Thursday, 5 April 2018

How To Style Polka Dots With Baukjen

At the grand old age of 29 (ancient obvs), I finally feel as though I know 'my style'. Gone are the days of fast fashion and ridiculous trends (we've all seen a few of those - knee high gladiator sandals anyone!?) no; now it's all about timeless pieces that work well within my current wardrobe, and that I know I will actually wear.

 I've been a "blogger" now for 3 and a half years; I've seen brands come and go, I've fallen in love with new labels and I've lost some respect for others. In the day and age where ethical fashion is the hot topic, it's more important than ever that we buy pieces that are well made and sustainable. When I was introduced to Baukjen, a luxury clothing brand created by the lady herself (pron Bow-ken, believe me I struggled with that one!), I immediately spotted items that I needed in my collection.

Made up from a mixture of classic staples (the shirts and jeans are to die for!) and sprinkled with 'on trend' pieces, Baukjen has hit the spot when it comes to creating a wearable collection. I chose some incredible pieces; black boyfriend jeans which fit like a dream, a timeless black blazer amongst other bits that I genuinely wear all the time

But in this blog post, I wanted to tackle something that I don't normally wear; a skirt! Having already received my items, I knew the quality and fit were on point. The luxury side shines through with the elegant, yet simple cut of the pieces, the quality of the fabric and the generous sizing. The sun was shining and I was feeling a little brave - I ordered their new polka dot midi skirt! In my head I was ready to back track, and stick to styling my usual "uniform" of jeans and a blazer, so it was more than a pleasant surprise when the skirt of my dreams arrived earlier last week. 

The thing that makes this my favourite skirt is the shape. It skims over every lump and bump and creates and elegant and ultra feminine silhouette. I've still not lost my 'Christmas weight' and had been feel a little crappy, but this skirt made me feel like twirling around (as some of you may have seen on my Instagram stories!). I knew I had found 'the one' (sorry Mus!). I was so genuinely excited to style it up, something I'd not been feeling lately. To be honest, it styled itself. I chose 2 very different looks, for very different occasions, something I hope you will enjoy!

First up; casual! Let's be honest, I work from home 70% of the time. I wear my gym clothes (but never go to the gym) around the house, and then whack on some jeans and a blazer if I'm off to a meeting/pub/meeting friends. I wanted something that was easy to throw on, but had an 'on trend' feel. Enter the marmite shoes. The chunky trainer is the one this season. Admittedly not the most attractive shoe, I am besotted. Teamed with my Baukjen grey knit and beloved pierce bag, it was super easy to look like a Scandi style queen!

Next up; more of a "I've made an effort" look. I felt very French in this one. The classic white shirt and beautifully tailored blazer completed the look (with my trusty basket bag finally out of hibernation!). The shirt is so simple, yet does so much. It fits like a glove, again, incredibly flattering. It was also easy to roll up the sleeves and it didn't crease (very important for me!).  The blazer is just perfection. I have worn it with jeans 2 or 3 times a week since it arrived. It's long line, so again, covers the right bits, whilst enhancing other ares - perfectly designed for women. I felt the skirt did all the hard work for me, and I had so many compliments on both looks.

I feel like it's easy for me to say the all the brands I work with are "amazing", but with Baukjen, it genuinely feels like a family affair. From the thank you note in the parcel, to the elegantly wrapped clothes, you feel like you are buying from an exclusive store. The brand is passionate about comfort, style and ultimately make YOU feel incredible. From the very first email, I fell in love with the ethics, ethos and style of Baukjen. I feel lucky to be able to work with such a fabulous brand, and I know all of the pieces will be in my wardrobe for a long time to come!

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