Not your basic Basics

        You know those times when you're in a hurry or you have no idea what to wear? Yeah, I know, I definitely do. When I'm faced with such dilemmas, I always go back to my basics because they're the easiest to style and the most comfortable to wear. 

        My basic pieces are always denim, be it shorts or jeans with a striped shirt. I own a copious amount of identical striped shirts, it's not even funny. In this outfit, I've got ripped jeans that have become my favorite jeans to wear even in the summer. Its rips allow for more ventilation so it's not too hot to wear in the summer. I cuffed and paired it with a striped shirt trimmed with flowers. I love the extra little details with the flower trim and the rips on my jeans because it just makes my outfit a little more interesting than just the standard jeans and striped shirt. I topped it off with pointy white heels for its elegance and cat-eye glasses for its fierce sass. Because meow.

        So, next time you're in a pinch, try and base your outfit with basic pieces. You can never go wrong from there. Because you know what they say: When in doubt, go back to the basics. 

        Wait, do they actually say that?

| Top: Topshop | Ripped Jeans: Zara | Heels: Zalora | Necklace: H&M |
Sunglasses: Stradivarius | Bag: Michael Kors | Watch: Daniel Wellington |

The Denim Skirt

        If you asked me what my staple pieces are, one of it would definitely be anything denim; denim jeans, denim jackets, denim skirts. Denim pieces have the undeniable ability to be the perfect base for any outfit, easily transforming an outfit suitable for any occasion, be it casual or a bit more dressy. In this post, I will be styling one of my favourite staple pieces; a Front Button A-line denim skirt.

        One of my first denim skirts I’ve ever had, that I could remember, was in my first year of high school. I used to wear it all the time. To me, it was a much “girly-er”,  breezier option to the beloved standard denim jeans. It still is. The skirt I’ve got on has got to be my most favourite style of denim skirt because of its flattering  high-waisted A-line silhouette and its buttons running down the front, making it a little more than just a plain denim skirt. 

        I first saw this front button A-line skirt in Alexa Chung’s collection for AG and knew I simply had to have it. My wallet & reasonable self couldn’t justify getting a skirt with a quite expensive price tag, so I drowned myself in my sorrows. That is, until I saw this perfect baby in Zara and picked it up immediately with as much grace as I could muster. (Okay, there was basically no grace mustered, since I ran over excitedly and forgot people were even around until I looked up from my tightly grasped hands) 

        What about you guys? What are your staple pieces?

| Hat: H&M | Off-shoulder top & skirt: Zara | Open Choker: Forever 21 |

| Bag: Michael Kors | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Open Cuff: Topshop | 

Dark Florals

Hello Dahlings!:)

        This season, dark florals are still very much on trend (See Christopher Kane and Dolce & Gabbana). The floral print have turned from sweet and pretty to rocky and edgy and from pastels and brights to rich, opulent and dark colors signifying Fall's arrival this year. 

        I've incorporated a dark floral print into one of my outfits during my time crunch this past month (You know, just doing things like jumping off a building and growing out my pink fairy wings) and this is the fail-proof and still on-trend outfit I've put together. The soft, breezy pieces I have lets me feel comfortable in this still-hot-weather without having to compromise me looking fabulous as a Fall garden fairy with my dark floral shorts. Okay, probably not as fabulous as one but hopefully somewhere close.

| Top & Bag: Topshop | Shorts & Necklace: Forever21 | Sandals: H&M |

Styling Stripes (with Looks by Lau)

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        It's been said that stripes are one of the trickiest to style because it can easily make someone's body look quite widened and unflattering but is it really that hard to style? If you've said yes or hesitated to say no, don't worry. The beautiful Christina of Looks by Lau and I have your back here to help as inspiration to styling stripes.

        Christina's got on a top with skinny vertical stripes that's better to ease in to if you're just starting out with stripes and is more flattering than if it were to be thicker stripes. She kept it classy with a long white blazer and a hat. Perfect for everyday wear. Check more pictures and details of Christina's outfit here.

        For those who want to try something a little more out there with the stripes, girl , I got you. It's been scientifically proven that vertical stripes can trick the eye into making you look a little slimmer. I've got on flowy high-waisted striped pants which help to elongate my body and make me look a little taller. Because one red lip isn't enough, I added a red lip clutch. I think it brought a bit of a pop art feel with my striped pants and the funky lip clutch.

        So, was it that tricky or did we nail it? You decide. The only question left now is: are the pieces we're wearing black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

How do you like my lips now? 

| Top: Binkydoodles | Pants: Monki | Gold choker: Accessorize | Clutch: H&M |