Faux leather is ALL THE RAGE for this coming season. Look on any fashion websites new-in and you will spot countless faux-leather options. Around this time every year I begin searching for THE winter coat and this year it is proving to be difficult; TOO MUCH CHOICE. For the autumnal period this Zara off-white faux leather trench coat with wrist buckle, collar and waist belt is a vibe; literally the angelic version of classic black leather outfits from The Matrix. Off-white is a favourite of mine at this time of year, the clean brightness of white always makes you stand out against the dull British weather. Although the coat comes with a matching leather tie belt, here I replaced it with my Mumma’s vintage silver metal Guess belt; this allowed me to draw the waist in more and the Zara diamanté branch statement earrings add a jazzy vibe. I wore my Mango cream leather fashion wellies and the ASOS nude silk scarf. The final look is so a la mode.
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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I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS TRENCH! Sleek, polished and high fashion; this is impeccable and everything that I look for in a piece of clothing. Not only is cream a killer colour, the maxi length of the Trench adds drama. The storm flap detail, side splits and button detail crafts an outstanding coat worth the price. The belt allows the waist to be gathered creating femininity, while the overall aesthetic is breathtaking. If you want to make a statement this is most definitely the power piece for you!
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