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.

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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

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RECAP: New York Fashion Week

Though I did not attend the actual event, my attendance did not interfere with my love for the event. As New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week have already came and went, and now Milan Fashion Week is in full-swing, I figured I would recap some of New York’s most memorable runway collections this season. Here’s a recap of some of my favorite trends, runway shows, and collections from this year’s New York Fashion Week.

  1. Marc Jacobs Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018 – According to Vogue, The Marc Jacobs’ show was completely silent. But, the collection spoke volumes to compensate for the silence, letting the audience enjoy the collection for its’ true nature. The collection was bold, incorporating a wide range of bold patterns, full of texture, as he experimented with a multitude of different materials, and incorporated retro trends and patterns. The make-up and accessories were far from unnoticeable, as he incorporated dramatic cat eye make-up, turbans, and fanny packs. The collection featured many pieces inspired by menswear, featuring many looks incorporating suits. The retro patterns and wild floral print looks were very memorable, as much of his collection utilized these trends. 

  2. Fenty x Puma Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018 – The Fenty x Puma show was a show within itself. Motorcrossers performed tricks in the backdrop of pink mountains, as the models walked down the runway. According to Vogue, the runway show was X Games inspired. The collection overall had a good flow to it from piece to piece, and the color scheme had a good cohesion. While most of the looks were sporty, the collection also included a very chic dress, which was one of my favorite looks of the collection. While this runway show was one of the most talked about and anticipated shows of the week, the collection did not suit my practical needs, as many of the pieces were a little over-the-top for me. I truly enjoyed the color scheme, as the colors were all truly visually stimulating. The collection was definitely eccentric.
     

  3. Michael Khors Collection Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018– The Michael Kors Collection was similarly one of my favorites, featuring models Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. The collection incorporated tons of pastels and beachy pieces, which honestly came as a surprise to me. I am a big fan of this collection, as it contains many looks that I would wear daily. The two-piece ensemble looks that were featured within the collection are some of my favorites, and I would not mind having one of them in my closet. The collection contained many bohemian pieces, as well. I loved how he also incorporated palm tree leaf prints and tie-dye into some of his looks. Kendall Jenner’s look was very simplistic, and also one of my favorites of the collection. The more I rant about it, the more I realize how obsessed I am with this tropical spring collection. The collection makes me immediately want to take a trip to Hawaii. Khors unexpectedly swooned the bohemian side of my style.
     

  4. Oscar de la Renta Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018 – The Oscar de la Renta’s collection was one of the most visually stimulating and playful. While I was not a big fan of the looks at the very end, which included gowns that I did not enjoy, I truly enjoyed the collections play on patterns. The beginning looks of the collection were definitely what I believe were the strongest of the bunch. The show also included Bella Hadid, whose outfit was one of my favorite ensembles of the bunch. The collection used a wide array of colors and could be seen as a little bit everywhere, as it lacked the cohesiveness that other collections had. Some of my favorite pieces and looks from the collection were the sequin pieces, specifically this red and silver sequin dress. Overall, the collection was playful and colorful.
     

  5. Tom Ford Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018 – Tom Ford is always been a frontrunner during Fashion week. The show this year featured both Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who are not only some of my favorites, but a handful of other individuals. The collection was sleek, as usual, channeling a very “cool” vibe. The collection branched out experimenting with neon pink, incorporating the vibrant color into pant suits and suit jackets. He still manages to pull off the almost highlighter color, and successfully achieves the sleek, fashion-forward vibe that he always channels. My favorite part of the collection was his jackets, more of his relaxed looks, and most of his all white ensembles. I was not the biggest fan of the way he styled his model’s hair, but I did enjoy the makeup.
     

  6. Coach 1941 Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018– The atmosphere and environment of the Coach 1941 runway show was one of my favorites. The glittered runway stole my soul, as it perfectly complimented each and every piece of the collection. The collection itself featured many pieces within each look that I, myself, would enjoy wearing. Though I may not have paired some of the pieces the way that they were presented, I enjoyed the collection thoroughly. The collection was sophisticated, girly, featuring lace, beautiful slip dresses, and lots of glitter, and most importantly, “cool.” The collection experimented with a specific print that was translated into different pieces. I found that this collection appealed to my own personal style and aethestic.
     

  7. Victoria Beckham Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018 – Simplistic, yet beautiful is how I would describe Beckham’s Spring 2018 collection. The color scheme of the entire collection consisted of simplistic black and white, nude tones, and pastels, which made the collection a dream to watch. The collection had plenty of pieces inspired by menswear, full of many suits, as that was a prominent theme throughout the fashion week. Though menswear-inspired-attire were present throughout her entire collection, she still managed to make the business casual attire look chic, elegant, simplistic, and feminine. Each piece was beautifully constructed, and I enjoyed many of the “flowy” looks she had in her collection this season.
     


    For a more thorough recap of all the runway shows from this year’s New York Fashion Week, peep Vogue.com for a full front-row experience. Beyond some of my favorites, there were handfuls of exiquiste collections that were featured at this year’s Fashion Week that are readily available for your viewing pleasure.xo,

    Aichan Tewahade

OOTN – Denimly Not Over Florals For Sheer

On a casual night out to the city, I created an ensemble that incorporated a sheer floral long sleeve top and a denim skirt. I wanted to keep the look grungey and girly, yet not over-the-top. The button-down denim skirt in a sense contrasts, and compliments the grungier dark floral printed top. The platform high-top sneakers, which go with just about everything, added a more casual and grungey look to my outfit. The shoes I kept a neutral color, not to overwhelm the outfit.

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Kimchi Blue Floral Embroidered Long Sleeve Top – Urban Outfitters

Black & White Platform High-Top Sneakers – H&M (Sold Out)

Dark Wash Denim Button-Down Skirt – H&M (Sold Out)

Black Lacey Bralette – Free People

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

 

Starry-Eyed

This season patterns have won over the hearts of the masses, in particular stars have made a particular comeback, especially in women’s fashion.

While this trend may cater more to the younger crowd, star-coated attire is a playful trend that you can try this season, especially if you are trying to make a statement. While stripes, polka dots, and floral patterns are in this season as well, stars are a way to make a bold, unique statement, as it is still an up-and-coming trend. You do not need to save the starry attire for just for the Fourth of July now.

While you can spruce up your closet with bold starry attire, there are more simplistic variations of this trend available. Great thing about this trend? You can dress it up or down, or if need be, transition it from a daytime look to a nighttime look. While fun, bold patterned attire is season, take advantage of the freedom of experimenting with patterned clothing. From a distance, sutble star-printed attire appears like polka dots, so if you are feeling hesitant about a bold print, try something more subtle.

This trend has been seen on celebrities, streetwalkers, and even in high-fashion.

 

Are you seeing stars yet?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

My Passion For Fashion

For myself, fashion is a very important aspect of my life that I am truly passionate about. To some, fashion is not a priority – not saying that fashion consumes my life, or that I base my self-worth on whether or not I am updated on my styles. Personally, fashion means more to me than just clothing or articles of material that we place on our body – it is a form of art.

Fashion goes much deeper than what most people think, in fact, it allows you to get in touch with your creative side. The thing I love the most about fashion, other than shopping and finding inspiration, is the act of putting together an outfit. Whether you are feeling inspired from that girl you saw walking down the street or off of Vogue magazine, putting together an outfit is a work of art.

Another aspect about fashion that I enjoy is watching how others pair and utilize current trends in order to suite their style. The greatest thing is that everyone has their own unique way of styling their outfits, even if the trends are similar. There are a million ways for individuals to personalize their outfits, even if they are incorporating the same trends or pieces.

Styling and fashion is much more complicated than one would assume, as it requires an immense amount of creativity and an understanding for what appeals to the masses. Since it is constantly changing, I find that designers deserve the most respect as they construct pieces every season, incorporating new trends, ideas. Designers deserve some of the most applause for having the courage to experiment their ideas to the public. Every designer and manufacturer takes their own approach to current trends, often leaving consumers and fashion gurus options to experiment with the trends. They often push the boundaries in the hopes that people will catch onto the trend. Fashion leaves me wondering what is the next big trend that will catch on, and this is something that always keeps me on my toes. Not to mention, high-end, couture, extravagant pieces are some of the most eye-catching and beautiful works of art that are often mind-blowing.

Even long-lasting trends are great and interesting to observe, as designers and manufacturers begin adapting and updating the trends. Trends from the 20s-90s have consistently stayed relevant in our society, but as mentioned before, fashion is always adapting and changing. Fashion is about incorporating new, fresh trends to the market, all while incorporating trends from the past.

To me, fashion is a way for me to express myself and my personality. The creative aspect and the beauty behind fashion will always keep me captivated.

I encourage you to take a look into the beautiful, complex, and wonderful industry of fashion. It may blow your mind!

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

Back-To-School Must Haves

With school just around the corner, every one is trying to look their best, all while keeping up with the latest fashion trends. This back-to-school season features sporty, playful trends that also incorporate comfort, as well. DRESS FOR SUCCESS THIS YEAR.

  1. Overalls – Overalls have been an ongoing trend throughout the last year, and it is still going strong. Long or short, or skirt or shorts, overalls are a fun, comfortable trend that is flattering for everyone. Pair it with a cute bralette or crop top during the hotter days, and warmer, long-sleeve tops during the winter. Overalls are very versatile, suiting the needs of most. Overalls are also a great option for class, as they are comfortable and an easy ensemble to put together.
  2. Mini Backpacks – Smaller, more chic backpacks are in style this season. It seems like this season the smaller, the better. This is an awesome, comfier alternative to lugging around a massive bag. The mini backpack trend is following the minimalist trend that is currently relevant, not to mention, it is a cute, sporty way to transport your goods.
  3. Stripes – Patterns are making a comeback this season, especially stripes. While stars and gingham are making a comeback as well, stripes are the front runners for this season. You can find striped rompers, jumpsuits, crop tops, pants – anything goes. This trend is a bit preppier, but it is appealing and a slimming pattern that can help you achieve a very chic, and updated look.
  4. Off-The-Shoulder – Off-the-shoulder tops offer a alternative to the regular blouses that we come across on a day-to-day basis. The off-the-shoulder detail is playful and fun, and is easily dressed up or down. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans or a pair of shorts to create an effortless, bohemian look. While this trend may be considered more of a summer trend, off-the-shoulder tops can easily be transitioned into fall and winter pieces as well.
  5. Lace-Up Tops – Lace-up tops have been a cool, grungier trend that has come about recently and has been killing the market recently. The lace-up detail is another play on basic tops and sweaters. You can find lace-up attire in just about any piece of clothing, including dresses, t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, etc. If you are trying to evoke a cooler vibe, lace-up tops are right up your alley.
  6. Denim – DENIM IS ALWAYS ESSENTIAL. A few good pair of jeans, whether they are high-waisted, mid-rise, boyfriend, or girlfriend style jeans, are necessary for your wardrobe. Distressed denim, high-waisted denim, and boyfriend style denim are quite popular this season and a fun twist to a basic pair of jeans. You do not need to invest in a pair of Levi’s, but a comfortable pair of jeans that you can swap out every once in a while is essential. DO NOT FORGET YOUR DENIM JACKET EITHER. Denim jackets are also an essential this season, as we transition into fall. Denim jackets are great for layering and are something easy to throw over just about any outfit. A fun idea to spruce up your denim is incorporating patches onto your denim and personalizing it with your own accessories. DENIM. DENIM. DENIM.
  7. Florals – Floral has become one of the statement trends this season for women. Florals are a more girlier trend, but do not be afraid to try it this season. You can find florals on just about anything, including sweaters, sheer tops, bodysuits, jumpsuits, leggings, pants, etc. This season both bold and subtle floral prints are in, as well as dark floral prints and light floral prints. Do not be afraid to experiment with the variations of floral that you come across.
  8. Jumpsuits – Jumpsuits are comfortable, which is a plus especially when you are shopping around for clothes to wear to class. You want to be comfortable during school, and if you are trying to achieve an effortless, chic look, all while feeling comfortable, jumpsuits are the way to go. Jumpsuits are available in basic colors or patterns, and are also available in flowy or more fitted styles. On the hotter days, a nice loose-fitting, jumpsuit is the perfect solution to staying cool, all while looking cool.
  9. Baseball Caps – Invest in one for the school season. You can kill two birds with one stone – protection from the sun, and a cool, sporty look. Retailers everywhere are flooding with baseball caps of all colors, sizes, styles, and materials. Find something that suites your style. Baseball caps are timeless and necessary in your wardrobe anyways. Outside of school, you can wear them hiking, shopping, studying, tanning, etc. Never turn down an excuse for protection from those UV rays.
  10. Sneakers – Adidas, Puma, Nike, Vans, and Reebok have all made an epic comeback, with the return of the sporty theme that is occurring this season. Fortunately for us, comfort is in this season. Invest in a pair of sneaks that appeal to your liking, and pair it with just about anything. There are so many styles for every one to try, and sneakers come in just about any color. It’s a guarantee that you will find something that suites your needs and styles. Walk to class in style and comfort with a great pair of sneakers.
  11. Bomber Jackets – For the cooler seasons, warm yourself up with a classic bomber jacket. Once again, bomber jackets fall under the sporty category. As bomber jackets serve as a fairly timeless piece of outerwear, they come in just about every color and in every material. Patterned bomber jackets are also quite popular this season, and if you would like to incorporate two trends into one, try a floral bomber jacket this back-to-school season. Bomber jackets will give you a cool and edgy look to your outfit, and are definitely a must-have.
    Obviously, leggings, large t-shirts, running shorts, and a good variety of hoodies are also essentials that you should keep in your wardrobe. They are comfortable, and on those days when you are really feeling the stress, comfort is everything.
    xo,Aichan Tewahade

OOTD – Losin’ My Marbles

Today, with the warm weather in full swing and the Boulder Creek Festival happening, I got to break out my summer clothes and spend some quality time outdoors ON A SWING. I kept my outfit light and airy, with my sleeveless, mock neck, marble-print SWING dress, while sporting a loose-knit, black cardigan, to exude a more relaxed, and effortless vibe.. To spruce up the outfit, I paired the outfit with black, knee-high, lace-up gladiator sandals. I continued the effortless look with a basic, black brimmed vintage. The sandals and the brimmed hat were the accent pieces of my outfit. To compliment and complete the rest of my outfit, I finished the look off with a pair of black and gold circle brow bar sunglasses in order to ward off the sunlight from my eyes.

My outfit today incorporated:

  1. Sleeveless Mock Neck Marble Print Swing DressRagstock
  2. Black Knit Oversized Cardigan With Pockets – Forever 21
  3. Knee-High Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals – Target (ITEM NO LONGER IN STOCK)
  4. Black and Gold Circle Brow Bar SunglassesRagstock
  5. Black Hat With Vintage Embellishments – Forever 21

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xo,

Aichan Tewahade