Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mostly minimalist

I've been having fun playing with shapes and structure in apparel lately. Typically, I'm used to defining "structure" as fitted. Boxy loose clothing were not good. But now, I've embraced baggy sweaters, not only for their comfort, but because of how effortlessly good they look with straight-cut bottoms. I'm also really loving how throwing a sweater over a knee-length skirt naturally makes it more casual and wearable for any day. Being in casual office environments where employees tended to wear flip flops in the summer, I always felt overdressed in pencil skirts. I'm glad that my work skirts don't have to collect dust anymore.

I've also found that I prefer structured bags. Unlike unstructured ones, structured bags still look good when they're empty. And especially with a bag that has more than 4 corners, the shape stands out a lot more. Against a minimalist outfit, why go for a pop of colour when you can go for a pop of shape?

Navy sweater from Forever 21 / Black pencil skirt / Cream colorblock bag from Tacicco

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41 comments:

  1. love!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  2. such a lovely look! your bag is so chic :D

    http://katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  3. Really loving loose clothing as well - it really looks great on you, especially the oversized sweater! Adorable! And the contrast with the structured bag is very chic!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  4. I have never thought about adding a "pop" of shape. That's brilliant!
    -Ash
    www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

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  5. I love the minimal look! And great bag!
    -Alex of http://snippetswithalex.com

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  6. I totally know what you mean about structured bags. They don't flop over like an unstructured one will. I really like yours! Black and white always look so classy :)
    Wear It Better

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  7. You look amazing. I always thing your hair looks so great. I have been loving structured bags lately too.

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  8. Love this navy, black and white minimalist look. The structured bag really does pop!

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

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  9. Beautifully put Sabrina. I also love wearing something loose over a pencil skirt, the combo is relaxed but not sloppy . I also agree about the structure bag, and think that adding an Intersting shape is an underutilized style tool. You are looking gorgeous, by the way.
    XX, Elle

    http://mydailycostume.com

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  10. Chunky, oversized sweaters are the best, Sabrina; they give everything you pair them with a lived-in cozy feel...and some days, that's just what you want for work, too!! Like you said, the way you've paired your navy sweater with a pencil skirt and this structured bag makes sure you still look office-appropriate!!

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  11. Hi Sabrina, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting :) I love your outfit, it looks so comfy and stylish. I love the ankle boots too, I don't think we have long for boots so I want to get the most wear out of mine for as long as I can. Although the winter here in Toronto was cold and snowy I busted out my stockings, skirts and boots the whole season lol!

    -Erica
    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

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  12. yup I like structured bag more
    looks like your place still snowy
    would you like to follow each other to keep in touch?
    MY-Emily
    Please, let me know! ;)
    Follow me and I will follow you back for certain
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  13. I really adore structured bags too - yours is stunning! xxx

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  14. Simple and elegant look is always great idea. In most of occasions I feel more dress up then others, but most important is to stay true to your personality.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  15. You're just beautiful. The outfit is simple, but so cosy, and actually, you look just perfect <3

    Bisous !
    Sofia
    http://nuagedemoutons.blogspot.fr/

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  16. You look so beautiful! Amazing outfit!

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  17. Smart and chic minimalist look, you look great!! xo

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  18. i love me a perfectly oversized sweater. cute little bag!

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  19. beautiful! love your jumper x
    www.thefrillseekers.blogspot.com

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  20. The silhouette of your look is indeed great and your look, too <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  21. You look lovely- relaxed but super chic. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  22. I like the sweater, it's a great way to make the black mini more relaxed. Lovely outfit altogether!

    http://bellapummarola.blogspot.it/

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  23. Good pics and great outfit too
    Nice Work
    http://heyhadrien.blogspot.com/2014/04/all-stripes.html

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  24. Lovely outfit! You're beautiful woman :*
    xoxo
    www.lefffka.blogspot.com

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  25. love that sweater! and am obsessed with that bag! <3

    ephemeralfox.blogspot.com

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  26. So inspiring blog!
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  27. I love this baggy/loose sweater worn with midi lenght pencil skirts or minis..I also loved these kind of looks one of the most on runways,totally wearable on street too :) You look great in this simple and chic outfit.
    xx
    Style Of OzOz
    Style Of OzOz Facebook Page

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  28. I love this look! It is so chic and comfy! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  29. I love minimalism..the jumper is also really cute..nice pictures
    love your blog...wanna follow eachother?
    let me know
    www.mystyleorgy.blogspot.com

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  30. Fantastic look! So urban-chic and effortless!

    Jessie at BlushandBlonde.com

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  31. this is such a lovely, relaxed outfit! and it's always good to try new things and find out that you like them:-) the structures and shapes of your outfit are great! x

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  32. Cute outfit babe! I followed you on BlogLovin'! :)

    Love Always,
    Karina

    KinaaSmallss.blogspot.com

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  33. What a great comfy look! Love that sweater!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  34. You seriously have the best bags ahahah i love this one as well!!
    xox Ingrid
    Style Prosciutto
    A Brunching Lady

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  35. I really love this outfit - you look so trendy and classy. The shape of this outfit is fantastic; I love the over sized sweater with the fitted skirt.

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  36. This is just my style! I have been sporting that look all last season. Its so comfy. You look great and polished.
    www.vworldrocks.blogspot.com

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