min&mia – almost classic button down, min&mia – pinstripe pants, and muji – clean white sneakers.
although my work experience has been all over the board, my employers have always been fairly relaxed about the dress code. i think there is nothing wrong with looking clean, but sticking with comfort! i think the first mistake we all make when we are about to go for that first important job interview, or first day of the internship, is that you want to look like this “faux-dult”.. so you show up in an awkward hand me down suit from your big sister. ok maybe that was just me. im not about stuffy outfits in the workplace! you are there all day, you probably have a long list of daunting tasks ahead of you, you are sweating from coffee and running about, yet cold from the aircon on full blast. there’s a lot going on in the workplace. the last thing i want is to be wearing high heels, a tight skirt and some funky thing that passes as a top.
keep it simple, and keep it real! you’ll end up looking a lot smarter in the end.
black and white is always the easiest uniform. for when im feeling like a bit of a garconne, i go for these distressed square cut-out jeans. i’m a bit afraid of real boyfriend jeans, since im not the tallest around. these are the perfect balance; roomy, but its not like im drowning in them either. when looking for a boyfriend jean, distressed and/or cropped is key.
i have a tiny-big announcement to make: at the end of the week, along with my boyfriend and style pal, i’ll be launching min&mia! we are only launching with womenswear, and its mostly going to be minimal and monochromatic pieces. i’m really excited about this, so i hope you can send some support my way! it’ll be worth the wait, but for now, follow us on insta: @minandmia, and like us on facebook: min and mia.
these days, i can’t get enough of bandanas. i think my style has always incorporated some childhood elements, and at this point, this is as close as i’ll get to being a girl guide or cub scout. i’ve been all about this soft white bandana, with a frilled edge and topped off with two handmade crocheted cherries. i usually wear it just tied around my neck, or on my wrist.
i’ve been wanting to make the styles on my blog a little more accessible! for now, you can shop the Mia Liamani looks by emailing me or searching for @mialiamani on #depop!
shop the look: YUCK FOU tee – 36$, bullet purse in silver – 68$, cherry on top bandana – 12$
sunglasses: karen walker, top: zara, shorts: my former online shop, sneakers: muji, watch: paul & vice
can’t go wrong with a daily look involving these trusty black lace shorts. the elastic waistband means that there truly are no limits to my blackhole of a belly. lets get eating? seriously, i love any piece that lets me look presentable, but keeps me comfortable! these can been styled countless ways, so i will try to show their versatility in a future post if there is interest.
a very casual look- the type for a slow saturday, where you just want to skateboard or bike around, and pick up different snacks along the way. although this tighter variety is very flattering, i think a looser style of overalls works well dressed up or down, and is a little more effortless. distressed overalls are also definitely up my alley.
- avoid mixing in too many colors, for fear of looking like you escaped a kindergarten.
- sneakers prove well for the weekend, but don’t be afraid of a chunky heel!
- try loose overalls with a top knot and a button down, for a laidback but more grownup look.
while not being completely outrageous, still, these sandals are definitely not in the average gals price range.. but that is why its called a wishlist! i will probably pick one of these and call it a day. actually, summer sale season is quickly approaching, and zara is a thing, so i have both of those options to rely on as well. i used to think you wore them for one summer, then they were out the window.. but with a few pairs of reliable sandals making a continuous comeback these past few years, i have started to change my mind. (i don’t know if im the only shoe destroyer out there, but i do a lot of hopping about!) from top to bottom:
(1) cornetti – innamoratti sandal $275
(2) loeffler randall – sierra gladiator sandals $206 (on sale from $295)
(3) loeffler randall – starla ankle wrap sandals $175
(4) laurence dacade – white circle sandals $366 (on sale from $610)
(5) cornetti – recommone $295
(6) ancient greek sandals – blue suede sandals $230