Picks Of The Week

So a new season is almost upon is. Whilst the "Summer" in Ireland has been less than Summery you can be sure that as soon as September rolls around and the school uniforms are out again that the sun will indeed show its face!  I digress. Summer stock is now only to be seen hanging in lonely corners of stores and in scant amounts of the Sale sections on websites. Winter woollies can now be seen in abundance. Rich berry shades are interspersed with suede (the new leather) and velvet. Shapes are predominantly 70's inspired with a-line skirts and flared jeans or trousers being seen in the majority of the bigger fashion houses collections. There is no need to run out now and buy an entire new wardrobe. For one, not many of us could afford to do this and secondly the way fashion works now, there are new collections delivered so frequently it could make your head spin!

For now I've picked what I think you should be considering this week from the high street in terms of investment pieces. These pieces are perfect to wear as we transition from Summer to Autumn and beyond.

First up is Zara.com They have produced another stellar collection. They manage yet again to blend that elusive cool girl edge with wearability. I have chosen this knitted jacket as my first star buy from ZARA this season for a few reasons; I think this piece would work really hard in your wardrobe. Wear it over summer dresses with ankle boots and bare legs right now. For the less brave, it will smarten a pair of jeans. Personally I think this would work great as a coat until the really cold weather sets in. This easy piece is bang on trend with the faux-shearling collar being a nod to the 70's. That said  I guarantee that this is something you will pull out of your wardrobe year after year. The warm maroon colour is very complimentary to Irish skin tones but is subtle enough to be neutral. It is also available in a brown mix that would actually pass as black. But to me the real beauty of this jacket is that depending on your personal style, it really will work in with most peoples wardrobes; it can be classic, cool or edgy. Very clever indeed. I will be buying this and wearing it ala Ali Mc Graw in Love Story with a chunky knitted scarf and hat. Not matching though. Never matching! 


Next up are these beauties from River Island Admittedly Leopard Print is not for everyone but if like me, your wardrobe is predominantly made up of black clothing, these boots will be the perfect addition to your new season shoe wardrobe. In addition leopard print never goes out of fashion. The secret to wearing leopard print is to wear it in very small amounts. For me that is in my accessories. Wear these boots now with your jean ends rolled. For a night out try a simple little black dress and bare legs for a touch of French girl chic, which incidentally is one of the stories that River Island are including this season- La Parisienne. They will work equally well with opaque tights in a month or so. There are other boots around this season that resemble these but River Island have definitely won the high street battle with their pair by adding the metallic accent and perfect heel height.  With Dolce and Gabbana showing a similar if not less wearable and obviously affordable pair, these boots are sure to sell out quick time so get yours now!

My last pick for this week is this sleek jumpsuit from Mango. There are endless styling options with this piece. For now it can be worn as the model is wearing it. But think further into the season and this can be worn layered with a shirt or polo, chunky knitwear, tights and boots. Wear it with flats for work or add heels for evening. Statement jewellery will finish this look off! Brilliantly versatile!
Blog Soon,
Susanne @ Fashion Floats FF x.