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During NYFW Spring/Summer 2019, I went to the Charles & Ron show. For those unfamiliar with Charles & Ron (I recently learned about them myself), they are a brand designed by two gentlemen who hail from Malta. They have dressed the likes of Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Ashanti.
To get inspo for my outfit, I checked out their website. What immediately stuck out to me was color and fluidity, two characteristics that embody the Mediterranean vibe.
This is what I arrived at. What do you think? Shop the look below…similar (not exact) items are available.
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To start putting together this look I scanned my closet, looking for color and movement, and arrived at a pair of long blue BCBG pants.
The very next day I happened to check out the Alix sample sale in Midtown NYC where I picked up a lovely white collared bodysuit with turquoise and blue stripes. The shade of blue (and the flowiness of the fabric) meshed with the pants perfectly. BOOM, we have an outfit.
As luck would have it, I had a turquoise and blue bralette to wear under the top (which is completely open in the front). I use double-sided fashion tape to hold the shirt to the bralette and keep it in place. That way it would look neat and put together, not falling all over the place throughout the night.
Pro Tip #1: Bralettes are good pieces to have because they are simple and can bring a look together. I suggest having them in several colors: nude/flesh tone, white, black, and gray. Mine are mainly from Express, like these:
Pro Tip #2: Get double-sided fashion tape. It’s easy-to-use, it’s clear, and can stick to clothes and skin. It’s also more discreet and safer than using safety pins. I mainly use it to keep loose fitting tops in place but it can also be used to keep bra straps in place, to keep scarves wrapped, and to quickly fix hems.
The nude pink ankle-strap pumps are by my go-to brand, Schutz. All of my Schutz shoes are fashionable, sturdy, comfortable. But I don’t care if you’re walking around on pillows, your feet will hurt after a few hours. Let me help you alleviate this with shoe insoles.
Pro Tip #3: Never leave home without insoles. Have you ever worn heels or uncomfortable shoes and the next day youre back or your whole body was aching?
Yep, me too. The insoles ease the pressure off the rest of your body while making your shoes softer and easier to walk/stand in. I wear mine in every shoe every day….always! I use these for closed toed shoes and these for sandals.
I was worried about wearing this coat (it’s by Charles Youssef) because I wasn’t sure it was going to be warm enough to handle NYC’s brutal February winter weather. As you all might know, the only coat I wear during the winter is my Mackage parka.
But I felt this coat was perfect to set off the outfit because – surprise, surprise – it’s blue. Also, it felt chic (like my outfit) but added interesting structural elements to balance out the overly flowy vibe of my top/pant combo.
The gold metallic clutch was added for an unexpected twist: a pop of color. The tone works well against the blue palette.
It’s one of my dopest souvenirs from Bali (Bali shopping haul is here). The off-white Bali bag (round bag below) is also a souvenir from Bali.
Takeaway: Bali is a good destination for shopping :).
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