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Casual Comfort

As with most things I was a little late in getting into Vikings, a show inspired by the escapades of legendary Norse Viking hero Ragnar Lothbrok who commanded pirate raids on both England and France.

From first laying my eyes on Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and brother Rollo (Clive Standen), lets just say I was interested. Though it was the rugged brothers who first caught my eye, it was shieldmaiden Lagertha who really got me hooked on the show. She had an equal balance of tough and tender making her one of the few well rounded female characters on television.

Feeling sad that I had binged my way through all 3 seasons available on Amazon Prime and now had to wait for a new episodes I decided to pay homage to my favourite character by mixing a little of her style with my own.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

Putting my hair in plat and a quiff, layering up and pairing with my tough leather boots, I was ready to fight my own battle.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

My journey may not have been quite as adventurous, but if you have ever tried to get somewhere on time in central London, you will understand how much of a fight it can be.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

The next part of my journey was a Rib tour down the Thames, so I knew that my clothes had to be both warm and comfortable.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

London weather is variable, to say the least, between the sweltering tube and river side breeze, so I prefer to wear layers that I can put on or discard as needed.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

Underneath my boyfriend blazer and faux suede wrap was an oversized T-Shirt form H&M (that you might have already spied in my previous haul post) paired with thick Zara leggings with ribbed detailing. All other items are old but, as I have mentioned many times before, I hate being wasteful and make an effort to reuse my clothes.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

Spending a lot of my spare time travelling or running around the city, the key to any outfit has to be comfort mixed with a touch of edgy style, which is why I tend to wear lots of oversized items with skinny trousers.

Style Casual Comfort Emma Inks

London’s Southbank is a vibrant area and though teeming with tourists has some wonderful events, including talks, plays, films and festivals; however my favourite pass time is to hangout near the undercroft skate park. An area which was almost destroyed by developers but, despite all odds, managed to survive after a passionate campaign named Long Live Southbank.

The mural that I am in front of is by French musician and artist Grems and though I am not sure what his thought process was behind the piece, for me it shows how diversity is the key to creating a vibrant city.

What TV show should I move onto next? Also I would love to now what you like most about big cities?


  1. Meg Siobhan says:

    I really need to watch Vikings! I’ve heard a lot of good things about it. LOVE this look, and the hairstyle is great – looks a lot like Lagertha’s!

    Uhhhhm, well I’ve been binge watching The Walking Dead (which I’ve put off for YEARS because it seemed like so much work, yet went and watched all of The X-Files which is a few series longer than TWD!) But yeah, I have been HOOKED on The Walking Dead. It’s fabulous. And I’m kind of in love with Carol and Daryl in it.

    1. Emma says:

      I absolutely love the Walking Dead I want to run away with Daryl so much! Let me know what you think of Vikings if you do check it out.

  2. adales8 says:

    One of my friends, Ro, was in the first season of Vikings. As the slave sacrifice girl. Haha, so unfortunately she met a sticky end! xx

    1. Emma says:

      It may have been a short acting job but still so cool!

  3. Meghan Sara says:

    love that street art! Your hair is everything here!!!

    1. Emma says:

      Aww thank you! This is one of my favourite murals in central London

  4. Laura says:

    I love this look – you pull it off so well… I have tried a quiff and let’s just leave it there shall we! I have only watched season one of Vikings so far but really enjoyed it, have now got Amazon Prime too so I’m looking forward to making my way through the other seasons!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    1. Emma says:

      I am sure you could pull off any hairstyle successfully. I only discovered that we had Amazon Prime a few months ago and now I am hooked they have so many awesome shows

  5. Bonnie says:

    Looking beaut as always!
    I had completely forgotten about Vikings, meant to watch it, forgot, then never thought again. Thanks for reminding me! Long dark evenings don’t seem too bad now!

    Bonnie x

    1. Emma says:

      I am soo sad I have to wait for more episodes, I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

  6. Stunning photos hun – LOVE your cape and how you’ve styled this xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

    1. Emma says:

      Thank you so much I do love a cape makes me feel like a super hero

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