Judging by my awkward standing in some of these photos, it doesn’t look like I’m having the best of times, which couldn’t be further from the truth! When Missguided kindly got in touch asking me to style up an outfit based on my favourite Spring/Summer ’14 look, I didn’t think I’d be going for grunge, especially not with pastel being one of the other trends! But, something about this slip dress, the faux leather panel on the top underneath, and the accessories had me picturing a cuter-than-grunge outfit that I could make my own. A friend even remarked that my outfit looked very ‘Clueless’ and I take that as a big compliment!
Helping me finish off the Clueless-inspired outfit is my new Anna Lou of London personalised necklace. Ever since I could remember I’ve been correcting people who misheard my name, so when Anna Lou got in touch asking me to be one of their ambassadors, I was not only extremely grateful and excited, but finally felt like I had something to hand the next time I met someone who mistook me for a ‘Julia’ (which will be very soon, no doubt!). You’ll be seeing plenty of this little necklace; it hasn’t left my neck since I got it last week! x
Necklace – c/o Anna Lou of London, Outfit – c/o Missguided
It’s most definitely a simple outfit, but sometimes it doesn’t take much to think you’re doing something right- especially when it involves faux fur and winter’s favourite print: tartan! So while I’m not exactly changing the fashion world with this outfit (that’s an ambitious goal), I still think it’s a nice combination.
It seems everyone and anyone is loving turtlenecks, and I couldn’t think of a better way to style these shorts than with that classic black staple. The tartan shorts also come with a matching crop top, but I’m waiting for a slightly milder climate before I can justify wearing them together! And this coat from Damart was thrown on the minute I got it- I love a pretty faux fur collar, and the colour and buttons on this one screamed ‘perfect winter coat’. Not that I’m willing Spring away- 1st March was the start of Spring, right? So that means bare legs and summer dresses soon…? *fingers crossed!* x
Coat – c/o Damart, Shorts – c/o The Little Deer, Top – American Apparel, Boots – ASOS (Similar)
I’m not one to claim cool points for how I dress- it’s my style, and it usually isn’t something everyone else would replicate (my sister often likes to tell me just how much she wouldn’t ever wear some of my more ‘cute overload’ outfits). But, something about a pair of ripped jeans just oozes effortless cool to me, and I was sucked in so much by this ASOS pair that last week I bought the exact same style in black; talk about easily influenced!
Even though the jeans have a tough look about them, I wore them with my much-loved Zara shoes, a pastel pink jumper (also Zara, o how I love thee) and an appropriately pink background ; ). With all that pink, I think I made them look kind of casual-meets-cute-meets-tough; a perfectly simple weekend outfit! x
Jumper & Shoes – Zara, Jeans – ASOS