Old Skool Vans are some of my most-worn kicks. They’re so comfy, they go with almost any outfit and they last forever. I’ve got a pair of the classic all black with the white stripe and they’re just my go-to trainers for everyday style. Here are 7 different ways how to rock my fave sneaks fresh from my Style Inspiration Pinterest board.
It’s official, say goodbye to your trusty skinny jeans (sob!) and welcome the old favourite straight leg denim back into your life. Straight leg jeans are the epitome of relaxed style, coming in and out of trends as time rolls on – but its official, they are back on trend for 2017.
Getting the right fit is vital. Make sure they’re slim, but not tight like skinnies. With a clean-cut but casual look, they look great with sweaters or relaxed tees. They are great for perfecting the chilled-out style. Whilst choosing the right top to match with your jeans is pretty easy – shoes however, can be tricky. They can make or break an outfit, so choose wisely when finishing off your outfit. Here are some of my favourite choices…
When winter rolls around it’s usually all about dark colours, jewel tones and black. I wear a lot of black. Black jeans, black leather jacket, black boots or trainers. Lots! But, I’ve been having a browse, as usual, online and I’ve found loads of nude and white pieces that I’m loving at the moment so decided to do a little wishlist post. The only catch is they’re all really impractical for the winter time but, what’re you gonna do?
Hopefully summer is almost here! We had a touch of sunshine recently but hopefully we’ll have some more that’s here to stay very soon. If not, we’ll have to wait for our summer holidays!
1. The White Jeans
I love white jeans, they just scream summer to me and are so fresh! These J Brand 811 Blanc Jeans look to be the perfect shade of bright white. I’ve always wanted to try some J Brand jeans so these are definitely on my wish list.
A statement flat is all the rage right now in blogger-land and I’ve got to say I’m well on board with this trend. I don’t wear heels a lot so a fancy pair of flats is a great way to spruce up outfits for me. First up these Legalini Pointed Slip On Flats are so on trend and look like the comfiest smart shoes I’ve ever seen. Next up these Delias Lace-Up Espadrilles are so holiday-ready they’re already in the check-in queue. I love an espadrille and the lace-up detail on these make them super stylish and add something extra to a classic white summer dress. Finally, in the flats department, these Eddiva Statement Flats would look amazing with some clean cut black trousers and a white t-shirt!
As well as chunky loafers and leather ankle boots, Converse and other trainers are my go-to winter kicks. These navy Converse have to be a autumn/winter style staple. I paired them this weekend with a checked flannel shirt, skinny jeans and my new Mango mini bucket bag. The perfect A/W casual weekend get up, I think! These would also be perfect with a Breton top – my other go-to at all times! Grab Converse from Jones Bootmaker from £45.
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this snap of some of my shoes last week! I was having a major wardrobe sort out, as I seem to have every weekend (I just don’t know what I do to my clothes in the week?!) and decided to base my outfits for the week on some of the shoes I wanted to wear. Now the weather’s getting a little bit warmer I decided to whack out some of the sandals I’ve been hoarding for the past few months too.
Monday: Monday saw my new favourite ASOS ‘Famously’ Flat-Bed Sandals paired with some black skinny jeans. These are some seriously comfy sandals and they’re only £20. Bargain.
My first McCarthurGlen Designer Outlet experience was at Cheshire Oaks when I got lost with my mum on the way back from somewhere when I was about 10, I think! We thought we’d found the Mecca of shopping, it was awesome. So, when East Midlands Designer Outlet invited me along for a day of shopping to check out what they had on offer as part of their Spring/Summer accessories campaign, I was excited to say the least.
Whenever Orla Kiely brings out a new collaboration range with Clarks the little retro-loving part of me comes alive and all I want to do is wear A-line dresses and cute collars. The newest addition to my (pretty insane) shoe collection are the Orla ‘Beryl’ platform leather beauties! I love the detail on them, the flowers, the printed sole, everything. Plus, the leather is really soft so they’ll be quite comfortable I hope. How pretty will these look in the summer for fancy parties or weddings? All I need now is a fancy party to go to. Invites in the post please! Stay tuned for outfit posts galore. These shoes deserve killer outfits, right?
I’m all over the Scandinavian minimalist look at the moment and these Dorothy Perkins heeled ankle boots are perfect for pairing with jeans or thick tights and a leather skirt (my current favourite combination!). I really like the matte grey colour which contrasts with the wooden block heel. They’re also the comfiest boots ever and I wore them for the first time for a full day at work from around 7.30am until about 6pm and my feet didn’t hurt at all, I was really surprised because I thought at least the balls of my feet would ache as they’re quite high in comparison to my usual boots! They’re in the sale at House of Fraser for £30 at the moment, I’m trying to find them in black too!