Mix n’ Match Monday …

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Ruffled blouses and floral skirts ooze femininity. A touch of frill or some ditsy florals pep up any plain office ensemble. Frills and flowers have been a big trend during the warmer, lighter days, but do you want to extend the wear of your flower power…? Here’s how to transition summer’s floaty tops and skirts into the greyer months… 

Ruffled Black Blouse: Chloe
Floral skirt: Simone Rocha
Burgundy Bag: Chloe
Burgundy Tights: Macy’s http://www.macy’s.com
Black Ankle Boots: Gucci
Burgundy and yellow Gryffindor Scarf: Etsy

Swap bright backdrops for black, navy, burgundy and dark plums.  Pastels and tropical prints have had their summer holiday, so look for not-so-busy prints that incorporate classic colours like pillarbox red.

Biker jackets toughen up an overly girly outfit to create a look of rocker chic.  
Black Biker Jacket: Acne Studios
Olive ruffled blouse: Faith Connexion
Floral skirt: Preen
Black Ankle Boots: Steve Madden
Leather tote bag: Fendi

Black. Classic, timeless, and goes with anything and everything! 
Black long sleeved blouse: Isabel Marant 
Black long skirt with orange floral print: Peter Pilotto
Top handle orange bag: Gucci
Black court shoes: Gianvitto Rossi


Red lace, check! Jacquard effect and floral print, check! Faux fur clutch, check! Metallic heels, check! Voila, instant evening glamour for those impromptu ‘dos during the festive season.
Fringed Biker Jacket: Maje
Red Lace top with plunging neckline: Topshop 
A-line jacquard and floral skirt: Dolce & Gabbana
Burgundy faux fur clutch with stud detail: Prada
Gold strappy heels: Prada

Bold and beautiful! Offset ditsy florals with contrasting block colours…
Red Biker Jacket: Christopher Kane
Blue layered sleeve top: Wallis
Ditsy floral detail mini skirt: MSGM
Navy blue top handle bag: Fendi 
Red shoes: Alexander McQueen 

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Metallic Nails Under A Fiver!

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Metallic manicures that glide on like liquid foil on the nails are a must this season.

With Barry M’s new Liquid Chrome collection, that full metal mani can be yours for under £5! With 4 glimmering shades, Liquid Chrome Nail Paints, £3.99, will instantly glamourise any AW17 look and beyond.

Bright Lights is the ultimate big shot gold shade.

Rain On Me is a mirror shine silver.

Razzle Dazzle is the ultimate Rose Gold, the trend hue that’s going nowhere fast!

Glow Crazy is a metallized blue purple that is like gift wrap for nails.

Liquid Chrome Nail Paints are available at Superdrug and some Boots stores. For more info & to buy, click here:

https://www.superdrug.com/Barry-M-Liquid-Chrome-Nail-Paint/c/barry-m-liquid-chrome-nail-paint

AW17 Forecast…

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Top trends for AW17 take inspiration from the clean cut, sleek accessories of 90’s style with plenty of girly grunge thrown into the mix. Thought you couldn’t wear a dress in autumn…? Think thick collar detailing, plenty of houndstooth or tartan and richer, thicker materials like velvets; tights and chunky boots add that cosy element of warmth and grunge appeal to this season’s trend collar dresses.

Checked Collared Dress: Miu Miu

Tights: Cete at Navabi.com

Wine Faux Fur Shoulder bag with stud detailing: Prada

Black Platform boots with gold buckle: Gucci

Red Collared Dress: Red Valentino

Tights: Wolford

Block Colour bag: Gucci

Boots with studs and buckle detailing: Mint Velvet

Collared dress: Givenchy

Suede and Calfskin backpack: Chloe

Velvet blue high heel pumps with stripe detailing: Gucci

Collared Dress: Rocksanda

Tights: DKNY

Quilted Patent Bag: Chanel

Block Heeled loafers: Miu Miu

Velvet Collared Dress: VIVETTA at Harvey Nichols

Tights: Cette

Leather Platform Boots: Alexander Wang

Coral patent Quilt bag: Chanel

Mix n’ Match Monday…

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As Summer 2017 slowly begins to transition into Autumn 2017, you are more than likely to be thinking about re-introducing those winter warmers back into your closet. But transitioning seasons is tricky, what does one wear when it’s too cool for frilly summer dresses and too warm for thick knits? Luckily, some of the top trends of late will see you through the last dregs of Summer and the beginning of early Autumn. Denim dresses are big news, and floral printed jackets have made an unexpected appearance, so forget covering up with that old jumper! Flats and heels in jewel tones and velvet bags add pops of colour and compliment these simple, jean hued dresses in the most beautiful way…

LBD: Balmain

Black & floral jacket: Moschino

Embroidered bag: Loeffer Randall

Purple embroidered mules: Gianvito Rossi

Lapis cocktail ring: Anne Sisteron

Pale denim dress with lace front: Balmain

Bomber style multicoloured patterned jacket: Alice + Olivia

Velvet bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Lapis cross shape ring: Van Cleef & Arpels

Mid-heel electric blue mules: Alexander Wang

Bold horizontal stripe dress: Carolina Herrera

Bright floral jacket: Diane Von Furstenberg

Metallic & transparent heels: Miu Miu

Gold cross body bag: Gucci

Lapis Rings: Monier Freres & Saks Fifth Avenue

Gold & Lapis Necklace: Aurelie Bidermann

White buttoned denim dress: Balmain

Floral blazer: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Cross body velvet bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Tortoiseshell butterfly heels: Sophia Webster

Denim button front v-neck dress: Balmain

Multicolour velvet bag: Tory Burch

Mustard velvet heels with gem detail: No21

Coloured & gold choker: Monier Freres

Cut out denim shift dress: Courreges

Maroon velvet bag: Off White

Burgundy Rockstud flat shoes: Valentino

Moon Lapis necklace: Andrea Fohrman

Multi row gold bracelet: Pippa Small

Zip front mini dress: See by Chloe

Coral velvet shoulder bag: Off White

Electric blue mid heel mules: Alexander Wang

Gold and Lapis cut out bangle: Ippolita

Circle earrings: Jade Jagger

Pale button down denim dress: Stella McCartney

Dusky pink box bag: Stella McCartney

Pale Rockstud flats: Valentino

3 stone gold ring: Ippolita

Pale blue and gold drop earrings: Judy Geib at Barneys New York http://www.barneys.com

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Late summer casuals are all about jeans with raw hemlines and fringing, sheer, off the shoulder tops and camisoles and enviable arm candy with plenty of chain details and embellishments!

Off the shoulder and halter style pastel top: Ganni

Raw hem jeans: Rag & Bone

Pastel coloured box bag with chain detailing: Stella McCartney

Silver and orange strappy sandals; Jimmy Choo

Be bold… clash your florals! Don't go for flower power from head to toe, pick out one or two pieces and keep the rest of your outfit plain and unobtrusive, florals are a big trend, but you don't want to turn into a walking hanging basket!

Floral Top: YSL and black vest underneath: Trouva

Jeans: Vetements x Levi's

Floral box bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Flip Flops: Valentino

Blue and white are a classic summer combo. Raw hemmed and straight cut jeans have made a big comeback. Worn with this summer's strappy tops, they just scream off duty cool!


White cami top: Christopher Esber

Jeans: Rag & Bone

Box Bag: Elie Saab

Studded flip flops: Fendi

Sheer blouse: Givenchy

Black vest: Trouva

Embroidered bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Jeans: Komo at Matches Fashion

Embellished sandals: Giuseppe Zanotti

Star print sheer blouse: Red Valentino

Fringed hem jeans: 7 For All Mankind

Chain strap, tattoo print box bag: Valentino

Gold strappy sandals: Toga at Farfetch – http://www.farfetch.com

Yellow sheer off the shoulder top: Alice & Olivia

Jagged hem jeans: Shelter at Intermix Online

Fur detail flip flops: Fendi

Floral bag: Dolce & Gabbana

Mix n’ Match Monday

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Striped dresses are majorly trending right now. Paired with saddle shaped handbags and a pair of wedge heels, an up to the minute look for day or night can be pulled off very easily this SS17.

Vertical stripes are magic, if you're not very tall, they streamline your figure by drawing the eye downwards, thus creating this magical optical illusion of looking taller and slimmer!

Striped Dress: Finery London
Saddle style tiger print bag: Furla
Bright orange wedge heels: Elie Saab
Bead and evil eye bracelet: Melissa Obadash

Striped Mini Dress: Apiece Apart at Net-a-Porter
Floral detail Saddle bag: Marc Jacobs
Tan Platform style shoes: Tila March
Cat-eye Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana
Rising Sun necklace: Aurelie Bidermann at Net-a-Porter

Striped Dress: Missoni
Saddle Bag: Alutzarra
Wedge style Sandals: Jimmy Choo
Bangle: Michael Kors
Ring: Monica Vinader
Necklace: London Road at John Lewis

Monochrome Dress: Madewell at Net-a-Porter
Saddle Bag; See by Chloe
Wedge Sandals: Saint Laurent
Turquoise Lariat Necklace: Kate Spade
Turquoise Faced Watch: Gucci
Bangles: Brooke Gregson at Net-a-Porter (top) and Gas Bijoux at Nordstrom (below)


Yellow, white & Black stripe dress: Fendi
Black Saddle bag: Chloe
Yellow flower detail wedges: Anne Klein
Black choker: Kenneth Jay Lane
Gold necklace with circle medallion: Givenchy

Striped Dress: Solace London
Saddle Bag with Chain Detail: Miu Miu
Wedge Sandals: Sergio Rossi
Earrings: Sylvia Toledano
Ring: Jacquie Aiche

SS17 Accessory Alert…

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Soulful, easy wearing turquoise and other semi-precious gemstone jewels will add major boho chic to any look!

Watch: Versus
Necklace: Jennifer Meyer
Bracelet: Lola Rose
Bangle: Melissa Joy
Ring: Ippolita

Miniature backpacks that pack plenty of flower appliqué, block studs and even pom-poms are big news this SS17. Fendi have made full use of summer brights, chain straps and floral appliqué for their irresistible arm candies!

Personalise your smartphone with the prettiest tropical phone cases around, thanks to cool cover designers Casetify. Roses, cactus, beach and ocean print are proving popular designs for this season.

Multicolour temptations will brighten up any unwanted cloudy days this summer, they may even generate serious accessory envy!

Backpack: Moschino
Gradient Aviator Sunglasses: Saint Laurent
Bangle: Ippolita