Race Day outfit inspo

Hello Ladies and Gents! Yes, I did say Gents because this is my first ever mixed gender fashion post!!! Cant you tell I am excited with all the exclamation marks!! 

So to start off I’m going to throw up some fab pieces I’ve seen online that would be perfect for any lady heading off to the races whether you want to wear a dress, jumpsuit or suit I will divide it up into categories to tailor to everyone’s needs.

Jumpsuits

A jumpsuit can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. They can be dressed down with sandals or runners for a more casual look or in this case, dressed up with heels and a clutch bag for a day out. There are loads of styles and colours available online ranging from culotte leg, wide leg, backless just to name a few. I think a jumpsuit is a fab choice if you are on the taller side because they are SUPER flattering to long legs.

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Suits

I LOVE women in suits! I am wearing one myself this year and I know a few others who are thinking of doing the same. A suit looks super classy and its an outfit you can wear over and over again by mixing and matching the pants and blazer. Pastel suits are a massive trend this season so make sure to pick one up.

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Midi dress

A midi dress can come in so many different styles, colours, shapes. They are one of the most versatile types of dresses. Every woman can find a midi dress tailored to her specific preference.

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Mini Dress

The mini dress is something us gals always tend to revert back to endlessly on nights out, whether is a simple LBD or a pop of colour, we all have that ONE mini dress that makes us feel absolutely A1. Here are a couple of fancy numbers that will take you straight from the race course into town after 😉 

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FOR THE BOYS……

Classic Suit

You cannot go wrong with a well-tailored suit, and I do need to emphasis WELL tailored. There’s nothing worse than seeing a young lad absolutely swimming in a blazer and suit pants because they didn’t bother going to a seamstress. Man up and get fitted pronto!

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Printed Suit

If you’re looking to jazz up an old classic, try a printed suit. Most of the celebs have been spotted in colour blocked suits, floral, tartan and various exotic prints.

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Jeans and a blazer

If you don’t have the funds to fork out for a new suit, maybe just purchase a new blazer and call it a day? Every lad should own at least one pair of skinny jeans/trousers and a white shirt. Polish your shoes and throw on a funky blazer and you’ll be turning heads left, right and centre. 

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Accessories

Last but not least, please do not forget to accessorise appropriately! It’s one of the few times you get to go all out so wear a fancy watch or maybe even try a pocket watch. If you aren’t brave enough to wear a floral suit or blazer, try a tie and pocket square set instead. Don’t forget cuff links if you’re wearing a suit jacket and clean the shoes.

Redlane 16.12.17

Hey everyone! This little post is just showcasing some local fashion as well as supporting local business here in our very own Waterford. All of the items shown can be found in store in Redlane Boutique in Tramore or online at http://www.redlane.ie.

Now although I love to shop in my normal high street shops such as Penneys, River Island, Topshop etc, I do like to broaden my fashion horizons if I have a special occasion such as a wedding or our annual Race Day. The best thing about Redlane I felt was that firstly, the staff were so helpful that I felt like I was shopping with a couple of my friends but also the HUGE selection of clothes which you wouldn’t normally find in boutique shops. Take a look and see for yourself a mix between both casual and dressy.

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(Video on this little tutorial on Instagram: @minimintndblog Facebook: Mini Mint ND)

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For anyone looking for a day out, why not head to the races in Tramore on New Years Day? I know where I’ll be purchasing my outfit …..

Mini Mint x

 

 

 

Black, White and Red all over

I APOLOGISE !! Lads I’m sorry I have been so MIA lately like hello last time I did a fashion post was in summer?? I’m chronic. I had my official last ever day of college last Wednesday and I’m all set for 9 months of my final year of nursing internship 😳

So we all know red is the colour of the season but it can be hard to style up such a bold colour especially if you are used to wearing a lot of safe colours like black and grey. There are loads of red pieces availible and affordable in your high street shops like these boots from Stradivarious which were only €30!! I adore these and I love the Gold detail on the heel. Try motivate yourself to buy at least one red statement item this season.

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Boots – Stradivarious, Coat – NewLook, Tshirt dress – H&M
Below are some different red pieces I styled into looks that can be worn Day or Night.

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Boots – Stradivarious, Skirt – Topshop, Jumper – Calvin Klein
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“Tearaway” shirt from Topshop

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Mens Large t shirt tied up from SportDirect.com €5!!
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Heels – Shoerack, Skirt – Topshop, Coat – H&M
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Coat – H&M, Jumper – Zara, Skirt – Topshop
Go Red or Go home this autumn! If you aren’t feeling like you can pull off a bright red shoe or coat, try add a little hint of red through your makeup. I wore Satin from Mac today which I have had for yearsss.

Mini Mint x