Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Navy Bag

Holly Phan Photography

I'm walking away from winter and straight into spring with my favorite oversized navy bag. As usual, my inner Seattleite emerges as a gravitate towards the color navy. You can take me out of Seattle and put me in sunny Southern California, but you can't take out my Seattle style preferences - especially darker colors like navy, black, and forest green. This navy bag is a staple in my closet. Its a neutral accessory that transcends seasons and can be paired with any look. You've seen this bag before in my Distressed Denim look from #theNorthwestEdition and also in my Staple White Shirt post. Now I'm taking this bag with me into spring as I embrace brighter colors and some spring sun. In this look, I paired my winter through spring bag with shades blue: wearing an oversized, cut out, turquoise sweater with a navy tank top underneath. I finished the look with comfortable black leggings from Zara and heeled ankle boots from Nine west.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Staple White Shirt

Holly Phan Photography

Why should you  have a staple white shirt in your closet? Isn't it predictable? Or just the standard? Well let me tell you why. If you work, intern, or go to school, chances are you come across days where you have to dress for business or want to wear a more polished look. A tailored white shirt is versatile and can be worn in many different occasions. And rather than thinking of a white shirt as predictable, think of it as dependable. White goes with pretty much everything- navy, jean, dark green, etc. It's versatility and dependability make a white shirt a staple in your closet.

I've found that over the years my wardrobe has diversified in textures, sifted through fabrics, and been enriched with varying lengths. With the chiffon, silk, knits, cardigans, and sweaters, a white shirt actually stands out in my wardrobe. Its brings a clean, structured essence to an everyday look.