Look #1: Button Down: Guess | Top (underneath) Kenneth Cole | Shorts: BCBG | Trainers: Vince | Hat: H&M | Sunglasses: Forever 21 |
Look #2: Top: Kit & Ace
I went out for drinks the other day (not alone — don’t fret), and as I chatted about my interests, I came to a realization. Call it maturing, but I’ve ended up with completely different friends, fashion tastes and career aspirations. After going to Sweden last March, its as if I’ve opened my mind. Life is beautiful — eh?
Rather than disliking certain things for all of eternity, I’ve made the conscious choice to give them a chance. I’m switching to dressage. I’ve now taken a liking to Swedish style, Jaden Smith, Avocados and yoga. Maybe I’m becoming basic **cringes at the word choice**, but I like to think its a newfound optimism. What’s wrong with trendy stuff if you genuinely like it? What’s wrong with someone else [@lovelaurenelizabeth] proving that a certain trend or style is worth a try? In particular, Lauren Elizabeth’s obsession with perforated Vans & Vince slip-ons caused me to splurge on these Vince ones. It’s her fault.
On that fateful deep chat & whiskey day, I even rocked perforated shorts, shoes and a shirt. Up until recently, I used to think that perforated clothing made the wearer look like a walking car seat. Maybe that’s true, but when its black & white, its like a nice car seat. An Audi car seat — and what’s wrong with that?
*On a completely random note, I visited the Kit & Ace store in Vancouver that same day! I loved the second white top so much that I ended up wearing it for the rest of my photos. It was #truelove.
I hope you guys have enjoyed this week’s post! Stay tuned: some big graphic changes are in the works.. 🙂
As a child, I always berated my mother. For most kids, this involved whining about playdates, or school, but for me, it was naturally fashion related. “WHY DO YOU ALWAYS WEAR BLACK” I would lament to my mother, who predominantly wore black teeshirts, jeans and hideous black slides. **SIDE NOTE: My mom has long passed this phase, and looks better than I do most of the time**.Although I still don’t condone black slides, what I do condone is low key colours. There’s something about layering grey, black and beige that makes a look more expensive. When the textures and shades are mixed, the look ends up being put together with an “I don’t give a shit” twist. (Side note: Kylie Jenner wear a lot of black which is reason enough to wear black too).
For my own outfit, I found this dress at H&M, which I loved because of its layers. Mixed with a tough leather jacket, the grey makes sense. The contrast of the light fabric gives it an edgy cool vibe. Keeping it simple under the jacket is essential — just so the trainers don’t end up looking clunky. The metallic, leather, stretch cotton , chiffon and suede fabrics mixed together = a wonderful soup of texture. If it gets cold, I like to layer a grey cashmere sweater over the dress.
The most important texture of all in this texture soup is the suede (’cause its on the trainers — obviously). I love these shoes not only for their blissful comfort, but also for their “I don’t give a sh*t” Parisienne look. When paired with anything (yes — anything), they make it look 100% more effortless and cool. Besides, beige goes with everything, and although they’re expensive, the cost per wear makes them a steal :).
For those of you wondering, yes, I am in fact obsessed with All Saints. And yes, I’m broke most of the time.
What I’m Wearing
Scarf: Forever 21
Trainers: All Saints
Jacket: All Saints
Let’s get real here — The only sad thing about fall fashion is all of the summer pieces you just bought but can no longer wear. Don’t fret my friends, since fall layering (in a less obvious way than the magazines say) is an awesome way to get more $$$ out of the pieces you initially thought of as seasonal. Today I felt an urge to wear my favourite vest (or gilet, as they say in Scotland), and Nike Liberty’s, which I always considered as “spring/summer shoes.” However, the weather said otherwise to my summery disposition. In summer, usually only wore this gilet with tank dresses or tops underneath, just to avoid the whole “gilets look awkward with sleeves popping out” phenomenon. However, this method of styling is far from comfortable in Scotland’s perpetual cold. To combat this problem, I layered my favourite wool cardigan underneath the gilet. When left open, this combination looks like a jacket with textured sleeves (which has been massively trendy recently — for those who care about trends). If you have a leather or denim vest, this look would also be cool.
As for my Nike Liberty’s, The dark blue in their print surprisingly pops when paired with dark denim and earth tones. The twine laces (which can always be swapped out), appear more rustic than strictly summer, and the white sole gives everything a dose of “freshness” in the literal and gangster sense of the word.
What I’m Wearing
Tank Top: H&M
Trainers: Nike Air Max X Liberty London
To say that I’ve been absent from the blog-overse would be quite an understatement. After uploading my last post, I began the arduous task that is packing for uni. A few days later, I jetted off to Scotland to commence my second year of university. Upon arrival, I unpacked and attempted to reassemble my life in my new flat. Now that most of my work is done, I am so excited to be writing a post!
Considering all of the travelling I’ve been doing, this travel related post is quite fitting. When on the plane, I prefer to wear minimal jewellery, lots of layers and texture. These three features not only make my plane journey more comfortable, but they also make airport security 100X easier. Instead of jewellery, I opted for comfortable gold chain slip ons (a travel must), and a studded Adidas hoodie. These two items suit the edgy nature of the look, and jazz up what would usually be seen as your run of the mill airport outfit. When I’m at airport security, once the hoodie and shoes come off, I’m wearing a blank tank top and pants (which lessens the odds of beeping through the metal detector).
Pant wise, I am of the controversial opinion that wearing leggings as pants is ONLY okay in two places: 1. the gym 2. the airport. Since I was at the airport, I chose compression leggings, which are comfortable without being unflattering. If your flight is under 4 hours, wearing normal stretch jeans is sufficient as well (Genetic denim or Topshop jeans are AMAZING <3).
Comment below on your fashion/travelling tips — we can all help each other ❤
What I’m Wearing
Purse: 3.1 Phillim Lim
Leggings: Under Armour
Horse helmet backpack: Shedrow
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
On an ordinary Friday (the best things always happen on Fridays I find), I decided to embark on a trip to Value Village. Although I did purchase my expected corny shot glasses, what I didn’t expect to find were these shoes. On the surface, they appear to be ordinary oxfords with neon accents. In reality, they’re Cole Haan oxfords with Nike Lunar technology from several years ago. This pair was barely worn, and far cheaper than their original price. I can attest to their Nike comfort after running to my car to avoid a parking ticket (hehe). Just when I thought sports and luxe had to be an awkwardly styled choice, this preppy piece diverts indecision.
Thankfully, Nike Lunar oxfords like mine actually still exist (just in a different colour at full price, check them out here). Even though neon accents are tightly associated with spring, these oxfords can add much needed pep to darker fall ensembles. I’m looking forward to pairing these with hunter green khakis, dark cuffed jeans and plaid day dresses. Since its still summer however, I decided to go with a happy, non-heat stroke inducing look. The ripped denim jacket makes the look more relaxed, and the message tee is a fun, sporty alternative to an ordinary top.
Moral of the Story: Give Value Village a chance. Cole Haan X Nike collab = the best brand collaboration in a long time. Its longevity is evident of this.
What I’m Wearing
Denim Jacket: AG Jeans
Tank top: Primark
Trainers: Cole Haan & Nike, Value Village