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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Camel Coat and Culottes

Coat: c/o Dorothy Perkins (similar)
Jumper: Zara (similar)
Bracelet: COS
Culottes: Zara (similar)
Boots: Zara 

Another black outfit, which I've been essentially living in this January, trying to inject colour through my various coats, jackets and pieces of jewellery. 

But, you can't beat it, or a good pair of culottes in my eyes. It's pretty much all I wear, creating different silhouettes depending on what I pair them with. Tuck your jumper in and wear with heels (like here) and you have a slimline look, showing the shape of each piece; wear with flats and a tunic or loose-fitting shirt and you have the ultimate effortless, oversized look. In short, they're perfect no matter what...expect to see another version when I head to Copenhagen Fashion Week this week (follow me on Instagram for daily updates).  


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Blush Pink and Kitten Heels

Jeans: Weekday
Rings: ASOS
Boots: Zara 

I've been trying to resist buying new pieces this January (that post-Christmas bank balance is not looking healthy) but some things are too good to pass by. Take this lightweight knit from & Other Stories, which has got me into blush pink tones for the first time and has me dreaming of warmer weather. 

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

The Utilitarian Jacket

Jacket: Monki
Jumper: New Look
Trousers: COS
Shoes: ASOS
Sunglasses: Han Kjobenhavn

This year I'm slowly trying to inject in a bit more colour into my clothing collection. I've been getting organised (read: too skint to go out) and colour-coordinating my wardrobe, which is essentially a set of rails in a box room and it dawned on me that about 80% of everything I own is either black, grey or white. This probably won't change any time soon but a few different shades won't hurt either. 

Enter this Monki jacket (or 'shacket' as it's described on site). I got it in the ASOS sale and it's proved the perfect piece for easing myself into new colour territory, plus it's utilitarian style ticks all the right boxes. 


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Monochrome at LFWM

Jumper: Zara
Trousers: COS
Boots: Zara 

If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I spent last weekend at London Fashion Week Men's, my first lot of shows for the season that I cover for Coggles. Nightmare tube strike aside, it was an incredible (if busy) weekend of shows, with Matthew Miller and YMC presenting my favourite collections of the season. It was pretty cold so layers were a must, along with my heavy McQ coat (now on sale...) and new Zara boots that I've barely taken off since purchasing them at the beginning of the month. 

Right now I'm taking advantage of being able to relax at home...with Copenhagen Fashion Week and London Fashion Week both taking place over the next four weeks, plus some big projects at work, something tells me 2017 is going to be a busy one.


Sunday, 8 January 2017

The Navy Tunic

Sunglasses: ASOS
Tunic: COS
Bracelet: COS
Trousers: Gestuz
Flats: ASOS

When it comes to style, one of my favourite things to do is play with lengths and shapes, creating new outfits with the same pieces by pairing them with others or putting a slightly different spin on them. This tunic is a case in point. I put it on back to front to create a more streamlined look at the front and detail at the back, wearing it with knitted navy trousers (which are actually supposed to be culottes, but hey, short girl problems) for a co-ord effect.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Back to Basics

Sunglasses: ASOS
Jumper: New Look Men
Blazer: c/o PrettyLittleThing
Jeans: Weekday
Converse: Coggles

I took these on the first day of the year, my first New Year's Day in a decade that I actually spent outdoors, hangover-free - and it felt amazing. I pulled on a few staples, starting the year as I mean to go on in classic pieces that will make up an edited, capsule wardrobe (I've already taken a huge bag to the charity shop in an effort to streamline my clothing collection). 

I've got a hectic few months coming up, with three fashion weeks over the space of six weeks, lots going on in work, finishing up with a two week trip to Australia in April. It's exciting though and I wouldn't have it any other way, but it means opting for simplicity when it comes to clothing is all the more appealing. 


Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Art of the White Tee & other Basics

Trousers: COS

This January marks a year since I've been living in Manchester and it's safe to say it's gone ridiculously fast. I grew up in Merseyside so always felt that I knew Manchester quite well (it was where I'd go shopping before Liverpool upped its game) but this year I've spent time discovering those parts that are off the beaten track.  

One such place is Lissom + Muster, a one-room store at the top of Hope Mill in Ancoats. It's a Grade II listed mill - the type that helped build modern Manchester and its industry - and its history is still evident in Lissom + Muster's rough brick walls, exposed pipes and large, open space.   

Trousers: COS
Shoes: Zara 

It houses a curated collection of men's and women's luxury basics - think super soft Sunspel t-shirts and John Smedley knits, plus its own label with products all made in Britain and Europe. Essentially, they're the building blocks of any good wardrobe, especially if you're using the new year as an excuse to de-clutter and create a more capsule wardobe. 

Heels: Mango 


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