This Fashionista demonstrates how decadent touches can take basic outfit staples from simple to stylish.
The basic foundations of this outfit are items every Fashionista should have in her wardrobe. High-waisted denim shorts and a grey marl top are wardrobe hard workers. Channel the laid-back cool of Kate Moss, Alexa Chung et al with shorter than short denim hotpants. Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal range has a great selection of vintage Levi’s shorts made from upcycled jeans. Worn high on the waist is the look du jour, and makes the latest crop top trend less daunting.
A grey marl top is a great go with everything basic. Try GAP or American Apparel for every kind of cut and shape you can think of in shades from dove grey to charcoal. The pared down outfit lets accessories do all the talking, making a unique statement.
An oversized bag adds serious style points and becomes the focal point of the outfit. This Fashionista’s structured, oversized Mulberry Bayswater gives polish to an otherwise simple but effective look. The brand has just celebrated its 40th Birthday and epitomises quality British craftsmanship. The Bayswater is a classic, timeless design: if you’re looking to invest in a handbag that will last for years to come and never go out of style, the Bayswater is it.
With the ever-unpredictable British weather, a stylish cover-up is essential. This Fashionista’s fur stole adds an extra layer of warmth and makes a luxurious statement. Her stole is second hand, and if the idea of wearing real fur doesn’t bother you, then recycled fur is at least a more ethical way of obtaining it. Otherwise, keep an eye on ASOS and Topshop for the first drop of Autumnal accessories that are beginning to hit the high street to get the most wear out of your stole.
Hint: Moccasin-style footwear is still hot for Summer; for a hippy, bohemian look opt for shoes with fringing and beading details. These suede moccasin boots from ASOS are ideal to see you through the festival season.