STYLING // GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR GINGHAM

If you saw my post from Sunday, you will know that I mentioned I had something coming up about the gorgeous gingham leggings/treggings and here it is.

In a nutshell I am the typical guilty shopper, when my eye catches something, my poor brain gets a right ole grilling from the little voice..…. ‘how many times are you going to wear this’, ‘what are you going to wear this with’, ‘haven’t you already got something similar to this’… the questions are endless. Then I manage to convince myself that I could give it a few different looks and team it with different accessories. I think a lot of us are guilty of this. To be honest, I think it’s fair enough, I am no millionaire, so the clothes that I have sometimes have to go as far as they can! With this in mind, I wanted to show you how easily you can wear one statement item and customise it in your own way, giving it different looks and making the most from your current wardrobe. I am absolutely adoring the gingham pieces at the moment and it will be a key trend for SS14 (spring/summer 2014). These particular bottoms are from Topshop, I’ve noticed I keep calling them bottoms as I don’t know what else to call them! I wouldn’t say they are leggings, as the material is pretty thick and they have a zip. Maybe more like treggings, I just don’t like that word, but I guess that is what they are! The material is thick and stretchy, they are high-waisted so great so holding in all of our womanly lumps and bumps. They are velour like feeling, so soft and very comfy to wear. These are standard length; I’m must be bit of a shorty as I have had to give them a couple of turn ups. I do prefer my trousers cropped anyway.

On to the deets:

The first look is the casual look. T-shirt Ebay, Necklace – Primark, leather jacket – Zara, Trainers – New Balance (via ASOS). I am wearing my Cẻline T-shirt which I love, the only thing is that the words are starting to peel off a little. As it’s a casual look, i’ve gone for my new balance which are incredibly comfy. I am mad about monochrome at the moment, but you could easily bring colour in to this casual look too!

The second look is the smart look. Fluffy gilet – ASOS, Shirt, – Topshop, Necklace – ASOS, Boots – New Look. I love this gilet as its such an easy item to layer. Layering gives you the opportunity to add different colours and textures effortlessly.

The third look is a bit more of a dressy look. Fedora – ASOS, Necklace – ASOS, top – Primark, boots – Topshop. The colour in this picture isn’t great sadly, but the top is a lemon fluffy cropped jumper. I couldn’t believe this when I saw it in Primark! As the pastels are another big trend, this will fit perfectly into my spring/summer wardrobe. It was so windy, so luckily the hat stayed on for this picture! I don’t usually wear hats but this is really fun to wear and it’s another accessory to change up your outfit!

I had so many styles in mind for these trousers so I had to limit to down to just three as I didn’t want to bombard you with tons of pictures. I will definitely be getting my money out of these!

Hope you have enjoyed reading this post, I really enjoyed doing this so I may do something like this with pastel clothing too!

Speak soon xxx

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