Aaaand were back in the dreaded transition season of Spring. Forever my worst season, it is so hard to choose an outfit which is weather appropriate and on trend. Even the shops get confused, chilly looking mannequins wearing only a bralette doesn’t exactly look appealing when you’re stepping in out of the rain. So what to wear? Florals? Hardly groundbreaking. Stripes looks decidedly too harsh for the indecisive weather and sandals risk soggy toes.
This year, the stripe issue has been addressed with gingham, and I aint mad at it. Gypsy tops add a delicate feel to a harsh black and white print, layered with a turtle neck you keep your warmth. Paired with pastels (my personal favourites being lilac and lemon) they are the perfect transition look for spring.
Another new addition to my wardrobe for Spring 2017 is the dreaded denim. I always feel too fat for jeans and so avoid them like the plague however I liked the cut of this pair from Zara and thought I’d give it a go. I mean I like them, but they definitely wont be replacing my go to skirts.
If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll know that every spring without fail, I get the mules out and this year is no exception, also from Zara, these white mules are slowly becoming my go – to shoes over my converse, I think they go with everything and paired with pastel nail varnish they are definitely an easy way to update your look for spring… in loooove with them and at £25 they didn’t hurt my bank either.
Another date with Lorna, yep were obsessed with eachother.
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After eyeing up the velvet suits from Marks and Spencer’s since September, I finally bit the bullet and copped them for £15 on New years eve in the sales, I mean, they may be a little too big, but nothing a textiles student can’t fix…
Velvet flares – M&S
crop top – zara
leather jacket – vintage
scarf – h&m
bag – lush
Buying from M&S… I’m officially adulting.
I am the most festive person ever, so naturally when I’m in charge of throwing a Christmas ball, me and Lorns are not holding back…
Dress – Pretty Little thing
Shoes – Fairy tale
Necklace – DIY
Dress – h&m ((£15!!!))
Coat – Asda (!!)
Shoes – Fairy tale
This week my college were lucky enough to have a visit from Designers David Longshaw and Kirsty Ward.
Having worked at houses such as MaxMara and Alberta Feretti and studied at the likes of MMU and CSM it was incredibly inspiring to hear how they made it into industry and what their inspirations were. Not only were they incredibly talented but they were also very funny and charismatic and pleasure to listen to.
Their collections include bright colours, statement jewellery and lots of curved lines creating a dynamic silhouette, very ‘Judy Wu’ (who’s shows I saw earlier this year at fashion week) esque!
See their work below.
Whilst in London I also attended the Judy Wu SS17 collection “Curve”.
The aim of the collection was to magnify “the beauty of femininity, empowering women in this increasing fragmented world.”
The word fragmented, was clearly a theme int he designs however they ran seamlessly into one stunning collection through the very clever use of curves and colour blocking. I feel the interesting textures of netting and plastic zips also helped to bring the clothes together and it was a very intelligent showing.
Similarly to the Asli Polat collection, there were lots of blue detailing on white garments so it will be exciting to see how this materialises in high street stores next spring.
This season also features the designer’s first ever handbag collection which is named Ling. The modern straps and neutral tones make for a very special bag indeed and I am desperate to get my hands on one!
The set truly made the show with mannequins almost as brightly coloured as the clothes and assistants in lab coats, truly confirming how calculated Judy’s collection was. It truly brought another, almost futuristic dimension to SS17 that I wasn’t expecting, but now, along with other audience members of the show I’m sure, I am highly anticipating it.
Massive thank you to the Judy Wu team for inviting me to the show, I’m so excited to attend future shows, what a truly wonderful collection it was.
Today I travelled down to Somerset House in London for London Fashion weekend, while there are larger blog posts coming to really do it justice, I thought I’d jump in right away and show you what I wore to it… (I can tell you, it was not easy choosing what to wear!)
Turtle neck – Vintage
Pleather dress – Zara
Necklace – Vintage
Satchel – My mum’s from when she was my age!
Boots – Zara
Coat – Still stolen from my brother’s wardrobe!
Hope you enjoyed seeing my outfit! Even though most of it was vintage I still find posts like this useful for inspiration, so I hope you do too!