Fashion Over Reason: October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Style Strategies

heleneisfor, monochromatic, Rag&Bone top, Levis trucker jacket, Chanel kitten heels

Do you ever find yourself feeling uninspired by your wardrobe when standing before your closet in the morning? Of course you do, we all do. (If you don't, name yourself at once and spill). I'll bet you this is how the scene plays out: huffing, puffing, pacing, changing a million times into every single item you own to finally just end up throwing on pieces that you feel less than stellar in. Does this sound about accurate?

Allow me to bestow upon you the knowledge you need to overcome such a predicament. In fact this is a very scientifically proven fail-safe strategy (note the sarcasm) that I've come to employ more often than I should: when in doubt, go monochrome. Whether your hue of choice is black, navy, red, brown, white - don it from head-to-toe and feel your style conundrums dissipate for at least 24 hours.

In this instance I went for white, because the majority of my clothing happens to be in this color. It's that easy, ladies. Promise.

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Details:
Rag & Bone top
Zara jeans
Chanel shoes
Levi's jacket (men's)

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Autumn Leaves & Lessons in Layering

heleneisfor, fall foliage, Alexander Wang Anouk boots, Levi's denim jacket, Brixton hat, Zady shirt, Warby Parker Dorothy sunglasses

We waited a long time for autumn to make its arrival this year. As you know, this brought on a very acute case of internal conflict. And then instead of gradually getting cooler, we just sort of got punched in the stomach this weekend thanks to a serious mercury dip. Talk about fall fail.

Luckily, I was able to pay the ol' homeland a visit right on foliage cue, and Mother Nature's work paired perfectly with the multitasking layers I had no qualms about piling on. I have to admit that as much as I talk a mean game about disliking cold weather, I'm at my style best when I can layer. And that's spoken like a true Canadian, thankyouverymuch.

To cap off this post, I offer these final words of wisdom: choose an outer layer that's nice and oversized to ensure roominess for what's underneath. That's the one and only rule to follow when you're layering!

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Details:
Zady striped shirt
ASOS jeans
Alexander Wang boots
Levi's jacket (men's)
Brixton hat
Warby Parker sunglasses
Bottega Veneta bag

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bare Legs, Long Sleeves

heleneisfor, Cotton On shirt and shortalls, M.Gemi slides, Brooklyn, Shore Projects watch, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, Hélène Heath, fashion over reason

Sure, we've now passed the mid-October mark, but the temperatures have been so clement that I would still literally be able to wear this late summer getup today. One of my favorite combos to don as the weather cools down is a long sleeve under shortalls, or just generally bare legs and covered arms. It's that magic weather sweet spot that the Northeast region just gets so well throughout the month of September, which has extended into October this year.

I'm conflicted about autumn's delayed arrival. Here's why.

While just like everyone else who hails from this geographic area, I'm longing to wear chunky knits and to sit cozily by a fire place with a glass of red wine. I'm dying to admire the changing foliage on brisk walks, followed by a hot toddy in a cavernous bar. I'm craving outfits composed of multiple layers and wrapping myself in thick blankets when I'm watching TV on my couch. Alas, this unusual warm temp is not allowing for of it, but I cannot fathom complaining about it being too hot when in a mere few months I know that we'll all be huffing and puffing about the cold, wishing for spring.

So I'm going to keep enjoying the warmth while we have it and wear things like long sleeves with bare legs... but once Halloween is over and I can finally shamelessly blast the Christmas carols, the mercury better start dropping!

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Details:
Cotton On top and shortalls
Maryam Nassir Zadeh black mules
M.Gemi suede slides
Ray-Ban sunnglasses
Shore Projects watch

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Je T'aime Brooklyn

Levi's 501 buttonfly, Marais USA Jardin heel, Celine Edge bag, heleneisfor, Warby Parker Dorothy sunglasses

There are fewer things in this life that I like more than pins. You know what I mean- they're fun, jazzy, playful, they tug at my quirky side, I could go on. Best of all, the more pins you have, the more you can mix and match. Plus, you can basically put them on anything: shirts, sweaters, bags, hats, jackets, or, like me, jeans, why not.

Adorning my right denim pocket in this ensemble is a combo of my trusty fresh pins and my new fav, the Je T'aime Brooklyn pin from Amika, a Brooklyn-based hair care company. Not only do they make rad products for all your follicle needs, but they're also releasing a super cute set of custom pins.

And just like that, I was both advertising my love for my 'hood and funkifying my getup. Whut whut.

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Details:
H&M top
Levi's jeans
Marais USA shoes
Céline bag
Warby Parker sunglasses


Photos by Apneet Kaur


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