Sunday, 8 June 2014

PoW: SKORT/WRAP SKIRT

When a first saw the wrap skirt, I was a little unsure about its look.  A cross between wrapping a towel around your waist or excess fabric on a skirt, I didn't think it was a very wearable trend.  Yet, seeing it on the high street and how others style skorts, it does create a dynamic spin on the standard pencil or mini skirt.

On a beach or in the city, the asymmetric skirt is a great casual ensemble to wear in the sun.  Go for a Wimbledon look with tennis style skorts and layered vests to carry out the sport luxe trend.  Or to be slightly more formal, wear a plain white skort (possibly leather?) and team with strappy heels and a blazer.

My top stores to purchase a skort/wrap skirt from?  The likes of River Island and Topshop have some great skirts in a plethora of colourways and prints.  But, if your looking for different stylistic takes on the wrap skirt, check out Zara.

1 | River Island  2 | River Island  3 | Topshop  4 | Zara  5 | Zara

Kat xxx

Friday, 6 June 2014

PRINTED BOMBER | 5 OUTFITS

 |Jacket - H&M |


On a recent shopping trip, I purchased a new summer jacket, that would be much lighter than the heavy duty leather jacket I'm used to.  I absolutely fell in love with this printed bomber I discovered in H&M; it's so versatile for many occasions and it looks great layered up!

Therefore, here are my five favourite ways to wear the printed bomber, inspired by the trends of SS14!









1 | LIGHT LAYERS


| Waistcoat - M&S | Top - Topshop | Chelsea Boots - Topshop | Jeans - Joules | Bag - Mango | Watch - River Island |

This outfit is very much a day-to-day ensemble that could be worn out shopping/school/etc.  Even in the summer, I love to layer clothing with many light layers to create an interesting look.  For this outfit, I combined a light purple/grey waistcoat with the printed bomber to look as if it was one piece - a jacket with a collar.  The studs add embellishment to the jacket without be overpowering with the print and wearing a block colour waistcoat rather than a printed one, emphasises the jacket more.

For added texture, I decided to pair the combo with a layered stripe box tee from Topshop, again to focus the attention on the top half of the outfit.  Therefore the rest of the outfit is toned down with a classic pair of Chelsea Boots and black skinny jeans.

2 | 90's NOSTALGIA

| Crop top - Topshop | Jeans - Topshop | Shoes - Kitson | Bag - Topshop | Jewellery -  A Market |

As a 90's born girl myself, this season's 90's trend had been a favourite of mine.  This time, I teamed the Bomber jacket with a burgundy cropped polo neck, 'mom' jeans and converse, for a truly nineties feel.  To tie the outfit together, the deep pink suede bag and matching gold and red jewellery worked well, creating another causal outfit.  Not forgetting, I black strapped watch to complete the outfit!

3 | HOT TROPICS

| Dress - Zara | Shoes - TOMS | Watch - Casio | Bag - FatFace | Belt - Thrifted |

For the summer, I am really looking forward to wearing tropical prints and pairing them with my love of stripes, makes my perfect summer outfit! Using a key wardrobe staple; the breton striped dress but with a twist having tropical sleeves, the jacket added to the theme.

Accessories wise, I kept it low key with a simple silver watch and white belt.  By keeping the jewellery simple, the statement of the outfit comes from the dress and jacket, whilst also making sure the outfit is not a chaotic clash of prints and bling!

To finish off any summer outfit, it had to be paired with a pair of espadrilles! My TOMS university striped ones work perfectly with the outfit and are integrated well with the navy colour translated in the stitched detail on the black satchel.


4 | FESTIVAL TREKKER

| Top - Topshop | Shorts - New Look | Shoes - Topshop | Bag - Topshop | Garland - A Festival |

If you're going to a festival this summer, a printed bomber jacket would not look out of place.  For my festi-fashion take, I chose an embroidered floral box top with some high waisted shorts for a more effortless style.

Embracing the trend of CAT boots this summer, I added my own trekking-esque boots and matching rucksack to the look.  Finally, it wouldn't be festival style without a floral garland! I chose a pink floral garland, which would pick out the pinks in the top.

5 | CITY BREAK

| Shirt - Vintage | Skirt - River Island | Bag - Thrifted | Shoes - Converse | Watch - River Island | Rings - Accessorize |

For the final outfit, I've gone for a more chic-casual style, perfectly fitting for the city!  A light green shirt picks out the background colour of the jacket, along with the black pencil skirt which highlights the darker tones.

As chic is usually black, I chose a black bag but teamed with gold jewellery to add a subtle statement to the outfit.  Keeping it casual the final piece needed is a pair of black converse and the outfit is prêt-à-porter!

Kat xxx