Get the Look

The ‘Beast from the East’ has moved West * and the sun was shining this morning, so I am celebrating what feels like Spring with one of my favourite looks. Classic, timeless, comfortable and effortlessly stylish.

*pretty sure that’s not true but it had a good ring to it! 

(Image from Pinterest)




While the trench is undoubtedly a classic wardrobe staple, it doesn’t feel exciting enough for me to ‘invest’ in. I am much more of a handbags and shoes girl and feel that an item like a trench coat can easily be found on the high street. I don’t actually own a trench coat (shock, horror!), so I  have just ordered this one from New Look. I thought £49.99 was a good price and I really love the colour and the classic details. I will let you know what it’s like when it arrives. I am also extremely tempted to buy these Dune backless loafers which are such a great copy of the Gucci loafers which I really like, but don’t love enough to save up four hundred and ninety five pounds for.
I adore Mansur Gavriel handbags at the ‘slightly more affordable’ end of the designer handbag price range, but they are still pricey, so if you are in need of a tan leather bucket bag for Spring Summer, then this one at Mango is definitely worth a look.
And finally the classic white tee. This v neck linen tee from Majestic at The Outnet is half price and looks like great quality. However if you are looking for something a bit more budget friendly,  then this mercerised one from Mango looks very soft for £12.99. Ooh and a little heads up on a pair of jeans that I spotted this morning. My Topshop Straight jeans are still my current favourites but I wish I had gone down a size as they have stretched. In high waisted jeans, this effectively means that the crotch drops a few centimetres. It doesn’t look that awful but it feels a bit strange…So if  you are ordering the Topshop jeans consider ordering a size down. They may be a bit tight at first but I promise they stretch! And if you are still looking for high waisted jeans (remember they elongate your legs if you aren’t tall) then these look great from H&M. (and are currently reduced!) You are welcome.. 🙂
So while this is only one outfit, every single item would work hard in your wardrobe this Spring Summer.
Happy Shopping and thanks for reading!
Chloe x
(All images via Pinterest)
11 comments so far.

11 responses to “Get the Look”

  1. Danish Pastry says:

    I love a trench, I’ve had many over the years, although none have been particularly expensive. I’ve just ‘invested’ in a sale trench, at 50% off it cost me £120, and is navy. I even wore it last week during the deep freeze, with suitable layers underneath!
    Being petite I’ve usually gone for short summer versions, and they are hard to come by. I have to go for ones without buckles, buttons etc on the sleeves, as they usually need turning up.
    Oh and my top tip is to secure the belt invisably with a safety pin by one of the belt hooks, especially if the trench is in a slippery material as my latest one is.
    Will be wearing it with breton, blue jeans and loafers for the spring!

  2. Pia grace says:

    I LOVE this look for Spring as it’s completely timeless and one I recreate every year (works for early autumn too). I’m currently wishing for the Sezane bag ….. it looks so lovely !
    Great blog post Chloe, always lots of lovey pointers from you.
    Pia x

  3. cAROL MUSGRAVE says:

    Love love a trench, so easy to update and makes an outfit look pulled together. I invested in the classic Burberry several years ago when I had an unexpected windfall and have never regretted it! It comes out every year. Now I need straight jeans (struggling to find the right ones – size 14 pear shape!) and backless loafers…

    • says:

      That was a VERY good buy… The Burberry is a forever piece and I am sure you will get oodles of wear over the years. They never go out of fashion. Don’t talk to me about jeans, it really is a never ending quest… But have you seen the backless loafers on my stories today?!!

  4. Elaine says:

    Oh I have a not so classic trench from Sonia Rykiel and I love it! I wonder are the more classic shapes coming back in? I think I’m going to invest in an YSL tote/shopper (after having sold a few handbags) a real classic shape but hopefully one that will age well?

    • says:

      I think anything goes when it comes to the trench, and I am sure your Sonia Rykiel one is just perfect! YSL tote will defintely retain it’s value! xxx

  5. Lorraine says:

    Have you come across a clean line single breasted version anywhere? Being a curvy size 10 I need a version without all the bells and whistles!

  6. Sara says:

    Love the Dune shoes! How are they for size? I’m a 4.5, should I go up to a 5? X

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.

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