets and trench coats

5. Rocker chic

6. Oxfords

7. Ruffles

Thanks for reading my blog! Soon to come- New York Weekend Outfits, College Life in New York, My Clothing Line, and Spring Trends. Sign up for my emails to get notified when I post next.

xo,

Elle Coffman

 

 

 

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