how to remain stylish azzedine alaia

Do you ever wonder why we often wake up and say “I nothing to wear” with a wardrobe full of clothes? Mid-season is often the time of year my clothes begin to appear a little tired and over worn.

You’ve loved them, washed them, worn them, styled and restyled them and now not only have they lost their sparkle but they’re also a little on the dull side.
A lot of people think we need to buy new clothes to remain stylish and keep up with current trends but replenishing on a regular basis is not the answer and won’t do your pursestrings any good. A great bag however, can help give your old favourite pieces a little sass and put the spotlight back on your overall look.

For example, if you’re often seen in black attire you can pick a bright bag to add a pop of colour to your look, the contrast will turn heads without you having to alter your personal style. Are you with me?
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monogram vs monochrome

Are we still obsessing over Monogram and Monochrome?

Monochrome. A fool-proof formula for Parisians, chic minimalists, Karl Lagerfeld, Cruella De-Vil and even non-fashion folk that’s sharp and always relevant despite ever-changing seasonal trends.

Monogram. A bespoke touch to your favourite accessory, like a signature below a painting. It allows us to put a stamp on our well thought out and considerably executed personal style.

What makes up your winning Monogram/Monochrome formula? Marble accessories? Sharp suiting? Gold lettering? Share your opinion with us in the comments below as we would love to know. 

Skirt: Ivy Revel

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maje leather jacket


When I was in college I had Blondie on repeat and I was obsessed with a song by The Stone Roses called ‘She Bangs the Drums’. Debbie Harry was my style icon and at the time also my screensaver.

My music and style preference has since broadened but the 80’s still inspires me.

Today I am the love child of Danny Zuko and Madonna. The Black Swan movie is somewhere in there also.

I’m wearing a Maje leather jacket, crisp white ASOS shirt and Maje tulle skirt.

Tulle skirts are currently back and can be pretty difficult to style, if you overthink it. But they pair perfectly with a loose tee and a leather jacket.

If you don’t already have the two in your wardrobe then where have you been? Stocking the basics right means that you can style whatever fast fashion throws at you. So get them stocked up!

Oh and meet my fringe.

pink sweater
The struggle is real you guys… It’s 6am and I can not bring myself to get out of bed. I stuck half an arm out of the cover to test the water, withdrew and decided it was too cold for anything to happen on January 22nd. Let’s just rip it out of the diary.
Picking an outfit is also a hurdle these days, as I opened my wardrobe with chattering teeth I quickly realised that I am seriously lacking in the sweater department.

It’s my fault and there is no one else to blame..

When I walk into a Zara store I can’t seem to help but feel drawn to buying that weather inappropriate camisole or sequin dress for a night out that will never come. Jumpers just don’t seem to stand out when I shop.

Recently though I scored this baby online, a fun 3 tiered sleeve pink sweater that adds plenty of character and personality to my outfit. The blush is a flattering colour on the skin tone and makes a pretty change from the grey and maroon hues we see so often over Autumn/Winter. Here I have team it with white cigarette trousers to keep it balanced.

If you see any similar jumpers that you think I might like, feel free to tag me via Instagram [@LabelsAndLondon]. My sleeveless, goose pimply arms will thank you for it.