Mesh and Motifs

Mesh and Motifs

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I love the look of mesh and I think it adds an edge to anything you’re wearing, but not all mesh is made the same. The one I’m wearing is slightly thicker than what’s popular at the moment. But it does the job non-the-less.

XOXO Sophia

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Layering Outerwear

Layering Outerwear

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We’ve all heard of layering for fall and how it transforms an outfit. I’ve decided to take it a step forward and try out layering outerwear. Now this might seem a little stuffy, but it actually feels great. For once I don’t completely hate fall.

The best way to do it is layering of different sizes. This helps me not get too stuffy and sometimes layers can get uncomfortable. So pairing a thin jean jacket with an oversized coat leaves room for movement.

XOXO Sophia

The Hunt for the Perfect Sweater

The Hunt for the Perfect Sweater

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Sweater & pants: Hudson’s Bay  Jacket: Reitmans Shoes: Converse

A few years ago, my mom bought me this sweater and I thought this was the greatest sweater every created. The pattern was supper cute, and it was thick enough that I could stay warm without getting stuffy. I still love it, but I’ve been looking for the perfect knit wear for a while now and it feels like the perfect one lives in my dreams.

XOXO Sophia

Matching Set

Matching Set

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Top and Pants: Sirens White Tee: Hand-me-down Shoes: Vans

Wearing the same colour head-to-toe is a fun way to look chic and put together. The trick is to make sure it goes well is making sure that the pieces are the  different tones. This makes sure that you don’t look too 2D. It also helps to add some more muted accessories so you don’t look like part of a gang.

XOXO Sophia

3 Tips to taking Better Pictures

3 Tips to taking Better Pictures

As a blogger, pictures make up half of my content. So to say that they’re important is an understatement. Since I’m taking a class on video production, I’ve already learned a lot about how different

Adjust the White Balance

This is the simplest thing you can do to improve an image. The white balance is adjusting is usually labeled AWB or just WB in your phone or camera. All you have to do is adjust it to the setting you’re in (e.g sunlight, fluorescent light, etc.). People overlook this and think I can edit the picture later so it can look a lot better. You can but after a while it becomes a pain in the ass to adjust when you can adjust this before hand.

Note: You can do the “white paper test”, by using something white to see if the image is properly balanced.

Take Pictures in Natural Sunlight

I know it may seem like the most obvious choice, but from time to time it does become tempting to take a picture at night. I remember doing this in my photography class last semester and though they seemed fine on the camera screen. Sadly, when it is time to edit most of them were blurry. and it really broke my heart.

The Rule of Thirds

We’ve all seen the grid function before and for the longest time, I had no idea what it was for. Well it’s actually pretty cool. It’s a guide to help you align your subject with the lines and make your picture more balanced. it’s a small thing but it makes a world of a difference.

The best way of getting

XOXO Sophia

Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

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TOP; H&M SKIRT: thrifted SHOES: Vans

 

I consider myself a very feminine person, but lately I’ve been looking into my masculine side to decide on outfits and I think my vans help me a lot. Especially since it’s cold out, I can’t always wear my loafers as much as I would like.

I decided to put those two things together. I made my favorite skirt a more masculine vibe by styling it with an oversized sweater from H&M and Vans.

XOXO Sophia

Rewearing Outfits: a fashion delema

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When I was high school, I always took pride that I never wore an outfit twice. I thought it was a great way of getting creative with the things in closet (and boy did I). I was convinced that wearing the same outfit twice was a fashion faux-pas. Today, that’s not the case. Yet, there’s a part of me that wonders why a lot of people are convinced that wearing an outfit again and again will make them look bad?

This isn’t the first time that I’ve had this thought. I remember watching an episode of Fashion Television and they too were wondering why wearing an outfit twice was frowned upon, in the community. A lot of the people that they interviewed seemed to not have a problem with it, but most of them wouldn’t have been caught dead wearing the same thing. Why the contradiction?

I the biggest reason I can think of is fast fashion. The fashion industry is not one of sustainability. It’s constantly trying to push the idea that you need whatever new collection or piece that they come out with. That’s why they spent most of their money on marketing. They want to make as much profit as possible, as any corporation would. So they mass produce everything and if they don’t sell anything, that’s bad on their end. We as consumers know that we’re being marketed to, but somehow fall for their ads most of the time. Fashion has become more about how many things you can buy to keep up with trends and less about style.

In this time of influencers and Instagram models, it feels like no one has ever seen them wear the same outfit twice. Social media has created this idea that wearing the same outfit isn’t fashion forward. Now I’m not saying that you should disconnect from social media, nor is it the influencers fault. I just think we should be more worry about what we see (which is easier said than done). The truth is people always look up to them

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The truth is there is nothing wrong with re-wearing the same outfit, but the fashion community has turned it into unwritten rule of style (along with never wear white after labor day and pink and red should never be worn together). It’s really just a matter of breaking this rule and getting away from it. When you think about it, as long as something is clean and not worn out, what’s the harm?

XOXO Sophia