BY CHRISTINA – In a few short weeks, I’ll be heading to the famous City of Angels for the first time ever – Los Angeles, here I come! I’m getting more and more excited as each day goes by, so I’ve put together a cool outfit for you that is bound to turn heads no matter where you are in the world!
Bring back the stars!
When I think about LA, images of sun and sand come to mind. And then there’s the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which spans 15 blocks on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and currently boasts 2656 stars that pay homage to celebrities, ensuring they are never forgotten.
The second I set eyes on this leather jacket with a star print from Scotch&Soda, I just knew that no other item would be able to encapsulate LA better for me! The fab mustard shade puts a huge smile on my face and is simply perfect for a walk through the city streets, especially when combined with the relaxed cut. And ladies, believe me when I say that this jacket is unbelievably soft! I am totally in ♥!
It didn’t take long to work out that the Scotch&Soda skirt goes perfectly with the jacket. The beautifully tailored cut is simply perfect for me, adding a touch of femininity to the overall look. In fact, it’s the ideal contrast to the slightly oversized leather jacket.
I added a classic sleeveless Levi’s logo T-shirt. The material is soft and thin, making it perfect for warmer days. Not to mention that the bold logo across the chest is in keeping with the current logomania trend that encourages us to show off our favourite brands to the world with massive printed logos. But tread carefully because this look can soon get a bit cheesy if you start flaunting too many logos left, right and centre. Stick to the one brand and work your style around that piece.
Statement sunglasses – a must-have!
If you’re going for the full-on LA feel, you can’t be without a pair of statement sunglasses. This brown style from Tory Burch is the ideal choice, keeping the whole outfit looking cool and casual. Pop them on and feel the LA vibes right away! The second biggest city in America suddenly doesn’t seem so far away. 🙂
The perfect handbag – a girl’s best friend
There’s no denying that us girls need a fabulous handbag by our side that matches our outfit. Where else would we put all the essentials like our lipstick and chewing gum? In my case, the Bally bag was the obvious choice. The boxy shape means there is plenty of room for everything you need to carry with you and there are a number of ways of wearing the bag, leaving you free to decide whether you’d rather go for it over your shoulder for a more ladylike look or across your body for a sportier vibe.
The latest hot jewellery trend since last year has got to be the layering look, which involves wearing all your favourite necklaces at once. You just need to make sure that they all have different lengths so you can see every single one of them. I’ve opted for a range of silver chains from Fossil. And I have to say that I love how each of them looks in its own right. Take some time to try out some different combinations and find your own version of layering perfection.