Last week I talked to you about some new colour combinations I’m loving for autumn (see it again here) and there’s another colour I’m really into this season – burnt orange and its combinations with other colours.
I must admit I’ve never really been into any kind of orange much in the past but it’s a surprisingly flattering colour on most skin tones and it pairs so well with many other colours including pink (yes!). I’ve bought these trousers completely on a whim but I can tell you I’ve been wearing them so much. So far I’ve paired them with rust, pink, camel and off-white and not only they are super comfortable they literally go with everything. I’ve got another very different look coming up soon to show you a smarter more evening look so make sure you will come back to see that in couple of weeks.
In here I just threw in all the colours together and I think it actually works and shows how adaptable all these autumn colours are. If you look in the nature and the changing leaves they are all there (well except for pink).
What do you think of this look? Do you like burnt orange?
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Wearing: pants, top, boots, bag Dolce and Gabbana, sunglasses Chanel
This fall I’ve been adding some new colours to my wardrobe, apart from the usual Burgundy that is always a popular addition this time of year, and I’ve been playing with new colour combinations and I’m obsessed.
The new colours I’ve been adding are rust and burnt orange and who would have thought they’d pair so well with pink. I tend to wear my brighter colours like pinks, reds and oranges with more neutral colours like beiges or greys and even with navy but never with each other. Well this autumn I’ve been getting out of my comfort zone and I’m loving it.
I’m digging rust and pink and I’ll be wearing variations on this look in the coming months a lot. It’s a new combination to me and I’ve added neutral booties this time but I’m starting to get more adventurous even with that. I’ve added these Burgundy boots to my wardrobe and they are fun way to add colour to outfits and also loving these burnt orange ones.
Last week I started new series How to where I’ll be showing different ways to style things. You can read again part one here. I would love to know what you think.
Have you discovered any new colour combinations?
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Wearing: skirt, jumper, boots from last from Zara, bag Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel brooch and sunglasses
I’m starting a new series today and every Wednesday I will share with you different ways to style an item of clothing or a trend. Starting with stripes. They’re not really trendy, they are timeless and that makes them even better. I love stripes! Put on a pair of jeans, classic Breton top and a pair of cute flats and you’re good to go and chic at the same time. It’s the safest option ever but works every time! I own several Breton tops and they really are a wardrobe staple but if you want to go a little further with your stripes, read on.
Today I’m showing you how to wear a stripy jacket, next time will be top (but not Breton) and then skirt. I wonder which look you will like the best, so make sure you let me know. I have a few stripy jackets as well (told you I loved stripes, I own more stripy items than I can admit) case in point here. In both cases I styled the jacket with a simple white top and jeans. I believe if you’re wearing a statement jacket (which this is what it essentially is) you want to keep the rest of the look simple. If you’re new to striped jacket especially, styling it with jeans is the easiest way.
If you want to look smarter, you can add a pair of cigarette or slim fit trousers. I would mostly keep the top white, because that really shows of the colours well and doesn’t take away the attention from the jacket. That’s your main focus and keep it that way. If you’re feeling playful and more confident with your stripes you can add a fun brooch to really add to the statement.
With accessories keep it simple too. You can choose the same colour shoes that can be found in your jacket, or go for nude or black. Don’t overdo it and really stick to few colours when you’re new to this. As you feel more confident with this look you can really play with it but I really would keep the jacket as your main statement piece and keep the rest simple.
Stripes are such a fun print and make your outfit pop without it looking like you’re trying too hard. They’re effortless but chic. There’s so many options. You can go for two colour or something very colourful and it will brighten your day.
Do you love stripes? Don’t forget to check out my next stripy look next Wednesday.
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: jacket Boutique Moschino (old), top old but I love this one it’s similar and I just bought it too (it’s on great promotion now) , jeans, shoes Chanel, bag Valentino, bag scarf Dolce and Gabbana
The last few days in London have been amazing. It’s actually felt like summer and I’ve tried my best to spend time as much time outdoors as possible because who knows how long it will last. I love Indian summer and to be honest we’ve been very spoilt this year with the weather. But as lovely as it’s been it’s a bit tricky time to dress for.
Even though in the afternoon it feels like summer and you can get away with not wearing much, in the morning and evening it does get chilly. That’s why I tend to bring a sweater or a jacket which can be easily taken off. Transitional dressing can be fun but needs more thinking about.
We’re not at a stage any more when you can just throw on a dress and leave the house and I definitely rely on layering this time of the year. Some lighter pieces still work, like this skirt, that I bought at the end of the summer and feels quite summery, but can be also worn with boots and knitwear. I also love the colour palette that’s so fitting for this time of the year. But it’s time to start incorporating fall colours into your wardrobe (like rust and Burgundy) and also booties and heavier fabrics and items.
I have been stocking up on jumpers and have been layering them with other skirts and printed trousers. I love the combination of skirts and pants in lighter fabrics with a chunkier knitted piece. It works really well. In this case I put summery top underneath and just enjoyed afternoon in the sun. I wish all autumn could be like these past few days.
I’ve just had a week off work where I really wanted to concentrate on blogging (I know I’ve been slacking lately) but I managed to shoot a lot of content and I have a lot of autumn looks coming up. Autumn is very pretty and can be really fun to dress for and I’ve discovered a couple of new favourite colour combinations that I can’t wait to show you.
I will be also starting new series trying to show you more ways to wear one trend or a piece of clothing. I’m starting with 3 ways to wear stripes which is coming up next week. As you can see I love stripes and it’s such a fun print to wear and it’s one suitable for all year round. You may know that I don’t really follow trends and I prefer sticking to things I like and work and are more timeless. It’s better for our purses and the environment to wear clothes more than once and if you play with accessories and combine your outfits well you can have loads of fun with fashion and dressing. And that’s what’s it all about. Fashion is not serious and it’s there to be enjoyed.
This is my lost post for September (where has the time gone?). I am back to posting more regularly again and you can expect a fashion post on Mondays and Wednesdays and a beauty post on Fridays from next week on. I hope you will like what I have in store for you and I wish you a wonderful October.
What are your tips for transitional dressing?
Have a stylish day.
Wearing: skirt, boots, top old – similar, jumper, bag Chanel
I really hope you’re not fed up of seeing me in a white dress but I really do love them. They’re so versatile and perfect for summer!
What I love about white dresses is that they are literally like a blank canvas and you can play with the accessories to create many different looks. You can style them up or down and wear them for many different occasions. This dress is 100% cotton so really great for the weather we’ve been having.
Here are some of my other white dresses 1, 2, 3, 4.
This dress is from Mango (unfortunately sold out) and I must say I’m really loving Mango at the moment. I used to shop there a lot years ago and then I kind of went off it, but recently I’ve been buying quite a few things there and loving their style again. The quality is really good, they use a lot of natural fabrics (so important in this heat) and the prices are very reasonable. Most of the pieces I bought recently I bought at ASOS (you probably know I’m obsessed with that shop) but I’m planning a trip to actual Mango store soon.
Have you rediscovered any brand recently?
Wearing: dress Mango (sold out), shoes Aquazzura, bag and sunglasses Chanel, belt Gucci, earrings Baublebar
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Do you sometimes get the feeling when you see a dress (or something else) and it’s so perfect and you just have to have it. This happened with this dress. It was literally love at first sight! I love the fact that in many ways it’s very me – pink, fit and flare, below the knee.. but on the other hand it’s a shade of pink I don’t own yet – it’s a salmon pink bordering on orange and it’s not a colour I usually go for.. It’s embroidered and I don’t think I own any embroidered dress and it’s a wrap dress and I often struggle with those.
But I seriously love it! I wore it over the weekend and didn’t want to take it of. It just made me feel good. The reason I often struggle with wrap dresses is because I think the cleavage is often too low, they keep opening when it’s windy and they don’t often fit right on a tall person. When it arrived (I ordered it online) I knew I wanted to keep it, but I wasn’t sure about the fit and it seemed very see-through. I didn’t know what to do and then it hit me! I put a slip underneath and it worked wonders. It helped with the low cleavage, wasn’t see through any more and I didn’t have to worry about the wind any more seriously life changer.
(Some time ago I bought a slip dress in Marks and Spencer (I needed it for a particular dress) and I never thought I would wear it as much as I do. It’s such a good thing to have in your wardrobe! There’s so many dresses that are little bit see-through and I realised a good slip is a life safer.)
I could go out and just enjoy my weekend. It has been such a beautiful weather here in London and I’ve been trying to spend as much time as I can outside and make the most of it. So on Saturday, wearing my new dress, my friend and I went to west London for a coffee and cake al fresco and then for a long walk in the south west London. It’s not an area I visit that often and it was nice just to wander through new streets and discover new hidden gems and it was so so lovely. We came across the amazing car in the first photo and I couldn’t resist posing in front of it. I love old cars. We ended up in a pub and had a bbq and couple of drinks (I had Aperol spritzer should you care) and it was just such a nice day.
I discovered a new cute coffee shop which I can’t wait to tell you about but you’ll just have to wait for now.
How was your weekend? Do you love wrap dresses?
Dress, shoes Valentino old, bag and sunglasses Chanel, earrings Baublebar
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I hope you’ve enjoyed my guide to Florence, here’s again for you part 1 and 2 in case you missed it. In my last post I wanted to share with you all my outfits and tips for packing light.
Look 1: floral strappy dress (from last year) similar option
Look 2: paisley dress, straw wedges
Look 3: Zimmermann dress also love this one and this one, Chanel flats, earrings Baublebar
Look 4: floral off the shoulder dress (last year) this year’s version, Gucci belt
Look 5: bright pink pleated dress
Look 6: printed pants Zara, shirred top
I am a serious overpacker. Whenever I go away even for a weekend I plan my outfits well in advance including all my accessories. I like to have shoes and bag options too and definitely different clothes for every day. But there are definitely ways how you can downsize your luggage and pack less and still have a good selection. So here are my top three tips I’ve learnt along the way:
1.) think about the overall colour palette. If most of your items are in certain colour palette they are easier to mix and match together and even with fewer items you get more outfits. This is my rule actually generally. I don’t wear loads and loads of different colours (only occasionally) my wardrobe mostly consists of white (a lot of it), pink (less than you think) and blue with plenty of neutrals like beiges and grey to link it all together. It makes life and dressing easier but still fun. I love my prints playing with accessories and jewellery to make sure my outfits are not boring. Which brings me onto my other two points.
2.) go for neutral accessories. As boring as it may sound I love nude shoes and bags. They go with everything and look chic. No matter what your colour palette (see above) they will match. Also metallics are good. I love gold sandals and they can look both dressy and casual making them very versatile.
3.) go crazy with jewellery. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets.. you name it. They don’t take up much space in your luggage or weight a lot, but they really make an outfit to stand out. They the perfect finishing touch and can take an outfit from day to evening in an instant. Just add a bit of sparkle and you’re done.
Have you got any exciting trips planned? What are your tips for packing?
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