STYLED INTO FASHION

"The joy of dressing is an art."
- John Galliano


I'd been eyeing this co-ord from Zara for a while, but wasn't sure whether I should buy it, as of recent I've been overindulging. However, at such a bargain I  gave in and bought the set, instantly thinking of the many ways in which I could style it. 

I kept things simple, since the print is both bold and bright. I teamed the set with a simple white vest top from H&M and white heeled barely-there heels from Zara. I decided to glam up the look with my gold Michael Kors bag and chic red cat-eyed sunglasses from Forever 21. I finished off the look with red lipstick and contrasting blue nails.


Shop My Look
Shirt - Zara
Vest - H&M
Belt - ASOS (old)
Trousers - Zara
Bag - Michael Kors
Shoes - Zara (old)
Sunglasses - Forever 21 (sold out)






Photography - Aurelia V (@aureliav)
'Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.'
- Marc Jacob


I remember when I first heard about the collaboration between Zendaya and Boohoo. com, I was so excited and couldn't wait to see the pieces from the collection. Zendaya is one of a few celebrities who can just about getting away with wearing anything, she can literally make a black bin bag look stylish. I knew she wouldn't disappoint.

Image: Boohoo.com

On the launch day I headed over to the website and immediately feel in love with the stripe pieces, especially this duster and matching tie-waist trousers. I added the pieces straight to my basket, thinking of all the ways I would style it during Spring and Summer time. 

As it is still pretty cold for this time of year, I decided to team up the co-ord with a long sleeve bodysuit as opposed to a vest top or crop top, which I initially had in mind. I opted for a white bodysuit from Pretty Little Thing and simple heeled barely there sandals from Zara. I added a simple cross body mustard yellow bag from Mango, which brought all the colours of the outfit together nicely. I finished off the look with red lipstick (Mac Cosmetics of course) and large cat-eyed sunglasses from Topshop. 


Shop My Look
Duster - Boohoo
Bodysuit - Pretty Little Thing (old)
Trousers - Boohoo
Bag - Mango
Shoes - Zara (old)






Photography - Aurelia V (@aureliav)
"Fashion says 'me too', style says 'only me'."
- Anonymous


I remember back in the 1990s I use to hate anything floral print and for two very good reasons. Now for many 80s and 90s babies like me, you probably grew up surrounded by the print, it was the craze back then, our parents (in particular mothers) had an obsession with all things floral. From sofas  to wallpaper and if you were unfortunate enough, even the carpet. Yes, that's the prime reason I hated floral; it was like a flower monster had thrown up in our house. 

Secondly, my mum would always dress me up in floral or flower embellished outfits. Now although I for a while played with dolls and was very much a girlie-girl, floral was never my thing. I quite simply preferred any other print or pattern, but hey, my mum thought my sister and I looked great in the stuff, so that's what she put us in. If we were lucky, it would be frilly dresses instead of floral. 

So growing up, due to being subjected to floral all my childhood, I rebelled and stayed away from it as much as possible. However, over the years my stance on the print changed dramatically. You can now find quite a few items in my wardrobe that have floral embellishments or a floral print (yes, bought by me for me, nothing to do with my mum). Though I stay away from small floral prints, I'm a huge fan of big prints, especially if they have a tropical vibe. Like on this belted blouse I recently ordered from Pretty Little Thing. 

Cool but pretty, I decided to team up my blouse with boots in the same base hue; nude, or stone to some of you. Before the cooler days pass me by, I decided to finally wear these boots that had been all the rage last autumn, when I bought them. I kept the outfit casual teaming it with blue skinny jeans and a nude cross-body quilted handbag. I finished off the look with over-sized sunglasses and a splash of red lipstick. Spring ready, decked in flowers, my mum would be so proud, my father would have nightmares of our ugly 90s floral sofa.


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Jeans - Topshop
Bag - MissPap
Boots - Hidden Fashion






Photography - Aurelia V (@aureliav)

"Real style is never right or wrong. It's a matter of being yourself on purpose."
- G. Bruce Boyer 


Some days I love to dress up all fancy, put on killer high heels and strut my stuff... yes, for no reason at all, other than I just feel like it. Other days I prefer to dress casual, well with a little edge. Wear something trendy but cool, nothing to fussy, but still a little cute. This outfit was put together on one of those casual yet cool days.

I decided to take a break from my ordinarily dressy looks and went for something a little more laid back. I kept the colour scheme as simple as the outfit, wearing only black and white. However, I  knew I had to give my outfit a little but of an edge, jazz it up so to say, so I got out my favourite ankle boots (of the moment), courtesy of Hidden Fashion.

I teamed the boots up with a black faux leather biker jacket from Zara, a ripped denim mini skirt from Missguided, a studded bucket bag from Zara and a cool t-shirt from Misspap. I finished off the look with cool retro sunglasses from Pretty Little Thing and a dash of red lipstick from my usual place, Mac Cosmetics. The icing on the cake; a whole lot of attitude and a pinch of sass. 


Shop My Look
Jacket - Zara
Top - Misspap
Skirt - Missguided
Bag - Zara 
Sunglasses - Pretty Little Thing





Photography - Aurelia V (@aureliav)

"I know what women look good in. I don't think the rules ever change."
- Michael Kors


I love co-ords, in fact I love anything well matched. I've also got a huge crush on red right now, I think a lot of people have... as it is big on the catwalks and on the hughstreet, and has been for many months. I'd been longing for a well paired red outfit for a while, so when I spotted this belted blazer on Pretty Little Thing I knew I had to get it and find the perfect bottoms to match. 

 
Images: Rex and Getty Images

I wanted to keep the look clean and simple, casual but stylish. I love these looks from singer Fergie and supermodel Bella Hadid and wanted to achieve something similar. I decided to pair the blazer with red leggings, also from Pretty Little Thing and perspex heels from Ego Shoes. I finished off the look with cool red cat-eyed sunglasses from Forever 21 and this cute red and pink cross-body bag from Zara. 


Shop My Look
Shoes - Ego
Bag - Zara
Sunglasses - Forever 21 (sold out)






Photography - Aurelia V (@aureliav)

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