‘Style is Eternal’ – the Saint Laurent outfit

Despite having a tee somewhere that states  ‘ain’t Laurent without Yves’, the House of (Y)SL is firmly wedged in the list of my brand favourites season after season. Modern yet iconic pieces are the foundations of a killer wardrobe, and although I can’t afford anything (yet), it doesn’t stop me window shopping on sites such as farfetch, creating outfits that I will one day wear to be effortlessly fab. Because head to toe in Saint Laurent… *whimsical sigh*

iconic smoking jacket / classic t-shirt / denim mini skirt / punk bracelet / medium ‘Emmanuelle’ bucket bag / court classic sneakers / eighties popsicle pin

When farfetch asked if I wanted to take part in a competition to create a complete Saint Laurent look around the iconic smoking jacket and potentially win £250 to spend on the website, the little stylist in me was super excited to get going and see what I could create.

I am seriously in love with the ‘model off duty’ look – that ‘rolled out of bed and threw a bunch of clothes on but still look a million dollars’ vibe, and Saint Laurent pieces make that super easy to achieve. The Saint Laurent smoking jacket is such a staple wardrobe piece, a great tailored alternative to the biker jacket that dresses up a casual outfit like the one I’ve created here. With pieces that have been borrowed from the mens side of fashion, I like to keep other aspects of the outfit more form fitting to contrast the boxy or oversized outer, and this denim mini skirt is perfect. The zip detailing and high waist of the skirt adds a little edge. 

To keep the model-off-duty vibe, I’ve paired the skirt and smoking jacket with the classic t shirt in white – as monochrome is a fashion staple that never goes out of style, and tucked-in-tees are a cool girl identifier. I also opted for these court classic sneakers instead of killer heels (though heels are a good call too), as it keeps the look a little more casual. If you’re wanting to add heels, then any of the selection of ankle boots would compliment the rest of outfit nicely.

For accessories, I’ve added a nod to the fringe and the bucket bag trends with the Emmanuelle in size medium, and a little bit of arm candy with the punk bracelet, that would look ace with the sleeves of the smoking jacket rolled back. To add a little bit of colour to the outfit, I added this eighties popsicle pin,  which would look adorable pinned to either the tee or the jacket. 

Like me, if you don’t have the funds for this exact outfit, it’s also really easily recreatable with items from the high street. so you can have an eternally stylish look that gives a pretty heft hat-tip to the iconic fashion House. 

What do you think of this outfit? How would you style the iconic Saint Laurant smoking jacket – dressed up, down, girly, androgynous? The possibilities are endless. 

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this post is an entry for a competition run by farfetch to win a voucher worth £250 ;w; (I’d really like to win)

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12 Comments

  1. Kandice Limbaga
    August 12, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Great selection! Everything fits well with each other :)Dice, '96 Wild HeartFacebook | Instagram | Bloglovin

    • Fii Cridland
      August 12, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks! I love that (Y)SL pieces go together so well regardless of the look you're trying to build :Dxo

    • Fii Cridland
      August 12, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      They're such good quality, I really wish I had the budget! And thank you~ xo

  2. Sylvia Said
    August 12, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    I love the outfit you styled—so chic <3 Crossing my fingers that you win! xxxShe Will Be

    • Fii Cridland
      August 12, 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you hun ~ <3xo

  3. Jennifer Jayne
    August 13, 2015 / 1:12 pm

    I love the blazer and the bag.Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    • Fii Cridland
      August 13, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      The blazer is so iconic, I have a dupe that I love, but the real thing would be a dream!xo

  4. Jemma Humphreys
    August 13, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    No joke but this outfit is so perfect and stylish and everything I want to be, SOOOO Im gona bookmark this and come back to it for inspo haha! <3 Absolutely love it! Especially the shoes!Please continue to inspire me hehe xx

    • Fii Cridland
      August 16, 2015 / 11:50 pm

      You are such a qt Jemma, I shall try my best to be continually inspiring!!!!! :Dxo

  5. The Elle Next Door
    August 14, 2015 / 8:33 am

    So, so obsessed with this tux blazer, if you win this comp – best of luck by the way lovely – you know where I am 😉 Love this outfit lovely!Ellewww.theellenextdoor.comxx

    • Fii Cridland
      August 16, 2015 / 11:51 pm

      It's such a fab piece isn't it! And ahahahahah if there's anything left over I'll drop you a tweet 😉 xo

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