Styling for French Connection

March 21, 2013
OTF_Anneli 263

I was one of a few bloggers asked by French Connection to style their brand new SS13 Trend Injection collection prior to their launch tomorrow – curating my own interpretation and ‘edit’ of the the pieces. As there were some seriously lust worthy pieces to choose from, and I only had an hour to put something together – it was hard to reign in the amount of looks I wanted to create!

As always, with everything I do, I really stayed true to myself with these outfits; this was even filtered down to the hair, make-up and accessories; with natural locks and simple make-up. The overall feel of the collection I created was wearable, classic, and always, with an edge.

Really hope you like it!



I love this look (inspired by the trusted Marant & IRO) and the combination of a knit with some seriously hot printed denim shorts. I always like to compensate when showing skin; i.e if you’re legs are out, then always cover up on the top part, vice versa. Tip: Wear nude heels to lengthen your legs!

Get the look: Jumper (£77), Shorts (in store) and heels (£95).



This was one of my favourite looks – classic, clean and classy. I really like the leather contrast sleeve and the gorgeous silver cuff, teamed together with these fierce skinny jeans. This is the perfect work-to-night style (which is so often hard to nail).

Get the look: Jacket (in store now), printed jeans (in store now), cuff (£25).



This skirt is divine. I love the length and material; super classy, yet demure in it’s shape and style. The skirt is the real ‘wow’ factor – hence why I teamed it with a beautiful woollen grey sweater. I love the contrast of style and materials – and hey, you all know I love grey.

Get the look: Jumper (£77), skirt (£95) & heels (£95).



I´m a sucker for anything with animals on it, and who can resist this sequin panda t-shirt? This electric blue embroidered skirt is also pretty amazing – teamed with the most amazing nude heels (worn mostly throughout the shoot) – this is real fun and fresh outfit. I certainly wouldn’t mind looking like this come summertime!

Get the look: T-shirt (£35), skirt (in store), heels (£95) & cuff (£25).



This jacket is to die for and a real statement piece (and so me). It’s also pretty heavy, with stones, mirrors and thick embroidered cotton (making it even more special, in my eyes). Here, teamed with some classic black silk harem pants and a jersey vest – it’s a modern bohemian look. Tip: Add graphic & clean accessories, like this cuff, keeping the look more fresh.

Get the look: Jacket (£250), trousers (£87), vest (£22) & cuff (£25).



LOOK 6: This leather wrap dress is stunning. Classy in it’s length, yet edgy with it’s split. I would say a wardrobe essential and the perfect alternative to the classic LBD. Another perfect work-to-evening outfit (and let’s talk about those metallic heels.) LOVE.

Get the look: Dress (£295) & heels (£120).



I love a good sweat, and this oversized sweater dress is the perfect summer dress. It’s casual, yet feminine with the black sheer panels, and perfect to wear on a night out, or teamed with some strappy sandals in the park.

Get the look: Dress (in store or jumper version here) & heels (£95).



This is another favourite look of mine – and one of my three favourite components; sequins, a sweat jumper, and a giant animal motive. Teamed over an electric blue leather dress (this is also pretty amazing, and equally as nice on it’s own) – I love the contrast of the casual leather, grey cotton and humour element (and how gorgeous doesn’t the model look in the pic on the right?).

Get the look: Dress (£300) & jumper (in store).



backstage-1 copy

The campaign goes live tomorrow across all social channels on French Connection – make sure to check it out!

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Michelle March 21, 2013 at 22:00

    a-m-a-zing! love all the looks you put together

    M x

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 22, 2013 at 13:37

      Thank you!

  • Reply Miriam March 21, 2013 at 22:32

    I love look 2 and 5! great choices! Miriam

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 22, 2013 at 13:45

      Thanks Miriam!

  • Reply Charlotte March 22, 2013 at 13:35

    I love all the looks – great choices!!

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 22, 2013 at 13:45

      Thanks Charlotte!

  • Reply Olivia March 22, 2013 at 14:34

    All the looks are great! And you can see each one is very much true to your style. My favourites are 1, 2 and 3. Those printed shorts and skinny jeans and simple nude ankle strap shoes look perfect! X

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 24, 2013 at 19:05

      Thanks Olivia! X

  • Reply Claire March 22, 2013 at 23:49

    Really love the looks you create – have just spent a small fortune on some ‘essentials’from what you selected! Really am addicted to this blog!

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 24, 2013 at 19:05

      Ah thanks Claire! :)

  • Reply Nina March 23, 2013 at 23:16

    Anneli, the looks are very ”you” really nice:) those nude /snake sandals are winking at me since I saw them inyour post..what is your feeling about them?are they too high(10 cm) for an everyday sandal for the office, maybe?have you tried them on? any other hints you have on nude simple sandals to fit to 80-90 pounds, please? as always, thanks for your advices. The Asos leopard coadt+ Sekonda gold watch that I bought based on your recommendations are 2 of my favs :)

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 24, 2013 at 19:07

      Thank you Nina! The nude sandals are simply perfect – not too high – which I like, and really gorgeous with the snake print detailing (and you can’t beat a nude heel to lengthen your legs!). Other than these, I have seen some amazing ones on – they have a selection of strappy nude ones. Ax

  • Reply Sabina Weglarz March 27, 2013 at 20:22

    Look#2, look#3 and look#8 are my winners, great styling, btw lovely blog I really like the design, :)

    • Reply AnneliWIBT March 27, 2013 at 22:37

      Thank you so much – glad you like it!

    Leave a Reply