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.
Super babe blogger and fashion queen Olivia Palermo was spotted at London Fashion Week this weekend wearing PORTS 1961 pre-spring 2017 shirt as part of this amazing outfit so I thought I’d whip up a quick get the look to show you how to get her look for a lot less cash!
First up, head to ASOS and pick up any of their amazing oversized white shirts, I love this Wood Wood Frankie Shirt with Striped Arms which is only £56.00 in the sale, it’s arm detail is really interesting and creates a cool accent to the outfit. Also from ASOS are these killer Public Desire Burgundy Shoes at only £29.99. Topshop saves the day as usual with these two statement pieces, firstly the Moto Fringe Hem Jeans for £42.00, I have a feeling she might actually be wearing these exact jeans and this Topshop Light Khaki Canvas Jacket, £40.00, is a great dupe for her casual jacket.
This ASOS Parka has been glued to my back ever since the temperatures dropped because it’s so cosy and surprisingly warm when it’s all buttoned up and you’ve got a scarf on and the hood up! Cosy as anything. You can usually find me in a Breton top, this New Look Striped Top, (similar here) was a bargain a few months ago at under a tenner and I’ve had so much wear out of it. I just love a classic striped top because they always go great with skinny jeans. My skinnies of choice at the moment are the Topshop Black Jamie Jeans. Finally, these Deichmann Loafers have made their way into my winter wardrobe. I’m usually a trainers girl through and through but occasionally it’s nice to wear an actual pair of shoes!
I couldn’t think of a more exciting title for this outfit because it’s simple and basic and just what I’ll be wearing for probably the next sixth months. Well, variations on a theme, anyway. Comfortable jeans, a cute jumper (this one has surprise stars embroidered on the elbows!), Converse and a cosy coat.
Can we just take a minute to appreciate how cute these tights are? They were super cheap from Primark and add a little something extra to a typical outfit for me. If you know me, you know that I pretty much live in denim in stripes and this CDG Play style top is actually from eBay and I’ve found a super similar one here from Daisy Street for only £12.99! My black denim pinafore is actually from New Look and again there’s a similar one here from ASOS which is lovely. I threw on my trusty Warehouse Faux Leather Jacket, similar in real leather from Mango here and my favourite Vans Old Skool Classic Trainers. Jewellery wise, my Crossbones Ring is from Bloody Mary Metal and the Large Stone Ring is from Rock n Rose.
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.
Did you know that every 25 seconds a young person contacts ChildLine, the service provided by the NSPCC to offer advice to children about everything from bullying to low self-esteem to body image issues. This is such an important service for kids these days with increasing pressures from social media, friends and school. The ChildLine volunteers are there to listen to everyone but unfortunately only 3 out of 4 young people that are calling ChildLine are getting through due to a lack of phones and staff.
I spend a lot of my time in denim, black, white and navy with a sprinkling (OK, a bucket load) of Breton stripes. This is my usual wardrobe but when I head abroad to warmer weather I like to mix it up a bit with some jazzy prints and something a bit more exciting. These are my top 5 holiday pieces from my holiday just gone.
Say hello to my favourite new trousers. They’re just like forgotten P.E kit tracksuit bottoms and they really are the comfiest things ever! Plus, they go with almost everything because, monochrome. These ASOS babies are also under £30 which is a super-bargain and are really great quality. Styled up here with my (also favourite and super comfortable) Vans Old Skool and trusty white knit.
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!