Lust List: August

Starting to think practically about stocking up on pieces for autumn/winter, so this month I’m sharing items that would be good investments for the coming months. I’m lusting after anything corduroy, gold jewellery to reminisce about summer and comfy, athleisure clothes to mix and match with jumpers and coats.

1 – Snake Ring. Funky rings have always been one of my favourite accessories, and currently I’m trying to transition from silver to gold. I love my silver dolphin ring, but at the moment I think gold is more me and I’ve never been good at styling both together. This incredible Serpentina ring by Pamela Card is so cool and classy and although a bit on the pricey side I think jewellery is one thing to always invest in.

2 – Wide Jumpsuit. I’m all about the empowering feminist print on this jumpsuit by Monki, and the feel of it reminds me of Paloma Wool – a brand I constantly long to wear but is slightly out of reach for me at the moment. The fit is baggy and oversized so super comfy for the colder weather, and would work well for layering underneath and a jumper and coat over the top.

3 – Adidas Leggings. Not something I had really considered buying until I borrowed my friends the other week – the most comfy trousers I have ever worn. These are in the ASOS sale and are worth getting just to lounge around the house in, but I will definitely be styling mine with a knitted jumper and trainers for running errands (it’s very unlikely they will ever be worn to actually exercise in).

4 – Corduroy Blazer. New Look have done it again with their A/W collection – it’s simple yet boasts staple pieces like this pastel blue blazer. There’s just something perennially cool about cords, but in revamped, groovy colours it’s modern and even more appealing, easy to wear and flattering on everyone.

5 – Corduroy Trousers. Wear with the matching New Look blazer for a full on cool co-ord effect, or with a relaxed top for a different look.

6 – Leopard Print Heels. Okay, so these are probably lingering more on the summery side but after seeing them in New Look I fell in love. The material is good quality and the print is lovely, with a heel height that isn’t too intimidating. I’d pair with wide leg trousers for an evening on the town.

7 – Leopard Print Cross Body. Ganni is another brand I’m always drooling over, and this cross-body bag is no exception. Handy for festival season (I know it’s coming to an end but thinking ahead to next year), nights out or days exploring a city, you can just throw it on and forget about it.

8 – Vinyl of the month. Beans on Toast’s first album, Standing on a chair, is full of a mixture of wonderful little ballads, cheery tunes and folky deliciousness. Think political songs that are funny rather than overpowering, catchy tunes and down-to-earth realness that you don’t get with most artists. He’s someone I’ve admired and sung along to for a while, and I completely fangirled after watching his set at Bestival and meeting him afterwards when buying his book (which is hilarious and definitely worth a read if you fancy something different). Listen to the classic ‘M.D.M.Amazing’, ‘I Ain’t That Old Sunshine’ and ‘Don’t Believe The Bullshit.’

I’ve also made a Bestival playlist featuring some of the beautiful music we heard which you can listen to here://

I hope you’ve all had a great August.
Lily x

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