Friday, 11 July 2014

July Fashion Faves

Hope everyone has been having a great month so far! Its still a little early, but here are some of my current fashion favorites for July. Enjoy!

T-Shirt Dresses
The perfect staple item that i have been seeing around so much recently. Perfect for any season (depending on where you are in the world) as they are great on their own for the more summery months, and easy to layer with tights and a jacket for autumn/winter. Such a classic, simple clothing item which suits every body type. 

Another great piece that can be styled to suit the season. I love pairing it as above, with a great leather jacket to add some structure to the skirts delicate silhouette. Also great with a casual tank top tucked in and a cardigan and sandals for early spring or those cooler summer evenings. Love that the Midi-Skirt has come back into style, a nod to the 1940's after the flop in the 70's when they tried to give the now loved Midi a comeback.

Bright Sneakers
These fluorescent pink Nike's add a fun element to a very monochromatic outfit that is not only comfortable, but stylish. This style of wearing sneakers with outfits other than workout clothing has been seen around quite a lot over the last year, including on fashion designer Alexander Wang's niece Aila!

Hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my fashion favorites from this month! 
Have a wonderful day!

Elise xo

Saturday, 5 July 2014

How to Style: Blazers

I love blazers. They add a touch of sophistication to a simple jeans and tee shirt, and can tone down a cocktail dress. They are so versatile and are, in my opinion, a must-have in every woman's closet. Here are some of my favorite ways of styling blazers:

Casual Sophistication
By adding this simple black blazer to a basic tee shirt, tucked into ripped denim it gives this outfit a more structured look, while keeping it casual. With simple white converse, a few bangles and a black bag this outfit would be perfect for a casual date, or lunch with friends.

Simple Elegance
This outfit would be perfect for a simple evening date or a casual work outfit. A simple white blazer, graphic tee, black jeans and sparkly ballet flats, paired with a big statement necklace and black tote makes this the perfect balance of simplicity and elegance.

Dressing it up
By pairing your blazer with a cocktail dress (whether it be a slip dress, shift style, anything) and heels it makes this a perfect look for events where you need to be dressed up, but by still keeping it simple and tailored. Perfect for weddings, dinner dates and parties. This would have to be my favorite way of wearing blazers and i have definitely worn this type of look to many events.

Extra notes:
Try different patterns, floral, stripes etc. Makes a simple outfit have more depth.
Belting your blazer or cuffing it can change the look entirely, play around with the silhouette!

So those are just a few  of my favorite ways of styling the classic blazer. Hope this has given you some inspiration. Have a great day!

Elise xo

(pictures not mine unless otherwise specified)