Picking up any sort of mainstream fashion magazine this week will give you a quick round-up of this season’s trend inspirations.
And the key trend that both worried me and excited me was the aquatic trend: do we have to wander around dressed similarly to a mermaid? Is the boho-inspired look really ‘back’? I thought I’d tackle this trend in this week’s Ways to Wear, and get back to normal posting next week.
The aquatic trend covers light/pastel hues, deeper and richer tones and a soft, relaxed silhouette, and understandably, if you’re anything like me, you will have taken one look at the fashion pages of a mag and scrapped the idea completely. Take this all with a pinch of salt, I’m sure you already have similarly coloured pieces in your wardrobe, and similar clothes hanging around waiting to be worn again!
Featuring that gorgeous shirt from Topshop, it ties in a peach, high-waisted skirt for the classic preppy shape and Look, with bare legs (yep, that kinda thing does happen once upon a year!) some woven accessories and a big cosy knit, than looks at home both indoors and by the beach.
To make this Look work transitionally, add a darker knit, a knitted headband/turban and some boots.
I love the metallic pleating detail of the tunic from Topshop, and the tunic wouldn’t look out of place come day or evening. Score!
Wear the blouse on top of the tunic, with the heart detail collar (LOVE!) peeping out from this boxy New Look jumper. Hair could be top-knotted or left unruly with this look: you don’t want to look primped and preened at risk of looking like an overgrown five-year-old who has been styled by their Mum!
Keeping things simple with a tee, jeans and trench combination, this is every British girl’s dream: I love the textured foil look in stores at the moment, but keep it classic with everything else in the Look. Navy ‘Leigh’ jeans provide a welcome yet subtle pop of colour to the outfit, and the accessories are simple and understated. Wear with a bright lip and sleek, neat-and-tidy hair.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s little feature! Let me know what your thoughts are on the aquatic trend?
Also, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everybody who has already voted for me in the Marie Claire Blog Awards – I’ve only been longlisted, but with your support, I’d love to make it to the shortlist and be in the running for Best Fashion Blog and the chance to write for Marie Claire’s website! Voting closes on the 20th Jan, after which the shortlist will be announced! ♥