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My Street Style

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.

Fur Vests – Fall Cozy Chic

I’d say furry vest is a signature fall garment, suited for the cooler temperature and season of layering. But rather than a fashion staple, it’s more of a statement piece with a touch of extravagance and luxury. This is a throw back outfit, as you can see my hair was still black :-). I rocked this vest with some basic blacks – tee, watch and boots, along with some accessories that screamed “look at me!”. The best thing about fur vests is that you really don’t need to put much thoughts into the styling. It may not seem like it, but it’s extremely versatile. An oxford shirt, a cocktail dress, a sweater, a silky dress-shirt – wear it with anything you want, a fur vest up top will instantly amp up the chic! And of course, the cozy. If you don’t believe me, check out the Pinterest page for fur vests outfits, it’s so hard to go wrong! Although this was a bigger trend years back, don’t let your fur vests collect dust in the closet! 🙂  

#FlirtyFallFlatlay

It has been about fashion as much as it’s been about function, even for the intimates. There’s always been a classic beauty element associated with lingerie. Here I was invited by AdoreMe to create some flatlays with my favorite lingerie garments. After being introduced to the sexy lingerie styles at Adore Me (Instagram page) and their #flirtyfallflatlays, I’m here to share some of my own flat lays with my favorite lingerie garments. Instead of showing you what’s in my underwear drawer, I put together some summer/fall outfits with my lingerie pieces that I’d wear outside. Because after all, it’s more about how you wear in fashion, and less about what you wear. 1. Here’s a mint colored strapped bustier I wear in the bedroom to once in a while admire myself in 😉 Just kidding. It’s a great flirty alternative to a bra – it provides support, comfort, and more coverage. But don’t let these reasons stop you from being creative and take it outside of the bedroom! In another light, it’s a fancy lacey crop-top, so wear it with your favorite high-waisted shorts, accessorize with …

Korean Streetstyle

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 …

Goodbye Summer, And My Favorite Trend

Off-the-shoulder tops have been this season’s calling. I was obsessed all summer, actually, I have been obsessed for as long as I can remember, so to me it’s simply timeless. Here’s some handpicked looks which I adore too much to not share. Read on! 🙂 The straight-across! (Image 1 and 3) I always thought a woman’s collar bone and shoulders are intricate body parts that can express the unique charms of femininity. The straight-across off-shoulder top does exactly that! They also conveniently hide any arm fat in case you worry that you’re a little too plum to show so much skin, now that’s what I call functional. The full sleeves! (Image 2) Although the full sleeves are similar to a straight-across style and are absolute head turners, it can be a little intimidating to pull off since it suits slimmer women better. The full sleeves tend to start closer to the elbows and below the chest line, and would look best when contrasted with thin arms. This dressy shirt brings the look of “almost falling off” and adds the irresistible touch of mystery. The straight-across with ruffles! (Image …

How I Wear My Tees (Pt 2)

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! ❤

Stripes, stripes, stripes

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! 🙂

How I Wear My Tees

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 …

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 & …