Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 3rd January 2014 at 01:00 AM, Filed in Fashion DilemmasTried and Tested

British company Figgahugga launched in September 2013 and offers a fun colourful selection of slimwear designed exclusively for younger women.  The fact that they look like normal dresses and come in neon bright hues makes them suitable to be seen rather than hidden tactfully underneath garments so get ready to look fab and feel confident!

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The idea behind Figgahuggas came from the worry young women have about developing a ‘food baby’ before going out but as this latest slimwear is so strong you’ll be able to eat without the fear of your tummy popping out.  The unique double layered design delivers an extra firm hold for an instant slimming effect whilst the 360 degree hug flattens tummies and smoothes hips for a flawless silhouette.  They have no ghastly lines, shaping, contour marks, bumpy straps or wires so this streamline garment is ready and waiting to boost your confidence sky high.

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Other amazing qualities to Figgahuggas is that they easily hide VPLs and bra straps plus, thanks to the latest technology, are made of breathable nylon and lycra so they are not only strong when it comes to holding you in but will keep you cool and dry.  The slimwear will make for a worthy investment for parties too as the silicon hem will stop it riding up when you’re dancing the night away.

Most slimwear has been designed to be worn but not seen but Figgahuggas have been made for both.  These unique garments will have women looking at their wardrobes in a new light, mixing and matching the colourful pieces with various other clothing to produce fun creative looks.  Think of all the different outfit combinations you can put together!

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Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 13th December 2013 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Fashion Dilemmas

For the style conscious women amongst us, choosing the perfect Christmas gift for fellow fashionistas is essential.  Stores are filled to the peak with gorgeous accessories and jewellery that will make wonderful additions to put under the tree so why not spoil someone this December with their wardrobe wish-list.

You can never have too many handbags stashed away as a quick change up from a tote to a clutch can instantly transform a look.  With numerous parties and social gatherings listed on people’s diaries for the festive season, a brand new piece of arm candy will come in handy.  Heavy embellishment inspired by the 1920s is a sought after trend at the moment so give the gift of sparkle this Christmas.

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Deco Encrusted Envelope Clutch, £39.00 from Accessorize

Accessory wise, an elegant watch or statement necklace make for beautiful finishing touches and will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.  Bold colours such as blue and pink are refreshing hues for winter time and will spruce up a favourite LBD.  Just make sure they suit their skin tone as you don’t want them to look washed out. 

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Michael Kors Watch, £121.80 from ShadeStation.co.uk

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Blue Vida Plaited Necklace, £35.00 from Oliver Bonas

As the weather is obviously cold, dark and miserable this time of year, wrapping up warm is a must so an ideal gift for a style savvy friend or family member is a beautiful scarf.  Choose a design in neutral tones so they’ll be able to get the most out of this thoughtful present.

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Tweed Scarf, £195.00 from Nicole Farhi

When the infamous onesie first made its appearance in the wonderful world of fashion many people saw the garment as a big style no-no, but over the seasons our hearts have melted and women have accepted them into their wardrobes for perfect cosy night in attire.  A style in gorgeous cashmere is pure luxury - especially for lazy Christmas days huddled up on the sofa!

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Cashmere Onesie, £199.00 from M&S

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Wed 17th July 2013 at 03:30 AM, Filed in Fashion DilemmasStyling Tips

One of summer’s most obvious accessories is of course sunglasses.  Not only are they perfect for creating a finishing touch to poolside or days about town looks, but they will protect your eyes against the harsh glare of the sun.  But which styles suit your face shape?!

This is always a major fashion dilemma because as soon as you step into a store you’re instantly bombarded with so many different designs which can confuse you and results in panic buying.  Always a disaster!  If you’re looking for a new pair of sunglasses for this summer as, at last, the glorious weather has arrived but have no clue where to start your hunt for the perfect style then have no fear. 

Renowned experts at international fashion and eyewear brand GUESS have come up with the best suggestions for each face shape to ensure you choose the ideal design.  Whether you’re a Diamond Diva, Heart Shaped Sweet Heart, Terrific Triangle, Opportunistic Oval, Round Chick or Stylish Square, with GUESS’ help you’ll find your dream pair of sunglasses that will flatter and highlight your best features.  Minus the frustration!  No more traipsing endlessly through the aisles trying on countless amounts of sunglasses hoping at least one style will suit you as, thanks to GUESS, this accessory dilemma has been solved.

Diamond Divas

Oval, square or rimless frames will minimize cheekbones and balance out a narrow chin.  It’s like dressing for your body shape; you want to keep your face in proportion for a flattering look.

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Heart Shaped Sweet Hearts & Terrific Triangles

Aviators and cat-eye’s are just right to enhance the facial shape.  Choose a pair in a standout neon hue for on-trend accessorising.

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Opportunistic Ovals

All you ovals out there should count yourself lucky as most styles fit your face perfectly which provides you with a great opportunity to experiment with countless styles.  You could have a whole drawer dedicated to sunglasses!  Think of all the colours and designs you could rock this season.  Latest looks such as the butterfly style are a great choice for you and anything medium to large size will also work amazingly.

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Round Chick

Keep an eye out for frames that are straight or angular as these will lengthen and slim your face.  You want to avoid rounded styles as these will only accentuate full cheeks – the complete opposite of what you want to achieve.

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Stylish Squares

Round and cat-eye frames are your best choice and are so on-trend for this season.  Avoid styles that are flat at the bottom as these will only accentuate your boxy chin. 

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Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 24th June 2013 at 08:30 AM, Filed in Fashion DilemmasStyling TipsTrends

Battle this weird summer weather with the latest ‘it’ item that is causing a flurry of excitement in the fashion world; the sleeveless jacket.  It’s the ultimate cover-up as it allows you to wear it with bare arms or layered over your favourite long-sleeved tee.  A style saviour!

This hybrid piece of outerwear will most certainly come in handy and has more and more women becoming smitten with it every day.  The sleeveless beauty can update your new season wardrobe in an instant stopping you from reverting back to wearing full blown winter coats.  Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t embrace different ways of dressing this season.

Sleek, elegant and understatedly modern, the sleeveless jacket is actually rather versatile.  You’ll get maximum mileage out of it as well as the ability to transform a look for contemporary flare.  As white is the neutral shade to be seen in at the moment, take a look-see at the styles from Zara and Hobbs to evoke your inner stylista.  Not only can you wear them to the office for a chic update on suit attire, they’ll look equally as fabulous worn with a slouchy tee and denim shorts.

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White Sleeveless Jacket, £39.99 from Zara

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Aretha Sleeveless Jacket, £159.00 from Hobbs

For women who are loving embellishment and pattern garments, the oversize waistcoat from Zara should be on your wish-list.  The patchwork and embroidery detail has summer travels written all over it (of course not literally) and has a real ethnic feel to it for understated exotic wonder.  This beautiful creation is slightly more expensive though but is so worth the investment.

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Patchwork and Embroidered Oversize Waistcoat, £99.99 from Zara

Bag yourself a sleeveless jacket for unpredictable weather dressing whilst remaining on-trend and in control – fashion fabulous!

Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Fri 7th June 2013 at 08:30 AM, Filed in Fashion DilemmasSites We LikeStyling Tips

For all you style savvy women out there who prefer long weekends away rather than full blown holidays, be fashion prepared this season and look city break chic as you totter about taking in the beautiful surroundings of your chosen destination.  Just make sure you have a few ‘practice packing runs’ before you leave though to minimise last minute panics – something we’re all guilty of!

City breaks tend to be a year-round treat and the perfect excuse for investing in a stylish new wardrobe for your weekend getaway!  Whether you’re jetting off to Paris for a bit of romance or Barcelona to soak up the sun and culture you’ll want to make the most of what you’ve packed.

Luxury organic label Beaumont Organic is a lust-after brand that offers fabulous pieces and will have you covered no matter where you plan on visiting this summer.  Their range of chic, simple and clean cut pieces are made from the finest organic cottons making them breezy and comfortable – ideal if the weather is humid.  Not only will you look incredible but you won’t feel restricted allowing you to relax and enjoy your time away.

Beaumont Organic’s city break collection is compiled of practical minimalistic shapes that will flatter and help you exude confidence.  There are dresses for every occasion too depending on if you’re exploring the architecture by day or seeing what the city’s nightlife has to offer.  A favourite of mine would have to be the relaxed fit denim dress – it’s like a blank canvas ready to be transformed with beautiful accessories. 

Other items which you could add to your city weekend escape is a cute white sundress, simple classic Breton stripe tee, maxi dress and colour block lightweight cardigan – a summer must-have as it’s great for layering if there is a chill in the air.  The leather shopper will make for an amazing carry on bag too as it’s big enough for all your essentials but will effortlessly gel with your everyday style.

As summer garments aren’t as heavy and bulky as the pieces we see in the autumn/winter time it is even possible to roll your clothing, not fold them, so you’ll be able to fit more items into your suitcase – a clever little tip!  Now which city is on the agenda this season…?

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Layla – Organic Cotton Luxury Lounge Denim Dress, £95.00

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Nicola – Embroidered Linen & Organic Cotton Dress, £175.00

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Chloe – Organic Cotton Knotted Shoulder Printed Maxi, £120.00

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Tobias – Organic Cotton Striped T-Shirt, £80.00

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Kayleigh – Organic Pima Cotton Colour Block Cardigan, £160.00

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Latina – Large Luxury Leather Shopper Bag with Organic Cotton Lining, £270.00

All items are from www.BeaumontOrganic.com

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