Colour Block Camel

What I Wore: Coat – c/o River Island, Sweater – Zara, Trousers – c/o River Island, Boots – Zara, Bag – ASOS 

I’m a huge fan of wearing one colour all over but it isn’t often I go through with it myself, for fear of looking on the bad side of silly (or like I rolled around in one colour in my floordrobe and this is the result). Having said that, it’s always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and again, and that’s what I did with this outfit; wearing mostly-camel-everything! River Island this season seems to be getting a LOT right, and none more so than their selection of coats; I’ve been after a wool midi in camel for a while and had to keep still for fear of over-exciting myself when I spotted this one.

And in the most beautiful red leafy background I teamed my coat with camel trousers, a loose beige top and black boots to tone down all of the camel. To me, this is the kind of colour block that I’d happily wear, even if it isn’t strictly colour-blocking ; ). Is one colour for a whole outfit a little too much? I’d love to know what you think! x

The Notting Hill Navy

What I Wore: Jacket – c/o Lola May, Top – New Look via ASOS, Trousers – Mango (similar here), Boots – c/o River Island, Bag – c/o Marc B (similar here)

Contrary to what the title might suggest, I’m not about to join an elite military club in beautiful Notting Hill (though, I would be interested). I finally got the chance to wander around Notting Hill just before the most relaxing afternoon watching Clueless with MINKPINK, and I couldn’t think of a better backdrop for this outfit. When Lola May got in touch to tell me they’d just launched their online shop, I jumped at the chance to feature an item of theirs. One swift browse is most definitely going to have you thinking the same!

Plus, the timing couldn’t be more perfect as I had fallen head-over-mock-croc-boots (ahem) for an electric blue bag by Marc B. Having stuck to my over-used vintage brown bag for far too long, I’m looking forward to making this one a classic for fitting absolutely everything I need in one place. Topped off with my new favourite New Look turtleneck, and the perfect chunky boots, I almost got away with telling myself I looked as chic as a Notting Hill resident… Maybe one day ; ) x

Blue Jeans, White Shirt

This outfit may be my most simple ensemble yet, but it encompasses three of my current loves, and because the mix of wearing a shirt with trainers and jeans isn’t something I tend to go for usually, I figured this easy-as combo was worthy of being talked about! Over the past few months I’ve slowly built up my trainer collection, and the *kindof* splurge on this pair from Adidas is my favourite pair yet. It’s a different take on the original – the shell toe and chunky sole stood out as that bit more interesting than its classic sister.

I even overheard two people on the underground discussing how good a comeback the shell toe on my trainers were – without realising I could hear every word ; ). For a Saturday afternoon spent wandering the pretty streets of Hampstead, it did the trick! Plus, my oversized boyfriend shirt did well hiding the large plate of brunch I had just before these photos were taken…! x

Here’s what I wore…