Sporty Chic

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I don’t know about you, but dressing for the unpredictable temperature in Canada gives me quite a headache. In one day temperatures can go from 0 to 20 degrees celsius. Many people have been getting sick from this, so if you live in these PMS-ing climates, please don’t get sick, sleep plenty, drink lots of water, and eat lots of Vitamin C. When I feel like I’m about to get sick, I normally eat some Ester-C to help re-boost my immune system. (Don’t worry I’m not selling you medicated pills, they are just jam-packed with Vitamin C and other nutritious vitamins. I still wouldn’t take these everyday, only when I feel like I need to boost my immune system to fight oncoming colds.) 

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Mickey Mouse Baseball Cap: Disney
Off-White Cardigan: Zara (Old)
Forest Green T-shirt: Aerie ($10-$20)
Lace Jean Shorts: Topshop ($20 on sale) Similar here
Blue Sneaker Wedges: ShoeDazzle ($45)

Back to this Sporty Chic OOTD, I decided to make my Mickey Mouse baseball cap the main focus and used more soft, feminine clothes to match. This cardigan is warm, soft and fuzzy, what’s not to like! The off-white colour also goes well with any colour scheme and the cardi adds a layer of warmth. This cardigan from Zara has lasted though many seasons and can be paired with any outfit, business or casual. The shorts are another key element of the sporty chic look. To make an outfit more chic than sporty, pair high waisted shorts with a tie-dye pattern or lace detailing. These shorts from Topshop have both, even better! (Just don’t use shorts with spikes! ~that’s saved for Biker Chic) Any shirt can do, but if you do opt for high-waisted pants, it’s best if you full-tuck your shirt and t-shirts would be easiest as it gives a laid back look.

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Pair the outfit with this season’s array of sneaker wedges of your liking, so that you have sporty from H2T (Head-to-Toe). Accessories should be kept at a minimal so adding and belt, simple necklace, stud earrings, one ring per hand should be the max.

Psstt, if it’s just way too cold outside or you will be stuck in high powered A/C, bringing along a bomber jacket/jean jacket/hoody is highly recommended.

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All accessories from H&M

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I think sporty chic is actually one of the easiest styles to assemble. ALL YOU NEED is a baseball cap, sneaker wedges, cardigan, shorts and a tee (most of which should already abundantly be in your closest). Let me know how you would create your sporty chic look! 

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Fall is Coming [A B&W Combo]

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Wow it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything. Not to make any excuses or anything, but I had finals for a few weeks and went on an awesome vacation for a bit. Now I’m back in school and getting ready for my final years :S

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Well FALL is in the breeze and it’s time to ditch the summer wardrobe for some jackets and sweaters (my fave!). It might just be me, but I’m still attached to my shorts, skirts and dresses, so I can’t switch wardrobes yet. These days I’m trying to pair my summer clothes with some more weather appropriate pieces. Here I’ve paired my flowy summer dress with my staple black leather jacket. Black and white combinations are a key trend for this Fall 2013 season. It’s actually one of the easier trends to follow because most people would have blacks and whites in their closet already. Combinations can come in the form of patterns (checkered, blocked, stripes) OR simply separates paired together as I have done here. [P.S. for more Fall 2013 trends, follow my Instagram or Twitter]          I think I’ll be gradually uploading OOTD’s in a “Fall is Coming” Series to showcase all the Fall 2013 Trends for your to try yourself. Please let me know what you think of this series so I can decide whether to do this for every season afterwards.

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The key to change your wardrobe from one season to the next without breaking your bank account is to purchase timeless basics, read more on trends in the upcoming season from magazines and blogs, and then window shop/browse online to see what styles are common between all the retailers and worth purchasing. You should also evaluate which pieces can last for more than one season.

If you want to challenge this Black & White Combo Trend with patterns, here’s some inspiration for you:

B & W Striped Pants:      Checkered Dress:                    Striped Dress:

Black & White Pants

B&W Checkered DressB&W Striped Dress

Checked Dress:              Maxi Skirt:                          Colour Block Dress:

B&W Check DressB&W Striped Maxi SkirtB&W Colour Block Dress

Here’s my take on the B&W trend:

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Red crossbody bag: H&M (old)
Red Belt: Forever21 (old)

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Black Leather Jacket: Dynamite $45 (last year) [P.S. you can find a leather jacket anywhere nowadays]
White Dress: Urban Outfitters $30 (Summer sale)

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Brown Cutout Leather Booties: ShoeDazzle $45

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Crazy Girl… Get your CRAYON!

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2013-09-06 18.05.14 From the NEW Maybelline Baby Lips (Lip Balm) Collection Minty Sheer. Looks like a scary green, but since it’s just a lip balm there’s barely any pigmentation.         Available at Walmart for $3.992013-09-06 18.08.38 2013-09-06 17.58.28
2013-09-06 17.56.47I’m still trying to get used to the new neighbourhood, so the pictures didn’t turn out as good as I wished they were. Hopefully future ones will be better.

Thank you for waiting for my posts all this time. I hope to have another one up soon!
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