Showing posts with label fashion trends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion trends. Show all posts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

London Fashion Week AW 2013 | PREVIEW

London Fashion Week starts tomorrow. Here's a preview of what to expect, written by Fi, from the blog "We Heart Colourful".

London fashion week (LFW) is one of the highest-profile fashion events in the world, being among the ‘big four’ international catwalk influencers (the others being New York, Paris and Milan). You can read part one of our London Fashion week preview over at weheartcolourful.com.



So what can we expect from the London leg of this season's fashion circus?

High-street brands

More and more high-street brands have to staging catwalk shows in recent years - this year's London fashion week will see River Island make its debut with its Rihanna collaboration, while upmarket high-street chain Whistles will host a salon show.

Meanwhile H&M, which has previously hosted fashion events with the likes of Versace, is preparing to make its Paris fashion week debut with a show at the Musée Rodin in a couple of weeks' time.

Here in the UK, Topshop's label, Unique, has shown at London fashion week for more than ten years, while American label J Crew has enjoyed huge success at New York fashion week, taking part the shows there for the fourth time next Tuesday.

Androgyny 

The fusion of masculine and feminine aesthetics will be a strong theme at this season's London fashion week. The strength and effectiveness of this fashion phenomenon will lie wholly in the subtleties.

Slight references to the opposite gender in outfit cuts, hair - and the occasional bit of understated makeup. However, Very much at play for AW13 will be is shoulder-length hair. 

Mid-length, grungey-but-neat hair, perches neatly between androgyny and masculinity - it's simply up to the viewer to choose which way the look sways. 

Martin Van der Horst’s anti-consumerist influences are the perfect complement of the androgynous.

Designers to watch out for:

Tom Ford
Christopher Kane
Mary Katrantzou 
Burberry
Fyodor Golan
Ashish 
Moschino Cheap & Chic 

Have you got any LFW must-sees or forecasts? Leave a comment!

★ Fi ★

Fi is one half of fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, We Heart Colourful. She loves colour clashing, fashion innovation and vintage styling, and is a big jewellery fanatic. Fi really enjoys collaborating with other bloggers and brands she loves, or just hearing what her readers have to say.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Secrets of a Fashionista: Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Winter Wardrobe

During these cold winter months it can be really easy to get yourself in a winter rut. Everyone loves themselves a good cozy sweater but after your first three weeks of wearing them, the layer look can tend to get a bit old. You find yourself day dreaming of light cardigans and cute sandals.

Well ladies, since the groundhog hasn’t given us his verdict yet, we have to suck it up and find some new ways to spice up our winter wardrobe. You may rockin’ those sweaters for another two months, might as well get the most out of them!

# Scarves are Your New Best Friend


At times scarves may seem a bit cumbersome and well dorky, but the truth is scarves are super cute!  Although, we are at least half way through the winter season, it’s never too late to search for the perfect scarf. When its super cold and overcast out, a great look is to rock a big oversize sweater with a pair of leggings and cute boots. Throw on your scarf for a pop of color and texture and you got yourself one chic winter look.

# A Long Strand of Pearls


 There’s nothing like a long strand of pearls to add some glamour to your outfit. The problem with winter clothes is that they tend to lend themselves to more darker, mundane colors and thicker fabrics, which can end up looking bland. A great way to add some shimmer and spice up these outfits is with a classic pearl necklace.  No not your Grandma’s old lady pearls, a really cute and trendy pearl necklace! A long 36 inch double strand necklace works perfectly with sweaters. The long layered look of a pearl necklace gives you that elegant feel and helps to lighten your winter load.

# Wear Many Hats


 I remember as a little girl during the winter months my mother would always make me throw on a hat to wear while I waited for the bus. I hated wearing a hat! But now as a mature adult, I’ve come to totally appreciate the glam that comes with a super cute hat. During the summer wearing a hat just isn’t as chic and well let’s be honest, not so practical.  But in the winter a maroon ( or any other style) hat can add some much needed flavor to your layered ensemble, while still keeping you warm as you run to catch the train.


# Pick the Right Kind of Sweaters


 A staple of any winter wardrobe is obviously a bunch of sweaters. But it’s not always so easy. It’s all about getting the right sweaters that work best for your style. A great tip is to look for longer sweaters that are open, more like a longer warmer over-sized cardigan.  These sweaters look great on almost any body type and with almost any kind of style. You can throw these sweaters over a pair of jeans or even a nice skirt for work. Because of the length of these sweaters they end up being more slim fitting and not bulky. Redefine your sweaters and bare this tip in mind!

 Don’t let the winter months get you down. Adapt these tips to your everyday winter wardrobe and you’ll be sure to see an improvement in the way you feel about winter chic.



This post was written by Hannah Toran, a writer for the luxury pearl jewelry company. To follow more of her styling tips and fashion finds, follow Hannah’s work at Pearl & Clasp’s company blog

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

10 Outfit Ideas for Valentine's Day

February 14th is arriving and like all special occasions it’s perfect to wear a stunning outfit. Whether you’re going out or staying at home, having dinner or lunch, this is a great opportunity to show off a stylish outfit.

To help you in that task, our fashion stylists put together 10 outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day, that are available at our style shop. Some are hot dresses, others include pants or even jumpsuits. Just remember that the secret to look stunning is to feel stunning. An extra tip we’d like to give you is that you should ALWAYS shop for your body shape.



Here's the list of all the items, by outfit number:

1. Pepe Jeans Dress from Pepe Jeans, Tweed Spike Jacket from AX Paris, Jefris Suede Platform Shoes from Missguided, Crocodile Skin Clutch from AX Paris, Ring from Bonprix








4. Spock Fitted Long Sleeve Dress from AX Paris, Ria Multi Chain Necklace from Missguided, Twist Clasp Purse from AX Paris, Radin Platform Shoe Boots from Missguided

5. Diamante Detail Dress from Miss Sixty, Lela Spike Bracelet from Missguided, Patent Bar Clutch Bag from Marks and Spencer, All Over Stud Heels from AX Paris

6. Bow Dress from Boden, Leshka Large Jewelled Ring from Missguided, Rebecca Minkof Wallet on a Chain from Rebecca Minkof, Platform Court from Graceland

7. Pearl Chiffon Blouse from Lipsy, Wet Look Leggings from Miss Sixty, Odeolla Studded Suede Peeptoe Heels from Missguided, Animal Print Purse from AX Paris, Belt Look Bracelet from Bonprix Collection, Stainless Steel Droplet Earrings from Bonprix


9.  Jewel Back Dress from South, Leopard Coat from Bonprix, Black Clutch from Graceland, Ring from Bonprix, Diamante Sling Back Heels from AX Paris



Already know what you'll be wearing for Valentine's Day? Leave a comment... we'd love to know.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Top 10 bags on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great way to find awesome items and add them to our wish list. So, we gathered the top 10 bags we seen this month on Pinterest. In no specific order, here's our favorite bags so far:



1) MARC JACOBS, 'Paradise Rio' Bag
2) Joy Gryson, IIIBeCa
3) Reed Krakoff, Mini Shoulder Bag
4) Valentino Bag
5) Alexander McQueen,Orange Medium Heronie Bag
6) Ralph Lauren, Silver bag
7) Reed Krakoff, medium tote bag
8) Lanvin, Medium Happy Shoulder Bag
9) Wallis, Green Bright X Body Bag
10) Birkin Bag


If you want to repin any of this items, just go to our "Top 10 Bags on Pinterest" Board on Pinterest and repin what you love. Follow Styling Up on Pinterest. Browse through clothes for your body shape, and also a fine selection of clothes, accesories and footwear we found there.

Tell us, which bag is your favorite? If you have other suggestion (found on Pinterest), we'd also love to know what it is.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012: Fashion in Review

Now that this year is coming to an end, we would like to make a special year on review blog post with 2012 biggest fashion trends. This is our very own perspective of the trends and, therefore, it's a subjective list.


Skinny Jeans


Skinny Jeans were a true mark of this year. We saw them is several flashy and neon colors, and also in more neutral colors. Basically skinny jeans came out from the 80s to make a stand for this year and they look stunning in several body types. Skinny jeans look particularly awesome in Straight and Hourglass body shapes and are a must have for this season. Don't have a pair? Check out these recommendations from our stylists:

Vintage Look Leather Bags


Leather was pretty much in fashion this year. Bags were looking kind of vintage and very "square" shaped. Whether black or brown, or even is some more colorful versions, a leather bag was the biggest fashion trend for bags this year. 


Peplum mania


Peplum was also pretty hot this year. Brands have peplum for every body shape. If you're pear shapped, you could wear a more simple version of peplum without giving you volume in your bottom half, like this Origami Pleat Peplum Dress, from AX Paris. If your body shape in inverted triangle, you could wear this Taina studded peplum top, or this Leopard Peplum Skirt from AX Paris to balance with your larger upper body. If you're an hourglass, you can pretty much wear anything, as long as you balance properly your upper body with you lower body without adding unnecessary volume to your shape.

Animal Prints


Oh yeah! Leopard print was a true trend this year. Whether in shoes, bags or other accessories and clothes, leopard print was everywhere and we love it! But we also know that prints should be worn cautiously... we don't want you to look like the jungle queen. Our advice to you: wear prints on your skinniest half. If you're pear shapped wear it on the top half, if you're an inverted triangle wear it on your bottom half. Prints draw attention and you don't want to draw attention to your widest half. Here are some leopard print items available at our style shop:


Riding Boots


Riding boots are this seasons trend on footwear, specially the leather ones. They look amazing with casual dresses, skinny jeans, bootcut jeans and pretty much almost everything. They are also very comfy and therefore al women should have a pair. Check out these Kissa Riding Boots, from Ravel available at our style shop.

So, these are the top trends we elected for this year in review. But tell us, what do you think was the best trend of 2012?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to style a simple black dress

We all know that the black dress is a must have in every women's wardrobe. But, can you style your simple black dress in to something amazing?

If not styled correctly, a simple black dress is just a plain, boring piece of clothing. But, with the right accessories, it can be not only amazing for evening, but also to many other occasions. Here are a few tips on how to style that black dress that you most likely already have in your wardrobe.

1) Who said black and brown can't be mixed?

You can have your plain black dress styled with a brown bag, belt or even shoes. And it can look amazing!



2) Just because your dress is black you don't have to look like you're going to a funeral

Black is a neutral color that goes with any bright color you like. Or even patterns. While you're wearing your black dress, style it with color, and balance it with a splash of color. You can go from vivid pink, to red, or even light blue... as long as it's a bright color you'll look amazing. This color can be in your shoes, clutch or bag or even in your bracelets, earrings, etc.

Just beware not to use many different colors, because if not done correctly it may be a styling disaster. A recipe that usually never fails is to wear 3 different colors at a time, where one should be neutral (eg: black, white, brown, grey), and the other two have to match. If you don't know which colors match and which don't match, take a look at this post, and read about the color wheel.



3) Don't be afraid to layer it

Dresses can be layered. In fact, the outfit can look awesome with some layers. A good trenchcoat, coat, or even biker jacket (depending on the dress, off course) can be a true plus to the whole outfit. And the jacket doesn't have to be black. It can have color or even a pattern. Get wild with it.


What about you? How do you style your simple black dress?


Note: We are looking for guest authors to write in our blog about fashion, styling, tips, makeup, etc. If you're interested, please e-mail us at: info [at] stylingup [dot] com and we'll get back to you.
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