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.~
3- What I Wore
If anything chronicling my outfits will give me a reason to leave the house!
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 💁