The perfect green jean! This outfit is Zara from head-to-toe. Green is a great summer colour; these jeans are a great alternative to the classic blue denim. Green and white is a late-summer must. These jeans are a great item to bag right now, summer will begin to draw out and they’re an ideal more covered option. The white ruched, bardot, cross-over top has an idyllic cropped length to cut in at the waist, which looks super flattering. Accessorised with the canvas grab bag with brown leather edging and brown leather sliders with pearl décor, the classy look is complete.
Green and white is an absolute all-time favourite of mine. Having green eyes, when I wear green it accentuates the colour, especially in the summer. Satin midi skirts are a killer item to have in your wardrobe, this sage colouring is perfect to couple with lighter colours. I paired the skirt with an ASOS white bandeau with a darling sage polka-dot pattern. The mix of a satin skirt with a pretty top creates casual outfit, ideal for a beach trip or a spot of shopping. I styled my H&M white cotton sliders with bow detail with the flattering skirt and top combo. I absolutely adore straw hats, especially this ASOS bow-tie style. The oversized size and bow detailing finish the dreamy look.
Florals are hot this summer. This ASOS playsuit is not playing it safe. The bright green colouring contrasts greatly against the soft floral pattern, which I love! The fit of the playsuit is perfect; the wide leg, V neckline and balloon sleeve style combine for a unique fit. I paired the playsuit with Gucci-style ASOS gem sandals. These sandals are a MUST this summer, the gem embellishment is so stylish.
The second floral item is this ASOS floral maxi dress. The pink florals on the green satin dress scream summer. I’ve always adored a green/pink combo. The maxi length, modest neckline and seam décor create the perfect tea dress style. I paired the dress with off-white Primark sandals for a dressy style.
This look is quite far from my generic style, but I LOVE IT! The fresh zing of metallic combined with the off-white creates an unflawed cool vibe. The H&M off-white turn-up culottes are a traditional foundation for a typical ‘Maddison’ outfit, however this time I played it out of the box… Throwing on a H&M extreme-crop metallic silver shirt, silver Stradivarius brogues and my Mumma’s vintage silver Guess chain belt, the look transformed from a generic elegant outfit, to a showstopper! Changing up my usual curls I threw my hair back in a relaxed ponytail. I’ve rocked metallic trouser or shoe many-a-time, but the metallic shirt was a new one! The metallic shirt is PERFECT for a festival or summer party (safely of-course). In short, I’ve fallen in love with silver!
This Zara green poplin dress is a dream. The extravagant ruffle neckline and loose fit combine to make an elegant and timeless piece. The exaggerated design is incredible; an impeccable style for when you want to impress and demand attention. The popping green is a distinct shade; daring and bold. The short length, puff sleeve and loose fit contrast against the amplified ruffle detail. The stylish look screams for an understated hairstyle; I chose a tight poker bun. I added statement diamante branch earrings and off-white Primark sandals to finish the look. Zara is the greatest.
Villanelle has the crown for the queen of spring/summer fashion. Her audacious, arrogant style is ironic due to her job title…yet that fact makes it more attractive. Riding on a motorcycle to her next mission, the confident anti-heroine heroine steps off in denim shorts, a ruffle shirt and biker boots; iconic! The simplest combination, yet it looks wonderfully tasteful.
Channelling my inner Villanelle (style wise, not personality wise!) I styled my relaxed Zara blue denim shorts, with my Mumma’s vintage chiffon, cream ruffle shirt with pussy bow and off-white Gortex Converse boots. The chicness of the tight-fit of the shorts, combined with the loose ruffle shirt billowing out is my favourite look for SS/20.
Victorian fashion is timeless, you can’t go wrong with a classic monochrome style. I usually steer clear of black in the Summer months as I wear it permanently in the Winter, however this darling Zara Velvet miniskirt is ideal when paired with white. Yet again Zara is killing it with their shirt designs; the high-neck and wrist frill, along with the diamanté buttons and cropped fit fashion a contemporary twist on a classic design. The Topshop boots have decorative zips on the outer-side and the soft leather look is tasteful. Statement earrings are a must; these square Zara embellished earrings compliment the diamanté shirt buttons. Zara is my lockdown saviour.
Blue denim and white is a Summer classic; a style combo that I recycle year after year. It’s such a simple fusion that always looks chic. Zara is the Queen of white Summer tops/shirts, they have endless variations; countless unique design combinations. As Summer is nearing I have styled my two favourite Zara white tops with a denim skort and jeans. The long sleeve poplin cropped white shirt, with cross over front and open back is a killer style; who knew a plain white shirt could be so innovative and flirty. The long sleeves are decorated with button fastenings, creating a gaping effect. I paired this crop top with blue denim jeans, my red Coach belt and silver shoes. The second Zara top is a ruched strappy, crop top. This top is perfect for warmer weather and looks super cute paired with denim. I styled the top with a Zara denim skort, Gucci belt and brown faux leather sliders. Such a classic S/S vibe. I’m certainly looking forward to the warmer weather.
While we all self-isolate that does not mean our social lives have to end! Facetime has been my saviour. Whether it’s a friend date or a flirty date, Facetime is the perfect platform to maintain a social life. The focal thing that I’m missing as a fashion focused female is getting dressed up. Slobbing around in comfies isn’t my natural style. However, dressing up does not have to stop…virtual date nights mean you can rock a killer outfit in the comfort of your own home.
I had this outfit planned out prior to lockdown, all sourced via ASOS (except the Gucci belt). The white organza/silk bralette top is perfect for drinks out. The organza dramatic sleeves, combined with the satin effect bodice is an impeccable contrast, while the frill is figure flattering. Here I styled the bralette with mom jeans; the perfect item to dress-down a look. Jeans paired with heels is a look I have adored for years; timeless yet chic. Sandals are the current footwear of choice; these nude mid-heels are the perfect height to walk comfortably and look super elegant. Bottega Veneta clutch bags have captured the market, such a simple design yet so fashionable. Many high-street retailers have made replica styles, including this ASOS white clutch. The clutch is a faultless design, the size and style of the bag makes an outfit. I finished the look with my signature Gucci belt. This weekend I look forward to my quarantine date-night…in style!
Hello April! I hope you’re all well and staying safe in this uncertain time. I’m updating my blog frequently to brighten your day with fashion and styling inspiration; everyone loves pretty visuals, right?! This is my first monthly update blog, Maddison’s April – I’m hoping this will become a regular occurrence on the 1stof each month. Start the month with my high-street and designer wish-list, a sneak preview of HouseOfMaddison posts, my favourite book, film, song and activity of the month, alongside features such as gift inspiration for example Easter in April. Continue to smile, giggle, sing and dance…KEEP CALM & CARRY ON!
1. HOUSEOFMADDISON SPRING SNEAK PEAK!
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1. SASSY STRIPES
2. TASTEFUL T-SHIRT DRESS
3. GAGA GREEN
2. MADDISON’S FOUR WAYS TO STAY POSITIVE IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME!
‘ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park.
She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives on the same day?
ROSIE has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers, her family fractured by years of searching without leads. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, the media circus resumes in full flow, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth.
But will she find the answer before it tears her family apart?’
I could not put this book down. I read it within a week which is unheard of for me! Whilst studying at university we are required to read massive amounts for our course, therefore I never sought relaxation via reading. However, when my Mumma recommended this book I could not put it down. The whole concept is absolutely genius. Buy it now to reduce your quarantine blues!
I have the most varied music taste of anyone I know. I listen to a range of artists from Dua Lipa, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Beyoncé to Elvis, WHAM and Elton John. I love both modern music and classic bangers! My favourite song this month is Woman by John Lennon. This song has an extremely sweet muse; Lennon wrote this song as an ode to his wife Yoko Ono. The relaxed vibes and adorable meaning create a beautiful tune. Have a listen!
8. MADDISON’S FILM OF THE MONTH
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While we are all stuck indoors, why not pretend we are in the Greek Island? Although many tutt at Mumma Mia I absolutely adore the films, especially the second one! The songs, dances and visuals make me feel excited for the future when we can travel and roam freely again. The fashion in this film is stunning and as for Lily James…well she’s pure perfection! The ultimate feel-good film.
9. MADDISON’S ACTIVITY OF THE MONTH
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I love socialising with my friends and while sadly this isolation period has halted in-person gatherings, I have been catching up with my besties via Facetime! This weekend book a Facetime Date with your pals and pop open the fizz or pour a gin for a Facetime O’Clock! Why not dress up for the occasion?!