Style Steal: Tanya Burr #2

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Welcome back for the 2nd edition of Style Steal! I asked for any celebrities you would like to see featured in this series at the end of my first post, and beautyandpizza suggested Tanya Burr (featured in my Top 20 Favourite Youtubers). I am huge fan of Tanya’s, so had lots of fun recreating one of her outfits- thank you for your suggestion!

A key observation I noticed about Tanya’s style when researching for this post is how well she dresses for her figure- she really knows how to flaunt her figure with the right silhouettes and tailoring. I think this is a really important skill to possess when picking clothes for yourself as you become older that you want to feel confident and happy in, and sometimes it’s easy to be unaware when something doesn’t really suit your personal shape. Everyone is different and everyone will have aspects of their look that they aren’t happy with, and parts that they are so want to show off. Therefore, choosing pieces that really emphasize your best bits and draw attention away from what you aren’t so happy with will make you feel better and look better. Everyone is unique, so keep trying new styles and fits until you work out what is best for you- the process may take a while, but results in invaluable knowledge.

In this Style Steal, I love the vibrant pencil skirt which adds a pop of colour to the look, and if you are considering buying ANY nude shoes, trust me, it will not be an investment wasted. Neutral colours will probably complement a large majority of your existing clothes, and are perfect for layering to achieve a sleek outfit which is warm but not cluttered. In many fashion guides, it is often said a nude pair of heels is needed in every capsule wardrobe, especially a working one, as they can be dressed up or down with trousers or dresses but remain looking smart and polished. In the above design, the peep toe also allows you to showcase some fun nail vanish colours.  I would recommend Rimmel if you are looking for new nail vanishes- very affordable, they come in a huge variety of colours and are super shiny. Not sure about the claimed “60 seconds drying time”, but if its 61, I’m sure the world will keep turning, so don’t sweat it.

Finally, take note: how pretty does Tanya always look?!  Have a go wearing minimal and natural makeup for a change if you normally cake up, especially if you have young skin, as sometimes throwing the whole of Superdrug on your face doesn’t look much better than some tinted moisturiser, sheer glossy lips and a wash of rosy blusher. Try it, and if you don’t like it, at least you won’t be using 50 makeup wipes to take it all off. The environment can thank me later.

Before we finish, I decided to quickly collage some of my other favourite outfits of Tanya’s, as honestly I found it too hard to pick only one of them.  I will admit, she has sometimes made a bad fashion choice, but don’t we all? I can’t really say the wonky fringe my mum cut for me when I was 3 was a good look either….

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Comment down below and tell me which one is your favourite!

Till next time,


Past “Style Steal” Posts



Trend: Bomber Jackets

FotoJet CollageoThe bomber has recently taken over the fashion world, but this season it takes on a new twist in unusual colours and fresh silhouettes. Whether oversized or embroidered, it’s all about the details this autumn- go bold or go home.

Like myself, you may have noticed that the iconic bomber jacket is now springing up in pretty much every high street and designer shop. This perfect transitional item can take you from breezy summer nights to the crisper air of autumn, can be thrown over a sparkly LBD or the simpler jeans and tee. Dress up, down, for cold, for warmth, it can do it all. But now the bomber has been updated to the next level. No longer sitting in the background, the style staple has been reinvented with a wealth of new details- embellishment, embroidery, zingy prints and opulent fabrics make it the new most stylish buy to add to your wardrobe.

This month, being particular and thoughtful when picking your bomber really pays off. Buy a sharply tailored, slim fitting design with luxe silver hardware for smart work wear, or go more relaxed and casual with a slouchy oversized shape. Pick a bright colour for a refreshing statement (extra marks for a bold lipstick too), or choose pastel hues of soft lilac and powder blue for a girly, elegant take on the look. The most popular variety of all however, has to be embroidery- it adds such an interesting element to any piece, and the intricacy and detail to some of the oriental designs is simply gorgeous. Those of you who like graphic shirts will fall in LOVE, I tell ya.

Finally, why not be clever and dip your toes into more than one trend? Tick 3 boxes in one with scarlet coloured velvet number, just remember to keep the rest of the outfit clean and form fitting- no flares or tiered skirts- add body back through fringed bags if desired.

Take a look at my first post, the Kylie Jenner Style Steal , for inspiration of how to wear statement jackets or coats if you are still struggling. For places to purchase this revived essential, look no further than Pretty Little Thing or Missguided – with tons of different styles, you’ll be sure to find one you love.

However you wear it, don’t forget a bucket load of confidence- a loud and confident jacket needs a loud and confident wearer!

Till next time,


Express your Individuality


A few days ago, one of my best friends came round and was rifling through my wardrobe. “This is cute. Why have I never seen you wear it before?” It was this remark that inspired me to create this post today.This post is going to be really cheesy and cringy so be prepared!

Especially as a teenager, we are often made to think that we need to dress in certain brands, have a particular style, or follow trends to fit in, and appear “cool” at school. However, whatever you choose to wear, at least a few people will probably, and may I add, naturally, not like your choice, and being aware of this can knock confidence and often persuade us to not wear or buy pieces that we really love, because we feel apprehensive and afraid that we will “stand out” for having a different style to others. The message I want to give to you today is to accept that some people won’t like what your wearing, and not to forget that others will. It’s natural that not everyone has the same taste, and if everyone did, it would be a pretty boring world!

Fashion is all about expressing our individuality, and we should all embrace this and not be afraid to do so.  As long as you like what your wearing and its appropriate (you may love your bleached booty shorts, but save them for the beach instead of your sixth form interview- they want to see potential, not your bum hanging out of a bit of titchy denim ha ha) it shouldn’t really matter what other people’s opinions may be. The people who don’t follow the typical crowd are the ones who stand out of it for the right reasons- and I admire them because of this.

Tomorrow, I encourage you to root out the bunny jumper your grandma knitted for you last Christmas that you have pretended to hate but secretly love. Wear it, style it, embrace it, and let the compliments come flooding in…..

(even if they’re only from grandma)

Till next time,


PS: I’m planning on doing a product review soon, so if their is any drugstore makeup you would like an in depth review for before you buy, please comment them down below. Thirdly and finally, thankyou to all those who followed me on here, my instagram (@styleitoutblog), or given me lovely feedback on my first post, I really appreciate it and I’m grateful for all your support x

Style Steal: Kylie Jenner #1

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Hello! For my first post, I have decided to introduce a series that will be continued regularly throughout my blog. “Style Steal” shows you how to create your favourite celebrity looks through brands more accessible than the original designer labels. Please feel free to comment down below any particular celebrities you would like to see featured in the future, and I will happily oblige to requests!

Today, I have chosen to reinvent Kylie Jenner’s look,  the 18-year-old entrepreneur and reality TV star. She is now even more popular than ever, which is why I have chosen to cover her look today.

I really like the simplicity of this nearly all- black outfit, and how she has chosen to set the look off with the statement fur coat. For those who tend to stick in their comfort zone when its comes to fashion choices, but want to become more adventurous and daring, this is the perfect start. The whole look oozes sophistication and pared back glamour which is both practical and stylish. One main reason why I choose this outfit is for its versatility and how easy it is to incorporate it in your existing wardrobe. The leather- look leggings could be swapped for the regular style to increase comfort, the lace up heeled shoes could be replaced by ankle boots or ballerina flats, and the bag would look great in absolutely any colour- the possibilities are truly endless.

However, I did find it quite difficult to stick within the low price realm when putting together this look for less. Browsing the high street stores online, it is clear to see that fringing is going to be a key summer trend, but finding the perfect bag in grey and not the typical black, tan or taupe was a challenging task. I am not entirely happy with this one from Bonmarche, which is still at a fairly high price point but I do like the snakeskin panelling. If you wanted to splash a bit to create a more expensive look, I would recommend the H&M biker leggings (£24.99), which with added silver details are more refined than the cheaper version above, and New Look’s Black Ribbed Turtle Neck Long Sleeve Top (£17.99).

Finally, I hear you when you say,”that pristine white coat isn’t very practical, if I’m eating chocolate it could easily smudge and ruin it”  Yes, I’m aware sheep smeared in poo isn’t the look your aiming for (ha ha),  but I think the main advice to take from this look is not that you do not need all the above items to replicate Kylie’s style. Work around what you have,  and  use the same technique of wearing simple black garments set off by one statement piece to make a bold and effortlessly chic impact.

Till next time,