Sunday, 18 May 2014

Olsen - My Review

Olsen got in touch recently and asked if I would like to review an item from their online store. They originated in Germany are growing rapidly in the UK. I can see why too.

The philosophy behind their collection centers around the following 5 key words

  • Self-assured
  • Sexy
  • High-quality
  • Modern
  • Dependable

Tick tick tick on all of the above with the item I chose.

Who is a typical Olsen customer? Well, they could be describing me!

The typical Olsen customer is a woman in the prime of life who is very active. She loves her family, her job and her friends. She loves having fun with fashion, always knows what the latest trends are and wants to dress age-appropriately but in the latest styles, colours and shapes. When she buys clothes she expects good quality and fair prices, clothes that fit well and harmonious colours.

I actually had trouble choosing because there were some AMAZING pieces, I wanted something that would be versatile, dress up/dress down and was totally in keeping with my style. It wasn't long before I came across this navy cardigan. I fell in love because it's a cardigan, it looks like a jacket but it's not - it's a cardigan - and a funky one with the frayed edges.

Let's crack on with some photos of how EASY IT IS to dress it up or dress it down. I also have about 100 other ways I could style it. If you're going to buy a navy cardigan that will last and can be worn with anything then here it is.

The cardigan is available online but I can't find it in the navy I have - only black, white, pink and green.

If you have a smart lunch/wedding then this EASILY fits the bill I think.





What about if you want to wear in a less formal way and with jeans/trousers?


And then the ultimate double denim casual relaxed look (this is my favourite)


Thank you to Olsen for allowing me to review this and adding a classic to my wardrobe.

Oh and you ALL KNOW how much I hate my hair .. it's never played ball in the past 5 years but today, just today it was the best behaved head of hair EVER. So happy :-)


Fiona
xoxo

30 comments :

  1. Gorgeous cardigan Fiona this is right up my street, a real wardrobe staple. Love your hair too - it looks amazing!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jane. It doesn't ever go right so I am so pleased it did for the 'shoot'!
      Cardigan is lovely and nice long enough sleeves which you don't find often

      Delete
  2. Beautifully styled Fiona - especially love it with your statement necklace. I love detail, so I like the fraying and am a big fan of these little smart cardigans x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's one of the best things in my wardrobe! I now know I am going to wear this a lot. Not a coat, not a blazer, too smart in looks for a simple cardigan - love it

      Delete
  3. Eep! Just got to add I love the pink one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the pink was a hard one to leave behind!

      Delete
  4. A super choice! Such a versatile piece, and you look great in all of your stylings. I hope you managed to cool down after all the posing in the heat. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's a great piece and I absolutely LOVE it styled with the tee and jeans. I love the cardi/jacket style ... so much more chic than a regular cardi. Great choice!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's beautiful, a timeless classic as far as I am concerned.
      Thanks Helen

      Delete
  6. You chose well, very well. I love it and it's something I've been looking for for a while. Off to take a peek xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I promise you, you won't be disappointed. The quality is excellent and the arms nice and long for us tall ones! The sizing is true to size too - I am wearing a 10

      Delete
  7. Love the rough edging on the cardigan and it looks good with the dress and statement necklace - that's a really nice outfit.
    And you hair looks really good in the pics ( it does always anyway :0) )
    Paul

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My hair always looks shocking, I promise you!!!
      I LOVED the frayed edging too!

      Delete
  8. Great choice Fiona....such a super little jacket! Love both ways you've styled it, you can see how versatile this little style staple will be! The hair is looking glorious too! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. no here is the cunning part - looks like a jacket, feels as soft and as comfortable as a cardigan - because it is one!

      Delete
  9. You have chosen so well, I love how you've styled it, especially loving the necklace with it.
    Abbi x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I borrowed the necklace! I have it in the shop but my Mum wanted to buy it. I'm sure she won't mind!!!!

      Delete
  10. Woo I love that first big picture of you, hands on hips bringing the sass! You look gorgeous. Nice cardi too, great pick.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Absolutely loving the hair. It is major!

    I think you picked a winner of a jacket there - very versatile and extremely flattering too with the figure hugging fit. Love all the different ways you've styled it - I honestly can't pick a favourite!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Sue - lovely words :-)
      Major hair - I will treasure that. Today I look like a scarecrow again

      Delete
  12. That's a gorgeous and versatile jacket - love this style as an alternative to a cardigan or a blazer. It is perfect for the office as well as with jeans. Beautiful styling with your statement necklace!

    I am from Germany and have known Olsen for quite a while, they have a lovely selection.

    Annette | Lady of Style

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Annette

    Of course! You Germans know how to make this to the highest of standards.

    I might wear the cardigan tomorrow because it's going to be cooler here in the UK but not cold.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love this Fiona and you have styled it beautifully on every level x

    ReplyDelete
  15. You look lovely and the cardigan is styled beautifully. H xx Great Hair!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thats a great cardigan/jacket! You've styled it perfectly! The breton look is may fav & really suits you! xx

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your hair looks amazingly full here. What do you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So kind thank you for lovely words about 'the hair' which is crap - it never ever ever plays ball apart from this one random day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Delete