FALL LOOK BOOK
The wind has picked up and the sun is starting to set earlier, so you know what that means. Fall is here and in full effect. Being in New York, where public transportation is life, it can be difficult to figure out what to wear, especially when the seasons are going through that weird transition phase. Luckily, I’ve been studying some of my favorite fall trends and I decided to curate a look book to help inspire your next look.
For this #WearItLikeKrys series, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite dope spots in Brooklyn (**) and some black owned brands that I think you should definitely add to your wardrobe this season.
Pink is definitely one of the “IT” colors for the season. If you had the chance to catch any runway shows this past fashion week, you would’ve noticed that designers, both high and low, are showcasing that pop of color within their collections. Along with pink, sexy suiting is also a trend for the fall season. So with this look, I decided to kill two birds with one stone.
I thrifted this blazer from the Goodwill in downtown Brooklyn for $7.99. Underneath I have a strapless bra and biker shorts, just to add some type of layer against the cold. I decided to pair my favorite thigh high boots with this look and accessorize with some statement pieces.
This look is perfect for any cocktail hour meetups, day party vibes with the girls or even a night out with friends. It’s classy, yet edgy and shows just enough.
QUEEN OF THE CAFE
In the midst of all the craziness going on in the world, as a black woman in America, I must stand proud and confident in my own skin. I mean being black comes with a new set of stressors but it’s lit to say the least. Having a niece who looks up to me, I want to be sure that I lead by example. From the way I talk, to the way I dress, I am a Queen and I will be referred to as such.
I decided to keep my outfit simple and bring the attention to my crown for this look. This was my first time styling a headwrap this way. It definitely took me a while to get it how I wanted it, but I love it. I paired a turtleneck with this cargo type pants and finished the look off with a dope, minimalistic sandal heel.
This look can be worn to your next #BlackGirlMagic event, to Sunday worship service or even to a nice indoor festival. It screams: My Black is Beautiful.
**Headwrap: The Traveling Fro
Shirt: Forever 21
Pants: Hot & Delicious
**Shoes: Ravished Shoes NY
**Earrings: CoCo Made with Love
Location: Cafe on Ralph
Cafe on Ralph is a black owned cafe that serves some of the best avocado toast I’ve ever had. Minimalist designs run through the entire space and the huge floor to ceiling windows bring the best light.
When it comes to grocery shopping in NYC, you seriously only buy the things you need. One, because space is limited in your small apartment fridge and two, because if you aren’t ubering, carrying a lot of groceries on the train can be dangerous.
I decided to get comfy for this look, because when you go grocery shopping, comfort is key. I paired a classic white button down shirt with my favorite pair of jeans and my “mom” cardigan. To top it off I add a tan beret to keep the look neutral. and kept it comfy with my blush bow loafers. The canvas bag is the perfect grocery bag. Not only is it durable but its chic and easy to carry!
This look is perfect for running errands on Saturday morning.
Cardigan: Forever 21
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Madden Girl
**Button: The Humped Zebra
**Market Bag: Stickiicki
**Hair: Haute Kinky Hair
Location: Sprout Market
Sprout Market is not black owned, but a few of the workers and assistant manager are all black and their customer service is amazing. Not to mention their flowers are always fresh!
CHROME IN THE PAINT
Hints of neon is another trend swarming fashion this season. From neon yellows, oranges and even pinks, neon brings the life to any minimalist party. If you were to use one word to describe my style, I’m sure athletic would be in the mix. Therefore, I decided to mix the two and see what I came up with, and I must say it’s fuego!
I decided to keep it simple with all black as the base for this look. Then I topped it off with this dope tactical vest. The chrome is hand-painted and the vest itself is hand stitched. It’s simple, yet complex at the same time.
This look can be worn to your next hip-hop album release part or to a dope museum exhibit that is full of instagramable moments.
Compression Shirt: Thrfited (similar)
Hat: American Apparel
Shades: Shade Drip
Location: Bed-stuy Basketball Court
This is one of the well known Bed-stuy courts where young kids play everyday despite the weather; community events are held during the summer.
All Photography by Lordnc