Casual Chic

Yesterday Lol came round for a cuppa and so I could have a go at an idea for some photos I had in my head. They turned out so well and I am so pleased with the results of 3 Lol's on the same bench.

Outfit Details
Coat- £60 Dorothy Perkins (now in the sale)
Cambridge Satchel- £125 Embossed- £14
Trousers- £8 New Look (sale similar here)
Top- £26 Topshop
Shirt- Primark (worn underneath)
Shoes- £6 New Look (sale)
Necklace- Accessories
Sunglasses- Old

The Look
Lol's look is what I would describe as casual chic. She has these very chic embossed floral trousers on with a black cami, cream opened up shirt and black coat which all looks very smart. However the pop of colour from the bag, necklace and flat shoes make it more casual then work as it helps to dress the outfit down. The sunglasses also help to top the casual chic look off.

The Photo
For this photo discussion I am going to talk about how the photos were taken as I have another post like this where I will talk about the post production of the pic. For this photo I used the Canon 600 with a 1.8 50mm lens to create that lovely shallow depth of field us fashion bloggers love. The shutter speed was set about 1/800 (I can't remember exactly) as it needed to be quick to compensate for the low depth of field but not to quick because the sun was behind the clouds. I also had the ISO at 100. Remember to use the the below menu on your screen (highlighted in purple) to help get the exposure and shutter speed correct.

Image from ephotozine
For the bench picture I used a tripod and got Lol to pose in all 3 positions without moving the tripod so it would be easier to match up in post production, which will be discussed in my next outfit post.

The Track
I asked Lol what music she thought represented her outfit and she said she wasn't sure but she is obsessed with London Grammar at the moment, so I have chosen a disclosure remix that I think is quite fitting.

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend and your not dreading work to much tomorrow.



  1. lol I love your first photo! :)

  2. That first photo is so creative! Well done! x

    1. Thanks I'm trying to push myself with pics. Your pics are always creative :)

  3. This is cool! And have given me inspo for a shoot i wanna do with a friend of mine x

  4. That jacket is fantastic! Also, love that Disclosure song <3