It’s starting to get cooler, darkness rolls in sooner, and with it, we begin to see a shift in our colour palettes. We decide to wear darker clothes as if in mourning for the summer, we wrap up in greys, blacks, and muted tones.
Secretly, I love the fashion around this time. It brings out the inner goth in me and allows me to crack out the Chelsea boots I’ve been living in these past few weeks.
This week I decided to try on a few new styles from the clothing brand Religion which is a heavily British heritage inspired clothing brand both online and in retail outlets across the globe.
Disclosure: I am working with Religion Clothing on this post and have been provided with pieces from their latest AW18 collection which can be shopped here. I will be posting links to each individual style below as well for your reference only.
1. The Glory Coat
This coat is oversized and thick. For English winters it is perfect and really accentuates the length of my body. I am wearing the coat in a UK size 10, the coat fits perfectly, and the sleeves were the right length.
2. The Luster Dress.
I honestly felt like this outfit was missing a cowboy hat, especially as I paired the outfit with brown ankle boots. This was possibly my favourite dress of the collection as it fit perfectly and the length felt comfortable. The skirt also didn’t feel like it was going to fly up with a gust of wind- probably because of the studs lining the hem.
I am wearing the dress in a size 12 here and it fits nicely. My broad shoulders made it difficult to take off and it was touch or go for a second whether I’d have to live in it forever.
3. The Vibrant Dress
This oversized dress is definitely one for many sizes. I did feel at times while wearing it that it made me look two dress sizes larger (which obviously isn’t ideal) but nether the less I still felt feminine and girly wearing the dress.
I paired the dress with a pair of burgundy suede heels for that stark contrast between the blue and the red and I believe it works quite well as an outfit for maybe work in an office or as a going out outfit for a classy get together.
This size was a 10 and due to the oversized style I believe I could have even worn an 8 and still felt comfortable.
4. The Latitude Blouse
This top was a tad oversized in a UK 14 and I honestly believe that the frumpiness caused at the front of the top across my stomach is because of the excess material.
I would advise against purchasing this top if you’re not keen on high necklines as this neckline was so high it was tickling my chin!
The back features a teardrop opening which is a nice feature but does unfortunately show the bra strap at the back which was disappointing.
This top would pair well with a pair of leather effect leggings and some killer black heels.
5. Rock T-shirt
I felt very punk rock chick in this Rock & Roll tee. In a size 10 this top felt a tad oversized and I reckon, like the others, I could have worn a size 8 but it didn’t look out of place in the size I am wearing in the picture below.
I paired the tee with my favourite H&M leather jacket, bandage material mini skirt, black tights, as well as small black ballet pumps to soften the masculine look. This could have also been paired with skinny jeans and Chelsea boots for that more masculine look.
I had an incredible amount of fun shopping for these looks and hope that you see something you like and feel inspired.
Until next time.