My Fall Comfort Fashion

erica bryan, behind the mic, beaverdamusa.comWell, hello my blog friends. Last time I brought you a sports blog, so I feel it is only appropriate to cover the other end of the spectrum: fashion.

As I’ve gotten older (I know, I need to stop saying that!) I mean…(clears throat) as I turned 21 yesterday, I realized that I am no longer interested in fashion that cuts off my circulation and heels that I can only wear for 20 minutes at a time. At the ripe age of 21, I now go shopping for comfort. But, just because I want to feel comfortable, doesn’t mean I can’t be fashionable. Also, I’m a musician, so let’s be real, I’m not rolling in the money. So, I put my outfits together with bargains!

Now that it’s fall- my favorite time of year- I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor activities. Last weekend, I saw my idol Grace Potter perform…it was ah-mazing! The concert was at an outdoor venue so I wanted to look cute, yet comfortable, because I knew I would be standing for a while in the cold. It’s not unusual for my friends to ask me for fashion advice, so I’d thought I’d utilize my concert outfit to share some fall fashion tips with you, so you can spice up your outdoor ensembles!

Tip 1. Leave the North Face jacket at home. If you’re not camping, camping gear is not fashionable. (I know, everyone lied to you in middle school.) Instead, try layering a hoodie with a jean or leather jacket.

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My jean jacket is from Target and my hoodie is from TJ Maxx

Tip 2. Always have a good pair of dark wash jeans. Whether you’re out to dinner or at a bonfire, dark wash jeans look nice for any occasion.

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My jeans were $20 from Old Navy

Tip 3: Denim on denim is still in this year. What could be more comfortable than jeans on both ends of your body?! If you’re at a loss of what to wear, denim on denim is a safe bet, but try two different shades of denim.

Tip 4. Pop of Color. A pop of color gives your outfit personality. My rule with color is that you should have ONE flashy statement. In this case, I chose to go neutrals with a lime green beanie.

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I got this beanie on clearance for $3 at J. Crew!

Tip 5. Wedges! Wedges are a comfort-fashion girl’s best friend. And if you’re short like me, wedges help extend the leg (making you look slimmer!) without making you fall over. I wanted even more comfort, so I chose a wedge sneaker for this occasion.

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Ok, I may have splurged on these Adidas Super Wedges…

Well…I hope you learned a tip or two….now go splurge on some shoes!


About Erica Bryan

Erica’s passion for performing started when her mom brought her to her first theatre audition in Pennsylvania when she was eight years old. She didn’t make the cut. But the next year, she went back to the same audition and got the part. From an early age, Erica learned that with hard work and persistence, anything can happen. After her first show, there was no question that performing is what she would do for a living.
When she was twelve years old, her family moved to Roswell, GA, where she heard Country music for the first time. After listening to Reba and singing lots of Shania Twain karaoke, Erica decided she wanted to be a Country singer. Some years went by and, although Country music was always in the back of her mind, she started focusing more on her theatre opportunities, which led to her decision to study Musical Theatre in college.
While still in college, Erica performed professionally with Opera Birmingham, and spent her summers performing at theme parks and theatres. After graduation, she moved to New York City to continue her professional theatre career. While in New York, Erica got to train with Broadway’s finest actors and was cast in leading roles in Regional Theatres around the country. During one of her shows, Erica had the opportunity to perform with a Country band on the side. Call it coincidence or fate, but Erica was back singing Country music in the middle of a theatre contract, and she fell in love all over again.
After another year in theatre, it became clear to Erica that it was time to move to Nashville, TN and pursue her original childhood dream of being a Country artist. Shortly after arriving to Nashville, she landed a day job working for country hero, Reba McEntire, at Starstruck Entertainment. By night, she began crafting her own songs and writing skills. Within a couple months of songwriting, Erica’s songs started receiving the highest honors from the Nashville Songwriters Association. She recently released her debut single “This House Is Haunted,” and is receiving radio play in multiple countries. For the Country Record describes Erica as, “one of those rare multi-talented people who most only dream about becoming.” Erica is currently touring with her original music and plays keys, ukulele, and guitar to anyone who will listen.

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