Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Style: Belt it Out!

Two Spring Transitional Outfits

Now that the weather has finally started to cooperate and the sun has come out of hiding, it's that time of year when it's hard to dress for the days that can go from hot and humid to suddenly very cool and chilly very quickly. During the transitional seasons like Spring, layering is the most easily and stylish way to look great, but still be able to stay warm or take off a layer if the warm sun makes an appearance.

My Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Forever 21 Cardigan, Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, Shop For Jayu Necklace, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nice Things Clutch, Hot Topic Belt, Nine West Shoes, Heel Boy, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps

Adding a cardigan or sweater is the most common layering technique, but a fabulous alternative to just throwing on a sweater is to turn that sweater into the top!

My Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Forever 21 Cardigan, Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, Shop For Jayu Necklace, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nice Things Clutch, Hot Topic Belt, Nine West Shoes, Heel Boy, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.PsMy Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Forever 21 Cardigan, Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, Shop For Jayu Necklace, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nice Things Clutch, Hot Topic Belt, Nine West Shoes, Heel Boy, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps

By adding a great belt, a regular cardigan gets a stylish update. And by wearing a form fitting tank or tee underneath, I can simply take off the sweater if it gets too hot.

My Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Vero Moda and Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, H&M Hat, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nine West Shoes from Heel Boy, Jeanne Lottie Tote, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps

Kimonos have been popping up everywhere for that last year and they also look great as a layering top piece - just add a belt and viola! This Vero Moda kimono is so versatile, it looks fabulous with a long tank dress or here when I paired it with my large brimmed hat and Lady Dutch moto jeans. And changing a kimono or cardigan into a top works great on long pieces too! I posted about changing my favourite long Forever 21 kimono last year that looks great.

My Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Vero Moda and Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, H&M Hat, Hot Topic Belt, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nine West Shoes Heel Boy, Jeanne Lottie Tote, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.PsMy Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Vero Moda and Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, H&M Hat, Hot Topic Belt, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nine West Shoes Heel Boy, Jeanne Lottie Tote, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps

My Style: Spring Transitional Outfit - Vero Moda and Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay, H&M Hat, Hot Topic Belt, Local Buttons Bracelet, Nine West Shoes Heel Boy, Jeanne Lottie Tote, fashion, styletips, outfit, OOTD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, The Purple Scarf, Melanie.Ps

These looks are perfect for a sunny (or cool) day out, enjoying all the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography exhibits throughout the city!

The Details!: Outfit 1: Cardigan from Forever 21 (old) // Lady Dutch moto jeans from Hudson's Bay (old) // Belt from Hot Topic (old) // Nine West Shoes from Heel Boy // Nice Things Clutch from Heel Boy // Local Buttons Bracelet (old) // Shop For Jayu Electric Neon Necklace
Outfit 2: Vero Moda Kimono from Hudson's Bay // Lady Dutch Moto Jeans from Hudson's Bay (old) // Belt from Hot Topic // Nine West Shoes from Heel Boy // Jeanne Lottie Louise Tote from Heel Boy // Hat from H&M (old) // Local Buttons Bracelet (old)

P.s!: Don't forget to accessorize! By adding a belt or statement necklace, I can change the whole look of an outfit!

P.s,

Melanie!
 

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