18 October 2017

Tailoring

When the catwalks were filled with tailoring, I couldn't wait to see what the high street had to offer. I like to think my style is somewhat androgynous, so this trend was perfect for the likes of me. But the great thing is that tailoring will last years in your wardrobe.  I have two classic blazers I have had for years, I bring it out year after year, it's never dated.

Trousers suits are big this season, if you feel a bit overdressed, dress down with trainers or just wear the trousers with a slogan tee or jumper. Below are a few ways you can style this trend (All images from Pinterest).


The benefit of buying a suit is that you can mix and match. We saw above that trousers can be worn just like jeans, dressed down. The same applies to a blazer, a blazer is not only great for layering under coats, wear it as a light jacket to wear over jeans, dresses and skirts. Or invest in a well-tailored coat, it will last you for years and become a wardrobe essential.


Whats on the high street:

The below blazer is perfect to wear with jeans and dresses, the trousers will look great with a pair of white stan smiths or converses and a basic tee or chunky knit.

Mango Blazer, Trousers

If you want to make a statement, the below is for you!

Zara Blazer, Trousers (New)

Favourites on the high street: 

1. Camel coat
2. Mickey T-shirt
3. Blazer
4. Pink trousers
5. Grey checkered trousers
6. Stan Smiths
7. Wool checkered coat
8. Pinstripe trousers
9. Brogues
Happy Shopping!

2 October 2017

Red

The official colour of Autumn/Winter, RED! Red associated with romance, danger, fire and many others, this bold primary colour represents power to me. It will transform any outfit, sometimes even the simplest things like red lips, red nails or red shoes will still do the trick.

I've put together a few of my favourite street style images from Pinterest below for some inspiration.


The easiest way to add red to your outfit is accessories. Shoes and bags add colour to a simple outfit straight away.

Topshop, Mango, Zara

Tops are good for people that don't want to stand out too much, wear with denim or black and it won't look too much.

Topshop, Nobody's child, H&M
Weekday, H&M, Zara

If you want to make a statement then invest in a coat, this will brighten up any outfit and you will definitely stand out from the crowd. Trousers and skirts are also another way to make a bold statement, dress these with colours such as pink, white, black, grey or denim. But if you really want to go all out then be the lady in red and invest in a red dress!


River Island, NewLook, Topshop, H&M

Zara, Topshop, Asos

Happy Shopping!

25 September 2017

Ankle Boots

All images from Pinterest

Ankle boots are a great transitional piece as well as an everyday footwear for Autumn/Winter. It's definitely a wardrobe essential and one that will stay in fashion season after season. Finding the right pair is a different story, you end up having so many requirements just in one pair of boots. I need the perfect heel height, the toe shape needs to be right and then there's the price and colour! Around this time all retailers have their version of ankle boots, but where do you even start? I've broken it down into groups and picked out my favourites.

First up is your everyday flat boots, practical but will go with everything. These will look nice with floaty dresses which will toughen up the look but can also be worn with pleated skirts or jeans.

Top left: Dune
Top right: Dune
Bottom: Topshop

Second is the slight heel. I'm not a big fan of heels but love a heel height under 5cm, it's my kind of heel. Good for day or evening.

Top left: Clarks
Top right: Sam Edelman
Bottom: Mango

Thirdly, the fashion boots, coloured/patterned or very high heels. These boots are the ones that will make your outfit stand out, it will draw attention to your feet and look good on.

Top left: Mango
Top right: River Island
Bottom: Mango

Check my shop page to see which ones I bought recently, looks like I will need another pair too! Happy shopping as always!

13 September 2017

Marks and Spencer

I have never been a big shopper in Marks and Spencers, apart from the underwear department and food department obviously, but over the years it has grown on me. A place where my mum shops ALL the time, it has now become a place where I buy clothes too.

From the 14th September till 18th September Sparks card holders get 20% off clothing, beauty, home and furniture (excludes some items, check in store). Usually, I wouldn't bother looking but after my recent purchase of this cardigan in cream, I skimmed through the site and saw lots of lovely things, so I wanted to share some of the items I came across. All casual looks, all wearable and all which can be worn several times.

The first outfit is simple with a pop of colour and a fun shopper bag. The top looks lovely on the model, which could easily be dressed up with statement earrings or layered necklaces.

Top, Jeans, Bag, Shoes

The second outfit is my kind of outfit, it looks effortlessly stylish! I bought this velvet skirt in black last year and love it. This year they have it in the below navy colour and this season's yellow colour too which is equally beautiful.

Top, Skirt, Bag, Trainers

The final look can easily be worn during the day and evening. Just add gold hoops and add red lipstick!

Top, Jeans, Bag, Boots

Tried on the two tops mentioned above including the white top on the left

Coat

Happy Shopping and remember to stick to items you can wear on multiple occasions.