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Transition outfits from Summer to Early Autumn are my favourites. That makes me welcome you back to the #NGStylingSeries because I’ve prepared a jam-packed article with lots of interesting ideas that will take your outfits to the next level. Brew your cup of tea or coffee and prepare for some ready to use tips. Let’s dig into it right now 👇🏻

Transition Outfits: Mix midi dresses with over the knee boots

Firstly, THIS will make you look so chic and super prepared for a stylish Autumn ahead. You surely own a midi dress and some boots from the last season, right? Nevertheless, have fun with mixing the two together and enjoy your new look. My favourites to mix? Chiffon dresses because they have something from Summer’s softness, but worn together with some cool boots will result in a pretty cool outfit. Add an oversized bag and big sunnies and you’re ready to look like you’ve just walked from a Pinterest post. You know the Autumny type, right? Enjoy this woman empowering look.

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Tank tops are still your friend

Tank tops are not taking the back seat in early Autumn, it’s too soon for that. Also, why let that happen when they look so high class? Wear your tank tops with jeans, add a statement belt and a pair of wedges. Ah, the ultimate style. Did anyone say cocktails on the rooftop? I’m surely down for that. However, there are many more occasions where you can wear this combo: a casual date, an online zoom meeting and a quick shopping sesh with the girls. Cheers to another look made up with clothes that you already own!

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Shorts & a trench coat?

Uhh yes! Give me a pair of cool shorts and a trench coat and I’m ready to walk out the door this season. Do you want to show your legs until winter comes up? Surely, this is a very quick outfit to put together and get a bit more wear out of your shorts this season. Give this a try and tag me  on Instagram @notagirlygal in your posts.

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Leather jackets & dresses

This is such a simple, yet super effective way to transition between Summer to Autumn. Just add a leather jacket to your favourite dress and you’ve come up with a tres chic outfit for the season. Make sure you’re wearing heels to accentuate your silouhette – if you wear too much in your upper part and wear flats, it might look unbalanced. Have you tried this combo before?

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Transition Outfits: Knitwear & skirts 

This combination is one of my favourites. It seems that often designers go for this combo in their collections. I’m hooked on this. You have to try wearing your favourite knit with a mini or midi-skirt and see where it takes you. I’m sure you’ll absolutely nail this look.

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If you haven’t done it already, go ahead and check my Autumn High-Street buys for this season.

I hope you enjoyed reading my transition outfit tips as much as I enjoyed writing them for you. What’s your favourite look?

Until next time,

Andrada

Autumn Clothes. How much they mean to me! So much that I’ve just found myself with just a few items in my Summer wardrobe – wait, what? As you heard me, I own more Fall / Winter wear than any other items. However, this must be due to the fact that I’ve been living in England for so long. Nevertheless, let’s dig into what I think to be amazing high street buys in 2020.

Autumn Clothes – Crop Blazers for warmish nights

This Zara cropped blazer has made the top of my list! I mean, its tied detail at the front and the lapel collar will look absolutely stunning with a pair of white trousers and a pair of elegant boots. I’m all here for it.

Long Blazers for chilly nights

I feel that Mango totally owns the pre-fall and fall collections. I’m in love with their prints, straights cuts and solid fabrics. This Autumn clothes collection is no exception to that. Imagine Earthy tones, dark maroons, nudes and checked patterns – your one stop shop for the most stylish season. This long blazer has a very subtle check, yet very prevalent. A must have for this Autumn – it can be a piece that will last you for a couple of years.

Wool blend coat – a rare find amongst Autumn Clothes

Aaaand I’m obsessed. This very long wool blend coat is such a rare find, especially at this price. I’m actually so happy there are coats in this Zara collection that are worth investing in. So, what are you waiting for?

Belted Wool Coat – for the cozy lover

This is such a snuggly coat. It looks comfy, yet very elegant. Furthermore, the belt will ensure that you’ll feel warm while strolling the city or indulging in some mulled wine at the Christmas markets – or maybe not with all that white? Just a thought. Overall, I love its collar, the length of it and it’s 64% wool.

The High-Heeled Over the Knee Autumn Boots

These are such a HOT trend: all leather, high-heeled boots with a retro vibe. Ah, Zara, you did it again. I can’t recommend buying these enough. They also seem like pieces that will last you for a long time.

Combat boots – must have!

My absolute favourites – combat boots handmade by a Romanian brand, Moja! I’ve been getting a good wear out of them last year and I certainly plan to do so this year. Although they’re quite heavy on my feet, I think they’re so stylish and are worth the slight discomfort.

Autumn Clothes – The IT Shirt

Don’t we all love a good white shirt or is it just me? I feel that they’re so versatile and perfect for the Autumn season. You can pair it with jeans, trousers and different types of skirts. I don’t think that they’ll go out of style any time soon. So, don’t wait up, go ahead and grab your perfect one. I adore this one from ASOS because it has a manly collar whilst the sleeves show a feminine touch. I loveee!

Autumn Clothes – Statement Autumn Hat

Fedora hats are my thing. I love them in any colour, but especially in kaki, nude or black. Here’s a more eccentric version for you via ASOS. Gotta adore a good hat. Your time to shine is NOW.

The Most Gorgeous Trousers

These Mango trousers are just so gorgeous. I want them in every colour possible. They make an outfit so elegant and you don’t have to worry about adding statement elements ’cause you just found them. I promise you, they’re so good to have in your wardrobe and look great, especially for the price of £29.99.

These would be my absolute favourite items for this season and also some affordable high-street options for giving your wardrobe a bit of newness.

What’s your favourite item?

P.S: Let’s connect on Instagram for more looks and empowering words (I seem to be the master of those haha).

Although we shouldn’t go out and about at the moment, we can still plan our favourite outfits in our minds and wear them indoors or when we’re running round the corner to the shops. The biggest 12 Spring/Summer 2020 trends this season made me fall back in love with floral dresses, polka dots, power suits and high shoulders. These styles are so versatile, they’ll make you want to wear everything at once!

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 1: The Power of Print 

The Flower Power are calling and they really want their prints back! This season, the patterns are quite soft – they’re not as loud and as supra-dimensional as I would like them to be, but they have something special & unique about them for sure. The tones are earthy & they’re waiting to be paired with some sexy sandals.

Zara Mini-Dress – available here

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 2: Colour Splash

Loud colours are back: bright reds, yellow, green, orange and shades of pink. My personal favourite? This orange Zara suit has my heart. Pair them with beautiful pumps or high heeled sandals and get ready to rock the city streets or the office.

Zara Blazer – available here

Zara Pants – available here

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 3: Polka Dot Moments 

Polka dots are in the spotlight this season and if you remember the Zara dress that made the headlines in 2019, I’m sure you’re not even a tiny bit surprised. Have fun with this trend, mix bigger polka dots on your top with small ones on your skirt or the other way around. 

Zara Dress – available here

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 4: Leather Time

Leather is always around in style somehow – by that I’m mainly referring to the faux leather fabrics made so popular by fashion mansions and loads of influencers on Instagram. I don’t know about you, but I’m a massive fan of leather shorts / skirts and biker jackets! Let’s rock these this season.

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 5: Enter the boot camp

Soldier boots anyone? This season we see the reinvention of the boot, mixed with feminine dresses and skirts. Keeping a balance, right? As far as I’m concerned, I love to adapt a rock style & sexy style all together, rather than having a very feminine dress on mixed with boots. It might be not very suitable for myself, I enjoy more of a consistency of the look. Give me boots in any shape or form at ANYTIME!

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 6: Safari Trip

If you’ve never been on a real safari, this season will give you all the inspo you need to go on one. The textures are varied from matt to more shiny, from harder fabrics to flowy. There’s literally something for the pickiest of fashion lovers. For me, matt shirt in forest green would always be the winner.

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Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 7: Pastel O’Clock 

Pastels are in this season as every Spring. However, we can see a certain emphasis on lilac and yellow. The question is will you be meeting the girls for brunch in a pastel suit?

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 8: Sheer Romance 

Both sexy and quite tricky to wear, sheer fabrics made a comeback this season. Adapt them to everyday life by wearing silk tops underneath. Keep the sheer mystery.

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 9: Whites Are Still In

White dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, long trousers – ah the wonderful world of cotton or silk in white. An absolute summer dream. Say ‘yes’ to pure beauty and wear all white this summer when you take long walks on the beach or ride a vespa on the Italian coast.

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 10: Broderie Anglaise Anyone?

Take me to Monaco wearing broderie anglaise and I would be the happiest. There’s something so luxurious about this lace that I can’t say no to. I haven’t found the perfect top for me just yet, but trust me I’m on the hunt.

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 11: Accentuated Waist

If you haven’t been accentuating your waist, then it’s the perfect time to start. Wide belts are very in, but don’t think that a narrower belt can’t do the trick. In styling, it’s all about creating a certain silhouette and this is the oldest and probably easiest trick to do so.

Spring/Summer 2020 Trend 12: Baby Girl Pinks

All shades of pink are allowed this season, but especially baby pinks. Have fun with this colour and adapt it to your own style. I’m super happy to see this trend and already have some ideas on putting together the cutest outfits.

These were the biggest 12 Spring/Summer 2020 trends this season that I’ve been loving so far. Be bold & happy to try new trends only if these really represent who you are and your style. Have fun with fashion, after all it’s a form of creativity and self-expression.

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal (Andrada)

I’m writing this early in the morning, while hearing the birds singing and looking outside the window at the winter sun, thinking that it’s not too long now until Spring will start delighting us. Until then, there’s one day that some people might celebrate and some might not. For my ladies who will decide to celebrate their love for themselves, for their partners, family or best friends, I welcome you to my latest post on how to dress for Valentine’s Day in 2020.

How have you been? I hope you’ve embraced the season and that you’ve been creative with your DIYs around the house (inside link). Let’s talk a little bit about fashion today because as you know I’m really about empowerment and making you feel absolutely amazing with your own style. If you ask me about one outfit to empower yourself this Autumn, I can’t rave about this one enough.

Give me a pair of knee high boots and I can conquer the city. Give me a skirt to go with them and you have my favourite outfit this season. Sounds pretty simple, right? Let’s have a look at the accessories which will bring your outfit to life and empower yourself during the coldish but very beautiful days.

How do you feel about your wardrobe right now? I feel that when it comes to my style I’m always looking for ways to upgrade it or make it look fresh without buying completely new outfits (from a sustainability point of view, but also because I live in London and space is quite limited). Now that you know what the inspiration behind this article is, let’s jump into finding out my favourite simple ways to give your wardrobe a fresh look!

1. Wear hair accessories

Yes to hair accessories – probably the only trend that I’m really into at the moment. Pearl clips, marble clips or hair bands, I’m pretty much into anything that can add something to my outfit. Have a think about how you’re going to mix the accessories with your outfits, because they can totally change your overall appearance. Have fun with it!

2. Mix statement tops with high waisted jeans

Absolutely love to do this when I get the chance. Wear a ruffle or big sleeved top with some high waisted jeans and you’re going to take your outfit from boring to impressive. I like how it sits at the border of elegant and casual – making it suitable for many occasions, including cocktail parties, garden birthday parties or even on your holidays. This mix is such a simple way to upgrade your wardrobe and never run out of styles. Enjoy wearing this fun look.

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3. Start wearing low heels

I only started wearing heels about a month ago and now we’re rarely apart. They add that wow factor to my outfits and I absolutely love that. It’s strange because I’m like a kid who just discovered chocolate. No, I won’t have a go at eating my shoes, although I love them just as much as I love chocolate. Start wearing low heels and you’ll feel how confident you’re becoming. Confident in yourself and in your own style. Do I need to say that they go with almost anything?

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4. Wear statement earrings

Whoop whoop 🙌 statement earrings are such a wonder. I can wear them for limited time only because I’m allergic to nickel. But, I make sure I’ll enjoy them and get a nice snap while at it. Have you noticed how an outfit can change when you wear bold earrings? I definitely see a big change when I’m wearing bold accessories. It’s really the simplest way to upgrade your wardrobe.

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5. Start wearing your belts

The difference belts can make in an outfit. Such a massive one that I was raving about them in this article too. I’m sure you own a belt or two, but never get round wearing them. Choose an outfit that you like from your closet and put a belt around it. You’re going to notice that the outfit will look absolutely stunning.  I prefer a medium sized belt with a visible buckle because that will make the most impact on your outfit. Who thought that a belt can upgrade your wardrobe in one second? Quick win! Tag me on Instagram at @notagirlygal for me to check out your take on belts.

I’m so happy to share my tips with you! It’s your time to experience new styles this summer and  just have fun with it. There are no rules in fashion, besides the most basic ones, so reinvent yourself everyday. What’s your favourite store this season?

Until next time,

NotAGirlyGal

 

You’re probably looking at your screen thinking ‘not another shopping related post’. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you probably know that I’m not constantly shopping for new items, but sometimes I think having something new feels good. At the moment, I only buy clothes that are unique and look interesting to me. It’s all in the details, babe, because quite frankly and luckily enough, I don’t need anything else as I’m sure most girls don’t actually need to splurge on fashion every week. A few weeks ago, knowing that my shoe collection wasn’t as strong on the summer side, I’ve decided to get a few pairs (at once), but also get some accessories as well while I was at it. Here we are now, we’re looking at the current must haves for Summer 2019!

With its beautiful colours, blooming flowers, warm weather and endless outfit possibilities, summer is making its way to the United Kingdom. As the Brits love the sun (and not only) just as much as the bees love pollen, you can expect lots of good vibes on the streets and a fashion freedom that sometimes can be taken to the extremes. I’ve taken a step back from the long pattern dresses and midi skirts that are trending right now, making girls look like farm keepers (everyone is really free to wear whatever, but this trend is not for me). If you’re done with that look, I’m proposing you a summer outfit that you have to try out now by using clothes you already have in your wardrobe!

Search your wardrobe for work shirts

We all have shirts that we wear to business meetings or more corporate events (do you love this word too?) and it would be a fashion waste not to wear them outside work, obviously styled in a different way. Buttons up is not compulsory, so you can show off a shoulder or both to make the blouse look more casual. Simply unbutton the upper part of your shirt enough so you feel comfortable with it on your shoulder/s and tie a knot at the bottom.

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Last summer’s favourite shorts

Remember your favourite shorts from last summer? Pull them out of the bag and pair them with your just styled shirt. Go for white shorts: they’ll give you a more stylish vibe. It took me a while to start wearing white, so if you’re having second thoughts it’s completely understood. However, know this: white is addictive. Soon after I started buying white white and white items.

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Your Elegant Flats

As you’re wearing a business casual shirt, go for elegant flats instead of your beloved converses. I’ve found this gem of a pair in an outlet in Bordeaux and fallen in love immediately with its front bow detail. If you happen to have some elegant flats that you think will go well in this combination, why not wear them instead buying a new pair? I’ve however linked at the end of the article similar items just in case.

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Bling Bling

Oh, hello shiny earrings! It can be argued that this pair of earrings is suitable for evening wear. I say, just have fun with it and incorporate some elegant (colourful) earrings into this outfit because the flats and shirt really allow for it. It’s summer – fashion rules still apply, but we can be more flexible, can’t we? Statement earrings are the way this summer.

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Straw bags

Straw bags have been a hit last summer – glossy magazines shown them in all shapes and sizes & fashion websites and fashion bloggers were vowing for them too. I recently got my first one and indeed they’re so cute to wear. Let’s enjoy summer friendly accessories while we still can. Just be careful with your valuable items inside the bag – usually these bags don’t come with a zip.

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What do you need for the look?

  • Your work shirt – Find similar here.
  • White shorts – Find similar here.
  • Elegant Flats – Find a similar pair here.
  • Straw bag – Find similar here.
  • Earrings – Find Similar here. (these are some cute Tucan earrings)
  • Sunglasses – buy 15% off here with code NOTAGIRLYGAL15 (affiliate link, only £60 now plus 15% off or anything else in the store)

Urban friendly, this is a perfect outfit for brunch or picnic out in the sun! That’s a summer outfit that you need try to now. What’s your favourite look for this summer? Let’s chat in the comment section! I would love to get inspired by your ideas!

Lots Of Love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello there summer lovers,

Have you started packing for your holiday yet, or are you at the booking stage now? Either way, don’t forget to throw in your bag an absolute gem of an outfit that will make you feel incredible and look like you’re ready to have the best time in the burning sun. You’re in the perfect place because I’m now sharing one Summer outfit that you need to wear on next holiday.

What do you think about ruffles in general? But what about ruffles on holiday? I have to say, I’m a huge huge believer in ruffles and statement blouses. They can make up an outfit in seconds. I absolutely adore wearing special items and I can’t believe how quickly I can create new styles using blouses in different textures and fabrics.

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For this look, I went for a white top that goes so well with high waist jeans. The top shows cleavage without showing too much. You can go for different colours or keep it simple in white. Find my top here. The jeans I’m wearing are actually my mother’s (authentic mum’s jeans here) that a designer friend of mine helped me rip. I’m absolutely positive that you can find a pair in your mother’s wardrobe or find a really cool pair in a vintage boutique.

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Don’t forget about wearing accessories – it’s a go hard or go homie, know what I mean?

I went for a beautiful pair of earrings that my friend Adriana kindly gifted me. They’re just making the whole look more interesting, find similar here. You can easily create different summer outfits for your holiday if you have the right accessories to hand. Go through your jewellery chest now and pick at least three pairs of earrings, two bracelets and some rings. You’ll then lay your accessories and outfits on your bed and start playing mix & match. Fun guaranteed.

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To complete the outfit, I choose this gold belt which I pretty much wear with everything (even as I’m typing this – with a different outfit because the weather is bad again, surprise surprise!). You can find similar here.

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Shoes wise, I began to wear low heeled shoes and I feel amazing. My combat boots no longer stay with me everyday of the year. I picked a special pair of red sandals I found in a shop in Bordeaux called Etam. You can find a similar pair here if you live somewhere else in Europe or the States.

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Wear this beautiful outfit on rooftops, at beach parties or anywhere you want to make a statement during your holiday. This outfit makes me think of myself in Spain or Latin America drinking Sangria on the beach watching the sunset with Andrei, especially when worn with a red lipstick on. So, if they’re on your bucket list, you know what to wear on your next holiday.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my email list by clicking on the right hand column and keep up with more summer outfits to come. I’m currently preparing some more beautiful outfits and I can’t wait for you to see them and start wearing them.

With all the holiday talk, I forgot to ask, where are you going on holiday this summer?

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal

Hello my lovelies,

I’m always on the hunt of outfits I can create with different pieces of clothes I can find in my wardrobe. It’s really rare when I do a big shop of items because luckily enough, I do own a considerable amount of clothes. However, this doesn’t mean I don’t love shopping and getting new stuff in (we all do to be fair), but I’ve managed to find my balance. With that being said, today I’m going to create my own co-ord while exploring the beautiful streets of Bodreaux. Come join me in the most French town, outside Paris.

The first thing to consider when creating your co-ord is the fabric of the two pieces. Are they the same type? If they’re not, do they look amazing together? It’s really important that they create a stunning unit. Otherwise, your outfit will not look like a co-ord. Other than that, as a general ‘rule’ co-ords do have a specific detail – either on the sleeves or the pants, like shown in the pictures below.

For my outfit, I have chosen this a Zara blouse/jacket and a pair of black Calvin Klein  trousers made out of a less tick fabric and they blend with the top really well. Your next goal now is to look out for clothes that have some nice details – in my case, we have the beautiful embroidery on the top.

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These are the two simple ‘rules’ you need to follow when creating your own co-ord: matching fabrics and ensure you have some stunning details going on. This outfit is perfect for your city breaks this Spring. I’ve visited Bordeaux while wearing this outfit: it was so easy to walk around the city in it, but also my Instagram pictures turned out amazing! Make sure you follow me at @notagirlygal for updates on outfits, women empowerment posts & real life Insta stories (my absolute faves).

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My Top Three Things to Do in Bordeaux

Have your morning coffee and dessert at Boulangerie Hotel de Ville. 

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The Capuccino is spot on and the cakes are absolutely delicious! The decor inside is really traditional and it took me back to old France. You’ll love it there.

Visit Marche de Capucins (Food Market) and eat a Sea Food ‘Boat’

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This is a boat for one person – it includes oysters, shells, homar & shrimps. I loved this meal so much, I’m sure I’ll remember the experience I had while visiting the market. The place was clean and everything was beautifully decorated.

Take the train 50 min and visit Arcachon 

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Visit Arcachon, the Ocean resort next to Bordeaux. I went on a boat trip and it was so much fun (I should have brought a jacket because I caught a cold afterwards, but the views were worth it haha). Watch the sunset to end the day in the most beautiful way.

Where are you travelling to this summer and will you wear co-ords? 🙂

Lots of love,

NotAGirlyGal