E’s lookbook ‘Flowery bomber jacket’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Marella

Vest unknown

Skirt: Next

Sandals Select

Bag: Genuine Leather

A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.
A flowery bomber jacket worn with a lacy red vest, black pencil skirt, red shoulder bag and white summer sandals.

A bit of jungle in a bomber jacket

might just be what one needs to have some impact. Combine flowers with stripes and one gets a concoction that rocks my boat. I wasn’t intending to go shy, so red lingerie like top was a must and then obviously a red bag to go with it. The only demure items are the black pencil skirt and white sandals. The jacket was another charity shop find. Whoever priced the items did not know the label as I got it for a fiver. It would have cost over a hundred fifty pounds when brand new. The weather is getting finer and looks like the bare leg season has just begun.

E’s lookbook ‘Black and grey’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Coat unknown

Hoody unknown

Trousers: Primark

Bag- vintage

Brogues: Deichmann

A black coat worn with a grey hoody, black trousers, black quilted cross body bag, black brogues and silver earrrings.

This is an example how things not always go to plan.

This was supposed to be Chanel inspired look. The Chanel inspired earrings-check, the coat-check, the bag-check, the casual vibe-check. And still, somehow it is a big flop. The look is wearable, but either the picture is not the best or the rest of the elements bring it down, Will soon attempt something Chanel inspired, hopefully, next time will be more successful.

E’s lookbook ‘Black and flares’

Lookbook:

Blazer: H&M

T-shirt:Brookhaven

Flares: H&M

Brogues: Deichmann

Bag unknown

Bracelet unknown

A baseball top worn with a black oversized blazer, half flared denim, black brogues and black cross body bag.

How not to be scared of flares.

Flares always make a statement in any outfit. I do need to be in a mood to wear them as they always draw the attention of passers-by. Living in the era of skinny jeans any other cut will be noticed especially the opposite one. But this time I think I have cracked it. I do not look like taken out of the 70-ties. Whether it is the baseball top or the oversized blazer or the hair pulled back. I do like the look.

E’s lookbook ‘Schiaparelli pink mini skirt’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Jumper: H&M

Skirt: New Look

Boots: Aldo

Scarf homemade

Bag vintage

A white, puffer coat worn with black jumper, pink mini skirt, black over the knee boots, black bag and a stripy scarf.

Schiaparelli pink mini skirt.

How very 80-ties. The whole look is inspired by fashion from the past. I am pushing it a bit wearing a mini skirt in my late forties but I couldn’t resist. I got the skirt from a charity shop, like most of my clothes, in summer attracted by the colour. Schiaparelli pink is definitely in this season and I am taking advantage of the bold colour. As a rule, I do try to avoid putting strong colours with black, but in this case, I have broken the rules. I either wear it this way or not at all. I am limited to one pair of over the knee boots and they happen to be black. But I was trying to make the outfit lighter by exposing more skin and introducing white. Still, it is a pink skirt worn with black and white rather than monochromatic look with a splash of colour.

E’s lookbook ‘Smartning up camo pants’

Trench: Nine West

Scarf unknown

Camo pants unknown

Boots: Primark

Shopper: DKNY

A camo pants worn with a black, classic trench coat, army green scarf, black, reflective shopper and army green boots

Smartning up camo pants

was the mission behind this look. I am debating getting rid of the above pair of trousers as they are not the most flattering of them all, but at the same time, I am strangely attracted to them. This type of trouser is always associated with masculinity and streetwear, I am tempted to make them more feminine. The colour combination is rather predetermined by the colours of the camo print. A trench smartens up almost anything and also covers up a lot and creates a defined waistline so I went with the garment. I only have one pair of boots in army green, so that was not a brainer. And the shopper was to bring a different texture and its size corresponds with the size of the boots. I feel a small bag would look out of place.

E’s lookbook ‘Shorts a’la Chanel’

Lookbook:

Earrings: Primark

Jumper: H&M

Bracelets unknown

Shorts: Primark

Boots: Primark

A'la Chanel shorts with pearl buttons worn with a white high neck, cropped jumper, pearl earrings and pearl bracelets

Perfect a’la Chanel shorts.

That is exactly what I thought when I saw them in the shop. Lined, washable with actually not bad pearl accent buttons, well cut and flattering, I am immensely impressed especially that they came from Primark.

For a while, I was also on a hunt for a cropped white jumper. Most jumpers nowadays seem to be oversized or end mid-hip, the worst possible place which makes you look short and boxy. But eventually, I have found one that will go with everything high waisted that I possed.

The boots are old but unusual. Loosely woven and almost summery. The earring and the bracelets have obviously pearls theme to match the buttons.

That was my Christmas outfit since Christmas was cancelled and we were just staying home.

E’s lookbook ‘Winter pink’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Blazer: Primark

T-shirt: Brookhaven

Trousers: Primark

Trainers: Topshop

A white, puffer coat worn with an intense pink trouser suit, monochromatic sneak print trainers and monochromatic T-shirt.

Styling pink trouser suit.

I have already done this colour combination in the past. But since I want to get as much wear as possible from my favourite clothes I want to give those trousers another spin. While purchasing the pants I could get a matching blazer. But the cut and the quality were questionable so I have opted out. And imagine that, about a month later I have found in a charity shop a blazer in a matching colour in a more flattering cut. Now I have a trouser suit. To give it casual feel I have paired it with trainers. Not plain but monochromatic sneak print. And to replicate the monochromatic feel I have chosen black and white, street vibe, basketball T-shirt.

E’s lookbook ‘More styling of a black jacket’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Primark

Blouse: M&S

Trousers: H&M

Boots: Primark

A black, faux leather jacket worn with multi-bronze, brown blouse, metallic, bronze fitted denim and ankle black booties. Styling some old clothes in a different way.

Styling some old clothes in a different way.

An old , black faux leather jacket gets a lot of use in anyone’s wardrobe. Black colour unfortunately isn’t the best for the pictures. Everyone comes out a bit washed out and a few years older. Personaly I would prefer a jacket in different colour but black is always a staple in every shop, every year. Today I wanted to style the bronze trousers that I have had for a while. The colours in the very old M&S blouse pick up the autumnal colour of the trousers. I was trying to make the trousers more current by folding them in a deep culf just above the last season booties. The point I’m trying to make is to give new life to some oldies that you already have.

E’s lookbook ‘Monochromatic for the rain’

Lookbook:

Jacket: Primark

Skirt: Primark

Boots: Aldo

A white, pleated faux leather skirt worn with a short, black faux leather jacket and black over the knee, faux leather boots.

Wearing a white skirt on a rainy day is asking for trouble unless it is a faux leather pleated skirt, that any dirty water can be just wiped off it. I have paired it obviously with another faux leather garment- short, black jacket and of course faux leather black boots. A monochromatic look for a rainy day.

E’s lookbook ‘Minty’

Lookbook:

Coat: Primark

Shirt: New Look

Jumper: Primark

Trousers: Primark

Bag: DKNY

Boots: Primark

A brown coat worn with a minty jumper, white shirt with broderie anglaise, black, sparkly trousers, brown boots and a black shopper.

The logic behind the picture

Making the most of the coat and warm weather. This shade of brown goes beautifully with pale green, minty colour. I have added a white shirt to make it crisper. And with broderie angles picking out around the collar adding an extra detail making this rather basic outfit more elevated. Black sparkly, trousers and a black shopper tying it all together.

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