Archive for the ‘What to Wear this Season’ Category
Check out this season’s heavenly pops of colour and riotous prints at H&M’s divided range this spring… just in time for the good weather they’ve got tribal printed jeans, great jersey basics in gorgeous hues and the most amazing stripe tailoring. I was lucky enough to style the collaboration between the brand and mag for the April 2013 issue which hits the shelves today. Here’s a sneak peak but don’t forget to buy this months issue to get a budget-busting 20% off all purchases! Enjoy….
Posted October 1, 2012on:
QUESTION: I have this lovely jacket from Superdry but I have no idea what boots to wear with it. I am 33 so nothing too ‘young’ and also not too high as I have a little boy to run about after. Any suggestions would be very welcomed please, I have this lovely jacket and at the moment everything I wear with it just looks a bit wrong!
ANSWER: Great jacket! Very versatile and practical but stylish. Perfect with jeans. I have a few suggestions for you, all of these styles will look great with this jacket:
1. Zara studded sneaker £59.99 – These ones are from Zara and have a stud detail across the front. This style of trainer is very comfortable and just gives you a little extra height without limiting your movements. They have been a huge trend since Isabel Marrant brought out her now classic chunky high top trainer with a hidden wedge.
2. Topshop Aerobic Wedge Heel Trainers £48.00 – If you prefer something a little more understated these Topshop trainers are perfect.
3. Oasis Elasticated Western Boot £68.00 – Another style that would work well is inspired by the Acne pistol boot, this has been copied everywhere on the high street, they go with everything, even a skirt. This pair is from Oasis.
4. Bertie Leather Block Heel Side Zip Ankle Boots £119.00 – Bertie also have a good pair with a zip side.
5. Zara Distressed Flat Boot £119 – My last suggestion is a really great riding boot, this style was all over the catwalk for Autumn Winter and is a big trend. This style will stand the test of time and is therefore worth spending a little more on. Zara’s leather goods are extremely well made for the price and this is a particularly good design.
I hope this has given you some ideas as to what to wear with your new jacket. Nicki x
Summer’s nearly at its end and so too is festival season. There’s been some cracking festi looks with something to suit everyone from pretty floral vintage dresses to the ubiquitous denim cut-offs. We’ve selected our four favourite celeb styles from this summer’s greatest muso events and edited the key pieces needed to channel similar rocking looks….after all there’s still time with Bestival and The Shakedown Festival just around the corner.
1 BILLIE PIPER… love the vintage print jumpsuit with embellished sandals. The fitted waist shows off her petite shape in this heavenly billowy piece.
3 EMMA BUNTON … a slightly more casual look for the Spice Girl who days before looked pretty in pink at The Olympics Closing Ceremony Baby spice chose a cute printed playsuit and denim shirt for this summer’s V Festival. We love the pink Fedora and tan accessories!
4 KELLY BROOK… Queen of vintage glamour Kelly Brook stayed true to form in a pretty floral fit and flare dress to show off her fabulous curves. The cute leather able boots give this retro look the perfect festival edge.
Posted July 19, 2012on:
We’re taking fashion inspiration from Marion Cotillard and American VOGUE today. The sultry star of The Dark Night Rises graces the cover of the August issue and features in a full length interview with some gorgeous fashion pics by the legendary Peter Lindbergh. Thinking ahead to next season (pardon the pun but it had to happen) we are championing the hat. It’s a bit like a fabulous scarf in that it gives an instant change of fashion mood to any outfit. Here Cotillard poses in a loved-by-the-fashionistas label Maison Michel trilby.
American VOGUE has mixed the masculine (trilby) with the feminine by styling it with this sexy Salvatore Ferragamo off the shoulder blouse.
1. Emilio Pucci : If you want to keep things low key and understated this stylish navy blue piece from Emilio Pucci is perfect.
2. Olivia Roat Millinery : Add a catwalk print (just like we do with our scarves), like leopard print – a fabulously timeless classic.
We couldn’t tear ourselves away from the new Zara Advance collection hitting the stores and our site this week. Overall the collection has a more luxurious feel to it and although theres is a stylish catwalk element to it the pieces are utterly wearable and will update the most simplest of wardrobes. We’ve picked out a three gems and talked “shape” with them:
1. Waist-accentuating peplum dress: Waist not want not! It’s a season of waist-cinchers and peplums as once again designers have put a heavy emphasis on the shapely female form. Think Grace Kelly. Peplums can appear a little high maintenance. It’s a whole extra piece of fabric to worry about. But they are a clever way of giving the illusion of shapely curves and a defined waist. This vampy lace dress works the trend perfectly. With a figure hugging top and pencil straight skirt the volume of the peplum gives a shapely boost. Just add a bit of a wiggle when you walk.
2. Proportion balancing, hip-skimming dress: Nipped in at the waist, fuller in the skirt, a high neckline to draw the eye up. It’s a stylish way to balance out proportions. If you are lacking in the definition department this dress will sculpt a curvier looking shape. If you’re blessed in the curve department this dress will complement your assets. If you want to subtly disguise your wider hip proportions the fuller skirt will magic them away.
3. Versatile tuxedo blazer: Every wardrobe needs one of those must-have versatile blazers. You know, the one that goes with everything including a cocktail dress. This gorgeous tuxedo blazer will work any shape like a dream, creating flattering definition and sculpting. It’s particularly good for softening the look of broad shoulders as that striking satin lapel draws the eye down. Natalie x
If you feel like a bit of a fashion change from the bulging sales racks of spring/summer, now’s the perfect time to think ahead to cooler months and the new season’s trends. Fashion has a wealth of wardrobe wonders in store for us, but today we’ve decided it’s all black and white (with no grey areas) thanks to the monochrome trend. Sharp and precise you can start filtering monochrome pieces into your wardrobe now and whilst it’s billed as a hot number for autumn/winter it really has a timeless appeal to it.
When it comes to your body shape the joy of monochrome is that it creates artful optical illusions. Use it to magic up thee feel of curves like this Raoul evening dress £535, the perfect dress for a beachside bash or styled with a faux fur jacket and red lips for a winter soirée. If needs be use it to balance out proportions with colour blocking for example. Take a look at this Theory shirt dress £250, for those with broad shoulders it’s perfect for balancing out your hip-to-shoulder ratio as the black draws the eye down. A printed blouse – and it can be any black and white print from paisley like this Topshop t-shirt £50 to a striking Aztec print blouse from Warehouse £48 – is an easy way to introduce the trend to your wardrobe.
For an utterly non-committal take on monochrome snap up an accessory. As we move deeper into autumn/winter product we’ll be seeing a lot more houndstooth checks in sumptuous wintry fabrics. For the time being keep things fresh and light with these ultra-cool Camilla Skovgaard sandals £263. You can pretend you’re channeling this trend without even trying thanks to this stylish Panama hat from Christy’s & Co. Ltd £85. Whilst there is a certain sharp masculine feel to all things monochrome, for those with more of a ladylike disposition step out in Audrey Hepburn style with a pearl trim bag by Lulu Guinness £295. Scarves are the ideal “trend dabbler”, cozy up in this cute print piece from H&M £7.99. Natalie x
You’ve done the hen weekend. Booked the tickets and hotel rooms to the far flung wedding venue destination. Paid your rent, dealt with the mortgage, tackled the house bills. And now there is that small matter of what to wear to the actual wedding, and the next three after the one in the far flung destination. In this week’s “Perfect For You” email we’ve handpicked a versatile piece that we know you’ll be able to wear to quite a few weddings with a stylish change of accessories. So you’ll only really have to worry about buying one dress.
This sunshine yellow Oasis dress with flattering cowl neck gets a chic vintage feel thanks to the patent beige New Look clutch and this fabulous beaded headpiece also from New Look. For a complete make-over, style your dress with bold colours. A purple clutch bag (a very next season colour) and striking Principles by Ben de Lisi black hat give the dress a touch of drama. Add a faux-fur jacket and you’ve got the perfect winter wedding outfit too.
You should avoid doing a top-to-toe, matchy-matchy, colour combination with your accessories (hat, bag, shoes). What you can do is colour co-ordinate two of them for example. To style this blue DVF dress for the first wedding outfit, we’ve paired it with a fabulous bright pink clutch and fascinator. The ‘pinks’ (or whatever colour you go for) don’t have to be the same shade. You can then complete the look with a silvery grey metallic heel or go for gold (keeping in the spirit of the Olympics). To give the dress a whole make-over, in outfit number two we’ve worked with shades of blue and silvery grey. Turn heads in this gorgeous Philip Treacy hat in a soft grey. Picking up on the blue of the dress, we’ve added a touch of texture and shine, with this Anya Hindmarch glitter clutch. Both the hat and the bag will then blend in perfectly with a silver shoe. So now you have two weddings sorted out style wise, we’ll leave you to accessorise your perfect dress accordingly for the third and fourth. Natalie x