Outfit ideas & Inspirations

Another week, another post bringing you some great outfit inspirations. Yes it’s winter, and yes it’s very cold, as I’m sure you’ve heard us whine about enough already.

The great thing about winter is layering on the fabrics. Pull out your favourite woolly jumpers and dress in all black without looking like you’re on your way to a funeral.

That’s all well and good. But sometimes the weather can’t seem to quite make up its mind. If you live in the UK you have definitely experienced this.

You dress for a mild day, only for the temperature to drop significantly and then suddenly pick back up again. Your thick parka is a tad too warm one second and just right the next. As we slowly but surely begin to approach spring, this problem will only get worse.

Perhaps some of you are jetting off somewhere hot to catch some much-needed sun; tired of all this rain, sleet and snow. Others simply want to incorporate some of their more summery items into their winter wardrobe.

If you tick any of those boxes, this week’s outfits are just for you. The items selected are a mix of summery clothing perfectly tailored for the colder months.

These suggestions should not only help you deal with all the awkward in-between weather situations with ease and elegance, but for those of you who want to save money mixing and matching between seasonal wardrobes is a must.

So without further ado, here are our top four suggestions.

The Quirky Girl Outfit

 

1.Etsi; Vanilla Crop Top . 2. Raoul; Florence Skirt . 3. Hide; Classic Christa In Porcelain Blue . 4. Raoul; Tammy Lace Ups In Silver. Solomeina, White Pearl Courage Necklace – London. 6. Mary Frances; I Do Handbag .

White is a colour most people prefer to wear in the warmer months. It keeps us cool, calm and collected, especially when the sun is shining bright, something an all-black ensemble can’t quite pull off.

However, don’t get stuck in your ways. During the winter, touches of white can brighten up any wardrobe undoubtedly full of dreary dark and subdued colours.

The ‘Vanilla Crop Top’ is a wardrobe essential, whatever the season. It is chic and versatile. Pair it with the beautiful full silk ‘Florence skirt’ for an easy look – the perfect balance between casual and formal.

If you’re feeling a bit chilly, throw on the pastel blue leather jacket, enough to keep you moderately warm but not too heavy to lug around in warmer temperatures if you do decide to take it off. Although pastels are often worn in the spring and summer months, hues of pale blue are a welcome addition to the winter runways.

We call this the Quirky Girl. The general outfit is rather subdued, but is easily transformed by adding a few statement pieces making the look unique and classy.

The shiny silver lace ups, paired with the outlandish ‘I Do Handbag’ give this white and pastel outfit character – ideal for a more laidback girl, unafraid to push the boundaries whilst maintaining a level of youthful flirtation.

Stand out from the crowd, but remain trendy with this outfit.

Dark and Tropical Outfit

Dark and tropical-Outfit ideas - Then and Now Shop

1.Sans; Dark Turquoise Short Feather Dress . 2.Glenda Lopez; Green Popcorn Pendant. 3.Mary Frances; Tahoe Handbag.  4. Janiko; Bagatelle Snakeskin Sandals In Black. 5 Katie Rowland; Helios Ring  . 6.Michael Kors; Slim Runway Gold-Tone Women’s Watch Mk3282.

Summer and spring wardrobes are full of light and flowy fabrics in vibrant colours. Why not incorporate this into your winter wardrobe?

This look can transition smoothly from Pina Coladas on a sandy beach to a casual, boozy dinner with your girlfriends back home.

The graphic print in a floral, almost tropical pattern really gets us thinking about sunshine and blue skies. The deep V cut and flowy wrap of the dress is both sensual and elegant – what more do you need for an evening look?

The gorgeous dark turquoise running through the outfit is not so vivid that it looks out of place in cooler weather, but it is bright enough to liven things up.  When it really gets cold, throw on your preferred warm coat and you’re good to go.

Touches of gold in the accessories make for a refined, polished look.

70s Cool Outfit

70s Cool Outfit ideas - Then and Now Shop

1.Stefanie Renoma; Graphic Jumpsuit. 2.Lara Bohinc; Eye Earrings. 3.Maria Francesca Pepe; Snake Skull Cuff. 4. Chelsea Paris; Tan Soho Boots. 5.Joubi; Panther Ring In Rose Gold. 6.Harlem Carter; Queen Maia Clutch

We’re sure you’re aware by now, but the 70s are back in full swing. Rich earth tones, suedes, tassels and shearling are big at the moment, so too are flared trousers and bold prints.

That’s why we’ve included the beautiful jumpsuit by Stefanie Renoma. Rich earth tones, check. Fitted yet slightly flared legs, check. Graphic bold lines, check.

This jumpsuit is the perfect statement piece for any evening event. It can be both dressed up and down. For those who want to wear this jumpsuit during the colder months but are worried about the shivering, why not opt for a dramatic fur coat to further enhance that retro feel?

The simple shoes are great for the evening, but will also keep your feet cool in warmer months.

Stepping up the luxury factor is a must. We opted for rose gold jewellery to complement the taupe shades prevalent in this look. Note the elegant bangle and ring – classy with a modern twist.

All in all, this look screams understated glam.

Street Chic Outfit

Street chic - Outfit ideas - Then and Now Shop

1.The Lost Travel T-Shirt Company; Marrakesh Car Cropped Grey T-Shirt. 2.Citizens Of Humanity; White Stretch Cropped Skinny Jeans. 3. Hide; Jess Drape Jacket In. 5.Timberland; 6in Premium Boots In Black. 5.Glenda Lopez; The Beetle Bracelet.  6.Mary Frances; Watch Out Clutch.

This look is simple and clean, whatever the weather. White skinnies over black make the outfit suitable for any climate.

Skin is covered and warm, yet the crisp whiteness of these Citizens of Humanity jeans not only have you thinking of summer but they’re bound to keep you cooler than your average black jeans.

Don’t be shy. White jeans are sometimes dismissed as too flamboyant, but the rest of the items in this look are purposely low-key. So go for it. The grey crop is casual; perfect for day-to-day wear whilst the leather jacket with its waterfall feature adds some glamour.

Paired with the black Timberlands and the gorgeous Watch Out clutch, which also comes with a side strap, you are all set.  Whether you’re running errands or catching up with friends for lunch, this outfit is just what you need.

In warmer seasons, leave the jacket behind and slip into lighter shoes.

Those were our four suggestions for this week!

Try mixing things up! Don’t settle with the same old pieces in your winter wardrobe. You don’t have to restrict yourself to knits, heavy jackets and dark clothing. Keep these tips in mind when you’re next shopping. It’s time to branch out.

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