how to update your look

how to update your look ombre hair, silver choker cool street style, axel arigato sneakerssummer street styleall black street style with choker
I know, I know… Classic. Another black on black outfit. But this is by far one of my favourite outfits + photoshoots as of late (thanks Alex 🙂 ). There’s something about the proportions along with the choker (I can’t get enough of it) + the all-white sneakers that make it the perfect look. Speaking of proportions, it’s actually quite similar to a look I did last summer. I didn’t realize how comparable they were until I started writing this post, but I thought it would be a perfect time to illustrate how simple details + pieces can make such a difference. I’m not one to buy a ton of new items each season; I would rather invest in clothing that I love. Small changes can make all the difference!

1. Accessories: I’m a big fan of updating my wardrobe from season to season with small accessories. This choker takes a pretty basic black outfit and makes it look very cool and on trend. Who can afford to re-buy their entire wardrobe every season anyway?!

2. Texture: Playing with textures is important (even if it’s subtle). I love how these Axel Arigato sneakers have a (faux) python print to give them a little extra edge + interest.

3. Beauty: Even if you invest in clothing and keep your favourite pieces for a long time, take time to update your beauty look. It’s a great way to look fresh without too much effort.

It’s my first official workweek here in Toronto and I’m still getting organizing all my/our stuff. I’m slightly overwhelmed but very excited. Follow along on snapchat for more moving adventures (augustdiaries) 🙂 Happy Monday, friends!

Aritzia strapless top, culottes | Axel Arigato white sneakers | Jenny Bird choker

photos by To Vogue or Bust



    • August Diaries
      07.11.2016 / 6:16 am

      Thank you!

      xx Jill

  1. 07.11.2016 / 6:57 am

    While I’m not against jewellery – in fact, I think jewellery is important for completing an outfit – I love utilizing textures much much more 🙂

    Nice, simple tips.


    • August Diaries
      07.23.2016 / 10:49 am

      Agreed, it’s a subtle way to change things up 🙂

      xx Jill

  2. Lyn
    07.11.2016 / 6:04 pm

    Definitely agree on all three points!
    & I love this choker so bad #wishlist
    xox Lyn

    • August Diaries
      07.12.2016 / 3:00 pm

      I wear this choker way too much! Do it!

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      07.12.2016 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks love!

      xx Jill

  3. Sunny
    07.15.2016 / 4:49 pm

    I really love the pants! The tips are also helpful- texture can transform a look and yet most people don’t think to play with those elements of style.

    • August Diaries
      07.16.2016 / 10:45 am

      Exactly, it can be so easy!

      xx Jill

  4. 07.16.2016 / 4:09 pm

    Such an adorable look!Perfection!

    • August Diaries
      07.17.2016 / 11:07 am

      Thank you love, this is one my favourites!

      xx Jill

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