For today's post, I wanted to throw it back to February, and re-create my favourite look from London Fashion Week. The lovely people from Links of London challenged me to pick out a look using their impressive 'Watch the World' tool (more on that later!) with clothing and accessories to bare in mind. It was a difficult task, there was so many different routes I could go down - reinvented '90s? Monochrome? Co-ordinates? No, they had all been done too much. I needed to think outside of the box and step out of my comfort zone. Both designer and high-street brands such as Topshop all had the same style on their catwalks - and it meant tackling one of the trickiest trends - the seventies. I cringed at the thought. Flares, double denim and tassels weren't usually 'my thing'. But, I hadn't necessarily tried it in my own way....
To help narrow down my search, I used the super easy 'Watch the World' tool from Links of London, which was specifically designed to see all the latest looks from all the fashion weeks Capital cities. From New York to Paris, I could click my way through lots of inspirational images. It allowed me to see catwalk shows to behind-the-scenes bloggers, strutting their stuff in the latest must-haves. Out of all the Cities, I chose a mix between London and Milan, as both had such strong 'seventies vibes'. From denim jackets, to suede a-line skirts, I knew I could make this work, and this is how I did it....
I wanted to have some form of denim in there without the 'double denim' ensemble, so instead I opted for an over-sized vintage Denim jacket from Levis, which is also available at Urban Outfitters.
I'm obsessed with this denim jacket, it just gives off that casual off-duty look without being too understated. It's effortless and cool, perfect for that '70s signature style.
I also went for a different hair style to usual, with this Ariana Grande / Jlo inspired hipster look, because, well, why not?!
These boots were definitely made for walking. I love these, they're super chic and comfortable - which is always a bonus! I love the platform chunky heel, it adds that much needed height. This is because most of the leg is being covered by the design of it. The fact that they're suede is also a major highlight, to me, it's one of the main fashion week features that stood out. Over-the-knee suede boots styled in lots of different ways - it's so very seventies. You can check out these beauties from River Island at ASOS here.
I added an extra dash of suede to the outfit, with the soft brown A-line skirt from New Look, which you can see here. It really showcases that seventies look, as all the models had suede mini skirts and hints of light blue, which I've done in my own way. It felt really good to experiment with different textures in one whole outfit.
I also added my trusty black fedora hat from Topshop, (see here) to fully pull the look together....
My gold layered necklace was also from the ASOS website but is originally from Warehouse, I love how it's so simple and delicate, it adds to the overall seventies vibe, rather than undermining it.
A sunny day in Newcastle of all places obviously makes me very happy!
You can check out the 'Watch the World' tool here, to re-create your own unique look!
What do you think to this seventies look?
Would you wear it?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,