Welcome to my new column with Caledonista. Each fortnight I’ll be alternating between beauty and fashion; sharing my favourite looks, trends and products with you.
Outfit of the Month
I love the deep red and berry tones of autumn and winter, and I also love biker and aviator-style jackets. This red one from Missguided Plus at ASOS – the Shearling Borg Aviator Jacket in Burgundy (£65) – is perfect for me. It has a real statement collar and cuffs, and is delightfully cosy in the colder weather.
I think my ASOS Curve Smock Dress in Floral Print (£30) pairs so well with this jacket. I love still incorporating bright colours into my autumn and winter looks. The high waist on this dress is very flattering and it goes well with boots, trainers or heels. An ideal choice to dress up or down.
With so much colour and print going on with this outfit, I kept my accessory choices very simple. The Reclaimed Vintage Inspired Suede Round Cross Body Bag in Black, also from ASOS, compliments the fabric of the jacket and has a laid-back retro look to it. I wore this outfit for Sunday brunch and it’s my favourite of the month.
I am loving the botanical trend of pairing clashing floral fabrics. Seen on the AW17 catwalks by the likes of Erdem, Gucci and Dries Van Noten, this trend is eye-catching and shows you are fashion-forward. It’s a very easy trend to re-create at home with pieces from the high street too. Try to stick to the same type of fabric, e.g. chiffon or silk, to keep the look fluid.
At Debenhams, the Izabel London Multicoloured Oriental Floral Print Kimono (£30) looks great belted over their Blue Vanilla Wine Floral Tie-Back Tulip Dress (£25). Over at House of Fraser, I adore the Ted Baker Zakai Floral Printed Skirt (£139) worn with their Mango Ruffles Floral Blouse in Blue (£35.99) tucked in.
One To Watch
I am obsessed with the Instagram feed of US blogger and influencer Liz Best – she has the best smart casual style, and is a great source of inspiration for styling up band tees and slogan tees. I’m a bit addicted to t-shirts at the moment, so it’s great to see the different items that she pairs them with. Her looks are so cool, but so easy at the same time.