How To Wear Embroidery

The embroidery trend looks set to stay and to be honest it was something that I had been avoiding. It was all over the AW16 catwalks appearing in collections from Alexander McQueen, Prada and Erdem, but I’ve never really been one for patterns in general and definitely not anything too floral.

I have always thought that embroidery is something that looks good on other people. It is such an easy way to add interest to a relatively plain or simple outfit with floral embroidery being the most popular as it gives items a more feminine look.

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When it came to styling this trend I selected the embroidery first and went for this A line mini skirt from New Look. It is ideal for both day and evening wear. The skirt has a zip back fastening and floral embroidery to the front and back. While I was in the store I came across this long sleeved fine knit roll neck which is the perfect wardrobe staple. It is so easy to mix and match it with different pieces as well as layer it up now that it is freezing outside.

 

I chose to match my outfit with the classic double breasted boyfriend style coat from Topshop. I have been getting so much wear out of this coat as it pretty much goes with anything and it’s so easy to just throw on when I’m in a rush. An added bonus is that the pockets are massive so there is plenty of room for my ridiculously big iPhone 7 plus.

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Of course my All Saints Xavier boots made another appearance, how could they not? I was actually a bit concerned that a mini skirt and ankle boots together might make me look even shorter than I am but I actually love this whole outfit.

If you are like me and just want a hint of the trend then go for pieces with subtle details around the hem or on the pockets. You could always go for embroidered accessories rather than clothing like this beautiful black velvet embroidered cross body bag from Next.

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Make a bolder statement with dresses that have more of an all over print like this floral embroidered dress from ChicWish. You can even give outfits more of an edgy vibe with embroidery on denim and leather kackets. ASOS have the best example with the Barneys Original Embroidered Leather Biker Jacket.

I would love to know what you think of the embroidery trend, have you embraced it?

 

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