When I was asked to style up some Spring pieces from high-street family favourite Matalan recently, I was more than happy to do so.
I love them for homeware heroes, eye-catching threads for the children and natty little numbers for me.
I have long been a crusader for mixing affordable fashion with a high end statement piece and there were rich pickings to choose from in Matalan’s spring new arrivals.
An outfit starts from the inside out and I was delighted to feature in Matalan’s piece on the importance of the right underwear for an outfit, which you can read for yourself, here.
Long gone are my days of making do with mis-matching undies or ill-fitting bras – its fit and feel all the way and my flat lays for the piece highlight my fave picks.
Great lingerie truly compliments an outfit and for me, make me feel fully dressed from head to toe!
Next, to the layers on the outside. The must-have blazer doing the rounds at the moment from Pierre Balmain has such a hefty price tag that this piece sent shivers down my spine as a sassy alternative.
My friend Kate – a discerning classy lassie – instantly fell in love with this jacket, after feeling the plump warm luxe material in her fingers and declaring that ‘no way is this Matalan????’ and couldn’t believe the £40 cost. This roomy, chic cross body bag featured here is one of Matalan’s new season finest and is a dead ringer for the latest catwalk looks.
That’s the thing with style, it should never be about the price tag, quality can come at any price and it is often all about discovering a hidden gem that’s purse-friendly and pleasing to the eye.
I adore this blazer and will be rocking it at the London Fashion Week shows coming up later this week.
Team this look with my signature Chanel bag and statement Chloe boots and et voila, a wardrobe staple is born! These boots were an investment piece and so versatile as it is nigh-on impossible to find on-trend navy boots, dontcha think?
I am in dire need of some floral infusion in my life right now as these long grey days hopefully draw to a close soon, so the burst of colour in this blossoming frill sleeve top put a smile firmly on my face. Add an obligatory pair of stretch skinny jeans from the bevy of choices from Matalan and we have a winner!
The frill sleeve added depth to the look and the plethora of colours embedded in this top is a real eye-catcher.
Ponytail days will be winners too, as they will show off the clever detail on the back.
I had so many compliments on my outfit, and it was super comfy to wear whilst I felt stylish and sassy all at once.
This is a fashion combo that will see me through these trans-seasonal months and beyond.
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*This is a collaborative post and as always, all views and opinions are my own xxx