“Let’s go to the Mall!”, fictional How I Met Your Mother character, Robin Sparkles, half giggles, half sings. Decked out in an acid-wash denim jacket with a graffitied back and jelly bracelets stacked to her elbows, this “pop star” oozes ‘80s teen nostalgia in the show’s parody music video. This episode aired in 2006, yet the reference was so specific, it’s almost unidentifiable from something that actually could have been a hit song in the ‘80s.
If you could read the mind of any woman browsing a clothing store, you’d likely hear some expletives over sizing. Determining if a clothing item will fit properly has been plaguing women since the dawn of ready-to-wear. If you’ve ever lamented why you’re a certain size in one brand, only to be a completely different size in another–you’re far from alone. So, how did sizing get so (ahem) mucked up?
The most iconic women-centric scenes revolve around shopping. The women of Sex and the City touted shopping bags like accessories. Pretty Woman’s “Big mistake!” scene defined Vivian’s character. And the trope of the dressing room montage seeped through all the best ‘80s films.
Hoarding catalogues to trolling malls, Tupperware parties to Cyber Monday, as long as there have been things to buy, we’ve been inventing new ways to shop for them. Today, we’re one-click away from those Gucci slides we’ve been coveting. But in a world where we are using crowdfunding apps in our ride-share cars on our way to AirBnBs – ownership isn’t king anymore. So, what exactly is the future of shopping?
Gwynnie Bee and Year Up are partnering to bridge the gap between personal style and great workwear for young women entering the workforce. The women at Year Up have inspired us with their fearless determination, hard-won talent, and confidence in the workplace. Now it’s their turn to give you their best professional advice, share their empowerment, and how Year Up has changed the course of their futures.
Top Rated: the collection that you, our members, have picked as the best of the best. Your style smarts are key to finding the best fit, the best print, the essential silhouette that every closet needs. Today, we focus on wear-now office appropriate options for the summer. These member favorites are anything but business as usual.
Gwynnie Bee and Year Up are partnering to bridge the gap between personal style and great workwear for young women entering the workforce. We spoke to seven incredible women from Year Up in various stages in their careers on how workwear affects their careers, confidence, and personal style. Each of their personal stories has a piece of wisdom that even the most seasoned workwear lovers can learn from. Read on to hear how each woman has achieved her own Closet Confidence.
Between their impeccable fit and rich fabrics, and beloved silhouettes, Hutch has quickly become a favorite on our #ShareMeGB feed. Our members are looking fabulous styling this brand into their day-to-day lives. Read on to get style inspiration and closet your favorite Hutch styles today.
There is a gap between 5 million talented, resilient, motivated would-be professionals, and 12 million jobs currently needing qualified candidates. This is called the Opportunity Divide. And Year Up is closing it.