Fashion, Outfits, The Stylish Student

Mad Plaid

Obsessed with mixing prints these days.  With that said, I feel like my closet just doubled.

Today’s outfit is about subtleness.

Love at first sight with this TopShop plaid skirt.

Love at first sight with this TopShop plaid skirt.

ALDO Clutch | TOPSHOP Skirt | NOUL Initial M Ring & Gold Ring |  SOCIAL EXPERIMENT Pink Gem | ESSIE #Ladylike Nail Colour

ALDO Clutch | TOPSHOP Skirt | NOUL Initial M Ring & Gold Ring | SOCIAL EXPERIMENT Pink Gem | ESSIE #Ladylike Nail Colour

BCBG MAXAZRIA Shoes with my favourite monochrome palette.  White. Black. Gold.

BCBG MAXAZRIA Shoes with my favourite monochrome palette. White. Black. Gold.

This is what happens when your besties take your outfit photo's!

This is what happens when your besties take your outfit photos!

NOUL Honeycomb Necklace

NOUL Honeycomb Necklace | H&M Top

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDA SALLOUM

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The Stylish Student ~ Promenade

You know that moment of discovery where you become more excited by your gem as time passes by?  That is exactly how I felt with this ensemble.

Why have I not worn my boots with this dress yet?

Trench ZARA | Dress WILFRED FREE | Boots ALDO

Trench ZARA | Dress WILFRED FREE | Boots ALDO

Often compelled to wear lady-like trends, I love adding edge with something unexpected to satisfy my fashionable appetite.
I would hate to be easily predictable.
“Glamazon” boots welcomed this figure forming silhouette to daytime hours, however, still deserving of sparkle;  Layering my two favourite necklaces did the trick with a messy updo.

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Honeycomb Necklace, formerly known as LOFT 82, now NOUL | Antlers Necklace OLIVE + PIPER

Honeycomb Necklace, formerly known as LOFT 82, now NOUL | Antlers Necklace OLIVE + PIPER

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASIA HERRMANN

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The Stylish Student~ Upon Layers

Since starting the Stylish Student segment on the blog (and coping with my favourite shoes being stolen with my car- adding to the challenge of a limited selection), my style has become stronger.  I’ve grown to be more creative by optimism with experimenting new looks and now my style is reinventing itself.  Empowerment has been inspired by this newfound energy and I love sharing it with the world and seeing where it takes me next.

“Some of the most stylish glamazons are living it up on a dime.  They just know how to reinvent a look with a belt or by wearing their hair another way.” – Rachel Zoe, from her book  Style A To Zoe

LAYERS Knit Sweater AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS | Dress OAK + FORT | Shoes H&M Sandals

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Knit Sweater AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS | Dress OAK + FORT | Shoes H&M Sandals

This outfit’s two main pieces, the dress and sandals, are from my summer wardrobe.  However, by adding a few simple layers, being a knit sweater and warm knee-high socks, it says “cozy meets chic!”

Lately, I have been obsessing with the look of  knee-high’s paired with my H&M sandals (a blessing for those who are “boot challenged” with runners’ calves, like myself!) and wearing them with a variety of dresses and winter shorts.  I adore the feminine touch they add to the most casual of looks, transforms the outfit in a snap.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASIA HERRMANN

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Insta:  @MsMichelleMorton

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The Stylish Student ~ Effortless, Without Trying

When styling outfits and different looks, I have one rule:  Make it seem effortless.  So, when you actually have those days with literally no time on your side to decide what to wear, and to improvise on the fly instead, can add more stress #firstworldproblems.
However, I came to appreciate those times, finding that I instinctually throw pieces together and end up with a look that I love, without thinking twice about it.  Being “effortless,” without trying.

Gifted Toque | Top TOPSHOP | Leggings AMERICAN APPAREL | Trench ZARA | Boots ALDO

Gifted Toque | Top TOPSHOP | Leggings AMERICAN APPAREL | Trench ZARA | Boots ALDO

This outfit is a result of one of those days.  Knowing already that I wanted to wear my combat boots and desired for comfort to get me through a day of errands and coffee dates.  My leggings and long T-Shirt, ‘topped’ with a toque and originally layered accessories (I never feel complete without them!) complimented by an easily applied red lip, had me ready in a flash.  Simple and trendy.

Looking back, many of my favourite outfits were styled on a whim, proving the theory that sometimes it’s best to not over think, just go with the flow and see what you come up with, it may surprise you!

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Boots ALDO

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Honeycomb Necklace LOFT 82 | Moon Necklace BCBG | Silver Wishbone OAK + FORT

Honeycomb Necklace LOFT 82 | Moon Necklace BCBG | Silver Wishbone OAK + FORT

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA HELENE

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COLD COMBAT

It’s no secret that I have feminine style, however, after much observation of the combat boot trend, I finally tried them for myself and wish I did sooner!  Now I travel from “A” to “B” in these boots daily.

Since I started The Stylish Student posts, reinventing outfits with pieces currently in the wardrobe and with a balance of practicality staying warm during winter temperatures, these boots offered more variety;  Adding structure to comfortable outfits such as leggings and long knit sweaters with a toque, or edge to a ladylike ensemble made of a skirt, t-shirt and jacket.

To style these boots, here are my two simple rules to keep in your “utility belt” to guide you:

(1)  Lipstick-  Polishes each look.  Comfort or dolled up, adding a little colour takes no time to add and makes your outfit pop with subtle detail!

(2)  Cozy tall socks-  With comfort in mind, tall socks adds warmth and softens the leather with paired pieces.

The Outfit:
Plaid shirts and combat boots compliment each other by fit and detail with colour and texture.  When styling the two together, soften the look with accessories.  I loved layering my gold necklaces, rings and bracelet with my belt and clutch;  Feminine meets edge = beautiful!  To polish the look and bring it together from head to toe, following rule #2, I added a little rouge and now ready to take on Vancouver.

Top GAP | Jeans ABERCROMBIE & FITCH | Boots ALDO

Top GAP | Jeans ABERCROMBIE & FITCH | Boots ALDO

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Top:  Bracelet LOVE COCO | Gold Ring BCBG | Silver "M" Initial Ring LOFT 82 | Clutch ALDO Bottom:  ALDO Boots

Top: Bracelet LOVE COCO | Gold Ring BCBG | Silver “M” Initial Ring LOFT 82 | Clutch ALDO
Bottom: ALDO Boots

Honeycomb Necklace LOFT 82 | ALPINE Necklace OLIVE + PIPER

Honeycomb Necklace LOFT 82 | ALPINE Necklace OLIVE + PIPER

ALDO Ring

ALDO Ring

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSICA HELENE

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