SLEEVE DRAMA

Bringing the drama! A statement blouse is a must-have piece in your wardrobe. This ASOS DESIGN smock shirt has a chic oversized fit, wrap front with tie fastening and stunning blouson sleeves. This piece works with almost any choice of bottoms, but I prefer combining the top with a plain block colour. Here I styled the blouse with a white denim mini-skirt and head-turning metallic gold Gucci platforms. Layer an autumnal coat to counteract the chilly wind.

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BLOUSE – ASOS

PARTY GLAM

Bottomless brunch to a classy cocktail evening; the return of evening style. The exhilaration of trying booking the best restaurant/bar around is a stress that I can definitely deal with! Peeling myself out of relax gear and into this dress of dreams is a revelation. This Zara metallic silver cowl neck number is a keeper! The loose fit compliments the ‘mini’ length, while the cowl neck adds a fashionable twist. The low cowl effect and tie neck creates drama in the back. Paired with my Gucci GG gold heeled loafer and gold falling leaf earrings the look is complete. Now…PASS THE CHAMPAGNE!

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DRESS – ZARA

EARRINGS – ZARA

HEELS – GUCCI (Bicester Village)

TURN IT UP!

Turn it up! An oversized turn-up gives a fashionable edge – a look that I am here for! These Zara straight-leg camel trousers with the wide turn-up hem fit like a glove. A piece that can be styled for work, brunch, lunch…the lot! I’m still grasping on to white pieces as the transitional fashion season edges in; this broderie backless top from Lost Ink is to-die-for. The puff sleeve and bow necktie are fab details. My go-to early-autumnal colour is beige; perfect with white, cream or black. While the weather has been grey for as many days as I can remember, at least the rain is currently at bay – although I may have just jinxed that one… While the weather behaves I am getting as much wear out of my mules as possible – the biggest footwear trend of 2021. Get your turn-up on!

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TROUSERS – ZARA

BELT – ZARA

BRODERIE TOP – ASOS

MULES – H&M

HARVARD SWEATSHIRT

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.

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SKIRT – ZARA

SWEATSHIRT – ZARA

HEELS – RIVER ISLAND

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& OTHER STORIES GREEN MAXI DRESS

& 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.

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DRESS – & OTHER STORIES

BOOTS – ZARA (SIMILAR OPTION)

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DENIM MIDI-SKIRT

The rise of the denim midi-skirt. Being a tall girl, skirts and dresses can cause issues in the Spring/Summer months, but trending this year is the midi-skirt – the perfect solution to my long-leg issues! This ASOS midi denim skirt is a killer piece, the length, colour, material and tie-waist detailing combine to create the most figure flattering skirt on the market. Here I styled the skirt with both a simple ecru ribbed crop top and a tucked off-white sweat, finished with high-top trainers for a relaxed look. The skirt could be dressed up too – a tulle or silk crop top with heeled sandals would create a fab dressy option. Stylish, chic & simple. 

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SKIRT – ASOS

CROP TOP – ZARA

SWEATSHIRT – ASOS

TRAINERS – ZARA

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VARSITY SPRING

The sweatshirt dress is a must for Spring! As the weather FINALLY begins to break into dress weather, a sweatshirt dress is a great transitional piece before the pretty Summer dresses take reign. Statement red is a non-stop trend for me; I always have one or two statement red pieces lined up, whether it be Summer or Winter. This New Look sweatshirt dress is an absolute winner. The American High-School Varsity theme is a VIBE, a look that I’ve always loved. While we are still adjusting coming out of lockdown the comfort of a sweatshirt dress is a great way of getting out of sweatpants and back into the world. Paired with white Zara high-top trainers you cannot go wrong.

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SWEATSHIRT DRESS – NEW LOOK (ASOS)

TRAINERS – ZARA

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CHECK-MATE

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!

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JUMPER – & OTHER STORIES (SOLD OUT)

SKIRT – ZARA (SIMILAR OPTION)

BOOTS – ZARA (SIMILAR OPTION)

BAG – TOPSHOP (SOLD OUT)

BELT – COACH

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LACE & BEADS TULLE BLOUSE

Lace & Beads is your answer to darling, detailed pieces! Their top collection is to-die for. This tulle ruffle blouse in cream with black polka dots is a statement piece, exclusive to ASOS. The ruffled V neck and tie waist belt are such beautiful details. The flared peplum style is so figure flattering and looks great with leather-look figure hugging trousers. This fit is ideal for a yummy brunch, ladies lunch or cocktail evening. Here I styled an evening look with Topshop gunmetal silver stilettos.

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LACE & BEADS (ASOS) – TOP

ASOS – TROUSERS

TOPSHOP (ASOS) – HEELS

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