Crop top, midi skirt, leather jacketHappy Tuesday guys! Well, technically this is my Monday – got in last night from an epic series of girls trips in the Okanagan (bachelorette followed by a little Kelowna + winery visit with my best friends) and needless to say, I’m feeling a little bit less than peppy! Having said that, so excited for this week, despite our less-than-amazing forecast for the week. When it gets a bit overcast like this but still pretty muggy, I know exactly how to deal with the slight temperature drop without feeling depressed about a fall-esque outfit – monotone layers via my favourite midi skirt and crop top pairing!

How to wear a crop top Best ways to wear midi skirts How to show off midriff in the summer Crop top outfit for the summer Midi skirt outfit ideasI’m hourglass so this silhouette is a favourite for a few reasons, mostly because I kill myself trying to strengthen my core and feel like I might as well show it off, and also because nipping in at my smallest section shows off the part of my body I like most. Fortunately, this is also a great silhouette for all shapes – if you’re looking to add the illusion of more curviness, this also helps with that, especially when paired with a crop top that has a V-neck.

I tend to avoid high necklines like the plague since they don’t do much for my 30F chest except for to make it look terrifyingly large – a minimizer and plunging neckline usually helps bring everything down a bit, though totally depends on the bra you’re wearing so make sure you’re not wearing  a push-up or a T-shirt bra! For those interested, I go to Change for their strapless bras which also seriously minimize my chest. If you’re not as chesty, this look would be awesome with a high neckline too – a delicate silk boatneck or a ribbed number.

I toss a leather jacket over my shoulders (with the hope that I’ll be able to ditch it later in the afternoon when the clouds blow out), nude pumps and breaking up the black silhouette with my go-to Bega bag from Aritzia. Easy, effective and chic!

Now, I’m back to playing major catch-up with my inbox after being away and taking full advantage of this grey day – as much as I’m a summer girl, sometimes you need that cloud coverage for full focus!

Photos by Alicia Fashionista

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  1. 7.5.16
    Jackie said:

    Girl, you are looking fierce in that outfit!! Totally loving it – so edgy and chic! As far as I’m concerned though, Aritzia nails it every time.

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    • 7.6.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks love! I know, Aritzia kills me – lose some money every time I step in there! xo

  2. 7.6.16
    Liesa said:

    That is such a great outfit! Love the length of the skirt and how you styled this very chic look and added an edge to it!

    • 7.6.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks so much Liesa! Love a good midi skirt, such a breezy summer piece!

  3. 7.6.16

    Stunning. I love that outfit!! The jacket in particular is super cool:-)

    • 7.6.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks so much Anne! x

  4. 7.6.16
    Sarah said:

    Loving this outfit – so much so I’d love to pick it up, even with my smaller chest. 😉 Where’d you grab the top and skirt, lovely?

    • 7.6.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks love! The top is from Barefoot Contessa and the skirt is from Urban Outfitters though they don’t have it anymore! Aritzia always has so many great options though – was just in there and their sale is amazing!

  5. 7.7.16

    That outfit is everything! I am all about the minimal looks and this looks stunning on you! I am new to Vancouver, moved here from Australia. Where is your favourite place to shop at in Vancouver?

    • 7.8.16
      Alex Grant said:

      Thanks lady! I honestly think you could just spend solid time in Gastown – such great shops, and lots of local labels!

  6. 7.8.16
    Regine Karpel said:
  7. 7.14.16
    Benedicte said:

    Super cute outfit, i love it!
    Please check out my new fashion inspiration blog: tfmbe.blogspot.com
    Thanks! x

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