For youtube, there are two main people I use for fashion inspiration and I highly suggest you check them out 🙂
Although some people may find this young YouTube annoying, she fits into my clothing style and her personality adds onto her clothing. I think she has a really unique style and while she has switched to buying more expensive items, she does still thrift a lot of things and make them look cute. This is why she is one of my personal inspirations.
2. Enya Umanzoor
Enya is one of my biggest inspirations because she has such a unique style and she doesn’t wear overly expensive clothes. I love her look overall and she is the one who inspired me to try out the baby chain. She dyes her hair lots of colors and is popular on youtube as well. I really respect her style and she is one of my favorites.
Wearing a lot of chains was something I didn’t think I would ever have found cute if you asked me a few years ago. It is completely out of my comfort zone and seems very goth to me. It reminds me of shopping at Hot Topic. However, recently wearing chains has become very in and I find myself really enjoying that style and wanting to wear it myself.
Many people layer multiple heavy silver or gold chains on top of each other as a look. I personally see how layering can be something cute that people are into these days. I try to wear chains every once in a while in order to add onto my look or style for the day. Both of my favorite you tubers are also avid chain wearers and so this has also influenced my style greatly in regards to the way I dress and the way I layer chains.
This thanksgiving I decided to try and stay trendy while celebrating with the family. I wore a simple black fuzzy turtleneck that I got at forever 21 a few years ago. I feel like turtlenecks are always an easy way to go when it comes to winter outfits, especially an event like thanksgiving.
I wore this with some random pants I bought at a thrift store. I feel like the best part about buying random pants at a thrift store is that if you saw them in the store they were originally from you probably wouldn’t want them, but because they are from a thrift store they feel cool. That is exactly how I feel about these pants. I wore them with my classic black belt, and my white platform docs which are not pictured.
Buffalo Exchange is easily one of my favorite thrift stores, and I love visiting the one on Haight Street especially. I think my favorite part about buffalo exchange is that my mom used to shop there when she was my age as well. It can be an easy place to find good thrift deals for a cheap and affordable price. Two of my best friends from school have been able to thrift Air Forces there.
One of the downsides to most thrift stores is that you are unable to sell a lot of your items to them because they are very specific. Buffalo Exchange is no exception. Many of the stores only accept certain items and they have to be vintage, while others will offer you very unrealistic prices for the items you are selling to them.
Me and my friends went to o watch the sunset from a lookout one evening a few months ago. I wanted to dress cute so I put together this outfit. It is pretty easy to make and not that cheap.
I wore brown dickies pants which can be bought for pretty cheap at the dickies store. I would avoid buying them at urban because they can up the prices of the ones there. I then paired this with my signature black belt that I bought at my hometown fair a few years ago. This is pretty easy to find because many of stores, even Walmart sell belts like this now.
Finally, I wore an old blue t shirt that is a hand me down from my friend. Sometimes simple t-shirts work the best.
In my opinion Brandy has always been a hit or miss to me. A lot of their items look pretty much identical and they have a lot of stuff that is cheaply made. I think my personal biggest problem with them is that they have mostly items that are one size fits all. I think this goes against the body positivity message that is more prominent in our society today. I feel like a lot of people give brandy hate for this reason and personally I understand why. It can be frustrating to not fit into their clothing options.
However, a lot of girls use Brandy to stay up with trends and figure out how to tie in their outfits with a simple crop top. As much as I am not a brandy fan, at the same time it has come in handy some times when I am planning an outfit. I guess it all depends on what your fashion taste is.
Forever 21 was my favorite store in 2016. They had every fashion trend that I needed as a high school student, for a much more affordable price than urban. However, as I have continued shopping with them, their items have appeared to go down in value and in quality.
For example, they recently put out a Cheetos collection that was not very cute. One might say it is…. well actually hideous. As time as gone on the store has put out more fast fashion items to stay in with the trends rather than keeping to its own unique brand. In addition, the store often rips off artists who have small businesses, by taking its designs and making it their own. This has upset a lot of people because they feel like forever 21 is taking their hard work without giving them credit, and there’s nothing they can do because forever 21 is such a big company.
Over break, me and my friend went to the beach to catch the sunset. In my hometown, you can go to the beach year round but if you aren’t planning on going in the water, most people still try to wear trendy clothes so that they can have a cute photo op if necessary.
For this outfit, I wore my Air Force ones which I normally wear if I am going somewhere more casual, and if I know they may get dirty. With this I wore my Levi jeans that I thrifted, I believe I posted about them a while ago. And finally I wore a leopard shirt that my mom gave me.
This is just another example of how you can use hand me downs and thrifted items to your benefit when it comes to fashion.
In the summer, going to a concert with friends is an easy way to spend ones days. I had the opportunity over summer to go to a local band concert hosted by one of my friends who is in a band. Me and my two best friends decided to attend, but snapped some pics before hand.
For this outfit, I wore my basic black doc Martens. Having the simple docs is always an easy option when choosing shoes for an outfit. They are not too loud, and they go with everything.
With these, I paired a dress that I had found thrifting at Buffalo Exchange the other day. The other good thing about black docs is that you can always pair them with some highlight pieces and it looks good. I liked this dress because of its unique pattern and vintage feel. I noticed a few weeks later that a similar dress was sold at urban outfitters with a similar pattern, but I liked mine because it was unique and softer.
It seemed like a few years ago all I wanted to wear was sandals. I literally had over ten pairs of sandals, and I would wear them with everything and anything. I had lace up sandals, platform sandals, slip on sandals, and multiple of each kind at that. However recently, it seems no one is rocking the sandals anymore and it is not as big of a look.
Many people prefer closed toe shoes to sandals as it seems they do not like to show off their feet or do simply not like the way that they look. However, trendier styles of sandals, such as doc marten sandals have become a lot more popular and in so sandals are still very much apart of the fashion world.
However, it truly depends what you, the reader, think of them. Are they in or out? You decide.