Ready to wear Suede?

Suede is everywhere this season.  Skirts, waistcoats and tops are appearing in many High Street stores influenced from the catwalk collections.

Now, suede is not an easy choice.  It can be quite rigid and marks easily.  Most items are dry clean only so its important to get yourself a suede brush and some suede and nubuck spray cleaner if you want to avoid being in the dry cleaners each week!

But if you decide to go for it, suede, like leather, can create a luxe look with very little styling. Yes, its an investment piece, but one that will never go out of fashion…suede t-shirt #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog 

I co-ordinated an Outnet bargain top (I didnt want to make too much of an investment!) with skinny jeans and a statement necklace. The boxy shape of the t-shirt balances the fitted jeans and the necklace adds a bit of interest! Buckled boots finish the look.suede t-shirt #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog  
suede t-shirt #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog   suede t-shirt #ootd via Always a Blue Sky Girl blog 

I adore this H&M necklace I bought in Copenhagen.  Its striking and quirky but not to heavy to wear.  Who wants to look like everyone else? 

So would you dare to wear suede as a top or bottom this season?

Top – VINCE via The Outnet

Necklace – Divided at H&M

Jeans – Primark

Boots – Dorothy Perkins

Starstruck

Simple styling 101:  Take one statement shirt (think bright prints or a strong pattern), mix in some plain jeans/shoes and finally add a vintage accessory to make your look unique. Voila, your look is complete!

Todays look is based around a fabulous star print H&M chiffon shirt.  I love statement shirts as they are so easy to wear, practical and flattering.  I do love this shirt… always a blue sky girl star print h&m shirt ootd

always a blue sky girl star print h&m shirt ootd

I added a great 1980’s bow collar I own and cute flat shoes with gold toes.  Adding the collar is a great way to make the blouse unique – you could make one yourself from ribbon or a scarf. I saw a stylist using a satin dressing gown belt to do the same a little while back.always a blue sky girl star print h&m shirt ootd

always a blue sky girl store twenty one shoes ootd

Make-up wise I went for dark eyes and neutral but glossy lips.  Winged eyeliner works great with the black jeans and shoes creating a great daytime ‘made-up’ look thats strong but not too OTT.

always a blue sky girl star print h&m shirt ootd  

This look can be replicated again and again using shirts of different patterns and colours. Easy outfit building and no-one will ever twig youre basically wearing the same outfit again and again!  We’ll just keep it our little secret…😉

Blouse – Divided @ H&M

Jeans – c/o Bonmarché*

Bow collar – vintage

Shoes – Store Twenty One