This time of year is all about adding sparkling touches to your winter wardrobe for pretty feminine dressing that will work well at parties, special events and festive day trips. A great way to incorporate some grown-up bling into looks is by sporting a pair of bedazzled shoes that will be sure to re-establish your love for all things glitter.
December is upon us which means your social calendar is packed full of exciting parties that need attending. Show stopping shoes make for the perfect kind of statement so you’ll be excited to discover the amazing range of dazzling flats that have had a sparkle make-over including sophisticated loafers and Mary Jane styles, allowing your feet to take centre stage no matter what time of the day it is. Smothered in beautiful glitter, these shoes are still kept smart with the help of leather lining and buckle detailing. Wear your glittery flats with pared-back pieces such as grungy jeans and a chunky knit and stick to a shoe colour palette of black, silver or gold. Save the vibrancy for evening occasions!
For women who adore wearing heels, there are plenty of towering sparkle-tastic beauties to team with festive frocks such as classic pumps and ankle strap designs. This latest array of directional fashion footwear will catch the light as you party and dance your way into the New Year. So click those heels together and remember; there’s no place like home this Christmas!
On Top, £65.00
Little Lady, £45.00
All shoes from Office
Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 2nd December 2013 at 08:00 AM, Filed in Trends
Although the hunt for the perfect festive dress is top of most women’s fashion agenda, accompanying the frock with a gorgeous bag should be just as important to complete the whole look. As metallic is so on trend for this season and ideal to wear for Christmas and New Year, create a sparkling touch with the help of Wilbur & Gussie’s luxury clutches.
Introducing this season’s metallic palette has never been easier thanks to these wonderful exquisite creations. With their shimmering glitter in feminine gold and silver and embellished clasps ranging from a gold plated brass animal to jewel encrusted brooch, these clutches will give festive outfits a lovely touch of glamour and elegance.
These perfect party season arm candy come in beautiful silk and leather and will sparkle their way into fashionistas hearts. You’ll be surprised at the styling power these little clutches can exude so welcome the sparkles into your life and wardrobe for the exciting holiday ahead.
Margot Gold Glitter, £255.00
Coco Silver Glitter, £265.00
Charlie Gold Glitter, £150.00
Charlie Silver Glitter, £150.00
The festive spirit has sprinkled itself across the country in the anticipated lead up to Christmas and New Year. Stores are bursting with beautiful sparkling decorations and lights adding that lovely touch of magic that brings the nation together for the exciting holiday ahead. Preparing for these most glamorous days in our social calendar is necessary for the party season so make sure your wardrobe has some hidden wonders that will be sure to dazzle fellow guests.
With an abundance of styles to rock this festive season, our favourite shopping hotspots have totally spoilt us but who are we to complain? From deep rich hues to statement embellishments and gothic romance to vintage dressing you’ll be the ultimate style Queen no matter what the party. Dramatic maxis and Gatsby inspired designs along with rock chic worthy separates are top of the trend list too.
Textured pieces such as faux fur, feathers, brocade and lace exude luxury as well as beautiful sequins for ultimate decadence. Play around with various combinations as well as different lengths to create red carpet ready elegance - feminine and glam. Glitz and sparkle touches like gold and bejewelled accents are lovely touches to look out for too.
If a dress is not your style there are plenty of other festive looks you can try. The midi skirt is proving it’s got major fashion credentials this season so just team yours with a matching top for ladylike chic and voila! Plus although gold, silver and red are the colours normally associated with Christmas dressing, you could always surprise people and opt for an unexpected hue like pink.
This is the only time of the year really when you can let your hair down and go all-out with your clothing choices so embrace OTT jewels and extravagant designs for exciting fashion. Now with the right pair of killer heels and a matching clutch at your disposal you’ll be ready to hit all those festive parties you’ve got lined up!
Per Una Dress, £150.00 from M&S
Invitation Damask Dress, £179.00 from Hobbs
Black Embellished Shell Top, £50.00 from River Island
Gold Sequin A-Line Midi Skirt, £40.00 from River Island
Bonded Crepe Laser Cut Skater Dress, £120.00 from ASOS.com
Bead Body Maxi Dress, £89.00 from Miss Selfridge
V Feather Fluff Dress, £50.00 from Topshop
Winter is well and truly here. The temperature has dropped right down and with whispers of the arrival of snow making an appearance, wrapping up warm is on everyone’s list of priorities!
Having a selection of super chic accessories on standby will help you beat the chill so from the top of your head all the way down to your toes you’ll feel snug, comfortable and of course; incredibly stylish. High-end luxury brands such as Beaumont Organic and Madeleine Thompson offer a range of beautiful pieces from cute gloves to festive inspired scarves and bright fabulous designs that will make sure you stand out during dull drab days.
Think of these winter warmers as fashionable investments as we all know, British weather can be rather unpredictable any time of the year, but especially during the winter months you don’t want to be caught out in the cold. They’ll spruce up winter outfits allowing you to feel on-trend even if the weather is dark and miserable.
Madeleine Thompson’s exclusively designed range of neon accessories, which include a beanie, scarf and arm warmers, for designer online hotspot Net-a-Porter will provide a much needed burst of vibrancy. These are not for the colour shy! Made from super soft cashmere, they’ll look fabulous worn with a black coat to really make an impact this season. Team all three pieces in one look for undeniable style. The arm warmers are particularly impressive as they are perfect for layering under a cape or jacket, keeping your hands lovely and toasty whilst enabling you to use your phone or carry on with other daily duties with no fuss.
Madeleine Thompson Waever Neon Cashmere Beanie, £95.00 from Net-a-Porter
Madeleine Thompson Neon Cashmere Scarf, £115.00 from Net-a-Porter
Madeleine Thompson Neon Cashmere Arm Warmers, £95.00 from Net-a-Porter
Classic designs can be seen in Beaumont Organic’s collection of winter must-haves such as the Kiva scarf featuring a beautiful baroque print in rich red and blue tones which can be worn several ways to add interest to looks. The Maddy luxury tan mittens boast a faux fur cuff and cosy lining for understated elegance giving you the opportunity to wear them on a number of occasions.
Kiva Luxury 100% Alpaca Wool Vintage Stitch Knitted Scarf, £149.00 from Beaumont Organic
Maddy Fur Cuff Mittens in Tan, £95.00 from Beaumont Organic
So now it’s just a case of sitting back with a big cup of hot chocolate topped with all the delicious trimmings whilst showcasing your new top notch accessories!
Posted by Jamie Nicholson on Mon 18th November 2013 at 08:05 AM, Filed in Trends
Jewellery brand Sweetlime was founded by Elspeth J. Walker who aims to create collections which deliver something fresh and original, taking a different direction from what we normally see on the high street. For the Autumn/Winter 2013 Nomad range inspiration was drawn from the jewellery of the Tuareg people, a North African tribe, to create stunning iconic decorative pieces.
Taking a break from colour this season, the Nomad collection features shades of black and ivory with the emphases on neutrals which accentuates the designs for a bold visual statement. All the pieces, including necklaces, earrings and bracelets, are handmade and combine different materials, shapes and sizes to develop well-balanced pieces which women can introduce into their wardrobe for a subtle take on the texture trend.
Metallic geometric shapes and etching, a traditional technique, has been used for added detail. Linear designs intricately etched into the metal although ancient in origin, still feels contemporary especially when combined with clean simple chains or silk woven ribbon ties seen in modern silhouettes. Materials such as metals, old and new, bone, resin, glass and fabrics are mixed for contrasting graphic beauty.
A collection inspired by a history of a tribe, the AW13 Nomad jewellery fuses traditional with the modern to create clean distinct profiles in a neutral palette highlighted by textured detailing. Christmas present perhaps? Definitely something to keep in mind for a fashionista who has a keen interest in unusual style.
True Talisman Necklace, WAS £350.00 NOW £280.00
Tassel Cluster Cord Necklace, WAS £89.00 NOW £71.20
Ebony and Ivory Earrings, WAS £65.00 NOW £52.00
Flower Disc Metal Drop Earrings, WAS £70.00 NOW £56.00
Chevron Friendship Bracelet Set, WAS £95.00 NOW £76.00