Wednesday, 14 December 2016 13:52

Get Festive With Red

Get festive with red this Christmas Season

With Christmas, just a few sleeps away, it is time to, really get into the joyful spirit with the colour of the festive season Red. So, let’s go bright and bold and spread some holiday cheer.

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Feel sassy, confident and just a little naughty in this Bardot style figure-hugging pencil LRD

When slipping into a LRD keep the rest of your look neutral with modest gold and or complementing black-and-white pieces in simple silhouettes to keep it understated but classy.

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For just a touch of red, add a red necklace, like the red Martha rubber coated ridge necklace from Oliver Bonas. To make it pop wear it with something blue, like a polo neck jumper, like the Serena polo neck jumper from Oliver Bonas. Just a side note; when mixing bold colours together, keep the lines simple to add to the elegance.

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Kick up a storm in the office with a pair of red wide leg trousers, love this cut and style from Topshop, well-tailored and waist cinching all those wonderful things to make you look just as attractive as a really good bottle of red wine.

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A well-fitted double breasted blazer adds a certain panache to any day or night look giving off an air of confidence. Literally saying, “I am in control of this Baby!!

Pair that blazer with a pencil skirt and a pair of timeless fiery stiletto’s, like these wrap-around red ones from Very and you will have them all staring for days.

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It might be cold outside but you will be so hot in a sexy lacey halter neck bra and briefs from Coco De Mar at House of Fraser.

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Bring the festive cheer on your next big night out in this red lace-up satin maxi dress from Pretty Little Thing, definitely my choice for a OMG LRD

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Keep it festively retro in this red leather jacket from Topshop, perfect for a casual date when you need to bring the heat.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 18:38

Ways to Liven up Your Outfit

Spending a lot of time trying on new outfits can often be quite a tedious and time-consuming process.

Published in Trends
Sunday, 27 November 2016 17:57

Winter's Line & Dot

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'...classy yet eclectic silhouettes that encourage women to express their individuality...' www.thelineanddot.com. This is the very reason why Line and Dot have successfully been able to attract above-the-highstreet trendsetters. For a Sunny-California-based brand, they also manage to design some stylish coats for us Winter folk! Enjoy my favourite pieces!

(From top to left)

- Blanche Eco Fur Jacket; faux fur jacket with whiskey colour block
- Dalida Moto Sweater Jacket; black ribbed knit with vegan leather Moto jacket
- Wren Maxi Coat; wool and acrylic with polyester lining

What are your thoughts on Line and Dot's collections?

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 11:19

How To make The most Of Your Turtleneck This Season

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The turtleneck is quickly becoming this season’s most valuable player and pairing it with your favourite dress is sure to make you a fashion VIP.

Now why a turtleneck; well for a few good reasons: 1) You can forget your scarf at home and not worry about your neck being cold; 2) it is a nifty base layer as it can be dressed up or down depending on your mood of the day; and 3 the bonus reason, it works well with every neckline from a deep plunging V to crew neckline.

Here is just some of my favourite looks on how you can rock a turtleneck knit with just about any dress in your wardrobe.


Roll Neck Turtleneck And The Slip Dress

Keep it boudoir silky with a smooth pink roll neck turtleneck and an alluring striped waist trimming lace-trimmed slip dress. Add to it a pair of sexy gold ankle boots and a classy clutch and you have a raunchy but edgy #ootd.

Silky boudior

Turtleneck & dress @ www.riverisland.com, Embroidered clutch & Gold ankle boots @ www.dunelondon.com

Stripped cropped turtleneck and sleeveless button-down denim dress

Stripes and denim will take you back to those crazy hot summer days. So, wear this look on a cold day for a summery #lookoftheday.

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Stripe cropped turtleneck @ www.newlook.com , Denim dress @ www.matalan.co.uk, Handbag @ www.next.com, Peep toe ankle boot @ www.dunelondon.com 

Grey On Grey

Hit a monochromatic note with this grey metallic spaghetti strap mini velvet dress and grey roll neck jumper and a pair of classic block heel bronze loafers.

Grey Monochrome

Velvet dress @ www.riverisland.com , Roll neck turtleneck @ www.marksandspencers.com, Bronze block heel loafer and Patched handbag @ www.dunelondon.com

Denim Pinafore And Yellow Roll Neck

Have some colourful fun in this blue washed embroidered denim pinafore dress and yellow roll neck jumper for a relaxed day look. Add a pair of ankle boots and black tights and you are set for whatever the day brings.

Pinifore denim

Denim Pinafore @ www.glamorous.com, Yellow turtleneck @ www.marksandspencers.com , Navy Ankle boots @ www.dunelondon.com, Leather handbag @ www.accessorize.com

Wrap Around

You can never go wrong with a wrap dress. Pack on texture and double up on your knits with this wool wrap dress paired with a black turtleneck bodysuit. Finish of the look with a pair of studded black ankle boots and this chic Pony skin fold over leather clutch for added texture.

Double knit

Bailey wool wrap around dress @ www.oliverbonas.com, Bodysuit turtleneck @ www.markandspencers.com, Studded ankle boots @ www.dunelondon.com and clutch @ River Island@ www.littlewoodsireland.ie

Published in Blog
Monday, 07 November 2016 14:40

Genevieve Sweeney SS17 Lookbook

Genevieve Sweeney is a premium British knitwear designer, who has combined her passion for knitting and design flair; bringing an exciting and unique collaboration of contemporary silhouettes and luxurious yarns.

Published in Trends
Monday, 31 October 2016 20:25

Leicester Fashion Week – Best Of Streetwear

Leicester Fashion Week enticed its participants with a vibrant medley of textures, colours, fabrics and styles, ranging from couture to sportswear, but it was definitely the range of emerging urbanwear labels that have taken the catwalk by storm.

Published in News
Thursday, 13 October 2016 22:00

How to Style Your Clothes and Bring It to Life

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered how your style became so plain and lifeless? We’ve all watched celebrities and became puzzled with their everyday polished looks that always seem to be on the point and head-turning.

When it comes to making excellent fashion choices, celebrities are usually guided by styling experts.

However, this doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a boring look that makes you blend into the crowd: you don’t need a personal stylist, just a bit of insight on how to make your outfit more eye-catching. Here’s how you can do that.

Rediscover The Clothes You Already Have

Let’s face it: you don’t even know what’s going on inside your closet. Many women have overcrowded wardrobes while they actually wear about 20% of what they own. We tend to wear certain items frequently while we completely ignore or forget other fabulous pieces misplaced in the back of the closet.

Make a selection and donate all the pieces that don’t fit you. Make space for new basic pieces that will function as a solid base for combining many different looks.

Essential Pieces To Look For

There are many celebrities that mastered the art of the minimalistic look and there are some great lessons hidden behind it. If you take a minute to study it, you could clearly see how important it is to have essential basic pieces that can be incorporated into different types of looks. This includes a LBD, a jacket, business pants, a pair of jeans, and a couple of blouses and shirts.

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In addition to these, it’s good to have at least one full-length dress: maxi dresses always give you a dash of sophistication and elegance, no matter if they’re paired with heels or flats. With street style pushing the limits of fashion even further, a simple slip-on dress could be both a part of the formal look and a casual one: pair it with flats and a leather backpack, style a messy bun and add oversized Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses – and you’ll end up with a sexy-casual look.

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Wear a pair of heels and a clutch purse, style your hair in Old Hollywood waves and you’ll become the queen of glamour.

Be Creative And Reinvent

You know the saying: it’s not what you wear – it’s how you wear it. Let’s say you own an oversized boyfriend shirt. You can style it in many different ways: tuck it in your business pants for an office-appropriate look and add a thin belt. Roll up the cuffs and add a bracelet or a nice watch. With leggings, your shirt gets transformed into a casual dress: wear a belt to enhance your waistline and unbutton a couple of buttons for a sexy vibe. Pair it with ankle boots and you’re done!

For a more feminine look, pair the shirt with an A-line skirt: roll up the sleeves to your elbows, add a string necklace – and voila!

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Fashion has evolved, which means every piece you own can become a part of a differently styled outfit. Defining your personal style is a fun journey and you should be creative and playful while figuring out how to express your personality through your looks.

Upgrade Your Look With Accessories

Accessories have a transformative power and can bring your outfit from plain to eye-catching smart casual or even add a bit of formal to it. Choosing the right kind of jewelry is a great starting point, but think beyond just that: scarves, barrettes, belts, watches, even glasses can all help in bringing your outfit to life.

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Pick subtle thin necklaces for a sophisticated look, or opt for heavy-detailed oversized ones to make a statement when you’re wearing a duo-chromatic outfit or an all-black combo. This type of jewelry will break the dullness of your look while providing you with just the right amount of chic.

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With these simple steps, you can give your clothes a much-needed fashion CPR! The trick lies in combining the right pieces together while minding the materials and colors, as well as incorporating the right kind of accessories.

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and DIY projects. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is style editor at High Style Life.

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Published in Blog
Monday, 26 September 2016 13:29

Sexy Wearable AW boots

Sexy daring functional and OH SO fashionable A2FW 16 Knee High Boots

Boots are going long, this season!! From inspired, leg-lengthening styles finishing just an inch below the knees with mid-to-low heel height. Knee long boots are definitely worth the splurge and that coveted
spot in your autumn-winter wardrobe.

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Breathe life into your winter outfits with these black lace up over the knee babies from Dune, pair it with a mini skirt or floating dress for a dramatic and daring look.

Sexy is never sensible, that is why these two pairs will definitely be in high demand this autumn winter season, tight to the leg and finishing an inch below the knees with a stiletto heel.

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Grey Suede High Heel Knee High Boots @ New Look

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Black Suede Knee High Lace Up Stiletto Heel Boot @ New Look

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Flat Heel Tan Suede Knee High Boots @ Primark

When it is comfort you after then, I suggest a comfy block or flat heel for all day running around.

Keep it fresh with modern heel shapes like these faded transparent block heel from New Look

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As far as functionality and comfort a low block heel is your best option like these beauties from Dune London

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This season your choices are endless with so many different shades, patterns, fabrics and even toe and heel shapes to choose from.

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Brown Suede Block Heel @ River Island

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Black Leather @ Office

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Taupe Lace Up @ Wallis

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Pink Suede Knee High Boot @ River Island

Style our fav pair with styling with jeans and a slouchy cashmere sweater or a cute A-line skirt for that 60’s vibe. For a classier look layer your boots under a printed skirt and a blouse for the work day.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 22 September 2016 18:41

London Fashion Week: Trends for SS17

While we may be packing away our shorts and summer dresses for another year, fashion is looking forward to SS17.

Published in News
Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:53

7 Beauty Looks You'll Be Wearing This Autumn

How quickly summer flies! Don’t forget that as the season changes to a chillier, colder environment, it’s time to take stock of your skincare products and cosmetics.

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