Mannish London

AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style AW14 street style When you have a husband that works hard all day and doesn’t come home until it’s dark outside, my outfit pictures and time with him have slightly suffered. Thanks to a little thing called a tripod, I went to London yesterday to do some press days and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to get some outfit pictures done.

After scouting around for a quiet street – I know that is nearly impossible in London, I found one behind Oxford Street and snapped these festival winter red pictures and I think the results are pretty good!

Using a timer on my canon, I was able to get these shots and even have a chat with the general public too, making this outing a pretty good success!

So apart from cameras and tripods, lets talk about fashion!

As menswear is always a good direction to experiment for AW, I wanted to create a rather boyish style that is still a little girlie but has a very mannish hint with strong colours and cuts.  Taking inspiration from navy’s, greys and long styles, I think this look does give a mannish feel but I still added a few interest points which is all me, me, me.

As coats are now needed for this horrid damp weather, I wanted to showcase(for a second time), this amazing coat from TK Maxx.  I found this amazing find at the new TK Maxx store in Westfield Stratford and now that the weather has cooled down, I can finally wear it out and about! As TK Maxx have some amazing finds in their 270 stores, it’s always a joy when you find something as amazing as this coat that can grow with you and build on your personal style.  With a nice lining and wool design, this coat has been great to style here and in another post and I can’t wait to wear this coat more and style it in unique and unusual ways.

It’s always nice to see what surprises you get in a goodie bag and I love this scarf/shawl from Mango that I received recently. With a bang-on-trend tartan and red for AW14, it’s a great accessory to throw on over an outfit and I think it looks amazing with this coat and casual boy look.  It’s uber warm too and it really gave this look some more interest and dimension.

I have worn a fair few tops from Threadless before but I totally love this new men’s one featuring Simba from The Lion King.  As navy and Simba has a little boyish calm to them,  I thought it looked great with this outfit and it makes me remember my love for Disney when I was a nipper.

I love a bag that grabs attention and this xbody from Sunita Mukhi grabbed loads when I was out and about yesterday. For a mere £40, these gorgeous lips are roomy enough for your daily essentials and has enough impact to really liven up a plain LBD or day look.  I love how it looks with this scarf and coat combo and it really shows off my personality and style perfectly.

Trainers are ideal for this season as the pavements can be pretty damp and slippery and these floral Gola x Liberty print trainers looked great with this boyish theme.  With a shape that wouldn’t look out of place in the 70’s, I love how comfortable these trainers are to wear all day and they look awesome with rolled up jeans and a throw-on look like this.

I pretty much live in jeans when it’s cold and these Tomboy cut ones from Superdry are one of the most comfortable pair I own.  With a relaxed cut that is slouchy and roomy, these jeans do have a slightly lower rise than I’m used to but once you add a belt, you will feel incredibly secure and toasty all day.  I love the contrast stitching that appeared when I rolled up the jeans and the overall style and colour looked great with this look and inspiration.

Coat – TK Maxx

Scarf – Mango

Top – Threadless

Jeans – Superdry

Bag – Sunita Mukhi

Trainers – Gola x Liberty

Images by Lois Spencer-Tracey

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