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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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Mix n’ match Monday…

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Printed graphic sweaters are big news, get a bit of roar in your life with Kenzo’s tiger head aesthetic. Teamed with a pair of black skinny jeans, it looks uber-chic with a peekaboo tote bag and a pair of cute flats for daytime cool. Got the Fendi fever, just a bit!

Sweater: Kenzo

Skinny Jeans: Amari

Peekaboo tote bag, wallet & flat shoes: Fendi

Black, glorious black! It’s such a splendid backdrop for those 90’s inspired sporadic pops of colour and clean cut, digital patterns. There’s a lot of red around this season, too, what better way to add a touch of evening glamour than a pair of the most photographed shoes on Instagram… Valentino Rockstuds!

Black sweater with peeking eye pattern: Fendi

Black skinny leather look trousers: River Island

Black bag adorned with fluffy pom poms: Fendi

Red heels: Valentino

This season’s metallic sneakers and embroidered totes will take plain everyday sweaters and jeans from drab to fab!

Grey sweater: H&M

Ripped jeans: Current/Elliott

Embroidered tote bag: Fendi

Metallic silver sneakers: Adidas Originals

Add a touch of sparkle to your plain black ensemble with a sequinned sweater, metallic mules, and a Valentino embroidered cross body bag with a gold chain strap. One of many ways to turn a sweater into a cosy Autumn/winter evening out piece!

Black sweater with gold sequin detail; Marc Jacobs

Black Jeans: Topshop

Rose gold mules: Alexander Wang

Embroidered Rockstud cross body bag: Valentino

Gucci’s printed hoodies and sweaters are uber cosy and embrace the graphic trend. Jazz up your everyday skinny jeans with all the tropical goodness of one of their printed bags and a pair of their glittery, striped sneakers.

Red hoodie with graphic print: Gucci

Tropical Print bag: Gucci

Skinny jeans: H&M

Glittery sneakers with stripe detail: Gucci

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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: 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.

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Mules are making a big comeback this summer, Fendi’s floral offerings tick all of the chic boxes with their bright candy colours, block heels and patent finishes… they look good enough to eat!


Fendi sure know how to incorporate florals into their accessories without them looking dated – with ditsy detailing on ultra modern shapes, there are no wardrobe de ja vus here!


Dolce & Gabbana’s use of flamboyant, multicoloured tassels and sequins will guarantee a turn of heads at that summer party!

Rainbow, eccentric, embellished, fringed…? Dolce & Gabbana know Summer 2017 will be all about the most vivid detailing!


Miu Miu’s crystals, sleek satin and feather detailing will make sure your feet do the talking this SS17!

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Mix n’ match with the 3 top trends this week… Floral skater dresses, beaded and embellished bags, and satin sandals!


Monochrome gets a garden party makeover with this black and white floral McQueen skater, a floral Fendi bag adds some big splashes of colour while the final touch of glamour is this irresistible pair of satin Manolo Bhlaniks.

Christopher Kane’s cottoned on to the Gingham check trend with this dress, combining it with some watercolour florals to liven up the look. Go dotty with a subtle beaded clutch from Givenchy to compliment the colours in the dress, and who can resist a pair of silky Pausto Puglisi satin shoes!

If you want to go for something a little less busy in the dress department, this Red Valentino LBD still packs some dainty floral collar detail which can be easily complimented with a sparkly beaded bag for easy evening glamour, this Fendi bag is perfect arm candy and the No21 shoes are the perfect sexy summer hue!


Off the shoulder skater dresses are big news for summer, McQueen has them down to a tee with this racy coloured floral number, rock up the look with a Marc Jacobs cross body with plenty of studding and embellishments to add much needed edge, keep the look feminine with ruffled Marco De Vincenzo satin mules!

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!