Holla Knits Blog Tour: Fashion and You

I'm not what you would call trendy.

I've always dressed to the tune of my own eighties movie montage and for the most part did not care what you might think. Plaid mini skirt over a pair of torn jeans covered in movie quotes? I bet you didn't even know that was a thing. Fortunately I left that particular outfit in high school and have spent the last [redacted number] years trying to understand this thing we call fashion. Fashion is ever changing, evolving, and sometimes very puzzling, but what I found along the way is that what we should all really be striving to cultivate isn't so much fashion sense as personal style.

All in a Row by Laura Reinbach

All in a Row by Laura Reinbach

But wait Faith, I thought your article was all about how fashion can be made accessible to anyone. Well it is! What I found (and what Holla Knits makes so easy) is that the best way to engage with fashion is to make it your own. For me personally, I find that choices of color and structure make it most easy for me to stay on trend without completely changing my look. You won't see me covered in plaid this winter, but I'll be sporting a pair of Hand Blankets in a fun neutral. All in a Row is a must for my fall plans. And I'm still knitting the sweaters I had planned, but I selected colors that are on trend for the season to keep my wardrobe current.

Kumara Cowl by Francoise Danoy

Kumara Cowl by Francoise Danoy

The thing I love about accessories, and why you should check these out, is that they give you a chance to experiment without the commitment. A lot has been made of the fact that there are four cowl/scarf patterns in this issue of Holla Knits. They are all completely different from one another, yet completely on trend, giving you a taste of how wide the world of fashion can be. So don't wait. Take the plunge and make it yours. Because fashion is for EVERY woman.


So you like what you see, but you're not a Holla Knits subscriber. Would you like a chance to win a copy of this issue for yourself? Of course you would! Just leave a comment on this post before October 5. And keep up with the Holla Knits blog tour for more fun. Tomorrow we're heading over to Julie Asselin.