My alternative style with Jawbreaker Clothing*

April 25, 2018

Fashion is a huge part of my life and I like to express myself through what clothing, accessories and footwear I wear. I’ve gone through many trends over my teenage years and now well into my 20's and I still came out loving an alternative style.

If you read my blog regularly and/or follow my social media you’ll know I attend London Edge trade show every year, sometimes twice a year. This is the perfect time to pick up new style ideas, see new season stock and speak to alternative brands directly. Edge has been successful for me in brand/blogger colab’s and I’m grateful for the chances attending Edge has given me. I was even able to attend as with a VIP blogger pass in February and I already can’t wait for September’s show, if you wanna read more about the show click here

Jawbreaker Clothing are a brand I’ve followed for a while now with their Gothic, grunge and alternative style, the brand is right up my street. I’ve featured Jawbreaker in a couple of fashion blog posts and some Instagram snaps previously and recently we got talking over email about colab’s. 

I was kindly sent two items from Jawbreaker, these were the Mini Skulls Hoodie* and Middle Finger Handbag*, thanks so much Jawbreaker! It was super exciting when the items arrived, I tried on the Hoodie and was really happy with the fit and the bag screams bad ass! I was impressed with the fit of the Hoodie because it’s oversized, it’s mega comfy and works with many outfit choices of mine, plus the skull detail gives the fabric that delicate yet grunge look. 

Whilst in Manchester over the weekend we shot some outfit photos in Afflecks Palace in the Northern Quarter. Affleck's is an alternative shopping spot, tourist location and a perfect place to blog shoot. You can spend all day exploring Affleck's with 3 floors of shops, cafe’s and attractions. Also Jawbreaker Clothing is stocked in Grin on the ground floor!

Since the hoodie from Jawbreaker is so comfy to wear I’d been pairing it with all sorts of outfits, a cover up over a dress, lounging around the house, jeans and even just some printed leggings work well too. For the shoot I decided to go with some grunge looking jeans that I picked up in Primark a while ago. 

Under my hoodie I wanted to add in more of my alternative style by wearing my Pour Moi Hush strappy bra* which is a harness style in the front, with the neck line being low on the hoodie the harness was on show as a feature. Adding a choker into the mix added more of my personal style as I do love a choker necklace, these can add a touch of detail that a longer necklace may not give plus 90's grunge is still trending. 

A statement bag is like a stable for me, it’s something I think people look at and take note off so when I saw the Middle Finger bag from Jawbreaker I thought, yes this is perfect!! On the outside you’ve got a regular skeleton hand but as you open the bag the hand is giving the middle finger, totally bad ass and maybe a little risky but I love it. It’s like if I’m opening my bag and your interfering then take note of what the bags telling you. -middle finger gesture!-

Speaking of the bag and how it looks pretty small from the outside but trust me it’s very spacious inside. I fitted in quite a bit over the weekend including a long purse, my phone, keys, gig tickets, lipstick/liner, and a mini perfume. It’s a good size to take on a night out, to a gig (which I did) and to use as an everyday bag when you don’t have all that other crap we seem to carry around with us, haha. 

Finally my shoes....!!!! I wore my new Vans X Lazy Oaf Old School Platforms with this outfit which I thought worked well. The black classic vans style is another stable in my wardrobe and with the added Lazy Oaf details like the hearts in the soles and text on the back, I had to get these. I’ve currently not had them off my feet and talk about comfort, no breaking them in, just a perfect fit right away! 

What’s your alternative style choices and favourite brands? Would you like me to style some other brands from London Edge? 

*PR Samples - all thoughts/opinions are my own, see my disclaimer for more information. 

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