Laura Rebecca Smith

We spend most of January and February hoping Spring will arrive soon. With the easter eggs already on the shelves and articles about SS18 trends in magazines,  you're easily fooled into thinking it's already arrived - but sadly that's just not true. But don't dwell on the fact that's it still winter, instead focus your energy on building the perfect wardrobe for these last months of cold with 7 fabulous staples.


The comfiest of knitwear designs this season, this jumper is made for the days when you want to feel 'snuggled up' in your outfit. Wear it tucked into a pair of skinny jeans and layered with an oversized scarf for ultimate cosiness.


Loved by Fashion Editors for years, the cross body style is not only practical (*mum comment*) but uber chic. This bag is everywhere at the moment offering a variety of styles from minimal to heavily embroidered. 


It's been a staple throughout Autumn and Winter so if a checked blazer isn't already part of your wardrobe, what have you been doing? This becomes such a versatile day-to-night piece by swapping your plain tee for a silk cami top.


Whether you're a silver or rose gold jewellery girl, put your preferences aside and fully embrace the industry's current love of gold jewellery. Thanks to brands like Missoma London, the jewellery options are endless and bold.


Arguably the most relaxed style of denim available at the moment, the straight leg jean is perfect for any occasion this season. Make the most of light wash before a darker indigo colour palette of SS18 replaces it.


The grown-up sister of the biker jacket, the double-breasted jacket is a lovely addition to your coat collection. Regardless of if you choose a cropped or thigh-grazing version, the style is timeless so you'll be able to wear season after season.


This style of boot elevates any outfit with its minimal silhouette and luxe material. For the more confident of heel wearers, the thin stiletto heel is a must. However, for the more reserved the thicker, blocker heel is the way to go.

When your morning begins in the dark and the weather app tells you it’s just 1o outside, making an effort when getting dressed can be the last thing on your mind. To help you feel inspired no matter what, here are five of the best Instagrammers to provide you with some winter-wardrobe inspiration.

Pop of Pink

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Lounge In Your Underwear

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Elevate Your Jewellery

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An Every-Occasion Trench

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Combine a Shirt and Jumper

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As mentioned in my Style Resolutions for 2018 article, January is a great time to reflect on what you want to achieve this year and start creating a plan to put into place. With that attitude in mind, I'm looking at 'Laura Rebecca Smith' and thinking about how, and in which ways, I would like to continue to develop this love of mine in 2018. 

But there is no me without you and I would absolutely love to get your feedback and hear your ideas. Inspired by Media Marmalade, below is a very short questionnaire all about what you like about LRS, the other blogs you read, your favourite social media platforms and how I could improve my site in the future. If you can spare five minutes, it would be amazing to get your input, big or small. 

A HUGE thank you in advance!

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After the social whirlwind of December, January can seem dull and boring in comparison. However, this quiet time can provide the perfect opportunity to start enforcing new changes in your life. No, I’m not talking about the hard-to-follow resolutions you’ll break within the first two weeks, I’m talking about exciting Style Resolutions. The following three changes are only recommendations but they’ll get you feeling inspired for the New Year and ready for the new Spring/Summer season.

Create Outfit Moodboards

If you’re anything like me, the prospect of creating a fashion-forward (or at least fashion-inspired) outfit at 7am is too much to think about. We all have the nice idea of planning the upcoming week's outfits on a Sunday night but it just doesn’t happen. A great alternative is an outfit-inspiring moodboard. Create it on photoshop and stick it to your wardrobe or simply build a ‘collection’ on Instagram and keep it updated.  

Find Your Outfit Staples

This can be a bit of tricky time when it comes to shopping as we head into the ‘transitional’ phase of the seasons. “How much longer will I need this coat for?” “Will these boots still be fashionable in spring?” So this is the perfect opportunity to find your staple pieces that will see you through from January to the (so-called) warmer months. Slogan tees and fierce ankle boots aren’t going anywhere, while trench coats and gold jewellery are the new ‘hero’ pieces.

Blend The Informal With The Formal

Combining your formal and informal wardrobe is a Spring/Summer trend you can adopt now. It not only continues the still hugely popular athleisure trend, it also reflects our modern lifestyle and want of ease when it comes to what we wear. Zara’s side-popper trousers will become a firm favourite as they can be styled with an embroidered hoodie and trainers, just as stylishly as a blazer and heeled mules.

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