ASOS Shoes – New In + Reviews

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Although it is already November, hence the end of Fall, up until now it was quite warm and summery in Greece. However, this didn’t stop me from enriching my shoe wardrobe with a few new pairs from ASOS that I simply fell in love with. Every new season, is an excuse to change my wardrobe and freshen it up a little by adding a few new pieces. This Fall I went a little overboard and practically raided the shoe section of ASOS site. My birthday 10% code only fueled my addiction. Although I picked a couple of black ones, as black is my favorite color and a staple one, this time I decided I needed a bit of a change and I went outside my comfort zone for once by picking some – surprise!!! – colorful shoes as well.

My choices were mostly inspired by some major fall-winter trends we saw on the catwalk and by my practical side as well. Therefore, I tried to combine the cool new trends with staple pieces. I am not a huge fan of heels; I do not wear them often, especially on my day ventures. On the contrary I absolutely love flats; from loafers and ballerinas to sneakers and ankle boots. Therefore, all my choices are completely flat shoes.

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Image: www.asos.com

The first shoes I picked and fell in love with, are these lovely black ballerinas, with ankle straps. They are super comfortable and versatile; I can wear them with dresses, skirts and jeans, creating many looks for daytime and nighttime. These ballerinas are part of my slight obsession with the Miu Miu ones, inspired by the actual shoes for ballet dancing. Everyone can admit that these Miu Miu flats are one of the hottest shoes of this season. Since their price is a bit out of my range, I was on the lookout for a good, yet cheap dupe. Once I saw these shoes I simply fell in love with them. Very lovely!

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Another major trend of the season – and we have Gucci to thank for – is the good old loafer. This style is a good alternative for the ballerina flats, but it adds a bit more masculinity and structure to a look. I never really went after this style but in the spirit of change and experimentation, this Fall I decided to get my hands on a few pairs of loafers. To be precise I got three pairs. I know it sounds a bit too much but in my defense they were quite cheap (plus the discount code); I simply couldn’t resist. I got a lovely black one for every day (staple and favorite color), a leopard one, which I believe is also quite a staple piece since it goes well with everything but adds a little something to a casual look, and lastly a silver one (getting out of my comfort zone here). Metallic shades are one of my favorite trends of this season, because I feel that they can glam up any look, from a simple pair of jeans with a jumper, to a cute mini skirt with a shirt.

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Another pair of flats that caught my attention is this pair of pink, satin flats with a cute black bow. Now if this isn’t outside my comfort zone I don’t know what is. This pair is life! I love how it is made of satin, a luxurious fabric, which is why these shoes are my fancier, yet comfortable choice. The bow and pink color just add a girly vibe to it which makes this pair a perfect addition to my collection, since I don’t have enough girly shoes or clothes.

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Last but not least, there is another pair of black flats. These shoes are beautiful, pointy, black flats with ankle straps and studs. Spikes and studs add a rock, badass vibe to a plain pair of shoes, which is something I absolutely love. These specific ones also remind me of the Valentino Rockstud flats, which are gorgeous, yet outside my price range. I believe that the ASOS ones come pretty close and in such a low price. Pair them with some jeans and jumper and a leather jacket for a total 80’s rock look.

On a sidenote, although I am a UK 8 size, on ASOS most shoes are rather small for me so I always go for a size UK 9 just to make sure it fits. So all the shoes mentioned above were a size 9 apart from the last pair which is a size UK 8 because it runs rather big. Like really big. Also my animal print loafers were a bit big, but I sticked with the size 9 anyways, because they have a pointy tip, and pointy shoes turn to squeeze my poor toes. All of the shoes are quite comfy, but the black and silver loafers, as well as the ballerinas, are really, really thin. It doesn’t bother me, but be aware that they are quite thin shoes compared to the rest. Lastly, the ones with the bow are very sturdy and a bit tight around my foot, probably because of the satin material.

I absolutely love each and every one of the shoes I picked in the past month. With my black and colorful flats I feel more than ready for this season. All I can say is: THANK YOU ASOS!!

Vicky xx

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White and blue transitioning look

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Although it is still quite warm here in Athens, the past couple of days have been a little breezy, which is a pleasant change after a hot summer. Going out for brunch on Sunday, I wanted my outfit to embrace the slight autumn vibe, therefore I paired my favorite high-rise Joni jeans from Topshop, with a long, oversized, stripey shirt from ZARA.

 

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I absolutely love this shirt and I was so happy for that change in the weather as it was a perfect opportunity to wear it. I think a loose, oversized shirt is a great staple piece for the transitioning period.  I love matching mine to my favorite jeans or black skinny leggings for a casual, laid back look. I also intend to get a simple white one for more monochrome outfits! I matched my Sunday look to a pair of my favorite white Adidas Superstar sneakers. They are so comfortable for when I walk around for hours and they are just the cherry on the top of  this casual look. Finally, the look wouldn’t be complete without my favorite Michael Kors navy Jet Set Travel bag (review here). I absolutely love this bag and it’s my go-to bag since I bought actually.

 

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I really enjoyed wearing something different from t-shirts and vests for the first time after a long, hot summer. It was the perfect casual, transitioning look for me! What is your favorite look for a slightly autumny day?

jeans: Topshop . shirt: Zara . bag: Michael Kors . shoes: Adidas

Vicky xx

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THE SLIP DRESS

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One of the hottest trends of this season is the slip dress. Inspired by the popular 90’s trend, the slip dress is the “IT” dress of fall. It comes in many different fabrics and lengths, from velvet to satin and from mini to maxi. I love how versatile this piece is. You can wear it during the day time with a t-shirt or a shirt underneath for a casual look and for the night-time you can pair it with strappy heels for a sexy look. With the 90’s making a comeback this fall, this trend is so popular that all the high-street brands have a variety of the slip dress. If you are looking for the satin version, check Missguided, for velvet go to ZARA and if you are looking for something not as plain, River Island has some with lovely prints.

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I got my first slip dress from ZARA. It is not a velvet one (bummer) but I love it so much anyways. It is a stretchy, cotton, color block dress; nude, black and some white are combined in a geometrical way to create this beautiful dress. The reason why I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it, is how easy I can match it with many different shoes of different colors. I am really impressed with its fit and how it falls over my body without drawing much attention to the areas I am more conscious about.

For a casual day I chose to style it with either ankle boots – mines are from TOPSHOP – or girly flats (from COACH) and with my new favorite black leather jacket (fake) that I just purchased from H&M. Just a casual pair of shoes can dress it down and create a lovely and effortless look.

For a fancier nighttime look, I simply paired it with my favorite black heeled pumps from ASOS and a studded ZARA clutch.

Adding a slip dress in your fall wardrobe is essential, as it is one of the biggest trends this season. Velvet or satin, mini or midi, go for what expresses you most and don’t be afraid to create some interesting pairings. Fashion is creativity and fan above all!

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slip dress: ZARA . biker jacket: H&M . black clutch: Ted Baker  . lace up heels: ASOS . black ankle boots: ASOS (similar) . black ballerinas: ASOS (similar)

Photos: Nina Aggelou

Vicky xx

 

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7 SHOE TRENDS FOR FALL 2016

 

Left to right: Miu Miu (net a porter), 3.1. Phillip Lim, Miu Miu (net a porter), Gianvito Rossi (neiman marcus)
Left to right: Miu Miu (net a porter), 3.1. Phillip Lim, Miu Miu (net a porter), Gianvito Rossi (neiman marcus)

Autumn has always been my favorite season; I like the gloomy feeling that takes over when the leaves begin to fall. The chilly and rainy weather is a signal to a change of wardrobe. Coats, boots and jumpers take the place of shorts, t-shirts and sandals. New trends, with new must pieces appear and this just gets me too excited. Apart from all the coats, jeans and dresses, something that has really caught my eye this season, are all the new catwalk shoe trends. From heels to flats, there is something for every taste and every occasion. The 90’s is the biggest influence this fall, with velvet, loafers and mules ruling the catwalk. I can’t wait to try on some of this season’s key fashionable pieces. Inspired by the catwalk and all of my favorite high-end brands, here are some of my favorite shoe trends for Fall 2016.

Rock Ballet flats

Left to right: Valentino, ZARA, Miu Miu
Left to right: Valentino (mytheresa), ZARA, Miu Miu (neiman marcus)

We all love ballet flats. They are my favorite shoes to wear on a daily basis, as they are stylish and comfortable. This year these all-time classic shoes are being revamped. From Miu Miu and Valentino, to Zara and ASOS, studs, spikes and buckles are added to spicen up those girly shoes. A casual everyday outfit can instantly get edgier and fiercer with a pair of these puppies!

Pointy Loafers

Left to right: ASOS, Victoria Beckham, ASOS
Left to right: ASOS, Victoria Beckham (elle magazine), ASOS

Loafers are another very popular type of flat shoes. I love the masculine and feminine dynamic of this style. This year’s loafers get a quite pointy tip, pointy enough to rip your way through the list with the most stylish fashionistas out there. Victoria Beckham’s beautiful black loafers with a middle buckle are a perfect way to sharpen up any look, from professional work outfit to simple casual streetwear. Inspired from the runway, ASOS and Topshop have some beautiful pointy loafers as well, in monochrome and “pony hair” or even with that middle buckle!

Pointe Ballet Flats

Left to right: Marni, Miu Miu, ZARA
Left to right: Marni (net a porter), Miu Miu (net a porter), ZARA

As mentioned before, ballet flats are probably the most popular style of flats. They are the “IT” shoe of this season, in more than one ways. This Fall designers took the ballerina part a little more literally and created some beautiful, pointe inspired shoes, by adding the trademark ribbons that tie around the leg. Weather you choose ASOS and ZARA or more high-end options like Miu Miu and Marni, all girls can feel like ethereal ballerinas this Fall.

Slipper Mules

Left to right: ASOS, ZARA, ASOS
Left to right: ASOS, ZARA, ASOS

Another huge trend of this season are the mule slipper-loafers. They are your basic loafers but with a twist: they are backless (so basically they are mules). It is actually a combination of slipper-loafers and mules. There is no need to mention how comfortable these shoes are and what a casual vibe they give to an outfit. Their variety is huge, from Gucci’s leather mule loafers to ASOS’s and Topshop’s brocart ones, these shoes are perfect for when you don’t feel like leaving your bed in the morning.

Crushed Velvet

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Left to right: ASOS, 3.1 Phillip Lim, TOPSHOP

Velvet is one of my favorite types of fabric because if this soft, luxurious feel. This year, with the 90’s trends making a comeback, velvet is one of the hottest trends, not only in clothes but also in shoes. From Phillip Lim’s crushed velvet boots to ASOS’s velvet ballet flats and TOPSHOP’S velvet ankle boots, the choices are many; so pick your pair and get that 90’s vibe on!

Golden Glam

Left to right: ASOS, Gianvito Rossi, ZARA
Left to right: ASOS, Gianvito Rossi (neiman marcus), ZARA

One of my personal favorite shoe trends for Fall 2016 is the golden glam. Golden boots, ballerinas and loafers, without gems or even with gems so we can be a little over the top! And why not? Why not glam up our wardrobe with some precious metal-colored shoes? The simplest and most casual outfit can look like a million bucks with a pair of beautiful golden shoes. I am just so in love with this trend! From ZARA and ASOS flats to Coach and Gianvito Rossi boots, they all look pretty amazing! I know I am definitely adding one or two of these pairs to my collection! What about you?

Block Heel Ankle Boots

Left to right: Public Desire, Chanel, ZARA
Left to right: Public Desire (asos), Proenza Schouler (vogue magazine), ZARA

Ankle boots are hardly a new trend, however, this season designers have paired them with a block heel in a contrast color to spicen up that classic favorite. The shoe could be leather or suede with a metallic heel like the beautiful monochrome Proenza Schouler ones, or with a perspex heel like these cute Public Desire ankle boots. I love how much fun and how bold a simple pair of everyday ankle boots could get just because of that special heel. I believe these shoes are perfect for a casual day out as well as a day at the office. Who said workwear can’t be fun?

I can’t wait for autumn to arrive already so I can incorporate all these amazing trends to my wardrobe. I love each trend although my favorites are the two ballerina ones. I love wearing ballerinas all the time because of their comfort and of how stylish and timeless they are. I would love to know which one is your favorite shoe trend for this fall; the one you can’t wait for!

Vicky xx

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THE MINIMALIST

 

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Although summer is the season of bright, bold and funky colors like coral and fuchsia, I decided to stray a bit from my floral tops and go back to my safe zone of black, white and grey. Those three are my favorite neutral colors, because they can be combined with any other color and you can always dress them up or down. I love the urban vibe of a minimalistic look; its clean, simple cuts are aesthetically pleasing to my eye.

I love this grey top I got from ZARA last summer; grey is my favorite color all year round and I believe that a closet, in order to be complete, should have at least one simple top in those three basic colors. I matched to a pair of skinny, cropped black pants; another basic piece for any wardrobe. This specific pair from ASOS is pure perfection as it is made from a soft, light, stretchy material and can be worn through all seasons. For shoes, I picked my favorite ADIDAS Superstars in white, because they are extremely comfortable and add a more casual touch to the whole look. For me, the highlight of the whole outfit is my little backpack. How adorable is it right? It is brand new from ZARA and I am absolutely in love with it already. Its spacious interior makes up for its small size. It can fit everything my MK Jet Set Travel bag can (my review), and then some. It has a lovely design and can be worn day or night. What I love the most about it is the golden chain strap that comes with it, so you can wear it as a shoulder bag instead of a backpack. I am telling you this bag is a staple piece of a wardrobe. Especially now that petite bags are a huge trend (see Chiara Ferragni). Although I love bold colors and prints for my summer outfits, I love knowing I can always go back to my basics and create the perfect minimal look. Who doesn’t like a few staple causal pieces that just ooze comfort and style?

grey v-neck top: ZARA  .  black high-waist trousers: ASOS  .  white superstar shoes: adidas  .  black small backpack: ZARA  .  sunglasses: Rayban

Vicky xx

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN

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Blossoming flowers are spring’s trademark. Whenever I think of spring or summer, my mind fills up with images of beautiful flowers in many bright colors. In fashion, Florals is the trend that embodies the very essence of spring and summer. I know that, as Miranda Priestly remarked in Devil Wears Prada, Florals are not the most groundbreaking spring trend; if anything they are an expected one. However, there would be no spring fashion without any Florals. Just because something is expected it doesn’t mean it is ordinary and uninteresting. I love Florals because they add a girly vibe to an outfit.  This year, designers have added their own romantic twist to this old trend by creating more delicate patterns, which in turn add femininity to a look. From clothes and shoes to jewelry and accessories, this season’s Florals have a more romantic, ethereal and playful twist. Below are some of my favorite ways to add some flowers to your spring/summer wardrobe.

Tops and Jackets

Match a floral top to a pair of jeans or shorts for the perfect fresh, casual look. Add a floral jacket and spice up even the simplest outfit.

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Top-Bottom: www.asos.com, www.newlook.com, www.newlook.com, www.zara.com

 Bottoms

A floral skirt or a pair of floral shorts are another way to add a spring inspired, girly touch to a casual outfit. Match them with one-color tops for a more balanced look or with patterned ones for the bolder souls.

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Top-Bottom: www.zara.com, www.asos.com, www.missguided.com, www.asos.com

Dresses and Playsuits

For those who dream of walking in the Garden of Eden, the best choice would be an all-floral outfit, like a beautiful dress or a sexy romper.

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Top-Bottom: www.nastygal.com, www.nastygal.com, www.asos.com, www.newlook.com

Shoes and Accessories

If you don’t want the floral pattern to have a strong place in your look but a more discreet one, you can add a few touches with a beautiful floral bag, a pair of killer blossoming shoes or even a nice flower-inspired piece of jewelery. Viva the accessories ladies!

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Beautiful floral prints on shoes, tops, skirts and dresses, are one of the most popular trends for this season. I love wearing a flower inspired piece with a pair of jeans for a casual yet ultra feminine look. I am in love with all the pieces above; I even have some like the wonderful off-the-shoulder ZARA top and they cute New Look playsuit. What are your favorite floral pieces? Also don’t forget to hit me up on my Instagram (@vogueandmacarons) and Twitter (@vogueandmacaron). I would love to hear from you guys!

Till next time take care dolls 😉

Vicky xx

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MICHAEL KORS JET SET TRAVEL CROSSBODY BAG REVIEW

 

 

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Michael Kors is a brilliant American fashion designer. I love his urban yet feminine style. His bag designs are convenient for the modern woman who needs a stylish and helpful bag. I love his variety of styles, colors and textures. Most importantly I love how there is a price range for his bags which covers everyone; there are cheaper options and more expensive ones. Looking for an elegant and stylish bag, one that I can wear on a daily basis and that goes with all my clothes, I came across Michael Kors’s Jet Set Travel crossbody bag. I tend to prefer the crossbody design because I want my hands to be free when I am around and the strap has to be long enough so it won’t bother me while walking. Also I believe a crossbody bag is not as easy to be stolen from you as a tote, for instance.

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Jet Set Travel Large Crossbody Navy

The Jet Set Travel crossbody bag is a very simple bag; it is basically one space and opens up with a simple zipper. The design is kind of rectangular and has the name of the designer in gold letters on the front. Inside, the bag has some pockets which are helpful for placing your phone and cards, so you won’t just throw them in the bag and take ages to find them. I got the large size because the small one is simply too small. It is like a clutch and it can only fit my phone, keys and cards; not my entire wallet or anything else I like to carry with me when I am out. Plus the price of the two sizes is almost the same with the larger one only 20-30 $ more expensive. So why not go bigger right? The star is very long and it does give you some extra space to puncture a few more holes if you need it to be a bit longer, like I do. It comes in two different leathers: the regular, soft one (blue color) and the Saffiano one (god color). The Saffiano leather is sturdier, tougher and less flexible. It also gives a shiny look to the respective color. I do like both types of leather but truth to be told, the Saffiano’s lack of flexibility, sometimes makes it hard to squeeze in that extra little something. I got the bags at 165 Euros which I don’t consider that much for the quality I receive, and the wearability of the bag itself. Since I got them both, they are the only ones I use when going out day and night. To be honest I love the gold one a little more and it just seems to match every piece of clothing I own. I love that it jazzes up any outfit effortlessly.

I would definitely recommend this bag not only for the daytime but for the nighttime as well. For everyday use it just has the perfect size; it fits my wallet, phone, eye glasses case, keys and hand wipes. All these are my essentials, but it also fits a couple of makeup bits like a lipstick and a small perfume, and even my phone charger. I really love this bag! And for the nighttime, although it is not a clutch bag, it is perfect for when standing in a crowded bar with your drink at hand. It is a lovely, stylish crossbody bag, made of good quality materials, at an affordable price. What more can you ask from the perfect casual bag? Comment down below and share your favorite everyday bag! Also, let’s connect through Instagram (@vogueandmacarons) and Twitter (@vogueandmcaron)!

 

Till next time take care dolls 😉

Vicky xx

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MATCHING YOUR JEANS TO THE PERFECT SHOE

 

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Denim is the most worn fabric in the world. It can be matched to anything from silk to cotton and can be dressed up or down. It is a very versatile fabric which is why it has its place in every wardrobe. Jeans are a staple piece in everyone’s closet. They are comfortable and versatile because of their fabric. There are many different types of jeans inspired from different trends such as the flared jeans (70’s) and the mom jeans (80’s). Although all different jeans can be worn with any pair of shoes, there is a type of shoe that it just looks better when worn with a specific type of jeans. Below there is my personal guide to which shoe to match with your jeans.

Skinny Jeans

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Skinny jeans are the most worn and popular style. They elongate the legs and also are figure-hugging, hence very feminine. Wear them with a pair of stiletto pumps in a neutral color like nude or black and you will be the epitome of style and elegance.

Mom Jeans

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L-R: www.asos.com, www.newlook.com, www.asos.com, www.newlook.com

The famous 80’s trend, mom jeans are high-waisted and with a loose fit for a more comfortable feel. Since they are the most comfortable ones (mom’s wear them right?) wearing them with a pair of sneakers is a must. Sneakers are extremely comfortable as well, plus they have a laid back, cool vibe once paired with mom jeans. Perfect for everyday!

Flared Jeans

L-R: www.asos.com, www.topshop.com, www.asos.com, www.asos.com
L-R: www.asos.com, www.topshop.com, www.asos.com, www.asos.com

Another trend from the past, flared jeans are a 70’s staple. Ideal for curvier figures, these jeans are one of the hottest trends of this season. Wear them with a pair of platforms or sandals with chunky heels for the perfect relaxed, bohemian look.

Boyfriend Jeans

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L-R: www.asos.com, www.asos.com, www.asos.com, www.asos.com

Boyfriend jeans, as the name suggests, are the least feminine ones. They have a loose, more masculine straight fit and usually hung quite low. Since these jeans are not very feminine, the best way to make them look more flattering is to match them with a pair of heels. A pair of heeled, strappy sandals is the perfect match for a sexier and more flattering look. If you –like me- don’t wear high heels on a daily basis, a pair of low, chunky heels would also look lovely with boyfriend jeans.

Cropped Jeans

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L-R: www.asos.com, www.newlook.com, www.asos.com, www.asos.com

Cropped are the jeans that stop above the ankle. It is a style that doesn’t work for everyone, as I find that if you have shorter legs, these jeans make them look even shorter. Cropped jeans look amazing with any type of shoe: heels, snickers, sandals, espadrilles and so on, however, 70’s chunky heels, will elongate the legs and slim the figure. If you are on the taller side, apart from lower heels, sneakers or espadrilles would be a perfect match for your cropped jeans.

Jeans are extremely versatile; although they are really comfortable hence the perfect choice for a day outfit, they can also help create an elegant and fancy night outfit. Above there is a guide to which type of shoe matches each type of jeans better. Comment below and share your favorite jeans and shoe combo! Also don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram (@vogueandmacarons) and Twitter (@vogueandmacaron).

 

Till next time take care dolls 😉

Vicky x

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MY FESTIVAL STYLE GUIDE

MY FESTIVAL STYLE GUIDE

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Spring has arrived for a while now, bringing the festival season with it. From Coachella to Glastonbury, festivals are a great place to listen to some amazing music, dance like crazy and basically have the greatest time of your life. What I also love about festivals though, is the clothes; those boho, relaxed, hippie festival outfits and looks, just fill my heart with joy. With a festival look, you have to combine style with comfort, as you are going to be walking around in the same clothes for hours in any kind of weather. Below I share my personal festival style must haves so you can be the queen of coolness without sacrificing your comfort.

Denim

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Top-bottom: www.missguided.com, www.asos.com, www.asos.com, www.newlook.com, www.newlook.com, www.asos.com

Denim is the first thing that pops in mind when thinking of being comfortable. Since spring and summer are the hot seasons of the year, a nice pair of denim shorts would be the perfect choice for an outfit. High-waisted hot pants for a boho 70’s vibe or looser and distressed for a more rock 80’s vibe, shorts are the most relaxed and casual piece I know – besides my pyjamas. You can style them with basically whatever top you like from bralets and crochet tops to denim shirts (I love double denim) and sweatshirts. Another denim piece I consider a festival must is the denim jacket. The weather can be pretty unpredictable even in the hot summer; therefore a denim jacket is a cool way to keep yourself warm while dancing.

Dress

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Top-bottom: www.hm.com, www.missguided.com, www.missguided.com, www.missguided.com

A flowy, skater dress is another perfect festival attire. It is easy to dance in and can be a statement piece. Fringe, boho prints and off shoulders are my personal favorite styles. Nothing embodies the 70’s better than a beautiful dress with fringes or exposed shoulders, and we all know how the 70’s rule the festival season. Another option for the bolder souls out there, are the crochet dresses combined with a plain bodysuit or a swimsuit. A crochet dress basically is made either for festivals or the beach! It has a very relaxed vibe to it and it is perfect for the hot weather.

Accessories

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Top-bottom: www.asos.com, www.hm.com, www.missguided.com, www.nastygal.com, www.asos.com, www.nastygal.com

Accessories play an important part in a festival outfit. They make the outfit special and festival appropriate plus they are also practical and helpful. Sunglasses are really important as well as a hat since you will be dancing and wandering around under the hot sun. Also the bag you will bring with you is a very important accessory. A nice backpack with tassels will be a great choice as it adds to the bohemian vibe but also has enough space to fit a few important things for the festival like water, phone, portable charger, snacks and sunscreen. If you don’t intend to carry a lot during the day, then a funnypack will be perfect as it fits the major necessities and you will have your hands free to move around. Jewels are also important festival accessories, because they compliment the outfit and top up the final look. Big, chunky necklaces and arm cuffs are some of the 7o’s inspired jewels perfect for a music festival.

Shoes

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Another important part of a festival outfit is the shoes; the shoes have to be comfortable and without lacking any style. My personal choice would be a pair of sneakers, as they are the most comfortable shoes for walking and dancing. But since the weather is quite warm, sneakers might prove to be a bit too hot to wear for hours. Therefore, I would choose a nice pair of espadrilles which are still very comfortable and stylish but not too hot. Or a pair of sandals would be a nice summery choice. Sandals are the most stylish choice as they add to the whole 70’s bohemian look and they are quite comfortable. Or a pair of wellies if the weather is not hot as expected but rainy and chilly instead. Wellies are a trend when it comes to bad weather or festivals.

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When it comes to tops, I love chrochet and off-the-shoulder tops with aztec print because they have a 70’s hippie vibe. Tassels and fringe tops are also a great choice as well as bralets! Style them with shorts or maxi skirts and you will look like you jumped right out of a 70’s magazine. Top them of with a long kimono or a crochet cardigan for a complete boho look.

Festival season has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited although I am not going to any *insert sad face*. Festival outfits should be fun and comfortable and they should express your festive spirit. However, no matter what you wear just remember to have fun, because that’s what festivals are all about. Comment below and share your favorite festival pieces or outfits. Also don’t forget to connect with me via my Instagram (@vogueandmacarons) and Twitter (@vogueandmacaron)!

Till next time take care dolls 😉

Vicky x

 

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INSIDE OUT-LINGERIE AS OUTWEAR

INSIDE OUT – LINGERIE AS OUTWEAR

 

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Lingerie-inspired looks have been around for years. Remember Carrie Bradshaw and her slip on dress or the 90’s. Wearing lingerie as clothes has been one of the most controversial fashion trends. You will either love it or hate it. Although I understand how some criticise them of being too revealing, I do like the sexy vibe they have. Matching a sexy, lingerie-inspired item with more casual and everyday clothes, is an easy and effortless way of spicing up your dressing routine. They allow you to be sexy even outside the bedroom. There are many types of lingerie which are worn as outwear. Below I share a few of my favorite ones.

The slip on dress

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There is nothing sexier than an ethereal slip on dress. Sheer, lace or satin, it is still the epitome of sexy. The only important thing is to be careful when picking the length as a too short one could seem a bit too much. A midi, slip on dress with a pair of strappy heels is the very definition of effortless sexy. For instance this gorgeous powder blue Mango dress would look amazing with a pair of white or silver sandals. Sexy yet innocent, it would be perfect for a summer night out. However, the slip on dress can also be worn in the daytime with the right styling. A pair of chunky boots, or ankle boots and a nice bomber or denim jacket would tone it down without taking any femininity away. For instance this lovely Zara floral camisole dress is perfect for a summer day. You can pair it with sandals or ankle boots and a denim jacket for a grunge look. Just don’t forget to be careful with the length of your camisole dress as a too short one could seem a bit too much.

The bralet

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A bralet is another lingerie-turned outwear. It is inspired by bras, but it is not as small and revealing. It is a bit longer and usually the material is a bit thicker. A bralet is also very versatile as it can be worn with skirts, pants and shorts. It channels a feminine and relaxed vibe. I love wearing bralets in the nighttime with a pair of pants and a nice jacket, however, they can be worn in the daytime too depending on the material and length. For instance this lovely ASOS Festival bralet with fringe would look amazing with a nice pair of denim shorts or jeans. On the other hand, this cute Missguided lacy one would look better as a nighttime outfit with a skirt or a pair of pants and a blazer.

The bodysuit

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Another type of lingerie-inspired top, besides from bralet, is the lacy or slinky bodysuit. This is actually my favorite lingerie-turned outwear. I love bodysuits way too much! This Missguided sheer bodysuit with the appliqué flowers is simply beautiful! I got it myself and I can’t wait to wear it with a pair of denim shorts and a sheer kimono for a more toned down daily look. However, I can also pair it with white pants and heels for a romantic nighttime look. Another lingerie-looking bodysuit is this black Missguided one with the lace trim on the cleavage. This is a total showstopper; style it with a pair of plain black pants with wide leg for an elegant and sexy nighttime look.

The pijama shorts

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Apart from the slip on dresses and the sexy tops, there are also the pyjama shorts. These shorts are reminiscent of the pyjamas we all wear to sleep. They are usually silky or lacy and have a relaxed vibe. As with all the previous pieces, they are also versatile and can be dressed up or down. This cute Missguided pair of shorts will look great with a crop top and sneakers for a day look, or a bodysuit and heels for a night look. Another pyjama-inspired pair of shorts is this lovely Y.A.S one with the lace trim. It is perfect for spring and summer as it is very lightweight. I love how there is a romantic vibe to it but it can be toned down with a plain t-shirt and flats.

Lingerie as outwear is not a new trend. It has been around for years whereas it dominated the 90’s (see Courtney Love). It may be a very controversial one but I personally love it, because it is a trend that underlines a woman’s femininity and sensuality. The most important thing though, is to incorporate the trend to your life without being tacky and over the top. Picking up a main piece and match it with casual items for an easy everyday look or with more delicate pieces for the perfect sexy nighttime look. Comment down below and share your thoughts on this controversial trend and if you have any favorite pieces share them too. Also don’t forget to connect on my Instagram (@vogueandmacarons) and Twitter (@vogueandmacaron)!

Till next time take care dolls 😉

Vicky x

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