Tag Archives: oasis

The new animal print…

I love a statement animal print, as long as it is kept classy. Over the last few years we have seen the comeback of leopard, snakeskin and dalmatian prints, but it seems that zebra is the one to invest in this season after Michael Kors graced the runway last September. From dresses, jumpers, jeans, bags and even shoes, zebra prints (not real fur) have entered the shops sooner than you can say safari.

Michael Kors S/S12

Here are some of my favourite pieces I have spotted out and about in the last few days, and the best way to wear them:

For work:

Oasis zebra print dress £60 

Keep the dress smart with opaque tights, a tuxedo blazer, and loafers or courts.

A lunch date:

Oasis zebra print cardigan £42

This cardy can be worn as a jumper with all the buttons done up, or over one of your favourite tops, then pair with black skinny jeans and ankle boots to complete the look.

For a night out:

Lipsy zebra dress with belt £48

For instant glamour just add platform heels and an oversized clutch.

At the shops:

River Island brown zebra print tote bag £40

This shopping tote is guaranteed to make any daytime outfit stand out.

At the beach:

River Island black zebra print panel sandals £28 

Team these sandals with a tribal inspired bikini, maxi dress, beach basket and your signature sunnies.

Fx

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Ice cream sundae…

Finally the Christmas rush and winter sales are at an end, and despite the horrible cold spell of weather, I am beginning to get very excited about the S/S12 collections hitting the shops. Pastels in particular have really taken my fancy this season, from floral notes of rose, daffodil and daisy, zesty infused hues of apple, peach and lemon, to the sugared coated goodness of candy, marshmallow and almond. So if you have a sweet tooth, this really is the season to indulge in sugar and spice and all things nice.

For the little girl inside of all of us, these colours bring back memories of picnics in the sun, cream tea with Grandma and jelly and ice cream parties. Inspiration should be taken from the catwalks of Louis Vuitton, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Richard Nicoll and Chanel, who all showcased the most wanted shades of powder pink, sky blue, peppermint, lemon, peach, lilac and vanilla. You should also look out for fabrics such as lace, broderie anglaise, tulle and feather appliqué to embrace the ultra feminine nature of the trend.

Louis Vuitton

3.1 Phillip Lim

Richard Nicoll

Chanel

Here are a few of my favourite picks from the high street:

ZARA

Embroidered silk top £59.99

Coloured denim light yellow £35.99

Skinny jeans mid pink £35.99

TOPSHOP

Lilac lace strappy sundress £36.00

OASIS

Multi natural colourblock lantern dress £65.00

Mid blue lexi lace skater dress £65.00

ASOS

Sleeveless skater dress in green £45.00 (also available in pink)

Just add some bouncy curls, a sweep of pink lippy and a box clutch to complete these looks!

Fx

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

LOOK OF THE WEEK…

Snake and Bead Tunic Top £65 by Topshop

Destroy Hotpants £25 by Topshop

Black 80 Denier Opaque Tights £6 by Topshop

Formal Tumbled Dita Handbag in Red £35 by Oasis

Knot Studs £6 by Topshop

Chunky Ethnic Style Studded Bangle was £10 now £7 by ASOS

Womens Courts Shoes £320 by Kurt Geiger America 

Rouge Dior Replenishing Lipcolor in Celebrity Red £21.50 by Christian Dior

Black Liquid Eyeliner £4.50 by Barry M

Dior 2 Couleurs 8 Colour High – Contrast Eyeshadow £27 by Christian Dior

Raspberry Nail Paint £3 by Barry M

Diorshow Black Out Spectacular Volume Mascara £21.50 by Christian Dior

KEY TRENDS

1. Red

2. Embellishment

3. Glam – Grunge Make Up

– Mix and match with sandals, flats and heels depending on the occasion, and wear with or without tights depending on the weather.

Fx

Tagged , , , , , ,