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(Top: Next, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: C/O Nelly.com, Lipstick:Topshop Mischief, Sunglasses: Free with Cosmo!)

As silly as this might sound, this is probably one of my (dare I say it) 'trendier' outfits on here. I'm not really a blogger who can work the 'high fashion' look. In my opinion, I'm not very good at putting simple, clean cut, luxe looking pieces together and create stunning ensembles, (all of which appear somewhat effortless and undeniably cool) and until I took these photos didn't consider it something I could really wear.

I'm a little scared of the H&M trend section and in general I'd say my style is a little too fussy for this type of dressing. I like tacky-pretty prints (anything with animals if possible) and I feel far more comfortable in an oversized smock dress, striped t shirt and battered loafers, and due to my awfully un-chic wide (and easily blistering) feet, don't think I could ever get away with something that has less straps than a Clarks esque Roman sandal or more support than a Dr Marten. However, I went there folks. After receiving these Louis Vuitton style silver toe cap heels, I thought I'd take the plunge and style them with some of the most clean-cut 'on trend' pieces I own, and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Teaming my shoes with my favourite Zara pj pants, a Next granddad style shirt and my favourite red lipstick, I was pretty pleased to know that even the most simple of fashion maths can make for the most comfortable (and effortless) outcome.

What do you think? Is less really more?

x
ootd81
DSC_8298p
DSC_8295p
(Top: Next, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: C/O Nelly.com, Lipstick:Topshop Mischief, Sunglasses: Free with Cosmo!)

As silly as this might sound, this is probably one of my (dare I say it) 'trendier' outfits on here. I'm not really a blogger who can work the 'high fashion' look. In my opinion, I'm not very good at putting simple, clean cut, luxe looking pieces together and create stunning ensembles, (all of which appear somewhat effortless and undeniably cool) and until I took these photos didn't consider it something I could really wear.

I'm a little scared of the H&M trend section and in general I'd say my style is a little too fussy for this type of dressing. I like tacky-pretty prints (anything with animals if possible) and I feel far more comfortable in an oversized smock dress, striped t shirt and battered loafers, and due to my awfully un-chic wide (and easily blistering) feet, don't think I could ever get away with something that has less straps than a Clarks esque Roman sandal or more support than a Dr Marten. However, I went there folks. After receiving these Louis Vuitton style silver toe cap heels, I thought I'd take the plunge and style them with some of the most clean-cut 'on trend' pieces I own, and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Teaming my shoes with my favourite Zara pj pants, a Next granddad style shirt and my favourite red lipstick, I was pretty pleased to know that even the most simple of fashion maths can make for the most comfortable (and effortless) outcome.

What do you think? Is less really more?

x

53 comments:

  1. Lady, you look unreal! I would never usually go for this type of look either; like you, i'm so much more comfortable in over-sized dresses and waist belts. However, you are seriously tempting me here, it looks so high fashion, yet so simple.

    you little beauty :)
    p.s. NEED those shoes immediately.xx

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  2. I think you look stunning and it's a simple but really cool look. To be honest though, you could pull off anything so I don't think you need to worry ;-)

    http://www.unlieudelamode.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I really adore this but, honestly?- I think you'd look stunning in a banana suit. Can I ask how tall you are? I'm really short, and I've never dared wearing any trousers other than skinny fit in case they make me look even shorter, but you managed to pull them off perfectly. x

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  4. Oh Olivia what I'd give to look like you, you look absolutely b-e-a-utiful! I really love those trousers! x

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  5. Those shoes are like my dream shoes, they're so amazing! Lady you are working this outfit!
    http://schoee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. P.s I don't know why that website came up after my last post Liv hahah x

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  7. oh my goodness, this is stunning. yes, definitely think less can be more (like here) but more can also be more. love both!

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. You look gorgeous! I genuinely look forward to your posts every day, and i looove your hair in this post <3

    http://ohmyolivia.blogspot.com xo

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  9. You always pull everything off so well - I can only dream of looking so polished and lovely! :)
    xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I love those shoes to bits. I am so fussy when it comes to flat shoes but those are just lovely <3

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  11. You look gorgeous!! I love your shoes! I think I may even have seen them (or similar) last night at the Nelly event in Nottingham! If they are the same ones then I put them down as my first choice to receive a complimentary pair (can't wait to get them) xo

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  12. love this look on you liv, I also have reservations about being able to pull off the effortlessly chic / luxe look. I tend to opt for structured pieces, and never quite work the 'loose' look well. BUT, you rock this for sure. this looks awesome and I especially like the print trousers :)

    Mel x
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com/

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  13. You certainly work this style well :) You should try it more often you may surprise yourself! Also I'm dying over those shoes, are they comfortable?

    http://lilylovelock.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  14. Love the outfit and I agree, it's very high fashion!

    www.quotationsandfluff.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Oh my, those shoes are so beautiful! You're always so incredibly well put together, I'm ever so jealous!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  16. This outfit is literally amazing - you definitely nailed the 'high fashion just thrown together but still achingly cool' look (if there's even such a thing?!). It just looks so relaxed and comfy, but still really cool and on-trend - LoveLoveLove!

    Sophie
    www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com

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  17. What an amazing outfit, you really do pull it off. However, I agree with what you said about the h&m trend section though - I'm exactly the same! I find the clothes to be lovely, but I just fear I can't pull off such a simple combination!

    xxxx
    velvetbow.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. You look gorgeous Olivia, this outfit really suits you! Those shoes are absolutely amazing as well!

    Julia x

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  19. Wow I'd say you can pull off the high luxe look extremely well! You look so gorgeous...I adore your shoes!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  20. i think this is a great look and really suits you! :)
    love those trousers.. theyre a style i dont think i could pull off.. but so want!
    caroline.x

    starsandthebutterflies.com

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  21. I love this look! I'm so mad at myself that i din't buy the cosmo mag with the sunglasses.
    I love your hair up, you should have it more often! <3

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  22. i've seen these trousers before and was abit on the fence about buying them. definitely thinking about it now! xxx
    http://athousandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. nice outfit & i looove the title of the post! :)

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  24. Such a cute outfit, I love the oversized tee and the trouser print. Gorgeous x

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  25. You look so cool and casual chic! Adore those capped toe heels!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  26. Love these trousers... You pull of this look really well!

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  27. The shoes are great, you look amazing as always!xx

    http://lockedupinfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. I adore those trousers, but i'd never be able to pull them off like you! You definitely do pull them off, YOUR SO GORGEOUS, please give me some of your looks :)xo

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  29. You look gorgeous! I love those shoes too, I've been after some pumps versions of them but no luck so far. Those pants look super comfy! xx

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  30. This is beautiful!
    Asbolutely love those shoes and the trousers look fab with it. xx

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  31. This is the perfect example of what experimenting can make haha, you really suit this outfit. The pyjama pants are lovely! And I love your hair!
    Jessica x

    runawayflame.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. I love this look on you! Love the trousers! I agree with you i don't really see myself as a 'high fashion' kind of girl but after seeing you rock this outfit i may give it a try!

    Temi xo STYLISH WHISPERS

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  33. Ladylike heels with a masculine twist: bingo! Xo

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  34. I think you look gorgeous! I really loove your pj pants! I am not really into H&M Trend too! It's just like you said! I like prints (with animals) a lot more haha! :)

    xoxo, Laura

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  35. This is exactly the sort of look I'd love to be able to pass off, but the baggy, loose style always makes me feel frumpy! You look fab, and I need those shoes!
    www.shoppedanddropped.com

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  36. This really looks great! Love the pj-inspired trousers and oversized blouse. I also really like your shoes but they look a bit painful... :/

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  37. Your so beautiful Olivia!! I love what the red lip adds, it's such a lovely outfit!!

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  38. I love this outfit! It's so classy and chic yet seems so comfortable! :) And the trousers and the shoes together look amazing! xx

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  39. Just wanted to say your looked amazing on the Dahlia advert beautiful x

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  40. I absolutely adore this outfit - but I'd definitely never be brave enough to wear it out! I'm so integrated to the land of tea dresses, red lipstick and cute prints that I don't know how to leave it :L Need to start trying to take more risks because they always pay off and look amazing on other people!

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  41. I saw those shoes in Zara and was pretty tempted. They do look good!
    Kate x

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  42. Before i even read the bits you scribbled down (the photos are always the best bit!) I thought how amazingly effortless you looked, and super duper elegant aswell. But you always do, i have a sneaky suspicion you could probably look good in alot of things you dont always where. Think we are all guilty of having a certain style we stick too, you would not think this wasnt what you normally wear…if you get me :)


    Have a fab weekend xxx

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  43. you look amazing, those shoes are gorgeous i have some on order :} x

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  44. Absolutely love this outfit!!
    amazing
    http://nowrongorright.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  45. Love this look! It's luxe & casual!


    Little Miss Sunshine
    A Great British Style Blog

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  46. I've been wondering how I can style my new pyjama style trousers, and now I know! xx

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  47. Such a cool outfit... suits you, I wish I could pull something like this off :)

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  48. oh my god your pants are so cute<3!

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  49. Liv! This is TOTALLY you! sillyyy, You can totally work the more clean cut fashion look and the girlier take ;) I agree though, those Nelly heels did make me feel pretty much like I should just wear wang and acne but I shall stick to my florals thanks haha
    You look fab and super chic ;)

    Last night was so fun, glad you were there!
    xxxx

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  50. Love this outfit on you, you definitely suit it!
    I love your Zara pj pants. Great look!

    http://fashioniswhaticallhappiness.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. The entire outfit is awesome!

    Love xx
    Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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