Nothing says casual-chic like a pair of flared jeans, so goodbye to skinny jeans. This 70’s flashback is all about a casual retro trend.
Flare denims available @ Miss Selfridge, Coat @Miss Selfridge, shoe @Miss Selfridge, bag @Dorothy Perkins
Wear a heel with your flares:
The flare shape elongates your legs and a heel will take that illusion one step further. As well as minimize the risk of a bunched up hem.
Flare denims available @ Miss Selfridge, Jacket New Look, Shoe@ Dune, bag@ Dune and Cami @Very
A perfect hem:
With flares it is all about the hem. Go for a pair with a slightly longer length than the rest of the trousers in your wardrobe.
Flare denims available @ Miss Selfridge, Blouse @ Very, Cape @ Laredoute, shoes @ Very, clutch @ Primark
Opt for a high- waisted silhouette:
This is the most flattering fit, because any trousers that sits higher on the hips will enhance the leg-lengthening affect and give you a curvy silhouette. Add a belt for a more defined waist.
We all love making lists. Whether it’s the weekly food shop or things to do on your day off - there is something very organised and efficient about setting yourself a good tick list. Well, fashion site Lyst, does exactly that, creating your own personal shopping experience.
The exciting website, www.lyst.co.uk allows you to shop for the latest trends from a variety of brands and stores, including everything from luxury designers Fendi and Stella McCartney to high street retailers Zara and Vans, and then create your own Lyst of items you’re lusting over. Browse through beautiful pieces from Rag & Bone, Michael Kors, Converse and Asos to name just a few, and add them to your own personalised ‘lysts,’ which are helpfully organised into different sections such as ‘wish list wardrobe,’ ‘gifts for me,’ and ‘gift lyst.’ Essentially, Lyst is a more ordered way to shop online, without any hassle.
As Christmas approaches, why not create your own Lyst on all things festive and fun for your winter wardrobe or how about the lovely, tan leather boots that are such a big thing this autumn. Group your favourite styles together and create whole looks by adding clothing, shoes, accessories and jewellery to find your perfect wish Lyst pieces in a variety of sizes and colours.
One of the biggest trends for autumn/winter 2015 is the ‘Ghillie’. You might not have heard of it, but you have definitely seen it before and you might possibly own a pair already. The ghillie is a type of shoe which laces up at the front, with no tongue originating from Scottish country dancing. Everyone from the Duke of Windsor, who was often seen sporting a pair of ghillies with argyle socks in the 1920’s to Naomi Campbell, who infamously wore purple wedge ghillies on the Vivienne Westwood catwalk where she took a tumble in 1993, have been seen wearing them. And on Lyst, you too can jump onto the band wagon and put a fashionable foot forward yourself, with current designers Isabel Marant and Aquazzura offering up some great styles.
Other great footwear available on the Lyst website are minimalist sneakers, functional flats, cosy boots and glamorous heels, which once added to your Lyst can be worked with other items you think will go nicely with your current wardrobe. It’s fun, free and very organised so start making your fashion shopping list today with Lyst.
Below are a couple of Lysts we put together on key Autumn fashion pieces and Halloween attire:
Written in collaboration with Lyst.
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!
- Boot leg jeans (Citizens of Humanity)
- Silver brogues (Meandher)
- Black back-pack (Burberry Prorsum)
What are your wardrobe treats this month?
Chanel is one of the few fashion houses that have managed to create garments which have withstood the test of time.
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
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.