NYFW in September is the season to bring out the best fashion. It is hot in New York rather than February when it is ice cold. The heat forces you to bring the fashion heat with bright colors, adventurous style and shorts. The shows at New York Fashion Week give you a preview of the trends for the following season. But the streetwear fashion outside of the shows, bring out all the current trends. I love going to the shows but I also love the streetwear styles. Here are some of my favsfrom 2016.
One of the most stunning trends of this season (and possibly for life) is origami bags. Origami is going beyond art and into bags, clothing and shoes. Yes, I mean origami like the Asian art form. Origami bags literally look like pieces of origami and/or can be converted into other styles. They make such a statement when wearing structured pieces and add a level of sophistication to any look.
The design of origami bags make can make them look complicated and unique.When you wear an origami bag is shouts, “ I LOVE FASHION”. Ha!
With such a fun bag design, some people might shy away but it is so simple to wear. Rock it with all black, a white shirt anddenim or with a bright red dress. I am still thinking of which origami bag to get this season and scouted these ones above. What do you think? Would you wear this trend?
The summer season can get very busy with meet ups, dinners, coffee dates and just plain old fun. All of these fun events require the same thing… outfit planning. It can get difficult at times because you do not know what to wear when. I am queen of not knowing what to wear just ask my husband. It takes me 30 minutes to pick and outfit, another 30 minutes to put it on and then another 30 minutes to put on my make up. Yeah it is long process. To cut down the time I have narrowed down my fav piece into one look to wear when I do not have the time to pick. So what I have done is that created a “ Summer Uniform”. Yes a Summer Uniform.
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What to Wear This Summer
I have created an outfit that I can always pull on quickly. Ironically it is a black and white look. You know how I feel about black and white. Not really a fan unless it is in a print. Ha!My summer uniform is a simple black mini skirt, white dress shirt and simple sandals and my Chanel. The skirt is stretchy so it is a contrast to the men’s dress shirt. My Chanel can hold so much so it is a perfect bag for dinners and lunch dates. My sandals are the blogger sandals of the year from Zara. They are so unique and covered in pearls. It is such an easy look and that is the point.
Creating a summer uniform is all about your personal style. You want your summer uniform to be somewhat neutral and easy to wear. If you have a colorful printed dress that you want to be a summer uniform, feel free to make that look your fav all summer. Regardless of what you pick as your summer uniform, You want to feel confident and gorgeous in that outfit.
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Here are some summer uniform ideas:
Do you have one?
Okay. Okay. I went to the Hermes sale was it was bananas. Read all about it here.The Hermes sale was the sale of the century and I really enjoyed all of the hype. Now that the hype is over and we all have come to the realization that Hermes sales DO happen, let’s talk about I actually purchased.
So I went to the sale looking for these sandals. I wanted to get either the Hermes Oran sandals or the Hermes Oasis sandals. The Oran sandals are completely flat whereas the Oasis has a bit of the heel. I ended up finding the Oasis sandals AND a Hermes Clic clac. After thinking long and hard, I went with the sandals.
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I love them. I really liked the color and the patent leather look. I wouldn’t say that they are an everyday shoe but they are more of a resort shoe. They would great of dinner or a walk along the boardwalk. The teal color will give any look a pop of color. The heel is a great height and is super comfy to walk in. The Hermes Oasis shoe has the signature H design at the front and it really stands out.
I am totally enjoying my new orange box ( at 50% off). It feels good.
Do you have the Oran or the Oasis sandals?
Do you like them?
Banana leaf print is so hot right now. It started with Dolce & Gabbana and how trickled down into high street stores. So now everyone can have a piece of the hottest trend of 2017. You don’t have to wear a banana leaf dress, you can purchase a banana leaf print bag, top or even a pillow for your home.
How do you wear banana leaf print? I would wear it with jeans, white pants or skirt or in a full head to toe look. Either way you can’t go wrong. You will stand out in any crowd and look Irie! I love banana leaf print. It reminds me of back home inTrinidad & Tobago. I just got a bunch of banana leaf pieces for my upcoming trips. Some of the pieces above start at $15 and go right up to $1000. Click the images to shop.
Are you joining on the banana leaf print trend?
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Yes straw bags are back in style. Go to the back of your closet and drag out those bags you hid for years or call your Grandma and ask for her vintage straw bags. I love the earthiness of a straw bag. It adds texture to a look and adds a feminine finish. Throw it on with jeans or wear your straw bag with a floral dress.
Summer 2017 is all about texture and dimension and the woven straw will give your look both. Here are a few of my favs at great prices. Click the photos to shop.
Do you have a straw bag?
Do you like the straw bag trend