Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 14th April 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Styling TipsTrends

So although the sun seems to have gone back into hiding, there is no doubt it will return allowing street stylers a chance to bare their toes once more in some of this season’s trendiest sandals.  The understated heel heights and gorgeous mix of colours and designs makes for comfy shoe creations you’ll come to realise your wardrobe can’t function without.

Some sandals have been taken in a minimalistic direction for the season and can be seen in neutral or bold colour-ways minus graphic prints and an abundance of embellishment.  This clean fresh aesthetic makes wearing these designs a lot more practical.  Forget about towering stilettos too as it’s all about the demi-block heel at the moment!  This perfect height adds a contemporary feel to classic styles, building up mega trend points from shoppers eager for a spring shoe fix.

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Buckled Ankle Strap Block Heel Sandal, £69.00 from Dune

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Filly Sandal, £75.00 from Dune

Cleated soles stomped their way down the runways and straight into women’s wardrobes as these heavy tread shoes are not just restricted to boots.  Take grunge-inspired footwear into spring by rocking a pair of undeniably cool cleated sole sandals.  From chic contrast designs that will evoke slick city style to casual jellies which will bring back a rush of fun childhood beach memories; you’ll love the sturdy feel of these sandals.

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White Cleated Sole Snake Strap Sandals, £30.00 from River Island

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Pink Glitter Block Heel Jelly Shoes, £18.00 from River Island

I think it’s time to get pampered and get your pedicure booked ladies so your feet will be in tip-top shape to show off these beauties!

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 11th April 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Styling TipsTrends

The skirts and dresses are coming out, gorgeous strappy sandals can show off your perfect pedicure and matching top and short combinations make for a winning spring look so will you dare to bare your legs now that the UK is being treated to spells of hot weather?  If these new season hero pieces have anything to say about that the answer will be yes!

As spring is well and truly here (keep your fingers crossed) it’s time to shop the best the high street and online stores have to offer for the season from fresh floral designs to cool denim updates and culottes, the answer to a skirt alternative, to bright zesty colours you’ll be caught up in a dreamy fashion haze from pure excitement.

It must be a challenge to reinterpret florals every spring/summer, but somehow designers and high street labels never fail to amaze and entice us with their never-ending botanical fashions.  3D blooms are taking centre stage at the moment and are your answer to beautiful embellishment and ornate detailing.

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Floral Dress, £80.00 from River Island

Many women may shy away from culottes, deeming them ‘uncool’ or ‘unflattering’ but these comfy style staples are actually rather appealing and will make a lovely fresh change from a skirt.  They’ve got huge style potential, so can be taken in a smart directional style for the office or will work amazingly well during hot sunny days.

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Jenna Culotte, £85.00 from Hobbs

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Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Wed 9th April 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Hot News

If sports luxe dressing wasn’t cool enough, check out Adidas’ hot new collection for Spring/Summer 2014!  The sports brand has hooked-up with Brazilian label The Farm Company to bring to the UK fashion scene a selection of amazing off duty stylish pieces that will make you want to ditch all other trends!

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This exclusive collaboration between two of the world’s most evocative brands sees iconic styles from Adidas’ Originals range, such as the tracksuits and cult trainers, get reworked in a series of four exotically beautiful prints developed by The Farm Company to blur the lines between sport and street style in an explosion of tropical colour.

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Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 7th April 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Styling TipsTrends

If, like me, your social calendar is filling up with wedding invites then you’ll want to spend a bit of time planning one or two outfits to see you through these romantic occasions.  You can’t fail with pretty pastel hues for a Spring/Summer wedding and lucky for us, these feminine colours are back with major styling power this season like a beautiful sorbet rainbow!

Attending a wedding is the perfect fashion opportunity to be a little more luxurious so why not treat yourself by investing in a statement garment which will be the ideal ‘failsafe’ piece for upcoming summer events.  Leading Swedish designer label Greta specialises in timeless and classic luxury silk dresses and for the new season has created a range in gorgeous pastel shades.  You’ll definitely upstage the rest of the wedding guests in one of these stunning frocks.

With minimalistic silhouettes, the gowns and dresses will flatter and evoke elegance for optimum classic style.  Keep the pastel theme going in the form of a delicate clutch and chic heels by mixing various hues for subtle contrasting or opt for a tone on tone look.  Either way you’ll love the fresh feminine feel that will stand-out wonderfully against the sea of other spring infused wedding guest outfits.

Although the Greta frocks come with quite a hefty price tag, the longevity and the beauty of the pieces is undeniable making them well worth the splash of cash.  Take a look at these three ensembles to help you get pastel fashion inspired.

LOOK ONE

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Stephanie Gown, £500.00 from Greta

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Brooms, £55.00 from Dune

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Cathryn, £69.00 from Dune

LOOK TWO

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Hanna Dress, £350.00 from Greta

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Satin Hard Case Clutch in Turquoise, £32.00 from Accessorize

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Off You Go Mint, £65.00 from Office

LOOK THREE

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Teresa Dress, £350.00 from Greta

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Jennifer Zip Pouch, £45.00 from Jaeger

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Henrieta, £69.00 from Dune

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 4th April 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Hot NewsLatest Celebrity Fashion

Blonde bombshell Mollie King has once again teamed up with Oasis to bring high street shoppers her second Loved by Mollie collection which features key wearable trends for Spring/Summer 2014.  Unveiled not too long ago at an intimate dinner at the Boundary Rooftop in Shoreditch, The Saturdays singer selected her favourite picks for the new season which will no doubt fly off the rails once launched!

Branching out from music into fashion has proved a great move for Mollie, who was recently signed by Next model Management, which is no surprise really as she has always been praised for her impeccable personal style and inspiring approach to putting together flawless understated looks.  Following on from the success of her first collection for the affordable label, this latest covetable edit features Mollie’s favourite Oasis pieces for the months ahead.

Perfectly encompassing the star’s style, the SS14 curated range comprises of chic co-ordinates, pretty dresses, longer length hero skirts, including pencil and midi designs, hot leathers and graphic prints.

Talking about this collaboration, Mollie says:

“I’ve always had a real affinity for Oasis and leapt at the opportunity to work on a second collection with such a fabulous fashion brand. I’ve learnt so much throughout the process and cannot wait to see the new collection in store. The new collection really offers something for everyone with an edit that combines trend-led looks alongside more classic pieces – just like my own personal style!”

I’m sad to admit I missed Mollie’s first seasonal collection offering, but this time round I won’t let these outstandingly fashionable pieces slip through my fingers!  I’ve set my sights on the floral top and shorts combo as well as the denim dress.  Both looks are classically feminine and will be easy to rock this season courtesy of their clean, fresh designs and classic silhouettes.

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Denim Dress, £45.00
Printed Heels, £45.00

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Palm Print Top, £32.00
Palm Print Shorts, £32.00
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Stripe Dress, £45.00

The Loved by Mollie SS14 edit launches in Oasis stores nationwide and online at www.Oasis-Stores.co.uk on the 8th April 2014.

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