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So, we all know florals are stylish in summer. 

The Devil Wears Prada  (side note: what a cracking film) even confirmed that florals are A-OK in autumn.

However, now a whole stylish set of stars are rather controversially continuing to wear big blooms well into the winter.

Erm, you sure Hun? 



Yep, florals are now an all-year-round kinda thang, which is very confusing for those of us who usually connote the vibrant print with the sun and Sex On The Beach (that's a drink just in case you didn't know - we're keepin' things PG today guys). 

Naturally I'm finding it rather hard to get my head around seeing the summery print in -1° weather. It's basically one big mind f*ck. 

So, instead of hurting my brain with more thinking I decided to try out the trend. 



What did I discover?

Well firstly, donning a summer garment unfortunately does not change the weather. 

I was freezing my f*cking tits off.

Although I had chosen the dress from the 'new in' section and it featured winter-appropriate long sleeves - its chiffon material really didn't keep the cold out.

Also FYI: chiffon + winter wind = disaster



The dress is from a shop I had never heard of before called Lindex, which sounds a bit like a window cleaner spray but I went with it as my cousin had recommended it for a bargain or two. 

She was not wrong, as I got this gorgeous lilac asymmetrical dress for only £19.99.

However, after purchasing I was already feeling pretty insecure about it as you all know girly girl isn't really my vibe. And to be quite frank, just the thought of wearing it made my hands clam up with nerves for fear of looking like an utter plonker. 



This was not made any better when I showed my mum, her exact Whattsapp message being: 

"It's rather grannyish??? Not very flattering!!!"


 Cheers mum. 
(Side note, was that amount of punctuation really necessary!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)


But I was determined to see if winter florals really were a winner, and after a brief Insta story poll I got my confidence back (thanks guys, love ya!)

So, I braved it and wore the floral dress. Hell, I decided to even add a splash of gingham to really bring back those summer 2K17 vibes. 
 


 
But this isn't just any cute gingham bag, the eager fashion beavers may recognise the little 'A' adorned in the corner.

Yep, it's Alexa Chung's first ever bag for her ALEXACHUNG label. 

However, Alexa has created the bag for a very good reason, which is in order to show her support for Small Business Saturday on the 2nd December.

Furthermore, all profits from the sale got to  Sarabande, a charitable foundation that was established by the late Lee Alexander McQueen.

👏👏👏👏👏 FFS - just when we thought Alexa Chung couldn't be even more of mega babe 👏👏👏👏👏



Oh yeah, and one more thing the bag ONLY COSTS £25!!!

As a blogger who has always supported small businesses and brands I think this is a very win-win situation right now. 

As for this whole winter floral dress thing? I'm a fan.

Conclusion: Florals are for every season, not just for summer.




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Florals? For Winter? Are you sure Hun?

11.25.2017


So, we all know florals are stylish in summer. 

The Devil Wears Prada  (side note: what a cracking film) even confirmed that florals are A-OK in autumn.

However, now a whole stylish set of stars are rather controversially continuing to wear big blooms well into the winter.

Erm, you sure Hun? 



Yep, florals are now an all-year-round kinda thang, which is very confusing for those of us who usually connote the vibrant print with the sun and Sex On The Beach (that's a drink just in case you didn't know - we're keepin' things PG today guys). 

Naturally I'm finding it rather hard to get my head around seeing the summery print in -1° weather. It's basically one big mind f*ck. 

So, instead of hurting my brain with more thinking I decided to try out the trend. 



What did I discover?

Well firstly, donning a summer garment unfortunately does not change the weather. 

I was freezing my f*cking tits off.

Although I had chosen the dress from the 'new in' section and it featured winter-appropriate long sleeves - its chiffon material really didn't keep the cold out.

Also FYI: chiffon + winter wind = disaster



The dress is from a shop I had never heard of before called Lindex, which sounds a bit like a window cleaner spray but I went with it as my cousin had recommended it for a bargain or two. 

She was not wrong, as I got this gorgeous lilac asymmetrical dress for only £19.99.

However, after purchasing I was already feeling pretty insecure about it as you all know girly girl isn't really my vibe. And to be quite frank, just the thought of wearing it made my hands clam up with nerves for fear of looking like an utter plonker. 



This was not made any better when I showed my mum, her exact Whattsapp message being: 

"It's rather grannyish??? Not very flattering!!!"


 Cheers mum. 
(Side note, was that amount of punctuation really necessary!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)


But I was determined to see if winter florals really were a winner, and after a brief Insta story poll I got my confidence back (thanks guys, love ya!)

So, I braved it and wore the floral dress. Hell, I decided to even add a splash of gingham to really bring back those summer 2K17 vibes. 
 


 
But this isn't just any cute gingham bag, the eager fashion beavers may recognise the little 'A' adorned in the corner.

Yep, it's Alexa Chung's first ever bag for her ALEXACHUNG label. 

However, Alexa has created the bag for a very good reason, which is in order to show her support for Small Business Saturday on the 2nd December.

Furthermore, all profits from the sale got to  Sarabande, a charitable foundation that was established by the late Lee Alexander McQueen.

👏👏👏👏👏 FFS - just when we thought Alexa Chung couldn't be even more of mega babe 👏👏👏👏👏



Oh yeah, and one more thing the bag ONLY COSTS £25!!!

As a blogger who has always supported small businesses and brands I think this is a very win-win situation right now. 

As for this whole winter floral dress thing? I'm a fan.

Conclusion: Florals are for every season, not just for summer.




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The camouflage trend is one that's very hard to keep up with. Once minute it's on-trend, the next it's the biggest faux pas possible. It's been in and out more times than I can count since 2012, which was you know, that year where camo jackets and beanie hats must have sold out worldwide cheers to Tumblr. 

The camouflage jacket I'm rocking in this post is in fact that exact jacket from way back in the day, which I'm pretty sure I bought at a market in France at a military gear vintage stall. I know, who knew that were a thing? Well, it was in this small French town.

However, shortly after purchasing and finding it hard to walk down the street without seeing at least 5 girls in Topshop's version it was banished to the back of the wardrobe. 

Only to be whacked back out for the first time at London Fashion Week SS18, which I'm not going to lie, I was slightly hesitant about. My anxiety was not made any better when a tourist, complete with Pret in hand fell into my lap on way my into central London that morning. Talk about blending in.


Firstly, let me just name a few of designers who have featured camo on their catwalks in recent seasons: 

SS17 Marc Jacobs
AW17 Zagdig & Voltaire, Fyodor Golan
AW17 Balmain mens
SS17 Each X Other
SS17 Valentino  


Not forgetting Bella Hadid, who touched down in London a few months back rocking a camo jumpsuit. I bet she wasn't sat on on public transport.


So, how should you wear the trend in 2017? 

1. Go for a camo crop 

If you're a newbie or want to just add a splash of the print I suggest going for a cool camo crop. Missguided cleverly gave camo a refresh by creating mesh crops in numerous colours, which can easily be dressed up or down.


2. Go for camo with a modern twist 

ASOS and numerous other retails have given the retro print a modern twist by adding texture. Camo puffer jacket? Check. Mesh skirts? Check. Fluffy cropped jackets? Erm, hell yeah, check. 

So, if you are looking for camo with a 2017 revamp go for a item which isn't the 'camo' norm.



3. Buy a pair of cargo pants 

You know I said I was slightly worried about turning up to fashion week wearing proper CCF cargo pants? Well, there was no need to worry, as everyone and their assistant was wearing cargo pants. They have become a street style staple this season because they give off the perfect androgynous vibes, and are basically just cool AF.  

Stick to pairing them with a plain black or white staples, eg, white tee, leather jacket and vinyl boots and you're set. 






 4. Just do it already

If you've read this article thus far, then chances are you *really really* want to test out a bit of military vibes.  Hey, I feel ya girl.

You just need to go for it. If I can go out around London and be in the presence of Kate Moss in full-on combat gear, then you can absolutely rock a camo item or two. 

Side note: Trust me, the print will make you feel ever-so-slight badass. I felt like Action Man IRL.




And it was awesome.  

Now, go forth, unleash your tomboy side and camo it up. 

Scroll down for my top picks 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇





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How to wear military gear if you have no idea

11.14.2017


The camouflage trend is one that's very hard to keep up with. Once minute it's on-trend, the next it's the biggest faux pas possible. It's been in and out more times than I can count since 2012, which was you know, that year where camo jackets and beanie hats must have sold out worldwide cheers to Tumblr. 

The camouflage jacket I'm rocking in this post is in fact that exact jacket from way back in the day, which I'm pretty sure I bought at a market in France at a military gear vintage stall. I know, who knew that were a thing? Well, it was in this small French town.

However, shortly after purchasing and finding it hard to walk down the street without seeing at least 5 girls in Topshop's version it was banished to the back of the wardrobe. 

Only to be whacked back out for the first time at London Fashion Week SS18, which I'm not going to lie, I was slightly hesitant about. My anxiety was not made any better when a tourist, complete with Pret in hand fell into my lap on way my into central London that morning. Talk about blending in.


Firstly, let me just name a few of designers who have featured camo on their catwalks in recent seasons: 

SS17 Marc Jacobs
AW17 Zagdig & Voltaire, Fyodor Golan
AW17 Balmain mens
SS17 Each X Other
SS17 Valentino  


Not forgetting Bella Hadid, who touched down in London a few months back rocking a camo jumpsuit. I bet she wasn't sat on on public transport.


So, how should you wear the trend in 2017? 

1. Go for a camo crop 

If you're a newbie or want to just add a splash of the print I suggest going for a cool camo crop. Missguided cleverly gave camo a refresh by creating mesh crops in numerous colours, which can easily be dressed up or down.


2. Go for camo with a modern twist 

ASOS and numerous other retails have given the retro print a modern twist by adding texture. Camo puffer jacket? Check. Mesh skirts? Check. Fluffy cropped jackets? Erm, hell yeah, check. 

So, if you are looking for camo with a 2017 revamp go for a item which isn't the 'camo' norm.



3. Buy a pair of cargo pants 

You know I said I was slightly worried about turning up to fashion week wearing proper CCF cargo pants? Well, there was no need to worry, as everyone and their assistant was wearing cargo pants. They have become a street style staple this season because they give off the perfect androgynous vibes, and are basically just cool AF.  

Stick to pairing them with a plain black or white staples, eg, white tee, leather jacket and vinyl boots and you're set. 






 4. Just do it already

If you've read this article thus far, then chances are you *really really* want to test out a bit of military vibes.  Hey, I feel ya girl.

You just need to go for it. If I can go out around London and be in the presence of Kate Moss in full-on combat gear, then you can absolutely rock a camo item or two. 

Side note: Trust me, the print will make you feel ever-so-slight badass. I felt like Action Man IRL.




And it was awesome.  

Now, go forth, unleash your tomboy side and camo it up. 

Scroll down for my top picks 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇





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