All posts tagged: topshop

My Week in Outfits

If you’re British, you’ve probably experienced a whole load of extreme weather conditions this week. *Looks out of window* It’s sunny, yay! *Walks out of front door* Bloody hell, it’s freezing. *Walks down street* It’s hail-stoning, great… This weather is as imbalanced as yours truly on one of those hormonal days when my boyfriend tries to hide from me. Creating outfits that are April-appropriate seems impossible sometimes. We all know the feeling… A few tips on how to dress for this crazy, unpredictable weather. 1) Invest in some lightweight jackets. Bombers are on trend and easy to style. 2) Stick to cropped denim jeans. We don’t live in the Bahamas, it’s not time for bare legs just yet – thank god (need to find my gym pass). 3) Wear suede before summer hits. I loved implementing suede into my winter wardrobe last year. I feel like this trend just won’t sit right for spring/summer – get your wear out of suede pieces now before it’s too late. Outfit #1: Out for drinks Last Saturday was …

NEW VIDEO: SS15 FASHION AND BEAUTY FAVES

Check out my recent Summer favourites in video form, including The Body Shop new Spa of the World range, a special shout out to DestinationSkin and my favourite trusty Topshop boots… Can I also just articulate via words the appreciation I have for full-time Youtubers. Creating and editing videos is so much more strenuous and tedious than it initially appears and takes a hell of a lot of dedication and motivation!

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 …

Break the mould: Black and Navy

Have you ever styled an outfit to perfection and then instantly gasped in horror when you realise you have mixed navy and black? If the answer is yes then have nothing to fear. Black and navy blue are perfectly acceptable companions when it comes to piecing together an outfit. Say so long to the mysterious myth surrounding this colour combo, if you haven’t already – your style cred will not diminish, in fact, it will prosper. A mixture of navy and black creates an imbalance of a classical nature. As seasons pass, navy becomes the new black and then black becomes the new navy but the savvy fashion-goers betray the golden rules and simply wear the two classics at the same time. Not ground breaking fashion, I know, however the result is something extraordinarily basic and shows that some style rules are made to be broken. When I think of black and navy, I think of a Celine girl – edgy minimalism and always chic. Styling this trend? Tanned legs, red lips, little accessories – …

Summer Holidays: What to Wear

So you’ve been counting down the weeks until your Summer holiday since Christmas and you have finally reached single figures. Get those suitcases open on your bedroom floor in anticipation (we all do it) and start packing! But first, you must shop. Read my guide on what you should take with you on your S/S 14 vacation… SCUBA  Kate Upton displayed the scuba trend quite impeccably in Vogue’s June issue recently. You may not have her body, but you can replicate her swimwear style. Triangl are an Aussie brand I have recently fallen in love with. Their swimwear is simple and beautifully crafted out of neoprene to ensure your body looks its best. The perfect pal for the season’s sportswear trend, you can sunbathe in style in one of their designs. Opt for a neon lacquered pastel with a black outline or be adventurous with an animal print. Also, just to pre warn, if you check out their website you will encounter serious body envy. Kate Upton for Vogue UK June 2014; Neon Orange Arizona Sunset …

How to: Wear a Classic Shirt this Summer

Skirts are trending right now. Whether you keep it classy with a straight midi or liven things up with a billowy mini, opt for a vivid floral or a minimal polka, skirts can be your trusty partner in crime this summer to take you from day to night. What’s the secret you say? A classic shirt can change the way you style your skirts forever. If you’re wearing a patterned skirt, a crisp white or baby blue shirt combo creates an effortless and sophisticated look that emits a certain je ne sais quoi that you can’t quite put your finger on. Maybe it’s the nod towards powerful and professional women that it exudes or maybe it’s the seductive connotations surrounding wearing one the morning after the night before – there’s something rather empowering about wearing this basic piece. Especially when worn with a skirt, this combo is the perfect balance – a lady essential on bottom, a gentleman essential on top. There are a few rules you need to abide by to get this look …

How to: Wear Lace this Summer

I’ll be honest. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with lace. I always find it’s slightly too much for the minimalism fiend within me to handle.  I do believe, however, that it looks a million times better on a person than on the hanger. It’s a fabric that needs structure to work otherwise I am reminded of the lacklustre drape of my granny’s curtains. There is one designer that keeps the ‘love’ part of my lace relationship intact though – Erdem. His somewhat habitual use of lace in his designs, especially in his SS11 collection, has kept the delicate material in the fashion game and most definitely given it a new lease of life. His lacy masterpieces are nothing less than magical and he somehow manages to maintain its pretty nature whilst creating a modern statement. My love for his work grew even deeper when the Duchess of Cornwall initiated her 2011 North American tour in an Erdem navy lace dress. The epitome of modern grace, I couldn’t think of a better muse for …