12 Very modern classic styles


Very modern classics

There is nothing I love more than modern classics or classic style, but with a modern twist. And, Very has really hit the nail on the head with its new ranges. I started with what I thought would be a quick browse of the range modelled by Daisy Lowe and I found a few bits that I was pretty chuffed to say, Vogue also gave their seal of approval to. Seriously, it’s so hard to narrow it down to one statement piece for Autumn/Winter, when they keep playing the hits!

I’ve been becoming slowly more obsessed with Very since I bought now the sold-out Chloe-inspired bag from there a few months ago, that I’ve been wearing so much ever since then.


It’s made an appearance in our YouTube lookbook, as well as the post on my latest bargain find and current wardrobe go-to for all occasions, the pinafore jumpsuit. Another trend that is hot right now. And, to think I stumbled on it browsing the sales rails in the kids’ section!

So, yes, I love the Very Edit pages and how they’ve have incorporated trends seen over London and Paris fashion weeks, but made them accessible and wearable for mere mortals like me! Both fashion weeks and all the style pages are raving about embellishments, metallics and embroidery for Autumn/Winter. It’s all about the details right now and the details are all here – from lace, to embroidery, to sequins and sparkles. Whatever your style, there’s a bit of something for everyone.

Classics with a modern twist

12 Very Modern Classic Picks

Take a scroll through my 12 picks and we’re covering a metallic and a lace detail twist on the midi skirt. There’s a gorgeous embellished the denim shirt and a high neck tee. Yes, even the classic tee has had an AW16 make over, with sequins and my favourite print, which is leopard print.  Yes, I am sold!

The cable knit jumper has been given the cold shoulder, the maxi has been maxed out with details, the sweater dress has ruffles, even the Chelsea boot has had a shiny, patent revamp. The kilt has been given a faux leather makeover and the white blouse has been given all sorts of delicious details to give it that modern Victoriana style that is so wearable with both jeans and a leather pencil skirt.

Talking of the pencil skirt, I just love the subtle extra details on the patchwork skirt. And, finally the humble black mini has been given some leather fringe benefits and beautiful Aztec embroidery detailing.

The patchwork pencil skirt would be perfect with a great shirt and a lace cami for a bit of effortless looking day to night chic. And, the details on the A line maxi dress give it that coverage, but with a totally modern twist for all those Autumn/Winter events.

Although I don’t tend towards minis, I had to include the modern take on the kilt style, which I think would look great on a more boyish, long figure. Neither of which I have, but I can totally see how it would work!  Whilst the fringed skirt I would definitely wear with thick tights and heeled ankle boots in black to do that trick of  elongating my legs, but staying warm and covered for nights out in the colder months. Even though, alas, nights out are few and far between!

And the winner is...

Choosing one piece as my favourite is hard, as I do really love the lace midi skirt and the ornate blouse – not least because I love the collection name ‘Victorian Drama’! But, if I was really forced to choose just one piece, for me, I think the embellished denim shirt wins for its stylish versatility. There is nothing not to love about it for me – the colour, the details, I just love it!  It comes in UK sizes 8-24 and I can totally  see people of all ages and styles rocking it so many different ways. Double denim (yes, that’s right, some people seem to have the knack of doing it really well!), white trousers, leather/faux leather anything, with a midi…

In no particular order of favouritism (well, maybe just a little):

So what do you think? Any favourites?

Kat x

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  1. March 30, 2017 / 1:38 pm
    nicen unden postenerun
  2. February 23, 2017 / 10:11 am
    Hello Kat, you are an incredible blogger. Your blog is amazing. All the pictures shared by you are so classy. I would love to try these. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog.
  3. October 25, 2016 / 6:54 am
    Ooh I love the lace detailing skirt and top x
  4. October 25, 2016 / 1:27 am
    I literally love all of these picks especially all the pretty and stylish skirts Laura x
    • kittyandb
      October 25, 2016 / 8:42 am
      Thanks Laura, I agree, the skirts are really beautiful! x
  5. October 22, 2016 / 2:02 pm
    Fab picks! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday! OXOX Dawn Lucy http://fashionshouldbefun.com
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 9:02 am
      Love the link up! Found so much fashion inspiration through it! Can't wait for the next one! 😘
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 9:01 am
      Isn't it lovely? I'm still trying to decide which one thing I am allowed! 😂🙈 #EatSleepBlogRT
  6. October 21, 2016 / 1:23 pm
    The lace detail skirt is just beautiful, I didnt think it would be something I would usually look at twice, but I did x
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 9:00 am
      I know what you mean! I think with a plain cami, it would look so flattering! Plus, it's not too clingy. Love it! x
  7. October 20, 2016 / 3:07 am
    Really love some of these pieces. I'm always looking for classic pieces for my work wardrobe. #EatSleepBlogRT
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:59 am
      I love the pencil skirt and the blouse as something I would definitely wear to work. Especially if I was going somewhere afterwards! I say 'IF' with a real sense of hope! 😂 #EatSleepBlogRT
  8. October 18, 2016 / 1:44 pm
    This is gorgeous, have you redone your site? Anyway, love your picks, particularly the heavy lace, which is so luxurious, linking up from #BrilliantBlogPosts Yvadney x (come link up on #MumsThatSlay - this post would be fab!)
    • kittyandb
      October 19, 2016 / 3:37 pm
      Isn't it gorgeous! Think I could wear it on Sunday?! 😂 I've been busy doing tweaks to the site. Just trying some new things. Glad you noticed! 😘 Will be linking up to #mumsthatslay for sure! 😉xx
  9. October 17, 2016 / 10:29 pm
    what stunning choices... i love the long skirt... fab for this season
    • kittyandb
      October 19, 2016 / 3:38 pm
      Thanks Jolene! I think it's so beautiful! 😍
    • kittyandb
      October 19, 2016 / 3:39 pm
      Tee hee! I (obviously) like your style! 😉. I'd love to see you do a fashion haul on your YouTube channel, I always love some inspiration xx
  10. October 17, 2016 / 6:36 pm
    There are some beautiful picks here, I particularly love the long black skirt, it's stunning. The victoriana blouse is also lovely! Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk
    • kittyandb
      October 19, 2016 / 3:40 pm
      Beautiful details on both! Just goes to show that you don't have to go designer for stunning pieces, eh? 😉x
  11. October 17, 2016 / 6:11 pm
    Some really lovely choices here. I don't really follow fashion at all to be honest, I just go for comfort! :)
    • kittyandb
      October 18, 2016 / 3:41 am
      Comfort is always good! 😉
  12. October 17, 2016 / 3:17 pm
    I am not a follower of fashion but I do like the first black skirt. Not sure I have the figure for the short one! 😀
    • kittyandb
      October 19, 2016 / 3:42 pm
      Haha! I know what you mean! I love it, but I think it's better for all concerned if I stick to the pencil skirt! 😉x
  13. October 17, 2016 / 12:30 pm
    Fabulous edit. I love the pencil skirt and the knitted dress - I always love classics with a modern twist. So stylish.
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:57 am
      I have a faux leather skirt, that I love, but I just love the subtle extra detail on this one! x
  14. October 17, 2016 / 10:33 am
    What a beautiful selection. I remember wearing something like the classic looks over he years. They are all so timeless pieces aren't they? :)
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:56 am
      Exactly! I just love how they get a little tweak but you know you could still wear them for years! x
  15. yvonne
    October 17, 2016 / 9:49 am
    Some lovely choices here, I love the long lace skirt - beautiful! This makes me want to go on a shopping trip!
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:52 am
      So beautiful. Not at all good for my back balance. I'm wondering if Christmas is close enough for a wish list?! 🙈x
  16. October 17, 2016 / 8:53 am
    Such a great collection of items! I'm terribly non-fashionable and practically live in the same pair of jeans day after day... I need to up my game! Elizabeth recently posted...A Walk to Burra Ness BrochMy Profile
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:51 am
      Hey, nothing wrong with that! I definitely have my fail safes that I feel comfy in and that are just easy to throw on. I call it my mummyform! 😂x
  17. October 17, 2016 / 7:52 am
    I love all of your picks. I think the boots are my favourite. They are all classics though which could be wardrobe staples for life x
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:50 am
      Thanks lovely. I do love a bit of online window shopping. You're right, they are definitely ones you could keep bringing out year after year! X
    • kittyandb
      October 23, 2016 / 8:49 am
      Gorgeous, isn't it. Just love the little details! 😍 #EatSleepBlogRT
  18. October 16, 2016 / 7:54 pm
    I like the black lace type dress and the denim shirt too! Also like the boots!
    • kittyandb
      October 16, 2016 / 10:12 pm
      Me, too! I wish I could get all 3! 😂🙈x

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