Location: The smallest Caribbean island and Panamá
Favors: Sundresses, denim shorts, and a fresh white t-shirt
She Says: “I don’t know what I’m doing…”
I’ve been living between Panamá City and a teeny tiny Caribbean island full-time since October 2015.
Before that I lived in Toronto for a few months.
Before that, New York for five years, where I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and worked on a late night talk show.
Before that, the same teeny tiny island, where I went to high school every day by boat.
Before that, Montreal, where I spent my “teenage” years.
Before that, a teeny tiny town outside of Montreal, where I grew up…
Going from four seasons a year to one was weird.
Going from places where I could try clothes on in a store to hitting “check out” and hoping for the best was also weird.
How does a city girl, whose wardrobe is basically all black jeans and Isabel Marant Dickers, adapt to the jungle climate of Panamá and the desert dryness of the smallest Caribbean island? What happens to her Bella Freud sweaters?? How does her wardrobe adapt to this new climate???
How does a city girl, whose days were spent online shopping then returning ill-fitting garments adapt to no returns (return shipping is too expensive)? How does she gauge the sizing? How does she make it work if it doesn’t fit??
What I’m trying to tell you is what I cover here…
1- Been There/Bought That Reviews
There are too few accurate and comprehensive fashion reviews out there. These reviews cover what you need to know before you buy.
2- How to Wears
Now that I live in an endless summer, I’ve learned the hard way how to dress cooly & appropriately in the summer… apparently wearing your Balenciaga moto jacket to a beach bar is in fact ~weird.~
The main thing I hope to achieve with newinspired is to learn how to stay cool aesthetically (and physically) during the warmest days & nights and online shop a little savvier. If you’re into that you should sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a post!
With any luck, we’ll get newinspired and our style will end up like one of these summer fashion style girls 💁