Mention Dior and the heart immediately skips a flutter.

Commonly referenced as a girly, ladylike label; I have to say I beg to differ; at the very least from my perspective!

I never truly believe any bag reserve its functionality for certain occasions, and that seems to be the case bestowed on this latest Dior Autumn/Winter ’16 bag.

Sequinned and embellished to perfection, the bag even comes with these iridescent fringe detail that flickers ever so sparkly when toted. The luxe bag is like a rectangular version of the Lady Dior bag, complete with a handle, longer and detachable leather strapĀ and the Dior charm adoring the bag. Now most would possibly associate this bedazzled statement piece for evening wear, however, these glittering details define a different style algorithm together for me; something defo edgier than the

  1. Go Canadian Tuxedo!

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That’s denim-on-denim for you on plainspeak. The more oversized the top the better it compliments today’s street chic trend. I go for my fave statement, embellished denim piece with destressed denim shorts (you can’t see it here) and pair it with these platform knit boots for a rocker stance. I feel that this ultimately changed the vibe of the ‘ladylike bag’; the embellished details do give this a fresh rebellious feel to my ootd! Wrap the straps around your wrist for an ultra cool approach of toting it.

  1. Grunge Princess to go

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Sorry folks, my obsession with anything remotely grunge-meets-princessy vibes isn’t going anywhere. This designer dress I got was worn once to an flashy fashion event, but I thought of tying up my fave 00s velour track jacket around the waist and combat boots to roughen up the Dior bag’s aesthetics. I love just letting clasping the straps and letting the bag loose for that nonchalant approach.The only thing missing is wee tiara.

  1. Athleisure Realness

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Those who know my style knows that I love the whole more-is-more aesthetic. I play with both layers and embellished details with this one, but clinching on to the whole athleisure vibe with what else? These Dior embellished sneakers that I LOVE to wear to chic up a plain piece. Though there is really nothing plain with the piece, I do find that the Dior bag aesthetic blends well with this vibe; sorta cool, classy vibe with the sequinned top but with a little dose of rebelliousness with some trainers to switch it up aka so, so me!

So when you only see that a bag or an accessory with a one-dimensional POV, I suggest trying to kick it up with different experimentation of pairings to shake things up a bit; even when it come with a whole lot of embellishments/constrictive shapes.

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Shot by Aimanness Harun