#ChristmasJumperDay Style: How To Wear Yours…

It may be Friday the 13th, but all across the country people are helping to celebrate Christmas Jumper Day as part of an initiative to help raise money for Save The Children charity.

Aside from the fun element you can also make your outfit super stylish if heading out tonight after work or to the office party by mixing with plenty of bling or working in a casual element for the rest of the weekend.

I’d team this simple number (which I’m sporting today, below left) from Dorothy Perkins with skinny jeans and heeled ankle boots for a low-key evening. However if you’re heading out for dinner with your beau or the gals why not opt for a more chunkier knit or sweater (such as Internacionale Christmas Charcoal Pug Jumper, £17.99) adding in a sequined skirt (like Missguided’s Achima Sequin Midi Skirt, £29.99) and sky-high pointy courts or sandals for that ultimate Parisian chic feel.

Oversized jumpers such as this Littlewoods.coom one below, first left, are perfect with leggings for cosy nights in or winter strolls, just add a pair of wellington or fur-lined boots and a statement parka like Oasis’ Ellie Faux Fur Lined Parka, £88. Pastel colours are also massively on-trend for AW13; pick from a growing selection of sorbet hues from New Look, below right.

 

Brands such as MissGuided, M&Co, Topshop, Asos.com, Bank Fashion et al also have a fabulous array of Christmas Jumpers still in stock so if you haven’t caught on to the trend just yet, remember there is plenty of time with just under two weeks until Christmas Day, so why not purchase one now to achieve maximum usage or buy as a novelty gift option for a family member to wear on Christmas Day.

Happy Shopping!

#ChristmasJumperDay @savethechildren

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SS13 Trends: Neon Hues

For spring/summer 2013 designers literally used every print and colour under the sun to adorn their collections with and none stood out more than the neon trend.

A flashback from the 90s neon hues used to incorporated yellow acid happy face tees and glow sticks but are now back with a bang in a sophisticated style becoming more grown up, sassy and tailored. Fashion houses such as Simone Rocha, Paul Smith, Gucci, Osman and Diane von Furstenberg to name a few all opted for fuchsia pink, acid greens and yellows alongside burnt orange shades to help pack a fashion punch to their designs.

Whether it was shown on billowing blouses, laced panels, high-end tailoring or frills, fluoro fashion is back and hitting a store near you.

If you don’t think you can pull off the look then think again. Online and high street retailers have brought out some great options for SS13 and here are just a few of my fav pieces that I’ve spotted…

 

Team daytime work pants with accents of neon via statement jewellery or workplace heels; or go full on for a day at the races, a wedding or special occasion in a neon inspired dress.

If you don’t want to be too bulchy about the look then just add smaller pieces into your outfit with a ring, earrings or clutch bag.

Happy Shopping!

Isabel Marant For H&M

Our fav high street / designer collaborator is back with a bang and this time its the turn of super-genius French designer Isabel Marant.

Isabel Marant For H&M

Isabel Marant For H&M0

The Parisian designer’s appointment was announced earlier today and is set to bring a mix of her urban boho and chic rock ‘n’ roll attitude to a brand new range for H&M.

The collection won’t be available until the 14th November (sucre bleu!) but will be based in over 250 stores worldwide and sold online so we can all (hopefully) get a piece of this genuine French range. Inspired by her signature style Marant will apparently be creating a collection of clothing and accessories for both women and teenagers as well as (for the very first time) a collection for men!

Marant herself has also commented that: “I am flattered by this collaboration: H&M works with the best designers and this invitation is an exciting honour. I aim at creating something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian: you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy. The collection is infused with this kind of easiness and attitude. Everything can be mixed following one’s own instincts: my take on fashion is all about personality”.

Très exciting.

For more info visit www.hm.com

All Hail The Summer Sale…

So summer was officially here (last week) and has since slipped into a weather coma sprouting fine showers and dull grey clouds, however if you’re still psyched for a sunnier climate (which should hopefully be returning soon) then the launch of the summer sales this week should turn that Monday frown upside down.

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with classic designer wear which will last the test of time then why not head straight to Harrods.com and My-Wardrobe.com whom are both slashing up to 50% off(!) online and in store.

Luxury high street stores such as Jaeger are also offering huge discounts with up to 50% on menswear, womenswear and accessories whilst retail favs H&M, Oasis, New Look, River Island and Warehouse to name a few are also cutting down the price on some super-saving pieces that will brighten up any holiday suitcase.

In these frugal times the art to a great sale shop is not to splurge because everything is super cheap but instead think carefully about what pieces in your current wardrobe have seen better days, and then try to replicate them. Good staple pieces are also key such as workwear dresses or jeans, that will last months rather than one wear, and generic beach wear like denim shorts and bright vests which you know will run from season to season.

If you do sale purchase on impulse then that’s fine too, just remember to pick something such as a statement bag or dress which you know you will wear for a certain summer occasion or event.

 

Myleene Klass launches new collection for Littlewoods.com

Adding to her expanding collection for Littlewoods.com Myleene Klass took to the stage yesterday evening at the St.Martin’s Lane Hotel to perform a piano solo for selected members of the press, to help launch her latest edition to her new range, and literally blew them all away. Not only with her musical skills but more importantly with her attention to detail and colourful collaboration for autumn 2012.

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After sipping Myleene Martinis guests were treated to view the 23 piece collection which consisted of colourful knits, printed dresses, workwear tops and an assortment of day-to-evening wear ranging from a healthy bank balance worthy £35 to a more substantial £150 for detailed evening and occasion wear pieces. My favourite pieces have to be the leopard print skirt and cream mask jumper…

The new range itself will be online (at Littlewoods.com: 0844 822 8000) from next Tuesday 24 July 2012.

Rihanna set to design clothing range for River Island

English: Rihanna performing in the Last Girl o...

English: Rihanna performing in the Last Girl on Earth Tour in August (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s right folks our fav songstress Rihanna has just announced that she is set to collaborate with high street chain River Island to design her first EVER clothing range.

Riri first visited the UK-based store back in February and it seems the designs not only caught her eye but were also quickly added to her wardrobe as she has since been spotted out in some of the brands pieces. According to River Island’s Style Insider blog Riri approached THEM to collaborate and knowing her style we can only imagine how colourful and fabulous the collection will be.

Speaking about the collaboration Rihanna noted: “I’ve been wanting to design my own collection for some time. River Island is the perfect partner for me to collaborate with and working with a British, family run business also really appealed to me. I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes. I’m looking forward to working with them and creating something really special.”

Rihanna’s collection for River Island will launch in Spring 2013.

Friday Fashion Fix: Steve Madden for New Look

Am literally so excited it’s Friday! After a manic work week it’s a lovely weekend planned with a Turkish inspired meal out with my girlfriends tonight and then on to a hen do tomorrow for an old work colleague – who in true style will be hosting a vintage afternoon tea followed by cocktails.

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Therefore with so many events to stop off at I have been looking for the perfect heels to team with my weekend outfits, and they come in the form of shoe designer Steve Madden. I am already a massive fan of his collections (hoarding an assortment of my own) and now this clever chap has collaborated with New Look to bring an affordable range to the high street (and online).

Choose from  a selection of bright colours and on-trend prints as well as classic black heels to match with a party dress for a glam night out. Aside from this he has also thrown into the mix casual day wear soles with a mixture of mid heels and embellished sandals; what more can you ask for?

My favourites are these gorge folk inspired wedges and his classic LBH (little black heels) with diamonte t-bar. Prices start from around £49.99.

For more information or to purchase online visit www.newlook.com