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Dark N' Daring ft. L.A. VIBES

Spring Break is over & I'm back at school (Upstate NY). The Spring weather hasn't reached us yet, and I'm beginning to get a bit homesick. This dope L.A. VIBES wrap-around tee says "NYC" all over it, so it was a perfect choice considering my circumstances. I threw it together with a beanie, acid-washed jeans, a military jacket, combat boots, a colorful handbag, some fun accessories and edgy makeup.

"L.A. VIBES (Lost Art) is a streetwear culture that strongly vibes with street slang, drugs, & the raw lifestyle we live in New York City. Here we are giving you an adequate vibe for street apparel, our culture & life on the inside." 

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 Black Slouch Beanie: Amazon | Sashimi Military Jacket: Nordstrom | 
L.A. VIBES Tee: | Acid-washed Jeans: H&M | 
Studded Combat Boots: Lola Shoetique | Fashion Collage Handbag: Icing by Claire's |
Cross Earrings & Cross Double-Finger Ring: Amazon | Multi-Chain Necklace: Salvation Army | Cross Cut-Out Bracelet: F21

Studs were popular for the Fall/Winter season & they will remain popular for the Spring/Summer season. They are the perfect way to spice up your outfit and give you an edgy look and they come in many different colors, shapes and sizes. If you're going for a daring look, choose something with A LOT of Spikes (Combinations of studs & spikes also work). If you want to play it safe, choose something with less studs (The flatter the stud, the safer). They can be found on clothes, shoes & accessaries in almost any store ( F21 | H&M | Charlotte Rousse | Necessary Clothing | Urban Outfitters | etc.). Also, don't be afraid to buy your own studs and personally add them onto your clothes as you desire. BE CREATIVE! 

Hats are my new obsession and they're the perfect way to add detail to an outfit without doing TOO much! As I said before, it doesn't feel like Spring in Upstate NY, so this beanie was the perfect way for me to keep warm and still achieve the look I was going for. Beanie's are very versatile and can be worn with jeans and boots (Like I wore it) for an edgy look or they can be worn with skirts and/or dresses for a more chic, yet laid-back look. Acid-washed jeans are very old-school and they add flava to any outfit; Perfect when paired with a basic t-shirt.

To complete this look, I added some edgy makeup. Dark, bold colors go best with this look so I created a (very) thick cat-eye that covered my whole lid, defined my eyebrows with a dark brown eyebrow pencil, lined my lips with black eyeliner and added Revlon's Va Va Violet Lipstick to the rest of my lips. I am not very experimental with makeup: the cat-eye, pink blush, and lipstick has been my signature look for as long as I can remember. However, it's always fun to try something new and always keep in mind that you don't want your makeup to perfectly match what you're wearing (TACKY!) Try to choose colors that compliment your look for that day: For a soft, spring-like look go with light colors and neutrals & for a more edgy look stick to dark colors and throw some neutrals in with them

Stay Dope,

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