Please excuse the lack of Summer in this particular look, despite the warmer and brighter weather we have a been experiencing over the past few days. Well hey, it is a Thursday, so I'm sharing a light throwback to the month of June. Jumping into an ensemble as layered as this in sweet late June seems a little off right? Not when you live in England...
Throwing on this orange ensemble, I was yet to acknowledge my impromptu take on Orange Is The New Black's Piper Chapman's prison attire (and many other prisoners out there at that) until now, as I type. Don't you just love it when two separates match perfectly well in colour and shade? As previously stated, I'm all for vibrant colour these days, but of course the neutrals will always have a place in my heart. With much love for a polished all black or all white look, I had yet to try a monochromatic look with a pop of colour (best styled by the one and only Solange), so here we are...
Tips for nailing the Monochromatic trend:
- Keep it simple - Single colour outfits can be quite bold straight off the bat, so less fuss is the way to go.
- Play with subtle textures - To add some depth and dimensions to you look.
- Try different shades of the same hue - Great way to create some contrast.
These days I find my eyes wandering in search for striking and unique clothing—statement pieces that I can incorporate into my daily looks. When Dezzal kindly reached out to me, I was pleasantly surprised when I had a look at what they had to offer to the world of fashion and its consumers, I'm pretty picky when it comes to what I put on to wear and quite hard to impress (eek), but Dezzal broke through. As an online fashion retailer amongst many on the web, Dezzal definitely dazzles with their premium quality wear, carefully curated by their skilful in-house fashion designers, with the addition of thoughtfully selected collections that they house from other fresh cutting-edge fashion brands which are moderately priced.
Impressed is an understatement when it comes to describing my thoughts towards the quality of the two items that I picked out, and I can only positively assume that the same can be said for the majority of their other products! First up, this DDER striped fringe blouse, which had to be mine. From the fine ribbed and ruched material to the fringed hem detailing, vivid colour and block stripes, there's a lot going on, but somehow each element works well to complement each other - reason being why I was so drawn to it in the first place. Secondly, I braved a pair culottes that were slightly a little different to the styles I have previously garnered - sporting a wider and longer fit from what I'm usually accustomed to. In an alluring forest green, these NEXIIA wide leg chiffon culottes are a fine addition to my Summer (if we ever have one) wardrobe. In regards to sizing, I had no issue at all as both items were pretty much true to size. Both styles have since sold out unfortunately but are still available in other colours.
For those seeking creative designs and pieces that are hard to come by, Dezzal is a fashion destination worth stopping by and browsing through. Rather than following trends, it looks as though this online retailer is on a mission to stand out and set their own trends. Stay tuned for my second look!
This post is sponsored by Dezzal.
This post is sponsored by Dezzal.
I'm a fiend for stripes - vertical, horizontal, diagonal, I'm here for it all. Taking the causal shirt and denim jeans combo to a fresh new level, with the help of my go to flamboyant silk skinny scarf—the perfect accessory to pair with my striped shirts for a subtle clash.
ASOS Striped Shirt, JAYLEY Silk Skinny Scarf, GRLFRND Jeans via REVOLVE, BOOHOO Loafers (similar), TOPSHOP Bag, NICOLE VIENNA Watch
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Woah, I haven't jumped into one of these little things since secondary school. An item that has definitely been quite alien to my wardrobe until now. I've realised that I'm getting to that stage where I have an urge to try things that I haven't quite embraced in the past, and the mini skirt is one of them!
Saying that, a colour I haven't always embraced is pink. However, on a number of occasions, I have found my eyes trailing items in soft and subtle hues of the stuff. Take for instance this River Island number—I was drawn to its faux button down detailing, leather-look finish, and a-line design. Definitely an ideal piece for cute Summer looks.
If you tend to find yourself stuck in trousers nearly every day of the calendar month like moi, hitch up those hemlines, and dare to bare in the mini this Summer! You can never go wrong with the mini skirt and blazer combination—sleek, cool, and fun. Or perhaps worn over a striking printed shirt? For an element of casual cool, trainers or ankle boots would do just the trick.