'I created this outfit with what sort of thing I would like wear on a night out myself. I am always drawn to hotpants but I sometimes put them off as I do not want to attract the wrong kind of attention they are one of those items that can look really wrong (and possibly tarty) or really right (and really chic) depending on how they are styled. To steer myself more toward the chic end of things I have paired them with a romantic black lace shirt which I would wear with a longline bra top or sweetheart vest top underneath and a long ivory blazer to cover up with. I think going for ivory looks much more inventive and fresh than an obvious black blazer with this kind of outfit.'
'what we all need in times of crisis, a nice little black dress, though this one has a bit of a twist as it is made from a mix of sheer fabric and velvet (my two favourite fabrics right now!) I have paired the dress with some Mary Jane platforms and sheer ankle socks to give the outfit a quirky yet girly edge.’
'The leather trousers and choker might be seen as quiet tough pieces for romance but they are both bang on trend this season and can look quite high fashion and expensive! To make the look much softer and to fit in with this seasons romantic theme I added a nude slouchy shirt which is belted at the waist. The unstructured nature of the shirt helps to achieve a much more easy going and romantic feel.'
Charlene at struttlamode.blogspot.com. All pieces can be found on our site at www.boohoo.com
Posted on Friday, December 16th 2011