Hi there! I’m very thrilled to be typing this, and to potentially call you one of my “readers” of this new blog, theSuburbStyle.
Is this going to be another blog that incoherently idolizes Vogue, or discusses what to shop for, without understanding that its audience can’t afford $498 Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals?
I will admit that despite my shoe envy, I hope to make this blog an intriguing, creative place to alleviate style stress, give fashion advice, and share my opinions on some of the latest runways and trends. This blog will mainly consist of fashion styling, as well as some posts that involve music suggestions, free writing/rants, interesting events I attended or traveled to, etc., all without a strict blogging schedule.
You may be wondering, why did Kate start a fashion blog?
I created this blog with the intent of documenting my outfits, hopefully reaching out to a broader fashion community, inspiring/assisting others teenagers’ wardrobes, harnessing my writing in a new form, and mostly, to see how my sense of style can grow and how I can begin to establish somewhat of a name for myself, whether or not I end up in the fashion field in the future.
Yes, developing a blogging title was tricky, but I decided on this name because it encompasses the obvious fact I live in a suburb of Minneapolis, and addresses the need for an approachable, easy-to-understand fashion source for teenage girls. The oxymoron lies in that my personal style is not limited to suburban trends, but perhaps, my posts can inspire more of an individualistic mindset, when it comes to getting dressed, for girls who’ve grown up in such a stiff, coordinated community like myself.
I am optimistic to the future of this blog, as well as my own future, and hope you stay updated with this blog. You can subscribe to a newsletter at the bottom of this page, which will send you an email every time there is a new post from me. Below, you can browse through my first, styled outfit on this blog, see where the pieces I’m wearing are from, and get excited to keep reading my blog! -kg
Sweater / H&M
Layered Dress / Thrifted
Heeled Booties / Zara
Backpack / Thrifted
Sunglasses / NastyGal
Jewelry / Urban Outfitters & Nordstrom Rack
This outfit has some of my go-to pieces, like my booties and sunglasses, but gives an original way to pull out a chunky sweater for a wonderful summer day. (major props go to Mollie Mertes for being an excellent photographer, and to Uptown for having the perfect alleyways.)