Sunday, 4 February 2018

Grunge/Smart | Belt Tied Over Jumper

I have been seeing belts being tied over blazers, coats, oversized jumpers and dresses for a few seasons now; but I've never felt like I could wear the trend. I love how the belt acts as a focal point to draw attraction to your waist, as well as breaking up any block colours to add dimension. I felt like this belt gave this slightly faded blue jumper a whole new lease of life. I also wore a black poloneck under the jumper to add a layer; and paired the outfit with red lipstick to add colour, an evening drawstring bag and black converse to contrast with the smartness of the belt and bag. I just love the layers and shape and cut of the outfit and will definitely be working with a belt as an accessory, instead of just a practical necessity, more often. I also have been wearing a velvet ribbon as a headband (pinned in under my hair) recently and have been loving the 60's feel it gives. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Girly Rocked Up | Pink Faux Shaggy Fur Coat + Black Skorts

I wore this outfit ages ago after I had just thrown it together one morning, and received so many compliments and felt so confident and chic - but still cool and not too smart - that I knew I had to share it. I love the alternative take on the classic 60's-inspired outfit pairing of a mini skirt + ankle boots + a short jacket.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Winter Green | Faux Leather Trousers & Layered Tops

This has been a look I've been wanting to share for so long. I bought these faux leather trousers in an attempt to refrain from using the "I have nothing to wear!" phrase every time my jeans were in the wash. I also have always found it extremely difficult shopping for denim - I am so picky about what I like and hate the trying-on process. These trousers (from Next) are so perfect - I can wear them with every outfit as a substitute for jeans; they add an edgy element to any outfit and they fit beautifully. I love pairing this cream trumpet-sleeved ribbed sweater with these trousers and this gorgeous silk vintage evening top for the perfect juxtaposed outfit. I added a cream fur coat and black paperboy cap when I went outside. Black studded ankle boots and a dark green handbag seemed like the best accessories to compliment the rock'n'roll feel of the rest of the outfit. 

Friday, 22 December 2017

More Roman Holiday Photos - October 2017

Born in the Wrong Decade – Street Style Inspired By The 70’s/80’s

I’ve always gone through phases of being inspired by different vintage eras – often fuelled by a new TV show I’m watching, or a Pinterest board I’ve recently discovered. I’ve always gravitated back to periods of glamour: the charm, glitz and elegance of the 20’s and 30’s; and the disco, punky style of the 70’s and 80s. I love incorporating elements of the 70s’ and 80’s (especially in autumn and winter) into my outfits – berets, straight leg jeans, studs, fur, bright knits, polonecks - especially in the last few seasons, when these eras have been so well represented on the highstreet and catwalks.