Oak leather top and Oasis red trousers

Stylist magazine recently ran a competition with Ford Fiesta to find a budding fashion stylist – entry was simple: put together an outfit including something red and upload it to Instagram with #FiestaStylista in the image caption. Well as red is my favourite colour I had to give it a shot. I decided to go way out of my comfort zone with a leather and suede top from Oak which I bought recently in the Outnet sale. I have to admit, it’s not the easiest item of clothing to style – it’s a batwing style so can look quite bulky, particularly in leather and suede. I will probably get the most use out of it by wearing it as an alternative to a jacket with a vest top underneath beacause it’s quite warm. I paired the top with some red trousers from Oasis, which I’ve had for a couple of years. I added a couple of red accents with my Angel Jackson bag and an enamel ring. A pair of black killer heels by Aperlai finished the look off.

Angel Jackson bag

Red and turquoise ring

Oak leather top

Aperlai shoesTop: Oak, trousers: Oasis, bag: Angel Jackson, shoes: Aperlai, sunglasses: Karl Lagerfeld.


Do you like to dress out of your comfort zone once in a while, or do you prefer to stick with the tried and trusted? Let me know in the comments!


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