In my last post I ranted a bit about how expensive Bitching and Junkfoods shredded tops were etc etc, so I wanted to show you how easy it is to DIY. Sorry for the crappy picture quality :).
- Take an oversized top which you’re bored of, one pair of fabric scissors and an eyeliner.
- Put on the top and mark with eyeliner/something that will wash off, where you want the fringing to go up to:
In my last post I looked at Diane Von Furtsenburg, Givenchy and L.A.M.B’s printed creations for Spring/Summer 2011, and although they are beautiful most of us can’t afford designer :P. So in this post I’m looking at affordable ways to wear this seasons print-trend.
Snake print headband, £6.99 RIVER ISLAND. Festival bag, £20 from ASOS.com. Elephant print TOMS from SCHUH.co.uk (soooo cute! I love elephants.)
Teaming printed leggings and accessories with a fun, laid back t-shirt is a perfect look for daytime. You could also dress up the leggings with a pair of wedges and some tribal jewellery.
Aztec print top, £16 and printed skirt £34.99 both from TOPSHOP. Black wedge sandals £90 from FLY London at SCHUH.co.uk. Woven navajo backpack £46 from URBANOUTFITTERS.co.uk. Printed headband, £3.99 from NEW LOOK.
I really like this as an outfit, I would wear it for daytime but you could dress it up by wearing a black lace top like this one from ASOS.com:
Hope this post was helpful and inspiring etc! Went on a stylespot today and found some lovely lookin’ peeps so watch out for the ‘you’ve been BELFASHED #3’ post tomorrow.
Prints are still going strong but after the animal print take-over last year, we’re ready for a change.
Diane Von Furtsenburg, New York Spring fashion week 2011. Image from http://www.harpersbazaar.com.
Diane Von Furtsenburg mixed up stylised spot prints on a sexy silhouette – this is a very wearable outfit as the print doesn’t swamp the model’s body. The balance between flesh and print is just right and the belted waist pulls the whole look together.
Givenchy’s look harder to pull off but the black and white graphic-y tribal print would look great in a different shape.
L.A.M.B. Spring 2011. Image from http://www.harpersbazaar.com
Gwen Stefani’s label L.A.M.B. featured bright, crisscrossing primary colours against tartan and white. I love the way the primary colours are slightly off – the red is more of a burgundy, the yellow is a mustard shade and the blue is a bright cobalt. Stefani looks great! Love her hair and red lippy.
I hope everyone had a nice Easter! Although I still haven’t been able to celebrate it yet 😛 (read previous post.) Watch out tomorrow for some prints on the high street. Any ideas or suggestions? let me know!
Okay so I’ve given you the designer stripes for this season – now I’m going to look at the things we can actually afford!
This pencil skirt is soo cute and can be dressed up or down. Love the colours – £25.00. The yellow stripy top is a bargain at just £6.00.
Lovely jubbly, stripy dress is £29.00 – also comes in Petite. Vertical Stripe t-shirt £22.50.
T-shirt £28.00, Skirt £25.00 and tights £10.00.
and heres one for the boys
nautical stripe t-shirt £30.00 also from Urban Outfitters.
Hope you like these stripy delights! If you think I’m missing anything or you have any ideas/ requests for posts give me a shout on facebook :). Nuala xo
Stripes were all over the catwalk this season – but not just your plain old breton stripe. This spring the classic pattern has got a re-vamp, and I love it!
Inspiration #1 PRADA
Inspiration #2 JIL SANDER
Inspiration #3 MOSCHINO
Inspiration # 4 SONIA RYKIEL
OHHH I’m drooling. Look out tomorrow for my favourite stripes on the highstreet this season! Hope you like my inspiration (:!
Images sourced from http://www.elle.com
Brid McKenna, 19, Psychology Student at Queens University.
Spotted at the bottom of the Lisburn Road. Love the way Brid has toughened up her outfit with a classic leather biker jacket. Cute polka-dot tights too!
Sean Campbell, 21, Irish and Celtic Studies student at Queens University. Rachel Graham, 20, Social anthropology student at Queens University.
Spotted outside the main building of queens. I really like Rachel’s dress – leopard print can sometimes look tacky but this outfit looks laid back and sophisticated. Sean’s outfit is interesting – a mix of charity shop finds (his jacket) and high street (trousers from Next) but all the elements look great together as an outfit.
Big thanks to Saoirse McKenna for helping me today and to all the lovely people who let me pester them and take their photograph :). I should be doing another stylespot this weekend if all goes well. Hopefully in Victoria Square this time – watch out people!
Thanks to designers such as Gucci and Jil Sander’s S/S 2011 collections you can throw on as many bright colours as you like this Summer.
Jil Sanders carried this trend through to menswear fashion as well so get your colours on boys!
For the colour-shy you can add a little flash with some bright accessories –
These orange beauties are £22 from TOPSHOP.com (link below):
Happy colour-blocking! Nuala xo
Images Sourced from google images, topshop.com, glamitycalamity.com and ivogue.com.