Archive for the ‘STYLE STATS’ Category
There’s a new fashion term on the agenda being bandied about by The New York Times and gaining momentum on twitter and every other social fashion platform alike: normocore. In a nutshell it’s low-key dressing, with minimum fuss and hard to place labels (even though on closer inspection those labels will most likely be the most sought after). So really all this normcore is actually quite cool and on-trend. In effect it is the street-style fashionista version of snapping up pieces that are versatile, timeless and blend quietly into an existing wardrobe. It’s all avery Dressipi actually. So far the items we’ve been ‘liking’ the most have been those must-have wardrobe warriors that will multi-task their way through any fashion requirement.
But this last month we’ve all been feeling a little bit of a fashion twitch. It’s the hint of sunshine, the “I’m so over wearing opaque tights and winter pieces” mood, and the urge for a little fashion pick me- up. Just look at our most-liked shoes! We’re feeling the new season trends! It’s out with the black basics and in with a gorgeous Aldo ballerina that channels the monochrome trend and a dazzling on-trend metallic gold Zara flat. The day-to-night print sandal from French Connection is a great investment piece when thinking about summer special events. We’re looking at footwear to give our outfits a fresh catwalk update and scratch that fashion itch.
Basics are still in – both the chic LBD and a crisp, cool white version of the same Mango dress hit most liked dress spot in respective weeks. It’s the dress-up-dress-down appeal of these pieces that make them winners. Again it’s the time of year when weddings are high on the agenda so it’s no surprise to see the Phase Eight pale blue maxi dress in the running. It’s an easy colour and shape to restyle for quite a few events. Phase Eight really is hitting the spot with our users when it comes to dresses.
Designer investment pieces have crept into our most-liked list. The Mulberry Bayswater tote is still one of the brand’s most-loved styles in spite of all the razzmatazz of It-girl, supermodel associations of their other styles. This soft grey will work with any colour. It’s definitely been a ‘tote’ month and the high street has some great pieces alike also in our most-liked list. French favourite Sandro’s classic black jumper wins with its chic appeal. We’ve not been shy on the colour front! This gorgeous red Reiss coat was a winner and on sale too.
The skirt is enjoying a bit of a retro revival this season thanks to the full skirted midi madness that took place on the catwalks, and I am sure we’ll be seeing more pieces like this ASOS number in our most liked spot. Skirts are a tricky fashion beast to get right but on the high street, ASOS has definitely hit the style spot this season with some great styles in particular their plain and printed midis. Natalie x