Kavita Sodha | Contributing Writer | Monday, 21 March 2016

We Try On All The New Season Stuff In & Other Stories So You Don’t Have To

We Try On All The New Season Stuff In & Other Stories So You Don’t Have To

The Debrief: But you can, if you want

Ok, so I’m officially a convert. I’m going to be completely upfront about this - I have never been an & Other Stories fan. As a blogger and stylist, it’s generally my code to just not pay attention to things I don’t vibe with, but this weeks fashion revelation is a new found love for H&M’s sister brand & Other Stories. My reasoning for not having been a lover of the brand before - despite friends always raving about it - is that items never seem to jump out at me on the hangers. But after popping into the store on Regent Street for a well deserved dressing up session, I couldn’t be more sold on all the individual pieces I tried on.

My earrings, worn throughout, are Dinny Hall.

But you can get similar from & Other Stories here.  

LOOK 1: The Summer Bright 

Absolutely loving this bright coral dress. Deceivingly not a show stopper on the hanger, but when I tried it on it’s got that perfect drop waist belt that falls in just the right spot. Not only can I see myself wearing this for a summer party but also just for walking the streets of London when the sun decides to come out.

Waisted midi dress, £69

Black wedge sandlettes, £125

Lilac suede handbag, £65

LOOK 2: The 70s Remix 

It looks like elements of the 70s are still going strong this summer - fashion really does go round in circles. I absolutely love this lace panel blouse which is slightly oversized. A perfect dressed up look, and it gives me some arm coverage - just enough to get my legs out.  

Lace panel cotton blouse, £55

Patent leather mini skirt, £145

Leather sandals 

LOOK 3: The Weekend Staples

& Other Stories are doing a really good job with the wide leg trouser here. Not something I usually delve into because I’m paranoid of looking too small, but as they're quite billowy in shape, a little t-shirt and platform shoes do the trick for elongating. I’m really keen on a suede jacket this season – worn tied around the waist or over the shoulders…

Wide leg trousers, £55

Striped crewneck t-shirt, £19

Suede button jacket, £245

Leather flatforms, £125 

LOOK 4: The Grown-Up Look

 This is my grown-up city look… with an element of the man-repeller to the jeans - the most unbelievably snug-around-the-waist jeans with the perfect amount of flare. I have been looking for a pair of these for a while that actually fit without me looking like a three year old! 

Welt pocket denim jeans, £55

Lightweight tensel t-shirt, £17:

A-line coat £125:

Square cat-eye sunglasses £39:

LOOK 5: The Dress Of All Trades 

 So simple, so great for those early signs of summer, and will also see you through balmy evenings on a beach or in the park. The material of this falls really nicely too. As it’s so simple, it’s the perfect opportunity to throw in a flash of color with these really fun and comfortable platform heels.

Open back cupro dress, £65

D-ring cross body yellow snakeskin handbag, £65

Pink embossed leather platforms, £125 

LOOK 6 - THE DRESS SHIRT

I cannot get enough of shirts at the moment. They seem to be a no brainer for work and weekend wear too - hence my ever growing collection of almost identical shirts. Worn with a cropped skinny and some flatforms, the dress shirt is as smart as you can get with the least amount of effort. 

Shirt, £55

Cropped skinny jeans, £55

Leather flatforms £125 

Leather shoulder bag, £105 

 

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