Thursday, 8 June 2017

COMMON PEOPLE STYLE





As you would have seen in my previous post, I spent my bank holiday weekend at Common People Festival in Southampton. It was a fab weekend seeing the likes of Pete Tong, Tom Odell & Sean Paul (to name a few).

Since fashion has become a serious statement at festivals, I thought I would share my looks from the weekend...

Outfit day one:

Sunnies - Celine
Jacket - H&M
Cami - Oasis
Jeans - Miss Selfridge
Bag - Matalan (similar)
Shoes - Converse

Outfit day two:

Sunnies - Celine
Jacket - H&M
Top - Zara (similar)
Jeans - Marks & Spencer
Belt - ASOS
Shoes - Converse

I've been trying to be good recently with my spending and only shop items that a) I know are missing from my wardrobe or b) will be worn more than three times, at least. With events it's especially hard to not want to shop new but sometimes you just have to make use of that thing called willpower.

The H&M jacket was a new purchase, I will admit. I've been lusting over the utility trend and I love green, but I never really wear khaki, so I felt it was only right to introduce a new colour to my wardrobe - it's a shade that suits just about everyone, by the way! The jacket itself is super comfy and flattering, it gently nips in at the waist and creates a lovely silhouette, both undone and zipped up - always an added bonus.

A question I get on a regular basis is "can I mix two different shades of the same colour?". Yes is the answer - you'll notice my bag is a darker shade of green than the jacket, however it works. They're in the same family, so I say go for it. The same with prints, print clashing doesn't have to look too OTT, you can do it subtly without drawing too much attention like so with the embroidery and leopard print.

As I've mentioned before I've always loved a bit of embellishment and embroidery so I am taking full advantage of the current trend. I just love the colour combination in the Zara top and especially the delicate nature theme detailing. The tulle material great example of how you can alternate between two looks, simply by adding a classic black vest top to dress it down (or cover up) without ruining the style. The fun tropical print cami was a purchase for holiday and I'm obsessed with the print. What is it about palm trees and leaves?!

Denim is one of the most important factors of your wardrobe and good fitting jeans are the way forward. My black pair from M&S are worn constantly and at only £22.50 they are a bargain. The only downside is that they do pick up every possible bit off fluff. I love a ripped jean, they add a bit of edge to every outfit and i'm very impressed with this pair from Miss Selfridge, they fit like a glove and are good quality. I've had the same pair from Topshop for years and these are the replacement, so here's hoping they will have the same lifespan...

You just can't go wrong with Converse, a classic style trainer that suits everyone and guarantees comfort - something you need when you are on your feet all day!

Accessories - pretty simple and inexpensive choices, I've worn this belt so many times already, ASOS is great for one off accessories and they've always got new items in. The leopard bag (which everyone needs) is H&M at £8 and the khaki bag was Matalan and only £6.

You will notice how my all these items can be mix 'n' matched, the key to a great wardrobe is it being versatile and mine is slowing falling into place with the more items I buy. It's really worth investing some time into your wardrobe because it makes life so much easier.


*Post in association with Common People Southampton
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