3 Ways to Wear: Zara Pajama Print suit (part 3)

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Third and the final look is how to wear these gorgeous paJama style Zara pants. They have the most stunning pattern, so I paired them with a simple silk shirt from OASIS, white Chloe clutch and strappy white Zara heels. I adore the silky feel of the fabric and the high waisted cut complements the wide flare of the pant itself, making it a very lux pair to wear.

3 Ways to Wear: Zara Pajama Print suit (part 2)

1_the__coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfit.jpgHere is a casual way of wearing the blouse from Zara pajama suit. Paired with a  green fluro bouclé skirt and a simple black vest.

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4_the__coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfit.jpgThese Bershka heels have seen me through all summer. With Velcro straps they are a life-saver for people with small ankles.

3 Ways to Wear: Zara Pajama Print suit (part 1)

1_coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfitThis week I will be doing a ‘how to’ trilogy on how to wear these Zara separates. Today I am going to start with how it was initially intended – to be worn together.

I have to admit that I’ve had this Zara suit combo in my wardrobe since February before I braved wearing it last week. And I cannot believe I have left it this long! I love the fit and the feel of the fabric.

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3_coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfit.jpgThis Japanese flower print couldn’t be more on trend for this Fall, worn with big crystal chandelier earrings it’s reminiscent of 1920’s ‘lounging’ ladies.

4_coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfit.jpg6_coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfit.jpgI have slipped on theses strappy heels from ASOS – open toes make the overall look less heavy.

5_coup_zara_pajama_suit_floral_outfit.jpgWhat do you guys think? Do you love it as much as I do?

coup_fashion_blog_zara_pajama_suitP.S. We are trying a little GIF action, let us know what you think of this new element!

Elena x

The Coup’s guide on Dressing Vintage

The Coup Guide to VintageA couple weeks ago, The Coup were asked to visit Judy’s Travelling Fair at Old Spitalfields Market and put together a guide on how to dress vintage. For those of you who haven’t come across the Fair yet you should really check it out. It’s a little haven for lovers of all things vintage. As someone who is not vintage mad, I found myself falling for timing pieces. Come on, who can say no to vintage broaches and designer handbags?! Exactly!

Judys-Vintage-The-Coupe-2-720x720 Judys-Vintage-The-Coupe-720x720Those of you who’d like to read our guide to dressing vintage can do so here

Enjoy reading! xx

 

Outfit – Absolutely Stud’ding!

There comes a time in our lives when even the wonderful world of fashion just doesn’t have that special piece of clothing! You know, that special piece you randomly thought of as you were ‘Coup’d up on your sofa reading the latest issue of Vogue, and SUDDENLY, it popped up! The bulb of inspiration!!!!!

Inspired by studs, I chose to start small and experiment on a plain white stretch t-shirt from GAP. I simply thought of a pattern and free-handedly carried it out, accessorizing it with gold pyramid studs I bought on eBay. What do you think?

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Perfect for the summer season, I’m wearing a pair of mustard colored jeans from Zara. A pair I once was apprehensive to wear but finally I’ve got my taste buds to agree.

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Now, I used to be a devout hater of Converse, but before I became reformed after having a conversation with Chuck. These days, my feet and footwear ‘converse’ like two women with the latest gossip hot off the press! So, finishing off the look, I’m wearing ‘All star hi Ecru canvas’ (my favorite pair).

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As a ‘stud’ muffin, should you decide to tackle the world with a watch-less wrist, don’t be afraid to accessorize. I’m wearing a tiger eye bracelet which still looks masculine enough, your wrists won’t feel left out.

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To the Coups and Coupets, you’ve been absolutely stud’ding!

Ctrl, alt and OUT!

Today I’m wearing;

Plain white t-shirt – GAP, Mustard colored jeans (old but similar) – Zara, All star hi Ecru canvas – Size?, gold pyramid studs – ebay, tiger eye bracelet (old but similar) – Holisticshop

Today I am wearing…

fashion_look_bnw_pairing_zara_bootsToday I have decided to go for my favourite black and white combination. This new Villa white leather skirt is perfect item to start working around, black studded Zara ankle boots, Primark studded clutch and ‘urban ears’ to keep warm as well as delivering tunes while en route work…and I’m done!
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Accessories for Your Knits

Yep, winter is truly here and I am spending almost every day now in a cosy knit. Luckily I have a nice selection of fabulous necklaces to jazz up those jumpers. I like pairing them up with unexpected textures and colours, from a few items to choose from there could be unlimited pairings. Have fun!

From left to right, Topshop’s knitted speckle jumper and H&M multi gem necklace; Mint bow back jumper from Dorothy Perkins with Zara gold necklace with coloured beads; Orange Chelsea Girl fluffy crop jumper paired with pyramid stud necklace from Topshop.

Mini skirt for any season


There is a person who loves miniskirts more that me and it’s got to be Alexa Chung, any season any reason to get her pins out! Wearing a short skirt is a nice way to tell the cold to back off and liven up your Autumn look. It creates a contrast of volume when worn with a chunky knit, and balances the whole silhouette out. I have picked tweed as my go to winter fabric, you will be to wear them with any knitwear and totally couldn’t resist an occasional metallic which works great for those winter evenings when you need a bit of ‘umph’! From left to right, MSGM mini skirt, £130; Proenza Schouler tweed mini skirt, £735; Jane Norman mini, £15 (on sale); Topshop’s fluro boucle skirt, £45; Mango boucle skirt, £29.99.

Get the New York Fashion Week look: Olivia Palermo


Ah the season of fashion weeks, where what we see on the street is almost as important as creations on the runway. Fashion photographers scout the arrivals for the most stylish, interesting looks and all the bloggers are posting plethora of street looks. One memorable look for me from New York Fashion Week has to be Olivia Palermo attending Rachel Zoe Spring Summer 2013 fashion show. A very simple, casual ensemble spiced up by strappy snakeskin shoes and a patent crocodile clutch. Olivia as always gets the mix of textures just right for it to look uber relaxed but sexy at the same time. I have put a little selection of items that will help any of us achieve this. The jacket: New Look khaki ponte blazer, £15.99. The t-shirt: Mango wrapped sleeves t-shirt, £19.99. The skirt: Rick Owens ‘Lilies’wrap effect  skirt, £235. The shoe: Alexandre Birman ‘Stella’ sandal, $517. The belt: ASOS Metal Keeper Super Skinny Waist Belt, £6. The clutch: Mundi crocodile clutch, $38.

Back to Basics

And just like that, the holiday season was over and post holiday blues came out in full effect to rub a little salt in the wound. No more holidays for a while. Pants! Total pants, I know. But however you feel, don’t let your mood effect your wardrobe. You may have to wear office-wear to work (for now) but these cute, feminine garments will help keep you in the driving seat. You know what they say; look good, feel great!

Garments:

1. Lace Front Top – £45, Warehouse

2. Black Stretch Leather Skirt – £950, Jitrois

3. Wool Jersey Dress – £325, Joseph

4. Carolee Lux Slightly Jaded Bold Leaf Collar Necklace – £143, Bloomingdales

5. Studded Leather Shopper – £70, Warehouse

6. Pigalle 120 Python Pumps – £735, Christian Louboutin

7. 18K Spike Ring, Anita Ko

Shirt Inspiration

Sunny mornings and chilly autumn evenings, we’re going to have quite a few of those over the next month or so. Confused what to wear? I suggest you opt for a shirt dress. Not too heavy, but warm enough to take you into the evening. Pairing your shirt dress with some stiletto heels and a cute clutch bag will keep your look feminine and ultra sexy. And if your shirt dress is loose fitting, never fear, simply add a waist belt to accentuate all your good bits! Here’s some inspiration!

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Top row:

1. Broadway Studded Black Evening Bag – £1170, Gucci

2. Shirt Dress with Lace Top – £40, Asos

3. La Favorita, Christian Louboutin 

Bottom row:

1. Silk Shirt Dress – £177.50, Chloe

2. Embroidered Shirt Dress – £150, Sophie Hulme

3. Belted Sateen-Twill Dress – £575, Victoria Beckham

Knits After Dark


I would have never thought I would be reaching out for knitwear mid-summer. But it is what it is and this year UK can’t seem to get enough sunshine! Getting pins out for a walk to work is fine, but as soon as the evening comes, I get some serious goose bumps. In times like these light, soft knits are life savers! This Zara piece is guaranteed to make you warm enough to enjoy that glass of wine on the terrace. Such a simple shape best exaggerated with some costume drama jewelry! Clockwise from top,  Zara jumper, £25.99; Tom Binns ‘Love of God’ necklace, £1305 + splashout painted Swarowski crystal earrings, £290; River Island black and gold tone pack of bracelets, £13.

50 shades of….

No not Gray, that was so last season! I’m talking colour pop denim. Summer’s the only time of year that you can really get away with wearing bright and bold colours, with no one assuming you’re a little ‘colourful’ in more ways than one! A few weeks back we brought you colour pop watches, now we’re bringing you colour pop denim. And I’m loving this summer collection by Ralph Lauren! Go on, try something new today. I dare you!

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Slim-Fit Boyfriend Capri Jean – £110

Denim Jodhpur Pant – £115

Big Pony Slim Bootcut Jean (yellow) – £110

Big Pony Slim Bootcut Jean (pink) – £110

Summer Ambience

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1. Off White Lace Cover Up – £35,  Topshop

2. Leopard Straw Trilby – £16, Miss Selfridge

3. Elektra – £150, Kurt Geiger

4. Acetate Sunglasses – £265, Lanvin

5. Floral Crochet Shorts (Peach & Teal) – £26, Chicwish

6. Ruched Asymmetric Bikini – £500, Lanvin

Say ‘yes’ to Turban!


Having just come back from a beach holiday, I am left with unruly, sun and salt bleached locks. With temperatures hitting over 40C and humidity pushing over 20%, my hair was a constant problem, whether it was keeping it straight or in place. I am kicking myself for not remembering if a very chic way to keep it all under wraps and protected. Now, I know that word ‘Turban’ will probably scare majority of you, readers, but I would really love to share a few beautiful pieces that will make your holiday look stylish and practical. Just think of Kate Moss at the 2009 Met Costume Institute Gala- stunning! 

From left, Eugenia Kim ‘Natalia’ silk satin turban headband, £90; Metallic gold knot turban headband from New Look, £4.99; ‘Laetitia’ by Little Fille $44 from boticca.com.