Monthly Archives: July 2014

 Top, Bershka | Jeans & Shirt, Zara | Shoes, Converse


Inspired by one of my favourite posts on Olsens Anonymous; ‘6 ways to wear a plaid shirt like the Olsen twins’ (see post here). I tried!

Madeline

Disclaimer: None of these pictures are my own 
These are a selection of pictures that have caught my attention on Tumblr over the last few weeks. Although Tumblr have a huge offering of style inspiration, these images stood out in particular because of the accessories featured. Notable mentions include the Larsson and Jennings watch (second down), the pink plimsoles with metal hardware (fourth down) and the black leather bucket bag (last picture). 

Madeline

L-R: Alexander Wang, Valentino, Delpozo, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton
Picture Source: www.vogue.co.uk
According to pretty much any trend report for AW14, the 1960s is back and it’s as swinging as ever.
Although graphic prints and bright colours were seen at many shows, when they are teamed with an A-line mini or a pair of knee-high boots, it’s an unmistakable nod to the 60s.
In terms of prints, my favourites were seen at Alexander Wang and Valentino. Wang’s grey shirt dress with a blue chevron style print was a favourite of mine. As for shapes, it was all about Louis Vuitton. I loved that the Louis Vuitton coats were matching lengths to the micro mini dresses and the collection even featured high-necks to create the ultimate 60s silhouette. 
I’m looking forward to seeing how the high-street stores interpret this trend and create appropriate clothing with the short hemlines and bright colours on offer. However, knee-high boots and a Louis Vuitton-esque coat are already on my wish list, so lets hope the 60s revival catches on.
Madeline

Shirt, ASOS | Skirt, H+M | Shoes, TopShop | Bag, Accessorize 

To tuck the shirt in or leave it out? The shirt in question is one from ASOS that I bought via eBay and I would definitely say it’s of the most useful and most worn items in my wardrobe. A white shirt is so easy to style whether it be under jumpers in winter, with black jeans on smarter occasions or with rolled up sleeves for a more relaxed look. 
I paired the shirt with an H+M jersey skirt, which was an absolute bargain at £3.99 and also a pair of mary jane sandals, which remind me of the school shoes I had when I was about five. 

Madeline

After spending a couple of days by the coast in South East England, I realised that a holiday doesn’t necessarily require a plane and a passport- just good company and good food. Spending a day on the beach in England is quite different to being abroad in that I decided against bikini sunbathing and just stuck to light weight clothes.. Although when there’s sand involved, flip flops are always an essential (home or away).

Madeline

Jeans, Zara | T-shirt, Monki | Shoes, Birkenstock

A lazy outfit for a lazy day of ice-cream eating and Pimms drinking at my local summer fair. I have fond memories of this fair as a child, all of which were renewed at the sight of the same pink bouncy castle that has been there every year since I can remember. This year I decided to stick to browsing the stalls and relaxing on the grass to the sound of the live bands. Fortunately the sun was out for the few hours we were there and it somehow made up for the rainy days that have been July so far.

Madeline

Picture Source: here and here
I have recently found myself liking a lot of Lily Collins pictures. Mostly I am in admiration of her style but her perfect brows deserve a mention as well. Although Lily always looks amazing at red carpet events and gets a lot of praise for it, you can never be too sure of the celebrity to stylist input ratio. However, it is her street style that I love and I can only presume that these are occasions on which she has styled herself.
I would describe Lily’s style as generally very girly and chic although she loves a black skinny jean and biker boots. She also seems to be a fan of keeping up with trends as she has recently been pictured in culottes, a kimono and a co-ord skirt and top outfit, all of which are SS14 trends. 
I hope Lily will be back on my screen soon, even if it is just to get another glimpse inside her wardrobe! 

Madeline

Top, Mango | Trousers, H&M | Shoes, Primark
Towns with backstreet lanes and hidden shops are some of my favourite places to explore, probably because in a city like London they are a rare find. Although you wouldn’t think it from the photo, this row of shops in particular are normally very busy. It’s not often I wear coloured prints, so a top like this with contrasting patterns on the front and back is double as rare. The black trousers and bag however, were the easy styling choice.
Madeline

T-shirt & Bag, H+M | Shorts & Sandals, Zara | Sunglasses, RayBan
I bought these shorts from Zara in the sale a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting for the weather to pick up ever since so that I could wear them. Well, yesterday was 27 degrees so I thought it was as good a time as ever. There’s something quite pyjama-esque about the striped print of the shorts, but I love them nonetheless. I also dug out my sandals from last summer and took my RayBans with me.
Madeline

None of the pictures are my own.
Having just read that a Cher Horowitz style wardrobe has been made a virtual reality by fashion company Metail, I have spent the last hour re-living my favourite Clueless fashion moments. Of course Cher’s revolving, computerised wardrobe is something I have always dreamed about both for the practicalities and the perfectly preppy, 90’s contents.
If there’s one thing that I learnt from Clueless about 90’s fashion it’s that mini skirts, knee-high socks and Mary Janes were a must. As for prints, it was about the plaid (think about the yellow skirt suit). Fashion retailers generally love to bring back decade trends so I’m sure we’re due a Clueless revival.
The fact that the girls wore heels to school was probably the first reason why I loved Clueless but Cher’s luxury Beverly Hills lifestyle that 13-year old me dreamed of was definitely second. I now of course know that I don’t necessarily need a designer label to create a Cher-worthy outfit although I guess a Calvin Klein little white dress would help…

Madeline