This particular outfit differs from what I normally wear. As my first year of college progressed, I drifted away from my usual outfits that always consisted of some major black piece. I started to wear more colors and became more comfortable in my own body. The cute denim top, silk scarf, and striped olive pants scream "summer!" All the pieces were thrifted, proving the objective truth that thrift stores have the upper hand when it comes to shopping. The denim micro purse was something that was, believe it or not, gifted to me when I was six. Why do six year olds need purses? I kept that purse hidden away in the back of my closet until recently, and realized it flows perfectly with the micro purse trend of late. We love hoarding for the sake of fashion.
Nothing says big business like pin stripe pants and a white button up. The leather jacket and beanie add the perfect amount of causal to this rather formal outfit. The bright burnt orange is just the pop of color a black and white outfit needs. I'm not one for button ups, however the colorful buttons added a touch of playfulness to my outfit, reassuring people that I don't actually work in financial district; I'm a poser. The now popular trend of layering short necklaces together was atypical to my lifestyle. After stalking skater boys in bands on instagram, I decided that layering necklaces automatically made anyone look cooler than they actually are. My makeshift layering was a success, or at least I would like to believe so. A day in sf always calls for a confusing mix of styles, but I still look like I'm from Sac town.
I really do not understand the concept of "too much denim". If you live in California, denim is the uniform. A simple denim look can speak volumes with the right accessories and attitude. Yellow tinted glasses add the perfect contrast to the shades of blue within any denim outfit. The tan mesh tee is the perfect summer layer since it is breathable and simple. However, the best part of the outfit is the hand painted bad gal icon, Rihanna. Riri has the sass and style that any individual could only hope for. She exudes a certain confidence that today's society does not possess so much. As she guides me into solidifying my sense of style, I become more fearless in more aspects of my life. If I were fifteen and told wear a full denim outfit, I would be completely unwilling. After gaining self confidence, and not giving a hoot about what anyone else has to say, I can say that blue just happens to be my color.
Apparently these days I'm known as the rocker chick type, but I cannot particularly see it. I was feeling sad, so I would like call this my emo outfit. After moving to Merced, I had to check out the downtown and found a swanky record shop, Tigers and Daggers, and thus my tee was the glory of that entire store. The dark camo is not something one would pair with a band tee, but it's a modern look, I'd say. The classic converse tie the entire outfit together, taking it back to the 80's. This outfit was most likely unconsciously inspired by Jesse Rutherford, since I was listening to "Daddy Issues" moments before in a robe.
If someone googled 'angsty teen', these are the stock photos that would show up. However, these were taken around 12am in a laundromat. The biggest revelation would be that floral skirts can, in fact, look quite grunge in the right setting. A black tee with the grim reaper graphic supports the cause. My little white sandals are the perfect touch of girly and delicate to completely throw the outfit in a loop. I understand how this would not please every individual's taste, but it's a look I prefer. All pieces were thrifted, which therefore makes the outfit inevitably unique. This particular outfit is somewhat simple, something I'm not used to, only because I started college, so trotting around with an off-the-shoulder top and backpack can be quite the feat. Nonetheless, may angst live on forever.
You know a dress is conservative when your grandma says it's a nice dress. This casual, floral sheath dress is pure elegance. Despite being under five dollars at Eco Thrift, it's beautiful and comfortable. The superstars clash with the concept of the entire outfit, being seen as more sporty than anything. I like pairing dresses with sneakers so I still look casual. The silk scarf compliments the dress in the best way with matching flowers and analogous color concepts. While the subtle yellow overpowers the dress, the azure blue pops from the scarf. The lone earring is just a statement that pulls the outfit together. It's all a "ready to meet your hip parents" look.
I was not completely prepared to take pictures on a random trip to one of the most iconic cities in the world. I think this outfit is a hodge podge of pieces, but it mostly worked out in my favor. The dress was a Freestyle find, which I paired with a long sleeve by The Weeknd, since it was a chilly day in Chinatown. The basic white Adidas superstars were comfortable; I could break an ankle in heels. The lucky part of the outfit was the red necktie matching the red lettering on my sleeves. It's excellent coordination. However, the denim jacket did not completely flow with the outfit. The roses matched the necktie, but the wash of jean clashed with the murky green shade of the dress. Even though the colors clash, the outfit as a whole was a good one. A bunch of different clothing styles with unkempt hair is the new trend, or so I would like to think.
If you've never seen Indian jewelry before, it's as extravagant as everyone says. I blended my cultures together by wearing Indian wedding jewelry with American clothes. Doing so made me feel like a power woman, especially with the last shot. Off the shoulder tops are coming in hot so obviously off the shoulder jumpsuits must be the next best thing. The sleeves on the jumpsuit add an air of casualty to the ensemble. The color red is quite rich, and a very popular hue in the Indian culture. This outfit was wholly inspired by @aankita.b, a culture blending mogul with her style being, usually, some elegant shoulder baring piece and eye catching Indian jewelry. Now all I need to do is find Aladdin from this decade.
First and foremost, mesh and summer go together like a melted popsicle on a sidewalk. The material is light and very breathable. The snakeskin shorts and floral appliqués definitely clash, however don't detract from each other. I made this outfit thinking it would be a bust with mesh over shorts. Oddly enough, the color palette from the shorts match my wedges perfectly. I don't normally leave the house bearing so much skin, so I was slightly paranoid. Wearing mesh with only a bralette was a flagrant move, but the valley heat calls for risky business.
To be completely honest, this outfit was much more chic then I originally planned. Wearing it made me feel like a million dollars. The skirt, which I found in my grandmother's closet, is so formal and the bottom reminds me of bell sleeved tops, so of course I had to wear it. To stay in the same color palette, the tan mesh bodysuit was a good piece over the black, simple crop top. I was very skeptical about pairing mesh with such a skirt, however the end result was much better than I expected. And my mom really liked it.