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Monochrome VS Colour

14 Aug

This is one of those dresses where you don’t need to do anything with, just throw it on and be out. I love these kinds of dresses especially now that I have stepped out of my simplicity phase.

I took the afternoon to go to the local park and this was just a perfect throw-on-and-still-look-good. Aren’t jeans and a tee a throw on too? Yes they are but I have always believed that you look so much more put together and effortless with a dress that just does all the work for you.

This summer, I’ve been into printed dresses more than ever but this one is my loudest so far.

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Red Monochrome Dress Primark, Heart Side Bag Suzy Smith.

 

Play it Safe Sometimes

23 Jul

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Even when it comes to summer I am sometimes tempted to throw on my pop-to-the-corner-shop outfit and sometimes it is a disaster…but I’m still not bothered. In this outfit post I have tried to keep things easy but not looking lazy as I have had a lot of trips to the corner shop and as you can imagine, a girl likes to feel special every now and then. I decided I wasn’t going to let my laziness get in the way of looking, well, polished but still not look like I have tried too hard for a walk down my local.

1) Finding a top that looks simple but has some lace detailing, frills or trims add that extra oompf to your lazy-day-but-noone-knows-it and no one will really know it.

2) Minimal make-up is my philosophy and always has been but sometimes I have taken minimal to none at all. This time, I put on my favourite pink lipstick that I know suits me whatever the weather and a few brushes with the mascara and it only takes 30 seconds and makes such a difference.

3) The studs I am wearing are studs I have left for a while as punishment for wearing them every single day when I have countless pairs still in packaging dying to be worn. Today, I decided that it is about what you’re ‘comfortable’ with and what you ‘know’ will make you look good when you’re in a rush or not looking to make much effort.

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The heatwave has subsided but it is still slightly warm out so I decided to be safe with a pair of my most loved dark-wash jeans, sandals and a plain lace top.

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Even the tiny clips add further detail.

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Clips Primark, Lace Top Hollister, Jean New Look, Sandals River Island.

Lipstick Revlon – Pink in the Afternoon, Mascara No.7 Lash Adapt in Black.

 

How to Style Statement Pieces

28 Jul

…without going on the plain side.

I have had a bit of a struggle looking for pieces to go with a big bold statement clothes like bright coloured jeans, a blazer, or printed pieces without the boring Plain-Jane white tee that most people seem to resort to. As soon as I got my big clothes I order I started raiding my wardrobe for any other pieces I wanted that would go with them to create five looks with statement pieces.

I have put together statement pieces to show you that it’s not only about the plain white tee but that you can mix and match prints or wild colours with something just as exciting.

Outfit One: Sunday Brunch (Statement Piece: Tribal Print Skort)

The tribal print skort is the centre of attention in this outfit so I wanted to choose pieces that would really compliment and challenge it at the same time. The top isn’t a plain white tank, it has subtle aztec prints on it. Here I am clashing prints but in a safe but also exciting way but if you’re feeling daring you could go for brighter clashing prints. I added light purple bamboo wedges to go with my breezy relaxed look adding a bit of glamour.

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White Aztec Print Tank.

Even with the cream on the skort you can still get away with the white.

What I absolutely love about these wedges is not only the bamboo wedge detail giving it a summery and tropical feel but also the gold hardware at the back. It just adds uniqueness to them.

Tank Vest (Primark £6), Skort (River Island £20), Cork Wedges (River Island £55), Nude Polka Dot Tote (Topshop £16)

Outfit Two: Floral Fever (Statement Piece: Coloured Jeans)

I’m always seeing people wearing coloured jeans with a plain top or more conventionally a plain white t-shirt. But what about a floral print blouse? An embellished tank? Or an Aztec/Tribal or ANYTHING print top? It does take a careful consideration on what prints and patterns would suit the coloured jeans. You could go for subtle prints like the tank in my Sunday Brunch outfit or take on this loud floral blouse.

Simple accessories with an outfit like this and little to no jewellery would put the attention on the jeans and blouse. I would add casual ballet flats and my good old go-to black across-body bag to finish the look giving all the attention to the jeans and the blouse.

Floral Blouse (River Island £25), Purple Jeans (Topshop £40)

Outfit Three: Pink Tribe (Statement Piece: Bright Coloured Jeans)

This outfit is very similar to Outfit 2 since we are concentrating on the coloured jeans. These jeans are bright, so to play is cool I added neutral flats and a white cross-body bag. Again, we have something printed, a tribal print top. There are a few pinks in there so throwing this over the jeans would look like they were meant to be.

Tribal Top (Primark £4), Bright Pink Jeans (Topshop £40), Bag (New Look)

Outfit Four: Uptown Chic (Statement Piece: Bold Blazer)

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I purposely made this outfit plain looking with the light-washed jeans and the white vest. The plain ballet flats go along with the nude bag. This is an all neutral outfit, but to make a minor change would transform it…

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Further interchanging…

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What I really love about this blazer is that you can make the mint cuffs disappear whenever you need them to…

Light Pink Blazer (River Island £40), Vest (River Island £6), RI Nude Bag (River Island £16)

Outfit Five: Back to School (Statement Pieces: Denim Shirt + Floral Leggings)

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Instead of wearing my denim shirt with plain leggings or jeggings, I thought of mixing it with floral ones and plus a backpack with heart print to mix it up even more.

Denim Shirt (River Island £30), Floral Leggings (New Look), Heart print Back-Pack (Primark £9)

So they were my five interchangeable looks, I used some of the same pieces for a different outfit, making them capsule statement pieces with no boring bits. Hope I’ve given you some inspiration on this seasons looks.

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