Maxi Skirt – ‘Boho’ chic no more

Maxi Skirt – ‘Boho’ chic no more.

 

Maxi skirts are worn all year round but they’re most popular during the summer months alongside its counterpart the maxi dress. However, in today’s post let’s focus on the skirt. Whenever the maxi skirt is mentioned it’s always followed by the trend ‘boho’. Now there’s nothing wrong with putting the bohemian look in the same style category as the maxi skirt, but that’s not the only look the maxi skirt can be styled with. Unless you’re heavily into the 70’s, hippie, flower power, fringed waistcoats, suede jackets and cowboy boots look, you should really keep the word ‘boho’ out of your style vocabulary when styling a maxi skirt.

 

Maxi Skirt

 

Maxi skirts have forever been a staple in my wardrobe for as long as I can remember. In actual fact, I bought this stripy number especially to wear as a dress and then later on decided to wear it the right way. As a dress, this look works particularly well too with a belt in the middle or with a lovely suit jacket on top.

 

When styling this stripey maxi skirt, my focus was to make it elegant and stylish. I have always loved playing with ‘shape’ so if it’s a maxi skirt, then it has to be super maxi for my small frame. So I’m normally a size 6 but I bought this skirt in a size 16. I wanted the volume of the skirt to be exaggerated. This was teamed with a white ballooned sleeved shirt, Chloe shoes and Chanel bag. In order to keep you in proportion, make sure the top is shaped to accentuate the waist and it’s worn with heels.

 

 

 

Update your maxi skirt leave the boho chic in the 90s and embrace a new modern look. Maybe try the skirt as a dress or update with a fitted shirt. Let me know how you got on.

 

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Rx

 

Stylish ways to wear oversized outfits

Stylish ways to wear oversized outfits

 

One of my favourite things to wear in spring/summer are white cotton shirts, and looser fitting or oversized clothing. I love playing around with proportions and experimenting with structure and shape. Playing around with structure and shape makes an outfit look unique because what you’re doing is reinventing the item to fit your body shape.
This white shirt I’m wearing I’ve had for about 4 years and it’s one of my favourite items in my spring/summer wardrobe. I believe in buying items of clothing that transcends fashion trends, style pieces that you love. Trends are fun and for the moment, however style is more like art pieces and do get better with time.

This shirt is all about the sleeves, and although they had my size (xs) I decided to go for a much larger fitting (L) as I wanted to create even more drama by having the sleeves bigger. I teamed the top with wide leg trousers. I could’ve easily opted for a safer option like skinny jeans which would work nicely however my aim was to experiment with the proportions and have it fitting loose on me.

Now I understand that not everyone would feel comfortable to go oversize on top and bottom. So for an alternative look for different body shapes such as, hourglass, pear, and athletic its always good to cinch in the waist and add high heels to longate yourself. Here are some more tips.

 

Fit the rest – Remember its all about balancing out proportions. Generally, the baggier the top the more fitted the rest of your outfit should be. (this works for hourglass, pear, athletic and apple) Skinny jeans and leggings are great casual pairings, while a fitted skirt or straight leg trousers are dressier options.

 

Short hemlines –  Balanced out oversized tops by teaming them with short skirts or mini skirts. A shorter hemline will hopefully offset the volume on the top. Also avoid any potentially awkward question of ‘is she or isn’t she wearing a skirt’ moments by making sure you can see the hemline of your skirt or shorts underneath your oversize top.

 

Cinch it in – Give a baggy top some shape by cinching it in at the waist. Pick a wider or sturdier style belt, rather than a skinny style. When it comes to ways to wear oversized tops this way, keep the rest of your look streamlined with some skinny jeans and heels.

 

Try different textures – Try mixing fabrics such as chiffon and silk as its very light and looks airy and ethereal.

 

Add height – if ever in doubt wear heels to lengthen your silhouette.

 

Lower it – When looking at ways to wear oversized clothes, a lot of focus has been on oversized tops. However you can also get away with wearing the oversized style on your lower half. Oversized trousers in the style of wide legged trousers, (as demonstrated in the pictures.) palazzo trousers and boyfriend jeans are all stylish options this season.

 

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Rx

Scarf - H&M | Shirt - Gap (old) | Trousers - H&M |

The H&M Scarf – (1)

The H&M Scarf – (1)

Hey everyone so as I’m typing this I’m sneezing and coughing in between, the weather has been terrible. Where are the seasonal spring promises? Flowers budding, tulips, daffodils, blossoms? Instead of hearing the birds chirping in the morning,  I am constantly being disturbed by canoodling, cooing pigeons. I seriously cannot stand that noise they make it’s so annoying…sorry rant over.

Okaaaay let’s talk style, there’s nothing that says spring more than a nice printed silk or polyester scarf in pastel colours. Its a lovely way of introducing lighter colours into your wardrobe whilst the weather warms up. I recently purchased a gorgeous scarf from H&M and at £7.99 I was laughing all the way to the cash register, what a bargain. Its quite a generous size so it can be worn in various ways, as a headscarf, scarf around the neck and many more. Over the next few weeks I’ll be showing you how versatile a scarf can be. It really is the ultimate accessory to have for quick updates. However first let’s do the headscarf.

The Turban

The turban, think 1970s Elizabeth Taylor or Charlie’s Angels kind of vibe. This look is very glamorous and its not completed without sunglasses.  It is best paired up with a peasant styled big sleeved top as demonstrated or a Maxi dress. It can be quite hippie chic depending on your preference.

I came across one of my favourite duos on YouTube The Colour Pop Girls tutorial on headscarf and loved their version of the turban and many other clever interesting ways of tying a headscarf.  Take a look and have fun trying them out. Let me know how you get on.

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tOodles

Rx

Scarf - H&M |

Shirt - Gap (old) |

The Colour Pop Girls

Headscarf Chat &Tutorial

Vintage Scarf, Kitty Hat, and a Fedora

Vintage Scarf, Kitty Hat, and a Fedora

One of the many things I look forward to during the winter seasons is wearing hats and scarves for those cold early mornings and bad hair days. A stylish headscarf or hat can make all the difference to an outfit. It can make you wish the cold weather would last a little longer. Ok, I’m exaggerating, well it makes it bearable that’s for sure.

Whether you favour a beanie hat, kitty hat, beret, headscarf or a fedora there’s no denying that the hat can make a persuasive or regrettable impression so it’s important to get it right. Though the hat or scarf covers the head it reveals the wearer’s character based on the type of hat they’re wearing.

When it comes to my favourite style it would have to be men’s fedora hat. I prefer the men’s because of the clean lines and often the use of colour blocking.

Try these on for size, how do you style yours?

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Fedora Hat - Menswear H&M | Kitty Hat - Zara | Vintage Scarf - Portobello Market | Necklace - Portobello Market |
Photos by Cuts For Him