You probably already know that I wear a lot of neutral colours. My wardrobe is full of blacks, creams, beiges, browns and greys, so occasionally I love to introduce some colour to make it look a bit fresher for whatever season we’re in. Sometimes I can be a bit of an impulse shopper and go right ahead and buy something without thinking what do I already have that it will go with, but when I came across this beautiful blue floral skirt I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I just had to have it. As I held it in my hand I could visualise outfits I’d be able to style using the skirt and items that I already owned. The skirt is really versatile and would be great for any occasion.
The knee length skirt is a soft flowing satiny material with a few large pleats from the hips down. I wanted to look smart for a day of appointments so I’ve worn it with an ivory ribbed long sleeve jumper and a camel blazer. I’ve used the blue in the skirt for the colour choice of my accessories and added a pair of blue heels and a blue tote bag. I can see I’m going to get quite a lot of use out of this skirt over the coming months as it would equally look lovely paired with a pretty cream top and strappy flats for a day time look or a blue top, heels and a clutch bag to wear to a wedding.
This wasn’t exactly the perfect outfit to wear to stop off on my way home to take photographs of the wildlife but it was a lovely place to take the photos of the outfit!
Thank you for reading. Are you an impulse shopper or do you plan what you can wear with an item before you buy it?
Skirt TK MAXX
Jumper Blue Banana
Jacket A local Vintage shop
Bag Local Boutique
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Over the last few weeks I’ve been packing up my winter clothes, sorting through anything that I can still use while we’re mid season and to make room for a few cheeky purchases I’ve made. I’m really into denim at the moment especially with so many great pieces in the shops to choose from and a pair of jeans will always be on my list of wardrobe staples. I would normally go for a pair of stretch skinny jeans but I came across these ones which are slightly flared and when I tried them on I absolutely loved them.
I’ve kept it quite simple and styled them with a black ribbed jumper and my favourite wide brimmed hat. To add a touch of colour I’ve added a printed scarf and a pair of plum coloured heels. It was the perfect outfit to wear when I met up with a few friends for coffee just before Easter.
Spring is my favourite time of year and I’ve written a post about it which you’ll be able to find HERE
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Are you a fan of denim? What are your favourite pieces and what’s your favourite way to style a pair of jeans?
Jumper – New Look
Bag – La Redoute
Hat – River Island
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins
Jeans – Local vintage shop
Scarf – Local Boutique
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1970s fever is hitting fashion again and will be staying well into Autumn Winter 2016. The Seventies gave us Hippie Chic, Glam Rock and even Punk and eventually becoming an iconic decade for fashion. Charlie’s Angels, big lapels, flares and the “Farrah” flick, not forgetting corduroy, suede, denim and velvet were all big in the Seventies. People were inspired by what they saw in Jackie magazine or on Top of The Pops, then shopped at Camden Market to buy their own version or made it themselves at home whilst listening to vinyl on their record players. Designers are still inspired by some of the original icons of the time, Stevie Nicks, Farrah Fawcett and Bianca Jagger to name a few.
Now I love wearing vintage inspired outfits and I’ll try not to wear all the pieces at once as I don’t want to look like a reject from Pans People!
The Seventies were so diverse that I’ve only added a few pieces to my wardrobe and put together a 1970s inspired look. I like the accuracy of the era portrayed in the TV show Life On Mars, so I’ve used the character Annie as inspiration for my outfit to make it more wearable for everyday. I’ve worn my faux fur coat quite a lot during the winter so I thought I’d try a cord blazer instead, which is perfect as we move into Spring. I’ve styled it with a plain black long sleeve top and chiffon floral maxi skirt. I’ve accessorized with a pair of tan calf length high heeled boots and a tan bag. My hubby even found an Olympus film camera from 1979 hidden away in the loft to complete the overall look!
I hope you like my version of a Seventies inspired outfit. Are you wearing the trend this season? What pieces from the decade are your favourite?
Top – la Redoute
Boots – Dune
Bag – Skyravenwolf
Jacket and skirt both from local vintage shops
Why not have a look at what things I loved using during Feberuary in my February Favourites
I actually surprised myself the other day by venturing out of the house in another print other than floral. I’ve worn stripes before but I usually style a casual striped T-shirt with jeans but on this occasion I wanted to feel a little more pulled together.
I love this short sleeved top which I found in Primark. I styled it with a short black trench coat and a plain black knee length skirt. The light weight coat has some pleating detail at the back which gave it a flattering shape. Then I accessorised with my black box back and a pair of dark red heels and it instantly made the outfit feel more chic.
It’s such a versatile top and I’ll still be able to wear it with my jeans.
As you may have noticed, I tend to stick with quite a neutral colour palette. This year I want to try and introduce some bolder colours into my wardrobe. So over the next few months you may see me in blue or orange!
Thank you for reading. How would you style stripes? Is a stripey top one of your wardrobe staples?
Top – Primark
Trench Coat and Skirt – Next
Bag – La Redoute
Take a look at how I styled a floral dress BOHO
It’s all very nice to have bold colours and pastels for Spring, but there are just some days I don’t want to worry about what colours and patterns match when I’m putting together my outfit.
Monochrome is a trend that does keep popping up but I think its such a classic look that it’s great to wear any time of the year. Anything with a black and white colour palette will simplify your look whilst adding a tough of sophistication. Florals, stripes, polka dots and graphic prints all work with Monochrome.
I tend to favour florals, so it was natural for me to choose this black and white floral skirt and add a plain black ribbed jumper and black three quarter length coat. I styled the outfit with a black mini bag, black heels and silver jewellery. I felt so cosy during the cold weather and if I do want to add a pop of colour then I can just a bright scarf or change the black jumper to a red chunky knit.
The classic contrast of black and white is the perfect way to take me from day to evening by swapping the black jumper for a plain black top and strappy heels.
Thank you for reading this post. Do you love the monochrome look or do you prefer bold colours? Do you favour florals or stripes?
Skirt – TK Maxx
Jumper – Blue Banana
Coat – House of Fraser
Bag and Shoes – House of Fraser
See how I style the cream version of this jumper in my post Keeping Neutral