Thursday, 17 October 2013

Clarks Style

So I don't know if any of you remember but I've mentioned before on my blog that I work at Clarks. Over the last couple of weeks we've been able to wear our own clothes as well as showcasing the new autumn/winter range. It's been nice to see everyone expressing their individuality!

For those of you that follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post some photos with the hashtag 'clarksstyle'. This is something that Clarks employees up and down the UK have been participating in. If you are an avid Instagrammer like myself, then you will know that you can hashtag to discover ideas for anything you want, literally anything! I thought the 'clarksstyle' hashtag was really useful and it was nice to see how others are styling the new range. 

Here's a couple snaps from last week...

I've also posted about my shoes before, you can see the post by clicking here. Vintage/Victorian style seems to be in at the moment so I opted for a simple classic brogue and a done up collar with a jumper, who doesn't love a good collar these days? 

Primark Jumper- £8 & Spotty Shirt £5

This outfit is by far one of my faves. So so comfortable (I know its not always about comfort but its always a bonus!) Over summer I was loving the 'hippy' look, the garland flower headbands and the tassels. I spotted this kimono in Ark on the 'last chance' rail, it was the only one and in my size. It was meant to be, honest. 

Ark Kimono -£25
Primark Necklace- £4 & Vest Top- £5

(Photography courtesy of Lauren Curtis)  

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Tartan Takeover

Tartan (also known as Plaid) seems to be everywhere at the moment and in all honesty I am loving it. Admittedly gone a little crazy with it...

I've seen Tartan styled with loads of different statement pieces and outfits. High end fashion magazines and designers including Vogue and Marc Jacobs (one of my favourites) have featured the trend. (I must be on the right lines if its featured in Vogue, right?) Although red is a very vibrant colour making you stand out, if you love the pattern then just go for it. I'm usually a very monochrome person but I am loving tartan at the moment and I'm pretty sure anyone can pull it off!

Tartan has always been a wintry look and the high street has something to offer to everyone, whether its a casual or smart look you are aiming for. There will be something there for you to hop onto the bandwagon!

This is my fave dress at the moment and its always a perk when you get 20% student discount! Its from Internacionale and I must admit they have become quite a popular shop of mine lately! For some reason I can't link the dress online but keep your eye out in a local store I think the dress was £20, bargain! 

I teamed the dress up with Topshop Monti boots, and my H&M bag (this also isn't online but check in store) I thought the dress was quite a statement piece so the accessories needed to be quite toned down, I think anything too bright would clash so I added a gold statement necklace, watch and midi rings.

I also bought this shirt from Newlook a while back which was also £20! I paired this with Topshop Joni jeans, Clarks ankle boots and a triple statement necklace. Another one of my fave outfits, so comfortable and can be much worn casual with a pair of converse. The shirt can be worn with almost everything so I'd consider it an 'investment'.

I've also seen Tartan print come in blue and grey! Definitely another purchase happening soon...

I can see Tartan being a very popular trend this season and I am almost certain that I will end up buying more. Possibly a coat or scarf?
Decisions decisions...