Denim on Denim…on Denim? 👖

There is much more to denim than just jeans. It can be fun to be adventurous with it, and 2017 has seen more denim fun than ever. With denim jackets making it down the runway at New York and London Fashion Week, they are right out there in the style crowd.

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The must know label Miaou, by Alexia Elkaim, is well known for its jeans with their distinguishing looks. However, even this signature denim line went beyond just jeans at New York Fashion Week and introduced denim jackets into the mix, coming in all different colours down the catwalk.

Every girls denim collection should consist of your comfy jeans, however be daring and try a new style. From flares to ruffle trim, and embroidery and sparkles, denim has been rebranded for 2017 and not only is it having it’s top runway moments, it’s a huge part of street style everywhere.

So update your denim this autumn, as this trend isn’t going anywhere.

Here is my guide to the key denim trends for your wardrobe this year…

Jackets

Denim jackets are timeless and I think they should be a part of every coat collection. A denim jacket is the ultimate wardrobe staple and they are only getting better with age. No matter what colour, oversized or embroidered, the denim jacket is bringing the 90’s nostalgia with a fresh new look. The good thing about denim jackets is they can be worn over a simple t-shirt and leggings day look, or a black jumpsuit with a pair of killer heels for the night. With an oversized jacket it is perfect for layering, and I particularly love an embroidered pattern on the back and on the sleeves for that something extra to complete your outfit.

(Left) Denim Shrunken Jacket in Midwash Blue – ASOS – £32

(Middle) Sally Slim Fit Borg Collar Cord Jacket – Boohoo – £30

(Right) Blue Embroidered Oversized Denim Jacket – Missguided – (Was £55) Now £35

Jeans

A good pair of jeans are the item of clothing that every wardrobe needs. In a range of fits it is often impossible to choose just one pair of jeans (that’s why my wardrobe is full of different styles…). My go to pair of jeans are the Joni jeans from Topshop (featured above on the left). I love their comfortable fit and how stripped down or dressed up you can make them as part of an outfit. Whether you like boyfriend jeans or skinny fits, distressed or ripped, the right denim for you is out there. If you prefer your denim a little bit extra, just like the denim jackets, embroidery is a particular trend I am loving, especially on jeans.

(Left) MOTO Indigo Joni Jeans – Topshop – £36

(Middle) Mid Blue Ripped Amelie Super Skinny Jeans – River Island – £42

(Right) Pale Blue Floral Embroidered Ripped Tori Mom Jeans – New Look – (Were £29.99) Now £14 (Also available in black)

Skirts

Denim skirts are versatile and that’s what I love. You can take them from day to night with ease. Team it up with a simple t-shirt in the day time and even a pair of trainers to complete the outfit, but for night wear, with a pair of heels, the whole outfit is changed. With distressed and button up styles, there is an endless choice of denim skirts to choose from, and again includes the embroidery patterns that I love. The nude skirt above, from Missguided, (left) may be mistaken for suede, but it is denim and I love the lace up detail that adds to the look. I’m all for adding that little extra to make your outfit stand out, and fabrics such as lace are particularly special and a favourite of mine.

(Left) Nude Eyelet Lace Up Denim Mini Skirt – Missguided – £25

(Middle) Lola Lace Trim Distressed Denim Skirt – Boohoo – £18 (30% off at the moment means it is just £12.60, so get in there quickly!!!)

(Right) MOTO Mini Denim Skirt  – Topshop – £29

This skirt is also available in black and it is one of my favourite buys this summer.

Here are some more of my favourite denim pieces…

Blue Riot High Rise Floral Embroidered Jeans – Missguided – (Were £35) Now £17.50

Abegaila Light Wash Distress Oversized Denim Jacket – Pretty Little Thing – £30

Missguided Studded Floral Denim Skirt – ASOS – £25

 

 

Let me know your favourite denim styles…and are you brave enough to do double denim?

 

 

 

 

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Hottest Heels 👠🔥

Don’t let your footwear be the last thing on your mind when choosing an outfit!

You can make a bold impact with a pair of shoes and getting the right style for you and what you’re wearing is key. Whether it is a chunky heeled sandal for comfy everyday wear or thin stiletto, there are so many different styles to try and enjoy.

Stepping into the new season we have seen plenty of new footwear trends straight off the catwalk. The stiletto is still thriving as well as seventies-inspired styles such as embroidery, and the spring/summer 2017 shoes collections are full of colour, glitter and patterns galore.

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It is said a girl can never have too many pairs of heels and the higher the heel the closer to heaven! But getting the right height, comfort, colour or style is sometimes tricky for a lot of people. Need new heels? Time to update your shoedrobe and get ready for some inspiration here on Style Cloud.

Strappy Heels

Strappy heels are great for something subtle and non overpowering for your outfit. They go well with a simple slip dress but also look great teamed with a pair of jeans and a top. A chunkier heel is my go to for a casual look but also makes them a lot comfier to wear, which is why they are great for a day out. A thinner heel makes the shoe a lot more elegant and look perfect with dresses or skirt and top combos.

(Top Left) Black Strappy Suede Leather Block Heel Sandal – River Island – £48

(Bottom Left) Jess D Buckle Block Heel Sandal – Boohoo – £25

(Top Right) Black Rounded Four Strap Barely There Heels – Missguided – £30

(Middle Right) Grey Comfort Triple Strap Back Block Heels – New Look – £25.99

(Bottom Right) Katie Double Band 2 Part Heels – Boohoo – £25

Lace Up Heels

The lace up trend has been around for quite a while now but I love it more than ever. Now spring is well and truly on its way we are seeing some new takes on this popular look, with not only the popular criss-cross style taking over but we can also see many with the tie around the ankle, taking it even further. Sometimes we even have lace up as high as the knee, but I have chosen not to include those as I want to focus on heels. Last season included skinny stilettos and metal eyelets, but we are now seeing a neater look with the tie up’s, rounded toes and a bolder block heel.

(Top Left) Lexis Khaki Faux Suede Lace Up Heels – In the Style – £32.99

(Top Right) Julia Heels in Black Faux Suede – Public Desire – £29.99

(Bottom Left) Pink Tie Detail Shoe Boot – River Island – £48

(Bottom Right) Serenna Black Lace Up Sandals – Pretty Little Thing – £30

Court Heels

Pointed court shoes are the perfect way to look chic and sophisticated. They also dress up the simplest of outfits such as jeans and a top without looking too overdressed with the casual clothes. They are a timeless trend that are an elegant choice to enhance both your day and night look. Court shoes are now appearing in all colours, including stand out patterns such as leopard print and glitter. So, the choice is yours whether to stick with the traditional court or be courageous with your courts.

(Top Left) Lucy Pointed Glitter Sole Court – Boohoo – £22

(Bottom Left) Nicole Point Courts Black Nubuck Leather – Office – £68

(Top Right) Gamble High Point Court Shoes – Topshop – £56

(Middle Right) Macy Toe Cap Court Shoes – Topshop – £32

(Bottom Right) Public Desire Keeley Clear Detail Grey Court Shoes – ASOS – £29.99

Patterned Heels

A patterned heel is a statement piece for your outfit. It is often just the accessory you need to complete your look, whether this be a floral embroidery, a glitter cover or animal print, it needs to be the right pattern to suit what you’re wearing perfectly and make it even better. Your mood can often also determine which pattern you will choose, so a flirty floral pattern can add a girly element to your outfit or maybe a bold animal print to bring out your wild side!

(Top Left) Light Pink Floral Embroidered Platform Heels – New Look – £32.99

(Bottom Left) Pink Marble Finish T-Bar Heeled Sandals – Missguided – £35

(Top Right) Black Snake Skin Print Strappy Heels – River Island – £45

(Middle Right) Onto Point Court Rose Gold Glitter – Office – £68

(Bottom Right) Black Suedette Embroidered Heels – New Look – £29.99

Fur Heels

Fur embellished heels are everywhere at the moment, and I love them! From Gigi Hadid to Kim Kardashian, this trend is popular and I think there are definitely more styles to come. Not only have we got fur lined straps, but we now see, straight off the catwalk, heels with fur foot beds, adding extra comfort to your heels. So, love it or loathe it, the fur footwear trend is here to stay.

(Top Left) Darcy Faux Fur Lined Two Part Heels – Boohoo – £28

(Bottom Left) Vinnie Faux Fur Footbed Sandals – Topshop – £52

(Top Right) Faux Fur Vamp Sandals – Zara – £39.99

(Bottom Right) Black Fluffy Vamp Strap Barely There Heeled Sandals – Missguided – £35

Peep Toe Heels

Peep toe heels are a favourite of mine not only for at night but also in the day with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. They are back and better than ever, but how do you style this trend? Thin stiletto heels are a contrast with the block coverage of the shoe, so these are a good pair for a classy night look. A block heel is a lot bolder and can sometimes act as more of a shoe boot, so these are perfect for in the day as they can be very comfy. It is all about choosing the right heel to compliment your outfit with the full coverage over the foot.

(Top Left) Khaki Peep Toe Block Heel Shoe Boots – River Island – £50

(Middle Left) Blue Suedette Peep Toe Heeled Sandals – New Look – £29.99

(Bottom Left) Open Toe High Heel Ankle Boots – Zara – £19.99

(Top Right) Noelle Nude Elastic Detail Heeled Sandals – Pretty Little Thing – £35

(Bottom Right) Khaki Suedette Ankle Strap Open Toe Heels – New Look – £27.99

Here are some more of the hottest heels around…

Faux Suede Strappy Heels – Forever 21 – £23

Amanda Lace Up Peep Toe Heel in Black Faux Suede – Ego – £29.99

Faith Light Blue ‘Chloe’ High Court Shoes – Debenhams – £35

Public Desire Metallic Block Heel Stiletto – Lipsy – £30

Beige Faux Fur Vamp Block Heel Sandals – Missguided – £40

Grey Suedette Ankle Strap Flared Heels – New Look – £29.99

 

 

 

Let me know your go to shoe style and which are your favourite hottest heels? 💜💜💜

 

 

Golden at the Globes ✨🎞

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The Golden Globes 2017 marked the start of the awards season on Sunday and at the 74th annual event, the A-listers did not disappoint with their red carpet looks. The night was presented by The Tonight Show’s host Jimmy Fallon, after previous years have seen Ricky Gervais and comedy double act Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take on the job.

The night was full of surprises and highlights included some ever so dedicated speeches. Ryan Gosling chose to dedicate his acceptance speech to his wife, Eva Mendes, while guest of honour Meryl Streep went in on Donald Trump in a truly fabulous way whilst giving her acceptance speech for the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement.

But the best part of the night is obviously the outfits, choosing the best dressed. The first awards ceremony of the year brought out shiny dresses, flowing dresses, gold and silver, and even some jumpsuits. Here are some of my favourites from the night…

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Atelier Versace Dress and Lorraine Schwartz Jewellery

Lily Collins

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Zuhair Murad Couture Dress and Harry Winston Jewellery

Kristen Bell

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Jenny Packham Dress

Emily Ratajkowski

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Reem Acra Dress and H.Stern Jewellery

Emma Stone

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Valentino Couture Dress

Hailee Steinfeld

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Vera Wang Collection Dress

Chrissy Teigen

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Marchesa Dress

Sofia Vergara

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Zuhair Murad Dress

Sienna Miller

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Michael Kors Collection Dress and Tiffany & Co. Jewellery

Felicity Huffman

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Georges Chakra Jumpsuit and Martin Katz Jewellery

Drew Barrymore

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Monique Lhuillier Dress

Amy Adams

Tom Ford

 

Winners List

Film

Best Supporting Actor: Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Score: La La Land

Best Original Song (Motion Picture): “City of Stars” – La La Land

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy): Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Best Screenplay: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Animated Film: Zootopia

Best Foreign-Language: Elle

Best Director: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: La La Land

Best Actor (Drama): Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress (Drama): Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best Picture (Drama): Moonlight

Television

Best Actor (Television Drama): Billie Bob Thornton – Goliath

Best Actress (Television Series, Comedy or Musical): Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical): Atlanta

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Best Actress (Television Drama): Claire Foy – The Crown

Best Television Drama: Netflix – The Crown

Best Actor (Television Series, Comedy or Musical): Donald Glover – Atlanta

Season Style: Winter One 💫❄️

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Your search for the best winter coat starts here! A warm winter coat is a staple item, male or female. From parkas and fur coats to gilets and puffer jackets, winter coats are essential. The runway this year has seen styles such as military, caped and my favourites, animal print and long length.

With the weather being so unpredictable, the winter coat is one of the longest lasting pieces in your wardrobe. There is a style out there to suit everyone, whether it be short and sweet or long and thick.

This season there are so much to choose from when it comes to coats. Faux fur is a big part of this winter coat edit as I think it can add so much to a coat. I am also particularly loving the longer length, although a short or midi style will look just as chic and cosy (maybe not keeping the bum as warm however!).

Spending more on a cover up is not as painful as it would be with a normal item of clothing. Coats are an investment piece as they will be worn a lot and are important for not only keeping us warm through the winter months but also to tie outfits together. A standout coat is the aim of a shopping mission and it is an achievement when finding the perfect one.

So here are some of the best coats of this season…(Click the images to find out more!)

New Look

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Pink Double Pocket Maxi Coat – £49.99

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Tan Faux Fur Collar Wrap Front Maxi Coat – £59.99

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Petite Grey Leopard Print Longline Coat – £49.99

Missguided

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Khaki Pleated Padded Coat – £45

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Faux Shearling Waterfall Jacket in Nude – £35

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Grey Oversized Collar Faux Fur Coat – £60

River Island

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Cream Padded Faux Fur Collar Coat – £90

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Light Brown Fallaway Jacket – £60

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Khaki Double Collar Robe Coat – £85

Primark

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Tan Faux Fur Gilet – £15

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Light Pink Crombie Coat – £28

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Pink Drape Coat – £25

Topshop

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Petite Leopard Print Coat – £60

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Fur Collar Boyfriend Coat – £65

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Faux Fur Gilet – £75

Pretty Little Thing

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Mara Black Padded Jacket – £50

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Veronica Camel Oversized Waterfall Belt Coat – £30

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Delilah Black Faux Fur Collar Double Breasted Coat – £60

Zara

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Short Faux Fur Coat – £89.99

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Oversized Coat – £59.99

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Quilted Water Repellant Coat – £49.99

 

 

What are your favourite coat styles? Let me know if you’ve found that perfect winter one!

 

The AMA’s: Celebrity Style 📸

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This year’s American Music Awards celebrated the greatest of the music scene and brought some of the biggest celebs and their knockout style to the red carpet.

Jay Pharoah hosted alongside model Gigi Hadid, who had a total of 6 incredible outfit changes throughout the night. Rapper Drake was up for the most awards, with a record 13 nominations (but unfortunately not that many outfit changes). Selena Gomez touched the hearts of the audience with her emotional acceptance speech and Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, accepted the late singer’s award on his behalf for Best Soundtrack. With performances from Ariana Grande feat Nicki Minaj and John Legend, the night was full of showstoppers, and we haven’t even got started on the outfits yet!

Here are some of the best looks from the Los Angeles’ red carpet…

Gigi Hadid

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(From Left to Right)

Ruby Embellished Dress – Atelier Versace

White Lace Dress – Roberto Cavalli

Black Gown – Nicolas Jebran

Selena Gomez

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Red Dress – Prada

Hailee Steinfeld

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Playsuit – Elie Saab

Ariana Grande

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Trousers – Alexander McQueen

Nina Dobrev

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Playsuit – Zuhair Murad

Julianne Hough

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Top and Skirt – Zuhair Murad

 

Winners List

Award of Merit – Sting

Tour of the Year – Beyoncé, Formation World Tour

Favourite Album – Pop/Rock – Justin Bieber, Purpose

Favourite Band, Duo or Group – Pop/Rock – Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Album – Rap/Hip Hop – Drake, Views

Favourite Artist – Electronic Dance Music – The Chainsmokers

Collaboration of the Year – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign, Work From Home

Favourite Country Song – Tim McGraw, Humble and Kind

New Artist of the Year – Zayn

Favourite Artist – Rap/Hip Hop – Drake

Video of the Year – Justin Bieber, Sorry

Top Soundtrack – Prince, Purple Rain

Favourite Band, Duo or Pop Group – Country – Florida Georgia Lane

Favourite Artist – Alternative Rock – Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock – Selena Gomez

Artist of the Year – Ariana Grande

Favourite Song – Rap/Hip Hop – Drake, Hotline Bling

Favourite Female Artist – Country – Carrie Underwood

Favourite Male Artist – Soul/R&B – Chris Brown

Favourite Female Artist – Soul/R&B – Rihanna

Favourite Album – Country – Carrie Underwood, Storyteller

Favourite Male Artist – Pop/Rock – Justin Bieber

Favourite Album – Soul/R&B – Rihanna, Anti

Favourite Song – Soul/R&B – Rihanna, Work

Favourite Artist Adult Contemporary – Adele

Favourite Song – Pop/Rock – Justin Bieber, Love Yourself

Favourite Artist – Latin – Enrique Inglesias

Favourite Artist Contemporary Inspiration – Hillsong UNITED

Favourite Male Artist – Country – Blake Shelton

Season Style: Winter Wonderland ❄️

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With us being only 5 weeks (whilst writing this, 37 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes to be precise) away from Christmas (EEEEKK!), it is time to banish those wardrobe worries and stay stylishly warm this winter.

Trying to channel our inner Serena Van Der Woodsen whilst number one, not having her bank balance and number two, nursing a huge cold, it can sometimes be tricky to feel chic and confident in the winter months. So take simple style and put as little or as much effort in as you want and you can still look as stylish as possible whilst being comfy. Comfort and warmth are the most important things when choosing an outfit on a cold winter’s morning, so layer up and accessorise (more from me on that over the next week!).

Inspired by the runway, celebrities and everyday street style, this winter has lots to offer with coats, jumpers, shirt dresses and more. Even skirts are becoming a staple item for winter, with styles to suit all. Here is a look at some of the best celebrity looks from the start of this season…

Elsa Hosk

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Victoria’s Secret model Elsa kept it simple with a pair of comfy leggings and black boots but styled it out with a cool denim jacket and striped scarf.

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Gigi Hadid

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Gigi looks as powerful as ever in a long coat and over the knee boots (ones to watch this season!). Ignoring the snow, she shows that skirts can still be worn in the cold weather at New York Fashion Week.

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Olivia Palermo

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Olivia looks cosy in a fur gilet and military styled trousers.

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The streets are lined with winter pieces and with layering being what it’s all about, you can never have too many items (just keep telling yourself that and it will become acceptable). Here are some of my favourite pieces from the stores this season…

Zara

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Cable Knit Sweater – £29.99

Quilted Water Repellent Coat – £49.99

Flat Over-The-Knee Boots – £39.99

Topshop

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(From Left to Right)

MOTO Indigo Ripped Joni Jeans – £38

Varied Rib Crop Top – £24.99

Floral Embroidered Leather Skirt by Glamorous – £35

New Look

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(From Left to Right)

White Oversized Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Jumper – £19.99

Light Brown Funnel Neck Tunic Dress – £19.99

Tan Faux Fur Collar Wrap Front Maxi Coat – £59.99

Missguided

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Crinkle Wide Leg Trousers Gold – £25

Grey Brushed Cable Roll Neck Mini Dress – £35

Petite Pressed Fur Coat Cream – £60

Boohoo

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(From Left to Right)

Petite Abi Bonded Faux Fur Suedette Aviator – £45

Lena Choker V Neck Oversized Jumper in Nude – £20

Abigail Utility Shacket (Yes, a Shirt Jacket!) in Spice – £20

River Island

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Dark Red Lace Bodycon Dress – £38

Khaki Double Collar Robe Coat – £85

Black Buckle Strap Over-The-Knee Boots – £70

 

 

Let me know your favourite season styles and keep coming back for more winter inspiration…🌟

Outfit of the Day 💁🏽

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Autumn is here. This means dark mornings and ever-changing weather, so if you’re indecisive like me it becomes so hard to decide an outfit each day! Long sleeve or short sleeve? Coat or no coat? It is all about buying versatile pieces that will also last you throughout the winter.

My outfits of the day can be worn in all weather, along with the right shoes, accessories and jackets. In autumn, it is not yet cold enough for big boots and chunky socks, so make the most of wearing your best shoes with your outfit without getting freezing cold toes!

For my first outfit of the day I have taken a simple white t-shirt and teamed it with the best and most shiny jeans I have ever seen! I have always loved Topshop jeans as they have a range of styles to choose from and are super comfy but these are completely different to any I have worn before. Don’t be afraid to wear bright clothes. As they are jeans you can tone them down with a plain top, such as a grey or a white one like me. They are comfy and look great so dare to be different and go for glitter on your jeans!

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V-Neck T-Shirt – Zara – £7.99

 

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MOTO Metallic Hayden Jeans – Topshop – £46

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Basic Velvet Choker Necklace – ASOS – £5

My second outfit of the day is all part of the Zara TRF collection. The top is in fact a bodysuit, which I love for wearing under a pair of high waist trousers. Bodysuits are great as they can be dressed up with a pair of shorts or a skirt or dressed down with a pair of jeans. These black culottes are a simple piece that can be matched with a variety of tops. This makes them so versatile when it comes to the weather as like bodysuits you can dress them up with a pair of heels or dress them down with a pair trainers and a comfy top.

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Shiny Strap Bodysuit – Zara – £12.99

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Flowing Cropped Trousers in Dark Navy – Zara – £9.99

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Basic Velvet Choker Necklace – ASOS – £5