my style

I’ve grown up a lot in the past year…

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… and that maturity has been reflected in my style and sartorial attitude. I’ve started wearing less colour, consciously or not (that’s what red walls are for anyway!). I’ve finally streamlined my wardrobe into a few choice pieces that I actually wear… all the time. And I’m a lot more practical about what I buy, how often I’ll wear it and if it’s actually comfortable (!)- Goodbye 4″ heels!

Here are my tips for getting the most out of your wardrobe:
1. Buy carefully: make sure you can wear a new item in at least 3 different outfits with pieces you already own (you can see how much I re-wear above)
2. Look for comfort + quality: Let’s be honest- if it’s not comfortable, you just won’t put it on. I’ve become realistic about what I will and won’t wear and I’ve started to save money. Just because something is comfortable doesn’t mean it’s not stylish.
3. Invest in accessories: These are the pieces that make your outfit look chic and luxurious. Save up for that timeless bag or gorgeous, comfortable shoes for day or night.

Follow me @theaugustdiaries for more style ideas, updates + #ootd’s…

The Shopbop spring sale is STILL ON! Don’t forget to check out my picks and make your purchases before Saturday, March 7 at 11:59 PST. It’s my favourite sale of the year, so be sure to take a peek!

Happy Friday, friends!

PS This weekend I’m taking a Photoshop bootcamp with Digital Darlings Creative. So excited to brush up on my skills… Stay tuned for an upcoming tutorial post!



  1. 03.06.2015 / 5:00 am

    Great tips! I totally agree and I embrace wearing the same great pieces over and over again (even on my blog). I wear the same things but I never wear the identical outfit (I find that’s how I get bored and think I need to buy more) so accessories are great for that! xx


    • 03.06.2015 / 8:25 am

      I agree, switching up shoes or accessories are a great way to get the most out of your wardrobe!

  2. 03.06.2015 / 5:14 am

    Such great tips and beautiful photos! Also, another tip to go with #1, don’t buy things just because they’re on sale!

  3. Trang
    03.06.2015 / 5:47 am

    Wonderful outfits and great tips! I’ve started to invest more thought into the pieces I buy as well. It’s a work in progress, but it’s getting there!


    • 03.06.2015 / 8:19 am

      It’s always a work in progress I agree! Thanks for your feedback πŸ™‚

  4. Camille Freestone
    03.06.2015 / 9:21 pm

    I love seeing all of your looks lined up like this! It’s fun to see how your style has evolved! It’s also cool to see the tips! It’s so important to know how to shop for quality versus quantity; it makes such a huge difference!

  5. 03.07.2015 / 10:50 pm

    Great tips. I love your style; it’s always so effortless and put together.

  6. 03.09.2015 / 8:50 am

    loved this post, as usual! oh & love all of your outfits. xx!

  7. Aimee Carmichael
    03.21.2015 / 11:32 am

    I love your style it inspires me so much in my style.. Great tips and I will defiantly start investing more into the pieces I buy!

    Aimee x

  8. Danica Tan
    03.26.2015 / 10:17 pm

    Omg! This article is by far my favourite, I’ve had trouble trying to “mature” and make my wardrobe more versatile. Simple tips, but they’ll go a long way.

    – Danica

    • 03.29.2015 / 5:37 pm

      thank you! I’ve found simple is always better with my style πŸ™‚

  9. anne
    04.07.2015 / 2:43 pm

    hi, where is your leather jacket in the 2nd picture from? it looks so nice πŸ™‚ thanks anne

    • 04.19.2015 / 8:15 am

      thanks! it’s from aritzia it’s the mackage rumer jacket πŸ™‚

  10. Alyson
    05.06.2015 / 8:54 am

    Love your blog! I was wondering where the black pants in your last picture are from?

    • 05.21.2015 / 6:53 pm

      They are from Aritzia! The Talula Los Feliz pant… they’re so comfy!

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