ITS ALL IN THE FRILL
As part of my online course with Parsons & Teen Voque, I had to create a mood board on Pinterest and then recreate it through an outfit. This season I have really been into ruffles and black and white, so that's what I chose. Of course I am ALWAYS going to be into neutrals, but I think using them to incorporate the latest trends makes it much easier and a little more wearable.
ASOS is probably one of my most frequented online stores. They pretty much have everything you could ever (not need) want in life. They also have an eco section specifically for sustainably made clothing and accessories, which is amazing. I found this top by Sister Jane one night while piddling around on the site and knew I had to snatch it up. Totally reminiscent of the 80's in my opinion and I am SO HAPPY the era is making it's way back into the fashion word. It also reminds me of salsa dancing in a way (which I have absolutely no idea how to do but HEY one can draw inspiration from anywhere!).
This mini skirt I have had for around a year now, and I am so happy that it has been able to stay current in my wardrobe. Mine is from Zara and no longer available, but I have found a similar one here. You could totally recreate this look with a simple black skirt as well, but I thought that the black and white added a complexity to the outfit and enhanced the somewhat southwestern vibes I was inspired by. The heels I also purchased from ASOS (shocking). They're by a brand called New Look, which ASOS pretty much always carries. All of their shoes are very reasonably priced and the quality is nice as well. I always order a size down though because they typically run pretty large. I'm going to get SO MUCH wear out of these I can already tell.
Lastly, the accessories. One thing people may not know about me is that I am a noob when it comes to accessorizing. It's something I feel like I've never been very good at so I usually just don't even try. BUT, on the occasion where I do attempt to, I always opt for simple and neutral. Both my belt and purse are thrifted and faux leather, but I did find similar ones here and here. I strongly encourage you to check out your local thrift stores for belts. You can pretty much always find them for under $4 compared to the outrageous prices of on trend options everywhere else.
All in all I am so happy with how look turned out. I love being able to mix staple pieces I already own with more trend forward items to create a look I think is very wearable. Remember, you don't have to be a slave to the trends. They come and they go so quickly so invest in items that can translate easily from season to season and HAVE FUN WITH IT. Take every advice in fashion with a grain of salt and you do you boo. Also, check me out on Pinterest to see the board that inspired this look. Have a great week everyone and H E L L O SPRING!