E’s lookbook ‘Layer cake’

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Earrings DIYed

Blouse: TwoFourTwo

Trousers: Primark

Belt unknown

Sandals: Select

When I look at this image I think layer cake. Each colour is separated by the other going from the earrings to the sandals. The earrings are DIYed from a necklace that I did not like. The blouse I have altered to fit me better. And the belt in the trousers I have replaced with a more suitable one. It’s all in the detail.

E’s lookbook ‘Autumnal birds’

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Earrings: Primark

Blouse: Monsoon

Trousers: Attitude by Renee

Sandals: Select

This is a bit autumnal look. The colours are not so vivid. The blouse served me well over the years, despite the statement sleeves, that are specific to a certain era, the blouse has this boho vibe that I like. Paired with trousers that were gifted and I find the colour challenging, but the fit is impeccable. White sandal as a homage to almost gone summer and statement earrings because I barely wear them.

E’s lookbook ‘Navy blue and yellow’

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Earrings: Primark

Top-vintage

Shorts: Primark

Belt unknown

Sandals: Primark

So, I’m stuck at home. It’s pandemic out there and for the greater good, I have to stay home, so I’m doing. But if I was allowed outside that’s probably what I would be wearing. You have probably spotted a trend here: shorts cut out of trousers that I already have and not very often wear. This pair of trousers is made from quite thick fabric and the material didn’t fold nicely at the hem, so the trousers got hardly ever worn. But we do not like such items in our wardrobes, they have to perform or go or get altered. After some DIY I can wear shorts when it’s still warm but I’m also hoping to wear them with tights when it gets colder. Today I went all yellow, lighter with the top, and stronger with the accessories.

E’s lookbook ‘Brown and aqua’

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Dress: Patouchka

Sandals: Primark

Like all best purchases, this dress was bought out of season, in the middle of winter. Thanks to its colour it can potentially be worn in winter too but at the moment I’m rocking it mid-summer. It has got interesting features but to distract from its rather boring colour I’m wearing it with some aqua statement earrings and just flat, tan sandals.

E’s lookbook ‘Pale grey and beige’

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Earrings: Primark

Top: Primark

Trousers: Stradivarius

Wristlet: Julien McDonald

Brogues: Primark

When you need something fresh but neutral also, this combination seems perfect. I have added some silver because it wouldn’t be otherwise. But it’s always good to have something beige and pale grey in your summer wardrobe. Also, I have never worn these earrings since I have bought them. Every time I have put them on, something was ‘off’ about them, until I have figured out that they were too long for my face, so a bit of scissors action and now they fit just fine.

E’s lookbook ‘Navy and pink’

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Earrings: Self-made

Top unknown

Denim: Dele

Bracelet unknown

Trainers: Primark

Bag: Rowallan

This top was someone’s sweat and tears, not that not all clothes are made this way. This top was hand made by someone and then abandoned and then found by me and quite adored actually. It is that colour blue that suits most people and its cropped, so its perfect for hotter days. I’m wearing it with similar blue jeans and some pink as a statement colour as there is pink in the pattern.

E’s lookbook ‘Emerald and gold oriental top’

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Earrings: Primark

Top: Galliano

Trousers: Topshop

Bag: Warehouse

Trainers: Primark

Can not pass a good bargain when I see one. I always buy things out of season. When I saw this top I had to get it. The colour is perfection and the fact that it is a semi-transparent makes it perfect for summer. My uniform: a good top, trousers, comfortable shoes, and some accessories.

E’s lookbook ‘Yellow gold trousers’

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Earrings: Primark

Blouse: Monsoon

Trousers unknown

Bag vintage

Boots: Primark

I have to make more use out of these trousers. I got them in a tiny shop selling uninteresting clothes apart from these, they have really stood out. The fabric is not the easiest to keep wrinkle-free and the length of them requires wearing heals, but they do look lush especially with a decadent looking white blouse. the colour scheme is quite classic, with black accents.

E’s lookbook ‘Pale metallic green’

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Earrings: Primark

Jumper: Primark

Trousers: H&M

Bag: New Look

Trainers: Primark

As you can see, I’m still not over metallics. In the middle of winter, I have found these trousers in a charity shop and thought of a sunny, spring day when I’m going to wear them. The most comfortable trousers they are not, but I love the two-tone metallic finish. I have paired them with a jumper I have bought last year and some pink statement earrings and pink trainers. The bag is rose-gold so in other words kind of pink too.

E’s lookbook ‘Jewel-coloured striped jumpsuit’

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Earrings: Primark

Polo-neck unknown

Jumpsuit: New Look

Belt unknown

Boots: Primark

Fashion should be fun. And the colour is not reserved only for summer. When I saw this jumpsuit in a charity shop it screamed to me: summer, but to make the most of your wardrobe it’s good to try to make summer clothes work in different seasons to. This is my attempt to make it work in early spring. The jewel colours are perfect for this time of year. And since I already have plenty of colour why not to throw a bit of sparkle too, for good measures, it’s good not to play it safe sometimes, after all, it’s only clothes.

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