What to Wear When You Hate Summer Fashion

If you are anything like us, you probably cringe when someone tells you that summer is their favorite season. Sunburns, scalding car seats, and spiders galore? No friggin’ thank you. We would prefer to go into hibernation for the three most soul-crushing months of the year (which are only going to get hotter and hotter),…

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The Fashion Girl’s Guide to Fitness

For my entire life, I made excuses as to why I couldn’t reach my goals. Being a full time student and having two jobs are definitely good reasons, but they’re still excuses. But in January of 2016, something clicked in my head, and I realized how much control I have over my life. If I…

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Half the Story

Our mission at Ensemble of Elan is to dress with purpose. To explore ideas that intrigue us, to celebrate those who inspire us, and discover who we are through fashion. As part of that, we try to be as authentic and honest as we can, but like anyone, there are still sides of ourselves that…

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In Defense of Social Media

Social media gets blamed for a lot of things nowadays. Low-self esteem. Violence. Addiction. Even social media-savvy celebrities like Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner have popularized the “Instagram Detox” as a way to escape the pressure and potentially harmful side effects that these apps can trigger. It’s true that too much of Instagram or Facebook…

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Less is More, More or Less

What does ‘less is more’ mean to you? The definition of this phrase is: “the view that a minimalist approach to artistic or aesthetic matters is more effective,” but people extrapolate and transfer this definition to fit a variety of ideals. Some see ‘less is more’ as a reason to limit the power of various authority figures, like…

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Science Not Silence

Today is Earth Day, and this Earth Day is probably the most important in recent history. Today, scientists and science enthusiasts march on Washington to declare their support for evidence-based decision-making, scientific research and education, and more. There are entire groups dedicated to putting scientists in office in an effort to ensure that the policies we…

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