New year does not always mean new fashion trends. We are entering a time in fashion where micro-trends are going as fast as they have arrived, but some have lasted well over the past year and are expected to continue into 2022.

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Matching Co-ords Are Here To Stay

Throughout the pandemic, co-ordinates have been a popular fashion choice. During the lockdowns, loungewear co-ords were the way to go to feel comfortable and somewhat put together for the endless Zoom meeting from the kitchen table.

When restrictions eased, we were not ready to leave the cute matching two-piece aesthetic at home. So we changed the hoodie and jogger outfits for a more dressed up look. From matching monochromatic tops and skirts to slick blazers and trousers looks have been the go-to look for many.


Both loungewear and party wear co-ords continue to be a favourite in 2022, while we have this hybrid of working from home and socialising with friends. co-ordinates are now a wardrobe staple for all events and will continue to be for quite some time.

2000s Fashion Resurgence Continues

What goes around comes around, and for 2021 it was y2k fashion. It is common for fashion trends to repeat themselves every 20 years, and the 2000s is no exception. Some 2000s trends have stayed in the past like frosted tips, but many have had a modern-day revival.

Some of the firm favourites include the halter tops, baby tees and chunky trainers. In 2022, it is predicted that some more 2000 trends will be at the forefront of fashion. Controversially, this includes low rise jeans, which have already grown in popularity thanks to supermodels Bella Hadid and is predicted to be a hot choice for upcoming fashion weeks.

Sustainable Fashion At The Forefront

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For many of us, the pandemic made us think more about where our clothes were made – and who really made them. This has changed the way many of us now shop, leading us to more sustainable and ethical shopping brands.

Many of us have also started to create capsule wardrobes, buying high-quality staple items that can be worn again and again.

Companies like THE-CØDED are doing their bit by working directly with clothing manufacturers around the world, ensuring that they receive a fair share of the profits. They also like to highlight their manufacturers and their forward-thinking initiatives for a completely transparent approach to online shopping. Thanks to transparent brands like THE-CØDED, finding information about who made your clothes has never been easier.

Oversized Shirts - A Wardrobe Must Have

Oversized shirts have been a fashion trend for years, and they are not going away anytime soon. Oversized shirts are such a versatile wardrobe piece, with many celebrities, including the Kardashians and Hailey Bieber, opting for the oversized look regularly in their pap shots.

Oversized shirts are a wardrobe staple that works all year round, and similar to 2000s fashion they are predicted to be a large part of runway shows during the upcoming fashion weeks.

Bye-bye Gendered Clothing

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Genderless clothing has been a growing trend on social media, with people wearing what they want regardless of who the clothing is advertised to. Many fashion houses are on board with this, as many runway shows are thought to have both male and female models wearing the same clothing during spring fashion week.

This has already been seen on the high street, with many brands now selling the same clothing in both womenswear and menswear sections – both in stores and online. This includes knitted “grandad” vests, oversized blazers and structured coats.

Overall, 2022 is set to be an interesting year for fashion as consumers are moving away from the constant trend cycle and sticking to wardrobe staples that work for them. We will certainly be thinking more about sustainably made fashion and timeless pieces this year.

What trends will you be getting on board with?

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Tuesday, 11 January 2022 12:35

How To Find The Right Jeans For Your Body

It is essential to know what jeans are best for you to maximise your confidence on a day-to-day basis!
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While jeans are a staple in everyone’s wardrobes, it is sometimes hard to figure out the style, colour and length which may be the best fit for yourself. To work out the right type of jeans, you need to be able to learn and acknowledge your body type first.

Whether you are tall or petite, have an hourglass body or many more, here is your guide to uncover your body shape and what jeans will be the best for you.


Hourglass

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An hourglass body means your top half and bottom half are well proportioned to one another. Your waist will be defined and smaller than the rest of your body. To accentuate those natural curves, you may want to opt for a fitted style of jeans, mainly flares or bootcut. These denim types will give focus to your waist while creating another hourglass appearance on your legs as the bottom of the jeans will widen. Another option for those who do not appeal to that style is slim jeans. Like flare denim, slim jeans will hug the waist, but also the rest of your leg, showcasing your calves as well. As for choosing the colour denim, light or washed denim would increase the appearance of your voluptuous curves.

Flare jeans, recommendations:

Blue mid-rise flared jeans | River Island

Circle

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A circle body, often known as an apple-shaped body, suggests your upper body is fuller than your lower body. A lighter bottom half will centralise the focus to your slim legs. As for the style, mom jeans – which are cuffed at your ankles – will highlight your waist and the bottom of your legs. Another style that will also suit your shape is straight leg jeans. This style will still wrap your figure perfectly; however, a loosened fit will make your legs appear much slimmer.

Mom jeans, recommendations

PrettyLittleThing Vintage Wash Mom Jean | PrettyLittleThing

Rectangle

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If you have a rectangular body shape, your measurements will all be proportional to one another. You will also appear on the slimmer side and your waist may not be as defined; therefore, the focus purely needs to be on your legs. Skinny, slim and distressed jeans are going to be right for you. Tight jeans are going to accentuate your slenderness, while distressed jeans will give you a chance to show off some leg: a necessity for you when going out.

Skinny jeans, recommendations:

Stradivarius super high waist skinny jeans with rips in grey | ASOS

Inverted Triangle

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An inverted triangle body shape is the complete opposite of your normal triangle. Your shoulders and chest will be the widest part of your body, while your legs are the slimmest. A pair of cropped straight jeans is going to be the ideal style for you. The style will fit your legs, without being too tight or loose, whilst the length will show off your slim clave. Darker denim will give the illusion of even slimmer legs and hips.

Cropped Jeans, recommendations:

COLLUSION x005 90s cropped straight leg jeans in washed blue | ASOS

ONLY Dark Grey Double Waist Crop Jeans | New Look

Triangle

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The triangular body consists of your hips and buttocks being the widest part of your body, creating the bottom of the triangle with your waist being the sides and your chest as the tip. Some women with this body shape may want to highlight their hips, as men and women typically see this trait as a positive feature. Therefore, you should most definitely go for a pair of dark wash mom jeans, as they naturally have a slight curve from your waist to the upper thigh which will give definition to your curves. However, some women may not want to bring attention to these parts, so boyfriend jeans would be the best style choice. Boyfriend jeans hug your waist but they are typically looser and look more relaxed. Occasionally, there will be some rips and frays on boyfriend jeans which adds more to the relaxed and chilled appearance, that they give off.

Boyfriend jeans, recommendations:

Plt Acid Blue Wash Open-knee Boyfriend Jean | PrettyLittleThing

Long Tall Sally Indigo Boyfriend Jean | Next UK online shop

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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 09:11

Summer Tips: How To Choose The Perfect Caftan

The caftan is a perfect garment for warm months. Scour the beach or the resort you are staying in for the summer, and you will find a woman in comfortable, breezy, and flowy caftan attire. But this summer garb is so versatile. You can dress it up and be suitable enough to wear to a party. You can also match it with fitting pants and shoes, and it would be good enough as office wear during the hot summer months.

If you want to look trendy this summer but do not want to compromise on comfort, you should consider wearing a fabulous caftan.


Here are some top tips to help you choose the perfect one:

1. Go For A High-Quality Brand

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Caftans are supposed to make you feel effortlessly chic. So, if you want to look your best without sacrificing style, you better not skimp on cost. Getting this attire from internationally known brands that specialise in this summer fashion staple may be more expensive. But you will not regret your decision because you will surely enjoy your quality caftan for many years to come.

For example, if you are looking for a classic but fashionable style, you may want to consider shopping for luxury caftans by Natori. This global fashion company is known for its silk and cotton tunics, robes, and caftans that are lightweight and made notable by their bold and beautiful designs.

2. Buy For Your Size

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One mistake that most ladies make when selecting a caftan is not buying for their built and size. This type of summer attire is typically loose-fitting to let air circulate freely inside the garment, so you will feel comfortable during the warm season. Hence, even if the caftan fits, if it does not give you the ability to move effortlessly, then the size may not suit you. Once you have found a caftan that perfectly fits your body, you will forever want to include it as one of your go-to travel dresses for summer, along with a wrap-around dress and a backless mini dress.

3. Know Your Purpose

As mentioned earlier, caftans are excellent summer attire because they are adaptable. Some Hollywood celebrities even wear caftan-inspired gowns during red-carpet or awards nights. In the 2021 Emmy's, Elizabeth Olsen wowed the crowd with a trendy but straightforward white caftan-esque gown designed by her sisters. So, wearing caftans for various occasions - even formal ones - is doable and appropriate.

For example, suppose you are going to a beach wedding and want something comfortable but still classy. In that case, you should consider buying a caftan made of luxury fabric like silk. Remember to pick one with bold and elaborate colours and designs. However, if you want to own a caftan just because you think they are stylish, then you can pretty much pick any design, colour, and fabric you want.

4. Match With Your Available Accessories

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If you want to look classy effortlessly, buying a caftan made of excellent quality fabric would be preferable. It may be more costly, but you can save money on other fashion items. In other words, splurge on the caftan itself and not on added fashion accessories.

For instance, always consider what accessories and shoes you already have when choosing your summer caftan. So, instead of buying a new pair of sunglasses or new shoes to match your attire, it would make more sense to search for a caftan design and colour that would look perfect with the accessories you already have in your wardrobe.

5. Mind The Length

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You should also have the length in mind when buying a caftan. By doing so, you do not need to go to a dressmaker to have your garment altered. Fortunately, caftans come in various lengths and sizes, so you will find one that is ideal for your purpose.

So, if you want caftans for casual and loungewear, you can pick one with a short or medium length. You can even use short caftans to work if you pair them up with leggings or slim-fitting jeans. However, if you are eyeing to use this go-to summer garb for a formal party, you may want to get a floor-length caftan or one that can at least reach your mid-calf. Remember to dress everything up with a small clutch and beautiful jewellery.

6. Know Your Fabric

The most common fabric used for caftans is cotton because it is breathable and ideal for hot and humid weather. However, you can also find some made from rayon, satin, or even wool. That said, if you want to feel elegant and luxurious, pick something made of silk. Just feeling that smooth and silky fabric touch on your skin would already make you feel like a million bucks.

Conclusion

Caftans are a versatile summer outfit you can wear anytime and for any occasion. However, if you want to feel unique and fashionable, you should take the time to choose the right one for your body type, purpose, and accessories you already have in your closet.

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C’RIBBE (read [ker-rib-be]) is the creation of James Douglas, the founder. The name is inspired by the Caribbean which is at the very core of the brand.

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The journey towards inclusive fashion also passes through 'petites' and their underestimated necessities. Today, petite fashion sees more protagonists like LacunaFit which is ready for a denim-tinted launch.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2021 14:10

Find hope in Solis, the positive clothing brand

People can feel so incredibly connected these days but loneliness is always lurking around. To bring sunshine to the darkness of depression, Justin Proud created Solis, a meaningful clothing brand.

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Disney's villains have never been that popular before. Cruella de Ville is enjoying quite some success and attention, at least fashionwise, with the latest Disney film. Following the hype, Cruella is back in town with a themed collection by George at Asda.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020 10:33

Asquith Spring Summer ‘21 Dress Code: Feel Wonderful

Asquith’s SS21 collection is designed to make women feel wonderful.

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What Does Your Style Say About You?

We are fortunate enough to be living in a world where there is a style, following or outfit choice to suit any mood we may have and to perfectly match the person we are.

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Monday to Friday means sitting at a desk staring at a computer screen, which often, for me atleast, leads to an excotic daydream. Fantasizing about sipping champange on a yacth, or sipping cocktails on a beach in Ibiza. Then only to wake from my daydream, because what will I pack to wear on this excotic holiday.

But then like magic the post man drops me this little package and my daydream is restored, sun, sea and sand here I come.

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Jules B have been dressing stylish men and women for over 30 years and now it is mine and your turn to experience their style.

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Beautifully packaged and presented I could not wait to see the gift inside.

My gift is their gorgeous Deep V- Neck Leopard Print Kaftan

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A semi- sheer chiffon kaftan adorn with beautiful tropical print and bead detail with a seductive deep V-neckline, side slits and three-quarter sleeves. I love the colour because it just brightened up my pale untanned winter skin. The fit was gorgeous sitting nice and loose on my body in light breathable fabric. Cool and loose for those hot days on that tropical island in the shimmering heat, and at the same time chic and original. Perfect to be worn all day and night.

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Kaftan's has become a high fashion item, a simple yet stylish piece of attire that can take you to daytime poolside or evening drinks on that fancy yatch. Uncomplicated and fuss free, easy to slip-in and easy to slip-off.

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Just like my day dream slipping on a Jules B kaftan, evokes exotic glamour of a beautiful woman poolside looking effortlessly chic and sophisticated.

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