Winter Plaid and Preppy

I’m really into the preppy-inspired fashion looks for winter time. I like mixing classic pieces and pairing them with warmer layers. I recommend incorporating patterned tights under dresses/skirts, socks under oxford flats, and blazers under my coats. A great way to start layering is by wearing a scarf. There’s so many different shapes and techniques to tie them. I love wearing plaid scarves in the winter time, they’re perfect for dressing up any outfit and doubling up as a wrap when it gets colder. This scarf is from Rue21 but you can find some similar ones here for less than $6!

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Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Weekend Plaid

New York instantly grew on me, I’m still mesmerized by it’s beauty and I’m craving some gyro and amazing street food..Maybe going back in the Spring doesn’t sound like such a bad idea…Well we spent our third day doing some sightseeing; across Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and we went to meet up with a friend for dinner at a restaurant called “Heart of India” and their pistachio ice-cream is absolutely delicious! Check out some of my pictures from the trip below!

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My Look:

Packing was lot easier since I mainly focused on the tops I was wearing instead of a head-to-toe outfit. I loved the Burberry-inspired print on this scarf and I like how it doubles up as a blank and cardigan. To stay extra warm, I wore a turtleneck as my main top underneath the cardigan. I have been addicted to wearing poncho-inspired items this season to the point where I wear them every day to class since they’re so comfortable and easy to throw on over a plain shirt. I wanted to keep the color palette simple so I stuck with khaki and cream shades and wore brown accessories like my sunglasses and purse.

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Outfit Details:

-Top: Jeanne Pierre

-Cardigan/Scarf: Ross

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

#SeasonswithSyd-FALL 2015

HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!!!

#SeasonswithSyd:

Fall and Winter are my absolute  favorite seasons and I can’t wait to transition my wardrobe to suit the colder weather. This means more layers, boots, scarves, and sweaters! I have decided to start a new idea/theme for the start of every season and I can’t wait for you to continue reading about it! The hashtag #SeasonswithSyd will be my first post for every season that will consist of my personal ideas for the Season’s 1) 5 Essentials and 2) 5 Thing to do/Bucket List. The #SeasonswithSyd post will also be an introduction to upcoming outfits, crafts, etc that will later be posted related to that particular season, in this case, it’s FALL!!

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Fall Essentials:

Layers that include sweaters and cardigans are an absolute must-have for Autumn but I also listed a variety of different colors, makeup, etc that are in trend for this weather!

  1. Dark Red/Purples (Cranberry, Burgundy, Maroon, etc): Deeper reds/purple tones are such a perfect way to add color to an outfit so it doesn’t look washed out. You can opt for nail polishes, plum lipstick, and jeans! It definitely makes an outfit appear rich and darker to suit the crispy weather.
  2. Thigh High Boots: Longer boots above the knee elongate the leg but they have to be worn in a certain way so it won’t clash. It’s best worn with tighter bottoms (leggings, skinny jeans, etc) and a looser top (over size kimono scarf, sweater, etc)
  3. Khaki Coats/Jackets: Instead of opting more the usual brown, black, or grey, Khaki is the new color! It’s still very neutral and can be used a a versatile piece in everyone’s closet!
  4.  Sc-kimono’s: Sc-kimono’s or in other words, Scarf Kimonos are a perfect way to dress up any outfit. They’re super comfortable, cozy, and can be used as a cardigan, scarf, and even a blanket! I definitely recommend using them on those lazy fall days.
  5. Rose-gold: Rose-gold has been my “IT” color this fall with accessories, clothing, and even makeup looks. The mix of blush with a touch of gold as an undertone can highlight so many features without looking overwhelming. I love pairing it with nudes/khaki colored clothing as well!

Fall Bucketlist:

  1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Going to a pumpkin patch is a must for fall. There’s so many options around town so some places may have a low entrance fee or may be free to the public! I absolutely love pumpkins and pumpkin patches may also have tractor/hay rides, a petting zoo, corn maze, etc. Be sure to buy your favorite pumpkin and carve a Jack-o’-lantern!
  2. DIY Halloween Costume: Costumes are definitely one of my favorite things about the Halloween season. There’s so many ways to personalize your outfit so I suggest looking at your local thrift store or craft store and look on Pinterest for ideas!
  3. Haunted House/Scary Movie: The Halloween season is the number one excuse to step out of your comfort zone. However, going to local haunted houses or watching scary movies with a group of friends is so much more fun!
  4. Enjoy the outdoors: The cooler weather is a good reason to enjoy a nice autumn nature walk, go apple-picking, have a photoshoot in the leaves, etc. The air is so fresh and crisp so take a moment to enjoy it all!
  5. Put those baking skills to the test: PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!! Feel free to bake for family events and other occasions. Pinterest also has great recipes for pumpkin pie, pumpkin loafs, and other fall goods such as apple cider and apple strudel.

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Outfit Details:

-Top: Forever 21

-Jeans: Articles of Society Jeans

-Jacket: Zara Basic

-Shoes: N/A

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen