3 Fashion Week Trends From a Minimalist’s Point-of-view

 

While there are so many key trends being discovered during fashion weeks, from fringes to bright neon colors to mixed patterns, I curated these images of looks that I love from what happened in fashion week so far. Here it is: from a fashion minimalist’s point of view of what’s good.

 
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Head turban or head wrap made it first debut this year in the Tom Ford Spring 2019 Read-To-Wear collection, which made an interesting twist to the overall styling. It added another layer of sophistication and sexiness to the models who walked down the runway in semi-transparent lace corsets, fur coat and cinched-waist dresses. Head turban was seen again on the beautiful Bevza show “Faux Reality” where femininity was interpreted at its finest. Head turban is such a fun accessory to soften up a look without compromising style and power.

 
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The second trend (or I should say, color) from fashion week that I see myself incorporating into my style is light yellow. Think of daffodil, baby ducks, butter type of yellow. This color was seen in so many amazing collections like Acne Studios, Tibi, Theory, Bevza, Proenza Schouler, the list goes on. I am now on the hunt for a light yellow cami slip dress and suit trousers.

 
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Bevza was killing it again with their elegant and minimal design head-to-toe, winning over my heart completely. So was Tibi with the business casual and flip flops mash-up game that elevated the formal look with a touch of playfulness. I know not everyone is on the same boat as me with this thong sandals/flip flop trend and I’ve already seen enough people dissing on it on Instagram stories these days. But, you can’t deny the fact that fashion sometimes challenges people’s conventional way of thinking, for instance, that it is absurd to see someone go out and about in flip flops while wearing a full set suit. My take on this is that you want to keep an open mind and just have some fun with experimenting what you like and don’t like. And I think I am definitely going to take out my Havaianas and pair them with slacks next time I go out.

 

July mood

Zara  ruches lingerie style dress  | Louis Vuitton  pochette accessories  purse | Jacquemus   La Chemise Bahia blouse  | Matteau bikini  top  and  bottom  | Mango  leather sandals

Zara ruches lingerie style dress | Louis Vuitton pochette accessories purse | Jacquemus  La Chemise Bahia blouse | Matteau bikini top and bottom | Mango leather sandals

 

July's mood board is more like my everyday mood board - barely-there slip dress, strap sandals, bikinis under white dress shirts and my forever muse Kate Moss. This is my favorite mood board so far and I am half way there to own most of the items in it. 

Everything is so effortlessly french. And of course, in my opinion, no one knows women better than Simon Porte Jacquemus and his SS 2018 collection La Bomba. I was very lucky to get a hold of this La Chemise Bahia blouse before it was sold out everywhere. Despite it being slightly revealing, I found it to be very versatile as a summery cover-up. 

Instead of buying the rest of the exact things on the mood board, I went with a more budget-friendly route. I thrifted a slip dress very similar to this Zara one on Depop and bought a set of brown bikini from Amazon. Bingo. All I need now is the Louis Vuitton purse (donation accepted here :P) and some kitten-heel sandals.  

My little advice at the end:

Leave your heavy makeup and bras at home before you go out in the hot summer days and feel as sexy as Kate Moss. 

The checkered blazer 1.0

 

 

The good old checkered blazer revisited the market this fall. They are literally seen everywhere and every blogger out there is wearing them. I bought mine from Aland while I was in Seoul this summer.

It was the perfect throw-on piece. And I mean throw-on by literally throwing it on last minute before heading out without thinking "oh does it go with my outfit". 98% of the time, it DOESThe other 2% you can overcome by picking the right shoes. Here I wore a pair of Lacoste white sneakers (similar here).

There are soooo many different ways you can style this blazer and that's why the blog title says 1.0 because there will be 2.0, 3,0... My single favorite clothing piece this year has to be slip dress, the silky type. They immediately give you a classy and luxurious look. And by styling with a blazer you can prolong the days to wear them (I have yet to find a way to wear them in the winter). My slip dress is from Reformation and unfortunately it was their seasonal piece and I couldn't find them anymore on their site. 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Boyfriend rocking my jacket (not as much as I do tho)

Photo: David Suh

How to wear Bikinis this Fall

 

 

-How I came up with this blog idea:

I waited 2 weeks for a set of bikinis to arrive and when it did it was kinda too cold to go swimming. So I turn the top into a bralette. As the weather is getting colder, I was really reluctant to put my bikinis away. I thought if I keep them within my reach somehow I can delay winter a bit. 

-Bikini facts:

Both bikinis are from Zaful and out of maybe 4 Zaful bikinis I own, these two are probably the are better quality than the other two I bought last year. With extremely affordable bikinis, it has always been a hit n miss for me. And I always have a love and hate relationship with Zaful. Over the past two years I've been obsessively and constantly buying bikinis, from cheap brands to higher end brands. I began to really grasp the idea why some bikinis are priced at $100 something dollars and I started to appreciate the amazing quality of those ridiculously priced tiny tiny fabrics. 

-Outfit deets:

Outfit 1

Zaful green bikini

Levi's vintage denim shorts 

Forever 21 layering necklace (similar here)

Rayban sunglasses 

Mules from Seoul, Korea (similar here)

 

Outfit 2

Zaful navy bikini

Wide leg pants from China 

Style Addict oval sunglasses