Sunday, March 4, 2018

Designer Spotlight: Fall/Winter '18 New York Fashion Week Favorites

The annual Fall/Winter '18 season of New York Fashion Week kicked off in New York City this February! I love and appreciate the artistry and craft that comes with each collection curated by designers. I also genuinely appreciated the diversity on the runways. That being said, I was so excited to see the many stunning collections that were showcased on the runways during Fashion Week. So, today I'm sharing with you several of my favorite collections (in no specific order) that were showcased for this Fall/Winter '18 season of New York Fashion Week. 

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson's Fall 2018 Ready-To-Wear Collection was absolutely fabulous. I adored the entire collection which consisted of new and fresh takes on layering, knits, mixing fabric and more. There were also many looks that consisted of layering in ways that were beautifully executed.

Juicy Couture Show

Juicy Couture was a popular brand of the '90s and early '00s and within this Fall collection, for Fashion Week the signature look of the brand was seen in new variations. I adored how they took trends from different decades and intertwined them with the Juicy Couture Collection for a fresh take on their signature style.


Colovos brought utilitarian style and softly structured looks within their collection this Fashion Week. Many of the pieces within their collection made bold and beautiful statements on the runways. 

Anna Sui

Anna Sui presented a beautiful collection full of prints and color.  Different prints, fabrics, and colors were paired and layered together in a way that was beautifully executed. I adored each and every look within this collection, especially the various prints in each look and the beautiful layering.

Romeo Hunte

Romeo Hunte sent models down the runway in beautiful cropped jackets and reversible raincoats. I adored the bold red checkered looks and the statement coats in the collection. The collection was executed fabulously, from the mixed patchwork coats to the checkered print vinyl cropped jackets. Each look was a stunning stand-alone statement on the runway.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang sent many amazing looks down the runway. An ode to the '70s was demonstrated in some looks with the use of vinyl and patent leather. This collection brought a futuristic and contemporary look on the runway. Wang also made a statement when he incorporated his label onto some of the pieces in the collection which added an element of charm to the collection.

Christian Siriano

I absolutely adored Christian Siriano's collection this fashion week. Ashley Graham opened the show in this stunning floor-length bold red statement coat. Each look within the collection was beyond stunning from the beautiful gowns to the bold statement coats.

Jonathan Simkhai

Jonathan Simkhai showcased a gorgeous collection with different prints and structured styles. I was literally obsessing over this collection the moment I saw it, because of how beautiful and fresh the looks were. Each look was a contemporary spin on classic styles and prints. I also liked the mix of structured and free clothing pieces throughout the collection.

Tom Ford

Tom Ford's collection consisted of numerous divine looks this Fashion Week. I adored the many cheetah-licious statement looks that were sent down the runway. There were many bold statements in Ford's collection from the use of color to the print mixing to the stunning coats. 

Cinq a Sept

The Cinq a Sept collection had such an element of charm and elegance in their collection this Fashion Week. The collection had such elegant looks and a beautiful color palette to follow. I also noticed the amazing mix of prints and fabrics in certain looks within this collection as well.

Adam Selman

Adam Selman's collection was a fun and bold ode to the '80s. Colorful looks were sent down the runways and I adored the different classic pieces that were showcased within Selman's collection. Trends from the '80s were expressed within the collection from the colorful tights to the puffy statement sleeves and the Paper Moon Graphics that were popular during that decade.

Brock Collection

The Brock Collection showcased a collection with an aura of romance and minimalist look. There was also a vintage style that was incorporated in many looks in the collection. Each look was absolutely beautiful and the vintage floral print unified the collection and brought an enchanting element overall.

Dan Liu

Dan Liu's collection this season for fashion week showcased a look similar to his previous ones with the feminine cuts, lace and pastel hues. The collection showed a beautiful range of looks that were unified with one element or another whether it was through the color palette or lace fabric. I also thought the statement coats and jackets were absolutely gorgeous and paired nicely with certain outfits.

Art Hearts Fashion


Art Hearts Fashion is a platform that was founded by philanthropist and designer, Erik Rosete. Art Hearts Fashion is a platform that holds events for emerging designers to showcase their latest collections for Fashion Week. What I also really like and respect is that the Art Hearts Fashion platform is also intertwined with a couple of causes and organizations it supports.

Fall/Winter '18 New York Fashion Week

The last show I went to held by Art Hearts Fashion for Spring/Summer '18 New York Fashion Week was beyond beautiful from the venue to the collection that was showcased. Art Hearts Fashion Runway events are held every year in this gorgeous venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. And many designers showcased their collections for Fall/Winter '18 New York Fashion Week at the same venue. A lot of designers showcased stunning collections but, my favorites include collections presented by Carmen Steffens and Mac Duggal.

Mac Duggal's collection showcased numerous divine gowns on the runways. As for Carmen Steffens, I genuinely appreciated how each of the looks within the collection was effortless and something that many people could essentially wear day-to-day. I adored the use of prints and appliques throughout several looks in the collection as well.

Which one of these Fashion Week collections was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion. 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Celebrity Style for LESS!

These fashion-forward street style looks are some of the celebrity looks that were spotted on the city streets of Los Angeles and New York. All of these outfits incorporate some of the trendiest fashion staples of the year, and you could possibly snag a similar look...for less! So, let's get into it because I'm bringing you the latest street style and insta-style looks worn by Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Skai Jackson and Bella Hadid for less.  

Selena Gomez

I'm obsessed with this outfit Selena Gomez wore because it's such a cute, simple and affordable look that anyone can purchase and wear. The fashion staple that I adore in this look would have to be the colorfully striped t-shirt. The t-shirt paired with the denim jacket and the rest of this look just adds a vintage '70s twist to the outfit which I personally really like. 

Ariana Grande

I adore this look that Ariana Grande is wearing from head to toe. It gives off vibes from the movie Clueless because of the classic mustard yellow plaid. Plaid is really in right now, as well as, bold colors like the yellow in this look and the faux fur coat. This look is so fashion-forward and styled perfectly in a way where each fashion trend within this outfit complements one another and doesn't clash.

Get the Look: Callipygian Bare Bow Top, Urban Outfitters Ami Faux Fur Collarless Coat (SOLD OUT), Callipygian Plaid Kick Flare Pants, Saint Laurent Platform Ankle Boots

Bella Hadid

This look is more on the grunge side and is such a different style from what we're used to seeing from Bella Hadid. I adore how this look was paired together from the classic baker boy hat to the gray distressed denim. If you're into grunge style, this is the look for you to style on your own for less!

Skai Jackson

This denim on denim look spotted on Skai Jackson is genuinely perfection. This look on its own has many different amazing fashion staples from the distressed boyfriend jeans to the oversized denim shirt with the bold text on the back. Denim has been an ongoing trend and this outfit is styled fabulously using the denim on denim trend. So, you can definitely take inspiration from this when curating your next denim on denim look!

The looks and clothing pieces featured in my style boards can all be found over at MissKouture on Polyvore. And if you'd like to see another celebrity street style fashion rundown, comment down below who you'd like to see next.

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

The New York Fashion Week Trends To Rock On Campus

Fall/Winter ' 18 New York Fashion Week kicked off this February in New York City. And, of course, with Fashion Week comes beautiful collections and a lot of style inspiration. Several weeks back I made a couple of fashion rundown posts about trends that will either stay or come into the frontline of fashion for 2018. Needless to say, many of those trends were seen on the runway this Fashion Week. Here are some of the New York Fashion Week-inspired trends straight from the runways that you can also rock on your school campus.

Puffer Coats

Oversized coats made a statement on the runways this fashion week. One of these oversized styles includes the puffer coat. Try pairing the coat with a basic top and your everyday jeans, as well as, with a pair of sneakers to complement it. Puffer Coats are such a cute and effortless clothing piece to style, all whilst keeping you warm as well.

Get the look: MISSGUIDED Yellow Oversized Puffer Jacket, Urban Outfitters High Waisted Light Wash Jeans, Urban Outfitters High Rise Light Blue Skinny Jeans, Forever21 White Crew Neck Tee

Tea Dresses

Tea-length floral dresses were seen across several runways, especially at the Michael Kors show this fashion week. Although the style can be a bit extra for class, there are some cute and effortless tea dress styles that you can totally rock on campus. Tea dresses are such fun and feminine clothing pieces to wear and would look cute paired with either over-the-knee boots, sneakers, or flats.

Faux Fur Coats

Faux Fur Coats were the fashion statement seen all over runways and city streets throughout New York Fashion Week. Designer Christian Siriano opened his show with Ashley Graham wearing this gorgeous floor-length bold red coat. This made for two beautifully executed statements in one being the bold red color and oversized floor length coat style. A simple but, chic way to pull off this trend is to wear a faux fur coat over your outfit for a fashion-forward ensemble.

This fashion-forward queen, Brittney Hughes (@brittneyfhughes) manages to keep her look chic and effortless in how she styles this statement faux fur jacket. The colors within this look complement each other nicely, and underneath the statement faux fur jacket are two simple clothing pieces that work well together. She completes the look by wearing these retro cat eye statement sunglasses. All in all, love her style and her written work, so definitely check out her blog and socials for more!

Her Blog:
Her Insta@brittneyfhughes

Get the look: Forever21 Chevron Faux Fur Coat (Currently Sold Out), Urban Outfitters Slim Cat Eye Sunglasses


Colorful Faux Fur Coats

Faux Fur Coats took the runways and city streets by storm in bold and bright colors. Designers like Christian Siriano, Michael Kors and Tibi showcased these colorful furs within their collections at Fashion Week. A bright colored faux fur coat worn over your look would make a cute and bright statement as you strut through your campus.

Leopard Print

This cheetahlicious classic statement print has made a comeback this year, especially in the form of Faux Fur Coats. This season for Fashion Week, leopard print was seen in many bright colors on the runway at the Tom Ford Show. Style this classic ' 80s / ' 90s print in the form of a Leopard Faux Fur Coat over your outfit for a fashion-forward vintage look.

Colorful Tights

This colorful statement made its debut on the runways of designers Jeremy Scott and Adam Selman. If you don't want to stand out that much though when it comes to this statement piece, I'd recommend wearing the colorful tights underneath distressed jeans. That way it takes the statement and makes it a little bit more subtle.

Bright Colors

The runways were incredibly colorful this season for Fashion Week. Many designers from Tom Ford to Tibi to Voltaire sent colorful collections down the runways. Bright Yellows, Pinks, oranges and so forth were seen on every runway throughout Fashion Week. Bright colors were showcased on many different prints and fabrics from the bright and bold animal prints to the bright colored faux furs. So, with that being said, try to use this as inspiration to incorporate color into your wardrobe!

Consider taking a colorful clothing piece and pair it with your neutral looks to make a colorful statement. Adding bright colored clothing pieces to your outfit is a great way to brighten up your look this season! Faith (@just.imani) does just that in this fashion-forward, yet, effortless look in which she pairs a bright yellow jacket with an all black outfit. This was a great way to add a bright statement color to a mostly neutral look. Also, I personally, adore her style and writing so definitely take the time to check out her blog and socials!

Her Blog:
Her Insta@just.imani

Get the look: ZARA Suede Effect Jacket (Currently Sold Out)


Skirt Suit - Oversized Jacket Styled With Midi Skirts

Prepare to suit up for this classic nineties reprisal. The chic nineties "Working Girl" style has made its reprisal on the runways, giving us major Clueless vibes. A great way to style this is by pairing a matching plaid suit jacket and skirt together for a chic and classic look. To complete the look and keep it effortless as well throw on a pair of sneakers, slip-on shoes, over-the-knee boots or flats.

Plaid and Gingham Print

Plaid seems to be everywhere right now and the runways are no exception. This season, every designer from Prabal Gurung to Jonathan Simkhai to Self-Portrait to Zimmerman have sent classic plaid looks down the runway. Simple ways to pull off this trend are by throwing on a pair of checkered or gingham pants and styling around them. Alternatively, you can also throw on an oversized plaid or checkered coat over your outfit for a fashion-forward statement to complete your look.

Get a similar look: ASOS White Pearl Embellished Top, Forever21 Glen Plaid Paperbag Pants, Forever21 Glen Plaid Cardigan

Magenta and Mauve Colors

 At the forefront of fashion is the vibrant Magenta. Collections from Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, Cushnie et Ochs and more incorporated the vibrant color. Following is the deeper pink shade, Mauve, which was incorporated in the collections of Brandon Maxwell and Zimmerman. If you're ready to stand out, this statement color is the one for you! Find a statement piece in the color and style it to your liking.

Hope you found some style inspiration from this fashion rundown based on the trends from the Fashion Week runways this season. Which of these trends would you try out on campus? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Four ways to relax your mind

Stress is a normal aspect of everyday life. These are some fun and easy ways to relieve stress and relax your mind. 

1) Do something creative

A great way to relax your mind is to get creative. Creativity allows your brain to escape from the stresses of daily life for a moment and focus on one thing. So, picking up a creative hobby that you can take on daily (for a few minutes to however long) is a great way to stay creative, inspired and stress-free. 

Look at life through a lens and try out photography. You can capture different little moments from your life and create a visual journal. Drawing is another option, just get yourself a sketchbook and sketch anything that comes to mind for a few minutes daily. Alternatively, you can always start painting which is a great way to boost your mood. 

2) Get your life together

I don't know about you, but I always find I'm most stressed when I have a million things on my mind. The best way to combat this feeling is through managing your time and getting organized. 

Start off your day by making a written list of the things that you need to complete at specific times throughout the day. This will relax your mind and help keep you organized because everything that was on your mind is now visually planned out.

Also, try to tackle the harder things on your to-dos first. So, that now you have gotten the more stressful work done and out of the way.  

3) Get your daily dose of Potassium

Eat a banana or any Potassium-rich snack to get your daily dose of Potassium. Potassium is a known mineral to regulate blood pressure. Healthy levels of Potassium within your system help reduce stress and anxiety. 

4) Listen to music and write creatively

Listening to any genre of music you love is known to boost endorphins in your brain. Endorphins are the "feel-good" chemicals in your brain and this helps to keep you relaxed and happy. So, create a playlist of your favorite songs and listen to this playlist whenever you're feeling stressed.  

My favorite playlists at the moment:

Write what's on your mind whether it's your feelings or dreams. It's an engaging way to clear your mind and get creative with your writing. Writing often can help you develop a writing style and writing creatively can help you with stress. Keeping a journal of your dreams, feelings, or daily activities is a fun way to clear your mind and have something to read and reflect on later.

These are just some of the fun and easy things I do to relax my mind, so I hope you found them helpful for you too!

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in Lifestyle.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

2018 Fashion Trend Predictions

Hey Lovelies, we've officially started the new year in 2018 and I'm bringing you another fashion rundown! This fashion rundown is about my style and fashion trend predictions for 2018. Check out my last post on throwback fashion trends that are here to stay in 2018, because I'm adding to that with today's fashion rundown. 


This textured form of velvet will make its comeback in 2018. Corduroy is seen in so many different fashion pieces and styles. It's such a great fashion staple to incorporate into your winter wardrobe. 

Plastic and Vinyl 

The style and trends of the '70s are making their comeback. This year, plan to see a whole lot of plastic, patent and faux leather in many different styles everywhere. From '70s-inspired vinyl miniskirts to faux-patent leather field coats, this style will essentially be the frontline of fashion this year.

Buckled-Up Heels

Buckle shoes are one of the retro styles that is sure to make its comeback in 2018. There are so many styles and it's such a versatile statement piece that you can incorporate into your wardrobe and outfits.

Bold Mixed Prints

This year, a fashion statement you'll see is prints and lots of it. And the most popular print of the season is floral prints. Mixed-matched patterns and prints in bold and bright colors are bound to make the biggest fashion statements in 2018. The best way to rock this style is by wearing clothing pieces that have similar color tones.

Belt Bags

Belt Bags are basically a cuter version of fanny packs. They are being seen everywhere at the moment and can be worn as a crossbody or around the waist like a regular fanny pack.

Faux Fur Teddy Coat

A Teddy Coat is a style of a faux fur coat that mimics teddy bear fur. Teddy Coats will be the perfect and cozy fashion staple to have in your winter wardrobe this year.

Utility Style Jumpsuits

For my girls that love rompers and jumpsuits, this one's for you. This staple will be a big trend in 2018, and it's the Utility Style Jumpsuits. This style of the silhouette is inspired by the classic flight suit and comes in slouchy and boxy styles.

Nineties Branded Sweatshirt

The style and trends of the 90s were the frontlines of fashion in 2017, and it definitely looks like it will stay that way in 2018. From Hilfiger to Fila and Champion, the iconic nineties branded sweatshirts, t-shirts and hoodies are back and will be a dominant trend in 2018.

Statement Jewelry

Oversized statement jewelry was a trend in the eighties and nineties that will make its comeback in 2018. Bold statement jewelry, like statement necklaces or earrings, are a great way to accessorize your looks this year. Another statement fashion accessory that will make its comeback are tiny cat eye sunglasses. Tiny cat eye sunglasses will be the statement accessory for the Spring.

Colorful Stripes Print

Again, with the comeback of nineties fashion and style is the colorful stripes print. This 90's print is a little bit out there, however, if styled the right way will be A Look in 2018.

Lavender and Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet and the soft shades of lilac and lavender took over runways at the New York Fashion Week Summer/Spring 2018 shows. These will definitely become staple colors in the Spring of 2018.

 Leopard Print

You can start feeling all types of cheetahlicious as leopard print will make its comeback in 2018. This is such a cute print that can be styled in many unique ways.

Hope you enjoyed this rundown of my fashion trend predictions for 2018.

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Throwback fashion trends that are here to stay in 2018

Hey Lovelies and Merry Christmas! We're getting closer and closer to kicking off the new year, which is still so unreal to me. And, with each year the current fashion trends worn are a revival of fashion pieces from the past. With clothing pieces and accessories from the 1950s straight through the early 2000s reemerging, these revivals are now current additions to our wardrobe. So, this a quick rundown on the few throwback fashion trends that are here to stay in 2018.

The 1950s: The Beret

This classic fashion piece of the fifties was revived in 2017. The Beret has quickly come back on the front line of fashion. And it's been a popular fall fashion statement piece worn by both girls and guys.

The 1960s: Checkered, Plaid and Gingham Print

The Checkered, Plaid and Gingham Print are classic sixties prints that became a huge trend this year. This print has resurfaced in many unique styles, of which have been inspired by classic sixties and seventies fashion silhouettes. From the straight-neck plaid mini dress to the plaid wide leg pants, these are prints and styles that are here to stay in 2018.

The 1970s: High Waist Bell Bottom Flare Pants (the Wide Leg Pants) and Platform Boots

Wide Leg Pants paired with Platform Boots are two fashion statement pieces of the past that have been brought back to popularity this year. These often paired fashion pieces are a simple way to elevate your look.

The 1980s: Moto Jacket and Fishnets

Although when thinking of the eighties, bold colors may come to mind. There was the rock aspect that brought to light fashion pieces we all adore, being Moto Jackets and Fishnets. These fashion pieces have been an ongoing trend that is here to stay in 2018. The current way we've started styling these classic eighties fashion pieces is through layering them. The layered style of fishnet tights under jeans has been a cute trend that will accompany us in 2018.

The 1990s: Denim and Slip Dresses

Denim and Slip Dresses are classic nineties fashion pieces that were the frontline of fashion in 2017. Denim on denim has become a huge style choice this year, as well as, the layered looks created with slip dresses. Personally, I loved styling outfits with these throwback clothing pieces and will continue to do so, in 2018.

The 2000s: Tracksuits and Chokers

Chokers definitely were revived in 2017. Since its revival, they now have come in a variety of cute styles. From the classic tattoo choker to the layered choker necklace sets and even denim chokers. This is a throwback fashion accessory that I've personally been loving and will continue to wear in 2018. As for tracksuits, these were on the frontline of fashion in the early 2000s. Tracksuits from brands like Adidas and Juicy Couture were the go-to fashion choice in the late nineties and early 2000s. These have all made their comeback in 2017, as brands like Adidas have risen to popularity. 

Fashion Throwback Extras!

The 1920s: The Newsboy Cap

Also currently known as the "Baker Boy Hat" is a hat style that was worn in the early 1920s. The Newsboy Cap was popular in the 1920s among young men. Nevertheless, the style was revived in the early 2000s and became a popular statement piece among women. Currently, the known as the "Baker Boy Hat", it has stayed a popular hat style choice among women and fashion houses.

The 1990s: Oversized Sweaters

Oversized sweaters and turtlenecks are the fashion staples of the nineties! This is a throwback fashion trend that has become increasingly popular over the years and is here to stay. I love styling this classic nineties fashion piece by wearing an oversized sweater or turtleneck loosely tucked into a pair of high waist jeans. Additionally, I would add a belt to cinch in everything at the waist. Oversized sweaters can be styled many distinct ways and will continue to stay on the frontline of fashion.

Hope you enjoyed this rundown on the throwback fashion trends that are here to stay on the frontline of fashion in 2018.

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in the KoutureChristmas Series!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

4 ways to instantly elevate your holiday looks!

Hey Lovelies, today I'm going to let you in on a few tips to elevating your style for the holidays! These are quick things you can incorporate when styling and trying to getting ready for the holidays. So, whether you're getting ready for a holiday party, spending time with your girls or just trying to look cute at home with family. These are some of the quick tips to get you looking extra cute in your outfits this holiday season! 

1. The Right Fit.

It's important that when you're picking out clothing pieces to wear, that they fit you right. Find clothing items that fit your body right, looks great and makes you feel comfortable and confident. You can also get things tailored to fit you to your liking. A simple and inexpensive way to elevate your look and find the right fit with looser clothing is by wearing a belt or sash. You can tie a belt or sash around the waist to really cinch in the loose fabric and make your top look and more fitting. 

2. Elevate your basics.

To elevate your basic clothing pieces, style them with a trendy statement piece or accessorize. A trendy or statement clothing piece paired with basics takes a look to a whole new level. Find a cute statement piece to style with a basic clothing item for your holiday look. The current favorite statement pieces I've been loving the look of are the straight neck plaid mini dresses or slip dresses. Those statement pieces look cute when worn with a basic top or turtleneck underneath. 

Alternatively, you can wear a simple clothing piece but, accessorizing the right way can elevate your holiday look. Simple looks are elevated when you accessorize the right way. So, wearing some cute studs, a bracelet and/or necklace and the right pair of footwear can elevate a simple dress you might plan on wearing. You can also try styling your holiday outfit with a scarf, handbag or a cute hat and see what you like best. 

Added Tip: Swap out your flats for heels. Sorry for all the flats lovers, but depending on your holiday outfit heels instantly dress up your look a lot more. Plus, this is such a great way to instantly elevate your look and make you look poised and chic. 

3. Try on different clothing items and layer your pieces.

Get creative and be your own stylist! Fashion is both fun and experimental, so definitely try to see if you can wear an item in a different way. Mix and match different clothing items to do this.  This will allow you to see what holiday looks you liked best and gives you multiple outfit ideas for all the holiday festivities.

4. Smile and wear your look with confidence.

Smiling and exuding confidence when wearing your holiday look is the best way elevate your holiday look. Wear a look that you love and that you're comfortable and confident in. A smile and confidence are the best (And free!) accessories to any outfit.So strut your stuff and serve all looks this holiday season with confidence. 

I want to see you all serving love and looks this holiday season, so I hope you enjoyed these quick tips to help you elevate your style for the holiday season!

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in the KoutureChristmas Series!