I went through so many phases throughout the years and I am finally comfortable with my own personal style. When it comes to style I think I am a minimalist. The outfit I wear needs to be comfortable and practical. I firmly believe that affordable does not mean less quality or less trendy (Bags are a different story for me these days unfortunately). I add a few new pieces to my wardrobe each season and donate the ones I rarely wear. Colour wise, I prefer to buy basic neutral colours like grey, black, navy or khaki however; I also love to add a pop of colours to my outfits.
Generally I have a 5-day rotation rule so I try to have about five pieces in each category. I add new pieces accordingly each season and when I feel that I need to.
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Wool or wool blend coat
I only invest in good quality and classic style coats. Some of my coats have been with me for years. In winter I need wool coat to keep my warm and keep the wind away. Other than neutral colours I buy, I also has a hot pink coat that I adore so much. It brightens a whole outfit instantly.
I only have one red parka and it’s so light, comfortable and warm. I don’t like thick and long ones as it makes me look top heavy and feel restricted.
It’s the only style I wear as I love how it comes with elastic and high waist (it helps suck- in my belly), skinny legs and it is pull-on and stretchy. Main colours I buy are black, navy or dark green. I prefer they have slightly different designs so it won’t look like I am wearing the same pair of pants repeatedly. No more jeans for me as I feel self-conscious in it and it’s too stiff for my liking. This styled pants can be dressed up and down, formal or casual.
Throughout weekdays, I wear knitted sweaters. Again it’s all about details, colours, patterns and prints. I do not like anything that is too busy when it comes to design, simple is key. I like my sweaters a little bit fit and flare, not too tight on the body. It’s by no means baggy, I just like it is looser from the waist area down. Length wise, I prefer it is about at my hips.
Basic colours are for the win. I love wearing them outside my dresses.
Tanks or T-shirts
Again, I like basic colours. It’s to be worn under some of my knitted sweaters.
Sweatshirt (no hood please)
I wear sweatshirts mainly over the weekend. Designs are the most important and I prefer cute, sweet designs or designs with a little bit character.
Nowadays I hardly ever wear dresses in winter (mostly for special occasions). I am afraid of the cold so much. If I do wear dresses, I still prefer one-piece dresses but have long sleeves. A-line, skater or swing dresses are my go to style.
Ankle boots or Knee high boots
A pair of black and a pair of tan coloured would get me covered. This also applies to my knee high boots.
I love Converse sneakers however this style “chuck Taylor all star low dainty OX” is my favourite. With sneakers I don’t mind buying same style with multiple colours since I am picky with shoes and if I find something I truly love I stick with it.
Scarves, my engagement ring/wedding band and makeup are only accessories I wear in winter. I love match my outfit with different coloured scarves either in plain colour or with prints/pattern.
My trusty Longchamp tote bag
It’s roomy and durable and also be doubled as a mommy bag if I want to.
I love shoulder bags as they free me from carrying on my arms and I got hands to hold my daughter and my groceries. I am currently obsessed with my pink Gucci Soho Disco bag.
PS: I am saving up for my dream bags so I am going to be good and stick with what I have and won’t be tempted to buy any new bags for the time being.
Shops I like to visit are:
French Connection, Forever New, Glosson, ASOS, Boohoo, Witchery and some Korean shops in China Town.
Wanted, Wittner, Hype, Windsor Smith or Nine West
What are your favourite fashion style? I’d love to hear from you.