RACHEL GREEN'S MOST ICONIC OUTFITS (AND HOW YOU CAN WEAR THEM NOW)

OUTFIT 1: 

From "The One Where the Monkey Goes Missing' 

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OUTFIT 2: 

From 'The One With The Breast Milk' 

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Denim Pinafore Dress: http://tidd.ly/2270ef35

Striped Top: http://tidd.ly/7ab5a306

Longline Blazer: http://tidd.ly/d8e86da8

Trainers: http://tidd.ly/36aad03d


OUTFIT 3 

From 'The One With Two Parts' 

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OUTFIT 4

From 'The One with the Sonogram at the End' 

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OUTFIT 5 

From 'The One With Phoebe's Husband'

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TRAVEL OUTFITS FOR LONG HAUL FLIGHTS (INSPIRED BY CHIARA FERRAGNI)

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Over the years, I have done my fair share of long-haul flights wearing various things and many variations of outfits. 

I think I may have finally found the one in this outfit though. Through trial and error (mostly error) I have found out that it is in fact rather more difficult than you might imagine to dress for a flight and maintain some sort of fashion. 

I have spent a lot of time scouring the internet and otherwise doing what some might consider stalking the best dressed fashion bloggers who travel a lot. I would like to point out that I don't consider it stalking, I consider it more along the lines of learning. 

The very best I found was of course none other than Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad (https://www.theblondesalad.com). Her travel style is absolutely amazing and she is, in my eyes at least, the undisputed queen of travel outfits which are both comfy and stylish. 

Of course her budget is perhaps a little different to the budget of the general population. However, if you can afford the head-to-toe Gucci, by all means go for it! If your budget doesn't quite extend that far, here's my cheaper and thus more budget friendly version. 

1. Layering is absolutely key

You might get hot doing all the in between walking and lifting of heavy suitcases but on the plane it can get cold and you want to cuddle up and you definitely don't want to freeze on the flight. For this, I layered a T-shirt underneath my jersey so that I could easily slip things on and off. 

2. Comfortable trousers 

For me, leggings are not pants and I just cant wear them as pants. Perhaps it's a personal hang up about my legs. I prefer a bit more space. I opted for some comfy but very cool track pants from top shop which were comfortable and still stylish (with the addition of the Gucci-like stripes down the sides).

3. Comfy Shoes

The undisputed king of comfy shoes is undoubtedly the trainer and these Adidas Superstars are so comfy. They also slip on and off easily for security checks and whilst on the plane. 

 

WHAT I WORE: 

HOW TO DRESS LIKE HARRY STYLES: ASOS EDIT

Well, damn! That signals the end of 2017. One of the best things for me in 2017 was seeing the style evolution of Harry Styles. He is, in my eyes, the absolute King. Damn the boy can sing and he looks hella good whilst doing it.

Harry's style has always been great (bar the purple shoe disaster of 2010) and in 2017 with his solo career in full swing, he really upped his style game. He really started to express himself and his personality through his clothing. Before we knew it, the long hair was history and Harry returned with a defined jaw line and some beautifully coiffed short curls. 

From that famous red gingham/plaid suit he wore for one of his many his interviews with Nick Grimshaw to that fabulous purple suit paired with some fabulous black nail polish (rumour has it he painted his own nails) that he wore for the ARIA's. 

A good year for Harry, a great year for us! So if you ever wanted to recreate his style, here's the way to do it a la ASOS. 

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Tis The Season: Hoop Earrings

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Recently, hoop earrings have made a rather large comeback. Okay, I say they've made a comeback when they haven't really ever left. Hoops are pretty much a constant in terms of ear wear. But recently, I've seen them just about everywhere. From large multi-packs of multiple sizes in Primark for a pound all the way to the 9 or 18 carat gold ones. 

Personally, I opted for a rather middle of the road pair from Zara. They set me back 9.99 which isn't ridiculously expensive. The thing I really liked is how they look quite expensive and haven't tarnished at all thus far. The only downside that I have experienced with Zara’s earrings (referencing these in particular but true of all the earrings I have from them) is that they have a tendency to be rather on the heavy side. Now perhaps it’s me, perhaps I have overly weak ear lobes? Maybe my ears just aren't cut out for the larger, heavier hoop. The real trouble is that I absolutely love wearing them and so I wear them often even if perhaps, in order to #savemyears I shouldn't. They look so darn good though. 

 

I've always liked hoops. When I was younger it was generally the really simple, thin ones that I liked. The ones like Primark make in large packs that are very thin and easy to wear. I still wear those types of hoops but my preference nowadays is generally an earring with a bit more oomph. I’m very much partial to a Zara statement earring at all times of the year and these are by far my favourite earrings of the moment. The perfect elegant addition to any Christmas outfit. 

 

Below, I have linked some options

Please note that Zara is now out of stock of these earrings 

 These are also incredibly similar from Topshop

These are also incredibly similar from Topshop

 Looking for more luxury? These are from  NetAPorter  and definitely luxurious 

Looking for more luxury? These are from NetAPorter and definitely luxurious 

 The most similar to the Zara ones, these are from  Missguided

The most similar to the Zara ones, these are from Missguided

 If you want real luxury, try these 9ct gold ones from  F Hinds

If you want real luxury, try these 9ct gold ones from F Hinds

LAYER ME UP

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There is only one way to manage the ever changing english weather and that is layering (and being prepared for rain at any and all times). England is all well and good during winter when the weather remains fairly stable throughout the day, only changing really a few degrees day to night. Then, you pretty much know what you're doing and dressing for the day is (in general) not a problem. 

Here's a problem I have found though. Whilst throughout the day the temperature may remain fairly stable, first thing in the morning is cold and the evenings, with us drawing ever nearer to Autumn, are also much cooler. So, thats a basic outline of weather (which I'm sure you were all really enjoying reading). Another issue comes around when you're commuting, if you use the morning train, its air conditioned and thus you will end up cold. If you use tubes (undergrounds), you  will soon realise that they're really hot. Its great when you're coming from your morning train and are more or less frozen solid but about 5 minutes in, it quickly becomes an issue. 

So, here's where I come in. My suggestions are as follows:

If the weather says that there will be no rain: DO NOT BELIEVE IT

England is famous for rain and it almost certainly will and always when you least expect it. I recommend keeping an umbrella with you at all times and one in absolutely every single place you can think of. This means making sure that there is always one in the handbag you're using, one at your desk, one in your car (if you have one) etc...

If the weather is around 20 degrees and partly cloudy:

Think light layers. If you're wearing jeans or pants, you want those with a pair of shoes of your choosing, basically whatever works and doesn't totally kill you when you're busy walking the streets of London. Then add a T-shirt and on top of that a jersey. Easy to take on and off in the case of cold trains or hot tubes also light enough to pop in a bag should you need to do so. If you want to wear a dress or skirt, the basic principle is the same, light dress or skirt and t-shirt (can be sleeveless) and then a jersey on top of that (can be in the form of a pull-on jumper or a cardigan). Easy peasy. 

If the day seems a bit colder, you can add a light blazer or jacket on top of that. As it gets colder, a coat with no lining should do for Autumn progressing to a trench coat for colder Autumn days and winter. The t-shirt can change from short sleeved to long sleeved depending on the weather. 

And that is the easiest way to layer.  

Also, a quick note: If you have a favourite pair of pants but they're too light for Autumn/Winter or even a colder day, get some leggings and layer up that way. You can also still show off ankle and shoes and the bonus with leggings is that you get no stocking hugging from your pants!