Get ahead of Autumn/Winter with these looks from the High Street.
Set free you inner-animal with this High neck skater style animal print pleated dress, paired with the ever so sexy, thigh high black pointed heeled boots. Perfect for the office.
All available @ www.newlook.com
Love, this queen of the street look, with its effortless thrown together pieces, working fabulously together. The Burgundy Maxi slip dress paired with a white roll-neck top and the fab vintage feel, faux fur collar heritage checked coat.
All Available @ www.primark.com
My favorite, the Romantic Boho Wanderer, with a touch of 60’s/70’s cool. The Pink frilled top giving the touch of romance and the A-line embroidered denim skirt bringing the “bohemian wanderer” with the buckled patent leather boot stepping you right into that 70/60’s Cool.
All available @ www.riverisland.com
Subtly sexy, tease your date in this mesh ruffle metallic polka dot top with its cold shoulder detail and A-line gold sequins mini skirt for an added touch of sparkle.
All Available at www.missselfridge.com
Loving the minimal looks by luxury designer, Joseph. I came across this brand a few years back, and I absolutely love the comfort-luxury style! My take on Joseph's creative direction is that it uses a canvas of quality and luxury; and allows the individual to add and personalise as they wish.
- Check Jacquard Nicol Blouse
- Nappa Leather Scandal
- Scuba Jog Pants
What isyour favourite Joseph piece?
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
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.
A dress affair
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.
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.
My latest collection, #madewithlovebykv, puts sustainability at the heart of fashion. Being rooted and connection with my hometown, I am able to source supplies and fabrics from local businesses in Kano, Nigeria. I'm constantly inspired by the textiles found in small local businesses- it's almost certain you won't see it anywhere else. Being able to support these small enterprises and give back to my community definitely drives what I do.
Where did the name for the collection come from?
Being a part of the whole making of the collection; from sketching to sampling, means that every piece has my customer in mind. What makes the KV person comfortable, bold, and unique? Personal touch sometimes gets compromised when making multiple pieces and we sometimes get too focused on following a theme or following trends that do not necessarily reflect our customers needs.
New features in the latest collection include:
• Real model size for guidance
• Plain colour fabric options available to customise your order
• Easy-to-access Size chart
Who does not love a pool party? And I am sure that over the course of the summer you will have several to attend. And because a pool party requires you to dress down. You can virtually go in just your bikini if you want to but if you do need to cover, here is some simple layers to add to your swimwear.
Slip on a Skirt
The quickest and easiest thing to slip on and off is a skirt, like this embroider skirt from Monsoon and pair it with a one pieces like the Evangelina red plunge swimsuit from Pretty Little Thing, with white sandals from Primark.
Another great embroider maxi skirt from Monsoon and or these printed shorts from Primark with flat slip-ons from Dune. Ethnic print Bikini Top from Primark, Embroider Bikini Top from Accessorize.
Dazzle in a Dress
For a sexy vibe opt for a playsuit like this tropical print one from Miss Selfridge and the pink and blue leafy print bikini from Accessorize with these flat gold, front tassel fringed detailed flat sandals from Dune
Maison de Mode, a US-based online luxury fashion retailer, prides itself in showcasing fashion that represents sustainability. Unfortunately, sustainability has been an ambiguous word thrown around to make products more appealing to consumers, lobbyists and other members of the public. But what does it really mean? Is sustainability relatable and directly linked to the consumer? And the big question for fashionistas- is style comprised on the platfotform of ethical standards in fashion?
Maison de Mode does a great job in bridging the gap between consumers and such standards: it is now easier to understand how your every day fashion choices can make an impact in our society and environment- without all the sustainability jargon!
See what it's designers are doing to earn the sustainability badge:
Achu Parpat Vintag (by Mola Sasa)
Mola Sasa used artisanal techniques with beautiful intricate woven details in this bag. Creating handmade pieces means artisans can compete in a world of homogenised mass production. Let's not forget the recycled materials used, which means we can be more responsible for the materials we consume.
Kimono Dress Shirt (by Maiyet)
It's great when high-end designers promote small, artisanal designers. Many companies take advantage of work factories in developing countries- it's nice to see that individual designers and dress makers can be paid decently for what they do- without compromising on quality. Maiyet also donate a portion of their proceeds to ocean-related charities. Not bad!
Oversized long coat (by Shipper)
Shipper partners with organisations that help sustainable businesses which allows them to grow and make profits. So as you lavish yourself in this tweed coat, you'll feel even better knowing that you also contributed to the success of other sustainable businesses!
What are your thoughts on sustainable businesses in fashion?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bag, hat & sunglasses @ www.primark.com, sandals @ www.newlook.com, bikini @ www.next.co.uk, playsuit @ 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
With the weather warming up, it is safe to say spring is finally here and summer is not far around the corner.
We spend our summer days in flowery dresses, flowy skirts and maxi dresses but what about that sexy playsuit, a summer must have and the chicest onesie!! It can take you from boardroom to bar in two seconds flat. Keep it fresh all season long, with these #OOTD ideas.
#OOTD for the office
The key to wearing a playsuit to the office, is to keep it professional. So pair it with sophisticated outerwear and accessories and opt for a playsuit in a neutral color with block heels, like the metallic ones featured from Office. Add some texture and creative flair with a printed cropped jacket.
Playsuit @ www.riverisland.com, Shoes @ www.office.co.uk, bag and earing’s @ www.accessorize.com, jacket @ www.primark.com, sunglasses @ www.next.com
#OOTD After hours’ drinks
Playsuit and Jacket @ www.riverisland.com, Shoes @ www.dunelondon.com, bag and jewelry @ www.accessorize.com
The playsuit makes going from office to after hour’s drinks that much easier. Go for a modern but yet boho-chic look, with stylish heels, a crochet jacket and embellished clutch bag. Give it a sexy edge with vibrant red lipstick and simple yet stylish jewelry.
#OOTD Weekend style
Keep it chilled and play up that weekend relaxed look with leather sandals, a tote bag, sunglasses, charm bracelets and statement earing’s.
With the sunshine finally creeping into our lives I am sure that you have been through all your winter clothes and shoes and either thrown them out or put them to the side?