Since January my family home has been getting renovated, and it’s only just sort of just finished up enough to start bringing all of my things out of storage and back into my room, and I’ve been sorting through all my goodies as I’ve been doing it. So as I’ve been going through my mountains of belongings, I’ve been trying to cull a lot because admittedly, I’m a little bit of a hoarder, and the other day I found a pile of magazines that for some reason I’d been holding onto for years. I was just going to get rid of them all because some of them were dated all the way back to 2012, but as I was having a little flick through them I realised there was actually quite a bit throughout them that I still seriously loved. I thought it would be fun to share some of the inspo that the images have given me, how the styles and trends translate into things I’d actually wear, and I to try and find some items online that I’d actually be able to get my hands on now.
I ripped up quite a few magazines, all of them being RUSSH (which is for sure one of my favourite fashion magazines) except for one issue of Nylon in the mix too. They ranged from 2012 until sometime last year, so they’re a bit all over the place and because I didn’t think of it at the time, I didn’t actually record what pages I got out of which issue (so annoyed at myself about that but there’s not much I can do now). Now there’s a lot, so I’ll probably write up another one of these, and I’m just going to include some of the bits I super love in this one otherwise this post would go for absolutely ages.
I am a huge sucker for snakeskin anything, and I found this same pair of knee high Gucci snakeskin boots come up 3 times in these different magazines. These boots are just the best, and after seeing them I want a pair so bad. I would have no clue if Gucci still does these boots, or even something similar, but I definitely couldn’t afford a pair of Gucci boots at this point in my life anyway. After falling in love with these I went on a lil bit of a hunt for some snakeskin boots. I found this pair from Office which I’ve now become absolutely obsessed with. They’re really not very similar to these ones, but I think they are definitely more wearable because they’re not a knee high boot. I just love the snakeskin on them, and the overall design features.
The Elle Knee Boot from Dear Frances (pictured on the left) reminds me so much of the overall shape of these Gucci ones. Unfortunately they don’t come in any snakeskin prints, which is so sad because they would be so beautiful. I love the Dear Frances boots so much and I would love a pair for myself, but they’re quite expensive, cheaper than a pair of Gucci boots, but still not in my price range.
I’ve seriously fallen in love with these leather pants. I feel like so often leather pants being sold in high street kind of stores seem to be tight, and for me I’m just not super into that look. These however, are so perfectly baggy and straight cut. In the photo the leather just looks so buttery and soft, which makes them look even slouchier. I’ve been trying to find pants similar but it’s proving to be really hard.
By far the majority of leather pants that I’ve been finding in the places I would normally shop are skinny or slim leg styles, but I did find a pair on I Am Gia (pictured either side) that I seriously love. I feel like I Am Gia is a little bit hit or miss for me, and there seems to be this divide where people seem to hate it or love it. In the past they’ve brought things out that I absolutely hated, and also some things that I really liked. The pants that I found on their website still aren’t quite as baggy as these ones, but they’re the most straight cut style I’ve come across, and while they’re not real leather, I don’t really mind all that much.
Little silky 90’s inspired dresses are such an easy staple look, and they’re so perfect for summer. I have a couple of cowl neck satin dresses with spaghetti straps, and of course that style I’ll always love, but I want to try and find some other options that I’ll love as much. I really love mixing lace and silk, but I don’t actually own any pieces with both fabrics, and considering how many clothes I own this is a bit surprising. I found two different dresses that I adore, both are a bit on the pricier side, but because they would be such a go to for me I’m sure I’d get my moneys worth. The first dress is from Cloud Hunter (pictured on the left), which is an ethical brand from California. The dress is expensive but it’s made to order, 100% silk and it’s just beautiful. Also comes in mini, midi and maxi length which is so cool. The second dress is from Are You Am I (pictured below – front & back), and this one is even more expensive than the last, but I haven’t seen much around like it lately. I seriously adore the square neck line on it, and with the lace straps and chiffon tie back, it all just pulls together and looks super angelic.
Both of these brands in general have a lot of pieces that fit into this whole sort of aesthetic without being necessarily just silk and lace, and if I had the money to be spending on beautiful clothes right now, I would definitely be paying the money.
This post is a bit different than things I’ve posted in the past, but I hope any of you reading it really did enjoy it as much as I loved putting it together.