#AW16 Staple Styling: The Duffle Coat (Part 1)

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So the duffle coat has been a new discovery this autumn/winter, but honestly I cant believe it took me this long! It is definitely a classic coat silhouette, and if you dont have one yet in your collection for this autumn/winter… GET IT! It’s such an easy carefree piece of outerwear, and it will go such a long way!

This was 1001% inspired by the korean drama shows I was watching several months ago. I saw how it was style it a skirt/dress and I was in love! I have seen it in black/navy/red, but decided that grey would be a great neutral colour. I did get a size larger for an oversized fit, because it just looks better when it’s slightly larger especially when worn with dresses/skirts.This particular piece was from Myers, but they are so readily available anywhere so definitely check it out!

It might not be the most striking jacket/coat, but it was truthfully the one I reached for the most this autumn/winter because not only was it warm, it was so cozy and comfy. And absolute staple in anybody’s autumn/winter wardrobe!

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Outfit Details:

DUFFLE COAT: MYERS | DRESS: VALLEYGIRL | HIGH NECK SWEATER: ASOS | THIGH HIGH BOOTS: WITTNER | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30 DAMIER EBENE

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#AW16 Staple Styling: The Leather Jacket (Part 2)

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So we are back guys, with another styling inspo for our ever versatile “leather jacket”. Now I do have to apologise, this hasn’t strayed too far from the previous outfit style, with a very similar colour palette, but I just love how a grey shirt looks under a leather jacket. It just looks so effortless. Obviously go ahead and team it with possibly a white sweater underneath instead to break up the look, but I find grey with black add a more “autumnal/winter” vibe.

With this look I tried to give it a bit more of fashion-conscious twist by teaming it the combo with my favourite DIY frayed hem straight-leg jeans, some nude pumps and of course the black bandana (which adds style, and function!). To top everything off, I paired this otherwise pretty casual look with a dressier more structured bag, and I overall enjoy the look I think!

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Outfit Details:

FAUX LEATHER JACKET: FOREVER NEW | SWEATSHIRT: COTTON ON | JEANS: DIY | BANDANA: BOOHOO | NUDE POINTED HEELS: ASOS | BAG: LOUIS VUITTON NEVERFULL GM

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#AW16 Staple Styling: The Leather Jacket (Part 1)

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Whilst all of use here in the southern hemisphere are approaching Spring & Summer, I know that a lot of you guys in North America/UK/Europe are actually going into Autumn/Winter (lucky ducks!). Now I don’t want that when you guys read my blog that you feel completely disconnected from the photos, so I’ve actually accumulated several of my A/W2016 looks to publish in the next few weeks.

Initially I just wanted to incorporate them into my blog on a weekly basis, but to make things interesting I thought I would publish it in bi-weekly Inspo every fortnightly… confused? Me too. Basically this week I’ll be uploading two looks on how to style a Autumn/Winter staple – such as this faux leather Jacket! Then next weekI will post a spring look/handbag review/beauty review/etc. Does that make sense?

Now I know it’s a bit all over the place, but hopefully you guys will get the gist. Also I’m going to try and make my posts more scheduled, with posts every Tues & Fridays (+ Sun if I’m feeling extra productive)

So lets talk more about “the leather jacket”

If you guys have seen my birthday wishlist, I’m lusting after the All Saints Balfern Jacket so bad. And in actual fact, I did actually purchase it for myself but ordered the wrong style. Now that jacket costs a pretty penny, but the fit was amazing. If you guys know how much I ended up buying for my birthday, you can understand why I’ve held of re-ordering it, but it’s definitely still up there on my wishlist. A leather jacket (whether real leather or faux leather) is an absolute must in any wardrobe, and there’s nothing that screams AW like a leather jacket! So if you haven’t bought one yet, what are you doing! Get one!

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So let’s talk a little bit about this outfit. This is typically a “grab & go” look for me. That is skinny jeans, flats, sweatshirt & leather jacket. Go with a neutral colour palette, add your favourite bag, and you’re out the door. It’s not meant to be fussy, nor is it mean to be super chic. It’s just a casual, easy outfit that anyone can pull off time and time again! Of course it wouldnt be “me” if I didnt have my coloured poufs to go with it which just adds the perfect amount of fun to the look!

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Outfit Details:

FAUX LEATHER JACKET: FOREVER NEW | SWEATSHIRT: BONDS | RIPPED JEANS: COTTON ON | FLATS: TARGET | BAG: CHANEL SQUARE MINI FLAP

SHOP SIMILAR So, what do you guys think? Excited? Confused? Looking forward to it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! xo

Reuse, reduce, recyle!

Reuse, reduce, recyle!

Hi everyone so I thought I’d do another outfit blog post. Now this was actually a previous outfit – taken the same day as my first outfit post. But I wanted to put this up because of the back story – this is actually a sneek peak of an upcoming lookbook. Unfortunately I have been blessed with a very tempermental Windows Movie Maker which freezes everytime I’ve tried to edit this lookbook. I’m not sure if it’s the files because I tried to edit another video and it worked fine. Anyways, I’ve taken a break from it because it’s been frustrating me and taking up too much time.

So here’s a shot of one of the outfits for as an apology. I was hoping to actually put this up when I finished editing the lookbook, but patience is a virtue I’m afraid.

ANYWAYS, so in this look I’m featuring the same shirt as my first Outfit post, just to show how versatile it is. I love the monochromatic look as most of you should be aware already, and grey has never done me wrong. It’s such a neutral basic colour that you can absolutely add to. A lovely bright pink lipstick would work wonderfully here or replace the grey bag with a nice bright clutch and you’re great. However I also dont mind just keeping it quite muted in colour given the bold statement shorts I’m wearing.

Well, I’m sure you just want to skip to the photos… so here they are:

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What I’m wearing:
Cityscape Colorblocking Top – SugarLipsApparel.com
Grey Blazer – Thrifted
Animal Print high waisted shorts – Kmart
Grey Tote Bag – Celine
Cross Necklace – Regalrose.co.uk
Stud ring – Diva
Shoes – Jeffrey Campbel “Mariel”
Hope you guys enjoy!
xoxo June