How To Style to beat the HEAT

There comes a point in the year where you know it is just too hot to wear that beloved and cushy leather jacket or those freaking expensive Prada knee-length boots that have you living off bread and water. Unless, of course you live in the north or south pole or something. But, just because the heat is kicking in and you are a sweaty mess despite the 20 showers  and going through five bottles of deodorant a day, doesn’t mean you just need to stick to a stained tank and boring, common jean shorts. Whether the summer has already come or is around the corner for you, here are a few outfits to help ya out:


This a fun, simple look, with a play on tropical shades with the forest green top and golden yellow heels. Both the shorts and top are linen – which is great to beat the heat. The top sits loosely on your shoulders, but has a tie at the waist to add a nice shape. The white shorts can be worn under the top or with the top tucked in. The simple heels adds a fresh twist and with a few dainty rings, the look is done.



This is a simple look, but there is an added complexity with the mix off patterns and fit. This cool bright-pastel (what?!) striped top is fitted and cropped while the tiny-gingham print shorts are a little looser and a softer texture, thus creating a pleasing balance. Add a pair of spunky heels or flats in white.



A look suited for a party or fancy-event, this goes to show you don’t need a fancy dress to look classy and stay heat-free. Pair a deep-v neck crop top with long palazzos, maybe like the gorgeous lace ones shown below, and top off with cool statement earrings, a simple clutch and possibly a braided hairdo.



An outfit to certainly brighten the day, this is a fun, flirty look. Pair a bright lace crop top with floral printed shorts, a step above from the shredded jean shorts, definitely. To finish, add a bangle (or ten!) and wear simple flats, but if you don’t mind wearing shoes in the heat, go for your fave sneakers.



A quick last-minute outfit, pair any peasant blouse you’ve got with a pair of ripped boyfriend jeans. Peasant blouses are cute, loose and comfortable in the heat, and come in a variety of patterns. Add some glam with bright, bold heels and a gold watch.



This t-shirt style dress is perfect for those disgustingly warm days,but you still want to look put together. Feel free to add shorts underneath. Complete the look with gladiator sandals, a quirky charm bracelet and a chic hat.


Finally here are a few dresses, and a romper, as I wanted to show you a few styles and examples of dresses that will make you the chicest and classiest guest at the party, but won’t leave you with giant sweat patches (we’ve all been there). Try wrap dresses or rompers in slightly more expensive-looking fabrics. Pastel shades are great too and spaghetti straps will be your saviour! Good luck!bth6








How To Style: Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts – they come in all colours, wraps and patterns, but they retain that special element that makes you want to wear one all day and night; that long, flowing length.

You can swoosh them around and feel like you’re in a ballgown, or buy a bright  pattern and imagine you’re walking barefoot on the beach. Either way, long skirts are here to stay, so here are a few ways to style them:


This look is a little, okay – a lot, more dressy than the usual maxi skirt and tank top for the mall combo, but its amazing what you can do with a good quality, black maxi skirt. Here, I’ve just added a pale pink crop top, a charming crystal necklace and super cool ring. To finish I added these gorgeous, dainty nude heels with pink floral accents to match with the top.



A little more of a casual look, this vibrant bohemian skirt is the star of the outfit. Pair it with a simple, fitted black top, a denim vest and killer heels to add glam to an otherwise simple outfit.



Back to the fancy, polished look – this time with this lovely, ruffled red skirt. This is the perfect date night or party look, where flair meets class. Add a simple black lace crop top and a cool, small bag with an unexpected but pale shade. Finish off with simple pointed-toe nude heels.



This is a simple look for a weekend out and/or hanging out with friends on a hot summer day. Ive paired this basic, flowy skirt in this lovely yellow shade with a loose spaghetti-strap tank with a vintage floral pattern. To finish off, I added blue  lace-up flats that tie in with the colour in the floral print and these dainty gold earrings to frame the face.




How To Style: Denim Overalls

Usually in denim, this one-piece has been flying off the shelves and making it big from everyday strolls in the park to the hottest fashion blogs. Here are a couple ways to style ’em:

1-This cool wide-leg pair can be dressed up with his loose bohemian floral top. Add a chic gold watch and/or bracelets and pair of pointed heels that go with your top.



A little more casual, this everyday look can be achieved by wearing a short-leg overall, like the faded one shown here and add a well-fitting tank or crop top, in a colour or print of your choice. Throw on a complementing flannel and rocker stud-boots to finish.oa3

This simple pair is jazzed up with a sliver sequined crop top, lovely chunky heels and to add that needed pop of colour-a bright orange bag. Thus, you can balance out the casual of the overalls with colour and sparkles!


This look is a little more fun-and comfy!-with the adage of this pastel rainbow print sweatshirt. Add your fave pair of Vans and here I’ve added some glam with these gorgeous rhinestone earrings that call on the colours of the sweatshirt.


This chic black overall is jazzed up with this really cool, printed full-sleeve top. Accessorize with a pair of pumps or wedges and add a summery pair of sunnies and a faux suede hat.


How To Style: Animal Print

The animal print trend rises and falls with the passing seasons. Some people sneer at it in disgrace, others dress up head to toe in it and look like some strange hybrid animal.

Sometimes it is a can be a little confusing as to how to wear animal print so that it doesn’t overwhelm you, but isn’t just a skinny scarf around your neck. Here are a few ways to subtly ease into this common trend:


This is a simple outfit, especially if you want a toned down look.The colours in the clothes mirror the pattern in the faux snakeskin boots, which can be quite the stylish wardrobe staple. Wear them with a pair of well fitted black pants or jeans and a textured cream top. Finish off with a comfortable, flowing grey coat.



A little brighter look, this grey leopard print crop top gets a fresh update with these vibrant, happy, green culottes. Add a simple black coat for those colder evenings and a pair of nude loafers are perfect for roaming around the city.



Another beautiful monochrome look, it is based around that lovely zebra print purse.Add a fitted grey or tweed dress, chunky sole shoes with ankle socks and a bold gold choker for that glam touch.



The bright red and tiger print go together like bread and butter! This is an eye-catching pair that’s sure to gain compliments. Add a sweet, black fringe scarf, simple black watch and earthy brown ankle boots to finish.



This final look plays a little more with pattern, but nonetheless they work together. I’ve paired this black giraffe print pant with this adorable floral top. Those scandalous bright pink heels tie in with the petals on the top and a simple off-white clutch adds the finishing touch.




How To style: Sequins

When we think sequins, we think a lot of things; sparkles, shiny, bold, gaudy, too much, not enough of it!

Sequins seem to be the ongoing attire for new year parties and dinners and everything in between, but after that clock strikes 12, you know you will never wear your sparkly sweater or golden pants again. But, I’m here to show you sequins can be worn throughout the year, from casual parties to date night, and it doesn’t always have to look garish and overwhelming. So, here are 5 outfits:


Sequins don’t have to completely cover a garment and catch too much attention. Here is an understated pair of scallop edge shorts with dull sliver sequin detailing. It is very easy on the eye, but still adds that oomph to your look. I’ve added an emerald green crop top to add some colour. Add a bomber to give an edgy look, or if its a little chilly, and complete the look with thigh-high boots and a gold watch.



Sequins pieces in dark colours are always unexpected and add a touch of glamour to any look. To let the skirt be the star of the show, I’ve kept it casual with a loosely tucked striped tee, an adorable bow clutch and cool silver earrings.



This is quite a classy and glam look, even with a pair of sequin pants! Black sequins are very pretty and eye-catching, but not too crazy, so it works well in many occasions. Here, I’ve paired it with a flowy pale pink top that ties at the waist to give it more definition. Add a gold statement necklace, cute, simple box clutch/purse and camel shoes. To keep things a little different and casual, I’ve added a denim jacket, but feel free to take things a little formal with a trench coat or blazer.



This is more of a party look, but again, you aren’t drowning in sparkles. Pair a simple sequined crop top, like the one here, with a clean white pencil skirt, automatically making the look classier. Add a flowy long shrug, and keep the shoes simple, possibly monochrome.



This is a gorgeous sequin dress, with a really unique pattern and a halter neck. Find a dress like this one where sequins aren’t only the main component, find a dress with an interesting pattern, texture or even length, so there’s more to it than just shine. Give it some edge with a motorcycle jacket and grey suede boots. Add some slim gold and silver bangles for arm candy and seal the deal with a bright, popping lipstick shade.



How To Style: For Work

Ok, you’re late for work, you have no time for coffee, but oh you must have your coffee, your hair is unwashed and you smell mildly of cat pee, you don’t know what to wear, guess it’s another day of pants and a shirt and those battered nude pumps.

Well, it doesn’t have to work that way. Putting together outfits for work is easy, you just need to find out how to polish your style a bit and tweak it so that its a little more formal and a little less deep v-neck, depending on your workplace.

Here are 4 outfits so you can be inspired for those dreary Mondays, plus its easy to wear them out after work to dinner or party too! Just keep reading:


Here, I’ve paired this off-shoulder, bright orange dress with a simple blazer that can be removed after work, to bare a little skin. Add a sleek, classic watch and nude pumps and you’re done!



This shirt is really cool since it is a blend of formal and sparkly (yay!), so there won’t be any tutting at work but you’ll certainly capture people’s attention. Add a pair of sleek, black culottes, strappy sandals and a black purse to really let the top shine!ww2


A little more of a daring look, but its all about balance. Since I have such a vibrant blue in this gorgeous, flowy palazzo, I’ve added a crisp white button up and a white blazer with black detailing. Keep the minimalism going with a pale pink lip and shiny oxfords and let the pants do all the talking!



This outfit is for those boring, gloomy days where you (and probably the rest of the office) wouldn’t mind a bit of brightness. This comfy, mid-length sleeve blouse complements the yellow in the daisies on the lovely floral pencil skirt, so the look is cohesive, rather than fighting for attention. Add a simple, compact bag and short, chunky-heeled shoes which are great if you walk around a lot!


Hey, a quick reminder, if you want to see more or want me to do a part 2, do tell! Thanks for reading!

How To Style: Denim Skirts

Denim skirts started popping up towards the end of last year and have really been hitting the streets in full force since. It’s a really cool trend that’s been brought back, and they come in a variety of lengths and styles. Although it may seem like something you used to wear when you were 9, pair them with the right pieces and you can take them from brunch with friends to dinner with the mother-in-law 😉


This look is an ode to the vintage history of the skirt. Pair the solid skirt with a patterned sweater crop-top, cool, chunky-heeled shoes and a deep red lip. add a pair of thick-rimmed cat-eye style sunnies and you’re good to go.



This is another simple, but classy look. Polish off the frayed edges of the skirt with a flowy, clean, cropped white tee. Add a striped blazer on top for an little fun but a little  formality and finish off with leopard print shoes for an unexpected twist!



This is one’s a little more dressy. Tuck in a romantic, flouncy top like this one, into a long, fitted denim skirt, preferably with a side split, like the one shown. Add a simple crossbody for any essentials and a neutral heel.



Ah, the infamous denim-on-denim look. I’ve paired a denim crop-top with this vibrant blue mid-length skirt, switching up the shades of blue. Kick it back with some chunky-soled sneakers and make your outfit pop with a bright clutch. Dainty gold chains are welcome.



A little more bohemian this time. This lovely, asymmetrical, frilled piece really caught my eye, and I kept it simple and chic on top with a patterned bralette. Add a little structure and toughness to the look with a faux red leather jacket, to complement the vibrant patterns on the top. Add simple, studded flats and you’re ready for the day, or night.



Suitable for a more fancy occasion, this outfit makes you look like you spent a lot of time on it, although its quite easy to put together. I’ve taken this overly-distressed denim skirt and classed it up with an off-shoulder blue and white striped top, with a matching deep blue clutch. Slip on some killer boots in a toned-down, but eye-catching colour and finish up with your fave choker!