Quarantine & Chill: 5 Basic Loungewear Outfits to Wear During Lockdown

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Due to the current crisis, the UK is unfortunately in lockdown. As everyone is spending a lot more time at home, I thought I’d put together some laidback outfits for whether you’re WFH or using your time to ‘Quarantine & Chill’.
Although the urge to stay in PJ’s for the day is all too tempting, just getting changed into clothes gives you some sort of motivation and sets you up for the day. I find loungewear to be stylish yet effortless so for me, the next few weeks will consist of joggers, hoodies, cardigans and leggings  – Farewell for now jeans!
(Does any one else think it’s weird when people chill at home in jeans? Yeah, me too.)

OUTFIT 1

Hoodies are a staple item to have in your wardrobe; they’re practical, great for layering and incredibly cosy. I’m in love with the Charcoal colour of this I Saw It First Basic Oversized Hoodie and the soft fleece lining it has inside for extra comfort. Oversized hoodies in particular are a great throw on piece over leggings for an easy, chilled-out look.

OUTFIT 2

An added bonus of being in quarantine with your partner? – you can pinch their clothes! Check shirts are very on trend at the moment and although I’m yet to get my own, I’ll make do borrowing this Asos Check Shirt from my husband for now. These shirts are quite easy to get hold of on clothing websites such as Pretty Little Thing, Missguided, Asos etc. I’ve teamed it with a Missguided White Rib Tank Top and the Missguided Oversized 90s Joggers. These are my absolute FAV joggers! They have a slouchy fit and a drawstring waist, are super fleecy on the inside and are probably the comfiest item of clothing I own so I would highly recommend. I feel grey marl joggers are the epitome of casual loungewear and the colour goes with most outfits.

OUTFIT 3

The grey marl joggers are back and I’m loving the grey-on-grey. This soft H&M Rib-knit Cardigan has an oversized fit with big sleeves and is perfect for layering over a bralette or crop top and relaxed bottoms; I’ve worn it on top of my Calvin Klein Unlined Bralette.

OUTFIT 4

This outfit is simple and comfy – everything needed for an effective, casual ensemble. This Primark Batwing Cardigan is great for warmer days as its made from a thin material, meaning it’s practical for spring time. I’ve paired the cardigan with a plain H&M Crop Jersey Strappy Top and these Dark Charcoal I Saw It First Basic Joggers as an easy, basic look. 

OUTFIT 5

All beige everything. Although this type of top gives me baby grow vibes, I do find it very comfy and easy to style with joggers. This Beige H&M Short Jersey Top has a ribbed texture and a cute buttoned detail running down it; I’ve teamed it with these I Saw It First Basic Joggers

 

Thanks for reading. Stay safe!

Sunday Shacket Feels

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The Shacket – a clothing hybrid of when shirt meets jacket. A shacket is a great autumnal, transitional piece for those days where the weather is a bit warmer. I also think they are a great alternative to a denim jacket and are super versatile as it pairs well with items such as jeans and midi skirts. This shacket in particular is the epitome of utilitarian urban chic and injects a little edge into the outfit. I especially love the boxy silhouette as well as the dropped shoulders and raw hem detail along its bottom.

Team a shacket with an all black outfit and some chunky trainers and you cant go wrong! You have a simple yet stylish daytime ensemble.

Shacket: Topshop

Top: Primark

Jeans: Asos

Trainers: Nasty Gal

Bag: Carvela

 

Polka Dots & Denim

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Polka dots are one of those prints that are very versatile and easy to wear; they are classic and timeless so they don’t go out of fashion and can be worn all year round. The print pairs well with denim and is a tasteful way to style up a simple pair of jeans.

Backless mules are great transitional shoes from sandal weather and offer semi-coverage which means they are fab to wear on those days that aren’t quite so cold during A/W.

Hair accessories can just add that extra bit of chic to an outfit so here, I’ve opted for a black, velvet knot headband to pull the look together.


Blouse: Boohoo

Jeans: Asos

Mules: Peacocks

Bag: Carvela

Headband: Primark

Monochrome 🖤⚪️🖤

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It’s leather trouser season again and I couldn’t be happier about it; they’re my favourite A/W staple piece as they are so versatile and can dress up any day-time outfit. For today’s get-up, I’ve combined coated, leather look jeans with a white blazer and plain black tee for a simple yet stylish monochromatic combo. I can’t wait to put more outfits together with these jeans during the colder months, especially with jumpers and more blazers. Leather seems to come back every A/W so I’d definitely recommend investing in a pair of faux leather- look trousers to keep up to date with the trend.




Blazer: Nasty Gal

T-Shirt: Primark

Trousers: Missguided

Bag: Topshop

Trainers: Nasty Gal

Headband: Miss Selfridge

 

Comfy Neutrals

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Comfort is key when it comes to putting together your outfit for the day. If you’re looking for something easy and comfortable to wear, joggers are the perfect staple item for a casual outfit.

For a luxe yet relaxed style, I teamed joggers with a slinky, disco fabric zip up top and chunky trainers. The neutral tones of nude and grey in the outfit are contrasting yet balance out each other well and help the ensemble appear more effortless.

Top: Nicki Studios

Joggers: New Look

Shoes: Nasty Gal

Blazer + Slip Skirt Combo

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An oversized blazer and a satin slip skirt combination is a super stylish day time look. Here, I’ve put together an almost all black outfit with a pop of snake print as a contrasting pattern to make the skirt stand out more. The structure and tailoring of the blazer complements the sleekness and midi length of the skirt as they balance each other out, adding chic and sophistication to the outfit.

A pair of trainers with this ensemble gives it a more cool and casual vibe. Handheld, structured bags are a continuing accessory trend into A/W ’19 so I paired this black and gold one to match the colours to the rest of the outfit and the hardware on the belt and the jewellery.




Top: Missguided

Blazer: F&F

Skirt: H&M

Belt: Primark

Bag: Zara

Shoes: Converse

Necklace and Earrings: Primark

 

Beige on Beige

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For this look, I paired an oversized slogan t-shirt with a beige body-con midi skirt. The ruching on the skirt provides a flattering fit and it has incredible stretchiness, making it very comfortable to wear. The trench coat is a great way to chic this outfit up and is fab to wear for the cooler days as it’s lightweight yet just enough to keep you warm.

On my feet, I’m wearing the best Balenciaga dupes I’ve found yet; they’re not as chunky although they’re pretty close. I find that they are super comfortable and the perfect stylish trainer. The colour of these shoes also ties in wonderfully with the rest of the outfit, fitting in perfectly with the beige theme.

T-shirt: Nasty Gal

Midi Skirt: Pretty Little Thing

Trench coat: New Look

Shoes: Nasty Gal

Bag: Topshop

4 Autumn Trends You Can Wear Right Now

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The sun has been shining and temperatures are still high but Autumn is only round the corner and we draw closer and closer to the end of summer. As September approaches, it’s safe to say it’s fine to delve in and start exploring the A/W fashion trends of 2019. Here are just a few styles that are wearable now, which you can incorporate into your wardrobe to carry you through this season.

1. Puffy Shoulders

Statement sleeves that particularly focus on shoulder detail have been a popular choice throughout the summer, especially playing a big part in the ‘milkmaid’ trend. Thankfully, this silhouette is sticking around and is set to continue into A/W. Exaggerated and emphasized, the puffy shoulder look provides elements of femininity and structure to an outfit and also happens to be very flattering on the arms.

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Photo: Who What Wear

Top: Missguided     Jeans: ASOS

2. Beige

One of the ‘safer’ trends of A/W ’19 and probably one of the easiest to style is Beige. Neutral tones are very wearable and effortless and this particular shade of brown is a classic. In terms of wearing this colour in our current hot weather situation, there are many pieces that would work including linen trousers, a midi dress or a boilersuit. For the cooler days, a trench coat is a considerable investment into this trend as it is a versatile, transitional item that would become a staple in your wardrobe.

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Photo: Harpers Bazaar

Boiler suit: Pretty Little Thing   Trench Coat: New Look

3. Neon Flashes

Fluorescent colours have been huge throughout Summer and they still will be this season to help brighten up your outfits during the darker months. Pair neon green with neutrals and deep browns or luminous yellow with black denim for a contrasting colour palette.

Photo: Who What Wear

Blazer: New Look   Top: New Look    Trousers: Pretty Little Thing

4. Dark Florals

Floral is usually associated with Spring and Summer, displayed on light and pale bases however, Autumn is all about the blossoming print being on dark and deep toned backgrounds. This is such a beautiful and romantic print and is a pattern that looks amazing worn day or night. Dark Floral dresses in particular are set to be a major fashion piece during the cooler months, so while the weather is warm, it’s the perfect opportunity to get ahead of the game and intergrate this trend into your wardrobe now.

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Photo: Glowsly

 

Jacket: Missguided    Dress: M&S   Belt: Primark

 

How I Style: Check Jacket & Oversized Belt

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Check prints have been dominating fashion for a while now and there’s no sign of them going away anytime soon! They’re rocketing through S/S 2018 fashion and still reign as one of the top trends on the catwalk.

I absolutely love check and think it’s probably my favourite fashion trend at the moment. I feel that it’s such an easy print to style, co-ordinating especially well with monochrome colours and materials such as denim and (faux) leather too.

Wearing a long, large belt over a coat, jacket or blazer is a trend that has been around for a few years but is increasing in the world of fashion and it takes layering to the next level. It adds some edge to your look and cinches you in at the waist which flatters the figure more.

Today, I styled my check duster jacket from New look with a black vest top, high waisted skinny wax coated jeans, loafers and an oversized faux leather waist belt. I wore my Fiorelli back pack too for a cool and casual look.

Top – New Look

Jeans – Missguided

Belt – Peacocks

Shoes – Peacocks

Do you have any favourite fashion trends?

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_

My Work Christmas Party Look

Beauty, Fashion

So it was my work Christmas party on Saturday! The food was great, the prosecco was even better but I have to say that working with a hangover yesterday was not fun! Nevertheless, it was totally worth it as it was such a fab night!

I wanted to go for quite a glam look especially as we we’re going out for drinks after our meal. As I had work all day, I didn’t have very long to get ready so had to rush my makeup a bit unfortunately but I think it still turned out alright considering.

Makeup – I knew I wanted to wear a red lip to match my outfit so I did a brown smokey half cut crease eye with glitter as I feel neutral colours go best with a red lip. The lipstick I’m wearing is the shade Juicy from my Tarte Tartiest Limitless Lippies Creamy Lip Paint set.

For my eyes:

1. I used the shade Indie from my Tarte Tartiest Pro Amazonian Clay Palette as my transition shade, blending it into the crease.

2. I next went in with the shade Edgy to deepen the eyes a bit more, applying this to my crease and out to my outer corner

3. I used my NYX HD Studio Photogenic Concealer Wand and my Real Techniques Definer Brush to carve a half cut crease

4. On top of the concealer, I applied my Kiko Bright Duo Baked Eyeshadow in the shade Pearly Snow. This is a beautiful white colour with a shimmery, almost glittery finish

5. I wore the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner Giltter in the shade Distortion on the white eyeshadow. This glitter is amazing and can be used as a eyeliner or on top of eyeshadow and this shade comes out as a white glitter with green reflects.

6. Lastly, I used the shade Cyprus Umber from my ABH Modern Renaissance Palette to darken my outer corner and blended it into my crease.

(As I was taking my work top off, I scraped some of the foundation off my nose and didn’t have time to fix it; this is why it probably looks a bit of a different colour to the rest of my face, ooops)

Hair – I did a sleek, voluminous slick back hairstyle which I achieved with Schwarzkopf got2be Powder’ful Volumizing Styling Powder and some SilverKin Hairspray. The powder is amazing for giving you volume, just sprinkle into your roots and use your fingers to work it in. I brushed my hair back with my fingers and hair sprayed it to stay in place.

Outfit – Red is in trend this season and is a pretty festive colour and satin material gives a sophisticated, sleek look so I went for this beautiful Satin Chiffon Drape Blouse from Missguided. Now, I did have to safety pin it in two areas as the blouse is incredibly low cut as I didn’t think it was appropriate for a work meal. I saw the blouse and instantly fell in love with it despite it being so revealing as I knew I’d alter it anyway. This is what the blouse looks like unaltered:

The trousers I’m wearing are the Petite Black Frill Hem Trousers also from Missguided. I adore these! They’re so comfy and I just love how they flare out at the bottom! I think they give the whole outfit just that extra bit of sass.

The shoes are from Peacocks and are very comfortable and stylish! I love all the buckle and strap detail and the fact that they are a block heel, it makes them easier to walk in.

For jewellery, I decided to wear a gold plunge necklace to go with the neckline of the blouse and I feel gold compliments the colour of the blouse well too. The tassel earrings I’m wearing were just £2 from Primark which is an absolute bargain! Many other high street stores have very similar style earrings that are much more expensive. The earrings are black so they are a very versatile colour which co-ordinated well with my trousers and heels.

I hope you enjoyed this look!

Thanks for reading!

Chelsea x

Instagram: chelseadaynes_