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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If only summer can be around January to December!! We would all love that, but the reality is summer is only 3 months of the year. Pretty soon we will be in August and saying goodbye to the summer. So it’s best to start start adding key autumn pieces to your wardrobe now to make the summer- autumn transition that much easier.

Cardigans

Soft knits are perfect for those chilly summer evenings. Keep it casual with a light knit

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Freeman T.Porter Soft Cardigan paired with t-shirt and Freeman T.Porter jeans
Available @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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As a light layer, for a bit of extra warmth on those cooler rainy days. Soft grey cardigan @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Add drama to you look with a printed cardigan invest in this soft Grey Aztec print cardigan @ www.laredoute.co.uk

Ankle Boots

Suede is a nice fabric to go for when it comes to ankle boots but if you want a sleeker look go for leather.

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Ankle boots with strap fastening with Les Petists Prix dress @ www.laredoute.co.uk
Studded Anine Bing Charlie Boots with western-style top stitching on the toe, contrast suede side panels and eye catching pin studding Available @ www.question-air.com

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Chain detail ankle boot @ www.very.co.uk

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Scarfs

While the weather is still sunny accessorize with a scarf that is not so thick and heavy, so that it does not leave you sweating but still keeps you warm on cooler days.

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Scarfs are a perfect way to jazz up a drab outfit as it adds a pop of colour to your outfit.

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Hats

A hat makes for a great accessory no matter the season but are more prominent during autumn. While the weather is still hot and sunny you can wear it to protect your hair from sun damage or to hide a bad hair day.

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Fedora Hat with Leopard print Blouse and black A-line skirt @ Next – www.next.co.uk

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Black fedora hat, with pussy bow blouse and black crepe midi skirt @ Miss Selfridge www.missselfridge.com

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Fedora hat with Cape Blazer, fringe kimono and shorts @ www.primark.com

Whether you add these pieces bit by bit because you are not ready to let go off the summer. Think of it as layering and as the weather slowly changes you add one piece at a time and then another layer and before you know it, you will be fully dressed for autumn.

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WEARING PINK

Pink, reminds me of being a little girl and as an adult the last thing you want is to look like a little princess when you are wearing it. Here are a few hints and tips on how to wear pink like a woman and not like a little girl.

You just love pink but as a strong career women you do not want to seem to girly. Wearing pink in an office setting, opt for a fitted shift dress or a power suit in the shade that complements your colouring. Stay clear of girlish fabrics like lace, chiffon instead go for silk, cotton or linen.

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If you are going for a brighter pink shades, can be a bit much in one outfit. So rather go for a splash especially if you are wearing muted colours, that hint of pink will liven it up.

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Mixing pink printed pieces are great way to spice up the colour. Add elements like contrasting accessories to break the colour.

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Contrasting textures are a great way, to be less pink Barbie, so pair a cute pink dress with a leather biker jacket for a more edgy look.

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Keep your look stylish by colour blocking your pinks with neutral colours and complementing bold colours.

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Looking for comfort, but you still want to be on trend then Block heels are the way to go. A chunky block heel can make a bold fashion statement.

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Dorothy Perkins white block sandal & Blue tailored trousers and Blue swing top

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Denim button down shirt dress and Tan block strappy sandal @ Dorothy Perkins

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Khaki printed jacket, white vest and printed shorts with black open toe block heel @ Dorothy Perkins

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Dress, belt and chocolate suede block heal sandal @ Dorothy Perkins

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Shop now @ www.dorothyperkins.com

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Sunday, 07 June 2015 18:17

Summer Suede

Suede. It’s a tricky one to pull off especially in the height of summer.

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