MIKOH Swim

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Mikoh_Swim_StyleonthecouchA two week holiday in the sun is without a doubt the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life.  I’m remarkably good at doing nothing for someone whose job is to think, reason, critically analyze and never take ‘knowledge’ without question. Give me some sun, a pool, an iPod loaded with my favourite music and a copious collection of swimwear and I’ll be right at home…

For my current trip I packed incredibly light.  Quite unusual for me! However movement only between pool, sun lounger, pool bar, and apartment does not require special dresses and high heels.  So for this holiday series you’ll see a lot of swimwear, some shorts and tops, and well, maybe one long flowing dress (I am a fashion blogger, after all).

Wearing: Barbados top and Miyako bottom from Mikoh Swim.

The Wide Leg: ASOS Navy Trousers

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Asos-pants-ralph-lauren-topI’ve been reading lots of different fashion articles this week that foretell the end of the skinny jean.  Death to the skinny jean! RIP skinnies!  I refuse to believe any of this of course, since for me and many others I believe, skinnies are less of an active fashion choice and more of a default option.  Skinny black jeans, black heels white shirt – check! Skinny blue jeans, trainers, denim shirt – check!  I tell myself they make economic sense too – less fabric? Check! check!

Despite my love of skinnies, I have for this style post decided to take the wide legged option.

I found this pair of wide legged pants on ASOS. Absolutely perfect for work, they are soft to touch and have a high-rise waist that matches shirts that are tucked in and fitted tops and tees alike.  I did wonder if all the extra fabric would be unflattering – but I think that wearing a heel that exposes the foot is key to pulling this voluminous style off with confidence as it elongates the leg.  I really admire those who can pull off styling where the fabric on the leg almost meets the floor (in the war of fashion vs practicality / comfort etc, be sure that fashion always wins out, though admittedly the rain might have other ideas…)

Are you wearing yours wide yet, Blog Reader?

Wearing: Pants: ASOS. Shirt: Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply. Shot on location at Camyoga by Beth Morton.

Innerwear, Out-to-wear: Murmur Clothing

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Murmur Clothing 1Season after season, Murmur Clothing create a collection of lingerie inspired dresses, accessories and separates with a lot of innerwear as out-to-wear potential.  Their signature collection stay faithfully with bodysuits and sleek, ‘body conscious’ dresses designed to enhance the bust, waistline and hip. Femme fatales might be interested in these styles from their Spring Summer collection – the dramatic Dusk Dress (above, left) created in silk with bondage details is a piece truly apt for a twilight entrance; the second-skin like Figure Dress (middle image, left) carries with it a stretch lining designed to mould a flawless silhouette.

Murmur asked me to style a piece from their Spring Summer collection for StyleOnTheCouch. I chose the Tetris Skirt, in black, to show that Murmur’s designs can fit into an everyday wardrobe.  This is a very flattering figure-hugging skirt that even gives petite-moi a little shape. Available in both black and nude, you can view this piece along with the entire Murmur collection, HERE.

Wearing: Murmur Tetris Skirt. Top: Amoralle. Heels: LK Bennett.