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Clueless Checks: The Autumn/Winter trend you’ve all been waiting for

To say that I like the movie Clueless is an understatement.

It is one of those films that always puts a big cheesy smile on my face, it’s full of hilarious moments, amazing fashion and has that feel-good factor.

I can relate to Dionne’s terrible driving and sassy one-liners, Tai’s awkward adorableness and Cher’s comedic outbursts and shopping addiction.

And of course, the outfits are a whole mood by themselves.

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Clueless outfits

So, you can imagine my delight to see Clueless-style checks everywhere in the shops recently.

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Cher and Dionne. Pic: Pinterest

While bright yellow checks aren’t the easiest look to rock, brown Burberry-style ones are much easier to wear.

Obviously, the most iconic Cher look is the plaid mini-kilt so I had to get my hands on one.

I picked up this miniskirt in Penneys during the week after seeing it on a colleague.

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Penneys plaid miniskirt

I think it will look great with this white v-neck top also from Penneys and ankle boots for autumn/winter.

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The only thing I’m cautious about is the front so I think I would probably stick to black tights with this one in case of wardrobe malfunctions!

The skirt was €12 while the top was €6 so a whole outfit for under €20.

And I also love this yellow check look although the skirt looks like it would only fit a four-year-old!

Asos, of course, have the look nailed with this adorable yellow check co-ord set.

Team the skirt with 90s style clunky sandals or black Converse high-tops.

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Yellow check co-ord top and skirt. Pic: Asos.com

Shop in sterling and nab the whole outfit for just under €60.

If you aren’t a mini-kilt kinda gal, then these cute pink check shorts allow you to get your legs out but still be comfy.

Pair with a bumbag or mini rucksack for ultimate Cher vibes. These are €23 from Nasty Gal.

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Pink check shorts. Pic: Nastygal.com

And if you want to go all out, this square neck lilac check dress from Boohoo.com is just the ticket.

At just €20, it won’t break the bank!

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Lilac check square neck dress. Pic: Boohoo.com

Another option for a glam night out is this plaid crop leg jumpsuit from Romwe.com.

This is currently reduced from €32.45 to €11.

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Plaid jumpsuit. Pic: Romwe.com

This double-breasted blazer is a great piece to dress up or down and is €38 from Boohoo.com.

Unfortunately, the double-breasted style can be hard to pull off but everyone who can wear it, I salute you!

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Check double-breasted blazer. Pic: Boohoo.com

For a more subtle look, try this sweet check pinafore from Bershka reduced from €24.99 to only €9.99 in sale.

Pinafore and dungaree dresses are really trendy at the moment and suit most shapes and sizes.

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Check pinafore dress. Pic: Bershka.com

&OtherStories is one of my favourite shops for really cool fashion-forward pieces.

These chunky plaid platforms are quite expensive at €89 but they are a real statement piece.

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Plaid platform shoes. Pic: &OtherStories.com

Finally, for autumn/winter this “waistcoat” (I think it’s a dress) looks great layered over turtlenecks or on its own with black tights.

I found this on Stradivarius’ Armenian site (don’t ask) but converted to euro it comes in at €46.

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Waistcoat dress. Pic: Stradivarius.com

I hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did- I’m now off to watch Clueless for the 100th time!

Leave me a comment and let me know if you will be channelling your inner Cher Horowitz this autumn/winter.

PS- this is not a sponsored post and there are no affiliate links – all my own choices. For more inspiration, visit my Pinterest Clueless board.

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Edel

 

Born Slippy: The Slip Dress Trend

I love anything to do with Clueless (just look at my Twitter) and the revival of nineties layering and slip dresses is what I’ve been dreaming of.

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Killin’ it in CK. Pic: Pinterest.com

The real champion of the slip dress was, of course, Kate Moss.

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This was Kate’s look. Pic:Pinterest.com
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Satin slip dress + sixties hair= perfection. Pic: Pinterest.com

The waif-like supermodel could wear a satin slip like no other. Bow down, bitches.

Nowadays, Kylie Jenner has single-handedly raised slip dresses from the dead. She’s probably also responsible for that whole bandana craze.

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Kylie wore it first! Pic: Popsugar.com

Simple black and white make for a great combination but feel free to mix it up with colours and different styles of dress.

I found this red Guess silk slip dress for €2 in my local charity shop. I layered it with a long top, sheer tights and Doc Martens.

Topshop currently has lots of slip dresses. PS if you haven’t been to new revamped Topshop on Stephen’s Green, GO NOW!

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Black slip dress. Pic: Topshop.com
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Metallic slip dress. Pic: Topshop.com

I can’t write a blog post without including something floral so here’s a little beauty from Miss Selfridge.

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Floral slip dress Pic: MissSelfridge.com

I knew I needed help for my floral addiction when this happened…

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Naturally, Urban Outfitters have their finger on the pulse with this fashion-forward black slip dress.

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Black slip dress. Pic: UrbanOutfitters.com

Peach and champagne colour slip dresses are a nice alternative to black and look great with a tan.

These dresses look best with bare legs and simple shoes, ideally flats.

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Peach slip dress. Pic: Prettylittlething.com
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Pink satin slip. Pic: Asos.com

Slip dresses don’t have to be super short either, laid-back style doesn’t get much better than this Boohoo midi.

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Stripy slip dress. Pic: Boohoo.com

If your slip dress resembles a nightdress/lingerie, all the better.

Satin, silk and lace trims are all good, just keep the rest of the outfit classy.

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Black slip lace dress. Pic: Missguided at Asos.com
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Blue slip dress. Pic: Asos.com

Other ways to do 90’s layering are wearing a vest over a t-shirt a la Cher, pinafore dresses over t-shirts and throw on a bandana as an accessory.

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Black Pinafore. Pic: Asos.com
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Bandana. Pic: Boohoo.com

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post, leave me a comment and let me know! I can’t believe it’s taken me three years to devote an entire blog post to Clueless 😛

I’ve been longlisted for the Blog Awards again this year so thanks for the nominations, I’m delighted.

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Edel