savvy styling by Annie Probert

Sunday, April 17, 2016


Two pieces are my thaaang.

I cannot resist co-ordination, it's like the OCD within me does a little somersault when I find a flattering twin set. They're so versatile and easy to wear and this Topshop number is no exception. To make things even more amazing, its designed with crinkle pleats - your new best friend this season.

Super simple and subtle, these pleats add the just the right amount of detail to the outfit making it look "out-out" ready from the get-go. However, this two piece isn't strictly speaking a set, I purchased the top as a result of one of my matches when the "My Topshop Wardrobe" came out (you need to set this up if you haven't already) I then ordered the trousers online after finding the full length version! They do the exact same design in what they've named "awkward length" a.k.a cropped and an array of colours but I have tonnes of cropped length trousers so I wanted something a little different. Just to add to the confusion, this top is actually to the hips which looks fab when you're wearing leather trousers but I felt it worked better tied in a midriff displaying style with this outfit (forever spicing things up).

The only difference between the top and bottoms is the fabric, the top is quite sheer whereas the trousers have a slightly glossy sheen to them but its almost undetectable until I point it out. I love creating my own sets as they almost always work out cheaper. It's as if brands rack up the price just because it's a two piece which doesn't work well on a student budget. Soooo, my tip to you is, if you're ever looking to update one of your fave garments, search for a matching top/bottom to create an instantly more premium looking ensemble. It doesn't need to be an exact match as that would be near impossible but sticking to the same colour/fabric works a treat.

I teamed the set with my muted khaki bomber jacket and a pair of minimal mules to add a splash of colour but keep the focus on the two piece. I always opt for simple designs and I didn't want to detract from the crinkle pleats as they're what drew me to the set in the first place. I wanted to up the ante for this look and avoid my comfort zone of athleisure and create a smart 'fit so I added a combination of black accessories (heeled shoes, fur clutch & oversized sunnies) which made the outfit appear more glam - perfect for a dressed up daytime look. 

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Crinkle Pliss Tee - (Topshop) £16 SOLD OUT
Crinkle Trousers - (Topshop) £38 SOLD OUT - cropped version here
Khaki Bomber Jacket - (Topshop Boutique) £75 SOLD OUT
Oversized Kitty Sunglasses - (Topshop) £18
Block Heel Mules - (H&M) £19.99 SOLD OUT
Faux Fur Clutch Bag - (H&M) £7.99

I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some ideas on how to style your crinkle pleats this season! 
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