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My Top 5 British Fashion Rules

almost 3 years ago

As a Brit, I have to say, our fash is pretty on-point. We're an eclectic bunch and there are A LOT of different "types" of looks right now. However, in general these are 5 pretty stead-fast rules, I think we live by. (Just for fun).

Rule 1 - Opt For Oversized


We love that "it's my boyfriends" vibe. When it comes to denim, this couldn't be more true. I love both of these jackets and their exaggerated silhouettes.

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J BRAND
$398.00 $199.00
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DL 1961
$198.00 $39.97

Rule 2 - Stock Pile Ruffles


There's just something about a ruffle, right? Well, anyway, we love them. Shirts, dresses, skirts, it's all about extra ruffly details, especially in the summer. This is how I'd style these picks:
Shirt - Leather mini and booties.
One-shoulder dress - Barely there heels and tassel earrings.
Mini dress - Low-heeled mules.
Sweater - White jeans, wedges.

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Bardot Frill Backless Shirt
BARDOT
Frill Backless Shirt
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Self Portrait Wave Lace Frill One-Shoulder Cocktail Mini Dress
SELF PORTRAIT
Wave Lace Frill One-Shoulder Cocktail Mini Dress
2
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Alice + Olivia floral print frill trim mini dress
ALICE + OLIVIA
floral print frill trim mini dress
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MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS
$234.00 $162.00
5

This Jill Stuart blouse personifies British style in my eyes.

Ruffles and high necks, yes. However, we're style it with ripped-to-shreds jeans and trainers. Juxtaposition styling at its best.

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Jill Stuart Olga frilled blouse
JILL STUART
Olga frilled blouse

Rule 3 - Invest In The Latest Cult Bag


If you think you've seen all of these handbags before, you're right and I bet it was on a Brit blogger. Zero shade here, but us Brits love to hop on board a handbag trend band wagon quick snap. Chloé is hot right now on everyones trend radars and I get why, these 3 styles are all unreal.

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Chloé Chloe Drew Bijou Shoulder Bag
CHLOÉ
Chloe Drew Bijou Shoulder Bag
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Chloé Nile small leather and raffia cross-body bag
CHLOÉ
Nile small leather and raffia cross-body bag
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Chloé Mini Faye Suede Backpack
CHLOÉ
Mini Faye Suede Backpack
10

Straw, raffia or wicker... every Brit has a bag made from this elusive, summery stuff. It's super "trendy" right now, but we'll be rocking them long after their fash hey-day.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Mini Raffia Bucket Bag
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Mini Raffia Bucket Bag
2

Rule 4 - Fill Your Wardrobe With White Shirts


White shirts can be styled with *literally* anything and we love them. Dressed up with tailored trousers and sharp jewellery or down with cropped denim and slides; we're doing it. I like these 3 picks because they're white shirts, but they've all got a little twist to give them a difference.

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Vince Button-Front Cinched Cotton Poplin Shirt
VINCE
Button-Front Cinched Cotton Poplin Shirt
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LOFT Dotted Tie Neck Bell Sleeve Blouse
LOFT
Dotted Tie Neck Bell Sleeve Blouse
6
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Nanette Lepore Cordoba Silk Cold-Shoulder Blouse
NANETTE LEPORE
Cordoba Silk Cold-Shoulder Blouse
4

Rule 5 - Wear Sneakers 24/7


God love us, we love to be comfy. Whether we're wearing track pants and 3 day hair or a stunning floral maxi and a full face of make-up, you bet your a$$ we're wearing sneakers. The hottest style on the Brit radar right now are "dad trainers"; the chunkier and "uglier" the better. I don't know how much I love this trend in general BUT I'm really into these McQueens, which are chunky but still chic AF.

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Alexander McQueen McQueen Runner Sneaker
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
McQueen Runner Sneaker
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In general, I prefer a sleeker running shoe. Adidas or Nike are always my go-to brands and I love both of these slim line styles.

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Nike Women's Free Run Commuter 2017 Running Sneakers from Finish Line
NIKE
Women's Free Run Commuter 2017 Running Sneakers from Finish Line
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Adidas Nmd_r2 Leather-trimmed Primeknit Sneakers
ADIDAS
Nmd_r2 Leather-trimmed Primeknit Sneakers
2

Not exactly British style 101, but certainly my take on it.

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