Pinafores

Pinafores, or dungaree dresses, are a super cute way to dress this autumn/winter. They’re no longer just for little girls, I know I had a fair few when I was little, but it’s now also socially acceptable for grown ups to wear them too (and look stylish!), which in my eyes is fantastic. I’ve always loved pinafores and with corduroy coming back into fashion in a major way it’s great to be able to incorporate both styles into an outfit and wear them together.

Green Pinafore

I actually own this bottle green corduroy pinafore and it’s become a staple piece in my wardrobe over the past couple of weeks. As it comes in a variety of colours (see here for burnt orange, light grey, baby pink and charcoal grey) there’s a colour that will suit everyone’s wardrobe. It’s a really affordable way of buying into the trend (they’re only just over £7!) which is great if you’re not sure it’s a look you want to invest in. I would pair this green pinafore with a floral blouse, this one is perfect as the detail is across the shoulders and sleeves so that it isn’t covered by the pinafore. To keep warm at this time of year I would add tights, preferably black tights, and finish off the look with a pair of black Chelsea boots (these are on sale for only £17.24!); see my other top picks for ankle boots here.

Black Pinafore

This black denim pinafore is a much safer option for most people’s wardrobes as it is a very classic colour and it can be changed to suit many different styles. Personally I’d pair it with a detailed, long sleeved top, like this floral one, to keep me warm but create a classy vibe. Again I’d pair with black tights, as they keep you warm, and add black flats this time; these black loafers are smart, yet still pretty.

Are you looking to get into this trend? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x

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Outfit Diaries – Bonfire Night

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I love bonfire night and for the past couple of years I’ve spent it with a small circle of my closest friends, which make it even more special. Each year I love to wrap up warm and head out to watch the sky explode with colour; it’s such a magical night with the sky so colourful!

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Why Beige Isn’t Boring

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I love beige. Like I love it. It’s such a versatile colour which is perfect for autumn when we turn more towards warmer tones such as brown, beige and red. Somehow, beige has become to be portrayed as a boring colour which washes people out and looks bland but I definitely beg to differ. I think it is a very classy, dignified colour which looks great when it’s worn right.

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Chanel On A Budget

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Coco Chanel has always been one of my biggest style icons, ever since I researched her timeless fashion aged 8 for a primary school project. Since then my love for her classy style has grown and grown and I really admire her work in freeing women from the confines of pre WWI fashion.

Unfortunately, as an average teenage girl, I cannot afford any actual Chanel products. That’s where the idea to take Chanel’s iconic style and recreate it on a budget began, for those fashionistas working with small amounts of money, do not fear, you too can have access to Chanel’s gorgeous fashion sense.

It would make sense, when recreating such well known fashion, to turn to dupes. My favourite dupe website has to be SheIn.com, it’s great not only for affordable dupes of high end fashion but also for original pieces.

This gorgeous tweed dress with pussybow detail is clearly Chanel inspired from the simplistic black and white colour scheme to the use of tweed which Chanel used for her iconic Chanel Suit. The mini dress length represents how Chanel liberated women from the excesses of ballgowns and it creates a chic look.

I paired the dress with these Chanel inspired shoes; the black toe cap takes inspiration from Chanel’s collection and classic style. These are an easily wearable height and the ankle strap means that you can tighten them to fit your feet comfortably.

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There will be a YouTube video up on this look later today and if you’re reading this when it’s already up I’ll insert a link here.

Who is your biggest style icon? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x

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Outfit Under £40 – The Perfect Summer Outfit

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Yes, I know for the rest of the world jeans aren’t perfect for summer but this is Britain okay? Recently the summer has been more like winter and I’ve had to adapt. With a brief bit of sunshine I ran out into my garden and took some much needed blog photos in this really pretty outfit.

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The Chanel Shoes That Broke The Internet

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I don’t know about you but I’ve seen those Topshop Chanel dupes everywhere (just in case you haven’t I mean these ones). They’re classic, pretty and all round amazing but for someone shopping on a budget paying £39 for a pair of shoes kind of breaks my heart (I’m sorry I’m always a cheapskate deep down!).

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