Not everything in life is black and white, and often times we end up in the ominous grey areas. Whether it’s work or relationships, lack of definition tend to usually bring about confusion and complicate situations. Subsequently what makes it worse is that rather than seeking clarity, we like to be safe and stay where we are, and end up getting comfortable in the grey areas. Sometimes, a little bravery is all it takes to change things. While grey areas aren’t always perceived positively, they can be a great outfit choice. Over here I’m throwing together shades of grey of various fabric to create a coherent outfit that has both dimension and definition. In case you weren’t aware, neutrals head-to-toe has always been best recipe for a chic look.
Winter wardrobe can really feel redundant when it’s always the same jackets and denim pants keeping you warm, so it’s nice to spark some fashion inspiration by introducing unconventional items into the wardrobe. My creative spirit picked the cropped, wide-leg pants, which may seem counterintuitive in the cold, but with the right styling, culottes can easily be part of your winter outfit routine. Here’s some tips:
No matter how effortless my outfits appear, the truth is I put effort into all my looks. So how to be stylish without looking like you’re trying too hard? Here’s some thoughts – Strike an overall balance – It’s never about JUST the clothes – the hair is important, the accessories are too, and certainly don’t forget about the makeup. These are the three things I consider before I assemble any looks (Fancy, effortless, or sloppy): Fancy – all 3 elements need to be on point, the bare basics include: no-frizz hair, wrinkle free garments, and make-up that takes at least 10 minutes to put on Effortless – you can grab your everyday casual tee and match it with some comfortable boyfriend/mom/distressed jeans or whatever’s comfortable for you. But remember, you need good hair, straight or curled. And depending on how sassy you feel on that day, you can choose how much make-up you want (the more the sassier obviously). This is so that your vibe says: I’m definitely able to take good care of …
In the previous post I jotted down my enthused thoughts on wardrobe sets, and here I continue the momentum and return with a newly purchased summer set from shein.com. What instantly attracted me to this ensemble were the little details – the delicate ruffles and the rope-like adjustable strings casually sitting on the top, adding both country and innocent vibes. This was also an outfit that screamed summer which Toronto simply hasn’t gotten enough of this year, so to compensate for it I embrace every opportunity to indulge myself with sunshine. To go with the look, I wore my favorite summer glasses and my star-shaped earrings to add some complimentary warm tones to the outfit with their gold accents.
There’s something so chic and elegant about being able to mix neutral tones in an outfit. Neutrals are generally very easy on the eye and are often overlooked on the streets, but mashing three or more neutrals together can make the outfit a little more eye-catching and a little less ordinary. I’m not recommending a safe combos like black & grey, beige & white, etc. Instead, try beige and grey, army green and grey, and so on to see if it has the effect you want to create. By wearing more neutral shades, it quickly amps up the chic without adding too much noise. Neutrals don’t have to be boring, so go test your creativity. 🙂
Street style is avant-garde fashion inspired by contemporary culture of urban youth. Although it’s not emerged from studios, it’s certainly been changing the game. Not only is the paradigm carried by fashion bloggers, celebrities like Gigi and Kendall have surely helped push it far as well. This look is inspired by an outfit of Kendall’s, although I can’t find the original photo to show you. But in a nutshell, she rebelliously paired a casual baseball hat with a leather jacket, which may seem odd at first but I quickly found it to be brilliant. I rebelled a little more by throwing a bodycon dress into the sporty/leather mix – which actually looked surprisingly good, who knew! Of course, the key to successfully mixing different styles into one outfit is to stay minimal when it comes to the colors, but I’m sure you already knew that. 🙂 Remember the simplest form of street style is a documentation of chic styles worn on the streets, it’s meant to be stylish with individuality.
I’m constantly exposed to fashion inspired by K-Pop, and lately my style seems to be gravitating towards that way. If you want to know how to dress like your favorite K-Pop idols, here’s some tips, read on! You need nice shoes – They don’t have to be expensive, but high heels aren’t only for fancy occasions in Korea. I’d opt for heel pumps for summer and quality/clean sneakers or boots for cooler weathers. Having the shoes down can set a good foundation for your Korean styling. No revealing tops! – It’s rare to catch cleavage (or even shoulders!) in Korean fashion, it’s simply not fit for their culture, instead they prefer more modest and cutesy tunics. But, they do embrace bold colors, which are eye-catching in a different way. Short shorts/skirts – Don’t shy away from showing off your legs! Your favorite K-pop idols likely embrace matching short shorts/skirts with bomber jackets or sweaters. Who says fashion has to be season/temperature friendly? Slaying Make-up – I know I don’t need to say much here, Korea slays when it comes to make-up and skincare. The signature …
I’m back with another T-shirt special! If you haven’t seen the other look and tips I shared, check it out here! Compared with the previous look, I like this one just a tad more simply because it’s more slimming :-). The key is to wear 1. Dark colored top and 2. tight denim skirt that’s 1-2 inches longer than your typical short shorts so that it conveniently hides the thickest part of your thighs – all together this will create the illusion of petite top, fuller hips, and skinnier legs. So what do you think? Which looks did you like more! Let me know in the comments section! ❤
It’s true, wearing vertical stripes has a slim effect, whereas wearing horizontal stripes has the opposite. But there’s something about horizontal stripes that I find so visually pleasing and chic, perhaps because the perfectly parallel lines make any tops look more refined and hence easier to dress them up or down. I fully embraced the stripes here with this dress, but hey, color black is slimming so I didn’t feel too bad about it.I accessorized with mostly black – hat; earrings; shoes;watch, with a mild pop of color with my all time favorite ice cream purse. Not your typical OOTD, but hope you like this! 🙂
Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a quick OOTD showing you guys how I style my simple T-shirts! I followed the Adidas trend religiously last year, and I wanted to give the tees some love this summer as well. But really for this look, any T-shirts would do, even ones from the men’s section (like this one!). Most girls shy away from t-shirts because it’s difficult to achieve a flattering look with them. So here’s some tips for you guys to rock t-shirts on any given summer day. Or fall. Or winter. Or spring. Haha. Roll up the sleeves – I know, the sleeves are already short, but folding it up a couple times can turn up the cuteness and down the sloppiness (although I hope you can fold it better than me…I kind of failed here). In my case, since it’s a men’s t-shirt, the sleeves are extremely roomy, so doing so was necessary. Cut the hem – I always feared shirts with awkward lengths – too long to define my upper body, but too short to be a dress. So my solution would …