Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Fashion Lookbook: Trends featuring Forever 21

University of Texas at El Paso
From pleated skirts to color blocking outfits, these are two major trends this spring season.  Vibrant colors and patterns are in style and while it can be costly to keep up with the new trends, you can still be trendy and in style with affordable prices. Here are some flirty pleated pieces and color blocking ideas to add to your wardrobe this season inspired by clothes from Forever 21. One of the most popular trends this season is pleats. Maxi pleated skirts are classic and chic items that come in different colors and textures. Pleated dresses are also popular this season. I styled two different outfits that embrace the pleated trend. Another popular trend this season is color blocking. There are multiple ways of color blocking. In this video, I color blocked a skirt and showcased how color blocking dresses are also very trendy this season. With spring finally here, the warmer temperatures are perfect for wearing ultra feminine pieces and incorporate the popular trends that make us feel beautiful and confident. Walking through the contemplative gardens and unique architectural landscape of the University of Texas at El Paso, I am reminded of how nature plays a central role in fashion. Drawing from the colors, textures, palettes, and silhouettes that create nature, I immerse myself into the juxtaposing yet in sync worlds of fashion and nature to highlight how a change in season can bring a world of opportunities to style flirty, feminine outfits that are both flattering and trendy. With the gardens and spectacular architectural designs of the University of Texas at El Paso, I find tranquility in an urban, flower-filled oasis.

I hope you get inspired!

Outfit 1:
Forever 21 Green Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt
Forever 21 Textured Chiffon Leopard Tank
Zara Brown Faux Leather Clutch
Zara Nude Patent Leather Peep Toe Pumps
Forever 21 Jade and Gold Layered Necklace
Forever 21 Gold Chain and Charm Bracelets
Gold Style & Co. Watch

Outfit 2:
Heritage 1981 Pleated Color Block Dress (Dark Navy/Cream) Forever 21
Aldo Nude Clutch
Franco Sarto Nude Snake Textured Shoes
Vintage Silver Bracelet
Eliot Danori Diamond Earrings

Outfit 3:
 Forever 21 Essential Teal Woven Skirt with Belt
Forever 21 Yellow Sheer Military Blouse
Nine West Brown Dress Sandals
Zara Brown Faux Leather Clutch
Forever 21 Pink Layered Beaded Necklace
Gold Style & Co. Watch
DIY Copper Beaded Wrap Bracelets

Outfit 4:
Forever 21 Sleeveless Colorblock Dress w/belt
Aldo Metallic Silver Clutch
BCBGeneration Metallic Grey Pumps
Forever 21 Grey Beaded Bracelet
Zara Silver Choker
DIY Black Suede and Rhinestones Wrap Bracelet


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Outfit of the Day: Pretty in Pink!

Griffith Park Observatory
While styles and trends may change with the changing season, there are certain pieces in your wardrobe you wear again and again. The style, color, and silhouette of any favorite item in your wardrobe will allow you to be creative in the ways you style and accessorize it. Southern California is well known for its exquisite locations with beautiful sceneries and breathtaking views. Visiting Griffith Park Observatory near Los Angeles on a sunny afternoon is a great opportunity to wear your favorite piece of clothing to wear a casual yet chic outfit. My favorite item in my wardrobe is a pink H&M blouse with button detailing in the back. The versatility of the silk blouse has allowed me to style this item in a myriad of ways that include styling with jeans for a casual look or an elegant faux leather skirt for a sophisticated look. As one of the largest urban park and its close proximity to Hollywood, Griffith Park is a popular tourist attraction. The Griffith Observatory is a popular site for its science related activities and beautiful dome that encloses its many telescopes. While visiting the Griffith Observatory, I wanted to wear a casual outfit and my favorite pink H&M blouse was flexible enough to be casual yet stylish at the same time. While exploring all of the activities the observatory has to offer, I paired the beautiful silk blouse with a comfortable Charlotte Russe denim jeans pants. I accessorized the outfit with a trendy Forever 21 gold chain necklace and a gold Style & Co. watch. To complement the colors and accessories, I added a brown handbag and brown H&M boots. With the incredible views from the Griffith Park Observatory in the backdrop, the beauty of the scenery showcases the colors of the outfit and highlights how a favorite piece of item in your wardrobe can make you feel beautiful and confident. 
I hope you get inspired!

Thank you and I hope that you get inspired to be creative with your favorite pieces of clothing and style them for a variety of looks!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Splash of Color: Styling Colored Jeans

Seal Beach, California
Colored pants are in style this season. From red to hot pink, colored pants are available in all spectrums of the rainbow colors and beyond. While colored denim pants are not a new trend, they have made a great comeback in today’s fashion community with an updated flare. Inspired by the modern and fashionable ways of styling colored pants, I immersed myself into the colored denim trend and added vivid colors into my wardrobe. Inspired by the warm sunny days of Seal Beach, California, this is the perfect location to showcase the vibrancy of colored denim pants. Famous for its beautiful beach shorelines and the second largest wooden pier, Seal Beach, California has the perfect atmosphere to highlight why the colored denim pants has become one of the most popular fashion trends this season. On this beautiful sunny day and the beaches of Seal Beach in the background, I style three colored denim pants with complimentary colors, harmonizing patterns and statement accessory pieces. Colored denim pants are perfect wardrobe items to display your personal fashion style.

Outfit 1: H&M Pink Skinny Jeans; Forever 21 Blouse; Forever 21 Tan Booties; Forever 21 Pink Necklace; Downtown LA Nude Clutch

Outfit 2: H&M Blue Skinny Jeans; Forever 21 Blouse; Aldo Nude Shoes; H&M Pink Necklace; Downtown LA Nude Clutch

Outfit 3: Red Skinny Pants; H&M Grey Sweater; Forever 21 Espadrille Black

Wrap Around Shoes; Forever 21 Faux Leather Clutch; H&M White and Gold Earrings; H&M White and Gold Bracelet

Thank you and I hope you get inspired!