Tuesday, 03 November 2015 18:09

How To Wear A Poncho

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Coats, jackets and hoodies are the common layers we throw on once the temperature start to drop. But the poncho has become the latest piece of layering to keep us warm and on trend.

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It work well with nearly everything in your wardrobe. Poncho’s can be tailored for a chic formal and or professional style or bohemian in chunky knits, colourful patterns, Aztec prints and or tassels and fringes.

Although poncho’s can appear to be an easy item to wear, it’s important that you choose a poncho that fits your frame. Make sure that it is not too small or to big but that it fits your frame, otherwise you will drown in it.

Necklines such as cowl neck, turtleneck, V-neck, scoop-neck, crew-neck, and boat neck are great as they frame your face and upper body. Whereas boat necks and crew necks tend to make the chest and shoulders look wider, but are perfect if you have narrow shoulders or a small bust V-necks especially are good for women with broad shoulders or a large bust, as it has a slimming effect. If you have a longer neck, go for a turtleneck that has a shortening effect through the neck and face.

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Available @ www.primark.com

If you want to elongate your frame opt for a ponchos that falls, no lower than two centimetres above your knee.

Petite ladies should be aware of long ponchos as they will overwhelm your petite frame.

To balance out your silhouette, choose bottoms that have a slim fit, especially if you are top-heavy.

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Wear your poncho with slim-fitting trousers, skinny jeans, leggings, pencil skirts, and slim-fitting miniskirts paired with knee-high boots, ankle boots, and high heels for a chic look.

Go for interesting prints like plaids, Aztec designs, and subtle patterns, as long as the colour is subtle and the print is not too large.

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But remember when wearing a patterned poncho, keep the rest of your look simple.

Keep your accessories modest, especially if your poncho is your statement piece. Keep chunky jewellery to rings and or bracelets. Switch up your shoulder or sling bag for a clutch or a satchels.

A belt is your best option for a shapely silhouette.

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Monday, 02 November 2015 14:04

The beauty of brown

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The beauty of brown, with its earthy base, is an amazing and versatile colour. Ranging from dark rich chocolate, foamy latte, sweet caramel, fragrant coffee beans to warm honey. Classic and sophisticated, a perfect replacement for the timeless and elegant black.

The past season as well as the current season we are seeing deep brown on fringed jackets, rich caramel on wool coats, and hints of the colour mixed into ensembles, with accessories like leather bags and shoes. Wearing brown skilfully means that you can take your everyday pieces and making them feel a little bit more luxe and unexpected.

If black is you daily go to colour, then switching to brown can be a bit intimidating, but shades of brown like tan and beige can be fun to wear and perfect for any season.

If you rather stick to black and play it safe, you can still incorporating brown into your look with accessories in tan or light brown.

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Available @ www.newlook.com

Paired With Lighter Shades

White, off-white, soft grey and cream look chic and sophisticated when paired with tan and light brown colours. The lightness of these shades combined with the darkness of brown will create a look an eye catching look.

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Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Black

This is probably one of those colour combo’s that might be a big no-no, as it is both such intense colours but the sophistication of both these colours together creates a really chic look.

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Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Brown and blue is a match made in fashion heaven because the contrast between the shades makes it a pretty combo.

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Available @ www.missselfridge.com

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Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Wearing it head to toe

As with black and white, tan and camel are colour tones that looks great when worn from head to toe but if you are a bit on the fair skin side you should avoid wearing beige, and for medium skin tones its best to avoid lighter browns, as these shades will make you look washed out.

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Also try these shades with beautiful brown, burgundy, light blue, army green and pink.

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Available @ www.Marksandspencer.com

 

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Friday, 30 October 2015 12:12

Fall Girl

We are enjoying the mild Autumn weather so far, and it's by far one of the best fashion seasons! There is something effortless and yet graceful about Autumn and it definitely reflects in the trends.

Check out my top 3 fashion picks you can treat yourself with!

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- Boot leg jeans (Citizens of Humanity)
- Silver brogues (Meandher)
- Black back-pack (Burberry Prorsum)

What are your wardrobe treats this month?

Keji x

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Monday, 12 October 2015 15:30

A girl’s best friend, the ankle boot

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Who does not love an ankle boot, it is one of those items that can tie together the overall vibe of your look, whether you are going for, the classics, or sexy glam, office wear or even just your weekend casuals. The right pair of ankle boots can pull it all together.

Definitely one of those items that takes us through every season, the ankle boot, a girl’s best friend.

For every day wear the t shirt/shirt and jeans combo is simple but fierce, pair it with a blocked heel ankle boot for the easy going, just thrown together look.

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Give your basic look and edge with this, black faux leather ankle boot with faux croc back detail and gold trim with its zip and strap detail from Miss Selfridge- Shop for it at here.

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Or keep it simple with this Sole Diva sip detail ankle boot from Simple be.

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Add some interest to your look with the on trend fringe detail or metallic both available at Dune www.dunelondon.com

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Glammed up, the peep-toe or the sexy lace up with a mini dress, keeping the focus on your legs, moving the eyes downward showing off your shoes.

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All pieces available at Primark /Penny’s @ www.primark.com - Black Velvet One Shoulder Dress €14, Belt €6, Faux Fur carf €15, Boots €23, Rings €3, Tights €2

Make sure you really show it off by wearing a plain dress and opt for boots in a different colour. Black always looks good when matched with interesting shoe colour.

Love these lace up with cut out detail from Dune @ www.dunelondon.com

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Or for something similar but with a peep toe, in a different colour, this one from Dorothy Perkins @ www.dorothyperkins.com 

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For the office, go for something a bit more subdued but still fierce 

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Dune – Ona @ www.dunelondon.com 

Or my other fav is this one from Office, a pointed, open back shoe boot with a slim stiletto heel and tassel detail.

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Monday, 21 September 2015 20:50

Suit Up

A perfectly tailored suit is not just professional but makes you look polished and stylish whether it’s for work or fun. Suits are back on trend as seen at the Topshop Unique -Working Girl runway show at this year’s London Fashion Week. So get your suit on ladies!!

Here are some of my favourite suit looks.

Mix and match textures and prints for a more luxurious look. Pairing texture like a tweed or wool with a silk or satin adding depth and interest to your office outfit.

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Available @www.primark.com

Long gone are those dated, retro boxy suit shapes, keep it fresh and contemporary by going for more modern cuts. Like this Etienne Deroeux trouser suit with its wide leg trousers and trendy modified blazer for an updated twist.

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Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk

Go beyond the basic black and opt for darker, richer colours for autumn and winter or select shades like charcoal grey, navy, brown or even plum to add that pop of colour for a sophisticated, work-appropriate attire.

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Keep it stylish and super sexy with a tuxedo style suit paired with a pussy-bow blouse and black stilettos.

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Available @ www.primark.com

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:31

Fashionably Autumn

Autumn could possibly be favourite fashion season for many designers. You an play around with layering while using earthy, rich colours.
Check out my top picks for this new season below.

What are your favourite autumn pieces? Let us know by commenting below!

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Zara cropped sweater
Topshop Velvet skirt (by Unique)
Mango Carla coat
Vero Mod 2-pack necklace
Zara Suede platform ankle boots
Mango stud cross body bag

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:25

It's All In The Detail

ITS ALL IN THE DETAIL

We all know that it’s is often the little extra’s that makes all the difference and nothing adds an extra dose of style like a standout accessory.

This season’s accessories are no different and will instantly upgrade your outfit. Here are our four of my favourite trends for this season.

1. Pom Pom

Fluffy and bouncy a quirky addition to any look

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Burgundy pom pom heel @ New look – www.newlook.com

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Black fur bobble @ www.primark.com

2. Faux Fur

Faux fur is chic, practical and in demand and with a plush, stylish faux fur collar, you’ll never have to sacrifice fashion for the sake of warmth. This multitasking accessory can be worn as a luxuriously soft scarf or hat.

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3. The Extra-Long Scarf

A long-length scarf will add instant trend to your look. Add sparkle to it with a standout brooch. Wear it tucked into a belt or loose around your neck.

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4. The Bucket Bag

Destined to be autumn’s” IT” bag, the classic bucket bag gets a refined, minimalist update. An absolute essential for the girl on the go. I love black and white grid duffle bag from Primark a definite must to any handbag collection.

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Black and White Grid Duffle Bag Handbag www.primark.com

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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 09:48

Let's Talk About Shopping

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We love to shop as much as we love finding a bargain, whether it is on the high street or online. But it is that love for shopping that often gets us in trouble because once we start we cannot stop.

With the new season upon us and the summer sales a big temptation we will be hitting the shops and filling up our closets with all the newest and latest trends and summer sale bargains. But many times we end up spending much more money then what we budgeted for and ends up with an overflowing wardrobe of things we do not need.

So before you hit the shops, here are a few tips to shop efficiently and to create stylish outfits saving you money and time.

Start by shopping online, make a list of all the new season items that you like or want to buy. Then shop around, you will find that many of the online shops like Romwe, Choies and Shein have similar pieces at different prices.

Buying pieces that are a bit more expensive, shop for it in-store that way you can try the items on and get a feel for how it looks on you. Sometimes online photos can be really inaccurate, so shopping in-store allows you to touch the fabric, look at its movement, and see how things fit on your body.

Save money and time by making a list of what you want and where to buy it. This saves you from walking around all day going from one shop to the other and “impulse buying”

Three key points to remember;

• Shop your style personality
• Shop your body shape
• Shop your colours

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Before you step into a store ask yourself;

Does this shop offer items that suits my style personality? If you are more of a stiletto and bodycon dress kinda girl, then GAP is defiantly not the store for you

Does the shop offers items that suits my body type? The great thing is that now most shops offer clothes that suits all body types from petite, to curvy.

Does this shop offer items in colours that suit my colouring? The bigger the store, the more chance you have of finding your items in colours that suits your colouring.

Shopping is my cardio

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Friday, 21 August 2015 19:13

H&M Sustainable Denim

HM SUSTAINABLE DENIM

H&M are introducing 16 new denim styles made from recycled cotton from textiles collected in the Garment Collecting initiative in H&M stores. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry, by limiting waste that goes to landfill and saving on natural resources used in the production of fabric.


This initiative by H&M’s is to create a closed loop for fashion “Creating a closed loop for textiles, in which unwanted clothes can be recycled into new ones, will not only minimize textile waste, but also significantly reduce the need for virgin resources as well as other impacts fashion has on our planet, “says Karl-Johan Persson, CEO of H&M.

Since 2013, H&M customers worldwide have been able to bring unwanted clothes from any brand into its stores as part of its Garment Collecting Initiative. So far, over 14,000 tonnes have been collected globally.

Right now, H&M is able to use 20% recycled cotton from collected clothes, and is investing in new technology to increase this share without losing quality. H&M has a target to increase the number of garments made with at least 20% recycled fabric by 300% compared to 2014.

The new denim pieces, which will be available in-stores and online in September, are all made from recycled cotton and organic cotton, with three styles for women ranging from skinny to distressed ‘girlfriend’ jeans, plus a denim jacket, flared dungarees and a denim jumpsuit.

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For men, there is a zip-up denim jacket, two distressed slim leg styles, and a pair of joggers in coated denim.

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The kid’s pieces include a zip-up hoodie with cute animal ears, a stretch jeans sequined at the knee, and a street style hooded shirt, with distressed jeans.

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Thursday, 20 August 2015 19:55

Must Have 70's Lowdown

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With shades of brown and cream to khakis, gold, sunflower yellow, sand hues, antique red, denim blue and Lilly orange I love the eye catching colours of 70’s fashion

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Walking into Topshop this Retro '70s florals wide leg trousers was the first thing that caught my eye. The earthy colours, the print, that “70’s show” vibe love it!!

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The 70’s offers a kaleidoscope of prints and patterns ranging from geometric motifs, ethnic patterns, check prints, audacious abstract and floral designs.

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F&F Blue diamond print dress @ www.tesco.com

The Tailored simple silhouette of the A-line design ensured that the 70’s fashionista’s stayed elegant and feminine. In fabrics like suede for a soft and delicate touch, adding patchwork or fringe elements to boost the design aesthetic.

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Real patch work suede skirt @ www.newlook.com

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Suede fringe cape @ www.newlook.com

What would the 70’s be without the retro high waists, whether that’s a mini, midi or maxi skirt or a pair of jeans, pants or shorts, pair it with slim-fitting tops in order to emphasize the waist design of the bottoms.

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Autograph Suede high waist midi skirt @ www.marksandspencer.com

Romantic ruffles and frills, looks amazing with jeans or short shorts

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Chunky heels are the way to go !!!

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Suede Knee high boots @ www.littlewoods.com

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Faux fur leather jacket @ www.laredoute.co.ukk

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F&F Suede coat @ www.tesco.com

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