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In this post it is all about layering for different seasons.

A lot of us have a totally different wardrobe for each season, but most of us don’t. I have always loved the idea of making the most out of clothes so let me share a few tricks with you.

In Autumn,

Velvet and surreal stripes, that were seen on the catwalk at Valentino and Haider Ackermanninspired this outfit : a Velvet blazer. In order to layer this outfit for Autumn, add a blazer of your choice, a scarf is optional and for  shoes anything from Chelsea boots to ankle boots or even cool trainers for a smart  retro take.

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In Spring, layers come off  and we start wearing a jumper

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Pictured: Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara, Fendi

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In Winter,

We add a trench coat,plus over the knee boots, a scarf and we are sorted.

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Back to Autumn again,

Here, we add a brown tweed blazer , then play with the autumnal colors.

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Spring –

We add a pastel touch as the sun start to shine and our feet can finally breathe,therefore this pair of high heels sandals or some ankle boots will be just fine too.

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Summer -Hooray!!time to shine bright with a touch of prints!!

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You might have not known that the Trench coat was first an item of clothing designed for Army officers – It  was created prior to the war but adapted for use in the trenches of the First World War, hence its name – but you could have recognised  this “army officers” influence in its styling. Originally, the trench coat  was belted at the waist with a self-belt, as well as having straps around the wrists that also buckle. A typical trench coat was a ten-buttoned, double-breasted long coat made with tan, black, khaki, or beige fabric and often has cuff straps.

 But time has passed and trench coats have modernized and are now a must have for most wardrobes .Newer versions also come in many different patterns and colours .Which can be worn from casual to dressed up.With a denim and a tailored shirt for understated-cool or over shirts and knitwear for a colder seasons.Like in the First Look where I am channeling a Afro chic style in a vintage coat. It was the perfect piece to wear while attending a designer’s new shop opening in Portobello road.

The Second Look is very much inspired by the 40’s fashion when it was all about the hourglass shape,no cleavage was seen, blouses and jackets were fitted and little to no skin was shown.I remember wearing that look to church and got so many compliments from the older ladies…Mostly.

And the third look is a fresher and trendiest take where I wore the trench over a denim on denim look for a cooler and slicker style, during a weekend escape.

So let me know which look you will go for and how you style your trench coat.Also,I added a selection of some of my  favorites fashion ladies.

Outfit 1/Coat: Vintage(try this one)   Outfit 2/Coat:Miss Selfridge (Similar here)   /Outfit 3/Coat:Zara (Try this one)

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west-end-night6I might have been born in the 90’s but the 80’s glamour remains a favorite. Especially when it comes to making a statement.Finding something to wear for a night out in West end is usually most women nightmare or where the fun actually start for others.

But in this particular evening,I channeled a 80’s glamour look.Which consisted in a neon silky one shoulder dress,paired with dark brown tights and a rose gold pumps to compliment the silkiness of the dress.Then I added a statement necklace and a vintage pair of earrings as back in the 80’s,more was more and that resonates just fine with me.To finish, a faux fur jacket was a must to exude an overall Afro chic 80’s glamour.

Ladies here is the trick to easily find what to wear for a night out:

  1. A body con dress,preferably just below the knee(you don’t want to be that girl who keeps pulling her dress down all evening…)
  2. A fitted pencil skirt in a color of your choice + cute blouse or  shirt.
  3. Then, for any of the look, add a sequin jacket or a fur coat as outerwear.
  4. Finally for the shoes,a black or a complimentary color of heels and you are sorted…In style!!

Ps:An alternative for this fur coat,will be a classic black or navy trench coat.

Dress:Try this / Shoes:Topshop (try Here) 

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Creative woman at work Fur will forever remain a statement. It was everywhere during this fashion week season from Gucci fox fur to Dries Van Noten faux leopard capes.

Faux fur coats are usually offbeat and cool, but they’re also remarkably affordable, super-warm, and (obviously) animal-friendly.

So for my first outfit, I took a futuristic approach and if, like me, you are someone who is not afraid to dare and to turn the street into your private catwalk ,then this outfit is for you or at least some elements of it.

The top is a vintage gem with diamante and stone details,while the sparkling skirt is made of polyester and was a trend seen during fashion shows of the likes of Dolce&Gabbana, Vincenzo and Fendi. The faux leather belt  comes with a golden bar that just takes the outfit to extra mile.Together worn with some open toes ankle boots.

The second outfit is very much for the creative and sophisticated woman at work. I wore the faux fur gilet with a cotton peplum skirt that I matched with a sequin collard synthetic top. I added a gold belt to highlight the waist and the red pump for a touch of colour.

The third outfit is all about prints mix for the working lady, who is not afraid to play with fashion and stands out. The Ralph Lauren grey polka blouse is classic. Paired with a fitted paisley print cotton trouser.  I added  accessories which are quite important for this outfit,as they really accentuate and bring a contrast in colour to the whole look.

For me faux fur is as stylish as real fur with the massive difference being on the price tag and the treatment to animals. The designer Hannah Weiland who is a favorite among street style slideshow states that faux fur is just as soft and warm, it holds color even better, and it doesn’t get dusty.”She also states “I’ve never worn real fur and never wanted to work with it, even though faux fur was typically made of cheap polyester”.

On the other hand we have Thomas Salomon, general manager of Yves Salomon who is specialist in real fur business and priced one of his real fur coat around $1,700 and states “the coat is an investment, but it’s one that millennials and brand-new customers can justify. Other mink and rabbit coats in the collection might ring up closer to $10,000.It’s our responsibility to know where the fur is coming from and that the animals are well treated,“We’re using a natural material that eventually biodegrades”.

So with this forever argument going on between faux and real fur in fashion,What are your thoughts on it? And How do you style your fur?

Outfit1-Vintage top- River Island Faux Fur- TopShop skirt and boots-Prada bag /                                                     Outfit2-Asos top- Bershka skirt- H&M belt(old)-Celi bag- Zara shoes /                                                                           Outfit3-Raplh Lauren blouse- H&M trousers- TopShop gilet fur.Creative woman at work Creative woman at work Creative woman at work

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