There’s no escaping suede this season and I for one am already embracing the trend! I’ve compiled a little edit of my favourite suede (not suedette!) pieces from the high street, yes that’s right, the high street! There are some incredible designer suede options but unless you have 3k to blow on a single item, I thought I’d keep this cost effective. Now there are a few tasseled pieces in this edit but fret not, is fringing aint yo thang it’s not compulsory in this trend. We saw suede on the runway at Chloe, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Chanel, Derek Lam and Alberta Ferretti (amongst so many others) and thankfully this provoked a high street suede-fest! You don’t have to go crazy with this trend, we’re not talking head-to-toe skins (unless you want to embrace that look of course..I’m game!) but just a single piece will keep you in good fashion stead. If you don’t fancy trying out the clothing then why not opt for accessories; belts, bags and shoes.
As you’ve all seen I have been loving double denim recently and this particular outfit happened purely by accident. I went into Zara for my weekly dose of ‘oh my god I want, no NEED that…and that, and that…and THAT!’ (Anyone else experience this is Zara? Yeh thought so!) and I came across this denim tunic with flared sleeves (LOVE!) which I had to quickly try on over these flare jeans which I was wearing at the time. I quickly slung my jacket over my shoulders, et voila! The outfit was born. I did share my fitting room snap on Instagram and you all seemed to love it! Let me know your thoughts on this otherwise fashion faux pas of dress-over-trousers.
You last saw this amazing fringed leather jacket in my LFW Day 1 post and if I’m being honest I’ve worn it almost every day since, as many of you will have seen from my Instagram snaps. I’ve taken to draping it over my shoulders in the warmer temperatures we’ve had here in London over the past week and this has unleashed a whole new thought process behind putting together my looks. Sarah Harris (Vogue) wore a very similar jacket at LFW (yeh she totes stole the idea from me, pah!) and I love how she teamed her Saint Laurent (of course) version with tailored peg leg black trousers, white trainers and a plain grey sweatshirt, geez that woman is just effortless! I’ve layered mine over this amazing faux suede utility shirt, with straight cut jeans, my ‘Boy’ and these Miu Miu pointed loaferswhich I bought from Bicester Village a few weeks back for a mere £75!
My apologies for the flood of 70’s style recently but it just seems to be all that I’m drawn to. These are the amazing flares that I wore to LFW and one of many pairs that are currently at the forefront of my wardrobe. As I’m also into the double denim situation right now, I’ve teamed them with this over-sized denim jacket worn over the shoulders. To break up the sea of denim I added in this cute striped top from H&M (very similar here) and kept accessories to a minimum. I’d love to know how you guys are feeling about these trends, so leave me a comment below
Suede is undoubtedly one of the must-rock trends this season sparked by the SS15 collections from Chloe, Gucci and Saint Laurent to name but a mere few. Suede can either go one of two ways, western or retro and I’m on board with both. Vintage suede is easy to pick up on eBay if you prefer the more authentic feel and our high street faves are hitting the trend hard. This totally adorable suede skirt is perfect is more ways that one; it’s high street…therefore cheap as chips, it’s a-lined…the key 70’s silohette, and it’s the perfect length. I’ve tucked in my favourite denim shirt, layered over a camel coat and added some ankle boots and Balenciaga city bag to toughen up the look.
If you’re thinking about whipping out those legs of yours make sure you check out my post from earlier this week on how to get your pins prepped and primed for summer.
There’s a new co-ord on the block; the jacket and skirt, and I for one am a fan. Today’s look a slightly smarter than I would normally dress but I’ve been playing around with this co-ord and will be sharing more looks with you soon. It all starts with the wrap skirt, incredibly flattering, slightly sexy and unusually versatile. I’ve already worn this skirt several times, pairing with chunky knits, basic tees and even a sweatshirt. The same can be said for the duster jacket, versatility all round. But the real love for me in this post is actually the shirt, but looks nothing special right? Just a plain white shirt, until you see the back…I’m calling it sexy utility with it’s backless d-ring design. This is going to be a huge part of my wardrobe this season!