20 July 2011

Style Ideas #3

As, on Tuesday Me, my Mr & my Rents are travelling down to Cornwall, for a week, i thought i'd do this Style Ideas post on what i'm planning to take with me and wear, while i'm there. I'm really hoping that week isn't a total wash out, i can cope with cloud, i can kind of cope with cold but i just really don't want to spend my week cowering under an umbrella and head to toe in waterproof. (Not quite the look i'm going for.) So, this is what i'm packing;

Dress: H&M / Denim Jacket: Topshop / Belt: M&Co / Shoes: Topshop / Necklace: Miss Selfridge

When i picked up this dress as an impulse, i thought it was just your standard, basic jersey dress that i could lounge in or throw on when i didn't know what else to wear; well, as well as all that it fits perfectly and makes me feel brilliant! The skirt has a slight flare, which i love, that gives it real shape and some how it makes me look like i actually have some boobs which is always a plus! I have already tried pairing it with a denim jacket and it just seems to create such a laid back, edgy look which is what i was aiming for. I love how, despite it's girly silhouette, it's easily toughened up with the right accessories, as i am not your average girly girl. I have a real love for mustard yellow at the moment, and when i saw this belt in my local M&Co (which, incidentally, i thought was a one shop kinda deal but it has a website, who knew!) i fell in love a little bit, and paired with blues and turquoises it really makes it pop! As for the canvas type shoes, everyone needs a pair!

Trousers: Primark / Top: New Look / Jumper: New Look / Necklace: New Look / Scarf: Dorothy Perkins / Sandals: Dorothy Perkins

I adore these primark palazzo trousers, they are such a comfy fit and frankly i sorta feel like i'm wearing pyjamas, which is never a bad thing when you're still looking fabulous! Best of all, they're super long which i can never find and at primark prices you can't say no! I quite like this layered style, because of the wide leg of the trouser i wanted to keep the top more snuggly and layered, and definitely simple compared to the patterned bottom. I love the stone/amber/red colours against the blue.
Shorts: New Look / Blouse: New Look / Quilted Jacket: Topshop / Shoes: Topshop / Necklace: Lilac Rose

This outfit is a kinda staple for me, these vintage shorts have been paired with just about everything in my wardrobe and been worn for all sorts of occasions. As i said, i'm not really a girly girl so these vintage style shorts are a lovely alternative to a skirt but can be paired with some florals or something sheer to keep things feminine. I have a jacket identical to this from Tesco that was in the sale for £15, compared to this Topshop version that's something like £70 i'm pretty happy with my version (and it didn't burn a huge hole in my pocket!) This outfit may be quite simple, but i'm going through a faze of just wanting to wear things that are comfy but stylish and interesting at the same time, which is probably why i keep picking up basic pretty bits from H&M (as seen in outfits one and five.)
Dress: F&F at Tesco / Jacket: Dorothy Perkins / Belt: New Look / Shoes: Topshop / Necklace: Dorothy Perkins

I can honestly tell you that these £12 Jersey Tesco dresses are some of the comfiest dresses i have ever owned, and i love them! I bought it in these cute blue floral and a black with white dots, which can work with anything! This is not typically something i would automatically put together but having the time to look and think about it, i quite like this laid back style. The accessories are pretty sweet and girly but the denim jacket and the shoes keep it not boyish? but.. i can't think of the right word, but i'm sure you know what i mean!

Dress: H&M / Jumper: Topshop / Belt: New Look / Necklace: Topshop / Brogues: New Look

As soon as i saw this dress on Jennie's Blog, i knew i had to hunt it down. Like her, i love how easy it is to style and throw on the go but still look lovely! The colour is super gorgeous and the right tone for what i'm loving right now (with my oranges/corals/pinks/reds), so it fits nicely into my wardrobe. I've been eyeing up this Topshop jumper for a while, and haven't yet purchased it but i love the colours and the pattern too, i'll probably throw on my old faithful over this which is a Black Fur Shoulder number from Next last year, it's gorgeous and goes with everything - so easy to take away with me and throw on over everything when it's chilly. Seriously loving my knitwear at the moment, but going through a jumper, not cardi faze.. who knows why when it's supposed to Summer.. I've never been a huge fan of brogues, especially not brown ones but when i saw these on the New Look website i just thought they'd be comfy, hard wearing (for lots of walking), waterproof(ish) and also sort of summery! As for the accessories, i wanted them to be statement as the rest are basics, never go wrong with leopard print!

I can't wait to get away for a bit, think i'm getting a little stir crazy, so some space and fresh sea air will do me some good! Will be lovely to spend some time with my fam and Mr before i jet off to university, as well. As long as the weather isn't totally rubbish all week, it'll be lovely!

- K xo

1 comment:

  1. I love all that you've chosen to bring with you- especially those palazzo pants. They're adorable! I wish I had a Primark where I live.. sadly, it'll never happen.. Have a lovely holiday! x


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