Ways to Wear: Denim Shorts

Summer is near it’s end but there is still a lot of time to enjoy summer outfits. Soon enough we’ll have to pack away the shorts and bring out the pants. Until that day comes, I wanted to share a few ways to style denim shorts. There are so many looks to go for this season; boho, 70’s, sexy night out, tomboy, etc. I hope you enjoy these looks and even re-create some of them! Comment below and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @hungry4style_

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 High-waist, distressed denim shorts are always my favourite type of shorts to wear in the summer. So many stores sell a lot of different styles and washes, leaving endless possibilities. I showed some tops, accessories and beauty items to wear with each outfit. Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 2.51.55 PM

3 Must-Have Spring Coats

Spring is in two days and who knows if the nice weather will come with it. But, just incase, I wanted to share my idea of the three must-have Spring coats. We can say goodbye with pleasure to those huge, wool-lined winter parkas and give a warm welcome to lighter, and more wearable spring coats. Ohhh, the excitement!!! Let me know in the comments what style is your favourite and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram: @hungry4style_

The Trench Coat

Everybody’s talking about the classic trench coat, and for good reason. It’s versatile, feminine, and looks great on every body shape.

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 The Pastel Leather (faux) Jacket

Play up the normal leather jacket with a fun colour, one that will go with almost anything in your closet.

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The Vest 

For the warmer days, throw this coat over top of your outfit to instantly look all put together (even though you probably already do).

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Has Spring Sprung?

It’s been quite a long time since my last blog post, which I don’t like, but school always comes first in my life right now and I’ve just finished doing my midterms…FINALLY!!! For my fellow students, I feel you’re pain and hope you did well on your midterms! Along with finally being finished midterms, it seems as though the weather has warmed up, again, FINALLY!!! Needless to say, things are going well. I don’t want to jinx it though, because usually halfway through March another snow storm comes our way… the joys of living in Canada.

On another note, I’ve noticed that it has become pretty trendy to start buying flowers and post pics of them on Instagram, is this the new movement? Kind of like posting your meal before you eat? I don’t really care much for buying flowers or having them in my house, but I mean they are damn beautiful. All these pics are making me even more excited for Spring, because soon, lawns and parks will be full of colourful flowers. I’ll be posting my fav pics from Pinterest and WeHeartIt to get ya’ll in the mood for Spring! And maybe, if we all come together, our mind power will legitimately change the weather to warm, Spring weather, for good…lol. Also, just wanted to quote The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? for Spring? Groundbreaking” because I keep gravitating toward floral patterns right now. Comment if you agree!0e899983686ef9457daecdfdc3d9bdf0 large-17 large-18 large-19 large-20

**As mentioned above, all pics taken from Pinterest and WeHeartIt**

BEST IN BLACK

I think “Best in Black” is my new favourite quote. Mostly because my entire wardrobe is black. So when I first laid eyes on this shirt I literally had to get it ASAP. Which I did as soon as I tried it on. Graphic Tee’s are a great style basic to have in your closet because it can literally go with anything. I know it has been a while since my last post but I have been busy working. I hope to get back on my weekly schedule of posting every Monday!

 

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Graphic Tee- Zara

Skort- Express

Cutout Boots- Boohoo.com

Sunglasses- Express

What’s in the Bag??!

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What is in your summer bag? Lip chap, money, sunglasses, receipts from that bar on the beach…. That is probably what is in everyone’s bag during the summer. Summer means bright colours, sun and Starbucks (well Starbucks is a year round necessity but I mean coffee fraps, right?). Summer is a time to go the beach..everyday; go on a road trip with your girls or even just exploring the little shops downtown. There are so many great things to do during the summer so you need to have a well packed bag, all the time. In lou of it officially being Summer, I went on over to Polyvore to help guide us ladies on what should be in our summer bag, at all times.

I am really loving bright colours this season because tbh, it makes me looked tan and it stands out. Hot pinks, bright blues, pumpkin oranges, lime green.. they are all great colours to add to your accessories this season. The bag I chose for summer is a ‘bucket bag’ because it is so stylish and versatile yet it can literally carry anything and everything. It can fit all you need for a day at the beach or just your wallet and keys for going downtown with your girls.

I am literally obsessed with skulls so when I found this little coin purse, it was so tough yet so chic and feminine. It can also double as a really small clutch just incase you don’t feel like carrying your bag around. A few months ago I went into Kate Spade for the first time and fell in love with this bright pink wallet (still haven’t bought it yet). So since it is the right colour for Summer I may have to go out and buy it.

In the beauty department there are a few essentials that should always be in your bag; mini vaseline lip care, Lush lip scrub (great for exfoliating lips, removing dry skin and leaving lips smooth with a great taste), bright matte lipstick (so it stays on all day), face powder (just because Summer is hot and your face will show that… I am talking about that damn shine!), your fav perfume (to make sure you smell good all day and all night, duh) and finally we need to protect our skin so make sure you have a small bottle of facial &/or body sunscreen. Don’t forget to protect those eyes and always have a pair of sunglasses (my fav this season is the thick black trimmed, cat eye style).

I think it is a good idea to keep a notebook and pen in your bag, you may want to remember things you did that day, add to your ‘things to do this summer’ list or just doodle while lying on the beach. I recently bought my own notebook because I want to start writing my own fashion book.

Last but certainly not least, you need some money!! Nothing is free.. waw waw wawww. So make sure you have some cash on you or a debit/credit card. They always come in handy for impulse buys. Another key card to have is your Starbucks card because lets be real here, getting an iced coffee is just as important as brushing your teeth.

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Weekend Festivities

SO, I have just started settling into my house in Toronto and getting into my routine. I still have soooo much yet to do and explore. Like go to the Fashion District on Queen St W and check out all the vintage and used clothing stores. I have been looking online and they all look so amazing So that is on the top of my list of things to do this Summer. I have been working a lot lately and this weekend was a great time to get out and do things.

To start the weekend off right, my house mate and had a Mexican/Puerto Rican inspired theme night and made tacos and Pina Coladas. It was a great way to begin my weekend of festivities. And since the summer weather is making its debut, it was a perfect combination. I was working Saturday but of course I had time to take an OOTD photo, I mean your day isn’t complete if you didn’t take an OOTD pic, amiright? Living in Toronto means taking transit…everywhere, and it just so happens that a Starbucks is right beside the bus stop… so clearly I have to get a coffee. It is basically a sin to walk by a Starbucks and not get a grande iced coffee with soy milk.

Last but not least, Sunday was an amazing day because I was lucky enough to get into the MMVA’s. Which if you don’t know, is the Much Music Video Awards; they had a ton of celebs including Colton Haynes, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and of course the most inspirational and biggest young fashion icons KYLIE AND KENDALL JENNER. YES I SAW THEM LIVE IN THE FLESH LIKE 30ft IN FRONT OF ME. Oh man, I literally could not stop staring at them because they are so gorg. Probably one of the best nights so far living in Toronto.

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Summer Fascination and Some Inspiration

  

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So basically all I did was search #summer on some of the most popular social media sites (tumblr, instagram, weheartit…) and picked the most inspirational pics that make me want to lay under the hot summer sun and daydream until my heart’s content. I hope these pics will want you to do the same and remember never stop dreaming because everything you can imagine is real.

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Not your boyfriend’s jeans

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Technically, they really aren’t your boyfriend’s jeans and to be honest they probably don’t look like them either. They sure do look a lot better on us ladies than our boyfriends. I think we just call them that because of the baggy nature and they are not so flattering for our toosh! So just a warning, your behind may be non-existent when you wear them.  It was actually really hard to find the perfect pair (I’m very picky when trying to find a certain style). I literally went to every store I could find, looked online for days and didn’t really find that much. I tried on countless pairs but nothing seemed to fit just right. It had to be the right amount of baggy and right amount of rips. Until I was just browsing through Forever 21 and found a couple pairs and decided to give them another try, AND HALLELUJAH THEY WERE PERFECT!!

Take away that one flaw (baggy butt syndrome) and you have the most versatile pair of jeans that a women could possibly own. Dress them up, wear them down, there are endless possibilities with these jeans. Style with a pair of gladiators and a classic white vneck for a simple statement or dress them up with a bold, bright colour of stilettos and an awesome patterned blouse. Of course adding some necklaces, midi rings and layered beaded bracelets (perfect accessories for this summer) would pull the entire outfit together.

Sandals… Ardene

Heels… Urban Planet

Top… Express

Jeans… Forever 21

Sunglasses… Express

Shopping…The Ultimate High

Seriously though, going shopping may be the best feeling in the entire world, then of course wearing the clothes is the second best feeling. Most girls will know exactly what I am talking about… just got paid, Summer on the horizon, going on Tumblr and Pinterest day in day out searching for that perfect outfit. Ahhhh, shopping is the cure to everything. It makes you feel so good inside, so warm and fuzzy, basically like you run the world. That is until you realize how much you spent, but hey it was TOTALLY worth it, right?

“Ok. don’t panic. Don’t panic. It’s only a VISA bill. It’s a piece of paper; a few numbers. I mean, just how scary can a few numbers be?”

― Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

 

So, what better thing to do then tell all my fashion friends what I have bought recently! I mean what good is shopping if you can’t share your lovely finds to the rest of the world. Since Summer is basically on its way (30 degrees today), I have been buying some stuff for the warm weather. You’re probably thinking bright, patterned, flowy, summery clothes…but no, I love black and thats basically my wardrobe.

 

In order; bought knock of Keds from Ardene for $12.50… I love the bandana print, it’s really old school. Bought lace-trimmed jogger shorts from Express for $49.90, they are literally so comfortable and can add a feminine touch to any outfit, they can also be high-waisted which is great for tucking in shirts. Another pair of distressed, black denim shorts from Express for $59.90, they are high waisted with a 2 inch inseam which means they are pretty short but hey.. who wears short shorts! Broke my last pair of sunglasses so I just had to get these thick-rimmed cat eye sunglasses from Express for $29.90, with a dark leopard print design they will last all summer and add instant class (and sass) so all my Summer outfits.  Lastly, got some fake leather, loose shorts from Dynamite for about $6, since I am basically obsessed with leather leggings, I HAD to get these when I saw them. They can be dressed up or down for an awesome Summer style. I also bought a couple tops that I will show you guys when I style them in an outfit!

         

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TBT to the 80’s

Just dropping in for a little mid-week inspiration and throwback…

We all know trends come and go and lets be real, we wish a lot of them would just go, but some come back and are more popular then ever. So in honour of TBT (throwback Thursday) this post is all about the trends that came back for round 2 and seem like they are here to stay this season.

Here is my list of the top trends of the Spring/Summer season that came back from the 80’s:

  • high waisted shorts
  • crop tops
  • sneakers
  • ripped jeans (boyfriend jeans especially)
  • soft jogger pants
  • last but not least… jams shorts

Now I know you’re all probably wondering what ‘jams shorts’ are so here it is; they are mens shorts that are bright patterned and short on the thigh… for women’s wear they are very similar to the ‘jogger short’ that comes in a lot of patterns and bright colours.

High waisted shorts are basically all us females wear this summer, but they aren’t just coming in denim anymore, they are doing a collab with the printed and coloured jogger shorts. A match made in heaven if you ask me. I don’t think I need to explain crop tops because they are basically what makes the world go ’round these days. Crop tops go with shorts, jeans, leggings, skirts.. the list goes on… just make sure to keep it classy ladies!

Hammer pants vs Jogger pants…. it may seem like a war but the two sides are becoming one, hammer pants are becoming jogger pants and jogger pants are becoming hammer pants. Confusing? Slightly, but this style is perfect to wear since they are light and super stylish with any outfit.

Hoping this TBT can inspire you to wear some trends from ‘back in the day’ into your everyday style!