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Truthfully, though I am a person with a fairly limited sneaker collection, I can absolutely appreciate the effortlessly cool vibe they can bring to any ensemble no matter how formal. Whether with dresses, skirts, or even suits, I can honestly say I’ve become a fan of the juxtaposition they bring and plan to experiment with more trainers when styling my looks this year. Check out the pairs I’ve rounded up below and don’t forget to click the images to shop my picks. Until next time!

There’s something about the combination of feminine and sporty that I’ve really grown to become a fan of. I think it’s something about the juxtaposition of pieces that adds an unexpected twist to any ensemble, leaving it slightly more intriguing than a look containing one cohesive style genre. I came across this particular dress during one of my visits to see my parents and knew instantly it would make for an incredible blog post. The bold color, dainty floral pattern, cut and fabric, really checked off every box for me in terms of being an item I knew I had to have. Though I didn’t leave with the gorgeous frock that particular day, I made sure to pick it up as soon as I got back to NYC! Upon trying it on, I was instantly drawn to the romantic feel of the piece as well as the effortless movement the dress created as I walked. That being said, since it was such a feminine item, I knew I wanted to incorporate something that was a little different; however I wasn’t exactly sure how it would manifest. After a few trials of different heeled shoes that were either too obvious or in my opinion underwhelming to the look overall, I remembered I had also just ordered a few pairs of shoes (thanks dad) that would be coming in the mail soon. After receiving the different styles of footwear, it wasn’t until the day of my shoot that I decided to take a chance and finish off the look with a pair of bright tomato colored sneakers. For me, this was a risky move because I wasn’t sure if the ensemble would become over-saturated with color; yet to my surprise, it was the perfect touch! At this point everything was pretty much to my liking but I wanted to add something that would complete the look as well as break up the red hues. The round ring-handled bag I chose was the best accessory I could find as it pulled out the cream shades in the dress’ print and really gave the outfit the pop I felt was missing. With so many favorites to choose from it would be impossible to rank, but this look may definitely take the lead for the Spring/Summer seasons. Comment below your opinion about mixing clothing styles and if you would try a similar look yourself. Until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Dress- Topshop

Sneakers- Cole Haan

Bag- Zara

 

 

There’s something so chic and effortless about separates. Aside from automatically having a built-in ensemble, unlike other pieces like dresses or jumpsuits, co-ords also allow immense wardrobe versatility and the option to create a wide variety of looks by mixing and matching the pieces. Below I’ve rounded up some examples of separates I could definitely see myself wearing during the warmer months. Don’t forget to click the images below to shop my picks; until next time!

 

While we have only just begun to get a true taste of official spring weather, the anticipation has prompted me to think of what other clothing items may be on my summer wardrobe wish list. I’ve definitely been loving suits lately and knew that a light co-ord was exactly what my closet was missing. Luckily for me, retailers are quick to display their collections for the upcoming seasons so it didn’t take long to find exactly what I had envisioned! This neutral colored striped suit was right up my alley in terms of tone, fit, and overall design. The double-breasted blazer allowed for a more masculine structure, while the paper bag trousers provided a trendy yet vintage detail. Being that both pieces are so striking together as well as individually, they can easily be worn with other items I already own, which made me love the suit that much more! To keep the focus on the striped set I chose to keep it fairly simple by layering a cut out ribbed t-shirt under the jacket. At this point I was really enjoying the subtle monochrome vibes I was getting from this look. In efforts to keep everything streamlined, I decided to wear a pair of metallic mules which perfectly added a bit of interest, without overwhelming the ensemble. Finally, to continue playing off of the warm golden tones, I grabbed my round frames for a final touch. Overall, I loved how this look came together despite freezing during the actual photo shoot. The sandy hues definitely made me want to go on vacation and relax in the chicest way! Let me know in the comments below how you feel about summer suits and if they’re something you would rock this year. Until next time!

Outfit Details & Links: 

Top- Zara

Blazer- Topshop

Trousers- Topshop

Mules- Cole Haan

Sunglasses- NYS Collection

I love the mildly temperate seasons because they still call for light layering which can elevate an outfit without it feeling too weighed down. Below I’ve rounded up a few Spring jackets that have caught my eye and resemble styles I may already have versions of in my current wardrobe. Don’t forget to click the images below to shop my picks. Until next time!

It seems as though the color lavender has been the hue of the season and possibly the year thus far. While I am not the biggest pastel wearer, I love this soft feminine shade and have definitely stepped outside of my comfort zone to incorporate it into my Spring wardrobe. Check out some of the pieces I’ve rounded up below and don’t forget to click the images to shop my picks. Until next time!

 

Incorporating athletic wear into everyday style has been a consistent trend lately and one that I’ve definitely grown to become a fan of!  In my opinion the “athleisure” vibe brings such an effortless element to fashion that anyone can wear, and I plan to experiment with it more this spring and summer. Below I’ve rounded up some pieces that I would absolutely consider adding to my personal wardrobe. Don’t forget to click the images to shop my picks; until next time!

Outfit inspiration can come from anywhere whether it’s the runway, strangers on the street, an ad, or your very own friends and family. This particular ensemble was a recreation of a look I saw styled on a mannequin while out of town that I completely fell in love with! Overall, I loved the randomness of the mixture of items as well as the classic casual pieces that were thrown in for an effortlessly cool vibe. Track pants have been trending for quite a few seasons, and while I already have a black pair in a more tailored style, I thought it was time to finally get my hands on the real thing. I love these trousers because while they make an obvious statement with their bold red hue, they can also be worn in a variety of ways. For this look I chose to pair my trousers with black court shoes to dress them up and though I was initially looking for a blouse, ended up styling a graphic t-shirt for a more relaxed and playful look. So as not to keep the look too dressed down, I chose to finish off the outfit by layering a navy blazer for a “smart” and chic element. With so much going on, I didn’t want to incorporate too many accessories because I felt it would be slightly overwhelming for the already eye-catching look. Though fairly different pieces, I liked how the white accents on each article of clothing worked to create a seamless and cohesive looking outfit. I also thought the incorporation of primary colors (red, blue, & yellow) really made an unexpected statement that I’m not used to, but happy I decided to experiment with. Comment below if you’re a fan of incorporating athletic pieces into your everyday style or if you choose to solely keep them for the gym and other fitness related activities. Until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Blazer- Topshop

T-shirt- Topshop

Pants- Adidas

Heels- Zara

Bum bag, waist bag, belt bag, or whatever you want to call it are all names that were invented to make the traditional “fanny pack” appear more on trend and stylish. I personally am still green when it comes to incorporating this piece into my wardrobe, but so far I’ve grown to like it. Below I’ve rounded up a few versions that caught my eye and that I would consider adding to my accessory collection. Don’t forget to click the images for direct links to shop my picks. Until next time!

***All featured items will be linked back to the post in which they were originally styled.***

 

DAY ONE:

It’s so crazy how even though I try to mentally prepare for New York Fashion Week, it always has a way of sneaking up on me. This season, I have to admit that I was VERY last minute in confirming events, organizing my schedule, and planning my looks– actually, I had no clue what I was wearing until the morning of (lol). One of the most challenging parts about fashion week in February, is figuring out the balance of showing off your look while still trying to remain as warm as possible. That being said, there are definitely some people that throw caution to the wind and just grin and bear it in the name of fashion; however, I am not one of those people. As this happened to be the coldest day I’d be out and about, I knew I couldn’t go wrong with layers. The foundation of my look was simple, with a thin cream colored turtleneck and my favorite pair of straight-legged denim. From there, I continued to add to the ensemble by adding a checked blazer and my white booties. As this was pretty warm toned overall, my footwear definitely helped add the bit of contrast I was looking for. Finally, I finished off the look with a vintage reversible suede and fur coat given to me by my mother, a pair of gold circle-framed sunnies, and my ring handle bag. I absolutely loved the outcome of this look and how all of the pieces complimented each other in the chicest of ways!

Top- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/switch-up/

Blazer- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/smart-choice/

Jeans- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/galentine/

Boots- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/60s-chic/

Coat- Vintage

Bag- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/if-the-suit-fits/

Sunglasses-NYS Collection

 

 

DAY TWO:

The next day, I was happy to see that the forecast predicted warmer temperatures; unfortunately, rain was also to be expected. While this look had less visible layers, I knew that if I styled them correctly I could get away with not wearing a coat and being fairly warm. I was actually baking at certain parts of the day, but it was definitely worth it as the night wore on. Underneath this chunky knit was a fitted tank top, as well as a thin long-sleeved bodysuit for extra insulation. I chose to pair this vibrant sweater with a multi-colored tweed skirt for an interesting mix of texture, and used leather accents with my accessories to add structure and edge. Though also planned on a whim, this look was quite the success in my book and one I would definitely sport again in the future.

Sweater- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/holiday-celebrate/

Skirt- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/tweed-tales/

Boots- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/teddy-cran/

Bag- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/galentine/

Earrings- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/tweed-tales/

 

 

DAY THREE:

My third look of the week was the hardest to come up with because the weather was horrible throughout the entire day. I played into the gloomy vibes and ended up styling a fairly dark look, however there were some statement pieces and layering that I absolutely loved (as with both of my previous looks). These 70’s style plaid trousers were love at first sight, and have continued to remain a staple in my Fall/Winter wardrobe rotation. To offset the bottom half of the look, I paired a lace top with an off-the-shoulder- white button down which gave an eye-catching illusion effect to the overall look. I then draped my suede and shearling coat across my shoulders and completed the look with black booties and my leather tote. Despite there not being any sun, there’s something about NYFW that allows you the pass to wear sunglasses in any and every scenario no matter what what the conditions are. I kind of liked taking a more lax approach to this year’s NYFW as it kept me on my toes and also allowed me to fully take in each moment as it occurred organically. I may do a few more events this season but for the most part, it’s a wrap for me until September. Until next time!

Coat- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/shearling-denim/

Lace Top- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/holiday-edge/

Button Down- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/summer-vibes/

Trousers- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/plaid-affair/

Boots- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/mustard-mini/

Sunglasses- http://astyledmind.com/the-vault/safari-chic/

Tote- BAGGU