New York Fashion Week in Memphis
Hello beautiful people! Welcome back to my blog. It's #fashionweek in New York, and I wasn't able to attend this year due to my busy schedule. So we are bringing fashion week to these Memphis streets mane! #IYKYK Keep reading down below to see this year's looks and a few throwbacks from last year.
Last year, I decided to put together a black & yellow outfit that you all loved. Since you all loved it so much, I decided to continue with the black and yellow theme for this year and recreate last year's look. See below for last year's look.
Often times, people ask me how I find inspiration for my looks. I usually pick a style or one statement piece and create an entire look based off of that one piece. For this look, I had ordered this sheer dress from SHEIN and I loved it so much. I knew I wanted to wear a bodysuit underneath, but I felt like that wasn't enough. I thought about overlaying a yellow scrappy bodysuit over a black bodysuit to really pull out the yellow accessories. I went with the idea and it turned out great.
If you know me, then you know how much I love my neutrals. My home decor and majority of the clothes in my closet are neutral, so I had to put together an all neutral look for #fashionweek. It could be hard thinking of ways to make a neutral outfit stand out. The best way I figured was to add patterns and textures. I knew I wanted to wear this vintage 70s inspired leather jacket that I found at the thrift store. The jacket has fur which adds texture, so I needed to find a way to incorporate a pattern.
I had this vintage midi plaid skirt in my closet that I've never shot any look with, and I knew it would pair perfectly with the jacket. The skirt has a matching belt and it's such the perfect addition. I also decided to do a pattern for my shoes. I bought these shoes from SHEIN and they have a brown & white striped design at the soles. I added a brown leather back to contrast the look as well as a neutral pair of sunglasses. And you can't forget the gold jewelry and hoops! :)
I know Halloween is around the corner, but this is not a halloween look. As we all know, our communities have been dealing with a lot. I always sit back and observe the turmoil to determine my perspective & approach. I've drawn one observation: the black and white communities are still divided.
As a biracial woman from a redneck city in TN, I feel I deal with the division of black and white communities the most. Often times, I'm asked, "Which race do you associate yourself with?". I hate this question. My mom is white and my dad is black. They are both seen as equals in my eyes. To answer the question: I associate myself with both. I'm always willing to help in any way that I can and fight the good fight. So let's SET IT OFF and come together as one community, one nation, under God.