Top // Primark
Skirt // Bershka
Boots // River Island
Bag // H&M
I was sceptical when the seventies trend first graced the catwalks early last year as in all honesty its not one of my favourite decades, but when it showed up EVERYWHERE come AW15 collections I knew it wasn't going anywhere and fringing was about to flood the highstreet! Luckily thanks to the likes of one of my all time faves Christopher Bailey, The Flare wasn't the only stand-out silhouette, and the peasant dress in rich colour and detail teamed with suede stormed the runway bringing bohemian dressing a touch of luxe. And I knew its how I'd spend most of my summer, in floaty fabrics and lavish finishes.
There's something about wearing an item which has history that makes you all the more proud to own it, treasure it even. And when it comes to Thorogood boots it's all part of the process to love them more as they naturally age and wear.
Thorogood have been certified work boots since 1892, set up by Albert Weinbrenner, a shoe repairers' son from Germany. Since starting production on their own line of workers footwear supplying to miners, oil riggers, lineman, steelworkers and even armed forces during the First World War and still to this day, the Thorogood brand has made a firm foot print in history. In 1984 the Hike n Camp was introduced which became the official Boy Scout boot featuring a wedge sole and sturdy mocassin toe that til today is Weinbrenners' bestseller. Although originally designed for the jobsite this style is becoming popular amongst hipsters and similar designs have started filtering down the highstreet as the uniform aesthetic becomes on-trend. However authentic lived in leather, craftmanship and history is something you just cannot imitate!
So when My Shopping Spy contacted me to get involved in their style challenge to show how this boot can be worked into our everyday outfits I was thrilled to be a part of an expanding heritage - plus my girl Rebecca Fox graced the lookbook for Thorogood boots and if they're good enough for bae they're good enough for me!
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Coat // Missguided
Jumpsuit // Topshop
Top // Asos
Trainers // Schuh
Bag // Rokit Vintage
Sunglasses // Rayban
Watch // Daniel Wellington*
So last week I was attempting to re-decorate in my overalls and this week I'm here to fix your boiler.. who said fashion wasn't all glamour?
The strangest of uniforms funnily enough work out to be the most comfortable (there was probably a logic behind that right!); they require minimal thought process which will make the boiler-suit a sure option for those of you that find putting together a whole outfit bewildering or frankly plain too much effort on those early mornings! The same with jumpsuits, playsuits, dunagrees.. I find boilersuits are most flattering on fuller figures as they elongate, and providing its the right one will hug you high at the smallest part of your waist whilst concealing legs or arms (if those are your unforgiving areas) yet allowing you to flaunt a little cleavage as you are mostly conservatively covered elsewhere. If you are petite playsuits are the ideal option to show off more leg, and I find you have more leverage to go shorter and have the legs appear longer because technically they aren't short-shorts y'know?.. there's something more put together and refined about an all-in-one.
For the evening this jumpsuit is chic simply worn alone with a pointed heel however here I've broken my own style rules and gone with flats! I'm not particularly tall (5'5) however I do have longer legs and a short torso so I kind of took that into consideration and mainly threw facts out the window because I love this camel outfit and sometimes you should just wear what you want! But of course, I'd probably feel even more confident if it came in a shorts version, perhaps I should consider altering it... learning to iron wouldn't go a miss either!
Dreaming of warmer weather and getting my summer shoe wish list in order before all the good stuff sells out! Lace up sandals be them heeled or flat gladiator style are everywhere already at the moment so I've rounded up my top picks of whats available on the market so we're well prepared for when the sun comes back out.