OOTD – All Tied Up In A Knot

Today’s outfit features a few of my newest favorite additions to my wardrobe. In order to decompress with finals coming my way, I decided to enjoy a casual brew, or two, with my closest chicka. Today, my ensemble features a black tie-knot top, a pair of high-waisted mom jeans, and my favorite pair of white ruffled socks. To accessorize, I chose an embellished belt, an orange floral bralette, and a pair of blue mirrored sunglasses, to shield me from the vitamin D rays.

IMG_4100IMG_4101IMG_4110IMG_4117IMG_4119

To find my complete look:

  1. Annie Forest Tie Blouse ($49.50) – Elison Rd
  2. Galloon Lace Halter Bralette ($20.00) – Free People
  3. BDG Mom Jean – Vintage Wash ($59.99) – Urban Outfitters
  4. Ecote Metal-Tipped Leather Belt ($29.99) – Urban Outfitters
  5. White Ruffle Socks ($18.00) – American Apparel (SOLD OUT!!)

Enjoy the last few days of the sunny days, before winter trolls in. What are your favorite new pieces for the winter?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Advertisements

OOTD – Flared Out

While this look screams more like fall, since I’ve been spending most of my days studying, all I want to be comfortable, warm, and casual, as I continue grinding my geers towards my education. I paired my brown turtleneck sweater with a pair of flared, cropped, black jeans. I paired the look off with a few accessories including a turquoise choker necklace and a embellished belt. As for shoes, I chose to wear a pair of Steve Madden low-top platform sneakers to complete my look for school. I pulled my hair back into two french-braids to keep the distractions out of my face.

Here is my complete outfit here:

  1. American Apparel – Aslan Sweater ($30)
  2. Urban Outfitters – BDG Kick Flare High-Rise Jean – Black ($64.00)
  3. Steve Madden Platform Sneakers – SOLD OUT
  4. Turquoise Choker Necklace – Handmade

Enjoy!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

OOTN – All Striped Up

Another night spent out on the town. In a previous article, I mentioned that stripes have become an prominent trend within the fashion industry, and I could not help but dive into the trend. With that said, I paired my white and black pinstripe jumpsuit, with a light-wash denim jacket, and a pair of black low-top converse. While the look was very casual, the jumpsuit was decidedly my statement piece of my outfit. I love the flare at the end of these and would recommend jumpsuits for everyone, as they are comfortable, and add a chic look to any outfit.


You can purchase my outfit here:

  1. Silence + Noise Jackson Strapless Culotte Jumpsuit – Urban Outfitters ($49.99)
  2. Denim Jacket – H&M ($39.99)
  3. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Ox – Zappos ($49.99)

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Color Wheel Of The Winter 2k17

Elegance is the theme for this season’s color scheme. It includes a combination of bold red, deep green (forest green), and turquoise, which is a more light-hearted color for this season. Take a step into this season’s color scheme here:

  1. Turqouise – Turquoise, a more playful color, is the light-hearted color in this season’s color wheel. It has been seen all over runways and was used in many collections this Fashion Week. It is a color that you can incorporate into your every day wardrobe and can efficiently be a daytime and/or nighttime look. The color can be used in very elegant pieces or more casual pieces.Do not be afraid to utilize this color during the holiday season, as they are many eye-catching dresses, pants, etc. in this color that very well give off a wintery-esque vibe. Brighten your wardrobe up and open your arms to world of turquoise. 2d5f4df5c97934c23f6e3659813f4a30
    tur
    furry
  2. Deep Green – Another elegant color to begin this winter season with is deep green, almost imitating a forest green. This color has also been featured in many runway shows this season, and it is an intriguing color. While it is a little more subtle than the other colors, it is still an eyecatching color. It tends to pair well with all sorts of skin tones, and reflects a color of elegance and class. Olive green generally dictated the last winter’s green hue color palette, and this season, the fashion industry went the complete opposite direction with their green hue of the season. I find this color very tasteful and one of the most opulent colors to play with this season. I am very excited to invest in some deep green, and not to mention, these deep green hues will be great for Saint Patrick’s Day, if you want to reuse the color.
    green
    deep green
  3. Red – Make a powerful statement this season with a bold red. While deep mahogany reds were usually the red hue of choice during the winter and fall, the fashion industry has gravitated towards a bold, basic red hue to make a bold statement this holiday season. this color is literally empowering! The great thing about this elegant color is that you will never feel like you are not the talk of the room – it’s a eyecatching color. It has been featured all over runways this season and is great for the holiday season, as well. It is a very powerful statement you will be making stepping into the color of red. This season is all about making a classy statement, with these bold colors.
    trends
    fjksfashionStreetwalkers have even picked up on this empowering trend. Check out the image below of a casual streetwalker, showing off her red in this statement, yet casual outfit.
    red

Do not be afraid to mix and match these color palettes, either – especially, if you are trying to make an extra bold statement this season. The great thing about this season’s trends are that it all about color, prints, and experimenting with these trends all together. Many of the designers displayed these colors as a monochromatic look, which is a eyecatching way to utilize these color schemes. If you are trying to make a statement, for sure try a monochromatic look, experimenting with different hues of that color.

What are your favorite colors for this winter season?

Give it a go!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Got Print?

Get acquainted with your prints this winter, as printed attire has made a major comeback this season. While most prints are flooding the fashion industry, there are a handful of prominent prints you should try this winter to make a statement. Why let the cold weather stop you from making a statement? Be bold. Be fun. And, most importantly experiment with prints this season.

Some of the most popular prints to experiment with this season include:

  1. Stripes – Stripes and pinstripes are a great way to make a statement this winter. Stripes first originated in the 1800s, and was usually associated with prison outfits in the 1800s. According to UMd.studio, the striped clothing was something worn by outcasts, such as prostitutes, inmates, and crippled individuals, and those who wore stripes were demeaned by society. This ideology has progressed in the fashion industry, as stripes are now not worn by those considered outcasts, but by regular fashion-forward streetwalkers. This trend has been spotted on high-fashion runway shows and has become a prominent, and very popular pattern to be caught wearing. fall_winter_2016_2017_print_trends_stripes
    While black-and-white striped pants are currently my jam, you can find stripes in just about any article of clothing, including pants, blouses, tops, etc. Darker colored striped pieces are currently more popular than bright-colored striped pieces, do not be afraid to experiment with your color palette. Similarly, striped clothing are being displayed and retailed in many different colors, giving a whole variety of color spectrums to choose from. Whether you choose horizontal striped attire or vertically striped attire, you will not be looked at as an outcast or demeaned by this print. It’s quite empowering, actually! The trend is quite flattering, especially in darker colors. It does not look like this trend will be leaving the runways or retailers very soon. Models, such as Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevigne and Gigi Hadid have been spotted working this trend out to the core. Jenner, in particular, seems to be a big fan of this trend, especially striped pants, so hop on board.
  2. Gingham – Gingham, a pattern similar to plaid, is a grungier, patterned print that makes a statement in the wake of the 90s spirit. Gingham is a vintage trend that surprisingly made a comeback this season. This trend was originally developed in India and Indonesia, but was most prominently worn during World War II. Retro and vintage trends are popular this year and gingham is a great way to channel that. Whether you find your gingham fix with a pair of pants, pantsuits, coats and dresses, this is a worldwide trend you cannot pass up. This trend appeared on runways in Milan, Paris, New York, and London, and even Elle Japan recommended this trend, stating that they were very excited about this up-and-coming trend. In fact, this last season of Project Runway, the winner won with a gingham t-shirt dress. Do not pass up this trend!
  3. Polka Dots – Polka dots are quite playful, especially for the winter season. While winter is categorized with darker and less playful trends, experimenting with polka dots this season is a great way to catch a person’s eye. While the polka dot trend is not one that caters to everyone’s taste, it is a great trend to play with this winter if you are feeling a little bold. The runways this season were flooding with polka dots, hinting that maybe we should give it a go as well. Smaller polka dots are great for those who are feeling a little hesistant about rocking some attire with large polka dots. Since patterns are in this winter, it is a great excuse to play with the already playful trend.
  4. Sequins/Sparkles – Sequins and sparkles are great for the holiday season, specifically during the New Years and Christmas times. Specifically, gold and silver sequined and/or sparkled clothing is a definite must this season. Similar to the other patterned trends, sequins and sparkles were all over the runway this season, as well. Sequins and sparkles are quite playful, but can channel a classy, chic vibe, if paired correctly. Once again, this is a great trend to rock especially during the holidays. Do not be afraid to experiment with this beyond the holiday season, as it is a fun and festive way to sparkle into this season.glitter
  5. Galaxy – Enchanting and futuristic pieces are making comeback this season, as well. There were many bold galaxy printed pieces on runways this season, as high-fashion hopped on this trend very quickly, incorporating them into their collections. While galaxy prints can seem “way out of this world,” or something of a totally different universe, the print can actually come across as very chic, simplistic, and beautiful, especially when the right colors are utilized within the piece. Valentino’s pre-fall 2015 collection did a great job showing off how to carefully pull off this print, displaying a collection of pieces utilizing galaxy printed clothes. Who knew that stars and moons could end up looking so elegant? Clearly, the print speaks for itself, and while this trend may not cater to everyone, this is a great, fun trend for you to try this season, as it is definitely not a boring trend.galaxxxy
    tumblr_nic8veBRr91sms0ibo6_500
    Valentino Pre-Fall Collection 2015
    tumblr_nic8veBRr91sms0ibo9_500
    Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

    galazy
    Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 Collection
  6. Leopard/Jaguar – Talk about making a comeback, animal prints are currently make a splash in the fashion industry. Now, we have an excuse to whip out our favorite leopard or jaguar print attire for reasons other than for Halloween. These two animal prints are definitely two of the easiest to pull off this season, as the jaguar print is black-and-white and leopard print has been around for a while. Society, for a while, deemed animal print as trashy, but the fashion industry has found a way to incorporate this trend in a way that is presentable, yet fun.

There is definitely no shortage of boring prints to experiment with this season. This season is all about #gettingprinted, so hop aboard the printed train. This is a great time to practice pairing prints with one another, or simply just experimenting with these bold patterns that are currently taking over the fashion world.

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

 

OOTD – Stay #FURRY

Fall is coming in HOT, and in order to stay hot and/or warm, incorporating some fur and fall-like trends are very important this season. With this outfit, I incorporated some of my favorite fall/winter trends, all while trying to stay warm, during this transition of seasons. I utilized one statement jacket and balanced the rest of the outfit out with neutral colored pieces that I enjoyed. Fur, or faux fur, fuzzy jackets are not only a way to make a statement this season, but stay especially warm. I kept the jacket a semi-neutral color, in order not to overwhelm my entire outfit. I paired this furry jacket with a pair of black high-waisted jeans, a cream, cable knit sweater, a Brixton Fiddler Fisherman hat, and a black scarf.

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetIMG_3739IMG_3750IMG_3724IMG_3732IMG_3746

You can find my outfit here below:

  1. Audrey 3+1 Killin’ Me Softly Rust Faux Fur Jacket ($78.00)  – Tobi
  2. Cropped Cable Knit Jumper ($65.00) – TOPSHOP
  3. Roller High-Rise Cropped Skinny Jeans ($68.00) – Free People
  4. Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots ($44.99) – Charlotte Russe
  5. Unisex Circle Scarf OS Black (SOLD OUT!) – American Apparel
  6. Brixton Fiddler Fisherman Hat ($42.00) – Urban Outfitters

Fall is a great time to experiment with jackets, boots, sweaters, and fall/winter accessories – do not forget to try these new trends! Most of these items are easily purchased on many retailer sites and stores, so these pieces are all very accessible.

Embrace the colder temperatures!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

OOTD – Black As Day

You can never wear too much black – it’s an ultimate staple of my wardrobe. My outfit can be considered a “blackout,” though no consumption of alcohol was partook in during the creation of this outfit. I wanted to keep the outfit neutral and comfortable, incorporating some of my favorite trends of the season. The black striped slip dress was the starting point from my outfit, and helped keep the look very casual. I paired the slip dress with a pair of high-top slip-on shoes. To top off the look, I chose a black fisherman style hat and the black circular sunglasses to protect me from the intense UV rays.

Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

My complete outfit can be bought here:

  1. BDG Charlotte Yarn Dyed Striped Slip Dress ($24.99) – *Not available in black*
  2. Slip-on Ankle Shoes ($34.99)
  3. Brixton Fiddler Fisherman Hat ($42.00)
  4. Women’s Round Sunglasses – Black/Gold ($14.99)

Black is the new black, 5ever!

 

xo,

Aichan Tewahade