Knocking around for a couple of seasons in the guise of shirts, dresses and jackets, this season it’s all about the patchwork jean. A slouchy style makes the updated jean inherently cool and much easier to wear. Whether stitched together with different shades of denim or material a la Junya Watanabe will you be patching it up?
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How I wear: Patchwork Jeans
Comfy, cosy and casual, I was on a shoot when I jumped into get this pic taken. I love these Topshop jeans - boyfriend style with subtle patchwork and rips. With them I’m wearing Asos coat, my Claudie Pierlot jumper (again) and Topshop loafers finished off with my old Kurt Geiger bag worn as clutch.
Pic by Naomi Gaffey
Add a little citrus hue to your wardrobe with a bright orange topper. Instant cheer in a jacket, no? Orange’s perfect partner as seen on the streets (and me) is blue, from pale to cobalt to midnight. If you’re feeling brave why not give it a fiery feel and team with red hues. Hot like fire.
How I wore the Orange Coat
My coat is from Vero Moda and it isn’t out until a/w, I luckily got my hands on a sample and I must say I’m an orange coat convert. I teamed it with a jumpsuit from Penneys, a Claudie Pierot jumper, Kate Spade Pop clutch, Givenchy clutch and Peter Pilotto for Target slip-ons
Autumn Fashion Trend
It was all over the a/w catwalks so ain’t going anywhere so get ahead of the pack now…
From left: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Mark Fast, Antipodium, House of Holland and Jasper Conran.
It’s time to flash a little ankle in super wide cropped culottes. Deemed the trouser shape of the season according to Proenza Schouler, Tibi, Mulberry, Phillip Lim and a whole host of street style stars, it’s time to embrace the skirt-short hybrid. Not as scary as you think, if you’ve already down with the midi-skirt then you’re way ahead in the fashion stakes and will get an A+ with the cool culottes. Just treat as you would a calf-skimming skirt. Simples. Opt for a high-waisted pair and team with a crop top for bonus points or keep it transitional with a cosy, comfy jumper. Will you rock the culotte?
Maybe it’s the fact that the sun is shining and I’m craving some springy styles or maybe it’s because I dream of being one of those girls that can wear white. Not even head-to-toe white but just white. White and me aren’t friends. Spills and stains are my bff’s and until I break up with them, I can just obsess over white jeans. A girl can dream.
It seems our obsession with luxe fashion runners is never ending, we’ve had the wedge hi-top and the Nike air max, but now it’s the turn of the Van inspired, slip-on runner. In luxe lace, thanks Givenchy, or roaring leopard, thanks Celine, these bad boys are next on my shopping list. So say buy-bye to your heels, and slip it into something a little more comfortable…
An eternal classic, add a splash of colour to your biker staple and you’ll refresh a simple outfit of jeans and t-shirt. I’ve got too many black jackets to mention but I update my leather jacket selection for spring with this green bad boy from River Island.
Will you rock a bright biker? What colour would you go for?