Thursday, 27 February 2014

Fuchsia Fusion

Nothing says feminine quite like a pink dress; decorate said dress with matching pink jewels and a flowered pattern and you've got yourself a look so girlie you could join The Saturdays. Don't be scared to rock a ladylike ensemble - pretty pinks and pastel palettes have been spotted all over the S/S and A/W14 catwalks so it's a trend that's here to stay. If baby pink is a little too soft for your style and causes too many 90's Baby Spice flashbacks - inject some fuchsia into your wardrobe. This Miss Selfridge dress is the perfect way to wear the trend if the the thought of walking around head to toe in pink brings you out in a sweat. The darker shade means you can look womanly but will still be taken seriously at work or in the class room. The grey background means you can give it a rock chick vibe with some black opaques and killer ankle boots in the colder months, and in the summer you can update the look with bare legs and a pair of over sized sunglasses.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Leather Sparkles

We've all been there. You've been invited on a night out and you can't decide on what to wear. Do you wrap up in a body con dress, lace yourself in leather or shimmer in sequins? Why not go for all three? Leather is the perfect choice for winter, not only does it give off a sexy rock chick vibe - it also keeps you warm on these chilly winter nights. Leather can be a a tricky material to wear - it can make petite frames look bulky and cling to our awkward lumps and bumps. Bin your loose fitting leather and replace it with a skin tight dress; it will keep its shape all night and hold you in without a pair of Spanx in sight. To keep the dress from looking too gothic -  go for an embellished number. Gun metal silver jewels go with leather the best - add a little silver clutch and plain black shoes to finish off the look. For added glamour - pop a pair of sunglasses on and perfect your pout - this is a look that's going to grab attention. 

H&M Shoes - £14.99

Friday, 21 February 2014

Punk Princess

Tick off two trends and invest in a tartan pencil skirt. The figure skimming skirt shows off your feminine curves without having to freeze your little legs off in a mini. The 90s are still a huge influence this season and featured heavily at LWF. An array of models and street stylers were spotted reviving the era by wandering around Somerset House in tartan, studs and leather. Punk icons such as the Sex Pistols, Debbie Harry and Courtney Love appear to have inspired the latest collections hitting the catwalks. Team your tartan with with a simple black vest. Embellish your outfit in as many gold chains and studs you can find. Don't be scared to pile on the bling; more is definitely more. To finish off the look, rough up your hair and slick on a pair of over sized shades. Not only will they give you a cool rock star vibe - they do a pretty good job of a late night or two...

H&M Shoes - £14.99

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Monochrome Mistress

Dressing between seasons can be tricky. The sun is beginning to peep out from behind the clouds but that chill in the air means it's still too cold for bare legs and mini shirts. Ditch the denim and dig out your old maxi skirt. The floor skimming garment had a massive fashion moment a couple seasons ago but has since slipped under the radar. The longer length skirt is perfect for keeping your legs warm without having to encase yourself in tight fitting jeans and leggings. The figure skimming design is much more flattering than a pencil skirt (especially after that lunchtime trip to Pizza Express) and the floaty finish gives the skirt a feminine feel; perfect for date night. 

If you're feeling brave - team yours with a long sleeved crop top. The splash of skin will keep the look youthful - and provides the perfect excuse to show off that toned midriff of yours! If you've been skipping the gym - pop on a cute cropped jumper that meets the waist band of your skirt. This will elongate your legs without the need to flash the flesh. Lavish your neck in helpings of gold chains and grab a boxy clutch to finish off the look.  

Monday, 17 February 2014

Golden Girl

Rummage through your old trinket box and pull out as much gold you can find. Layer Egyptian inspired earrings with the biggest Del Boy watch you can get your manicured finger tips on. Wrap yourself in sequins and jewels and sparkle like the bronzed glamazon you are. Crop tops are still huge this season; team yours with some tracksuit inspired trousers. Comfy and hitting the sport lux trend on the head: bonus. If you're a pale beauty, be brave and ditch the fake tan. Make a real statement and let your porcelain skin sparkle; the bronze embellishment will stand out beautifully against the snow white back drop. Be warned though - a tanned midriff will always look slimmer. Looks like we might be reaching for the St Tropez bottle after all...

ASOS Necklace (Old)
Court Shoe - £14.99

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Elizabeth Arden: Visible Difference Refining Moisture Cream Complex

Don't be seen with a washed out face this winter; protect your skin against the nasty bugs in the air and invest in a rich moisturiser. The cold weather can dry out our skin and leave us with a dull complexion and flaky foundation. Elizabeth Arden has been a cult skin care brand ever since the infamous 8 hour cream was released. Suddenly women (and probably some men!) didn't have to live with dehydrated skin any more - our faces were transformed into silky canvases with just one application. Elizabeth Arden has been a trusted favourite amongst millions - from Kate Middleton to the lady next door - but this time of year our skin can crave something slightly stronger. The beauty brand has provided the perfect product for the job; Visible Difference is a slightly thicker moisturiser that sinks in immediately and banishes dryness after a couple applications. Smooth it onto your face morning and night and you'll notice a difference within a few weeks - your face will be drenched in moisture and left gleaming.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Queen of Green

The freaky February weather means we don't know whether we should be rocking knit wear or Ray-bans. With short flurry's of snow followed by bursts of sun - our wardrobes are growing increasingly confused. Have the best of both worlds, and wrap yourself in a short sleeved jumper. The free arms will keep you cool while the fury material ensures you midriff is nice and toasty. Get yours in a delicious pastel colour; the delicate shade will take you all the way though spring (and maybe the summer as we're relying on the British weather). Keep the look colourful and team yours with a bright skirt. This emerald design is a Topshop bargain at £20. The asymmetric edging provides an interesting finish and the classic wrap shape means it's a real investment. Pop on some opaques, heels and a leather jacket to top off the look and beat the winter chill.

Topshop Necklace (Old)
Forever 21 Sunglasses (Similar here) - £4.90
Topshop Jacket (Similar here) - £58

Monday, 10 February 2014

Dazzle in Denim

B*Witched might not be doing the Big Reunion any more, but that doesn't mean we can't still take some style inspiration from their 90s wardrobes. Double denim is as hot as ever; whether your chilling out in jeans or teaming your shirt with a chic skater skirt - denim on denim is a killer combo. Shirts made out of the much loved material are a great way to keep you hot under the collar this season. The loose fit makes for a relaxed look and hides that burger belly you've been harbouring since lunch time. Team yours with a statement necklace to keep it interesting and keep the rest simple. If your not feeling nostalgic for lashings of denim; rock your shirt with some disco pants. The shiny trouser still makes a statement without the risk of looking like an extra in a Levis advert. How ever you decide to work yours - make sure you top off your look with a pair of black ankle boots. 

New Look Necklace (Old) - £15

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Stud and Deliver

Monochrome has always had the magic touch when it comes to keeping stylish. The minimal colour scheme keeps you looking cool without much effort. Season after season, models are seen sauntering down the runways wearing the basic colour combo. Black is sinfully slimming and a touch of white adds that extra pizazz to any outfit. This Winter, take a nod to the nineties and sport a neck skimming vest top. Add lashings of silver studs and chains and top the look of with some old school creepers. The 90s trainer is unbelievably comfortable; the thick sole not only cushions your step - it gives your legs a sneaky lift without even a hint of a  heel. A touch of glamour can easily be incorporated to the look by draping a blazer over your shoulders (N.B. the wind may keep blowing it off so no one will judge if you decide to actually wear the jacket).  

Miss Selfridge Bag (Old)

Get Layered in a Statement Jumper

Flourish in February with a statement jumper. They've been spotted everywhere, from the catwalks to celebville. Wool has always been a winter essential but on it's own it can risk looking dowdy. Catapult your favourite woolly ensemble into 2014 and rock a rhinestone design. Primark have created this rainbow inspired beauty and it can be yours for a mere £10. Not bad since our purses haven't quite recovered from Christmas. The wool is sensationally soft against your skin and the black colouring keeps the jumper looking sophisticated. Pop a white shirt underneath to keep you super cosy in the office and stylish for after work cocktails. For an extra touch, add a delicate name necklace. We've wanted one ever since Carrie made them cool in SATC and now we can rejoice as Very has answered our prayers and made this stunning silver plated piece. Now pass us a Cosmo...