Why hello there everybody, I hope you're doing really well and you've had a bloody gorgeous weekend!
Mine was spent with family and binge watching the entire Stranger Things 2 series (I mean, HOW GOOD WAS IT!!?!) and it was really bloody lovely indeed!
But anyhoo, enough of those escapades and more on the lovely little guest I bring to meganellaby.com today. You all know the absolutely drop dead gorgeous Amy, writer and creator of LittleMagpie.com right!?
If not then what rock have you been living under eh? Amy was one of the very first style blogs I stumbled upon five years ago now, and whilst she inspired me by the shed load back then with how god damn stylish she was and still, five years later, remains to be, she is now a v close pal of mine, one of the many wonderful things that comes from this world of blogging.
Her blog is one of my go-tos each and every week and I highly suggest you add her to your reading list and give her a wee follow on Instagram. See how that little "wee" popped out there, Amy's Scottish and inspires not only my style but apparently my speech too... What an influencer!
Now we're v good friends, and despite living around 350 miles away, we keep in touch almost every day and are lucky enough to be in a deep, meaningful relationship where brands now know to target us as a pair if they want to invite us anywhere, yeah srsly!
So with that we put our little pea brains together and came up with a fun way to FINALLY collaborate, so today, I bring to you the first instalment of Two Style The Trends and I bloody hope you enjoy it!
So yes, we decided to style up TWO key trends for AW17.
You can clearly see we've decided to champion the seventies in this post, and Amy will be showcasing how we take on the whole Razzle Dazzle trend which is taking the fashion world by storm this season.
Two trends that lend themselves very well to both of our similar but individual personal styles and I really hope you enjoy both of the posts; be sure to check out Amy's right here.
It's absolutely no secret that I adore all things seventies styling. Theres something really relaxed about the whole trend, with it's "I just threw this look together" kind of vibe. In my eyes it's a pretty easy trend to get involved with, particularly as it's been around now for many seasons before it and doesn't seem to be showing any sign of slowing down if the catwalks of SS18 were anything to go by.
Another reason I feel it's an easy trend to incorporate into your every day personal style is due to the vast variety of styling possibilities and somewhat styling stereotypes that it lends itself to. Whether it's the whole "I'm with the band" vibe that Amy is oh so nailing right here with her ribbed flares, something I'm absolutely ITCHING to get my hands on, beautiful two tone fedora hat (another thing I'm eyeing up... Be careful Amy I'm coming for you and your wardrobe) and slouchy jumper which reflects the aforementioned "I just threw this on" seventies vibe.
You can also nail that seventies trend through florals and the whole bohemian hippy sensation or go all out on the disco vibes too, something I am partial too on a night out I have to say, think platform boots and low cut jumpsuits 😉
However, you can totally take on the seventies trend in a less literal way through that of textures.
You lot know I'm a complete sucker for a look filled to the brim with textures and the seventies trend lends itself oh so easily to a look with textures a plenty.
Corduroy is the texture of the season and I'm totally hooked on it. I've been going a lil corduroy crazy of late, adding pinafores, dresses, jeans and trousers in corduroy fabrications to my overfilled wardrobe. These beauties from & Other Stories have got to be my most favourite of corduroy pieces though I must say. I've been wearing them non-stop and I'm totally hooked on the oh so man repelling baggy fit and awkward length, not to mention the perfect autumnal hue and metal work with the ring pull zip and press stud fastening, bringing a contemporary touch to such a retro piece.
I've thrown in textures galore with this chunky knit with the most fabulous collar and beautiful embroidery work I've ever seen, which I personally think lends itself to the seventies trend perfectly. Styled up with the Mulberry Amberley bag, which you can see Amy has gone for also, not something that was planned but when you're as in sync as Amy and I are, it's quite inevitable. However, this bag is quite honestly the perfect saddle shape to nail those seventies vibe, particularly in the colour-ways and print that we've gone for, however with a really classic and timeless feel to it... Not to mention it fits a heck load in it, the perfect bag for lugging around everything but the kitchen sink whilst in London.
And finally the Marc Jacobs Crawford boots, a purchase I am thrilled to have made as they go with ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING and are the finishing touches to complete any sixties or seventies get up.
And there we have it, two ways to nail the seventies trend this season, I truly hope you enjoyed this post. It's been SO nice to collaborate with Amy in this way. We see it all the time on YouTube but not so much on blogs, so it's been great to try something a little different and to offer a double whammy of styling inspiration.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on this style of post, if you'd like us to make it a regular thing (Amy, it's time for you to move to Manchester now hun) and be sure to head on over to Amy's post for some double trouble, razzle dazzle style-spo.