Happy October everyone, and I have got to say…a big welcome to the start of those dark evenings! I can’t believe that October is here already. I am obsessed with this time of year, especially when it comes to those cliché “Let’s stay in, watch movies under the duvet and sip on a cup of hot chocolate”, kinda evenings.
My most favourite part about coming in to these dark evenings again is being able to see the stars. I don’t know what it is that has me so obsessed but watching them on a cold, cloudless night intrigues me so much – makes me feel so relaxed (who needs yoga?). I don’t know about anyone else but when I was younger, my parents always told me to look up and when I could see a star, that was a loved one looking down on me, cute huh? So there we go, maybe that’s why I have such a love for them.
I like to have a little bit of meaning behind most of my outfits so, I thought that I would take a little inspo from those twinkling stars and create an outfit from one of the A/W16 trends – METALLICS – with my added style.
I love a good old ankle boot but I also love a heeled sandal and I’m not ready to let go of my summer sandals just quite yet. As a stylist, I love researching for some inspiration to mix things up a bit, after all…a mix up gives us some individuality. We all remember the socks and sandals trend back in summer. I personally couldn’t bear the thought of this trend, the memories of my gran pairing her floral Velcro’s with the classic white trainer sock….! Going down a similar but more chic route, everybody loves a good pair of tights so why not sport a pair of polka dot glitter tights with a heeled sandal? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this look and how much do these glitter dots look like the stars?! It adds edge and a little extra warmth for those colder months.
Layering is the key essential for Autumn but I think we can sometimes get a bit too layer heavy and especially when we start to combine these deep Autumnal tones. As an alternative to our most loved 60 deniers, try a more sheer tight to break up the solidness…start with a plain sheer tight if you’re unsure but if you are all for it, why not introduce something different into your wardrobe such as the glitter tights I so dearly love.
This look literally has day-to-night covered and who doesn’t love that? These culottes are my life at the moment; I don’t think I’ve taken them off yet. They come with pockets TICK, elasticated waist TICK, and even side slits…even bigger TICK. Metallics are one of Falls seasonal standouts and a serious must have. (Start to think about those Christmas parties!) Whether that’s metallic shoes or handbags, gold sequined tops or these gun metal culottes, it’s the No.1 staple statement. Many people would think that draping yourself in sequins or adding shimmering fabrics to your outfit is an instant no go for a day look…this isn’t the case at all. Go all out with your metallic and so what if you get stared down, we are allowed to feel rock-chick-cool, right?! I want to show you how to create a balanced look using our metallic favourites.
By pairing a light knit containing soft, muted tones with a bold bottom creates an instant cool girl vibe. It screams comfort. I have picked out this stunning sports-like knit from Next and it was an absolute steal at £30. I do love a pop of colour but the simple stripe of yellow won’t fail you. (Pull all those yellow tones out of your summer suitcases girls, as yellow is the happiest colour for Fall!). This jumper is the perfect pull together piece, soft greys and whites keep it all about the metallic culottes but the dark navy pulls the eyes up and completes the look all together.
Love Erin x