Archive for the ‘Style & Fashion’ Category

 

FLORAL PRINT TROUSERS

 

Sep
17
2014

How to get two great looks, using one pair of trousers.

I was out shopping for food yesterday and had an irresistible urge to buy a new pair of floral patterned trousers. I simply couldn’t resist because a, they were only £14 and b, they had a pair in my size! I was so excited with my bargain purchase and wanted to share it with you, so I’ve created two different looks around the trousers; a casual look and a dressy look.

I am really into citrus colours at the moment and the trousers have a hint of orange in them. The orange is toned down with dashes of green, grey and cream on a black background. They would be perfect to wear during the day, with flat shoes and a sweater.  For the glam, evening look, I added a jacket and heels, changed the sweater for an orange top and swapped the shoes for heels.

 

Casual moodboard

 

1. Orange sweater / Zara / £25.99
2. Necklace / Top Shop / £35
3. Floral print trousers / George at ASDA / £14
4. Black bag / French Connection / £285
5. Gold flats / Office / £65

For this look I liked the contrast of the patterned trousers and the bold thick knit jumper. The gold flats will add a bit of glam and will compliment the orange colour in the outfit. I thought the black in the bag would sit well with the trousers. The triangular shapes in the necklace, with notes of my favourite orange, give it an edgy, contemporary feel.

 

Dressy moodboard

 

1. Ecru jacket / Coast / £95
2. Orange cami / River Island / £20
3. Jewelled clutch / Accessorize / £35
4. Floral print trousers (same as above)
5. Gold necklace / ASOS / £20
6. Black jewelled heels / Ted Baker / £180

For this evening look, I brought in sheen and sparkle in the jacket, sparkly clutch bag and the jewels in the heels. I love the feel of this for an evening ensemble.  Again, I have put an orange top with the trousers. The bag and shoes are dark with the use of black and thought that orange would brighten it up. A simple necklace finishes off the outfit nicely.

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO WEAR AT A WEDDING?!

 

Jun
05
2014

 

 

Just married

 

Cake image taken from lover.ly

 

I have been invited to two weddings this year, which both just happen to be during the summer. In fact they are in August and I have already decided that I would like to wear something pretty, summery and super-feminine!

I will be selecting an outfit that is true to my personal style. I tend to wear dresses more than two-piece suits. For this wedding, however, I am considering wearing trousers or a skirt. I think it’s important to wear an outfit that you feel comfortable in, as there’s nothing worse than feeling self-conscious, especially when other people will be making an effort to look and feel good, on the day.

Have fun with your outfit and experiment with what looks right to you. If I wear a plain coloured dress, then I’ll add pattern in with the accessories; i.e. shoes, bag and jacket. Another idea is to play around with textures. For example, if my outfit is cotton or linen, then I will accessorise with patent shoes and perhaps an embellished bag. You can also bring out colours in your outfit, by selecting one of the colours (if patterned) and then wear this colour in your accessories. There are many ways in which you can put outfits together, but, don’t forget to choose items that sit well together, and also that you know you look good in!

Below, I have put together some outfit suggestions, using both designer and high street fashion.

Hmmmmm….which is my favourite?

 

Erden dress moodboard

1. Erdem 2. Jimmy Choo

 

 

Jasper Conran dress moodboard

1. Jasper Conran 2. Zara

 

 

Temperley dress moodboard

1. Temperley 2. Zara

 

 

FCUK dress moodboard

1. French Connection 2. Gucci

 

 

Alberto Ferretti dress moodboard

1. Alberta Ferretti 2. Jimmy Choo

 

 

 

Zara outfit moodboard

1 & 2. Zara 3. Fendi