In the interest of transparency, this post is not sponsored. I left my local M&S recently feeling inspired so I wanted to dedicate this post to them and what I love to shop from their new season pieces.
I’d say it was around three years ago that blazers had a revival. Suddenly we saw the high street explode with them in every shape, size, colour and fabric. Today we each probably own a couple. It’s definitely become a staple that we update every season.
Those with bigger hips and chest know that it’s sometimes really difficult to dress for your shape. Anything that hangs over our waist can make us look frumpy and anything too tight just doesn’t look right.
When I had a look around I realised that I’d been missing out on a whole world of new dresses! Extra dresses! I noticed that the high street have really stepped it up a notch, taking lots of cool new inspiration from runway trends.
Sometimes a girl just wants to make her legs look a little bit longer. I’m on the taller side (thanks for the genes mum) and although I’m not unhappy with my leg length per se, I do sometimes like to enhance them.
Before I moved to London I used to be obsessed with London style. I always imagined these power women. They’d be walking around in designer dresses and smart coats. Their heels would be to die for and expensive handbags would adorn their arms…
Collaboration | I’ve always loved sartorial style. Even as a child I’d flick through my mums old magazines and rip out outfits that I really liked. Usually they were power blazer and satin cami combos or square sunglasses and small backpacks. Hey, that was the 90’s after all!
Come the back end of 2018 my attitude and wardrobe has each seen a noticeable shift. I’m totally loving colour. There’s something to be said about colours lifting your mood and paired with some positive…
I’ve always been so excited to find the perfect pair of shoes. Psychologically it does something to me and my nervous system. My life all of a sudden feels complete! But of course I’m not saying we should all go out and buy the shoes…
Over on my Instagram you would have seen me banging on about the latest addition to my bag family. The pink PVC Shirley from Staud. Now obviously I can only use this at times that I’m not laid down with baby gear but I have to say it’s quickly turned into one of my favourites…
Putting the office party and Christmas day aside, our outfits could be prepared in advance simply by just mixing a few items, a few wardrobe essentials. They’re what I like to call, ‘an outfit of the day arsenal’. The upside is that they also make for some pretty decent #ootd Instagram posts too!
Reinventing Clothes: More Outfits Without Spending!
Right now there’s a spotlight on sustainability and fast fashion so it got me thinking about ways to reinvent our wardrobes. Wearing a repeat outfit doesn’t have to be such a devastation if you know how to change the styling.
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Lauren lives in North London with her husband and daughter. Following a career spent at GQ, ELLE, Sunday Times Style and more, Lauren now blogs and...