Bleurgh, Monday morning AGAIN. Comes round quickly doesn’t it?
Today it’s the turn of Oasis who, I think, are having a really good season. Here’s my pick of their stock (there’s a sale on too!)
I spent a period of my wasted youth being a ‘goth’. This loosely translates as skulking around wearing ripped jeans, oversized band T-shirts (Slipknot, anyone?) and black lipstick, feeling misunderstood. Occasionally I would up the ante for a night out with a corset, mini skirt and a dog collar. I would have looked a lot more stylish had I worn this dress:
Now, we all know I’m a fan of the humble sweatshirt, and I love this striped version. Just add a statement necklace, boyfriend jeans and a pair of neon heels and you’re good to go!
Monochrome and the Sixties influence were all over the SS’13 catwalk, thanks to Marc Jacobs and his collections for Louis Vuitton and his own label. If you wanted to tap into that trend in a subtler way than a crop top and matching maxi, this top may just be for you. Pair it with pastel crops and pointy flats for the full effect.
Also big news for this season is the cut out shoulder top, or as the fash peeps have termed it, the ‘cold shoulder’. This trend could be a good friend to me as I have toned, but broad shoulders from years of swimming, so halternecks are a big no-no. This red top would be an easy way for me to show off my shoulders without looking like a henchman in drag. I’d wear in with indigo skinnies and leopard heels.
If you like the leather jacket I’m wearing in this post then you might well be a fan of this one, as it is very similar. My jacket came from Oasis a couple of winters ago and is holding up brilliantly so far. It is soft, thick and, I think, great value for the price.
If you were wondering about a way to wear the oriental trend without resorting to a kimono (because, let’s face it, it’s a serious issue…), I may have the answer in the shape of this bomber jacket. Now I know the bomber jacket isn’t for everyone, but I think is floral version is very pretty. I’m imagining it slung over a simple black tank, white jeans and single-strap heeled black sandals for a chic summer evening look.
Oasis’ Cherry skinny jeans hae been around a while now, and while I haven’t tried them yet myself, I have many friends who really rate the fit. THey have been updated for SS13 in this distressed finish. I have long been a fan of a slightly beaten up pair of denims, and I think these would look great with a white vest and a pair of high tops.
It’s no understatement to say that having my colours analysed was the best money I’ve ever spent from a sartorial perespective (more on this in a future post), but I do miss being able to wear yellow. I’m not a slave to the rules, and any expert will see I cheat quite regularly, but even I have to admit that yellow fabrics against yellow skin is not a good look. Therefore I will have to live vicariously by recommending this pretty scarf.
The last item on my list is this pair of tan leather sandals. I really like the chunky straps and the simplicity of the style. And £26 for leather? I think they’d be the perfect, go-with-everything summer shoe.
As ever, I love to hear feedback on my posts, so what do you think of my Oasis picks – gorgeous or gopping? Go on, I won’t be offended