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.

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.

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.

Max Mara – Milan Fashion Week

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The Max Mara fashion show was a collection of feminine elegance inspired by the 1950’s beauty Marilyn Monroe, set to a backdrop of swashing waves on the shore, creating a chilled and comfy walk along the beach vibe. The designs were filled with snuggly oversized knits over cashmere pencil skirts in understated tones of camel, greys and pinky browns. The 50’s theme was created through the use of retro patterns of black and white gingham, check and subtle animal print in heavy, long coats. One of the coolest looks on the runway was the use of quilted fabrics used for skirts, jumpers and dresses in metallic colours such blue steel, gold, silver and bronze. An amazing show highlighting classic chic trends for outerwear.

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Peter Pilotto – London Fashion Week

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The Peter Pilotto runway was a vibrant collection of colours and patterns on beautifully crafted clothing. The use of applique threadwork on dresses and coats created a playful look with fun curved shapes to create a fluid and quirky look to the outfits. The use of contrast in colour and fabrics really added to this bright and fun runway, with shades of white combined with flashes of neon blues, greens, yellows and orange. Two of my favourite looks came from the designers coats, the first was the appliqued pink fur coat in white and the second was the fab bright blue belted coat with a fur collar, which really lit up the space. Not only were the colours and patterns quirky, but so were the shapes of the clothing, with side split skirts, oversized collars and shape created through the neon detail. A definite inspiring collection from Peter Pilotto at LFW.

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Zoe Jordan

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Zoe Jordan’s collection featured quirky jumpsuits in cutout fabrics of white leather, baggy animal print in blue and marble effect ankle skimming styles with slip-on shoes or brogues. Take a look and some of these fab, fashionable and comfy jumpsuit trends.

Timo Weiland – New York Fashion Week

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I haven’t heard of Timo Weiland before, but after spotting a certain quirky hat and seeing the sleek and cool looks displayed at the NYFW, I decided to write a trend report on the show. Looks created by these designers (Tim Weiland and Alan Eckstein) are simple but so chic. A key trend seen on this runway were vertical stripes to elongate and slimline the look, creating an edgy base to the outfits, particularly paired with amazing round sunglasses and the fab use of chunky boots to contrast with sleek and lightweight skirts. Contrast seemed to be a key theme in the show, with contrasts not only in lightweight and heavy fabrics given through chunky knits and coats on top of flowy skirts and dresses, but also the use of colour as dark greys were matched with feminine lilacs, stripes, blues and burgundies were thrown together to create a layered look that was not clean cut and dull, but fun and fashionable. I loved the idea of comfy clothing that can look so stylish, such as crop tops with jersey slouch pants and boots and comfy trousers paired with baggy jumpers to create trends that are easy to find on the highstreet and easy to wear on a day-to-day basis. I am definitely a new fan of Timo Weiland.

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