Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Getting Shirty

Sheer coral shirt - New Look
The Kills band Tshirt - Uniqlo
High Waisted Shorts - Motel

One of the Meadowhall purchases. I've seen so many bloggers really rock the sheer shirt lately and I really wanted to try it out. (Speaking of which, have you seen Jazmine's style shot from the Next blogger event? A beaut). Black didn't really suit me, I'm not adept at wearing all black and not looking like I'm attending a funeral, even with oodles of gold jewellery. This coral is a much-needed dash of colour in my very autumnal palette at the moment. Y'know when you just get stuck in a colour rut? Well, my maroon and brown tinted specs I'm trying to pull off. Let's let Spring begin with a little rainbow.

The more I look at these outfit shots lately, the more I become aware that I try to experiment with tights a bit more. Black opaques are my staple (and five minutes I said I avoided black, I feel contradictory today). So what a delight when I saw these beauties over on What Katie Wore. Katie and her wonderfully obliging photographer boyfriend are responsible for one of the first blogs I ever followed. She experiments like no-one else, and is possibly the only person who can make looking like an ice-cream COOL.

Anyway.



The difficulty (aside from price and my measley student budget) would be to decide which of these to pick! Which are your favourite? xox

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sheer shirt :) These tights are also awesome! I don't think I'd be able to pick, though I do like the white ones mostly because I don't own any pure white tights!

    L x

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  2. sheer top looks amazing on you! i may have to have a looksie in my local store. i love your hair like that too! and must you always show us your gorgeous bunting - it always makes me so jealous. those tights are amazing, im such a stucker for quirky tights! xx

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  3. sheer top looks amazing on you! i may have to have a looksie in my local store. i love your hair like that too! and must you always show us your gorgeous bunting - it always makes me so jealous. those tights are amazing, im such a stucker for quirky tights! xx

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  4. The shirt is fab and the tights are amazing. Have you seen the one with the ants walkign up them? I fancy them myself. Wish they were not so pricey though.

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  5. Those are great tights, I've never seen anything like them!

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  6. aww, thank-you for linking me! :) you look lovely in the sheer shirt claire, coral is a colour which i think is pretty difficult to pull off but you suit it so well. i love your hair like that too!

    obviously we all i know i went through the phase of just wearing polka dot tights, hehe, but recently i've just been wearing really sheer black tights. plus i recently bought a pair henry holland paris tights (on sale for £5 in urban outfitters!) which i'm just waiting to try out! i think the outfit you're wearing about would look great with the henry holland mock stocking tights, y'know :)

    sorry i didn't get back to you ages ago, i ended up having family plans on saturday, too. but we definitely need to meet up soon!

    xxx

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  7. i have a couple of sheer shirts in my wardrobe (at home, not at uni, this could be problematic) but i generally find them quite difficult to wear, as i don't like to go out with just a bra on underneath... i'll find a way to wear them, i'm sure, and you look great!
    and i'd definitely go for the pair with the wings on the ankles, they're amazingly cool!

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  8. These tights are awesome!! And I love the sheer blouse, you look so nice!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  9. eeek i really wanted that shirt from new look but it didnt suit my hair :(

    shirt envy :)you look great

    kate
    xx

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  10. love the sheer shirt. i cant get enough of shirts right now and the colour of yours perfect.

    im totally in a black tights rut too and while all the ones in the images look amazing, i dont think i could pull any of them off! x

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  11. oh wow those tights are incredible

    love your outfit today, the shirt in particular :) x

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  12. The colour of this shirt is soooo pretty, it could be a tricky colour to wear but it suits you so well! Also liking how you've worn it over a dark t-shirt. I'm not really a shirt kinda gal but I've recently been considering a polka dot sheer shirt from Topshop, as I still have some vouchers left from crimbo...you might just have persuaded me to give it a go! Tights wise I love the black ones with the little wings :)

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  13. Cute outfit and I adore these tights! I bookmarked the website a while ago after seeing them on style bubble and I think they're amazing! really want a pair... or 5!!!


    Hannah xx

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  14. The tights with the wings are cute and the most wearable. Love the blouse, I might invest in something similar. Bit more formal than a cardi and more flattering and feminine than a denim shirt xx

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  15. I love the second pair, ha real quirky. you look lovely too!
    xo.
    kelly-atwenty-something.blogspot.com

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  16. Loving the sheer shirt with the band tee <3.

    The eye tights are amazing!

    x x x

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  17. lovely lovely shirt! and your hair looks fab like that :) xx

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  18. Ooh I like that sheer shirt, especially over the tshirt. I have a feeling it's a trend I won't be indulging in as I'm just not convinced they suit me but that one looks fab on you!

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  19. well coral isn't boring, quite an interesting colour really isn;t it. reminds me of fragal rock.

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  20. I really like this outfit on you! The coral shirt adds a nice splash of colour but the band t-shirt gives it an edge :)
    I'm the same - I pretty much live in black opaque tights; they go with most things and always make your legs look slimmer! But after seeing those pictures it's definitely making me re-think the black. The eye tights are especially amazing! x

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  21. i love your hair!

    my favorites are the tights in the bottom right corner. so cute!

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  22. i'm loving the top knot! and the colour of that shirt. I have a couple of those infamous H&M ones but I can't seem to make them work...

    xx

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  23. I love the shirt on you, that colour really suits you. Those tights are amazing! I love the winged ankle ones the most I think x
    Kittenish Behaviour Blog

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  24. Nice shirt :)


    http://voguishblog.blogspot.com/
    x

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  25. That coral shirt is wonderful! Go New Look ;) I love that first pair of tights too with the knee detail.
    And it's no problem about the replying! I'm based in Essex m'darling, you?!

    Rosie x

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  26. Sheer shirts look so cool. I love the colour of yours. I really want one now as well. I love how you worer it as well, and the top knot looks gorgeous.
    I love the tights as well. They look so cool. Love the first pair.

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  27. My pleasure re: Venice. I lived there for a while so it would be foolish not to share! Hope you have a great time.
    Love the shirt too - I was admiring it on the New Look website yesterday. x

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  28. LOVE the colour of the shirt. Not sure coral'd look that good close to my face, but it's great on you!

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  29. Adore the sheer shirt, it's such a gorgeous colour. I'm so tempted to check out New look now...

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  30. Sheer shirt is really amazing!

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