Here’s my outfit for the day. I was in a ‘Sierra Leone’ kind of mood. I put on a pair of tan-colored skinny jeans by Forever 21+, my leopard print Target slippers and my denim shirt (from my late Grandpa). Nothing too fancy, nothing too fussy. Just a cozy pair of jeans, some quirky flats and one of my favorite button-ups.
September marks the begin of my favorite season in fashion. Although the temperatures where I live are currently sweltering, I know that autumn is just on the horizon. Along with the seasonal change, there are dazzling magazine covers, new and fashionable television programs, fierce Fashion Week shows and, in my humble opinion, an all around upgrade in style choices by fashionistas everywhere. It was all of this that inspired me to create my very own mood board for the month. This collage of looks combines my favorites from runway collections, magazine spreads, Tumblr posts, online shops, vintage TV shows and even mixtape covers to create a general aesthetic that I would describe as edgy yet playful, polished yet soft, neutral yet colorful, androgynous yet feminine. The jumble of photos may seem a bit all over the place, but it’s exactly what I was going for, and I’m excited to begin styling from it (and to get out of this heat)! (more…)