Dorothy Perkins AW14 Style Essentials: The Fur - Naomi

H&M Fringe Jacket & Sunnies
Ebay Necklace, Rue Du Tambour Handmade Bag

One of my favourite things about AW is coats, fur and layering up so when we were told one of our style essentials was 'The Fur' I was over the moon, naturally! 
As i'm impatiently waiting for the cold weather to kick in so I can get all my faux fur coats out to play the fur gilet plays a great autumnal layering piece to edge us into the colder months, 

For this look I decided to go for a folk twist with these amazing scarf print jogger trousers which are both super comfortable and super on trend with the great print! I picked out the blue in the pattern in the form of a staple knit and toughened the look up with black leather and black fringe boots.

I love fur gilet's because you can simply wear them over a floaty floral dress in Autumn but then layer knits and leather jackets underneath them for the colder days and still look great - it's all about the layers! I love the texture and colour of this fur gilet and know it will just go with everything in my AW wardrobe! 

I decided to accessorise this look with folk esq details- a big floppy black hat (because there not just for SS) and a handmade embellished bag which worked with all the colours well. Finished of with silver round sunnies and my coin necklace for a bit of neck detail. I love the choices you have with fur gilets and you can easily adapt them to your wardrobe whatever your style!

What do you think of how I styled the fur? I hope you enjoyed my 2 part style essentials and don't forget to see the other amazing blogger ladies ones HERE and shop the style essentials product as seen in our post HERE!


Dorothy Perkins AW14 Style Essentials: The Fur - Amy

Fur Coat c/o Dorothy Perkins, Blazer c/o Dorothy Perkins, Shorts c/o Dorothy Perkins, H&M Roll Neck Jersey, Dorothy Perkins Stripey Tee, Topshop Sunglasses, Primark Bag, Topshop Jolie Boots

As if our luck would have it, the second Style Essential we have been asked to style for the Dorothy Perkins AW14 campaign is The Fur. Where I see the shirt as a firm staple, the fur is definitely a statement that you need for the colder months. Whether it's stoles, cuffs or a full blown technicolour coat, there is something that just oozes glamour when it comes to fur (faux though, please)

The fur coat has been one of those pieces that I've always dreamt of having, but have never managed to find the right one at the right time so I cannot thank DP enough for finally uniting me with a piece I have had in my mind and on my wishlist for a good few years. The mink colour is the perfect alternative to your usual cream (for all the coffee spillers out there, like me) the fur is delicately soft and the length of the coat is precisely perfect - all in all, dream coat right here.

Now I'm in possession of this coat, it is killing me that the weather has done yet another dramatic U-turn and it's far too hot to wear! Only in England could you get away with an outfit containing a fur coat and shorts. I chose to wear the coat draped over a shorts suit for this particular post though as I wanted to show you how to add that touch of glam into what would be an 'every day/work wear' ensemble. We all know we can chuck a fur coat over a sexy frock and look wonderful, but why can't be look wonderful on the tube at 8am on a Monday morning too? With this coat being under £70, the answer is, we all can ;)


Dorothy Perkins AW14 Style Essentials: The Shirt - Naomi

Boohoo Clutch & Hat

We are super excited to have been asked to take part in the Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials campaign for the 2nd season! We took part in the SS14 style essentials and we are super excited to share our AW one with you all. We love a good style challenge and couldn't wait to style up our 2 style essentials which this season is 'The Shirt' and 'The Fur'. See the other blogger ladies style essentials HERE!

The first style essential is 'The Shirt' DP have such an amazing range of shirts for all occasions which you can shop HERE. I chose this perfect floral longline shirt which is easy to be dressed up or down and I can't wait to layer it under jumpers and coats for AW. With the weather still being so warm I teamed the shirt with a clashing floral blazer which I thought added a nice twist to the outfit and complimented the shirt well. I wanted a smart but young look still playing on my playful dress sense and print mixing. The black midi skirt was the perfect shape and length with the busy top half detail and finished it of with a little white belt and black clutch. The peep toe grey sandals were my godsend over LFW as they are so unbelievably comfortable and look great with any outfit. 

I decided to finish of the look with my burgundy big hat and a matching lip for a nice transitional AW look which is good for any occasion. For a more dressed down look I would team the shirt and blazer with skinny jeans or swap the blazer for a biker jacket. A printed shirt is definitely one of my wardrobes staples that I can't live without and a key layering piece which can add interest and depth to your AW wardrobe. 

What do you think of the way I styled my shirt up? Stay tuned for my style essential on Monday styling up 'The Fur'


Dorothy Perkins AW14 Style Essentials: The Shirt - Amy

White Blouse c/o Dorothy Perkins, Indigo Harper Jeans c/o Dorothy Perkins, Black Patent Clutch c/o Dorothy Perkins, Missguided Sleeveless Trench, Ray Ban Wayfarer, Topshop Floral Shirt, Zara Asymmetric Pointed Flats

Some of you may remember that we took part in Dorothy Perkins SS14 Style Essentials Campaign (here and here) and we are over the moon to announce that they have asked us back to do their AW14 Campaign too. I most definitely in team AW when it comes to styling, infact the one thing I can't stand in the summer is style, so I was excited to see what Style Essentials we'd be asked to play with.

Firstly, we were asked to style The Shirt - hallelujah, this is probably my signature 'piece' and most definitely a style essential to me, never mind Dorothy Perkins! I eat, sleep and breathe in shirts and have done since my college days, even with my ever changing wardobe, my shirt collection just grows and grows. Clean crisp white collars to a very scary amount of (ex)boyfriend check shirts, I've got it, and I loveee it. 

So, it seems I love the shirt so much, I had to wear two. The best thing about shirts are their layering capabilites - under/over, top/bottom, or simply tied round the middle, they do just about everything. I chose to style two very contrasting shirts so layered a delicate cream blouse over a dark patterened button up so they could each stand out against the other. To make the shirt(s) the real focus in this outfit, I chose to go with a simple and staple pair of jeans, a sleeveless mac and black finishing touches.


London Fashion Week SS15 - Day 3 & Day 5

Amy - Navy Check Suit Blazer and Shorts c/o Dorothy Perkins,Bag, Beyond Retro Rainbow Knitted Jumper, Ray Ban Wayfarer, Asos Fluffy Orange Clutch, Patent Boots c/o Daniel Footwear

Naomi Day 3 - Beyond Retro Vintage Dress & Scarf, Ebay Beige Sleeveless Cape
c/o Dorothy Perkins Peep Toe Grey Boots, c/o Sunita Mukhi Blanche Clutch Bag

Naomi Day 5 - Daisy Darche Silk Dress & Fringe Wrap c/o Deevesali Pr
Beyond Retro Label Fringe Clutch & Belt, c/o Boohoo Hat & Clutch, c/o Sunglasses Shop Quay Australia Sunglasses

Marios Schwab
LFW Talks Digital: Talk
Hakaan Yildirim

with Charlotte from The Goodowl

Sunday was definitely Funday this week! Naomi kicked off the moring at Marios Schwab but then we spent the rest of the day catching up with blogging friends and our favourite photographer Holly. We still can't believe how warm it was over the weekend and these outfits may not have been in the original plan but they defiinitely pin point our indivudual styles perfectly and that's exactly what fashion week is all about.

On Tuesday, Naomi headed back to Somerset House to wrap up the weekend with a LFW Talks Digital talk with an amazing panel including Henry Holland and the Hakaan Yildirim show (bumblebee sweatshirt the best thing everrr?) She also styled Charlotte from The Goodowl Blog in head to toe Beyond Retro featuring AW trends red and varsity! and that was it! Can't actually believe it's over for yet another season but we've both come back brimming with inspiration - here's to the next 6 months!