Mix n’ Match Monday: Insta Beach!

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Are you ready to enjoy your most colourful, envy inducing seaside snaps and selfies on social media yet?  Course you are! Just pack some up to the minute swimwear and accessories, Instagram likes guaranteed!


Sleek & polished with a touch of bohemian glamour, Chloe fringed sandals and a Haight coral one piece scream summer 2017! (Above)


Unleash some serious wanderlust on the beach and beyond wearing popping pinks and dreamy violets! A hot pink Forever Unique swimsuit with bang on trend lace detail paired with a sharp yet comfy wrap skirt will sizzle along the seafront.  A 3.1 Philip Lim mauve Pashli may induce envy amongst fellow holiday makers!  Brights are excellent at amplifying a golden tan, too!


Serene block colours & simple accessories never go out of date.  Look sleek yet mysterious in a deep ocean Diane Von Furstenburg one piece and Prada block sandals, while a pastel pink Kenzo tote will stylishly hold your essentials whilst adding a touch of feminine simplicity.


Spring through the palms in a D&G tropical bikini and accessorize with the coolest lime green sandals from Prada and a pair of aviators!


Chillax poolside in the dreamiest blues.  One piece swimsuits are big news, and are modest enough to be worn with this summer’s wrap skirts for some stunning summer evening looks.  Arcadia have some irresistible swimsuits and I just love this aquatic looking skirt from Fausto Puglisi!


Clean Lines & Monochrome stripes in the form of the ultimate Marc Jacobs maxi equals instant Beach to bar chic! Don’t forget to add a touch of sparkle, these Giuseppe Zanotti kitten heels are perfection!

Slip into this celestial River swimwear and a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans and unlock that inner mermaid!

Transition this sea foam shimmer swimsuit from River Island from sitting at the sea side to sipping cocktails outside! Add a tropical print wrap skirt like this Missoni beauty and a cross body bag in a cool hue like this one from Jimmy Choo.  And these designer look platforms are a steal from ASOS!


Summer brights & pastels inspired by sweetest, juiciest seaside treats! Ruffled dresses like this Anna October maxi are fresh off the catwalk! Amp it up with a juicy clutch from Commes Des Garçons and a pop of watermelon gloss on nails and lips!


Maxi up a midsummer’s night in a floor length Melissa Obadash dress that’s just peachy. Bling up a plain dress with a choker, the hottest boho glam jewellery trend of SS17.  Be daring, add an unexpected accessory like Judith Leiber’s crystal encrusted beach ball clutch.

Mix n’ match Midweek…

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A black dress is a blank canvas – for absolutely any colour bag or any style of shoe. Everyone should own at least one black dress in their lifetime due to its ability to take you absolutely anywhere. From a loose casual day at the beach or mall to that ultra modern new bar in the evening, you can dress a black dress up or down!

Black, livened up with metallic heels & a pop of pink… instant chic. Modern, feminine, individual, this is one clash you can get away with!


There’s something magical about monochrome accessories.  What they lack in flavourful colour they make up for in polished, film noir sophistication that makes you feel like you’ve stepped into one of those black and white movies and met your screen icon role model.  


Max up on the metallics – gold, silver, rose gold – for instant nighttime glitz that oozes sophistication.


Want a more bohemian, garden party vibe that doesn’t compromise on style? Good news, you can still rock a pair of gorgeous platforms like these Steve Madden beauties. Look for lace or ruffles for a relaxed take on the LBD and accessories that lean towards earthy tones, monogram and florals are fine as long as they’re not too OTT!


Break tradition with a rocky, rebellious twist on this look. Try layering a white tee underneath a black strappy dress or invest in this pre-layered R13 number. Accessory wise, think block heels, platforms, studs, snakeskin and chains. 

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Embellished details and plenty of bling is going to to be big this SS17, snakeskin is also a huge trend at the moment. These gorgeous Gedebe Cliky cross-bodies come in every colour and pattern scheme imaginable – it will be hard to just decide on one!

Gedebe Cliky bags are perfect for evening when you don’t have to carry around many big essentials and pep up any outfit in seconds. My favourites have to be the good enough to eat block colour one and a pastel blue adorned with “evil eye” embellishments.

Snakeskin + the Chloe Drew saddle bag = instant chic win!

Go big yet bang on trend with an Orciani tote. Maxing up on size for busy days needn’t mean sacrificing style.  

The Stella Falabella… just got a little more … fab-ella! Block colour denim, rhinestones, snakeskin and even ice-cream prints… could Ms. McCartney’s now signature bag style get any more versatile?

Six Designers, Serious Bag Stripe Happening!

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Valentino (above)

Wow, is there anything Valentino haven’t done?  Their totes, clutches and cross body bags come in the widest colour scheme and pattern varieties around.  Diagonal? Horizontal? Intercepted with studs?  Their creativity knows no bounds.



Sophie Hulme

Bold, bright, not a dull colour in sight!  The Sophie Hulme tote is well and truly on my bag bucket list!  Smaller versions of her beautiful rainbows are available in perfect clutch size and purse form!

Balenciaga 

Whether you’re dressing up for the office or having a comfy, casual day off, these red, white and blue Balenciaga beauties will add serious sophistication to your look.

Mulberry 

Fancy something a little more subdued?  If you don’t want to brave brights, Mulberry’s diagonal striped cross body bags are the perfect injection of burgundy, mustard and navy shades. 


Fendi

Fendi have been doing exceptionally well on the bag front lately.  Their artful take on this spring’s trend will undoubtedly speak to those who like to rock their own individual style.  I like how they’ve curved their stripe detailing and overlapped clashing colours, they’re so imaginative.


Comme Des Garçons 

Comme Des Garçons make a sleek statement with chunky, vertical stripe and a  hold-it-all size and shape.  Tres chic!

Mix It Up Midweek: One Shouldered Wonders

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MSGM x Saint Laurent x Chloe

One shoulder dresses remain top of the trend charts and go with absolutely any type of shoe or bag.  Vertiginous platforms are proving pouplar in 2017, so is combining an unlikely mix of hues and patterns!

Keeping it classic in monochrome with Carolina Herra dress, YSL black platforms and a Miu Miu red quilted chain bag.


Go back to the future in this Saint Laurent sequin beauty, Giuseppe Zanotti metallic strappies.  Add a pop of fuchsia with some bright Lanvin arm candy! 


Take this Preen number to the candy shop with pastel hues, like these Prada Block heels and some sweet shop inspired Lanvin stripes!


Nail the look of seaside serenity, this electric blue Christian Siriano could work for summer days or nights.   Keep the look sleek and modern with accessories in a lighter shade or black and white.  Fendi quilted bag and Michael Kors block colour, instant beach to bar combo!


Little Black Dress…? It’s your blank canvas, and you are the artist of your look.  Metallic accessories, a print bag or shoes, or hi vis will make this Saint Laurent mini pop.

MSGM x Charlotte Olympia x Chanel 


Self Portrait x Miu Miu x Valentino 


Marc Jacobs x Furla 



Trend Tuesday: Two Tone & Applique Bags!

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Block colour, Two Tone bags are set to be a hit this SS17.  Many designers have some rather tempting arm candy you won’t be able to resist!

Moschino’s use of bold cool and warm hues, quilting and chain straps ticks all of the on trend boxes! 

Fendi are another designer who have made the most of using more than one colour, even incorporating snakeskin patterns and detailing at the edges.


Their use of stunning multi coloured studs and floral Applique will certainly put one of these beauties on your wish list! 




Michael Kors know several secrets to the perfect handbag, and are making the best use of monochrome, block colour and even gold studding, for an inventive way of pepping up a plain cross body.


Be it gold leafing, two different textures or block colour, Chloe have this trend down to a tee with their Drew crossbody bags.  Most definitely one of the most popular “it bags,” and yes, one of these is on my handbag bucket list.  Might find it impossible to choose just one though!