Before I get started on this week’s Ways to Wear feature, I just want to share my excitement (understatement of the century!) about finally having my London Fashion Week press pass application accepted. I’ve never been as “press” before, and certainly won’t be passing up the opportunity to snap stylish LFW goers and people-watch at such a big event. I haven’t fully decided when I’ll be around for the week yet, but by the time you read this I’ll most probably be poring over the schedules deciding where to be when.
Who else will be in London?! Help me decide which days to go!
Anyway, onto this week’s feature then. I dithered over which item to focus this week’s instalment on for absolutely ages. I tend to just restyle the same few items over and over! But after much thought and consideration, I have plumped for the humble denim shorts or cut-offs. I actually picked this item because it is so versatile, can be worn by lots of body shapes – believe it or not! – and can easily be DIY-ed from a pair of old, tattered jeans, like my pair.
To DIY your own pair, all you have to do put your jeans on, cringe at the hideous length or general fit of them, and grab a Sharpie. Mark on each leg where your ideal (shorts) leg length is and take off your jeans again. Bear in mind that your shorts may ride up when wearing them, and if you so wish, allow for extra inch as a turn-up hem, then snip away! You can be as messy or neat as you like.
Tip: A shorter length cut-off will flatter shorter and petite figures, while something slightly longer – perhaps mid-thigh – suits a curvier silhouette.
Look One is an outfit that I would probably never wear myself. The grungier look doesn’t suit me at all and wouldn’t reflect my personality. That being said, I like the idea of a printed T-shirt paired with denim and leather all at once. I picked this T-shirt out from River Island, who by the way have seriously upped their game this season, but they are easily replicated as I showed in a tutorial way back when 😉 I added the bright blue belt to inject some colour, as we are entering the summer months, and a pair of suspender tights that I have been in love with since Ella wore them on her blog.
As much as I claim to hate summer, there’s something in me that keeps whipping out the super summery outfits on here. I really like the idea of wearing a girly, floaty, floral top with denim, paired with bare legs (if you dare!), little schoolgirl-esque lace top socks and a pair of brogues. This is just such an adorable look, fingers crossed we have the weather to match up, eh?!
My final Look this week takes inspiration from the ethnic and Navajo colours and prints that I’ve seen floating around, particularly in Morven’s recent post. I was 99.9% sure that I’d seen the perfect top to pair with these shorts, but after much pondering and “research”, I actually think that I dreamt the top up in my head. Anyone else get this? … No? Just me in the crazy corner then! I did, however, find these cute tees in Urban Outfitters, which are a subtle nod to the Navajo trend, and spruced the look up with a selection of rings, which should ideally all be worn at once! Finished off nicely with a burnt orange velvet turban from Crown & Glory, and we’re good to go!