27 January 2017

Spring/Summer 2017 Trends

It's my favourite time right now when sales are finishing and the stores start to fill up with everything new...the worst bit is I want it all (Crying emoji)! But before you all go crazy, thought I'd update you with some trends. I'm only mentioning my top four favourite trends as I find it overwhelming with so many around, plus theses are usually the ones that will stay in your wardrobe for ages.

First up is Stripes, you can't go wrong with this trend, to be honest, it's less of a trend and more of an everyday essential and something that is always on the catwalk. Stripes were seen all over the catwalks, a few of my favourites are below. We can all incorporate stripes in many of our outfits from the good old Breton top to a striped shirt which is also huge this coming season (More on here). Whether it's coloured, monochrome or even a Zebra print, stripe it up this season.

Top L-R: Zimmerman, Ermanno Scervino, Ermanno Scervino
Bottom L-R: Fendi, Fendi, Stella McCartney

Next up is Pink, yep a trend from last season but big this season too. Over the last year or so I have slowly come to like this colour more. Spring/Summer is all about the brighter pinks, especially the fuschia colour, bright I know. If the darker pink tones are too daring, you can get on board with another shade.

Top L-R: Valentino, Creatures of Comfort, Paul Smith
Bottom L-R: Topshop, Givenchy, Chanel

Next, Ruffles, I remember writing about frills and ruffles last year under SS16 trends, well it's back again so if you bought any last year it's a good time to dig them out! A very feminine style that looks great on dresses, shirts and skirts.

Top L-R: Simone Rocha, Loewe, Gucci
Botton L-R: Prabal Gurung, Isabel Marant, Isabel Marant

Lastly, I wanted to add something different, another colour trend...Yellow! It will definitely brighten up my SS wardrobe, I can see myself wearing it with denim, khaki and black. It's a summer colour for sure!

Top L-R: Creatures of Comfort, Tibi, Tibi
Bottom L-R: Coach, Kate Spade, JW Anderson

Other trends that have been spotted on the catwalk are Statement sleeves, PJ style, bralettes, kitten heels, 80's (big shoulders), tulle, sportswear, sheer, small bags, slogan tops and leggings, just to name a few. Some I can get on board with and some I just can't.

I will do a post on each of these trends with my high street finds soon. Bring on Spring! Thanks for reading.

19 January 2017


Image from Pinterest

I LIVE, in jeans, wear it for the school runs, shopping, weekends and even for those rare nights out. It's one of the most versatile items of clothing you have in your wardrobe, it's definitely an essential for me. It is also an item of clothing that needs to be tried on first before buying, the fit is the most important thing.

Before shopping, figure out what type of style you want and colour. It's also good to know what shape suits you too, so try a few on. If you don't know where to begin, try Topshop jeans first, not only do they do different styles, they do petite and tall ranges too. 

Personally, I prefer straight legs, skinny and the girlfriend or mom jeans, as they suit me and my style. Below are a few looks from my top four favourable jeans styles (All images from Pinterest): 

SKINNY JEANS - Tight fit all over, even the calf. 

MOM JEANS - These are high waisted jeans, has tapered legs and a relaxed feel about them. 

STRAIGHT LEG JEANS - Basically has a straight leg and looser around the calf. 

BOYFRIEND JEANS - A very casual style with a loose fit and comfort.

There are other styles out there you could try too, like the cropped flare, low-rise and distressed to name a few. Here are a few from the high street:

1. Next Boy Fit relaxed jeans £26 (I have these in Petite as I wanted a shorter length and I love them)
2. Topshop MOTO Black Jamie jeans £40
3. H&M Slim high ankle jeans £19.99
4. Topshop MOTO Dark blue raw hem straight leg jeans £40
5. Topshop MOTO Bleached ripped Mom jeans £42

Remember, no matter what style of jeans you have, they can all be dressed up or down. It's always worth investing in a quality pair and maybe buying a couple of your favourite styles just in case. Happy jeans shopping!

11 January 2017

Logo T-shirts


I have never wanted an overpriced t-shirt so badly! This retro Gucci t-shirt with its logo written across was first seen on the Gucci Spring/Summer 2017 Resort Collection.  I love the oversized style, the long sleeves and the vintage vibe about it, but can not justify paying £320! You can buy one here or here (I'm a size S).

Last year it was all about graphic and band t-shirts, with logo sportswear t-shirts being popular too. This trend sets to continue into this year but more so in the form of branded logos like the Gucci tee.
I remember the days when designer logos written across tops was a craze, it is definitely a trend that has come back.

Here are a few cheaper options to try:

Top Left to Right: Kenzo £90, Isabel Marant £135, Adidas £25
Bottom Left to Right: Nike £30, Calvin Klein £45, Adidas £22

Some Street style fashion below, showing ways it could be worn (Images from Pinterest). Wear your t-shirts like you did last year, click here and here for more inspiration.

Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!

5 January 2017

Striped Shirt

You can never go wrong with stripes, they work well for everyone and can be paired with most of your clothes from leather, leopard, denim and so on. With endless possibilities, a striped shirt can look super smart and become a workwear essential or can just as well be one of your go-to casual items.

Below are a few looks to copy (all images from Pinterest), the easiest way is to throw on a striped shirt over jeans, tuck it in or leave loose. If you want to dress it up, I would leave a few buttons undone, layer it up with necklaces and tuck into a leather pencil skirt. You could also tuck it into a pair of skinny jeans and add heels, always roll the sleeves up a bit too, makes it less like a work shirt.

Don't be afraid to mix stripes with other prints, remember they go with most things.

A few from the high street: 

1. Zara £12.99 (In the sale)
2. ASOS £79
3. ASOS £48
4. H&M £17.99
5. Levis £65
6. New Look £22.99

There are absolutely loads of striped shirts in H&M at the moment, mostly in store. But I'm sure most of us have one or two in our wardrobes that we can make use of more.