Spring is upon us (even if the snow is falling outside) and that means it’s time to freshen up the old wardrobe. When creating a new wardrobe it’s important to have a few classic fashion staples you can always turn to and what’s more of a classic than the humble check print. It’s been around and stuck around for decades and it can be worn any time of year. Gingham, plaid and block check prints are set to be huge this season. This might remind you of your Grandmas old table clothes but don’t worry. There’s a new way to wear the print. See what we’re talking about below…
Corduroy hasn’t been known as particularly “cool” in fashion for a while now, but this season that’s all changed. While it used to call to mind bell-bottom-clad stoners or bearded professors in elbow-patch blazers, the favorite fabrication of the 70s is now a style must-have.
We have lots of things to blame thank the Kardashian-Jenners for. From exposed corsets to latex dresses to clear boots to contouring and even the reemergence of chain mail. But perhaps the most pervasive trend on the street style front is bike shorts. While bike shorts popped back up on the Spring 2018 runways at shows like Nina Ricci and Off-White, Kim Kardashian really brought the trend to the fashion masses after repeatedly stepping out in the clingy bottoms. Teaming them with everything from hoodies and long coats to sports bras for full athleisure vibes, Kim even inspired the rest of her klan to get on board.
Fashion sweatshirts? So 2016. Hoodies? Overplayed. Cardigans? Now we’re talking. Cardigans are becoming the topper of choice thanks to their versatility, cozy-chic silhouettes and the fact that they can be layered on top of almost any outfit.
Not all weddings are in the height of Summer (June being the most popular month). Some people opt for an Autumn wedding and we love it! Another popular time for couples to say “I do” is in October. The weather is just getting nice and crisp, the leaves are turning and romance is definitely in the air.
I have a love / hate relationship with trends. While I’ve always had a great interest in trends and understanding how I can make my outfit more on trend, I’ve never been one to dress head to toe in a trend. I prefer instead to choose the most wearable trends that I can feel confident won’t be ‘one hit wonders’ that I wouldn’t be seen dead in the following season. I tend to opt for more classic pieces, and the odd trend piece, often an accessory or outerwear piece that makes my whole look ‘on trend’ without disregarding my signature style.
I finally found a pair of white boots that I like (that also weren’t silly money) to wear with my floral maxi dress – a combination I’ve been wanting to wear for ages. It was the tiniest bit milder this weekend, a bit different to the scorching weather we had last week. I could have gladly ditched the jacket again but for once I decided that I should wear my khaki suedette jacket, floral maxi dress and white boots by Kurt Geiger.
I stumbled across a really old outfit on the blog the other day and realised how much I still liked it – in fact I thought to myself that I’d totally wear it again.
Generally my reaction to anything I wore more than three or four years ago is one of horror, but as I liked this outfit from 2017 so much I thought I should go through my outfit archives to see if there were any others that also caught my eye. There were actually more than I thought, and it was quite interesting to see how my style has changed in some respects, but not in others.
First of all I SWEAR I had every intention of getting this look out weeks ago. Once the sunshine came along the green eyed fashion monster (this is me) couldn’t wait unleash the green from my wardrobe. But, as usual, my life has been a crazy mess and in true blogger style, I am posting this half way through the Summer instead of the start as i intended.