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!
From top left:
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
Fashion designers are very much business people who are keenly aware that their target audience have differing tastes and budgets.
This is an issues that most women have to deal with at one time or another, muffins tops!! No matter how well you take care of your body and how often you go to the gym. There will be times when you will gain some weight whether you like it or not. All that weight usually accumulate around your tummy and then can become very difficult to shed.
This is an unsightly and unflattering issues for many of us and while there’s nothing wrong with gaining a couple of pounds every now and then. You want to conceal it while you are working on shedding those pound around tummy. Here are some tips to hide that muffin top.
Wear mid to high-waisted jean
Low rise jeans are really sexy but not when you want to conceal a muffin top, so instead opt for mid or high rise jeans. This will help to keep your muffin top in place instead of bulging and sticking out.
F&F jeans @ www.tesco.com
Rochele Humes high-waisted jeans @ www.litllewoods.com
Invest in Shapewear
Just because you have put on a few more inches around your waist does not mean that you have to live with a sloppy silhouette. Shapewear will keep everything in place and give you’re a sleek silhouette.
Marks and Spencer’s Shapewear solutions @ www.marksandspencers.com
Go for empire cut tops and dresses
Empire cuts tops and dresses will conceal your tummy area because they usually cut off right under the breasts making it nice and give you more room to move around.
Go maxi dresses and wrap tops or dresses
Maxi dresses are super flowy and loose fitting a great choose for concealing a muffin top. While wrap dresses gives the illusion of an hourglass figure and just give you that added layer to conceal a bulging tummy. Choose a style that comes to your knees as it more figure flattering and also more work-appropriate and if the neckline is too low wear a camisole with it.
JD Williams Twist Knot wrap dress
New Look Shell Pink Wrap Front shirt
Conceal with a cardigan
If you really do not want to spend money on new pieces to conceal a muffin top, then just hide it with a cardigan because it will cover your silhouette and hide all that is unsightly.
Knit wear @ www.laredoute.co.uk
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Summer holidays coming to an end, can only mean one thing, back to work. Update your work wardrobe at M&S with these new season pieces.
The Statement Coat
Autograph Coat, M&S Collection Jumper, Limited Edition skirt and Limited Edition Bag
Autograph Print Coat
M&S Collection Jumper
Limited Edition bag
Limited Edition Black with gold buttons skirt
Limited Edition polo-neck, Limited Edition Dress and Limited Edition Shoe £35
Limited Edition Snake print shoe
Always ready for those cooler days, Tweed: The pants suits
Autograph Jacket, Autograph Waistcoat , Autograph Trouser, Autograph Shirt, Limited Edition Necklace and M&S Hat
Softly structured Autograph Jacket
Brown flared trousers From Autograph
Girly romance with an edge: Lace and Leather
Black Lace shirt from the M&S Collection
Limited Edition – Long button down skirt
Shop these looks at your nearest M&S or online @ www.marksandspencer.com
Rain drops can wreak havoc on your freshly styled hair, and as we are seeing more rainy days then sunny ones Cover up and stay chic and stylish in whatever your hat of choice is.
Shop the look at http://www.primark.com
Hat £8/€10, Coat £25/€40, Blouse £10/€13, Skirt £8/€12, Boots £18/€25, Bag £7/€10
Vintage Buckle Floppy Available at http://uk.accessorize.com
Wool fedora, £8/€10 @ http://www.primark.com
Brown floppy hat £14, White lace crop top £28, Necklace £8.50 Ring £6.50
Available @ http://www.dorothyperkins.com
Black Fedora @ www.next.co.uk
Christys' Madison Wide Brim Wool Felt Fedora Hat @ www.asos.com
Matador Felt hat @ www.asos.com
Felt Fedora Hat with Symbol Print Band @ www.asos.com
Denim is always in fashion, whether it is a denim skirt, jeans, dungarees or shorts, it just never goes out of style. It is effortless and great for ever season. You can never go wrong with denim.
Here are some of my favourite looks to shop for now.
Super Cute Ruffled top paired with a highwaisted shorts. Shop the look @ www.pixiemarket.com
The button down skirt has a retro 70’s feel to it. Perfect for work paired with a shirt or a ruffled top for a festival boho feel and a plain t-shirt for a casual Saturday look.
Go contemporary with long denim culottes, keeping it street casual with a printed t-shirt or show off your midriff with a crop top and a highwaisted boyfriend style denim jeans.
The romper or playsuit, super versatile and easy to wear, go for a relaxed day look paired with sneakers or sandals and a super sexy look with killer heels for night time.
90’s fashion staple the Dungarees are back and everyone is wearing them. Try out the classic stonewash denim or be bold and go for a white dungaree pair it with printed or plain t-shirts in crop or long styles. Great with heels for a more dressed up look or flats or platform if you are going more casual.
Love this cute frill dress with pockets from the Pixie market, it is super girly sexy.
For a more laid back look this midi dress from forever 21 is great for lazy days.
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.
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.
Mixing pink printed pieces are great way to spice up the colour. Add elements like contrasting accessories to break the colour.
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.
Keep your look stylish by colour blocking your pinks with neutral colours and complementing bold colours.
Summer trends are about the whites and blues! Here in the UK, we've witnessed one of the hottest, clearest summers in a long time (holds breath). There is no better time than to clean out your wardrobe and reach out for summer-stylish pieces before the greys set back in.
- Shoes: Chloé Navy Leather Slingback Wedge
- Dress: Miguelina Brudgette Crochet Caftan
- Skirt: See By Chloe Denim A-Line Skirt
- Top: Nicholas Lace Crop Top
- Choker: Jennifer Fisher
- Bag: Valentino Rainbow Striped Flap Shoulder Bag
Let me know your thoughts on my favourite High-Street-inspired pieces!
It’s the Freaking Weekend, Yeah!!! Time to get rid of those boring office wear and show off. I got you covered with some weekend look inspiration, whether you are going to lunch with friends, shopping, drinks and dancing or hanging out poolside.
My favs are boxy tops and co-ords and off course finding just the right swimsuit for my beach debut. Here are some weekend inspiration and just some basic tips for buying your swimsuit.
Boxy tops are so versatile, you can pair them with basically everything. Styled with shorts for a fun look. Keep them cropped when wearing them with high-waisted shorts and if shorts are not your thing try a skinny jeans, it will do wonders for your legs as it will elongate your legs, making them look longer. I especially like this printed one from Romwe, its playful and will look great with a mini skirt, shorts or skinny jeans.
Dots are all the rage so have fun in this dotted shorts form Romwe, they will even look great with a pair of heels for a night of fun.
Co-ords are just great, they make dressing so much easier and work well for day or night. Pair them with heels or wedges for a more dressed up look or flat/sandals for a more casual day look.
When it comes to swimsuits, make sure to choose one that shows of your best bits and hides the not so best bits. The key is to find a swimsuit that balances your proportions, so know your body shape before shopping for your swimsuit.
The Pear Shape
You are curvy at the hips and thighs and smaller on the top. Go for a bottom that falls just below the largest part of the upper leg and for the top go for a plunging neckline that draws the eyes to your top part and away from the bottom.
Go for underwired or moulded cups and stay clear of embellishments because you want the eye away from your bust. Avoid ruffles or embellishments as this will just draw attention to your large bust.
Go for embellished or detailed tops to create an illusion of a larger bust
You carry more weight around your midsection, so you want to conceal your tummy area. Choose high-waisted or tankini styles to conceal your tummy.
You want to highlight your curves but still gives enough support. You want to stay away from monokinis or string bikinis with thicker ties, as this will just accentuate your widest, hips area.
An asymmetrical swim suits will draw the eye towards your neckline and in turn highlighting the line from your neck to your collarbone. Also try to colour block, one colour for your top and another for your bottom, this will highlight your shape.
It is important to know your shape, even for everyday shopping. But in the case of swimwear it is just a little bit more important, because you are so much more exposed and you want to look and show off your best bits.
My philosophy, weekends are for having fun. Let your hair loose, and hide that boring week wear in the back of your closet. Choose a look that will suit your personality and have fun with it and remember keep smiling because a killer smile is always in fashion.