It has been a few years since I carved the time out of my schedule to attend fashion week in person, but I still love staying up to date on everything my favorite designers create. Their creativity and vision always leave me inspired, whether that means pairing pieces I had never thought to put together before, wanting to try a new color story, or translating the elements of a runway look for everyday life. Of course, there are also times when simply adding an original piece to my closet will do! Since it can sometimes be hard to find all of the newest designer pieces I’m looking for in Charleston, I turn to the internet—specifically, to Moda Operandi—to find exactly what catches my eye on the runway.
I’ve especially come to appreciate Moda Operandi’s Trunkshows. Through this platform, you can see a full view of a designer’s upcoming collection straight from the runway and then shop the pieces before they’re available elsewhere. What I love most about this system is that it reinforces my desire to buy only what I truly love, rather than what’s trendy or what I’ve seen other people wear. Moda Operandi calls it “shopping proactively, not reactively.” While that is something I’ve always believed in, sometimes it can be easier said than done. When shopping a Trunkshow, it’s like you’re invited right into the designer’s showroom. You can truly select exactly what you love most, and then place an order directly to the designer via the Moda Operandi site. Not only does this support the designer, it also helps them know what resonates with customers. The process is as seamless as it is exciting. I’ve been shopping via Moda Operandi’s Trunkshows for years and it feels like Christmas morning when the items that I’ve pre-ordered finally arrive on my doorstep. Some of my favorite items I’ve ever bought were through Trunkshows!
Trunkshows feature an expertly curated selection of brands available for limited timeframes. A few of my favorites for spring 2020 that are live to shop right now include Brock Collection, Johanna Ortiz, and Loveshackfancy. I’ve pulled some pieces to share below, all with a romantic vibe that I’m always drawn to.
Thank you to Moda Operandi and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.