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How to dress, “girly” (when you’re not really all that, “girly”)

Here’s a blog post for those of you who are – like myself – stuck in-between loving summer and the weather it brings, but you can’t actually dress for it because your wardrobe is 75% men’s t-shirts. Conveniently, you also hate the idea of wearing a floral, girly and short skirt because you’re not really all that, “girly”.

Nor do you want to wear some denim hot pants because… well, we are no longer in year 7 and we no longer want our bumcheeks hanging out of them. So, where are we left now? Probably wearing denim jeans and a simple crop top, sweating like mad in this heatwave we now call “summer”. Sounds about right to me.

I wanted to find an outfit, which was considered feminine, summery yet not too “girly”. I’m only attracted to bold, colourful and expressive florals for festival-wear, where the clothing is a tad more retro and fun, compared to my day-to-day wardrobe.

An alternative which I found is wearing leopard print; this is still a fun print but in my opinion, it emits less femininity and has more wearability. I particularly like this maxi skirt because the dark red and black also tone down the daintiness of the outfit.

I paired this fit with a plain white, ribbed crop top and my Nike Air Zoom Spiridons (because what would an outfit of mine be without a pair of trainers anyway?)

Thanks for reading,

Emi x

Social Media:

Instagram: @emitalaga

Depop: @etalaga

Photography:

Lily Craigen

Instagram: @lilycraigenphotography

Outfit details:

Skirt: ASOS

Top: Misguided

Trainers: Nike Air Zoom Spiridon – Offspring

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

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Styling the Adidas I-5923 with The Sole Womens

Here’s my second collaboration with The Sole Womens: styling the new Adidas I-5923 with plenty of Adidas clothing too. These comfy kicks come in plenty of colours, but we shot and styled the pastel bunch – pink, yellow and blue!

These trainers feel like you’re wearing clouds on your feet and I highly recommend copping a pair. They’re breathable, flexible and you can wear them both in the gym or on the streets. You choose!

https://thesolewomens.co.uk/news/styling-adidas-originals-5923/

https://www.adidas.co.uk/women-i_5923

Thanks for reading,

Emi x

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Depop: @etalaga

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Street Style Lookbook

Here’s a sickkkkk lookbook which graphic designer, Lawrie Miller, made using photographs of myself taken by photographer, Katrina Owen. It’s a little street style ting and I hope you like it!

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Stüssy: Monochrome & Stripes

Here’s how I styled my one of my newest additions to my wardrobe: the Stüssy monochrome striped long sleeve, originally bought from ASOS but I think it’s sold out now!

I paired this with some black corduroy kick flares from Urban Outfitters, Black Nike socks and Black Old Skool Vans!

Photography: Katrina Owen, @kats_photographs_

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Coat & Jacket Wishlist

Instagram: emitalaga

Depop: etalaga (handmade garms)

I’ve found so many coats and jackets in the past few months, since Winter started, which I’ve wanted to buy! However, I’ve not exactly had sufficient funds to fulfil my needs and wants… (by which I mean, a maxed-out student overdraft does not equate to any funds at all really).

From this post you’ll be able to gather that I love faux fur/teddy bear fabric coats and jackets. They make any outfit look cool and to be honest, if you have a great coat on it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing underneath. Your coat is the outfit – a great statement piece.

Anyway, a girl can dream! Here’s the list you probably want to see:

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And last but not least, the famous faux fur blue coat from H&M which is sold out and is now being sold for £150+ on eBay!? RRP £65-75 I think. I’m so in love 😦 Screen Shot 2018-01-06 at 15.11.23

Emi x

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Stüssy/UO styling on film

Here are a couple of snazzy shots which my very talented and creative mate, Jason Vaz, took of me on film in an outfit I’ve styled!

Outfit details:

T-Shirt – Stüssy

Trousers – Urban Outfitters

Shoes – Vans

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@emitalaga

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– @etalaga

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Grey Camo

Repping some grey camo in the basement. Co-ord is from Missguided but sold out in most sizes a lot of the time. I reeeeally liked the grey and red so if you can get your hands on it – do!

Pictures taken by Dan Pipe at DJ Haus x Mele x DJ BORING House Party, hosted by Defected Records – with my boys at The Mannequin Collective’s crib.

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Exploring The Saatchi Gallery in my 80s Red Bomber

This faux leather red bomber is soo dank. I’m loving the 80s vibe the jacket emits, paired with the retro, oversized black oval sunglasses. Both items from ASOS by the way! I matched this piece with an all black outfit because, as you can probably tell, I love a pop of colour. This outfit works particularly well – in my opinion – because the red jacket really appears to be the statement piece in this fit. The colour appears more vibrant amongst the black, but white would work well too.

I got a size 8 because, although the bomber is oversized anyway, I wanted it particularly big! Jess Woodley is a huge style inspiration of mine, and she pulls off a huge vintage black leather bomber so well.

Link to the item: http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-80s-statement-leather-look-jacket/prd/7989776?affid=14173&channelref=product+search&mk=abc&currencyid=1&ppcadref=761030383%7C39786842323%7Cpla-339595251265&_cclid=v3_65afdacc-b97b-5edb-b9c0-70881384edae&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkreC0Ifk1QIVyrztCh0oKwtjEAQYBSABEgKnMfD_BwE

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A Pop of Colour

Hellooooo – here are photos of my most recent purchases from Urban Outfitters, matched with (finally) a new tee from Stussy’s SS17 new stuff. I tucked the tee in to the high-waisted mini skirt and threw on some fishnets to finish off the look.

There was a yellow denim skirt from Topshop which I had my eye on for ages, but they never had my size in stock, so I found this lime-coloured skirt, with a cute white stitch, which I ended up loving even more – so I had to buy it! (there’s me trying to justify purchases with white stitching… okurrrr b)

I had also been searching for a red mini backpack for ages, and I couldn’t find one apart from a vintage one which was selling on Depop. However, I was reluctant to buy it because I was determined to try it on with an outfit before buying, when I came across this one from Urban Outfitters. Dickies is such a good quality brand and very affordable – I love it eeee.

Thanks for reading!

Instagram: EmiTalaga

Photography: Joe Ellis

Top: Stussy – Natterjacks

Skirt: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: Nike TN – Footlocker

Sunnies: ASOS

Bag: Dickies – Urban Outfitters

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Stussy Staple

These photos are taken from tiiiiime ago but I forgot to make a post on this shoot! Oops. Here are some photos of my staple Stussy t-shirt; my go-to outfit is a tee and jeans or baggy trousers so this is literally all I wear to uni and when I’m out and about. I enjoy dressing like a boy, it’s so easy…

Photographs taken by Lily Craigen. Instagram: @lilycraigenphotography – go follow her, she’s amazing!

My Instagram: @emitalaga

Outfit deets:

T-Shirt: Stüssy

Culottes: Missguided

Beanie: Urban Outfitters / Reason Clothing

Cap: ASOS / Adidas

Trainers: Footasylum / Vans

Enjoy X