Wednesday, 9 May 2012
5 Minute A to Z Review of Fashion and Accessories
SPARKLE AND SHINE
Razzle-dazzle, glitter, gloss or sheen – it’s time to shine. Opt for dirty metallic, sporty silhouettes or toughen up dresses with black ankle boots.
KNEE HIGH BOOTS
Knee-high is the length to know when it comes to boots this season. Wear with a midi skirt or over skinny jeans.
THE NEW SOFT LINE
Rounded shoulders, pannier skirts and puffy shoulders come to the fore. Think oversized jumpers and super-sized tailoring. Bell skirts, tulip shaped cocktail dresses and peplum-topped trousers.
Jumpsuits are our new favourite party piece. The new all-in-ones come in silky fabrics with emphasis on glamour. This is laidback 70s style fashion. Pair with thin belt, sky-high heels and simple handbag.
CHIC IN THE CITY
Heading to one of the world’s great metropolises? Here’s what to wear for an urban retreat. Stick with clean, unfussy silhouettes and single colours. Classic trouser suits and smart work bag. Luxe fabric trousers with classic white shirt or sporty grey jumper. Monochromatic dresses are also perfect wear. Alternatively, choose neutral palettes of caramels or nudes. If you can’t resist a bit of colour use a handbag to inject a splash of red or orange. Keep shapes simple for an easy, elegant city wardrobe.
Gigi Organiser Shoulder Bags £64.95 (RRP £85)
FAR OUT TRAVELLER
Created with sultry summer evenings in mind. Take your inspiration from Moroccan infusions and ethnic prints. Accessories such as leather belts and leather handbags will keep the look exotic. For eveningwear switch to silks, vibrant lipstick, strappy sandals and cross-body bags.
Catwalk Collection Handbags - Jodie Messenger Bag £39.95 (RRP £50)
Max out on the beach with one of this year’s long summer dresses. Look for block colours in acid brights and neons. This is Nineties rave scene dressing. Once the tan has developed, switch to short skirts. Make-up should be minimal; let healthy glowing skin do all the work. Handbags can be bold and bright. Footwear should be open-toed platforms.
M Collection Cross-Body Bags - Heide £24.95 (RRP £35)
This is a full glamour trend complete with furs, pearls, gloves and shrugs. Skirts should be pencil with the hem length firmly on the knee. Sex up the look with thigh-high split if you dare. Throw in a pussy bow blouse or fedora for good measure. Pretty tea dresses and white handbags are also good combinations.
Smith & Canova Handbags £99.95 (RRP £175)
Highland weaves, Prince of Wales or hound’s tooth check. Plaid jackets over a dress or plaid skirt and simple blouse work well. The theme is early 80s and if you’re feeling rebellious you can mix it up. Alternatively, just choose one tartan accessory such as an oversized scarf.
TUNICS AND TROUSERS
New easy uniform in the guise of effortlessly chic tunics and trousers which have a relaxed fit. Block panels add interest and depth. Monochrome makes this look smart and sophisticated. Sex up the look with plunging necklines.
This season’s sexiest trend is stylish and steamy. Without a doubt, this is one uber sexy look. Heavy on latex, PVC and leather this is the darker side of fashion. Blend with lace, buckles and bindings. There’s only one colour and that’s black.
PRINT AND PATTERN
A rich tapestry of patterns; elaborate swirls, motifs, polka dots, opulent florals, anything goes.
From berets to beanies, cloches and caps, hats are making a comeback.
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