Thursday, 27 September 2018 17:30

Autumn 2018 Fashion Trends You Can Shop Right Now

Autumn 2018 Fashion Trends You Can Shop Right Now

Even though the fashion month is in full swing, we won’t be seeing those trends ‘come to life’ for months to come, but that’s perfectly fine, as there is an entire universe of fall trends that are just getting their place in the limelight and are just waiting for us to shop and flaunt them. Given how inspired and inspirational, not to mention far from drab and inconspicuous the autumn 2018 trends are, there is no chance you won’t shine and make yourself feel just a little bit better in amazing clothing that spites the autumn, which, let’s face it, can be gloomy sometimes.

There is a plethora of trends, but we have chosen the very best for you, and the best part is, they are now all yours for the picking, so pick away and go dazzle.

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Whether we’re keen on a particular pattern or not, the runways have a way of making us inclined towards it once we see it on the models. Such is the case with animal print, about which opinions have been heavily divided, but more and more people are giving in to the trend. A statement leopard print coat seems to be all the rage right now, at least according to the street style section, and we have to say, it looks pretty darn classy when worn with neutral colors. However, if this isn’t really your cup of tea, you can always embrace the trend in a more subtle manner, with a pair of leopard print ankle boots for instance, which are enough to elevate an outfit but not as risky as a larger garment, so you don’t run the risk of making a fashion mistake.

Puff It Up

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One of the most romantic trends, at least in our opinion, is the puff-sleeve trend that has been spotted on a number of garments, from simple tops to dressy blouses and even amazing autumn dresses. The best part is that, since the jeans plus a dressy top trend has made a low-key comeback, you can feel free to rock your puffy blouse with a pair of mom jeans or any other jeans that do your body justice and feel amazing. The fabrics are usually soft, so you can always put a trench coat over the blouse if it gets chilly and you’ll look amazing and a little ostentatious – in the best way, when you remove the coat.

Check, Please!

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The popularity of the grey oversized checked blazer, usually long enough to serve as a tuxedo dress at times, doesn’t seem to be dwindling down. If you haven’t grabbed your version, make sure to hop to it ASAP, because the pattern didn’t only mark the fall season but also has staying power, which makes it a great investment. Aside from that, with the mixture of menswear-inspired garments and those purely feminine, you’re going to need this baby to exude those mixed vibes. And if it remains as popular as it is now, it might just dethrone the mighty trench coat.

In Layering We Believe

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Some are still in mourning over the end of summer, but instead of wallowing, jump on the amazing layering train, which allows you to show your mad mixing and matching skills and lets you unleash your inner fashion persona. There’s no need to say goodbye to dresses, as you can buy women’s dresses online, amazing and affordable ones at that, and practice the art of smart and chic layering. You can rock strappy dresses with shirts underneath and exude those trendy ‘90s vibes, and add a touch of athleisure with a warm and cozy pair of sneakers and cool and trendy polka dot tights. Finish off the look with a luxurious-looking long grey cardigan and bam – you’ve got yourself some layering gold.

A Complete Inevitability

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After a close inspection of the street style section of every fashion capital from Oslo to New York and London, the verdict is in, and the white boot trend still remains untouchable. Whether you’ll go for knee-high or the ankle ones is irrelevant, you simply must snag a pair. They have proven not only their chicness, but also their versatility; they’ve been rocked with simple jeans, tracksuits, frilly dresses and power suits. So, it’s time for us to give in and let them elevate our look and mystically blend into each one at the same time. We don’t know how, but these boots have become a complete style chameleon.

Colour-block It

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Carolina Herrera may have given away the creative reigns, but she did leave us with one final message – always be elegant and don’t be afraid to play with colour. One of the absolute best looks, one that we presume will be remembered and worn for years to come, is the one featuring a simple crisp white shirt, a ball gown skirt and a wide belt in a contrasting colour. This is a look worthy of the red carpet and meeting the queen, but it is also great for going out or even rocking it at work. We have been reminded, once again, that there is so much beauty in simplicity, even when that simplicity includes colour-blocking. As pieces like these are easy to find, go and find your go-to colours and mix like there’s no tomorrow.

Power Up

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Finally, let us not forget about
the mighty power suit. Every woman should own one, whether she is a ladyboss or not, because we all deserve to feel and look powerful. There are so many cuts that you can choose from fitted and oversized tailored blazers and wide-leg trousers in checked pattern, pastels or saturated colours, so make sure you pick one out and wear it as often as you can because this is unquestionably the outfit of autumn 2018.

Written by Sophia Smith
Photos Unsplash and Pexels

Published in Blog
Thursday, 20 September 2018 15:48

Planning your Autumn wardrobe in 5 simple steps

With the summer already a distant memory, now that the temperature has started to drop, many of us are diving deep into our wardrobes, trying to find last year’s coat.

Published in Trends
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 09:34

Take A Peak Into AW18

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Beautiful bright sunny days, beach holidays, sunset cocktails and great times!! We all love summer and never wants to say goodbye. If it was up to us we will make the season last forever but as all thing go, seasons come and seasons must go.

But with every new season, we find new things to love, like and buy. So, it is with great excitement that we look forward to what is to come for AW18.

These are just some of the trends that was all the rage on each and every fashion catwalk and will be available in all your favourite high street shop very soon. So, for now this is just to get you “in the know for what is to come” until then we will try and hold on to a bit more of the summer.

SUMMERFOREVER

We will be wild for animal print from leopard to zebra and the trend is to wear it from head to toe if you are daring to be so wild.

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Padded Leopard Coat - PREEN - Debenhams (out in store soon)

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Red Leopard Print Dress Studio By PREEN - Debenhams (out in store soon)

Pleats Please, knife pleats to be exact , this flirty style will take over our AW18 skirt collection. Pair it with a fluffy jumpers and a statement necklace for a on trend look.

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Emerald Green Pleat Skirt - M&S Collection

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Fluffy AUTOGRAPH Jumper - M&S (out in store soon)

 

Check is back , always a returning favourite for the season. This season we see it with a much cooler edge and doubling it up is the way to go.

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Check blazer and trousers - NEW LOOK

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Pow Ochre Check Crombie and Camel Pow Check Wide Leg Culottes- DOROTHY PERKINS

 

In the accessories department we can look forward to long dangling silver earrings for a statement sparkle.

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Floral Diamond Earrings - OASIS (out in store soon)

The Cowboy boot will also be kicking up some dust this coming season

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Red Snakeskin cowboy style ankle boot - OASIS

The season must have bag is definitely not for those that travel with all their cosmetic essentials and more because it with be teeny tiny. The mini bag it so you will have to minimise your must have daily handbag essentials.

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Dixiee- Black leather hand held duffle bag - DUNE LONDON

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Snakeskin hand held handbag - M&S Collection

And then there are Belt to help you define your waist, try it in animal print or something bigger and bolder.

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Double Hoop Leopard print Jeans belt - ACCESSORIZE

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Square Buckle Wide Waist Belt- ACCESSORIZE

 

Now that you have a glimpse of what is to come you might not be so sad of saying goodbye to summer and welcoming beautiful autumn.

Published in Blog
Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:00

Winter Warmers

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After the stormy weather you can feel the icy winter chill in the air so, we have rounded up some cosy knits and coats for you to snuggle up to and keep the cold at bay.

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There is nothing as cosy as a polo neck jumper, that is why our first pick is the Rich Red roll neck jumper from Cath Kidston with its cashmere touch and stripe hem. It will keep you warm and snug on any cold day. A great piece for a weekend get away paired with a pair of denims or tucked into a skirt, pair it with boots for an extra warm look.

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Next up is the Cream Bardot Cable Knit from Miss Selfridge. Sexy yet fun with its fringe detail, this is a excellent piece for a first date. Paired with skinny jeans and heels for a casual chic look.

Keep up with the Pretty floral trend in this slouchy loose fit Grey Embroidered Jumper wiht its balloon sleeves, from F&F at Tesco. The perfect jumper for a cold day hanging out with friends in your favourite coffee shop.

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Stay warm at work in the Silver Tassel High Neck Jumper, from New Look. Pair it with a pair of sexy slingbacks and tapered trousers for a stylish at the office look.

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Stand out from the crowd in our top pick is this must have Brown Panel Faux Fur jacket from New Look. Layer it over a dress and a pair of slinky boots and your are set tto brave any stormy day.

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Get cozy in the cold weather favourite, Puffer jacket, from PRIMARK. Whether paired with something sporty or glam to stay warm on those nights out a puffer jacket is a must have especially if you can not stand the cold.

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The cold weather puts us all in a miserable mood so, if you are looking for something to boost your mood and brighten your dull day then, the Anna Beth Yellow Coat, from River Island, will be the best-loved item in your wardrobe.

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For a more classic look, the Wool Blend Dogtooth print coat, from M&S is flawless. Layered over a dress with knee-high boots and belted to show off your figure. This is defiantly a hero piece that will take you through autumn and winter.

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Published in Blog
Friday, 08 September 2017 19:56

How to Look Amazing in a Short Jacket

Now that autumn’s just around the corner, it’s time to dig out our cardigans, scarves and jackets.

Published in Styling Tips
Monday, 18 January 2016 13:13

Be Karlie Kloss - Topshop SS16

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If your goal for 2016 is to be more inspirational or to be inspired to be the best version of yourself then the new SS16 Topshop campaign “BE MORE KARLIE” will be right up your alley. Karlie Kloss a true multi-faceted woman, she is a supermodel, entrepreneur, student, vlogger, philanthropist, coder, fitness guru and food lover. A true inspiration to many of us that wants to be the best versions of ourselves and so much more.

With plenty of transitional pieces ranging from bomber jackets, trench coats, boyfriend jeans to camouflage shirts all inspired by the supermodel
Here is just a small preview of the pieces featured in the SS16 campaign coming to a Topshop near you soon.

Pink Karlie Bomber jacket, Paisley bandana and leather skinny

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Camouflage shirt

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Trench coat

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Stripe Shirt

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The Biker jacket

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Breton Top

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Moto Mid-blue Mom jeans

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Suit Blazer and Pants

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ALL AVAILABLE @ www.topshop.com 

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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 13:40

How To Wear Faux Fur

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Fur has long been seen as a symbol of luxury and wealth and with fur being on trend again this winter season it has once again become a must have item for fashionistas.


Even if it is not real fur you still want to maintain that sense of luxury and sophistication. So the trick is, in how you style it, here are some ideas. !!
Buying faux fur, it would be best to go for something that is classic and stylish. When buying your pieces check the quality and the colour. You do not want to pick a pieces, like a coat in to bright a colour because it might be in season now but you want to wear an item like a fur coat for as many winter seasons as possible. So go for the classics like black, brown, white, or grey.

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If you are still a faux fur virgin and do not want to go all out, start off simple with fur accessories. As this will give you just enough extravagance. Even simple pieces such as a fur handbag will keep the heads turning. If you really want to push it up a notch fur trimmed boots will do that but keep in mind your weight and shape, short petite ladies, these boots will make you look even shorter and heavier.

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If you are adding a fur scarf try to either contrast or complement your scarf to the rest of your outfit. So wear a neutral coloured scarf with a plain outfit and vice versa a bright coloured scarf with a brightly coloured outfit. 

Fur hats fur collars and fur ear muffs gives a touch of elegance to any look.

For faux fur coats, a long fur coat are extravagant especially when paired with a long elegant dress and high heels, with simple but elegant accessories.

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A mid-length or short fur coat can be just as versatile as it can be effortlessly paired your jeans, for a simple day look. But it can also look elegant with classic pieces and party dresses.

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Let your fur coat speak for itself, so do not overdo it, keep things very simple and always wear one fur item at a time. Look at it as a singular statement piece keeping everything else simple and elegant.

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Thursday, 26 November 2015 13:28

Winter Coats

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A good quality coat should be an investment pieces, one that you will be able to wear for a few more winters. You need it not only to keep you warm but also to be durable and give you great wear year after year. Here are some suggestions for that new winter coat you have been saving for.

The classic belted Military style is a timeless pieces with its double breasted button fastening and belted waist it is one of those styles that never tires

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Available at Debenhams - J by Jasper Conran

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If you want to keep the classic shape but with a slight rock chic edge then this elegant black coat with its leather detail and buckle and belted finish is the one.

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Available at Debenhams – Todd Lynn

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White would now not be your typical winter colour but with its beautiful striking chic silhouette who can resist and the faux fur trim just takes it up another level

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Available a Debenhams - Star by Julien Macdonald

This longline wool blend coat in dark grey with its checked design and two front pockets are perfect for everyday

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Available at Debenhams - Betty Jackson

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What is more classic then a trench coat. This leather trench coat is ultra-feminine and functional, creating a defined silhouette. It is one of those pieces that will look great with even a more casual look.

Published in Blog
Monday, 19 October 2015 16:27

Chic Up Your Puffer Coat

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The air is definitely turning a bit chilly, so it is time to unpack or invest in a new bulky puffer coat. Not the most stylish or flattering item in our wardrobes but they make us feel all warm and cosy. An essential item for those cold winter days.

Chic Up your puffer with these styling tips

Slim down the rest of your outfit

Because the puffer coat is so bulky you want to keep the rest of your outfit’s silhouette slim. So do not wear anything heavy or chunky with it.

Emphasise your waist

The puffer coat is a very bulky and shapeless item, and will add inches around your waist. The key to making it look more flattering on your body is to create a nice silhouette by cinching with a belt and to accentuate your waist. If your coat does not come with a belt, just use any belt that will match your coat to tie around your waist.

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Go for colour, print or pattern

Invest in a coat that come in a nice bright colour or one with a nice print or pattern. This way you can turn it into your winter statement piece. If you are more comfortable with a black or nude coloured coat then just layer it with other pieces to add lots of contrast.

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Pattern

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Layering and adding contrast

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Colour Contrast

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Print and Colour

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Add a touch of elegance with Fur

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The puffer coat is a very casual street style item but you can dress it up by adding fur details and trimming on it. This will instantly take it from street cool to elegant

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