When this blazer hit down in Topshop it was an instant no brainer; I’m on board with the majority of the trends from the 90’s but when it comes to anything related to clueless I’m not jumping on board, I’m already there!
This tartan blazer is a sartorial dream. It’s cropped and as I’m so small it becomes the perfect length on me, probably not how the Topshop design team visualised it but I’m going with it. Unbuttoned it sits perfectly and delicately swings as you walk, buttoned up and instantly you mean business, did someone say GirlBoss?
Being Scottish as well I’m always on board when a high street retailer can make tartan look cool. It’s difficult, and they definitely get it wrong more than they get it right but this is oh so right. This pattern comes in a backless jumpsuit as well which I have tried on numerous times now wishing I had a good enough reason to justify spending £69 on something I would probably only wear once. All excuses are welcome 🙂
This fluffy backpack also adds to those serious Clueless vibes. I’ve had my eyes on this backpack for over a year now. When it first came into Topshop it was £80 which, like the tartan jumpsuit I couldn’t think up a good enough excuse to spend that kind of money on it and I managed to resist it until it went down in the sale to less than half price! Patience definitely paid off here.
I’m obsessed with this T-Shirt just now, who needs Gucci when you’ve got Topman?! Yah huh, this tee is from Topman and it’s only £15, you’re welcome. Before I moved to Glasgow I never wore trainers unless I was going to the gym and I wouldn’t be seen in a slogan tee; well it’s safe to say I’ve done a full 180. Hello to the new, comfier version of myself!
Topshop Cropped Blazer | Topman Tee | Topshop Jamie Jeans | Zara Mules *similar* | Topshop Backpack *similar*
I have to admit, yellow is a colour I would usually avoid at all costs. Clothes are usually coloured in such a bright yellow that it’s draining on my skin or a pale yellow that is…well that’s just draining too.
These yellow cropped, wide leg dream jeans from Topshop seem to be a winner for me. I’m loving the pastel, lemony shade they are in. If this colour was in a top I’m not sure how well it would work but since the jeans are quite far away from my face, there is no draining effect. After fifteen to thirty minutes spent contouring your face you wouldn’t want anything draining that out, amarite?
I saw them on the Topshop Personal Shopping Snapchat account (if you don’t already follow, you need to. It’s great for outfit inspo of all things Topshop) and immediately ordered them online! If you are wondering about sizing when ordering online I would recommend going a size down in high waisted items from Topshop. These are a six, whereas I would usually wear an eight in Topshop. If anything they are still a tad roomy; not a problem when you love a good belt like me though.
When I bought these it was the height of Summer (if that’s even a thing in Scotland, sigh) and I didn’t even think ahead into the future about how I was going to style them for Autumn, or if that was even a possibility. However, now I’m so excited to wear them with ankle boots and cosy winter coats. As far as transitional pieces go they are right at the top of the leader board in my closet right now. Summery colour, yet warm enough for that rainy British weather. Ideal.
Topshop Yellow Jeans | Primark Striped Top | Topshop Sleeveless Blazer | Zara Mules | Topshop Backpack | H&M Sunglasses
Crop flare jeans are happening now. I repeat, crop flares are a thing. I’m not sure about you but I am loving it and I welcome you all on board! No matter how they are styled they instantly give off cool girl vibes, that instant blogger look, street style sensation, watch-out-for-the-paps look. Okay, okay I’m getting ahead of myself, but seriously they are really cool.
So why stop at a jean? Well thank goodness they didn’t because I am absolutely loving this Topshop patterned pair. They are in such a forgiving, flattering fabric, super comfortable and eye-catchingly beautiful. Win win win. Can I wear them everyday please?
There is a common misconception, or myth if you rather, that us petite gals cannot pull off a cropped leg or a midi length item. Well I’ve always been fighting against this, and after reading a blog post by ultimate blogger babe Megan Ellaby I’m feeling even more inspired and motivated to also help banish this myth from the world. I’ve also recently been told that tall girls are hotter and, well, that doesn’t sit well with my 5ft3″ self.
I wear what I want, when I want, give/take a handful of situations – I won’t be wearing a full Britney inspired red cat suit to your aunts summer wedding for instance. Now I realise this may sound a tad arrogant or vain to you, but it’s not. I, simply put, have a passion for fashion (bleugh, I cringe at that phrase) and I dress to make myself happy, nobody else. Fashion is my hobby and my career and I would hate to think that there are gals out there that aren’t pursing their full fashion potential because they have been “told” a silly, absurd myth. I say go for it. Take baby steps if need be, try a super cool crop flare jean for Spring and you’ll instantly love how good you look that there will be no limit. Try it.
Topshop Crop Kick Flares | Mango T-Shirt *similar* | Zara Lace Bralet *similar* | All Saints Leather Jacket | Topshop Shoes *similar* and *similar* | Topshop Leather Backpack *similar* | Flying Tiger Sunglasses