Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Style. Show all posts

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Style | Orange


There are two important things to note about this outfit. One you can spot a mile off, I mean they're bright orange, you can't exactly miss these trousers. The other is the slight bit of midriff on show. It may seem small, but to me these two things signify something big.


Top - | Trousers - | Sneakers -  | Watch -  (custom)*

I used to dress how I thought others would like me to look, usually in something ultra feminine and quite mature for my age. I've always been wary of dressing for my body shape too, always things that flatter - curvy, fitted and never cropped at the waist as I couldn't ever have my stomach on show. Now it's a mix of boxy, boyish, comfortable fits and I like to just have fun with clothes. I don't take myself that seriously so I've stopped taking my style too seriously as well - hence the orange trousers and Nike SB sneaker combo.


Photography - Mike Burchardt | 


*sample - read my disclaimer here.


Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Style | Okayla Jogsuit


80s fashion has been back in a big way this year and for a lot of the trends inspired by this era it's been a hard pass from me (shoulder pads and bum bags I'm looking at you). Pegged trousers and vintage-style sportswear however I've been into, massively, which you can probably guess from this outfit.


I shy away from wearing anything bright a lot but in the past few weeks my wardrobe has increasingly taken on more colours of the rainbow. I'm exaggerating, many new pieces are the same shades of blue, pink and yellow I'll admit but at least it's progress and a slide away from my habit of dressing head-to-toe in black.

This red two-piece jogsuit from * is amongst the bolder, colourful items. I love the fit most - it's comfortable without looking too cosy - and as there's a lot going on (for me at least) it doesn't really need much else worn with it so it ticks the easy to throw on box.

Jogsuit - * | Shoes -  


Photography - Mike Burchardt | 


*sample - read my disclaimer here.


Are there any trends you've been loving this season?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 25 June 2017

Style | Fila T-Shirt Dress


The heatwave is still on in Manchester so the layers are staying off and my outfits have become even simpler. A relaxed, comfy fit is usually high on the priority list too so it's not much of surprise this oversized Fila T-Shirt Dress made it into my wardrobe recently. 


I've been collecting a lot of classic sports logo tees so this dress is the perfect alternative for when I don't want to wear jeans. Like most of my clothes this dress doesn't need much styling either so it's easy to throw on without much thought. Vans are still my go-to for footwear, so I couldn't help pair them with this dress, though I'm wearing my white pair here this time. 

Dress - via | Shoes - via | Bag - | Watch -


*sample - read my disclaimer .

What have you been wearing lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Style | Anita & Green Jumpsuit


I've temporarily tossed my jeans to one side - it's just far too hot for denim right now. Instead I've been wearing a lot of jumpsuits, mostly made from light materials to keep me cool when the temperature is high.

Jumpsuit - * | Backpack -  via Urban Outfitters | Shoes -  | Watch - *

One of my go-to's is this khaki Anita & Green jumpsuit. My speciality lately is taking dressy items and making them wearable for every day so I paired the jumpsuit with a pair of Vans Old Skool sneakers (which you'll have noticed I've been wearing a lot lately) and a Fjallraven Kanken backpack.



*samples - read my disclaimer .

What have you been wearing lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Style | Lace & Beads


Topshop has stolen all of my coins of late. I'm on Oxford Street a lot and the Topshop store there is absolutely huge with so many brands that I'm always wandering in to buy a last-minute outfit. I've had a few formal events lately where my usual ultra-casual attire doesn't quite cut it so I've grabbed a few dressier pieces.

The latest addition is this cami top with pep hem from Manchester-based brand Lace & Beads. The label's speciality is embellished pieces, tulle dresses and floral embroidery - ideal for special occasions. When I need to be dressed up this top works well with a black midi skirt and heels but I purposely picked it to mix with the rest of my wardrobe when I don't need to be so formal. I wore it casually here with Topshop Mom jeans - my favourite cut of denim currently - and some crisp new Vans.


Top - (via Topshop in store) | Jeans -  | Shoes - (Schuh exclusives)


Photography - Mike Burchardt | @burchardtlens



What have you been wearing? 


Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Style | Monki Dungaree Dress


Denim pieces account for most of my wardrobe but finding ones that actually fit properly, especially dungarees, has always been a bit of a challenge. In the past most brands of dungarees I've tried have been too baggy or fit awkwardly around the waist. I finally found  dungaree dress from cool Scandi fashion brand Monki last month and it fits perfectly.

Dungaree Dress - | Shirt - (old) | Sneakers* - | Bracelet* - | Ring* -



As well as the fit, I love the bleach wash and rose gold button detailing. This lighter hue is definitely perfect for the warmer months and wore it with a loosely tucked in striped shirt from ASOS (an old favourite) and a pair of  from the Face Stockholm collection*.


Accessories-wise I always tend to keep things pretty minimal so only wore a couple of pieces here. I love anything with a classic, simple design and this sterling silver Link Bracelet* I received recently from Fiyah really fits the bill. If you're interested, the brand has also supplied a discount of 10% off orders when you use code 'FRESH'. The ring is an old favourite from Magpie on the Run, I'm pretty much always wearing it!



Photography - Mike Burchardt | 


*samples - read my disclaimer here.


What have you been wearing? 

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Style | Topshop Fluted Blouse


Blouses are almost entirely absent from my wardrobe currently. I've been too accustomed to buying tees but I really love exaggerated and floaty sleeves so I couldn't resist peachy number from Topshop. It's a beaut and I find it hard not to swish around (like an absolute idiot) in this.


It comes in a few other colours including black (which I usually gravitate towards) but I thought I'd try a different colour for once and I really love it. You may see me in more colour soon as a result...maybe. 

It's so easy to dress up or down, like most of what I buy, but I've mostly been wearing this top casually. I have a habit of finding something I like and buying it in every colour - hence the addition of another a-line denim skirt here but I've also been wearing this blouse tucked into shredded mom jeans.

Blouse - | Skirt & Ring - | Belt - | Choker - | Watch - *


Photography - Mike Burchardt | 


*sample - read my disclaimer here.


What have you loved wearing lately? 

Christine Stewart x

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Style | Borrowing from the boys


I have a habit of buying men's shirts and jackets lately. It stems from a few years of pinching my boyfriend's clothes, much to his annoyance. I just love the simplicity of menswear and a boxy cosy fit. I spied men's yellow denim jacket recently on ASOS and the colour made me 'add to basket' real quick. I bought it in a small and it's still pretty huge as the fit is oversized but I'm in love with it and it definitely ticks the comfortable box!


I know us Brits always go on about the weather constantly but you can't blame us really. It's actually been warm enough in Manchester to brave bare legs again which has gotten me so excited for Summer. I love how uncomplicated style can be in the warmer months (as the city gets so humid and you can't wear more than a few pieces without overheating). I paired the jacket with a crop top and black denim skirt here as I still wanted to still keep the look feminine and Vans because they seem to go with everything!

Jacket & Skirt - | Top - | Shoes -

Photography - Mike Burchardt | 


What have you been wearing?  

Christine Stewart x

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Style | Back in Black


Just as I was starting to retire my Winter clothes to the back of my wardrobe the sunny weather quickly faded back to grey and windy this weekend. As much as I'm itching for some more sun I do love having an excuse to throw on this faux fur aviator jacket from Topshop. I bought this jacket at the beginning of January and it has got me through so many cold Manchester days. The lining makes it so warm and cosy I've only really needed to wear a t-shirt underneath recently.

Jacket - | Top & Joggers - | Shoes - | Choker -

I've been trying to experiment with colour but I always gravitate back to black, hence the almost all black affair here. I can't help it, it's my comfort zone. Speaking of comfort, I'm pretty much always in slouchy, oversized fits now too. I've been wearing these ASOS White denim joggers almost constantly since I got them so I think I'm going to have to grab another pair. As usual the styling is simple and I teamed them here with a cropped polo and converse that have seen better days.


A tad sidenote but I just wanted to take a moment to thank the photographer who took these photos - Mike Burchardt aka . Style posts have always been few and far between on this blog mostly as I usually take a lot of my photos myself indoors where I don't have much space. It's that or have to pester my poor boyfriend to tear himself away from work or studying to take a few shots. I've always felt really awkward in front of the camera too and hated taking pictures in public (ironically) but in the last year my confidence has soared and I'm definitely excited to work with more photographers in the future.  


What have you been wearing lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Style | Jaded Manchester Mesh T-Shirt Dress



The grey and cold has finally started to ease off slightly lately which means I've been ditching the extra layers and showing (a little) more skin than usual. I've always been obsessed with mesh pieces and I've somehow managed to accumulate quite a collection. My favourite at the moment has to be this mesh shirt dress with embroidered detailing from Jaded Manchester. It's technically an ASOS Tall exclusive but I've found this fits my 5'6" frame perfectly and sits above my knees.


You all know by now that I like to keep styling pretty simple so I wore the dress over an old slip from Miss Selfridge and paired with a denim jacket and Puma Suede Hearts. The Jaded Manchester dress also works really well worn over a bralet and shorts so I think this will be one of my go-to pieces as the temperature (hopefully) heats up.

Mesh Dress - Jaded Manchester via | Black Slip Dress - | Denim Jacket - | Shoes - * | Necklace -


*sample - read my disclaimer here.

What have you been wearing lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Style | Black and Blue


I've pretty much been wearing the same pieces on rotation recently. I always have a habit of wearing things to death despite having an overwhelming feeling that I need to 'mix it up'. I'm very rarely daring with my style and being immersed in the social media world makes me feel silly for dressing so ordinary or for liking such a random mix of things that at times my style comes across as confused.


This year I've been making peace with that feeling though, I'm accepting that it doesn't matter that I'm still wearing the same colours and shapes I did two years ago. Maybe it means I'm more settled on what my style is than I realised?

Currently I'm wearing a lot of black and blue (and grey but we'll save that for another post). It's not even intentional, they're just always the colours I buy and pick out to wear. Perhaps I'll gravitate towards a different colour palette at some point but for now it's what I'm most comfortable in.

Top, jacket & bag - | Trousers - (unbranded) | Shoes - Scarf -

What do you like wearing? 

Christine Stewart x

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