Thursday, 19 March 2015

Outfit | Camel Boilersuit

Coat // Missguided
Jumpsuit // Topshop
Top // Asos
Trainers // Schuh
Bag // Rokit Vintage
Sunglasses // Rayban
Watch // Daniel Wellington*

So last week I was attempting to re-decorate in my overalls and this week I'm here to fix your boiler.. who said fashion wasn't all glamour?
The strangest of uniforms funnily enough work out to be the most comfortable (there was probably a logic behind that right!); they require minimal thought process which will make the boiler-suit a sure option for those of you that find putting together a whole outfit bewildering or frankly plain too much effort on those early mornings! The same with jumpsuits, playsuits, dunagrees.. I find boilersuits are most flattering on fuller figures as they elongate, and providing its the right one will hug you high at the smallest part of your waist whilst concealing legs or arms (if those are your unforgiving areas) yet allowing you to flaunt a little cleavage as you are mostly conservatively covered elsewhere. If you are petite playsuits are the ideal option to show off more leg, and I find you have more leverage to go shorter and have the legs appear longer because technically they aren't short-shorts y'know?.. there's something more put together and refined about an all-in-one.

For the evening this jumpsuit is chic simply worn alone with a pointed heel however here I've broken my own style rules and gone with flats! I'm not particularly tall (5'5) however I do have longer legs and a short torso so I kind of took that into consideration and mainly threw facts out the window because I love this camel outfit and sometimes you should just wear what you want! But of course, I'd probably feel even more confident if it came in a shorts version, perhaps I should consider altering it... learning to iron wouldn't go a miss either!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Monday Must Have | Lace up Sandals

Dreaming of warmer weather and getting my summer shoe wish list in order before all the good stuff sells out! Lace up sandals be them heeled or flat gladiator style are everywhere already at the moment so I've rounded up my top picks of whats available on the market so we're well prepared for when the sun comes back out.

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Friday, 13 March 2015

Outfit | Forest green with envy

Coat // Primark
Jumper // & Other Stories
Joggers // Zara
Bag // Mulberry Mini Lily
Trainers // Puma

Here's that "another green item" I gave you the heads up about a couple of weeks back! I won't bore you with more talk on my sudden love affair with forest green, but know this coat has rarely left my shoulders. I've been keeping things really casual and minimal but by just adding this trench I feel that the outfit is instantly updated and on-point! Once again minimal effort required, simples!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Outfit | Lilac & Gingham

Lilac is a colour that suits my skin tone, much like pink and luckily both are key colours for Spring Summer'15 even though I don't immediately gravitate towards them in fear of looking too girly, is that odd?! I think as a child you wear so much of these bright and feminine colours that some of us tend to rebel as we get to an age where we can start making our own choices about our style. However, as a Stylist and the many colour analysis' I have carried out I know (as some of you probably do too), which shades perk up my complexion and those that wash me out! So trends aside we all want to look our best and so If that key item comes in alternative colours maybe think about trying a few and it'll just be a bonus if it so happens to be in this seasons palette.

Coat // Glamorous*
Jumper // Primark
Shirt // H&M Mens
Trousers // Glamorous*
Boots // Missguided*
Bag // Primark
Watch // Daniel Wellington*

Gingham was a print I was surprised to see relived once again on some of the SS15 Catwalks, a second year on the trot! However I'm not complaining because I can get my wears out of these Glamorous skinny trousers I got last year and give them a new lease of life styled alongside pastels channeling Oscar De La Renta.

Recently I have been really favouring a skinny silhouette on bottom with oversized pieces up top, think Olsen! As much as I love all the wide leg 70's inspired trousers around at the moment this really suits my body shape more and accentuates my best bits whilst disguising my ahem not so blossoming areas which is all the more important when dressing for confidence I find. I surprisingly got the perfect fit for an oversized shirt from H&M menswear as its a little longer in length that way and as its fitted it is still slim-line and not ill-fitting on the arm seams (like stealing your boyfriends shirt minus the drama). It's always a good idea to try things on in a number of sizes within each brand as I always find things can look so different slightly bigger or smaller than you would usually assume to go for your 'general' sizing. Although I know this can be particularly tricky when in a rush or shopping online, however I've been using this new app recently that may just be the answer to our "one size doesn't actually fit all' dilemma".

If you have a similar figure to me or want to find your body double to make life easier when shopping each of your favourite brands, Fitbay allows you to easily set up a profile with your measurements and follow other users with similar body types to you ranked on percentage. Once matched up you can see how other people have bought, styled and uploaded items for you to see the fit on them before you even need to take it to check out, saving all the hassle of having to buy in multiple sizes to then lug back to the post office for return (we've all been there!). You can follow me @veeveevogue and see what items are on my want list from my favourite brands and the outfits I've recently uploaded for your guidance. Get involved ladies!

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