Category Archives: TRENDING

Khaki Styling

I’ve always been a fan of khaki and military styling for its neutral flexibility, so I couldn’t be happier to see some great pieces hitting the market just in time for summer.

Clockwise from Top Left: Mesh Lattice Knit , Slim Rib Tank, Pocket Detail Midi Skirt, Zaya Stacked HeelsMilitary Shorts.

Sexy Lace Up

One trend that I can’t get enough of at the moment is 70’s inspired lace-up. Seen in many a Spring/Summer 2015 and Resort 2015 collections including Givenchy, Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Antonia Berardi to name a few.

A couple of laces-up’s I’m loving include;
Lace Up Trend

Row 1. Haute Hippie Gypsy Lace Up Blouse,  Givenchy Lace Up Jersey BodysuitThe Jetset Siaries Delta Shirt Row 2.  River Island Eyelet Front Tie CropFree People Wildest Moments TunicASOS Petite Tie Front Dress Row 3. Talitha TopThe Jestset Diaries X Revolve Secret Garden DressLisakai Tie Back Top

Another Season…

I embraced the midi length (anywhere between just below the knee and mid-calf) last summer and am still doing so this season…. AND from early days at the Spring 2015 shows, it looks as though the midi length has staying power for some time yet.

Still need convincing? Below are some of my fave midi length culottes, dresses, pencil and full skirt inspiration for your viewing pleasure…

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Still Loving ….Whites

White is one of my favourite colours, but it isn’t easy to wear for many. It can make you look larger, it’s a danger zone for red wine or pasta sauce, and for many colouring groups, white is too harsh with sickly results. So, here are a few of my favourite looks and tips for wearing white;

  • Identify ‘your’ best white. Off white? silk white? stark white? cream? Trust me, subtle variations in colour can make a huge difference.
  • If white isn’t your colour, wear your hair down so that it isn’t the first thing to reflect on your face. Alternatively opt for strapless or spaghetti strap tops.
  • Wearing a single colour head to toe creates a long lean line – therefore making you appear taller and slimmer.
  • Add more volume or cover up on your smaller parts – e.g. your a beautiful pear shape? balance your hips with a capped, t-shirt or long sleeve top.
  • Don’t wear items too tight. Skimming and structured styles are your best friend, unless of course you want to create curves.
  • Wear skin-coloured/nude undergarments – no explanation required!
  • Add different textures or bolder accessories e.g. a silver bauble necklace, to create interest.
  • Nude/neutral shoes work best with an all white look.

Images: via my polished presence pinterest page here

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Lace Lady & Gents

Lace is the most feminine material, pattern, texture in my wardrobe. I love it because is not feminine in a typical girly manner but rather, in a sexy sophisticated way, particularly when it’s in a neutral palette such as black, navy or white or a big bold colour like red. For me it’s timeless, and therefore always has a spot in the wardrobe whether or not it’s currently on-trend. But lace is/has been having a ‘moment’ for the last few years and I can’t see it letting up any time soon.

Below is Stone Cold Fox’s Fall 2014 Look book which I’m in love with… very clean and simple styling with beautiful results;

These are just a few pieces I’m lusting over;

Cowboys & Indians

One of the trends that I’m loving at the moment is the cowboys and indians (western) look. Slowly but surely, we’ve seen elements of the wild west on catwalks for some seasons – felt hats, capes, checks, denim domination and fringed accessories… but Karl Lagerfeld has brought it all together for Chanels pre-fall 2014 Collection – check it out here.

How to get the look without looking like a seriously wild disaster? Wear two key pieces with neutrals for a chic but on trend look.

Note: some items are wallet friendly others are a serious investment ‘Ahem’ Saint Laurent boots!

1. ISABEL MARANT Jump striped wool and cashmere-blend scarf 2. KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP Embellished stretch-denim shorts 3. PAIGE Reagan distressed stretch-denim vest 4. TOGA PULLA Double buckle high heel ankle boots 5. ASOS Western Plate Skinny Waist Belt 6. MULBERRY Merino wool and cashmere-blend cape 7. TALITHA Kumari embroidered silk-crepe wrap jacket 8. ANTIK BATIK Bertil fringed suede drawstring bag 9. TOGA PULLA Buckle boots 10. LEVI’S Tailored Western Shirt 11. ASOS Felt Fedora Hat With Braid And Western Band 12. ISABEL MARANT Cobain buffalo bone necklace  13. Saint Laurent Paris Western Leather Mid-Calf Boots 14. ELIZABETH AND JAMES Cynnie calf-hair tote bag  15. JOIE Eniko Top

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oh denim

Can’t get enough of you…

Via Polished Presence Pinterest

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After looking at a number of winter and late winter ranges this week… all I keep thinking about is beautiful coats. In particular, what I should be investing in… statement vs classic. Some looks I’m loving;

Images: Via Polished Presence Pinterest
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Boy Oh Boy

Whilst the tomboy style of dressing has been a mini sub-culture trend for the last few years, masculine tailoring is currently a big hit on the street style circuit.
I’ve touched on my shirty obsession lately (here) but these ladies are nailing the suits, hats and ties – from the prim and proper to the relaxed. Below are just a couple of my fave…

What are your thoughts? Is it a hell yeah or hell no?

Images Via:Style.com, Polished Presence Pinterest.

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Button Up…

At the moment I am in love with button down shirts in all forms. I may be slightly influenced by the fact that the SS14 runways were inundated with stunning examples of man-style shirting from the classics to the twisted, from the long and short, to the printed and cut-out.

SS14 Shirt TrendA couple of my fave runway looks (left to right): Dior, Alexander Wang, Maiyet, Acne, Altuzarra, Balenciaga. Need more SS14 shirty inspiration? check out Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Nina Ricci, Prabal Gurung and Balmain. Images via Style.com

A few shirty items I wouldn’t mind adding to my wardrobe at the moment include…

Left to Right: Soft Joie Annabella Button down , T By Alexander Wang Cotton Poplin Shirt, Equipment Signature Blouse in Coral Spots.

Left to Right: Dress 1 & 2 ASOS Military Shirt Dress (Grey & Black), Halston Heritage Chambray Shirt Dress,  By Malene Birger Ragini striped silk dress. 
 
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