OOTD – Velvetly Flarin’ Off Some Denim

My outfit of the day consisted on a very casual look, incorporating some of my all-time favorite trends, including a pair of black velvet pair of flowy pants – high-waisted, of course. I paired the high-waisted comfy-oriented cropped, flared, flowy pants, with a long sleeve crew-kneck crop top. Finally, to finalize the look I layered a cropped, light-wash distressed jacket over my crop top, to tie the look together and retain some heat. I sported one of my favorite pair of high-top, black platform sneakers, as we all know, platform shoes are some of my favorite trends forever. Platform shoes will forever hold a special place in my heart.

My is thrown into a pair of french braids, one of my favorite go-to hairstyles. It is simple and keeps your hair out of your face. Not to mention, it adds a little more spunk than a simple ponytail, or lazy day bun.

I was feeling a little lazy, however, so I accessorized my face with a pair of round glasses to maximize my vision.

Who needs handbags anymore? My mini black backpack was my choice of bag for the day, as I have become a big fan of the mini backpack look and trend. Plus, backpacks are much more pratical these days. Do not fret, you can still make mini backpacks look chic.

As we transition into Spring, we can begin breaking out some of our favorite Spring, or Summer, clothes into our outfits. Lately, I have been all about the 90s and love that it is currently reliving their fashion glory days. I can say with certainty that this outfit channeled multiple 90s trends that have made a comeback recently in streetwear.

This is a fairly casual, comfy outfit, and is nothing over the top. However, you can always spice up, or step up, your comfortable, lazy day outfit, with some statement pieces, such as a pair of platform shoes, a distressed denim jacket, or even with a pair of black velvet flared pants. While a denim jacket is super classic, it is a great statement piece to have in the back of your closet, as I would definitely consider it an essential for anyone’s wardrobe.

My outfit of the day velvetedly flared off some denim in a pair of platform sneakers, or in other words, blew off some denim [steam] with some velvet-y flare, all while wearing platform shoes.


Shop My Look
1. UO Crushed Velvet Culotte Pant ($29.99)
2. H&M Platform High Tops ($34.99)
3. Refuge Destroyed Cropped Denim Jacket ($36.99)
4. American Apparel Long Sleeve Cotton Spandex Jersey Top ($11.99)
5. Mellie Faux Leather Mini Backpack ($44.00)


Velvet, denim, and platform sneakers are tugging at my heart strings. What trends have been calling your name?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade


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Festies W/ My Besties

Music festival season is upon us, with Weekend 1 of Coachella to kickstart the festival season off just right.

This year’s appropriate festival wear includes:

  1. Two-Piece Matching Set Ensembles: Usually the matching set includes both a top and a bottom matching set, usually incorporating a crop-top and a dress, or a skirt. Ways to wear two-piece matching set ensembles include printed two-piece  sets, velvet two-piece sets, bright vibrant color two-piece sets, and basic two-piece sets, to list off a few ways to sport this relevant trend.
    Two-pieces are also usually light and airy, allowing you to be able to move, be comfortable, and dance your booty off. This trend is meant to bring elegance and comfort into one trend.
  2. Body Jewelry and Chains – Body chains have taken over the festival seen. You can wear them with just about anything from two-piece matching sets to crop tops, and high waisted shorts. They are a great way to accent your outfit and add an effortless, bohemian chic look to your outfit. You can see them sported at festivals everywhere, year-round.
  3. Sheer – Whether it’s sheer lace or a black sheer top, sheer is in. Sporting sheer tops with elegant or fun bandeaus or bralettes is the move this season. Light layering is a big key to festival attire, as the temperature of your own body and your environment may constantly change around you. It is light and airy, another big theme of this upcoming festival wear.
  4. Overalls – Denim, not denim, black, white, skirt, shorts, whatever! Overalls are in and are one of the biggest ways to make a statement, be fun, and be comfortable. This is much more of a minimalist, casual look, but with all the variety of overalls, there is certainly no shortage of ways to make this look more updated. Adding a belt, sporting it with a cute bralette or crop top is a great way to finish this look off.
  5. Bodysuits – There is an endless supply of bodysuits wherever you shop nowadays.
    Whether you want them low-cut, deep-v, high-neck, etc. there’s most certainly a market for this very comfortable, cute trend. Bodysuits are basically the basics of festival attire, as they can be paired with virtually anything, including flowy pants, high-waisted bottoms, skirts, overalls, etc. They come in all varieties, just like plain white t-shirts do. They are timeless, easy to sport, and a definitive “yes” for this season.
  6. Sequins and glitter – These two are always in for festival season. Glitter and sequins allow you to interact with your inner child and channel some fun into your look. Face glitter, glitter roots, face jewelry…these trends are all in this festival season, as they’ve been around for forever. Sequins and glitter are a fun to dress up, or spruce your entire outfit up and can be a complete game changer. Play with glitter and sequins, and of all different colors to achieve a festive look this season.
  7. Fun buns – This season is centered around fun, practical trends that can be worn functionally at a festival, or a concert. Fun buns are always in, in my book. This season they are especially in. You can wear them in a half-up or wear full on two buns, for double the fun. This playful, flirty trend is a great way to make your whole outfit a little more unique, and the best part? Your hair stays out of your face!
  8. Braids – Incorporating french braids or simple braids to your outfit to finish off a look exudes a sporty look, which is in this season. Look out for braided hair, cornrows, fishtails, and french braids this season, as they are making appearances everywhere. Braids are functional, and similar to fun buns, keep your hair out of your face. For a more chic, effortless, sporty look, gravitate towards braids to complete your look.

How To Sneaker 101

Timeless, chic, yet effortless is the idea going into this Spring and Summer 2017 season.

Sneakers are in, for both males and females, worldwide. Sneaker corporations, such as Adidas, Vans, Nike, and Puma, have made an epic new comeback as sneakers have become a fashion statement for everyone, males and females included.

The effortless look of a sneaker will be a great way to dress down a rather chic, more nighttime look. Sneakers with jeans, sneakers with dresses, sneakers with trench coats…basically sneakers with everything goes this season!

Sneakers have become a fashion staple, as comfortability is also in this season.

Fashion icons, such as the Kardashians, Gigi Hadid, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr, and Karlie Kloss have been spotted utilizing their sneakers to freshen up their looks.

celebrity-favorite-sneakers-00 Similarly, for all you guys out there, rapper Jay-Z, actor Chris Pine, fashion-mogul Kanye West and actor Robert Pattinson have also been caught sporting this trend. This trend is huge for not only women’s fashion, but is a fashion-forward statement for men as well.

Kill two birds with one stone, when purchasing your next pair of sneakers, as you can wear your sneakers to class or to the nearest gym. They serve more than one purpose, as reusable basics are in as well this season. You can find sneakers at your nearest retailer or online for a reasonable price, depending on how much you are willing to spend.

Be comfortable and chic at the same time, and take advantage of this season’s laidback look. You can throw away those uncomfortable dressy heels and trade them in for a pair of straight comfort.

sneakkks

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Olive You So Much

Olive green is making an epic comeback this Spring. Go green in more than one way.

Tops, bottoms, playsuits, jumpsuits, bodysuits, dresses, jackets, shoes, and even accessories, such as hats and scarves, have even been found manufactured by major retail stores. Similarly, Fenty x Puma, Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel and Versus Versace all displayed stunning olive green pieces and accessories. At this year’s New York Fashion Week, Versus Versace, in particular, debuted olive green lace-up boots, strappy sandals, purses, and sunglasses, during their runway show.

Specifically, Steve Madden and Addidas have both released a variety of styles of shoes in this deep tone, which are both picture below.

For more affordable prices, worldwide retail stores, such as ASOS, Tobi, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, and Steve Madden, carry olive green pieces in all different styles. Essentials for this upcoming spring definitively include olive green, making it one of the most popular go-to color for the Spring and Summer.

Olive green is a versatile color and a great way to accent your outfit. The army green looks great when the green is complimented with any black, or dark wash, or nude tones.

Olive green is the new black. The army green, or kale green, is ideal for outerwear in particular, as army green military-style jackets and trench coats have been “in” since this past Fall.

Olive Green can be worn during all seasons. However, olive green more specifically works well in the Spring and the Fall, making it one of the most versatile hues.

This color can be worn dressed up or down. Most designers have taken a grungier approach to their green pieces, adding a tough, military-esque vibe.

At this year’s New York Fashion Week, spring/summer 2017 runway shows were filled with olive green pieces, specifically coats, bomber jackets, and trench coats, in the color olive green.

Deep hues, such as olive green, are captivating against all skin tones, making it a versatile color palette customized for all skin tones. Everyone from light to dark can feel beautiful in this color.

It seems as though the olive green is here to stay, even past Saint Patrick’s Day. Post-Saint Patrick’s Day and post-New York Fashion Week, olive green, or kale, made several appearances all over the runways.

Salvatore Ferragamo showed off his perspective on the trend with a fitted and flared scalloped dress, and included an olive green trench coat to tie the look in.

Similarly, Altuzarra debuted a dazzling trench coat in the army green color that is just so desirable this season.

spring 2017 altuzarra
| Joseph Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear | Source: VOGUE |

To think that New York Fashion Week was centered around the green color palette is silly, however, even Balmain debuted an olive green ensemble, with an olive green trench coat, and a sheer, and flowy two-piece dress.

salvatore ferragamo

Not only does this trend look good on every individual, but it also symbolizes nature and the healthy lifestyle that comes with Spring and Summer. So, as you prepare for your Summer body, olive your green.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade