Recently I've been pretty out of the loop when it comes to what's what in the fashion world - I guess that's what you get when you spend 90% of your time sat in front of a camera filming yourself from the waist up. Of course, just as I was starting to get to grips with my spring / summer wardrobe, BAM, it's autumn again, and it's time for me to dig out all of my old knit wear and knee high boots. I've been lacking serious style inspiration lately, so of course I spent the majority of my weekend trawling the New Season section of Lyst instead of doing, well, anything of any importance, and came out with a wishlist longer than my legs. Here are some of my top picks..
Never in a million years did I think I would be advocating Mom jeans, but here we are. Having only worn skinny jeans for the past five years of my life I almost feel guilty having picked up three different pairs of Mom jeans in the past two weeks. That's a whole lot of denim for a girl that cycles through the same two pairs of jeans most days. Worn with flats they look cool and casual, but I prefer to wear them with slinky stilettos for that 'done-but-not-too-done' look.
AKA the Chloe Nile bag. But let's be real here, I ain't about to drop a few months rent on something my cats will most likely sleep on/in when my back is turned. I've been obsessed with handbags lately, and love how they can just switch up your look completely with very little effort. The ring detail on bags and accessories is a major trend at the moment and with high street giants coming out with tons of their own alternatives it's a super cheap way to make sure your look is up to date.
I know I know. Cardigans, for winter? Groundbreaking. But over the past few years I feel like cardigans have gained serious cool points, with just about every brand under the sun doing their own chunky knit variation. They're no longer 'granny chic' - instead, they've become more model off duty with - especially when paired with some of the items in this post. Mix a good chunky knit with some frayed denim and chelsea boots and you'll feel warm, but look cool AF.
Again, another not-so-cool-turned-really-cool style staple. I've always loved mixing casual clothes with more structured, uniform pieces, and my latest must-have comes in the form of a check jacket - specifically blazers with a Prince of Wales print. I love the idea of wearing a full pantsuit with high heels and a jacket draped over my shoulders, but if you're looking for something more casual try mixing it in with your every day outfits. These literally go with everything!
BAKER BOY HATS
I wore one of these a few years ago, so the fact that they've come back into fashion is a big yes from me! You'd think these hats would make you look like you're trying to emulate your grandfather or some kind of chimney sweep, but they in fact do quite the opposite and make you look way cooler than you actually are (at least in my case they do). A bit of a staple piece, I find these hats work best with simple, monochromatic looks and messy tresses for that 'just thrown on' vibe.
*This post is in collaboration with Lyst*