GINGHAM CO-ORDINATES | ARK CLOTHING | BRITISH NICHE


Gingham print isn't something that I would usually go for - in fact, I would normally shy away from it - just because it's so different and, well, out there. However, on my lunch break from work I was wondering through a couple of shops until I saw it. The moment when I finally caved to the fashion trend, and it was this beautifully fitted two-piece from Ark Clothing. If you haven't already heard of Ark, then you should! Originated from Leeds (my hometown!) Ark is gradually expanding their retail chain and becoming more and more popular. They've probably been right up there with my favourite high-street stores for years, and I love how they stock such versatile and stylish clothing - but hate how they're so underrated! Fellow fashion bloggers and readers, go check out my worst kept secret! You can see Ark's website here. As I was saying - Gingham? It's definitely got a '60s vibe to it, and I always wanted to find the perfect two piece that wasn't as smart-looking as my Topshop co-ords, which you can read all about here. This gorgeous set, however, stood out from all the others that I've looked at - simply because of how it fits, (and looks!) and for £40 it's well worth the money. I can see myself wearing it with wooly black tights and my leather jacket during the colder months in the UK, so it serves pretty much all seasons....




 Both Top (£19.99) & Bottoms (also £19.99) are from Ark Clothing, although it doesn't seem to have them on the website, they are definitely available in-store as they're new arrivals. However,  I did find similar here and here from Ark Clothing, and here from Motel Rocks. what I like most about them is how well they fit to my body shape - I find that a lot of co-ords are skin tight and rather unflattering, or have loose, thin material that barely covers anything. Whereas, this matching set has it all. The trendy gingham print, monochrome style that is always safe to go with, and good quality, thick material that just feels genuinely nice to wear.


My trusty chunky platform lace-up boots (phew, that was a mouthful!) are from H&M, (around £29.99-£35.99) but are sadly no longer available on the website but still seem to be in-stores!


 I just think it looks super cool and flattering, normally I hate having my legs out, but this two-piece has given me a completely different mindset! After all, Summer is the time to show your pins! 




What do you think to this Gingham two-piece set?
Would you wear it?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,
Hannah xoxo
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9 comments

  1. LOVE it! I'm really into Gingham at the moment, and I love the fact that you found it printed onto a co-ord.. perfect! I'm going to check out Ark now! I've seen so many bloggers raving about it, but still haven't looked at it for some reason!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I absolutely adore this co-ord! I love co-ords and I love gingham so it's pretty damn perfect!

    lorrieloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Ahh this co-ord is absolutely gorgeous! So so pretty :) xxx

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  4. I haven't been sold on co-ords yet, but I love the print of this!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  5. This co-ord is stunning!! Looks amazing on you as well :) Love how you styled it!


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  6. Girl change your mind because gingham looks really good on you. Super cute look.


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  7. This looks so gorgeous on you, and you have great legs!! Show them off more often :)

    www.lucyjlove.blogspot.com

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  8. Love Gingham print and it looks great paired with leather!!! Great job♥

    Lakshmi in Trance

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  9. love this outfit! really suits you :)
    Rachel
    xx
    http://lustslovesandmusthaves.blogspot.co.uk/

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