Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Wed 19th February 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Trends
It seems like the 90s still has an influence over current fashion trends as one of spring’s must-have bag styles is the trusty backpack. They have been around for a few seasons now but these practical accessories still have plenty to offer keen fashion enthusiasts thanks to the plethora of new luxe designs for chic minimalism.
You may get flashbacks of your school days, but this new generation of rucksack beauties will be enough to banish those ghastly fashion memories! Contemporary styles feature clean, refined lines and silhouettes as well as functional detailing for women on the go. Subtle colours such as green or coral along with neutral shades add appeal to the backpacks but if you want more of a statement then don’t say no to neon bright.
This minimalistic approach allows the bags to not only be suitable for day trips but makes them work friendly as they’ll look equally lovely worn with a cute summer dress or tailored suit. This whole sportswear theme is still getting the fashion world hyped up too so what better accessory to flaunt this spring/summer! Their modern functionality will keep you organised and style ready for the epitome of opulent dressing plus there is an option whatever your budget.
It’s time to take a step back from heavily embellished bags and welcome in the new era of the luxe backpack!
See by Chloe Coral Backpack, £420.00 from House of Fraser
Copley Backpack, £199.00 from Radley
H! Backpack By Henry Holland, £35.00 from Debenhams
Leather Drawstring Backpack with Double Zips, £30.00 from ASOS.com
Denim is a big part of women’s fashion attire these days so why not update your wardrobe with a few of these trusty staples for spring. There are styles, shapes and various colours to suit everyone it’s just a matter of choosing which direction you want to take your look in.
Denim Shirt Dress, £30.00 from Next
Whether you’re after a clean and polished, sports luxe, or grunge ensemble the high street has your back offering an amazing dose of delightful denim items to rock this spring and into summer. The host of cotton twill fabric creations will enlighten your style senses! Denim has come a long way over the last few seasons with designers eager to push this trend to its limit, interpreting the fabric in new, exciting and intriguing ways.
Moto Mix Floral Western Jacket, £55.00 from Topshop
I pretty much live in my skinny jeans – they’re my most practical garment in my wardrobe and never fail to let me down – but boyfriend cut jeans are all the rage at the moment offering a more relaxed feel and are a favourite amongst celebs and fashion-goers.
Brady Boyfriend Jeans, £40.00 from ASOS.com
Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 14th February 2014 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Hot News, Trends
Sporty inspired trends are starting to become firm favourites almost every season, making the Topshop X Adidas Originals collaboration one to watch out for this spring. This casual cool range sees the retailer giving the sports brand’s designs a fashionable twist and will no doubt be a major hit amongst shoppers.
This sportswear hype looks set to continue its reign with this latest big brand pairing. The 20-piece collection offers tailored slim fitting three-stripe tracksuit bottoms, slouchy scoop-neck vests with drop armholes, athletic shorts and sweats bearing Adidas’ logo which has been given a feminine floral twist. A print inspired by London landmarks, created by Topshop’s designers, is also featured. Footwear hasn’t missed out either with Adidas Originals’ Superstar, Tech Super and Altitude silhouettes being reworked in brand new leather and print combinations for exciting interpretations.
The fashion world’s current obsession with all things sports luxe is proving to be a star trend amongst women’s wardrobes with this hot collaboration perfect for both style outings and trips to the gym. Infusing sportswear with pretty femininity does not only make the pieces even more enticing but you’ll feel motivated to stay fit and healthy too!
The Topshop X Adidas Originals collection launches this March and will be available at selected UK Topshop stores and online at Topshop.com.
Posted by Chantelle on Wed 12th February 2014 at 08:28 PM, Filed in Hot News
There’s something about wearing a Breton stripe. It feels French, classic, an unassailable uniform of relaxed cool. Funnily enough however, it is sail-able: originating from the Brittany naval sailors who wore the pattern to highlight them if they fell overboard. Although from humble beginnings, Coco Chanel soon whisked the pattern away and into the hands of high fashion. Setting the modern wardrobe staple up for a stylish life, she used the pattern in her 1917 nautical line and caught the eye of every corset constricted women - who found the loose fitted striped shirts a fashion saviour.
Cast your mind all the way back to December last year when it was announced that British designer Katie Eary was teaming up with River Island as part of the brand’s Design Forum collaboration series. Well that teaser sketch has turned into reality with the unveiling of the much anticipated collection which will give your SS14 wardrobe an energetic dose of high octane colours and eccentric designs!
A range for the creative and dramatic personalities amongst us, the selection of clothing and accessories, inspired by Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, exude an abundance of vivid hues, wild prints and fluid silhouettes. From a leopard print mini dress, which features a flame motif at the hem, to lizard patterned tops as well as edgy swimwear including daring plunging one-pieces and bright bikinis. Sandals boast a leopard and metallic mash-up, gold jewellery compliments the hybrid clothing creations or for a less intense accessory choice, opt for the fringed leather bag for statement boho chic.
Branching out into womenswear has proved a genius move for Katie Eary as this collection for River Island’s Design Forum is already stacking up a lot of interest and excitement! It is set to launch on February 18th 2014 during London Fashion Week with a short film staged at a Fash/On Film event. Spring/Summer may seem far into the future but you’ll regret not bagging Katie’s wild child looks, minus the designer price tag, when you have the chance. I literally want it all!
Images Courtesy of River Island