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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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.

That 70’s Style

That 70's Style
With fringed jackets, high neck blouses, over the knee boots and paisley patterns coming back into high street shops, we can definitely notice that 70’s style revival. 70’s icons such as Jane Fonda, Joni Mitchell and the fab Jane Birkin example the carefree style of fashion, with mini skirts, baggy blouses and the long hair with fringe classic beauty trend. The two pieces I have put together are examples of the hippy boho chic which was a common trend of the 70’s, and these looks can be easily found on the highstreet or online!

MANGO shift dress
£53 – mango.com

Missguided brown jacket
£38 – missguidedus.com

Fendi suede boots
net-a-porter.com

Stuart Weitzman suede boots
£255 – 6pm.com

Mulberry evening bag
£795 – mulberry.com

Pink purse
£53 – unique-vintage.com

Shredded Style

Shredded Style
Who says you can’t get fit while looking good? Missguided’s recent collection of active sportswear shows us ladies that we most certainly can. I have recently been doing Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred (part of my new years resolution which probably won’t last!) and this collection may inspire me to keep going just so I can buy some of the funky patterned sports bras and shorts! With mixes of bright and funky patterned wear with classic grey comfy gym stuff there is something for everyone, whether you want to stand out or slot in at the gym. My personal fav is the active contrast print panel gym leggings in blue.

Bra top
£43 – missguided.co.uk

Activewear pants
missguided.co.uk

Missguided activewear
£19 – missguidedus.com

Racerback sports bra
missguided.co.uk

Missguided yoga activewear
£13 – missguidedus.com

Print Perfect

Leopard print runways

Leopard print runways

Leopard prints have been seen on so many catwalks this year, from Chloe to Givenchy and Ashish and now all the high streets are showing their spots with leopard print skirts, coats and dresses to name a few. Here are a few items to look out for on a high street near you!

Cara Delevigne modelling Topshop Leopard print skirt

Cara Delevigne modelling Topshop Leopard print skirt

Missguided faux fur leopard print coat

Missguided faux fur leopard print coat

Brown leopard print snake Plimsolls from River Island

Brown leopard print snake Plimsolls from River Island

Co-Ordinates

Co-Ordinates

Topshop crop top
topshop.com

Topshop textured pants
nordstrom.com

Forever New blue bead bracelet
$14 – forevernew.com.au

Chain jewelry
$17 – regalrose.co.uk

Bow hair accessory
$6.64 – newlook.com

Pastel Baby Blue Saddle Bag
$100 – zatchels.com