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    is a virtual space where Liyana Aris documents her evolving modest personal style, which is based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest and doing it all on a budget; about 93% of her closet are filled with affordable things. (PS: The remaining 7% has a lot to do with her secret addiction to Adidas shoes and her occasional splurges on discounted high-end bags and clutches, shhh.) [+]
    20.8.17 .

    All-Navy with Alice In Wonderland Disneyland Clutch | 4 Ways To Style the Versatile Wide-Legged Pants


    Lookin' all business-like today, are we?
    Well, the kind of "business-like" that includes a Disneyland clutch anyway, which is my kind.
    (Note: I have never worked in an office / corporate world, so please don't take my "business-like" definition seriously.)

    •     •     •     •     •     •     •

    This might be a little odd to say but navy blue happens to be one of my top five favourite colours. To me it is possibly odd since a part of my brain thinks navy blue is a bit of an unexciting colour, and yet a different part of my brain seems to have this idea that navy blue is a colour that complements my skintone.

    Navy blue complementing someone's skintone? OK yes even I know that sounds weird. I wonder if there's like a science behind this, hmmm...? I don't know, there's been a few occasions where I was getting ready to put on a navy blue top or tie my navy blue hijab, and the moment it was on, I thought wow this really looks good with my skin and makeup. I don't think I've had that kind of realisation with any other colour.
    Really  navy blue, guys. It is weird.




      I've always loved the idea of a one-tone casual suit (like this beige one) but I have yet to find an affordable matching suit (that really comes in a top + pants combo) at my favourite high-street stores, so the one tip I utilise is to just mix and match whatever's in my closet to suit my suiting needs!

      Obviously I love incorporating palazzo pants into a "suit" but I find wide-legged pants to be incredibly versatile; you can dress them up like I have here, or go casual for a fun day out.
      See: the same navy striped draped pants with striped kimono top for a casual example

      As a hijabi, wide-legged pants have made my dressing up easier more times than I can count; they're not only modest but looks so fashunnn, guys, especially if you're wearing the right pair that fits you perfectly!

      PS: By the way, can we please highlight the clutch for a while, because it was such an ahmayzing personal find of mine! I've been to three Disneylands so far: Paris, Tokyo, and Shanghai, and seriously until today I am amazed that out of all three of them, Shanghai Disneyland is the one carrying the most impressive fashion choices. I got a beautiful pink top with Cinderella's face on it from there as well that I have yet to share on Instagram and my blog, but I'm looking forward to doing so here in this space.




      Wearing: Glass Line long blazer  |  Pull & Bear "Lisa Simpson" t-shirt  |  no-brand draped palazzo pants  |  Aldo monk shoes  |  no-brand scarf


      And here are other ways you could wear different types of wide-legged pants, as shown here by these beautiful women I've met through the blogging world! Unlike me  who lives in a tropical country which means the four seasons don't really apply  these stylish ladies have dressed up their wide-legged pants in such summery vibes, and I'm just loving it!


      Ann Krembs, of Kremb de la Kremb

      Can't get over this gingham + white combo. I wish I could find a pair of white jeans that looks as good on me as this one looks on Ann. And look at how that super cute "fanny pack" (this is no longer an oxymoron, guys) ties the whole outfit together. Also, I just can't with the beautiful golden mustard shoes Annn has on, they're so pretty!

      Ann is wearing: Who What Wear for Target shirt  |  H&M white jeans  |  Forever 21 shoes  |  Forever 21 sunglasses  |  Shein earrings  |  TJ Maxx necklace  |  Hustle & Hide Co bag


      Anna Parkes, of Anna's Island Style

      Floral is such a huge trend right now so Anna knows what she's doing, just look at how show-stopping those pants are! The fact that she elevated her floral wide-legged pants with a classy white shirt and belting them together, combined with that blue background? I can just imagine Anna turning heads as she walks along the beach.

      Anna is wearing: Sainsbury's shirt  |  New Look pants  |  London Rebel shoes  |  Du Barre necklace  |  Gemporia rings  |  Quay Australia sunglasses  |  pre-loved belt, bangles, and belt


      Samantha Blair, of Fake Fabulous

      Samantha was the one who asked me to join in on this "wide-legged project", so thank you, Samantha! She's always had this knack for impeccable accesorising while mixing and matching and colour-blocking like a pro, which was what attracted me to her style. I don't know how she makes a dress top + wide-legged pants combo so effortlessly cool, like, how? Howww. There's always something in her outfit that I want to "steal", and in this case I need those floral embroidered shoes, gurrrlll.

      Samantha is wearing: New Look top  |  Fenn Wright Manson pants  |  Topshop flats  |  Topshop bag  |  Tahari sunglasses  |  Primark necklace


      I hope you guys you like all of these wide-legged looks! These three bloggers have been inspirational to me when it comes to continuing to blog about my evolving style, so do go check out all of their blogs, it's totally worth your time, guys! xxoo

      Lookin' all business-like today, are we?
      Well, the kind of "business-like" that includes a Disneyland clutch anyway, which is my kind.
      (Note: I have never worked in an office / corporate world, so please don't take my "business-like" definition seriously.)

      •     •     •     •     •     •     •

      This might be a little odd to say but navy blue happens to be one of my top five favourite colours. To me it is possibly odd since a part of my brain thinks navy blue is a bit of an unexciting colour, and yet a different part of my brain seems to have this idea that navy blue is a colour that complements my skintone.

      Navy blue complementing someone's skintone? OK yes even I know that sounds weird. I wonder if there's like a science behind this, hmmm...? I don't know, there's been a few occasions where I was getting ready to put on a navy blue top or tie my navy blue hijab, and the moment it was on, I thought wow this really looks good with my skin and makeup. I don't think I've had that kind of realisation with any other colour.
      Really  navy blue, guys. It is weird.




        I've always loved the idea of a one-tone casual suit (like this beige one) but I have yet to find an affordable matching suit (that really comes in a top + pants combo) at my favourite high-street stores, so the one tip I utilise is to just mix and match whatever's in my closet to suit my suiting needs!

        Obviously I love incorporating palazzo pants into a "suit" but I find wide-legged pants to be incredibly versatile; you can dress them up like I have here, or go casual for a fun day out.
        See: the same navy striped draped pants with striped kimono top for a casual example

        As a hijabi, wide-legged pants have made my dressing up easier more times than I can count; they're not only modest but looks so fashunnn, guys, especially if you're wearing the right pair that fits you perfectly!

        PS: By the way, can we please highlight the clutch for a while, because it was such an ahmayzing personal find of mine! I've been to three Disneylands so far: Paris, Tokyo, and Shanghai, and seriously until today I am amazed that out of all three of them, Shanghai Disneyland is the one carrying the most impressive fashion choices. I got a beautiful pink top with Cinderella's face on it from there as well that I have yet to share on Instagram and my blog, but I'm looking forward to doing so here in this space.




        Wearing: Glass Line long blazer  |  Pull & Bear "Lisa Simpson" t-shirt  |  no-brand draped palazzo pants  |  Aldo monk shoes  |  no-brand scarf


        And here are other ways you could wear different types of wide-legged pants, as shown here by these beautiful women I've met through the blogging world! Unlike me  who lives in a tropical country which means the four seasons don't really apply  these stylish ladies have dressed up their wide-legged pants in such summery vibes, and I'm just loving it!


        Ann Krembs, of Kremb de la Kremb

        Can't get over this gingham + white combo. I wish I could find a pair of white jeans that looks as good on me as this one looks on Ann. And look at how that super cute "fanny pack" (this is no longer an oxymoron, guys) ties the whole outfit together. Also, I just can't with the beautiful golden mustard shoes Annn has on, they're so pretty!

        Ann is wearing: Who What Wear for Target shirt  |  H&M white jeans  |  Forever 21 shoes  |  Forever 21 sunglasses  |  Shein earrings  |  TJ Maxx necklace  |  Hustle & Hide Co bag


        Anna Parkes, of Anna's Island Style

        Floral is such a huge trend right now so Anna knows what she's doing, just look at how show-stopping those pants are! The fact that she elevated her floral wide-legged pants with a classy white shirt and belting them together, combined with that blue background? I can just imagine Anna turning heads as she walks along the beach.

        Anna is wearing: Sainsbury's shirt  |  New Look pants  |  London Rebel shoes  |  Du Barre necklace  |  Gemporia rings  |  Quay Australia sunglasses  |  pre-loved belt, bangles, and belt


        Samantha Blair, of Fake Fabulous

        Samantha was the one who asked me to join in on this "wide-legged project", so thank you, Samantha! She's always had this knack for impeccable accesorising while mixing and matching and colour-blocking like a pro, which was what attracted me to her style. I don't know how she makes a dress top + wide-legged pants combo so effortlessly cool, like, how? Howww. There's always something in her outfit that I want to "steal", and in this case I need those floral embroidered shoes, gurrrlll.

        Samantha is wearing: New Look top  |  Fenn Wright Manson pants  |  Topshop flats  |  Topshop bag  |  Tahari sunglasses  |  Primark necklace


        I hope you guys you like all of these wide-legged looks! These three bloggers have been inspirational to me when it comes to continuing to blog about my evolving style, so do go check out all of their blogs, it's totally worth your time, guys! xxoo

        7 comments

        1. Liyana....as I said on my blog... you are THE coolest blogger I know!
          Send me this ENTIRE outfit immediately (if not sooner)
          AND those double monk shoes better be in a size 4 or I will be in the biggest huff EVER!!!!!

          Love Love LOVE this look.... you smashed it !
          XXX
          Samantha
          Fake Fabulous | Fake it until you make it! Style Tips & Fun with Fashion, over 40

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          1. Oh nooo you're a size 4? This world does not make sense now! I have this idea that we could one day exchange shoeS, BUT I'm a UK 5! In Clarks, I'm sometimes a 6. (PS: I did notice you have plenty of Clarks shoes...)

            A fab look from you Samantha, as always! Thank you again for letting me be part of this, I was so happy to have this outfit post hidden away, just waiting to be posted...little did I know that there was a "blessing in disguise" as to why I just didn't have time to get around to posting it!

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        2. You DO look beautiful in navy blue dear Liyana! There doesn't have to be a scientific explanation either!
          I really like the wide leg pant and can see how it would perfectly suit your hijabi fashion sense. I wore a pair of navy, white, and light blue striped wide leg pants with a yellow, floral, cold shoulder top today in fact!!
          All three of the bloggers you featured are among my favorites as well! They nicely illustrate some of the many variations of the versatile wide leg pant look.
          Your outfit is great! Suit looks suit you! I LOVE your choice of a Disney clutch too! A perfect unexpected juxtaposition!! Love, Jude

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          1. You know me and my Disney wardrobe things! Quick question: would you EVER carry that clutch around yourself? (If your answer is a resounding "No" I promise I won't take any offence! Just genuinely curious!)

            I'm sure you looked smashing in your striped pants + yellow top outfit! What a beautiful combination of colours, too, I can definitely see how a yellow top could absolutely elevate these pants I have here. Thank you for the idea, Judy.

            I think all three are fantastic bloggers, too. To tell you the truth, when I first started blogging about style, I thought there was an expiration date to it, where there would be an age that I reach where blogging about style wouldn't be practical anymore. And then I got to know some of these above 40 and 50 bloggers and I was mind-blown, basically. I really was; I really meant it when I said they're such inspirations. I have Samantha to thank for for introducing me to them through the blogging list on her blog!

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          2. After seeing the way you incorporate your love of Disney into your fashion choices with such wholehearted love and sincerity I think it would be fun to add a bit of Disney to my look. Alice In Wonderland is indeed a classic but I'd be looking for something of Sleeping Beauty. That Disney movie swept me away with its music and romance at a young age. Maybe a "Malificent" clutch!!!!
            Dang! Now youve got me heading to Google my sweet friend!! Love, Jude

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        3. Navy does indeed match your skintone Liyana which is quite funny, but true. I'm sure that's never been written in a magazine and is testament to the unique style you tout. Sam refers to you as the "coolest blogger" she follows and I have to say that the word effortless ought to precede that. Your palazzo pants epitomise cool as well as class which is a divine combination. The blazer and shoes combination show true style, but the element of joy comes in the shape of your clutch - bravo, a real masterstroke!

          Anna x

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          1. You think so too? I was worried I imagined it =D so thank you Anna! Thank you for your kind complients, I truly appreciate them.

            I'm not sure if anyone has ever told you this, but I feel like you have such a way with words, Anna. I think each blogger always have their own "thing" (or even "things"), that sets them apart from the other bloggers, and I actually think your writing is yours.

            Thank you for letting me be a part of this bloggers collab <3 xo

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