Outfit Details

  • Headpiece - Rock n' Roll Bride for Crown and Glory 
  • Necklace - Bonnie Bling 
  • Jacket - Reworked Topshop Denim (see tutorial!) 
  • Brooch - Karen Mabon 
  • Dress - Ted Baker 
  • Shoes - JuJu 
  • Ice Cream clutch - Betsey Johnson 
  • Rings - Thomas Sabo and Bloody Mary Metal

DIY Printed Statement Jacket

Recreate the look with Lynsay's how-to make a printed statement jacket tutorial:

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How would you describe your style?

Living life in technicolour! I love to have fun with fashion and mix together different influences and styles to create something of my own.

I believe passionately in dressing like it's your birthday every day, and by that I mean dressing to make you feel amazing (whether that calls for a party frock or pyjamas!) and like you can take on the world.

Personal style is a huge part of what makes us all unique and I love being able to express myself through my wardrobe. Expect colour, glitter, sequins, bold prints and textures!

You'll rarely find me in anything other than a dress with some sort of headpiece planted firmly on my head and a slick of bright lipstick.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

There's a blue Vivienne Westwood princess-style peacoat that I just adore. I grin like a Cheshire Cat and feel like a million bucks every time I slip it on. I've owned it for seven years and the feeling never gets old, but isn't that always the way with a classic piece?
I also have a pair of shoes by Irregular Choice which are shaped like unicorns - I'm just crazy for them. They were one of those 'I have to have them' affairs and I could spend all day just looking at them!

Who are your style icons?

My style is influenced by all manner of things, feelings and people! I love to dress in theme, which could be anything from 'Seaside Holiday', to 'Sixties Sci-Fi Siren'.
I also tend to look at vixens from days gone by, such as Bettie Page (and Betty Rubble!), and fictional characters for inspiration.
In terms of 'real-life' people, I adore Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry's looks - who wouldn't want to spend a day shopping with those gals?!

Do you have any favourite designers?

Anybody that shares my enthusiasm for having fun with fashion and letting their personality shine through always has my support. My favourite designer is Betsey Johnson, who I believe is the epitome of this! I also crush on designs from Kate Spade, Vivienne Westwood, Henry Holland, Lulu Guinness, Ted Baker and Moschino on a regular basis.
Although I respect and admire these influential designers, I also think it's important to support local talent too. Scottish designers like Karen Mabon and Naromode tell stories through their striking visual pieces and I always get excited to see what they'll come up with next.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

Headpieces are a huge part of my personal style, and I always look to Crown and Glory for something special. For other statement accessories my go-to shops are Tatty Devine and Sugar and Vice.
I love to wear a mixture of high-street, indie and designer, so in addition to the designers I've already mentioned, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and H&M are normally top of my high street list. I also love a rummage in TK Maxx (because you never know what you might find!) and department stores like Debenhams and House of Fraser. I also like to seek out one-off pieces from vintage boutiques, Etsy or even eBay!

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I love to customise my clothes - it's amazing what a couple of studs or sequins can do!
I've started making a couple of pieces from scratch but I'm still learning. Luckily my best gal Elaine of What Diana DId Next is very experienced and talented at making outfits and accessories, so she's been showing me the ropes!

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

Think outside the box - you don't always need to wear something exactly as the designer expected and think about how you could make a piece work for you.
Don't be afraid to go outside your comfort zone and experiment - this could be with new colours, prints and accessories! Have fun with it.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Kate from Scathingly Different has a wardrobe that can only be described as pastel perfection! I also think that Shauna at Nubby Twiglet looks impeccably put together in every outfit post she does.
The lovely Emily from Fishee Designs has recently launched a new blog called Mermaid Gossip and I always look forward to seeing her showcase her wardrobe each week.

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