I’m always trying to enhance the visual appearance of my photos, whether it’s creating a certain theme or filter, I love the idea of adding some artistic taste to my feed. I find that when you take a bold pattern or print and apply it properly to your outfit, it draws more attention to a photo. And as prints and patterns are becoming more and more popular, having that ability to style some of your outfits with a distinct pattern creates a more interesting and engaging platform for your viewers.
You don’t have to be a style genius to be able to incorporate a stand-out print into your outfit. Just remember one thing when playing with prints and patterns: DO NOT OVER-DO IT!
If you are new to the world of prints and patterns (like me) my best suggestion would be to stick with ONE patterned piece and have the rest of your outfit fairly neutral to avoid clashing.
For this outfit, I paired these bold geometric-print, high-waist, wide-leg pants with a neutral navy blue spaghetti strap bodysuit and plain black leather booties. To finish off the look I added my cream Etnia Barcelona geometric frames with Sapphire Transitions Style coloured lenses, which matched the navy tones in the top and pants and really pulled the whole outfit together.
Having accumulated so many frames throughout a couple years, I finally have enough to be able to create season favorites.
I have put out my summer most worn frames into my favorite Oyobox so that they are ready to be matched with my outfit every summer morning.
Because I have so many frames (even within those season bunches) I have picked my TOP THREE most worn frames this summer, and I want to share with you why I love them so much!
1 Etnia Barcelona
I get new frames quite often and this is one of my most recent finds. A geometric shaped frame made by Etnia Barcelona. It has a thin profile, made of metal that has been painted in a soft off white color. I love matching it with any brighter and more colorful outfit since it won’t clash with the majority of tones in my summer closet.
Dress: handmade by my wonderful mum
2: Prodesign Denmark
I LOVE this Prodesign exaggerated cat’s eye sunglass frame for many reasons:
It’s black so it goes with pretty much anything
The shape can make any casual outfit look sassy
It’s such a comfortable fit (at least for me)
The backside anti reflective coating on these sunglasses make me gravitate more to them because it doesn’t let light reflect into my eyes, causing discomfort (this is especially important when I’m driving so I don’t get distracted)
@UBC in Vancouver enjoying the mini falls
3: Andy Wolf
Finally, my very first frame from Andy Wolf Eyewear. This frame has been my ultimate go to frame all summer for two big reasons.
I love the shape and color of it. It goes with everything and I always receive so many compliments whenever I go out in this frame no matter what outfit I’m wearing, it’s always the star of the show.
The second reason is not the frame but the lenses in the frame. They are the Transitions XtrActive lenses in graphite green. They are more light sensitive and turn darker than regular Transitions which makes them perfect for sunny days.
My leading style tip for this Spring of 2019 will be LAYERS.
Living in Vancouver has it’s ups and downs; the breathtaking views and the appalling cost of living are some very familiar facts to any Vancouverite. Another well known fact: The bi-polar weather.
Throughout my 14 years of living here I have only recently gotten into the habit of layering my outfits. I am either too cold in the morning on my way to work, or I’m too hot near the end of the day if I don’t prepare accordingly. So let me share some of my tips for looking fashionable yet comfortable for this years Spring days!
This first outfit is terrific for a cocktail party… day or night. Wear the blazer if it gets a little chilly outside, keep it off and you’ll still have a complete outfit with the sparkle detailed top. The peep-toe block heels are the way to go if you are spending more time standing up. They are also more geared towards spring time because even though they are black, due to the open detailing around the ankles and in the front they express a more edgy yet light look.
This outfit above has got to be my most favorite combination for this Spring of 2019 yet. Not because of the color combination or the patterns, but because of its convenience in different weather types and the ability to customize however makes you satisfied.
I started out this day wearing a double-breasted coat with a belt tie. It conserved my body temperature in the morning when I was just starting my day and the city had not yet warmed. Although the coat was a little more weighted, my pointy pumps softened the overall look.
As the day got warmer I was able to lose the heavier jacket and reveal a blue blazer (which matched my Sapphire Transitions Lenses) with stripes on the inside which happened to be coordinating with my striped white pants! (totally not planned…) The blazer can be worn two ways: 1) As a traditional blazer should be worn 2) Hung around both shoulders to give a cape-like effect.
The main reason I chose striped pants rather than plain white pants is because without the blazer this is a whole other look on its own due to the slight differences between the tank-top and pants. Accessorize your look with a simple necklace, a watch and some amazing glasses!
Even subtly matching your accessories can make a big difference in your overall look and help it look more clean and put together.
Here are a few more examples above of more casual outfits that are perfect for spring considering the comprisal of the light pink from the blouse and necklace with the earthy tones of the frame. Also showing how pairing this outfit with a leather jacket can be of use for a more cooler time of day during Spring.