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Winter Outfit Inspiration – Casual Sock Boots

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Just before Christmas I had an email from JD Williams asking if I wanted to collaborate on a post and I was SO excited. Initially I was thinking of writing about party shoes (glittery heels included) and putting together some outfit inspo for you guys but then I stumbled onto the ankle boots section and completely forgot all about that. I’m a little bit obsessed when it comes to boots, in fact I already have way too many but there’s just something about a classic boot that’s so versatile, so they always seem like a good investment. These boots are from the Violeta range by Mango and are a casual nod to the sock boot trend that is very much hanging around. Just way more comfy than the stiletto kind! I love how chic they are too and really pull together this everyday outfit with very minimal effort.

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“I think this outfit is very reflective of that too. This is everyday me, not too dressy. It’s just comfort paired with great accessories.”

Just before the new year I felt like I was loosing my creative juice a little bit and I’ve also been struggling to find time (as always) to create new content for this blog. Sometimes getting caught up in comparing yourself to other people can really kill your vibe too but I’m finally learning to zone that out and remember why I started Style Rarebit in the first place. Because I love blogging!

I think this outfit is very reflective of that. This is everyday me, not too dressy. Just comfort paired with great accessories which is pretty much my go to philosophy when it comes to getting dressed. I think we would all agree that the number one goal is to look totally polished without having to make much effort at all. This look is essentially jeans and a jumper but tying a satin ribbon around my waist and dressing it up with a blazer is the perfect way to cheat looking like you’ve made loads of effort. I think that’s why the boots work so well too, being structured they are the perfect day boot if you want to look put together. They also look super expensive and the unusual heel (that metallic is everything!) means they add extra interest if you’re wearing plain clothes. They’re also on sale right now so even more of an incentive to pick them up… I love them with my mom jeans too as they’re tight on the ankle they sit really well underneath and give the illusion that my legs are slimmer.

If you take nothing else from this post just get to investing in some good boots this season that will totally dress up a zero effort look. Maybe even two pairs?

Shop boots here

Photographs by Sarah Barnes

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Style Rarebit 2017

Well hello there. Here I am! First outfit post of 2017 and the first of many more to come. For me this year marks a big change, I’ve spent far too long thinking about how I want my life to be. This is the year where I just have to go and get it, stop thinking and start doing.

Like a lot of people my age, I felt the slump after finishing university so frustrating. You’re no longer being creative on a daily basis and the reality of having to work jobs you hate sets in. Equally I know that a normal 9 to 5 is not for me and even though I’m not sure exactly where I want to go, I know that this blog is my favourite hobby. I’m going to try this year to make this more of a priority and really start pushing it as a medium to be more creative and broaden my horizons (I bloody hate that expression but you know what I mean). I think surrounding myself with people who want the same as me will only help to push us all in the right direction.

I love my blog and I love the opportunities, people and knowledge that it’s brought to me so far. I’m starting to branch out a little bit too with YouTube and doing more projects with brands, which is an amazing learning curve. I am more excited, positive and motivated for StyleRarebit than ever before and I hope you are too. Here’s to more stripy trousers and me rambling on video, whoop whoop!

TOP: MANGO SALE

TROUSER: LIMITED COLLECTION SALE

SHOE: FAITH

BAG: ZARA

PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH BARNES

Embroidery : The High Street Edit

This is the biggest trend of the season and its emblazoned on pretty much everything. The heavy floral embroidery has trickled down from the catwalk and is the easiest way to bring your wardrobe up to date. In light of this I’ve picked a few affordable pieces from the high street to get you inspired.

 

 

stylerarebit.com1. Bomber Jacket £99 Biba

2. Embroidered Scarf £39.99 H&M

3. Bag 22.99 New Look

4. Body suit by Glamorous £26 Topshop

5. Velvet bomber £69 Topshop

stylerarebit.com1. Embroidered shirt £59.99 Mango

2. Jacket £60 Monki

3. Embroidered Dress £85 Asos

stylerarebit.com1.Khaki Embroidered Jacket £28 Tu Clothing

2. Denim Jacket £44 HOF

3. High Neck Top £40 Oasis

4. Jeans £68 Topshop

What to Buy // The Mini Bag Edit

There is nothing I love more than a mini bag. It’s the one thing that encourages you to throw out all those receipts, downsize your credit cards and live a shoulder pain free life. So in light of my fondness I though I would select a few of my favourites this season for your shopping pleasure. I feel like a mini bag is also the perfect opportunity to add some colour and some crazy to your wardrobe in a little dose. So don’t be shy with your choices.stylerarebit.com

From left to right: Knot Cross Body Bag, £29.99 Mango // Mini Metropolis Bag, £250 Furla // Beaded Bag, £29.99 Zara // Mix & Match Mini Bag, £35.99 Zara // Double Baguette, £1,590 Fendi

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From left to right: Shoulder bag, £1,250 Jimmy Choo // Mini Drew Bag, £1,230 Chloe // Dionysus Mini, £1,040 Gucci // Vixon Bag, £30 Skinny Dip // B-Rockstud Micro, £1,525 Valentino

Mango Mango

stylerarebit.com stylerarebit.comHey everyone. So sales are pretty much ending now but I’ve been so busy recently, I haven’t had much time to share my purchases. The Mango sale was incredible though and there are still some really lovely pieces online. I first got this little bag which has been my favourite recent purchase. It’s not real leather which I normally avoid but I loved the style so much I bypassed my rule. I then went into town with my mum to buy clothes for her holiday and I ended up buying these stripy trousers. I love them! The glasses unfortunately were not sale but they are super cool and completely affordable, so justified. I’ve paired them with a long tunic here as I felt like a crop top would be too obvious and I like how relaxed it looks. Let me know if you’ve made any good sale purchases and make sure to catch up with my last post featuring Swag and Tassel. Happy Weekend!

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SUNGLASSES // MANGO

TOP // M&S COLLECTION

BELT // VINTAGE

TROUSER // MANGO SALE (similar here)

SHOES // ZARA

BAG // MANGO SALE

Seeing Double Denim

stylerarebit.com stylerarebit.comDouble denim is the one fashion faux pas I just can’t seem to figure out. Is it ok, is it not ok? Is it ok if you mix different colours? Who knows… who cares.

I think now that I’m getting older (practically ancient here at 24) I seem to care a lot less for trends and more for what I actually want to wear. When your younger all you want to do is look the same as everyone else but as you get older you want to be more of an individual. It becomes less about being cool and more about dressing for your lifestyle and exploring your personal sense of fashion.

I feel like the older you get the more comfortable you feel in your own skin anyway and who cares what people say? If that fluro 80s jumpsuit or pair of mustard yellow cords are calling your name, you go for it.

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Shirt: H&M Menswear

Jeans: Mango

Shoes: Zara

The Johnny Sack Camel Coat

Before I found this coat, I had been binge watching ‘The Sopranos’ for quite a while. If there’s one person I love from that show it’s Johnny Sack and if you watch it, you’ll know he has a pretty killer camel coat.

Now this coat is not Johnny Sack status but it’s cool enough for me (a small town, non mobster gal). Since the day I found it I haven’t taken it off and I probably never will.

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Coat: Vintage

Polo: Uniqlo

Jeans: Mango

Bag H&M

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Marina Dreamer

stylerarebit.comSo I thought I would go glam for my last summer post at the Marina. Any sun from here on in is definitely worth a celebration right?stylerarebit.com

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D R E S S : Mango

H E E L S : Missguided

P H O T O G R A P H Y : Keith Davies

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Upcycled & Minimalist

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So I bought this old coat a while ago with the intention of cutting off the sleeves, but I kinda liked wearing it as it was. However as I hadn’t got it out for a while, I thought I would finally get the scissors and create a long waistcoat after all.

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I’ve always loved Vintage and up cycling old pieces, there’s something to be said for creating your own clothes and playing around with thrifted garments. I see waistcoats like this on Pinterest all the time that are no doubt a world outside my budget, but a little imagination and a sewing kit goes a long way.

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Polo Jumper MANGO, Jeans REISS,

Waistcoat THRIFTED, Bag ZARA,

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