OOTD | Yellow Toned

•••Yellow Toned•••

Today’s outfit consisted of mixing warmer, brighter summer tones and colors, with various basic, black pieces.
With Summer right at our finger tips, every aspect of our lives seems to be figuratively warmer, as well as more fun.

While my favorite outfits often consist of a absence of color, every once in a while, I find myself needing that extra light, extra warmth, and extra brightness that can be found in the depths of my closet, which also lacks much color.

A simple, casual outfit for a warmer day can be summed up for me in a few different words, “crop top” and “high-waisted shorts.” Both crop tops and high-waisted shorts are essentials for me, especially during the Summer.
A pastel yellow tie-hem blouse was my choice of “fun” for the day. The top is airy, which is perfect for the hot Summer days and yellow is currently on-trend. While I do not have any problems with the color yellow, I do find the color to be very bright and vibrant, and as a result, I do not find myself wearing, or shopping, for many yellow pieces of clothing. The color of this particular top was a very light, almost pastel yellow, which is why I was so drawn to buy it. I figured I would give this yellow trend a chance. I also just happen to be a sucker for pastel colors.
The pair of black high-waisted Mom shorts are one of my favorite shorts that I own. The “Mom” style denim, both shorts and jeans, offers a comfortable, more vintage alternative to your average pair of high-waisted denim shorts. I also love them because they are black – no surprise there. Every pair of black high-waisted shorts that I own is my favorite pair of high-waisted shorts that I own, if that is any indication of what my favorite style of short is and what my favorite color is.
The shorts paired perfectly with the yellow top, but then again, what color doesn’t black go well with?
The tie-hem blouse and the high-waisted “Mom” shorts are of totally different styles, but the buttons in both the tie-top and shorts allowed me to successfully create a look incorporating two items of opposite styles.
In addition, both the tie-top blouse and the high-waisted shorts, while vastly different in style, are both subtle, simplistic pieces, not statement pieces, and as a result, do a great job complimenting eachother, or coexisting, rather than clashing with each other. Clashing outfits, or loud outfits, are often a result of pairing two busy statement pieces together. While sometimes, collision outfits can be successful, the success rate is rather low. For the most part, these outfits are either a major hit or a major miss.
To finish off my casual summer-day look, I paired the outfit with some more black, including a black crossbody bag and black slip-on sandals. Jewelry was minimal, as per usual, however, I did incorporate a blue stone choker necklace to lay by itself on my neck.

 

Shop My Look

  1. Linen Tie-Hem Blouse | Macy’s | ($47.40)
  2. BDG Denim High-Rise Mom Short – Black | Urban Outfitters ($49.00)
  3. Fossil Crossbody Purse | Poshmark | ($45)
  4. Em Down Leather Slide Sandal | Nordstrom Rack | ($39.97)
  5. Choker – THRIFTED

This is a fairly simplistic, casual outfit that can very easily be dressed up and down, with a few small tweeks to the outfit itself.

Generally throughout the Summer, I wear variations of this outfit, incorporating and pairing different cropped tops with different high-waisted shorts.
This is a great example of an outfit that I essentially reuse and recycle ALL SUMMER LONG.

What is your favorite trend this Summer?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

OOTD | Homage To Tie Dye

Tie dye finally made its debut this Summer, and I took it straight to the Boulder Creek.

Boulder, Colorado loves its’ tie-dye, and it is definitively the most favored print of the city.

The Summer heat was in full-swing, and the cold water of the Boulder Creek seemed like the only cure.
The Boulder Creek is a popular destination for Boulderites, visitors, tourists, etc., especially during the Summer, as it is quite literally the only legitimate body of water in Boulder.

A tie-dye tube top and a black pair of high-waisted shorts, which assisted in helping keep me calm, cool, and collected in this Summer heat.
Not pictured, but worn, was a pair of black Birkenstocks that are perfect for being by bodies of water.
This outfit was fairly simplistic, but was very fitting for the location, the occasion, and the water.

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Shop My Look

  1. Tie-Dye Tube Top | Thrifted
  2. Grunge Black Vintage High-Waisted Levi’s ($35.00) | Etsy
  3. Arizona Oiled Leather Soft Footbed Amalfi Black ($135.00) | Birkenstock

This outfit was perfectly low-maintenance for a day at the creek, as I spent it bouncing around the water. Summer fashion should be fun, colorful, etc., and so I embraced the season by channeling my best tie-dye.

I truly owe it to my tie-dye for giving my outfit life and personality. Hopefully, I did it justice, but I cannot be for sure.

‘Tis the season for tie-dye!

‘Tis the season for tubing, as well. I saw maybe at least 50 people tubing, and I had the best seat in the house. I was right by the wipe-out zone, where I saw at least 90% of the tubers wipe out.

I have included some lovely play-by-play of two tubers failing hardcore, but they were two of at least 40 people who wiped out.

Warning: This could make your day and make you laugh.

Do not say I never warned you, or never gave you anything. And, you are welcome in advance.

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This is one of my favorite ways to beat the heat – tie-dye, high-waisted shorts, and the Boulder Creek.
What are your favorite ways to cool down this Summer?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Top 15 Statement Pieces | Summer 2018 Edition

Boy, do I love Summer weather and Summer fashion?

My closet caters to Summer way more than it caters to the Winter, so the majority consists of great Summerwear that I attempt to recycle, or just cycle, into my outfits. Staying on trend is also a major factor of my massive closet, that contains 96% summerwear and only 4% winterwear. Just because I may be trying to stay on-trend does not mean that I have to constantly buy a new Summer wardrobe annually, instead I am able to reuse and recycle pieces that I may have gotten from previous seasons and integrate them into an on-trend outfit.

High-waisted shorts, sun dresses, hats, crop tops, bodysuits, slip dresses, sandals, sneakers, and skirts are some of top fifteen statement pieces for the Summer.

1. High-Waisted Shorts

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*No matter what style or color wash, a few pair of high-waisted shorts are necessary and essential for me to get through an entire Summer season*
*Season-and-season again they prove to be the most consistent and the most reliable form of attire that I own*

2. Tie-Dye Swimsuit/Bodysuit | Pac Sun

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3. Basic Crop Tops | Urban Outfitters & American Apparel

*Crop tops serve just as consistent and reliable throughout my wardrobe and closet, as high-waisted shorts do*

4. Denim Skirt | H&M

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5. Reflective Mirrored Sunglasses

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6. Adidas Floral Embroidered Slip Dress | Urban Outfitters

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7. Flat Black Hat

8. Hi-Top Black & White Lace-Up Sneakers | H&M

9. White Boho Sheer Cover-Up

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10. White Crochet Turtleneck Swimsuit/Bodysuit | Pac Sun

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11. White Platform Sandals | Steve Madden

12. White Circle Skirt Dress | American Apparel

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13. Navy Bow-Tie Top | Elison Rd

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14. Floral Maxi Dress

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15. Black Strappy Heeled Sandals With Silver Embellishment | Steve Madden

My wardrobe is filled with great pieces that are just waiting to be warn once again, after a season of being completely unused.

While trends are always changing and developing, it does not mean that you have to completely forget or get rid of pieces that you may have purchased during a previous season.

I do my best to maintain a minimalistic vibe, especially when it comes to a color scheme, but I also do my best to channel a grungy and bohemian with a minimalistic vibe.

Not every piece on my “top fifteen” list is what everyone would consider a “statement piece,” but not every piece has to be your trendiest purchase. These are just some of my own personal favorite pieces from my wardrobe that help me feel as though I can make a statement with my fashion.

I would love to see and to hear what other people’s top Summer statement pieces are. What is currently making statements in your closet and what are your favorite pieces from the Summer?

Below features what I packed for my most recent vacation to Wisconsin, and one will hopefully notice that many of my summer statement pieces were packed up into my suitcase. There are a few things that are not featured on my statement pieces, however, you will be able to grasp a general understanding of what my wardrobe features and what trends and color schemes I enjoy to play with.

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~ Summer daze 5ever ~

Stay cool&Dress Cool.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Suitin’ Up For Swimming

Bathing suits are a staple part of most individual’s Summer attire, as people gradually begin gravitating towards water as the weather gets warmer.
For those who are lucky enough, swimwear is a part of your wardrobe year-round, as the temperature truly does not decrease for the season of Winter.

Summer is all about a minimal amount of clothing, in order to reassure that your body temperature can remain cool.

Even for those in landlocked states, bathing suits are essential for Summer living, as they have access to pools that ultimately require that individuals wear some sort of bathing suit.

This season take advantage of all the fun trends of this fashion season. You do not want to miss out!

Some styles of swimsuits that are currently popular and are on-trend, include:

  • High-Waisted Bottoms
    • High-waisted bottoms have recently emerged as a front-running trend this season. Swimsuits with high-waisted bottoms have not been in style for a decent amount of time, but suprisingly made a massive comeback.
    • High-waisted bottoms channel a vintage and feminine vibe!
    • For those who are sick of wearing one-pieces, or bikinis, find yourself a bikini with high-waisted bottoms! You will be the trendiest girl by the water.
    • Swimsuits with high-waisted bottoms come in various and numerous different styles, patterns, and colors.
    • While swimsuits with high-waisted bottoms have a smaller market and audience to serve, they still are sold at retailers everywhere! This is a great trend to experiment with and a great way to set yourself and your bathing suits apart from others bathing suits.
    • If you are afraid that you will appear conservative, or outdated, with a bathing suit with high-waisted bottoms, you are highly mistaken! High-waisted bottoms can still be enticing, playful, and flattering. In addition, high-waisted bottoms are extremely trendy and fashion-forward.
    • The trend is much more popular than many anticipated it would be, however, it is slowly becoming contageous. Do not miss your opportunity to channel a vintage vibe with your high-waisted swim bottoms.

  • Cut-Outs
    • This is a huge trend in the swimwear industry this season! You can find bathing suits with cut-outs just about at any retailer, as it has become one of the most prominent trends this season.
    • They may produce unflattering or strange tan lines, but it is most definitely worth it!
    • One pieces with cut-outs are one of the most popular bathing suits this season! Bikini bottoms and tops can also feature the cut-out trend, but cut-outs are most often found on one-piece bathing suits. This may be, because a one-piece bathing suit allows for more room to utilize, experiment and play with the cut-out trends, while bikini bottoms and bikini tops offer limited options to display a cut-out trend.
    • The cut-out trend is extremely playful and is a great trend that emerged from the industry.
    • Do not feel like you are being scandalous, as you will be showing more skin than you normally would if there were no cut-outs in your bathing suits.
  • One Pieces
    • One-piece bathing suits have surfaced and re-surfaced the swimsuit industry, especially over the last couple of years. There is never a shortage of production of various one-piece bathing suits in any retailers!
    • Prior to its’ major rise in popularity, one piece bathing suits were normally worn by older women, toddlers, infants, and lifeguards. Similarly, the whole point of wearing a bathing suit is to show off your skin, or go swimming. It was extremely shocking to discover how many individuals and consumers loved the one-piece trend, as one piece bathing suits can seem fairly conservative, which is the opposite vibe one wants to channel in their bathing suits.
    • One-piece bathing suits are so extremely popular that you can expect to find at least three cute one piece bathing suits at every retailer. Designers have found ways to manipulate the silhoutte of the one-piece bathing suits by incorporating different neck lines, cuts, materials, patterns, or unique cut-outs in order to create a variety of bathing suits that can cater to individuals of all shapes, sizes, and ages.
  • Cheeky Bottoms
    • Cheeky bottoms completely contrast the high-waisted bottom trend that is also taking over the bathing suit industry. While this trend is not for every one, or for people of all ages, it is an especially popular trend for young adults. Cheeky bottoms cater to a more exclusive consumer than normal, or full coverage, bottoms.
    • The industry and its’ consumers are always looking for ways to make swimming suits appealing and attractive to be seen in, which usually entails minimal material. Showing off your body and finding ways to show just a little more skin is something that women, or the large percentage of the market, seek to achieve!
    • You can expect most of your gluteous maximus to be uncovered, but this is not always a bad thing. You will be showing much more booty than you normally would, but often cheeky bottoms can be fairly flattering for individuals of most body shapes. Cheeky bottoms are a way for the bathing suit industry to celebrate and show off one’s assests, without leaving nothing left in one’s imagination.
    • Cheeky bottoms are especially great for those individuals looking to get rid of those pesky tan lines on your booty cheeks.
    • Do not be afraid to try this playful, youthful, and minimalistic bathing suit trend! Show off what your mother gave you and be proud of it.

Let me share with you some of my favorite swimwear companies to purchase bathing suits from!

  1. Zaful Swimwear
    • Zaful Swimwear is an affordable bathing suit company that manufactures bathing suits that range from basic bathing suits to patterned, fashion-forward bathing suits. The greatest part about Zaful is how affordable their bathing suits are, and the second greatest part is the variety of bathing suits that they offer!
    • Zaful Swimwear offers bikini with high-waisted bottoms, as well as cheeky bottoms and full-coverage bottoms, suits with cutouts, suits with patterns, and even one-pieces! Solid colored bathing suits, mixed and matched bathing suits, or patterned bathing suits are all available for individuals for prices that one cannot beat!
      One should not expect Zaful bathing suits to last a lifetime, but it will not fall apart on you after one season.
    • They offer a collection of swimwear that is completely relatable for prices that are extremely competitive. The variety of selection of swimwear and swimwear trends that are sold on Zaful Swimwear is extremely impressive, and leads me to believe that any individual could find a bathing suit on their website that suits their style and their needs.
    • The options are truly endless on Zaful!

  2. Maaji Swimwear
    • Maaji swimsuits are some of my favorite swimsuits! Their brand manufactures suits that are full of bright colors, intricate patterns, such as geometric patterns, florals prints, paisley prints, to name a few. Their swimsuits are much more playful, colorful and eccentric than most swimwear companies like to produce. Unlike most swimwear brands, most of their bathing suits are patterned and use eccentric, almost highlighter colors that truly are visually stimulating.
    • The sporty silhouttes of some of their bathing suits are completely unique to their brand. Maaji definitely caters to a larger audience than just beach-goers, as it also caters to those who participate in water sports, or just enjoy a sportier style.
    • Maaji swimsuits tend to channel a more sporty vibe than other bathing suit companies. The brand does a wonderful job of intertwining the worlds of sporty and cutesy very well, as this is often a feat that is extremely difficult to do.
    • In my opinion, Maaji is truly one of the only bathing suit brands that is able to execute a sporty, yet feminine and flirty look very well.
    • While the bathing suits are fairly pricey, Maaji produces quality bathing suits that are guaranteed to last for a few seasons. Similarly, the material that they utilize to manufacture their bathing suits are fairly sturdy, comfortable, and stay on one’s body.
      • One thing that seperates Maaji from other brands is that they manufacture bathing suits that are reversible, so you are essentially paying for two bathing suits in one. Not many bathing suits are reversible, and if they are, the reversed side is often not as appealing as the original side. Maaji produces reversible bathing suits, and both sides of the bathing suit, including the reversed side, are cute!

  3. MIDORI 
    • MIDORI is a bathing suit company whose mission is to uplift women who wear their bathing suits. Essentially, their mission is to emphasize the importance of women embracing their natural beauty, their uniqueness, and their natural selves.
      Their hope is that their bathing suits will make women feel good and feel confident in the bikini that they are wearing, in the hopes that they will also continue to spread their confidence and uplifting energy to other women.
    • MIDORI mainly manufactures cheeky bottoms, or smaller bottoms, that do not offer full coverage. Their cheeky bottoms are what they are especially known for!
      • The company does however manufacture full-coverage bottoms for those who may not feel comfortable wearing cheeky bottoms that offer minimal coverage.
    • MIDORI loves their playful and bright patterned bathing suits, but they still provide bathing suits in more muted tones for those not looking to shine brighter than a diamond.
    • MIDORI bathing suits are made with a great and durable material that allows them to last more than one season. While all bathing suits should stay on one’s body without question, this is not always the case with bathing suits from other companies. MIDORI’s bathing suits stay on your body no matter what you are doing, as they should!
    • The price range of their bathing suits truly fluctuate, but for the quality and the cuteness of the bathing suit, you will never feel like you are overpaying for their products. MIDORI offers reasonably priced sets, and while some may consider their bathing suits too expensive, the quality and the durability of the bathing suits justify their price points.
    • “Island Honey 2018 Collection” 
      • MIDORI’s newest swimwear collection named “Island Honey” was inspired by island life. MIDORI incorporated earthy hues, floral patterns, etc. in an attempt to portray their theme of island living into their bathing suits.
      • The collection introduces a series of new solid colors and prints
        • Solid Colors | Napali, Malu (Black), and Mango
        • Patterns | Frond, Lanai, Bonzai, Pebble, Ilima

Acacia Swimwear, Gypsy Beach, Revolve, PacSun, Roxy, and Target are also some of my other favorite retailers to purchase bathing suits from!
With so many playful and spirited bathing suit trends, this season is gauranteed to be a blast!

Create a bigger splash with your bathing suit this year than someone who has just belly-flopped into the pool! I gaurantee that more heads will be turned towards you than the individual who just belly-flopped into the water.

What are some of your favorite swimwear brands? And, what are some of your favorite bathing suit trends that you are looking forward to trying this season?

Remember that no matter what you kind of bathing suit you are wearing that all that matters is that you feel comfortable, that the bathing suit stays on, and that the bathing suit is waterproof. It is important to feel good in your bathing suit, as it is very easy to feel vulnerable and very insecure in a bathing suit, because you are about 78% naked, leaving very little for the imagination.

Play with these trends, and mix-and-match trends to see what works for you!
This is the year to make a splash in the deep-end of the pool with your fashion-forward, cute, and trendy bathing suit.
The options are endless, and so is our access to affordable, cute, and trendy swimwear.
My, oh, my, are we blessed!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Flower Power

April showers bring May flowers, right? GET READY TO HIT THE STREETS WITH THE NEWEST FLOWERS ON THE BLOCK. Just like the flowers are getting ready to bloom, you need to get ready to begin blooming in on this trend.

Florals are in and here to stay, whether you like bold floral designs, minimal floral designs, dark floral designs, light floral designs, colorful floral designs – they are all here to stay.

This year’s Spring/Summer 2017 runway collections were filled with floral designs to suit everyone’s distinct needs.

Florals are one of many ways to celebrate this summer season. Pants, shoes, tops, skirts, dresses, bags, etc. are all lovin’ up on the floral trend. It’s as if this trend never went away.

All the biggest names in fashion, such as Balenciaga, Prada, Fendi, Dolce & Gabana, Miu Miu, and Gucci showed off their best florals on the runway, making it a staple piece for this spring and summer.

Additionally, Fendi even showed off the newest and best way to utilize floral as an accessory, debuting their White Floral Printed Micro Peekaboo Bag, pictured below. To say it was a hit is an understatement.

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Fendi White Floral Printed Micro Peekaboo Bag

This is a trend that you can easily dress-up or down, red carpet or concrete, it does not matter. This is a versatile trend that allows you to get in touch with your girlier side. Do not get it wrong though, even the biggest tom-boys can find a floral piece that they can enjoy.

Don’t just be ready for the colorful May flowers in your garden this season, as this spring and summer of florals is just beginning to bloom!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade