My Favorite 6 Fashion Trends In This Early Winter

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First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you spent some good times with your families or friends or at least enjoyed some well-baked turkey. Since I’m totally not fond of turkey, I spent my thanksgiving night at a really authentic Italian restaurant called La Lanterna di Vittorio in Manhattan Greenwich village. If you happen to be in New York, I seriously recommend you to try it out! They have some really good lasagne and authentic pizza that my mind just couldnt help constantly and consciously thinking about them.

Today I would like to share some of my favorite fall outfit photos that I took during my travel to California and Oregon from last week. I realize that whenever I travel I could get so serious in planning my travel wardrobe ahead, and as a result I usually tend to bring with me some of my favorite pieces because I want to make sure that I will have some amazing pictures taken by leveraging different city backdrops, not just in New York!

So below are my favorite 6 trends and styles for this early winter, and I’ll also show you how I did the mix-and-match in wearing them during my travel:

                                                            1.Asymmetric Cold Shoulder

                                                            2.Ruffles

                                                            3.Metal Heels

                                                                4. Popline Striped Pants

                                                                 5. Patch Coat

                                                                 6. Metal hardware accessories

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Look 1:  Asymmetric Cold Shoulder   x   Ruffles   x   Metal Heels

I just can never resist the charisma in Ruffles. This is one of my all-time favorite ruffle skirt! The color is perfect, the silhouette is perfect, and it really helps to elongate my legs and makes me look much taller.

 

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Look 2:  Popline Striped Pants   x    Metal Hardware Accessories

The athletic-looking striped pants are everywhere in this season. I have chosen the very safe black and white combination but in fact I’d love to try wearing other colors too. There are so many other different color combinations out there! I paired the pants with the trending metal hardware detail (the belt) just to make it not look so boring.

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Look 3: Patch Coat   x   Popline Striped Pants  x   Metal Heels

I got this patch coat from Zara, but there’s actually no need for you to purchase a whole new patch coat when you can totally DIY and upgrade your old coats. Furthermore, you could unleash your maximum creativity to choose and decide what kind of patches you want to put on your coat! At first I did feel a bit frustrated with one of the particular patch on this coat becuase it seemed a bit off to me. But in general, I do love my coat! 😀

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Last but not least, one bonus tip:

FISHNET is huge in this season!

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Happy Holiday once again and I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

And don’t forget to be thankful for having donuts and coffee in life!

Dear,

Christine

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Just like every typical weekend I’d spend one day walking around this city with an exciting heart. It’s been more than 3 years since I moved to New York, but thankfully this place always has something new hiding and waiting for you to explore! Whether it’s a fancy coffee shop or an invigorating juice bar! This is the outfit that I wore last Saturday. And yes……I wore a pair of  striped wide legs despite of the hot and humid air.
And here I’d love to share a little story of my life..
There was once a short period in my life where I was miserably alienating myself to this place. To even think about it right now I just want to laugh at myself for being so foolish how I used to keep myself feeling deflated all the time. I was living by myself, going to college full-time and doing an internship. Although I know this sounds as fulfilling as it should be, somehow I was feeling very empty and alone..
However, the silver lining came to me and everything changed after I started to persuade myself going out on weekends instead of snuggling in bed all day with my homework and frosted flakes chocolate cereal (Yes, I used to have it as my daily snack.) And what did I usually do outside? Well, I ran along the hudson river, spent time in some of my favorite museums, finished homework in some of the finest cafes and maybe shop around Papyrus. I pretty much walked to everywhere in the city instead of taking the subway so that I could walk past many different neighborhoods. It’s true that at the end of the day I was usually dog-tired and was literally dragging my feet back to home! But I’d still feel thankful that I took every step to discover and be inspired that “life is worth living, doing, feeling and being in it.”
Ever since I seriously hate to stay at home during weekend even in my busiest time in life! Hopefully everyone who’s reading my experience would be encouraged and to take herself out too. Go interact and spend some quality time with your own city, no matter which part of the world you are living in!

 

Yours Truly,

Christine

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