Stressed | Well dressed
Clutch – Zara
Blazer – River Island
Scarf – Primark
This clutch is great when you need to smarten up your look from being a bit more casual.
Zara always has a nice selection of bags and the designs are very minimal and clean.
The men’s section is great too, if you’re looking for a slightly larger bag!
They’re a bit more expensive than some of the other high street stores but I would say its definitely worth it, not only for the design but the quality of the bag.
So as usual, I ended up in the men’s section.
Topman (of course) and River Island this time too.
Both stores have long length men’s t shirts stocked now and it’s really worth a look around.
The top in the pictures is a men’s extra small from River Island.
It has a mirrored triangle design, with the bottom half being an almost faux leather material, being the extra long length it can double up as a dress.
It looks great with some leggings/jeans and a pair of boots, or slip ons if you want to stay a bit cooler in the summer.
The watch, double ring, skull necklace and beanie are from Topman.
As usual there was a nice selection of jewellery and it doesn’t hurt that it’s sale time! (Hurrahhhh!)
Now I just have to try and keep myself away ;)
Topman t-shirt (Men’s small)
Stone set pendant necklace
Don’t be intimidated by the men’s stores! There are a lot of items that girls can wear and get away with.
The t shirt is a men’s small and at 5’4 it doubles up as a dress for me. The material drapes beautifully and is light enough for a hot day out.
The jewellery and watches in Topman are minimal and simple but smart at the same time.
Shopping in the men’s section is a simple but effective way to reduce the bling that a lot of highstreet women’s brands create.
Who doesn’t love a peek inside someone else’s bag?
My daily essentials for a busy day moving around the city:
Canon EOS 3000 film camera
Large notebook – Moleskine
Small notebook – Sainsburys
Wallet – Tie Rack
Voss bottled water
Girlboss – Sophia Amoruso
CK one Shock – For him
L’Oréal – Color Riche – Nude
MASJLondon contact cards & case
Grey beanie – Topshop
Black rucksack – Primark
(I picked it up at Topshop)
Topshop plain white t shirt
It’s versatile (I wear it with both dresses and jeans) and has some intricate zip and buckle detailing.
I wouldn’t recommended wearing it out on its own in winter as it isn’t the thickest or warmest jacket but it’s good for a summers night out if you want to throw a bit of an alternative piece into your outfit.
Chuck on a beanie for a lazy day and your’re ready to go.
Layers, layers, layers.
Can’t get enough of them.
I’m a big fan of large collars and button up shirts, not only do they both keep you warm but you can mix them up with just about any outfit. Seeing as though I don’t really wear colours all that often, mixing the different items is simple and in this case created an effective way of contrasting different shades.