Lounge Lover Essentials: The Pleasure of Downtime

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Lounge Lover Asymmetric pants styleonthecouch william williams photographerI seem to be having a fair bit of weekend down time this summer before I head back to the States to get married and take a lovely holiday after. Now the word ‘lounging’ can give rise to many a fashion faux pas; think shell suits, velour tracksuits and jelly shoes*. Thankfully, Lounge Lover‘s relaxed, effortless yet sensual approach to design is making it easy to be elegantly laid back this summer.

“Lounge Lover’s philosophy is simply to embrace life in the most relaxed way. Our collections have been designed purely for lounging, relaxing, feeling good and feeling beautiful…Our off-duty luxury is all about enjoying life.” – Sylvie Gabriel, Designer.

Categories into collections for Travel, Lounging and Everyday Essentials, the brand offer simplicity and luxury in each area.  Travelwear is a series of comfortable travel clothes such as the Happy Classic TrouserWithin Loungewear my favourites are the Happy Sweater and Sleeveless Dress.  Finally in the Essentials selection has a lovely Crew Neck Sweater for off duty dressing or even as a luxe base layer.

Wearing: Lounge Lover EterniTee Asymmetric Pants in blue; Whistles white top; Nine West heels and carrying Edina Ronay bag. Thank you to William Williams for the photos.  Lounge Lover currently have a winter sale on, perfect if you want to invest in key pieces for your winter wardrobe.

*I have in the past owned just one of this group of three. You can guess which.

Post London Fashion Week: Sporty Lounging

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I left LFW yesterday, Blog Reader, having attended the Holly Fulton show at ME London and catching up with the lovely Notting Hill Girl and South Molton Street Style.  It was so interesting being at London Fashion Week rather than New York this season – London has multiple show venues which seems to bring a unique and exciting energy to the proceedings, yet as a result it doesn’t quite feel as polished at the events at the Lincoln Center.  There certainly feels like more individuality on the streets however; a greater display of colour and mixing of trends in attendees in contrast to the uniform sleekness of Manhattan (which, I must say, I love the place for!)

After a few days running around London in heels, seeing both new and established designer collections emerge, meeting some of my favourite blogger friends and arranging other catch-ups then stolen over coffee, I find myself with a few days to relax.  In between fashion week and moving home for a new job I’m all about lounging.  I’ve even hung up my harnesses for a while, Blog Reader :)

This is where sporty sweaters and skinny jeans come in, and a cup of Earl Grey at that.  Here are more of my blogger off duty favourites:

Reiss Lupo Apricot Neon Trim Jumper, 89 GBP

Ash Wedge Trainers, 185 GBP

Lounge Lover Asymmetric Trouser, 119 GBP

Anything by Zoe Karssen….

Paige Denim boyfriend jeans and

Mango basic tees, from 14.99 GBP

With thanks to William Williams for the photos.  ‘Normal’ fashion blogger service will resume on Thursday!

Wolford & Kriss Soonik: Chic Lounging

Wolford Fashion Wolford Tights Kriss Soonik Bodysuit Kriss Soonik Lingerie StyleonthecouchTo mark the three year anniversary of StyleOnTheCouch there is a new look for the blog.  I’ve been so happy to see my little labour of love grow over the past years and I’m thankful for each and every visit, like and exchange of comments. Thank you, Blog Reader!

In this post I wanted to focus on two of my favourite items of clothing in another of my innerwear outerwear features.  The bodysuit is a style I adore for its simplicity and versatility – it can be super chic in black, stunning in white and incredibly eye-catching with sparkle, print and colour.  I often hound pinterest for bodysuit inspiration and some of my favourite pins are below.  I’m wearing my new long-sleeved, high cut bodysuit by Kriss Soonik in this post:

Wolford Fashion Wolford Tights Kriss Soonik Loungewear Kriss Soonik bodysuit Sarah StyleonthecouchKriss is well-known for her ‘loungerie’ pieces – not cute or sweet, rather sexy and powerful.  Modern with a hint of nostalgia, I adore the philosophy behind her collection.

Bodysuits can be worn under jeans; they look great with a pencil or a flared skirt or on their own.  This version here is pretty high cut on the leg but I find that style very comfortable to wear and it gives a seamless shape underneath a more fitted skirt or trouser.  Having said that, there is a reason I am ‘perched’ on the leather chair in this post!

My bodysuit icons are Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, Julie Newmar (Catwoman in the original Batman TV series) and of course Jennifer Beals in Flashdance.

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Wolford is a brand that provide all the essentials for your wardrobe.  A premium hosiery label, I think their legwear is worth every penny – these Marilyn stay-up stockings are indeed the perfect stocking filler for Christmas.   Wolford now focus on five product areas: legwear, ready-to-wear, lingerie, swimwear and accessories, but it is in hosiery I think they excel. I breathe a sharp intake of breath when I put these hold-ups on lest I accidentally put a finger or toe through them, but so far so good!  I love these underneath a little black dress with some fit and flare – it transforms the look of the outfit completely.

Kriss Soonik Bodysuit Wolford Tights Wolford Fashion StyleonthecouchSome of Wolford’s other legwear styles below:

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If these tights don’t give your legs the wow factor, then I don’t know what will.

Kriss Soonik Loungewear Kriss Soonik Bodysuit Styleonthecouch wolford fashionHere’s to blog year number four!

Wearing: Bodysuit from Kriss Soonik.  Tights, Wolford.
Many thanks to The Harley Biscuit Agency for the new artwork and to the amazingly talented William Williams for the photography.