Fashion Folk

This season is all about everything folk fashion, from swinging 60’s bell sleeves to flowing flower power dresses, it is all about vintage inspired style. Burberry Prorsum presented warm, autumn tones on long folk dresses and ponchos while Chloe showed off the 70’s bell sleeve on tailored jackets and coats, Lanvin however updated the 70’s trend with sequins and fur but maintained the classic hippy look with loose fitting styles. But of course many of us can’t afford the designer brands that lead these trends in the world of fashion and so I have found some cheaper alternatives off the high street and online!

Missguided £25 Bell sleeve woven croptop in white 

This is a great look for any end of summer festival or holidays and it is simple to incorporate into an outfit. Either take inspiration from Missguided with a fringed suede skirt and shades or maybe go proper hippy chick with flared patterned trousers and some platform heels.
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ASOS £21.00 (ON SALE) textured peg trousers in mixed folk print 

these peg trousers are a great way to add a bit of folk style into the office as you could pair these print comfy slouch pants with an oversized blazer and T-shirt for a relaxed work look or perfect for strolling along the beach in the evening with a simple crop and some gold accessories and sandals.

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Topshop £59.00 Chiffon maxi dress by Oh My Love

This is an absolutely gorgeous dress with floral patterning and dramatic chiffon material which will help you make an entrance to any summer party. With the flowing material the dress would look amazing with lace up the leg sandals or for something a bit more dressy, chunky heels. But beware not to loose length off the dress with heels as it could turn it into an ankle swinging cut…not a good look!

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River Island £68.00 Brown Faux Fur Gilet 

This trend is a must for AW15 style as fur coats, gilets and accessories have been seen all over the catwalks this year and so it may be time to invest in a staple faux fur piece for your wardrobe. This gilet reminds me of a coat seen on the AW15 Valentino runway and would look amazing with a similar outfit seen on the catwalk. Pair the jacket with flared black trousers and a high neck cream tucked in blouse and boots for an ultra cool city style with a folk twist.

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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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Comptoir des Cotonniers

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I love these looks from Comptoir des Cotonniers Autumn/Winter collection of casual wear clothing. This laid back style is great inspiration for high street shoppers, such as myself, because the clothes are so adaptable and easy to wear. The use of high necks under leather jackets and button up shirts with suede fur coats gives a real cool look which can be worn for different occasions. I also like the use of tailoring particular the bright blue suit with a crisp white shirt to create a fun and quirky look to a masculine style. I will definitely be investing in a new blazer, mini skirt and roll neck top to recreate these outfits and invest in these staple pieces.

The Fringe

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Fringing has been a trend seen on so many runways over the past few fashion weeks. Designers such as Alexander Wang, placed fringing on hemlines to create a cool rock chick look while Jonathan Saunders made use of folksy fringing for a more boho trend. Here are a few high street fringing picks I found to get the look!

27U03GNUD_2_largeTopshop Fringe Lace Top and Pencil Skirt: £140

A sweet and feminine look and a great take on a flapper style dress. Perfect for summer balls and cocktail parties.

5415444800110_092_d Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Vintage One-of-a-Kind Cropped Fringe Jacket: £135

This is a really cool look and a great way to add a little rocknroll to any outfit, this one-of-a-kind jacket is a definite center piece for any cool summer look.

CASALNUOYO_37_RG_324 Aldo Leather Casalnuoyo Ankle Boots in Taupe: £130

A little bit more plain than some looks but this is a good hint of fringing without going to mad, but the taupe colour is a definite winner for me and i love how they could be worn with a floaty boho skirt or a good pair of skinny jeans.

image1xxl Asos Suede Fringed Shoulder Bag with Leather Strap: £38

A real bargain for a real leather bag and a must for the fringing trend as fringed accessories look amazing and add a real flair to any old outfit.

Topshop Unique – London Fashion Week

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The Topshop Unique show is always one of my favs because Topshop is the best highstreet shop for on trend designs and styles. This collection really focused on natural beauty and understated outfits combined with quirky accessories and fabrics such as fur handbags, scarves and feathered trims, flashes of colour coming from block heels and lush use of velvet and lace. Earthy and neutral tones were key with creams, greens, browns and beiges with the occasional splash of floral dandelion pattern print on high neck dresses and the fabulous use of baby blue use on the two piece skirt suit over a contrasting blouse (my favourite outfit of the collection!). I loved the use of vintage style inspiration which could be seen in the use of  50’s turtle necks (a trend which seems to be staying firmly in place this year), 60’s pinafore style dresses and jumpsuits and 70’s knee and calf high boots with short skirts. A trend which I noticed on the runway was the revival of the flare and bootcut styles for jeans and trousers which is a definite 70’s kickback and one which is definitely going to be seen everywhere this year, matched with a floral blouse and boots. The show gave great staple pieces of understated chic styles that anyone can take inspiration from and I am certainly looking forward to shopping these pieces soon!

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Nicholas K – New York Fashion Week

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The Nicholas K show gave an old but new feel to trends, creating a show of dramatic looks that not only took us back to themes of 1920’s aviators and some instances of 80’s style with rolled up sleeved jackets and fishnet materials but it also gave a futuristic feel with its unconventional quirks. The key to these amazing outfits, were the accessories such as aviator wool caps, big round glasses, long fluid scarves, large jewelry and elbow length gloves in leather. These little features created original looks that mixed perfectly within the outfits. Some of my favorite trends within the show, were the use of sheer materials in long flowing dresses that had a shabby look to them, due to the highly cut strips of fabric which revealed hold up stockings and gave sexy feminine looks to the quite masculine show. The masculinity of the looks was created through tailoring, use of dark palettes of fabrics, large collared jackets and shirts and high roll neck tops which were put together with the stiletto black heels. Shades of cream contrasted with the darker tones to give light and layered materials which created a fluid look, particularly through their use of long trailing tops which gave a dramatic flair to the runway. This show was a modern take on vintage style and was a success it seems for its unconventional takes on past styles.   nicholas k

Celeb fashion: Amber Heard

Celeb fashion: Amber Heard
Amber Heard has a classic Hollywood look inspired by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, with her blonde curls, red lips and curvy figure, she can pull off both effortless casual looks, and va va voom formal wear. If wanting a casual Amber inspired outfit, choose a simple pair of blue jeans and a denim shirt. I know most people say NO! to double denim, but put some brown chelsea boots, a camel coat and some red nail polish and you will look simply stylish. For a nightout or posh occasion, think Jessica Rabbit. Put on some red lipstick find a gorgeous and bright dress, here I’ve chosen a sensational orange colour, paired with black heels and a simple black clutch as you won’t want to draw away from the statement piece. Blow dry your hair big and voluptuous and you will be Heard.

MANGO embellished long sleeve top
£20 – mango.com

MSGM camel coat
£400 – my-wardrobe.com

Vero Moda jeans
veromoda.com

Kurt Geiger pointed toe pumps
£295 – zappos.com

Office leather bootie
office.co.uk

Forever 21 clutch
£13 – forever21.com