No I don’t mean the ones you get at a five year olds birthday party, I mean the bags that complete any outfit, whether you are going to the work office party or for Christmas dinner with your old school friends that you haven’t seen in years.
If you want to stand out from the crowd, don’t just pull our your plain leather clutch or your boring chained suede bag. Mix it up with frills, embellishment, velvet, shapes and prints! High streets are jumping on board and are bringing out amazing bags at bargain prices! I will definitely be getting the embellished floral bag from asos as pictured below!
This winter, make sure you are knitted out with three of the best trends this winter:
1. Ankle boots. Each season we see clothing trends mirrored in shoe trends. This season is all about embroidery, velvet and patent. Embroidery is for the more daring, making any outfit instantly a statement look. I already bought mine from Asos back in August, but they are only getting bigger and better and more embroidered! Velvet is a more subtle way to jazz up your ankle boots, making them look extremely luxurious and plush. Or go one step further and combine print and velvet, why not!? Last but not least is the patent boot, which has been around for years but has been reinvented using bright colours and tonal prints, what’s not to love?
Here are a few of my favourites:
2. Staple skirts. Embroidery and velvet also feature in skirts, with the addition of pleats and tulle midi’s. Dress them up or down, add flat shoes or heels, these skirts can take you anywhere. My favourite is the pleated midi skirts, team these with a chunky roll neck during the day and transform to a plain Bardot top for the evening.
3. Winter knitwear. No one wants to look like they are wearing thousands of layers during the winter, regardless of how cold it is. Make sure this winter you combine the latest trends with comfortable cables. These knit picks will be sure to do both st the same time, double tick.
The perfect party accessory to top off any outfit. Topshop, Zara, Missguided and Public desire are the first, but who is to follow? I’m predicting lush plum and burnt mustard colours which would be wonderful for the season.
If you haven’t already come across an oddly placed cactus recently, whether they are on cushions or candles where have you been? They are everywhere. Bringing a hint of the hot desert to cold mornings and Christmas carols, cacti are the new micro trend to hit the high streets. My favourites come in the form of cute trinket boxes and novelty shaped candles (I already have my stash ordered from eBay). However if you are more of a trend seeker, try and grab Asos’s best selling pj set or Charlotte Olympia’s canvas pumps. If you aren’t fond of the real deal, these sweet alternatives are perfect and not a prick in sight!
They come in all shapes, sizes, colours and fabrications, bobble hats are back with a vengeance.
Ive already got mine but I will definitely be stocking up on a few more, there’s nothing like being cold in the height of winter. Below are my pick of the high street: I really love the twist on the classic with two bobbles, £22 from Accessorize, mix it up with a true multicoloured Pom Pom, £12 from Joy or go one step further with a pearl bobble, £120 from Undercover at Selfridges.
Yes I did just say Corduroy, the once outdated, strange texture that doesn’t make any garment look good.. Until now.
I’ve seen a few people brave the cord when I’ve been out and about which has peaked my interest somewhat. Now the day has finally come as Topshop are first to catch onto the trend spanning from dresses to jeans. However this new take on cord is fresh and appealing! Hurrah!
Here are my favourites from Topshop’s new collection…
1. A-line buttoned skirt £30, a new take on suede and perfect for sunny days or thrown on with tights for the arrival of Autumn. 2. Burgundy skinny jeans £42, coloured jeans are also making their mark on the high street so this tackles both trends in one. 3. Patterned cord crop top £42, is this even cord? Yes! If your not convinced on cord then this is perfect for you. 4. Tan pinafore dress £50, I love the school dress nod in this cute dress, perfect for festivals or layering. 5. Printed 70’s mini skirt £42, again it doesn’t even look like cord, the autumnal colours are perfect for any occasion. 6. Black bomber jacket £48, I love this jacket! It’s cool and would compliment any outfit, ideal to throw on!
It’s not only the high street that’s catching on, recently Miley Cyrus was seen in Free People cord dungarees whilst she was out and about. One for the boys too, Nick Jonas was spotted wearing a cord suit during a recent shoot. Keep your eyes peeled and I’m sure in a few months you too will be sporting something cord.
Do you think cord is fashion genius or fashion faux pas?
Whether they’re short or long, buckles or lace ups, gladiator sandals are the shoe to buy this summer!
They come in all colours and shapes to suit every style and for every occasion. Personally I do think the long length versions may become tiresome and lose their novelty value but they do look great at a festival or on holiday, but just watch the tan lines! If your not sure either, go for a simple short style in a vibrant metallic or statement white. There’s even the option to combat cold winter nights with the shoe options.
Here are my top ten from the high street right now! Which are your favourite?
After a long and exciting wait I can finally reveal my latest collaboration with Stylist Liv Davis is featured in Homework Magazine, Melbourne, Australlia. It sees photographer Adam Jones’ incredible talent of manipulating imagery and creating it into something more beautiful.