USA Haul | Way of Wear

So I wanted to show you all, everything I got when I was in the US. I thought, I want to do a haul video but I want to make it a little different (without it going for hours!) but still focus on the fashion content, ofcourse! I definately put a huge amount of effort into this video for you, so I really hope you all enjoy! 🙂

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A New York Minute

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The days pass in the blink of an eye in NYC. One minute it’s sunrise and the next, it’s dusk. It’s such a fast paced city with something happening everywhere, all the time. In a busy city like this, the best thing you can do is just take it all in. Explore the streets and cafe’s that are rich in character and admire the fashion and style that surrounds you. The boutique’s are one thing but just by walking through the city, you find yourself face to face with the trends and labels fresh off the catwalk. Everyone with their own unique and individual style, wanting to turn heads on what can only be imagined as their own runway – the city streets.

Keeping in with the tone of “turning heads”, this look is a little more edgy to create a grungy street look. We all know grunge’s best friend is ripped jeans so where would this look be without a pair? Instead of the typical (but ever so loved) boyfriend fit, I chose the mum jeans. Mum jeans are a little more tapered at the leg and usually are a mid waist to create a feminine silhouette. A chunky grey knit for warmth layered with my staple piece (the black leather biker jacket), to outline the waist, creates the ultimate minimalist street look. Finishing off the look with a chunky grey scarf, an oversized bag of the same colour palette and my go-to black booties. This look can easily be adjusted to suit different climates simply by just adding and removing layers! Swap the booties for Birkenstocks and add a basic tee and sun hat to transform this outfit from winter to summer!

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Outfit Details

Jacket – Portmans

Chunky Knit – Supre

Scarf – Street Market
Jeans- Topshop

Shoes- Betts

Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Standing on the corner of Bleecker Street and Perry Street. Perry Street being the address of one Miss Carrie Bradshaw! The well known brown stone apartment is actually in the West Village district of Manhattan, and boy does it have character! The coffee shops, boutiques and cosy restaurants on Bleecker Street are to die for – especially to a first time New York visitor like myself. So much character in this neighbourhood but have I mentioned how freezing it is in a New York Spring time? FREEZING!
Fashion is definately a top priority to me when putting together an outfit but how can you accomplish style with comfort and warmth at the same time? Because sometimes dressing like an eskimo is necessary!
My tip: Attention to the finer details. If you have to wear the thick black coat and the comfy, warm jeans then try to add your own style with different textures and neutral tones in your outfit. This jacket was a bargain find and I bought it here in New York because it was such a freezing day and I needed something thicker. But just because you need that thick, puffy coat doesn’t mean it has to be plain and boring. The first thing that caught my eye about this jacket was the faux fur trim on the hood – warm and chic! The gold hardware adds femininity and more attention to detail. I also love an anorak with a draw string waist to add a silhouette, to what can sometimes seem like a frumpy overcoat.

The ankle boots are simple, yet still a contrasting fabric with a chelsea gusset for easy styling. And now for my favourite part – the handbag! I am a handbag girl at heart (there’s no denying it!) because the possibilities are endless. I truly believe that the handbag is the outfit’s exclamation point, and in this case it stands to be true. A handbag can make or break an outfit. I decided to go with a contrasting taupe handbag, to my black outfit, to give the bag the attention it deserves! I found my new Marc by Marc Jacobs bag right here in New York and I loved the way the neutral tones in the faux fur complemented the taupe leather.
When push comes to shove and you don’t have a lot of flexibility with your outfit, may it be due to weather, living out of a suitcase etc focus your attention into the smaller details of your outfit for a stronger look overall.

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Trench Trend

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Anything with a bit of a twist – I’m a fan of. Whether it’s an asymmetric hem, an unusual fabric or rounded side splits, as featured on this shirt dress. If you’re anything like me, you probably love winter fashion. That’s why this trench trend attracted me immediately! You get a winter-inspired piece, tailored to fit with your summer wardrobe! It wasn’t until I tried it on that I noticed the gorgeous side cuts that give a feminine edge to what could otherwise seem like a basic maxi. But I’m all for tran-seasonal pieces that you can wear all year round. Throw on a fitted black skivvy underneath, opaque tights and some black ankle boots to match and your new summer wardrobe piece is also your winter’s!

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Outfit Details..

“Shirt Dress” by Bardot

Black Bandeau by Factorie

Two-Tone Felt Hat by Bardot

“Keepsake” Sandals by Betts

Accessories by Tiffany&Co., Mimco and Pandora

Monday Motives.

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It’s Monday already?

Let’s be honest. Monday mornings are all about going back to work. But we don’t want to think about more than what we already have to, right? That’s why this outfit is a no-brainer!

Jeans are everybody’s go-to piece aren’t they? Well here’s how to spice them up in a few easy steps…

1. Don’t be afraid to try a different cut! Bootleg, straight, skinny, we’ve seen them all. But trying a different cut can transform your basics into your fashion forward piece. Today I chose the ‘a-cuff’ jeans. Fitted in the thigh like a skinny, falling down the calf like a boyfriend and finishing just above the ankle with a scrunched, elasticised hem. But this style isn’t for everyone. Why not try a ripped or distressed boyfriend, a high waisted pair with a tailored top at the waist to accentuate, or the ever-so-stylish-this-season ankle grazer cut?

Tip: Don’t have ankle grazer jeans and don’t want to spend the extra cash? Take a pair of regular skinny’s and cuff the hems to sit an inch above the ankle. Great for summer and for showing off a pair of pumps!

2. Jeans and t-shirt, right? Not right. And no I’m not saying that jeans and a tee are not great together. But don’t let that idea limit you. Jeans are very versatile. Match it with a softer blouse for femininity, drape a blazer over your shoulders, add a classic pointed heel. Your jeans are now the staple piece for your evening wardrobe too!

3. ACCESSORISE!  Don’t want your jeans to seem plain? Don’t dress them plain! Accessorising is one of the most important things to dressing up the drab. I’m not a big accessories girl either. A long necklace, chunky watch and a couple of rings and your new outfit is complete!

Remember, style is all about the way you wear it!

C.

Outfit details..

Top – Sportsgirl

Lace crop – General Pants

Jeans – Sportsgirl

Sandals – Betts

Accessories – Tiffanys, Marc Jacobs, Pandora