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MBFWA Streetstyle

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week brought in a whole host of people that dressed to their nines – from outrageous to classics to ones who knew perfectly how to have fun with fashion – we got it all

 

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13. Links à la Mode Feature

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I love a good How-To.  Usually I’m searching the world wide web for instruction on dry brushing, making eco friendly cleaning supplies, or cutting a pomegranate.  Have you seen that one?!

So, I was captivated by all the fashion How To’s this week.  IFB bloggers showed how to style scarves, striped pants, chokers, metallics, and flash tattoos,  just to name a few.  Through all of that, summer continued to be a strong theme with music playlists, vacation travel logs, and reviews of concert wear and museum sneakers.

 

Links à la Mode, July 9

SPONSOR: Shopbop sale, Yummie, Fuzzi, Private Party, Boho jeans, Sweater Dresses, Standard Issue, Men’s Marni, Doucal’s, Tarin Thomas, gold clutches, chiffon blouses

Five Ways to rock Striped Pants

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Striped pants are fun. With LCM and Pitti Umo, where many designers presented printed menswear, printed pants still elude many of the usual everyday guy who still likes to stick to his basics. It is not everyday that you get see men sporting something as graphic as black and white striped pants. Recently when JOSHUA MILTON, a friend of mine and a blogger, recently sported striped pants, I instantly hit off on the idea of doing multiple ways to style this graphic wonder. While I love the monochrome look of pairing these with black, there are still a number of ways that these pair of elusive pants can be styled…

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A Formal Affair

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Photography by Marcos David

I’M WEARNG: Button Up Shirt (yd.) / Vest ( Face IT) / Pants (Yellow) / Belt (Levis) / Boots (asos) / Ring(flea market)

For some with wild or longer hair as mine, going formal in an attire becomes a sort of a nightmarish task. We tend to look like a cross between count dracula and mad men rolled into one. However one needs to accept the hair as they are without trying too hard to tame them down (yes it takes a lot of time to make peace with wild hair with a mind of their own). Doing so provides what you wear with a perfect contrast to clean lines making you not go a bit too overboard. It is dapper in its own way. Pairing a darker tone of a blue with a tiny paisley print with a vest works within this look. A tiny print over a formal color like blue makes for a perfect alternative than the usual corporate stripes and checks and this shirt from yd. fitted the bill. Vest is a sort of must-have for those living in hot climates and want to avoid going the suit-route. Vest adds a formal dimension and elevates the look. I usually prefer my sleeves rolled up, but go ahead and button them all the way down (maybe I should try that!! food for thought). Blue and brown always works… its like one of those classic combinations and chinos are a perfect alternative to dress pants. Rounding off the look with classic black boots from ASOS and you are pretty much ready to roll. A ring or a watch ( i still have to find the perfect watch to suit me) finishes this look just right. You don’t need to break new grounds for a well styled look.

Christmas Cruise

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I’M WEARING: Button Up (Amir Adnan) / Skinny Jeans (Levis) / Knit Tie (Stoneage) / Socks (next) / Boots (Stoneage) / Rings (Flea market finds)

Getting into the spirit of Christmas, I went that route while I went on a cruise with friends. My wild child hair went pretty much free and had the time of their life in the unpredictable but fun Sydney weather (what can I say..I love rains). My Amir Adnan Button up is from their business line of shirts that I took for a casual spin at this occasion. Pairing it up with loosely tied knit stoneage tie, pretty much did what I was aiming for.. made the white and red striped tie stand out, yet connect to it. The pop of green socks perfectly rounded off the Christmas coded colors without being too much in your face. Nothing spells casual like a pair of skinny jeans but to maintain a bit of a vibe with the tie, I rounded off the look with brown suede boots and couple of rings from flea market. Also just had to share some of the shots of the cruise with you guys 🙂

Double Denim

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Photography by Dae Manongsong 

I’M WEARING: Jacket (Cambridge) / How to be a Gentleman Tee (9 lines) / Denim(Levis) / Socks(NEXT) / Boots(Stoneage) / metallic bow(TOPMAN) / rings(flea market)

Basically doing pretty much opposite of what the tee says.. lol.. wanted to try out a denim on denim look again but with a slight bit twist therefore went with this layered look. The jacket is nice for summers so nothing really to worry about much and adds a perfect layer for winters. I just buttoned the top button, letting the tee show through the rest of the opening of the jacket. I love the cheeky tee giving all pointers on how to be a gentleman. Adding in the metallic bow to add in that extra detail is always the sign of being one ;)..hehe and even if you are not one you do need to pay attention to detail. There in comes in the two different colored socks. I wore my basic skinny jeans for this since they were the perfect length to show off the two socks (from two different pairs of course) complimenting each other perfectly. The slight pop of green and red adds in the perfect needed color accent to the whole look which is rounded off with brown suede boots from stoneage and rings from flea markets.