Fashion

Timeless Capsule Wardrobe: Bottoms

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White Denim

Now a days, white denim is just as a classic as blue denim. Usually worn during the Spring and Summer seasons, white denim helps bring out the saturation of coloured tops and accessories. Here are some links to shop: Hue | AG | Balmain

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Leather Pants

Leather pants originate back to the Native American tribes, and then were worn by the cowboys in Western America. Skipping forward to the 1950s, greasers were a huge fan of leather, which became a representation of teenage rebellion. They really came into fashion in the 1960s, inspired by rock n roll musicians, such as Eddie Cochran, Jim Morrison, and even Elvis Presley.  They progressed into 1970s fashion, and then into the  1980s where punk fashion became even more popular. Today, leather pants are still a major trend in the fashion industry, and have made a recent comeback in the past year. Here are some looks to shop: Topshop | Habitual | Good American

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Dark-Wash Denim

Denim originates from 19th century America, where the first pair manufactured was by a tailor called Jacob Davis. He then partnered with Levis Strauss & Co., making that the first company to mass produce denim pants. Today, denim is fully integrated into our fashion trends, and are now worn almost daily. Dark-wash denim is considered the more expensive and luxurious of all jeans, because of the amount of dye that goes into their production. Here are some links to shop: Articles of Society | Hudson Jeans | Paige

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Straight Leg Trousers

Mainly used for business attire, straight leg trousers are a staple in any wardrobe. They are very versatile, and add structure and class to an outfit. Here are some links to shop: Akris | BOSS | Karen Kane

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Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts are, once again, more common in an office setting, however can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. Aside from the solid black, they come in multiple different colours and patterns. They are characterized by the tighter-fit, following the shape of the hips and legs, and narrowing at the knees. There are many pencil skirt lengths, some ending at the mid-thigh, above the knee, or below the knee. The longer the skirt, the tighter it gets as it progresses down. Here are some links to shop: Rachel Parcell | St. John Collection | Halogen

A-Line Skirt

This style of skirt is fitted at the waist and hips, and gradually gets wider towards the hem. This term actually originates from Christian Dior’s 1955 collection, which portrayed the most desired silhouette in Paris at that time. This shape of clothing can also be seen on other articles of clothing, such as dresses and coats. Here are some links to shop: Cece | Gucci | Ming Wang

Fashion

Timeless Capsule Wardrobe Series

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Welcome back! I have decided to introduce a new mini-series to my blog: the Timeless Capsule Wardrobe. It has been a long-time coming, so I am excited to finally be sharing it with you all.

As you know, I am currently in university and am living the life of a broke student 😦 My reality involves working 30+ hour weeks to be able to pay for school out-of-pocket as I go. My goal is to avoid student loans in order to graduate debt-free. It is doable, however it is challenging and takes great discipline in order to maintain a tight budget.

Unfortunately, as much as I love fashion and beauty, I do not have the funds to afford all the luxuries that I desire. Therefore, when shopping, my philosophy is putting more money towards one item with high quality that I know will last me a long time. I am not a fan of fast-fashion; buying multiple cheap clothing items of low quality that do not last long. You might get a couple of wears out of them before having to purchase a whole new item once again. This shopping mentality not only exhausts your money, but also your time. Time that could be spent at your job working and making more money (increasing your cash inflow), instead of spending more money (increasing your cash outflow).

With that in mind, I have chosen a few items that I find every wardrobe needs, but that create a variety of timeless outfits. The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to exploit as many different outfit combinations with a select number of clothing items. The trick is to buy neutral pieces that can alternate well with each other.

Every week, I will be posting a continuation of this series, focusing on a certain type of clothing item. First one to come will be about coats, jackets, and blazers. Stay tuned!