If you sneak a peek onto the catwalks of the latest fashion shows, and peruse though the wardrobes of some of our beloved Insta stars, you’ll easily find at least several style items that traveled in time from the infamous ‘90s. They are youthful, daring, rebellious and glam, and they are sure as hell here to stay!
Looking for something old and something new? For fashionistas among you who crave to add a retro touch to their collection, the following pieces and trends are your most likely candidates for a modern look inspired by the timeless touch of this vivid decade!
Chokers With A Classy Twist
Whatever stirred up the style waters in the past decades did not manage to root out the one and only, the lovely, endlessly sexy and slightly intimidating – the choker. However, unlike the original version that was predominantly intended for the very rock ‘n’ roll Avril Lavigne fan, mixed with a black eyeliner, now we’re looking at collections of immense beauty suitable even for an evening look.
Take, for instance, Oscar La Renta and his fall collection of incredibly beautiful evening pieces combining black, red, lime outfits and glam makeup, with the perfect finishing touch of a sparkly choker. But you can still embellish your jewellery box with the good old black, simple and velvety choker of your choice.
The Immortal Platform Shoe
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Among so many ballet flats and high heels, the platform shoe has been slightly forgotten until this very year. The sheer volume of varieties will dazzle and make you dizzy, as they come in colours of every spectrum, and materials your feet can only dream of.
Balmain’s purple daze of animal-print or the evenly-distributed high soles of glitzy gold and flashy silver are just some examples of this shoe’s revival. There are also the pinup-inspired Dolce & Gabbana polka dots and snazzy reds, while the delicate bohemia remains dominant in Max Mara’s ethnic browns and florals.
Simple And Sleek With Satin
It looks and feels like lingerie, yet it contains all the high-style glory of the evening gown, worn effortlessly with that “what do I care” attitude to either a dinner party, or just your all-night-long rave paired with an oversized denim jacket.
Look up to Kate Moss to tackle her ever-so-spotless slip on satin look, and you’ll be able to pull anything off after you manage to handle that one. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity – it speaks volumes of Kate’s innovative, daring spirit, and so it will of yours.
When in doubt, go goth
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Once upon a time, it was the alternative style of the loudest of rebels, and Amy Lee fans world-wide. Now it has become a powerful echo, a beautiful ghost that haunts even the pickiest of designers (think Miuccia Prada) of the fashion universe to become the staple of street looks everywhere.
Goth has once again made its presence known in every bit of beauty there is – from the choker, to the satin dress. But one piece is still the quintessence of all things goth, one item to rule them all. It’s the enchanting gothic corset with its lilacs, blacks and cobweb patterns that will breathe life into your ‘90s collection no matter the occasion.
Keep It Short With Crop Tops
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Show some skin with the comfy crop tops, designed for you to enjoy the summer breeze and break the spell of the seemingly conservative high-waisted jeans. The beauty of crop tops is in their endless versatility and simplicity.
You can pair them with your boho skirt, wear the off-shoulder, embellish them with quotes and neon shades, or simply mix them with your favourite pair of fancy pants. Alexander Wang played with the trend by adding an edgy cropped shirt element to his feminine combos with miniskirts and a minimal make-up free look.
Written by Mia Taylor a fashion and beauty enthusiast.
Looking good does not have to only come from your complexion or skin color as you also need to invest in proper clothing to attain that stylish and classy look as well.
Welcome to J D’Cruz, a new exciting Oxfordshire based brand producing individually designed and printed leather handbags, all made from hand selected sustainable leathers that have been hand-printed and crafted in Britain. Such innovative and exciting designs are a result of clear passion, enthusiasm and bags of experimentation.
This September J D’Cruz will be showing at London Fashion Week. AW17 sees J D’Cruz launch their debut collection with a range of landscape totes, rucksacks, slouch bags, satchels and different size clutch and coin bags. The inspiration for this collection is inspired by the authentic outdoors and prints were mainly motivated by architecture. The colours are bursting with bright accent personalities that brighten up any outfit alongside more muted tones. The brand is so confident it offers fantastic aftercare.
The bags are hand-made and created in the designer’s studio. No two pieces are the same adding to that personal feel to the brand. Jasmine the designer behind the brand who previously worked for Jimmy Choo won the Cherwell Best New Business Award 2016 and showed previous collections at Royal Windsor Horse Show, The Country Living Spring Fair 2016 and London Fashion Week in 2015, the response was very positive and successful.
J D’Cruz has also been worn this year by Perrie Edwards from Little Mix, Invader Girl and been voted one of the best rucksacks by InStyle magazine. The brand was also seen at Top Drawer, Pure London and The Clothes Show Live. Jasmine was also selected and exhibited at the New Designers Show in Islington; she is very selective of the leathers used in each design, which is part of making them so unique and special. This is a quintensisally British brand that produces everything in this country, using traditional textile processes such as screen printing rather than using a digital format. Most of the handbags remain unlined if possible to keep that handcrafted and loved touch. J D’Cruz bags get better with age, as the bag ages the leather softens and gains more beauty.
The fashion world is undeniably biased and monopolised by the bigger brands and whenever you need a new pair of jeans or shoes, it’s easy to just pop into your nearest Topshop or H&M.
The essence of Koyawo's design is bold, innovative, edgy but modern and cool.
All of their collections are luxury handmade, timeless style at its heart and designed for stylish women and their garments are suitable for all occasions and a perfect addition to the modern's woman's wardrobe.
Kim Tiziana Rottmüller is 23 years old and born in Germany. After she attended an excellent education at a German boarding school she moved abroad to Italy in 2014 - to Florence - to study Fashion Design at Polimoda. Next year she’s going to graduate after a 4-year bachelor program.
The characteristic of her Design: provocation through a feminine but also playful way combined with flashy and powerful textiles, which stress and complete the main idea of the concept that also provocation is beautiful too, as well as the discovery of oneself through her design.
In addition, the design is conceptual and authentic as she pays a lot of attention that everything is connected in a coherent way., supported with a surrealistic impact.
She visited several art exhibitions all around Europe e.g in London, Paris and Berlin, but also international such as Miami and New York, which are an inspirational help for her design.
She had the change to have her voice heard amongst a small selection of other designers in a video for Conde nast mindful luxury 2017 which was an opportunity offered by NJAL.
After her first year in 2015 one of her pieces was showcased in Palazzo Pitti for a Gala. Furthermore, since she has been in living in Florence she has helped backstage at PITTI UOMO for renowned brands.
Okay ladies so you might have blown through your paycheck already , shopping for all the latest “must haves” and right now you are working our how you are going to get through the new month until payday.
And seeing that we are starting the new month soon, I have put together a Wish List of my top shoe picks that needs to be on your shopping list for pay day.
You will need these for that Swanky Day Time Affair, be it a #fashionable interview, where you want to get noticed or one of those boring events where you want to just show-off. So take your pick from any of my favourites and add it to shopping cart.
Love, Love the sexy Dalmation V-cut heels from Dune London it is classy and stylish all in one and makes for a great attention grabber. Make a splash in the prism shaped heels, from Primark and they are popping pink no less. Can someone say LOOK AT ME !!
Paving the pavement is hard work and your feet needs to be comfortable while doing it and nothing says comfort like a cool pair of loafers. And yes they are pink suede, so you will step in luxury and comfort. Luckily if pink is not your thing they come in blue, blush, gold, rose gold, white, pewter, silver and multi-coloured. Available at Dune London. Take it to the wild west baby, with these western styled ankle booties, from Office, and they are super cute with embroider flowers. You will be hitting the pavement in style.
Heels are made for Night time fun and frolics and your feet will adore these powder blue suede babies, so cute with the knot detail they are simply loveable. Available at Very. There is just something about studs that says, I am a hardcore, sexy chick and you can be that chick and even more in these Black studded shoe booties from Very.
So whatever you fancy and whatever the occasion whether daytime or night time be sure to add at least one pair of these delightful, marvellous pairs of shoes to your next pay day shopping wish list. Because you know what they say, your shoes can make or break your outfit. #shoefanatic
Nothing invigorates me more then a clear blue sky, that first peak in the morning at that blue sky puts a smile on my face. Because I know that it brings with it the promise of a magnificent day full of adventure, new possibilities and endless fun and pleasure. Blue in all its glorious shades are the perfect pick-me-up colour to re-energise your wardrobe.
The lighter shade, Niagra Denim blue rocks you gently into a sweet state of relaxation. This soft blue shade, is versatile and a comfortable colour to wear whether it is for daytime fun or office wear, as it a can be easily matched with either bold, pastel or muted colours.
Chambray Dress with Short Ruffled Sleeves @ La Redoute
Strappy Double Layer Dress @ Oliver Bonas
Blue Lace Shift Dress @ Dorothy Perkins
The darker more richer Lapis Blue is a much more stronger and confident shade. It is gorgeous in its depth of colour. Perfect for something a bit more formal like special occasion evening wear.
Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress @ Simply Be
The last shade of blue will transport you to your own Island Paradise, Aqua Blue. This shade is exhilarating with is green undertone. A beautiful colour on its own but it comes alive when paired with white or even a deep see green for a sophisticated look or with orange for a more playful look.
Frill Trim Wrap Front Dress @ New Look
Tie Dye Skirt @ East
Do stock up on your favourite shade of Blue it will perk you up on those not so clear blue sky days. Whether it is new dress, a pair of shoes or accessories. Big or small just as long as it is something Blue to transport you to a happy place.
It is true that fashion designers will release their latest collection at least an entire season ahead of when the same items will be sold in major department stores around the world.
Eva Fydrych wearing Bôhten sunglasses (Cefalu, Italy)
Sunglasses, an essential summer accessory, are an important element of a trendy outfit. This season, the bigger and brighter, the better!
Founded in 2012, Bôhten manufactures and designs eco luxury glasses made from reclaimed material sourced from West Africa. All frames are super light and go well with various outfits. Perfect for travelling!
Bohten sunglasses (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)
Be it skinny, boyfriend, flared or cropped, ripped jeans is one denim trend that is still going strong.
Whether you pair it with a floaty blouse and sneakers for a daytime look, or a silky camisole and killer heels for a night out in town, ripped jeans add a definite edge to your outfit.
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This is arguably one of the most versatile piece of clothing you can bring. A slip dress can be worn various ways. Throw it on and pair with comfy sandals for a day of sightseeing, with a sweater for a lovely dinner, or even over your swimsuit for some cover up for an evening stroll on the beach.
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While the floral print trend has been in full bloom for as long as we can remember, it is still one of the best ways to freshen up your wardrobe and get ready for the summer season. Fabulous florals combined with simple, minimalist accessories, will never go out of style.
If you are looking for a more edgy look, try mixing florals with other prints and adding bold accessories such as statement jewellery or oversized sunglasses.
Duro Olowu Spring/Summer 2017 (Photo courtesy of the designer)
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