Mesh Top: Forever 21/ Crop top: Forever 21/ Leather track pants: BCBG/ Shoes: ASOS/ Ear Cuff: BCBG
Ok ok you can say it. I've jumped on the minimal bandwagon. Seeing minimalist monochrome looks all over fashion blogs, tumblr, pinterest, and even being surrounded by it at work has given me a greater appreciation for it. I've said it before, there's something about black and white that will never go out of style-- it's sophistication at it's purest. You're probably thinking, that's fine and all, but wearing black in the summer time... really? yes. It can be done. And if I can do it in the hottest of the hottest places to be during summer then so can you. My approach is wearing loose fitting garments, with lots of breathing room, open toed shoes, and wearing those handy dandy crop tops in fresh ways. What will yours be?
I think it's suffice to say I had a fantastic weekend... not that I expected anything less from swim week. Because of my internship at a Miami fashion brand, Style Mafia, I got to participate behind the scenes at a charity show, Style Saves, and several poolside pop-up shops. I also had the pleasure of attending the ASOS #EpicSummer event which included brunch, drinks, mingling, and a preview of the Spring/Summer 2015 ASOS Collection. Keep an eye out for their killer neoprene swimsuits next year...just sayin'. As if that doesn't sound awesome enough, I was also able to meet some of my Miami blog crushes, Ria Michelle and Jana from OJ and Cigs. I admire both bloggers for many reasons, so it was an absolute joy to actually meet them in person. (I've included a few instasized shots of them above). Though heat was unbearable (no surprise there), my taste of swim week was pretty damn sweet.
Top: ASOS / Jeans: Thrifted / Jean shirt : Thrifted / Heels: ASOS / Sunnies: Mink Pink
This past week I went through a huge craze. All I could think about was cutting my hair -- I searched high and low for cool haircuts that would look fresh and hip until I finally found a match. I went to the hair salon, half excited, half scared outta my mind... I've never had short hair before in my life so this was a pretty big deal. Finally, 3 hours of inner mental breakdowns later, I left the hair salon with a shoulder length asymmetrical bob, a huge smile on my face and confidence to kill. I guess you can say I'm satisfied.
On another note: I've really been feeling basics lately, clean whites, denim, grays and blacks. So I decided to take on the white tee and boyfriend jean trend. I bought these jeans at the mens section at a thrift store for about 4 bucks and ripped them to my taste. These jeans are officially my instant go-to's so I would definitely recommend doing the same!
Top: ASOS / Hat: HM / Sunnies: ASOS / Overalls: Thrifted / Bag: Thrifted / Shoes: Thrifted / PH: Javi Moncada
In order to adjust to the climate I did a little shopping and hit up the thrift stores. One of my finds was this fantastic overall. It's definitely one of those pieces that only fashion people think is cool like mom jeans and Birkenstocks, and I oftentimes question if I don't look completely ridiculous wearing it, but I guess that's part of the fun of it all. Here are some tips I find genuinely helpful.
How to avoid looking like a hillbilly while wearing overalls:
pair it with a crop top
or an oversized striped tee/sweatshirt
or a crisp white tee
wear it with converse
add final touches modern accessories (like these cat eye sunnies and my trusty black fedora)
wear a cowboy hat
or a straw hat
wear it with gingham or plaid in any way/shape/form
attach multiple pins to it
Remember my whole rant about it feeling like spring last post? Yeah, well it may look like spring, but really it's 40 something degrees outside, meaning I still get goosebumps when I walk outside. Of course, it being chilly still doesn't stop me from dressing like it's spring. Cue the blush pink maxi skirt, white jelly-style sandals, and white crop top, all of which I'll be wearing all summer in some way or another.
Today was the last day of classes, and I'll be leaving for Miami on Tuesday!! It's crazy to think that sophomore year is over and I'll surely miss Boston and all of it's charm but I'm sooooo ready for summer. Here's to warmer days ahead!
Crop top: ASOS
Leather jacket: Thrifted
Photos by the one and only Adriana Lozoya.