Today we’re checking back in with Buckinghamshire-based Hayley Hall, who was first featured on YLF in September 2019. Modern Classic dresser Hayley continues to love midi skirts and dresses, floral prints and vibrant colours, but is also having fun experimenting with neutrals and different silhouettes. Her wavy red locks and striking blue eyes remain part of her signature style.
Hayley believes strongly that wearing bright colours in even the most dismal of weather can lift your mood, so she wears them year round. Here she is sporting a wool coat in cheerful dark pink over a floral midi dress. The scoop-neck dress features small pink and white flowers on a black background. The lighter pink floral coordinates beautifully with our blogger’s coat, and the all-over small pattern stops the black from becoming too heavy. The relaxed-fit coat is tailored on the shoulders, which brings in structure. So do the straight lines of our blogger’s blush chevron-patterned bag. On-trend white sneaks echo the floral print and casualize the outfit. Sparkly statement earrings and a brownish pink lip highlight Hayley’s face and make her stunning blue eyes pop even more.
Hayley is a dress and skirt gal at heart, but rocks jeans equally well. For this casual Fall look in grey, black, and white she has paired grey skinny jeans with a rugby stripe tunic sweater. The soft cowl neck, great drape and bold stripe create fun visual interest. Pairing the tunic with skinnies tempers the volume of the top. Her white sneaks add casual crispness. Hayley’s gorgeous red locks peeking out from under the grey beanie adds colour around her face. And the playful pink pom-pom just makes me smile.
Camel and coral make for a striking and unusual colour combo. Hayley is wearing a coral mock-neck knit top with a navy pleated floral print skirt that hits just below the knee. The coral isn’t repeated in the floral pattern but works marvelously with the navy and camel. Scrunching the top’s banded hem to sit a little higher lengthens the leg line from the hips up. Opting for a Modern Classic faux leather biker jacket in a colour other than black creates soft edge. Hayley’s white sneakers echo the white in the skirt and add a Sporty touch. Her soft waves and red lipstick add glam.
Here we can see how a black leather jacket and black accessories create a different mood compared to the outfit above. They toughen up Hayley’s happy blue midi dress with gorgeous large-scale floral pattern in a snap. The V-neck wrap-over style accentuates our blogger’s waist, while the pleated skirt part creates extra visual interest and movement. The black biker jacket is fitted in all the right places and adds tons of definition and structure. Pairing the hard-edged stompy ankle boots with black opaque tights avoids creating a horizontal line with the footwear, and thus lengthens the leg line. A small black bag fits the mood of the outfit perfectly. Coral lippy and two dainty necklaces soften the look.
This Sporty Luxe look is irregular outfit juxtapositon at its best. The midi sweater dress and classic white sneaks with the three black stripes are the sporty casual components of the look. The black leather biker jacket is the Modern Classic that once again shows its tremendous versatility. The black faux fur scarf and beret in soft wool bring the dressy into the look. Colours like camel and oatmeal — like Hayley’s dress here — combined with black also help to create that Luxe vibe. The playful side split and straight silhouette of the dress create vertical integrity, while the fitted shape of the jacket emphasizes our blogger’s waist and creates structure. Throwing a cosy faux fur scarf over the leather jacket adds fab textural interest and brings in the Glam. So does Hayley’s red lipstick, and red hair peeking out from under the beret “Old Hollywood style”.
A signature “Hayley outfit” consisting of a great midi dress with interesting pattern and versatile jacket as a topper. Our blogger is sporting a fit-and-flare dress in a vertical, lace-like, black and white pattern that draws the eye up and down, thus creating a lengthening effect. The fitted waist and collar create structure, as does the cropped mid-blue denim jacket with its fitted silhouette. Turning up the sleeves and showing some forearm amplifies that effect. Our blogger’s on-trend espadrille flatforms bookend the colours of her dress, and — together with the eye-catching circular straw bag and oversized black sunnies — add that breezy casual high Summer vibe. Hayley’s very handsome pooch makes this pretty Summer picture even more perfect.