Girlie chic

9 Jan

When the weather outside is dreary and there’s still two-thirds of January to get through, we all need something lovely to give us a bit of cheer.

Which is why I’m voting for super-pretty girlie dressing this month.

It might feel like the perfect time to cosy up in jeans, trainers and sports sweaters (and believe me, I will still be doing that on some days), but the rest of the time I intend to make an effort with feminine frills, ruffles, lace and lots of pink.

Here’s a bit of ss16 catwalk inspiration from Balenciaga, Gucci and Luisa Beccaria…

And here are a few gorgeously girlie pieces I’ve spotted on the high street…

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This Rosie for Autograph camisole from M&S, £35, is too pretty to be saved for underwear. Paired with skinny blue jeans and thick cable-knit cardi, it’s perfect for the weekend.

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This blouse has a lovely Victoriana look, and is a bit of a bargain at £24.99, from H&M.

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I like the subtle ruffle on this dress from Vila, £38 from Asos. I think some ruffled dresses can look a bit stiff, but this one is quite minimal, and therefore very chic. The blush colour is also flattering on lots of skin tones.

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Oasis usually does a good line in florals, and this season is no different. This shirt, for £38, is just one of many seriously pretty flowery numbers it has in at the moment. See also this embroidered top…

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£32, Oasis

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Not a fan of pink? I’ve got a bit of a penchant for this green suede-style skirt from River Island. It’s just a soft and feminine, without the candy-coloured cuteness, and only £30.

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Ladylike dressing needs a midi-heeled shoe, and I think Topshop has one of the best selections out there. These silver strappies for £49 are prim and proper, but lend the look a nice futuristic vibe.

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Zara’s cute top-handle bag, for £29.99, is the perfect budget-friendly finishing touch for this look. And even if you’re having a grey day and can’t be bothered to throw on a floral dress or lacy skirt, add this little number to your jeans and jumper to look instantly a little more Elle Woods.

Bethan x

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