10 May 2015

Get the Saint Laurent Floral Shirt Look for Less at Uniqlo

GettheSaintLaurentlookforlessatUniqlo

After years of just being something that your middle-aged uncle from Miami would wear short-sleeve floral-printed shirts became a big thing last summer. I posted some of my favourite styles about a year ago on the blog prompted by the success of the ubiquitous Saint Laurent floral shirt. I found myself quite into the idea of including it in my wardrobe but at over £500 a pop it didn't seem like the wisest choice.
Despite it being quite a trendy piece that you might get tired of quickly it can easily become that summer staple piece you throw on with a pair of jeans and a cool pair of sneakers to really stand out. Luckily, the way fashion works means such super trendy pieces will inevitably trickle down to high street shops for us mortals to have a chance at trying them out. And that's exactly what has happened. Uniqlo recently launched a mini collection of floral shirts so evidently inspired by Saint Laurent's styles that you might just think you're wearing the real deal – and it will only set you back £19.90 so you can have more than one style to vary.

You can shop the red style here and the black version here.

26 April 2015

Clarks FW15: All the New Styles to Look Forward to

ClarksAW15shoes2

This past week I stopped by the Clarks FW15 preview to have a look at the new styles we will be wearing in six months. I'm a big fan of the brand and proud owner of several pairs so this is always more of an occasion to make my personal wish list ahead of time.
Everyone's all-time favourite are obviously the desert boots, which no one makes like them. The new earthy tones on offer are perfect for the colder months and they're an easy way to add a touch of colour and texture to a look. For FW15, the brand continues to play with new patterns and materials – my personal favourites the navy check print and the suede and wool felt combo.
A personal highlight from the new collection was the style directly below – a very Clarks take on a skater sneaker, which I will definitely be buying in at least a couple of colours.
It's not easy to find good boots but I found at least two brilliant options from Clarks for the coming season. One more formal – a grainy tan leather brogue boot perfectly finished with a leather and rubber sole (you need rubber if you live in a city where it rains) and a more casual and super light option in a maroon leather and a commando sole detail.

If, like me, you can't quite wait a few months to have a few new pairs you can head over to the Clarks website to quench your thirst for shoes. If that is even possible.

ClarksAW15shoes4
ClarksAW15shoes5
ClarksAW15shoes3
ClarksAW15shoes6

17 April 2015

Shopping for a 60's Summer Style Inspired by 'Love & Mercy', the New Beach Boys Biopic Movie



The first trailer for 'Love & Mercy', the new biopic based on the rise of The Beach Boys, came out earlier this week. As a fan of both their music and everything about the 60's style this is definitely a film I am looking forward to. The timing of it is so perfectly on trend too – it's all about 60's and 70's this summer. From preppy striped shirts and white tennis shoes to checked short-sleeved shirts and chinos there is a great choice to jazz up our summer wardrobe. And so, as you would expect, I put together a few selections inspired in the looks from the movie.
To make the experience complete I recommend playing a few of their tracks from the iTunes playlist widget on the left-hand side.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.20.23
60'sBeachBoysLoveandMercy2

Left to right and top to bottom:

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.20.18
Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.20.14
60'sBeachBoysLoveandMercy1

Left to right and top to bottom:

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.20.15 1
Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.20.36
Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.19.59
60'sBeachBoysLoveandMercy3

Left to right and top to bottom:

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 14.20.48