Monday Inspiration: Emma Watson’s U.N. Speech

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Just six months ago, and fresh out of college, Emma Watson was appointed a United Nation’s Women Goodwill Ambassador. This past weekend, Watson gave a brilliant speech on feminism and more specifically the HeforShe campaign that focuses on inviting men of all ages into the conversation on gender equality. The eloquent 24-year-old British actress, and one of our most favorite people of all time, spoke thoughtfully and honestly, and touched on issues such as the word “feminism” and the connotations it holds, and how men, as well, are largely and unfairly affected by gender inequality.

It’s inspiring for us to see a young actress using her inordinate popularity for the greater good, and Emma Watson isn’t just famous — she’s “Harry Potter famous;” an altogether different level of stardom. In our opinion, Watson is the perfect person to be speaking on behalf of feminism and women’s rights. Her beloved character, Hermione Granger, taught young girls all over the world that it’s a wonderful thing to be smart, and clever, and many times, better than the boys. Hermione showed us that girls should be celebrated for their wisdom and their contribution to the world, and Emma Watson is doing just the same.

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White Out

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White after Labor Day: what’s the big deal? We want to know who decided that it was such a faux pas? How can so much of one color be so ousted in the fashion community? Well, we’re here to tell you that not everyone turns up their noses to white on white into fall. We’re taking a page out of Leandra Medine’s (manrepeller.com) book here, and telling you to ignore this so-called “rule” of No White After Labor Day, and continue to rock white however you see fit.

The only rule about white is that it is and always will be, next to black, the greatest canvas to build upon. Add tiny pops of color with accessories, wear striking shoes or classic sunglasses, wear a statement bag, mix and match hues of white – an off-white with a light beige, or, heck, just go with all white. Like with anything you wear, make it your own and have fun with it.

What we love about the looks below is that they’re attainable, meaning there is nothing so extreme or unorthodox about them that you can’t emulate them at home. Also, there’s a variety of looks. All white outfits can be worn any time of day for any occasion. Don’t fear the white!

In honor of Labor Day weekend, we are currently having a FOREVER SUMMER SALE on our main website! It’s your very last chance to get your hands on some of our most popular shirt and denim pieces before they’re gone.