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#LFW Outfits at Somerset House

Revisiting the photographs we took during London Fashion Week has been so satisfying. Putting together these retrospective blog posts has been pretty heart warming too.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo4_1280On my last day in London for Fashion Week (I had to return to York later that day, but #LFW would continue for a further two days) we headed over to Somerset House.

I was informed that in previous years #LFW had been hosted in the beautiful Stuart architecture of Somerset House – which is definitely a Fashion Bloggers aesthetic dream! Of course, a majority of my experience of Fashion Week had been situated in London’s Soho area, so it was nice to have an excuse to visit the historic 17th Century building.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo5_1280We had come to Somerset House to visit the famed International Fashion Showcase, that this year was themed ‘Fashion Utopias’.

A rather extraordinary exhibition that had a very different take on fashion and its presentation to the catwalks and presentations we had seen elsewhere. Sadly the exhibition only lasted as long as Fashion Week itself.tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo10_1280If you’re interested in a little more information, you can check out a small summary and a few details I wrote up for The 405, here!tumblr_o4m1h2zvve1qcam0lo9_1280After strolling around the International Fashion Showcase, we decided to take a pause and snap a few pictures of our last-day-of-London-Fashion-Week-together outfits.

Cause that’s what besties do, right?tumblr_o4m35txben1qcam0lo3_1280From hair braids to silver skirts, we had decided to go all out on our last day as Fashion Week press! They say ‘the devil is in the details’, and this applied pretty heavily to both of our ensembles.

One of us had donned black, shiny, pointed, patent leather booties. While the other was in cheetah print, hairy, heeled booties.

One was sporting a long, black skinny scarf. And the other wore a neatly tied, navy bandana neckerchief.tumblr_o4m35txben1qcam0lo6_1280On Sophia:

Shirt – New Look

Fur coat – Noisy May

Jeans – H&M

Boots – Hobbs

Bag – Zara

Sunglasses – Ebay

Skinny scarf – repurposed Calvin Klein

tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo5_1280On Kasimiira:

Shirt – Asos

Skirt – Asos

Jacket – H&M Trend

Neckerchief – Asos

Bag – Zara

Boots – Asos

tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo6_1280We encompassed an array of trends that swirled together and somehow still worked! Our outfits complimented and coordinated in terms of colour palettes and style – and when walking around like a power couple – that’s all that matters!tumblr_o4m3zeqfsu1qcam0lo1_1280And that’s the conclusion of the Fashion Week diaries!

We’re out!


#LFW Outfits and Photobooths

London Fashion Week, day number two; we all met up near Brick Lane for breakfast and coffee. Day two, was an opportunity for us to up fashion ensembles!tumblr_o4gboqzics1qcam0lo3_1280From hats to layering our coats on our shoulders, we were the epitome of coordinating Girl Gang partners!

With muted tones and mostly monochrome, our outfit-of-the-day pictures fit perfectly in front of these giant black and white chevron arrow panelling.tumblr_o4gboqzics1qcam0lo2_1280Kasimiira is wearing:

Hat – H&M

Coat – Urban Outfitters

Blouse – Zara

Shirt dress – Monki

Leather leggings – Topshop

Shoes – & Other Stories

Sophia is wearing:

Hat- H&M

Coat – French Connection

Turtle neck – Zara

Culott jumpsuit – F&F

Shoes – New Look

Bag – Zara

Watch – Links London

tumblr_o4gboqzics1qcam0lo5_1280After sharing enough romantic longing looks into each others eye, we decided we looked so fetching that we just had to swing round the corner to snap some shoots in the Rough Trade East photo booth!tumblr_o4gcm6en011qcam0lo2_1280Not only does this place boast a high quality (and affordable) photo booth for the perfect London souvenir you can make yourself, it also houses an extensive music collection worth picking through!

You never know, you might come out with more than one piece of memorabilia from your visit!tumblr_o4gcm6en011qcam0lo1_1280tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo5_1280We had arrived on a mission. We heaped up our extra bags and everything bulky on the floor next to the wallpaper of previous customers, and piled into the small square seating space.tumblr_o4gcm6en011qcam0lo3_1280The result consisted of a range of faces. Some where we were very obviously unprepared for the quick fire flash…

And others where we threw caution to the wind in terms of trying to look in any way attractive…tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo6_1280Next was practically a documentation of every (wannabe) chic pose we could vogue in our short time in front of the camera!tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo8_1280Finally, a group photo of the Fashion Week team! I will honestly tell you it was a struggle to squeeze us all in. And there was definitely only one of us sitting on the tiny stool at any one time.tumblr_o4g9kppp1u1qcam0lo7_1280 But if you’re going to take an #ootd at London Fashion Week – make it black and white, in a photobooth, on a rainy day in Brick Lane!

YSL Exhibition #OOTD

If you haven’t seen the previous blogpost featuring the extended exhibtion of Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal – check it out here!What better ensemble to throw together than dark colours and denim for a day out at an art gallery?

Belt – Thrifted

Jeans – H&M

Boots – H&M

Cropped turtleneck – Zara

Denim jacket – H&M

Bag – Nica

Watch – Baby G

Cropped sweaters and high waisted jeans are a match made in heaven, and an eye catching belt buckle will peep through perfectly between the two garments!

These are a key Autumnal staple for cosy chic that still lets you highlight your all important waist.To keep with the darkly vampy colour palette – I decided to apply a slick coat of rich berry lipstick!

Lipstick – Sleek

A completely comfortable outfit for a day wandering through beautiful English villages and the famed halls of the French Chateau of The Bowes Museum.

Behind the scene/blooper/prep shots:

Fo’ sure, Faux sure!

It’s been awhile since the last post here on Wild November – but here’s a little flashback to the beginning of the autumn months and an #ootd!When you wake up in the morning and your hair ain’t cooperating – you think ‘it would just be easier to commit to the chop’ – here’s an alternate solution to psychotic scissor rage that has gripped us all at one time or another!The faux bob.

A trick which is easier than it looks, and the perfect style to mix-up your usual hair game without committing to a drastic change!The outfit-of-the-day channels ultimate rocker L.A. chic; using grey and black neutral palettes, paired with a classic crisp white tee!Add accessories in black to compliment the jacket, but with minimalist clean lines means the edgier vibe still looks put together!

Jacket – H&M

White t-shirt – Primark

Jeans – H&M

Shoes – Primark

Bag – Asos

When it comes to outfits like this – the style is in the details. A light tuck of the shirt keeps you from losing your figure in oversized pieces on top. The jeans are both ankle grazers, and sport distressed hems which help draw attention to the slimmest part of the leg – the ankle – as well as these amazing flat pumps!Other details include the assorted accessories, as well as the choice to keep zippers undone on the cuff of the tight leather jacket – which helps add to the ‘thrown together’ vibe key for L.A. chic style! Stay tuned in coming weeks for a tutorial on the faux bob featured in this little #ootd post!

Military Chic for the Not-So-Secret Lazy Girl

For those days when you want to dress up, and you want to look chic, but you are also a not-so-in-the-closet lazy girl and could happily stay in your sweatshirt and bottoms all day long – I’ve got the perfect ensemble for you!And the secret weapon I suggest you absolutely need in your wardrobe arsenal? The pyjama pant! (Above: pictured in their slouchy chic glory!) For me, the pyjama pant always seemed like an item that belonged only in the wardrobes of seasoned Fashion Week attendee and would be too much of an effort to style in an everyday wardrobe. Oh, the irony!

On a whim, I plucked this pair of pyjama pants from a rack in the back of a Dorothy Perkins sale. I was drawn to them more for their colour than their cut and fit. This beautiful muted tone of olive is such a perfect Summer to Fall transition colour, as well as being very on-trend! The next morning I threw these babies on, and realised my mistake. My mistake in taking so long to purchase my first pair!Featuring a synched subtly elasticated waist with a ‘belt’ in the same material as the trousers – they are such a flattering fit (both to legs and butt)! The fabric is airy, light and almost silky so it really does feel like wearing a pair of bottoms from your favourite pyjama set!

White shirt – River Island

Pyjama pants – Dorothy Perkins

Boots – H&M

Watch – Links London

Sunglasses – Asos

I wasn’t about to let these fabulous trousers down – so styled them into a loosely tailored pairing with a crisp white button down (an obvious classic go-to). Tucked in, and sleeves slightly rolled, keep the look consistent with the ultimate laidback but fashion concious vibe!

To finish the look, I slipped on a wardrobe staple of plain black leather boots. Combined with the olive green trousers to outfit makes a nod towards to ever recurring military style we can’t help but love.The style and look really is perfect for those that want to look polished, but have to spend the whole day dashing across the city. Or those days where you woke up late for a meet up that you actually want to look put-together for!And that is my most important (at least for this week) advice for my fellow lazies out there! Pyjama pants – so you can live the ultimate dream of wearing pyjamas all the time!

White T-Shirt Dress & Black Leather Fringe

On days when it’s sunny, sometimes all you want to do is wear a dress. This is a little outfit of the day featuring the t-shirt dress. I am quite a tall girl, so when shopping for slouchy dresses and clothes that should hang, I often find a struggle in the length department. On a whim I bought this oversized white t-shirt dress and was pleasantly surprised by the fit and length! So the second it was warm enough for legs to be out – this little baby was thrown on for a chilled, comfy but still put together look!The white base was paired with all black accessories – sticking with the beloved monochromatic theme – but you can see, it isn’t a cold look, nor is it too dark for summer weather!

A black felt hat is a strong balance to the slight bulkiness of the jacket. The black leather fringe adds a lot of movement and texture to the look, but doesn’t act as too much of statement because of the colour. And finally, the western vibe is brought together with the above-the-ankle detailed leather boots.This clutch is one of my new favourites and I have been pairing it with as many outfits as possible! Dark brown, almost black, with an auburn fur layer on the front. Brassy, gold detailing in the zipper and SISLEY lettering keeps the tones warm throughout. The inside is a ferociously bright orange and the size acts as a wearable, day-to-day clutch for smart and casual attire!

Stacked rings and layered jewellery finish the look. Casual, modern/rustic vibes all round!

Black felt hat – H&M

T-shirt dress – H&M Basics

Fringe Leather Jacket – Depop

Boots – H&M

Clutch – Colours of Benetton

Plaid Ain’t A Fade

Here is a little outfit of the day from the previous blogpost (click here for a look at the beautiful parks and gardens on the outskirt of Leeds) that features some classic basics, a touch of plaid and a couple a variations. In this case – plaid ain’t a fade!

This look starts with an oversized, crisp, white collared button-up layered over the top of a fitted tartan/plaid knit mini skirt. This look has the danger of straying into the school-girl look, but manages to hold its own because of the choice of fit and length of the clothing pieces. Keeping the skirt fitted, with a straight up-and-down cut, makes it a more wearable piece compared to others that are A-line or pleated. Then the white shirt stays buttoned up to the top but isn’t fitted – juxtaposing the fit of the skirt gives the look a more concious adult styling. Black accessories act as a neutral plus to the look.

(Above) See the ability to add a black felt brim hat and structured black bag if desired.An alternative look (for a day when the sun isn’t beating down as hard as it is here – a plain black leather jacket basic. Wear this piece on the shoulders for a dynamic change to the expected style. Or (below) simply throw it on as usual and channel a little more rocker-chic!I’ve always loved the look of metal collars or bars that peak out from beneath collar points of a buttoned shirt. This little curved gold bar is actually on a silver chain, but the visible gold pairs beautifully with the gold chain that holds the purple tinted crystal shard. The rest of the jewellery is the standard stacks of silver rings that live on my fingers.

White collared shirt (size 12 to make it oversized) – River Island

Plaid skirt – The Sweater Shop

Black boots – H&M

Leather jacket – H&M

Felt hat – H&M

Bag – Vintage

Necklaces – Varied