Welcome to Toronto, where it’s 15 degrees on Monday and -15 degrees with a forecasted 5 cm of snowfall on Friday! With that in mind, my clothing choices have been hopeful for warmer weather but also realistic to the snowy realities of the city streets. This semester is coming to an end and summer is getting closer and closer; so the appeal of sunny days, warm nights, and all the exciting fashion that comes with the season is what keeps me going to my lecture halls and also continues to inspire my outfits.
On the way from a café to class with my gal pal, we stopped in a light snow storm to take some pictures in Toronto’s financial district; which is just south of the Ryerson University campus. My personal style is very ’80s-’90s teenager-inspired at times, and this is definitely one of those times. My off-white Nike Air Force 1 low tops with gum rubber soles are perfect for any casual outfit for comfort and style. My black mom jeans were thrifted but are originally from Guess and are such a necessary garment in my wardrobe. The zip-up sweater was an amazing find from one of Toronto’s best thrift stores: Black Market, where you can get anything for 10 dollars (AMAZING, right?)! The sweater features a sewn in patch of Fat Albert with the famous “HEY! HEY! HEY!” saying stitched in above his face on the left chest. The retro colours of the sweater were what I wanted to focus on, which is why the rest of this outfit consists of neutral colours.
Seeing as it was one of the colder days of the week, I wore my bubble jacket from H&M which kept me warm and also added to the ’80s-’90s style I was going for. I put on some gold mid-sized hoop earrings and my gold-rimmed glasses to add some accessories to the look. Ultimately, I love experiencing different eras and trends in fashion by immersing myself in my clothing, and I consider the late ’80s and ’90s one of the best times for fashion and self-expression; so it is my favourite to recreate in my own outfits. The final touch to this look was my fingerless gloves, to keep my hands warm and allow for easy camera control.
My hope is that this is one of the last (if not the final) snow falls of the season, and we will be on to brighter and warmer days very soon! Stay warm and stylish Fashionistas/os; it seems spring is not quite here yet for Toronto, so we will just have to hang on a little while longer!