With this increased acceptance came a reinvention of this essential wardrobe staple. Leggings are no longer just something you throw on as you go to and from the gym. Now, it's more common to pair up the much trendier leggings with duster jackets, chunky sweaters, ankle boots, and everything in between.
But, as with all things fashion, the style tide has already started to shift. There are some key looks that will be just as big - if not bigger - than 2017's most staple looks. This is even more important as we roll into spring, when the weather starts becoming warmer and much more pleasant. It also helps that restocking your wardrobe is now much cheaper if you shop at www.shoplularoe.net.
If you're on the hunt for some new inspiration, here are the top 3 biggest legging styles that you can expect this spring:
1. Embrace The Print
One of the most popular leggings styles for the upcoming season are printed leggings. Whether you go for a floral pattern, an Aztec print, or something much simpler, it's really fun to play around with printed leggings.
They are also quite versatile. This spring, you can dress them up with a funky top to wear for school or work, or use them as sweats when at home. Printed leggings are definitely a statement piece and will make your outfit stand out more. So make sure to accessorize them with neutral colours and understated jewellery.
2. Layer It Up
This season, oversized is the name of the game. This could explain why one of the most popular looks will be leggings paired with a large, chunky sweater. Since knit is back in style, you might want to try adding an oversized cable-knit sweater to complete your outfit.
And on the flip side of this trend? Dusters! Yes, you heard that right. Long dusters are back in style, and we're living for it. But instead of the dreary style of the 90's, go for a colourful, structured, or sheer duster to jazz up your look.
And if you can't get behind dusters, you can layer it up with a denim jacket, a leather moto jacket, or a bomber jacket instead. Top off this look with leggings, a white cropped tee, and heels. Alternatively, you could go with a snazzy pair of sneakers for a more casual look.
3. Keep it Elegant
Despite a less than stellar past, it's exciting to see the fashion world embrace leggings as a symbol of style. You can take your look from frumpy to dazzling by simply opting to wear a pair of cropped leggings. Bonus points if you include a zipper detail to add a trendy metallic element. Or, you could go for leather leggings and dress them up for a day or night look. Just add a flowy top or white tee, an oversized bag, and a luxe bag to complete your elegant look.
Brighten up your dull days and start dreaming of sunnier days, with a dash of sunshine with the new year's mostunexpected colour, yellow. The brightest colour in the colour spectrum, yellow means happiness and optimism; the colour of sunshine and creativity. Just the right colour to get our minds and wardrobes ready for sunny days ahead.
The weather might not be all bright and sunny just yet, but an easy way to add a dose of brightness to any day is a skirt, and the yellow frilly wrap skirt will do just that.
M&S Collection jacket, M&S Collection shirt, M&S Collection skirt, Earrings, Bag, and Shoes
Top Pick: This gorgeous yellow Autograph coat, from M&S, in a thick, heavy silk, that would prove a striking cover-up for the office or any special occasion.
Autograph jacket, Autograph dress, Earrings, Bag and Shoes
Keep things mellow and care-free in the chic boho, mustard, black and white embroidered blouse with its tassel detail, from New Look.
Mustard blouse, mini basket cross body bag at New Look
Top Pick: Feel luxurious in this yellow masterpiece from Nine by Savannah Miller. The wrap dress is a must in sunshine yellow and sky blue cloud print. Add a touch of modern vintage with the Victoriana lace blouse and a pair of white trainers for a stylish and relaxed look.
Nine by Savannah Miller Yellow wrap Dress, Lace Blouse and Faith Trainers at Debenhams
Cinched at the waists with its elasticated waist and tie belt, and side slip pockets, these ultra-flattering yellow wide leg yellow trousers from River Island. Will bring some sunny happiness to your "at work" look. Pair it with high-rise heels to elongate your silhouette.
Plus yellow tapered leg trousers, Blue crop top, Trench coat and Yellow tassel Statement earrings at River Island
This yellow crop jacket, from Primark, is just right amount of cheerful happiness to spruce up a casual daytime look.
Jacket, T-shirt , Jeans and Shoes at Primark
Accessories that packs a happy punch; Happy feet, in the Mustard sling back heels with its cute bow detail, from M&S and Ring handle bag from New Look and a pair of glitzy statement earnings from River island.
Mustard bow detail Heels at M&S
Ring Handle Yellow Bag at New Look
Yellow Statement Earrings at River Island.
Yellow is defiantly the colour for a confident and stylish start to the new year and these picks offers a lot be optimistic about. Happy Fashion New Year!!
Now, if you want to get the most bang for your buck with your outfits, you should only purchase clothing items that will stand the test of time.
The fashion world is always ahead of us, and there is a good reason for it. The spring and summer collections have been showcased during September and early October, and we're thankful for the early notice. It gives us plenty of time to summarize our impressions, narrow down our choices, and it gives fast fashion retailers plenty of time to provide their own interpretations of the predicted and dictated trends so they're available to a broader audience just in time for them to rock them.
So, here it is, the list of the best and most wearable trends for you to pick and choose from and welcome spring the way it's supposed to be done.
50 Shades Of Purple
Millennial pink has in the past couple of years been one of the most dominant hues out there, present in both couture gowns as well as athleisure pieces. While the presence of the gender-neutral hue was still strong on the runways, it has been slightly overshadowed by the presence of a variety of purples. So, this spring, take a cue from Carolina Herrera, and rock the dark and powerful purple, Ultra Violet - the official color of the year 2018, as well as lighter pastel hues such as lilac. The romantic and subtle lilac will make you look like walking spring, and you can wear it deep into summer, even be the ultimate resort style goddess.
If You Like It, Flaunt It
If you were saddened by the death of the logo, feel free to rejoice, because logomania is definitely back. It seems as if the logo wasn't dead so much as it was taking a nap while designers were preparing to make it bigger and more conspicuous. Every fashion powerhouse, from Gucci, Fendi to Versace did not hold back on splashing the logo all over tops, bags, dresses, so all you have to do is find your favorite brand and surely find at least one item with your beloved logo on it. When worn in an ensemble that's overall understated and low-key, the logo can look incredibly cool, chic even.
A Little Asymmetrical Party
Spotted at Altuzarra, Isabel Marant and numerous other designers, the asymmetrical neckline is definitely the most captivating trend. The fabric seems to be everywhere - the neck, the collarbone, the shoulders, and yet still leaving plenty of skin exposed for an additional dose of sensuality. Both tops and dresses with this neckline are already available, and Aussie girls have already snagged their asymmetrical party dresses in Australia, and they're rocking them while it's still summer, but northern hemisphere, worry not, your time to shine is just arriving.
The Shifty Times
As much as we anticipate the arrival of spring, we must bear in mind that the season can play tricks on us and bring sudden chills leaving us in dire need of great outerwear. The piece to own this season is an oldie but goldie - the mighty trench coat. If you already own one in a neutral camel hue, make sure it's dry-cleaned and ready for those chilly spring days. Those of you whose wardrobe is short of this item, better hop to it, and while you're browsing, you might want to check the upgraded 2018 version which can be embroidered, or even deconstructed as seen on the models walking for Alexander McQueen.
Power up, suit up - the point is the same. We already know that the power suit of the fall and winter of 2017 was either red or plaid, as these were the dominant color and pattern of the season, respectively. The plaid and red will still be worn during spring, make no mistake about it, but if you wish to be the epitome of spring power, your choice of suit will be a poignant white, complete with a wide-shoulder blazer as done by Tom Ford, because nothing says 'powerful' like shoulders that just don't quit.
Written by Sophia Smith
Date night are special but when it comes to a Valentine's day date it just becomes extra special and dressing up for it becomes mayhem. Because, you do not want to spend too much money on buying a whole new outfit so, to take the stress out of choosing an outfit I have rounded up 10 of my favourite items that is worth the splurge and will go with anything else you might have in your closet.
1. Love these Mom jeans, from Miss Selfridge, with its frill detail in light denim, it is ideal for a low key, movie and a burger date.
Frill mum jeans @ £52.00 Miss Selfridge
2. Pair your Mum jeans with these cute Stripe Kitten Heel Slingbacks, from Miss Selfridge Updating it from casual to chic casual. Throw on a graphic logo t-shirt and a cropped leather jacket and you are set to go.
Black and white stripe kitten heels @ £49.00 Miss Selfridge
3. For that something sexy slip on this sexy number, the Pink Geometric Lace Bodysuit, from New Look, with its flattering V neckline, supporting cross strap front and all over lace. It will leave you looking and feeling sexy.
Pink lace body suit @ £19.99 New Look
4. Going on a date that requires you to dress a bit more smart, then throw on this Red tailored dress, from New Look, with its front cross over and tucked in detail. Drawing attention to your décolletage and slimming your waistline.
Tailored red dress @ New Look
5. Need a sassy pair of heels to complete your look then go with these black spotted suede ankle strap stilleto heels from Dune London.
Velvet ankle strap spotty stilleto's @ £135 Dune London
5. Something short and playful, the Petite Green Stripe Wrap Frill Hem Dress, from River Island, is just that short, playful and sexy.
Green stripe wrap dress with frill hem @ River Island
6. Pair this Dusty Pink frill top, from New Look, with a pair of skinny high waisted jeans, heel ankle boots dinner and drinks or a pair cute flats for a more casual look.
Dusty pink frill detail top @ New Look
7. You both really into fitness and are going all out on a sporty but fun date then the Green and Black Palm leaf print leggings and crop,from top will be a match made in heaven.
Palm leaf print leggings and crop top @ New Look
8. Staying in cuddling on the sofa then a fancy sleep set like the this slinky floral and lace sleepwear set from Ted Baker at Debehams will turn a night on the sofa into a romantic rendezvous.
Ted Baker - silk and lace sleepwear @ Debenhams
9. So, he is taking you to a music gig and you need someting to update your rock star look, then the sleek pair of Black faux leather tapered trousers, from River Island will be a winner.
Faux leather trousers @ £55.00 River Island
10.Planning a stay-in galentines night with your BFF's with some girly pampering, Prosecco and chocolate then the Heart Nightshirt, Heart Bralette and Frill shorts, from Primark will be the perfect ensemble for a night of girly love.
Heart night shirt £11 , Heart bralette £8 and frill shorts £9 @ Primark (penny's)
Caroline Perino is a London-based fashion designer. With a passion for drawing since she was 3 years old, she started drawing clothes because of all the details she could put in one outfit. That lead her to eventually finding herself in Fashion.
As we make our way through the start of a new year, it's time to step up on those new years' resolutions.
Peter Twiss established his eponymous label in 2009 and has been steadily building and refining the brand to become a truly sustainable business.
2018 promises to be a great fashion year. From Versace's show stopping styles, to Chanel's signature pieces. Highstreet names have done well to capture the trends of this season. So, what styles should every fashionista own in the new year? I'm sure the list would be diverse and unending. My top picks below and in no particular order...
1. Cropped, Multi-shade Jeans
It's a comfortable and versatile item - can throw on heels or cute flats to pair with these jeans.
Mid-Rise Contrasting Jeans by Zara
2. Over-knee High Heels
These 90s/early 00s boots are back! Whether yours is glammed up, with textile, or leather, the more extravagant the better.
Tartan High Boots by Off-White
3. Tailored Trouser Suit
Nothing says effortless style like the right matching item with a flattering sillouette.
Striped Trouser Suit from the Versace Resort 2018 Collection
Niki Moyo is a London based Premium Womenswear Fashion Brand, helping women gain confidence in themselves and their bodies by expressing their unique individuality in unique, quality styles without any creative and sizing limitations.
Niki Moyo believes true beauty is on the inside and a woman should proudly celebrate that beauty by wearing the best styles that reveal and showcase her unique and true nature.
Niki Moyo is inspired by Nature, which is the epitome of beauty. In other words, Mother Nature is what sparks the creativity and designs that mirrors the inner beauty of a woman.
Born in Zimbabwe, she initially showed a flair for fashion and design when helping to create new outfits for her dolls helped by her mother, who was a great lover and supporter of the regional Arts and Craft movement at the time.
As a teenager, making her own clothes was a natural progression, and her design flair was confirmed when she raced ahead of other pupils at school when studying craftwork and Fashion and Fabrics.
Deconstructing clothes to establish patterns and understand the various cuts for garments, swiftly confirmed a passion for clothes and fashion, heavily influenced by the culture of the region, combined with the exciting prospect of new global fashion trends.
This drive and motivation led to her taking a number of supplementary roles, helping her to formalise her industry education, and leading to initially securing a professional National Certificate in Clothing Technology. This led to a place at the National School of Art & Design, where she graduated from a National Diploma In Fashion Design and authored her first formal “Portfolio”.
The recognition of this work by the school’s experts was such, it led to her winning one of the highly sort after “Fashion Design Seats” at the school, where she went onto secure an internship at the respected Edgars Group, the regional clothing market leader, who supply quality adult and children’s merchandise across Zimbabwe.
Fully leveraging the relationships built at Edgars, she was offered a permanent role with them, initially as a Fashion Designer, and gaining promotion to Product Coordinator on the back of the commercial success delivered for the brand and its sub-brands.
Niki Moyo’s proven and consistent excellence has led into her winning multi awards in her Fashion career.