OOTD | How To Wear Neon Colors?

OOTD | How To Wear Neon Colors?

Over the weekend I decided to make a statement by exploring my fun side using neon colors. According to the NYFW and varies magazines, neon colors are on trend for spring 2019.  I was so excited to hear that neons were making a comeback. As a fashion blogger is was super important to me to play around with this trend. So I took to the street of Downtown Detroit and strut my stuff.  Bright bold orange was certainly my muse this weekend. Can you tell a sis was feeling herself ?

Orange is the happiest color! 

-Frank Sinatra

Now before you go “the brighter the better” there is a few questions you need to ask yourself before tackling neon.  Ask yourself how big you want to go? Are you a more subtle or bold? Are you a risk taker when it comes to fashion? Let me tell you I am more of a “subtle sis” when it comes to neons. Less is more.  When I wear clothes I like to make a statement however I don’t want to over do it.  I like for my outfit to be versatile. I want to be able to wear this wherever.

So I picked one neon piece and paired it with neutral colors and prints rather than mixing neon colors. Light brown, beige, or white are great colors to use to pair with neons, if you are going for a more subtle look.  In addition, adding a neon accessory to your wardrobe is another way to go subtle and standout and the same time. This is tip is for my minimalist sis. Now if you know me I quite quirky so I like to have fun with my fashion trends. I am not for all the rules in fashion. My personality has to reflect in my clothes.

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FashionLayn Outfit Deets…

I came across this high neck neon orange top from Shein. I had to get it because the shirt was on sale for $9. Can’t beat the price. I also thought the loose high neck was flattery.  The material of this shirt is soft and lightweight with a bit of stretch.  I purchase this shirt in 0XL which is equivalent to sizes 12. It fit to my liking.

Saving Note: When it comes to trends I do not like to spend top dollar. It is trend and it not meant to last. Why would I spend all my coins on something that is temporary?

Anyway I decided to pair this neon orange with my deep black jeans from Burlington. When I initially looked in the mirror all I saw was pumpkin LOL. I had to figure out a way to mute it down. As I was saying before you can mute neon colors down with neutral colors. Light browns, beige, and/ or white.  So, I decided to mute this down with my lightweight light color camouflage jacket from Forever 21. I love camo. The outfit was perfect! Since I am a girl of fashion that does not like following the rules I added my snake skin ankle boots to the mix. These boots are my favorite and they have been on my site nonstop. Who going to check me? lol just kidding.

Sidenote: Now if you are not a big fan of camouflage  like I am, you can pair your vibrant orange shirt with a jean jacket, or olive-green jacket. Also have fun with canvas or cargo like material. 

Neon Orange Plus High Neck Solid Top// Shein

Faux Snakeskin Pointed Toe Ankle// Shein

Lightweight Camouflage Jacket// Forever 21 Old* (Similar)

Black Denim Jeans// Burlington

Solid Oval Sunglasses// Forever 21

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Blooper Shot: I was doing the “Harlem Shake” after looking at how bomb the pictures were going out

Location: Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Photographer: Momma. I finally got a new lens for my Canon Rebel T6. The nifty fifty is best lens ever! These pictures came out so clear !


Would you wear neon colors?

If so what color would you try? 

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Weekend Street Style Fashion featuring Not Sorry Apparel

Weekend Street Style Fashion featuring Not Sorry Apparel

Now, I know I should be talking about spring fashion wear, however it is still cold in the city. I have to keep it real for y’all. I had so many things to do…. 4 photoshoots, lunch meetings, and finding a gift for my dad. As I was walking up and down the city streets  I was keeping warm with my over sized double-breasted coat from Not Sorry Apparel.  The over sized coats has been in style for winter months, and finally I got my hands on one.  You can’t miss what the coat says on the bottom right hand side. “Detroit Not Sorry”. This coats stands out.  Y’all know how I feel about Detroit.

This coat came in handy and I received a lot of compliments on the coat as I was walking. So I will be wearing my heavy coat until the degrees on my phone in the morning says 45 degrees or more. Not sorry at all about it.

Speaking of not being sorry I am so happy to announce that I am a brand ambassador for Not Sorry Apparel. Not Sorry Apparel is a lifestyle brand for people who are not sorry for being themselves. This brand is women owned and based in Detroit. On top of being unapologetic they are eco-friendly brand. I learn from them that the fashion industry is the second cause to pollution in the world. They rebrand and upcycle pre-love clothing to help rid the world of pollution. I am so excited that I am able to be apart of the #NotSorryCrew!! I love to align myself with awesome brands that have an amazing message. Please make sure you check them out on Instagram @notsorryapparel and NotSorryApparel.com.

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FashionLayn Outfit Deets….

When I have a lot of things to do during the weekend I like to go for a simplistic classic look.  This look carried me throughout the day. My capsule wardrobe consist of white crew neck  t-shirt, denim jeans, blazers, and ankle boots. If you want to know more about creating a capsule wardrobe, let me know in the comment section.  For the weekend I reached for a simple white t-shirt and paired it with my favorite medium wash jeans & and poppy red lip.  I mention in the previous post about snakeskin boots that brings a wild card to the classic party. These elements are all timeless to me.

Brown Double Breasted Coat// Not Sorry Apparel

Snakeskin Print Point Toe Ankle Boots// Shein

Short Sleeve White T-Shirt// Target

Medium Wash Denim Jeans with distressed hem// Kut (Old)

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Photographer: Malaika Hilson | Instagram: @malaikahilson

Location: Downtown Detroit


What did you do this past weekend? What are you not sorry about? Do you like to wear classic wear or trendy clothes?

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**This coat was given in collaboration with Not Sorry Apparel. All opinions are my own.

Single Life Series: Love Letter to Self

Single Life Series: Love Letter to Self

(Simply take my name and put yours!!)

I’m going to keep this post very simple and straight to the point. Love yourself. I really use to dread Valentine’s Day. Nobody special to share it with. Look at all the gifts on the timeline. I have learn over time that I don’t have to be bitter. I can celebrate too. What I take from Valentine’s Day is love. Not love for a lover or a significant other. Simply love for myself. I love me and everything that makes me … me! I have stated countless time before you can’t expect to love someone else when you don’t love yourself. It’s the truth sis ! It not easy. I have bad days, but I don’t let my bad days define Alayna ! So don’t speak down on you.  Love you and everything that makes you…you! Had to say it a second time. So slay the day hun ! Love on yourself . Hug yourself . Tell yourself your beautiful! Know who you are! Change the narrative on yourself ! Speak kind words to yourself! Shower yourself with Valentines today and everyday because you are a gem that can’t be replace.

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be enough for self first, the rest of the world can wait 

-fw

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Photographer: Malaika Hilson | IG: @malaikahilson

Location: Riverside Park- Detroit River


How Are You Going to Love Yourself Better?

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The Monochromatic Option for Valentines Day

The Monochromatic Option for Valentines Day

What are you wearing for Valentines Day?  Valentines is 2 days away, lol you have some time to get on board ladies.  If you know me I am keeping this look budget friendly for the girls that are conscious about their coins. So I have this cute inexpensive monochromatic look.   When it comes to creating a “one color” look, simply keep to one color and add different textures, and gradients. I decided on blush pink, one of my favorite colors for the season. To be honest, I have been quite obsessed with monochromatic fashion. So I decided to experiment with it this time around.

My look is clean, casual, chic, but still bringing a little wow-factor to the table. Guaranteed it will have your love interest trying to shoot their shot.. So if you want the tea on how I put together this  look… keep reading.

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FashionLayn’s Outfit Deets…

I decided to branch outside of my quirky street theme and come with a monochromatic, feminine look. Creating a outfit based on one color can be a bit boring, to some. If you incorporate the right elements, and understand a bit of depth and dimension, I guarantee you will pull it off. To style the perfect monochromatic look, you want to bring different shades of the color, and textures. Adding depth and dimension to your look.. you should play with different textures.  Remember to keep your approach clean and simple. If you have any other tips to monochromatic look, let me know in the comment section below.

So I again I was not trying to do the most for Valentines Day this year. I took my all time favorite light pink jeans and pair it  with my fuzzy knit sweater. All from Forever 21, coming straight from my closet. Note: Jeans and sweater were the same color but different texture. If I wanted to add a bit more dimension and depth, I could have added cream/white button up underneath. Simple right. Last element to look is the nude pumps. Nude and blush pink to me are still in the same color scheme. To polish this look, it was only right to add a pump.

Blush Pink Fuzzy Knit Sweater// Forever 21 | Similar: (Forever 21), (PLT), (PLT)

Blush Pink Denim Jeans// Forever 21 | Similar: (LaneBryant)

Nude Valentino Inspired Pumps// Charlotte Russe | Similar (DSW)

I think the next time I come up with a monochromatic look I will add one more layer, a better background, and go for vibrant color…. hmmm maybe magenta next Valentines.

Always dress well but keep it simple 

-Unknown

 

 

 

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Location: Westside Detroit

Photography: My Mom… she is the best and she always come thru for me at the last minute.


What are some of your current fashion obsessions? 

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Thank you so much for reading and don’t hesitate to like, comment and subscribe to my blog. Let me know what you wanna see in the future on the blog ! I am here for y’all! 🙂

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