Its been a windy few days. And Doris is playing havoc with our wheelie bins and our hair. The answer – to your hair issues at least – is a trusty beanie hat. Not just for the painfully cool, twenty something year old hipster in a ‘rock band’ who insists on wearing his beanie indoors. In the summer. No, this small and simple garment is as stylish as it is practical. Take note.
Don’t blame us for the hat hair.
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With the weather up and down like a yoyo – am I hot, am I cold, am I suffering from early menopause? – getting ready in the morning is becoming time consuming and a straight up pain. Maybe you are one of those super organised folks who put out your clothes the night before, but for most of us very Irish people we take a look out the window – or in 2017 check our app – to get a glimpse of the day ahead and decide last minute what to wear the office/cage.
In the morning rush – no, nobody has stuck to that ‘getting up 30 minutes early to do mediation’ new year resolution – I find myself reaching for three elements to make up an outfit. Blazer. Cropped jean – Mom or cropped flare. Court style shoe, or the 2017 variation of the court thanks to Pheobe Philo.
Why all so good? Well, a blazer can go over anything, even the most hideous or worn looking t-shirt. They are great for this weather when it gets a little hot in the office, they are comfortable, and you always look smart in a blazer. While many people cannot wear jeans to work – poor you! – the Mom jean or cropped flare seem to be the more dressy of the jean family. They can look smart – with said blazer – enough to wear to the office once paired with the right top and shoe (plenty of examples below). This brings me to the skin baring shoe. For a lot of people it is FAR too early to be showing any skin, even on your feet. But I have opted for the court shoe sans sock for some time now, given the mild January we had, and I have to say I love it! I feel I have more choice when not restricting myself to the winter boot everyday, and again, this shoe style dresses up my blazer and Mom jeans in no time – and I have no time.
Lots of inspiration for you………….
Wear My Jeans, Mom?
The Shoe Game
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So the moral of the story is; invest in black court shoes and a black blazer, and Emmanuel Alt is the High Queen of the blazer/jeans/court shoe uniform. Watch and take notes.
Image source: Pinterest, Vogue, In Style, Elle, Instagram
While browsing through the A/W press shows this last few weeks, I seemed to gravitate towards anything and everything with a tassel and/or fringing. While walking through the Oasis showcase and nattering on about how much I love a pom pom, I looked down at my outfit and realised I was wearing a skirts covered in fringing and tassel bracelets. I don’t think I needed to explain, really.
The style – which I referred to as ‘stuff with shit hanging from it’ at the press launch….I know they are going to rob that tagline by the way. – is popping up everywhere for A/W, both on the catwalk and the high street. Two stores doing it very well are Zara and Oasis.
And lets not forget about the humble pom pom, from shoes to bags, to jackets and earring, if you don’t own something with a pom pom on it, well, you’re a loser really. Best pom poms on the high street go to River Island and ASOS.
All of the above is a by line to the whole gypsy/folk style ruling the runway right now. And long may it last, and continue to trickle onto the high street, packaged in an affordable price tag!
Image source: Vogue, Man Repeller, Instagram, Tom Ford