Move Over Millennial Pink, Here Comes Gen Z Yellow

gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow
gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow

I was born in 1997, making me too young to quite be considered a Millennial, but too old to be considered Generation Z. While I still had a flip-phone when I was young (and a sidekick!), I don’t really remember a time where computers/the internet didn’t exist. So you see my dilemma in not having a generation to be a part of. Oh well, those of us born in the late 90’s will just have to resign ourselves to not belonging to any generation, or being a hybrid of both.

That being said, I’ve always loved Millennial pink as a color. It’s bright, fun, and you guys know how much I love the color pink in general. (My entire apartment is pink!) But there has been such a surge in the new generation’s color: Gen Z Yellow.

gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow
gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow
gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow

Gen Z Yellow is brighter, more fun, more spontaneous, and full of electric energy, just like the generation it represents, and that’s why I’m all on board. You may start to see this color slowly overtaking Millennial Pink, not just on my blog and in my photos, but everywhere!

A lot of people shy away from wearing yellow, saying it doesn’t suit them, but don’t be afraid of this bold hue! Start small, with just an accessory, and build up to wearing a bright yellow dress or sweater!

gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow
gen z yellow, monochromatic look, head to toe color, spring outfits for women, how to wear yellow

BERET / SWEATER / SKIRT / SHOES / EARRINGS

xoxo,

Audra

Trending Tuesday: Snakeskin

A lovvely instagram follower requested this particular trend for Trending Tuesday, and I’m so glad she did, because it’s such a fun one! Snakeskin is such an easy trend to incorporate into your wardrobe, but I would put a few rules on it for beginners so you don’t veer into tacky.

  1. Keep it to accessories. This trend looks best on bags and shoes, not a whole outfit

  2. Keep the tones cool. Go for a white-grey-black palette

  3. Let it be the focus. make the rest of your outfit simple, and let the snakeskin be the pop

xoxo,

Audra

Trending Tuesday: Leopard

We’re starting a new weekly post here on SNY! Every Tuesday I’ll pick an upcoming trend, and post a little inspiration along with tons of affordable options! This weeks trend: Leopard print.

Animal prints were all over New York Fashion Week, and leopard was definitely a standout. If you want to go bold, throw a leopard overcoat over a white tee and jeans, or start smaller, and just go with a belt or scarf!

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NYFW SS19 Part 2

NYFW has come to a close! Scroll to read what I did the last few days, and more reviews of my favorite shows!

SUNDAY

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Sunday was sadly a cold and rainy day (weather is always terrible during NYFW!) and I had to swap my cute spring dress for a more temperature-appropriate look.

I opted for my new favorite plaid Vero Moda pants, with a mustard-yellow short sleeve sweater to brighten things up a bit! Of course, I’m obsessed with the fanny pack trend, so I brought my snakeskin one out again for the day!

To top things off, I went with a crown-braid (because braids are the best rainy-day hairdo!) and paired the outfit with a burgundy statement earring! (You will definitely be seeing mustard and burgundy as a huge color-combo this fall!)

I wore this look to the Nonie SS19 show, and the collection was phenomenal! Tons of sheer-organza pieces, neutral colors with pops of vivid red, and a stunning satin red-pink colorblocked dress that I swooned over!

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I did a quick change for the Ruby Fang show in the evening, and opted for a Drake’s silk button down, a pleated yellow midi skirt, and added a black neck-bow!

Ruby Fang’s collection focused on jewel-tones, specifically bright red, rich purple, and vivid blue. There was also a ton of ostrich feathers on her runway, which I’ve been seeing a lot of! (hint: upcoming trend!)

I also met one of my favorite influencers, Caroline Vazzana! She was so sweet in person, and I’m so excited to read her new book, Making it in Manhattan!

MONDAY

I was supposed to attend the CAAFD showcases on Monday, but I pulled a muscle in my back and spent the day in bed! That’s what happens when you run around like crazy for a week straight!!

SHOWS

Tibi

Tibi’s SS19 collection was sleek, tailored, gender-neutral, and delivered fresh colors without being overwhelming. There was a lot of playing with proportions, and the over sized trend is still ringing through with this collection.

Key Callouts: Gender-neutral suiting, oversized fit, leather garments, muted citron, clementine, and pairings of light blue with navy.

Get The Look:

Carolina Herrera

For Wes Gordon’s first collection for CH, he kept the vibrant and playful air alive, but scewed it a bit younger than past collections. He started strong with a plaid pantsuit, which we’ve seen on practically every runway all week, but took a turn and went a bit western, with eyelets and embroidery. He balanced the boho-cowboy chic with a bit of quirky-schoolgirl vibes, and while those two styles don’t appear to co-exist well, Gordon made them marry flawlessly!

Key Callouts: Plaid suiting, bright yellow, dark florals, contrast piping,

Get The Look:

Veronica Beard

Veronica Beard kept the 80’s wave going that they’ve been riding for a few seasons, but this time toned it down for the cool, sultry 80’s baby. There were, of course, tons of metallics, vivid colors, 80’s plaids, and sequins, but they also toned it down with some dark earthy florals and understated stripes. I am ALL ABOUT what’s going on in this new collection.

Key Callouts: Large gingham, plaid, metallics, sequins, neon colors, dark florals

Get The Look:

Alice + Olivia

The Alice + Olivia collection was a Wonderland of colors, prints, and textures, and in true A+O fashion, designer Stacey Bendet brought out the quirky, whimsical, fantasy pieces that her girls crave. Important colors were pale blue, bold red, and citron yellow, as well as handkerchief prints, and bold florals.

Key Callouts: handkerchief print, pale blue, bold red, and citron yellow

Get The Look:

xoxo,

Audra

NYFW SS19 Part 1

NYFW SS19 Part 1

It's been a wild few days! Between both working and attending NYFW shows, seeing tons of my blogger friends, and battling the ever-unpredictable NYC weather, I'm both exhausted and exhilarated! (and we're only halfway done!)

The first part of my recap will be what I've been up to, what I wore, etc! If you want to read about some of the shows, new trends, and shop the new trends now, scroll down to the second half of this post!

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Why Bloggers Should Connect Rather Than Compete

Why Bloggers Should Connect Rather Than Compete

The blogging world is enormous. I'm talking MILLIONS of creators all over the internet trying to carve out thier own piece of creativity, and find success with it. And especially in the Fashion / Lifestyle / Beauty categories of blogging, competition can be fierce for followers, partnerships, and even stretches to who has the best designer handbag, or who is taking the most Instagram-able vacations...

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Being An Introverted Blogger

Being An Introverted Blogger

Being a blogger and being an introvert are two things that don't really seem to go together. So why would someone introverted want (and love) being a blogger? 

This is something I've thought a lot about lately. Personally, I'm a huge introvert, and I sometimes struggle with social anxiety. But a big part of being a blogger is attending events, networking, and connecting with other bloggers and brands.

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PJ's to Work

The bitter cold that's still lingering in New York has made me want to wear nothing but giant sweaters and leggings everyday. But instead of dressing like a bum for work, I found the best dupe, wool pants that feel like pajamas, and look like a trendy trouser! For work, I usually pair them with a loafer to play on the masculine trend, but an off the shoulder sweater and silk scarf still keep it feminine. 

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5 Pieces for a Spring Refresh

5 Pieces for a Spring Refresh

Even though it's still thirty degrees in NYC, I'm still willing the weather to get warmer, and what better than to prep the closet for spring weather! I've been noticing a lot of trends popping up from watching runways, bloggers, and even just people around my office and school (who are all very fashionable considering I work at a luxury designer and go to fashion school). So here are a few pieces to add to your closet for spring!

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Cobalt

J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue
J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue
J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue
J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue
J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue
J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue
J.Crew cocktail shirt, fuzzy crop top tee, high waisted jeans, velvet ankle booties, fall fashion, cobalt blue

Embarassing story time. Anyone that knows me, knows I'm extremely clumsy. One of my old roommates actually used to count how many times I tripped while we were out walking! Well, I was shooting this look with Laurel Creative on a cold morning after it had rained, and while we were shooting, I began to walk towards her, when of course, I slipped on a patch of ice and wiped-out on the concrete!! I ripped my jeans (fun fact: in the bottom photo, one leg is covering my ripped jeans and bleeding knee!) Even better, when we finally got into a bathroom so I could change outfits, neither of us had bandaids to cover the bleeding, so I had to stick a panty-liner to my knee and keep shooting! 

But hey, all's well that ends well, right? I got a ton of cute photos (and in my glasses for the first time!) and I think this was my favorite look from the shoot! It's quirky and fun, and who wouldn't want to rock a furry blue tee over a mixed-stripe button down?? Throw these velvet booties in the mix and you're golden!

Ciao,

Audra