Adidas Stan Smiths have been a style staple on Pinterest, Instagram and the streets for a couple of years now and they don’t seem to be hiding away at the back of the wardrobe any time soon. I mean, if they’re good enough for Victoria Beckham, they’re good enough for me! I wear mine at least once a week and really want to get my hands on some new ones so I find them really versatile and easy to wear. Here are 8 different ways to style them that I’m loving.
Recently, McArthur Glen East Midlands Designer Outlet invited me down to check out their awesome White Shirt Bar that’s been up and down the country at all of the designer outlets. Opened by Milly Mackintosh earlier in the month, (one of my style crushes), and showcasing all of the gorgeous shirts that Brooks Brothers have created, the White Shirt Bar is a pretty cool addition to any shopping trip.
A lot of people say that they don’t have time for working out or they ‘hate the gym’ or even that they’re just not good at exercise. The same people usually say how they’d love to have the motivation to do it or they’d love to find something they’re good at. It’s simply not true that you can’t be good at exercise and you can’t find something that you enjoy that will keep you fit and healthy. It’s 2016, there are so, so many ways of working out it’s incredible. You just need to find the workout that works for you!
This leather skirt is one of my closet veterans. I say that because it’s been in my wardrobe for longer than two years which is a long stint as far as my clothes are concerned. This is because it’s amazing quality, the fit is spot on and it will never go out of style. This is the type of piece that you can easily dress up or play down and most of the time I play my denim down. This is a classic outfit for me. Navy + stripes + black + trainers = everyday uniform. It’s actually a shocker there’s no denim in sight!
Suede and tassels are huge right now, peek into any high street shop or surf ASOS for a couple of hours (I definitely fall into an ASOS vortex at least once a week!) and you’ll find page after page of tasselled bags, boots, jackets and so much more suede than you could ever imagine. I love both of these trends but it’s tricky to wear them without falling into the classic Western trap. I love this look and I’ve definitely been rocking suede and tassels with denim this season but I wanted to mix things up with my new bag from hot new brand Love My Soul.
V-Day is coming and if you fancy spending some pennies on your better half I’ve got a few ideas for gifts. I know some people spend a lot at Valentine’s Day and some like to just give a token gift so there’s a range of prices in this gift guide! At the lower end of the price spectrum are some grooming bits, the Dapper Dan Matt Clay and Uppercut Deluxe Quiff Brush make a great gift together as well as separate pieces if your guy’s into his grooming. Pop them into a cool wash bag for a home-made gift set feel, I like this monochrome Herschel Supply Co Wash Bag which is available from ASOS.
Unless you’ve been living under a fashion-related rock you would have noticed the huge surge in trainers becoming a staple part of street style wear for both girls and guys. You can’t turn a corner in a city centre without seeing a pair of New Balance! It amazes me how some trends really take off and I love watching them spread, it’s crazy! I mean, a year ago would we all have been wearing Adidas Originals Stan Smiths or Nike Air Max Thea or slip on Vans? Probs not, just saying. I’m obsessed with this trend, I’ve always been a bit of a trainer head anyway because I just love the comfort – it’s something that just can’t be beaten. But now I can totally embrace my love of all things sneakers because it’s totally on trend. Bonus.
When I say to you, Paul’s Boutique, there’s probably a few images that come to mind. For me it’s definitely the bag I had about 6 years ago, black and covered in crazy neon patches. I know, I haven’t always been a fashion blogger, k?
Well, that image is well and truly a thing of the past as they’ve had an amazing rebrand into a much more stylish and on trend brand. They kindly let me review one of their really popular bags, the Fleur Reversible Clutch Bag. This one is bright pink on the outside and on the inside it’s a lovely dark purple, kind of an aubergine colour which is perfect for the autumn/winter seasons. The pink, on the other hand is fab all year round and is amazing for adding a pop of colour into any outfit. Here, I’ve styled it with more colour as I think the bright blue and the bright pink look really good next to each other. This is a really casual look but I think this bag is so versatile that it can be a great day clutch (it’s big enough too!) and a really good night out bag too. It comes with a little hand strap too so dancing without worrying about your handbag is easy as pie.