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Style Snippet: Suede And Stripes

Sunday, 4 October 2015
After doing my New Look haul, I was really inspired to style these Suedette shorts, so I added a bit of the 60s and 70s into this look.




 So this is the full outfit; I was going for a mash up of the 70s trend and 60s silhouettes. I was inspired by the shorts I got in my New Look haul because usually I stay away from shorts and Suede, I just didn't think I suited them but I love them. They are really comfy and just make a classic outfit more on trend.

You cant go wrong with stripes but I thought I'd make the look more interesting, instead of going for my usual style. I mixed a lot of textures and patterns to make an overall styled look, I think when you do this you just instantly look more put together. I love textures in outfits because it adds something different and makes your look more interesting and stand out. All of the colours and patterns in the look are things that you probably already own, like stripes and tweed or tartan, they are simple but together they look more stylised. 

The outfit is great for transitioning into Autumn because it incorporates the 70s trend but its also warm. I love cosy outfits and this is no exception. 


This is my new watch; it's a brown, cacti watch and I love it so much. You can see the face well in this image but its on my instagram and I'm sure it will be in more OOTDs. I got it on Etsy, if you type in cacti watch it will come up but if you want this exact one the seller is: Free Forme. I found her to be a really amazing seller, you are able to customise your watch, so you can chose the colour of the strap and then it's made to order. Shes really helpful and tells you when its shipped and keeps you involved in the processes. It does take a while to come but for the price it's an excellent service and much better quality than I imagined.
I did have to punch an extra hole in the strap because of my small wrists but its really easy to do. Does anyone else have that issue with watches? They always just fly around my wrist ahah. 





The top is from Topshop and it is a bit like a sack ahah! I'm really making it sound nice, aren't I!  No it actually is a lovely top. It's made of the woven material, which does remind me of a sack, but it's so soft and has extra lining on the inside, which makes it feel really good quality. It has these frayed edges, which just make the top that little more edgy and casual, instead of being completely tailored. 
It's a mixture of different stripes, all different thickness and shades, which just adds a bit of interest to a classic piece. 
The top is in this circle style, so it just hangs but in a more structured way, it really reminds me of the 60's and those short dresses that were more structured and circle shaped. I dont know if that makes sense but the kind of style Twiggy would wear but in top form and made more modern. Anyway, it just reminds me of the 60's style, which I love because it clashes with the 70s trend. 
You could easily wear an outfit like this with a normal striped t shirt and it would have the same look, I just wanted to pick items that were really classic and easy to recreate. I hate looking at outfits that I like but know I could never recreate or wear myself. 

I've spoke about the shorts in my New Look haul but they were only £7, so I picked them up, even though I wasn't the biggest fan of the 70's trend. I think if you're like me and just don't think you could pull it off, try going for pieces that are more subtle. I chose these because they are just shorts and I can just wear any, normal top with them, without committing to a full 70's look. After giving these a go, I am converted. I wouldn't say I'm loving the 70's and can't wait to through on flares because I know I couldn't pull that off, but I am coming round and I do like the patterns and texture of this trend. 
To go along with the suede texture, I just wore my Topshop bag because it's a tapestry texture and it has a dark, jazzy pattern on. It kind of reminds me of the carpet that you'd get in your nans house but I love it and I think it really enhances the 70s vibe but subtly. 



Then to finish off the look and add some warmth, I just threw on my boyfriend style blazer and some knit wear. I love the blazer because it's warm enough to wear during the transitional months but it also looks stlyed. I get into the habit of wearing huge, ugly coats during colder month but with this it actually looks like you've made an effort. I roll up the sleeves to give it a more lived in, casual look and then chuck on a scarf. The scarf just makes the outfit look put together and makes me feel more casual, even if I'm wearing a more structured jacket. 
You all know my love for tartan scarves and my bobble hat, so here they are again. You'll be seeing them all winter because I basically wear them everyday. They are just so easy to through on and keep you warm, also I was having a bad hair day, which was easily covered with the hat. 

Hope you enjoyed this post! x

16 comments

  1. The scenery around you looks beautiful! This outfit looks so cosy yet very on trend! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love it, everyone hates my town but I think it can be pretty! Thank you, I really enjoyed styling it xx

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  2. I LOVE the shorts! this outfit looks amazing on you, it suits you very well :) & like I already told you I really like the pictures.

    oh & btw I have that issue with watches too. I hope you have a nice evening <3

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    1. Thank you so much!! It's annoying, isn't it?! I always have to add extra holes ahaha. Have a lovely day and rest of week xx

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  3. I would never consider putting suede and stripes together, but after seeing you pull it together so well, I think I might have to try it! I also love your watch, at such a good price too! I think they'd make an amazing gift!
    Lauren xx
    www.teastainedlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd love to see it if you try! I think you'd look great, they are strangely, easy to pull off, I didn't think they'd go till I out the outfit on! Xx

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  4. Lovely surroundings for another lovely outfit. Stripes and suede has been a combination I've only started seeing recently but they go together SO well, which you showed! It's definitely given me the inspiration to pair my endless supply of striped t-shirts with my suede skirt.
    Your watch is absolutely adorable, sorry but I might just have to get one haha! xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Aww thank you!! You should, they are so easy to wear and you can pull it off again and again with different stripes. You actually should, it's my favourite thing now, got to live cacti?! Xx

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  5. I love this outfit. I have seen suede shorts around for a little while now but nobody has styled them in a way I liked. Now I might have to pick some up and wear them together with a striped top. I absolutely adore this combination. Also the scenery around you is gorgeous!
    xx Lisa I Following Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much!! Yeah I never liked them but now I'm loving the trend, I think it's just about making them fit your style xx

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  6. Lovely outfit. It does look so lovely and Autumnal and cost ! The top doesn't look sack like at all on you, it looks great.

    Almost Everything

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    1. Aw thank you so much, it's been my go to outfit now xx

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  7. This outfit looks good on you. I love those stripes!

    http://www.fallenlifestyle.com

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  8. This outfit is so stunning! :) I love the scenery too! I kind of recognise it?! :) maybe i have been there :)

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    1. Aw thank you!! It's Hartlepool at the headland, it's so nice, one of my favourite places xx

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