Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Blog 7: How I tackle suede

Unfortunately for everyone, summer is over which means back to school and general misery as it rains all day everyday (never snow may I add). We could look at autumn in a different way. The leaves showing arrays of colours which try to lighten the ominous clouds above our heads. As we change season there is a drastic colour change needed in your wardrobe. The pastel flowery colours are gone replaced with mysterious berry and navy. One particular trend that is staying from the summer although is suede. This not only means that the 70's trend is here to stay but also we get a constant reminder that summer isn't too far away (being very optimistic here). Suede comes in a variety of colours including tan, camel and black. My favourite part about the material is the texture as it feels and looks good quality. I have many items that are suede as I love the flexibility of the colour and style. So, this is my attempt of trying to make the start of school seem better for you! After all, looking good makes you feel good.

The jacket

Suede jacket Hollister £60, White lace playsuit H&M £5

Suede jacket? I can see your shaking your heads but surprisingly its actually an amazing buy as it gives such diversity with your outfits. I may have gone a bit overboard with the excessive fringing but its 70's and hippy and that's gotta be a good thing right? Its also perfect for festivals and just generally making heads turn. Its different and out there but classy and stylish. Now that it's getting colder, it's great that you can be on trend and warm at the same time.

The skirt

Skirt New Look £6, Top M&S £3, Necklace Apricot £4

Skirts in winter can be hard but why convert to jeans entirely? This is an alternative to the denim button down skirt that is trending right now and can be worn with tights to keep you warm. It would also work perfectly with a black leather jacket and white polo neck top. I matched the skirt with a gold necklace to emphasise the colour and to jazz up the outfit. Skirts are a must in winter so please don't resort to jeans as the only way to keep warm. Unless its snowing. Suede is also a heavier material which means the skirt stays down and doesn't blow up when its windy!

The shoes

Lace up pumps Topshop £28

Lace up pumps are now a thing so obviously I had to get them! These gorgeous black suede pumps complete any outfit to make it seem more chic and hip. Also following the 'lace up' trend. They are really comfortable (unless you tie them too tight and cut the blood circulation from your foot). You can even get a leather version from Missguided for £20. Definitely worth the money and they look fantastic.

Thanks for reading. Hope this helps. Nearly at 5K views! I can't believe how many of you actually read my blog so thank you!

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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Blog 6: How I tackle the jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are back! Who wouldn't want a skin-tight unitard that takes forever to get off when you go to the loo?! But on a serious note, they are pretty stylish apart from that slight design flaw. Let's be honest, if you go to a restaurant in a jumpsuit, you are already turning heads. They can make any figure look fantastic and any legs look really long. Most jumpsuits are designed to flatter your body with high waist lines and cut-outs. If you want to look tall, just add heels and you're sorted. Jumpsuits are mainly formal but you can get a few which are more casual. They are perfect for the transition between summer and autumn as they hint summer but they keep you warm! I have spent many months finding the perfect jumpsuit. Finally I have found two that I love the design of and flatter my figure. Here are my findings:

The casual jumpsuit

Jumpsuit New Look £22, Sandals Primark £5, Fedora Forever 21 £8, Bangles Accessorize £10, Bag Michael Kors £300 

This jumpsuit is from New Look and is gorgeous as the cut-outs make my waistline look invisible. It also has a tailored leg fit which helps to make it more of a classy look. Because it is black it is a blank canvas. Therefore you can wear anything with it. I styled it in a way that was fit for a day at the beach. But with a black jumpsuit any style is possible! It makes it perfect for statement shoes or statement jewellery. Another benefit of a casual jumpsuit is that you can wear it even in formal situations. Just add heels and a clutch and your there.

The formal jumpsuit

Jumpsuit Missguided £8, Wedges New Look £7

This jumpsuit is from Missguided and has a graphic design on the top half which gives it a statement look. It has a turtleneck which is very in style right now but also helps lengthen the body and it also has a high waist which makes your legs look longer. The mixture of the high neck, the long legs and heels can make even the smallest person look taller and thinner. The lace wedges echo the summer season we just had which makes the outfit more summery and happy coming into Autumn. This outfit doesn't need any jewellery otherwise it would be too overwhelming. The outfit gives a retro feel from the shiny bottom half which fits right into this season's trends.

So to summarise, cut-outs and high necks are very in style this season. Getting a jumpsuit in a plain colour (black or khaki for this season) gives you more chance to accessorize. Or you can get a statement jumpsuit which is no hassle.

My recommendations for websites for jumpsuits are www.newlook.com as they have playful, fun and cheap playsuits.
http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/playsuits-and-jumpsuits/cameo-rose-khaki-space-dye-high-neck-wide-leg-jumpsuit-_360548834 This one keeps to 3 main trends. Flares, high neck and khaki so this is a keeper for next season! £22.99
If you want something more classy check out www.asos.com as these are more focused on trends.
This denim jumpsuit is a steal! Just look. Do I need to say anymore? £45

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