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Inspired by Boys

I have something different for you today. These collages were created for a totally different purpose than this blog, but I decided to share them with you too, as I ended up REALLY loving these outfits! I was inspired by some of my favourite One Direction outfits (yes, them again, I know) and I wanted to see how men’s looks could be incorporated into female outfits. I also did this for both plus- and regular sizing, and it was an eye-opening experience actually. It was easy to find similar items in plus- and regular sizes, and that really made realise how far the plus-size fashion has come during the past few years! Of course there’s still a way to go, but this development is just amazing! Funny what you end up seeing out when you get inspired by boys, haha ;).

I loved doing this and challenging myself to style things this way. 1D boys were also a good start for doing this, as they all have such different styles – yeah, all of them might love their skinny jeans, but that’s the similarity really. If you guys like this, I could make this some sort of a recurring feature? (And yes, I definitely would use others than One Direction as well, haha!) Actually, if there’s a male celeb whose style you love, please let me know in comments or send me an email, I’d love to get some suggestions :). But yes, please see the outfits below, as like I said, I’m pretty pleased with the results myself! (If any item interests you, you can get straight to the stores from the +-icons.)

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Tämä postaus onkin sitten jotain erilaista. Tein nämä asukollaasit ihan toista tarkoitusta varten kuin tätä blogia, mutta päätin jakaa nämä teidän kanssa, sillä päädyin tykkäämään näistä asuista ihan hirveästi! Inspiroiduin joistain lemppariasuistani joita olen nähnyt One Directionilla (juu juu, ne taas, tiedetään) ja halusin kokeilla miten miesten vaatetrendit löytyy naisten vaatekaupoista ja miten niihin saa lisättyä feminiinisyyttä. Päädyin tekemään kollaasit sekä plussa- että normaalikoissa, ja se oli aikasta herättävä kokemus. Mielestäni samantyylisiä vaatteita oli helppo löytää kummassakin kokoluokassa, ja tämä todella auttoi mua näkemään miten pitkälle plussamuoti on tullut viimeisten parin vuoden aikana! Tietysti matkaa ‘tasa-arvoisuuteen’ on vielä, mutta tämä nopea kehitys on aivan mahtava juttu! Haha, kumma millaisia juttuja tuleekin lopputulokseksi kun inspiroituu pojista ;).

Tykkäsin tästä ‘haasteesta’ stailata juttuja tällä tavalla, ja 1D-pojilla oli hyvä aloittaa tämä kokeilu, kun heillä on kaikilla niin erilaiset tyylit – joo, rakkautta pillifarkkuihin löytyy kaikilta, mutta siinä ne yhtäläisyydet enimmäkseen onkin. Jos tekin tykkäätte, niin olisi kiva tehdä tästä ihan jatkuva juttu täällä blogissa? (Ja kyllä, ehdottomasti käyttäisin muitakin miehiä kuin One Directionia, haha!) Itseasiassa, jos tykkäätte jonkun miesjulkkiksen tyylistä, niin kertokaa mulle kommenteissa tai laittakaa mailia, olisi kiva saada ehdotuksia :). Mutta tsekatkaahan asut alla, sillä mielestäni onnistuin aikasta hyvin tässä haasteessa! (Jos joku tuote kiinnostaa, niin +-merkeistä pääsee suoraan kauppaan.)

Harry Styles

Regular sizing Shirt: Superdry via ASOS, jeans: New Look, boots: New Look, watch: Sekonda via ASOS Plus-size Shirt: New Look Inspire (similar at Junarose), jeggings: New Look Inspire, wide-fit boots: Simply Be, watch: ASOS Curve Sunglasses, bag & lipstick Sunnies: Ray-Ban via ASOS, cross body bag: ASOS, lipstick: Lord & Berry Vogue Matte Lipstick in China Red via ASOS

Liam Payne

Regular sizing Top: New Look, shorts: House of Fraser Plus-size Top: Boohoo Plus, shorts: Old Navy Plus Hat, shoes, bag & lipstick Beanie: ASOS, chunky sandals: ASOS, cross body bag: ASOS, lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Electric Orange via ASOS

Louis Tomlinson

Regular sizing Blazer: River Island, top: River Island, jeans: New Look, rings: River Island Plus-size Blazer: New Look, top: Evans, jeans: New Look Inspire, rings: ASOS Curve Shoes, bag & lipstick Shoes: Vans via ASOS, clutch: vampire or black – both ASOS, lipstick: Boujoirs Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper via ASOS

Niall Horan

Regular sizing Shirt: New Look, tee: Boohoo, jeans: New Look, rings: Boohoo Plus-size Shirt: New Look Inspire, tee: Boohoo Plus, jeggings: New Look Inspire, rings: ASOS Curve Shoes, bag & lipstick Shoes: Converse via ASOS, rucksack: ASOS, lipstick: Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch via ASOS

Zayn Malik

Regular sizing Shirt: New Look, jeans: New Look, watch: ASOS, ring: ASOS Plus-size Shirt: New Look Inspire, jeans: New Look Inspire, watch: ASOS Curve, ring: ASOS Curve Shoes, bag & lipstick Trainers: New Balance via ASOS, shoulder bag: River Island, lipstick: Nars Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita via ASOS

Masculine vs Feminine

(Suomeksi alla)

Past week I got to thinking about how I use menswear and masculine items in my own style, and my first thought was to say that I don’t really use them at all. Then I realised that something like bomber jackets originates from menswear, and I’m sure you all know how much I love my bombers, haha! I also wear Toms shoes a lot, and I have found perfect boyfriend jeans, and how about the sleeveless boyfriend blazer I wore a few posts ago? If I wear a watch, I love the chunky ice watch-type of watches, and I have also fallen in love with a lot of trainers lately. So actually there’s quite a lot of menswear going on in my wardrobe, without me even realising that.

The reason for all this thinking is that House of Fraser menswear asked if I’d be interested in building a menswear outfit and making it feminine with accessories. I love doing this kind of challenges, so of course I said yes. I started with an actual menswear shirt and teamed it up with a pair of boyfriend jeans, and added a masculine watch. Then it was time to add the feminine touches, and I went for chunky heeled sandals, monochrome and gold clutch, long golden necklace and rounded sunglasses. And of course finished the outfit with lovely red lip crayon. What do you think of the result?


Shirt / Paita | Jeans / Farkut | Sunglasses / Aurinkolasit | Lip crayon / Huulipuna | Necklace / Kaulakoru | Watch / Kello | Clutch / Laukku | Heels / Kengät

Viimeisen viikon aikana olen ajatellut miten käytän miesten muotia ja maskuliinisia vaatteita tai asusteita omassa pukeutumisessani, ja ensimmäisenä ajatuksena oli sanoa, että en käytä niitä ollenkaan. Sitten tajusin, että esimerkiksi bomber takit tulevat alunperin miesten muodista, ja te kaikki olette varmana huomanneet miten paljon mä rakastan bombereita ;)! Mä myös käytän paljon Tomsin kenkiä, olen vihdoin löytänyt täydelliset boyfriend-farkut, ja entäs se hihaton boyfriend-bleiseri joka oli asukuvissakin joku päivä sitten? Jos käytän kelloa, niin rakastan sellaisia muhkeita ice watch:in näköisiä kelloja, ja olen viime aikoina ollut ihan hulluna lenkkareihin. Eli itseasiassa vaatekaapissani on aika paljonkin vaikutteita miesten muodista, vaikka en itse sitä tajunnutkaan.

Syy tähän pohtimiseen on se, että House of Fraser:in miesten osasto otti yhteyttä ja kysyi kiinnostaisiko minua rakentaa miehekäs asu, jonka tekisin feminiiniseksi asusteilla. Tykkään tällaisista haasteista ja leikittelystä tyylillä, joten toki sanoin kyllä. Aloitin valkoisella miesten paidalla, johon lisäsin boyfriend-farkut, ja lisäsin vielä maskuliinisen kellon. Sitten feminiinisiksi asusteiksi valitsin korko-sandaalit, musta-valko-kultaisen clutch-laukun, pitkän kultaisen kaulakorun ja pyöreät aurinkolasit. Ja tietysti viimesenä silauksena ihanan punaista huulipunaa. Mitäs olette tuloksesta mieltä?

** written in association with House of Fraser / kirjoitettu yhteistyössä House of Fraserin kanssa **

Anniversary giveaway: Styling session at Evans

Hey my lovelies,

So, today is the first birthday of The Wardrobe Challenge! WOOHOO! It feels crazy that it has been a year.. in some ways it seems it was AGES ago when I started (like how much my style has changed for example), yet in some ways it seems like it was only yesterday! But it has changed my life a lot, and for the better. I am of course busier than I was before blogging, but I have gained so much – amazing new friends, great opportunities, and a lot of new skills. And every new tweet or comment from you guys still makes my day :). I love you all, and I want to give something back…

I know I have hosted a few giveaways already, but this anniversary giveaway is something totally new and extremely special for me. The amazing people at Evans have teamed up with me and are sponsoring one reader a styling session with me at their London flagship store and one free outfit*! I am SO EXCITED for this opportunity, and can’t wait to do this!

Evans flagship store

What does that mean though, I hear you ask. All you need to be able to do is to come to London for the session (we can choose a time that works for us both) ..so if that is doable for you, please enter via the Rafflecopter below. You can leave me comment like ‘Enter me in the competition!’, or Tweet about the giveaway, or email me that you want to be entered. (You can do all of the above if you want more entries, but it is mandatory to do only one to get into the Rafflecopter random prizedraw.) I am not doing this to gain followers, I genuinely want to do this to give something back to you guys :).

Evans flagship store

And the prize? Well after choosing the winner at random I will email them and ask for a few things: their full length photo, clothing size, shoe size.. And also if there is something that they don’t like/can’t wear (for example some people dislike the colour red, and some ladies can’t wear heels, some can’t wear jewellery because of allergies.. etc). So I really want to listen to you and your thoughts before I start thinking about the outfits. After emailing a few times and choosing the right date & time we would meet at Evans Marble Arch store and let the styling begin! I would of course take a look at their ranges beforehand and choose some bits and pieces, so we wouldn’t start from an empty table. Ideally I would choose 3-4 outfits for the winner, take photos of them, and after that the winner can choose their favourite outfit out of them and get it for free :)!

Sounds great, right? YAY, then just get entering ladies!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

ps. I apologise, I know this giveaway is excluding a lot of my readers (since you need to get to London)… Please keep checking the blog, there’s stuff coming up soon that everyone can be excited about ;).

* up to value of £100

Images courtesy of Evans

 

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