I’ll be the first to admit that owning, never or less wearing, a floral print item is simply not me. However the latest influx of dark and moody florals found against a dark colour palette or embroidered on luxe jacquard fabrics has me changing my opinion rather quickly.
Spotted on the runway countless times this past season moody blooms are taking over. With darker colour palettes and longer hemlines to create a dash of drama with a hint of Victorian goth. Marc Jacobs, Erdem, Burberry and Vetements all showed long-length dresses in moody, nearly sinister patterns.
Keep the look casual with a boho maxi dress, leather jacket and a pair of trusty ankle boots or if all over floral is simply too much a printed floral scarf or an embroidered jacket will do the trick.
There’s no reason not to look blooming fabulous this season.
wearing: H&M pyjama style suit and necklace
Wardrobe wise what’s more of a sure thing than a crisp white shirt? Wear it to work, party in it at night, relax in one during the weekends and throw one over your bikini when on holiday.
Probably the most versatile item you could own, more so then your favourite pair of denims. Classic? Yes. Timeless? Yes.
My latest white shirt acquisition is a beautifully soft, 100% cotton, “Oxford ex-boyfriend” shirt from GANT. With an oversized fit (a.k.a straigh and slightly longer) I opted for a girl-meets-boy inspired look.
I teamed my classic white shirt with a pair of black three quarter trousers and a fitted blazer. To keep things interesting I opted for a DIY neck pierce using my skinny scarf and a pair of fish net socks.
Feminitity meets masculinity.
Shot by Justin Polkey
For those of you that follow me on Instagram or snapchat you’ll know that I’ve just returned from the most incredible, once in a life time holiday sailing around Greece. It’s been real hard ‘reintegrating’ back into normal life. I don’t want to get into Greece too much right now as I snapped about 5000 photos that I’ve been editing through and have 6/7 blog posts about Greece planned for you all!
On another note who watches football? In this particular case who watched the Euro 2016 Finals last night, France vs Portugal? I’m a Spanish supporter at heart but last night I supported France in honour of all the amazing French friends I have in my life . However when Cristiano Ronaldo had to leave the field after 25 minutes due to a knee injury my heart felt heavy and I actually shed a tear or two. He’s an undeniably talented footballer but man, do I dislike the guy. Probably as much as I dislike those weight lifting guys in gym that sound like they animals giving birth or guys that drive around in overly expensive cars with their tops down blasting music from their cars! However I have an extremely sensitive heart and seeing him leave the field on a stretcher knowing this is most likely the last Euro tournament he’ll ever play in tugged on my emotional chords. I’m glad Portugal won, they’ve never won a tournament before, and I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves a chance to shine.
Enough football let’s talk fashion!
There’s no denying that the Seventies have made a major comeback these past two seasons and along with their comeback is the rise of the one of my favourite materials – Velvet. This luxurious material is no longer reserved for old people’s living rooms but has recently graced the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, Alberta Ferretti and Givenchy – think three piece suits or simple slip dresses.
It’s a bold trend to pull off and not everyone will feel comfortable wearing a head to toe velvet look. I opted for a dark green shade that was closer to the colour black to keep my look chic and effortless rather then a brighter colour that screamed “LOOK AT ME NOW!”
For those of you that are tempted to try the trend but you not too sure if velvet’s your thing, stick to the one piece rule. So either a pair of velvet trousers or a velvet top. And if that’s still too much for you you could simply add a black velvet chocker to your outfit.
Viva le Velvet!
Photos by Justin Polkey
Thanks to the Ninties revival we are once again arguing a debate that stretches 20 years back, to Double D or not to Double D?
Personally twice as much denim is twice as nice. However in order not to look like Britney and Justin, circa early 2000’s, here’s some fashion tips to apply to your own denim style.
DON’T match washes.
DO find the perfect fit.
DO add modern accessories, like a pair of mules and a beautiful handbag.
DO fake the look with a blue tee if double denim is too much for you.
DONT try rocking a western inspired double denim look. Unless it’s Halloween.
DO add a little colour to your double denim look. Think pink lips or a pair of red heels.
DON’T overdo it, keep things simple.
DO distress your denim.
So do you dare to double denim?
Shot by Justin Polkey