Leather Legs

Gone are the days of leather pants being worn by only the likes of bikers and goths. Leather pants have swept us off our feet with their amazing versatility and ability to be worn as both night-time and day-time outfits. Spotted on the legs of many street style icons, leather pants have the potential to be dressed both up and down and when you’re in the mood for a bad-ass daytime look, leather pants are a very promising option.

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Although a skin tight leather pant may be the first thing that comes to mind, don’t be afraid to opt for a baggy pant! If you’re worried that you may look as if you are wearing two slim fitting garbage bags, up the look with some minimalistic heels or roll the pant and sport with a pair of trusty white converse.

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Leather pants are not shy and have the ability to speak for themselves so they don’t require excessive amounts of colour and accessories to make up for ‘lack of statement’ qualities. You can’t go wrong with a hat (especially in winter, 40% of body heat escapes through your head!) or a crisp, chic blazer.

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For those of you who are not keen of the full leather pant, don’t stress there are other options! A favourite of mine has always been the leather patched pant, these have a slight ‘jodhpur’ feel as the shin and thigh section of the leg is leather and the remain knee and backing is usually stretchy and black and super comfy.

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I myself own 4 pairs of leather pants, yes ladies, 4. Sadly my addiction doesn’t stop there, I am almost constantly on the lookout for new leather members of my wardrobe. To all my loyal followers out there you might have picked up on my slight fondness of anything leather or embellished so apologies for yet another leather focused post!

Let me know what you think about leather pants, surely there are some other addicts out there!? Whats you’re favourite leather pant look? I would love to hear what you have to say!

Cx

 

P.s Sorry for my lack of posting these past few weeks, I hope all my much loved followers are well. I am SO looking forward to hearing all your ideas and thoughts again!

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The Rise of the Overalls

Or ‘Dungarees’ for all you international folk! Overalls are being welcomed back with open arms by everybody from high end designers to celebrities and I couldn’t be happier! What I love most about overalls is that they are a ‘pull on and go’ item, with little fuss needed to make them look good.

In comparison to the 90’s when overalls were last popular, the approach to overalls is now mature and much more chic. Rather than pulling on a pair of wellies, tossing your hair up in a scrunchy and walking out the door, overalls now require a little more thought. There is a huge variety of overalls and so many different ways to wear them, but some of my favourites are definitely leather, oversized distressed denim and of course classic denim overalls.

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Opt for flat shoes if you’re after a casual look, I love the vibrant pair of brogues worn by this New Yorker. If brogues aren’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with a pair of converse or canvas shoes but personally I think a pair of jelly sandals would look amazing! To dress up full length overalls wear and an over-the-top necklace, this also looks great with leather overalls.

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Cropped Overalls

There are so many different ways to wear cropped overalls, it really depends of how you want to wear them and where you’re going. If it’s a warm sunny day short overalls are great with with a plain white tee and your favourite jewellery items.

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Alexa Chung picked the perfect pair of heeled espadrilles to wear with overalls, giving her a slightly girly yet grungy look. This would be perfect for a picnic, day at the markets or perfect for a holiday somewhere warm (Greek Islands anyone)!?

Leather Overalls

I searched high and low to bring you the perfect pairs of leather overalls. Leather overalls look incredible when worn right. From experience I have concluded that tight leather overalls is not what you want, they grab in all the wrong places and hardly flatter anybody. Take a look at these leather overalls for the right idea..

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Full length leather overalls tend to be easier to wear because they are slightly more versatile. However a short pair of short leather overalls would look great with an oversized embellished stone necklace and a round pair of sunnies. I love the brown pair shown on the far left because it is something completely different and worn so right with that amazing necklace and shirt!

It was uber difficult to cram all the ways you can wear overalls into one post but hopefully you have been inspired to slide on a pair of these all-in-one wonders!

Let me know what you think about overalls, any favourite ways to wear them?

Cx

 

The Callous Wardrobe Essential

For those of you who have not yet guessed, I’m talking about the iconic LEATHER JACKET.

Leather is one of those rare eternal factors of style which periodically comes back into fashion, and for a good reason! Leathers ability to be effortlessly dressed up or down on the likes of both celebrities and us mere mortals (I bet some of you could give Kate Moss a run for her money when it comes to styling leather) is what makes leather such an exceptional member of your wardrobe.

A leather jacket is the ultimate fashion staple in both men and women dating back decades. Long gone are the days where leather jackets belonged to gang members and bikies, fashion icons have been sporting leather jackets from the mid sixties, take the Beatles for example.

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There has always been a ‘bad ass’ image associated with leather jackets, this rebel image has clung to the leather jacket right up to the 21st century where classic ‘biker chic’ originates from the biker gangs who actually wore leather jackets. For the ultimate leathered delinquent, think Danny Zucko in Grease.

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By taking a leather jacket and pairing it with a dress, you have instantly fabricated a brusque ‘I’m chic but rebel’ look. A frequent member of the Street Style clan, leather jackets are often spotted on fashionistas attending shows as they give an edge to dresses.

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Quilted Leather
Often neglected and overlooked quilted leather has the potential when worn right) to look effortlessly sophisticated. But you have to be careful when sporting the quilted leather trend, you don’t want to look like a walking Chanel handbag. Avoid this by keeping the rest of your look relatively casual, don’t try and over do anything as the jacket speaks for itself.

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Embellished Leather
I had to put it in there, I love embellishment too much to forget it! Although this may seem completely over the top for some, I say bring it on with open arms! An embellished or studded leather jacket is the definition of badass  as you have the imperishable look of the leather accentuated with the piquant gleam of the embellishment. Embellishment haters look away now!

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Mens Leather
It should be written in the laws of physics that there’s something about a guy in a leather jacket that draws girls in like a magnet. I’m not sure whether it’s the ‘bad boy’ image or the suave look it gives a guy but every man should own a leather jacket at least once in his lifetime. A black leather jacket is generally the way to go if you’re unsure, but look around and find what suits and makes you feel best.

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For those of you who have not yet found your ideal leather jacket, take your time. The leather jacket is a reoccurring trend and will set up camp in your wardrobe for years to come, so it’s better to look around and find your perfect leather jacket.

Still unsure how to style your leather jacket? Don’t stress! You will soon find what works best for you and what you like wearing your jacket with best. Be open minded when trying new leather jacket looks, experiment and have fun with it!

Let me know all about your leather jackets, I would love to hear your stories!

Cx

Dressing for a concert: to rock or to roll is the question?

There’s something about being crushed in a mosh pit with fellow sweaty music lovers, boisterously bellowing the words to your favourite songs as the sound waves from the speakers pump through each and every cell of your body. Music withholds the magic ability to connect people.

So how do you dress for such a sacred event? It’s safe to say whether you’re up in the stands or down on the flat you’re going to want to dance (or in my case awkwardly attempt to move) so you’re outfit has to be practical yet chic as you’re up against a celebrity! Therefore I have put together a range of outfits to give you a little bit of inspiration when dressing for your next concert:

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Distressed denim, leather and rock ‘n’ roll are practically synonyms. You can never go wrong with a bold red lip, it screams rock and roll chic. For those superwomen out there that can dance incredibly in heels, try the first outfit!

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Music Festival

From my experiences at music festivals it’s safe to say you will be getting hot.. very hot. Keep it light as the last thing you want is a clammy outfit when you’re smushed between shirtless sweaty guys all day. Don’t even attempt to wear heels as majority of your day will be spent moshing and stomping through grass. Opt for inclosed shoes or wellies as nobody wants bruised tootzies!

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Pop Concert

Pop concerts are always difficult to dress as there is no real ‘dress code.’ When styling these pop concert outfits I sought inspiration from none other than the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson. I figured that there is no better place to go all out with gold, sequins or embellishment (inner embellishment obsessed monster making yet another appearance, sorry ladies!)

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So the question is do I rock the classic ‘rock and roll’ look or do I roll with my own personal style? After much deliberation I decided to merge the two together bringing the rock ‘n’ roll look into the 21st century by adding glints of rose gold and a cheeky red lip. Because it’s freeeeeezing here in Australia I had to opt for a long sleeved black top rather than a sloganed tee just because I’m too much of a sissy to face the cold!

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Let me know your thoughts on dressing for a concert! Do you find it difficult? Have you never worried? Are you a concert styling goddess?

Cx

Cut Out Boots

I have been desperate to get myself a pair of black leather cut out boots after I spotted THE pair at Sportsgirl; but at one hundred bucks I wasn’t entirely convinced I needed them. After a great deal of searching to try and find a cheaper look alike on a weekend trip to Melbourne, I finally subdued to the Sportgirl babies and may I proudly say, NO REGRETS! I even took a shameless picture of my newest family members in the elevator. Image

Whilst searching every nook and cranny of Melbourne for the perfect look-a-like, I came across a number of cut out boot variations.

Gold Buckled:

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As I’m a sucker for anything embellished or rose gold I couldn’t look past these. Although I love the gold studding, ‘horse stirrup’ like buckles and the subtle gold zip the detailing of the leather is what really captures my attention. However, I do feel that the toe cap is  unnecessary and ruins the line of the boot.

Chunky Heels -Jeffery Campbell:

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These valorous gothic boots would give me the dangerous false impression of being able to stomp over anything and anyone! Chunky heels take cut out boots from edgy, punk rock to straight out gothic.. and I love it! (The extra height isn’t that bad either for a gal seriously lacking in the height department)

Pointed:

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Pointed shoes have never spoken to me no matter what form and this is no exception. Although personally I wouldn’t wear a pointed cut out, I can definitely imagine them on the feet of a chic ambassador sporting a crisp blazer with over the top pointed shoulder pads, killer kats eye sunglasses, wet looking leather shorts, an oversized clear clutch and a  vivaciously chunky necklace (tribal or embelished?).

I’ve been pairing my cut outs with the ever so trusty boyfriend jeans, but I am yet to expand my repertoire! I’m thinking in the summer months they would look incredibly cool with a tiny bohemian dress (completely clashing the edgy feel of the boots, but hey it’s the silly season after all!)

Let me know your thoughts on cut out boots this season: Completely impractical? (hello freezing tootzies) Cutting edge? Got yourself a pair?

Cx