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Is Street Style Dead?

A Case For Color Over All Black Everything

Someone recently posed this question to me: Is street style dead? They then went on to explain that the all-black everything crews are killing it (but not necessarily in the good way) and making street style, well, boring. My answer - how’s this for color? I’m certainly not afraid of wearing colors or prints and I think with this outfit that’s pretty clear.

Shot by my fellow Tumblr NYFW SS15 “classmate” Grant Legan.

Wearing:

Mr. Nieves Shirt  //  Mr. Nieves Shorts  //  Public School Shoes  //  MBS MFG CO Hat

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The New Wave In Denim

Introducing G-Star’s Raw For The Oceans Collection

Amidst the craziness of fashion week, I got to attend a very special event presented by G-Star this past Friday in NYC. The event was hosted by none other than fashion trendsetter Pharrell Williams who helped to unveil G-Star’s newest line called Raw For The Oceans (RFTO) which is a collection curated by Pharrell himself. What’s special about this latest endeavor by G-Star is that all the denim in this line is woven from Bionic Yarn, a thread made from recycled plastic bottles. After getting the chance to try on some pieces from the RFTO collection I was surprised to know that the fabric I was wearing was made from this Bionic Yarn because it looked and felt just like normal denim. I really think that this whole project is going to be the next big thing in sustainable fashion. By turning our waste into something useable and fashionable G-Star is helping to save our oceans and reduce pollution. The collection even features it’s own mascot, Otto the octopus, which you’ll notice in some of the prints and graphics on the clothing, including the bomber jacket I’m wearing here. You can check out the new Raw For The Oceans collection and learn more about it on G-Star’s newly launched tumblr site here. I definitely think you’ll like it as much as I do!

Wearing:

G-Star RAW For The Oceans Bomber Jacket  //  G-Star Blazer  //  G-Star Jeans  //  Nike x APC Sneakers  //  MBS MFG CO Hat

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Disclosure: This post was written as a part of my collaboration with G-Star RAW.

Let’s “Draw” Our Attention Towards Fall
Because After All, It’s Fashion’s Favorite Season  
With New York Fashion Week in full swing, that means fall is just around the corner. The season of boots, layering, leather !!, and warm colors is upon us so there’s no better time than the present to start looking for some inspiration. This season, American express is launching a special campaign to bring to life fall style and fashion inspiration through a series of fashion sketches by the talented artist, Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion. As a fashion “freak” myself, I was more than happy to participate and share some fall fashion inspiration. Above you’ll see how Katie turned one of my favorite fall outfits into a one-of-a-kind sketch that illustrates just a few of my favorite tips for fall styling.
Layer! Layer! Layer! Now’s the time to pile it all on - a button down under a sweater under a jacket under a scarf! Adding layers allows you to add interest to your outfit, not to mention keep you warm.
Mix Those Prints Pattern mixing is one of my favorite ways to make a bold statement with an outfit. Though it can be tricky, choosing prints in different scales but with some common colors keeps your ensemble from looking too busy while still turning heads.
Differentiate With Texture Because of the cooler temps, fall is perfect for experimenting with different textures. Incorporate warmer fabrics like corduroy, wool, and tweed with denim and flannel to add some depth and dimension to your look.
Below you can see my original outfit that inspired Katie’s sketch. To see more more fashion sketches like this from Katie (@paperfashion)​ be sure to follow @americanexpress​ and the #AmexFashion hashtag on Instagram this week.

Happy Fall Wardrobe Building everyone!
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Disclosure: This content is sponsored by American Express.

Let’s “Draw” Our Attention Towards Fall

Because After All, It’s Fashion’s Favorite Season  

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, that means fall is just around the corner. The season of boots, layering, leather !!, and warm colors is upon us so there’s no better time than the present to start looking for some inspiration. This season, American express is launching a special campaign to bring to life fall style and fashion inspiration through a series of fashion sketches by the talented artist, Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion. As a fashion “freak” myself, I was more than happy to participate and share some fall fashion inspiration. Above you’ll see how Katie turned one of my favorite fall outfits into a one-of-a-kind sketch that illustrates just a few of my favorite tips for fall styling.

  1. Layer! Layer! Layer! Now’s the time to pile it all on - a button down under a sweater under a jacket under a scarf! Adding layers allows you to add interest to your outfit, not to mention keep you warm.
  2. Mix Those Prints Pattern mixing is one of my favorite ways to make a bold statement with an outfit. Though it can be tricky, choosing prints in different scales but with some common colors keeps your ensemble from looking too busy while still turning heads.
  3. Differentiate With Texture Because of the cooler temps, fall is perfect for experimenting with different textures. Incorporate warmer fabrics like corduroy, wool, and tweed with denim and flannel to add some depth and dimension to your look.

Below you can see my original outfit that inspired Katie’s sketch. To see more more fashion sketches like this from Katie (@paperfashion)​ be sure to follow @americanexpress​ and the #AmexFashion hashtag on Instagram this week.

Happy Fall Wardrobe Building everyone!

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Disclosure: This content is sponsored by American Express.