Wednesday, 29 October 2014


I'm back with a super quick post this week, which is actually OK as this is a super simple look!

Culottes - much like Marmite, you either love them or hate them! I must admit, it took me a while to even try a pair on. But once I did, I was hooked! Ok, so there are loads variations out there, but as usual asos has a great selection for you to give a try.

Maroon is a fave colour of mine, plus it's super Autumnal and looks lovely with all the fallen leaves (and up here in Manchester, they grey skies!). I could have easily teamed this maroon pair with black, or other deep, earthy colours e.g dark green, burnt orange and navy. So they are super versatile!

You may spot the Paul and Bear polo neck I wore on last weeks post. Total staple! And, they star yet M&S mules! Such a 'go to' shoe this whole year! As they are black, they go so well from SS to AW.

Hope you're having a lovely week!

See you soon, Lauren XO

Culottes: Asos // Polo Neck: Asos // Mules: M&S (similar here
Bag: M&S (similar here)


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Vintage Vibes


Hey there fashion lovers! I'm back with a new look, although sticking with the vintage theme. So polo necks/roll necks/turtle necks or whatever you like to call them are a big thing this AW. It's also a trend that I'm sure 90% of you already own! I didn't have to buy any this year as I had at least 4 from the past few seasons. 

I feel fashion has become much more wearable this year. Actually the past few years. Flats are back, boyfriend jeans are a staple and now polo necks are 'in' for Winter. How easy could it be! I personally love polo necks. Although I'm also aware that not everyone (especially you lucky girls with big boobs) will think they flatter their shape. Luckily there are so many different variations out there that I'm sure one will be the perfect match. I've noticed Zara and Asos have a wide selection of really wide necked jumpers and tops, so check them out if you're not a massive fan of tight ones.

I combined this particular polo neck with 2 looks (with culottes next week!). It's so versatile, I could wear it with anything! It was so warm and cosy, I didn't want to take it off!

The A line skirt is another winner of the season. It flatters almost every figure, and creates such a feminine silhouette. This is also from Asos, but I've seen lots in Topshop and Zara too.

The furry bag and pointy Chelsea boots finish the look. I know not everyone loves a furry bag...but I just love it! It was just £14 from Primark and even comes with it's own dust bag - check you out Primarni! 

The boots are a must have for AW14. Flat, pointy and flattering. Spot on.

I started my new job last week which is why i've been so rubbish updating instagram, but back on it from today! Ohhh I'm also getting my hair chopped of this week! What dya think!? 

See you next week,

Lauren XO

Polo Neck: Asos // Skirt: Asos // Boots: M&S // Bag: Primark (similar here)


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Vintage Blouse

Hello! I'm back today with another ebay find. I found this vintage 80s blouse one night whilst watching Downton Abbey...I was distracted and started to think I needed a new shirt. However, since I have limited funds, I thought I would just have a mooch on ebay. Literally 5 minutes after searching for "vintage blouse" I found this babe! It was described as an "excellent condition vintage find" and was only £2.99. It really was as described and fit perfectly! I knew I wanted to pair it with my 70s style floppy hat, and go for a vintage feel kind of look.

Sixtes and seventies influences were all over the AW14 catwalks. Oversized hats, kick flare jeans and wall paper print dresses have now made it onto the high street. I love it all! 

I am a massive vintage fan. I suppose I'm not into all pieces being vintage, I like to bring things up to date. But I love a good rummage through vintage shops and as you can see, a good browse on ebay.

So this look was seventies inspired. I love the silhouettes; flowing fabrics, flattering high waist trousers (think 1970s Charlie's Angels). However, I just can't find a nice pair of kick flare trousers! I have tried asos and Topshop, but so far they are all a bit 'boot leg' rather than actual flares. If you have any recommendations please let me know! So for now, I just used my good old staple, Topshop skinnies.

The hat is from H&M and I have to admit here and now; I have a total hat obsession. Ever since I was little, I couldn't resist trying all sorts of hats on, wherever I could get my hands on them! So thank god it's now Autumn and the hats are out in force! I have already bought 3 or 4, but I have to say this is the most versatile of the lot. It's incredibly comfy and surprisingly warm, so perf for the colder days. Stay tuned for more hats over the coming weeks!

Hope you've all had a nice week guys, see you next Wednesday,

Lauren XO

Blouse: ebay, search "vintage vlouse" (similar here) // Jeans: Topshop // Hat: H&M Bag: H&M // Shoes: New Look


Wednesday, 1 October 2014


New Month, New Season, New Me!

Hello! I am back! For all my regular followers, you will notice I've not updated the blog/social media sites for nearly a month. The reason for this, is the fashion course that I initially made the blog for is no longer running due to insufficient student numbers. This lead me to really question what I was doing with my life! Sounds dramatic I know, but I had it all planned out! Anyway, I have a new job at Next Retail and I will be surrounded by clothes all day. My passion is style and fashion, so I will not give up. SO to sum things up, I've decided to keep going with Fashion Panic as a hobby. I really enjoy it and I've had so many nice comments off people. I will post a new look up every Wednesday and update my instagram, facebook and twitter daily (links at the side of this page). Thanks for reading guys, I appreciate all of your support!

Now on to the look!

I've decided I will try and be a bit braver with my style choices from now on! Ok, now a neon fur scarf may not be that outrageous but it's a start...This babe is from Asos. It was love at first sight, although I had no idea what it would actually go with! I just ordered, and hoped for the best. Turns out I needn't have worried. It goes with everything! It just adds so much fun to every coat I own! I eventually decided on my Mango boyfriend coat for this post, but trust me, add it over a khaki mac, a tailored camel coat or even just over a shirt! Faux fur was also a massive look at the recent fashion weeks, and I can't wait to add more to my collection!

The rest of the look I tried to keep pretty simple. My back ripped jeans are a must have for this AW and are great for transitional looks. I've had the biker boots for a few years now, but they never seem to go out of fashion! They are incredibly comfy and also jazz up a very plain outfit. I like to team them with little dresses too to give them an edgier look.

Oversized clutches are also everywhere at the moment. Luckily I stole borrowed this beauty from my mum. Hopefully she won't notice as I've got it in mind for a few of my upcoming looks :)

SORRY for that absolute essay, I just wanted to explain my absence. Expect lots more from Fashion Panic, I feel excited about doing it just for fun now, no pressure, just fashion baby! 

See you soon,

Lauren XO

(apologies for quality of pics...I'm working on it)

Scarf: Asos // Boots: River Island (similar here) // Jeans: DIY Primark (similar here)  Coat: Mango (similar here) // Clutch: M&S (similar here)


My Favourite AW14 Trends

A round up of all my favourite trends for the upcoming months, so many different styles and looks to choose from so I hope there are some things in there that you love too!

Faux Fur

Fur will always be an A/W fave, but this year fur has gone funky! Imagine all the colours of the rainbow, sometimes all on one look! It's all about fur with fur, the brighter the better!


Yup, culottes are still big this season. They are the prefect transitional trouser, they look amazing with ankle boots or pointy flat loafers. So team them up with a roll neck and a scarf and keep those ankles out!

Hats, hats, hats!

Hats are my absolute fave! They are the second best saviour of a bad hair day (first obviously being dry shampoo!). I cannot get enough of them, fedoras, trilbys or even massive floppy 70s inspired hats, millinery has never been so varied and accessible! 


One of my favourite prints is back. It was all over the catwalks for AW14 and it is now in every shop on the highstreet! If you don't fancy the whole look, go for the accessories. There are beautiful bags and scarves in Primark and Topshop at the moment, check them out.


Khaki/olive green is the colour of the season. It happens to be an absolute favourite of mine anyway, but this time it's not only for dress down, day time looks. The AW shows showcased the most beautiful satin and silk evening dresses. I am on a major hunt for a similar one for Christmas (yes I uttered the 'C' word)!

So there they are, my favourite AW14 trends. There are of course many more, but I would be here all day if I listed them all! I hope it's given you some inspo! 

Thanks for stopping by,
Lauren XO

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