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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Summer Suede

summer suede

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.

The Kim K Trend

The Kim K Trend
Kim Kardashian definitely has her own personal style and is commonly seen sporting the pencil skirt and crop top look. This has become a staple piece for Kim, with many trying to replicate the simple look which is perfect for showing off all your curves. To get the Kim K look is pretty simple, just find a nicely fitting pencil skirt in a colour of your choice, I have gone for the trending pastel pink from New Look. Then either find a co-coordinating coloured top or if you have chosen a black skirt, perhaps brighten the outfit up with a statement colour like red or purple. Then find a pair of killer heels in a neutral colour, get some fake tan on, paint your nails nude and if you’re going all out with wanting to look like her, buy some dip dye and bright up your hair with some ombre for the summer!

Capezio pink top
dancinginthestreet.com

Summer skirt
$25 – newlook.com

Topshop pointed toe shoes
$325 – topshop.com

St Tropez sun care
$49 – thehut.com

Haircare
etsy.com

Topshop grey nail polish
$8.31 – johnlewis.com

Sweet for Pastels

Sweet for Pastels
Pastel shades stood out at SS14 fashion shows as a key trend everyone should be incorporating into their outfits. Pale shades of pink , blue and purple were seen on the Burberry catwalk in gorgeous lace skirts, chiffon blouses and cosy coats. I decided to take this cute and girly look to create my own outfit inspired by this trend. I chose Topshop’s baby blue lace stitch crop top (another style which will be seen in shops this season!) and paired it with a Robert Rodriguez stretch leather pencil skirt in cream which complements the blue perfectly. To match with the skirt the cream sandals add some sophistication to the outfit and would look great with the pale pink Rochas leather satchel. Simply add a little bit of pastel accessories such as these bangles or some cute earrings and you will look like you’ve stepped off a spring and summer runway.

Robert Rodriguez pencil skirt
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Topshop clothing
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ALDO strappy sandals
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River Island bracelet
$41 – riverisland.com

Summer Sadness

Already I’m missing the summer, the colder days are moving in and no longer can I get away with wearing my favourite Levi shorts without some black tights underneath. It’s time now to wrap up warm and dust off winter coats, no more crop tops through the day and a light shirt in case it gets chilly. Warm scarves, skinny jeans and boots are now back for autumn.

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