Oh So Retro

Tuesday, 25 March 2014



Can I start by saying I am in love with this two piece from Motel! I was in desperate search for a pretty co-ord now that it's spring and this print immediately caught my eye. I know there was an identical blue version around last year which I wanted but never got my hands on, as soon as I saw this one.. well, you guessed it, into my basket it went! Here's how I styled it...

The print is really fun which I absolutely adore; red is the base tone with hints of blue, purple, pink and white which I think work so well together. A co-ord can at first seem a bit daunting, wearing a bold printed two piece can sometimes be overwhelming and that's why I opted for a skirt and top because a bare leg breaks up the print. I tucked in the top so it ends up looking like a dress making it's fairly easy to style from there. 

I kept the rest of my look black to let the print do the talking! I wore a simple leather jacket which I almost always end up wearing (it shows how much I love it and how it's a huge wardrobe essential!). I used my black bag, of course, and black boots paired with frilly socks which aren't very visible but I think the frills look cute and can add a little extra to the outfit.

Check out these sunnies! I have quite a small face so sunglasses tend to take over most of my face and I think these ones do just that, oops. But I love them anyway! The large round frame makes them look so retro and I must admit I feel cool wearing them even though I might not look it haha - a girl can dream. These are another cheap pair from Primark, I never spend much on sunglasses because I always look silly; although I've spotted the perfect Ray Ban's, but where's the money at? Student life.

Accessory wise I kept it simple, again to let the print do the talking. For me it's always either silver accessories or gold. I don't know why I don't like mixing tones but I'm sure this will change; I didn't like silver accessories and now I'm all about silver.

Sunglasses - Primark || Chunky rings - Primark || Midi rings - H&M || Hoop earrings - New Look

Photos taken by Maria from Maria Marmite.

What do you think of the coordinate trend? Will you be wearing a two-piece this season?
Leave me any comments below :)

26 comments:

  1. Your legs look amaaazzeee!! and the co ord turned out really well in the pictures!!

    www.mariamarmite.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Maria! Yeah it looks really nice :) X

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  2. I love this outfit I've been looking for a set for ages just haven't found the right one XX

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    1. Thank you! Motel has some really nice two-pieces; there are literally so many to choose from - have fun ;) X

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  3. this co-rd is gorgeous, you look amazing! love the pattern.

    styleskittle / uk fashion blog xx

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    1. I really love it! It's such a cute and girly print but I think it can be dressed up or dressed down so easily too! X

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  4. This two-piece is so lovely, the print is amazing!

    Nicola xx

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    1. I love it! Wish I had the blue version from last year too, I love it! X

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  5. WOW!! Absolutely adore this outfit, looks amazing!! xx

    www.jazabella.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! I'm so into this two-piece, it's a beaut! X

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  6. I'm still undecided on whether I like co-ords but this set looks amazing on you! I love the print. Motel have some really good things in at the moment, just bought 2 printed dresses from there the other week and they're both really nice!
    Sam
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    1. Yeah I agree there are some that are just far too bold for me! I really want to try out the trouser co-ord but just think that's a bit too "out there" for me at the moment. Maybe on the future when I'm more confident. I love Motel prints too! X

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  7. Stunning two piece! This outfit looks fab on you x

    www.times2style.co.uk

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  8. I love this outfit! I am always afraid to wear prints, but you styled this very nicely! I love the sunglasses Especially, I've been looking out for a round pair that wouldn't break the bank!:)

    ThenucreatIons.blogspot.com

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    1. Sometimes prints can seem a bit daunting but if you style them right then they're not too over powering and a nice change from plain pieces! Haha, these definitely won't I think I bought them for like £3 or something! X

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  9. I'm obsessed with Co-ords at the moment and this print is just gorgeous too :)

    Rhiannon xx
    http://everythingbutthekitchen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I really want to buy more now! But I want to brave it and go for a trouser co-ord.. not sure I'm ready for such a bold move though :P X

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  10. Love your style and blog! I'm officially your new follower! <3

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    1. Aw thank you! That's so sweet, so happy you like my blog and thank you for commenting :D X

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  11. Girl you are so beautiful and your taste in clothes is first class :) keep up the good work.

    xoxo, Daniela

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    1. That's so lovely of you, thank you! I'm glad you enjoy my style; I definitely well as long as people are enjoying my posts! X

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  12. I love this look on you.
    I need your style.

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke

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  13. Totally love your printed dress (the print is quite Indian!) and loved how u've paired it <3

    Would love your visit to: http://beautynbuzz.com/

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    1. Ohh I didn't know that, that's quite interesting! Glad you like it! X

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