I've wanted to take my blog in a newer direction and actually take photos of looks and styles I've put together myself. So to start of with, I decided to ask a friend to become a my model for a couple of looks I put together.
The first look I put together is a going-out look. I personally love the top because it goes so well with any type of high waisted skirt to tuck into, but especially a basic black body con! I also combined the camel coloured jacket to add some in-season colour for a look.. This is a great way to dress it up a little for a poshy place or club or you have the option of creating a bolder look with the statement printed top even without the jacket. The necklace also adds some little minimal and simple detail. If you're looking to stock up on some jewellery, pick thin interesting chain on the necklaces which complement almost any outfit and add just the right amount of detail to an outfit like this.
Blazer (£65), Top (£30), Skirt (£28), Necklace (£12); all from Topshop. Tights from H&M. Purse from Dorothy Perkins (£25). Shoes from Office (£75- Now £35!)
(All still available in shops)
The second outfit is a day-college/uni girl look. It is simple and minimalistic; one of winter's key trends-based look. Again, the camelish colour of the plain dress looks great with the synched-in style of the dress. I liked the button detail on the shoulders of the dress as it creates a toned down look of military style. The Brown Leather Satchel bag with gold detail goes with the 'down to earth uni-girl' look as it is both in style and the colours blend well with the rest of the outfit. Brogues come off a little masculine but they balance the feminine look of the carefree, effortless college girl outfit. I also added a statement chunky necklace and some fun metal and brown bangles. Note that this is a good way to add something extra to a plain dress or top. Minimal fashion can be boring with constructed shapes and defined cuts but you can glam it up with some statement jewellery or a jewelled belt to make it look interesting!
Dress from H&M (£24.99). Bag from River Island (£69.99). Shoes from Office (£58). Necklace from Warehouse (£15). Set of Bangles from Warehouse (£10).
Most of these items are still available in shops except the necklace and bangles from Warehouse (which I bought ages ago).