Fashion

New York Fashion Week Favorites

Fashion week has started! As New York just ended their fashion week, we await for London, Paris, & Milan fashion week to began. A few of my favorite designers from NYFW are Snow Xue Gao, Alice + Olivia, and Libertine’s Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear collections. They all took a fun, unique approach by playing with prints and colors in a way that is eye catching and magical.

 

1. Snow Xue Gao   

As an emerging designer, Gao’s collection was phenomenal. This collection took a very fun take on business wear. I’ve never seen suits and business attire look this fun to wear. There were a variety of prints that were all so creative yet the whole collection still had cohesion. I’m definitely a new fan of Gao.

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2. Alice + Olivia

This was my favorite collection. Alice + Olivia never fails to disappoint. (Ok, maybe I’m just a tad bias since it’s one of my favorite brands lol). But seriously, there was such a variety in this collection. There were fun bright color blocked looks, to prints, to calmer nude and white pieces. It was spot on for Spring. A variety of customers with various tastes could shop this collection.

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3. Libertine

This was definitely a show stopping collection. It’s one of those collections that people will either love or hate; there’s no in between. But I absolutely love it! I’m disappointed that I had never heard of Libertine before because looking at this collection and previous ones…. I’m in love. The creativity in this collection and how amazing these multiple prints mixed together into one print look is mind blowing. 10/10.

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I can’t wait to see what the following fashion weeks have in store. Next up, London fashion week.

Fashion · Style Inspiration

Stylespiration Saturday: 1 Item styled 3 ways

For today’s style inspiration I put together 3 looks to show 3 ways that you can style a white cami. These outfits are very affordable and the key pieces are from H&M.

Look 1

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This first look is a very casual denim on denim street style look. The use of accessories and distressed jeans make it a little edgy.

Outfit Details:

Cami: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Denim jacket: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Distressed jeans: Rag & Bone https://www.therealreal.com/

Shoes: https://www.vans.com/

Bag: https://www.dsw.com/en/us/

Sunglasses: Steve Maddens from https://shop.nordstrom.com/

Layered chain necklace: https://www.saksoff5th.com/Entry.jsp

Earrings: https://www.saksoff5th.com/Entry.jsp

 

 

Look 2

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This is a playful look that combines yellow and blue. This can be worn as day time look. The palm tree graphic on the kimono and wooden netted tote scream summer time.

Outfit Details:

Cami: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Shorts: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Kimono: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Mule shoes: http://www.chineselaundry.com/

Floppy hat: https://shop.nordstrom.com/

Tote bag: https://us.topshop.com/

Earrings: https://needsupply.com/

Bracelet: https://www.qvc.com/jewelry/_/N-mflu/c.html

 

 

Look 3

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This look can be taken from day to night. Mustard yellow and navy blue are always a fun color combination.

Outfit Details:

Cami: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Mustard denim jacket: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Shorts: H&M https://www2.hm.com/en_us/index.html

Shoes: https://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/index.jsp

Bag: Sakroots https://www.amazon.com/

Sunglasses: https://us.shein.com/

Bracelet: https://www.saksoff5th.com/Entry.jsp

Earrings: https://www.macys.com/

 

 

Fashion

Summer 2019 Trends

As summer officially approaches in just a few days, it is very clear to see what trends have began and will continue to be big this season.

1. Toe Loop Sandals

Loop sandals have made a very strong appearance. The toe loop detail is seen on flat sandals and even heels. It adds an unexpected twist to a basic shoe.

 Details:

-Brown/Black sandal: $100 https://shop.nordstrom.com/

-Cork heel sandals: $33 https://www.lulus.com/

-Rose Gold woven sandals: $13! https://www.lulus.com/

 

 

2. Neon Green

There seems to be an obsession with neon green colors this season and I am absolutely here for it! It’s literally seen everywhere from nail polish to clothes to shoes.

Details:

-Off the shoulder Bodysuit: $32 https://www.prettylittlething.us/

-Strappy Sandals: $21 https://us.shein.com/

-Jumpsuit: $15! https://www.fashionnova.com/

 

 

3. Chunky sole sandals

Chunky sole sandals is probably the most popular sandal style of the season. This style sandal can literally currently be found on basically any shoe site. It has the ability to take any outfit to the next level and add a twist to a basic sandal.

Details:

-Iridescent sandals: $29 https://egoshoes.com/ 

-Black sandals: $26 https://www.rebelliousfashion.co.uk/

-Striped sandals $26 (On sale) https://www.urbanog.com/

 

 

4. Bike shorts

Once again, biker shorts, also known as cycling shorts, continue to be a popular trend. This 80’s trend, which made a comeback last year continues to be a must have for this season.

Details:

-Lilac shorts: $8!  https://us.boohoo.com/

-Space dyed shorts: $25 https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/

-Blue shorts: $9 https://www.forever21.com/us/shop

 

 

5. Tie Dye

Will tie dye ever go out of style? I doubt it. It’s continued to be loved ever since the 1960’s and has made its way back into our hearts this season. Plus, what better time to wear fun, bright colors than the summer time?

Details:

-Yellow crop top: $6! https://us.romwe.com/

-Romper: $32 https://us.asos.com/

-Pepsi shirt: $22 https://www.forever21.com/us/shop

Fashion · Style Inspiration

Stylespiration Saturday

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On Saturdays I am going to begin posting style inspiration (stylespiration, get it? lol). These will consist of looks that I put together. If you follow me on instagram, https://www.instagram.com/catirra/ , you can check out some of my previous stylespiration posts in my style inspo highlights.

Today’s look is a fun summertime look that can be worn from day to night.

Outfit Deets.:

Black History

Happy Black History Month ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

~Black people are so versatile and we come in sooo many different shades. It’s so easy for people to get caught up in complexion and comparisons not realizing no matter the complexion, we all share the same rich history.

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~All shades of Black are beautiful & I admire how us as a people all share the same roots, history, culture, and ability to always overcome  and create something beautiful out of what’s given to us. Happy Black history Month my beautiful people! 

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Fashion

Trending Winter Prints

1. Houndstooth

Houndstooth never ceases to make its appearance every winter. It’s a timeless winter print that has been seen in the fashion world since the 1930’s.

Details:

-Jacket: $17! http://www.Forever21.com

-Skirt: $10 http://www.Boohoo.com

-Dress: $20 http://www.Shein.com

 

2. Plaid 

Plaid has been seen a lot in fashion this winter. Unlike Fall, where plaid prints are seen in colors like mustard, green, plum, and orange; plaid prints this Winter have been in more neutral colors. Plaid in the winter is seen mainly in colors like Black, White, Gray, and Nude.

Details:

-Coat: $35 http://www.Romwe.com

-Coat & Skirt set: $27 http://www.Shein.com

-Pants: $35 http://www.Prettylittlething.com

 

3. Snakeskin

My personal favorite print this Winter is snakeskin. It’s such a fun print and has made a huge appearance this season. It is seen everywhere from clothes, to shoes, to bags.

Details:

-Hoodie: $23 http://www.CharlotteRusse.com

-Bag: $17 http://www.Romwe.com

-Booties: $50 http://www.Famousfootwear.com

 

4.Leopard

This animal print is another classic. One big trend this season are Leopard print fur jackets. (A leopard print jacket is definitely on my wishlist this winter!)

Details:

-Miniskirt: $35 http://www.Shoppriceless.com

-Middle Jacket: $25 http://www.Target.com

-Last jacket: $31 http://www.Zaful.com