This navy shorts power suit is a boss look. The cropped style blazer is a la mode for 2021, while the military style metal buttons is a timeless aesthetic. The lapel collar and double breasted fastening is mega stylish, while the navy Bermuda shorts with a side zip fastening gives a flawless front design. Tan heeled sandals compliment the sophisticated style.
The biggest trend for summer 2021 – crop tops and blazers…the ultimate going out look! As lockdown eases and we can be reunited with our friends (outdoors at first) a jacket is a MUST! A chic blazer is an essential piece that you need to have in your wardrobe. The Mango green faux leather trousers fit like a glove, they fit tightly to the waist and loosely to the leg. The cream and sage green tones are perfect for Spring. I accessorised with a gold chain belt and oversized gold square earrings to spice up the aesthetic. Here I styled the look with my cream chunky Mango boots for a relaxed vibe, but heeled sandals or mules would look fab too!
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TROUSERS – MANGO (ASOS)
BLAZER – RIVER ISLAND
BANDEAU TOP – FREE PEOPLY
BOOTS – STRADIVARIUS
At the beginning of each year I enjoy scoping out the trends for the forthcoming year. I explored the Spring 2021 and Resort 2021 of designers from Elie Saab to Comme des Garçons, picking out my favourites from each. Once I pick out my favourites I visually form trends. The most exciting factor of this for me is seeing the high-street shops release fashion items that correlate with the designer catwalks.
My 2021 trends start with bright neutrals; Oscar De La Renta, Elie Saab and Emporio Armani alongside a multitude of designers have celebrated bright whites, cream and neutral shades in the form of suiting, dresses, capes and jumpsuits.
The next trend is Monochrome; I’ve always adored a monochrome aesthetic and Saint Laurent in particular produced some iconic looks, beyond chic.
LET IT SHINE
Iridescent materials, sequins and silk build the trend of ‘let it shine’. All year round shine can be styled for every eventuality. Who would have thought of styling sequins and sparkle with an oversized mens shirt; but its iconic and a look I desire to wear. The Attico is a brand that I hadn’t heard of but their striking design stole my gaze instantly, (the first two images) I will certainly keep my eye out for this brand in the future.
Pattern is not my choice of style, but oh my these designs are breathtaking. The Moschino yellow and pink polka dot number and Italian flag suit are incredibly distinctive. Pattern has certainly been done before, but this year is the year for REAL pattern. Unique, flashy and oh so Vogue!
Fashion has been toying with tulle for a couple of years now and it appears tulle is featuring in full swing for 2021. Tulle coats, skirts and tops are set to hit the high-street. I adore the translucent skirts and tops styled for high-summer.
Denim jeans, white shirts and heels has been a staple outfit of mine forever…It cannot be beaten. The simplistic styling is slick and sexy. Denim has featured on Victoria Beckham and Celine collections. Denim shorts are a summer must, while wide leg jeans with thick turn-ups are so in.
Red is always in. The colours suits any occasion and any season. Red demands attention, which I love. My favourite look featuring red is the No.21 look; red sweatshirt with white text and a formal black midi skirt. I will 100% be sporting this look this year.
Women’s suiting is powerful and provoking. Cropped blazers, wide lapels, even the addition of a harness; the possibility for modern feminine suiting is endless. Just a simple oversized suit dominated 2020, however 2021 is the year suiting branches out into a plethora of variations. Here Vivienne Westwood created an incredible look. The model wears a black oversized pinstripe suit which is iconic within itself. The suit is styled with a black harness, red fishnet stockings, red heels and a daring red lip. I am in adoration of this entire vibe; a look I will be recreating for the forthcoming years.
Boilersuits are the business. They’re a flawless style one-piece option for A/W, the only issue for Spring/Summer is overheating. But, don’t rule Boilersuits out completely…for the summer months I always wear my boilersuits tied around my waist. Boilersuits are a fabulous option for the British Summer, as we all know the weather is incredibly unpredictable, tying the arms around your waist gives you the option to pull it up for warmth if it’s too nippy for a crop-top. This technique also means you don’t have to take a jacket, win-win! Here I styled the boilersuit tied, with a Zara green ribbed, racer crop-top and Topshop mint heels. The off-white denim colouring is complemented by the splash of fresh green. Why waste the stylish belt? For an outlandish look tie your belt as a neck bow, channelling a Parisian scarf tie in a unique way. Get your boilersuit on!
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SANDALS – PRIMARK (IN-STORE ONLY)
There’s something about a wide-brimmed hat that makes me feel like mysterious fashionista. When I see beautifully dressed women in the street wearing a wide-brimmed hat I see them as a fashion icon with a life full of secrets. Styling an outfit in one block colour always looks classy; here camel upon camel. Stone/camel/tan colours are striking in Spring/Summer, this ASOS dress sourced from Missguided is a loose fitting, square neck number. The puff sleeves and unique neckline combined with the loose fit screams out for a belt. I clinched in the waist with my tan Gucci belt – my Spring staple accessory. The waist drawn in gives the dress a whole new vibe; spicy. I loved the mix of tan/camel together so decided to build the outfit around a block colour; Zara camel knee-high leather boots, Zara camel bucket bag and the Zara camel wide-brimmed wool hat. As I pieced the look together I fell more and more in love with the visual. Parisian chic! A simple unflattering dress had been transformed into a million-dollar look. Layering accessories can turn the plainest of dresses into a dream look; I cannot wait until lockdown is over to wear this. Afternoon tea and day-drinks outside are calling this outfit!
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BELT – GUCCI
Stripes are fun and charming for Spring/Summer. The nautical look has always been a favourite; it’s timeless and oh so chic! Shirt dresses are perfect for throwing on in Spring/Summer and always look stylish. This blue/white striped variation has a Summer Holiday vibe. The ASOS dress has a unique tie-round waist adding shape and sass to the plain shirt style. Having long legs, I often struggle to find dresses that are long enough; although the dress is a mini style it’s certainly a suitable length. Again, this look could be styled for an evening drink/date with heeled sandals and worn buttoned-low. Here I style the look casually, perfect for a beach visit or lunch-date with Zara leather sliders, Ralph Lauren mini tan bag and sunnies. Sunshine = stripes!
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Sage is the colour of the moment. Every New-In section on any clothing website will certainly feature sage coloured clothing/accessories/shoes. Flirty Spring dresses are such a treat; when they fit comfortably and look insanely cute there’s no better option. Stocked on ASOS, sourced from Missguided this pastel sage, poplin mini-dress is the definition of cutesy. The puff-sleeve and panelled mid are stunning details, combined creating an adorable aesthetic. The square neck line is super flattering and the bodycon fit adds shape. These Topshop sage V, sling-back heels are the ultimate match for the mini-dress. The colour is tonally identical. My Ralph Lauren gold-ring bag with Zara gold statement earrings combined with the heels dresses the look up; ideal for date-night or a cocktail bar. To dress the look down I paired the mini-dress with my off-white converse boots and fluffy socks. A dress fit for all occasions!
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And I think to myself…what a STRANGE world! But, we’ve still got it make it wonderful! We are all living in a bizarre dystopian world; it’s transporting me back to A-level English studying The Handmaids Tale! Of course, health is everybody’s priority and my thoughts are with our amazing NHS and keyworkers that are working so hard for us all. Currently grounded from Uni, I am relishing in the excuse to relax and for once I feel as though I have time to plan things that I have wanted to achieve for so long. My blog regretfully hasn’t been the top of my checklist as I’m in third year studying Fashion Marketing and Management and everything just seemed to get in the way! However, now this permitted break is allowing me to reignite my passion for blogging. I’m thinking of fusing my love for styling and my knowledge from university studying fashion marketing to create a vlog series or podcast, as well as looking to start a newsletter tailored to inspire you at the beginning of each month. A lot to look forward to! If you’re sat there incredibly bored, try to find a new passion to ignite whether it’s learning to play an instrument, reading countless books or learning a new language.
To LIGHTEN the mood…here is my favourite look to date – THINK PINK! A traditionally male style in popping pink – yes please! I adore female suiting, it’s not only empowering but also très chic. This suit from ASOS is sourced from Topshop. My guilty pleasure is looking at new-in everyday! While scrolling through ASOS new-in I immediately stopped as I saw this incredible suit. The HOT pink colour caught my eye, as well as the unique button formation. The cropped style blazer is so fashionable. Obviously paired with the matching peg trousers the look pops but the blazer can be paired with blue or white denim jeans or shorts also for a more relaxed style. Once the look arrived I was delighted with the fit; the trousers nipped in at the waist and the blazer was cropped at the perfect length.
I styled my egret Converse boots to compliment the vivid colourway of the suit; the off-white shade balances the look. The boots tone down the formality of the look, adding a relaxed, sassy edge. I finished the look with my Ralph Lauren white bag with gold detailing and ring handle. The white accessories provide that essential colour contrast. I would wear this look for a Spring day shopping, a day at a fashion job or a fun lunch-date (which we are all looking so forward to at the moment!). The look could be paired with tie-ankle sandals and a clutch for an evening look.
PHOTOGRAPHY – CHLOE NORMAN
I’m feeling very thankful to have featured on the Topshop #TOPSHOPSTYLE page on their website!
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I have never known it to rain SO MUCH. I absolutely hate rain, especially when I have to commute daily. Public transport is hurled into meltdown, outfits get ruined and everyone is pretty miserable. Not only is the rain rotten, the wind is hideous too, sending umbrellas into a frenzy. I decided the best solution would be to invest in a proper umbrella. I have been a fan of Lulu Guinness for many years now. I had always eyed-up their umbrella collection. The standout style for me was their ‘Diagonal Stripe Bloomsbury Umbrella’. The chic shade of red, contrasting with the monochrome stripe is perfect to pair with my Winter outfits; adding a pop of colour. The umbrella is outstanding quality and detailed to perfection; the clasp is finished with a red lips embellishment – so Lulu! The umbrella is also auto-opening with a simple press of the button, which is so convenient when you’re battling the weather with bags galore. I highly recommend purchasing one for the dreary days ahead, it gives you a reason to hope for rain ;)!
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The classic trench is a Spring MUST. I’ve always been a fan of the classic style and it keeps popping up on ‘new in’ everywhere! I try to take my own twist on current trends and this OhPolly dress caught my eye. I’ve wanted a trench dress for so long; the style is timeless. Perfect for day to night styling, the dress is the ultimate piece for all day shopping trips. The belt pulls in the waist; the aesthetic of ultimate femininity. It can be worn off the shoulder; undone to the waist with a top underneath or thrown over an outfit as a model trench. I paired it with knee high brown suede boots; the perfect duo. Accessorised with the gold Abbott Lyon watch the outfit was complete.
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