Saturday, 27 April 2013

Today I'm wearing: The Biker Jacket.

You know, I drive myself crazy. I love doing outfit posts for so many reasons. One, it freaks me out because it pushes me out of my comfort zone (which can only be a good thing). Secondly, it shows people what my actual style is like. Thirdly, I really enjoy looking through my old posts and seeing how my fashion has changed over the last three years.

Now back to my outfit, I wanted to show you guys my new biker jacket. It's from Newlook and although I have had it for a month, I have only started to actually wear it in the last two weeks. I love floral and leather together and was really excited to team my new(ish) Primark skirt with this biker. I also added in my new spiky necklace which I love. Statement jewellery seems to transfer an outfit from being cool to fashionable, don't you think? Take the necklace away from this outfit and it's suddenly very casual. I also decided that based on my last post about S/S 2013 trends[click here to check it out], I would try out the Triple Threat! trend by mixing up styles and being experimental.

So for a little catch up, I only have a month left in halls at university. I have finished my classes for my first year but am just seeing out the last semester and will then be back home for the entire summer! I have taken a few days back home as my brother has moved to Thailand and I wanted to see him, but I return back up to Cheltenham on Tuesday. It will be great spending some time with my uni friends and enjoying the nice weather that seems to have appeared from nowhere. I am so excited to head down to the park and sit in the sunshine and do some writing and maybe read a book. Nothing beats the smell of the summertime; sun cream, cut grass and smoke.

Do you like they way I have styled my biker jacket?

What are you most looking forward to doing in the summer time?

Thanks for reading guys!

P.s I've decided to start posting music I am loving at the moment. I've noticed a few people sharing music on their blog's and it's opened me up to some really amazing bands! So take a listen to the video below...

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Trend Report: Spring/ Summer 2013

Trend One: Floral Crazy

I debated whether I should include floral in my trend report…I’m sure most (if not all) of you know that floral is always a massive trend for Spring and Summer. It’s diverse, it’s simple and it cannot help but be effortlessly fashionable. If you follow my blog you will know that I LIVE out of floral print.

Tip: Seen as though this trend has been seen time and time again, be BOLD with it. Don’t play safe. Mix florals. Wear it head to toe. Most importantly, experiment with different items of clothing (don’t stick to that same maxi dress or sheer blouse!) 

Who does it best?
ASOS...for a wide range of sizes, styles and prices.
Topshop...for the quirky girls out there.
Next...for beautifully tailored items.

Trend Two: Triple Threat!

Feminine, Flirty and Fierce. This trend is all about mixing and matching to showcase your fashion personality. Like to wear sheer blouses? How about a tough leather jacket? Maybe denim hot pants? Well this trends is the excuse you've been looking for to wear all three. 

Tip: You still need your fashion eye for this trend. It doesn't mean combine random items to make the worlds most bizarre outfit, you will get no street cred for that monstrosity. Instead be clever and use it as a chance to try out some new pieces together and possibly some different fabrics and cuts.

Who does it best? 
You (of course!) can't buy this style in a shop.

Trend Three: The Nineties Revival

This trend was massive last year, as I'm sure you all remember. Need some inspiration? How about a trip to the past with a few episodes of Saved By The Bell, Fresh Prince or Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Top tip: Awaken 90's fashion by all means, but try and leave the bushy 90's hair-do's buried deep. 

Who does it best?
Your older sisters old wardrobe...if you are like me and were a nineties baby, then it may be time to rummage through your sisters old clothes from the 90's, alternatively try a charity shop or a clothes sale?
ASOS...for some great quirky pieces, from distressed denim to oversized tee's!

Trend Four: BE BOLD!

Be Bold says it all, right? Colours, prints, fabrics, styles, shapes...this trend has it all going on. I sourced the photo (above) from ASOS where people can share photos of their outfits (much like blogging), problem is, I have no idea how to give credit to the owner. I don't wanna be a photo thief, so if the owner of the photo is reading this, I hope me posting your outfit is enough credit because it's bloody incredible and the only photo I could find to showcase how insanely cool this trend is.

Top tip: The tagline that keeps getting attached to this trend is, Go Bold or Go Home. 

Who does it best?
ASOS...Most of the outfit above is from ASOS (enough said?)
Topshop...for the most eccentric prints and accessories.

Trend Five: Art Attack

Think...Zany-Pop art-Novelty -Colourful -Reminiscent-Boldness. For me, this trend mixes well with both 'Be Bold' and 'The Nineties Revival' as it is all about standing out, being experimental and having a bit of fun with fashion, as well as this, it just happens that it also looks very 90's (see tie-dye above)

Top tip: This may be a chance to bring out some of your old clothes from hiding. Maybe that insane dress you bought three years ago that you never wore or that Minnie Mouse jumper you just had to have when you visited Disney Land last Summer. 

Who does it best?
Anywhere and everywhere...Try charity shops and some customisation to save on the pennies!

These are my picks of the top trends out there at the moment for Spring and Summer. It would be great to hear your thoughts and feel free to share any tips you may have.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spring Fling!

This weekend has been great. One of the best this year. After a miserable Easter, in terms of weather, it was paradise to see the sun again and remember what it's like to feel warm. On Saturday (yesterday) me and my friends went to the local zoo for my 20th Birthday. It's a zoo that we all used to go to as kids so it was a bit of a blast from the past, in fact I think we seemed more excited than any of the little children that were visiting. I love these three photos of us all because firstly, I love what we are wearing and secondly, it's so sunny and looks like we are in Barbados as opposed to a little British zoo in the middle of the countryside.

Below is a phone snap of my outfit, you can see my denim shirt and my high-waisted floral skirt a little better, it's just a shame that the quality of the photo isn't as good.

Hope you all had a great weekend! What have you been up to?