// plaid at you

coverHey friends,

Now that my first year of social work has come to a close, I am feelin’ SKY HIGH. Oh yeah! By the way, I cut my hair. Chopped off twelve inches. In September. Aaaaanyways, this blog post is coming to you from way up.

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feelin’ on top of the world

This outfit is basically a bunch of pieces that suit very different styles, but when combined create a unified look, thanks to their individual versatility. The colour scheme is incredibly simplistic and simultaneously breaks an arbitrary fashion rule. Who says you can’t mix navy and black?

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This hat has a lot of sentimental meaning to me: I bought it in Cape Town, on the top of Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Besides the sentiment, this toque is a staple piece in my closet. Its shape suits my head perfectly and it’s navy, so it matches 90% of my closet and matches this outfit so well. It adds to the already casual and comfy vibe of the oversized flannel and classic wash of denim.

Katch #20: Different beanies + toques have different shapes, based on length and material. Pick one that complements your face shape.

Katch #21: A personal detail or two adds charm and meaning to an outfit.

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The thickness of this plaid is glorious; it’s very heavy-duty and has a unique plaid pattern. I acquired it from a clothing swap with my friends. The heavy knit material adds an industrial feel to the blank canvas of a classic indigo denim and contrasts the dainty black heels.

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To balance out the essentially one colour colour-scheme, I threw on a long cordoroy jacket to top off the outfit. The warm tone of the jacket off-sets the pervasive amount of cool tones underneath. This outfit is bursting with different textures: the flannel, denim, and cordoroy adds intricacy to a simple and neutral colour scheme. Although the jacket is cordoroy, a texture that doesn’t entirely scream “glamour”, its length adds drama; a unique twist on a classic trench.

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To finish off the outfit, I wore these kitten heels from Chinese Laundry, and let me tell you: I LOVE THESE SHOES. I have been scouring the interwebs for shoes like this for months. Specifically, I’ve been looking for a pair of black suede shoes that have a thin ankle strap and a thick heel. These shoes have a classic shape while utilizing a current trend of which I’m a huge fan. The thin ankle strap is feminine and slims the ankle. I’ve needed a black heel for awhile and the height of the kitten heel. It’s very wearable for everyday.

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If I can wear this outfit in a warm spell in January, it means summer WILL COME EVENTUALLY. (We must have faith.)

Keep cool this dreary exam season,

Kat.

[In collaboration with Joe Latina @itzjustjoe]

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