The Unexpected Winter Staple: Gumboots

Gumboots, wellingtons, wellies.. whatever you call them, these babies are an absolute must have! Gumboots have now stepped out from the garden and into the fashion world with an exorbitant hello. Spotted on the likes of Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth gumboots have been a popular option for music festivals, shopping and more.

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Often overlooked and misjudged for their ‘builder’ like appearance gumboots have taken an unexpectedly chic turn. Mr Jimmy Choo himself has collaborated with the iconic Hunter wellingtons to produce a pair of extremely sophisticated gumboots which I would be happy to wear anyday!

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Wave goodbye to soggy suede and frozen tootsies, gumboots will forever keep you warm (sneaky knee high knitted socks anyone?) and protect you from the slush of winter. For anybody living in rainy cities such as London, or Queensland (Australia) gumboots are absolutely perfect!

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If you’re still suffering in the winter months (some of you may have picked up on the fact that I HATE winter, so apologies to allĀ  winter lovers!) opt for a glossed, knee high pair of gumboots with a bright trench, black skinny jeans, a sloppy beanie and the perfect pair of Celine glasses. If you’re lucky enough to be baking in that sweet summer sun gumboots require little layering on top, opt for a light bohemian dress and completely oversized and over-the-top round sunnies.

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For anybody on the hunt for a pair of the perfect wellingtons I can definitely recommend Hunters. Worn by Kate Moss herself, these booties are expensive but will last the test of time. However, if you’re not wanting to fork out for a pair of Hunters try your local gardening, superstore or any small eclectic homewares boutiques. Don’t be afraid to splash out with a bit of colour, especially for the summer months these would go great with a pair of overalls!

Let me know what you think, anybody else on the hunt for the perfect pair of gumboots?

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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:

Rock Concert

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?

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