Tag "Dolores Top"

Blue Summer Style

It’s hard for us to find things to wear in the summer, we often end up just wearing the brightest items that we have and end up leaving some of our other pieces behind in the wardrobe. I wanted to see how I could incorperate some of my multi seasonal items with some of my summer favourites…
I like to be comfortable on warmer days but sometimes you don’t want things to be too casual. I like to find ways to bring vintage items and more modern items together, I thought it would be fun to play around with blue seeing as it’s my favourite colour; so I took my denim skater skirt from Primark size 20 and paired it with my Dolores Doll polka dot top in baby blue from Collectif. These were the Key items that I wanted to work with, so I was happy I had the main frame of the look. I will be honest though as I have a large bum I needed some leggings or thick tights underneath because should I have had to bend over for something I would have been revealing my under garments lol.
I thought it best to wear my black leggings from Yours Clothing size 22 underneath. As black is such a strong colour I decided to offset the colour by adding a black shrug top to the outfit, also from Yours. Colour coordination is something I always try to do so I pulled out my white flats from Primark to work with the polka dots on the top.
After all the playing around with colours and things I was about to play it safe and go for my silver hoop earrings when I spotted a pair of drop earrings I bought about a million years ago! The 1960s double looped earrings were in the exact same colours and shades as my top so I thought they would make the perfect accessory.
So there you have it, play around with what you have hanging in your closet you may open up the possibilities to a whole new outfit! This is why I like staple pieces, you can play around with them and incorporate them in a variety of looks.

Rockabilly Meets Rock Chick

Recently I have been trying to switch things up in my wardrobe. One of the things that I hate the most about the winter months is the fact that most of the warm and comfortable clothes out there end up being dark, lifeless and to be honest quite boring!

I wanted to find a way to put my usual 1950s flair into a more modern day casual look. Unable to wear my circle skirts and swing dresses due to the piercing cold temperatures and dreary wet days I opted for a mix of rock chick chic and classic rockabilly.

I decided to pull together my look with my classic White Dolores Top from Collectif, Wine Studded Cardigan from Excite Clothing and Black Rouched leggings from Yours Clothing. To add that extra touch of vintage chic I selected my red polka dot scarf from Collectif. I had been waiting for a moment to wear it and I liked the way it accented the outfit. I wore my black cinch belt from Primark with gold clasp to compliment the studded shoulders of the cardigan and gold hoop earrings. Black platform heels finished off the look.
Outfit Pieces:
White Dolores Top £25
Stock Image Courtesy Of Collectif
Wine Colour Studded Cardigan £16.99
Also available in black, grey and purple
Stock Image Courtesy Of Excite Clothing
 
Black Rouched Leggings £10
Stock Image Courtesy Of Yours Clothing
When it comes to these individual items the thing I love about all of them is that they have become staple pieces in my wardrobe. Each item has a versatility that makes it accessible to a variety of styles. Take the Dolores Top for example. This is one that could be paired with jeans, pedal pushers, shorts and a variety of different skirt styles. The cut and shape is vintage but it lends itself to several modern looks. I picked this up in a size 20, as this is the top half of the Dolores Doll dresses that I love so much so I knew the size would be just right but if I wanted something a little less tailored I would have got this one in a 22.
What I loved about the Studded Cardigan the most was the length and the shoulders. I love the fact that I can wear a warm, comfortable and stylish cardigan with interesting adornments that again can be dressed either up or down. I have also worn this one with a simple cami and black leggings. The Cardigan was a size 20/22. I wanted there to be room, but for this one to have a more snug fit so that I could wear it with the kind of tops showcased in this post.
All of these items are still available from the relevant sites and you can switch them up in pretty much any way. If I wanted to take the vintage style to the next level I would style my hair in the rockabilly fashion either putting a quiff or victory rolls in my bangs, wearing cherry or pearl accessories and patent shoes. If I decided to veer more towards the rock chick look then I would most likely wear a studded clutch or handbag, heavy smokey make up and black acrylic jewellery.
If any of you pick up any of these items I’d love to see how you put your outfits together!
To pick up any of these pieces check out these sites:
www.exciteclothing.com
www.collectif.co.uk
www.yoursclothing.co.uk