Looking for adventure?
Tired of the same old routine, the same boring outfits and a humdrum life? Get the spirit of adventure back in your life and a breath of fresh air – simply by getting an attitude change, and a wardrobe revamp. With a few key pieces, turn every day into a rock and roll adventure, a red carpet extravaganza, or a dark and gothic fairy tale with a twist.
Rock and roll
Channel Johnny Depp’s tongue-in-cheek Cry Baby for this one, with bad girl leathers and swinging 50s skirts. Play the look sweet, with a kick ass edge – pair pastel skater skirts or swinging a line dresses with wedge heels or platforms. A pair of ankle length socks adds a delicate touch – even more if they’re lace trimmed. A matching twin set on top with a pearl embellished cardi adds nostalgic glamour – then top off with your pick from one of the stunning leather jackets around, to add a rock and roll transformation to your outfit. Fix up your hair in a voluminous blowout, add retro sunnies and bold red lippy – and you’re all set to break a few hearts.
Fairy tale – with a twist
Think Grimm fairy tales – with a modern update. Romantic layers, a hint of sparkle and delicate knits create a sweet vibe, and look decidedly gothic in dark hues of black, blue bottle and burgundy. Upgrade the off-duty model look with a lace maxi dress and add a thin loose knit for warmth – then complete the look with a tough and sexy studded leather jacket. For contrast and texture, we’d go with black, finished off with burnished silver studs and spikes. A pair of heavy, clompy biker boots won’t go amiss either – off set them with light as air accessories – such as a tattoo print scarf, or a woven flower crown for your hair.
Adventures don’t just exist in the fictional world – take jet-set style and mix with the coolest new trends, for a look that’s worthy of glamour-filled afterparties, show openings and air kisses. A luxe leather jacket is key for this look – we love a soft, supple black leather jacket in a sleek waterfall style. Contrast the smooth finish with rough and ready touches – stone-washed boyfriend jeans with well-placed frayed edges, and a vintage, soft-as-air faded tee. Keep your style decidedly fashionista – with shoes to die for. Neon pointed toe heels are bang on trend and super hot.
Red carpet glamour
Turn that ho-hum party you’re going to into a red carpet extravaganza, worthy of the glossiest celebs. Channel the likes of Emma Watson and Vanessa Paradis, by pairing a gorgeous silky frock with an offbeat leather jacket. Go for sleek, elegant dresses with sexy slits or glittering embellishment, to provide a great foil to the tough leather look.