Some Nights | Outfit

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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This weeks outfit is again inspired by the summer, but instead of my usual day looks, I have styled an outfit for the evening. A perfect outfit for a fancy dinner, drinks with friends or even a date night. If you're a regular reader of LWW, you would have noticed that 90% of my outfits are made up of a blouse of some sort. I just love how they can make the simplest of outfits look feminine and elegant.

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I absolutely love this blouse from ASOS; the cut, the print, it's just gorgeous. It has three quarter length puff-ball sleeves, which is perfect for the evening. It doesn't show off too much skin but allows you to show off your beautifully adorned wrists. There is a front yoke instead of the usual back yoke, which gives the front added flare in the fit. It has a concealed button stand with black binding around all edged seams. The printed design is a hand-drawn style birdcage with flowers in pink, purple and blue, which covers the entire blouse; very Alice In Wonderland and whimsical. I love things that contrast in my outfits, so I just love the harsh black binding and delicate drawn design. The skirt from New Look is a skater style but, as the fabric is a lot thicker than the usual skater skirt, it has created more constructed drape instead of the usual flare. It also has a woven texture to the fabric. I have added a plain thin light brown belt to break up the strong contrast between the blouse and skirt colours. If you prefer, you can match the belt to create consistency, or go for a gold or silver, depending on your accessories choice. The shoes from Dorothy Perkins are a t-bar mid heel, in a light flock fabric. The entire outfit just breathes elegance and sophistication, but still has a cutesy quality.

barry m satchel fashion outfit flat lay from the high street

The bag from Topshop is a little messenger box bag with a gold clasp detail. The bag does come with a longer shoulder strap but I have chosen to use the handle instead to create a statement. When the colours of an outfit are subtle and neutral, I love to bring pops of colours with the nail paints. The two pastels are Lemon Ice-Cream and Berry Ice-Cream, and the two brights are Shocking Pink and Cyan Blue all from Barry M. To experiment, I have added nail constellation beads in the colour Gemini from MUA. You can create patterns, cover the entire nail, or even just a certain fingernail. With all the different colours and beads, it's great to just try out different things. I always pick my fragrance based on where I am going, so for this outfit, I have chosen Gucci by Gucci. It's a powerful and feminine scene with musky and honey base tones.

To continue with the whimsical theme, I have added this white bird cage necklace from New Look with a flower detail and long chain. If you prefer something shorter, you can wear a gold bar necklace. The bracelet from River Island is simple with large white and gold pearls, and gold flower clusters. For the rings, I have chosen a set of two small rings from ASOS with gems and spikes (there should be two spikes but one has fallen off). The bow is a little-added extra which you can use if you wear your hair high in a top bun, (at the front, or behind under the bun) or in a high pony.

Let me know in the comments below what you like to wear on your summer nights out.