A Pop of Color We All Need in Our Closets

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Often, I find myself getting lost in the monochromatic color schemes of New York City, with its refined buildings, cement sidewalks, and cobblestone roads. It’s always fun to break out of the element one feel’s most comfortable in and just let the sun SHINE. I’m not saying the only way to do this is by dressing in vibrant colors, you can ease your way in with some pastel colors by mixing them with your go-to classic pieces. Which is exactly what I did. I paired a light yellow blouse which I thrifted with my favorite Sandro jeans and a go-to black boot to stay true to my style.

To take any look to the next level and make sure you’re looking extra spicy, accessories are KEY. I am seriously swearing by the “neckerchief” for this summer, and when it gets a little too hot, tone it down  with a choker instead. To make any look complete, accessories play a major factor, and I’m not just talking throwing on a necklace or some other jewelry on. I’m taking it back to the ABC’s:  adding sunglasses, a belt in the empty loopholes, and a cute bag. Simple, but affective.

 


Top: Vintage

Jeans: Sandro Paris

Sunglasses: Ray-ban

Shoes: Aldo (similar)

Bag: Gucci

 

Photography: Matthew Pastula

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-Anaa

Step Into Springs Must-have Shoes

With the Spring season knocking on our door, we here at OSS are strapping into full gear. And by strapping, I mean into our shoes! As it starts to get warm you know what that means, LEG and more leg. Time to pull the razors out from retirement, lather up in coconut oil and most importantly slide into Springs hottest shoes. Our editors have rounded up the top trends strutting down the runways during fashion month and we are happy to share our Spring 2016 must-have shoe shopping guide. Some of our favorite shoe trends include: Sneaker Fever, Mad for Mules, Lace Me Up, and Slipper Slides.


Mules

We’re going mad for mules with this particular Spring shoe trend, first seen on the most happening runway shows and now finally hitting the streets. Mules are coming in hot with bright Spring colors, prints, suede, and of course hardware details. Mules are perfect for any occasion, day or night, and that’s why we’re obsessed!

Shop here:

  1. Prada
  2. Gucci
  3. Mango
  4. Kendall & Kylie
  5. Acne Studios
  6. Mansur Gavriel

Sneakers

This year we swapped our Spring fever for sneaker fever and it’s hitting us hard! That means pastel colors including pinks and mint greens seen by Acne Studios and Common Projects. In addition to brighter colors we are seeing suedes, metallics, and tons of hardware making a comeback. Most noteworthy and an OSS favorite are Tommy Hilfiger’s slingback SS16 sneakers with unique color embroidery stitching details.

Shop here:

  1. Asos
  2. Acne Studios
  3. Tommy Hilfiger
  4. Paco Rabanne
  5. Calvin Klein
  6. Common Projects

Slippers

The latest trend in fashion we’re seeing is lazy, comfortable, and relaxed. We’re moving away from the overly done glitz and glam and moving towards the everyday on-the-go gal. There’s no better way to achieve that look than sliding into some chic slippers.

Shop here:

  1. Alexander Wang
  2. Gucci
  3. Balenciaga
  4. Intentionally Blank
  5. Acne Studios
  6. Zara

lace me up

Lace-up shoes have continued to make its way into Spring 2016 with some new and improved updates. It seems that these shoes are almost becoming a staple for the Summer. The lace-up shoe comes in a variety of styles, high heels, chunky heels, flats etc.

Shop here:

  1. Aquazzura
  2. Asos
  3. Saint Laurent
  4. Asos
  5. Gianvito Rossi
  6. Aquazzura

 

So there you have it! Take these tips and make this Spring one to remember.


 

-Anaa

 

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