this weeks item that guarantee YOU
/ fashion MILEAGE
There are so many lovely winter coats on the high street right now, so I urge you to invest before the rest do and the goodies have sold out! Or, you leave it so late you end up buying something that is just ‘okay’ - (never buy okay as you won’t end up wearing it).
My fashion mileage this week comes in the form of this elegant number by the clever people at Somerset by Alice Temperley. I adore this coat; the length is just right ending at the best point on the calf, the lapels are sleek and elongate your frame and it’s just so classic that it will last you for decades to come. This is definitely an investment piece at £280, BUT I believe every woman needs a coat like this in her life. (Don’t believe me, check out all the ways you can wear it below in the scroll bar)
For day think jumpers and cigarette pants with heels, trainers or loafers. Come the weekend throw on a Breton tee, chic knit, jeans and boots - by throwing this beauty on, your look will be instantly pulled together.
Where a coat like this really comes into it’s own is for evening, as it will literally go with EVERY look you throw at it. Even if you aren’t travelling far and don’t feel you need a coat, pop it over your shoulders and you will instantly feel a bit more sassy. The best bit, come the end of the night no matter what you are wearing you won’t have a cold bum!ave a cold bum!
/ Leopard Print
Leopard print is back, well it never really goes out of fashion and that is why I like to think when purchasing anything leopard print that it's an investment. It's easy to dress up or down. Every item below can be dressed up for the evening or dressed down ready for casual drinks or a day at work.
/ what your wardrobe needs now
The statement trouser suit is the perfect investment to make right now (as there are so many GREAT options on the high street) and I guarantee that it will give your wardrobe fashion mileage . Wear straight up with heels for evening and a statement earring or pop of lipstick to give it a modern edge. For day the options are endless.
1) Take a fine knit in a similar tone and some loafers / brogues for the office.
2) A logo tee and white or a contrasting tone to the suit ankle boot will work for an effortless to put together look that packs maximum impact.
3) Style with a shirt of similar or contrasting tone to the suit ( all the buttons done up) and wear with a pendant necklace placed around the collar to give a bit of definition.
4) Wear the pants with a sweater and loafers or trainers.
5) Wear the blazer over a midi dress with boots.
6) Wear the blazer over a logo tee with a midi skirt and loafers.
/ a word on denim for girls with CURVES
Denim to flatter curves . . .
Stick to darker washes, indigo, dark vintage washes, grey and black. AVOID Fading across the thighs.
Always buy mid-rise & high rise styles with a slim to straight leg or a straight wide leg with in a cropped at the ankle style.
Look at the pockets and always aim to buy large and low, they should lie 2/3 above the seat and 1/3 below.
Avoid styles with a long crotch, the zipper should take up most of the crotch area.
Don’t discount white denim, as long as it doesn’t have a high elastaine percentage and you follow the above rules they can be super chic.
# RIXO X Laura Jackson
/ angie's EDIT
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