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CrystalPhuong.net is a Personal Style & Travel Blog based in Singapore, written by Crystal Phuong. The blog was nominated FOUR times in Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs in the annual Singapore Blog Award from 2012- 2015, voted as one of the Best Lifestyle Blogs in Singapore in 2013 by Hotelclub.com, and Best Travel Blogs in 2016 by Foodpanda.com. Crystal hopes to connect and inspire young women to lead a healthy and happy life. Be confident, be positive, and be kind.


I wrote many blog posts about Color-blocking styles before in this blog yet still felt like I have many things to talk about. It's so fun to play with different colors and pair them up together to create an entire new refreshing look. We often see more color-blocking outfits on the street or runway during Summer but do you know that Color-block can be worn in Fall too? I know Fall is all about dark colors and heavier fabrics but that doesn't mean we can't have fun with brighter hues and bolder shades, can we? That's exactly what I thought when I stepped into GAP store and saw their latest Fall/ Winter collection with lot of bold prints and playful pops of colors. I had really hard time to find my most favorite 2 items for the second look as I loved everything in the store #myusualproblem (My first look in collaboration with GAP was this FEEL THE GAP outfit). 

At last, I decided to "match-make" the red fitted boyfriend polkadot shirt with the purple 1969 real straight cord jeans to come up with this smart-casual chic look that you are seeing here.

There are few things about this fitted boyfriend shirt that I love. Besides the 100% cotton material, I love any shirt that is slim fit with tailored silhouette. It's loose enough to dress down for a shopping, brunch with friends but fitted enough to create an appropriate outfit for work, meeting etc... The polka dots print with a hint of pink is just so adorable and fun.

Talking about the pants, I had my first corduroy pants when I was 6 years old, my mom bought for me during Chinese New Year. She is a true corduroy fan. Because of her, most of my dress, jeans were in corduroy fabric. Growing up, I slowly realized that I started loving corduroy as much as she did. When I saw these adorable corduroy pants in GAP store, I felt so excited as if I just met my childhood friend after a long time. I knew I just had to talk about "her" on my blog. 

If you've never worn cords pants before, I suggest you should give it a try. They fit perfectly around my hips and waist, compliment my body shape yet still give me the comfort all day long. Unlike some other types of pants, or jeans, if they fit, they are not comfortable and you'll always be struggling in between Style vs. Comfort.

This Fall, give your denim jeans, leather pants a break and try something new with this cords pants from GAP, add some fun and vibrant colors to a gloomy day with color-blocking. Sometimes, I do like putting on my favorite leather biker jacket for an edgier look and to keep me warm at night, other than that I'm good to go. 

Thank you so much for reading!

P/s: This blog post is proudly sponsored by GAP to promote for the Styld.by worldwide project by GAP. Please do visit the website to check out how GAP products are styled and worn by many other bloggers around the globe. 

Get my look here! 

Straight cords jeans: GAP (Other colors: navy, pink, blue, orange, ruby
Fitted boyfriend shirt: GAP
Shoes: Schutz (Also love this one and this one)
Envelope clutch: Forver21 (old)
Sunglasses: Rayban.
Watch: Swarovski 

Crystal Phuong
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