Missguided Outfit Seventies Saint Laurent Inspired Seventies hat close up Ribbon Bow Collar Detail
(Hat: American Apparel, Shirt, Jacket, Trousers & Shoes: C/O Missguided)

I'm not one to follow trends to any real extent, I'll dip my toes into them- but am always very set to my own personal style, and usually add my own spin on things (read: beehive to add a sixties spin on everything). There's rarely a catwalk collection or presentation I'll feel the need to recreate (unless, y'know it's Orla Kiely) and am usually happy to dabble in the details, with a pink coat here and a lotta pastels there. Early this year, however, in an editorial for Harpers, I first spotted the Saint Laurent AW13 collection in a piece entitled 'The Skinny Suit'. The boyish cut, over sized seventies ruffle blouse, bow and hat had me at hello- without having even spotted the sequin jackets as of yet. It was pretty dreamy to say the least.

Ever since I was in Year 12, my favourite way of styling a plain white blouse was with a black ribbon and in a 'cowboy tie' style. This may or may not have been inspired by a certain Alexa Chung red carpet look, but it stuck through the whole of Sixth form, and until I saw it again last year in aforementioned editorial, I hadn't tried it out since. However, fast forward a couple of years, I find myself styling an outfit for the lovely ladies at Missguided and it's all I can think about.

Now, when I think of Missguided, I think affordable, designer inspired and 'hip', young looks- with perhaps the idea of a smart suit look not necessarily springing to mind. However, given a bit of scrolling time, and a little trying on- it's safe to say I've found a seriously budget suit I wish I'd discovered a few years ago. Not only is that fit spot on (I don't think I've ever picked out a pair of smart trousers I've liked as much) but it all came in at just over £50- and for that price, I'll be dipping my toes into the trends a lot more.
and here's what I wore...


P.S Huzzah- you've read this far! (Seriously, well done) I have a lovely pair of these shoes to giveaway to one lucky size 5 shoe wearer (unworn, duh)- leave a comment, telling me you'd like 'em, and I'll pick a winner at random at the end of the month!
Missguided Outfit Seventies Saint Laurent Inspired Seventies hat close up Ribbon Bow Collar Detail
(Hat: American Apparel, Shirt, Jacket, Trousers & Shoes: C/O Missguided)

I'm not one to follow trends to any real extent, I'll dip my toes into them- but am always very set to my own personal style, and usually add my own spin on things (read: beehive to add a sixties spin on everything). There's rarely a catwalk collection or presentation I'll feel the need to recreate (unless, y'know it's Orla Kiely) and am usually happy to dabble in the details, with a pink coat here and a lotta pastels there. Early this year, however, in an editorial for Harpers, I first spotted the Saint Laurent AW13 collection in a piece entitled 'The Skinny Suit'. The boyish cut, over sized seventies ruffle blouse, bow and hat had me at hello- without having even spotted the sequin jackets as of yet. It was pretty dreamy to say the least.

Ever since I was in Year 12, my favourite way of styling a plain white blouse was with a black ribbon and in a 'cowboy tie' style. This may or may not have been inspired by a certain Alexa Chung red carpet look, but it stuck through the whole of Sixth form, and until I saw it again last year in aforementioned editorial, I hadn't tried it out since. However, fast forward a couple of years, I find myself styling an outfit for the lovely ladies at Missguided and it's all I can think about.

Now, when I think of Missguided, I think affordable, designer inspired and 'hip', young looks- with perhaps the idea of a smart suit look not necessarily springing to mind. However, given a bit of scrolling time, and a little trying on- it's safe to say I've found a seriously budget suit I wish I'd discovered a few years ago. Not only is that fit spot on (I don't think I've ever picked out a pair of smart trousers I've liked as much) but it all came in at just over £50- and for that price, I'll be dipping my toes into the trends a lot more.
and here's what I wore...


P.S Huzzah- you've read this far! (Seriously, well done) I have a lovely pair of these shoes to giveaway to one lucky size 5 shoe wearer (unworn, duh)- leave a comment, telling me you'd like 'em, and I'll pick a winner at random at the end of the month!

93 comments:

  1. How have you found this GORGEOUS outfit from Missguided?!?! Don't get me wrong, I love them, but I'd never have guessed it was all from their! You're so perfect!!
    xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  2. OMG! My sister is a size 5 she Loves heels -- that's why I'd love to win the shoes. Lovely hat too.

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  3. I am in dire need of some statement work shoes and these little beauties would help take the 'Monday' out of 'Monday', add a much needed boost to the mid-week hump and more than see me through the weekend. Delightful!

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  4. Seriously gorgeous outfit <3

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  5. Perfect!
    This hat looks very flattering in you.

    :*

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  6. such a classy look! love it. you look stunning :)

    yukluistyle

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  7. Ahh the shoes are amazing! I've just got a new job where I'll need to be in business wear most of the week so this is perfect outfit inspiration!

    Hannah xx

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  8. Where is my recommended title? I think you need to DIY a t-shirt...

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  9. You look stunning Liv! I adore this outfit! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Beautifully styled! You look gorgeous.

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  11. So beautiful Liv, of course you'd look equally as dreamy in a monochrome trouser suit as your usual attire. (: And those shoes!! xx

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  12. Ooh I'm a size 5! Mememememe pick me, they are beauties! I'm in 6th form at the moment and I adore that Alexa Chung photo too, perhaps this is the start of my ribbon bow obsession ahaxx

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  13. Hey! This is a gorgeous outfit!! I have just started a new job and I think it's really smart and professional! But very sexy too :) I would love to win the shoes - so I can recreate the outfit myself and hopefully rock it as well as you do for my new job!

    Great post!!

    Xxxx

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  14. This is so suave! You look gorgeous, love your hat xo

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  15. What a gorgeous pair of shoes!!! Just so happens I'm also a size 5;-) they are such a great staple black heel which my wardrobe is in desperate need of rn!!! Would love them, fab outfit idea xx

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  16. I have wanted that hat in berry for so long now, i think I may treat myself come payday. You look amazing!! Loving those trousers xxx

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  17. wow, you look totally different! I like it xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  18. Size 5 over here *waves*

    Love the outfit, it's a good look for you :)

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  19. Sometimes I love having size 5 feet, sure you miss out on sales but it's worth it for times like this! I'd love to win them :)
    That outfit is gorgeous as well, so surprised it's all from missguided! And I've fallen in love with the ribbon and shirt idea. I'd seen that picture of Alexa Chung before but never thought of trying it!

    http://eisforellen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Incredible outfit and I lurveeee those shoes! x

    www.abritishbunny.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Yay, my size! :D I'd love to have them as they're really classic but with a twist. Also being a student I'm looking at staple items which I could use for more than one look/occasion, to avoid buying too many things and these shoes would be literally perfect for any look - preppy, all black, grungy, even laid back :) xx

    www.kristianavasarina.com

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  22. I think you always tend to look well put together and it's not easy to predict what you'll wear next, which can only be a good thing.

    I really like these shoes and the idea of using a black ribbon against a stark white shirt.

    That Saint Laurent collection I found difficult to grasp as a lot of the elements felt stale and overworked. But it's nice to see how the basic staples can be adapted for an everyday look. Simplicity really can be underrated sometimes.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say

    x

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  23. Love the necktie definitely giving that a go. And I am a very convenient sixe 5 ;)

    Jess x
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au/

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  24. Amazing outfit and I loooove the size 5 shoes :) xx

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  25. This outfit is amaaing!! Absolutely love it and your touch of black ribbon!! So good its from missguided too! Justine xx

    www.fashionmixbag.blogspot.com

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  26. Love these trousers! Having crazily short legs I always have trouble finding a length that fits though. How do these look rolled up? x

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    1. Oh I do too! (It's amazing what heels can do)- but they look cool! I find as long as the fabric is thick enough, or you can get a bit handy with a sewing machine, you're sorted! xx

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  27. You look gorgeous. I absoolutely love your hat x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. This outfit is just perfect, i could quite possibly be in love with this look! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Such a gorgeous outfit! You look lovely! Thankyou for sharing! xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  30. Oh my gosh, I am so obsessed with this outfit. And you have it styled to perfection! LOVE.

    x Kelsey
    http://lecordonblonde.com
    http://kelsey-lydia.tumblr.com

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  31. gorgeousss outfit you look amazing :)

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  32. Channelling all kinds of Katherine Hepburn Liv!x

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  33. I just love the way this skinny suit looks. I would definitely wear something like this in a corporate environment because it's classic but still trendy. I love the black and white color scheme. So cute.

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  34. You look lovely Liv!(Seriously, what's new?)and those shoes are way too cute!!

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  35. So gorgeous! I work in a little hat shop and am always happy to see women wearing them with confidence. You look amazing. <3

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  36. I would love those shoes ! Plus love the whole look, especially the pussybow shirt x

    Nicola Reading

    Www.jordanandnickiesa-z.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. I love this look, it really suits you! I think I'm going to have to start trying ribbon ties around shirts now :) I would love to win the shoes <3
    emmerliejay x

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  38. You look incredible! Is there anything you can't pull off Liv?! xo

    iamlaurenpotts.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. cool outfit! *Giudy*
    www.blogandthecities.wordpress.com

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  40. Magical! I'm a 5.. so go on then. xx

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  41. I've never been so excited to be a size 5- yess!!! Except perhaps when my group of girls from 6th form worked out we were all the same size & swapped shoes around - they'd probably get their mitts on these if I won... :)
    x

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  42. I love your outfits, you always look so pretty in anything you wear. I love your shoes the most though!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

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  43. omgg, this outfit is purrfect! ♥_♥

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  44. This is absolutely stunning! Love every single thing about it, the hat and shoes ESPECIALLY! xx

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  45. You look stunning as always, wish I could pull that look off :p I'd love those shoes! I'm a size 5 xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. you look amazing! x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Oh Liv you look beautiful! Love this androgyny on you. I am feeling the need to recreate it... it would be mighty handy to have the shoes! xxx

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  48. Now I think I need to invest in a floppy hat. It's much need for winter!
    Sophie
    x

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  49. You look gorgeous :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  50. Can't tell you how much I'm in LOVE with this outfit! It's so magical and fall.

    xx

    http://www.thecoolhour.com

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  51. wow, amazing outfit Miss. The hat is gorgeous and those shoes are KILLER <3
    Such a babe xx
    Stephanie

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  52. How do you look so amazing in everything?! I love your posts, and those shoes! xxx

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  53. Love this outfit, those shoes are so amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  54. How do you look so amazing in everything?! I love your posts, and those shoes! xxx

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  55. Can't believe this was less than £50, those trousers look amazing xx

    Charlotte| LongHairDontCare

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  56. love your trousers. looking lovely as usual x

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  57. Lovely outfit! I really like the ribbon idea.

    http://bluehairinbelgium.blogspot.be

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  58. I think that though you are re-creating a look its still very you! Beautiful!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  59. Great outfit, I love b&w! :) x

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous, you look amazing.

    www.tinytwisst.com

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  61. I'd like 'em!x

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  62. This outfit is just wow! I need your hat too :3


    Cat, xo
    whatcatsays.blospot.co.uk

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  63. That heel is super awesome and this hat is so gorgeous.

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  64. Your shirt and hat are perfect!
    Sarah x
    http://thepalettee.blogspot.com.au/

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  65. I would love to win these shoes; the first thing I did after admiring the photos was search for your labelling of the shoes!
    I would also love to be able to pull off the hat.

    Lucy xo
    (LucyAlanaBarnes@hotmail.co.uk)

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  66. I would love to win these shoes; the first thing I did after admiring the photos was search for your labelling of the shoes!
    I would also love to be able to pull off the hat.

    Lucy xo
    (LucyAlanaBarnes@hotmail.co.uk)

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  67. That outfit looks gorgeous on you! I'd love to win those shoes, the heel on them are stunning! <3 Hurray for being a size 5 xD

    xx

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  68. This outfit is my idea of the perfect outfit! I think i dress way too smart for my age but i just love the look of peg leg trousers, collared shirts, blazers and loafers! Your style is just amazing Olivia!
    http://my-fashionobsession.blogspot.co.uk/

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  69. This is a really gorgeous look - and so cheap! Love the trousers, especially.

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  70. I love this look! I need this, could wear it to work and still look cool :)
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  71. Will you be my boyfriend?! srsly, you go from that incredible dress below to androgynous like a bond girl out of water - amazing!!
    I've totally grown to love Missguided since working on Fashion Finder! I always see whats new and now spend most of my time clicking out and proceeding to create a very long wishlist haha oops!
    xx

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  72. I love all your outfit, so stylish! The pants and the shoes are simply amazing.

    Adele

    thearmageddonflame.blogspot.com

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  73. You look so classically chic here! Omg seriously LOVE this look <3

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  74. This outfit is amazing, love the androgenous look!
    I'm a size 5 and would love to win a pair of those shoes :D xo

    hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  75. My shoes are all dying a slow, slow death and need replacing-some new shoes would be a Godsend! :) -Bernice

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  76. This outfit is amazing, love how sixties it is! I am in Sixth form at the moment, and am running out of 'smart' wear outfits, so thanks for the inspiration, will now add some ribbon to update my shirts!! The shoes are fab too, and would make me a lot taller- yay! xx

    http://cositsthebeesknees.blogspot.co.uk/

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  77. I love these shoes! Can I please be considered? :) x

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  78. I love this outfit! Can I please be considered? x

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  79. I love these shoes! Can I please be considered? :) x

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  80. Holy crap, that is an incredible look on you! Plus it's the second time I've seen those trousers, think I need them. Hannah x

    http://evewantedawardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  81. I know, I'm slightly late. But I'm 16 and just beginning my high heel life, those shoes would be amazing! I'm a size five and have tge perfect dress for those shoes x

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