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.

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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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Max Mara

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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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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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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

Top Coat

Top high st coats

Top high st coats

These are some of my top picks of this seasons coats to wrap up warm with this Autumn!

Top left – H&M’s draped coat in black looks amazing with a thick wooley jumper and jeans £39.99

Top right – Topshop’s Longline throw on coat in Camel (this seasons top shade) is great for both shopping days and evenings out £110.00

Bottom left – Zara’s yellow fur coat is a great statement piece with a zesty lemon shade to brighten up winter days and nights £69.99

Bottom right – Urban Outfitter’s on trend Parka in dark green looks fab on winter walks with a floral skirt, boots and tights £265