Spring SSENSE Sale Picks

If you aren’t familiar with SSENSE, let me introduce you. SSENSE is an online retailer that specializes in high end luxury goods and street wear items. This Canadian based company has made quite the name for themselves since 2020, and they have some of the best deals I have seen. I would consider myself a very light luxury consumer, as I am always considering what to purchase at the best price.

SSENSE often runs sales and private sales on huge designers such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Off-White and more, at discounts I can’t seem to find anywhere else. Right now, I have gone through and found my favorite picks from shoes to dresses, and what I recommend snagging before it sells out. During these sales, things go fast.

Shop each individual link here, or see more on my LTK.

Graduation Dresses To Buy Before The Big Day

I have recently graduated college (sad), so I know the stress of finishing the perfect dress for photos, ceremonies, parties, etc. Since these dresses are typically white across the board, I have found some of my favorite white dresses to wear under your cap and gown. These range in price, style, and formality so you can find your perfect dress.

I have linked all of the dresses shown in the header photo. If you are looking for more dresses, there are more linked in my LIKEtoKNOW.it.

Alice + Olivia Tuxedo Mini Dress

Anthropologie Satin Midi Dress

Elevated Basics: Wear This Not That

If you know follow me on social media or know me personally, you know the backbone of my wardrobe is basic clothing. Everyone feels confident in different things, and for me I feel the best while wearing a plain tank, jeans and sneakers. And even though this is what I feel good in, it can get “boring” because there is only so much variation you can do with a t-shirt. To spice it up I wear lots of elevated basics.

Elevated basics are essential basic staple pieces in your wardrobe with a twist. Instead of wearing a plain tank, wear a cropped one with a raw hem. Instead of wearing generic jeans, find one with a split hem. It’s the smallest changes in everyday clothes that can really take your styling up a notch.

Want to try out some elevated basic pieces? I have linked my favorite basics & elevated basics: wear this not that style.

But also, wear whatever you want (:

Basic: White Tank

My personal favorite white tank. A little cropped, but still wearable.

Elevated Basic: Side Tie Cutout Tank

Get this before it sells out! The side is so flattering on all body types.

Basic: Mom Jeans

These jeans from Madewell have been with me through thick and thin. Great price and they have a great student discount.

Elevated Basic: Asymmetrical Jeans

These jeans are more comfortable than sweatpants, which is hard to believe. Agolde has the best denim, so invest in the real pairs and not any dupes!

Basic: Sweatpants

Affordable sweats alert!

Elevated Basic: Wide Leg Sweats

Super easy to dress up or down – and these come in five colors.

Basic: Mini Skirt

Mini skirts are a must especially as it gets warmer going into the spring.

Elevated Basic: Pleated Skirt

I just purchased this skirt from Aritzia and I know I am going to get plenty of wear.

Basic: Flip Flops

Elevated Basic: Platform Thong Sandals

These sandals are EVERYTHING. These Coach sandals give me 90’s-2000’s vibes and I am here for it.

Basic: T-shirt Dress

This dress is from Cotton Citizen, one of my all time favorite brands.

Elevated Basic: Cutout Bodycon Dress

A cutout takes any outfit too the next level. And this color? Screams spring.

Basic: Aviator Sunglasses

A classic. I have had these for years and they are still in perfect condition.

Elevated Basic: Hexagon Sunglasses

The hexagon style with the brow bar is my next purchase.

Basic: Workout Set

Everyone has a black sports bra & leggings in their closet.

Elevated Basic: Crossover Workout Set

& it comes in bike shorts too!

5 Things You Need From Aritzia’s TNA Spring 21 Collection

The text between my sister and I when we saw this collection preview yesterday morning are embarrassing. We are a bit too excited.

If you know me at all, you know I am an Aritzia lover. Aritzia is the ultimate store to get your elevated basics – which is all I wear. Any time there is a new release at the store my alarm is set because everything sells out so quickly. Everything.

Majority of my wardrobe is from Aritzia, so I would say I know most of these items to a tee. I could tell you my favorite things, but I could also tell you what’s worth the purchase from each collection. Below are my recommendations on what you need to buy from Aritzia’s TNA Spring 21 collection.

Marcy Vest

The sweater vest trend is still around. This season I am seeing more people ditching their oversized vest for a cropped one, as it can be worn on its own or layered with a turtleneck, matching sweats and sneakers.

Clay Sweater

A modern take on a classic Ralph Lauren sweater, this v neck knit is the perfect transition piece from winter to spring. Aritzia’s sweaters are unmatched, so I know this is going to be a must have.

Bedford Dress

More of a retro take on the OV Exercise dress, the Bedford Dress is perfect for running errands or tennis. Super easy to style and wear, ideal for warmer months coming up.

Fargo Tank

So simple, yet such a staple. As I said in the intro the basics from Aritzia last forever, as they are the best quality. I have multiple tanks from here and the cut of this one is a little different, so it will definitely make it into my basket tomorrow.

Hi-Rise Atmosphere Legging

This legging is almost an identical dupe to the Lululemon Align legging but better. They are thicker, can hold up during a workout but are still perfect for lounging. They have been out for a while, but they have new colors like this blue dropping tomorrow.

Cozy Fleece Boyfriend 5″ Sweatshort

These. Shorts. I cannot wait and want them in every color. I have the hi-rise 3″ sweat shorts and I wear them with everything. They come in a variety of colors so you don’t have to buy an exact matching sweatshirt to have the perfect matching set.

Trend Forecasting For 2021

2020 was an unexpected year for fashion. Vogue and Harpers Bazaar predicted trends such as feathers, multi-tiered clothing items, waistcoats and more, but these forecast did not make it out of many people’s homes. With the pandemic hitting at the beginning of the year it forced everyone to stay home and adjust to new fashion norms. Since we were (and are) home longer than expected, working professionals needed to find a daily routine that kept them moving and motivated. And what is the first thing you could do to shift your mood in the morning? Change your outfit.

We said goodbye to many trends forecasted for 2020 and made our own. Clothing items such as matching lounge sets, bike shorts, casual leather and more were closet essentials to fulfill a trendy stay-at-home wardrobe. Seeing this transition shows the power we have to shift fashion norms within society.

As we enter 2021, there are trends that I see carrying on into the new year and beyond. Spring and summer runway shows have shown what will be released this year, and while they are amazing, they don’t always fit with everyone’s lifestyle. This is based on my studies and admiration for the fashion industry , but here are my trend predications you’ll actually wear in 2021.

***Again, I do not have any education on this subject, just a high interest. There is never a need to follow trends, always wear what you feel comfortable and confident in (:

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Yes, VEST. My preppy fourteen your old self is screaming. Not your old J.Crew puffer vest, but more of a sporty, boxy look. Oversized is everything and in the colder months it starts with a puffer vest.

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Tight Knitwear

Second-skin tops will be everywhere. I am SUCH a fan of this as tight long sleeves turtlenecks are my favorite. Snug knitwear will give you that warm, second skin layer that you can definitely transition into the spring and summer months.

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Acceptance of Athleisure

COVID really changed the game with this one. Now, matching sweat sets are seen as “put together”, which is socially acceptable to wear in many places. Specifically, it is changing in the workplace. I wrote an article for VIM Magazine on this topic that you can read about here.

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Powerpuff Girls Color Palette

While this may seem an odd way to describe it, bubblegum pink, french blue and lime green will be all of the rage in the spring and summer months. Slowly incorporating these colors into you basic, neutral wardrobe will be seen everywhere from the runways to Instagram.

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Chunky Sandals

I will never be mad about a chunky shoe. Chucky sneakers were the first wide-footbed sandal to come back in recent years, and now we are leaning more towards sandals. Chucky thong sandals seem to be leading in this category, but slides will be right up with them.

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Natural Nails

No, this does not mean giving up your bi-weekly manicure. 2020 was all about the colorful nail art, but has slowly been leading into more natural styles like French tips. And while the French tip trend has incorporated plenty of color, this will continue to trend in a natural direction. Translucent polish will definitely be something you need to pick up on your next grocery store run.

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Another color scheme trend, and not mad about it. Pairing different shades of the same color together looks chic – whether that is a workout or suit set.

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I have talked about this before on my blog and I have continued to learn more about sustainability and how it takes such a toll on retail. Brands such as Sporty and Rich, Girlfriend Collective, Pangaia, and more will rise against their competitors this year as they take more eco-conscious steps in materials and production.

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Your Dad’s Pants But Better

This was a trend in 2020 and it is sticking around this upcoming year. From denim to trousers, extra oversized pants are not going anywhere. And trust me, they will be paired with plenty of tiny tops.