Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Way to Wear It: Everyday Chic

It's very easy for us to buy beautiful dresses and sky high heels but those who are truly stylish are the ones that look great everyday. Lets face it's not very practical to follow the style of Victoria Beckham day in, day out; YSL tributes are beautiful but not the most comfortable when running errands. Thankfully, you only need a few staple pieces in your wardrobe to achieve the look.

A Trench Coat; everyone looks stylish in a simple Burberry one and the High Street do some great takes on the look (mine is a Topshop number). Breton Stripes; Parisianne chic will never to go out of fashion! Head to Cos for great striped t-shirts and sweaters. City Shorts or some great Trousers; a little bit smarter than jeans, although perhaps more difficult to style. A good Bag; Mulberry ones are a great for this look, they are relaxed, stylish and great quality. Finally, for your feet, Converse are probably the most popular option, but there are some other great flat options out there and if wearing a heel doesn't pain you then Clogs are huge this season!

The easiest way to style the look is to wear a simple striped top or plain wool sweater with jeans a simple Trench and a pair of converse. For those of you who are more adventurous make the look your own without going over the top.

The Way To Wear It: On The Streets

The Way to Wear It: My Style

The Way To Wear it: On the Catwalk

Stella McCartney is the queen of everyday chic. Every collection she designs is very wearable. Take inspiration from her Autumn/Winter 2010 and opt for a striped top with plain bottoms.
Take inspiration from Ralph Lauren and wear a navy blazer over a shirt with your jeans. It's a classic look guaranteed to take you through the seasons.

Invest in a great wool sweater like this one at 3.1 Philip Lim. A great quality knit always looks great and will keep you warm.

Take inspiration from Burberry when buying a winter coat. Opt for a classic Burberry Trench and you will always look good. They look great over little dresses and fabulous during the day when worn over skinny jeans and converse.

A Simple Safari dress is an easy simple chic option and a great option for something to wear from day to night. Wear with simple flat brogues during the day and some tan heels at night. Celine has been one of the biggest brands over the last few seasons and Pheobe Philo works wonders with making wearable clothes interesting.
The Way To Wear It: Inspiration
Blogger Garance Dore is known for her simple chic style.

The Way To Wear It: Shop, Splurge

Moschino Cheap And Chic, fine wool knit cardi, £290
Church's Burwood Glossy Brogues, £190,

Mulberry Bayswater leather bag, £595

J Brand Low Rise Skinny Jeans, £185,

Stella McCartney reversible cape, £815,

Lanvin Leopard Print Pony Skin Trainers, £425,

Yves Saint Laurent Gross grain Ribbon Logo Top, £255,
Limited Edition Cotton Trench, Burberry Porsum, £1,295,
The Way to Wear It: Shop, Save

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Plimsols, £35
Whistles Safari Dress, £110

George Cotton Striped Smock Waist dress, £8
French Connection Mac, £225,

Cos Outfit, Shirt £45, Trousers £65, Belt £25, Bracelet £12 (Not available online but they have stores based around Europe and are great for this look)


          1. Striped + Trench + Converse = unsurpassed!

          2. oh WOW that cape is amazing! love it !

          3. i like the way to splurge section =)