Off-duty style

If you love your casual style and are looking for fresh ideas, have a peak at this oh-so simple, totally wearable day look.

Alexander Wang check wool felt mini dress

Alexander Wang Sigrid leather over-the-knee boots

 

Acne Studios Akoya snake effect leather and Perspex box clutch

 

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I love structured shapes and this is exactly what I went with for the third day at London Fashion Week!
It definitely paid off, just check out the Getty Images feature!
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This stunning Mary Katrantzou Silk Blend Animal Print Jacquard dress I picked up on TheCorner sale is one of my favorite pieces to date. Inspired by the signature fifties New Look silhouette and styled in deep shades of jewel-toned jacquard, Mary Katrantzou‘s A-line dress is certainly a feminine choice for dress-up. Covered in abstract animal patterning, this shimmering piece lends evening looks a touch of whimsical.
I love the ink/black silk blend with bordeaux and silver-hued jacquard pattern.

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To add a notch of modern classics I matched it with Acne Studios Mape Shearling-trimmed leather biker jacket from Net-a-Porter.

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Designed with a detachable, plush stone lamb aviator-inspired shearling collar, rough downtown-luxe hardware and a chunky buckled belt, is one of the most coveted wardrobe staples among It girls. I love slightly boxy cut and the asymmetric zip.

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I was aiming at that extra edge so slipped into these gorgeous Alexander Wang Lys polished leather ankle boots, also from Net-a-Porter.
Not only does Wang create most coveted accessories each season, but this time he also incorporates the runaway’s utilitarian feel injecting a dose of futuristic style into otherwise, daily-wear pieces.
These super cool Lys boots are crafted from polished-leather with an exaggerated, shield-like front panel. Finished with a well-balanced ostrich-effect heel, this backless,  gorgeous pair look best with shorter hemlines.

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I accessorised with the cute cream socks to offset the black sheen of the ankle boots, Jaeger black ponyskin gloves and Fendi sunglasses.

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Of course, I cannot forget to mention the fabulous Mary Katrantzou glossed MVK medium cross body bag!

The design behind this bag is truly genius, it is different to anything else I have seen. I love the way the flap comes over the bag like a lid closing the box off.
The structured shape makes it ideal for on-duty dressing, so you can style it with silk blouses or statement dresses.
This timeless bag is a true homage to understated luxury, featuring panels of super clean colour-block leather and a sleek magnetic gold-tone clasp. Geometric masterpiece in my favourite hues of navy and burgundy.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
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Winter Farewell

I am casting my mind back to my 2nd day at London Fashion Week… It seems like a long time ago now with both Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks well over, to me, however, it still resonates with a certain degree of euphoria and inspiration weeks on.

I will be sharing with you all the exciting brands I had met at Somerset House Designer Showrooms in the forthcoming posts. Today, though, it is a quick peek into my outfit on London Fashion Week Day 2 that Yahoo Lifestyle voted one of 14 best street styles on the day at Somerset House! How cool is that!

As you all know, I love shearling coats so when the weather still had London in its wintry grasp, I could not resist but to go for this gorgeous Rick Owens Shearling-collared leather jacket I picked up on theOutnet last year.

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 I love the neutral, blush coloured leather and show-stopping oversized shearling shawl collar that will get you noticed from the crowd.

Rick Owens take a feminine approach to the classic biker jacket and offers up this flesh leather cropped version.

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I played with perfect proportions by layering the jacket over Proenza Schouler Flocked moiré-jacquard mini runaway dress I got from Net-a-Porter a couple of months ago. I can’t get enough of the bold multicolored Flocked moiré-jacquard and rich velvet flocking. Nipped in waist with rounded shoulders and wide short sleeves, the dress certainly gives off a modern look This navy and teal techno-fabric dress is, in my opinion, one of the best pieces from Proenza Schouler‘s “energy, humor, and speed.” Fall’14 collection.

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I worked it with pointed suede ankle boots and a leather clutch.
Bottega Veneta Nero Suede Boots I got from MyTheresa never let me down. Every time I wear them, they do make a statement adding a dash of playful originality! I love the elegant silhouette contrasted against a whimsical flame-like cut out design to the ankle.
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I accessorised my look with JAEGER black ponskin gloves, Balenciaga Square-frame acetate sunglasses, also from theOutnet and Emilio Pucci two tone blue fold-over leather zipped clutch with gold-tone signature logo and a fold-over top that goes so perfectly with the hue of the dress. I picked it up on theCorner sale. I am so fond of the vibrancy of the colours and luscious fuchsia silk inside lining!
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Shearling Wonderland

This season designers have gone gaga over the shearling and fluffy coats in all forms and shapes.

To me, shearling is the autumn’s equivalent of the leather jacket so it has indeed become my winter wardrobe staple. Shearling permeates every major trend this season: oversized, folk ’70s, utilitarian, you name it. So I guess, the question is not if you are going to be wearing shearling, but how you will be wearing shearling this season. Luckily, the answer is – any way you want! If you, like me – love being warm and fashionable at the same time (and it is not always easy) you will most likely be the proud owner of at least a few of these beauties in different colours and shapes.
However, there is always the possibility that the idea of a shearling coat simply does not appeal to you or is just too much for you you. No need to fret, you can always acknowledge the trend via accessories, shearling-lined buckled boots, shearling tote, shearling scarf, everything goes!
In my shearling extravaganza, I went for this gorgeous Karl Donoghue Belted shearling-trimmed leather coat I picked up from theOutnet.
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 Karl Donoghue is one of many talented British designers who started his label in 1995, creating super soft and tactile ready-to-wear and accessories from the finest shearling and leather. Inspired by natural skins and their unique qualities, his cozy-chic collection of shearling leather and sumptuous fur has me fallen head over heels for his designs.
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This shearling coat has been handcrafted in England. The soft beige and gray hues make it go with everything from denim to tailored trousers. I love the sumptous shearling collar, buckled waist belt and asymmetric zip through front. The sheared shearling interior makes it even more desirable!
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Mary Katrantzou – best known for her breakthrough prints – is one of my favorite Birish designers. This Athens-born Wunderkind, launched her eponymous label in 2008, showcasing a perfect balance of flawless tailoring, structured shapes, intelligent use of digital patterns and daring kaleidoscopic prints.
Her creations are truly works of art and this Black MVK Small Verde handbag is no exception.
Rendered in rich tri-tone leather, this small bag is perfect for holding all your essentials and a high-style choice for teaming up with printed separates. Made in neutral earthy tones of nougat, black and ivory leather, it features a square body, front flap close with two internal compartments and a detachable strap so can be used as a clutch. I love the structured design and ultra chic look that oozes sophistication! One of my favourite bags to date! I am slowly collecting her treasured designs in my wardrobe so brace yourself for more of her hyper-real prints and daring designs!
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I slipped on this Modern Vintage Jameson suede ankle bootie in a beautiful taupe colour to add composure and class to my ensemble. The rubber platform is accompanied by a 4 1/2 inch heel height that gives your legs a flattering lift you are looking for.
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Ready to venture out!

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