Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cheap Chic: The Sequel!!

Ok, I know it's lame that I haven't entered anything on this in ages! But I'm back! and just in time for the launch of THE most fashionable film yet (for the last 2 years anyway!).

Yes, that's right, Sex & the City 2 is released in 2 weeks which gives us just about enough time to get the right outfit for the most on-trend premier of 2010.

But if like Carrie Bradshaw (and me, if my recent entry rate is anything to go by) you have a pretty hectic lifestyle then keep on reading as I have scouted the most SATC-esque pieces from the humble high street for you today!

So if you're a Miranda, Charlotte, Samantha or a Carrie there's something for you all...

Miranda is generally as practical in her wardrobe decisions as she is in her career choices. From her tidy no-fuss short hair to her tailored work wardrobe, Miranda favours clean lines, neutral colours and classic looks. This simple yet sassy jacket from Topshop is a perfect match for her and can be worn with lots of different looks.

 But although she's a bit more buttoned-up than her friends, Miranda isn't left in the fashion dust. On weekends, she'll wear a simple, body-skimming dress, accessorised to perfection, just as naturally as she wears tailored suits during the week. 
This mesh detail body-con dress from Oasis is very similar to a stunning outfit Miranda wore to a wedding in an early episode. The floral detail brings it right up to date!

From nine to five, Miranda is most comfortable in flawlessly fitting separates, appropriate for a partner in a law firm. 
This super-sophisticated dress from Karen Millen gives the impression of a blouse and skirt combination and its tailored shape is perfect for the office.

 And this structured trench from Oasis is great for Miranda's muted colour scheme. I love the frill detail as it gives this a feminine touch.

It's not business all the time though, so she'd probably go for something a little more daring underneath that suit. Anything that buttons up and resembles a conservative blazer until she takes off her jacket and shows a little more skin than expected is right up Miranda's street. 
This fabulous cropped jacket from Viyella is reminiscent or the bold prints Miranda wears and is ultra-versatile for a day to night look!  

When the sun goes down, she'd still maintain her Miranda-style polish and poise but loosen up a bit in a sexy slip dress.
This gorgeous blue gown from Wallis is a steal at £135 and is perfect for elegant dinner parties or (ahem) summer wedding?!

Anything with a plethora of inside zip pockets would appeal to a type-A personality like Miranda.  This one from Oasis is right on-trend with its metallic finish and perfect for a busy-body like Miranda!

A night on the town calls for something a little more refined, though, like a sleek clutch bag. With no frills attached, a leather envelope-style bag is just the kind of no-nonsense fashion statement that a Miranda type is looking for.  This one from ASOS is just the thing and is only £15!
Any shoe with a delicate sling back and a low kitten heel is perfect for Miranda's office ensemble. How about these simple yet stylish kitten-courts from Kurt Geiger?
 For an even sassier, more day-to-evening look, she'd probably opt for some more glamorous strappy heels, perhaps like these bronze beauties from Office.

On lazier days, Miranda would likely slip on flip-flops that still exude elegance. I love these suede corsage detail sandals from New Look. They are understated, which is perfect for Miranda, and can be teamed with many different looks throughout the summer.
So there is the first installment of my Sex & the City comeback entry!
I hope you enjoyed it.
Keep an eye out for key looks for Charlotte, Samantha and of course, Carrie!

Love Claire