23 September 2016


With many different types of checks used on clothes, I guarantee there is something checked in your wardrobe. The most commonly known ones we hear of are plaid (tartan), gingham and houndstooth. Autumn/Winter16 shows were flooded with checks, showing us a definite trend for this season. Just like the other trends from my last posts, checks can also be worn year after year, making it timeless. (All images below from Pinterest)

Whether it's a coloured check or monochrome, why not try mixing it up with your everyday wardrobe. A plaid shirt is a must in any wardrobe, something to wear over jeans for a casual Sunday or tie around a pair of denim shorts or slip dress. Here are a few of my favourite high street finds. I may have bought the below dress (price was too good), will see what that looks like on. The checked trousers and skirt below will look great paired with a chunky knit jumper for winter.

1. Zara Checked bomber jacket £59.99
2. Uniqlo Checked shirt £24.90
3. Uniqlo Checked trousers £24.90
4. River Island Checked cami slip dress £15 (In SALE - Not many left online)
5. Topshop  Houndstooth sock £3.50
6. H&M Flannel shirt £14.99
7. M&S Checked mini wrap skirt £29.50
8. Topshop Wool mix duster coat £78.00

Mango love! So many checks in Mango at the moment, here are few of my favourites.

1. Check tweed jacket £79.99
2. Check wool-blend coat £199.99
3. Ruffled sleeve blouse £29.99
4. Check shirt £35.99
5. Prince of wales coat £119.99
6. Check print scarf £19.99

Happy shopping!

18 September 2016


There is no other colour girlier than this colour, yes I'm talking about pink. Following on from my trends post, my second favourite trend for this season is pink. The blush, salmon and fuschia shades are my favourite, but whatever shade it is, it's a colour to wear all year round in my eyes.

Below are a few of my favourite images (All images taken from Pinterest)

Dressing pink with black or denim toughens up the colour a little, black shoes/boots will instantly lift a pink dress or bottoms. This Autumn try wearing your pink jumpers with denim and ankle boots or for a smarter look wear with black smart trousers and brogues.

What's on the high street:

1. H&M £14.99
2. Topshop £36
3. H&M £29.99
4. River Island £13
5. H&M £24.99
6. GAP £12.95
7. Zara £59.99
8. New Balance £64.99
9. Topshop £95

Happy shopping and thanks for reading.

14 September 2016

Leopard Print

Starting off with the first of my four favourite trends this season is the leopard print. I did a post on Animal print last Autumn, so just goes to show it's a print to have in your wardrobe. For me, I prefer the print on accessories more, but do love the odd clothing too.

I wasn't the biggest fan of animal print but have grown to like it more and more over the years, still need to invest in a leopard print coat. Most people are afraid to wear it as they're not too sure how to style the print, my answer would be to keep it simple. Below are a few looks of the leopard print coat, a white top compliments the coat and looks effortlessly stylish. It would also look great over a LBD or a white dress.


Whether it's a shirt, jumper or t-shirt, I would style it with a plain bottom. But there're no rules to tops and bottoms, so depending on the print try mixing prints and experimenting.


Wear leopard print skirts with Breton tops, shirts, jumpers and t-shirts. Just like the tops, try mixing and matching.


What's on the high street?

1. Mango £19.99
2. F+F £29
3. New Look £19.99
4. Motel £80
5. ASOS £85
6. Mango £35.99
7. Urban Outfitters £32
8. H&M £24.99
9. River Island £28 

Hope you like some of my high street picks, if you're still not sure about this trend but still want to buy something leopard, try the many shoes on the high street at the moment or accessories like bags and scarves. Happy Shopping!

6 September 2016

Autumn/Winter 2016 Trends

Summer well and truly came for us this year, yes Winter dragged into Spring, but the weeks of sunshine made up for it. I am now looking forward to the end of summer and ready to pack away my denim cut-offs (which I have worn to death this summer).

Autumn has already started in the fashion world, where new lines have been dropping into stores from last month. September is usually a good time to pack away some of your summer clothes and to also remind yourself of what trends are around. I usually like to cut it down to 4 main trends for the season, as there's far too many to get my head round. Here's what to expect in stores:

The first trend is animal print, the runway was full of prints for A/W, but it was the leopard print that we saw popping up everywhere from Prada, Dries Van Noten to Givenchy. The leopard print is a wearable print, a wardrobe staple and never seems to go out of fashion, it appears up on catwalks all the time. If there is one thing to get this A/W it should be a leopard print coat.


Left to Right: Moschino, Isabel Marant, Prada

The next trend is pink, what girl doesn't love pink? Hands up that was me, but with so many different shades, from candy floss pink, raspberry sherbet to darker tones, there's a shade of pink for you.


Left to Right: Preen, Roksanda, Vanessa Seward 

Next is the oversize trend, big coats are huge this season (yes pun intended). Oversized hoodies, jumpers, tops and bottoms will be everywhere, great for comfort or when you want to snuggle away on those cold days.


Left to Right: BalenciagaAlexander Wang, Burberry

Another trend this A/W is Checks, checks can remain in your wardrobe for years, it always appears on catwalks. Victoria Beckham had an amazing A/W Ready-to-wear collection which I fell in love with (see below dress and coat), loved everything from it.


Left to Right: Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Burberry

A few other Trends:
Ruffles, velvet, sequins, capes, metallic and sportswear.

Hope the Autumn/Winter trends gears you up to shop for new season pieces or to dig out your old favourites. I'm looking forward to new stock in stores, will be doing separate posts on each trend I mentioned above, with my favourite high street picks.

Thanks for reading!