Lookbook: Beautiful boots

Today’s lookbook is inspired by my latest New Look purchase: a simply beautiful pair of winter boots which I can see myself wearing for a long time.

Winter boots from New LookThe thing I love about these boots is that they’re adaptable – they’re suitable for casual wear, office formal and evening glam. Here are a few ideas of how to work this fab footwear during the winter months.

# 1 – C A S U A L W E A R

Beautiful Boots Lookbook #1 - casual wear

# 2 – O F F I C E F O R M A L

Beautiful Boots Lookbook #2 - Office formal

# 3 – E V E N I N G G L A M

Beautiful Boots Lookbook #3 - Evening glam

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Lewis-Manning A/W 2014 Fashion Show: The Lookbook

As you may remember, on October 2nd I went along to the Lewis-Manning Fashion Show in Poole, and it really inspired me to use charity shops to keep my wardrobe bang on trend, but still affordable.  You can read my previous post here.

Unfortunately there were no photographs available when I wrote my previous post, but now they’ve been released I thought I would take the opportunity to show you all my favourite – and the most inspired – outfits of the night, courtesy of photographer Tanita Cox.

I61A2006-Edit I61A2011-Edit I61A2032-Edit I61A2079-Edit I61A2092-Edit I61A2132-EditI hope these autumn/winter trends have given you some ideas for the coming cold weather and party season!

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Lookbook – contrasting textures, fabrics and prints

Guess who’s back, back again, altrocklife’s back, tell a friend…

Sorry about that, I couldn’t resist a little lyric pun to mark my return.  My holiday in Cyprus was pretty fabulous, and I’ve eaten enough kebabs, extremely alcoholic cocktails and fancy fish salads to keep my tummy happy for a long time.

Multiple contrasting textures within outfits is one of my favourite things right now, and one of the looks I’ll be sporting at Leeds festival this year.  I headed over to my Polyvore to show you some of my favourite combinations.

1 – Acid wash + Check/tartan

Acid wash and tartan/check



I have an outfit much like the one on the right which I absolutely love, except my shirt is from Topman and is made up of red and green colours.  I like the subtle pattern that acid washing creates in contrast with bolder check prints.

2 – Lace + florals

Lace and florals



I love the colour combination of nude tones and black in the outfit on the left.  A lot of lace comes in floral patterns anyway, so this duo was an obvious choice.

3 – Fur and leather

Leather and fur


This combination may seem obvious, as items like the bomber jacket above have been around for decades. However, subtle flashes of fur can really soften leather accents in an outfit.

What do you guys think of my combinations – and can you think of any I missed? Comment or tweet to let me know!

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