Back to Black

I used to be a self-confessed black clothing addict. I’d wear it religiously, head-to-toe and if I did incorporate any colour, it would be minimal and subtle. I’ve long since found my inner rainbow and love embracing bright shades that suit me – orange and red are among my faves, and I’ll usually have a splash of colour in all of my ensembles. However, black is a trusty friend that I’ll return to time after time if I’m feeling stuck; especially if I’m going out or I’m having one of those days where nothing looks right. Everyone knows black is slimming and super flattering (great when I’m bloated) and with the right textures and materials, can seriously boost my confidence. So it was a no-brainer that this Boohoo co-ord set was the one for my birthday party!

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CO-ORD SET Boohoo | HEELS New Look

I’m a biiiiig fan of co-ords right now. They’re so so easy to pull off, simple to put together (you don’t have to search for a matching top / bottoms because they’re already paired!) and there’s loads of choice out there which means you can find the most fabulous set to suit your personal style. I’ve become obsessed with flares, these ones are majorly comfy, totally groovy and really elongate your legs! I’m excited to dress them down for the day with an oversized tee and some flats. Initially I wasn’t sold on the crop top because of the short sleeves, however they turned out to look cute and I think the tie back adds a cool dimension to the outfit.

This outfit only came to £40! Another perk of co-ords: if you buy them from a brand that sells the top and bottoms as one item they’re soooo much cheaper. This Boohoo one was £20, and my New Look heels were £20 too. The oriental pattern grabbed me because it’s different to all the other styles out there; the dark colours are beautiful. I usually hate heels with a passion as they just cripple my feet, but these weren’t painful to walk in and had a thick sole padding (even though it doesn’t look it from the barely-there style).

I had the best birthday with the best people and am totally grateful and feel super lucky to have the kindest most amazing friends and family in my life who spoilt me rotten and made turning 20 better than I could have imagined (although I’m still pining after being a teen).

Lil x

Author: lilyroseking

20, blogger and journalism student at Nottingham Trent University. Music lover, fashion admirer and travel dreamer. Vintage and charity shopping, collecting records and drinking beer is what I do best.

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