Lately, all I’ve been wanting to wear is basic tees, leather leggings, skinny jeans, long cardigan and layered outfits. It may have something to do with the fact that it is freezing outside and I have to admit, it’s hard to put outfits together in the winter. If it’s icy outside, you have to wear shoes that won’t slip or get ruined by the salt and you have to cover every inch of your skin so you don’t get frostbite. Needless to say, winter sucks sometimes!
When getting dressed in the morning, I realized that I don’t really have the basics that I need. I’ve been looking online for what I want and I thought I would share with you guys some winter basics to have if you live in a cold climate, like me. Of course, make these basics your own style and choose colours you love, shapes that suit your body and layer how you like.
Cardigan: Forever 21 | Waffle Shirt: Aritzia | Tee: Nasty Gal | Pants: Aritzia | Leather Pants: American Eagle | Boots: Forever 21
*All pictures taken from provided store links*
I think I am starting to become a believer in the ‘casual Friday’ phenomenon that has hit the world by storm for the past however many years. Especially since I start my day at 7am and don’t get home until late afternoon, making me want to dress comfy and casual. So I’m saying to myself “Wow Lilly, you are such a hypocrite for saying this” and “Are you sure you want to do this?”. I always wanted to think that there shouldn’t be one day out of the week where you ditch your style instincts and basically wear your PJ’s out. Right?
I have always believed that you shouldn’t sacrifice style for comfort. Lets be real, sweatpants and a hoodie is not ‘your style’ and they will never be ‘a style’. These days, you can find fashion that screams your name and is still comfy, wow, what a world we live in! I wanted to show you some basic pieces you can style to create that ‘casual Friday’ vibe but still look put together and that you didn’t wake up 5 minutes before you had to leave (even if you did). The amazing thing about the items I chose is that you can mix and match them together. I hope you like this post and that it inspires your next casual Friday outfit! As always let me know what you think and visit my social media page to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Here are a few ‘casual Friday’ outfit ideas:
- Vneck tee, black skinnys, sweater wrapped around waist, sneakers, watch
- Tank (bralette layered under), button-down (unbuttoned), cargo pants, timberlands, blanket scarf
- Sweater (button-down underneath), jogger pants, ankle boots, rings
- Vneck tee (tucked in), skirt, button-down wrapped around waist, converse
Merry Christmas! I hope you are having an amazing day surrounded by the people you love. Tonight is the holiday party of all holiday parties because it is on Christmas day. For this outfit idea, I mixed a casual graphic tee with a dressy wrap skirt and tights. I like to mix and match pieces to make a look all my own and I hope this inspires your holiday party outfit for tonight; if you are a procrastinator and haven’t picked one out yet…lol
Adding a statement necklace to a casual top can dress up your entire outfit. I got this necklace today from my Mom and Dad so I had to show it off! I love the layered look of it, and the spikes of course.
In the spirit of Christmas, you can add a cute typography graphic Tee like this from Express. I love the shape of a wrap skirt because it outlines your silhouette perfectly. This cotton one is great because I can wear it casual or dress it up with tights like I did here. Of course, I had to tuck the tee in at the front because it wouldn’t be my style without it. To make it your own style, wear a fun pair of tights, your fav winter ankle booties or stack on some rings and bracelets instead of a necklace.
Happy Holidays and stay tuned for New Years Eve outfit ideas starting on the 27th! Follow me on Instagram for daily inspiration @hungry4style_ or click “My Instagram” to the right.
Necklace: Gifted | Tee: Express | Skirt: Express | Tights: Express | Boots: Boohoo
I am so excited to finally own a wool fedora! I have been eyeing this hat for a long time now and I am soooo happy to own it. There are a billion and one ways to style this hat and today, I went casual. Since I was off work today, I just had some errands to run so I wanted a casual and comfy outfit.
Black jeans and a tee is my go-to casual outfit. I went with leaving my tee untucked for that baggy, oversized look. And I mean it’s Monday, so it’s a lazy day. I wanted my hat to be the statement piece of the outfit so I went with dark colours that didn’t draw a lot of attention.
I am currently loving the nail polish colour ‘wicked’ by Essie. It such a rich, deep colour; perfect for the Holidays.
Hat: Express | Jeans: Express | Tee: Express | Coat: Express | Boots: Call It Spring | Bag: Call It Spring
Hey everyone! Havn’t had a lot of time to do an outfit post and go out and get photos taken so instead I’ll show you some of the things I have seen lately and what I have bought! So if you don’t follow my Insta (which you definitely should… @hungry4style_) all these pics I have posted up on there, I take almost all the photos myself or I get some inspiration from Tumblr and other bloggers.
Obviously I love going to the mall and I found so many amazing graphic shirts from Zara. Some are tanks, tees and crew neck sweaters. I also bought my first item from Lush and let’s just say I will be back to buy more. Usually, I’m not so into face washes and all those types of things but I figured I would give it a try (since while camping I bought my first bath bomb). I got the Angels on Bare Skin face wash and OMG, it makes my skin so soft and hydrated. It has hints of lavender and almond meat (inside of the almond not the shell) to reduce redness and keep the skin soft.
Since I have a never ending list of things I want to buy, I am always on the look out for things that I particularly want. And a lace bralette was one of them. A lot of stores have nice ones but they aren’t padded and that is not going to work out for me, I am all about keeping the ladies pushed up. I finally found some at Aerie that act as a bra but show as a feminine and chic bralette. I chose a light pink one because it is the most feminine colour to wear and would look awesome with a lot of colours. I also got a grey one because most of my wardrobe is black and it would look great and give a minimalism style to my outfits.
AREN’T THOSE CHELSEA BOOTS SO AMAZING????!!! YES THEY ARE. Oh lord, those boots are so beautiful and they look even better on (will be buying them soon). Love at first sight really does exist. The great thing about these shoes is that they are a rubber heel so that makes for really comfortable wearing. I am planning to wear these boots with cuffed denim, joggers, skirts, shorts, leather leggings.
One trend to try this fall is the combo of sneakers and boyfriend jeans. Menswear for women can be casual too and this look says it all. Shows the slouchy yet sexy side of wearing a great pair of jeans and some thick-soled sneakers.
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