As you cannot fail to have noticed from my many, many tweets and Facebook posts, last Thursday was my all day live Style Surgery for Motilo! A huge thank you to everyone who sent in their style dilemmas. Whether or not my solutions were remotely helpful, I had such fun concocting them. The project was another thing that made me feel very, very lucky – if slightly disbelieving – that having finally finished uni I’m now doing this blogging thing as an actual job. I mean seriously, what could be better than spending a day choosing outfits and then getting to call it “work”?! Not much in my opinion. Let’s hope collaborations with the lovely likes of Motilo keep a’coming, eh! One of the downsides to doing this project has perhaps been that I’m now absolutely desperate to shop, shop, shop. Given how divine some of these pieces are, can you blame me? Without further ado, here are a few of my personal favourite Style Solutions…
Stand out in a sea of floral prints with this effortlessly elegant, crochet Chloe number. Monochrome acessories and a tailored jacket will make you the most polished guest in the place!
If you want to wear this season’s cropped tops without showing too much tum, a high waisted full skirt is your sartorial saviour! Pair with midi heels and oversized shades for an effortless day to night look.
A simple slip dress is perfect for showing off super bright lingerie. Cover up with a denim jacket and add chunky heeled mules for a tougher edge.
Sometimes wearing heels all day is a necessity of life but even then, no one wants to be limping by lunchtime. The width of Coach’s heels help reduce the pressure on your ankles and the simple, open toed mules style is smart enough to take you through to evening, but won’t look ridiculous in the office.
Comfortable chic is the name of the game, roomy culottes and stripes galore are the answer! Footwear needs to be vaguely practical but avoid flip flop boredom with Sophia Webster’s jazzy sandals.
Go for varied textured and tones and add hits of colour via your accessories… Avoiding red wine may be wise too.
If you’re wearing trainers for night, they’d better be good ones, and these Valentino beauties most certainly are! Keep it simple with a leather bag and loosely tailored jacket for daytime, then come 6pm swap that tote for a colour pop clutch, lose the jacket and add statement jewellery.
Follow my Motilo profile for more Style Solutions, the surgery may be over but you can still send me your dilemmas!
Love Ella. X