Street Style - How To Get Many Outfits In One Suitcase
How on earth can you travel for three months and pack a wide variety of outfits in one suitcase? Here are my tips on how to look funky by creating many different styles whilst travelling. The key is to pack clothes that work together and are not heavy in fabrics. Your accessories are the most difficult to work out. By good planning your outfits will set you as a chic traveller.
- Choose three leather belts of neutral colour or dark brown that you know can work with many outfits.
- Choose a brown small leather bag that is plain and will work with many different colours.
- Choose three small jacket’s that work with your outfits and are versatile in this unpredictable European summer.
- Choose three sandals and three semi high shoes that are of one colour and you can walk in.
- One pair of sunnies and pearls always look great with any outfit.
- Nice gold or silver bracelet and earrings will always complete an outfit
- Swimwear one is enough you can always buy a new one along the way
- Capri trousers are so versatile and look great through out summer two should cover it.
- Shirts always look good with trousers or skirts choose a beige or white one.
- Lingerie 5 bras and 5 underwear light fabric can always hand wash
- Cardigans, warm and very girlie easy to wear
Summer tweed jackets are all the rage right now and very versatile
These gladiator sandals are kicking up a storm all around Europe.
Yes all in one suitcase. The key is light clothing that folds easily and no ironing
A summer hat always looks great
These semi white heels look great with all my outfits
Long pearls look great with many outfits
Leather studded beige sandals work well with play-suits or dresses.
Selfridges London - Adidas X Cool Sport Fashion
Prepare for a summer of sport in serious style as Selfridges launches the hugely-anticipated Adidas X Opening Ceremony collection.
New York-based design house Opening Ceremony has partnered with Adidas Originals to create a premium autumn/winter 2012 capsule collection of sports and lifestyle apparel. The result is a playful, exuberant collection that draws on the prints, shapes and silhouettes of â90s sportswear â imagined, of course, in Opening Ceremonyâs signature whimsical aesthetic.
The 90’s fashion era returns
The womenâs, menâs and unisex pieces combine sartorial elements of swim and cycling, with sporty separates, printed swimwear and re-interpreted Adidas Originals footwear.
Gary Edgley, Selfridges Buying Manager for Contemporary says:[notice] âItâs the perfect time to offer something really exciting which fuses sportswear and contemporary fashion. What we love so much about the line is how authentically it fuses functionality with Opening Ceremonyâs signature aesthetic. The collection also feels quite 90s-inspired which, again, weâre seeing a huge appetite for. Weâre thrilled to launch it exclusively.â[/notice]
Find Adidas X Opening Ceremony womenswear at Selfridges London from Wednesday 11 July and shop online from Friday 13 July. Stay tuned to discover when you can get your hands on the menswear collection.
UK & Europe - What Are People Wearing This Summer?
It’s summer and the fashionista’s are out all full form. From the UK to Spain one thing is in common big hair, chino’s and floral print.
Through out the next coming weeks be inspired by street fashion. You can buy fashion but you can’t buy style. I have great respect for people who take the time to look this good. Tough economic times are here but it does not mean you have to dress like you feel.
Embrace your own take on trends and make sure you stand your out from the crowd.
My favourite pass time, cafe blogging in Hamburg
Hamburg street style fashion
Dijon France, he wears his linen very well
Dijon France, how funky does she look, loving her shoes
London Gatwick Airport
She rocks with this hairstyle
Everyone loving Prada
London Paddington, ozzie chic
Barcelona - Veneno En La Piel Gorgeous Wedding Dresses
Veneno En La Piel has recently opened their store in the amazing El Born area. The shop decor is gorgeous and entices you to walk in. The collections are clearly in colour sections and instantly eye catching. The dresses are ready to wear items. You can wear them for many different special occasions.
The materials used are of high standard and the unique dress designs are chic and elegant. I adore the knee length dress at the front and the long train at the back. Very refreshing to see.
Nuria the shop manager just looked the part and represented the label in pure Catalunya style.
If you are looking for an elegant modern wedding dress then this is the boutique for you. Some of the gowns are exclusive to the store only so it is not produced in mass production. They are constantly churning out new designs every week.
If original gowns or dresses are what you need and looking for then pop in you will not be disappointed.
Niche collections are the gowns that are short at the front and long trains at the back
The gorgeous Nuria wearing one of the collection for 2012
Wedding dress collections
Amazing modern wedding dresses
Attention to detail in all the dresses made
The boutique is gorgeous in presentation
Oxfam UK - Has Never Looked So Chic & Labels Too Die For
Whilst browsing Â around Westbourne grove in Notting hill. I spotted Oxfam so I ventured in and looked around and could not believe what I saw. Was I in Oxfam? What is Oxfam? Why you should buy from Oxfam?
Oxfam - What is it?
OxfamÂ GB is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in 98 countries worldwide.Â Â Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Why should you buy at Oxfam?
Last year, their emergency and development work reached a staggering 14.5 million people in 57 countries! Thanks to our amazing supporters.
You can find amazing vintage and gems at a affordable price. My gems range from YSL vintage bag Â£50 and Dior leather jacket for Â£40
Be inspired by their work this organisation blesses us all in that one what one defines as unwanted goods is another man’s treasure.
Oxfam Jess the Manager
Jess manages Oxfam on Westbourne Grove. HerÂ immenseÂ commitmentÂ to thisÂ organisation was clearly displayed by herÂ volunteering to work at Oxfam for over two years. Only until recently Jess got posted here in Notting Hill and herÂ enthusiasmÂ to the store is clearly shown by how it looks, smells and her friendly nature.
Infact through out the course of my fashion journey I can clearly say if the name Oxfam was taken down I thought I was in a boutique. Everything is clearly displayed to fashion perfection, the products are great. The top labels are under lock and key and the store does not smell like a charity place at all. Those Jimmy Choo shoes wereÂ staringÂ at me and I was so excited.
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. So if you are looking for a hidden vintage gem or need a thing or two head down to Oxfam you won’t beÂ disappointed and supporting an amazing organisation.
Yes Oxfam at the fraction of the price
Yes this is Oxfam you’re looking at.
The quality of the stock is of very high standard
It’s all in how you presents things.
Jigsaw - Staff Wears New Collection So Very Chic
Whilst browsing in Notting Hill I walked into Jigsaw and had to blink twice? Why the sudden reaction? Helen and Tara the gorgeous staff members looked very chic and represented the latest Jigsaw collection. Infact I had to ask if they were wearing Jigsaw as it looked very unlike Jigsaw.
MyÂ favouriteÂ pieceÂ is the Pink Trophy Tweed jacket Helen was wearing. The way she teamed it with skinny jeans and her own design head piece just completed her chic look.
So keep an open mind the next time you are in Jigsaw and you may blink twice as the new collection rocks for 2012.
Loving this complete look the colour of this dress is winter gorgeous, you look fab Tara
Loving the Trophy Tweed Jacket. Oh so Chanel, but nope it’s designed by Jigsaw
The Bicester Village girls in Jigsaw rocked with their hair styles
Harrods - Street Style Fashion
The fashion conscious elite can be found in and outside Harrod’s. This week it ranged from a pink Bentley to a musician blowing out fire. Â There are so many international tourists lurking about the place it is a great platform to grasp all under one roof international fashion.
Harrod’s currently have their sales on and they now stock high street affordable labels. So get your best outfit on and head down there. If not for anything else just observing different fashion is well worth a trip.
If you are going to shop at Harrods this certainly is the place to show off your car
Jigsaw - Hat Box Fashion Is In for 2012
Whilst browsing in Jigsaw I noticed the huge hat box collection. My vintage suitcase trend prediction has hit the high streets.
The quality of the hat box was of a high standard, the leather feels great.
What to do with a hat box?
Simple if suitcase fashion is your thing. Ditch the normal carry on case and start using the hat box. I did this recently at it certainlyÂ createdÂ a storm at the airport. Even this hat box for an Â over night bag would update your accessories into a chic look.
Easyjet and Hat boxes
Easy jet don’t charge extra luggage when you have a hat box with you. So if you have a carry on bag plus a hat box they are certainly the way forward? Would be great if the update hat box had some wheels on the bottom converting it to a carrying on bag.
Whatever the trend vintage looking cases are back and don’t forget to raid the vintage stores if you want an authentic hat box. My black leather Antler box cost me a mere Â£30 and looks fabulous.
Black leather hat box
My vintage Antler hat box.
Weddings - Not Feeling The Cocktail Dress Or Fascinator?
Not feeling the cocktail dress and fascinator? Donât fret, wedding outfits can be boyish these days.Â After all, who said you have to wear a dress to a wedding?
It’s still a taboo for you not to upstage the bride at weddings. Thanks to some cool androgynous tailoring, the groom better watch his back, too! Alternative wedding outfits donât get sharper than a brilliantly boyish suit or tuxedo like the ones seen at British designers Margaret Howell and Stella McCartney.
And with the silky pyjama being one of the hits of the season, you have a perfect fashion ability to stand out when attending weddings this summer. You certainly create a conversation starter, but thatâs what fashion aficionados do!
Dolce & Gabbana
Silk suit 2012
Great suit for a summer wedding
Bow Tie - Can Women Wear Bow Ties?
This season and the next us women should get a hold onto the Bow tie. How do you embrace the Bow Tie? It’s simple with a chic attitude.
Bow Ties can be worn either as a blouse or in your hair. For summer the men’s floral Bow Ties are so worth getting your hands onto.
Why Wear Bow Ties?
They are a fabulous gift for all occasions. They don’t date.
When you wear them it just brings a great smile on everyone’s face. They are clear personality winner.
Men once you get tired of them don’t fret. Why? The collections are fantastic this summer and us women can wear it too.
Who sells summer Bow Ties?
London liberty’s, Paul Smith and thishumbleabode are a great start to get your summer bow.
2012 photo shoot Melbourne, bow tie fashion