Thursday, February 11, 2016

Luxe Boho Chic

Pairing this vibrant patchwork dress with a touch of fur is my take on the luxe boho trend. The key to master this outfit is to mix the textures by casually throwing the faux fur stole over the shoulders. I completed this ensemble with a fringed clutch in the same hues.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Leather on Leather

The double denim look has become one of the street style staples since there are so many ways to pair a denim on denim outfit and the options are endless. You almost cannot go wrong if you throw on different types of washes when putting together the Canadian Tuxedo look. I really miss those beautiful days when you can simply head out the door with a denim jacket and your favourite pair of off-duty ripped jeans. The other day I was thinking why not to wear leather on leather instead in this cold weather? Well, the idea might seem a bit intimidating at the beginning since the weight for both the top and bottom fabrics are equally heavy. Nonetheless, I think I would give it a shot.

I kept this outfit mostly monochrome. Also, instead of pairing leather pants or leggings, I opted for an embroidered leather skirt with eyelet detail to give this outfit a touch of feminine feel. The sharp biker jacket contrasted with the skirt in a way to balance out this look.

Monday, January 18, 2016

How to Wear a Faux Fur Stole

It's been freezing cold over the past weekend. Sometimes you have to brave the elements. A faux fur stole is one of the must-have pieces for your winter wardrobe. You can just simply throw it on over your coat or you can style it with a skinny belt. 

Top: Zara  Skirt: Zara  Boots: Zara  Faux Fur Stole: Zara  Beanie: Kit and Ace

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Escape to Paradise -The Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Last December we went to Mexico for a week of much needed escape from the cold weather a.k.a. reality. To be honest, we spent a few days since the New Year to recover from the post-vacation blues. The palm tree heaven, salty breeze, warm sands, tacos, and tequila seemed not so far away.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Pinstripe on Pinstripe

Pinstripes have made a comeback in the past few seasons. Dark colours on pinstripes pattern and sleek tailoring will never go out of style quickly.

Here I paired pinstripes pattern head-to-toe. Combining the navy coat with the flowy dress, pinstripes pattern gave this look a powerful and androgynous feel. I layered the colour block pullover over the dress to add a bit of texture.

From menswear-inspired blazers to sophisticated and modern skirts, you can find pinstripes pattern which traditionally appear on menswear. The shift toward androgyny has been evolving lately as gender lines are blurring. A number of brands have tapped into the gender neutral trend. Will this 
trend go mainstream? We will see. I think the beauty of fashion is its diversity. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Origami Folds and The New It Micro Bag

Origami folding techniques are used in fashion industry and as seen on Issey Miyake, Chanel, and Junya Watanable, origami detail is continually evolving and it is one of the key trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016. Sometimes the runway trends can be difficult to work into our everyday wardrobes; here I'm showing you how to rock this trend with totally wearable pieces without feeling overwhelmed.

I'm wearing the a-line dress with origami detail and the origami inspired coat with oversized silhouette from Jiaxin Xu's Fall 2015 collection. Jiaxin Xu showcased her collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week this past October. I'm obsessed with her collections as she incorporated origami folds into her design which adds three-dimensional texture to the garments.

To complete this ensemble, I'm carrying a mini bag with pompom which adds a pop of colour to the neutral outfit. This ultra-tiny bag is super chic and yet functional since it fits my daily essentials. The bag is from Strathberry and their MC Nano bag has made it on to Vogue Magazine's official It Bag list.

World MasterCard Fashion Week

Sunday, November 15, 2015

How to style and wear a faux shearling moto jacket

Shearling jacket is one of the trendiest outerwear styles for past few fall/winter seasons. I wore this faux shearling jacket in a classic moto silhouette. Surprisingly, the fully lined faux shearling kept me very warm in chilly weather. Instead of wearing this jacket with skinny jeans or leather leggings, I paired the jacket with a clean geometric knit dress to give this look a feminine touch.