(Coat: Mama P's b way of Zara, Jumper: ASOS, Trousers: Topshop, Bag: Radley, Shoes: C/O Pandora Sykes x Rogues)

Isn’t it funny how as women we’re programmed to dress for ourselves, but in a way that's ~supposed~ to look flattering? To accentuate our best features and disguise our least favourite. As someone with short legs, a small waist and pretty wide hips it always feels as if I should perhaps steer clear of cropped trousers with large prints or swap out a heel instead of a badass brogue to elongate things a little? Or you know what, perhaps I just shouldn’t care. Because really, why does it matter? Who cares if a smock covers up my frame, and a certain outfit makes me look like my actual height. Really, who does? Over the last few months I've come to feel more comfortable with my personal style, even if it does warrant a funny look now and again (I suppose you can blame a beret for that), and playing around with shapes and styles is all part of the fun- Leandra Medine I am not, but my god I'm trying.

This look was inspired by a mix of Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton circa Annie Hall and admittedly Ryan Gosling in La La Land (I'm blaming these incredible brogues). I'm really into wearing the trousers at the moment (no pun intended) and I guess you could say this was a slight nod to my wonderful friend Rosalind's post on some incredible women all rocking the suit- an ode to power dressing and a fist pump to androgyny. There's something incredibly timeless, yet modern, when it comes to tailoring and the power of some beautifully created basics really can work wonders- both mentally and aesthetically. So today I'm putting on my fanciest pants, donning a roll neck and channelling my inner Héloïse Letissier and swinging around some lamp posts and taking over the world one step at a time. Because let's face it, right now this gal needs to do everything she can...



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(Coat: Mama P's b way of Zara, Jumper: ASOS, Trousers: Topshop, Bag: Radley, Shoes: C/O Pandora Sykes x Rogues)

Isn’t it funny how as women we’re programmed to dress for ourselves, but in a way that's ~supposed~ to look flattering? To accentuate our best features and disguise our least favourite. As someone with short legs, a small waist and pretty wide hips it always feels as if I should perhaps steer clear of cropped trousers with large prints or swap out a heel instead of a badass brogue to elongate things a little? Or you know what, perhaps I just shouldn’t care. Because really, why does it matter? Who cares if a smock covers up my frame, and a certain outfit makes me look like my actual height. Really, who does? Over the last few months I've come to feel more comfortable with my personal style, even if it does warrant a funny look now and again (I suppose you can blame a beret for that), and playing around with shapes and styles is all part of the fun- Leandra Medine I am not, but my god I'm trying.

This look was inspired by a mix of Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton circa Annie Hall and admittedly Ryan Gosling in La La Land (I'm blaming these incredible brogues). I'm really into wearing the trousers at the moment (no pun intended) and I guess you could say this was a slight nod to my wonderful friend Rosalind's post on some incredible women all rocking the suit- an ode to power dressing and a fist pump to androgyny. There's something incredibly timeless, yet modern, when it comes to tailoring and the power of some beautifully created basics really can work wonders- both mentally and aesthetically. So today I'm putting on my fanciest pants, donning a roll neck and channelling my inner Héloïse Letissier and swinging around some lamp posts and taking over the world one step at a time. Because let's face it, right now this gal needs to do everything she can...



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45 comments:

  1. I think you pull off the trousers really well Olivia! ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

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  2. Wearing the trousers has never been my thing but I love to see other women rock them like you did in here! Beautiful outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  3. This is a really cool outfit, so fun! Love these pictures Olivia!
    Much love x
    www.lienasnow.com

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  4. I love love love those shoes, the look amazing with the outfit

    Technicolor ♥ Heart

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  5. This teddy coat is amazing!

    http://www.thestyleventure.com/2017/02/06/valentines-day/

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  6. Loved this post Liv! I absolutely agree, when it comes to what you feel comfortable wearing, who cares?! I stopped caring about what size I was buying and simply went for what fitted/suited my body shape - who cares if it was a size up or two! At the end of the day no-one will actually know OR care! lol It's about how I feel, which is bloody great when I dress for me :-)

    Also wasn't La La Land just the dreamiest! I loved everything Emma Stone wore in the film 💘

    Karina
    www.thestyleidealist.com

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  7. Love the trousers!

    writtenbyalice.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love these trousers! I really need to branch out from just wearing jeans x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Exactly, wear what you want! Which is just as well, because these pants are adorable and now I want a pair too

    Tie-dye-eyes blog

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  10. I love that you wear what you want and don't let rules dictate it for you. Plus you look so good! And I love the shoes, I agree very Ryan Gosling.

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  11. So cool!

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  12. I think this outfit looks great on you! I especially love the ruffle detailing round the waistband of the trousers x
    misszarabelle.com

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  13. I'm not new aroung here, but this is the first time I leave you a comment. You totally rock that outfit!! I love it! Big hugs from Argentina =D

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  14. I neeeeed to get my hands on a pair of these trousers!
    Ellie
    www.petiteelliee.com xx

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  15. I am 100% a trousers girl! Love that channeling Ryan Gosling, I loved La La Land so much

    - Natalie
    www.workovereasy.com

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  16. I love these trousers! :)


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  17. I think those gingham trousers look amazing on you! I'm all for breaking the rules and wearing things that feel the most comfortable to you and that best shows off your personal style.

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  18. The pants work they are unique and flattering! Great shots.
    Jandrew
    Dress The Part
    http://jandrewspeaks.com

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  19. Lovely post Olivia - I adore your YouTube videos and find your blog so nice to read :-) you've just got all the good vibes.

    Elisha-Maé | www.elisha-mae.co.uk

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  20. yes! and you look just amazing in the trousers... the frilly hem is just THE CUTEST!

    Laura | Rose and Weston x

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  21. I'd never thought about that before, but you are so right Liv! We expect women to dress according to their body type, trying to be as 'aesthetically pleasing' as possible. But it often means refraining from wearing some things we'd actually love! It's a shame because we shouldn't be self-conscious about that. It's time for us to wear what we want and stop caring :D

    Julia x
    Last post: Up the Hill of Montmartre, Paris | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/exploring-paris-up-hill-of-montmartre.html

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  22. Those pants are literally the BEST thing ever! Gingham print plus ruffles equals perfection:)
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  23. love love this look Liv, you look amazing! and you gooo girl, dress the way you want cause girl it looks great and more power to androgynous looks, you pull it off so well :)

    http://amelodyofdiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. Love your mama's coat <3 cc

    www.lurchhoundloves.com

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  25. I absolutely love this outfit, especially the trousers! X
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  26. Very inspiring and empowering post - love these trousers! I totally agree with you. Who cares if such or such pair makes us look smaller or make our hips look a bit wider if we love the piece? Life (and fashion) is about experimenting and having fun isn't it? x

    Margaux / www.bonjourwhite.com

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  27. I'm a sucker for checked mannish trousers and brogues, I think it's great paired with a girly top. The perfect mix of masculine and feminine and that is androgynous to me, not shapeless baggy things




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  28. Super cute Liv, those trousers are just fab! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I love that trousers! And you look good in them! You are totally right, we should wear the clothes that we love xxx
    http://fallingforablog.blogspot.com.es/2017/02/instagram-inspiration-january.html

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  30. I find brogues so hard to style but this is just perfect!
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  31. Lovely outfit! Those trousers are the best, haha! x

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  32. This outfit is SO cute on you!
    Those shoes I'm drooling over them!
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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  33. Obsessed with this coat, it looks so warm! x

    www.abeautyromance.com
    www.abeautyromance.com

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  34. LOVE this look :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. I love the trousers, they suit you so well! I never really wear trousers, only dresses and skirts, but lately I've been wanting to give them another try. These look like something that could be a good stepping stone - I looove the pattern! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  36. These trousers suit you so much! You look amazing! Xxx

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  37. I love this whole outfit, looked a lot like Audrey Hepburn to me and I'm always cool with that lol
    Mim Xx


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  38. super cool outfit, gingham is so pretty! x

    http://lovefromtasha.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. I think adding a bit of tailoring adds a nice edge to outfits, and you are one step closer to being Mia (especially now with the chop!)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

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  40. Nice look:) xx
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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