Unlike the NBA games where celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid (or even the general public) get all dolled up to cheer for their favourite teams, us Torontonian tend to be more casual and sports-oriented when it comes to dressing up for game days. That being said, we are rather athletic and practical! As loyal and proud fans of our favourite Canadian teams, we always try to incorporate some team gear in our outfits – 99/100 of the people you meet at a Blue Jays or Maple Leafs game are dressed in blue, and/or wearing at least one item from the wide selection of team merchandise to show our support for our talented athletes!
As pictured, my choice of team gear was the classic blue baseball hat – one of the post popular items worn by both ladies and gentlemen, because it is super versatile and can be easily incorporated into a variety of outfits. Deets of this loyal and sporty look for game days: hat from the Jays store, Wilfred heather blue top from Aritzia, low-rise ankle-length frayed hem skinny jeans from Zara, Stan Smith sneakers in the color Navy from Adidas, and bracelet from Links of London. While the Blue Jays haven’t been doing too well lately, us Torontonians will always cheer for them with all of our hearts! I highly recommend going to a baseball game, it’s a great way to relax (an excuse to de-stress and escape from everything for 3 hours), an opportunity scream at the top of your lungs without getting in trouble, drink some beer, and a chance catch up with some friends while showing your inner spirits and enthusiasm by cheering for you favourite (or a random) team!
This post marks a mini milestone for Beatrice, with love – it’s the 10th post since this blog launched about a month ago! To celebrate, I’d like to share one of my all-time favourite colour combos: the classic black and white that could never go wrong. Having grown up in an Asian city that is hot and humid all year round, I am forever a tropical girl at heart and will never get used to the short and cool summers in Toronto. Hence, I make sure to cycle through every single pair of shorts in my summer wardrobe before it’s too late to do so!
Deets of this B&W elegant yet casual look featuring my favourite pair of shorts amongst my summer bottoms collection: pom pom shorts from Topshop, chiffon pintucked halter top from Sunday in Brooklyn purchased at Anthropologie, sandals from David’s, earrings from Kate Spade, and bracelet from Swarovski. For those of you that live outside of California or Australia, enjoy summer while it lasts!
PSA: lack of energy and in dire need of some #mondaymotivation, so here’s a quick post on this look that consists of items from my mom’s closet! Black Bermuda shorts and wide strap top from Zara, bangle from Pandora, earrings from Emphasis Jewellery (purchased in my birth place: Hong Kong), mom’s vintage purse from Nina Ricci, and top from Blue Tassel purchased at Anthropologie. Fun fact: my mom and I have very similar body types and share the exact same sizes in shoes and tops!
Happy Fourth of July to our southern neighbour on the other side the border! Here’s an athleisure outfit for all you Americans in case you need to help build a wall or run away from Trump, haha! “Athleisure” is a rising fashion trend where sportswear is worn in non-athletic settings such as school, work place, or other casual occasions in general, due to its functionality and the convenience it brings.
Many of you may have already adopted the athleisure trend without even realizing it being a major movement in the fashion industry – the trend in fact grew out of the increasing amount of women who wear yoga pants and athletic shoes on a regular basis. Now, all you yoga pants and sneakers wearer may proudly call yourself trendsetters! On that note, many leading sportswear makers have been placing a broader emphasis on fashion (as opposed to the conventional, professional sportswear orientation) by shifting their focus towards colours, fabrics, styles, and silhouettes to better accommodate consumers’ needs associated with the trend.
As a fitness-oriented individual who is always on the go, there has been an evident lifestyle shift as I adopt the trend and as the trend grows. I no longer have to change or carry an extra gym outfit, as it is now socially acceptable to be wearing yoga pants in most social settings! Pieces pictured have gradually made their way out of the gym and became a large part of my everyday wardrobe: Reflective tights, sports bra (unfortunately sold out on the official website), and tank top (also sold out on the official website) all from Lululemon; sneakers from Nike – not sure what the exact model is but they are the lightest pair of sneakers I have ever owned and the material is very breathable, I bought them on sale in a random shoe store in Paris last year, best deal ever!
Yesterday marked the 150th anniversary of Canada. In the spirit of Canada Day, I tried to incorporate some red and white in my outfit just like every other proud Canadian! As an aspiring minimalist, my wardrobe mainly consists of blacks, greys, whites, and blues, with an occasional pop of colour such as red, fuchsia, lavender, baby pink, and olive green (if that even counts). While I certainly prefer wearing neutrals over loud patterns or vibrant colours, and often find it challenging to find garments to complement statement items, wearing monochromatic items is one effective way look “put together” and still draw attention to the statement item. This essentially means dressing in all one hue – different shades of the colour work too. It is a colour-coordinating trick I have been using over and over again, and I cannot stress enough how many times it has saved me from wardrobe malfunctions!
Deets of this monochromatic look (Canada Day edition!): Wide strap top and high-waisted shorts with palm trees from Zara, nude slides from Capazio, daisy earrings and bracelet with red, silver, and white charms from Pandora, and toe nails in the colour Malaga Wine from OPI. In this case, I styled the statement red shorts by pairing them with accessories in the same colour, and topping it off with a white top and white earrings to complete that patriotic Canada Day look. Look out for more monochromatic looks on my blog!