ROO'S AW18 LOOKBOOK MUST HAVES
Those of you who know me are well aware that I am OBSESSED with Leopard print, those who don’t know me or are just getting to know me will soon make this assumption pretty quickly! AW18 is all about Leopard print, it’s completely and utterly everywhere so when we went buying for this season it was a dream come true. Our AW18 Lookbook therefore has a heavy Leopard leaning and course I want one of everything, however here are my very favourite pieces and actually I will allow myself to stray away from the theme and indulge in some gorgeous soft pinks and dreamy knitwear too!
When I first caught sight of this Bellerose coat in the showroom back in January it took my breath away, it’s just perfect in every way, it’s not too obvious in it’s print and has a wonderful vintage feel to it, the detailing is brilliant with the spotted lining and the clever yellow contrasting fabric behind the collar. It’s ridiculously soft and feels like you’re wearing a leopard infused bear cub, the only negative for me at this present moment is that it’s just not quite cold enough to wear it but once it is I won’t take it off!
I have two pairs of leopard print Vans from 4 years ago, a pair of Authentic’s and a pair of slip-ons, they are totally trashed and literally hanging on by a thread so when we found this pair we were literally over the moon! The cream leather makes them really light and more durable and the leopard print pony hair is perfect, I will wear them with everything!
Levi’s 501 Skinny Coal Black Jeans
I had a pair of Levi 501 Skinnies in the Summer and remember putting them on for the first time and thinking - gosh they’re tight and uncomfortable, however I persevered and they have now become my favourite cut. We are all so used to wearing jeans with lots of stretch in which are great and mould to our shape and are ridiculously comfortable that moving onto denim without stretch is really hard. However what I love about this is that they are like real jeans, the denim holds it’s shape and just get’s better with each wear, it’s REALLY flattering, slightly high waisted so good for holding the tummy in and the leg is a skinny cut so very lengthening and really slimming. I love this colour for Autumn as it’s not as heavy as black and really works well with this palette of soft pinks, browns, terracotta’s and of course Leopard Print, they fit true to size and I have a 30” leg so I can give them a deep turn up.
What a dream colour this is - soft pale pink velvet but not sickly pink, it’s a dusty pink and just so pretty and feminine, it goes with everything and the styling is really clever, it’s a little like an oversized bomber jacket/cardigan and has a wonderful nostalgia about it which reminds me of something I wore as a child. I’ll be wearing it with dungarees, denim, leopard print, short skirts and dresses, it’s going to be a firm staple, it’s one size and it makes me feel girly and rather gorgeous which is perfect!
Again when I tried this on in the showroom I knew I had to have it, it’s just so clever the way they have integrated the stripe down the sides and sleeves, I love the wideness of the arms, the slightly cropped styling and the colour combination and spot on for our Autumn palette. Well done Bellerose you’ve nailed it again!
We just love Wanderlust Life, the simplicity of their necklaces has made them a firm favourite with our customers for over four years now. I am usually drawn to the stronger colours but I just love the subtleness of this stone, it really sparkles in the light and has a clarity which makes it pop.
Ottod’Ame Daino Brown Cord Trousers
Tobacco cord, cut to sit just above the hips, bottom hugging and with a subtle flared leg, what’s not to love? I’ll be wearing these Ottod'Ame cords with my Vans and an oversized cropped knit for an alternative look to jeans and baggy jumpers which is basically what I live in, I love the rich brown colour and they remind me of my mother at my age.
BeckSöndergaard Leopard Fluid Cameo Pink Scarf
I’m going to give this BeckSöndergaard headscarf a go, see if I can rock it nonchalantly tied in my hair with a knot or a bow, the girls in the shop have nailed this look so they can help me, I may decide I can’t but I’m going to give it a really good go! I love it so much that if I fail I’ll just tie it onto my handbag in a sort of ‘I’m a grown up student’ sort of way!
Let me know what you all pick from the AW18 Lookbook, we’re on hand to help you decide, you can call, email or message us on social media and we always love to hear from you, I hope you love it as much as I do!
Roo x x x