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Dressing Like Kpop Albums

I’m back with another lookbook style post! I came up with this idea one day and immediately latched onto it. If you know me then you know I love kpop and I love fashion. Planning these outfits was a blast and I hope you enjoy this concept!

For each of the 7 kpop albums I own I took inspiration from the photobook and packaging to create looks. These aren’t necessarily recreations of outfits from the photobook but outfits derived from the “vibe” of the album.

BTS — Wings

Top: Thrifted

Pants: Thrifted

Blazer: Thrifted

Shoes: So Aesthetic Shop

This album is rich and luxurious so for the fit I tried to incorporate lots of textures. Starting with leather pants and a “silk” pajama top (big believer in pjs for daywear), I decided to top it off with a white blazer. To add even more dimension, I opted for my beloved iridescent platforms.

NCT 127 — Chain (Taeyong Version)

 

Top: Forever 21

Jeans: Old Navy

Blazer: Thrifted

NCT’s Japanese album has a lot of graphics and sporty yet structured looks. To compliment the graphic element I chose my “sisterhood” graphic tee and paired it with black jeans and a black blazer for a casual yet classy look.

EXO — The War

Top: Dillard’s

Pants: Gap

Shoes: Converse

This concept is quite different from all the other albums I own. It’s rife with primary colors and beachy prints. It’s hazy, laid back, and summery so I chose an outfit that was the same. Yellow pants are the focal point and I balanced their silhouette with a flowy black floral print top. Some cute apple Chuck Taylors were the finishing touch to this fit.

BTS — Love Yourself: Answer

Dress (as top): Dillard’s

Skirt: Macy’s (?)

Shoes: Converse

A springy luxe concept, this album is characterized by lace and pastels, romantic silhouettes, and frills. In my outfit I matched the theme with a peasant style dress, worn as a shirt and a flowy white circle skirt. In the photo book outfits they wore chunky shoes to contrast the flowy clothes so I opted for my white Converse One Stars to finish the fit.

Monsta X — The Code

Top: Forever 21

Sweater: Aeropostale

Jacket: Thrifted (Hollister)

Jeans: Dillard’s (Calvin Klein)

Shoes: Gifted

The Code is soft and neutral with cozier shots and a black, white, and nude color palette. To honor this, I went with a white knit and a brown corduroy jacket. Then, I chose light wash jeans and tan ankle boots to keep the soft look consistent.

EXO — Don’t Mess Up My Tempo

Sweater: Forever 21 (Men)

Skirt: Forever 21

Jacket: Dillard’s

Belt: Aliexpress

Shoes: So Aesthetic Shop

Leather, chains, belts, and general motorcycle rebel gear define EXO’s fifth album. It’s hard and it’s cool but it’s also really hot. The main point of my outfit is the chain belt so I built the ensemble around it. To balance proportions I chose a bulky sweater and pencil skirt. I topped it off with the leather jacket because, you know, leather and EXO are a whole ship. Of course my platforms were the only shoe for this because I definitely needed to be taller and really powerful for this concept.

BTS — Love Yourself: Tear

Top: Gifted

Jeans: Old Navy

Jacket: Thrifted (H&M)

Boots: Off Broadway

LY: Tear is probably my favorite kpop album concept wise: it’s dark and brooding, casual yet rich, and painful but beautiful. I chose a black button down and black jeans with a black belted denim jacket. As you can tell, the mood was all black, so I finished the fit with black lace up ankle boots.

Let me know which look was your favorite!

Stay fly,

~Akilah

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Valentine’s Day Mini Lookbook

Hey!! Valentine’s day is coming up and I wanted to share three outfit options in case you need some outfit ideas for the big day.

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Sweater: Goodwill/American Eagle

Jeans: Calvin Klein

Shoes: Converse

Necklace: Claire’s

This one is quite casual: perfect if you have school on Valentine’s day and want to be cute but still comfortable. The soft pink of the sweater is pretty and romantic, I decided to pair it with medium wash jeans rather than dark wash to keep the color palette soft. Finally, I added my white and rose gold sneakers. They’re a bit chunky but the colors make them sleek.

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Top: Goodwill

Jeans: Goodwill

Shoes: Converse

If you’re into less expected ensembles, this is for you. I’m in love with these baggy jeans and I decided to pair them with this pink and white stripe button down. With the white belt, I added some balance to the baggy jeans by emphasizing my waist and topped the fit off with my white sneakers again.

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Top: Goodwill/Rag n’ Bone

Pants: Goodwill

Shoes: So Aesthetic Shop

Earrings: Target

For a fancier but still comfy look, I went for a white textured top and hot pink pants. This is perfect for those who want to make a statement at a party on Valentine’s day. I added my platforms for added height and dimension since the iridescence tops off the crisp white and hot pink colors.

Let me know which outfit was your favorite and what you plan to wear on Valentine’s Day.

Stay fly,

~Akilah

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Back to School Lookbook 2017

Even though it’s a bit late I’m ecstatic to bring this lookbook to you for back to school. Many of these pieces are from my Goodwill Haul were I was styled by Porsche Pope. Mrs. Porsche did an excellent job and I had fun further styling these pieces.

Dress: Maurice’s via Goodwill | Leggings: Hanes Store | Boots: Off Broadway | Watch: Claire’s (gift)

Top: Gap via Goodwill | Jeans: American Eagle via Goodwill | Purse: Danielle Nicole via Goodwill | Shoes: Converse

Top: Forever 21 via Goodwill | Skirt: Goodwill | Shoes: Off Broadway


Top: Lauren Conrad via Goodwill | Shorts: Gap via Goodwill | Shoes: Rack Room Shoes | Necklace: Charming Charlie


Top: Meijer | Jeans: Aeropstale via Goodwill | Shoes: Converse | Watch: Claire’s (gift)


Top: Loft via Goodwill | Pants: Dillard’s (gift) | Shoes: Off Broadway

Dress: Mossimo via Goodwill | Shoes: Rack Room Shoes |Purse: Goodwill


Dress: Rue 21 via Goodwill | Shoes: Converse | Bracelet: Charming Charlie

Stay fly,

~Akilah

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Mini Thrift Haul + Lookbook

Today I went to Thriftsmart with my mom and sister and found three cute dresses for about $11. I had some outfit ideas for them that I wanted to show you all.

 Dress: Vibe Sportswear via Thriftsmart// Leggings: Hanes Store//Chuck Taylors: Shoe Carnival via gift// Bracelet: Charming Charlie// Earrings: Claire’s

My sister found this lovely dress for me as we were shopping and I love the color mint so it was perfect. With this outfit, I stuck with the sporty look of the dress by pairing it with capri leggings and Chuck Taylors I also decided to keep the jewelry minimal.

 Tunic: City Triangles via Thriftsmart// Jeans: Forever 21 via Goodwill diy distressed// Sandals: Franco Sarto via Off Broadway Shoes// Necklace: Charming Charlie// Bangles: Kate Spade via gift// Ear cuff: Claire’s via gift

This dress is more like a shirt on me honestly so I paired it with my distressed skinny jeans. And I added a lot of jewelry on this one because the rest is so simple. I’m toying with the idea of wearing this on the 4th with red nail polish.

Dress: A. Byer via Thriftsmart// Ankle Boots: Michael Shannon via Off Broadway Shoes// Wedges: Report Footwear via Off Broadway Shoes// Watch: Claire’s via gift// Ring: Claire’s// Midi Ring: Charming Charlie// Earrings: Claire’s via gift

This last one for today is a fancier ensemble featuring a dress my sister picked out. I paired it with lace-up ankle boots for fall or wedge sandals for spring. I played up the orange and red tones with the rose gold watch and rust and gold rings and earrings.

I can’t wait to wear these outfits and come up with more possibilities for these dresses.

Stay fly friends

~Akilah

Which outfit was your favorite?

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