London-based Patricia B. (24) is a full-time blogger who documents her outfits over at Peexo. She is an on-trend dresser who loves all things animal print and has made hoop earrings a signature part of her style.
“I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with my style but through the years I’ve become more in sync with what works for me and what looks good (in my eyes at least!). I would say my style is somewhat girly but with an edge — and pretty casual too, I love jeans and jumpers!”
Earth tones meet soft edge in this cosy Fall look. Patricia is wearing tapered faux leather trousers with an on-trend paper bag waist. Tucking the beige mock neck sweater emphasizes the waist and shows the full details of the tie-waist trousers. Pairing the cropped trousers with black suede booties visually lengthens the leg line, and adds extra textural interest. So does the cosy teddy coat in a shade of rust that is unexpected mixed with the beige sweater. A simple gold necklace and large hoop earrings add subtle bling. The faux leather newsboy cap bookending our blogger’s footwear is the playful finishing touch.
Patricia built this outfit around a black and brown tiger print mesh wrap dress that she bought for an evening out. To dress it down for daytime (and to keep warm), she layered it over a fitted black turtleneck sweater. The black is then repeated in her croc pointy toe booties that add subtle shine. Patricia’s long brown teddy coat works well with the midi length of the dress, and adds another shade of brown into the mix. She accessorized the outfit with a black crossbody, thick gold hoops and an oversized initial necklace that fills the V-neck of the dress perfectly.
Patterns are one of the big trends for Spring/Summer 2019, and Patricia is very much on board:
“I’m looking forward to animal print filtering through to spring/summer this year. It’s one of my favourite trends (even when it isn’t considered a trend) and I always find a way to incorporate it in my style. Whether it be with a pair of shoes, coat or with my accessories.”
A pantsuit in an unexpected colour, like this rust-coloured number, makes a fun statement. The wide-legged pants have an on-trend high rise and sweet tortoiseshell buttons that echo the buttons on the blazer. Patricia casualizes the suit by wearing it with a simple white T tucked into the trousers. This showcases the high waist and lengthens the leg line from the waist up. Ladylike leopard print slingback add dressiness, and echo the tortoiseshell buttons on the suit. Patricia continues that theme with her statement earrings. Dainty necklaces, coral lipstick, and a chain-strap crossbody complete the look.
I had to smile when I read Patricia’s honest account of “what not to wear skiing.” While her cute outfit didn’t quite cut it for a visit to a Scottish ski resort — despite layering with warm thermals — it would work nicely for a cold day in London. She’s wearing black faux leather leggings with a grey cashmere turtleneck sweater. The waterproof Sorel boots keep our 5’9 blogger’s feet dry, while the olive adds a subtle colour kick. The wave-effect faux fur coat has a collarless design which gives more room to layer with turtlenecks and scarves. The white, grey, black and tan colour palette is eye-catching, and works well with Patricia’s neutral-coloured scarf. Her tan gloves match the tan in the coat perfectly. The bright cable-knit beanie with oversized pom-pom is the cheerful finishing touch.
Boiler suits are big for Spring 2019. Patricia choose a streamlined cord one that creates a texture-rich effect. The rich navy looks beautiful with our blogger’s brown hair, and details like the built-in belt add visual interest. Patterned footwear is an easy and effective way to jazz up any outfit. Here, Patricia has rolled the hems of the tomboy-esque boiler suit to showcase a pair of kicky leopard print block-heeled booties. The resin ring handles on her bucket bag complement the brown footwear. Patricia adds a pair of trademark hoop earrings, and red lipstick, and is good to go.
I love the “positive-negative” effect of Patricia’s elegant two-piece dress. She’s wearing a Dalmatian print blouse with white background that is playfully matchy-matchy yet not the same as the Dalmation print skirt with dark background. Tucking the blouse streamlines the look, and shows the flirtly flounce of the midi skirt to the fullest. Our blogger’s black croc booties make their second appearance, adding soft edge to the ladylike outfit. The black satchel works well with the elegant vibe of the outfit, so does Patricia’s pulled back hair. Her brown maxi coat subtly introduces a third colour into the mix. Patricia finishes off the look with go-to gold hoops and signature red lippie.
Let us know what you think of Patricia’s wonderful style in the comments, and be sure to check out the rest of her lovely outfits on her blog.