Monday, 30 August 2010

Fall for lace this autumn

Christopher Kane A/W 2010

Nothing updates your wardrobe quite like a piece of lace. This is one of those transitional pieces thats so easy to wear whilst the sun is still shining and layer up come colder temperatures.

Thanks to designers such as Dolce and Gabbana and Christopher Kane, lace is seen to be an autumn essential. Nothing else can say girlie and sexy quite like it.

Wear this chic and luxe fabric through the day or evening in simple monotone colours of black, cream and nudes and keep the rest of the outfit simple. The key here is to look Parisian chic and not the lace doilies that your Gran had.

Team with flat ballet pumps, pearls and a classic quilted handbag. Ooh la la!

Get the look for less at Boutique Chic

Gabriella dress £35

Red quilted bag £25

Necklace £8

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Take a walk on the wild side.

Dolce and Gabbana AW 2010
You can never go wrong with a bit of animal print in your wardrobe. This classic and timeless print adds instant drama to even the most basic outfit. Thats why designers such as Dolce and Gabbana love it and revisit this trend time and time again. Invest wisely and your item will see you well for years to come.

Team your print with black for the ultimate glamorous look, but remember only one piece at a time. Here less is defiantly more.

Moschino AW 2010
Balmain AW 2010

For a more subtle approach to the look, try incorporating some animal print accessories into your outfit. This is a great way to test the trend out and wean yourself into it. Keep hair and make up low key, with a print this bold, let IT do all the talking.
 Get the look for less from Boutique Chic

Keyhole cutwork top £25
Leopard print leggings £15
Zebra print handbag £25
Animal print scarves £10


Monday, 9 August 2010

Burst into autumn with colour

Even though it may only be August, the weather seems to think otherwise. And so we should be looking to the season ahead and start incorporating some autumn pieces into our wardrobe to take us through this transitional period.
This season sees a more relaxed and paired down glamour of simple cuts, silhouette and classic shades. Key colours appearing all over the catwalk and High Street are camel, black, navy, grey and khaki. Though if you are still in need of some colour to lift your mood from this some what gloomy weather then take heed. Bursts of purple and orange, as seen during the shows of Mulberry and Celine, are exactly what your wardrobe is crying out for at this time of year. These colours are set to be huge in the coming months and are used to inject some life and individuality into the simple shapes and colour pallets of a more classic look.

Don’t worry about wearing these colours head to toe, they also work as an accent to your outfit. Pair a bright orange handbag with a simple outfit as seen here at Celine and Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2010 collections.

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Plum ruched bodycon dress £25  
Purple slouch handbag £25
Orange handbag with gold chain £25


Thursday, 5 August 2010

Goodbye summer, hello autumn

As the summer sales come to an end and the new season draws in, it’s time to start planning out that fabulous Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Make every street a catwalk and turn heads in the season’s awe inspiring trends.
The next few weeks are that tricky transitional period from hot days into cooler climates. But don’t ditch those key summer items yet. With clever layering, those summer pieces can be brought through into the next season.

Take inspiration from Roberto Cavalli’s Autumn/Winter collection. Think comfy, cosy, effortless luxe.

The boho trend has been carried on through. Maxi dresses remain a key item for the following season, but fabrics have moved to softer flowing chiffons in 70s inspired paisley print fabrics. Add warmth and texture to your outfit with layering of fine knit cardigans in the new season’s natural colour pallet followed by gilets in faux fur and leather to take the look up a notch. Finally accessorise with gypsy inspired scarves detailed with beading and fringing. Pull the whole look together and give it some shape with a tan or brown belt tied at the waist, detailed with long tassels and feathers, adding a hint of global traveller into the mix. Pile on your favourite mix and match bangles, layer on long, gold pendant necklaces and a pair of tan wedges or boots for the wetter days. Now you’re ready to step into an Autumn/ Winter wonderland.

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