All posts tagged: high street

Topshop Wish List

Ghillie Shoes, £78; Gathered Neck top, £22; Suede A-line skirt, £75; Striped Print Shirt, £42 It’s the last week of Winter and your wardrobe is screaming for some new investments. Topshop is always your best friend when you’re looking to pick up a few statement pieces that will transition you between seasons and instantly update your look. You can pretty much walk into Toppers and spot the top five trends for that season in one corner in the space of a few minutes! That’s why, for me, it will always be my number one high street fashion brand. Nothing can compete when it comes to diversity and trends. Here’s a few pieces from my recent Wish List that I have my eye on… I always stock up on new white tees and tops when Spring arrives as I am constantly wearing them with everything in my S/S wardrobe. Topshop have a great variety of designs. The gathered neck top above is super flattering and girly and will look amazing tucked into high waist jeans or …

She was a Skater Girl…

Gone are the days where I can wear baggy jeans, studded belts and bright pink sweatbands, thank goodness. However, there’s still a mini Avril Lavigne-esque skater chick living in me somewhere, which is why this season’s trainer has me excited. The skater shoe has returned to keep our tootsies free of sky high platforms and with the trainer revolution currently taking over the fashion world, the skater slip on is just another comfy step in the same direction. The difference between the skater and other trainers is predominantly their simplicity – they’re sleek, no fuss, no frills shoes with a basic concept colour, print or fabric. With just a simple elasticated detail, skaters are effortless in both aesthetics and utility. Inspired by Celine, Givenchy and Saint Laurent over the past year (remember the plaid print Celine craze?) they are the perfect component for a girl who likes her basics. What do I mean? A flash of furry leopard print, leather snake print or faux horse hair on the feet gives minimalism lovers an extra dimension …

THE COBALT CRAZE

Left to Right: Akris Resort 2014; Christian Dior Resort 2014; DKNY Resort 2014. It’s fashion’s biggest ‘C’ hype of the year. No, not Cara…cobalt! This striking tone of blue has cleverly snuck its way onto our catwalks and filtered into our wardrobes in many forms over the past year. Resort 2014 has cemented its longevity with flashes of this notorious shade featured in Akris, Christian Dior and DKNY. As a pigment scientifically created by using cobalt salts of alumina, this colour is not to be messed with. Resort 2014 assures this is the case by combining cobalt with structured jackets, extremely tailored trousers, and clean, blunt lines. It is the perfect companion for a women’s suit – it is strong enough to compliment the sartorial details, and striking enough to add a touch of feminine allure. Wear with neutral tones for accessories, such as black, white or nude, to ensure a balance of colours. If you’re feeling daring, opt for a bright pink lip, like at Christian Dior Resort 2014, and a complimenting clutch for …