All posts tagged: brunette

Off-The-Shoulder

One of my favorite trends of all time – off-the-shoulder. I was very pleased to see this trend coming back for summer fashion, it absolutely slays. Not only does it scream summer, it’s extremely flattering on girls with any body types. It’s not just for the few with model figures, but also for girls who are a little more plum – these tops do not hold back in revealing the neckline and the boniest parts of the upper body, and they also conveniently hides where it starts to curve out. Sigh, it’s just the best. 🙂

Styling Culottes

I’m definitely a late adopter of the culottes trend. My first impression of the trend was…who brought these back from the 90s? At a glance these wide legged pants strip femininity away from any outfit, and if people are going to wear it like a maxi skirt, then why not just wear a maxi skirt? So I went from the initial resistance, to repeatedly seeing these everywhere I go, to finally giving in to the FOMO (fear of missing out) mindset that “If others can rock it, then I can too”. It didn’t take long before I realized the benefits of wearing culottes, it intelligently hides shape imperfections on the lower body, such as a overly wide or narrow hip, thicker thigh areas and lack of perfectly straight legs. The biggest sell point is obviously the comfort, it’s not an overstatement when I say these are more comfortable than sweatpants, and at the same time easily score higher on the chic meter. To contrast the loose and wide bottom, I threw on a simple crop tube top in the opposing shade. Nothing sets black & …

Styling Blue Lace

Lace – a French thing, a graceful embellishment to any outfits. I always felt like it isn’t for everyone, because sometimes it just feels like too much for casual wear due to its noble lineage – it requires advanced handcraft to put together, and it’s seen very often in haute couture and wedding dresses. I also feel like although elegant, the garment itself looks very busy, and it always ends up stealing the focus of the look instead of complimenting the complexion. I purchased this collared blue lace top from Zara, thinking I should add some mature and sexy vibes to my wardrobe. How did I do? Although with the addition of the Peter Pan collar, I might’ve ended up looking more cute and preppy than mature. A key suggestion is to always wear skin colored garment or underwear beneath any colored sheer lace top to avoid having too much going on, or else it really takes away from the design, and further pans the simplicity. The fashion police says you should not have more than three colors in one outfit, so I took the liberty of wearing a red lipstick …

New Height

I’m a believer that our attires should reflect who we are and bring the best out of us. Given that I have a multi-faceted personality, I do have a lot of freedom in expressing myself through fashion. And this one is the little rebel in me. It’s a rather masculine look – all black, Adidas footwear, and a dress that doesn’t hug my body. The choker is the cherry on top, but what puts things into perspectives is the frontal low cut that adds femininity to the look. As an Asian girl growing up in Western society, I had my fair share of insecurities for my body, and there were certain styles that I thought I’d never experiment with despite my appreciation for them. It isn’t until recent years when I realized that if you adore a style, then you have it in you. You can pull off whatever the heck you want to reflect your personal style as long as you do it with confidence, and believe that this is you. With every new thing I try, I open a door of possibility; and with …

Gender Neutrals

I’ve always been a fan of the female body silhouette and fancy anything that compliments my figure, but recently I find myself blurring the lines by wearing gender neutral styles and tones. It’s strange, I no longer mind buying clothes that are sizes up my normal fit, and no longer feel self-conscious about wearing loosely fitted pants. Somehow flat hipped jeans and shapeless dresses have sneaked their way into my wardrobe. Perhaps it’s an age thing, or perhaps it’s another form of confidence. As street style continues to prevail in the market, it’s clear that although the gender neutrals reflect designers’ curiosity, they aren’t accidents – they’ve pretty much dominated the conversation. The best part is that it works both ways, as I shop in men’s section, I also see men shop in women’s. It takes some open minds, but it seems function and individuality are now held in higher regards than an uniform idea of what’s conventionally appropriate. As some industry insiders put it, it’s more evolutionary than revolutionary, the blurred lines is a result of our changing attitude and culture, we’re just becoming …

More on Asymmetry

The sweater is a gift from my aunt while I was on vacation in China. Needless to say I love everything about it. If you read my earlier post featuring asymmetry, this is an addition to the collection – asymmetrical sleeves. Enjoy 🙂 Hope you liked the look! (:

Asymmetry

I love asymmetry in fashion. It can take form in dresses, tunics, skirts, coats and accessories. They add to an outfit a vibe that is artsy, edgy, trendy and youthful. Asymmetric dresses and tops are great because of their flexibility, they can layer over skinny jeans and leggings, or worn with shorts in warmer temperatures. My favorite asymmetric clothing piece is the famously flowy high-low skirt, and for accessories, instead of the traditional matching duo, I am much more into ones with uneven designs on each ear. Here I’m embracing my favorite high-low with an interesting vertical line that’s both slimming and elongating. It took me exactly 1 second to decide on this purchase from Zara, it was a no-brainer as I loved everything about it – it’s grey, it has a short turtleneck, and it’s got side slits to the inner high-low tunic, an unique and worthwhile ensemble. Oh! I got a new Ted Baker! Adorable right? 🙂 Hope you liked the look lovelies!

Spring Camel Coat II

In my previous post Spring Camel Coat I, I mentioned that I like to wear my timeless coat in different ways to embrace versatility. And here it is as promised 🙂 The best part is that nothing dramatic was done to the look, what I did involved losing some womanly pieces (stockings and scarf) along with the addition of my personal favorite Superstars. A big contributor to the alteration is actually a sneaky unnoticeable one – unbuttoning the coat. Buttoned coats/jackets/blazers project a clean polished feel (an Asian parent favorite), my father always gives me a hard time about how sloppy I look without doing up the buttons, but ladies, it’s OK to be a rebel in fashion! If you’re looking to transform your classy outerwear into something with more casual feel, try undoing the buttons and losing the heels (did I just rhyme?). 🙂 Check out Spring Camel Coat I if you haven’t already, which look did you guys like more?

Spring Camel Coat I

“In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” -Mark Twain. A quote that cannot describe Toronto weather better. It’s almost mid April, and there’s been an uncanny mixture of sunlight, rain and snow (yes, snow, as matter of fact I’m seeing snowflakes outside right at this moment). I like mild seasons, but I’ll take Fall over Spring any day – it’s just a lot more mature and stable. Although, if I were to give Spring some credit, I do think it’s quite a symbolic season. To me it can symbolize a fresh start, perhaps aspire for something new and adventurous along with the blooming trees and flowers; it goes without saying that it ain’t easy to start anything, hence it isn’t always going to be petals and sunshine. There will be rainy chilly days, but we’ll adapt, and eventually smell the petrichor that accompanies the rain. How can we moderate the bumpiness of spring you ask? The answer is obvious! – be stylish, with some spring camel coats :-). Some fashion trends fade, some make come backs with time, and some others have staying …