Fashion By The Numbers

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Oh January – you’re killin’ us! How are we supposed to enjoy the sales and fund our ‘New Year, New Me’ goals when our empty piggy banks are still crying from our Christmas splurges?

The key is in the basics of it all. Why do we always wear the same things when there is a tonne of cute clothing at the back of the wardrobe?

Because we haven’t cracked the idea of versatility. Sigh.

Why do we buy 2 different tops when you could buy 1 that can be styled in 2 different ways, saving you half the cost?

This  February (yes, January is a total write off for me…) I’m going back to the basic mechanics of my wardrobe. Staples. Individual pieces that can be switched up. Versatile shopping! 

Maybe I’ll buy another yellow rain coat, or another pair of stripy trousers. That’s cool wth me, I need the odd random piece in that closet o’mine. However, the fact of the matter is; maybe I could buy something to go with the trousers, which can also be easily worn with other pieces in my wardrobe?

So lets get the basics down to a tee. That way, when we’re crying into our penniless piggy banks, we can still be smoking’ hot without any effort, switching between the most basic of styles for the biggest of impacts.

With this framework in mind, here are a few of my favourite staples right now on Boohoo.com that won’t break the bank and definitely give effortless style…

1.

The midi dress – the apple to the pie. Get the midi! I love that a midi dress can look cool with trainers or boots, being worn effortlessly to work or out in town. I need this bad boy.

2.

This beautiful top is so adaptable for easy style, day or night. Wear it to work with a pair of trousers or on a Saturday with a pair of jeans! Adaptable? Yes?!

3.

I’ve had a break through recently with the bodysuit hype. They can literally change a pair of trousers or a skirt – they are one of the biggest staples you can get right now for your stapler. And what could be more perfect than a turtleneck bodysuit?! Smart casual everyday.

4.

Swishy Swing dresses are cute with trainers and flats and are easily styled with a statement jacket or blazer. Effortless, again. Yet so versatile!

5.

T-shirt dresses have always been so cute. Again, change what you have on your feet and your choice of jacket for completely different styles. One dress, multiple styles.

Sole Sisters

Oh my. It is super chilly and our feet are the only things we want on show right now because the rest of us is covered up in scarfs, coats and hats – so let’s slay with our sole sisters…here’s my two faves this season.

My go-to booties this season are these cute little ankle boots from Boohoo – I adore the gold details, which are perfect for the crossover between Autumn/Winter styling. Plus they’re super comfy. Oh I would walk 5,000 miles… in these boots.And my second favourites this season are these bad boys. Talk about chunky monkey slaying vibes. They are technically a sandal but who said sandals couldn’t come out in the cold? Nobody.

 I love the details on the ankle of these beauties, giving a little bit of a boot illusion even if we’re classing them as a heeled sandal… they look super cute with skinny jeans, velvet disco pants and even a skater dress. Talk about versatility.

Let me know what your feet are slaying this season! And if you like my faves, here’s the deets:

Boots – Product Code dzz9910210514

Sandals – Product Code dzz8145710514

Katy xx

Meow-zing

Tonight I thought I’d show you my super quick and easy method to a last minute ‘Kitty Cat’ halloween look. This makeup is the perfect look for any last minute Trick or Treat’ plans, or for anyone that might struggle with the extravagance of skulls and mermaids.

It is a total Halloween classic and is super cute. I hope you enjoy!

P.s. Happy Halloween for tomorrow!

Chop Chop…

I have a little something to tell you all… I went for it. I took a big step, and went for it. What did I go for? Well.

I started the day as a devil dog… note the length of my hair (Hint Hint)

Then I went on my travels and… Chop chop! All gone!Today I had a super chop of my long long locks, and damn it feels good. My hair had grown to the middle of my back and had recently been bringing me down (both physically and mentally!)
With so much thick hair, I’ve really been struggling to keep it styled. So I decided, lets chop it off.

I hope you like it!

Smoulder with your Shoulders

Come on ladies, let’s get your shoulders out!

I absolutely love the “off the shoulder” trend that is currently in stores right now because it is the perfect style when crossing over from Summer to Autumn.

There is something super elegant about showing off your shoulder line in a cute blouse, which can lead to you looking absolutely smouldering this Autumn.

I adore this zig-zag patterned blouse from Boohoo – I had so many compliments when I first wore it to the office! 

The best thing about this look is it is not only secretly sexy, but extremely versatile. Wear it with skinny trousers and dollies to the office, or your favourite pair of jeans and a pair of heeled booties for the weekend!

Sunday Morning Tasties

Good morning lovely little world. I thought I’d share with you that I have had bread today (ah!) after cutting it out for the past few weeks. I decided to have a tasty boiled egg with bread for dipping this morning before I start a heavy day of revision – it was delicious! Plus I absolutely adore these little egg cups we found in a little Brighton cookery shop back in January – so cute and simple.

The aftermath…
The moral of this story is – forget your diet this morning. It’s Sunday. Eat what you like. Go on. Enjoy.

Speak again soon,

Katy x