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By now we all know 'Style' is not bought. You need to create your own! Finding what works, flatters and makes you- you! There’s tons of Inspo out there but with time, you learn to master you! So despite the continual evolving of trends and my love for trying new things, I always know what will, and will not work. I absolutely refuse to be a sucker to trends, truth is some trends are absolutely abysmal. With that said I often purchase items I can style together to create different looks because realistically I cannot afford to buy new clothes each day nor can I even justify such splurges!. To me, it’s just not wise. However on the contrary, if I see a timeless piece, I would eye, invest, mark it, and we know how that ends rights..?! I buy it.

 Some of my most expensive buys have been bought at a marked down price!! It’s not sheer luck!! It’s grace lol. As I type, I’m currently wearing a grey hairy wool coat that was initially £75 but got it at £45. Today’s look share is an example of finding the most wear out of something, the outfit is exactly what I wore in the previous post with a slight alter, ‘the burnt orange coat’. Which gives off a totally different vibe to the camel coat.

 My top 3 tips when it comes to mastering the art of ‘Re-wears’are:-

1. Invest  in staples - you can never go wrong with that, instead of spending on lots of random items, but the basic essentials first, then build up your closet. White tees, denim jeans in various style, neutral to monochrome palettes. Focus on hues you love and what your style comprises of.

2. Invest in quality - honestly, quality over quantity any day!! It’s best to spend a few    more pounds knowing the wear is better. I shop literally all-over. Having studied 'fashion and textiles' I’m that girl that will be inspecting fabrics and labels. I must admit this doesn’t necessarily mean only buy from high-end brands, you can find some good quality gems in lower market shops. Can I just add:- ‘ Live within your means’ if you can only afford to shop somewhere, don’t feel any inferior. Just ensure you look for items with good wear.

3. Style your pieces - this I can’t stress enough. Styling an outfit your way, goes a long way when It comes to the finished look. E.g tucking in, rolling up sleeves, adding a statement necklace, wearing chunky or subtle earrings, injecting colour, bright lips/ hair do, adding a patent handbag or clutch with pumps, a pair of oxfords with a high -waist pants and a tucked in tee,statement heels with structured pieces, folding the cuff of your jeans, adding on a blazer, layering up, the list is endless. I trust you get my gist now, it’s the little touches that finish a look!!

 

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Lots Of Love

Essie

Coat: Topshop, Shoes: Converse ,Sweatshirt: Asos, Jeans: RiverIsland  Bag: Zara

Photography by my dearest: simonavision.weebly.com

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