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This Prada top is made of the softest silk/cotton mix fabric and I love its simplicity, it balances out the more structured fabric and design of the F21 linen mix peplum skirt. The look is quite smart but made more fun with the vintage snake-print clutch and hot pink Kurt Geiger peep toe heels. A full shoe can look a little harsh with bare legs and a shorter skirt, the peep toe makes the loo sweeter and more summery.

Top, Prada

Skirt, Forever 21

Vintage Bag, ORVintage

Shoes, Carvela, Kurt Geiger

Yours,

Whisty Xx

Stripes have this really wicked way of making a look seem more bright and vibrant even if they’re black and white stripes. Monochrome can look a bit uniform like, but add stripes, leather (or pleather) and platform boots and monochrome becomes more chilled out. The sleeveless Primark blouse has a clever double collar detail, the underneath collar is black to match the placket (the bit where the buttons go) and the top collar is white to march the shirt and tie-in the whole piece. Without the second white collar, the black detail would look a little detached and awkward.

The River Island leather-look leggings are the easy to wear and the Korky’s Lita-style boots are really high but really easy to wear.

Jacket and faux leather trousers, River Island

Contrast sleeveless shirt, Penneys / Primark

Boots, Korky’s

Yours,

Whisty Xx

The best thing about January is the prospect of a new year, a new mind set and less importantly but more fun, a new set of colours to introduce into your wardrobe. Most of the clothes here are high street, mainstream shops tend to address and implement new season colours as soon as the January sales signs go up. (Nothing, however, makes me not want to buy something cheap from last season, than the rails of fresh, crisp spring colours for the new season).

I wore this Warehouse cardigan back-to-front because the weave in the lace is too loose to wear it the right way ’round with out another top underneath. A second top would’ve ruined the look by taking away the pretty simplicity of the lace. I took the label out of the inside of the cardigan as it would have been seen at the front neckline. The simple pale turquoise pencil skirt and hot pink clutch (both Primark) were a perfect way of introducing colour to the look and the thick gold chain adds a little edge to an otherwise pretty look.

Cardigan (worn back-to-front), Warehouse

Skirt, Penneys / Primark

Heeled Loafers, New Look

Gold Chain, ORVintage

Yours,

Whisty Xx

Natural fabrics are the only way to keep comfortably warm in winter. Cashmere, leather and vintage rabbit fur in tones of black and silver are what I wore here. The shorts were leather biker trousers that I cut and just turned up the hems. I like the zip detail at the front, it makes them a little different from the sea of leather shorts you see at the moment.

Whenever I wear this cashmere polo-neck jumper I have to wear my Tiffany silver pearls over the neck. It’s a little quirk in my sense of style, which on most days rarely touches on classic styling. I quite like how it surprises me. The boots I’ve had for years and because they’ve got such a thick platform at the front, they keep my toes warm in winter. The vintage ‘H’- monogrammed bucket bag is my new favourite.

Fur Jacket, Leather Shorts, Bucket Bag, all ORVintage

Cashmere Polo Neck, M&S

Necklace, Tiffany & Co.

Boots, Schuh

Yours,

Whisty Xx

Cheap shades are so much easier to wear. When I wear my expensive ones, I’m constantly having to check they’re still on my face. I think I got these aviators on a market stall somewhere. The TS dress and jacket were birthday presents, (well vouchers) I don’t usually wear faux leather, it makes you perspire. Topshop didn’t have any real leather biker jackets in stock, but I love this one, it’s a good compromise, I just hope it lasts alright. The dress is more than likely supposed to be Empire line but I have a short torso, so the elasticated part comes to my waist naturally. Lucky. The belt and bag are vintage, croc leather and tan leather respectively. The mock-stockings are a prettier more elegant version of the ones that have saturated the market. The suede KG boots are pretty impossible to walk on cobbles in, bit they’re one of the highest pairs I own.

Dress & Biker Jacket, Topshop.com

Bag, Belt & Necklace, ORVintage

Tights, Penney’s / Primark

Shoes, KG Kurt Geiger

Yours,

Whisty, Xx

The kimono I got from a vintage shop, it’s metallic and has iridescent colours, of turquoise and purple through it. It had a matching vest top, that I gave to a friend.  That would probably been a bit much. The H&M dress is simple black cotton/lycra, it’s basically a long-line vest top. The necklace is a silver ‘Whisky’ decanter label that I attached to a silver chain, the rings are collected from all over. The metallic TS socks mirror slightly the shininess of the kimono and the burnt-orange of the KG sandals give the outfit a shot of colour.

Kimono, Thrifted

Dress, H&M

Socks, Topshop

Shoes, KG Kurt Geiger

Necklace, ORVintage

Yours,

Whisty Xx

Hat & Jumper, Once Removed Vintage

Shorts, Chloé

Boots, River Island

Yours,

Whisty Xx