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Hey Shortie

Sweater: JCrew, Shorts: JCrew, Jacket: Gap, Bangle: Alexis Bittar, Sunglasses: Joe Fresh, Flats: JCrew, Earrings: Banana Republic

I just can’t stay away from stripes, and from the past few posts , it seems I also have an issue with brights. And looky here, I paired both stripes and brights together for work the other day (yes, I can wear shorts to work, yes be jealous).

This sweater has been the best all-time buy from J.Crew. It’s season-less style goes with everything from beat-up jeans to fluoro coral shorts. It’s that one piece that I always turn too when I have less than 10 minutes to get ready— the stripes are kind of a distraction technique for for messy hair and wrinkled jeans. You heard it here first.

Cheers for Chevron

Jeans: Gap, Sweater: Madewell, Flats: JCrew, Bracelet: Banana Republic Outlet

Vancouver hasn’t been all that warm this summer so I am making it as summery as possible by adding bright colours into my wardrobe.

Currently I’m all over neon yellow but that’s a pretty hard one to pull off as a solid colour, luckily Madewell came to my rescue with their amazing Patternplay Sweater. Creating a taupe and neon yellow chevron…how do they always get it right?

Even though I adore this sweater I hope that it gets to take a nice, long summer nap — it can wake up when it’s fall.

Neon and Neutrals

Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Gap, Colorblock top: Gap, Clutch: Cole Haan (gifted), Bangle: H&M, Sunnies: Joe Fresh

I know, this is a LOT of Gap to be wearing all at once. I usually mix it up but the colour accents seemed to work well together and I was running late.

Let’s discuss these shoes: j’adore! Not only are they uber comfy, they’re on trend with this season’s neon craze without being too over-the-top. My closet is full of neutral pieces and I love to add a hit of colour, I just prefer to do so in smaller details (though the back of this shirt is a big pretty big punch of pink!) or in unexpected places.

Maximize

Skirt: Greylin from Marshalls, Sandals: Aldo, Linen Tee: Zara, Jean Jacket: Gap circa 2000, Leather Bag: Las Pepas in Argentina, Cuff: bought in a silver market in India

When it comes to wearing maxi skirts there’s a fine line between chic and hippie. The key is to keep it simple.

I paired my maxi skirt (a sweet find from my trip to Palm Springs) with a basic t-shirt, my standby jean jacket (it’s 10-years old!) and simple sandals. Since the print is so strong a simple silver cuff keeps the bohemian vibe without wandering into carnival fortune-teller territory.

My prediction? This maxi skirt is going to be a summer fave.

Modern Basics

Lace top: Aritzia, Jeans: Gap, Flats: JCrew, Bag: Gap, Bracelets: Rubaiyat, Sunglasses: Joe Fresh

Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a t-shirt and jeans. Even if the shirt happens to be a little lacy and the jeans aged with years of wear.

I tend to opt for simple when it comes to my personal style. I prefer to add touches of colour or interest through accessories and twists on everyday basics., like this lace blouse from Aritzia. It’s already turning out to be a fave piece as it very simple but not boring. Details, like the scalloped hem, add texture to a classic look. Even better (and considering where it’s from, somewhat amazing), it’s affordable.