OF THE MINUTE.

Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would share with you a concept I created a few months ago whilst putting together my Fashion Communication portfolio; ‘Of the Minute’. My idea for this is to make it a reoccurring post which will feature different things I think are ‘Of the Minute’, these may include for example, brands of the minute, trends of the minute, fashion icons of the minute etc. For the first instalment below I have decided to focus on a few current and popular trends (of the minute) that I have noticed this past month of October. If you want to find out what they are, then please keep on reading!

  1. The Slogan/Branded t-shirt – Gucci started this trend off a few months ago with there iconic branded t-shirt (see picture), and ever since the popularity of the trend has continued to grow with online shops such as Missguided, as well as high-street retailers like Topshop bringing an abundance of options out. Personally I have boarded the slogan tee trend; I think they can be such as staple piece to an outfit that can be dressed down with trainers or dressed up with a blazer & heels. Speaking as someone who can’t afford the Gucci original, I’m here for the high-street’s alternatives!

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2. Sports Luxe/ Trainers/ Stripes- This trend is absolutely everywhere at the minute. I don’t think I can walk anywhere for 5 minutes without seeing someone with trousers that have a stripe down them ( myself included). Sports Luxe as a trend has been apparent for a while now, but with the re introduction/take on Adidas’ OG stripe the hype over the trend has reached new levels. And I am obsessed. Every online website I look on has sold out of there version of the trend, whether it be a smart trousers, a pair of joggers or even as simple as a pair of leggings. But I am determined to find more side striped items… before the trend dies that is. Trainers it seems have also had a comeback this past month or so with brands releasing new styles, as well as reviving the old classics, such as the Nike Air Max 97’s. Easy to wear, comfy and fashionable… what more could you want?

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3. Fur- Another big trend I have noticed recently since the weather has been getting colder is the emergence of fur jackets ( faux of course). With brand such as Zara releasing surprisingly affordable options, in addition to the more expensive versions from other brands, I feel like it is definitely the coat trend of the season. Additionally, a new take on the traditional fur jacket that have spotted recently has been the ‘teddy bear’ style of fur. Front runners of the trend seem to be Urban Outfitters and Missguided, as well as multiple Depop sellers copying the style. I need one in my life ASAP!

 

 

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4. 90’s revival- The last trend for this addition of ‘Of the Minute’ I had to mention is the 90’d revival trend. One key item that has been incredibly popular recently has to be the hoop earring; whether they’re big or small, gold or silver, it seems that everyone owns a pair! Once again, myself included. At first I was sceptical about the trend, but now I literally wear mine with everything… hoodie? Hoops. Dress? Hoops. Pyjamas? Hoops. It’s safe to say I’m addicted. Another element of the 90’s trend I have noticed whilst browsing online is square neck and halter neck comeback. A popular trend in previous years that has once again starting to reappear; one that I shall have to keep my eye on other the next few months. But I predict it will be a big one!

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Look out for the next instalment of ‘Of the Minute’!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

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DIY: Cut Out T-shirt.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would share with you a step-by-step guide for a DIY I recently did. So if you want to know how I turned a normal t-shirt into a cut out tee (that is bang on trend at the minute) then please keep on reading!

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  • A T-shirt
  • Sharp/dress maker scissors.
  • Chalk.
  • Pins.
  • A friend – you might need an extra pair of hands for some stages!
  • A4 piece of paper.

 

  1. Step one in this DIY is to research examples of cut out tops; I found two variations ( pictured below) to base my t-shirt on/ that I wanted to combine. https://www.missguided.co.uk/black-extreme-v-graphic-choker-t-shirt http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/deep-v-neck-boyfriend-tunic-6307580?bi=0&ps=20&Ntt=deep v neckimg_6119
  2. Step two is to buy a t-shirt; I used a men’s t-shirt ( size large a I wanted to wear it as a dress/oversized tee) from Primark which was only £3, and they had lots of colours to pick from! img_5827
  3. Step three is to use a piece of A4 paper and place it on the t-shirt and, once you have decided how big/ deep you want the cut out to be, draw a triangle on the paper. Don’t worry if the lines aren’t straight, as we are going to sharpen the lines up with scissors. fullsizerender-47
  4. Step four- Use a pair of scissors ( I used dress makers scissors  to ensure that the cut was as clean as it could be) to cut across the lines so you end up with a triangle that will represent the cut out. fullsizerender-48
  5. Step five- put the t-shirt on and, ask a friend/ parent to help pin the triangle shaped piece of paper onto the top, then carefully take the top off. img_6117
  6. Step six is to take a piece of chalk and draw around the triangle on to the top. This is going to at as a guide when we cut the t-shirt.fullsizerender-44
  7. Step 7- Remove the pins and the piece of paper from the top ( you may want to keep the triangle for reference if you try the DIY out again!)
  8. Step 8 is to carefully use the scissors to cut out the triangle shape we drew onto the top. Take your time at this stage making sure the cut out is as even, and the point of the triangle is centralised.
  9. Step 9- try the t-shirt on and make sure the cut out is as deep/ wide as you want it. You can then make any corrections needed until you are happy with how it looks. img_5993
  10. Step 10 is simple… rock your new DIY cut out t-shirt! img_6116img_6092

I hope you enjoyed this DIY blog post! Let me know if you try it out!

I recently started an Instagram page for my blog, and have featured pictures from this post on there, so it would be great if you could check it out! Find me @ ‘chloefaceandfashion’ and leave a love heart emoji to let me know you have come from my blog, and I will be sure to follow you back! More posts coming very soon.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

 

OOTN: Lace.

Fashion

Welcome back to my blog! Today, I thought I would share an ‘outfit of the night’ that I wore earlier in the week for a dinner and the theatre trip with my friend! I wanted to wear a few new items that I have picked up recently, whilst keeping the outfit smart-casual. I loved the look I created, let me know what you think too! Details on the items will be below with images as always. I am also sporting my new short hair in the images… and so far, I am loving it! It is definitely a big change for me (I have had long hair for years now) but I was feeling a big change! I think my hair cut is will help me find my new style and reinvent my overall image… if you can’t do it in the new year, when can you?! So, without further ado, I hope you enjoy this post, and please keep reading!

 

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Outfit Details:

  • Top- River Island ( check out my ‘January Sales’ post for more information!)
  • Bralette- New Look.
  • Jeans- Topshop ‘Mom’ jeans.
  • Scarf- Primark.
  • Shoes- Primark.
  • Bag- Primark.
  • Coat- Topshop.
  • Lipstick- Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Androgyny’

More outfit posts to come in the future!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x