Monday, 13 August 2012

Outfit Post: How To Wear Prints

After the success of the first time I tried out a printed skirt I was shopping with my mother in Fenwick in Canterbury, and we decided that I ought to go all out and invest (well, she got it for me as a going off to LA present) in a floral print skirt from one of my favourite high street brands, Whistles. There are so many things that are 'me' about this skirt, though I usually steer clear of anything printed. First off, the base colour is black. Black is my automatic go to Autumn Winter colour, and as for the whole I don't 'do' colour in Winter thing, the colours on this skirt are jewel colours which I do usually like to accessorise with. Second, pleats. Winter pleats are always the way forward in my book, and they made this skirt so much more desirable. 
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DSC_0292 This post actually features another piece of the beginings of my Autumn Winter wardrobe, but this time in the basics catagory, rather than a statement inverstment piece. I have been wearing Boden since I was very small and I was dressed to the nines in Mini Boden, and as an adult, as well as the odd investment piece (I am coveting a knitted dress my mother has just purchased, working on a kidnap for an outfit post so I'll let you know!) but always for great quality basics. I have been purchasing their long sleeve scoop neck tees for a couple of years now, they make an absolutely amazing basic I would be totally lost without. Before I have had stripes (as seen here and here) but this season I thought I'd invest in some plain ones, this in navy and another which is still on order in plum. They're amazing value for only £15 each for solid colour or £17 for striped. What I have always loved about Boden is they are mail order (only shop I ever shop out of the catalogue for), but I have recently discovered they have an actual store now in Hanger Green, London which I am going to have to make a pilgrimage to at some stage (and pick up some more basics, obviously!)
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Have you started building your Autumn Winter wardrobe yet? Have you found any particularly amazing basics that will go with anything, or any wild statement pieces which will freshen up last years looks? 

40 comments:

  1. Style without style13 August 2012 00:37

    This skirt looks great on you :)


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  2. you look stunning! love those heels!


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  3. Beautiful skirt, you look lovely doll xx
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  4. I like how you matched the printed skirt, simple yet classy. Like your shoes as well! :)

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  5. The colors on that skirt are lovely! Perfect transition-to-fall piece.

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  6. The Electric Heart Girl13 August 2012 11:37

    love the skirt..
    outfits way beautiful


    -The Electric Heart Girl

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  7. How funny! I just posted something about how I style my favourite printed skirt too! Great minds think alike right?


    I love how you wore yours! Nothing like basics to make such a gorgeous piece stand out!


    -Elodie


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  8. Raindrops of Sapphire13 August 2012 12:56

    That is absolutely beautiful! I love the tones and pretty colours together! I really like your blog! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more and I'm currently running a contest to give away a gorgeous mosaic beaded bracelet with the beads of your choice :) :)

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  9. This looks like a great transitional piece – bright colors, but toned down with black. So pretty!


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  10. Sam Hutchinson13 August 2012 14:25

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment, it was much appreciated! I love this skirt, makes a slight statement but remains classy and versatile. I've started thinking about A/W clothes now - especially for trudging to the college bus stop at ungodly hours in the freezing cold! xxx

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  11. This skirt is really really really beautiful ! I love patterns, they always look so bright !


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  12. The skirt is gorgeous. Love the print. What I really love is your make up though! It's stunning.

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  13. Really? it is just my every day look, if anything a bit lighter and less than you usually see me wearing!

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  14. I love prints! It looks good, what do you think about the print pants at our blog?


    XOXO,


    Comemoda

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  15. What a beautiful skirt! You look lovely :)
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  16. Alyssa Longobucco13 August 2012 21:15

    That is such a gorgeous skirt--the pattern is lovely but not too bright that you can't get away with wearing it often!


    -AlyssaThe Glossy Life

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  17. They look fantastic - I wish I could pull them off!

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  18. I love that skirt, it's beautiful! I love how you paired it with a t-shirt, so simple and pretty!

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  19. Loooove the whole outfit dear, so stylish!
    Following you also on BLoglovin and GFC, hope you'll follow me back! <3
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  20. We love your floral print skirt. Pretty!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  21. LOVE this outfit, perfect basics wonderfully combined!


    Maria xxx

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  22. love the skirt, such pretty colours! x
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  23. JosieLovesShoes16 August 2012 00:00

    I was at uni in Canters and used to go to that Fenwicks all the time :') looking lovely xxx


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  24. Gorgeous look and I love the setting!

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