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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

We all love a cliche, don't we?

Fake Fabulous | Red Pixie cut | Blue monsoon blazer, Gap ripped jeans, gold accessories, irregular choice heels.

Style Cliches

As you know, a cliche is something that has been done/said/worn so often that it is no longer interesting, or effective.

In other words, it has been done to death, and we are sick of it!

Whether it is an annoying phrase, or a certain look, cliches are boring.

So, it would make sense to avoid outfit cliches, right?

Well, yes.
But...
Haven't most outfits/looks/combinations been tried before?
Hasn't every possible 'way to wear' every possible item, been done over and over?
Haven't these looks been spotted on every blogger, all over the globe.
Even quirkiness is not unique.
{Unless you go down the route of dressing completely OTT, of course}

What is the point of fighting it?

Today I am wearing the done-to-death, tried-and-tested, ultimate blogger's outfit cliche.
A blazer, heels and ripped jeans.
{Have you dozed off yet?}

Fake Fabulous | Red Pixie cut | Blue monsoon blazer, Gap ripped jeans, gold accessories, irregular choice heels.

This blazer is lightweight, and such a fresh spring colour.
(It reminds me of forget me nots).
Blue can be a tricky colour to pull off when you have red hair and pale skin, but, when you find the right shade, it makes your colouring come alive.
{Read how I discovered my love of blue, here...thanks to my grandpa}

I paired this blue blazer with a plain shell top and skinny, ripped jeans.
I know that everyone has already worn the skinny-ripped-jeans-look many times, and they are old news, but I still love them!

Pretty pastel earrings, a vintage bangle and my #YEAH bag, finished things off nicely.

I needed to wear a scarf (it is still cold here).
This gold one is an old favourite of mine.
And, I had to add a warmer coatover this look, when I headed out...brrrr!

Fake Fabulous | Red Pixie cut | Blue monsoon blazer, Gap ripped jeans, gold accessories, irregular choice heels.

Oh, I forgot to mention my shoes!
How did that happen?

I love these pretty heels.
Relatively comfortable (well, as comfortable as heels can be) and just unusual enough to catch the eye, without trying too hard.
What more could I want from a shoe?

{See how I wore them here, with wide trousers}

GET THE LOOK


Fake Fabulous | Red Pixie cut | Blue monsoon blazer, Gap ripped jeans, gold accessories, irregular choice heels.

What do you think of cliched outfits?
Do you get put off by a done-to-death combination?
Or, do you feel that if it is tried-and-tested then it must work?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.
I love to read them.
Or send me a tweet @samantha4blair

Fake Fabulous | Red Pixie cut | Blue monsoon blazer, Gap ripped jeans, gold accessories, irregular choice heels. 
Jacket: Monsoon (similar..this one is nice (in Navy)...and this striped one is cool)
Top: George (old). This one is nice.
Jeans: GAP (these are cool)
Earrings: Unknown (similar)
Shoes: Irregular choice (old) These are so pretty!
Scarf: old (similar)
Bag: M&S (this one is fun...this one is nice too)

Fake Fabulous | Red Pixie cut | Blue monsoon blazer, Gap ripped jeans, gold accessories, irregular choice heels.

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28 comments

  1. There is nothing boring about this outfit Samantha---be it may that many others have gone this route!
    The shoes (of course) caught my eye---love them---can't believe I don't have a pair like them--ha ha!
    Even though you (or others) may call this cliche---I consider it quite interesting---your purse, your scarf & even the shape of your jacket is different and fun! (oh---and your earrings!)
    I'd even put mom & Nancy in this outfit (of course, they still snub the distressed jeans at the moment). i myself am kinda wearing this tomorrow on the blog only with flats---you'll see!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. You need to remedy that Jodie. These shoes would be great on you!
      I would LOVE to see your mum and Nancy in some distressed denims.
      That would be a great post.
      XXX

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  2. I think this is one of those formulas that can be interpreted so many unique ways that it's less "cliché" and more "classic." Po-tay-to, po-tah-to, either way you look fabulous! Beautiful colors with your hair!!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I suppose I equate classic with boring (I have no idea why)....I need to think more of classic as something to play with and make my own. A style formula that can be tweaked to fit! Thank you. XXX

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  3. This one is no cliche. I never tried this combination. I never wear jeans and heels, or even ripped jeans. I felt that I'm too old or something for these jeans but I would love to try this exact outfit. It may not look as fabulous on me as it is on you but still... You look gorgeous!

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    1. Never too old Martina!! I think that we are free to wear what we want and have fun. I hope you will maybe experiment with some ripped denims? That can still be elegant (ish) . XXX

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  4. So what, it may be cliche, but if it's done by many then it must be a good combo, right? I think your interpretation looks good. Love that blue color. It's so perfect. And if you can find a pair of relatively comfy heels, then wear them!!! Looking good lady.

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    1. Thank you Norbyah. A tried and tested combination...for sure! I am glad you like my take on it. These heels are old, but still one of my favourites because they are (almost) comfy and so feminine. :oD XXX

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  5. We can't reinvent the wheel every time.

    LOVE the shoes!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. I am glad you like them.
      I struggle to think of ANY look that has not been done before....hmmmm???
      All we can really do it our own thing, and hope it works! XXX

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  6. Oh yes, I agree: I love your pretty shoes! (even if I can't wear heels, love to see them!), and I think your shoes and accessories are fabulous, they create a completely different vibe, original and cool!. Love your bag, and your cute earrings and sunnies!. You look elegantly modern!
    Blazer and jeans is a classic combo, it can be done a thousand ways and every season looks fresh and new!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica, I am so glad you like this look! You are right about there being a thousand ways to wear a blazer and jeans...a real classic. Lots more combinations to try :oD XXX

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  7. You look great in this Samantha. Love the tan/beige scarf with the blue. I agree with Une Femme...classic not cliché

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  8. Two things: that first pic against that blue wall! WOW! Just stunning!! And, I admire your little diamond nose stud so much. I've always wanted to do this--in my left nostril, but then I opt for little Indian stud stickers that I have from living there. They do the trick, but really I should just commit. How long have you had it?

    And you could never, ever be cliché!!

    Love, Ann

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    1. Thank you Ann!
      {shhh, don't tell but the "wall" is actually our new shed!!...hahaha...not very glam, but a great shade}
      As for my nose....I had it done when I was in my late 20's.
      I had a bit of a "quarter-life crisis" and had a few things pierced.
      This one has stayed.
      It is quick and relatively painless, heals quickly and looks fun.
      I will have it until the day I croak. :oD
      I you do go for it let me know and I would hold your hand (in spirit) through it. XXX

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  9. I definitely think of the combo as classic instead of cliche - plus I have never seen this EXACT items being combined on anybody else! I think if I were to do the blazer + ripped jeans + heels combo myself, I'd come up with a look from my own closet that would end up looking different anyway, even though it's the same exact combo, and so would any other blogger, or non-blogger. Which makes sense, right? Because everyone has their own unique personal style, different things in their closet, and everyone would put their own spin on it. I honestly think even if you and I were wearing the exact same blazer, ripped jeans and heels, but were asked to accessorised on our own, we would STILL appear different somewhat!

    I personally think it's hard for cliches to exist in the blogging world, because everyone tries hard to be different and stand out, even as we all do the same thing. But that's just me, perhaps.

    Now, concentrating on your outfit: lavvvsss the hint of gold in your heels and how you've matched that with your bag! And I always adore a good pair of ripped jeans and a blazer.

    It's such a good combo, this, no one can go wrong with it, I'm sure! PS: You sure know how to pick your best blue!

    XO,
    Liyana | Affordorable

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    1. Liyana...you are right!
      Even if we both wore this identical outfit we would still look different. Even if we had the same accessories to play with. Style is personal and personality shines! Thank you. :oD XXX

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  10. Ooo, love the gold scarf and how nicely it ties in with those shiney blue heels. Pretty jacket too. I have added more blue hues too, as this shade looks great with your hair!
    Not cliche, just chic ( notice those same letters are used in the word cliche 😁
    Xxjess

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    1. I noticed more blues creeping into your look Jess...and I like it!! Perfect with your red hair and creamy skin. XXX

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  11. Ooo, love the gold scarf and how nicely it ties in with those shiney blue heels. Pretty jacket too. I have added more blue hues too, as this shade looks great with your hair!
    Not cliche, just chic ( notice those same letters are used in the word cliche 😁
    Xxjess

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    1. Not Cliche, just Chic! Brilliant. Thank you. XXX

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  12. This look is anything but cliched Samantha. It's fresh and fun, and very you! This blue really does make your skin tone sing - such a good one for you. And I adore them there shoes x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Anna. If I am going to wear a classic combination it needs to still feel like me. I am so glad you like my shoes too! :oD XXX

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  13. I think nothing is cliché on your blog, Samantha. I love this look, my answer is like the one on your pretty bag: YEAH !!! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  14. Clichés notwithstanding, Sam, it's not that easy to meld with the others when you have a crop of flaming red hair :) xoxo

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  15. I think if it's been done a lot before it's because it works. Sometimes, we don't have to try too hard to look fabulous. Plus, if it hasn't been done before on you, it's new! Love the shoes. Wish they were shorter heels for those of us past 25!

    Julia
    www.whenthegirlsrule.com

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