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Thought I'd go back to basics with this week's Ways to Wear, with something casual, very wearable and flattering on pretty much anyone. I read Rose's blog last night about her latest purchases in London, and this piece in particular stood out to me as something that would be perfectly at home in any wardrobe. H&M are really good for these affordable, fit-and-flare dresses, and this one was no exception.

Get the look! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

I'm still in my jumper and collar phase, as demonstrated in Look One. I honestly think there's nothing cuter than this polar bear jumper from Topshop, and it'd look ever sweeter with the striped skirt flaring out underneath. Tie a little crystal/pearl embellished collar around the neck for a little girl look, or make your own, as demonstrated here by Katie. There's currently a huge range at ASOS with leather, crystal and pointed tip collars on offer if you're interested!

Get the look! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Wanted to include something a little more corporate in this week's edition: I think a little striped skater dress would work so well for job interviews or interning duties! Paired with a chunky belt (men's ones work really well!) and a cropped sleeved boyfriend blazer, then added heeled brogues which seem to be one of the biggest emerging trends for the coming season. The beauty in such a monochrome outfit is that you can always add a pop of colour with a simple string bracelet and a bag of choice!

Get the look! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

My final Look this week is casual, chic and very girly. It'd be perfect for those days where you just have to pop out and run errands, or are popping out for a quiet coffee. I'm so excited that Monki is finally coming to London! Monki is tipped for a 1st September launch at Selfridges, definitely going to check that out before going to the GlossyBox event next week! Added all the burnt rusty orange, peachy pink make-up to compliment the knitted headband, and these gorgeous snakeskin trim loafers that I'm going to persuade the mother to buy for me, to replace my battered moccasins. I'd probably wear this outfit with a chain strap bag and a leather jacket.

I hope you enjoyed this week's Ways to Wear. I've pretty much stopped styling for the summer now, I'm sure most of you are now prepping for the autumn and winter, and the inevitable cold that'll be winding its' way over to us soon! I'm really inspired by everything on the High Street at the moment for once, I'm definitely going to be selling on/donating my old pieces in return for some shiny new clothes! Just going to pop back to work now, I'll be stalking comments from my bar position tonight though. I'm also going to Southampton for the day tomorrow, which I'm excited for, feels about right to spend some time away from the hometown!

31 comments

  1. Ooooh I noticed one of my friends wore a dress very similar to this to the races! It's really pretty, love the second look! (But LOVE the massive bear jumper :) ) xxx

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  2. Skater dresses could not be more flattering! Excited for your Autumn Edition Ways To Wear :) xx

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  3. you always make me want to spend money with these posts hahah, I just took that dress back :( WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DID I DO THAT! I wanted the one in Topshop but they didn't have a size 6 god damn it!
    but you've made me want to re buy this one haha
    xx

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  4. I really want that jumper from Topshop! The bear is just too cute! xx

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  5. Love that dress! I am also massively into your tumblr at the mo!
    xxx

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  6. I adore this dress! I love combining white and black with a flash of bright yellow so I think that's how I'd style it :)

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  7. I love this dress, and my favourite look is definitely the last one.
    I love this feature and look forward to your styling ideas every week :)
    -x-

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  8. I absolutely love the second look, I'd wear that in a heartbeat!

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  9. I love H&M, they're so affordable but stylish and well made at the same time. The second set is my fave!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  10. i have that topshop jumper on my wishlist! must get it! its so cute!
    those selfridges boots are cute too!
    definitely love the first look!
    Krissy xoxo

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  11. *clap clap* my dear:) One of my favourite WtoW installments I´ve gotta say...and super useful as I actually own the dress:)
    I´ve worn it loads this summer (with a peach cropped blazer, a belt and a pair of loafers - kinda similar to outfit 2) and your tips (I especially like the tshirt and leather jacket combo in outfit 3) will deffo come in handy during A/W...so thanks very much! x

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  12. I love your 'how to wear posts' :) x

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  13. I need this dress! great post as always! xx

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  14. I am so obsessed with the polar bear jumper from Topshop, it's taking all my willpower to restrain myself :/
    It feels pretty much like we're completely submerged in A/W already with the weather being as horrid as ever.
    Have fun in Southampton!

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  15. I love every look and would happily wear them :)
    Gorgeous picks!

    http://lowri-armsaroundamemory.blogspot.com/

    x

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  16. Ahh I adore that polar bear jumper! So cuteeeee! xo

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  17. I really love these features you do! Although I can't wear stripes, I really love the skater dress with a jumper idea and will try it out. Thanks for the inspiration :) x

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  18. You are so creative with your looks Michelle, you puts things together in such amazing ways! You have a really good fashion eye :) My personal fave is the first one, I love the polar bear knit. Keep doing these features, they are great for inspiration :)


    Grace x
    i'd rather buy shoes...

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  19. that dress is so cute, man i wish we had H&M here!

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  20. I love that dress, it would be so flattering and really does seem to go with everything! Sometimes I really resent the fact that our seasons down here are flipped, since I can't follow the fashion in the northern hemisphere.

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  21. I just adore the skater dress, it looks awesome :)
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  22. I reeally want that jumper from Topshop! My student money can't come quick enough!!!!

    http://meghanxoo.blogspot.com/

    -Meghan xxx

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  23. nice blog and really beautiful pictures. I like it <3

    Lisa from lebeberlin.net

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  24. Those brown boots from Miss Selfridge are gorgeous!

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  25. You're right about the second look working for job interviews, it still remains smart although not boring. It'll make you stand out amongst the rest I'm sure. Really like the addition of the belt too!

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  26. I really love look number 2, I'd definitely wear that to an interview! x

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  27. Great W2W this week!
    Gotta say am loving all the shoes you've featured in your looks, especially the TopShop loafers! Definitely drawn to look #2, like you said it'll be perfect for job interviews and internships.
    xoxo

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  28. I love asos's new line of studded collars! and that bear sweater is to die for. I'm the same, so happy that fall's going to be rolling around soon! X

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  29. I have this skater dress Michelle! And have already worn it several times in the past few weeks - it's so versatile. Thats what I love about H&M - you can find stuff that is such good value for money :)

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  30. aaah i've just ordered that dress! can't wait for it to arrive! X

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  31. Love, love, love the polar bear jumper in outfit 1! Can you ever have too many novelty jumpers/tops/pj bottoms? :-)

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