SS20 STREETSTYLE

Hello again.

It’s been forever, and I had no intention of posting until earlier today when I fancied sharing some of my takeaways from all the streetsyle photography from the various SS20 fashion weeks around Europe and NYC. I then realized I had too much to share on IG stories (which is where I was going to post it) that I thought I may as well sum it up here. This is by no means a full round up but just my identification of what was on repeat. Fashion today is such a vast term, as really, there is so much under the trend umbrella, there are so many silhouettes and fabrics being covered at once with the style influencers putting it all together with their own personal style stamp.

Some clear shoe shapes, fabrics and silhouettes shone through. For me some of the incredibly obvious ones were: square toed shoes (all shoes from sandals to boots) , kitten heels, flip flops and chunky sneakers. Mainly dresses and skirts being worn, and when it came to trousers and jeans, they were always oversized, wide leg, high waisted or straight, absolutely not a skinny pant in sight! Beautiful prints, from floral, to check, tartan and granny’s curtains to lots of monotone and tonal dressing. Floaty oversized, puffy sleeved and tier skirted dresses. Big! Leather …. lots and lots of leather. 80’s blazers, longer in length, oversized and shoulder pads (not always all rolled into one). Trench coats for days. Although I think it’s actually compulsory to wear a trench coat in September in the northern hemisphere because that’s probably the only month of the year you are able to wear it, so in order for it to not be made redundant, it must be worn. Not too many jeans around unless in the way of knee length shorts which were everywhere in all fabrics from leather to denim. Denim shirts (never really went out) but are back in a big way. Part of the western style that’s making a comeback too, western boots it is for the upcoming winter in the northern hemisphere (if not square toed or pointed kitten heel – you see what I’m talking about). I took some snaps from various sources (Popsugar and Style Dun Monde mainly) to round up the above in a visual for you. Oh and pastels too. You get it. A little bit of everything and the kitchen sink. It’s certainly awoken the fashion fire that’s been buried deep in my belly and I’m itching for a small splurge on some big trend items (even though I’m trying to be more classic and simplistic (think clean, understated and natural, thanks to my current geographical location), and of course consumerism….and the fact that if you wear anything out of the ordinary in my home town you may be eyeballed the entire day.

Enjoy the visuals.

Let’s start with the leathers as there’s lots of it.

Leather knee length shorts and THE belt of the moment
The 80’s blazer of the season in leather and note the square toe sandal
Leather knee length shorts
Leather skirt (also note the shoes) this vest style has been a huge hit this summer

Leather pinafore dress and the white boots still hanging around and no sign of going anywhere

TRENCHES IN THEIR DROVES:

Note the square toed boot

Loved this trench and the print on print

BLAZERS:

DENIM SHIRTS

Denim shirt with the tiered skirt style.

TIERED SKIRTS AND BIG SLEEVES

The big dress and note the slip slops

BOILER SUITS

WIDE, OVERSIZED OR STRAIGHT TROUSERS AND JEANS

Tonal Pastels and kitten heel mules

TONAL

Tonal
Tonal, wide leg and strappy sandals were everywhere too!

FLIP FLOPS

KNEE LENGTH SHORTS

And lastly I wanted to end with this image, a great depiction of many of the trends all summed up.

I hope you’re all having a great weekend and let’s hope it’s not another half a year until I post again.

XXX

Outfit Goals

Wherever you are in the world, I think February is a bit of an odd month! Shopping wise your’e neither here nor there.

If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re desperately praying for signs of Spring and warmer days.  You can’t bare the thought of purchasing another jumper as you feel that summer is around the corner (although it’s not!) but you find yourself holding out for the Spring essentials which will start popping up around the stores as early as Feb/March.

In the Southern Hemisphere, you’ve done your summer shopping, you’ve had your beach holiday (December/January).  Easter is coming up but that can be so touch and go weather wise so you never know what your’e going to get!

This is a great time to revisit your wardrobe and go through what you have used this season and what you have not touched, if there has been something that you have not wanted to wear, be ruthless and chuck it out while it’s all fresh in your mind .  Once you have done a major (or minor) cull you know you can pack your wardrobe away, knowing that when this season comes around again you’ve sorted it already whilst it was fresh in your mind.  At this late stage in the season whatever you buy should be transferable to the next season.  Examples below are two items I would pick being in a summer country.

This raffia clutch is great for a summer lunch with denim shorts and a kimono and would work brilliantly with a pair of black jeans and shirt in the winter.

Raffia Clutch

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I also love this grey skirt, pair it with a tee and espadrilles now or with an exact grey tone match jumper and boots in winter – LOVE!

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Outfit inspo for Winter and Summer to help you through, surely these simple yet stylish outfits can be built (or similar) from your existing staples!?!

Summer

Winter

Have a happy fashion week!

xxx

 

Candy Coated Pink Perfection

I havent seen so much pink around since I was a little girl.   Street style snaps of the pretty pink tones have been spotted all over the world during fashion week’s and I am surprisingly in love with all this candy coated loveliness. Coveting a few pink garments myself (I have already purchased a few) Check out some of my style steals in the coat links below too, all under £100!!

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Babydoll Dress Zara //  Satchel Topshop //  Rose Gold Textured Top Topshop //Pink pocket tee J.Crew // A line skirt Whistles  //Leather heels Kurt Geiger // Coat similar at ASOS and Reiss and my favourite style steals at Topshop and ASOS

Tips: 1) Wear the babydoll dress with a pair of converse for an edgier look.  2) Wear the Leather A line skirt with a tee, KG pink shoes and Pink Satchel Bag all together for a chic monochrome look to the office. 3) Get the daytime lustre spot on with this Rose gold Topshop top, it would look amazing with white on the bottom, whether its a pair of white jeans or white tailored trousers. 4) wear your pink coat draped over the shoulders and the satchel bag as a cross body for extra fashion points 😉