I have a love hate relationship with jeans because when you loose weight, jeans are your best friend. When you gain weight, they are your worst. Recent text conversation with my friend: Daria: “Going through closet. Found Mom’s jeans. Literally my Moms jeans from 1970/80 or something.” They have zero percent stretch so I have to lose five pounds to sit down in them.” Scales are over rated. Like Daria, I use jeans as a fat barometer. Why use a scale when what we
Sorry but there is just too much good shoe porn out there. These are the latest that caught my eye. Attico croc effect mules Who What Wear Emma bucket slides H&M velvet slides (these look better in real life than online – per my Snapchat preview) Prada suede mules (the shoe of the moment. comes in black and pink too) Carvela Kurt Geiger Kando pearl sandals Topshop Gina V Cut flare heels Carvela Kurt Geiger pearl sandals in black (for those who’ve give up finding the Zara
If you update with one new piece for this season, make it a straw bag will you? Nondescript and always in a classic structure (and all look vintage), they pair perfectly with dresses and denim. I found a simple red one in St. Lucia last December (on my Instagram), but there are loads online (including this black update to the Cult Gaia Ark bag). Any of these neutrals are worth the leather bag break: Revolve Florabella straw tote Revolve Kayo Coco tote in natural Sensi Frayed straw tote Caterina
I’m a shoe addict. I was going to say shoe lover but that’s dancing around the truth. I’ve amassed a shoe shelf display of them that’s constantly seeing new and old rotating in and out on a bi-weekly basis. Having said all that, with all the temptations of new spring shoes, there is one style that I still think looks the best of them all; the classic espadrille. Of course now there are tons of variations: platformed, embellished, peep toe, leather you name it but to
I hate to say it but I’m just going to: Checks or rather gingham as it’s being called is huge. Like ruffles, the Dorothy Wizard of Oz connotations are gone. These really are for women. My fave pieces are three: a ruffled gingham skirt (yes I know that’s two trends in one), a gingham trench coat (a fresher take than the sea of beige) and a blouse like the above photo which looks so good with a black knit. Any of the below would slide easily in with anything black, with jeans
Ruffles aren’t what they used to be are they? They got architectural, tough and basically they just grew up. These ruffles are all exaggerated shapes with mannish pinstripes. My only tip is size up. Anything that fits like the above is way more flattering than the opposite. I plan to anchor these architectural pieces with straight leg denim jeans and pointy flats. Below are my faves so far although to be honest, the Self Portrait one is pure crack status. Mango yellow ruffle
I hated trench coats. They all had detective vibes and they were never cut to flatter. Memories of Burberry come flooding back when growing up back in London; there was actually a Burberry factory outlet close to where I lived. I used to pop in there and peek around but my love for their signature checked interior wasn’t deep enough to pull the trigger. Plus that bloody detective thing! Fast forward years later to living in New York and this past season cooler trench coats
I always thought my wardrobe was understated. A fan of maxi dresses and sweaters I fancied myself an every-girl, always opting for cozy over couture, practicality over posh. Until one day, while wearing a particularly extreme head-to-toe floral number a friend looked me up and down and said, “you are not afraid of a bold pattern are you?” To me, bold prints mean happy. If the day was dreary, stripes fixed it. Animal print skirts have always made me feel like the type of woman I want to be, and
Discovering Instagram has meant that I have found a strange middle ground where like-minded women actually want to read what I have to say and listen to my opinions. I am able to observe and learn and sometimes emulate what I observe of others and some amazing real life friendships have been born. On the less rose tinted side, my instapath has been a journey in self discovery too and I have re-ignited the addictive nature in my personality. I know that I am not alone in this but late at night,
As mentioned on Instagram stories, every fashion week I see certain trends repeated and this time it’s the hoodie sweatshirt. Almost daily I saw hoodies layered under tailored coats and jackets. It’s both functional but reads off-duty relaxed. I reckon that go with everything black is the safest bet to throw under everything. Below are key pieces that have a similar vibe to the above: Turn on your
As always, bumping into Rachael is a highlight of my day. Forever inspiring and individual, she is a constant reminder to find your style and own it. ps. I love how her tee is a reinforcement of last week’s When Fashion Matters piece. You can read more about Rachael’s wardrobe (here). See more style ideas from outside of the shows on my Snapchat and Instagram Stories @karenbritchick SOURCE: Where Did U Get That - Read entire story here.
Every winter there’s another batch of coats released and this month they are all slowly going on sale, one by one. Out of all the coat styles available, in my head the best drop into three categories: teddy, military and a timeless patterned coat. I feel like teddy coats had the biggest spike this season. Heck – I caved on three, a Monki teddy coat, a black H&M teddy coat and a pink teddy coat by Topshop. The one shown above worn by Natalie Joos in an
So, 2016 is over. It wasn’t a classic year in general was it? and that is putting it mildly, but let’s not dwell on the miserable stuff for now, let us just reminisce about a year of fabulous fashion. Let’s take a little walk through in particular, my favourite fashion buys of 2016. If I’m being honest this could all be just about shoes, as for me 2016 was the year of the designer shoe, mainly the Gucci designer shoe. I splashed out maybe a little too much, it’s my weakness, but I do think
Plaid shirts on cue the moment temperatures fluctuate. Note the off shoulder cocoon like shape to her coat. What I particularly liked though is the shape of her toffee colored leather bag. The strap looks short enough to wear in the hand, but the structure contrasts nicely with her softer shaped coat. The look that never gets old and works on men and women. Switch out your coat belt for a scarf – a genius and do-able idea. The easiest winterizing of summer dresses. Her coat is a
I have always had a thing for platform boots. It’s the nineties grunge itch. Doesn’t go away. It just hibernates for a couple of years then re-surfaces. I shoot people wearing them and say eff you to the theory that they make your feet look bigger – remember that 2013 post on that black pair? Vetements gets it (or have lost their God damn mind). They’ve elevated punk grunge to designer status with their clothing line and their current take on platform boots.