With all the excitement of the first days of autumn, I’ve been looking at layering trends a lot. Like, A LOT. I regularly layer up with cardigans, coats, and scarves depending on how cold it is outside and I feel pretty well put together most of the time. Lately though I’ve been seeing more and more elaborate ways of layering, especially with shirts, dresses and jumpers, and it’s reminded me of a piece of advice I got many moons ago: if you’re going to layer, layer under.
Last week an exciting new online magazine, She Might Be, launched in the UK. Why is this one exciting, you might ask? Well, it’s the first of it’s kind in that it focuses on plus size fashion, beauty and lifestyle with a true body positive focus rather than the watered down version of “bopo” we have been in the clutches of for the last year or so. It’s also written exclusively by plus size writers, and has already gained a community feel that other magazines really struggle to achieve.
It was touch and go for a good while, but once I finally knew I would be able to attend the Curve Fashion Festival the other week I felt such a huge wave of relief… which instantly evaporated when I realised I had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WEAR. That’s where BooHoo Plus came in: this beautiful red wrap maxi feels like it was made for me and is so affordable, costing only £22. On the day itself, everything was so hectic that I didn’t manage to get any outfit pictures for you; but as I promised I’d show you my look, I have recreated exactly what I wore so I can share it with you.
The weather has been so lovely lately that even beginning to think about AW16 style has been nearly impossible, but it rained a bit this week AND there is the promise of a 10 degree drop in temperature over the weekend so I think now is the time. I’ve held off for as long as I can. Here are my picks of the best pieces that my fave plus size brands have to offer for AW16.
On Saturday I attended the Curve Fashion Festival in Liverpool thanks to the lovely Chloe, from Chloe in Curve, and Navabi. Whilst I have been blogging about plus size fashion for a little while now, I live so remotely that this was the first event of this kind I have been able to attend, and I learned so much! Whilst it was incredible (and a tad overwhelming) to meet so many people at once, my favourite part of the festival was of course… the clothes. Based on your comments and requests I made it my business to pick out some of the best pieces from the stands and shows, as well as chats with the lovely ladies from RI Plus and a couple of new to me brands.