afro punk

All the fashion trends nod to a neutral color palette for spring, but I wanted to aim for a more colorful introduction. So, here’s a spring look I pulled together that’s perfect for an art gallery opening, or cocktails and dinner out with friends. Be the conversation piece of the night, with an edgy take on a simple shirt dress. For this look I felt compelled to represent the afro punk movement of NYC, so eat you’re heart out musicians and music lover’s alike!

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And since my love for the arts is a never-ending journey, I couldn’t wait to introduce this shirtdress and shoot at this epic location! Because what’s better paired next to some sick street art than a killer outfit?

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And these gladiator heels have been hanging in my closet for almost a year, waiting for the right moment to make an appearance. Rest assured you can surely expect to see these stunner’s make more of a statement this season!

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And I am not ashamed to admit, that even though we shot this look quite guerrilla style, it was fun watching the passerby’s gawk at our attempt to create something awesome! Its almost like my outfit made an appearance, and with ten or so compliments from those passing by – made this mash up outfit and location choice even that much more worth it.

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And for this season, I am all about big and baggy silhouettes. I don’t know about y’all but there’s something quite endearing about wearing clothing that makes you feel extra small, and delicate. I love to dress feminine, but to me there’s nothing sexier than a masculine shape accessorized quite well, and done rather fabulously.

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Gotta love a rare shirtdress combo. Talk about having a chic wardrobe essential worth keeping in rotation this spring. What I love most about it is how drastically the front and back differs. Its a good contrast of classic and tailored with a bold cartoon print full of style and character.

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Nothing quite completes a look better than the right handbag, or accessories. So don’t worry about OD’ing on jewelry. I love a good stack of bracelets and just know you can do no wrong with layers.

Head to Toe Look:

Shirtdress by Juniors Be Junior [*you can purchase the shirtdress here.]
Sunnies by DTLA fashion district
Choker by Nasty Gal
Clutch Handbag by Zara
Friendship bracelets by DTLA fashion district
Gladiator Heels by Nasty Gal [*this particular style is sold out, but you can find more like them here.]

Hope this look inspires your search for the perfect shirtdress, and I’d love if you could tag me if anything I wear encourages any of your own daily looks. 🙂

Thanks for reading lovelies, new posts soon! xx

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8 thoughts on “afro punk

  1. I agree @janiyastylist, so cool, like super jazzy funky street urban cool. (haha) And you’re so right it has the perfect balance between feminine and masculine! The location is ideal for this look and helps to make it so modern and artsy. Your total look is straight up beautifully put together. Any woman would be proud to wear this. Nice blogging, great read wonderful tips and pho-tog work.

  2. Love this look sis! I dream of owning a pair of gladiator heels like that and you look amazing in them! Love the site location and how it totally tied in with that shirt dress you’re wearing! So well done!!

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