Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Styled by Kimberley: Spring Knitwear Trend

Scottish fashion blogger Wardrobe Conversations wearing faux fur trend with rabbit mittens at Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh fashion blogger wearing IOLLA Muir frams and Lady Muck of Whitstable lobster earrings Star Trek sci-fi inspriation meets the 90s polo neck dress trend with New Look Camel coat and oversized faux fur stole as worn by fashion blogger Kimberley Grahame from Wardrobe Conversations Scotland Novelty vintage style lobster earrings from British jeweller Lady Muck as worn by Kimberley from Wardrobe Conversations style blog in Edinburgh
It is said that March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. I'm guessing it didn't get the memo this year. Not for us in Scotland, anyway. There was a day where people went out without jackets (it was still 10'C people, what are you thinking?!) before the cold crept back in and it seems to be sticking around for April too. Meanwhile, we are all checking out the S/S16 fashion collections and dreaming of holidays. Staying warm and feeling like spring is a difficult balance to reach.

This retro- sci-fi vibe of an outfit became one of my favourites at the start of the year so I'm surprised it hasn't cropped up in an outfit shoot before. I love the sort of bodycon vibe of this turtle neck jumper dress. Having spent winter hiding under loose layers it's nice to show off my shape a little more while staying cosy in these low Edinburgh temps. Rust isn't a colour I would naturally be attracted too- especially as a block colour- but it has worked quite well with my camel coat and white blonde hair. I used the Rule of Two from last month to make it work altogether for a cohesive look. I'd be lying if I claimed I didn't also pick up the jumper dress for the Star Trek feels though. Looking at the placement of the brooch now it's so obvious! Although I'm not reeeally a sci-fi geek (except of the literary kind- I love an old sci-fi book) I am a fan of the retro- futuristic look. Like in my traffic-stopping silver sequin space outfit. My maiden name also gives a nod to the original series, so I grew up with a Startrek-based nickname. Sigh. I can't escape it so I may as well embrace it, I guess. Possible Unlikely Style Icon in the pipeline.. watch this space...
Bees Knees acrylic brooch from Scottish designer Bonnie Bling as worn by Wardrobe Conversations fashion blog Oversized faux fur scarf trend as worn in Edinburgh by Scottish vintage fashion blogger Kimberley Wardrobe Conversations Oversized faux fur trend in fairytale landscape setting in fashion shoot with blogger Wardrobe Conversations at the base of Edinburgh Castle
Jacket | Oasis
Jumper dress | New Look
Faux fur | New Look
Bag | Topshop
Bees Knees brooch | Bonnie Bling
Lady Brooch | gift
Glasses | c/o IOLLA
Earrings | Lady Muck

Another thing I can't escape this winter (and I'm not sorry to) is faux fur. Fur here, fur there, fur everywhere! If it ain't sparkly it's been fluffy. And this faux fur stole form New Look is the fluffiest. I've had a number of queries as to whether it is real, which I take as a sign that it looks mroe expensive than the tenner I paid for it. Bargain! (Either that or it looks old and ratty...)
Since the look is quite lady like and grown up with block colour, I just had to add in my wee lobster earrings. Need a bit of novelty accessory in every look! I love these because of the silly story behind me 'getting crabs' and also because for me Lady Muck of Whitstable is constantly on the money. I adore the beautiful ant necklace she gifted me last year and now I'm seriously coveting her new flamingoes. Yes, I'm going straight from knitwear to summer dreamin'!
Mittens and fur trend with Scottish style blogger Wardrobe Conversations Mittens and fur trend with Scottish style blogger Wardrobe Conversations

For the moment, let's stay snuggly!

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