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5 Footwear Essentials Under $250 For A Minimal Closet

White Sneaker

Screenshot retrieved from the Princess Polly website

If you couldn’t tell by all of my previous posts, I’m a big fan of white sneakers. It dresses things down and makes things casual, but also keeps the outfit pretty clean and sleek. I don’t think you can go wrong with a Nike Air Force 1, but if you do want to keep yourself apart from others, Windsor Smith shoes are a great alternative that gives off the same look! The Carte White Leather Sneaker have a nice platform and sporty look to them.

Statement Sneaker

Screenshot retrieved from the Nike website

As opposed to a white sneaker that keeps everything sleek, I think a statement sneaker can really change up a basic outfit for the better. Before going hunting for the perfect statement sneaker, make sure to think about the colours in your closet + the vibes that you are going for. I have been eyeing the Nike Air Max 270 React SE sneaker, but can’t seem to bring myself to buy them. Although this is the case, I can’t deny that it’s a pretty shoe with a colour-way that I’ve never seen until now. I’m not that big of a sneakerhead since I only wear white shoes on the daily, but it would be fun to expand my sneaker collection when I gain the budget for it. Nike Air Jordans would be a cool collection item in the future.

Chelsea Boot

Screenshot retrieved from the Urban Outfitters website

I’ve owned Chelsea Boots since high school, and I’ve always felt like it elevated an outfit that I would normally wear with sneakers. It’s another one of those footwear essentials that you can wear dressed up or dressed down. It’ll also keep your ankles warm from windy weather. Chelsea Lug Boots, in particular, are in style right now – so cop yourself a pair! For Black Friday this year, I actually bought a pair online at Urban Outfitters for a good deal. The UO Mira Chunky Chelsea Boot offers the same classic vibe with just a little bit of streetwear and grunge.

A Nice Sandal or Slide

Screenshot retrieved from the Garage website

In the summer, your feet can get a little too toasty in a sneaker or boot. With that being said, opting for a nice slide is essential to keep the outfit cohesive but airy! I would opt for these – clad with any nail polish colour is a must! The Steve Madden Lorna Mules are sleek black with a little bit of a heel to make you just a tad bit taller. Exposing the ankle elongates your legs, which also gives off the illusion of having longer legs and being taller. I personally think these mules look sleeker than a heel… but maybe that’s because I wouldn’t opt for a heel at any point.

Slippers

Screenshot retrieved from the UGG website

Most people don’t mention slippers when they think about the necessary footwear. Honestly, I didn’t think about it until a few months ago when I invested in a pair of slippers and realized that I stopped suffering from extremely cold feet. It was life-changing. UGG perfects the art of the slipper. If you enjoy the classic slipper from previous years, you can’t go wrong with their closed-toe Scuffette II slipper which offers a plush wool lining. If you want something a little more extreme and stylish, UGG has recently garnered attention with their Fluff Yeah Slides, which come in many vibrant colours and platforms. You either hate them or you love them. I can vouch for investing in house slippers for forever, especially since working from home is the vibe now!

6 Athleisure Outfits – Style Steal: Madison Beer Edition

Did someone say athleisure? Yeah, pretty much everyone during quarantine has said athleisure. What is athleisure (and how many more times can I say it before it starts sounding weird)? Athleisure is clothing that can be worn to the gym, but, can also be worn out and about while running errands. Although this was not previously considered fashionable, it has become increasingly trendy. This style consists of sports bras, hoodies, leggings, yoga pants, running shorts, sweatpants, and sneakers.

As quarantine has progressed, people have been thirsting after comfortable clothing as they work from home. Comfy sweatpants and sweatshirts initially sold out in many stores. And quite honestly, I’m not mad at all since this is what I wear on a daily basis. Someone that I consider a style icon for athleisure is Madison Beer. Although it can look basic at times, she makes sporty-casual look effortless. She definitely gives off the model-off-duty style that I strive for. Here are 6 ways that I styled athleisure according to Madison Beer.

Oversized Crewnecks

Gildan G180 Men’s Heavy Blend Fleece Crew Sweatshirt in Carolina Blue (M)
TNA TNACozy Atmosphere Hi-Rise 7/8 Leggings in Black (XS)
Nike Air Force 1 Mid in White (4.5Y)
TOBI Ready Set Go Fanny Pack Belt (O/S)

We’re starting off pretty basic with this first outfit. I initially thought crewnecks were pretty bland until I realized that if you pair them with the right accessories, they can be stylish. It’s a good clothing piece to choose when you want to keep warm but stay comfy. I like to pair them with a fanny pack to give myself some shape in the oversized crewneck. This shade of blue is also one of my favourite colours and seems to be featured on a lot of clothing pieces lately. Additionally, you can never go wrong with some leggings.

Biker Shorts

Sunday Best Roxboro Camisole in White (XS)
TNA TNALife Atmosphere Hi-Rise 7″ Short in Black (XS)
Nike Air Force 1 Mid in White (4.5Y)
TOBI Ready Set Go Fanny Pack Belt (O/S)
Ray-Ban Clubmaster Flash Lenses in Tortoise Silver Flash

Biker shorts have been essential for the past few summers. I bought my first pair pre-quarantine and have been wearing them a ton. This particular pair from Aritzia has garnered a lot of hype because they’re decently priced and great quality. Squat-proof + they definitely suck you in and keep you looking snatched. Aritzia carries so many colours, so it’s super tempting to buy more! Very comparable to Lululemon.

Matching Sweatsuits

Gildan G180 Men’s Heavy Blend Fleece Crew Sweatshirt in Sport Grey (L)
Adidas Originals Vocal Pant in Grey (XS)
Nike Air Force 1 Mid in White (4.5Y)

Madison Beer is almost always caught by paparazzi donning matching sweatshirts and sweatpants. This particular yellow moment is a vibe that only a few can rock. I have yet to buy a matching sweatsuit, so, unfortunately, my crewneck and joggers don’t match – but hopefully, this gets the idea across. If I were to choose, I would prefer a baggier jogger to fit the comfy vibe.

Small Top w/ Baggy Pants

Sunday Best Roxboro Camisole in White (XS)
Hollister Ultra High-Rise Dad Joggers in Grey (S)
Nike Air Force 1 Mid in White (4.5Y)
TOBI Ready Set Go Fanny Pack Belt (OS)

I feel obligated to rave about these joggers. I bought them right when quarantine started and I wear them almost every single day. Super soft and look cute when you lounge or go out. Madison is iconic for wearing the small straight-neck bra-tops with baggy pants that show off the abs. The exposed skin on the upper half of her body effectively juxtaposes the bagginess of the jogger, making the outfit *chef’s kiss*. It’s pretty basic, but, it definitely looks comfortable for running errands, working at home, or going on quarantine walks around the neighbourhood. 10/10 would wear.

Additional: Draped Over The Shoulder

Gildan G180 Men’s Heavy Blend Fleece Crew Sweatshirt in Sport Grey (L)
Babaton Sculpt Knit Tank in White (XS)
Adidas Originals Vocal Pant in Grey (XS)
Nike Air Force 1 Mid in White (4.5Y)

Draping sweaters or sweatshirts over the shoulder has grown in popularity recently. Instead of being covered in a sweater, this technique keeps you cool while also showing off your top underneath. If it gets chilly, you can always throw the sweater on. Staying trendy, while also being practical – sounds good to me! This particular sweatsuit that Madison wore is tie-dye which makes it extra trendy. Surprisingly, this isn’t the only matching tie-dye sweatsuit that she owns. Go cop some tie-dye athleisure!

Comfy in jeans? Is that an oxymoron?

Gildan G180 Men’s Heavy Blend Fleece Crew Sweatshirt in Sport Grey (L)
Topshop Mid Blue Ripped Mom Jeans (26)
Nike Air Force 1 Mid in White (4.5Y)

Still staying athletic with the crewneck, but with some jeans! Baggy jeans are currently popular as they’re more comfortable than skinny jeans and they mesh well with the laid-back 90s vibe that’s circulating. Since I am petite, I think it’s quite difficult for me to rock this trend, so I don’t currently own the baggy ‘dad’ jeans that everyone owns. The oversized top + baggy jeans combo is definitely out of my comfort zone, as I feel like it makes me look even shorter than I actually am, but Madison clearly rocks it. Nevertheless, it’s fun to see taller people rock this trend, as the comfort level is 100/10 compared to skinny jeans. This pairing can be worn to the mall or to go out and eat with friends!

(All pictures of Madison Beer came from Pinterest)

Out of the 6 outfits, which look was your favourite? Leave it in the comments below!

Small Seattle Haul — Shoes and Makeup

During the Easter long weekend, I went to Seattle and did some shopping. I want to share some things that I got from the Seattle Premium Outlet, Walmart and Fred Meyers.

Nike Free RN Flynits [Black]. I stumble upon these at the Nike Outlet at the Seattle Premium Outlet and saw that these were only $30 dollars! I’ve been wanting to get these exact shoes for awhile now but I haven’t been able to find them on sale back home. So I was super excited when I found these in my size.

Goodie Hairbrush. This is kind of random but I’ve been needing a new hairbrush for awhile now because all the plastic tips on the bristles on my old brush have all fallen off. I decided to buy this Goodie brush from Walmart and I like that it’s a large paddle.

Finally, from Fred Meyers, I bought some stuff from Wet n’ Wild that I haven’t been able to get back in Vancouver. I also really wanted to get the Milani Make It Last Setting Spray but unfortunately, it was sold out.

Wet n’ Wild Powder in Warm Light.

Wet n’ Wild Pressed Powder [821E Warm Light]. I’ve been wanting to try this powder because KathleenLights have said that this was really similar to one of the MAC powders. Luckily, the Wet n’ Wild section was all on sale and Warm Light seems like it would be a good match for my skin tone. I haven’t been wearing makeup that much lately but I’m really excited to try this.

Swatches comparing Wet n’ Wild lipsticks Never Nude and Bare It All.

Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color [983B Never Nude]. I love these Wet n’ Wild lipsticks and I’ve never seen this shade before. Maybe it’s new? It looked like it would be a pretty peachy nude which is my favourite type of colours. I went home and compared it to my Bare It All lipstick and Never Nude seems to be slightly lighter and peachier.

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