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How To Adapt The Normcore Trend

The normcore trend was one of the biggest styles from 2014; involving everything from Céline-inspired clothes, minimalist dressing, and even saw the return of Birkenstocks.

It might be 2015, but this trend won’t be going anywhere for the rest of the summer. Incorporate some of the hottest normcore trends into your wardrobe with our easy guide below.

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Slides

Birkenstocks, flat sandals, slides, and trainers were one of the biggest shoe trends of 2014. Anything flat and comfortable became an essential, and we’re finally glad that comfort is now fashionable! A pair of black and white trainers are the easiest way to make this trend part of your wardrobe.

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Oversized coat

If weather permits, an oversized coat adds the finishing touch to any type of outfit. Throw it over a playsuit, denim jeans, a little black dress, or even a pair of cropped trousers. Stick to basic tones of black, white, and neutrals which are easy to chop and change with various outfits.

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Plaid

Bring a little grunge to any outfit by throwing on a plaid shirt over the top. This effortless look is best if you’re living in a colder climate, but you can always tie it around the waist if the weather warms up.

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Cropped trousers

A pair of cropped trousers are the ultimate way to take your outfit from day to night. Change sneakers or slides to a pair of (comfortable heels), and an elegant clutch or tote bag.

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Sweatshirt

An oversized sloppy-joe or sweatshirt is a winter essential, and oh-so affordable at the same time! Grey marl is a popular choice for both men and women who want to keep their colour palette minimal at best.

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So there you have it – an introductory guide to the normcore trend. While it isn’t for everyone, there are a few great pieces that we could all add into our wardrobe!

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January 14, 2015

How To Style A Silk Blouse

A silk button-down blouse remains a classic piece in a modern girl’s wardrobe. Worn by the greats including Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, and even Brigitte Bardot, it’s an easy way to bring some sophistication to your outfit.

Whether you prefer to tuck or un-tuck, below are just a few different ways to style the perfect silk blouse.

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Denim cut-off

Make like Alexa Chung and wear a slim-fitted silk blouse with your favourite pair of denim shorts. Heels work well if you’re heading out for dinner, otherwise black ballet flats are always better for a casual day out.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Pencil skirt

Bring a level of sophistication to your outfit by wearing your silk blouse with a form-fitting pencil skirt. Whether you prefer a leather, cotton, or polyester blend, it’s just important to feel comfortable in whatever you’re wearing.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

High-waisted trousers

If you’re heading out for some casual work drinks, spice up your outfit with some high-waisted trousers. They will elongate your legs, especially when paired with nude shoes or sandals.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Mini skirt

A leather mini skirt is an essential in any girl’s wardrobe. Wear with tights during the colder months, and let your legs out during the warmer weather with your favourite handbag and flat sandals.

How To Style A Silk Blouse

Jeans

A classic pair of boyfriend jeans and a silk blouse are best friends forever! They are the perfect outfit you can literally put together in 2 minutes (or whenever you don’t have half the morning to get ready).

How To Style A Silk Blouse

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November 30, 2014