13.9.14

Black Is the New Black

As the saying goes, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and that certainly is true when it comes to the fashion world's love affair with the colour black. Regardless of the season, it has become a permanent fixture in many wardrobes and more recently it has made its fair share of appearances on the runways of New York Fashion Week. We've always been team bright prints and colour, but lately we've found ourselves gravitating towards head to toe black ensembles. So we thought it was only fitting to show you guys how to style an outfit that is predominately black without looking morbid. Here goes...
 



 
Our favourite pieces from this outfit have to be the skirt and shoes, both of which are from Paris Coming. Asymmetrical skirts are all the craze at the moment, but we liked that this one is a bit different from the ones we've seen. The gold zipper detailing and leather trim adds a grungy rocker chick meets LA It Girl vibe which we love. Now the shoes are something else! We've been dying for a pair of peep toe booties and these are perfect. The heel is slightly chunkier which makes walking a lot less of a chore while the suede material is a great way to mix and play around with different textures.
 
Now the number one key to pulling off a black on black outfit are the accessories. Gold or silver jewellery is a great way to break up the colour while still staying true to your black palette.
 
Are you partial to a head to toe outfit?!
 
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3.9.14

50 Shades of Blue

 
The mention of blue on blue will probably have most cringing with visions of Britney and Justin's notorious double denim ensembles. But push all those horrid images aside, because although it can be a hard one to pull off, head to toe blue is no longer the minefield it once was. It has been a look we've been embracing, and loving!

The key to avoid looking like you've just rolled around in puddles of blue paint is to play around with different shades, textures and prints.


 
A great way to break up the blue is to throw in contrasting shades. Rather than wearing matching coloured bottoms, opt for a darker wash to avoid looking like Papa Smurf. Accessories or subtle details like the gold ankle zip on these skinnies are also a great way to offset and complement the blue, without overpowering the star of the outfit!
 

 
 
Fun shoes like these graphic loafers are a great way to add a little pop of personality to your outfit. Cobalt, indigo and sky- These shoes have just about every shade of blue you could ever dream of!! And can we please take a moment to mention that we managed to snag these for a ridiculous $5!!
 





What do you think? Will you be rocking blue head to toe any time soon?

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1.9.14

A+ Outfit Idea

The beginning of the school term is probably not the most popular time of the year! We know we certainly dreaded it. Most of you are probably still stuck in holiday mode and haven't given school a second thought. But never fear, we've got you covered!
 
We had uniforms at our school, but we know if we had the luxury of a casual dress code, putting together outfits would be the biggest headache. Our advice to you, KISS. We've said it so many times in countless posts, but Keep It Simple Sweetheart! Sticking to staples and basics will make throwing together an outfit so much easier for those serial snooze button pressers.
 
But I want to stand out you say? Well, you can! Go for basic pieces like sweaters or a pair of jeans that have their own little unique twist. For example, we love the lace cuffing on these classic light wash jeans and the distressed material down the legs. And can we talk about that sweater?
 
Another simple way to jazz up your existing wardrobe is with fun accessories. Don't be afraid to play with different shapes and colours.
 

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If you want to see where all the pieces in the set are from, visit our Polyvore page or click on the picture which will take you directly to the page!
 
What is your go to outfit for school ?
 
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30.8.14

Our Life in Pictures

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As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, something we entirely agree with. We love that you can capture moments in your day whether they be trivial or life changing with one snap.

What we do on M + K is only a fraction of our lives, so if you want to see what we do outside of this little blog follow us on instagram @mxkstyle

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26.8.14

Outer Inner: Let's Go to the Beach

 
There's only 5 days of Winter left, and to say we're excited would be an understatement. We can't say goodbye to our sweaters and Winter warmers quick enough! This post is probably still a bit premature, because as we're writing this, it's chilly and bucketing rain outside.

If you read our previous post, you'll know that we recently got the opportunity to pick out some pieces form the Outer Inner site. In this post, we'll be styling the second dress we picked out.
 
Mint is the quintessential summertime colour. So when we spotted this scoop dress, we couldn't resist!

  *Dress: Outer Inner
Cardigan: Zara
Necklace: So Good Jewellery
Sandals: Sandler
 
Unfortunately, as we mentioned in our previous post, the sizing is slightly strange. The body of the dress was very fitted and felt at least 2 sizes too small despite being a size small, which is our usual size in clothing. The funny thing is that while the body of the dress was too small, the straps were quite long, so we actually had to pin them back to avoid showing too much (if you get our gist!).
 

Once again, we were also disappointed with the make of the dress. Mint is already such a light colour, but then without an inbuilt slip, we'd definitely be stopping traffic in this sheer number! 

One of the things we were most excited about with this dress was the floral straps, but as you can see in the photos, each flower is linked by a thin thread. So when it's on, the straps don't feel very secure at all. They felt like they were going to give at any second, and as we mentioned, they are far too long.



 
To be honest, we are quiet pleased with how the outfit turned out in the photos, but whether we'd be brave enough to wear this dress out in public? Probably not...definitely never without a cardigan, that's for sure! We'd be lying if we said we weren't disappointed, we really do like the concept of the dress, but we just think that a little more thought could have been put into the design and make of the dress.

 
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DISCLAIMER: Products marked with a * were kindly sent to us for consideration, but as always, our reviews and opinions are honest ones.