Boss in Blue

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Boss’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection boasted beautiful hues of blue in the form of a two tone cocoon coat, blue animal print tailored suits and collared dresses. This pastel shade is a classic and my favorite Spring/Summer shade, particularly styled in this way with black shoes and accessories to create a chic and smart look. Here I have found a few powder blue pieces to throw into your wardrobe to nail this future trend before the rest!
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Platforms are a hit at the moment, particularly with the 70’s trends which are key for Summer 2015 and can be found in all the highstreet shops and department stores. I love these Zara Leather Platform Heels £49.99 as they have a suede finish (another on point trend) and the chunky heel makes them so much easier to strut in. Wear them with some black highwaisted shorts and a flowy tucked in blouse for a pretty summer look.

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High neck jumpers were commonly found in the collection and would be a fab way of making use of this shade. This comfy and relaxed French Connection Spring Mozart high neck Jumper for £69, will create a relaxed look paired with some skinny ankle grazing black jeans and some black and white patent flats (like Boss styling) and a cute matching mini tote bag.

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Cocoon coats are going to be big this fall with designers such as Max Mara using them in shows over 1950’s style pencil skirts and knit jumpers. This coat is a huge bargain and perfect to grab now while it’s on sale ready for the autumn and perfect for when it gets a little chilly on summer nights. This Missguided Lena Oversized Cocoon Coat Powder Blue for £20 would look fab for casual looks of jeans and jumpers or to be worn to drinks in the city over a mini dress.

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This is a very simple piece, but from the looks of it mini skirts are very much a stylish piece at the moment and would be worth grabbing to wear on nights out or casually with an oversized jumper and some Nike trainers. This Pretty Little Thing Emilia Powder Blue Crepe Mini Skirt is only £6 and a basic staple piece for your wardrobe this summer.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

The Cannes Film Festival always provides the fashion scene with classic glamour on the red carpet and this year proved no different. With quirky takes on classic red carpet looks, gorgeous summery shades and fab metallic mini dresses this was no exception to the usual glitzy fashion found at the international film fest. Here are some of my favorite looks from the A-listers.

doutzen-kroes-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639Doutzen Kroes wowed in a split side white Atelier Versace gown with cut out detail. This cheeky but classic dress looked amazing and added a little more sex appeal to the red carpet look.

fan-bingbing-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639 Although not something I would choose myself, nobody can deny that this Ralph and Russo couture gown worn by Fan Bingbing was a beautifully intricate and dramatic look, particularly the trail created on the sleeves. This was a winner on the red carpet and looked amazing with her sleek tied back hair and smoky eye makeup.

karlie-kloss-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639 Karlie Kloss never gets it wrong and chose this quirky and cool Atelier Versace one leg jumpsuit which she made look so classic despite it being quite a different and out of the ordinary. The glittery embellishment on the jumpsuit added to the glamour and created one of my favorite looks from Cannes.

liya-kebede-vogue-14may15-getty-b_426x639 I absolutely love this dress and thought Liva Kebede pulled this off amazingly. The metallic Louis Vuitton dress was fun and sassy with its mini skirt shape and billowing sleeves, it was cool, current and something a bit more unique compared to the usual floor length dresses.

noemie-lenoir-vogue-14may15-getty_b_426x639Yellow is just such a fresh and cool colour on the red carpet and really complimented the pregnant Noémie Lenoir. It was a bit daring for a mum to be with its drop back and side cut and slightly plunging neckline but she made this Chloe dress look chic and pretty.

Summer Suede

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Suede is a definite hit this summer and a fab trend which adds a new fabric and texture to an outfit. Suede was seen all over the SS15 runways with block colours and patchworks being found on dresses, skirts and jackets and it is a great trend to mix with fringing to create a real boho look (As seen on Olivia Palermo, above). I love the use of bright suede as its a little more quirky and fab as a staple piece to an outfit which will draw some attention and really show off your style. Below I have found some bargain suede pieces that are affordable and funky to wear this summer and into the winter with a pair of tights!

 image3xxl ASOS Mini Skirt in Suede £50.00 – A little pricey but this soft touch suede will offer comfort and a fun orangey colour to your outfit. This mini skirt would look brill with a pair of converses and a simple logo tee, nothing too flashy just simple and cool.

image1xxl (2) ASOS Skater Dress in Colour Block £75.00 – This is a gorgeous dress simply because of its fun and girly fit and the fab pink shades to highlight your summer tan! This dress is perfect for casual drinks on holiday and a fab way to wear the trend.

d3111137_emily_30.01.15_aj_1677 Missguided Suede Tassel Long Sleeve Plunge Bodycon Dress £35.00 – This absolute bargain comes from Missguided and uses the fringing and suede trend together to create a dress for a nightout which will beat all your friends looks! A sleek and sexy fit of the bodycon dress, paired with the tassel sleeves is a great look and I absolutely love the colour (As does Elle magazine!) and it really screams Coachella chic.

27A11HBLE_2_large  Topshop Suedette Pleated Midi Skirt £48.00 – 70’s style is a must this season and this suedette skirt in a baby blue looks amazing with this gypsy style white off the shoulder top. This is a real pretty look and would be brilliant on holiday for a look you can dress up or down, simply throw on a loose fitting top and sandals for a stroll along the beach or a pair of 70’s platforms and a bardot crop top for a night on the town.

Celeb Style – Kate Bosworth

kate bosworth styleKate Bosworth has great style and chooses cool and current clothing that doesn’t simply blend into the background, instead she wear edgy, fun and feminine styles and mixes this up depending on the event. Quirky footwear, relaxed and wavy hairstyles and some pink lippy is key to recreating her fashionable flair. Here are 4 looks taken from red carpets, festivals and casual street style, giving a different outfit for a range of occasions I will recreate these Kate Bosworth classics at affordable prices!

The Metallic Skirt and Baggy Jumper 

Metallic Skirt from Little Mistress London – £11 (on sale)

Grungy Lofty Sweater from Topshop – £18.00 (on sale)

Press Shoot Mules from Asos – £45.00

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The Cut-Out Playsuit  

Abigail Contrast Paisley Cut Out Detail Playsuit from Missguided – £15 (On sale)

Black Strappy Chunky Wedge Sandals from New Look – £24.99

Gold Tone Pretty Choker Necklace from River Island – £10.00

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The Mom Jeans and Baggy Knit Jumper 

Taupe Brown Suede Cowboy Ankle Boots from Dune on Ebay – £33.00

Cable Knit Jumper from Asos – £35.00

High Waisted Mom Jeans from Pull&Bear – £25.99

Preppy Round Frame Glasses from John Lewis – £15.00

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Bag it up

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Bags are not only a necessity for storing all our little bits and bobs in but a fantastic opportunity to add a bit of quirkiness to an outfit or use as a cool accessory. For me, I love bags that stand out either in their design, colour or patterning but that doesn’t mean they always have to be outrageous, instead sometimes the most simple bags can create the coolest looks. I have found some currently trending styles of bags which you can find at a good price on the high street, from fluffy clutches to fringed leather, there is something for everyone.

image4xxlGrafea Mini Backpack in Tan £145 – This very simple backpack is really cute and great as a casual but cool accessory and because of its dinky size, it would be great to take to a festival. Pair it with a denim shirt dress (a very key trend for your spring/summer wardrobe!) and the tan will compliment you perfectly!

24C06HBLE_large Topshop Faux fur Striped Clutch £32 – This clutch is awesome and just a great colour paired with the white stripe detail. This roll-over top bag is so fun and adds something a bit more eccentric and different to an outfit, plus fluffy is very in with bloggers adding furry bag charms as accessories.

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Topshop Marabou Messenger Bag £30 – This is an awesome statement piece to spice up and outfit, this little messenger bag, with faux snake skin strap, is a great way to add splashes of colour to more of the softer and natural palettes which are in this season.

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Aldo Frosinone Bag (Gold) £45 – Fringing is everywhere at the moment and if you’re still not feeling brave enough to pull off fringed tops, skirts and dresses then opt for a fringed handbag. This is a particularly fab one and I love the colour of which can be matched with a number of outfits to create a chic look and is versatile so can be dressed up or down.

Celeb Style – V&A Alexander McQueen

FKA-Twigs-Vogue-13Mar15-PA__426x639 Erin-OConnor-Vogue-13Mar15-PA__426x639 David-Beckham-Victoria-Beckham-Vogue-13Mar15-Getty__426x639 Jacquetta-Wheeler-Vogue-13Mar15-Getty__426x639Last night was the opening to Alexander McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the celebs were out in force to celebrate its opening in style. Interesting choices were made by all and there was a variety of styles worn on the night. FKA Twigs Bird-of-Paradise inspired Alexander McQueen dress was certainly eye-catching and she definitely pulled it off, which is hard to do as it’s such a bright and quirky look with its large feathered detail and blue, green, orange and yellow shades. Erin O’Connor looked fab, as always, in a white plunging neckline dress with a beautifully fitted shape to the skirt and I loved the use of shoulder padding to create a high fashion tailored look. Victoria Beckham wore a busty black dress with cut out detail to reveal a little leg and smoky eyed makeup for dramatic look. Jacquetta Wheeler mixed it up a bit with a gorgeous, steely blue, strapless dress and although it was quite simple it gave her a really elegant and pretty look. One of the main trends seen last night was sheer lace dresses with Poppy Delevingne, Kate Moss, Caroline Sieber and Mary Charteris sporting the sexy look. These gothic style dresses gave a real edgy feel to their style and was a little more risky than safe which worked perfectly. Best get buying some Bridget Jones pants to wear under our new see through dresses gals!

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Valentino – Autumn/Winter ’15

valentino 2A little late writing this up but better late than never! The Valentino show. A beautiful array of graceful and creative runway pieces with dresses in scarlet red, monochrome patterning and intricate embellishment. As usual the use of fabrics was flawless with feminine and sultry dresses in black velvet, gothic leather with fringing and lace showing a little skin under sheer materials with frills. Sheer was definitely popular on this runway, with polka dot mesh making an appearance and low plunging necklines seen on fluid dresses. I love how Valentino dresses always have a fairy tale vibe to them, with their extravagance of detail such as the beautiful constellation dress with moon, stars and planet features which looked amazing! A favorite trend on the runway, and one which I have noticed and other shows this fashion season, is the use of thick knits layered over long skirts with boots, which is a great look for Autumn/Winter and easy to create from the high street brands! Great use of warm autumn shades was seen with greens, burgundies and oranges on short dresses and coats and rich golds were given a watercolor blend effect on long coats and skirts. And of course no one can forget the appearance of THE Zoolander and Hansel showing off the blue steel look! A fantastic surprise to find and a hilarious way to announce their second film, their outfits were pretty cool to!
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