Good morning happy campers!
Hasn’t this week dragged on for absolutely ages? I’m so glad the weekend is here. I went to see The Inbetweeners Movie yesterday. It was expectedly good and absolutely hilarious, with just a few cringy moments here and there. I’d totally recommend seeing it if you’re a fan of the TV series.
This week’s featured piece is the midi skirt. It’s set to be a huge trend for AW11, and although it doesn’t scream ‘wearable’ to me, I can certainly see it styled in endless looks for the season.
As usual, the one I’ve featured is from Topshop, but you could always DIY one from a leftover summer maxi skirt, and there are plenty of alternatives on the High Street.
Look One is an easy, sophisticated ensemble. I saw this daisy-embellished top at Topshop and thought the delicate detailing would beautifully pair with some pleats. It’ll keep a ladylike feel to the Look, as well as lending a little edge with the flash of skin.
I think I’m probably going to invest in some more Topshop knitwear this coming season. It’s relatively affordable for the quality given and always perfectly on-trend and wearable. This cocoon cardigan will balance out the skin-flash as well as providing some much-required warmth. Really into the heeled ankle boots that are everywhere right now, I think this stone-coloured pair will look lovely with this Look, and should lift the colour up.
No idea how I ended up going down the pirate route for Look Two.
In fact, this Look isn’t remotely something I’d consciously consider wearing, but I had a snoop on the Uniqlo website earlier for their Harry Potter range, and found these instead, from their Disney collection. I’d imagine this top knotted to the side to cinch in the waist, and teamed with cute little chain detail loafers. Absolutely adore the little bamboo handle bag, and I really wish I could justify making a sneaky bag purchase, if only for this little beauty!
I really wanted to create an easy to wear look with my final Look. I’d recommend wearing the knit untucked, for ultimate slubby, cosy chic, or tuck the front ‘panel’ in to this petrol-coloured belt.
Loose knits are always best accessorised with a long pendant and a stack of bangles to play up a casual look, and finished off with these beyond pretty zip up boots from River Island. Perfect off-duty model style. For a cute alternative to this plain knit, I’m still in love with the ampersand jumpe that Emma ended up buying!
Just wanted to take a second to thank you all for the amazing feedback following last week’s Ways to Wear post. It’s so nice to log in and see comments from people, genuinely interested in what I have to say, but even more so that some of you have taken to saving my Looks for future reference.
I’ve been really inspired by some of the editorials and runway shows that I’ve seen for the coming season, and can’t wait to see where it takes my wardrobe and I, haha. I’ll be seeing you all tomorrow for a photo diary post and a little catch up!