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3 Ways to Wear Mom Jeans

Let me just start by saying that you don’t have to be a mum to wear mom jeans. OK.

There are three reasons I’ve fallen in love with them. One, they’re actually high-waisted on me which due to my long torso, never happens. Two, they’ve got that whole beaten-up, slouchy vibe going on. Three, They can be worn with anything.

I’ve styled them three different ways so you can see just how versatile they are.

With a Classic Breton

 

I’m not going to lie, this has become my fail-safe weekend outfit. Firstly, you can’t ever go wrong with a striped top. Secondly, it looks even better when tucked into these high-waisted babies. It’s a casual, run-to-the-shops-then-straight-to-lunch outfit. It’s reliable, fail safe and bloody easy. That’s all you want at the weekend.

Obviously I had to add a pair of leopard-print sequin trainers into the mix.

Top, Topshop. Mom jeans, Topshop. Trainers, Kurt Geiger.

With a White Shirt

I have an obsession with borrowing Al’s clothes, in particular his shirts. I reached for his classic white one this time, rolled the sleeves, popped the collar and roughly tucked it in. Sorted.I also pulled out this sleeveless jacket which I got a little while back. It pulls this whole look together and gives a hint of sophistication. Add to that mix my shiny new white heels and we’re laughing. Perfect for a day in the office.

Shirt, Al’s. Sleeveless jacket, Topshop. Mom jeans, Topshop. Heels, Red Herring for Debenhams.

With a Crop Top





 

Crop tops scare the actual crap out of me. I figured since I wore them the first time round (when I was in my early teens) that I shouldn’t wear them again. And then I just so happened to feel brave – or stupid – enough to order one before Christmas to pair with my shimmering turquoise mermaid skirt.

And I wore it. Actually put it on and left the house. Well OK, I put it on at work and wore it to a Christmas party where I knew the lights would be dimmed. But I still wore it. Technically you could see about half an inch of stomach which I could cope with. This time though I’ve gone all out. I’m aware that while this might be out of my comfort zone and not the most flattering on me, I wanted to show that you can pair these two together. If I can, you definitely can.

Crop top, ASOS. Mom jeans, Topshop. Lace socks, Accessorize. Brogues, Clarks.There you have it. How do you style yours?

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3 Ways to Wear Clashing Prints

Warning: You may want to put your sunnies on before reading this post.

Recently I wore this striped top and snake-print skirt to work and got mixed reactions from my colleagues. One girl said she loved it and wished she had the confidence to wear an outfit like it to work, whereas one of the guys did several double takes, asking me if stripes and animal print really went together. But so what if they don’t? Why would I want to wear a plain top if I wore a patterned bottom. Why can’t I wear whatever the hell I want, when I want. After all, I’m not dressing for anyone else but myself and if wearing stripes and snake print makes me happy, which it does, then I’ll happily continue. It only felt right to experiment with my wardrobe and mix ALL THE PRINTS together for a blog post.

So here it is, 3 Ways to Wear Clashing Prints.

Stripes vs. Animal Print

 

 

This has fast become one of my favourite looks. I feel like a smorgasbord of colour, prints and textures, which is a guaranteed way to get me smiling.  Stripes are a staple that can be rolled out with absolutely anything, snake-print included. While the red glitter boots are optional, they’re certainly recommended.

Top, Topshop. Skirt, Lavish Alice. Tights, Tesco. Boots, ASOS.

Florals vs. Jacquard Print

 

I love breaking out the florals for Spring, groundbreaking I know. I particularly love the layered peplum on this sheer top, adding an extra level of movement to an otherwise fairly structured outfit. I’ve had these trousers for a couple of years now and they’re the perfect material for when the weather brightens up. Again, I’ve added glitter shoes. I’m not even sorry.

Top, Topshop. Trousers, French Connection. Shoes, Dune.

Checks vs. Lace

I imagine that nearly everyone owns a checked shirt of some sort. Mine is super oversized and looks best when buttoned to the neck. I’m also loving how it looks tucked into a lace midi skirt, with added lace socks. I will definitely be busting this outfit out again.

Shirt, Topshop. Belt, ASOS. Skirt, ASOS. Lace socks, Accessorize. Brogues, Clarks.

There you have it, three ways to clash any print whatsoever. Go bold or go home.

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3 Ways to Wear an Oversized Check Shirt

I’ve been waiting for Al to get a check shirt that I could then borrow, for a long time now and it just hasn’t happened. So I got one for myself and I made sure it was as oversized as possible. What’s even better is that this one comes with pockets. I’ll never turn them down.

It’s a shirt that I’m having fun dressing up and down and generally seeing just what I can pair it with other than jeans. But we should always start with jeans.

With Jeans and My Boyfriend’s Jumper

For me this outfit felt like the obvious choice. An oversized maroon and navy shirt is super easy to pair with skinny blue jeans. It’s like peanut butter and toast, it just works. Then I decided why not throw one of Al’s cosy jumpers into the mix. I layered it up and then made sure that my collar was peaking out the top, my cuffs were rolled into the jumper and up to my wrists and that the ends were scruffily hanging out the bottom. I don’t like looking too neat.

I then finished with my sparkly, leopard-print trainers. Because, well, why wouldn’t I. I love them.

Shirt, Topshop. Jumper, Al’s. Jeans, Topshop. Trainers, Kurt Geiger. Watch, Michael Kors.

With a Leather Midi Skirt

There’s just something about wearing a big shirt buttoned up to the top and then tucked into a contrasting skirt. The mix of textures, the colours, even the fact that there is no skin on show, everything about this outfit rocks my world. It’s even better when the wind blows and catches both your hair and skirt, sweeping them upwards and outwards.

Shirt, Topshop. Skirt, Zara. Boots, River Island. Watch, Michael Kors.

With Checked Shorts

I like to clash my clothes, so I figured why stop at just one checked item when you can do two. Right. This look feels more relaxed with the buttons undone, one side tucked into the shorts and my trusty flat black brogues. It’s casual and could be worn at any time.


Shirt, Topshop. Skort, Topshop. Brogues, Clarks. Watch, Michael Kors.

If you don’t have your own shirt, I recommend stealing from your boyfriend. That’s if he owns one, unlike mine. Or, you could get my Oversized Check Shirt from Topshop for £32.

Either way, I want to know how do you wear yours?

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3 Ways to Wear a Faux-Leather Pleated Midi Skirt

I broke my shopping ban and bought a skirt.

It’s not just any skirt, this is a Zara faux-leather midi skirt with soft pleats in a gorgeous oxblood colour. And it was all K.O Rasoi’s fault. Yes it was. She dangled this carrot in front of my face and I trotted straight towards it. Happily.

It’s a beaut of a skirt, and one that I know I can get a lot of wear out of. I have a soft spot for faux leather. To prove to myself that I needed this, I styled it in three different ways. A girl’s gotta know her CPW. That’s cost per wear by the way.

With All Black Lace…

First up, I wanted to check that I could pair this skirt with flats as well as heels. It felt only right to top the look off with a lot of lace, both with my jumper and tights. It’s slightly gothic, especially with a slick of deep plum lipstick.

Obviously I had to twirl. It just tends to happen when I wear a skirt like this.

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt, Zara
Vest, ASOS
Jumper, Warehouse
Brogues, Topshop
Necklace, Auzzie shop that I can’t remember

Watch, Michael Kors

Cuff, Whistles
 
With My Boy’s White Shirt…
 
I love wearing my boyfriend’s white shirt. While I appreciate that it’s not always the most flattering due to it being oversized and built for a boy, I don’t particularly care.
I love the crisp, stiff white of the shirt against the supple and soft faux leather. It’s a simple but effective outfit for me and makes me look like I’ve got my shit together. And I’m all for that.
I also need to bust these heels out more often. I had completely forgotten about them.
What I’m Wearing:
Skirt, Zara
Shirt, Al’s 
Heels, Kurt Geiger
Necklaces, Forever 21

Watch, Michael Kors

Cuff, Whistles

With a Casual Rock Tee…

I know what you’re thinking, that I wear this tee far too often as it has featured in nearly all my blog pics recently but I just can’t help myself. It’s oversized (mainly because it used to be Al’s brothers and then his, and now mine), it’s made of the softest cotton and it sparkles. Case made your honour.

I feel like this outfit is definitely the most ‘me’ and one I’ll wear a lot. Probably because I’ve paired this outfit with my BRAND NEW GLITTER BOOTS. And glitter socks. Hell yeah, I went all out.

What I’m Wearing:
Skirt, Zara
Tee, Al’s 
Heels, Ebay – River Island
Socks, Topshop

Watch, Michael Kors

Cuff, Whistles

Ahhhhhh, I’m in love. Although I am very aware that I need to make sure I don’t tuck too much extra material into the top of the skirt as I don’t want to look too hippy. Or 6 months pregnant. Which isn’t the case but due to my IBS does happen. What a way to end a post.

Picked up a new skirt? I want to know about it. How do you wear yours?

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3 Ways to Wear Your Boyfriend’s White Shirt

I love wearing slouchy, over-sized, comfy clothes. That’s my thing. Every now and then, I like to steal clothes from Al’s wardrobe and incorporate them into my own. I regularly wear his Rolling Stones tee, I sleep in his old Arsenal kits, I tend to favour his jumpers over mine and now, I’m borrowing his white shirt.

Here I’ve styled an over-sized white shirt in three completely wearable ways. Don’t worry, suspenders and heels aren’t one of them.
 
With Shorts…

Does a skort still qualify as shorts? These is fast becoming my go-to item for nights out as well as casual daytime looks. These shorts are semi high waisted, which I love because I have a very looooooooooong body, and they’re cut to flatter my thighs.
I love a monochrome mash up (which is handy because there’s a lot of that in this post) and think if you’re wearing a patterned bottom, you should stick to a plain top. You can’t beat a white shirt.

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt, Al’s from Next
Skort, Topshop
Wedges, River Island
Watch, Michael Kors
Cuff, Forever 21
With a Dungaree Dress…

I think any form of dungarees, from dresses to shorts, rock. Comfort, ease and the ability to go with any item in my wardrobe is seriously impressive. So why not a white shirt?
I like how it bags around the body and arms and I love how by buttoning it up to the top, I’ve mixed prim and proper with casual teen. Clearly the look I was going for.

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt, Al’s from Next
Dungaree dress, ASOS
Sandals, Bertie
Watch, Michael Kors
With Slinky Silk Trousers…

To be honest, cigarette pants, jeans, any kind of trouser would work here. I just wanted to be fancy and dig these out the cupboard as they’ve been unloved.
I love masculine dressing, so pairing a mans shirt with women’s trousers felt completely natural. It looks dramatic but sophisticated. It’s super simple and can be dressed up with a pair of heels and a statement necklace. 
Do you know what would make this even better? A bow tie. That’s right.

What I’m Wearing:
Shirt, Al’s from Next
Trousers, 
Heels, BooHoo
Necklace, gift from a friend
Watch, Michael Kors

How do you wear yours?

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3 Ways to Wear Denim Shorts

It’s no secret that a denim short is a bonafide festival staple. Whether you wear yours cheek-skimming or knee length, there is a style out there for everyone. I have a rule of thumb when deciding just how short is too short on me. You see I was lucky enough to be born with two little moles on my left thigh. Stick with me here, this is going somewhere. They’re perfectly positioned at what I consider to be the nicest part of my thigh. The point where it is at its slimmest. The shorts are then allowed to sit a few inches above.

Obviously these rules all fly out the window when on holiday where anything goes.

Here I’ve styled my favourite two-tone Topshop pair three ways.

With Florals… 
 


I am a very lazy dresser in the summer. I like to be comfy with clothes that aren’t clinging to my skin. Denim shorts tend to look super casual, so by adding a pop of colour in the form of an over-sized floral blouse It looks a tad more dressy but still relaxed.

By adding the wedges I’m good to go from day to night. 

What I’m Wearing:
Denim shorts,Topshop
Vest, Topshop
Floral blouse, Topshop
Necklace, Tenerife market
Wedges, French Connection
Watch, Michael Kors

With a Tee…

This is more of an everyday outfit, perfect for chilling in the sun with friends. I’ve doubled up on tank tops as I like easy layers in the summer. This tee is really over-sized so I tend to knot it on one side to draw attention to my waist.

I’ve paired this outfit with my trusty animal print Converse which I just can’t get enough of.  I’m likely to wear this outfit for a chilled day wandering around the shops or for a lazy picnic.

What I’m Wearing:
Denim shorts,Topshop
Vest, Topshop
Gold vest, Topshop
Tee, Dorothy Perkins
Belt, Al’s ASOS
Animal print trainers, Converse
Necklace, Love Moi
Watch, Michael Kors

With a Kimono…




I have a confession to make here. I’m

not sure I’ve actually ever worn this kimono out the house. My bad. It’s not that I don’t love it because I do. The colour is like wine, it has these beautiful sleeves, is covered with beaded fringing and it’s perfect to twirl in. It’s just really bloody heavy.
This is my ultimate festival outfit for ease, comfort and a burst of colour. Just don’t expect me to keep lifting my heavy arms up! 

What I’m Wearing:
Denim shorts,Topshop
Vest, Topshop
Kimono, ASOS
Sandals, Zara
Necklace,Topshop
Watch, Michael Kors

How do you wear your denim shorts?

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3 Ways to Wear a White Dress

I used to stay away from any white item of clothing for two main reasons. Firstly because I’m so pasty my legs are practically translucent at the moment and secondly, because I’m messy by nature which means me plus food or drink are a nightmare when in white.

However, this hasn’t stopped me from acquiring a fair few white dresses in my wardrobe. Here are my three favourites and how I wear them.

On a Date…
 

I love any dress that hugs my chest and then skims the rest. I also love a dress that is spacious in the middle, allowing extra room for all the food and drink I like to consume on an actual dinner date.
It’s almost like wearing a nightie out, albeit a slightly sexier one with deep pockets. Sometimes I cinch in the waist with a slim belt, but this all depends on how I’m feeling. I like to go down the slightly rocky route with this dress so I always add black accessories and chunky jewellery. The red lip is always a definite.
What I’m Wearing:

Dress, Monki
Shoes, River Island
Necklace, River Island
Leather cuff, Whistles
Watch, Michael Kors

To Work…

When dressing for work in the summer it takes a lot more thought than usual. I don’t want to flash too much skin but I also don’t want to melt on my non air-conditioned train. I picked this dress up from Topshop for around a tenner when Luella’s cut-out heart dresses were all the rage.

It’s a little too girly for me with the flowers and the heart neckline but I do bring it out every summer. Plus, I can twirl in it. Need I say more?

What I’m Wearing:

Dress, Tesco
Shoes, Miss KG
Belt, Paul Smith
Leather cuff, Whistles
Watch, Michael Kors

On Holiday…

This is my ultimate holiday dress. It’s covered in lace, extremely short, has one ginormous lace sleeve and is just magical. I would say that because there is a lot of flesh on show, this dress looks its best when I have a slight tan.

There’s a whole boho vibe I love with this dress. Imagine it with added flowers in my hair.


What I’m Wearing:
Dress, Topshop
Shoes, Bertie,
Necklace, Topshop
Leather cuff, Whistles
Watch, Michael Kors

Have you got a white dress ready for summer?

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3 Ways to Wear a Midi Skirt

In case you hadn’t noticed, midi skirts are set to be everywhere this summer. So last weekend, when we actually had some nice weather, I dug out my fail-safe black lace midi and styled it three different ways for a bit of inspiration. Because I’m kind like that.

None of these looks are drastic, just regular ways that I’ll be rocking my midi this summer.

With a Colourful Tee…


I have to start by saying this is my go-to tee in the summer. It’s a classic Olivia Rubin brick print which I feel like I’ve had forever but still goes with everything. Obviously where there’s a bright pink tee there should of course be a bright pink lip too.

I find this skirt is actually a little big on me around the waist, so to disguise the gape and to make it appear more flattering, I tuck my tops in and highlight with my favourite chain belt.

What I’m Wearing:
Skirt, ASOS
Tee, Olivia Rubin Brick Print
Belt, ASOS
Boots, River Island
Necklace, Whistles
Leather cuff, Whistles
Watch, Michael Kors

With a Jumper…


First off, I just have to give credit to Al, who after taking a couple of pics, walked over and tucked the right side of my jumper into the belt. He then took a few steps back, gave a satisfied nod and started taking pictures again. Essentially he styled me.

And I love it. I often like to wear a chunky jumper with a skirt, channelling my inner Carrie Bradshaw. Do be aware that it isn’t always the most figure-flattering look, which is why I’ve belted over the skirt and jumper here. It’s important to highlight that you do have some sort of waist hiding under all the material.

What I’m Wearing:
Skirt, ASOS
Jumper, Warehouse
Belt, ASOS
Shoes, Dune
Necklace, Australia
Leather cuff, Whistles
Watch, Michael Kors

 With a White Shirt…

I’d like to think of this as my most grown-up look of the bunch. I mean how could you ever go wrong with a shirt. Especially a sheer one with shoulder cut outs. I like how it’s not fitted and slight puffs around the belted waist.

As for the shoes, these are my trusted strapped wedges which go with anything and can be worn all night. Always a bonus.

What I’m Wearing:
Skirt, ASOS
Shirt, Mum’s wardrobe
Vest, Primark
Belt, ASOS
Shoes, River Island
Necklaces, Forever 21
Leather cuff, Whistles
Watch, Michael Kors
 
What do you think, will you be rocking the midi skirt this summer?