Street Style – The Trench

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Dublin. Ireland. What is the story? Am I hot, am I cold, is it raining, is it sunny? Who the hell knows! All I do know is I am loving pulling out my long, vintage trench coat on the mild, wet days when winter wool just won’t cut it. The trench – or mac, as we usually say – is a style stable. An item for every wardrobe, whether you are a minimalist or maximalist – isn’t the latter more fun?!

They often come in midi lengths and sometimes feel difficult to style without looking swallowed, so here are some great street style looks to help you along your rainy way.

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And don’t forget your shades, your brolly, you hat and scarf. Just in case!

B xx

Image source: Pinterest, Vogue, Elle, Instagram

Transitional Fashion – Winter to Spring Staples

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Ah, its April and the sun is FINALLY shining on our Vitamin D deprived skin. We have waited a very long, and very cold, winter to feel the warmth of the Spring sun, and while we dust off our Ray Bans and frantically remove body hair – yes, start booking those appointments now – this time of year does come with its wardrobe woes.

Its the transitional time of year where its too warm for half of your wardrobe, but not quite hot enough for the other half. So, to make life a little easier, here are some staples that will get your through the new few weeks of ‘inbetweenie’ weather – its official name!

Ankle Boots 

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We all have them, and if we don’t we should. They are perfect for this weather as you can start to wear them with your skirts/dresses, without tights, and still look warm. The removal of the opaque tights can be a difficult issue. When is the right time? Am I too early? Yesterday was a balmy sixteen degrees in County Kerry, and I worn my skirt – below the knee of course – with my black ankle boots and no tights. I was warm, and didn’t look like I was getting carried away just because I saw one beam of sun.

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Socks

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Simple, but effective. Socks are your friend this time of year, worn instead of your tights with said ankle boots, or brogues and sneakers. Think cool coloured or fancy black rather than your chunky sport socks. These are part of the outfit, an accessory, and can set it off nicely while you wait patiently to wear your open toe shoes. Pairing with open toe shoes can work very nicely also.

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Trench Coat

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A classic mac or contemporary duster coat is a Spring staple. You can through it over everything, even into your bag, and it will work nicely over dresses or jeans when your winter coat becomes too much. I think your faux fur winter coat and blanket scarf deserve a break at this stage. They must be as exhausted as I am from wearing them.

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Dresses

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I love this time of year as I can finally start to dig out some of my summer day dresses. Dresses that don’t look as good with black tights as they do with funky socks or ankle boots. Shave your legs and get your pins out. Its not too early. (Tip: make the dresses midi, or at least below the knee, at this time of year. Its a little early for the bare legged mini)

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Cropped Trousers

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Cropped trousers or jeans are a Spring classic. If you are not yet brave enough to get your legs out, these will bring your gradually into ankle baring season. Pair with heels or flats and a bare ankle – or ‘bankles’, as we now like to call them.

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The beauty of all of these staples is that they can all be worn together, mix and match. If you are feeling exceptionally fashion forward, you can even put that dress OVER those cropped trousers and jeans. The fashion bloggers new favourite trend, and one which I tried recently and LOVED.

The only wardrobe warning in this article – IT IS TOO EARLY FOR DENIM CUT OFFS. STOP. IT. ALREADY.

Enjoy the sunshine!

@wearitdublin

Image source: Stokyo, Streetstylista, Pinterest

The IT List

Its Friday!

And that means one thing here at WEAR IT/dublin, the weekly IT list. And this is our first (tiny applause!). The weekly IT list will give you all the information you need on what to eat, see, wear, and listen to this weekend. Enjoy. And please send us any of you IT items in the comments section below.

WEAR IT: A rain coat. We have started our weekend rather wet here in Dublin. Try a good old fashion trench, like this one.

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SEE IT: Fifty Shades of Grey, I guess? Everyone is talking about it, its out today, so why not go and get your perv on with some Jamie Dornan, or Dakota Johnson, whichever takes your fancy. I will be heading to the National Concert Hall tomorrow night to see the remarkable Declan O’Rourke. If you don’t know him, you should, watch this.

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EAT IT: Chocolate. Are you beginning to see a Valentines theme running through our IT List? We don’t need a reason to eat chocolate, but if someone gives you a box this weekend, eat them. Any rich, overpriced foods can go on into this category. While I am not a Valentines person, anything that encourages us to go out to a fancy restaurant or scoff a box of Dairy Milk – kicking it old school – is fine by me. I will move on to trendy stuff like kale next week. WARNING: don’t go overboard like this chick.

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HEAR IT: Tis the season to be romantic, and after cleaning up at the Grammy’s, I am having a bit of a Sam Smith love in this week. I think it is as much about wanting to go for drinks with him, as it is his music. And my weekly playlist always includes the unique and amazing Róisín Murphy who has been announced to play at this years Electric Picnic music and arts festival. Whether listening to old school Moloko tracks, or her own stuff, I am a happy camper. And try to watch the videos. Her style in this video….those silver boots, the cape, that hat….there are no words. #coolestladyintheworld

SAY IT: ‘I love you’. Oh go on then, lets just love this list right up. Tell that special someone, even if its your Mom, that you love them this weekend. Everyone likes to hear that somebody loves them. It is most appropriate this weekend, but there is never a wrong time to say it. I Googled ‘love’ and this image came up….why not?! #courtneylove

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Mwah! Happy V weekend!

@wearitdublin