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Updated on Nov 07, 2008
gray lean bean Ksubi jeans - black zu shoes - red vintage scarf
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When you want to look basic and chic and not I’m running to the supermarket and forgot to change out my pyjamas, try:
1. Cuts and styles that suit your shape and good qaulity materials. I love this white t-shirt, it’s a little long and the cotton/silk blend is pretty awesome! It’s cool enough to wear when it’s really hot but also easy to layer up as it drapes very nicely. Great for wearing to uni when the weather decided to go from foggy, icy mornings to “Did you forget it was the tropics here?!” by midday.
2. Basic doesn’t necessarily mean black. If you tend to reach for blacks and whites in time of time shortage and other crisis which required an outfit of basics (or, you just felt like it) try to reach for navy or grey instead of black. They usually work just as well. My wardrobe consists of mostly black, so when I go shopping and really like something black I try to see if it comes in grey or navy. If not I get the black. Black usually wins, but I still try!
3. Add a little bit of colour. I like red. It’s my colour of choice when I realise I’m wearing all black for the 6th day in a row.
4. Interesting accessories. Get a bunch of basics and pile them on and unless you’re an Olsen twin or particularly good with picking perfect outfits, you may look plain. I added this feather headband I made; black shoes and black bag and it pulled my outfit together. I got my dose of black without dressing black.
5. Experiment. Again unless you’re super freaking awesome with putting things together in your mind and always getting a winning combination, it’s a good idea to try stuff on. I always do this, give yourself an extra five minutes to change clothes before you go out, you won’t believe how many times this has saved me from “what the was I thinking” moments during the day.
6. Experiment more. Jeans and my height don’t really get along. I may not look like I’m only 158cm (5’2”), but that’s because I wear jeans as rarely as I can get away with it. Jeans with heels however, preferably extra high ones is a different story all together.

..or just do whatever works best for you.. that always works too :P

Comments (104)

BleachandCandy
BleachandCandy on August 29
great look!
Maryse098
Maryse098 on March 25
lovely!
Mowglitje33
Mowglitje33 on March 24
Cool!
moklaii
moklaii on March 24
Love it!
Fiftysixfreckles
Fiftysixfreckles on March 16
Amazing!!!
Katherina
Katherina on March 14
sweet style,and i lve you'r hair
DeeBurns
DeeBurns on March 07
sweet!
EleonoreLenoir
EleonoreLenoir on March 07
Love it!
AncaScridon
AncaScridon on March 06
great style
IoanaBeatrice
IoanaBeatrice on March 05
NICE
Roxx
Roxx on February 28
cool outfit
MayaraBenatti
MayaraBenatti on February 22
Love your outfit and lovely hair <3
tingting1412
tingting1412 on February 13
nice!
Savedbygrace
Savedbygrace on January 17
nice scarf
BadWolf
BadWolf on November 17
This outfit is so cute! And I love your hair!
DistrictOfLights
DistrictOfLights on November 09
nicee (:
CherieS
CherieS on October 24
really like it !
lilykhumaira
lilykhumaira on October 22
nice~
celybaybee
celybaybee on October 14
omg your hair is stunning & your outfit is just adorbale (: soo love it 1++
pinkpink917
pinkpink917 on October 07
style
alimaj
alimaj on October 05
love everything about it!
blonde_sunflower
blonde_sunflower on September 30
perfect outfit
celybaybee
celybaybee on September 29
fabulous ! very chic(:
Misssarahn
Misssarahn on September 21
basicaly, BUT trenday
Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on September 01
nice :)
KrystalGrace
KrystalGrace on August 27
Love this
Nvrwearthatagain
Nvrwearthatagain on August 14
Nice
Polly_Nirvana
Polly_Nirvana on July 21
awesome outfit!
livisfat
livisfat on July 15
love this!
anonimo
anonimo on July 02
when I need to go somewhere and i am in my pijamas I will follow you advice.. I always go for a white shirt, black blazer and destryo jeans! love you r outfit
dontbejellly
dontbejellly on July 01
this outfit is glorious!
robina_ko
robina_ko on June 23
love your style! (=
Audrey66
Audrey66 on May 05
love t he white hair!
yaara
yaara on April 21
this look is so simple, so classic and so stylish! i love everything about it. you look super chic!
BarredStyle
BarredStyle on May 04
lady gaga lol, love the outfit, you make the purse and scarf work
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 28
awesome scarf.
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on December 18
love the entire ensemble, especially the bag, scarf, and shoes!
itbealex
itbealex on November 08
love the jeans :D
LauraRockandroll9624
LauraRockandroll9624 on September 12
Wow love the bold scarf
dmk
dmk on June 30
great outfit!!!
fallynVOGUE
fallynVOGUE on June 18
love this outfit!
jessy_100
jessy_100 on March 02
that bag and scarf are so cute!
Angy04
Angy04 on February 26
Love the scarf!!
Sincerely
Sincerely on February 21
I Like I Like :D
NavigateMe
NavigateMe on February 15
love them shoes.
FORfashion
FORfashion on February 13
Where did you get your bracelets? Pretty!
gogosushi
gogosushi on February 10
Great outfit. You do look much taller than 5'2! x
moon_girl
moon_girl on February 01
you look awesome!!!!
token
token on January 30
there is no way you are 5"2 and look like an actual model. i am so embracing 5"5 !
DizzyMissLizzy3
DizzyMissLizzy3 on January 29
FINALLY someone bothers to explain how to put a look together piece by piece. THX!
twistedglamour
twistedglamour on January 25
Your Hair Is Amazing!
GoldLion
GoldLion on January 23
love it
SuperKarla
SuperKarla on January 22
Love the colours and the plain expression. Chic!
hellojessicaa
hellojessicaa on January 21
this outfit makes me want to buy everything you are wearing
BedroomEyes
BedroomEyes on January 19
OMG! your hair is gorgeous! and u must tell me how you made your headband, its beautiful..
Cleodia
Cleodia on January 03
nicely done!
nataliaforyou
nataliaforyou on December 28
love you outfit
Rubyz
Rubyz on December 23
I am seriously in lust with your hair.
fabulash
fabulash on December 23
you look great!!
mshaw70123
mshaw70123 on December 22
Wow, you look so tall in this photo!
taperjean
taperjean on December 13
magnificent :D
ponyhunter
ponyhunter on December 12
you seriously have the most incredible style, definate inspiration!
yesornuh
yesornuh on December 01
the shoes are fantastic!
photographyfanatic
photographyfanatic on November 23
anya your headband is love. this outfit is love. PS did you buy that bracelet or DIY?
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 23
Thanks sweetie! the headband was super easy to make. The bracelet is cc skye, i dont think id be able to make that ;) there are heaps of really similar ones around, last place i saw one was in sportsgirl. there was one in diva but that was a few months ago :)
materialgirl83
materialgirl83 on November 18
lets talk about the headband! so cute !
maitabaello
maitabaello on November 13
love your shoes
AlbaMesa
AlbaMesa on November 11
Your incredible hair!!! :O
Janis
Janis on November 11
Wow i love how u paired the blue cardigan with the red scarf. It look awesome
styleseeking_mi
styleseeking_mi on November 11
the cardigan, scarf, bag...perfect.
plastikneon
plastikneon on November 11
I never would have guessed that you were the same height as me, you look at least 5 7''. I love the feather headband on you too!
mv_erazo
mv_erazo on November 09
wow! beautiful outfit!
LCND
LCND on November 09
rrr basic fierce
cait_51
cait_51 on November 09
i seriously do not believe that you are short and curvy [from a past post] you are QUEEN of awesome photo taking. you look so tall here!
apple0hs
apple0hs on November 08
This is great. I dig your shoes and jeans!
_stylorectic
_stylorectic on November 08
wont stop to want your shoes.badly.you look awe like usual babe.
loveme
loveme on November 08
this look is Amaaaazing!
merced
merced on November 08
hah, i totally do that with red too. :P
swinginthelobby
swinginthelobby on November 08
i love this! the scarf and headband are particularly fabulous.
jamice
jamice on November 08
this is perfect casual chic. i love it all.
TheDemoiselle
TheDemoiselle on November 08
Love the pop of red!
Laura
Laura on November 08
i adore your shoes, bag.. well everything :)
KellyJoy
KellyJoy on November 08
you look great, as usual! and good advice too, especially adding a bit of color.
Mara
Mara on November 08
great*
styleseeking_nesli
styleseeking_nesli on November 08
your shoes are awesome!!!
lydia
lydia on November 08
The headband looks like a crown. So awesome...
anggina
anggina on November 08
love the scarf and the shoes!!
Centreofattention
Centreofattention on November 08
love it so much! I find the jeans and the bag (of course) really pretty!
ChampagneSupernova
ChampagneSupernova on November 08
gorgeous, the bag and the bracelet are awesome
genna
genna on November 08
very cute outfit :) did you make that bracelet or buy it?
Sheiqs
Sheiqs on November 08
Genious. Raad bag.
Saint
Saint on November 08
awesome, love it. good advice too :)
egghead
egghead on November 08
I really like your shoes. How much were they?
fashrash
fashrash on November 08
i was going to ask that too haha. they look fab on you
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 08
they were 200$ :)
h8nd5
h8nd5 on November 08
u look so fab!!and love the 2nd and 3 rd pics:D
modedamour
modedamour on November 08
nice shoes!!
Style4TheCamera
Style4TheCamera on November 07
you don't work jeans? uhh..yes you do! they look super hot on you. and i love that red scarf!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 08
I have to put in more effort into jeans cause im too short for them, and im mostly pretty lazy :P but thankyou anyway, its only the shoes :D
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on November 07
wow 5'2? u look taller hehe:P im short myself - only 5.0!! and you look lovely as usual:) loving the gorgous red scarf and the draping of the the white top:D
hairypotter
hairypotter on November 07
you're only 5'2"?! you look so tall in your pics! and great outfit of course
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 07
as always! stunning! =p
kat_roamsthecity
kat_roamsthecity on November 07
WOW i adore the shoes especially, but the whole outfit is so awesome
MichelleYue
MichelleYue on November 07
sweeet headpiece!!!
magenta
magenta on November 07
purse and cardi (:
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 07
You really are a style icon! U always look amazing even in the simplest of outfits!!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 08
Thank you for the kind words!
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 07
haha i like how you did those last two pictures
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 08
I try to make myself look taller however possible :P
madhatter
madhatter on November 07
im the first to comment eyyy!! im in love with your feather headband... amazing as usual
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 08
Thankyou, the headband is just feathers on elastic string :)
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