A Yeezy Boost Look

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yeezy_boost_style_5If you’ve made it past the title, then you know this post is about the Yeezy Boost… the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga 2.0 to be exact. I always planed on buying a pair of Yeezys. However, I would always end up oversleeping or forgetting when they went on sale. Also, some colors just didn’t appeal to me, but these did.

yeezy_boost_beluga_2The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga 2.0 were must haves, because I knew the neutral gray shade would make it a staple for just about any street style look. I wasn’t expecting to love them as much as I did. They’re stylish and comfortable, it also doesn’t hurt that their limited release makes them and every pair of Yeezys unique.

yeezy_boost_style_1Over the weekend, I got to wear my new shoes for some time out on the town. I paired my Yeezys with a similar shade of DKNY joggers and kept with the neutral tones with a navy DKNY bomber and a green tee from Forever 21.

yeezy_boost_2_1I’m not the biggest fan of Kanye West, but I admire his fashion sense and his collaboration with Adidas on the Yeezys are is just right! If you haven’t grabbed a pair, I highly recommend trying until you do. They will be a great investment to your wardrobe.

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Cold Temperatures and Velour Hoodies

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I get excited every year when the cold weather arrives, because it is hot 364 days of the year in south Texas, and I have to enjoy that one day of cold. Okay, I’m slightly exaggerating, but it’s cold for just a few days. As the cold front comes in, I start wear the hoodies, sweaters and jackets that have been put away. I always say I don’t need anymore cold weather clothes, but I always end up buying something new. This year has been no exception.

A week before the Black Friday rush, I found myself doing some window shopping, and came upon my favorite store, DKNY. It had been awhile since I had stepped into the store, and in that first step I saw something I just had to have: a black velour hoodie.

Now to be totally honest, I have been hating on velour anything, but for some reason I fell in love with this velour hoodie at first sight. When I tried it on, it made me want it even more. I guess when your favorite brand does something you hate, you end up loving it.

I got the chance to wear my new velour hoodie over the weekend, and it was the perfect streetwear piece to add to my closet. I paired it with some light grey torn skinny jeans from H&M and my new pair of black and white Old Skool Vans.

The hoodie is great with or without an undershirt. If you plan on wearing an undershirt, try wearing a white or grey longline tee. The color will allow you to balance out the tones, while the length lets your undershirt be seen.

So the morale of this blog post is to never knock a trend without trying it out first!

Outwear for Summer? Groundbreaking.

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The hots days of summer just keep on coming, and staying cool is the top priority for everyone. When it comes to wardrobe, most of us will go with a light t-shirt and shorts to keep from sweating too much. The last thing on anyone’s mind is layers, but some fashionistas and fashionistos would disagree. And I think I see myself becoming one.

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On several of my shopping adventures, I began to notice that many retailers are beginning to create outerwear pieces throughout the year. Of course, the summer jackets are made of lighter material. Even with lighter options, I didn’t see myself wearing a jacket in this summer heat. Until I stepped into DKNY.

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I spotted this nice white hooded anorak jacket, and I immediately tried it on. What really caught my attention was that it looked very different to the anorak and windbreakers that I had seen at other stores. The perforated sleeves were an obvious stand out, I could tell that it was made for the summer months. I’m pretty sure the designer who created was really thinking “How can I convince someone to wear this jacket for summer?”

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For someone like me who was effy about using jackets for summer, this DKNY jacket changed my mind. It’s perfect for the cooler summer nights when you want to stand out from the crowd. It goes great with my usual tee and torn jeans summer combination.

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If you’re looking to integrating outerwear to your wardrobe, try a lightweight jacket or anorak like the one I bought.

Throwback to my May Looks

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May was all about trying to not to sweat in heat. I’m not big on wearing shorts, so I tried to stick to light colors, rolling up my sleeves and jeans and trying not to layer.

For the first look of the month, I decided to wear a light denim shirt with the sleeves rolled and acid washed jeans. The theme was denim on denim with a twist. I felt that two shades of blue denim is the norm, so I went with the acid wash, which is perfect for the weather of spring/summer. My Cole Haan canvas shoes are a stable for my hot weather looks.

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With baseball season in full swing, I think my second look was appropriate. As athletic wear has slowly integrated itself into fashion, I figured I would show an example of this. My DKNY baseball shirt is from two spring season ago, but if you’re aware of the trends, sportswear has really influenced streetwear and high-fashion.

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My final look for the month featured a capsule collection piece from Guess. This shirt is perfect to wear during the heat, because it’s white and oversized. I find it hard to wear anything tight, especially in hot weather. Always give your body room to breathe, or your shirt might end up soaked.

The unofficially start of summer has already passed, and June is here. I look forward to presenting you my looks for the month!

Spring Fashion Vibes

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When you think of spring fashion, many things come to mind: florals, bold colors, short-sleeves and sun glasses. But what about sports? In recent years, streetwear has grown, becoming popular not only on the streets, but in high-fashion and has gained some inspiration from sports.

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My featured piece is a DKNY S/S 2015 baseball tee that was from the last S/S collection under the creative direction of Donna Karan. I’ve mentioned my love for the DKNY brand, and this is still one of my favorite pieces that I own from the legendary brand. It’s a perfect example of the sport infused streetwear we’ve come to know and love. In 2017, sport infused streetwear is still going strong. We see it in spring 2017 designer collections like Hilfiger Edition (rugby polos) and Calvin Klein Collection (football jerseys) to brands like Forever 21.

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For my sport infused look, I paired my baseball tee and matching cap with some a streetwear must, torn skinny jeans from Zara. I went with black to match my color theme and layered my baseball tee on top of a white Gap v-neck to compliment the black, while matching the white in my converse.

If you haven’t added a sport infused piece to your spring wardrobe, I suggest giving it a try. Trust me when I say, you’ll be giving off those spring fashion vibes!

Denim on Denim

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Denim will never go out of style. It’s been an essential in American wardrobe for decades. Once a casual staple, it has transcended across all levels of fashion. From streetwear to high-fashion, you will find denim just about anywhere, including my wardrobe.

As my personal style has become more streetwear inspired, I have embraced denim in my everyday looks. There was a time were I strayed away from it and stuck to chinos and khakis, but I have obviously snapped out of that. So much so that I now dare to wear denim on denim!

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Now with the hotter days of spring and summer among us, it can be hard to imagine wearing denim jeans and shirts. Trust me when I say I reach for my thinnest tee and pray that I don’t sweat through it. However, there are times when a tee might not be the best thing to wear for the occasion.

My featured look is one way to rock that denim on denim look for spring. My denim button up is one of the spring pieces from DKNY that I needed in my wardrobe. To help balance style and comfort, I rolled up my sleeves so that my arms could breathe. Another way to wear this look would be over your favorite tee. My denim shirt only cost about $45, but you can find a similar shirt for a lower price at H&M.

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Instead of going with a different shade of blue for my denim jeans, I went with a pair of rolled up, bleached DKNY jeans I purchased a few years ago. Now a darker shade of blue would’ve been acceptable, but I wanted my shirt to stand out. Just be sure your denim on denim isn’t too matchy, or you’ll end up looking like Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards.

I did however end up adding some more blue with my Cole Haan canvas shoes. They are a pair I don’t normally wear, because they are from my preppy era, but they went with the outfit.

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I finished off my look with a staple accessory and a sunny accessory. My tan suede cap was a must, not only because it’s a signature of mine, but the color complimented the look. And on the sunny day I experienced this past weekend, I needed my Ray Ban Original Wayfarers to block out the rays.

If you’re wanting to try the denim on denim look for spring, consider something similar to my look. Just don’t forget to wear different shades or colors of denim, so that the denim won’t be overbearing!

Throwback to my April Looks

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From capsule collection tees to Arizona tea bottle inspired sweatshirts, my April looks were pretty interesting! I started off with spring inspired looks and ended with a winter inspired look.

My ’90s black Guess oversized logo tee was my favorite piece for April. I had long strayed away from logo tees, but capsule collections just do it right. It might be that logo tees were huge in the ’90s and inspired looks from the decade are spot on. This piece is still available at Guess stores, and I still recommend it!

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My DKNY perforated white sweater was a fashion risk that I’m happy I took. I love DKNY and they’ve truly stepped up their game in the streetwear department. I’ve made several other purchases since featuring the sweater, and I look forward to featuring them.

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I finished out my April looks with a sweatshirt that tends to only make an appearance during the winter. However, a cold front came out of nowhere, and changed my planned outfit. Unlike the last time it was cold, I picked bright colors over dark.

As April comes to a close, I look forward to May and can’t wait share the looks I have in store.