Spring has Sprung: Wearing Lighter Colours

Though it seems like Winter has lasted forever, Spring is starting to make an appearance with many warmer and drier days. This means that we can finally get rid of our heavy jackets and coats and start wearing lighter and colourful clothing. You don’t want to be that one person wearing all black in 30-degree heat… That used to be me but this year I’m making a conscious effort to wear little to no black in my outfits. So when the sun made even the tiniest of appearances, I got my Spring clothing out!

Ditch the black – wear lighter colours!

This outfit screams Spring and blossoming and warmth with the shades of blue and beige mixing well together to create a balanced combination. Blue has been my favourite colour to wear for a while now, whether it’s navy, royal, or denim blue, its versatility has seen me through many outfits. But I’ve always shied away from lighter colours due to the darker palette of my wardrobe. However, this light blue shirt is easily one of my top picks for this Season – it gives off beach vibes without actually being at the beach. Luckily for me, I live 20 minutes away from one!

This shade of blue is styled best with other lighter colours, like beige for example. Beige is definitely going to feature in a lot of my Spring outfits because it’s light and airy, and just so easy to style once you have a better understanding of which colours work well together. I love the sandy colour of these trousers as they can be paired with both lighter shades and darker, bolder colours too. It’s perfect for Summer! As much as I love wearing black trousers, I’d prefer to not sweat for the next few months.

They said you should wear what you like, so I’m wearing the beach…

This is actually one of the few outfits where I’m wearing little to no black! I’ve spent the past few months experimenting a lot more with colours and shades so I don’t have to rely on black all of the time. This outfit would’ve worked just as well with black trousers and black shoes. Maybe even the same pieces, and just in all black. It still works. But it looks even better when styled with colours that complement each other.

The oceanic blue of the shirt paired with the sandy beige colour of the trousers just reminds me of the beach and ice cream and sunny days! White shoes are an absolute staple in the Summer. Just anything white, to be honest: white tees, white shoes, white socks. The white shoes and tee finish off this Spring look pretty nicely. I literally resemble the beach, but that’s what you get when you live by the seaside!

Are you Spring/Summer ready?

I have so many oversized shirts and sneakers ready for Spring and Summer! It’s a nightmare being stuck with tightly fitted tops in the blistering heat. So keep it light and airy. With trousers, try to find light wash jeans and trousers that aren’t skinny fitting! Who am I kidding? I’m probably going to wear shorts all Summer.

Just remember: light and airy, stay away from dark colours, and invest in a pair of white sneakers!

What I’m Wearing:

Shirt: ASOS
Trousers: Uniqlo
Shoes: Vans

February Favourites 2018

While January felt like a whole calendar year long, February seems to have lasted a good two minutes! So what made it into my February favourites? February saw many outfits with colourful shirts in an attempt to add more colour to my wardrobe as the Spring/Summer season approaches. This month, I was also lucky enough to visit The Netherlands on a short trip to Amsterdam. As well as this, I have spent much of February binge-watching teen comedies on Netflix. I know, productive right? Continue reading “February Favourites 2018”

Double Denim: Mid Blue Wash

Double denim is possibly one of the most difficult to pull off as it relies on certain shades complementing each other. With the many shades of blue denim, it’s particularly hard to find the right denim wash of jackets and jeans. For the best part of the Autumn/Winter seasons, I’ve been loving my ASOS Man Denim Jacket in a Mid Blue Wash. And this month, I bought my first pair of blue denim jeans in a very long time – this particular pair is an ‘Acid Dark Blue’! Since then, I have been wanting to experiment with the two pieces and wearing them together in one outfit to try double denim for the first time. Continue reading “Double Denim: Mid Blue Wash”

What I Wore In Amsterdam

Starting the year off right with a quick holiday to The Netherlands, a country I’ve seen only in photos and heard of in conversations. My brothers and I visited Amsterdam on a three day trip filled with Museums, Parks, and Bikes! It didn’t take long to fall in love with the architecture surrounding the canals across the city. However, I must say, I still don’t feel safe crossing the roads in Amsterdam with all the bikes coming from left, right, and centre! Continue reading “What I Wore In Amsterdam”

OOTD: Patterned Trousers and Doc Martens

It’s been a while since I last did an Outfit of the Day post and it’s fair to say that my wardrobe has gone through many changes since then. Recently, I’ve been adding lots of variety in my outfits to really experiment with my style, especially with different cuts, colours, and silhouettes. On my Instagram, I’ve been posting daily outfit photos which has challenged me to really step out of my comfort zone and try new ways of wearing certain pieces. This outfit is a perfect example of this. Continue reading “OOTD: Patterned Trousers and Doc Martens”

January Favourites

This month has been a busy month for me in terms of University assignments and deadlines but it has also been a month full of bits and pieces that I’ve been loving in fashion, music, and film. Many took advantage of the January sales, but I stayed away and focused on getting rid of clothes before buying new ones. With music, I’ve been listening to my old favourites as well as some new artists I’ve been recommended! When it comes to TV and Film, I’m not much of a film junkie but I can probably out-binge most people – this month, I’ve been loving murder… So let’s talk about my January Favourites! Continue reading “January Favourites”

How My Style Has Changed In One Year

2017 was the year where I really experimented with clothes to find ‘my style’ and it’s not until today, 9 days before 2018, that I think I found an aesthetic that I love and feel comfortable in. I don’t want to say that I’ve found my “personal style” because I don’t believe I’m quite there yet. There’s still a lot of experimenting to do. So let’s see how I changed in 2017…  Continue reading “How My Style Has Changed In One Year”

My Black Friday Pick Ups!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would’ve been bombarded with emails and signs about #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday deals last weekend. Personally, during Black Friday, I prefer to do my shopping and bargain hunting online – it just saves me time and effort, and it means that I can browse and filter through clothes quite easily. I very rarely buy clothes full price, unless it’s thrifted or a piece that I’ve wanted for a long time (a pair of sneakers, for example), so I always like to take advantage of days like Black Friday. Continue reading “My Black Friday Pick Ups!”

The Perfect Denim Jacket

Denim Jackets are probably my go-to jackets because they’re so easy to wear – you can layer it with a simple tee or even a light hoodie/sweatshirt. I bought a black ZaraMan denim jacket nearly a year ago and I’ve managed to get so many wears out of it through all of the seasons. Recently, I’ve decided to add some colour to my wardrobe and buy a blue denim jacket. What I find difficult about buying blue denim is that some colours are way too light while some are just too dark. This is a “Blue Mid Wash”. Continue reading “The Perfect Denim Jacket”