Friday, September 5, 2014

Fashion Friday | Around the World - New York Fashion Week


I am so excited about today's Fashion Friday! I was asked by Smartling to be a part of their exclusive project celebrating multicultural fashion. Smartling, a translation technology company, celebrates all languages and cultures by helping fashion brands deliver multilingual content to their customers anywhere in the world. What better time for such a celebration than during New York Fashion Week?!

[Check out the end of the post for a way to participate in the celebration and be featured by on my Instagram!]

Celebrating multicultural fashion is about finding ways to incorporate other cultures' fashion trends into your own style. (There is a fine line between high fashion and fraternity toga party.)

I decided to put together two outfits that are inspired by other cultures but still remain true to my style. You guys know I'm all about some basics, so I pieced together some of my favorites with a few accessories that add a hint of cultural influence.



Japanese Inspired


When I think Japanese fashion, I think kimonos (duh!) and bold prints with bright colors. Kimonos are so on trend right now and super easy to find. A black kimono is a perfect addition to any closet because it is so versatile. I paired it with a basic white tank and denim shorts, but you could also opt for a fun printed kimono.


To incorporate a fun print, I went with a bold floral scarf that I tied around the waist to give it more of a traditional kimono feel.

If you don't like the look of the scarf around the waist, you could wear it traditionally around the neck and still have the influence of the gorgeous floral print.

And I couldn't forget a top knot and bright lip to pull the entire look together!

Outfit details:

Kimono - H&M
Scarf - Forever 21
Tank - Target
Shorts - New York & Company
Shoes - Target


Grecian Inspired

 

When I think Grecian fashion, I think flowing garments and gold accessories. Instead of a one piece flowing gown, I opted for a basic black maxi skirt and white tank. Remember, the goal is more style and less costume. This gold leaf necklace reminded me of Grecian or Roman crowns a la Julius Caesar- you know what I'm talking about. But instead of a leafed crown, I opted for a trendy floral crown.


I also thought it would be fun to take the gold accessories a step further with these flash tattoos. What do you think? Love them or leave them? I personally love them and think they're a fun way to accessorize!


Outfit details:

Flower Crown - Rue 21
Flash Tattoos - Rue 21
Necklace - Forever 21
Tank - Target
Skirt - H&M



I'm challenging you to piece together an outfit inspired by another culture but remains true to your personal style!  I will be sharing my favorite look on Instagram next Friday, so be sure to use the hashtag #makeupbyaundi so I can see your outfit!
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