The month of Halloween is upon us, so it’s time to get the pumpkins out and pretend we’re still young enough to trick or treat. It’s officially the season of big coats and oversized jumpers too (which means it’s almost Christmas!), so I’m on a mission to find the perfect assets to my AW16 wardrobe that will see me through until the sun appears again in Spring.
Retro Rock @ House of Holland
House of Holland’s new 70s inspired glam rock collection has given me the feels. Influenced by rock legends like David Bowie and Rod Stewart, and motivated by the sexual freedom uproar of the 1920s flapper girls. The AW16 campaign combines intergalactic planet designs, bold metallic materials and rebellious prints to create a funky and spirited selection of statement clothing ready to accommodate party girls and rock groupies in this day and age (count me in). I want all of it but somehow with this student budget I can see myself scouting around TK Maxx and Primark to find some cheaper alternatives.
My favourite piece is the old school turtle neck jumper (above); a great winter piece: casual in the day with jeans, or dressed up for a gig under a denim pinafore dress.
The Winter Coat
My favourite buy of the year, every year. A little part of me longs for winter to come along so I can get my hands on the coat I’ve had my eye on! For 2016, half of me is dying for a masculine, long, check coat (as above) while the other half is feeling a little more girly and detective, and wants to splurge on a luxe trench coat (below). They’re both classic styles (and both offer the promise to keep me warm); it’s too much of a tough decision that I might just have to get both…
TARA SUEDE BELTED COAT (French Connection)
As the nights get darker and our house gets colder (my radiator apparently doesn’t work), there’s nothing I want more when I get home from uni than to chill in my PJs with a hot water bottle and a mug of green tea. But to complete this perfect setting I’m dreaming of some new silk pyjamas – even though they’ll make me all the more tempted to stay in bed and miss my 9ams. (PS: I’m not usually a pink person but with pyjamas it doesn’t count)…
DEFINITELY MAYBE (HMV online)
Record of the month has got to be one from Oasis, in a nod to the fab film released this month, Supersonic, which reminisces the band’s rock n roll lifestyle and made me love them a little bit more (if that’s possible). Read more on my previous blog post Supersonic.
APPLIQUE BRALETTE (Urban Outfitters)
I’m in love with all the cute mesh bras that are dominating the high street right now – they’re pretty, sexy and comfy. It’s been proven – wired bras are bad for you, so what better excuse to ditch all those restricting push up bras and stock up on these beauties. Urban Outfitters and H&M both have great selections and I’m slowly working my way to buying all of them.
Leather Look Skirts
Last month it was denim, now I’m into leather. It’s is a key look – leather jackets have been a staple for as long as anyone can remember – but I never thought I would suit a leather skirt. I borrowed my housemate’s the other night and discovered that I was completely wrong. They instantly sleek up any outfit, and can easily be caj with trainers in the day, or, as I found, make a great alternative to jeans on a night out. But loaning that skirt was a mistake because now I badly want one and have hopelessly fallen for the All Saints version (above). Better get writing my Christmas list…
Until next month,