Class of 2021…with the trending ‘Harvard’ sweatshirt, the streets look littered with Harvard grads. I’ve always adored a preppy American style and fell instantly in love with the Zara Harvard popping red sweatshirt. My style is vast, but I usually pick a dressy style over relaxed. Now of course, with a sweatshirt I am instantly inclined to pair the piece with blue or white jeans or joggers. But…having come across a stunning look in Vogue where the stylist mixed smart & casual perfectly by mixing a sweatshirt and a midi skirt, I fell in love!
Using the Vogue look as inspiration, I fled to the Zara skirt section where I found this killer midi black skirt with gold button detailing and ultra sassy side split. Tucking in the Harvard sweatshirt I loved the look; the skirt clinched in at the waist perfectly and added a chic aesthetic. Finished with black courts the outfit works perfectly for a city lunch break.
The tennis skirt style has made a MAJOR come-back. Think circa 2012 American Apparel Tumblr fashion; the tennis skirt stormed through and now its back. Whether lockdown has allowed us to re-connect with our pre-teen roots or Wimbledon is inspiring not only sports fans, but also the fashion sect…I’m here for it!
This Zara dress is an incredibly flattering, fashionable style. Take the tennis skirt and combine it with a classic white cotton shirt; perfection. The wrap over top and loose fitting skirt, drawn in at the waist is the epitome of figure flattering. I styled the dress with a thick tan belt and dainty tan sandals; the ultimate brunching/lunching look.
Mango is a dream site for statement Midaxi styles. The Midaxi combines Midi & Maxi length. The length is ideal for an occasion where midi is too informal and maxi is too formal. Being tall it is a great option.
Blue and white stripe is a favourite of mine in the warmer months; it screams Summer holiday. The statement oversized cuff, combined with the white tie-belt detailing creates the beautiful Mary Poppins esque style! I styled the dress with tan, crocodile print courts to complete the look.
& Other Stories has the perfect Spring piece. Midi, fashion forward and green; the perfect dress combination. I am a big fan of thin-knit dresses, the ideal throw on piece for unpredictable British Spring weather. The fit of this dress is impeccable; it tightens at the waist, has a fashionable keyhole neckline and a chic mid-maxi length. The ribbed and thin-knit effect adds quality to the piece. Here I stayed casual with Mango cream chunky boots.
I had my eye on this dreamy & Other Stories jumper for a LONG time. At the original price of an eye watering £85 although I adored the style I was hesitant…until the jumper appeared in the sale for £56. Knowing how long I had yearned for this style I crumbled.
I thought the jumper style was so unique and classy. Having ordered the jumper in size M I was concerned the jumper would size-up small…how wrong could I be! & Other Stories sizing is stunning; the jumper has an oversized look, which looks incredibly classy. The alpaca blend material feels luxurious and has an expensive look. The grey and cream check is a great transitional colour-way; ideal for Winter into Spring.
This Zara cream cargo style mini-skirt and cream Mango chunky boots compliment the cream in the check jumper and give a young aesthetic to the outfit. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you will know I ADORE a pop of red. Here I accessorised with my red Coach belt, Topshop red saddle bag and Gucci red lip. Check Mate!
Layering is a trend to adopt for AW/20. Covid-19 has limited social plans and I’m definitely not the only one who has new summer items that I never got to wear. Layering can eradicate the issue of being too cold but can also give a bold and sassy aesthetic. Here I styled my Zara beige maxi ruffle dress with a white Zara statement sleeve t-shirt. The items work so well together and paired together make them suitable for the time of year, especially with a jacket thrown on. The t-shirt under dress look also adds a casual vibe to the look. I wore my cream Mango boots and statement gold chain to accessorise.
Autumn suiting is a sure way to stand out! Whether you’re going to work, lunch or for day-drinks a suit is an edgy option and can be styled to ‘suit’ any occasion! Masculine chic to its fullest. When I wear this H&M x Giuliva Heritage collaborative collection suit I feel powerful. The single-breasted camel twill jacket has a dramatic wide lapel and feminine aesthetic, finished with tortoise shell decorative buttons and a lavish striped lining. The ankle-length twill tailored trousers fit like a dream. As I have previously said my height makes trouser shopping a strain, but this shape is truly perfect. H&M collaborations are incredible; they team up with a luxury company to produce more accessible products. You can really feel and see the difference in quality in this collection. The ecru calf-length coat made with Italian premium wool is refined personified; the wide lapels, deep pockets and tie-belt details are dreamy. I styled a Zara shirt bodysuit and my father’s grey twill tie for the ultimate mannish vibe. The Zara camel felt fedora and tan leather belt accessorise the suit. This look is utterly Voguish; an autumn-must-have style.
Leather look pants are a must-have for AW20. I always have multiple pairs of faux-leather trousers to alternate during the autumnal season. These Zara croc-print faux leather trousers are so hot! Animal prints are all the rage this season; these trousers are a great way to rock the animal style with a muted aesthetic. I paired this staple item with a Zara white frill-collar cropped shirt, vintage black velvet blazer, cream Mango fashion wellies and a Zara black statement belt with gold highlights. This monochrome look is chic and elegant – a look I crave for this season!