Areta's Style Secrets

Catch a glimpse of life through the eyes of an aspiring fashionista, complete with styled outfits, finished looks, and a one-of-a-kind, real-life outlook on the fashion industry!

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                   Trench Coat | Dress | Necklace | Bracelet | Bag  

With this semester coming to an end, and all these preparations being made for my next semester at NYU London, I can’t help but have London on my mind! 

After talking with a lot of my friends who had previously spent a semester in London, I realized I wouldn’t be able to survive without a sturdy, rain resistant trench coat. London weather is moderate, but very inconsistent throughout the day. No wonder that the classic trench is a stable wardrobe piece for all natives of London!

To pair with the classic trench, I decided to go with a black scallop shift dress. The neutral tones in this pair complement each other and give off an air of sophistication, something I consider a must while wandering through London streets. 

I finished this look with a pair of chunky heeled sandals, comfortable enough for some light walking and exploring, as well as some gold statement jewelry pieces and my go-to, staple LV Tote. 

I honestly can’t wait to go and really explore the nooks and crannies that London offers, and I can’t wait to share it all with you guys of course! 

Until then, keep styling fashionistas,

-A

Photo cred: Matthew Chu

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                        Top | Scarf | Jeans | Shoes | Clutch | Earrings

There was finally a few warm days in the city last week, perfect photo shooting weather! I’ve been so sick of wearing boots and a overcoat every single day, 7 days a week in the gloomy, cold weather that it was so refreshing to be able to put on a nice blouse and slip in some kitten heels for a nice stroll outside.

What reminds me the most about spring are florals and pastels…and what better way to welcome back this warm weather than to feature both in one look! I found the absolute perfect scarf at Loft the other day, with the light pink and blue hues combined with a vibrant floral print.

I wanted to highlight the scarf, so I made sure that the rest of the outfit was simple, but classic. I am in love with the scallop detailing running down the flowy white blouse, and paired with some medium wash distressed jeans, this outfit encompasses an aura of casual spring luxe.

Finally, I completed this look with some finishing accessories: crystal chandelier earrings, a gemstone clutch, and some simple nude kitten heels. 

I hope that you guys take advantage of the nice weather coming up! It’s time to put away those sweaters and boots and reorganize your closets for spring!

Happy styling fashionistas,

-A

PC: Xbellanotte Photography

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                                  Dress | Jacket | Necklace | Heels 

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                                 Link Bracelet | Flower Cuff Bracelet

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                                            Bow Ring | LV Bag 

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My favorite trend this spring is definitely scallop details by far! I simply can’t get over how elegant and classic the details are, and with the perfect touch of femininity! I especially love how the scallops are designed at the collar bone and the arms in this dress. It pulls the focus to your upper body—and not to mention the cut of this dress is absolutely flattering! I usually have a very hard time with dresses fitting perfectly for me since I’m very petite, but Loft has definitely figured it out in their “petites” collection!

With such a bright magenta dress, I softened the look with a delicate cluster of pearls, as well as some fine gold detailed jewelry. With spring in full bloom, what better accessory than a bouquet of tulips? (Curtesy of the boyfriend of course). This gorgeous weather has definitely given me Spring fever! Hope you’re out enjoying the sun!

Happy styling fashionistas,

-A

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                                  Dress | Cardigan | Wallet | Earrings

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          Bow Ring | Scallop Bracelet | Bow Bracelet | Cuff Bracelet 

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                                                       Dress

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One of my favorite events of the year are the annual formals that NYU hosts at the Metropolitan Museum. Being able to dance in the great entrance, or take a stroll around the Roman and Greek exhibitions—well, it’s not an opportunity that comes up every day. 

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                     Peplum Top | Shorts | Necklace | Tights | Booties

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It’s still a bit chilly for spring attire here in the city, but I can’t help adding florals to brighten up my outfit! It’s been such a long and bitter cold winter here that I all I’m wishing for now is warm weather and pretty flowers for the spring. 

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                                                        Dress

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve had any free time to go out or attend any events, but I decided it was finally time for me to stop hibernating in this winter cold and to get classy for a night out for a change!

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                                              Necklace | Bracelet

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                                      Top | Skirt | Shoes | Wallet

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It’s finally getting warm enough in the city to break out all of my spring clothes! I am so excited for all the snow to melt away and the sun to come back

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                                              Shirt | Midi Skirt | Shoes

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This last look featuring the midi skirt was inspired by the classic staples in every girl’s closet, with stacked strands of delicate freshwater pearls, subtle gold accents and sparkly detailing

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 Necklace | Earrings | Flower Bracelet | Scallop Bracelet | Bow Bracelet

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                                   TopMidi Skirt | Necklace | Shoes

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This look was partly inspired by the characters of the television show, Mad Men—featuring a 1940s midi swing skirt. I love the longer length of the skirt, which gives me the liberty of pairing with a tank top to balance out the conservatism

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One of my favorite trends on the rise right now: The Midi Skirt. Now, personally, styling the midi skirt can be a little tricky, especially because I’m not used to such a long skirt.

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                            Blazer | SweaterMidi Skirt | Belt | Shoes

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Here’s a preview of 3 new upcoming posts on styling the midi skirt!

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                      Parisian Chic | 40’s Revival | Classically Modern