A Statement on Statement Sleeves

Given my love for anything that goes swoosh,  statement sleeves are way too much fun not to wear.   It seems that we’re having an oversized sleeve renaissance this fall and, in the little Britten style universe, this is a very good thing.

Whether it’s exaggerated bell sleeves, a cascade of ruffles or cuff tendrils that touch the floor, this is a hands-free style flourish that is easy to wear and yet a total talking point.  Pair them with classic jeans and heels and you’ll never walk the straight and narrow again.

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ASOS Bell Sleeve Shirt (here in black),  Treasure & Bond ripped jeans, Urban Outfitters pink fuzzy socks, Cynthia Rowley platforms (old).

Photography by Christopher Michael Photography

 

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Adidas Addiction Redux

As the sun still shines in Vegas and my Adidas addiction continues, I bring you a post about creating style dichotomies in the same outfit.  I’m talking about putting together different pieces that are at once formal and informal and achieving a style balance that works.

This studded hi-low leather skirt is a bold statement piece that has a fluid, theatrical flair to it. In order to wear it out, there are two options in the little Britten style universe: dress it up or dress it down.

Dressing it up requires matching the skirt’s formality and theatricality with the rest of the outfit, whilst also finding a  dressy venue at which to wear it.  This a fun option but does require some effort and style bravado.  Dressing it down, on the other hand, is easy.  Simply pair it with something informal like a cotton t-shirt or jersey sweater, heels or high-tops, (even make-up can be dispensed with, if you dare!) and style balance is achieved.  Amen.

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Leather skirt (old),  Adidas Originals T-shirt, BCBG red heels

Photography by Christopher Michael Photography

 

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Adidas Addiction

When did Adidas become so ridiculously cool? Somehow I missed its transition from German sportswear retailer to iconic brand and cultural mainstay.   There’s something about this brand that is just effortlessly stylish.  It perfectly balances sporty utility with street style and is instantly recognizable.  If you’ve seen any of the drool-worthy collaborations with stars like Rita Ora and Pharrell Williams, to name a few, you’ll know how Adidas is continually adding edge and innovation to the sportswear aesthetic.

It seems that Urban Outfitters has also teamed up with Adidas to create some more effortless cool.  I couldn’t resist when I came across this Adidas Originals + UO Diamond Jacquard Cropped Tee. It’s much more of a boxy cropped sweater than a tee in my opinion, and with the woven jacquard texture and 3/4 length sleeve, it has a sporty luxe feel that will easily go with both sweats and suit pants.  I paired it with some high waisted faux leather pants, my favorite platforms and big hair.

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Adidas Originals + UO Diamond Jacquard Cropped Tee, High Rise Vegan Leather Pants, Lace up Oxford Platforms, Hair (model’s own).

 

Photography by Christopher Michael Photography

 

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Closet Lost and Found: #2

For the second installment in this series, I rescued this black Betsy Johnson jumpsuit (or Boiler suit in British English) from closet obscurity.  This fun, feminine all-in-one has a vintage 1940’s Rosie the Riveter ‘We Can Do It’ feel and seems to beg for the company of a well tied headscarf.  I paired it with a geometric scarf and wedges to keep the vintage vibe and added my favorite leather jacket for an all over contemporary feel.

Why don’t you rescue something from your closet today?  You can do it!

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Betsy Johnson jumpsuit (old), Coach Leather moto jacket, Geometric print scarf (old but ideas here)

 

Photography by Christopher Michael Photography

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Feelin’ this Fila Dress

It’s still warm and sunny here in Las Vegas, and the bold colors of this FILA bodycon dress are helping to drag the summer out even longer. This dress ticks a lot of boxes: retro and sporty, bold color blocking and the material feels soft and flattering.   I styled it with both sneaks and heels to showcase how versatile and fun this dress is.

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Fila body con dress, petite version here, BCBG red heels,  yellow clutch (old).

 

Photography by Christopher Michael Photography

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