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With the unpredictable spring weather we’ve been having I thought for one of the outfits in my Independent Style feature I would go for an outfit that is semi-transitional for spring wear. This outfit works best for those days when it’s summer in the sun and winter in the shade which ultimately leads to you being far too warm or shivering with the cold. Here’s my version of a happy medium, layering up on knits on your top half is an easy way to wear less on the bottom. You still get the warmth from the jumpers which allows you to wear certain lower half garments that have been carefully stored all winter waiting for warmer days… Enter: The Trusty Culottes. I’ve had this Topshop pair since they hit stores last year along with my black scuba pair, also from Topshop (see here and here). I wore them all through summer and now finally I’m getting a chance to wear them again. Even though the holy gospel according to Man Repeller may say cropped trousers are going out, my devotion to these will not falter. (Although I’m also an advocate of the new silhouette which they proffer as this seasons go-to shape.) As you can probably tell if you follow my Instagram I have a slight obsession with trousers, especially those of the cropped variation and this obsession is one which is set to continue in my sartorial endeavours time and time again.

Style diary featured on 

Photographs by Liadh Connolly: 

Outfit details:

Roll neck knit- Forever 21

Jumper around waist- Zara

Culottes & Boots- Topshop

Bag- Céline Trio

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When the wind is actually a help instead of it’s usual hindrance! This is the second outfit from my style diary with, this full look is from Topshop Jervis available in store now. I’m completely obsessed with the waistcoat, it’s the perfect length, shape, and the wrap belt with D ring is such a nice finishing touch. This is a slightly more casual outfit than the last post, but is definitely still something you could wear out for dinner or drinks. If it feels too dressy for daytime swap the crossover blouse for an oversized vest or long sleeve jersey top and you’re good to go. And yes, you can see that I am still living in these Mom jeans and to be honest I can’t see myself giving them up in the foreseeable future either. They’re one of my best buys and they actually get better with age, I love how they’ve gotten so worn in looking as the frays turned into full rips after a bit of wear and tear. While it’s still a bit chilly out throw a knitted roll neck jumper on underneath the waist coat and swap the cut out boots for a more sensible- ie. something that will perhaps not turn your toes into full icicles- footwear choice, go for ankle boots tucked under the jeans or even just a pair of runners. Speaking of runners, my new found high street favourites are coming in the next post! Check back next week for the third outfit from my Independent Style Diary.

See the full feature here:


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Last week myself and Liadh shot a feature for It’s my first full published style feature and I am so happy with how it turned out! We shot a style diary of four different outfits, some casual and some more dressy, as I wanted to get a range of different styles across in the selection of looks. This is the first outfit and I think it’s my favourite of the bunch, I suppose it’s my take on the classic ‘white shirt, blue jeans’ look (á la Homer Simpson amongst others…) but it is far from basic. The shape of both the shirt and the jeans add an extra element to the uniform of many. I finished the outfit up with my New Look heels that were bought on sale before Christmas, my Céline Trio bag, and some simple rose gold accents. I saw a pair of similar jeans on Man Repeller last season and they have pleasantly haunted my dreams ever since… unfortunately those ones were by Rachel Comey and, thus, way out of budget! So, you can imagine my delight when I saw these beauties hanging on the rail in H&M College Green last month- I’ve a feeling we will be having a slight love affair this Spring…once the weather warms up a bit and cropped trousers can be an everyday reality again that is. Check back next week for the second outfit from my Independent Style Diary, or, if you are feeling impatient (!) see the full feature up online here:

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