Knitwear Know-How with M&S

October 12, 2015

My Life in Pink teamed up with Marks & Spencer to deliver one of the key trends this Autumn: Head-to-toe knitwear. For my readers in the Southern hemisphere going into Spring and still expericening some chilly morning and evenings, these trends can totally apply to you too, because who doesn’t love wooly textures and oversized layering.

Here are five ways to rock the old knitwear trend with a new and refreshing spin.

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THE NEW SPORTY:

Add a sporty spin to your knitwear by playing around with chunky socks and tying an additional knit around your waist or shoulders. Adding that extra knit as an accessory instantly updates your outfit with a cool edge and when the sun sets and things get cooler, layer on up.

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JERSEY DRESSES:

Last season we saw countless oversize, chunky knit designs stealing the limelight during fashion week. This season the latest knitwear essential is the jersey dress as seen at Céline, Chloe and Stella McCartney. Play it cool with a pair of simple sneakers or dress it up with a waist belt to accentuate your waistline and a pair of ankle boots. Don’t be afraid to play with layers either.

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THE TWINSET: 

Do you ever wake up in the morning and struggle to decide what to wear? From the Wimbledon courts to a high street must, the twinset  makes getting ready in the morning a whole lot easier. The addition of a skirt slit and bell sleeves adds a modern seventies touch to your everyday twinset. An outfit that is easy to take from day to night with the addition of a pair of heels and a red lip.

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COLLEGIATE COOL:

One way to face the coming Winter months head on is with the good old classics: knitted beanies and scarves, as seen at Gucci and Anna Sui. There’s no denying that the key to Winter dressing is to layer, layer and layer again. Team your jersey dress with a pair of tights and thigh high boots for extra warmth.

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JUST OUT OF BED:

One way to mimic the latest laid back look, “just-out-of-bed”, is with a Seattle neo-grunge vibe. Think alternative sweatpants, long-line cardigans and cut off gloves. Play around with different textures and silhouettes when layering your knits. Think 90’s cool kids.

 

You can shop all my knitwear outfits online at Marks & Spenser here
Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and an even better week ahead.

xxx
EJ

Top Ten: Minimal White Sneakers

August 27, 2015

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It’s an undeniable fact that white sneakers are not only ruling street style at the moment but the runway too. They seem to be ruling my wardrobe as well, I own five pairs of plain white sneakers!

What better way to update your Spring wardrobe then with a new fresh pair of kicks to spice up your urban leisure outfits.

So without further ado, here are my top ten minimal white sneakers ranging from R300 to R7000, because a girl’s gotta dream right?

XXX
EJ

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1.) Stan Smiths, adidas Originals, R999.00
2.) Classic 2750, Superga, R599
3.) H&M, $24.99
4.) The Bart, Isabel Marant, £327.27
5.) 574 Leather, New Balance, €95.00
6.) Superstars, adidas Originals, R1499.00
7.) Play, Comme des Garçons, $125.00
8.) Roshe 1, Nike, $75.00
9.) Andy III, Senso, $249.00
10.) Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star, Converse, €75.90

Leather Lusting

July 1, 2015

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I finally have a new look post for you guys! So as you may know, if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@emmajanementeath, emmamenteath), I was in Paris last week with ELLE South Africa for some exciting projects, a.ka. shooting and interviewing Kristina Bazan and now I am in London running around meeting clients. So life has been a bit of a whirl wind.

Today’s look features two of my current must haves:

1.) My leather thigh highs from Witchery which a.) never fall down the leg like most annoying pairs of thigh highs and b.) are so comfortable I could wear them all day without my feet hurting. I’ve been searching for a pair of thigh highs for years now and I’m glad to say I finally found my dream pair. (p.s they come in grey too.)

2.) My second must have is this pleather skirt from local fashion blogger, Brett Robson, latest collection. The mesh detail adds that extra touch that’ll take your outfit to the next level. I’ve worn mine to castings with a simple black tee, I’ve worn it to work with turtle necks and I’ve worn it to parties with a tight lace top and a leather jacket. It’s a versatile piece that can be worn in so many ways.

For today’s look I teamed my thigh high’s and pleather skirt with a cotton knit from Zara for a casual yet elegant look. It’s a look that is formal enough to wear to the office but at the same time casual enough to wear to lunch with friends.

Tip: Make sure you show a little skin between your boots and your skirt, it adds just the right amount of sexiness. 

xxx
EJ

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Knit: Zara
Skirt: Shop Brett Robson
Boots: Witchery
Bag: Thalia Strates Handbags
Pom-pom: Witchery (faux fur, ain’t real.)
Necklace: Country Road
Rings: Lovisa

Shot by Justin Polkey

AW15 Trends: Sweater Dressing

April 1, 2015

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One can’t deny the chilly evenings we’ve been having which can only mean one thing… Autumn is on it’s way, and that’s not necessary a bad thing. Colder weather = sweater weather and who doesn’t love sweater weather?

One of the biggest trends on the runway this AW14 (yes because we a season behind here in South Africa) was the good old knit, from Mark Jacobs full knitted look to The Row’s chubby oversized sweaters.

Investing in a decent piece of knitwear is just as amazing as investing in that classic pure cotton white button up shirt. There’s something sexy about knitwear, not your usually cat-whistle kind of sexy but rather that mysterious who’s-that-women kind of sexy.

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My current knitwear loves:

1.) Cable stitch wool knit from Trenery, R999. Available online and at selected Woolworths.
2.) Tie front roll neck knit from Country Road, R699. Available online and at selected Woolworths.
3.) Mottled crop knit from Witchery, R899 . Available online and at selected Woolworths.
4.) MaXhose Knitwear by Laduma. View his full collection online.
5.) Knot Dress from Zara, R730.

xxx
EJ

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