Monday, 19 March 2018

Inspired by London – Androgynous Street Style

Photos by @izzy.m.robinson

Romantic 80’s Inspired | Pink Satin + TREND Checked Blazer

Much like the famous 'The Devil Wears Prada' scene, as checks and tailoring were selected and designed for the runways; both trends have now begun to filter down into the department stores and high-street. The high-street, especially, has seen a huge influx of checked blazers so the options are endless! I have been wanting a blazer for years now - after being endlessly inspired by Lizzy Hadfield (Shot From The Street) - but was always too picky with minor details to buy one. I found this gorgeous blazer in Zara - brown shades with black and reddish-chestnut running through, structured shoulders, faux double-breasted. I love the 70's/80's feel of the blazer depending on what accessories it is paired with - meaning that it will be the perfect addition to my AW18 wardrobe, to wear with the huge 70's and 80's trends seen on the AW18 catwalks this February. 

I've been wearing this blazer mostly just with jeans, sneakers and a basic t-shirt, to really let the blazer have centre stage. With this outfit, I wanted to look a bit more 'put together' and so contrasted the androgynous blazer and long straight leg jeans with a pink satin-type frilly blouse. I also layered gold necklaces and added a dusky gold bag to emphasise the romantic daytime feel. I also think a headband would look amazing with this outfit - inspired by 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' or 'Nancy Drew'.

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.