Light AcademiaPosted: July 16, 2021 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: blue, blue striped blouse, brooch, brown, canvas monk shoes, suspenders, white, white baggy pants 2 Comments
Dark Academia has been my newest style discovery this past year (I hate using the word “aesthetics”, because I’m strictly just in it for the fashion), but with a focus on layering, heavy fabrics, and dark colors, it’s not an easy one to translate to the summer of my tropical climate. So I’m experimenting with Light Academia instead. I use similar silhouettes and patterns to Dark Academia, but in lighter colors and fabric. I also added a pair of suspenders and use my brooch like a tie pin to highlight the academia/vintage/classic elements of the outfit. I think the outfit is a success, and it’s definitely given me some more ideas to try with my summer style!
Fall BootsPosted: November 4, 2020 Filed under: Clothes | Tags: belt, brown, brown lace-up boots, green, olive embroidered shirt, white, white baggy pants Leave a comment
What’s this? Am I wearing… boots? That’s right. Although the rest of my outfit is still summery, the footwear is distinctly fall-like. The weather has cooled down enough now that oxfords and boots are replacing sandals and flats, and I’ve been itching to wear this pair ever since I’ve thrifted them, so as soon as it’s socially acceptable, I brought them out. I’ve wanted a pair of lace-up boots for a while, and these fit the bill perfectly. And apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought they were awesome – as I stopped at a red light, a lady pulled up next to me on her motorbikes and said “I love your shoes!” The light turned green and she roared off before I could say “Thank you, kind stranger,” but it definitely made my day.
Gold RootsPosted: October 19, 2020 Filed under: Clothes, Style Imitating Art | Tags: belt, black, black pumps, black sleeveless top, brooch, style imitating art, white, white baggy pants 4 Comments
Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Brazilian artist Janaina Mello Landini’s installation “Ciclotrama“. I went with the black-and-white theme of the installation, and added this gold brooch, which has both the gold touch of the frame and the root-like shape of the ropes. I thought about wearing my black t-strap heels to further mimic the ropes, but they look too heavy, so I went with these simple black pumps instead. However, I’m still kicking myself for not remembering my braided black belt – it would’ve been the perfect finishing touch! But well, not everything can be perfect, can it?
If you haven’t sent me your outfit, you still have until tomorrow, and don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this amazing installation!