This is sponsored by Koko Couture. Like always, all opinions are 100% mine.
Before we begin, I’m going to
internally scream because I’m working with my first UK brand. I can’t help but feel so excited because you can say I grew up in a British environment from an early age. Don’t worry, I’ll explain this down below. 😉
If you don’t know, I was born in Hong Kong back in 1994. If you’re a history nerd like me, you may know that the British temporary owned the Chinese territory, more like loaned, for a while, meaning that their influence was very, very strong despite being a part of China.
I even spoke like one, too.
The English I learned at school wasn’t American English, it was British. So, I’d say things like rubbish instead of trash and aeroplane instead of airplane for the longest time. I even did the whole s instead of z thing, too.
If there’s one thing, aside from the British fashion and music scene, I hold onto today, it’s the language. I still do have trouble deciding if I should write some words a certain way because of my diverse environment.
Hong Kong is a world city after all, and I’m still proud of where I grew up, including the UK part.
That’s why I’m so happy to be working with Koko Kouture, a UK retailer that provides the fashionista with the latest in women’s fashion without breaking the bank.
If you’ve been following the fashion scene
noticing what people wear counts, too, then you may know that ruffles, puffy sleeves, and the structured handbag are some of today’s hottest trends.
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The ruffle trend started gaining its momentum back at the Paris RTW runways in 2016. From Comme des Garçons to Alexander McQueen, ruffles made any top, pant, dress, or anything really look 10x cooler.
Even though it’s 2017, this trend – like the off-the-shoulder tops, for example – have continued to be a Spring and Summer staple.
I guess I should have added that to the title, huh?
One of the cool things I love about this trend is how ruffles aren’t just for the very feminine fashionista anymore, but it’s come to be extremely versatile for the ladies who aren’t so feminine
like me, something that I look for whenever I watch for trends.
Going on to puff sleeves, that was yet another trend that roamed the 2016 Fall runways. With so many different types, like the exaggerated shoulder to the oversized cuff to a puffed sleeve, this trend isn’t dying anytime either.
It may not look like it, but I’ve had this top since I was in middle school
aka way back when it wasn’t that popular. Even at that time, I’ve had an eye for anything that made a statement, and this top was no exception. I adored how cute the sleeves were and how I can wear it in so many different ways.
I even remember telling
and convincing my mom that I NEEDED this top because of how unique it was you the VIP. Fast forward to today, I’m just really glad I had it all these years and it’s not because it’s currently on every fashion girl’s shopping list.
It’s because I found something I really love.
The same goes with this amazing bag from Koko Kouture 2017 Spring Collection. Coincidentally having the same name as me – it’s spelled Chrissie, so it’s sort of similar – it was love at first sight, especially with its vintage look and the faux snakeskin exterior. Aside from white, it also comes in three other colors which you can check out here. I chose white because it matched my style and because of this fashion rule I follow religiously, a story I’ll tell you another time, I promise.
Also, look at how amazing the structure is.
I can’t get over itttt.
It also comes with a metal chain so you can easily transform it into a shoulder bag whenever you like. I tend to keep it in my bag just in case I do something that asks me to be hands-on, like shopping or snapping a photo or two. (Need both hands, okay?)
If there’s one thing I love about my wardrobe, they’re almost all statement pieces
gotta have those weird, sentimental, and ugly shirts for everyday wear, yenno?. This makes it so much easier for me to dress up to the point where I don’t usually need a mirror at because I know that I’ll be wearing something I love all the time, all while boosting my confidence.
After all, confidence is one of the best accessories anybody should have.
With this mindset in mind, I chose my favorite oxfords and these hand me down/DIY high-waisted jeans right away. I added this fun belt to balance the outfit; it distributes the overpowering ruffles + puff sleeves and the distressed denim cutouts. Pretty neat how something as simple as a belt can have that much power, right?
I also found these super cute mouse earrings when I visited Rancho Cucamonga for a while. Just like my clothes, my jewelry is all statement.
What I love about this feminine look is that I was still able to keep in tune with my own style while incorporating some of spring’s hottest trends. As a firm believe in style over fashion, I’m proud of staying true to myself no matter hot or trendy something is.
Plus, doing this helps me and my style evolve as I try on different clothing. It’s so much fun
especially being pushed over the edge sometimes, haha.