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Customised Military Jacket

5 Feb

DSC_0080I know it has been a while! I’m currently in final year at university so life has been a bit hectic!

So this Christmas I was lucky enough to spend my time in Asia and therefore got to indulge in shopping and bargain hunting in Bangkok and Singapore! My favourites places were the little malls where the shops are simply called ‘The 200 Baht shop’ or ‘The 300 Baht Shop’.

(200 Baht works out at about £4!)

DSC_0086I picked up this military style jacket in a store where everything was uniquely customised. I think it would be pretty easy to make one yourself and customise one of your own jackets, as long as you can get your hands on a length of fringing from a fabric shop!

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For my take on the military trend I paired the camo jacket with Topshop embellished jeans, a black roll neck, chunky boots and I added a hat purely because it is SO windy!

Military

kaki_militaire_843103271_north_499x_whiteMilitary style and khaki colours are a key winter trend and were seen on the catwalk by Balmain, Calvin Klein and Isabel Marant. When wearing this trend think army uniform with a feminine twist by adding textures of leather and lace.  Finish with a chunky boot for the daytime or a black stiletto for the evening. Below are some of my favourites pieces on the high street at the moment.

Enjoy!

MILITARY

Topshop – Khaki Trench Coat, Khaki Poncho/Scarf, Lace Crop Top, Fringe Handbag

Asos – Khaki Dungarees, Heels (left)

River Island – Black Leather Culottes

Zara – Heels (right)

H&M – T-shirt

Dr Martens (left)

Palladium Boots Alpha Industries Colab (right)

Olive Loves x

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Me and my boyfriend… jeans.

10 Mar

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I’ve been trying for a long time to find the right pair of boyfriend jeans and as much as I wanted to find a pair of vintage Levi’s, the fits were just not cutting it! Pairs were either not the right shade of denim, too small or big on the bum, or vice versa on the waist. I certainly had to do a bit of shopping around, trying on mom and boyfriend styles before I found a pair that fit my body shape.  The Topshop Hayden jeans that I picked are super comfy, making a nice change from squeezing into skinny jeans and what’s great about them is that they can be worn from work during the day, to drinks in to evening. For this post I’ve put together three different looks using my new boyfriends.

I’M INTO DRESSES OVER JEANS

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Dresses over baggy jeans why not? I found this loose fitting white dress in the River Island sale and love its quilted texture and Zip detailing as it gives the dress a high quality feel. I paired it with my chunky gold necklaces, black ankle boots and my essential glitter socks.

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The bomber jacket trend is upon us once again and I nabbed this Fred Perry number with tartan lining out of friends charity bag.  To keep warm, I wrapped up in my new ‘Versace esque’ scarf, which is also from River Island.

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I carry my LV backpack when working but would switch to my black leather Whistles clutch for the evening.

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METALLIC FOR SPRING

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Metallic seems to have carried over from autumn/winter and was seen on the SS14 runway from Lanvin, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Dries Van Noten and Issey Miyake. My two key pieces are a textured silver top and pointy stilettos from Miss Selfridge. I added a lime green necklace for a pop of colour and pink lips to compliment (‘HEROINE’ by MAC). A splash of colour could also be added with a clutch or jacket. My rings are Pandora and bracelets are a gift from India.

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LAYERING

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I found this pastel blue shirt perfect for spring in Pull and Bear and layered it with this lime green crop top and green Lego like necklace. Remember crop tops don’t only have to be worn on a night out or on their own, so get layering! I finished the outfit off with blue pointy stilettos (flats will work for a more casual style) and my pastel pink Whistles clutch. If you don’t want to look like a complete fondant fancy this spring with your pastel pieces, then don’t be afraid to add a splash of a bright colour to break things up!

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Feel free to comment on this post and I hope it gives some inspiration on creating your own looks with your perfect jeans!

Olive Loves.

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