Air Max Thea – Pair One here // Pair Two here
My Monday fix! Hmm cute right? My fetish for Nikey’s hasn’t gone away since I bought these last winter. I’ve told myself that I’m going to be good this year and not buy more than one or two pairs. I have quite a few that I rarely wear so only I’m taking the stance of only conscientious shopping from now on. Haha, well I can at least try anyways right… Really feeling these black Air Max Thea’s by Nike. I bought an orange pair a few months ago; remember these? I now need a new pair to see me through winter but I think it’s time to tone it down a little. Really like the bottom pair, the ones on top are cute too. We’ll see which way I swing!
It’s been a while. In fact, more than a while. A month to be precise. Totally an unplanned absence. It started all with a bout of flu, and then my return to university shortly after. It’s a lot easier to keep on top of things when you’re in the swing of it all. But taking a break makes it all that more trickier. With that said though I’m now back.
Do you notice anything different? Something small perhaps? No silly, not the hat! :) I got some braids put in my hair for ‘Natural November’. Obviously this isn’t all my hair but I thought I’d give that natural-esch look a go. If I were to leave my hair completely natural I’d be rocking a Kelis-like afro. Cute but not practical with this weather. I’ll post some more photos for you later!
Variety is the spice of life and the best spices always seem to be red. So I’ve decided to spice up my style! Coming out of hiding and being christened for the very first time, the Mocks have finally seen daylight.
What I like to call ‘a sophisticated pair of jelly shoes’, Mocks are made of rubber with its USP being a scented insole (helping to retain their fresh scent). These Mocks are so versatile. They are waterproof, can be worn on the beach, around the pool and can even compliment a casual look as I am demonstrating here.
Dressed in a white Mao collared shirt (if it ain’t white, it ain’t right) from H&M and blue trousers courtesy of Zara’s ‘Black Tag Collection’ which compliment my Mocks perfectly.
Every well dressed man should always wear a watch (words from my Mother), which is an accessory no man should go without. With that in mind, today I’m wearing my Jasper Conran black ceramic watch, accompanied by a black shambala bracelet and black studs.
And that’s how I get down.
Ctrl, alt and OUT!
Mock Loafers – Office, Mao collared shirt – H&M (old but similar), Zara trousers – Zara, Jasper Conran watch (old, similar here) – Debenhams, Shamballa bracelet – Glamrocks
Anna Dello Russo’s assistant, Carlotta Oddi, has been getting snapped by street style photographers quite a lot over the last year and all for the right reasons. Carlotta has an easy sweet girl style with elements of a rock chick. I am loving her choice of accessories, geek chic glasses on and she is ready to go!
Image source: http://www.vanessacamara.com
I must have been a very good girl last year- Santa spoiled me!
My favourite presents include The Sartorialis ‘Closer’ book by Scott Schuman. Great for getting some fashion inspiration from worlds best collection of street style photography.
And these two beauties! Clutches from Primark (left) and Miss Selfridge – perfect for my monochrome wardrobe!
H&M seems unstoppable these days. The forever evolving Swedish brand knows its customers relaxed and chic style. Their new Divided collection ‘The Grey Concept’ taps into just that. Consisting of classic irresistible grudge items such as black leather jackets and asymmetric tees , this collection is a mix and match heaven! You can also pick out some basics such as grey cardigan with hood that will inject a touch of cool into what you have already. Check out the full collection here.
Most girls I know are pretty scared of sporting oversized items and I don’t exactly find this shocking. So I’m pretty sure that like me you’re feeling a little thankfully for the rise of the oversize this fall.
(image source: http://www.vogue.co.uk)
If I had to chose three words that best illustrated what ‘oversized fashion’ is all about, I’d chose big, bold and bossy. To help maintain that trendy look this fall, I really do suggest that this is the one trend you don’t ignore! For one, it’s really comfortable, looks fierce and, bonus,it’ll keep you warm.We’re not just talking about clothes here to; ‘oversize’ is taking over scarfs, jewellry and bags too.
Choosing the right items to pair your oversize garments will help accentuate your look. A word of advice; always think opposite. Oversize trousers & fitted top. Oversized top & either a pencil skirt or tailored trousers (ankle trousers too!). You get the idea. Remember, what you want to do is compliment the other section. Now go on, try something new today.
Items, from left to right,
Mohair Oversized Wool Jumper – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Bracelet – H&M; Contrast Sleeves Masculine Coat – Mango; Anna Dello Russo Earrings – H&M; Palazzo Pants – Ministry of Retail; D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses -Michael Kors; Oversized Clutch With Bow – Miss Selfridge; Women’s Tulle Skirt – Rundholz; Tall Oversized Blossom Tee – Topshop; Oversized Spot Tights – Pamela Mann; Blue Oversized Shirt – MiH; Anna Dello Russo Leather Boot – H&M; Sparkle Jewel Long Pendant – Accessorize; Montpellier – Kurt Geiger
This week we are loving Liya Kebede. Ethiopian model, sustainable-clothing designer, humanitarian and actress has an impeccable style. She is not afraid to play with colour and volume, and she always gets it right! Never over-styled and always effortless, Liya, mother of two, chooses simple, slightly boyish pieces to either get her through a busy day or to make an appearance on the red carpet. You can never expect what she will wear next and thats why we love – Liya Kebede!
Photo source: www.bvonstyle.com; backseatstylers.com; aphrochic.blogspot.co.uk; hideandchic2011.blogspot.co.uk
I love Whistles for their urban cool with a touch of elegance, so I could not resist peeking at what’s new in store this September! I am loving their ‘Carrie’ skirt, very subtly names after a certain character living in NYC; Whistles animal spot crinkled scarf is too cute, deep red Mai Tai courts are a staple for this Autumn! And don’t miss the oversized coat, it’s is bang on trend, we will tell you more about this next week! Hope you enjoy this edit of my favourite items.
Clockwise from top left, Alice curved hem sweater, £85; ‘Carmen’ oversized contrast coat, £350; Animal spot crinkle scarf, £45; ‘Carrie’ pleated skirt, £110; Julep shoes, £95 and Mai Tai red suede court, £125.
Shop all of these at http://www.whistles.co.uk
As girls behind The Coup, we’ve decided to share what we wore to London Fashion Weekend with you. Here goes!
With so many ‘hot’ trends around this fall, we thought that it was best to hit Westfield Shopping Centre and let the shops inspire our look for London Fashion Weekend. Zara, Pull and Bear, Mango; there were so many shops to choose from, but in the end I had to go for this ‘Casual Luxe’ combo that I put together in Topshop.
I dolled up my comfy, casual knit with this heavily embellished sequinned skirt. As there was quite a bit going on with the sequins, it was only right that I neutralised my look with a pair of nude coloured stiletto heels. My jewellery was a concoction of Swarovski crystals, Gucci, Links of London and beautiful beads, straight from India. Chic, comfy yet luxurious; how could I resist?
Items: Knitted Rib Clean Jumper, £38; Silver Sequin Mini Skirt, £45; Romelia, £70; Gerke, £40; Swarovski Tennis Bracelet, £98; Gucci Bracelet with Boule Chain, £125; Gucci Necklace with Boule Chain and Toggle Closure, £170 Swarovski Ring – old.
As one who loves black, it’s no surprise that it was the first colour I reached for when choosing my outfit. So, for an afternoon at Somerset House I centered my look around my Oasis faux leather mini skirt. I paired it with a black satin vest, long waterfall coat from River Island and accessorized with gorgeous leopard pumps and a matching mini messenger bag. As for jewellery, I kept it minimal with a gold bangle and one gold ring. With red lips and nails to match – it was classic shade for a classic style! It was simple look but the difference in textures is what made it work for me.
Items: Oasis faux leather ‘Harper’ flippy skirt, £40; Oasis vest, £20; Zara animal print medium heels, £49.99; Zara mini fake fur messanger bag, £29.99; H&M bangle, similar one here, £4.99; Gold ring- vintage.