Good afternoon lovely bloggers ☀. Today’s post is going to be about ‘basic‘ items of clothing that every casual girl needs in her wardrobe. Each of these items can either be dressed up or dressed down. These key items can be used for layering also which is why they are essential for your wardrobe!
The first item which is essential is the denim jacket. How many times have you changed what you’re wearing just so you can find a jacket that would go with the outfit? I know that I have done that many times! Luckily, a denim jacket pretty much goes with everything and if you’re feeling daring, you can even wear it with denim – denim on denim is NOT a fashion faux par like many think 😄. I’ve chose an over-sized jacket from New Look. I personally 💛 over-sized items but there are many shops that sell fitted denim jackets 😊.
The next item is blue high-waisted denim jeans. Of course you can choose what type of denim you like yourself but I feel like no matter what colour the denim is, high waisted skinny jeans are a MUST! Even though ripped jeans are in fashion at the moment, it is important to have that one pair of clean jeans that you can dress up or dress down. These jeans are from Topshop and they are called Jamie.
The slip cami dress is next. Many think that you can only wear this key item in the summer but they’re wrong! You can layer cami dresses with a basic top to make it more casual. The type of top is completely up to you.. You can just get a casual tee with cap sleeves or maybe even a roll neck – the choice is yours 😉. I chose a pink cami slip dress from Missguided as I LOVE the colour but of course, these dresses come in all different colours and styles.
On the topic of camis, the next item I think is a must-have is the cami top! Just like the dress, you can layer these so you can wear a tee underneath to make it more casual. These two cami tops are from River Island and the range in there is incredible. They have many colours to choose from but my fav is the gingham cami. As I’m sure you’re aware, gingham is really in fashion at the moment so not only is a cami top a must have this season, so is gingham!
Last but not least is the bardot top. The top I chose is from Pretty Little Thing and I chose it because the top has mixed two key trends in one; the bardot top and the frilly top! I absolutely LOVE this top and the colour 😍.
Let me know what key pieces you have in your wardrobe in the comments below 😜
One trend that has been popular for a while is the rock tee and this is my type of trend.. to a tee (Haha was that a bad pun?). Most fashion retailers partner up a rock tee with a choker and I am totally for it.. I LOVE chokers also 😍
So today, I had a few extra minutes before I had to go to work so I thought I’d take some selfies of my OOTD before I went. Standard procedure really lol
My tee says ‘Crash and Burn‘ which sounds a bit .. horrible but the sequins and gems make it more nice, right? 😄
Once again, I’ve wore this with my black ripped MOM jeans. I promise that one day, I will blog in different jeans or bottoms.. I just love them haha sorry guys!
I’m working on another blog post about rock tee‘s so please sit tight.. Maybe make a cuppa and enjoy the rest of my blog 😉
❣ HEARTBREAKER ❣
Afternoon lovely bloggers, I thought that I would do a post of my OOTD because I am feeling it 😉
My crush at the moment are graphic tee’s – they’re so simple yet so trendy at the same time. Even though they’re ‘basic’, they’re such a WOW piece when you have it on. It’s what grabs other peoples attention.. How many times have you found yourself staring at someone trying to figure out what their top says? .. Or is that just me? 😄
The top I’m wearing has sequins in certain parts of the rose to define the petals which I love and surprisingly, none of them have fallen off yet so that’s a bonus 😉. The top is fully open at the back and ties up down the bottom to make it more tighter at the front. Some people don’t like t-shirts that are fully open at the back and to be honest, I was a bit nervous as well at first but I wore a little crop top underneath that matched the pink colour on the front of the top and it looked fab if I can say so myself 😄
I wore this top with black ripped MOM jeans but it looks great with a light jean also due to the bright colours of the tshirt
Sorry about the selfies in a bedroom – one day I will have a beautiful room with a mirror and bright lights to take my photos but for now, what I have will have to do 😉
Lets spring back a few weeks ago to my blog post ‘Spring into RI‘ (once again, the link is just down below 😉) where I blogged about my fav pieces in the new River Island spring advert. In the advert, the model wore a beautiful gingham playsuit which I was crushing on and I just couldn’t resist.. I HAD to try it on 😍 😍. Now lets just point the obvious out here because I feel like it’s the elephant in the room.. Yes, I am in a shop changing room and yes, it still has the tag on but it still looks beautiful, right? 😉 but can we please appreciate how beautiful this playsuit is pls? Not only does it have the very fashionable print of gingham, it also has the in season frill – perfect duo!!!
In the advert, they’ve layered it with a gingham blouse which is also beautiful but I prefer the two items separately. In this picture, I’ve layered it with a plain black tee simply because it’s too cold at the moment to go out with bare legs and bare arms.. And of course, layering is key 🔑
‘Spring into RI‘ blog post:
Summer State Of Mind
Above is Boohoo‘s summer advert which launched yesterday called ‘Summer State Of Mind‘. Even though the advert isn’t very long, it shows all different types of styles going from the girlie pretty girl to the sporty girl to the unicorn girl. (Haha sorry, I forget that unicorn girl isn’t an actual thing.. What I mean by that is glitter and sequins 😄)
After watching this advert, I really want go spend my summer going on a road trip around America but instead I’ll be spending my summer by spending my money on their fabulous clothes 😍
The song in the video is ‘1 Night’ by Mura Masa ft Charli XCX which is an amazing choice but I don’t know if that’s a bias opinion because I love Mura Masa‘s music! 😉. Well, I know that Pretty Little Thing would agree with me as Mura Masa seems to be a popular choice in their adverts also. (I blogged about their recent SS17 Ad which you can find here: https://thatcasualgirl.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/plt-vs-festival/ )
In the ad, the model is wearing fishnet socks with embellished trainers and I absolutely LOVE this look! I wear fishnet socks and trainers all of the time, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the look! Mind you, I have never worn white fishnet socks like the model so I might try that one out next.. Just need a tan and I’ll be sorted, I don’t want them to blend in with the colour of my legs 😉
I also really like all of the sporty, netted outfits that they show in this advert. I know where I am about to shop, don’t know about you 😉
Frills are a key trend for SS17 and I feel like it’s one of those trends that suits the season.. They just feel summery for some reason (maybe it’s because you feel like a flower with it’s petals.. Did I just say that out loud? Lol) 😃
All retail and online shops are selling almost everything you could think of with frills including tops, playsuits, swimwear (the list goes on) but my fav item of clothing with frills at the moment has got to be frill hem trousers. I just think that they’re not only fashionable but they’re pretty and elegant.. You almost feel like the lady dancing emoji 😉
Ever since the trend has come about, I’ve been EAGER to get my hands on some trousers but I felt like they were too girlie for me.. I’m the type of girl who lives in trainers haha. However on my
daily weekly clothing shopping spree, I stumbled across frill hem leggings.. Yes, LEGGINGS. It was like the fashion angels had opened their gates for me 😏. Not only are they fashionable, they’re super comfy and perfect for the ‘sporty’ fashion girl like me 🔥. As you can see from the photo above, I wore my leggings with my vans to ‘casual’ it down and styled it with a word graphic tee.
For you girls who want to feel fabulous this season, I’ve put together my 4 fav pieces and shown them below for you:
Pink Frill Hem Trousers – Missguided
Gingham Frill Hem Trousers – Pretty Little Thing
Pink Frill Trousers – Pretty Little Thing
Red Frill Trousers – Miss Pap
Playsuits have always been a key fashion piece for your wardrobe and now it’s coming up to summer (..kinda) I felt it was the time to start shopping for them YAY!!! Even though most fashion retailers are bossing it with their stock of playsuits, Missguided are winning. I thought I’d share with you my fav pieces from Missguided that would make you feel like an ultimate babe 💜
My fav is the metallic playsuit. I’m loving the metallic vibes at the moment!
Much love, Erin x