Tag Archives: style

Check please

Shorts: Cotton On, Shirt: JCrew, Belt: Aritzia, Clutch: Plum, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace: Vintage Belt (thanks Mom!)

You can’t really go wrong with black and white. You can, however, end up looking like you should be waiting tables. My tip? Add a big old necklace (even better if it’s a gold belt your mom wore in the 80s) and a bright clutch.  Done and done.

Stylish Comfort

Shorts: Cotton On (in NZ), Lace top: Aritzia, Denim shirt: Aritzia, Ballet Flats: JCrew, Bag: swapped, Bracelet: H&M, Sunnies: Joe Fresh

I’ve never thought you have to trade comfort for style, to me it’s all in the approach. Take a couple of basics in neutral colours, thrown in cute flats, choose a statement piece (I’m along the lines of go big or go home) and voila—chic and comfy.

Running errands doesn’t have to mean sweatpants ;) .

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.