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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

 

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Denim Daze: Why we should embrace the return of denim

When you think of denim clothing and accessories, what comes to mind?

B*witched at their finest? Line dancing? Or THAT iconic Britney and Justin outfit?

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Name a more iconic duo I’ll wait. Pic: Tumblr.com
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The gals. Pic: Tumblr.com
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Aaliyah was too fab for that outfit. Pic: Tumblr.com

If that trip down memory lane is giving you denim-induced PTSD, I’m sorry. But denim is back and trust me it’s much better this time around.

Denim has been gracing the catwalks this season with everyone from Philip Lim to Victoria Beckham hopping on the bandwagon.

 

 

In my humble opinion, the safest way to work this trend is a statement accessory and keep the rest of your outfit simple.

This cute embellished one from Shein.com is only €17, total bargain!

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Quilted denim bag. Pic: Shein.com

If you prefer your denim with more attitude, then check out this dark denim “Not Your Babe” bag from Skinnydip.

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Slogan denim bag. Pic: Skinnydip.com

Or if you want something much simpler, check out this light blue Miss Selfridge bucket bag, on sale from €40 to €21.

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Denim bucket bag. Pic: MissSelfridge.com

If you are looking for a Fenty X Puma dupe, then these denim trainers from Shein.com could be just the ticket. Currently reduced from €57 to €35.

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Denim shoes. Pic: Shein.com

If I could wear a heel right now, I’d drop everything for these adorable yet versatile denim mules from Nasty Gal.

Fraying, floral embroidery and a low heel, they have it all! I would definitely be packing them in my suitcase for holidays if I could.

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Denim mules with floral embroidery. Pic: NastyGal.com

One of my favourite summer shoe brands has to be Soludos for their espadrilles. Soludos are available from Asos and Shopbop and while they are pricey, they appear to be good quality.

They’re significantly cheaper on Shopbop.com but I’m not sure how much delivery costs.

FYI, Asos is offering 20 percent off selected shoes at the moment.

 

I’m not a huge fan of all the denim heeled boots around, I think they look a bit trampy (Gabby from Love Island I’m talking to you).

Denim heels are hard to pull off but I do like these sandals from Nasty Gal, I think they’d be cute with a plain slip dress.

FYI, Nasty Gal are currently offering 50 percent off everything, including sale.

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Denim frayed heels. Pic: NastyGal.com

If denim accessories aren’t for you, then you can’t beat the classics, like a statement denim jacket, shorts or a denim mini skirt.

I haven’t worn a denim mini in years but they are making a big comeback (Amber from Love Island knows what I mean) and these are a few I really like.

 

Inject some sass into your shorts, with an embellished pair like these fishnet layer ones from Topshop or this lace-up pair from Nasty Gal.

 

An embellished denim jacket is yet another item I have to add to my wardrobe.

I think this River Island one is probably the most festival-worthy item I’ve seen in a long time – what do you think?

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Embellished denim jacket. Pic: River Island.com

I’m also completely crushing on these beauties, a Daisy Street medium blue denim jacket from Asos, a light blue denim with a graffiti style print from Nasty Gal and this perfect pink denim jacket with a frill embellishment.

UPDATE: I ordered the pink frill one but it’s very short and I prefer my denim jackets a lot looser. The colour was also more of a peach than pink so I returned it.

Hope you guys enjoyed this denim edit and are feeling inspired to introduce some more denim into your wardrobes. Let me know what you think – love it or leave it?

I hope to do a festival post soon and I’m off to Biarritz next month so I will have some holiday photos and hopefully, some outfit posts coming up.

Things are going much better for me, my ankle is finally healing so I’m very happy and relieved about that.

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Edel