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Winter Must Have: Leather Leggings

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Madewell black turtleneck top / Duster coat, $24 / Yves Saint Laurent black skinny jeans / Yves Saint Laurent leather flat, $850 / Givenchy black handbag / Illesteva matte black glasses

Lately I’ve been obsessed with leather leggings. They’re an amazing staple for the winter. Ever since graduating it’s been a little difficult to dress up everyday. Leather leggings are an easy way to spruce up any look, yet stay effortless. The best thing is that they come in many patterns and styles, so it’s super easy to change it up a bit. Even though they’re leather, they shouldn’t be paired with short shirt or blouse. Pair with a longer sweater, button down or tunic for an effortless chic look. Below are some options if you’re looking to add leather leggings to your wardrobe.

Swell Liquid Legging- $19.50 (purchase here)

BCBG Max Azria Mari Legging- $55.20 (purchase here)

Nasty Gal Glamorous Hang Tight Legging- $58.00 (purchase here)

What is your winter staple? Leave a comment below of your winter favorites!

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Three Irresistible Summer Trends

Summer is the perfect time to try your favorite looks from Fashion Week. Some of the biggest trends for summer range from all white and crop tops to pinstripes and shiny fabrics. There are some repeat offenders, but then there are also some trends that will take your style to the next level. Instead of splurging on summer trends that tend to repeat, take a chance with some trends that are out of your comfort zone and trends that will elevate your personal style.

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When I first saw the Slip Dress trend on the runway I fell in love. I love that there are so many different styles and lengths to this look. It can truly vamp up the sex appeal and femininity of a look. This slinky dress can also give a beautiful silhouette that can be complimented with bold earrings or a statement necklace. In this look I loved the structure of this blush T by Alexander Wang silk slip dress. I loved the neckline, which added some additional coverage for the shorter hemline.   To keep the dress the main focal point, I kept the rest of the look very simple. I loved the rose gold detail and deep sapphire gems in these Anton Heunis spike ear cuffs. To add a little more color I paired the look with a navy Foley + Corinna framed flap cross body bag; it looked beautiful and complimented the deep navy in the earrings. To finish off the look I paired a basic nude/vanilla patent flat sandal.

Shop the look:

  1. T by Alexander Wang Silk Square Nude Rose Silk Slip Dress, $480, jades24.com
  2. Anton Heunis Spike Ear Cuff Earrings, $245, girissima.com
  3. Foley + Corinna Framed Flap Cross Body Bag, $195, shopbop.com
  4. VANILLA Patent Flat Sandal, $205, likamimika.com

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I’ve always been a fan of bold prints, especially because bold prints have the potential to elevate your whole look and wardrobe. As a person who wears black frequently, including a bold print in a look can add some color and personality. A bold print is a trend that can be easily incorporated into a look or wardrobe. This trend gives to the flexibility to wear a bright and bold dress or sport a bright clutch as your focal point. As said before I love black, so I decided to take baby steps with this look. The focal point of this look is a TOPSHOP leaf print crop top. I liked this piece because the palm tree styled leaves were a perfect fit especially for the summer. I also loved the brightness of the leaves that contrasted against the black base of the top. To play along with the green in the top I paired this look with green leather Clare V. Maison clutch. I thought it went well with the top since the rest of the look is black. To complete the look I paired the top and clutch with a black L.K. Bennett Jodie pencil skirt, black Schutz Fiorenza heels, black Miu Miu round-frame sunnies, and a pair of  EF Collection diamond earrings.

Shop the look:

  1. TOPSHOP Leaf print Cutaway Crop Top, $48, topshop.com
  2. L.K. Bennett Jodie Tailored Pencil Skirt, $145, lkbennett.com
  3. Clare V. Maison Flat Clutch, $165, shopbop.com
  4. Diamond Pyramid Studs EF Collection, $875, efcollection.com
  5. Miu Miu Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $345, net-a-porter.com
  6. Schutz Fiorenza, $260, piperlime.gap.com

Shiny Fabrics-GoldOne of my favorite trends for this season is shiny fabric. Wearing garments that sparkle and shine are great for a night out on the town with your girls, a fabulous date, or even a casual everyday look. It’s easy to incorporate a shiny garment into your look when you’re dressing up, yet it can be a little more difficult picking something for an everyday look. Toning down that statement garment can be done with a sweatshirt or t-shirt paired along with sneakers, flats or sandals. When I saw this Givenchy gold silk skirt I fell in love. I loved the structure and volume it created while flattering your shape with the clinched waist and belt. I thought it would be the perfect foundation for a casual look. To give this glam skirt the perfect casual vibe, I paired it with a white Kenzo Paris cropped t-shirt. The hint of yellow in the t-shirt went well it with the bold skirt. To finish off the look I paired this outfit with a pair of black Acne pascal sunnies, a black 3.1 Phillip Lim lambskin clutch, and black Common Project t-strap sandals.

Shop the look:

  1. Kenzo Cropped Cotton T-Shirt, $150, net-a-porter.com
  2. Givenchy Gold Jacquard Silk Skirt
  3. Acne Pascal, $370, acnestudios.com
  4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Black & Iridescent 31 Minute Lambskin Clutch, $425, ssense.com
  5. Common Project T-Strap Sandals, $430, gravitypope.com

Color Blocking: Spring Into Color

Color Blocking: Spring Into Color

How to Style Knee-High Boots

Every fall and winter season there is that one trend that repeats itself. This week, “Trendy Tuesday” is all about the knee-high boot. The “knee-high” boot will NEVER go out of style. A pair of flat knee high boots and a pair of stiletto knee-high boots should be apart of everyone’s wardrobe during the cooler months. This boot is versatile and if you spend the money, it will last a long time. If stiletto knee-high boots aren’t up your ally that’s okay. A pair of flat knee high boots can be dressed up or dressed down, which is why they are a wardrobe essential.

 ImageThe first look can be worn on the East coast or the West coast. Since this “Trendy Tuesday” post is designated to knee-high boots, it was only right to build each look around the boots. For this price, the Kato boot caught my eye. They were so cute and looked way more expensive than they actually are. The Kato boot is knee-high, of course, faux leather with quilted detail on the back, and gold hardware. Since the boot is faux leather they are easy to clean and are durable. I paired the Kato boot with a black wool sweater dress, a peach blazer, and a wool scarf. The pop of color in the blazer breaks up all of the black elements in this look. If in a cooler climate you can pair this look with some tights and a heavier blazer or overcoat.

  1. Sibo Blazer, $25, from vila.com
  2. Women Heattech Knit Dress, $40, from uniqlo.com
  3. Drude Scarf, $28, from pieces.com
  4. Kato Black Knee High Boot, $95, from missselfridge.com

 ImageThe second look is a versatile look as well. Switching the outer garment can make this look appropriate for the East coast’s fall/winter.  Instead of a flat boot, a stiletto knee-high boot can dress up a look instantly. The Prima boot is a grey faux suede stiletto knee-high boot. The cage detail on the front caught my eye. It gave the boot an edgy and trendy vibe. Since the Prima boot was the statement piece of the look, I kept the rest of the look very simple and monochromatic. I paired the Prima boot with black skinny trouser, a white button down blouse, and a black blazer.

  1. Black Crepe Blazer, $31, from newlook.com
  2. Chiffon Blouse, $25, from hm.com
  3. Stretch Skinny Leg Trouser, $29, from pullandbear.com
  4. Prima Faux Suede Tall Boot, $90, from shopakira.com

 ImageThe third look might be my favorite. This is a causal look that can be worn on the East or West coast. Even though this look was very simple, it had a lot of character. The boot chosen for this look was the Burberry Winton boot. You could never go wrong with a pair of flat, brown knee-high boots. The Winton boot is 100% Buffalo leather with gold hardware. This boot can be easily dressed up or down because of how simple they are. I paired the Winton boot with a pair of dark washed skinny jeans, a beige wool cape jacket, and a brown suede messenger bag. The different variations of brown give the outfit a chic look without looking too “matchy”.

  1. MSGM Beige Wool Cape Jacket, $710, from profilefashion.com
  2. Burberry Winton, $895, from couture.zappos.com
  3. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans, $590, from harrods.com
  4. Proenza Schouler Brown Suede PS1 Large Flap Messenger Bag, $1,400, from coutureusa.com

 ImageThe final look is not causal but not dressed up. I love this look because it’s also versatile. You can go to work in this look and also go out to dinner later in it as well. Who doesn’t love a knee-high stiletto Christian Louboutin boot? Exactly. The Daf boot will always be hot and a staple in every wardrobe.  The black suede Daf boot was immediately on my list for this trend. To keep this look classy yet trendy I paired the Daf boot with a pair of black skinny jeans, a black tote, and a cream, black, and tan knit sweater. The sweater contributed to the trendy aspect with its geometric design. This look was definitely one of my favorites. It was simple, yet chic.

  1. Givenchy Multi-Panel Knit Sweater, $932, from farfetch.com
  2. J Brand Aline Skinny Velvet and Leather Jeans in Hewson, $515, from houseoffraser.co.uk
  3. Daf Boot, $1,875, from christianlouboutin.com
  4. Alexander McQueen Heroine Zip Up Tote, $2,085, from couture.zappos.com

I hope these looks inspired you to wear some knee-high boots this winter. Show me your outfits and recreations on Instagram (@_Jairx3)! Also, comment below what other trends you would like to see for this winter.

Best, Jair xx

Trendy Tuesday: Grey Matter.

Hello everyone! Thank you for tuning in for Trendy Tuesday!

ImageOne trend that’s hot this fall and winter are bright and vibrant colors. Another hot trend embraces the gloomy and cool weather during the winter. Using combinations of the color grey in your wardrobe can set you apart from the bunch.  Instead of pairing black with white, you can use grey as one of your staple colors. Grey is the perfect color for this winter because of its versatility. You can go for a light grey, which will look more polished and dressy. Or you could opt for a darker grey, which could be a little more causal and cozy.

 ImageThe first look utilizes a neutral grey color. This look is perfect for the east coast. I am in love with this outfit because it looks so expensive, yet it is extremely affordable! I also love this outfit because it’s versatile. It is extremely comfy, yet extremely put together. The statement piece of this look is the turtleneck sweater dress. This is a piece that should be apart of everyone’s fall/winter wardrobe. To complete this look I paired it with a black sweater coat, black Chelsea boots, and a black clutch. Since it gets pretty cold on the east coast you could layer up and pair this look with a pair of opaque tights. I thought it was necessary to pair the turtleneck sweater dress with all black accessories. The completed outfit was sophisticated and cozy, which is perfect for the holiday season.

  1. Women Heavy Gauge Sweater Coat, $40, from uniqlo.com
  2. Women Alpaca Blend Dress$30, from uniqlo.com
  3. Chelsea Boots, $40, from hm.com
  4. L. Credi Clutch, $40, from zalando.co.uk

ImageThe second look is extremely causal and I love it. As a student it is always important to be super comfortable while looking put together. The sweat pant’s caught my eye and was the foundation of this look. Usually sweatpants tend to look boring. I thought these were so cool because of the black details around the waist, knees, and ankles. I thought the black and silver zippers gave the classic sweat pant an edgy look. This look can either go for the west or east coast. If in a colder climate I would suggest layering up and pairing with a warm overcoat. I paired the sweat pant with a black blouse, white platform Converse, a grey backpack and a grey scarf. This look embraced the grey tend, but wasn’t overwhelming because of the different grey tones.

  1. Women Stand Collar Long Sleeve Blouse, $30, from uniqlo.com
  2. Sweatpants, $40, from hm.com
  3. Converse All Star Platform Sneaker, $65, from nastygal.com
  4. 9 On The Go Backpack$40, from ninewest.com

ImageThe forth look was something different and out of my comfort zone for the winter. Usually in the winter I don’t embrace lighter colors. I thought to step out of my comfort zone I would pair grey with some lighter colors. I fell completely in love with these light grey trousers. They were such a beautiful color and I had to base an outfit around them. I decided to pair the trousers with a white light weight long sleeve blouse, light pink Chelsea boots, a light pink bomber jacket, and a grey croc tote. As said before this look was completely out of my comfort zone. However, I loved using different tones of grey and pink to make this look complete.

  1. Acne Olympia Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket, $500, from net-a-porter.com
  2. Tara Jarmon Blouse, $295, from placedestendances.com
  3. Willow Jersey Trousers, $250, from whistles.co.uk
  4. Acne Studios Star Ankle Boots, $520, from openingceremony.us
  5. Givenchy Grey Croco Bag HDG, $2,285, from veryeickhoff.com
  6. Karen Walker Orbit Sunglasses, $329, from shopbop.com

ImageThe final look is very causal. This was actually one of my favorites out of the four looks. As said previously, if you’re in a cooler climate you can simply sport an overcoat with this look. The statement piece of this look was the ankle boots. These ankle boots are absolutely perfect and unique. These boots had two tones of grey, which complimented each other perfectly. I paired the boots with a grey and black sweatshirt, black trousers, sunglasses, and a dark grey tote.

  1. Proenza Schouler Knitted Sweater, $600, from ekseption.es
  2. Lanvin High Waisted Tailored Trouser, $553, from farfetch.com
  3. Senso Women’s Bryony Waxed Leather Boots, $320, from coogles.com
  4. Milli Millu Grey Calf Leather ‘Bilbao’ Handbag, $770, from profliefashion.com
  5. The Row 63 Sunglasses, $423, from mytheresa

I hope this post has inspired you to embrace grey during the winter months. To show me your grey looks follow me on Instagram (@_Jairx3) and hashtag #fashionroyaltyblog, I would love to see your recreations and original looks! If I don’t get to post before Thanksgiving, I just wanted to wish all of my readers a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Embracing Pink, the Punk and Grungy Way.

Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning in for this weeks Trendy Tuesday.

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Surprisingly, blush is in for the fall and winter. Many people have been scared to incorporate pink into their wardrobe because it can come off as extremely girly. Since it’s a trend for the fall/winter, the task at hand is to make sure we incorporate pink in a darker and cooler fashion. I have have seen many looks with blush overcoats and jackets, so I thought it would be awesome to switch it up a little. These looks were very polished and sophisticated. The looks I have created have a dark element to them and are grungy, while keeping the chic aspect.

ImageThe first look was something very affordable and reminded me of like a super cool street style look. Keeping in mind all of the students, interns, and employees who have a tighter budget, should be able to embrace this trend, while sporting quality looks. I thought this outfit was perfect because every garment pulls this look together. The statement piece, the blush skirt, in this look is the circle skirt. I decided to pair the statement piece with a light colored sweater as well as a chunky black suede moto jacket, black bowler hat and chelsea boots. If you live on the East coast don’t be afraid to wear some black opaque tights under the skirt. The dark elements of this look balance out the lightness of the skirt and sweater. Here’s where you can get these items:

  1. Quilted Panel Suede Jacket from Mango
  2. Hatch Knit Sweater from weekday.com
  3. Pink Mini Skirt from fashionunion.com
  4. Flora Boot from Aritzia
  5. Cambridge Satchel Company 15′ Satchel from piperline.gap.com
  6. Topshop ‘Pork Pie’ Bowler Hat from Nordstrom
  7. Givenchy Beauty Dahlia Noir Eau de Parfum from Barneys
  8. O.P.I Coney Island Cotton Candy Nail Lacquer from liberty.co.uk
  9. Michael Kors ‘Runway’ Chronograph Watch from Nordstrom

ImageThe second look I’ve created is something for people with a wider budget. Just like the first outfit this look is still perfect to wear in the workplace, at school, or out with some friends. The statement piece of this look it the pink cashmere sweater with the black collar and the stud detailing. This was a great piece because the black collar and stud detail sets this sweater apart from the rest. It already has an edgy and grungy feel to it. I paired the sweater with a pair of wool shorts, black boots, black tote, silver jewelry and some black cat eyed sunglasses. As said previously, if you live where the climate is colder don’t be afraid to pair with a pair of black opaque tights and a wool overcoat. I think the pieces I paired with the sweater completes the outfit by continuing the grungy and punk theme. Here’s where you can purchase these pieces:

  1. Moschino Cheap & Chic Stud Collar Cashmere Jumper from my-wardrobe.com
  2. Carven Boiled Wool Shorts from my-wardrobe.com
  3. Alexander Wang ‘Prisma’ Skeletal Lunch Bag from shopzoeonline.com
  4. KENZO Tiger Nappa Neutral Gray Lace-up Leather Boots from jades24.com
  5. Valentino Garavani Rockstud Sunglasses from lindelepalias.com
  6. Lightning Bolt Ring from bingbangnyc.com
  7. Kasun Vampire Bite Ring from wolfandbadger.com
  8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Drippy Metal Ring from piperline.gap.com
  9. Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour from bloomingdales.com
  10. Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer from sephora.com

I hope these looks have inspired you to incorporate pink/blush into your wardrobe. Instead of going the safe route, challenge yourself to creating an edgy outfit with this feminine color. Feel free to leave your opinions and comments! I’d love to hear from you guys.

Best, Jair xx