I think we can all agree that H&M is often the high street mecca of seriously good bargains. Every season I seem to stumble across some £14.99 piece which literally becomes one of my biggest wardrobe staples. This season it’s this rather Top Gun-esque jumpsuit, which yes, you guessed it, was only £14.99! To offset the cost of the jumpsuit, naturally I added this £895 Jimmy Choo bag, lol! I’ve worn with a pair of pointed toe pumps but this boiler could definitely be rocked with a pair of Stan Smiths, Converse or even some pointed toe ballet flats.
At last Spring has arrived…time to shave those legs and get them out inch by inch. If you’re really not feeling the retro throwback trends for this season then I must apologise because there has been an abundance of 70’s styling here on the blog over the last few weeks. Today is no different I’m afraid; we’ve got the ultimate 70’s a-line denim skirt in today’s look which I’ve paired with this slouchy cable knit sweater, worn off the shoulder. To keep in with my style and modernise the look slightly I’ve added in these khaki suede wrap ankle boots rather than a platform, we wanna avoid the fancy dress look and go more for key elements. I’ve accessorised with this cute mock-croc box bag from Dune, and these round tortoiseshell sunglasses.
I skipped day 3 of fashion week to go to Bicester Village in search of some bargains, and bargains I did find! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen my amazing Miu Miu pointed loafers which I got for a mere £75! It also rained all day long so I’m pretty glad I swapped getting drenched running around London for shopping.
Onto my look for day 4. This wasn’t planned at all, I literally put this look together in about 15 mins at the start of the day. The faux fur coat was my Grandmas and when she passed away in 2013 my mum thought I would like to keep this and a beautiful long shearling coat of hers. I hadn’t actually worn this until today but when I like to think I took my Grandma along to LFW with me. I wore a denim shirt underneath and these amazing faux suede cropped trousers from H&M. The boots are by Jessica Burrman and the bag, Jimmy Choo. It’s another 70’s inspired look but with the coat it’s a little more authentic.
For day 2 of London Fashion Week I continued with the 70’s vibe with these amazing flared jeans (a must for SS15!) which are available in 2 different lengths if like me you’ve got super long legs and find it almost impossible to find jeans that are long enough…these are great! I wanted to add some serious colour because on day 1 I was pretty monochrome, so I wore this bright yellow coat with a retro printed top from Topshop underneath. The gorgeous fringed cross body bag is by Jimmy Choo, from their SS15 collection, and the accents of yellow complimented the vibrancy of the coat.
LFW came around again pretty quickly, but if I’m being honest, I just wasn’t feelin’ it this season. In past season’s I’ve been known to be super organised, outfits have been planned, shows have been scheduled, I’d do a few brand collaborations and takeovers…but this season I just felt is bit ‘meh’ about the whole thing. I have recently started planning my wedding so this might be a factor as my mind is pretty preoccupied. So on day one I arrived pretty late at around 2pm just to see a few friends, grab a bite to eat and witness the circus that is Somerset House. I wore this amazing Karen Millen leather fringe jacket which is quite possibly the most amazing jacket I’ve ever seen! Fringe is a big trend for SS15 so it had to be rocked this LFW and look at me and Claire totally twinning in fringe (below). The jumper, which everyone thought was Celine, is actually from M&S and has that 70’s mustard colouring which added a touch of colour to my otherwise monochrome outfit. I wanted to carry on the 70’s styling with these wide leg trousers from Mango which I’m incredibly surprised I managed to keep white for the entire day! I accessorised with this Jimmy Choo ‘Riley’ bag, Dune Boots and Astrid & Miyu Jewellery.
Did I mention denim at all this week I did warn you! In keeping with the running theme today I’ve gone for this chambray denim boiler suit which is just amazing! It’s light enough to be cool for summer but I was more than comfortable wearing it out and about around London yesterday with just a simple black blazer thrown over the top. It’s a very cost effective way of rocking the double denim look because you’ll only need to invest in one piece. That said this particular jumpsuit was under £30 so not so much of an investment, more so a bargain that can’t be ignored! Let’s move on to the boots because I posted these on Instagram and they literally sold out within the next hour and left so many of you disappointed (Soz!). But don’t fret they may have sold out online but there are still plenty in store. I got mine from the Oxford Street store but I also saw them recently in Bluewater so maybe head to your nearest Forever 21 to bag these amazing bargain boots!
I have to give a quick London Fashion Week shout out because as you’ll know this all kicks off today and my looks won’t instantly be on the blog because I’ll be super busy over the next 5 days. Instagram is where it’s at! Be sure to follow me (@emmahill) to see what I’m getting up to and most importantly what I’m wearing. If you sign up to Liketok.it then you’ll also be able to shop my LFW outfits by simply ‘liking’ my pictures on Instagram. You’ll receive an email direct to your inbox with links to all the pieces I’m wearing from the pictures you’ve ‘liked’. This is a great idea because you’ll get the info way before it hits the blog and you can avoid items selling out by the time you get to them