Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Autumn/Winter inspiration

As my first post I thought that I'd share my Autumn/Winter inspiration with you all.
Monochrome is probably my favourite style ever, with shades of gray mixed in ect. I think it's the best winter look (even though I tend to carry it on throughout the year!) I think that all black or black and white is a wonderful way of styling anything this winter. I have a habit of not wearing colour all the time or rarely but i just love how classy, simple and fashionable black can be. Even though I love wearing all black,adding in colourful accessories I think it's a very easy way to come up with a very stylish look, the pop of colour draws the eye and turns heads, always a good thing! Also black is an extremely flattering colour so I can't complain! 

I always used to find that keeping warm, yet fashionable was the hardest part of coming up with my winter wardrobe. Half of me wanted to be walking around in oversized jumpers and my tracksuit bottoms, and don't get me wrong there is nothing bad about that! But the other half of me wanted to stay fashionable though the cold months. I have an absolute love for fashion so I was determined to create looks I loved. 
Layering is the best tip I can possibly give you for Winter, I always used to think that layer on layer of different clothes would look stupid but once you take into account the length of the clothing and the colours you can really come up with something fabulous and warm! 
A* to these lovely ladies above 
pulling off the layering perfectly! The most simplistic outfit idea that I can think of for everyday is, a pair of black skinny jeans, a pair of boots (I preferably would wear chunky Chelsea boots), if you'll be outside then a vest of t shirt covered by a oversized grey knit, and covered by a boyfriend blazer. Accessories wise I would pair this with possibly an oversized clutch or a structured handbag, a simple watch and then a big warm scarf (can't beat a good warm scarf in the cold!). For those wanting extra style i'd add a hat, perhaps an oversized floppy one would look fabulous. 

I recently purchased a midi skirt (pictured above) from River Island for £15 which I was very happy with because I've been searching for one for ages. I think this is going to be a fab addition to my winter wardrobe because as it's longer it is easier to stay warm. I highly recommend finding one of these because it's a highly versatile piece of clothing and can be worn in so many ways. The way I wore it is a more dressy way, as I was going out for lunch with mum and perhaps would not be the best choice when braving the cold. In my outfit above, my cardigan is from Forever 21 (£18.99) my grey crop too was from Topshop (£5 sale) and I paired it with a pair of kitten heels I got from Zara (£12.99 sale) In the first picture, the outfit is styled perfectly and is a perfect base to layer on to make a warmer look. You could add a longer cardigan followed by an oversized coat or boyfriend blazer. A big bag and a cosy scarf and you'll have a winner. 
I find that adding accessories to any outfit is hard, I never know how many or how few to have. I wanted to help any of you finding this a problem by sharing you some of my accessory inspiration! 

These are some favourites and my inspiration for accessories to pretty much any outfit you want to wear during winter time. Large structured bags allow you to carry more, layers and gloves, scarves ect. But are also my personal favourite type of bag, the look is classy and modern, coming from the structure of the bag itself. There are two beautiful bags, one is Prada and the other is Micheal Kor's which are in my dream wardrobe, they are to die for! However in the real world, the dream house of Prada and D&G is a far reach from most of us, for a structured bag I highly recommend you have a look in Zara, my bag was £50 and is a wonderful size and shape.
Warm scarves explain themselves! They keep you warm and is think they look fab over any piece of clothing for that extra bit of warmth, throw one over anything and it'll add that stylish edge. On where to find one, I don't think there is anywhere specifically that I think I can recommend, you could blow out on a super lush one from Topshop perhaps or you could keep your eye out for a bargain! For bargains I recommend looking out for sales, going to places such a Primark or charity shopping. 
I have one pair of shoes which I am literally pairing with every outfit I can, those who follow me on Instagram (@hayleighjm) will probably know which they are! They are a pair of chunky Chelsea boots which I was bought as a present from Office, they were £70 and I can honestly say they were the best investment! I've worn them so many times I can't even begin to count. Much like the ones above (Jeffrey Campbell, ugh so beautiful) I love the whole grunge look, so these sort of shoes add the perfect grungy look to my outfits, I love love love boots! Given during winter there is awful weather in England, boots are my main footwear throughout this cold season, so investing in a decent pair of boots I highly recommend to you! 

Thank you for reading this! As my first proper blog post I am aware this may not be what you are all wanting or were expecting! Please leave comments with how you think this is, or any constructive criticisms on how I can improve would be massively approximated! Also comment on any trends that you want me to find inspiration for and style myself! 

I'd just like to add that I do not own any of these photographs unless I have stated they are my own, all were sourced from Tumblr and there are no copyright intents at all, if any of these photos are I fact yours feel free to get in contact with me and I will give you source credit. 

Thank you! 

Much love, 
Hayleigh x


  1. Ah this was a great first post! Although generally my style is a little different from yours I still find inspiration! Such as the scarves in the accessories. your style isinteresting and unique! ;)

  2. Gosh my style is so close to yours ! Love your blog and your instagram, if you have time come to visit mine i'll be glad :D


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