Softer Shades This Spring

8 04 2010

After last years massive colour-blocking trend, this springtime I’m looking foward to wearing nude colours and pastel shades. The catwalks are awash with lilac, pink, blue, pale green and yellow.  However the high-street is full of pastel goodies so you can wear the trend without feeling guilty!

Pick a colour to suit you! Avoid wearing pastels with too much black, this is a light and girly look.  Pinks and corals look amazing on those with a lighter complexion, but also work well on those who have darker features. For blonde haired girls avoid wearing yellow, as this will wash you out. Shades of blue and purple also look fabulous with darker skin, and all pastels look great with a tan!

Here are some of my favourites:

Pretty Wrap Dress – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=162921&parent_category_rn=42344&productId=1653081&langId=-1


Queeny Pearl Top – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icProduct=189040545&icCategory=cat20002&icSort


Lilac Neck Detail Top – Miss Selfridge
http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&productId=1597328&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn


Nude Quilted Lock Across Body Bag – ASOS
http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Nude-Quilted-Lock-Across-Body-Bag/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=953709&abi=1&clr=nude


Heart Pocket Skirt – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&productId=1673871&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn





The Maxi Dress

7 04 2010

Daffodils are in bloom, Easter has come and gone, and the clocks have gone foward, could it possibly mean that Spring is here? Well, here in England the weather might not show it but it’s time to say goodbye to all your favourite winter clothes for a few months, and say hello to your Spring/Summer wardrobe!

One of my favourites has always been the Maxi Dress, it’s versatile and fashionable!  Wear with gladiator sandals and a slouchy bag  during the day, or heels and a shrug for a night-time look!

If you’re petite, go for a more structured dress that sits close to your body – you want to avoid looking swamped by the dress. Smaller prints also look best on petite girls, and for extra height wear with wedges or high heels.
If you’re a larger, more body-conscious woman, maxi-dresses are great for hiding large hips or thighs. Go for large prints to flatter your figure. For big-busted women choose maxi dresses with large straps or a halter neck, avoid thin straps as these will make your bust look bigger.

Here are some of my favourites:

Impact Viva Hula Maxi Dress – Warehouse
http://www.warehouse.co.uk/impact-viva-hula-maxi-dress/Maxi-Dress/warehouse/fcp-product/300378

Lace Strappy Maxi Dress – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=162924&parent_category_rn=42344&productId=1570042&langId=-1

Paisley Maxi Dress – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icCategory=cat10019&icProduct=195641883

Aspen Woven Maxi Dress – Missoni
http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/76613

Woven Mix Twist Back Maxi Dress – ASOS Africa
http://www.asos.com/Asos-Africa/Asos-Africa-Woven-Mix-Twist-Back-Maxi-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=964591&SearchQuery=maxi%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=PinkOrange