How to Get a Chic and Quirky Style with Ella Catliff

Adding some bold expression on your street style might be a bit daunting, but it can actually be a means of showing off your individuality through the clothes you’re wearing. Mind behind the La Petite Anglaise blog, Ella Catliff is a London-based style blogger known for her preppy style with a mix of chic and quirky touches. Since Ella frequently collaborates with high-end brands like Chanel, Dior Beauty, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Bvlgari, and Kate Spade, keep on reading for some style inspirations to wear the chic and quirky style on your looks.

Start by incorporating quirky accessories with your chic outfit.

collared preppy outfit with red bag and pumps

structured backpack with preppy outfit quirky sunglasses with green bag and preppy outfit preppy dress with yellow bag and ballet flats lace outfit with quirky accessories

If you find quirky fashion cute, but can’t imagine wearing them on your street style, try to incorporate some quirky accessories to your chic outfit. You may start by going for a matching bold color on your shoes and bag that will still look great with your chic pieces. Like Ella, you may think of red pumps and bag that will go perfectly with your preppy collared outfit, or a yellow sling bag and flats with your chic white dress. If you’re confident enough, go for quirky shades of green or orange that will bring some pop to your chic outfits, as well as a cute pair of sunglasses or a briefcase backpack that will be a cute statement on your street looks.

Wear quirky and catchy prints on your street looks.

abstract print dress with peep toe boots mickey mouse sweater with quirky sunglasses ice cream novelty sweater with skirt floral print dress with orange top embroidered floral matching set

Flashy prints and catchy patterns, along with quirky and novelty ones can be great to add some playfulness to your street looks. Like Ella, you may think of a Mickey Mouse graphic tee or any of your favorite character, as well as an ice-cream print sweater worn with a printed skirt. Floral prints can look a bit quirky if it features too bright and catchy shades making the pattern stand out even worn with a classic outfit. Also, think of food prints, fruit prints, graphic silhouettes and such that will add some fun to your street style.

Work on a theme that will be the foundation of your looks.

fruit inspired outfit with lemon clutch pleated dress with pink pumps and bag pastel coat with quirky blouse and skirt retro floral dress with lace tights structured green bag with full skirt and checkered shirt

Whether you wish to go summer-inspired, romantic, or preppy, get a theme and stick to it. Like Ella, channel the summer-inspired look by going for juicy colors like a yellow lace dress and a pair of orange sandals worn with a lemon-shaped clutch. If you wish to look romantic, stick to a feminine dress and tone it up with a pink bag and pumps that will complete your theme. Looking for a mix of urban and vintage? Be inspired by Ella’s look wearing a retro floral dress and lace tights worn with boots and a leather jacket.

Mix chic ensembles with quirky pieces.

classic coat with tropical print outfit metallic silver skirt with varsity jacket cobalt blue jacket with yellow shorts preppy outfit with socks and shoes tweed coat with matching bag and printed shorts

Like Ella, you may think of adding some casual vibe to your metallic silver skirt by topping it with a varsity jacket. A cobalt blue motorcycle jacket can be chic as it belongs to the luxury jewel tones, but it can make your style a bit quirky by teaming it with a pair of neon yellow shorts and a printed blouse like Ella did. Indeed, getting a chic and quirky style lies with your creative imagination and confidence to wear the look on the streets.

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