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: Sienna Miller

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Sienna Miller has really stepped up her game this year with her cool and classic style that always creates new trends everyone wants to wear. She brought back the Bridget Jones pants at the American Sniper Premiere, opting for a Balenciaga dress which revealed the big undies under a beautiful off the shoulder winter white gown. She pulled off the knit fabric style effortlessly wearing simple and quirky pieces such as this fab striped rib dress by Celine with some chunky black strap heels by Pierre Hardy. Finally Sienna shows some diversity in her fashion by looking rock n roll in January, wearing a thigh high split dress with gold glamour polka dot patterning. With her retro Bardot looks, Sienna always pulls off those cool chic beauty styles such as red hot lips, full eyelashes and a little liquid eyeliner, but this years she mixed it up in Cannes with a burgundy lippy for a gothic look to match her black chiffon dress. To finish off the Sienna look, add some summery bronzer and always opt for natural earthy eyeshadows such as shimmering brown tones and creams.
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Summer Event Style

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Summer balls and proms can be stressful to dress for, as occasion wear is sometimes a little tricky to get just right. You don’t want to go over the top with a full on ball gown fit for Cinderella, and you don’t want to look like your simply off to Tiger Tiger for a night out! Here I have found 5 different styles of summer ball dresses, inspired from runways of the past and fit for a range of girls fashion preferences. From retro dresses to glamorous jumpsuits, you don’t have to go for something boring and safe, instead choose something that you will feel and look amazing in, because it is not every day that you get the chance to dress up swanky, so have fun and take a look at these dresses for a little inspiration.

The Glamour Girl

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Why not try something a little different this year and opt for an on trend and comfortable jumpsuit! This ‘Break hearts’ jumpsuit from Cameo at Topshop may be a little pricey at £135, but why not just treat yourself. This open back straight leg onesie will look amazing and will most definitely help you stand out from the crowd. To add a little colour, maybe opt for bright shoes and a clutch or wear simple accessories and some bright red lippy.

 The Girly GirlSoft-Spray-A-Line-Dress

If you’re a girl who loves every thing pink, bright and fun, maybe try something that will look both pretty but a little more subtly cool. This French Connection dress, which is £150 (great place to buy understated but fashionable evening dresses) is lovely and cute, with its A-line cut and soft pink and pastel spray paint effect you will feel pretty in pink but still mature and chic.

The Floral Girl

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I absolutely love bardot cut tops and dresses because they are so flattering and I have even chosen a bardot style dress for myself this year. This off the shoulder ASOS midi bodcon dress is fab and is great if your wanting a sexy and summery look. The gorgeous shades of the dress is easy to colour co-ordinate with accessories as you could go for cream, pink or even a lilac shade of shoes and purse. At only £38 this outfit is a steal and would turn some heads at your summer event this year.

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You can never go wrong with classic styles like this dress because they always look so cool and on trend and the simplicity of them is what creates such a strong look. This beautiful White dobby lace midi dress by Miss Selfridge is great for any retro enthusiasts as its high paneled neck and sheer overlay looks clean cut and very 1950’s. I love the detail of the underlay and think it is an absolute bargain at only £49, grab it now with you’re student discounts!

The Boho Girl

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If you aren’t into the whole girly dress up style then maybe opt for something a little more earthy and downplayed with this absolutely gorgeous maxi dress from ASOS. This boho bargain is £90 and includes fabulous lace inserts and floral embroidery to create a really pretty and natural look. This would look great with some wedges or even flats if you would rather a little more comfort, and to be festival ready as well (because who wants to buy a dress and only wear it once!) include a simple head chain and some loose curls to the style.

#Denim

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Denim never truly goes out of fashion and is worn by many of us day in and day out in the form of a pair of jeans. Although this is a staple item you have to have in your wardrobe, it’s time to update the denim look a bit! Instead of buying a boring pair of denim jeans, start wearing denim jackets, skirts, dresses and jumpsuits ready for Spring/Summer. Here are a few of my high street pics that are cute and affordable!

05J12HIND_2_large  Topshop quilted denim jacket – £65

Quilting has been seen on runways over the past few fashion weeks and this jacket is a really great look for summer evenings over a pair of shorts or a mini skirt.

 image4xl (Buy on ASOS) Hilfiger Denim Pattern Jumpsuit – £90

Although a little expensive (but just treat yourself!) this gives a quirky take on a denim jumpsuit with its animal print patterning. A great look on holidays or on a nightout with a pair of sandal heels and a clutch.

05X14GIND_2_large Topshop Denim Roll Up Dungarees – £65

Always a fun and young look, the denim dungarees are a classic that come back time and time again into fashion, particularly in the summer season. The slouched design of these look extra comfy and laidback with a long sleeve patterned t-shirt.

image4xxl (Buy on ASOS) River Island Denim Shirt Dress – £40

Denim shirt dresses are a real sexy look, without looking too try hard, particularly when paired with some heels and a disheveled and relaxed hairstyle like loose waves. I love how the tie up belt of this dress cinches in the waist to create a lovely feminine shape, but without you having to breathe in all day!

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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Choose a different shade to grey this valentines day

Choose a different shade to grey this valentines day
Don’t go for dull colours this valentines day! Spice it up with pinks, blues and reds. You can find affordable bras on the highstreet and here I have found some as a little inspiration for you. All bra and knicker sets are from Topshop and total around £30. The two sets on the left are beautiful and the sheer materials are a great look with the extra added support of underwiring for the hot pink set. If you want to add a little cheekiness, the love heart set is cute and fun an great fitting. The set on the right is more classic and pretty with a baby blue colour and beautiful lacing, this set is guaranteed to look fab. The 3 bras at the bottom are some examples of bright and alternative colours to buy this valentines and these are from Victorias secret and H&M. Make sure you get shopping for your perfect set in order to make sure this valentines a good one!

Victoria s Secret panty
£130 – victoriassecret.com

Victoria s Secret PINK padded bra
£24 – victoriassecret.com

Victoria s Secret PINK white bra
£22 – victoriassecret.com

Topshop panty
£9.86 – topshop.com