Basic Instincts

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Growing up a tomboy I spent most of my weekends in the gym thinking of my next competition and not so much about my clothes. Although I have always had a interest in fashion, comfort often took priority during early morning practices or late rehearsals. My basics favourites were always jeans, sweatshirts and sneakers; my weekend uniform.

Now as a grown up I’ve lived with enough men (res in university, four male roommates after res and a couple of boyfriends) to see a similar pattern in their style instincts. Its the weekend and whats better then chilling at home or running errands in then a hat, sneakers, jeans and sweatshirt. Can you blame them? No, but you can join them. The second I put on this outfit I remembered why it came so easy before. You don’t have to worry about doing your hair. You don’t have to worry about your feet hurting in heels or other uncomfortable footwear.

I used a few tricks to stop me from looking like a slob. I kept the footwear new and clean, no battered and worn in sneakers. The sweatshirt clean (many of the boys in res didn’t think this was necessary). To finish off I added some slightly more elegant details like my new Daniel Wellington watch and a peacoat. Basic never felt so good.

– Dress like a man, act a like a woman – KL xo

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