You’ve all seen them hit the high streets this autumn and have probably considered picking up a pair yourself, but what exactly would you style those thigh high boots with if you bought them? It can be tough to find the perfect outfit that will not only work with autumn/winter fashion for 2015 but ensure your thigh high boots are avoiding that Pretty Woman stereotype and remaining gorgeously classy.
I have created a few different looks using the same block-heel boots from Little Mistress to inspire your autumn/winter wardrobe!
A shirt dress or jeans (pictured above) are both great options to pair with your new footwear. The loose fit of the shirt dress balances out the lower half of the outfit whilst a pair of skinny jeans is an easy and effective option for a more casual look.
I love how this H&M jumper dress with on-trend cowl neck (above left) is the perfect length for thigh high boots and also a great choice for the frosty autumn/winter months ahead of us. Why not wrap up even more by layering this look with a trench coat or parka with fur trim? A jacket or blazer (above right) is a good alternative to a coat if you’re headed for a night out. This will keep the outfit dressy and sophisticated without being too exposing and looks stunning with a simple long sleeved bodycon dress.
And finally, my favourite look of all! I think these monochrome striped shorts from Lavish Alice are the perfect match for my Little Mistress thigh highs. As well as the jumper (H&M) providing warmth, the mustard colouring looks to be extremely popular this year and helps to draw the eye upwards, making the overall outfit appear more casual. If shorts and bare legs aren’t for you then change things up a bit with an A-line skirt or some tights in colder weather.
Whilst helping to exhibit at the Top Drawer trade show earlier this month with Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos, I discovered a brand that I think you’ll be seeing a lot of this year! As the air becomes colder and the days become shorter, last years winter coats and heavy knits have begun to replace the playsuits and floaty dresses that have remained at the front of our wardrobes over the last few months. I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that I have already started to scan the high streets and shopping websites in preparation for the colder seasons and there has been one thing in particular that seems to be a massive trend this year…
Faux fur already seems to be absolutely everywhere you look and I for one am ready for its embrace! Whether you’re after a cute cropped shrug, an eye catching scarf or a coat to keep you warm on those winter walks, Helen Moore has a massive range of designs that are all absolutely gorgeous.
This family owned and run company was started in 1982 and now exports to countries such as Japan, the US and Australia as well as stocking in multiple boutiques across the UK. Helen Moore stands for British quality and British manufacturing and operates their entire business in a small village situated between Dartmoor and Exmoor. Founders Helen and Stan are both art graduates and specialise in Fine Art and Fashion and Textiles. Their creativity is evident in many of the colourful items that they produce such as the vixen scarf and pom pom keyring pictured below.
Helen Moore is proud to admit that many of their design ideas come from both customers and staff. These ideas are then worked on and developed until they become a new product to add to the growing collection of garments and accessories that the company now offers! As production gets under way, every component of the faux fur item is cut by hand so to achieve accuracy and perfection every time. A piece by Helen Moore can vary anywhere from £25 for a pair of wrist warmers to £175 for a gilet (pictured top right of this article).
You can expect to see me wrapping up in some cosy Helen Moore designs this winter and if you are just as in love with their products as I am, head over to the website helenmoore.com to start your Christmas wish list early!
Currently working at an independent boutique on the South Coast of England means that I am constantly surrounded by fashion and learning about new designers every day. There is one designer in particular that has become a favourite of mine due to the gorgeous prints and materials that she chooses to use:
Rebecca Rhoades is an independent London based fashion designer who has a passion for creating beautiful and unique garments for women of all ages. Rebecca’s designs have been featured in The Daily Mail and often appear at red carpet events due to her loyal following of fashionistas and celebrity clients (such as Lucy Meck and Billie Faiers).
Whether its because of the colourful choice of print, thigh high split or the sexy backless cut, a Rebecca Rhoades design will always stand out at whatever event you choose to wear it to. I love her choice of silky material for this summer’s range of maxi dresses, playsuits and halter tops and am extremely excited about the autumn/winter range that has recently been released!
Many of Rebecca’s garments can be worn in a multitude of ways making them versatile and easy to wear. With items typically ranging from £150-£200, this is occasion wear that will be sure to make you feel gorgeously glamorous so if you’ve got something special coming up, why not visit their website or Pushka Fashion on Facebook for a browse of her newest collections?!