Although Sunday is a weekend, it’s never been a day for me to dress down. Growing up when I lived with my folks, I couldn’t look too shabby on Sundays because it was the day for church followed by dim sum with family friends. After I moved to Vancouver, I was introduced to having Sunday brunches downtown where I’m also inclined to dress presentably. This look I’m wearing here was put together for a brunch on Granville Island. This orange sweater, polo collar, and dark denim are my idea of weekend smart casual.
TGIF! Today I’m welcoming the second weekend of Spring with fresh shades of blue. The recent extended hours of daylight has made me more energetic, but unfortunately the Vancouver weather has been taunting me with sunny weekdays and rainy weekends – this has resulted to the continual postponing of my outdoor activities. Nevertheless, having some sunny days is better than none at all!
Hope everyone has been enjoying the first few days of Spring! The recent warmer weather has allowed me to swap out my winter coat for this Lumberjack shirt jacket. This piece intrigued me at first because it has a faux shearling lining that makes it a hybrid between inner and outerwear. During colder months I wore it underneath a parka, and now that it’s warmer, I’m wear it over top of a sweater.
In recent years, I’ve become increasingly enthusiastic about dressing down formal pieces and dressing up casual pieces. I remember that five years ago blazers were considered very formal pieces, but nowadays they’re very often worn with just jeans and a tee. Over the weekend I dressed down my turtleneck and plaid blazer with a pair of torn jeans; this is something that I definitely would not have done years ago. The dynamic nature of fashion is what keeps it interesting!
Although the military fashion trend isn’t the most dominant trend as of late, I believe that it never completely goes out of style. The peacoats, trench coats, and utility shirts that I own are highly coveted because they are sleek, versatile, and practical. In today’s look I’m jazzing up a plain sweater and pair of chinos with a military peacoat and an army green bag.