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Best In Timeless White Trainers

It’s been a long time since your mum packed a pair of shiny white plimsolls into your school PE bag – but in that time, the humble white trainer has gone through something of an evolution. With the arrival of the sports-luxe trend, celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Victoria Beckham and Ciara are fully embracing the white trainer look. And if it’s good enough for them, then it’s good enough for us. But can you really wear white trainers outside of its natural home – the gym? Absolutely! We’re here to show you how you can pair your white trainers with various different chic and casual outfits. We’ll also give you a rundown of some of our favourite pairs of white trainers on the market!

Converse Trainers

women's converse white all star oxford trainers

Women’s Converse White All Star Oxford Trainers £45

 

The All Star Converse Trainer is an icon in the world of sneakers, and these white Oxford trainers from Schuh truly live up to the hype of the label. Pair with a mini dress in bright green and you’ve got yourself a cute girly summer look.

Lace-Up Trainers

Castaluna Lace Up Trainers

Castaluna Lace Up Trainers £45

 

These white lace-up trainers gold coloured silver toe cap are built from long-lasting leather and have a sturdy heel which provides comfort and support to your feet during the summer months. These fashionable flats will look great with a pair of black leggings and a bardot top for a fun casual look.

Adidas Court Vantage Trainers

ADIDAS COURT VANTAGE TRAINERS

ADIDAS COURT VANTAGE TRAINERS £59.99

 

These classic Adidas trainers play down the logo and branding of this famous sports brand, and simply make a statement with the clean, crisp white lines of this shoe. The rubber toe guard on the front of the trainer delivers an old-school vibe. Wear these dressed-down favourites with a pair of wide leg summer culottes   and team with a white top for the perfect smart meets casual combo.

White Nappa Leather Sneaker

JIL SANDER White Nappa Leather Sneaker

JIL SANDER
White Nappa Leather Sneaker
£305.00

 

Sick of lace-ups? If you don’t want to constantly be down on one knee fiddling with knots and ties this summer, then this leather sneaker by Jill Sanders is just what you’re looking for. In place of the laces, this pair of sneakers features a cool velcro closure to hold the shoe in place. Simply pull them on and you’re done. These trainers would look perfect teamed with your favourite denim and a choker-style slogan tee.

Chunky High-Top Platform Trainers

White High Top Trainers

White High Top Trainers £115.00

 

Remember when the Spice Girls rocked around on stage in five-inch platform trainers? Well, they’re back, but they’re not quite as scary. There’s no worry about fracturing your ankle in this much lower pair of High Top trainers from Geox. Team with this denim tie front dress and you’ve got yourself a contemporary summer look. You’ll look right on trend whether you’re out meeting friends for lunch, going shopping or having refreshing summer drinks in a beer garden.

More Options….

WOMEN'S LEATHER SNEAKER IN WHITE/PINK

WOMEN’S LEATHER SNEAKER IN WHITE/PINK
£325.00

NEW BALANCE RE-ENGINEERED

NEW BALANCE RE-ENGINEERED £69

Giuseppe Zanotti CHRISTIE Slip on

Giuseppe Zanotti CHRISTIE
£665.00

Puma Basket Heart Patent Women's Trainer

Puma Basket Heart Patent Women’s Trainer £65

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Adidas by Stella McCartney
£179.00

 

This Season’s Best Wedding Guest Dresses

With summer on the doorstep, it can feel like you have a different wedding to go to every weekend. What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday! The only problem is having an assortment of dresses to wear to each occasion, as usually, you can’t get away with wearing the same outfit to multiple weddings – and why would you want to anyway?! Here are some of the most beautiful ensembles and fashion trends for 2017 so you can dress up and look fabulous at numerous ‘big days’.

Daley Drape Dress

DALEY DRAPE DRESS  £104.00

DALEY DRAPE DRESS
£104.00

 

This draped dress in delphinium blue hem is spectacularly flattering and really creates an hourglass silhouette. The dramatic sleeves and hemline just above the knee is a truly contemporary look at the moment. As the neckline is high on this dress, team it with a really dramatic piece of costume jewellery, add high heels and a clutch and you’ll look amazing.

Lace Cami Prom Dress

LIPSY LACE CAMI PROM DRESS

LIPSY LACE CAMI PROM DRESS
£85.00

 

This daisy yellow lace dress from Lipsy is the perfect shade to look pretty in this summer. The cut is flattering yet classy. The V-shaped neckline with cami straps produces a stunning silhouette, but there is plenty of support below the bust to keep you comfortable. The intricate lace detail on the skirt is lined beneath to a midi length, which gives a floaty effect. You’ll look completely carefree swinging around on the dancefloor.

Blue Stripe One Shoulder Dress

Ted Baker Hilila One Shoulder Dress

Ted Baker Hilila One Shoulder Dress £209

 

The Hilila One Shoulder-striped dress from Ted Baker boasts the famous rowing stripes pattern. This gives an incredibly flattering appearance that accentuates the curves. The colouring of this dress is subtle as the bolder two colours are mixed in with white, to give it a refreshing seasonal look. The neckline is complemented with an elaborate bow detail on the single shoulder for a feminine finish. Style with large platinum studs and a leather bag and you’ll look fabulous at your next wedding.

One Shoulder Ruffle Dress

coral dress

Mademoisele R Dress £59

 

The mademoisele R dress is perfectly on trend with the ruffled one shoulder look and the hemline just above the knees. Coral is such a beautiful choice for a summer wedding and will ensure that you bring colour and personality wherever you are.

Jessica Wright One Shoulder Maxi Dress

JESSICA WRIGHT ONE SHOULDER MAXI DRESS

JESSICA WRIGHT ONE SHOULDER MAXI DRESS
£80.00

 

This vibrant red one shoulder maxi dress is guaranteed to be a head-turner at any wedding. If you’re on the evening guest list, then you’ll cause a stir as soon as you arrive in this sumptuous dress. The super slim fit shows off all your best assets and is reminiscent of Jessica Rabbit! The hip line is brought together with a gorgeous crossover effect, before making way to a full-length skirt that drops to the floor. You can get away with wearing flat with this one, which means added comfort for a night of dancing!

More Dresses….

Adam Lippes Botanical Print Dress

Adam Lippes Botanical Print Dress £1280

Moschino Couture Dress

Moschino Couture Dress £632.34

DIXIE WILDFLOWER PRINT DRESS

DIXIE WILDFLOWER PRINT DRESS
£500.00

Shannon Dress

Shannon Dress
£179.00

Betsy Dress

Betsy Dress
£139.00

Asymmetric Shoulder Dress in Mono Print

Asymmetric Shoulder Dress in Mono Print
£68.00

Tie-Front Strapless Dress in Violet

Tie-Front Strapless Dress in Violet
£78.00

V-BACK STRUCTURED DRESS

V-BACK STRUCTURED DRESS
£405.00

JOHANNA ORTIZ 'VITTORIA' EMBELLISHED FLORAL EYELET LACE DRESS

JOHANNA ORTIZ
‘VITTORIA’ EMBELLISHED FLORAL EYELET LACE DRESS
£1975

Alice McCall Tutti Frutti Dress

Alice McCall Tutti Frutti Dress £395

Navy Chiffon Embellished High Neck Tulle Maxi Dress

Navy Chiffon Embellished High Neck Tulle Maxi Dress £89.99

Mini Aura Lace Sleeved Dress

Mini Aura Lace Sleeved Dress £995

FENDI  Silk Crepe Dress with Ruffles

FENDI
Silk Crepe Dress with Ruffles
£ 1,830.00

SELF-PORTRAIT  Lace Dress

SELF-PORTRAIT
Lace Dress
£ 290.00

HELENE DRESS

HELENE DRESS £170

 

 

 

Look Hot In White Jeans This Summer

Few fashion trends for 2017 are as divisive as white jeans – you either love them, or you hate them. Those who are firmly in the negative camp still remember them as a bit of a throwback from the 90s when Liz Hurley practically used to wear them as a uniform for a while. However, white jeans are back, and trendy girls in the know are finding ways to wear white denim and what’s more, make it look pretty darn cute!

Photo: Getty

 

Pair It Well

The key to wearing white jeans is to know what to wear them with. White denim is incredibly versatile as a colour, and can go with blocks of bolder colours, or also works well as part of a monochrome look. To make it cool, pair your crisp jeans with a funky slogan tee, or a relaxed casual top. Flats are also a better bet than heels. In fact, at the moment those who are wearing white denim particularly well are incorporating it into a seriously relaxed look, rather than dressing up too much – don’t make the mistake of wearing them with a navy blazer, or you might end up looking a bit ‘Sloaney’.

Get The Right Fit

When you buy white denim, it’s important to try and get the right fit. Unlike other shades of jeans where you can get away with a bit of wear and tear, you’re likely to need to wash your white jeans after every single wear. With this in mind, be careful not to buy a pair that is too tight from the offset. Remember that jeans do tend to shrink with each wash cycle, so buy them in the size and shape that you want to wear them, in order to aim for the best fit.

Tight-fitting jeans are still very much in mode though, so it would be best to go for a medium-weight denim with around a 2% stretch. You won’t want to opt for a pair that’s too heavy, or else they’ll be uncomfortable in the summer heat, but equally don’t risk going for pale-coloured jeans that are too light either, as you may well end up being able to see through them. This would be a serious fashion faux pas!

Our Favourites

Skinny 711 Jeans

Skinny 711 Jeans £99

 

For adding a little length to a great set of pins, we love the 711 Skinny Jeans by Levi. Priced at £99, they’re crafted from uber-stretchy denim which means that they have a great recovery. Pair them with a casual denim shirt and some trainers for a cute girl-next-door look.

Very Ella Mid Rise Rip Raw Hem Skinny

Very Ella Mid Rise Rip Raw Hem Skinny £35

 

If you’re looking for a mid-rise skinny fit, then this pair of mid rise ripped raw hem skinnies priced at £35 are a perfect choice. Team them with a slouchy tee, or perhaps even layer them with a chunky knitted cardigan for an effortless dressed-down look.

JDY ANKLE GRAZE SKINNY JEANS

JDY ANKLE GRAZE SKINNY JEANS
£20.00

 

These figure-flattering JDY Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans are so versatile, they’ll go with anything. Match them with a pair of flash trainers for that on trend sports-luxe vibe.

Other Options…..

MAYFAIR MODERN SKINNY JEANS

MAYFAIR MODERN SKINNY JEANS £50

SHAPER STRAIGHT CUT JEANS

TALL SHAPER STRAIGHT CUT JEANS £55

Vetements Reworked High-Waisted Jeans

Vetements Reworked High-Waisted Jeans
£1,025

Current/ElliottFolded Hem Cropped Jeans

Current/ElliottFolded Hem Cropped Jeans £180

diesel jeans

Diesel Jeans £146.50

J BRAND 'CAPRI' CROPPED SKINNY JEANS

J BRAND
‘CAPRI’ CROPPED SKINNY JEANS £150

J BRAND 'CROPPED' RIPPED JEANS

J BRAND
‘CROPPED’ RIPPED JEANS
£145

MOTHER Cropped Distressed Jeans

MOTHER
Cropped Distressed Jeans
£239.00

SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND Cropped Skinny Jeans

SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND
Cropped Skinny Jeans
£169.00

           BLIRIS JEAN


BLIRIS JEAN
£208.00

Layer Up or Down With Leather This Season

Who says you can’t wear leather in summer? Whilst it is true that exercising and leather don’t mix, there’s no reason at all that you can’t mix a little leather into your summer fashion. This is the UK after all, it really doesn’t get sweltering hot for more than a handful of days each year. The key is to know how to layer leather with the rest of your outfit to create a stylish on-trend look for 2017. So, don’t confine this fabulous textile to your autumn and winter collections – learn how to use it to maximum effect this season.

Go Faux

leather jacket

 

First of all, we’re going to come right out and say it. You don’t need to spend a fortune on authentic leather garments to look fantastic. There are many faux leather styles out there that make just as much of an impact for a fraction of the cost. Here are some of our high-street favourites.

Summer Leather Jacket

Myleene Klass Leather Jacket - Blush

Myleene Klass Leather Jacket – Blush
£152.00

There’s no better way to combine leather into your summer wardrobe, than with a fashionable on-trend jacket. This blush biker jacket  is the perfect choice because it incorporates this season’s popular pretty shade into an edgy look. Team it with almost anything – a slogan tee, mini skirt and trainers, super skinny jeans and wedges or a bodycon dress and heels.

Faux Leather Mini Skirt 

LIPSY LOVE MICHELLE KEEGAN BUTTON PU SKIRT

LIPSY LOVE MICHELLE KEEGAN BUTTON PU SKIRT
£38.00

This striking faux leather skirt is another quick way to show off a stunning leather look in one quick move. The A-line and button detail make this bold textile look incredibly feminine. Simply add ankle boots, a shoulder bag and possibly a denim jacket if you want to cover up, and you’ll simply ooze street style.

Leather Leggings

LEATHER LOOK HIGH WAIST SKINNY LEGGINGS £14.00

LEATHER LOOK HIGH WAIST SKINNY LEGGINGS
£14.00

How do you turn a simple pair of black leggings into a super glamorous evening outfit? Easy – add leather! These Violet Leather Look High Waist Skinny Leggings are the perfect choice for a night out on the town. They’re 5% elastane which makes them move nicely to allow greater flexibility when you’re sashaying into a bar, or hitting the dancefloor. Add a glitzy top, high-heels and a diamante clutch and you’ll look a million dollars.

Pastel Mini Skirt

Mint Green Leather-Look Mini Skirt

Mint Green Leather-Look Mini Skirt
£14.99

Add some seasonal pastels into your wardrobe with this mint green leather look mini skirt from New Look. This leather number is a great foundation for a summer casual look and will look great paired with Converse trainers and a white t-shirt. If you’re looking for more of a vibrant, bolder statement then ditch the pretty pastels and swap for a bright pink leather look mini skirt version. Both of these shades are an easy way to incorporate leather into your everyday wardrobe this summer.

The key to wearing leather attractively is not to overdo it. If you’re dressed head to toe in it, then this will be absolute overkill. Either layer up, by adding a leather jacket on top of your outfit made up of cotton and denim textiles, or layer down by using leather as a foundation garment and then adding other textures of clothing to go with it. Check out more options below.

Mink Cropped PU Biker Jacket

Mink Cropped PU Biker Jacket £36.00

 

Cropped Biker Leather Jacket

Cropped Biker Leather Jacket £199.00

Burberry Lydbury Leather Jacket

Burberry
Lydbury Leather Jacket

FRAME Racer Leather Mini Skirt

FRAME
Racer Leather Mini Skirt

 ROWLAND LEATHER TROUSER


ROWLAND LEATHER TROUSER
£399

 EVERYDAY BIKER JACKET


EVERYDAY BIKER JACKET £399

 TINAH LEATHER SKIRT


TINAH LEATHER SKIRT £727

MAHINA LEATHER JACKET

MAHINA LEATHER JACKET
£1,155

Leather Moto Jacket

Leather Moto Jacket £849

ISABEL MARANT ETOILE Embellished Leather Jacket

ISABEL MARANT ETOILE
Embellished Leather Jacket
£1,079.00

Kiss Your Heels Goodbye – Flats Is Where It’s At

Great news for your feet ladies, heels are out this summer and flats are back! Proving that there is a way to combine beautiful fashion with the comfort of keeping your feet horizontal, flat shoes are dominating both the catwalks and the high street in 2017. The Gucci loafer has been quite the centrepiece of recent fashion shows; even Harper Beckham has been donning a pair – she’s obviously been getting fashion tips from her effortlessly elegant mum, who is of course designer Victoria Beckham.

However, it’s not just the rich and famous who have embraced this switch down to ground-level footwear. Many high-street stores such as Mango, TopShop and Zara, as well as ASOS now stock a full range of flats to suit every mood and occasion.

Sports-Luxe

Pinko Sneaker

Pinko Sneaker Shoe £219.31

 

If you’re onboard with the casual sports-luxe trend, then flat is where it’s at. However, you don’t need to wear your actual gym shoes to look the part. Punctuate a dark ensemble with a pair of crisp white and preferably unbranded white trainers; these pinko sneaker shoes are perfect for comfort. They will look great paired with a cute crop top and an oversized hoodie.

From Day to Night

3D Floral Embellished Flat Shoe

3D Floral Embellished Flat Shoe £25.00

 

 

Like countless office workers, you’ve probably had more than one occasion where you’ve had to take a spare pair of shoes with you if you’re heading out straight after work. With flats, there’s no need. It’s so easy to transition your office attire to a glamorous evening look if you’re wearing the right pair. These Very Orchid 3D floral embellished flat shoes have a soft suedette finish complete with a pointed two part silhouette with clusters of gorgeous crystal and gems to look pretty at any time of day.

Smart Stuff

VICTORIA BECKHAM Leather Flats

VICTORIA BECKHAM
Leather Flats
£395.00

Of course, if you are wanting a more sensible look, then there’s a pair for a smarter outfit. A versatile pair of pointed flats like the Victoria Beckham leather flats mean serious business. You can dress them up with cigarette pants and a blouse if you need to appear more professional, and they’re also great for travelling in if you’re out and about meeting clients.

Add Some Colour

MELLOW YELLOW Badoria Printed Ballet Pumps

MELLOW YELLOW
Badoria Printed Ballet Pumps £65

Summer is a great excuse to add some vibrant shades to your wardrobe, and there’s no reason that your shoe collection needs to miss out on this trend. This pair of Badoria printed ballet pumps is priced at £65. They’re an excellent way to add some colour to your outfit of the day, whether that be a long-sleeved dress and bare legs, or a pair of skinny white jeans and a slouchy top. Alternatively, perhaps you like a bit of ‘true blue’ – this pair of pointed slipper flats from Boden would work really well with a royal blue dress for a summer wedding, or matched with a light and airy garden party outfit.

Throw In Some Patterns

BURBERRY Printed Fabric Slip-Ons

BURBERRY
Printed Fabric Slip-Ons
£450

 

It’s all in the detail! Why not throw on a pair of loafers complete with an intricate design. Whether you choose diamante detail, hand-embroidered stitching or some animal print, there are plenty of options on the high street. For instance, these Burberry Printed fabric slip on would look great paired with casual or dressier outfits. Alternatively, how about these embellished espadrilles from River Island – perfect for a walk on the sand, or cocktails on a hot summer’s night.

River Island Flat 3 Strap Embellished Espadrille Slider Sandal

River Island Flat 3 Strap Embellished Espadrille Slider Sandal £40

 

The best thing about flats is that there are some seriously affordable pairs out there online, especially when the sales are on. Stock up on several styles to match your every mood and look flat hot this summer!

schuh pale pink awesome flowers flats

schuh pale pink awesome flowers flats
£30.00

 

FENDI Sliders

FENDI
Sliders
£ 405.00

PEDDER RED ANKLE TIE BEADED FRINGE SANDAL

PEDDER RED
ANKLE TIE BEADED FRINGE SANDAL £100

Modesty £90

Modesty £90

 WOMEN'S PATENT LEATHER SLIPPER IN BONE/BLACK

LOTTIE WOMEN’S PATENT LEATHER SLIPPER IN BONE/BLACK £475.00

 

Deconstructed Shirt Style Is In.

Do you ever wish that shirts were a little less boring? Sure, they come in all different colours, shapes and sizes – some with bell sleeves, an assortment of buttons and some may be more fitted than others, but even so, we all know what to expect when we picture a shirt. Or do we? This season’s shirts have been seriously revamped by the experimental fashion design community and the look they’ve hit us with is the ‘deconstruction’ style.

For those moments when we’re not looking for classic elegance, it’s time to get a bit quirky with our wardrobes. Deconstructed fashion takes the traditional shape of the shirt and adapts it, often to expose different parts of our body, such as the shoulders, arms, neckline or back. The result is a fresh take on the shirt that makes us excited to get dressed in the mornings and is a real head-turner.

On The Catwalks

The likes of Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Joseph and Monse have all had their models hit the runway in a popular twist on the classic shirt. Some have removed sleeves, slashed open the back, twisted them into an asymmetric shape or added ruffles. Ever since, fashion-inspired females have tried to copy the look themselves by hacking away at their existing shirts or just wearing them half unbuttoned and off the shoulder, in a bid to copy the look. Not necessary! High street fashion stores have created plenty of deconstructed shirts to choose from. Here are some of our favourites!

 

Caroline Constas 'GABRIELLA' STRIPE POPLIN OFF-SHOULDER BUSTIER TOP

Caroline Constas ‘GABRIELLA’ STRIPE POPLIN OFF-SHOULDER BUSTIER TOP £290

This Caroline Constas Off shoulder bustier top has deconstructed the neckline to form a fashionable bardot cut. Wear a strapless bra or one with cute spaghetti strings to make the most of this beautiful shape. This shirt will look just perfect with jeans.

 

Juniper Top

Juniper Top £295

This Alexis juniper top absolutely screams summer. It is ideal for keeping cool in the season’s heat and the cute deconstructed collar detail will allow you to show off your favourite summer necklace at its finest.

Stripe Asymmetric Shirt Dress

Stripe Asymmetric Shirt Dress
£710

Why not try out a simple one-piece? This shirt dress flaunts the cold shoulder look, but it doesn’t stop there. It also features a trendy v cut design, v shaped back and asymmetric hemline. Team with casual flats and a pair of round sunglasses and you’re good to go.

STRIPE COLD SHOULDER SILK TWILL DRESS

STRIPE COLD SHOULDER SILK TWILL DRESS £1250

 

Add a bit of colour to your summer wardrobe with this stripe cold shoulder silk twill shirt dress by Monse. It is elegant and light, feminine and would look perfect teamed with cropped pants.

 

Ruffle Sleeve Wrapover Shirt in White

Ruffle Sleeve Wrapover Shirt in White
£64.00

 

Looking for a smarter deconstructed look? Wow your colleagues in the workplace with this white wrap over shirt with ruffle sleeve detail in 100%  Cotton. This will look fantastic teamed with suit trousers.

If you’re looking at ways of adding some quirky style trends for 2017 into your wardrobe, the deconstructed shirt is absolutely where it’s at. Don’t be a bore – ignore your traditionally cut shirts, and opt for something a little more interesting this season.

 

Feminine and Floaty Dresses Perfect For Summer

Wherever you’re planning on spending summer this year, you’ll want to do so in style. As much as we all love the sun, it does come with a serious downside and that’s the difficulty of trying to keep cool while looking good in the intense heat. Humidity and perspiration don’t make for a very attractive appearance, so it’s important to dress appropriately. Bodycon dresses are best left for when the breeze gets up! If you want to embrace the essence of summer, then pick up a handful of beautiful feminine and floaty dresses to help you stay cool and look pretty this year.

Here are some of our favourites:

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sun Dress, £25

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress
£25.00

 

This cold shoulder sun dress is exceptionally feminine. The frilly ruffle detail overlaying the bust is superbly chic and gives off a cute girly vibe. Team with some gladiator sandals and a large woven bag to complete your look.

Laurie Maxi Dress, £140

laurie dress

Laurie Dress £140

 

If you’re looking for a floor-length feminine dress to keep cool in, then this Boden hotchpotch maxi dress is the perfect investment for this summer. The lightweight style makes it easy for you to wander through parks, on the sand or just relax in your garden all the while keeping cool and looking beautiful. It comes in two shade variations of either meadow spring vine, which is a mid-blue and white mix or camellia mono vine which is a red and white combo. Slip on a pair of flats, stock your wrist with bangles and you’ll have that hippie chic look absolutely nailed.

Floral Print Cami Skater Dress, £80

Hi-Lo Dress £80

 

The Hi- Lo style of this floral cami dress from Lipsy is extremely flattering and is the right shape to keep you refreshed. The spaghetti straps can be worn either straight down or as a crossover on the back. The V-shaped neckline is quite deep which will show off your cleavage. This is the perfect dress for transforming your look from day to night. Team with flats during the day, but swap for heels and a smart cardigan or jacket to keep warm in the evening when the temperature drops.

 Tea Dress, £90

Tea Dress £90

 

tea dress is such an easy go-to style in summer. Simply throw it on, add heels and you’ll look effortlessly stunning. The fine floral patterns goes a long way to making this happen, but so too does the hemline which flows loosely allowing the middle of the dress to hang down just grazing the knee depending on your height. The dress also boasts lace detailing, which adds the casual to the smartness of the skirt. Team with a denim jacket if you want to play down the look, or a white blazer if you want to achieve a smarter evening appearance.

Some more dresses….

WINOLA STRIPE MAXI DRESS £89.00

WINOLA STRIPE MAXI DRESS
£89.00

RED FLORAL SKATER DRESS WITH FRILL DETAIL

RED FLORAL SKATER DRESS WITH FRILL DETAIL £35

Alexis Glory Long Dress In Ivory

Alexis Glory Long Dress In Ivory £875

bonita lace mini dress

Bonita Lace Dress Mini Dress £393

 

Jessy Dress

Jessy Dress £371

JARDIN EMBROIDERED LACE DRESS

JARDIN EMBROIDERED LACE DRESS
£545.00

Bell Sleeve Ruffle Dress W/ Drawstring Details

Bell Sleeve Ruffle Dress W/ Drawstring Details

Geneva Dress £105.00

Geneva Dress
£105.00

CREPE FLORAL GINGHAM FRILL SHIFT DRESS £325.00

CREPE FLORAL GINGHAM FRILL SHIFT DRESS
£325.00

Garment Dyed Jersey Sun Dress

Garment Dyed Jersey Sun Dress £195

 

Ruffled Ponte Dress

Ruffled Ponte Dress £249

Light Blue Bardot Embroidered Tie Sleeve Tunic Dress

Light Blue Bardot Embroidered Tie Sleeve Tunic Dress £24.99

Embroidered Kaftan Dress

Embroidered Kaftan Dress
£345

Dolce & Gabbana Hydrangea Print Cold Shoulder Dress £1,200

Dolce & Gabbana Hydrangea Print Cold Shoulder Dress £1,200

'MAKENA' RADIAL PRINT OFF-SHOULDER MINI DRESS

‘MAKENA’ RADIAL PRINT OFF-SHOULDER MINI DRESS £290

 RED VALENTINO DRESS

RED VALENTINO DRESS
£ 407.11

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION Silk Chiffon Shirt Dress

CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION
Silk Chiffon Shirt Dress
£ 949.00

MARY KATRANTZOU Printed Cold Shoulder Dress

MARY KATRANTZOU
Printed Cold Shoulder Dress
£ 1,459.00

This Season’s Denim Essentials

Denim was first introduced to the fashion industry in the late 19th century when a certain Levi Strauss brought them to the attention of the world. Since then, denim has gone far beyond the introduction of the original ‘jeans’ that were worn. Denim is used as the base material for many types of fashion garment, including jackets, skirts, shorts, dresses and even accessories. Why do we love denim so much? Well, it’s comfortable and incredibly versatile. It’s as easy to achieve a fabulous dressed-down look as it is a smarter and more sophisticated denim ensemble. The key is to have the right mix of essential denim items in your collection so you have plenty to choose from when you’re putting your outfits together. Here are some denim fashion trends for 2017 that are absolute must-haves!

Denim Pinafore Dress, £36

Remember Jennifer Aniston wearing one of these in early episodes of 1990s hit ‘Friends’? Well they’ve come right round and back into fashion again. This denim dungaree dress in washed blue can be worn above a short or long-sleeved tee and paired with Converse trainers to give a comfortable dressed-down look for a day spent with your own group of friends.

Waxed Black Super-Skinny Jeans, £40

Need to incorporate denim into a smarter evening look this season? Then this pair of super stretch zip skinny jeans  is perfect for you. They have a super slim fit and stop just short of the ankles, which makes them ideal for wearing with heels. Add some jewellery and a glitzy top and you’re ready for a night on the town.

Longline Denim Jacket, £29.64

This longline denim jacket would make a super-cute addition to your summer wardrobe. Simply add leggings or shorts and some white trainers and you’ll look effortlessly cool. The neckline comes complete with a collar, while the length hangs midway beneath the butt. You could even unbutton the bottom few buttons and tie it up for more of a cute continental look.

Pink Denim Jacket, £45

This blush pink denim jacket is one of the most effective ways to make a statement with your denim look this summer. Wear it as your regular summer jacket and it will go with the majority of your casual clothes. Style it on top of your t-shirts and wear it with leggings, shorts, skater skirts and skinny jeans – this is a really pretty, girly look. Just avoid wearing it with anything that is bright red and you’ll be on the right track!

 Denim Mini Skirt, £65

Every girl needs a denim mini in her collection and this one offers something quite special. The patchwork denim which is stitched just beneath the right pocket adds some chic vintage detail appeal to this mini skirt. The frayed hem also adds to the effect, making this one of our season’s favourites. It goes well with shirts, sleeveless tops, cami vests or even a layer of knitwear on slightly cooler days. This one’s a keeper!

Check out more top picks of this season’s denim essentials below….

light wash denim jacket

Light Wash Denim Jacket £45.00

French Connection Boyfit Jean

French Connection Boyfit Jean £75

philip lim Deconstructed Denim Skirt

Philip Lim Deconstructed Denim Skirt
£250

House Of Holland X Lee Heart Applique Denim Skirt

House Of Holland X Lee Heart Applique Denim Skirt
£160

J W Anderson Ruffled Denim Skirt

J W Anderson Ruffled Denim Skirt
£295

Mira Mikati Rainforest Embroidered Denim Jacket

Mira Mikati Rainforest Embroidered Denim Jacket
£605

Skinny Kick' Jeans

Stella McCartney Skinny Kick’ Jeans
£245

Dungaree Spray Solid Blue

Dungaree Spray Solid Blue
£59

A Line Fanbase £59


A Line Fanbase
£59

JEANS WOMEN JECKERSON

JEANS WOMEN JECKERSON
£ 195.03

JEANS WOMEN DIESEL

JEANS WOMEN DIESEL
£ 126.36

Taig Skirt

Taig Skirt £170.00

RAG & BONE/JEAN CHAMBRAY SHIRT DRESS

RAG & BONE/JEAN
CHAMBRAY SHIRT DRESS £200.00

GROUND ZERO MIXED ANIME PATCH ASYMMETRIC DENIM SKIRT

GROUND ZERO
MIXED ANIME PATCH ASYMMETRIC DENIM SKIRT £255.00

STELLA MCCARTNEY PALM TREE EMBROIDERED DENIM BOMBER JACKET

STELLA MCCARTNEY
PALM TREE EMBROIDERED DENIM BOMBER JACKET £840

PREMIUM SLIM LEG JEANS

PREMIUM SLIM LEG JEANS
£95.00

Jetset Diaries Stevie Overall Dress Vintage Blue

Jetset Diaries
Stevie Overall Dress Vintage Blue £275.00

SALE Anine Bing Embroidered Jeans

Anine Bing
Embroidered Jeans
£210.00

FRAME DENIM Le Cutoff Tulip Denim Shorts

FRAME DENIM
Le Cutoff Tulip Denim Shorts
£199.00

CURRENT/ELLIOTT Cropped Jeans

CURRENT/ELLIOTT
Cropped Jeans
£269.00

RE/DONE Cut-Off Denim Shorts

RE/DONE
Cut-Off Denim Shorts
£219.00

 

 

Holiday Fashion for Every Type of Vacation

One of the most exciting things about looking forward to a holiday is going shopping to choose your new vacation wardrobe. But what to buy? This largely depends on the type of holiday you’ve booked. Here, we give you a rundown of the best styles to adopt for every break.

City Break

Whether it be Paris, New York, Rome or Barcelona, one thing all of these places have in common is a lot of walking to see the sights. So, number one, invest in several pairs of in-season flats so that you can holiday in comfort. If you’re visiting Europe or America in the summer, then the cities are likely to reach some pretty high temperatures. Dress lightly in a cute and breezy summer dress and sunglasses to keep the glare off.

Beach Holiday

If you’re lucky enough to be planning a holiday of sun, sea and sand this season, then you’ll want to start with a killer bikini that is perfect for your body shape. Shop around and don’t settle until you’ve found one that flatters and allows you to feel comfortable. Pair this with an ombre maxi chiffon sarong that is guaranteed to be a head-turner on the shores.

Cruise Ship

Ah, the promise of visiting a new foreign land every day, before returning back to a glamorous cruise ship at night. Most cruise liners have a strict dress code policy which allows passengers to dress casually during the day but might enforce a formal dinner attire ruling. What better excuse to dress up to the nines on your hols? Pair a stunning blue dress with a pair of sassy heels, as high as you dare, and you’ll be rocking the ocean all night long.

Safari

Planning to spend a week in the back of a jeep, binoculars in hand, looking to spot one of the big five? To do so in comfort, you’ll need to keep cool in the desert heat. Stay away from black clothing which is thought to attract and retain the heat – not what you want! Instead, stick to 100% cotton outfits such as a pair of chino shorts matched with a pure cotton vest top in as many different shades as you feel like.  The temperature will drop in the evenings though, so you’ll need to layer up with an open front cardigan and full-length trousers.

Staycation

You don’t have to go abroad to have fun on vacation. But if you’re staying in the UK, it goes without saying that the weather is somewhat… temperamental. What’s the secret behind holiday fashion for a UK-bound break? Layers! You’ll need to pack a suitcase full of options so that you’re prepared for every eventuality. On your list, you’ll need your favourite skinny jeans,  a bunch of cool slogan tees, print floral dress,  and a light knit cardigan.

Don’t leave your holiday shopping till the last minute though – the high-street shops start stocking their autumn lines surprisingly early, so if you have an end-of-summer vacation planned, it will pay to get in there early!

Ultimate Guide to Summer Bikinis

Summer is upon us and whether you’re looking to catch a few rays in your back garden, the hotel pool or on the sandy shores of the beach, you’ll want to look super-hot in a killer bikini. But how do you know which style to choose? There are many flattering types of bikini to suit every body shape. Here we’ll give you a few tips to guide you through finding a statement two-piece to shine in this summer!

Slim and Small-Chested

If you’re on the petite size, then the best way to feel confident in a bikini is to choose a top that has embellishments such as jewels or added frills which provide volume to the bust. You can always opt to wear a bikini with gel inserts if you’re feeling particularly self-conscious about your chest. This is an easy way to increase your cup size while looking completely natural. As far as your bikini bottoms go, you can get away with small briefs to show off your butt and legs.

This pour moi azure padded underwire bikini top in sexy red fashioned in a wonderful Italian shimmer fabric and featuring subtle ruched detailing, padding and halterneck tie designed to create the ultimate plunge shape for your cleavage.

Tummy Cover-Up

Bustier-Style Swimsuit

If bearing your stomach is an absolute no-no, then not to worry. It’s perfectly possible to still look extremely feminine in the sun, with the help of a tankini. This offers the perfect coverage, but for extra support, choose a style that includes ruching which gives the appearance of a flatter stomach.

This Figleaves Sailor Underwired halter tankini top is stunning and gives off a cool retro vibe. Pair with the matching frill briefs or high waist tummy control briefs and you’ve got yourself an absolute hit.

Classic Pear-Shape

FIGLEAVES Illusion Draped Firm Control Swimsuit

If you have more going on around the middle than on top, then you’ll need a bikini that adds balance to your frame. Darker colours or smaller prints are flattering colour choices to go for. To hide any problem areas on the thighs and bum, it’s also a good idea to choose bikini bottoms that have an inbuilt skirt detail. Up top, go for frills on the bust to make it appear a bit larger and more balanced with your waistline.

These black and white striped bikini bottoms from panache are seriously cute and chic. Team with the matching bikini top and you’ll be a knockout by the pool.

Larger Bust

Structure is an absolute must for ladies with a bigger chest to support. Underwires or padded cups are an essential component of a bikini for ample chests. However, if you’ve got it, flaunt it as they say. Choose a deep v-neck that shows off your best assets. If you’re self-conscious though, you can always opt for bright prints on the bikini bottoms which will draw the eye away and create a more balanced look.

This control wear lace detail swimsuit offers plenty of support with its underwire structure.

When it comes to bikini shopping, it’s often a good idea to try on a few styles to be sure of what suits your individual shape. Once you’ve found one that shows your figure off at its best, be sure to stock up on a few, so you have plenty of options on your next vacation. Check out our Swimwear Edit for more fabulous styles.