Blazer (H&M), button-down (Gap via brother's closet), skater skirt (CottonOn), heels (Asos), necklace (mom's closet)
Photography by Stephanie Wang
Edited by Stephanie Wang
Every now and then, I enjoy dressing up a little girlier than usual for no apparent reason. I mean, don’t most of us? It’s like playing dress-up in our mom’s clothes when we were younger except now we have the liberty of dressing up or down as much as we’d like in our own clothes. The vibrant forest green of this H&M blazer completely caught my attention. Not only because it was the only one laying around (and $10 at that), but also because I needed a bold blazer in my wardrobe. The color of the blazer let me play around with different color palettes and patterns, and can spice up any plain outfit. I wanted to pair it with this vintage Gap boys’ button-down (which I fortunately found laying in my brother’s hand-me-downs) since the light blue stripes contrasted the bright green blazer very nicely. The black skater skirt toned down the bold colors and added a classy feel to the entire outfit. But it didn’t feel complete without some jewelry so why not add a statement necklace? And of course, I needed the outfit to reflect me more so I chose my trusty gold chain (stolen from my mom’s closet). It toughens the girly, classy look just a little and adds a bit of yellow to pull the cool green and blue in the outfit. Still haven’t found an occasion nice enough to adorn this outfit but I can see myself strutting in NYC on a Sunday afternoon if I really wanted to (or if my heels allowed me to). After all, what better place to dress up and try different styles than in the fashion city of America itself.
And before I forget, these beautiful photos were taken by the talented and creative Ms. Stephanie Wang, photographer of Stephanie Wang Photography (click and like her Facebook page!) and recently joined Mochi Magazine as a contributing photographer! If you don’t already know, she was one of the main drivers of this blog, supporting me and guiding me through the process. I couldn’t thank her enough for always helping me out when I need despite her high-demanding status.
Style Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix colors and patterns in an outfit. It not only brightens it up but also creates colorful dimensions. So don’t be afraid of bold colors because you can definitely play it up in any outfit.