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Underwear as Outerwear

Author: Linda
Underwear as Outerwear

The  idea of underwear as outerwear is  nothing new. But this season the lingerie trend is impossible to keep under wraps. The new key piece  is the slip dress, which can be fiendishly unflattering for those having the unwanted bra straps (unless you choose a contrasting colour). Already a celebrity favourite; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Alexa Chung have all been photographed in various states of glamorous undress. If you're brave enough to be seen out in what looks like something you would go to bed wearing, or wear 'underneath' your dress, here are some of the best examples available; Top Shop River Island New ...

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The ‘Hatchling’ Neckline

Author: Linda
The ‘Hatchling’ Neckline

Well this new trend, also referred to as the “baby turtle” has been featured on many of the  catwalks from the top designers. A Hatchling neckline is not quite a turtleneck, instead it cuts off about a fourth of the way up your neck instead of half way. Therefore, making this a great trend for the spring because it is the perfect amount of warmth. Also, this neckline is a great addition to your autumn wardrobe as well. It is a great top for layering and adding extra detail to an outfit. This is proving to be a great staple to make ...

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Meet the new Pleat

Author: Linda
Meet the new Pleat

The biggest catwalk trends for Spring 2016 has to be the pleat; from angular knife-pleats and micro-pleats to the plain old classic. From dresses, skirts and jumpsuits, to culottes and tops, there was has been no end to the flouncy look is both chic and romantic. Here's a look at 5 of the best pleated skirts; Black pleated asymmetric midi skirt, £28, River Island Pleated midi skirt, £49.99, Mango Mono stripe pleat midi skirt, £28, Dorothy Perkins Satin Crepe Pleat Midi, £50, Topshop Maxi pleated skirt, £220, Self Portrait

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Skinny Jeans Out for 2016

Author: Linda
Skinny Jeans Out for 2016

It would seem that the end is nigh for skinny jeans as a new wave of designers are reworking the rigid, 100% cotton denim jeans. So, if you prefer the 'lived-in' look you get from proper jeans, you're in luck as we are saying goodbye to skinny jeans in 2016! Set to be in stores early summer, get ready to embrace the old-school brands such as Levi's, Lee, Wrangler.

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Scandi Style

Author: Linda
Scandi Style

If you are a fan of the sleek, minimal Scandi look, then here is our top tips on how to create and purchase the phenomenon that is Scandinavian style. ALTEWAISAOME Founded in 2009, ALTEWAISAOME is a fashion brand that offers an eclectic mix of Scandinavian simplicity and international high fashion. A seriously cool, innovative house founded by Swedish-born designers Natalia Altewai and Randa Saome.  Their style is clean lines and monochrome colour palette. Look out for their unique details with mixed fabrics. Shop the range BACK  Originally from Sweden, Ann-Sofie Back graduated from Central St Martins College in London in 1998. She’s worked at ...

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It’s a Wrap!

Author: Linda
It’s a Wrap!

It seems like women are giving their coats a rest this winter. This year we have seen the return of ready to wear collections featuring cozy capes and ponchos. Great value of money knitted poncho from H&M Grey Cape with Faux Fur Collar from Dorothy Perkins Knitted cape with fringed details from New Look Gorgeous black quilted poncho    

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New Denim Trends

Author: Linda
New Denim Trends

Denim is undergoing a transformation for Winter,  updating shapes with a fresh range of inspirational, fashion-forward themes. Essential new season styles create additions to the winter wardrobe. From cropped frayed-hem to a polished pencil skirt, meet the new winter denim. The grown-up denim skirt; pencil slim or A-line and buttoned down the front. The only rule, it must be a midi! The new frayed, cropped denim - just above your ankle. You can always chop the hem off an old pair for an instant update. The Jean Jacket - wear it oversized and draped over your shoulders.  Think of it as your new leather ...

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‘Cool’ Christmas Jumpers

Author: Linda
‘Cool’ Christmas Jumpers

Love them or loathe them,  the Christmas jumper has become very popular. Whether embroidered with reindeer,  snowflakes, or a cheerful Father Christmas and knitted from variety of garish woollen hues, they have become not just acceptable, but cool - the gaudier the better. Fashionable chains like Urban Outfitters and Topshop stock entire ranges of sweaters gaily adorned with holly, fir trees and so on. For most people in the UK, the impact of the Christmas jumper first registered back in 2001 when Bridget Jones was introduced to her suitor, Colin Firth's Mark Darcy, as he wore a roll-neck affair adorned with a ...

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FAKING IT WITH FAUX FUR 2015

Author: Linda
FAKING IT WITH FAUX FUR 2015

Faux fur is definitely having a moment this season. Give your look a contemporary twist by investing in bold colours which will add a much-needed pop of colour to your winter wardrobe. From accessories to winter coats - there's plenty of options to help embrace the trend, after all there's nothing better to wrap up warm in on a cold winter's day. But, whilst there may be a plethora of fake options out there, it is imperative to have the right kind of faux fur in your wardrobe in order to pull it off. No one wants to be seen in a terrible fake.  So, ...

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Hat Trends for Winter 2015

Author: Linda
Hat Trends for Winter 2015

Wintery weather means the return of wearing hats! Whether a necessity to keep you warm, or simply a chic topper, hats are the perfect way to add flair to an outfit. Whether you want to make a statement with a structured, wide brimmed style, the trusty knitted beanie or perhaps the masculine inspired baseball design, hats are always in fashion. What is your choice this season?  

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The Classic Chelsea Boot

Author: Linda
The Classic Chelsea Boot

Once again this classic women's ankle boot is making a comeback into every shoe collection. To remain stylish, keep it classic with some clean cut Chelsea boots in a patent leather finish, or stay on trend with a casual style in a light tan colour. Certain to be a season favourite, celebrity Mums are loving them too!  

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Top 10 Men’s Scarves for the Winter Season

Author: Linda
Top 10 Men’s Scarves for the Winter Season

Best Men’s Scarves 2015 Scarves have long been a tradition for over 2,000 years. The first scarf is believed to have been worn by Chinese soldiers in the 3rd Century BC and continues as a staple in most wardrobes today. Here we look at the top 10 favourites for this Winter: Red Tartan The red tartan scarf is a classic and it looks like Christmas without being too ridiculous. The great thing is that it will work all winter long, mostly because red and black go with almost everything, and the style can be worn with a variety of fashion. Look at: River Island for ...

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James Bond Style

Author: Linda
James Bond Style

So, whilst we all wait with baited breath for the release of the new James Bond film, Spectre, which is due hit cinemas throughout the UK on the 26th October, we hear on the grapevine that Daniel Craig will once again be dressed by sophisticated American designer, Tom Ford. This will be the third film that Mr. Ford has been asked to work on Bond’s style and once again it will be a tailored look, handmade in Italy and is set to include bespoke suits, shirts, ties and accessories and of course the look wouldn’t be complete without the legendary dinner ...

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Genderless Fashion

Author: Linda
Genderless Fashion

Whether you call it ‘Agender’, ‘Unisex’ or ‘Gender Neutral’ the latest trend to be sweeping the high street retailers is ‘fashion without definition’. For decades now women’s fashion has influenced men’s fashion and vice versa, so for many retailers and shoppers alike, it has come as no big surprise that retailers such as Gap and Jack Wills have seen success selling clothes that suit both male and female. The difference now is that women and men won’t have to trudge to a different department to find what they are looking for. Earlier in the year, Selfridges opened three floors of Agender fashion at ...

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Stylish Suede for Autumn/Winter

Author: Linda
Stylish Suede for Autumn/Winter

With London Fashion Week coming to a close this week after 5 days of the World’s top designers showcasing their hottest styles for Spring/Summer 2016, it does seem a shame to be putting away our barely-there sandals and floral prints. Whilst it may feel like we haven’t  had much of a summer, here we are once again heading in to Autumn season, which will rapidly descend in to wintertime. To keep us looking stylish over the coming months we are seeing a 70’s revival, very boho chic, with suede being the number one choice to stay on trend. Many of the high street ...

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