Wednesday, 21 June 2017

TREND: Chokers and Layering necklaces





Just when we thought the nineties weren't back to stay, chokers have really made a permanent place in the current fashion landscape. And now it isn't only about reinventing the choker but styling it in a more interesting way - cue the necklace layering trend.

This trend is definitely one of my personal favourites but do act with caution when rocking this look or it can go from delicately chic to prison yard real quick. A sure fire way to make sure you don't over do the choker thing is to understand the most dominant necklace you're working with and choose the layering pieces with that in mind. Think carefully about materials, textures, thickness and weight. If you're rocking a statement choker maybe do a simple chain or no chain at all. Keep to a colour scheme as well - this may seem trivial when discussing jewellery, but trust me stick to one.

My favourite places so shop for chokers are currently Colette, Parpala Jewelry and Missoma. Check our their website for a range of pieces to play around with.

Kenz xx

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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

8:54 PM - I'm officially inspired

Theyallhateus. Tash and Elle. Margaret Zhang. Need I say more. 

These women are powerful, fearless and the embodiment of a GirlBoss.


Today I had the privilege of listening to the two ladies behind Theyallhateus as they spoke about their careers and how they have established a successful online business. Tash and Elle revealed how Theyallhateus was born and how hard work and passion can really pave your way in the fashion industry. Hearing these two amazing ladies talk about how their friendship and pure obsession for beautiful clothes started the Girl Gang they now lead everyday definitely excited me for what the fashion industry has to offer in terms of careers and opportunities. And can you see Tash's boots! (Those Balenciaga bad boys have captured my heart).

And as for Margaret Zhang - what a woman! At 24 she has achieved so so much, and to me she is the ultimate superwoman. Her work ethic, artistic direction, keen eye for style and knowledge has me obsessed and an avid reader of Shine By Three (head over there for some serious style inspiration - it is mindblowing).

So after reading Elle, subscribing to Theyallhateus and listening to Tash and Elle, I'm so excited for whatever the fashion industry throws at me. I'm a GirlBoss and YOU CAN'T STOP ME!!!


GETTING MY SH*T TOGETHER

It's now! It's happening (in all seriousness it was bound to happen), I'm getting my shit together! And as you can probably tell from my strategically placed mug and diary, I have enrolled and begun taking classes at FBI Fashion College. It has really sparked a new fire in me to not focus on the skills, connections and expertise I don't have and just get out there and blog!

I'll either be mastering the tripod, recruiting my little sister or resorting to the always trusty iPhone as my personal photographer is now killing it in law school. I guess it is time to figure out how to really master the selfie for my blogs sake.

So as I'm sitting here downing my tea and mentally picking out my outfit for the guest speaker who will be at college today, I couldn't be more excited to kickstart whatever career I'm forging into the fashion industry.

All in all, happy Tuesday and chase your dreams kids because they can't run as fast as you!

P.S. I'm writing this to procrastinate doing my first assignment (safe to say, old habits die hard - wish me luck!)

Monday, 15 May 2017

Do Tights for Winter


























Ok, need I say more? How cute are these tights! They are easily one of my favourite purchases of 2017 and have seriously upped my stocking game. First, the fishnets came back, THANK GOD, as ya girl loves a good fishnet stocking. But these bad boys are so cute, I'm just obsessed with the little spots.

Not only do stockings keep you semi warm in winter (as much as they can for a super thin piece of material) but they allow you to wear skirts without pale legs ruining the outfit. Stockings are a great way to show off your legs in winter much like over the knee socks! Tights go great with boots, loafers or mules and are an easy way to add more layers, prints and textures to an outfit.

I will now definitely be on the hunt for more designs and styles to grow my collection of stockings. Catch me stalking the accessory sections of all my favourite stores!

Kenz xx

Shop some styles I've got my eye on

                 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Stripes on Stripes







Stripes are such a chic and easy pattern to work with as they aren't overly bold and in your face - instead they're understated which allows them to work well with other patterns and even bold colours and prints. In this case, I put stripes on stripes, which may seem a little daring and breaking some kind of old fashion rule (not that there really is any these days) but both were blue so it wasn't an eye sore. The pinstripe in the trouser is very smart however the pants themselves are a casual relaxed fit with the elasticated, drawstring waist which really sets the tone of the entire outfit. The t-shirt was again very casual so the loafers, neck scarf and large sunglasses gave a more sophisticated feel to an otherwise relaxed and effortless look. Kenz xx

Outfit: Trousers - H&M, Shirt - Dotti, Sunglasses - LeSpecs, Neck Scarf - H&M, Loafers - Park Lane

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Window Shopping Turns Web-Browsing

It is no question that online shopping has well and truly taken the retail world by storm. Still, some shoppers are nervous about the security of online shopping and whether it is more trouble than it's worth.

I can definitely relate to that anxious feeling of "did I just get scammed, I haven't heard of this site before?", "I've paid for something I haven't seen, what if it doesn't fit?", "it's been 10 days it should be here by now!" But I am now speaking from plenty of experience and have essentially learnt the dos and don'ts of online shopping.

The first do is to do a little background check on the site you're shopping off. Check the social media pages and that they are used frequently, and mention the site to your friends and see if they have heard of it or maybe used it. My most trusted and most frequently used sites are ASOS and The Iconic. These sites are great because they allow me to shop a variety of brands all on the one site. Both these sites also offer free shipping once you spend over a certain amount of money and The Iconic also has free returns for 100 days. For those who worry about sizes ASOS has a great feature where you put in your dimensions and they can recommend a size according to the item you are looking at.

Another great hack is to check out some coupon codes. This is where the constant torture of being a student comes into great use. By signing up to Unidays you are able to get student discount vouchers for many online shopping stores including ASOS, The Iconic, Missguided, Beginning Boutique and Pretty Little Thing. These discounts have definitely contributed to me saving a few dollars on several of my orders.

One of the best things when shopping online is the ability to streamline your browsing by selecting the size, style, colour, brand and so on to narrow down your search online. Having so many pages to browse through can be a bit intimidating so by refining searches you're able to shop more styles you're interested in and shop them in your size. This is also so much more efficient that physically looking through several stores and is one of the most useful elements of online shopping.


One thing I definitely don't like to do is use Paypal which may seem odd but I have had my debit card hacked by a scam that was posing to be Paypal so I'm skeptical. Because of this I only shop off sites that I trust and are reputable so I'm not scared to give my card details. Not to say Paypal doesn't work for everyone, but just ensure you're monitoring your account's activity to ensure there is no suspicious activity.

Online Shopping has definitely proven such a convenient way to shop for me. Nothing beats sitting on the lounge with a cup of tea and scrolling through The Iconic adding items to my wishlist eagerly awaiting payday so that I can place an order and wait for the parcel to arrive. Nothing beats that feeling of the postman knocking at your door holding your items - it is one of the few thrills in my life!

Get online guys and shop away as the deals are endless as are the brands and the clothes! Kenz xx


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Street Style Trends From NYFW

Getting the runway look at a fraction of a price can be a hard task when you don't know what the trends are. So here is an inside look of some sure fire trends that will put your outfit back up on the runway!

PATCHWORK
Patches or badges are an easy and affordable way to express personal style and have fun with a plain pair of jeans, denim jacket, backpack or anything you want. I personally haven't done this but have a friend whose patchwork denim jacket I am definitely envious of!

      

BANDSHIRTS
This trend is proving popular for the reason that is it's so cool and effortless but also really adds character to an outfit. Styling these t-shirts in a more sophisticated way is an interesting take on a band t-shirt but also shows how versatile the shirt is. This trend is also proving popular with celebrities too and they are on the more affordable side if you wanted to get a hold of one.



FISHNETS
This accessory definitely plays into the punk rock style as well but they also complement an outfit in an understated way. Fishnet socks or having the stocking poke out of jeans can easily grunge up a look for a really affordable price and can be a little more subtle if you wish.



COLOURED COATS
Having a coloured coat is the perfect way to make a bold statement. I know my bubblegum pink coat is one of my most beloved items in my wardrobe. Because it is such a large piece of clothing in such an eye popping colour, the coloured coat really makes the outfit so much more playful, relaxed and unique.



I hope all of you amazing readers love this kind of style interpretation/inspiration post. I definitely want to incorporate more into the blog and also incorporate shopping links as well on a more regular basis. Let me know what you think as well. Have fun styling! Kenz xx

Disclaimer: I do not own any of these images - I simply stumbled pass them on Pinterest and they caught my eye for obvious style reasons.