Zara knit sweater (similar here), thrifted pleated skirt (similar here), Forever 21 scarf (similar here), H&M hat, Marshalls over-the-knee boots (similar here), ASOS backpack, rings and bracelet borrowed from Janice Thi Tran
Photography and edited by Anthony King
More snapshots of my adorably adorable Jersey hometown, spent with Miss Adorable herself, Janice Thi Tran. It was her first time in Jersey so I thought I'd show her the modest areas that contrasted the bustling city before I took her to Mitsuwa. And with all the food we ate that day, I'm glad I chose a loose sweater to cover my food belly afterwards.
I opted for a casual look for our mini date. Simple black and white with a pop of red plaid (special thanks to my girl Hachi for the Christmas gift!) to complement our simple, but exciting trip. I've been eyeing a hat like this since the fall season but could never get my hands on an inexpensive one until H&M saves my fashion day once again by releasing their new items, including this hat number. I'm so excited to accessorize it with most of my looks, since it's a popular winter trend that works with any outfit. Warning ahead of time: you'll be seeing this hat appear in many future outfits (sorry, not sorry). Here I paired it for a casual and girly look, playing with different textures including knit, pleats, and pleather. I liked how the asymmetrical hem of the sweater created a continuous flow with the pleated skirt and the over-the-knee boots gave it a reformed schoolgirl look, especially with the pleather backpack that Janice let me borrow to complete the look. A simple daytime outfit for a cute outing.
Style tip: Don't be afraid to play with a variety of textures, especially when you have a neutral color palette. Especially in this look, where the entire outfit is mainly black and white, I wanted to emphasize the pleats, knit, and pleather.
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