Monday, 20 May 2013

FASHION CO-ORDINATION - BRIGHTS AND PLAID!

With every loss we remember things we were taught and told - Well, since losing my mam, I've been remembering the fashion and beauty lessons she taught me throughout the years, as she was a true fashion and beauty Goddess- one of which was fashion co-ordination...

Now, I was reminded of it when I was in the most absurd place of a supermarket! I simply walking around when I saw a fashionista dress in Boot cut jeans, Converse, a red and pink plaid shirt a leather jacket and a bright yellow tote - it just simply didn't go... This Fashionsta was like the start of the Devil Wears Prada - you know, pre-amazing make-over? So this inspired me to think how I would wear the two key items of the outfit - the bright yellow bag and the plaid/check shirt....

This is my take on a look to go with the Bright Yellow Tote:
Cut Out Lace Jumpsuit: Topshop
Opportunity to Pop bag: ModCloth
Collarless Panel Jacket: Topshop
Ankle Strap Sandals: Zara
Semi Precious Shard Collar: Topshop
I went for the Monochrome look, i.e. the black jumpsuit paired with the white blazer, but I paired the bag as a 'pop' of colour really giving a bright zing to the outfit - making the bag the main focus, but making a strong monochrome statement. I picked this ModCloth bag because though it's bright, the flower details gives it a feminine flare to it and breaks up the constant block colours of the monochrome. Going for monochrome, meant the bag would be set nicely without any contrasting colours or patterns allowing it to be the main focus, and not just looking out of place...

Next is my take on the Plaid Shirt:
Desert Lily Red Tie Front Check Shirt: Newlook
Enamel Buckle Western Belt: Topshop
MOTO Ecru Flag Denim Jacket: Topshop
WHATEVER Split Wedges: Topshop
MOTO High Waist 50s Hotpants: Topshop
I know, double denim can be tricky, but once I was inspired by the new country 'railroad' trend I couldn't say no to a little american wild west-esk jacket to really make this Nashville acceptable outfit work! Now, I love a good plaid shirt, even paired with a pair of jeans and a leather jacket, but I thought I'd try and convince the weather to be better by creating a more summery looking outfit, sticking to the Railroad trend i.e 1950's-esk - which mean these high-waist 50's shorts were perfect, along with a pair of awesome wedges and a gorge belt - you can't go wrong for this plaid shirt. The plaid shirt I picked had the tie front to go along with the trend, and I just liked the more tailored shape than the regular up and down ones....

So that's how I would've styled each item in an outfit - everyone to their own, but personally I couldn't justify a bright yellow bag with a red plaid shirt - It's just a no go for me... Instead of combinding the two I've put together two different outfits, from two different trends - So miss fashionista say bye bye to bad co-ordination and hello to fab outfits... Well, if I must say so myself...

So, tell me what you think of my take on these items...
Have you got any ways you'd style them?

Rachael
x

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2 comments:

  1. I'll confess, I have a major weakness for plaid - especially during the summer!
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  2. Argh me too! It just screams summer! X

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