August 23, 2013

The Look Of My Summer - #SocialReporter Entry




I know how much the "cropped" look has been on trend and you can buy skater skirts almost anyway, so for this look I worked both of these trends, teaming them with what this summer has been to me. To me, this summer has been all about bright colours, stand out prints and bold accessorising. 



I am a big sucker for following trends, but I tend to look for items of clothing that, not only would suit me but stand out from the crowd, kinda. I understand that that sounds contradictory. How can you follow trends but also want to stand out? I believe that you can and that is what I've tried to achieve with this look. I've followed the Summer trend of the crop top, but I've chosen a bright orange, stand out jumper rather than a tight fitting, graphic print tee. Orange is my favourite colour, I'm talking the brightest of the bright when it comes to orange, almost neon. So when I stumbled across this cropped jumper in Topshop a couple of months ago I had to have it.

I like to think that I managed the same with my skirt. The skater skirt has been a massive hit this year but I chose a black and white, dog tooth patterned skirt for this styling, rather than throwing on one of my more plain, denim effect ones. I think that the print of this skirt is stand out enough to look different, but not so much so that it's hard to wear. The monochrome colouring means that you can wear it with any colour. I bought this skirt from Miss Selfridge and it's been a staple piece for me this summer.




When it comes to my hair, I've found myself turning towards a more natural look and keeping it straight. I think that with the heat of this UK Summer, it's been too hard to keep curls or waves looking tidy, so I've just stuck with my natural hairstyle; straight. I think that with the colours and prints I've gone for with this outfit, anything too over the top would just look out of place. 


I've been loving my spikey necklace, from Warehouse, this Summer. It's so stand out that you can wear it on top of any block colour and it brings a whole new level to your outfit. Big, chunky necklaces have been a must-have in 2013 and this is by far my favourite. Studs were also a big trend earlier in the year and I feel that this necklace ties in that style too. 



I'm all about tan leather. I think that it is perfect in the Summer months. I don't know what it is exactly, but I just love having tan leather accessories. My watch, from Michael Kors, was given to me as a christmas present and there hasn't been a day this past few months that I haven't worn it. When teamed with my tan leather Ted Baker bag I feel like the outfit is pulled together somehow. As much as I love clashing it's all about the matching bag, shoes and watch. Which is why my sandals are also a tan leather, with a hint of coral, from Warehouse.


Ombré. Ombré hair, ombré clothes, ombré nails - massive trend all over the world! I learnt how to paint my nails ombré after reading a blog post on it and it's been my go-to nail art this Summer. It's such an easy look to create. For this look in particular, I went for a stand out turquoise gradient. The colour clashes with my jumper and the ombré clashes with the print on my skirt. Yet I feel that it manages to tie in. 




I've been keeping my make up quite same-y through Summer. A neutral face and eye with a bold lip. Today I went for a bright red lip. I feel that I've been doing so a lot lately.

I wanted this look to tie in everything I've been loving this Summer and I feel that I've just about cracked it. We've got the bright colours, bold prints, crop tops, skater skirts and all of the other trends I've been loving in Summer 2013.

Have you got what it takes? 



14 comments:

  1. I totally agree with loving neon orange. I have a neon blouse that certainly wakes my co-workers up in the morning! I love the nails!

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    1. Haha, I can imagine! Thank you :) they're so easy to paint :) xx

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  2. Really liking this look hun. The nails are fab!

    Lianne
    The Brunette Says

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    1. Thanks Lianne! You should try them! xx

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  3. pretty outfit and I lOVE LOVE the nails :) haveeee nominated you for a liebster award if you wanna give it a go :) http://fashionplaytime.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/the-liebster-award.html

    xxoxoxo

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    1. Thank you! Aww, that's so sweet thank you xx

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  4. Wow, your nails are amazing! I want!
    Also loving statement necklaces too!

    Katie
    xxx

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    1. Thank you! I need more of the necklaces! xx

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  5. Steph you look gorgeous and that bag is beautiful!!!

    Rosie xo
    rosiemickhaiel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Rosie! The bag is my heaven on earth haha! My parents got me it for christmas - I was so happy! xx

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  6. You look gorgeous! I love your nails!

    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

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  7. Love your style and your blog so much!

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  8. Love this outfit, love your nails!

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  9. Your so gorge! Just discovered your blog and now following, Aimee xx

    The Belle Narrativexx

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