Mint, black and silver

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Sleeveless button-front: RW&Co; Earrings: Christmas gift; Necklace and bracelet: belonged to my granny; Moonstone ring: some random vendor in Brazil in 1996; Jeans: Old Navy; Sandals: Brown’s.

I love mint with black, one of my favourite pairings. I love how clean and cool it looks for the summer heat. Silver accessories pulled the whole thing together, I found the silver buckles on the shoes stuck out a bit too much without the other pieces.

Not pictured is the deep turquoise wrap I used to keep myself warm at work. Air conditioning! Can’t live without it, but damn do I get chilled sitting in an office chair all day. Starting to implement the habit of going for a 10-15 minute walk when it gets too cold outside – nice break from work, warm air thaws my frozen hands and soak up some incredible sun!

Taupe, white and black

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Earrings: gift from my lovely aunts; Silver cuff: belonged to my granny; Taupe drapey jacket: Reitmans; Tee: The Gap; Pencil Skirt: Old Navy; Sandals: Browns.

I read an article recently about interesting ways to pair basics, and they suggested wearing a teeshirt and pencil skirt with a pair of Keds (or similar sneakers). I wasn’t especially feeling like wearing sneakers today, but felt these Birkenstock-inspired leather sandals had a similar casual vibe. Typically when I wear a pencil skirt, I do pair it with something a bit more “office stereotypical” (for instance), but I love this more casual take. The drapey jacket worked with the neutral feeling I was going for and is casual enough that it also worked with the tee and sandals, while still complementing the officey pencil skirt. I would wear a variation on this often – maybe next time with a graphic tee, jeans jacket and wedges.