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Celebrity LookBook: Kylie Jenner

The thing I adore about Kylie Jenner and her style is that she can go from casual grunge to classic dressy in a second when she needs to. I love that she somehow always manages to add an element of playful youth into each of her looks, regardless of how sophisticated her entire outfit may be.

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Kylie mixes around with laid back and girly, and sexy and fun looks all the time. She sticks to fairly simple fabrics and is stylishly but modestly accessorized (most of the time; excluding Coachella). Also keep in mind that she doesn’t wear a whole lot of colour, so stick to neutrals (black, white, grey etc.) with the occasional pop of red or maybe tartan. As for outerwear, she’s usually seen in the classic leather or denim jacket, or has a knitted cardigan or flannel tied around her waist.

The Wardrobe Staples:

1 Midi & Mini Skirts

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Kylie accentuates her curvy figure usually by wearing form fitting skirts. Play around with different lengths and symmetry to get different looks. Kylie’s skirts often have a unique twist to them, while still remaining simple enough not to overwhelm her body.

2 Crop Tops Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 5.18.35 pm Kylie’s often spotted in crop tops, be it in one of her casual or more dressy looks. Create different looks by choosing different materials and cuts. Play around with various necklines and sleeves as well to suit your own style and body.

3 Shades

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 Kylie is rarely seen out and about without shades on, be it a pair of stylish aviators or adorable round sunglasses. These elements also help balance out the ‘casual’ and ‘sophisticated’ in her outfits.

Recreating The Look:

In this post, I will be recreating 5 of Kylie’s street style looks, some casual and some a little more dressed up. Note that I’m not trying to replicate her entire outfit piece for piece, but rather, show you the outfits I have come up with inspired by her style.

1 I don’t even care, but I still look cool.

This was perhaps the easiest look to recreate; laid-back, comfortable and perfect for running errands around town. As long as you have a pair of baggy jeans and a flannel shirt lying around in your closet, you can get an almost identical look.

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For me, the look was a little under-accessorised so I added this silver medallion-ed necklace over the baggy top. And yes, I made the drink just for the photos.

shirt – factorie, jeans – jay jays, flannel – f21, necklace – f21

2 In the 90s.

I really like the pop of colour on the skirt in this outfit. The plaid pattern also gives the look a very vintage school girl kind of feel, while still remaining casual and grunge–both of which Kylie is an expert on.

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I added this optional denim jacket because it kinda seemed like what Kylie would wear too.

shirt – cotton on, skirt – h&m, jacket – pull&bear, boots – h&m

3 I don’t actually have a choker.

Something about this outfit was grunge and boho chic at the same time. You can create a similar look with any flowy kimono and something more body hugging on the inside.

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I swapped out Kylie’s boots for my good ol’ creepers. Because her legs are way longer than mine, calf-length boots would cut my legs off too much and appear unflattering. Also I think Kylie was wearing a romper, but the same effect can be created with a dress, or even a crop top and shorts.

P.S. sorry about the makeshift choker…

dress – topshop, kimono – inlovewithfashion.com

4 That’s not really my car.

The midi pencil skirt is a great piece to make any outfit appear classier and and more formal. This is one of Kylie’s more sophisticated looks with a midi skirt, yet she knows how to keep it sexy and simple.

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I love the mesh panel on this midi skirt that gives the whole look a playful touch.

skirt – zara, shirt – topshop, heels – zara

5 The sunglasses confuse me.

This look was straight off the photoshoot for Kendal and Kylie’s Pacsun line. I just adore how this outfit looks dressy and laid-back at the same time.

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And for this final look, I just fished out this old chiffon maxi from the back of my closet, and threw on a sheer embroidered mesh top to achieve a similar look.

skirt – h&m, top – f21, boots – urbanog.com

So that’s all the looks I have for this post, I hope you guys liked it!

I know that some of the looks don’t resemble Kylie’s original outfit too closely, but I wanted to make use of things I already have in my closet, as well as put my own style into it.

Thanks so much for reading :)

Top 10 Fashion DONTs to DOs

Hello once again guys (sorry, it’s been awhile) and thanks for taking part in the previous poll! Kinda glad you guys voted for this one anyway, cause I’m way too lazy to come up with actual outfit ideas for the disney villains/princesses at the moment.


So many times I walk down the streets of Singapore and I see people with cringeworthy outfits and just saying, you guys can do so much better. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve done/worn at least half the things on this list before. So please note that this is just a my personal opinion gained from my own embarrassing experience. Okay so let’s bring on the DONTs.


#10 Tights as Pants

Aaaaand I rest my case. Okay kidding, but this is pretty much self explanatory don’t you think? Tights ≠ Pants. They do not give you the coverage or support needed and they do nothing for your figure. Regardless of whether or not your tights become translucent when stretched, do not use them as a substitute for actual pants.

When it’s a DO:

If you’re really into leggings instead of jeans, opt for quality leggings/riding pants/disco pants like the kinds from Zara or Topshop instead. They may be a little pricey, but often come in thick, opaque fabrics that are still stretchy and comfortable for every day wear. Alternatively, wear a tunic or long top that at least reaches your thighs when wearing leggings.


#9 Couple Outfits


Wearing the exact same top and bottom just makes a really bad matching pair of outfits. I’m totally for cute couples that want to look good together, but using identical prints and fabrics may come off tacky and cheesy. Please avoid this at all costs. Please?

When it’s a DO:


Avoid wearing identical pieces of clothing and try matching colour palettes instead! Co-ordinating the same colours or different shades of the same colour is a much classier way to create cohesive outfits without coming off lame. Mix and match with similar styles too to look more intentionally put together.


#8 Denim on Denim


This is the perfect example of bad couple outfits and bad denim on denim pairing. When wearing more than one item of denim, avoid an overdose of the same wash and colour. Also, if it’s not fitted, it could end up looking frumpy and hideous.

When it’s a DO:


Instead, try playing around with different washes of denim to keep the outfit interesting and prevent it from becoming monotonous. Also, mix and match looser pieces with more fitted pieces to not completely lose your figure.


#7 Animal Prints


This could mean anything from leopard prints to dalmatian spots. And yup, I’ve been there both. I think loud and out-of-the-ordinary prints should be used minimally to enhance an outfit, not worn from head to toe.

When it’s a DO:


When wearing animal prints, keep everything else minimal and neutral. Stick to a maximum of 2 other plain colours besides the animal print so the outfit doesn’t look too busy. A good way to wear animal print in a flattering way is on accessories like scarves or shoes.


#6 Wet Leather


This is the kind of leather that is shiny and almost looks rubbery. The slightest slip up and your entire outfit can look trashier than you want it to. Wet leather when worn too tight, or in a cut that’s too revealing can appear S&M-esque and cheap. That’s why I’d just advise you to steer clear of it in general.

When it’s a DO:


I have 2 words for you when wearing leather: Matte and Moderation. Opt for leather with matte finishes and don’t overdo it. Pair the leather up with softer, casual pieces like a slouchy top or an oversized cardigan.


#5 Over-Embellished Phone Covers


Criiiiiiinge. How is anyone supposed to take anyone seriously with this? Just……no.

When it’s a DO:


Choose less dramatic and more uniform designs instead. If your phone can’t slide into your pocket, it’s a good sign your embellishments are a little too much.


#4 Over-Embellished Nails


Girls, can we go easy on the nail art? Not only does it come off tacky, but I’m pretty sure it also scares off guys. How are you supposed to stick your hand in a tube of Pringles with nails like these?

When it’s a DO:


I’m quoting Project Runway right now: Simplicity is next to Godliness. If you want additional embellishments on your plain polish, keep it simple and classy with the colours and limit the size of the embellishments to prevent crowded nails. You’ll want to still be able to use your hands afterwards.


#3 Drop-Crotch Pants


Jennifer Aniston has one of the best bodies in Hollywood, but these pants make her look stumpy almost like an oompa loompa. Same goes for Halle Berry, sporting drop-crotch pants made out of jersey material that make her look frumpy. Drop-crotch pants, when worn wrongly, can shorten the legs and do nothing for a woman’s figure.

When it’s a DO:

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But when worn tastefully, who says drop-crotch pants are only acceptable during hip-hop dance sessions? I think they can be pulled off in a much more graceful and feminine manner that both flatters your shape and style. Try a higher waist and a tapered cut that goes down to your ankles instead of cutting you off at the calves. Sleek and simple shoes also help make the look more feminine as opposed to thick, chunky tennis shoes.


#2 Bling


On your shoes, on your neck, on your fingers, or wherever else. Control it. (Wow, I feel my comments getting sassier.) I personally detest most shiny or bejeweled things because it so often comes off tacky and trying too hard. Sometimes I see a pretty dress and the one thing that puts me off is the huge, blinged out bow in the middle and I wonder who on earth just had to ruin it.

When it’s a DO:


I personally prefer diamonds/jewels (not necessarily real ones) over rhinestones and sequins. Cause I mean, if you want to bling, at least make it classy right? I would keep the bling to only one part of my outfit such as a statement necklace, earring or embellished shoulder/elbow pads instead of sprinkling it over every part of my outfit.

#1 Crocs


When it’s a DO:

…when they’re not on your feet. Period.

So yup, those are my top 10 fashion DONTs to DOs and I hope you enjoyed it! Remember that this is just my personal opinion and what’s unacceptable to me may be fine to someone else.

Do tweet/email/comment about this and other posts to let me know what you think! :)

Best Version of Me

So the last time I did this poll thing, I received more than 2 times the number of voters from the first poll so thank you to my readers for your response! Here are the results from my previous poll:

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I probably would still do those other posts in the future, so don’t worry if you really wanted to see any of those above. For the reader that asked to see my “usual make-up routine”, the reason I won’t be doing that is because I think it’s kinda difficult to blog about a make-up routine hahaha, I think that stuff is more meant for YouTube (sobs).

And no, I have not yet gathered the resources (or confidence) to start a YouTube channel. But hey, maybe if enough of you want it, it could happen.

A note before we begin:
The reason this post took so long was that I personally found this a very challenging post to write, mostly because I felt like females can’t very simply be split up into different “body shapes” or “body types”. I mean sure, upon research we could all find the typical “pear”, “hourglass” etc. but it’s all so generalized that sometimes we don’t even know which one we belong to (or if we even fit into one category at all).


So this is how we’ll do it.
 Instead of separating different female bodies into “types”, I’ll show you how to dress for your body by listing out features that most closely resemble your own. Again, you don’t necessarily (and probably won’t) only fall under one description so look out for what you feel you relate to the most. I’ll also be giving tips along the way on how to feel your best when choosing what to wear. Remember that this post is not about hiding parts of your body that you dislike, but about how to use fashion to do yourself  justice by making you look your best.

I apologize if this post is extremely wordy, but I will try my best to make this post as relatable and realistic as possible.

Let’s begin. :)

Best Version of Me

I think so often that the female body is beautiful. But it can appear hideous under the wrong clothing. It’s like placing a thoughtfully and beautifully wrapped present into a garbage bag. And maybe that’s what’s making us hate ourselves; trying to force our bodies into the dress we saw in the window display, even if it wasn’t made for the kind of bodies we have or refusing to wear anything over a UK 8 because “that’s the size I’ve always been”. This frustrates me so much, I could write a book about it. If only we would pick clothes that made us look beautiful instead.

And this brings me to my first point.

1. You are not a number.
It wasn’t easy, but I’ve learnt to ignore the label and just go by how it looks and feels instead. I have clothes in my closet that are sized from XS all the way to a XXL, and they all fit me fine. I think that we have to learn to be okay with picking up clothes regardless of their sizing. Why be ashamed if you’re wearing pants that say extra large? The label only speaks for the clothes, not for you. I don’t think anyone’s entire closet is going to be purely a UK 6 or purely size S, and just because you were a certain size yesterday, doesn’t mean you are going to be the same size today, which brings me to my next 2 points…

2. How the female body works.
One thing that’s different from guys is that girls’ weight and size fluctuate more, specifically during pre-menstrual bloating etc. The female body naturally stores fat especially at the butt, chest, back and stomach areas (all part of puberty and preparing for motherhood) and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The female body’s weight also fluctuates more between morning and night. Some days, we feel heavier and bigger while there are other days that we feel leaner and smaller. There are always days that my jeans fit tighter than others. But it’s important that I don’t be too harsh on myself and punish my body for doing nothing more than its job.

3. Like us, clothes come in all shapes and sizes too.
This applies to different brands across the globe and that means you could be a size S in one store, but an L in another. Asian brands cater more to petite bodies and Western brands the opposite, so not every piece of clothing is going to fit the same. Also, not everything is meant to fit perfectly. Some clothes are designed to fit snug on the body while others were meant to be a little more oversized. Having a mix of both types of pieces can really help in accepting your body for what it is. And my next point…

4. Just because it zips, doesn’t mean it fits.
This is pretty much the worst thing we all suffer from; the “I’ll just keep moving down the size range until I can’t breathe” syndrome. Just because it physically fits you, doesn’t mean it’s the right size. Granted, yes, sometimes we may be in between sizes but we have to learn to have an editing eye and know when it’s necessary to let go of the smaller tag for a more comfortable fit. You don’t want to be sucking in the whole day or have to keep tugging at your hem. You want to make the clothes fit you and not the other way around. And lastly…

5. If you love it, show it.
With modesty, of course. I can’t think of anything that would bring down my confidence more than wearing clothes that highlight my least favourite parts of my body. If you love your collarbones, wear something off-the-shoulder or strapless. If you hate your tummy, then don’t wear something cropped or tight. It’s all about appreciating the parts that you love instead of hating the parts that you’re insecure about.

So now you know the basic rules of dressing for yourself, let’s get started.


#1 Cutie with a Booty
If your lower body is generally bigger than your upper body, and more of your femininity is resting on your hips, butt and thighs, here are some ways to accentuate your figure.

a) Wear skirts that skim.
A-line skirts (more commonly known as skater skirts) are a great way to balance out your proportions. Skirts that hug too closely to your lower stomach and hips can make your butt and thighs look bigger than they actually are and may keep riding up your body when you’re walking.

b) Keep bottoms clean.
Wearing too loud a pattern or too large-scaled a pattern on your lower body can make it appear overly busy. Stick to demure colours and elegant patterns like dots/stripes/subtle floral. Also avoid big pockets/bows/ruffles or anything that could add extra dimension to this area.

c) Avoid skinny jeans/jeggings.
Tight pants are alright as long as they do not hug your legs all the way to the ankles. Those would make your hips and thighs look out of proportion as compared to your calves and ankles. You’ll want to try straight cut jeans or even jeans with a little flare at the ankle. Alternatively, if you really do love your skinny jeans, try to balance them out on the bottom by tucking your jeans into boots, or wearing chunkier shoes as compared to thin flats. Heels can also help take the weight off your bottom.

Fashionspiration:

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Notice how her bottoms often don’t cling to her lower body, and she uses muted or demure colours and patterns.

Scarlett Johansson

#2 Light Hearted
If you’ve a smaller chest and upper body, or if your arms and shoulders are thinner than you’d want them to be, here are some tips on how to choose the right tops.

a) Choose lively prints.
Brighter colours and patterns on top help enhance shape and curves on your upper body. Dull or dark plain colours could make you appear smaller than you are and could mask your femininity.

b) Layers.
Additional accessories like jackets/cardigans can really help add weight to your silhouette. Tops with detailed necklines such as embellishments, ruffles or pleats can also create interesting lines on your torso. Sleeves (whether long or short) can make your top appear fuller. Because of your dainty and delicate frame, you can also pull off heavier fabrics on top such as velvet or polyester without appearing top-heavy.

c) Avoid tight tops.
Tops that have little fabric or are too body-hugging on top leave little room for imagination. Instead of wearing flimsy tight singlets, opt for more structured tops that best flatter your figure.

Fashionspiration:

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She often wears brighter patterns or colours on top, sometimes adding sleeves as well with more neutral colours on her bottom.

Katie Holmes


#3 Big Hearted
(you saw this coming)
If your upper body is relatively larger than your lower body, or you often find that dresses fit tight on your bust but loose on the rest of your body, here are some tips on how to dress to flatter your curves.

a) Choose simple necklines.
Tops with delicate, neat necklines are most flattering. Avoid high collars or turtlenecks and choose v-necks or any other deep necklines instead. The simpler the top, the more top-elegant you will look. The less busy your fabric is on top, the more graceful (and less bulky) you’ll look.

b) Drop the fabric.
Too much fabric on top can clutter up your frame and make you look chunky instead of curvy. Opt for lighter, softer materials like satin or cotton and stay away from pockets or pleated tops. Ruffles and frills are an absolute no.

c) Avoid shapeless pieces.
I feel like shift dresses and tank dresses just weren’t made for girls with boobs above a B. Because there’s no structure to it and nothing to synch it in at the waist, the fabric ends up dangling off your body, making you look kinda pregnant (trust me, I’ve been there). Instead, find tops that fit moderately; not too body hugging and not too baggy. This is to help maintain your shape without looking like an over-stuffed dumpling (I’ve been here too).

Fashionspiration:

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She’s always seen in more fitted and simple tops. If not fitted, jackets or other forms of outerwear can help preserve her shape.

Kim Karadshian

#4 Hugger’s arms

Yup I don’t know of any other way to say it. If you have more meat on your arms than you’d like, or if you feel insecure baring your shoulders or upper arms, here are some ways to help you boost your confidence.

a) Not all sleeves are flattering. 
The worst mistake to make when trying to conceal your arms is thinking that any kind of sleeve is better than no sleeve, so I’ll say this once and please, for the life of me, remember this: do not wear cap sleeves. Cap sleeves are the cropped/short sleeves that cut off at around your armpit. Choose sleeves with less harsh lines that do not draw attention to your upper arm such as long sleeves or sleeves that taper nearer the elbow instead. Contrary to what you may believe, sometimes no sleeve at all can give off the illusion of slimmer arms than a sleeve can. No puffy/frilly sleeves either.

b) Layer.
If you want to wear a cute dress but you’re insecure of the way your arms look in it, try adding a soft cardigan or jacket over. It’s a great and basic way to add the comfort and confidence that you’re looking for.

c) Avoid racer backs.
Because of its cut, it makes your back appear smaller and your arms appear bigger. While you’re at it, avoid halter necks as well. They squeeze your chest and arm area and make the underarm fat more prominent. Choose clean, simple lines.

Fashionspiration:

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Notice how she doesn’t wear restrictive fabrics on her shoulders or arms that may make them appear chubbier.

Kat Dennings

#5 Stomach Fat
Face it guys, we all have it. Whether it’s after a big meal, or just…there. Here are some ways to help make sure that you still look your best with a little bit of tummy.

a) Avoid bottoms that sit on your hips.
Low waist bands can make the stomach look like it’s bulging more than it actually is, and may make you feel insecure to sit down or bend forward. Try high-waisted bottoms instead that help create a smoother transition from stomach to hips.

b) The flowy top + fitted bottom combo.
Loose-fitted tanks or blouses with skinny jeans or fitted skirts set up the perfect silouhette that remain unaffected if your tummy bloats a little after dinner. It also draws attention to your lower half instead of your mid-portion.

c) If you have to synch, do it above the tummy. 
Wear dresses, skirts or tops that synch in above your stomach instead of on it. Finding clothes that mirror your shape helps by synching you in at the parts where you’re smallest.

Fashionspiration:

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Take note of how she doesn’t wear clothes that cling to the entire torso but instead skim over the lower stomach region.

Demi Lovato

#6 The Small Waist-to-Hip Ratio
So if you find that you don’t really have a very defined waist, and your torso is relatively evenly wide throughout, here’s what to do to help elevate your body with the way you dress.

a) Belt it.
Wear blouses or dresses that don’t cling to your body and flow loosely, but tie it in with a belt. A belt is always a great way to break up the body in a kind way, sorta like saying (hey, my waist is over here). Alternatively, you can get the same look by wearing 2 contrasting colours on your top and bottom to create the same break at the waistline.

b) Exaggerate your top and bottom.
A great way to do this is by wearing a blazer on top (or something with defined shoulders) with a skater skirt or dress. This silouhette flatters your frame best and enhances your curves on your top and bottom and minimizes the waist portion.

c) Crop tops.
Worn with high waisted or low waisted bottoms, then apply the fitted vs. flowy rule. If you choose a looser crop top, pair it with skinnier bottoms. If you choose a more body hugging drop top, pair it with a flowy skirt or boyfriend jeans.

Fashionspiration:

Notice how she plays around with fitted and looser pieces. Remember: wearing an overall tight outfit could make you appear to be more rectangular.

Notice how she plays around with fitted and looser pieces. Remember: wearing an overall tight outfit could make you appear to be more rectangular.

Natalie Portman

#7 Petite
I apologize for almost forgetting about my girls that are smaller in the height department… Okay so I’m clearly getting less and less creative on the category names, but this is pretty straightforward, yes? If you’re around 160cm tall, or always have to alter/fold your jeans, here are some tips on how to make short look hot.

 a) Maximize leg room.
This means that you’ll want your legs to look as long as possible, so avoid clothes that create a “break” in your line. For example, 3-quarter pants or jeans that have folded cuffs at the bottom are a NO. Because, they end at awkward places on your leg, they cut off your legs and make them look shorter and stubbier, which is what you want to avoid. Choose jeans that go all the way down to your ankles. Also, avoid shoes that have horizontal straps above the ankle. These too will harshly cut off your legs. Try shoes (preferably heels) without straps or with deeper scoops down the front to make your legs look longer. And an extra tip: match the colour of your shoes to the colour of your pants to create an undisrupted line.

b) Keep it close.
Because you don’t have much vertically, you don’t want to add anything more horizontally. So choose clothes that hug close to your body and not flow or poof out too much. So opt for skinny jeans/leggings and avoid skirts that have a lot of volume. Wearing thinner materials works better as well because thicker materials like quilt/velvet may make you look thicker and wider than you are, and eventually, shorter than you are.

c) When all else fails, just follow: The Thirds Rule
So instead of separating your figure into half, split it into thirds (your legs taking 2/3 while your torso taking 1/3). This really helps elongate your figure and make you appear taller. You can do this by wearing high-waisted skirts or pants instead of low-waisted ones. Wearing crop tops or simply tucking in your blouse can also clean up messy lines.

Bonus tip: monochrome outfits are best at making the body appear leaner and longer.

Fashionspiration:

Notice how her outfits are often two-toned, and her shoes match her bottoms.

Notice how her outfits are often two-toned, and her shoes match her bottoms.

Mila Kunis

3 Pieces that Flatter All Bodies

1. The Skater Dress

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Because it already has a built-in silouhette, you can never go wrong with this style. It’s timeless, feminine and a piece worth investing in (or owning a few of). Play around with the little details to your liking such as patterns, sleeves and necklines until you find the type that make you feel best in.


2. The Peplum Top

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The peplum top is a versatile and fashionable piece that creates an effortlessly feminine shape. You can choose between high and low waists depending on what flatters your body best, and between dramatic peplums or more subtle peplums.

3. The Kimono

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You’ll be able to find these pieces nearly everywhere now. The best part is that they come in all different styles; from knitted and structured to floral or crochet. I love how it flows over any body without looking like you’re trying too hard. Try these as an alternative to the usual cardigan.

That’s all I have this time guys, I hope that this post could help at least one of you! Remember that accepting and appreciating your body is the key to comfort and confidence. Do yourself a favour and dress for your body. Love all you beautiful people. :)

P.S. I’ve categorized the posts that you requested for as “Polled Posts”, read more under “Posts” navigation bar!

The Perfect Denim Jacket for You

Okay, so in my previous post I asked you guys what you’d most like to see next, and the results were pretty much neck to neck…

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Yeah okay so more than half of you wanted to know how to find the perfect denim jacket for your style. Truth be told, this is a topic I’m super excited about because I’ve always felt like I could give great tips when people are looking for outerwear in general, but denim has always been my personal favorite. Mostly because I consider denim fairly neutral, and can go with almost any and every colour or fabric.

Do note: This is just my opinion on what kind of jacket you would like best, and you don’t have to follow my tips word for word. The purpose of this post is only to give a rough guide towards what you’ll want to look for. So, let’s get right into it!

How to find the Perfect Denim Jacket if your style is:

#1: Grunge/Edgy

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If most of your closet consists of dark or plain, worn out fabrics (or a whole bunch of plaid) OR if you are always wearing the following:

beaten up old sneakers
combat boots
graphic shirts
plaid button-downs
acid wash denim
cut-off shorts
dark eye/lip make-up

OR if you always look like you just rolled out of bed (but still look stylish as ever)

You’ll want to look for 3 things when getting a denim jacket.

1. You’ll want it oversized.
Get a boxier, less tapered cut. Like everything else in your wardrobe, it doesn’t hug your body like cling wrap and gives off the “I bother less than you do but I still look better” vibe. Also, chances are, you are wearing something underneath that isn’t exactly fitted or delicate (so to speak) so an oversized jacket will be great at allowing you room to layer underneath.

2. You’ll want it worn-out.
No, I’m not asking you to buy a second hand jacket or rummage through your mom’s old stuff. Plenty of stores sell jackets pre-worn-out for you! Look out for acid and stone washed jackets that immediately grunge down an outfit, or look for jackets with frays/tears going on. Alternatively, you can get a regular jacket and destroy it yourself with some scissors and sandpaper.

3. You’ll want it with the sleeves up.
Often, a jacket this oversized and thick can make you look top heavy (which is something to be avoided unless you’re skinny, in which case, everything will look good on you anyway). So what you’ll want to do is to make sure that the jacket’s sleeves can be rolled or folded up. And not to just any length; the perfect length is up to your forearm, the fold ending right before your elbow (so you’ll still be able to move).

Other embellishments like patches or studs will also suit your style perfectly.

Denimspiration:

Demi Lovato
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#2: Preppy

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If most of your closet is clean cut and simple, consisting of classic colours like black/white/blue/red/brown OR if you’re always wearing one of the following:

ballet flats
pumps
nautical stripes
polka dots
blazers
collared shirts
skater/pencil skirts

OR if you wear mostly fabrics like chiffon, cotton and polyester (or just look classic chic all the time)

These are the things you’ll want to look out for when looking for your jacket:

1. You’ll want it in regular denim.
Any other out-of-the-ordinary wash or embellishments won’t fit in with the rest of your clothes. The simpler, the better. However, you can always try different shades of denim; from light blue to dark navy to black.

2. You’ll want it fitted.
Meaning the jacket should not be too cropped neither should it be oversized until the hem is below your butt. This ensures that if you’re wearing a flowy bottom like a skater skirt or dress, the jacket won’t end up swallowing your figure and messing up your silhouette. There should also be at least some tapering to the jacket to ensure it’s not just a rectangle. Your perfect denim jacket should curve in slightly and the sleeves should not be too baggy either.

3. You’ll want it open.
The jacket should be so that when your shoulders are in a relaxed position, both sides of your jacket will not touch. Not only does this ensure that your entire outfit can still be seen, but it’s also a great way to wear the denim jacket in a graceful, classier manner.

Denimspiration:

Miranda Kerr
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#3: Girly/Boho Chic

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If most of your wardrobe is whites/pinks/beiges, OR if you often wear any of the following:

brown leather sandals (with tassels or beads)
bright floral prints
flowy tank tops
beads
flower crowns
white lace or crochet
light-coloured knit sweaters

OR if you practically live in sundresses (or dresses with lively prints)

Here are the 2 types of denim outerwear you should go for:

1. The Cropped Jacket
Often, you’ll have so much print and colour going on that it’s best to keep outerwear minimal and simple. Jackets that are cropped all the way to your waist are best at showing off flowy dresses and skirts. Also, sleeves should be fitted and not too long. Regular denim complement bright florals best, and normal blue denim go really well with brown leather.

2. Cheat Denim
Instead of a full-on denim jacket, why not try a denim shirt? Often, the material used is chambray and is thinner and less structured, so you can tie it around your hips or leave it unbuttoned and knotted at your waist. Although it’s more flimsy and thin, you can hardly tell the difference just by looking at it.

Denimspiration:

Emma Roberts
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#4: Laid-back/Athletic

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If you own tons of beanies and caps OR if you are always in any of the following:

bomber jackets
varsity/baseball jackets
high top sneakers
any stretchy material pants
hoodies
graphic tees
sports shorts

OR if you actually wear track shoes OUT of the gym (and you still look fashionable)

These are the features to look out for in your perfect denim jacket:

1. Attached Hoodie
Plenty of denim jackets nowadays come with hoods sewn to the inner lining. Just the hood alone can already make your outfit look as casual and laid back as you would normally look. Alternatively, you can just layer your own hoodie underneath to create the same effect.

2. Contrast Sleeves
This trend is almost everywhere now, and plenty of non-denim jackets have them too. Particularly for your style, I would suggest finding a denim jacket that has sleeves made out of either sweatpants, nylon or leather material (fabrics of varsity and bomber jackets). Added embellishments like a sports logo or random iron on numbers can make the jacket more interesting and personalized.

3. Zip
We all know big brass buttons aren’t your thing. You want something quick, and modern and slick. Get a denim jacket but ditch the buttons for a zip for the sake of both your own comfort and style. You can even find bomber jackets made out of denim material.

Denimspiration:

Cara Delevigne
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So that’s all I have for you guys today!

Remember: not everyone falls flat under 1 category! A lot of people (including me) are a combination of 2 or more. So it’s always cool to mix and match and experiment with different designs until you find one that’s perfect for you!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed my post and that it’ll be of some kind of use to you when you get your own denim jacket haha. Happy shopping!