No matter how you size it up, fashion and the art of dressing can be used as a non-verbal greeter to convey one’s identity, emotions or distinct point of view. To showcase how fashion and personal style can be used as a means to communicate, HYPEBAE enlisted Telsha Anderson, the owner and buyer of New York-based boutique T.A. and Yaminah Mayo, a local New York writer and the founder of her blog Spicy Mayo to put together fashion-forward looks for Fall/Winter 2020.
Utilizing trendsetting pieces from rue21’s offering of apparel, the duo opted to create cozy yet relaxed ensembles that are a direct reflection of their personal style and mirror their interests, passion and creativity. For those looking to make their mark this season, take a page out of Telsha Anderson’s book, whose ultra-feminine and laid back approach to style came through by slipping on rue21’s frayed, star-printed sweater in black and pairing it with black satin trousers and on-trend combat boots. “I love doing a mix of high and low pieces and mixing statement pieces with basics,” she says. “With every trend that pops up comes an element that can be incorporated into someone’s everyday style whether as a statement or in a more subtle manner.” By expressing herself unapologetically through clothing, Telsha’s finished ensemble is ideal for elevating everyday style.
Taking inspiration from the relaxed nature of California style, Yaminah put a fresh spin on her fall look by mixing a rue21 snakeskin-printed bodysuit paired with her signature pair of cream wide-leg jeans. “I’m from California, but moved to Boston when I was 13-years-old and lived there until I moved to New York at 22-years-old. I definitely believe that I have a laid back approach to getting dressed while appreciating the style trends that New England has to offer. My time in New York has simply refined and honed my taste while exposing me to new things,” she says. Keeping in sync with the outfit’s fresh take on effortless dressing, she topped the look off with feminine kitten heels in a crisp shade of white and classic gold hoops.
See how the trendsetting females interpreted fresh, fuss-free ways to wear rue21’s offering of apparel and head to the retailer’s site to purchase the looks seen here.