Sunday, 8 June 2014
Sunday, 8 June
I recall a lot of trial and error trousers as a child of the 90's... (let's face it, 70's wide leg trousers were so great, and don't get me started on the fact I missed out on MC Hammer pants in the 80's). Remember those mini-skirt over skinny thigh flare ankle black trousers? What about the Christina Aguilera denim low-rise skinny-come-flare jeans with the criss-cross tie at the crotch (yeah, that happened), or even fast forward to the 00's when skinny jeans appeared on the scene again and everyone kind of freaked out over it, it even took the high street a while to latch on to it and now they are easily most brands' basic buy and a wardrobe essential.
This leads me to the latest in trouser trends, the culottes, don't freak out everyone! Yes they are crazy wide, kind of cropped and perhaps resemble clown trousers as my fella kindly pointed out to me, but fear not, find the Olsen within you and take the plunge, as i've suddenly become a complete convert to them having actually tried them on.
Since last seasons Tibi show where I saw these amazing ones I was intrigued to try them out, but by the time I finally decided to go for it they had already found their way into the high-street, with some really great choices from my usual haunts; Whistles, Topshop and of course, Zara (a.k.a Zibi, Zeline, Zalenciaga) which i'm wearing here. Although they are crease-tastic, and should have been sold with a mini-steamer and/or iron, the price is great considering the runway-esque quality of them.
I'm now off to find a navy pair to satisfy my culotte needs. See my favourite picks and full details of what I wore below!
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Saturday, 24 May 2014
Saturday, 24 May
The fringe detail is back! Pretty much every summer it takes some kind of form in sandals or bags, but this season has made a comeback in the form of dresses, shirts and outerwear. The best part of this 3.1 Phillip Lim number though has to be the co-ord element or 'double the fringe' if you like... it makes the perfect dress-up number with pencil skirts or shorts in the evening, but in this case I teamed it with my favourite boyfriend jeans from Whistles for a casual look!
Wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim knit and top, Whistles Tyler ripped jeans, Céline bag and shoes.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Thursday, 15 May
There is nothing better than finding the perfect piece of staple outerwear, for me it's all about the spring coat. I have been looking for a trench coat (or something similar) for some time after realising i'm probably going to need to put away the cashmere sweaters and wool coats soon (nooo!) I think i've found a pretty good wardrobe staple in this trench-like throw on coat.
It's a great shape and the fabric isn't stiff like your typical trench, What's even better? It's from Zara!
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Saturday, 10 May
I recently went on the hunt for the perfect flats, going into Summer season (ish) means it's the perfect time to trade in boots for comfortable pumps. On my radar right now has to be Tabitha Simmons, Stylist-turned-editor-turned footwear designer, whose glamorous shoes are an industry favourite. Having loved her signature boots I immediately fell for the 'Alexa' flats which come in several colour ways and fabrics. Think monochrome to metallics, calfskin to ponyhair, she has it covered in every style. Handmade in Italy, these are a cult classic in the making.
Tabitha Simmons available at TabithaSimmons.com, Farfetch, Net-a-Porter, Saks Fifth Avenue, Matches Fashion.
Trend to try... Culottes!
The Detail is in the Fringe!
Erica Wright; fashion and style lover from London, UK. The Covet Case is where I share products I love, my personal style, and things I see trending in the industry! Want to collaborate? You can contact me here