Wednesday, 28 February 2018

CHECK MATE





I have always been partial to a check print, whether it’s a cosy tartan check for autumn/winter or a delicious gingham for spring/summer, I’m going to have some form of checks within my wardrobe. The SS18 collections had a variety of checks on show, and the high street seems to be following suit and spoiling us with an array of styles in a rainbow of colours.

I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely starting to think about the warmer months ahead, especially with how insanely cold it is at the moment. I‘m putting far more thought into any purchases, asking myself if it’s going to be a piece that will take me through to summer and if I’m actually going to get my wear out of it. Enter this oh so pretty grey and white checked dress from Fashion Union. It’s very much a spring dress with the soft shades and feminine peplum shape, it has lovely ruffles on the shoulders as well. I knew it was a style I’d love as soon as I saw it but was reluctant to order it yet. Unfortunately I’ve had to learn the hard way of what happens when you wait to buy something and it ends up being sold out and completely impossible to find, so I figured I’d buy it now and save it. But of course that didn’t end up happening because I’m completely impatient and wanted to wear it straight away (anyone else the same, or is it just me?).






I personally really like the checks on checks look and clashing different prints, so for this particular look I’ve added a borg and faux fur bomber shaped jacket from New Look to keep me from freezing, because seriously it is so freaking cold! I love the textured patchwork pattern and how it clashes with the print on the dress. It probably shouldn’t work in any way, but I actually ended up really liking the two pieces together and it was a great way to be able to start wearing a pretty spring dress now. To finish my outfit off I went for my knee high snake boots from Asos which I’ve had for a couple of years now. I thought they’d add an interesting element to the rest of the look and the colours tied in well. Plus I just look for any opportunity to wear them, so there’s that too.





I do think this dress is going to be perfect once the temperature starts to warm up in the UK and I won’t need to wear 2 pairs of tights every day. I’m planning on wearing it with some white trainers and a round basket bag at the earliest instance.

Katie xx

Jacket New Look
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2 comments

  1. Aw you look amazing babe.
    Love how you’ve clashed the prints and the also the textures of both the jacket and dress and boots!
    Can’t wait to see how you style it in summer ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Aww thank you so much hun! I'm so excited for spring to finally get here, I have so many pieces I want to start wearing again once we have some warm weather. Thanks for reading xx

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