2019 is only hours away! It still hasn't hit me yet. While I certainly had some ROUGH times in 2018, it was overall a good year. I learned my strengths and weaknesses, got many opportunities, and discovered what I really want to do in the fashion industry. This year, I really wanted to elevate my personal style and be daring, while sticking to my roots. Although this was hard, I decided to gather some of my best looks from this year. I hope to inspire anyone who's still trying to find themselves, whether it be personality, or style wise.
PUFFER SEASON. This puffer is one of my favorite pieces of outerwear and such a statement piece, yet practical. Since it was SO COLD, I layered an olive dress over a black turtleneck with my snakeskin boots. Even though there are two shades of olive in this look, I thought the pieces complemented each other really well. The subtle details of each piece are what really made this a successful look, all while staying warm.
Turtleneck & Puffer: Zara
Dress: M Made in Italy
NAVY, BUT ELEVATED. Last minute looks are really some of the best you can pull off. Each of these pieces are pretty simple, but paired together create a clean, elevated look.
Turtleneck & Velvet Slip Dress: Uniqlo
Glass Heel Boots & Bag: Zara
Puffer: Urban Outfitters
PINK MATTERS. This look was for a studio project that one of my classmates wanted me to model for. I really stepped out of my comfort zone with this look and realized that different shades of pink can work.
Shades: Friends NYC
FESTIVAL CHIC. For my first Curlfest, I wanted to stay cool, while sticking to my style. So, I layered a drawstring top over a lightweight mint dress. Also, my hair's reaction to the humidity added personality to the look.
Top, Dress & Sandals: Zara (can you guys tell what one of my favorite stores is?)
SILKY SUMMER. I'm not usually into floral print, but I just HAD to have this yellow floral trench. It was lightweight and extremely comfortable, considering it was the middle of the summer. I wore it as a dress, styled with some ruffle detail mules.
Silk Trench: Dries Van Noten
Mules: Who What Wear Collection by Target
KETCHUP & MUSTARD. I've always loved color blocking and this look was one of my favorites of the summer. Each piece is simple, but obtains details that give them personality in order to create a statement look.
Heeled Sandals: Sam Edelman
FLIGHT ATTENDANT. I was invited to the Texture on the Runway show during NYFW and wanted to do a look that I've never done before. I had worn this dress before, but not in this way. The crushed, tent style of the dress paired with a necktie, is simple, yet unique.
Shoes: Who What Wear Collection by Target
Bag: Urban Outfitters
GOOD MANNERS. I usually try to stay away from trends, but these snakeskin boots have elevated my style so much, as seen here with this rust knit dress. They go with so many pieces in my closet and add a bold touch to almost any look.
BIRTHDAY. This year, I wanted to wear something that I could be able to style differently even after my birthday and wasn't too trendy. I really love this garment because of the print, color, and slits. The fact that it went with a pair of shoes that I already had at home was also a plus.
Dress: Wonderful Collection (Authentic Chinese Clothing)
MINIMAL & COZY. My two favorite pieces in this look are the turtleneck and skirt. I'm not usually minimal with my looks, but I loved the black and white color play with these two pieces. I was able to be warm and comfortable, without doing too much.
Top & Skirt: Zara
Coat: Urban Outfitters
Which look is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! Stay tuned for more xoxo