STREET STYLE SWEATER



Camo pants are a great way to add a little edginess to any outfit. The cool thing about camo pants is that they can be dressed up or down and they make a statement no matter what look you go for. It being a bold look means that sometimes it can be difficult to create an outfit with camo pants but in this post I share with you how to pull it off in style and this look is appropriate for winter.


HOW TO STYLE A CHIC GREY COAT | ZAFUL


As the weather gets cooler, knowing how to maximise your wardrobe for warm yet stylish results is key. A long maxi coat is one statement piece that can be used over and over again in winter so when purchasing your coat, its best to find one that is definitely practical and stylish.

TRENDY NEW WINTER FASHION STYLE



Layering knits is a cool way of styling your winter pieces this season . A poncho/ shawl is perfect for layering. Since the blanket poncho is so bulky , it's best worn with skinny jeans as this gives the illusion of more height . Anything to show off the shape of your legs . Lucky me I already have long legs so I opt for OTK Boots to complete the look but it can also be worn with ankle boots. I think a poncho is best worn open so it has the shawl look rather than it looking like you grabbed your throw blanket off your couch before you left the house .

STREET STYLE | FAUX LEATHER PANTS


faux leather @stephylately

With Black Friday over and done with, I am hoping cyber Monday will have better deals. I hardly found anything I fancied in the sales which is rather disappointing. Bt on a lighter note, I ventured a bit outside my comfort zone in this post . Never owned a pair of faux leather trousers before so I wasn't sure how this would turn out.



STREET STYLE | COLD SHOULDER SWEATER



Knitwear is a must have this season and If you are like me, you might tend to look for quality pieces that will not only last you the entire season but they should be stylish too. Now, you don't have to splurge when it comes to knitwear unless you feel the need to. I say that because, you only wear the pieces for a few months when its absolutely freezing.

AUTUMN FLORALS




Hey guys! It's clear to see that it's no longer warm and the fact that clocks moved an hour back at the end of October. Meaning we have shorter days and if you are a blogger, you know the struggle of lighting in winter . If you like me , better catch that perfect lighting at sun rise. 



THE LAKE DISTRICT | KESWICK


We visited the picturesque Windermere lakes.The breathtaking Mountain landscape and tranquil lakes, quaint villages and streets, making it a perfect place to relax. So if you haven't visited the Lakes, you should try checking it out.


SNAPSHOTS FROM THE LAKE DISTRICT



Must have pieces for a preppy fall wardrobe should include a sweater over collared shirt. Though the preppy look works all year round there is no better time to rock the look than now. Layering as we all know is perfect for the season as its getting colder. This sweater doesn't really come with a button down shirt inside, though it looks like it. The fit is perfect and definitely comfy for the road trip we took.

MUSTARD FAUX LEATHER JACKET



Transforming your wardrobe in readiness for Autumn/Winter can be challenge. A key point I would share is that you need to have the basic/must have pieces that you can wear from time to time. For instance, a biker leather jacket is great for Autumn. It not only keeps you warm but you still look stylish in the cold . Another addition to your autumn/winter wardrobe would be ankle boots. There is a wide range of ankle boots to choose from and it all depends on whether you looking for comfort or style . I am sure you have all seen the yheezy ankle sock fit stretch boots that are trending . I couldn't help but join the hype. My ankle boots are from public desire and  true to size.

MODERN GRUNGE ENSEMBLE



 For those semi cold Autumn days when you still want to rock a dress, moody florals is a good alternative to bright floral patterns . If you haven't already, you definitely must try this trend to jazz up your autumn wardrobe. In fact , I was inspired by Dolce & Gabanna -Alta Moda AW16 Couture collection. Victoria Beckham is on it too ! Now this is not close to their amazing pieces but this is my version of moody florals.


STREET STYLE | LEATHER MINI SKIRT




I am sure almost all fashionista's out there own and know how stylish a fitted leather mini skirt can be. Whether you style it with a minimal t-shirt or denim shirt, it is so versatile. From grunge, to glam, to girly, to preppy, this little piece can transform itself into something crazy. 


STYLING A STRIPPED PEPLUM TOP | ZARA


With London Fashion week in full swing, I cant help but wish I was there right now. I have seen quiet a lot of interesting street style looks of the gorgeous fashionistas and its always fun to see who's setting the sartorial mood on the streets of London. 


STREET STYLE - POM POM TRIM TOP


Nothing beats a feminine, flowy top and the fact that it is white, definitely ticks my boxes. There is something about white that I always end up gravitating towards. The only down side to it is that white fabrics easily get stained but hey that never stops me in any way. Courtesy of Shein, this off shoulder top delivers the right amount of sexiness with plenty of fashion cred. For an affordable price of under £12 you can't go wrong with that.




THAT FLORAL GREY SAMMYDRESS



Admittedly, I have shared with you all quiet a few floral looks from spring till now. But hope you are still loving the floral trend like I am. Grey blooms are quiet unique hence why I was drawn to this cute dress. Perfect look for a summer wedding. A simple tip I would share with you is, if you have an engagement or wedding coming up and you just don't know what to wear, try to pay attention to details. Check to see if the invite has a dress code first of all. Yes there are some people who have themes for their wedding guests. For outdoor weddings, light colours and flowy pieces will do the trick. I reckon this number would suit such an occasion as it is very flowy and light on the body. One thing you don't want is to wear something extremely short and you keep pulling down. Ain't nobody got time for that . Besides that it ain't a sexy look at all.


AFRICAN PRINT PANTS BY MADKOLLECTION


Weekend special with a twist! Tip of the day: When it comes to Ankara designs , pick one that has a fashion edge to it and personalise it to your taste and style. Speaking of designs , I am attending a Zambian/Nigerian wedding next month so I need to pick out a design for my outfit. Plus I will be wearing a gele too. Super exciting news and I will definitely be sharing the look with you guys.












Photography by Farai

If you follow me on Pinterest you will see that I have a board with a collection of All things ankara. If I could have a large collection of african print clothes in person I would. Who doesn't love vibrant african print in summer? Its the only time I get to wear African print without worrying about the cold. 
There is no doubt that when it comes to the use of bold colours nothing beats African Fashion outfits. The use of bold colours will always attract the on-looker's eyes. So if you dare to make a statement check out Ify's collections on her site, here.
We have yet another collaboration with Ify. For this look we went for African print pants. The combination of statement pants and a cute crop top is definitely my kinda style. Ify went for an off shoulder top with her pants, which was a great combination. To see more of her look, check out her blog here.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
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IRIDESCENT PINK BLOUSE: SAMMYDRESS



 I am definitely glad that we are finally getting to enjoy whatever is left f the so called summer. The heat wave right now is real. Now wonder people are walking around the streets half naked...to be honest I somehow don't blame them. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.
That being said , its somehow difficult to know what to wear exactly in such weather. I tend to avoid figure hugging clothing because the clothes stick to you when you sweat and all. 


AFRICAN PRINT SKIRTS : COLLABO



Hey guys! So it has been a while since my last post and I have missed blogging. For those who follow me of Instagram, snapchat or Facebook, am sure you have noticed that I have been doing quiet a lot of makeup related posts plus the live videos on Facebook are so trendy right now such that I prefer to record them as compared to youtube videos.Well, I have been trying to settle in my new role and work life. Its still a huge adjustment because I don't have as much free time as before but ain't nothing taking me away from blogging. At least not anytime soon. I'm back with another collaboration. 


FAB SUMMER OUTFIT : DENIM CUT-OFFS


One of my favourite combo, particularly for day time, is a striped button down shirt/boyfriend shirt, denim cut-offs and a pair of sandals. Paired with gorgeous sunglasses. Denim cut-offs are versatile and in this case I was going for a dressed up look. I kept the accessories pretty minimal because I wanted an easy breezy look and didn't want to take the attention away from the shorts.


CAPSULE WARDROBE : SUMMER ESSENTIALS

summer essentials

Hey guys! Today's post is a collaboration with the beautiful Ese from http://www.esejanta.co.uk/ .Ese is a fashion fanatic and her blogging genre falls in the category of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. She has a great sense of style and is never afraid to flaunt her beautiful curves.  We decided to share our essential items for summer.

Each new season calls for a little wardrobe upgrade for me. But, I don't shop till I drop. Strategic shopping is something I have adopted in the recent and by doing so, I find that I tend to wear everything I purchase rather than buying something and putting it away (I am sure we are all guilty of this). 
Summer time is filled with festivals, holidays, BBQs,parties weddings etc.Whether you are heading to Greece or staying local there are essential items that every girl needs in her wardrobe. Think vibrant happy colours, floral patterns, pleated maxis, cheeky shorts, jeweled sandals and midi skirts. When creating a capsule wardrobe I tend to pick essentials which I can style in so many different ways. In other words being economical ( no wonder I am studying Economics lol) but maintaining your personal style. 

My essential accessories for summer



Sandals - As much as I love heels, lets face facts here, its quiet a mission to walk around in heels. So why not go easy on the heels and opt for comfortable flats/sandals. Currently pop pom sandals are making the waves in blog-sphere. They are colorful gladiators perfect  for summer! Multi strap pompom sandals, £24.99, Ego



Sunglasses - A good pair of sunglasses is an essential to protect your eyes from the harsh sunshine. Trendy mirrored glasses are super glam. Prada sunglasses, Prada, Rayban aviators, Rayban.

Large Tote - If you are a big fan of big bags then a large tote is a great summer essential. I opt for large totes because I for some reason carry all sorts of things with me. From hand cream to a picnic blanket, I like to be ready for anything so I carry my whole life in my bag lol. 
Ted Baker Saffiano large tote bag, Ted baker.  Leather Tote, ZARA, Print panel quilted tote bag, New Look
Here are Ese's three essential clothing items for summer. 
Essential Clothing item for summer!  Summer time is fast approaching well so we hope, therefore it's that time of the year when we bring out our summer clothing in the hope that we actually get some sun, show off our lovely skins, drink some chilled cocktails, cider in a nice pub, watch a lot of Tennis.
The Boyfriend/Ripped Jeans
 
The boyfriend jean is a No 1 staple summer time clothing item, not only does it go with every thing, it also looks amazing. There is something about the boyfriend jean/ Ripped jean that just screams out for a nice white vest, sandals or heels, even trainers. I love that its very versatile, it can be styled up or down.
Kimmi Shrunken Boyfriend Jeans, £32 Asos Boohoo Plus Ripped Knee Skinny Jean, £25, Asos
The Cold-Shoulder Top
If there’s one clothing item that is a sure must summer 2016, it’s the cold shoulder. Off-the-shoulder tops have remained relevant for decades, there’s a way to wear the style for any occasion.
Replace that everyday T-shirt with a peekaboo shoulder version in a bright summery shade or pick up a body which is another must have for the season, you can pair a body with almost everything from denim hot pants, boyfriend Jeans to midi skirts.
Black cold shoulder body top, £7, Dorothy Perkins similar Black wrap body, £6, Dorothy Perkins

Block Heeled Sandals

For me block heel sandals are an absolute must for any summer time, they are perfect for every occasion, they can be dressed down to get a more casual feel to a look and same time can be dressed up, and are also perfect for a date night.
Suede Lace Up Heeled Sandal, £34.99, Newlook  ALDO Cicci Cognac Block Heel Sandals, £65.00    Aldo Zigorwen Ghillie Block Heeled Sandals, £45.00, Asos

To view my top 3 essential clothing items head over to Ese's blog at http://www.esejanta.co.uk/

I hope this post inspires you to create a capsule wardrobe for summer. Remember comfort is key. You don't have to follow every trend. It all depends on your personal style. At the same time remember to have fun with your clothes.

What are your essential clothing items this summer?



Ruffle dress
£62 - pixiemarket.com



Lanvin striped skirt
matchesfashion.com



Destroyed jean shorts
£11 - stylemoi.nu



Elina Linardaki embellished sandals
£130 - another20.com



Louis Vuitton brown tote
£770 - shop-hers.com



Beach glasses
£4.19 - stylesforless.com




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