Showing posts with label outfits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label outfits. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Art of Black

This year, I want to learn the art of pulling off an all-black(ish) outfit like that. Black is overused, abused and sometimes worked so totally wrong that I generally tend to just steer clear of it. In fact, I do not own many items in Black. However, I do think that it's a nice colour to dress in, and I want to learn more about how to do it properly. Like the example below.

Photo from Stockholm Street Style

Below are a few tips and guidelines (not actual rules. There are no rules in Fashion...methinks, anyway) I would keep in mind when going for a predominantly Black outfit:

- Layer. This will help add different dimensions to your outfit and automatically making it more interesting 
and visually dynamic.
- Add texture. Like a lace shell top, a knitted item, different kinds of fabric and so on.
- Accessorize. Even studded clothing counts. Accessories will make your outfit less dull and more oomph.
- Do add spots of colour. Like a coloured stone ring, a subtle pattern (like the one on the bag in the picture above), Lipsticks and Nail Laquers. 

Remember, being creative is the key.

Photo from here

Photo from here

Photo from here

Predominantly Black

Tina :) x

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What closet item I be loving now?

Oversized shirts and knits! :)

Even though personally, I think that shirts and blouses are really pretty and I'm completely in love with them, it *is* getting cold. So I have to say that right now, the ideal is going for one of those chunky, oversized knits. ZARA have really nice ones which I've seen all over, for example.

These, below, are two of my picks:

Knit by Alexander Wang. Shirt

There are a number of ways of successfully pulling off these oversized numbers. I  do suggest opting for something figure-hugging and with minimal volume for the bottom part of your outfit. I generally try to avoid looking like an overstuffed soft-toy.

Here are a few of my favourite ways of wearing chunky knits and large shirts:

1. Worn with a plain pair of leggings, cargo boots and a nude coloured scarf (depending on your colour scheme!). I particularly like this, it comes off in a really cute way. 
2. Worn with jeggings/skinny jeans and edgy accessories.
3. With a tube skirt and heels/wedge booties and some pretty jewellery to glam up the whole look. 


from here

Saturday, October 29, 2011


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I started University recently, and unsurprisingly enough, I switched to Architecture. I really think that my first few lectures in Engineering made me realize how much I love art, design and fashion. I do think I'm a very visual person, and I really think about what I see. I also believe that it is through these visual elements that we express ourselves and who we are. Hence my love for Fashion and alas, this blog.

Today I spent a day fooling around to the likes of Foster the People and Flight Brigade, trying on all sorts of wacky outfits and items of clothing I simply forgot I had. What I find helps too is creating mood boards out of magazine cutouts.  Experiment as much as you can with what you have, you have no idea what wonderful outfits you can create.

If I could sum up my style in one (or two) words, it would be 'mix-and-match' (oh well, that's three words...) . An amalgamation of styles and bits of things I like. In fact, I see this quite a bit, especially in street styles. When you see what people wear outside, it's different. Unlike a runway collection, I do think that one is more free, because there isn't the need of a theme or 'coherence' if you must. You dress as you please.

Looks from Stockholm Street Style- Caroline's Mode, The Sartorialist and editorial look from Fashion Rogue.

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