Wednesday, 22 August 2018 17:34

Men’s Travel Outfit Essentials

Whether you’re jetting off to a luxury, sun-soaked Caribbean island, an adventure-packed city break or a business trip, it is always wise to invest in a stylish yet comfortable outfit to travel in. Celebrities seem to have mastered the art of dressing for hours of travel whilst still looking like they stepped off the latest casual wear catwalk. From luxe bomber jackets to limited edition trainers, men’s athleisure clothing has taken off in recent years and has become a vital part of the modern man’s wardrobe. The growth in this movement has seen streetwear and gym wear weave itself into fashion shows and become centerpieces for fashionable outfits for everyday wear, travel or even a night out.

A top tip for creating a stylish travel get-up is to choose garments that you can layer, not only is this tactic very on-trend but it means that you can add another layer if the aeroplane air con gets too cold or remove layers when you reach your final destination, depending on how hot it is.

Tapered Sweatpants

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Many years ago, sweatpants were usually associated with baggy, unflattering, marl grey jogging bottoms which you would only see on the likes of construction workers in an attempt to stay warm and keep their movement unrestricted or whose wear was strictly restricted to a Sunday evening in winter. However, in this modern day, a slim sweatpant can form the basis of a stylish travel outfit. Tapered sweatpants boast an extended cuff bottom around the ankle to give them a better, more flattering fit. Team with high-tops for an effortless, trendy look.

Twin Set

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The women’s co-ord has seen a rise in popularity over the last couple of years and now it’s time for the men’s twin set to burst onto the scene. A wardrobe staple for summer and autumn, the comfortable loungewear sets make easy work of looking effortlessly stylish whilst being practical and cozy, ideal for relaxing in on a long journey.

Denim Jacket

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As mentioned above, it is always wise to layer garments for travel so you can add or remove as appropriate and achieve an effortlessly stylish look. A classic example being to wear a plain crew neck t-shirt, a shirt worn open and trendy bomber jacket to finish off the outfit. But the timeless denim jacket can work just as well and is a versatile, easy addition to a travel outfit that provides an outer layer which strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style.

A Loose Tee

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There is nothing worse than feeling uncomfortable on stuffy train journey or a long flight. For travel, it is always wise to choose a tee that is light and breathable. Stick to a neutral colour palette such as white, black or grey with a relaxed fit for added comfort.

Trendy Holdall

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We all know that travel means having to be responsible for a lot of important documents, such as our passport, boarding passes or money. Therefore, it is essential to carry a holdall or backpack to store all of your essentials. Always ensure that your bag is small enough to be able to be taken on an aeroplane as hand luggage but big enough if you decide to treat yourself in the duty free. Opt for a statement piece that will tie your outfit together. Leather holdalls in a bold colour block work well and will always act as a stylish accessory to pull your travel outfit together and complete your look.

Written by James Flynn

Published in FF Loves
Thursday, 28 June 2018 22:26

Summer styles: what will you be wearing?

Dress to impress this summer — because let’s face it, you’re going to be tagged in every picture on Facebook and you don’t want to be dressed down.

Published in Trends

how to make the most of your turtleneck this winter season

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 Lizelle Joseph

The Isossy Children vision is to create contemporary culturally infused childrens clothes collections that continue to be a 'breath of fresh air' for consumers across the world.

Published in News
Saturday, 25 June 2016 08:10

Style Tips for Festivals - Glastonbury

The festival season is in full swing now that the Glastonbury is here with us.

Published in Styling Tips
Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:10

What To Wear To A Hen/Bachelorette Party

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Wedding season brings with it Hen/bachelorette parties, marking the end of the single-life for the bride-to-be. A day to celebrate her last hoorah in style. So defiantly one of those parties that you want to look your best.

So depending on the weather and the location here is some ideas on what to wear.

Brunching into Lunch

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Jumpsuit @ Oky Coky, Wedges @ Moda In Pelle, Tapestry Pouch @ East, Bracelet @ Accessorize

Brunch is an ideal weekend bachelorette party activity for this a jumpsuit is the ideal easy-going style. As it is both chic and dressy for you to brunch right into lunch. Pair it with simple accessories for an effortless look.

Lunch in the sun

Jumpsuit @ Simply Be, Hat @ The Joy Store, Neckerchief @ New Look, Wedges @ Simply Be, Clutch @ New Look

A dress affair

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Dress @ Very, Shoes @ Debenhams, Bag @ Accessorize, Earrings @ New Look

Afternoon Tea with yummy cakes and champagne calls for a Dress-affair. So whether you like it dainty, lacey or full-on prints a sundress is total sophistication.

Fancy tea party

Dress@ Very, Shoes @ Littlewoods-Ireland, Bag @ New Look, Necklace @ Oliver Bonas

Sexy Retro boozy cocktail Nights

Chic black and white

Skirt @ Very, Shoes @ Debenhams, Top @ Lipsy, Bag @ Very, Chocker @ New Look

For boozy cocktails and dancing you want to go for something a bit sexier. Opt for pieces with cutout details or sheer panels or playful ditsy prints for a more retro-sexy vibe. Keep it simple chic and sophisticated.

Switch it up with either a Midi skirt for a bit of girly glam or a Trousers for a sleek look.

Retro

Trousers @ Oky Coky, Top @ New Look, Shoes @ Office, Clutch @ Very, Earrings @ Oliver Bonas

Published in Lizelle Joseph
Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:37

6 Chic Outfits For Your Summer Holiday

6 Chic Outfits for your Summer holiday

The dreary grey and damp days are fast becoming a thing of the past never to be thought of again, well at least not during the 3 months of glorious sunny summer days. With those sunny days comes summer parties, barbeques and lounging evenings of wine and laughter. So to be sure that you are ready for all your social engagements here are a few killer outfits for any occasion to get you through the summer social season.

For a mid-morning brunch date with the girls, you just want to get up and go, so slip into a Maxi dress, Green floral print tie waist wrap front maxi dress, wavy beach hair, slip on mules and your handbag. No hassle no fuss, because you do not want anything to come between you and your mid-morning Prosecco.

Summer party outfit fashions finest

Maxi dress @ www.newlook.com,shoes @ www.newlook.com, bag @ www.riverisland.com

Just because it is a backyard BBQ it does not mean that you cannot look good. So Ditch the cut-off denims and go for an African inspired look, with sunset and sand-dune colors. Slip into this Orange embroidered trim tie front slip dress pairing it with these jewel embellished animal print sandals.

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Hair Band @ www.uk.accessorize.com, sunglasses @ dress and sandals @ www.newlook.com, bag @ www.primark.com 

Date night calls for something romantic with a touch of sexy. With just the right appeal, the white split front floral print pencil skirt with a white lace camisole and red strappy heels.

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White cami @ www.phase-eight.com , shoes @ www.littlewoodsireland.ie, clutch bag @ www.dunelondon.com, Pencil skirt @ www.newlook.com 

Lounging next to a pool calls for something chic and cool like the orange lace Bardot top and white lace shorts.

Outfit for summer parties fashions finest

Hat & sunglasses @ www.primark.com shoes & tote bag www.newlook.com, Bardot top & shorts @ www.newlook.com 

Soak up the sun in this a fuss-free look, a swimsuit is the perfect starting point, and tropical playsuit to go from sea and sand to your favorite lunch spot, paired with lace-up pom-pom sandals, sun hat, sleek sunnies and hold all tote for all your essentials.

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Bag, hat & sunglasses @ www.primark.com, sandals @ www.newlook.com, bikini @ www.next.co.uk, playsuit @ www.newlook.com 

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A laid-back look with a bohemian flair perfect for a night of cocktails at the beach bar

Sunglasses @ www.primark.com, kaftan dress @ www.primark.com, wedge sandals & bag www.newlook.com 

For some more Sexy Outfit inspirations read on Bringing Sexy Back & for an update on your Festival Hair accessories- Ditch the flower crown

Published in Lizelle Joseph
Monday, 25 April 2016 19:28

4 Tips to Look Fashionable in Low Budget

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Most people have a desire to wear clothes that are latest and fashionable. But it seems that keeping up with latest fashion without having lots of money in your pocket is really difficult these days. This is because designer label items of clothing and clothes inspired by celebrity clothing are certainly very expensive and out of reach of the common man. However, there are many ways to look fashionable and trendy without breaking the bank or burning a hole in your wallet.

Focus upon classic, timeless items of clothing

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If you try to catch up with the latest fashion and buy clothes accordingly, you will find that half of the garments in your wardrobe are such that you have no interest in wearing them. Fashion trends keep on changing and new and stylish clothes start to look outdated pretty quickly. But there are clothing items that remain timeless and classic such as black trouser, little black dress, white skirt, and so on. You can always look fashionable with the help of these classic items of clothing without spending a lot of money.

Buy more with less

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There is nothing to worry if you do not have enough money to buy a designer dress for a party next week. Just take out your old party dress and get it ready for the event. Now buy new accessories to wear and carry during the function. Believe me, most people become engrossed with your handbag and the bracelet that you have worn instead of gazing at your dress. These bold and bright accessories give an altogether new look to your old dress and you become a star of the evening.

Keep an eye on sales

It goes without saying that like early bird that catches the worm, you can lay your hands on beautiful and fashionable dresses if you are aware of the end of season and clearance sales being organized by stores in your area. Also subscribe to receive news about discount sales on online stores to make the most of these opportunities.

Be Street Smart

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You can look fashionable and trendy in very little money by buying items of clothing from vendors on fashion streets of your city. Believe me, you can beat all your friends wearing designer labels if you buy stylish clothes from street fashion and know how to accessorize to look very glamorous.

Last but not the least, pay attention to your beauty and hair care to dazzle others in cheap clothes and accessories.

Published in FF Loves

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No matter you’re a teenager or someone in 20s, first date is always a big deal for all of us. Yes, you are confident, clever and charismatic enough to charm your partner at your first date but this does not mean that you should not plan out for your first date.

Just imagine if you’re learning to drive first time and you hit it to a pole, will you have the same confidence to learn driving the next time. No, you don’t. Your confidence might not be shaken but it did hit you somewhere. Similarly, your first date is not something you can ruin just like that. Here are the 3 most important styling tips for your first date so that you don’t mess it up:

1. Be Casual

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You may not believe in “First impression is your last impression” but this does not mean that your partner also does not believe in it. Primary advice for you here is to wear something that really fits the occasion. For instance, if you’re just here for a coffee, a casual dress with a comfy and cozy sweater and ankle boots will be enough to charm him.

2. Be Gorgeous and Sexy at the Same Time

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If you know your first boyfriend through some online forum and you may know what his likes and dislikes about a woman’s dressing, you can use these tiny details at your first date with him. However, first date does not really mean that you’re going to have sex with him right away. So you need to look gorgeous and sexy at the same time. So it will be great if you wear a cool and elegant top with a cute and somewhat striking and attractive skirt to charm your man.

3. Formal and Dazzling Outlook

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In case, you’re meeting your man for an after-work drink, it’s important for you to wear somewhat a formal dress to mark your presence. You cannot simply go into your casual trousers in this case. In order to get the perfect attire for your first date, you can wear skinny jeans along with a stunning blazer and high neck blouse.

Published in FF Loves
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 17:28

Cool Monochrome

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So we are officially in Spring, although the weather is not playing along yet, we can look forward to, hopefully, some great summer weather. But while we are not there yet, and we are still working on our bikini bodies. HELLO!! Monochrome, one of the best styling tricks to hide those pesky areas that you are conscious of, while at the same time adding inches and making you appear leaner.

Monochrome is often associated with black or white but there are more colors that you can wear to create that elegant monochrome look. Here are my favorite 6 colors, that if chosen in the shade that compliments your skin tone, will carry you through spring and summer for all those cool monochrome looks.

Denim Blue

Cool and tranquil the perfect color for your casual street style, as we all have a denim jacket, cutoff shorts, jeans, chambray shirts, and button-down skirts in our closets.

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Light Blue / Indigo Playsuit @ www.laredoute.co.uk

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Denim Blue @ www.eu.riverisland.com

Pink for a feminine, romantic and flirty monochromatic look.

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Pink @ www.eu.riverisland.com

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Green is great if you want to refresh your look. And as we are seeing a lot of the khaki safari trend this season. Pulling of the green monochrome look will be a breeze. Choose hues of green like khaki, hunter green, olive green, and forest green for a fresh chic look.

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White, the classic summer color. Although most women find it challenging to wear because the all-white shade, as it is not very flaw flattering. The trick is to pick the right fabric and to make sure that it fits your silhouette and that the design flatters your shape. So if you do have a muffin top, pair a structured vest with a dress, as the lapels of outerwear slims down your shape and defines your waist.

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Grey, not always a summer color, but definitely a good choice for a slimming monochromatic look. Just be sure that the color does not drown you out so add splashes of complementing color like blueberry blue, red or fuchsia.

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Nude, depending on your skin tone this is a very flattering monochrome look. But like grey it can drown you, so make sure that you pick a shade that is in contrast with your skin tone.

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