OOTD – Style Staples Part 2

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My Spring Fashion Essentials Part 2

Trench Coats

Trench coats first gained popularity in World War 1 and World War 2 as they were worn by British and French soldiers, as there were favoured over the wool coats as they were too heavy to drag through the trenches. Hence the coat became known as the trench coat. The trench coat has also featured in some iconic movie scenes in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Casablanca. The classic trench coat became popular for women from the 1960’s right till present day, as stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Bridgette Bardot all wore the classic jacket. The reason the trench coat is so popular and stands the test of the time as a classic wardrobe is that it can be dressed up or down, Jackie Kennedy wore the trench coat over a ball gown and Jane Birkin wore it with denim, ballet flats and a straw bag. For me, it’s a classic piece that will never not be in my wardrobe as it never goes out of style, looks good with anything and Is perfect for the spring season with the unpredictable British weather.

My Top Trench Coat picks From The High Street

  1. ASOS Classic Trench Coat 2. RI Cropped Trench Jacket  3. Missy Empire Black Vinyl Trench Jacket 4. Girls On Film Twill Trench Coat


Once a time stripes were reserved only for prisoners, clowns, prostitutes and the condemned. In the 19th century, stripes became chic thanks to people like sailors and Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria dressed her 4-year-old son Albert in a sailor suit to board the royal yacht. From this day people adore it when children wear stripes and nautical. My mum dressed me in a sailor dress and it’s something I dress my own daughter in. The striped ”Breton” shirt became popular in the mid 19th century thanks to Breton workers and still is as popular today. It was in the 20th century that nautical stripes first became fashionable thanks to the legend that is CoCo Chanel, inspired by her trip to the French Riveria and inspired by the sailor’s outfits she launched the first nautical collection. Famous iconic film stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Bridgette Bardot all rocked the classic stripe. In the 1990s the classic Breton tee was labelled a grunge staple thanks to the late Kurt Cobain. For me, a classic striped tee is something that I will always have in my wardrobe as it’s a timeless classic that never goes out of style. You can pair the classic tee with denim, flats trench coat and a straw bag for a classic Parisian look.

My Top Striped Picks From The High Street

  1. RI Striped Wedge Heeled Sandals 2. ASOS Striped Ruffle Wrap Tea Maxi Dress 3. ASOS Halter Swing Striped Sundress 4. ASOS Bardot Rainbow Striped Sundress 5. ASOS Frill Hem Striped Jumpsuit 6. ASOS Striped Tailored Culottes 7. New Look Petite Paperbag Striped Skirt  8. New Look Breton Striped Heart Tee


The first interpretation of jeans wasn’t denim at all but a canvas fabric and worn and loved by workmen and miners. Levis Strauss switched to blue dye denim that we all know and love. He then introduced rivets to stop them fraying. Levis eventually went branded and mainstream and he removed some of the rivets for daily fashion comfort. Lee jeans then added embellishments like the zipper fly. In the 1880s after the success of the humble denim jeans, Levi Strauss introduced a top to match which we now know and love as the Denim Jacket. In the 1950s jeans became famous with rebels like James Dean wearing them this made them popular with male teens and led to some schools banning denim as it was seen as what rebels wore ( think the t-birds in Grease). In 1960’s thanks to famous Hollywood legend that was Marilyn Monroe wearing jeans, it inspired other women to wear them.

Timeline of denim evolution

  • The 1950s and 1960s – baggy dad jeans
  • The 1970s – wide flares and Bell Bottoms. In the 1970s denim skirts, we’re first introduced as people recycled old jeans into long denim skirts. Over time the classic denim skirt has evolved with hemlines getting shorter, wild designs and embellishments.
  • The The The 1980s – mum jeans and acid wash
  • The The The 1990s – lighter washes, and frayed hems and holes.
  • The 2000s – low waists, embroidery, and faded thighs.
  • Present day – we cooperate all the trends but skinny jeans, mum jeans rule the streets.

For me, denim will always have a place in my heart and wardrobe with denim jackets, jeans, shorts and skirts all taking up room in my wardrobe. Denim is such a classic piece that never seems to go out of style and with so much variation there’s a style out there to suit everybody.


My Top Denim Picks From the High Street

  1. Boohoo Oversized Denim Jacket 2. ASOS Black Denim Jacket With Studs & Embroidery 3. New Look A-Line Button Down Denim Skirt. 4.Boohoo Black Pearl Embellished Denim Mini Skirt 5. Bershka High Waisted Denim Shorts 6. ASOS Denim Western Shirt 7.Stradivarius Denim Dungaree Dress 8. Liquor n Poker Denim Jumpsuit.

What are the Spring staples that you wear every year?

Thanks For Reading

Nicolle ?


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