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Colours of the Wind

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I am not so proud of myself for doing more colours now as I have always loved colours. Like what everyone says they are proud of themselves for wearing colours, like because they always wear black. *cringe

But having said that, It is truly true that prime colours are making their way to the top of the colour wheel again. I mean there’s just gotta be more than black right or grey?  Thank God!

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Gucci Moment

Gucci is having its moment right now.

Uhm, I mean I was too?

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Putting all the pun aside, Gucci’s makeover was pretty refreshing and has set the trend. It has modernised the brand in a good way. The Gucci brand was now known for its visually attractive patches aka the coral snakes which was like the brand’s forefront.

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I especially love this piece from their collection. This boat shoes is very minimal but still having that signature Gucci snake embossing at the front which really sealed the deal for me. Also, the subtle red detail at the back made this more Gucci than being like a Sperry. Have been eyeing this shoe for a while now. Hopefully I can let myself buy this bad boy!

 

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Relaxed is the new fit

The perfect combo in styling and in everyday life, I thought was fit and comfort. If an outfit doesn’t fit very well then it probably won’t be comfortable if that makes sense. But an outfit that is comfortable and stylish at the same time is definitely a killer. Who wouldn’t want to be almost wearing nothing? (like not what your green mind thinks) *winkwink.

One of the current trend rn is the relaxed fit. Although, I can still see body fitting silhouettes. The relaxed fit is making a come back in a subtle way. I kind of gravitate towards the more fitted most of the time. However, there are clothes that just sits in your body very well and won’t leave you like a hanger. I’m loving this fit right now.

The first outfit is my favourite. This thrifted Armani Exchange top is one of those diamond in the rough finds I managed to score on my last thrift trip. The material is cotton, so soft and lays very well on the body. I love the drapey look it gives. You could actually turn it into those trendy off the shoulder tops for womens, of course. Also, been wearing these Navy blue shorts non-stop from Forever 21 that isn’t too tight fitting. The length of it makes me look slightly taller. Accessorised it with my Triwa dive watch, that I also really adore! I thought it made this look expensive than looking like I just got out from bed.

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This second look is pretty straightforward. I bought an extremely soft knitted jumper at the thrift. I was so lucky to find this for 5 bucks! It was from a premium UK knitwear brand that retails for at least 150 pounds. I just tucked it in and put on my Yeezy’s. I tried to look like Rihanna or other celebs who just stepped out of the bed and just put on random clothes they could find on the floor with a bit of hangover and looked extremely FASHION. It’s not like I wanted to look like them. But I love that feeling of putting an outfit without too much effort and that turns out so well. FullSizeRender 4FullSizeRender 3

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Neutrals #OOTD

It was about time to post something on my blog. Just in time for Halloween. I know cobwebs and spiders have invaded my blog! Lol. It was a long time coming. Starting again was pretty hard to be truly honest. Nevertheless, I am back!

Although at some point I have been stuck with black ensemble, I am originally an earth tone kind of guy. Particularly, drawn towards brown tones(like always). Almost all my bags  are brown. My style inspiration comes from different social media influencers like David Guison, Drew Scott.

I love juxtaposing dapper/formal with street/casual. Tucking in your shirt creates a sort of more put together look. Also, adding a belt can break up your look from looking too street style.

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The raw edge jean trend has been everywhere. I took inspiration from Steph and Mel of The Fashion Citizen(Youtube). Just simply hack off the bottom of your jeans and let it fray or do interesting distressing on it. Currently, starting to create my own take on the raw edge distressing. Also, these Puma laces are quite long so You could tie it around your ankle for some extra street style punch.

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In my experience, when I don’t try too hard on my looks it gets even better than I imagine. I love how this look turned out. I hope you did too!

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Truth about Minimalism according to Myself

Living less is more. The minimalist lifestyle fad has been going around Youtube or in real person’s lives. I have watched a ton of videos about minimalism. People sorting out things in their closet, decluttering wardrobes and donating things. I just thought if your main aim of being a minimalist is to cut up with expenses and just buy things you really need. This will create an empty space and that will make room for more things to fill up of that emptied space thereby incurring more expenses if that makes sense. Just use those things in your closet until you hate them or they break apart.

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But saying that, people have testified that they felt good and free with less things which makes sense. Long before, people don’t have 10 pairs of shoes and 10 pairs more in storage they only have a pair of shoes because clothes and fashion is expensive and they have to choose the best or what they just need. I wanted to jump into the bandwagon but I’m just weeding out some things that I really don’t wear anymore or doesn’t fit me. Keeping in mind that whenever you take something out of your closet you need to take control of not buying anymore just because you let go of something.

Minimalists have curated capsule wardrobes where they pick out 37-39 articles of clothing and accessories per season. They only need to use these items within the season. It is still up to you if you will add in or shop a little in between. The idea of capsule wardrobe is to choose essential pieces that could be interchangeable to other articles of clothing creating as much outfit ideas as possible. I have yet to try this.

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Buying trendy pieces is not where we need invest in but on daily versatile articles which could be worn any day and will be able to be reused. Uhm, Yes, basics is the way to go.

We all have our own opinion and philosophy. In the end it is always your happiness that should come first and not others. So don’t just do it just because your favorite Youtuber did it. Do it for yourself. I believe that living within our means is an underlying philosophy of minimalism. Importantly, it is still notable to say that not only is minimalism applied to dressing up but to our daily lives in general as well. We don’t live to get all hot and new sneakers. We live to live the LIFE.

Yas, enough of the nonesense Kenny. Talk to you soon!

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#OOTW Insta LOOKBOOK

I have compiled my recent #OOTW looks from my Instagram. Sometimes, I have no choice but to take a mirror selfie to capture my outfits(no photographer available). Sometimes, when I have a lot of time to kill( like when I’m few minutes to bed) I play dress up and do some styling. These looks are transition outfits from summer to fall.

LOOK 1

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Maroon Turtleneck from ASOS, ASOS Bomber jacket from the thrift, Forever21 navy shorts, Zara Navy loafers, Leather fanny pack from the thrift

I believe my favourite look from this bunch is this ensemble. The pairing of the maroon turtleneck with the bomber jacket made this look sophisticated. Also, trying to incorporate my newly acquired accessory, leather fanny pack from the thrift which is a diamond in the rough! Instantly fell in love with this bag. Sealed the look with my Navy loafers for a more expensive look. Not quite sure if the fanny pack is a good mix here but I thought it’s something different.

LOOK 2

In this look I went a cross over between casual and preppy. Utilised a belt as an accessory to break in the “too casual” look of this ensemble which worked out well.

Navy t-shirt from Uniqlo(extremely soft supima cotton), Old Navy striped long sleeve shirt from the thrift, Cheap Monday cropped jeans from the thrift, Zara navy blue loafers

LOOK 3

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Recently, I attended a runway show for The Dress Collective which showcased various designers in Melbourne. One of which is my friend which showed a really sophisticated collection(will post this separately). Anyhow, I dressed up too casual for the event. I was surprised when everyone were in dresses and suits! And dear me is wearing a pair of shorts and sneakers. But I was just being stubborn. I still went for this look even if  I know it’s a formal gathering. Definitely, stood out. LOL. Paired my ASOS turtleneck with a striped shirt. I love the layering I made here. It’s not too warm but could also do for the Melbourne weather which I am glad I wore a turtleneck as the temperature dropped! Welcome to Melbourne. I debuted my Yeezy boost 350 Moonrock in the show.

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On lazy days, I go for a t-shirt-jeans-sneakers combo. It never fails. Comfort and minimalism merged into one outfit. I just inserted an extra pop of colour with my sneakers. The digi floral sneakers from Nike gave this look a little kick of excitement.

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ASOS Extreme super skinny jeans, Top from Uniqlo, Nike sneakers

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I’ve Been Thinking

A lot has been coming in and out of my mind- the future, the now. But sometimes I do look back. A year already passed and I am pretty much proud of where I took off from this time last year. Definitely, better. We all went thru like a dilemma of what you really want to do with your career and the path that you want to take. Style, clothes, and looking sharp are my best interests. I have found my interest in photography as well. I want to do styling, to help people bring out their finest and to have that force to inspire others.

I hope I could take this passion into something that I could consider work. By being able to monetise my blog or looking for a job that is in line with fashion. Or maybe studying arts, fashion merchandising. I am really not quite keen on fashion designing but I want to open all the possibilities. That Teen Vogue x Parsons School of Design online course made me really think of applying but clearly I don’t have the abundance of time to enjoy and learn as of this time.

Anyhow, enough of my nonsense and onto good stuff.

The slouchy pants are on trend right now. I got inspired by YouTube Vlogger Drew Scott. He is one of my style inspiration right now. I admire his taste in style and editing videos. His videos are always on point. Whenever I get the chance to style my second favourite shoes, copper Oxford from Dr. Martens I just go with it. It is a hard shoe to style since the colour is too loud. So by taming down your colour palette like choosing muted tones or going for an all black or navy ensemble you can achieve a minimalist look.

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This was shot at QV Melbourne, Swanston St.

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#OOTD: Thrifted Levis denim jacket, Striped T-shirt from H&M, Tailor made suit pants, Shoes are by Dr. Martens.

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Thank you to my photographer Roi Mendoza! I love my shots. It certainly makes my blog look legit!

I got this going in my head: I don’t work hard to reward myself. I reward myself to work hard. We need fuel to power up our dreams and we need work for that and the drive to.

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