All posts tagged: urban outfitters

My Week in Outfits

If you’re British, you’ve probably experienced a whole load of extreme weather conditions this week. *Looks out of window* It’s sunny, yay! *Walks out of front door* Bloody hell, it’s freezing. *Walks down street* It’s hail-stoning, great… This weather is as imbalanced as yours truly on one of those hormonal days when my boyfriend tries to hide from me. Creating outfits that are April-appropriate seems impossible sometimes. We all know the feeling… A few tips on how to dress for this crazy, unpredictable weather. 1) Invest in some lightweight jackets. Bombers are on trend and easy to style. 2) Stick to cropped denim jeans. We don’t live in the Bahamas, it’s not time for bare legs just yet – thank god (need to find my gym pass). 3) Wear suede before summer hits. I loved implementing suede into my winter wardrobe last year. I feel like this trend just won’t sit right for spring/summer – get your wear out of suede pieces now before it’s too late. Outfit #1: Out for drinks Last Saturday was …

NEW VIDEO: SS15 FASHION AND BEAUTY FAVES

Check out my recent Summer favourites in video form, including The Body Shop new Spa of the World range, a special shout out to DestinationSkin and my favourite trusty Topshop boots… Can I also just articulate via words the appreciation I have for full-time Youtubers. Creating and editing videos is so much more strenuous and tedious than it initially appears and takes a hell of a lot of dedication and motivation!

CHECK MATE

House of Holland, Derek Lam and Balmain brought us gingham this summer. It’s all thanks to these designers that we will now worry that we look too cowgirl-esque on our way out to summer barbeques in a few months time. But, fear not, there is a way to stay clear of the Jessie look. This season’s checks are all about contrast – small checks teamed with large checks, red checks mixed with blue checks, textured checks combined with cotton checks. Think outside the check and be bold! Minimalism this is not. In fact, is minimalism finally on its way out? This season’s super trends, such as gingham, seem to suggest it is. It’s also appealing to see something other than florals dominate the High Street’s Spring/Summer print stories. Gingham is clean cut with a ‘mod’ style finish. In other words – it’s not too girly. This season, it seems to be available in everything from smock dresses to bomber jackets. Take a leaf out of 2014’s style book and choose gingham to de-minimalise your wardrobe …

TARTAN TALES

My first tartan experience happened in my third year of life. My mum (obsessed with dressing me up) had bought me a navy and bottle green tartan dress with matching beret (pom pom on top). Let’s face it, I looked like a Scottish China Doll, but a very, very cute one. Years passed and I became a stroppy teenager with a tendency to dress somewhat emo-esque. Coincidentally, I embraced more tartan in the form of a pleated short skirt, accessorised with a black studded belt of course. My next experience included a tartan Topshop shirt during my first year of University. Worn with a tight black skirt, black tights and biker boots I was the epitome of a rocker girl (so I thought). Said outfit was worn several nights during my job behind the bar of a live music venue. Tartan is multi dimensional. It can look unbelievably traditional and smart on one piece of clothing and look oppositely grungy on another. The tartan story began during its first use as a tool to distinguish …