Clogs Are Cool

15 04 2010

When someone mentions ‘clogs’, you may think of the traditional Dutch shoe, and clog dancing. You may have your reservations and think that these shoes could never possibly be fashionable, but once again Alexa Chung makes the unfashionable look highly stylish. Not only did this picture convince me that clogs can look cool, it made me want a pair myself. Clogs are a big trend this spring, and the high street has many to choose from.

Here are some of my favourite clogs from the high-street:

Ollie 2 Part Wooden Clogs – Topshop

Carvela Krista Gladiator Clog Shoes – House Of Fraser,default,pd.html?cgid=319&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-Linkshare-_-Linkbuilder-_-Null

Promise Leather Studded Clog – ASOS

Grannan Clogs – Aldo

Tan Stud Clogs – Next

What do you think of clogs and will you be wearing them this spring? Leave a comment and let me know!


Love For Label: Miu Miu

14 04 2010

Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer collection has arrived and I am loving it. There are some fabulous pieces – I’m especially lusting over the bags, and the swallow print is gorgeous! Of course, it being designer, it’s all ridiculously expensive, but hey, a girl can dream, right?

Swallow Print Silk Dress

Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag

Embellished Crepe-Jersey Dress

Metallic Multi-Strap Sandals

Matelasse Leather Hobo

Iris Print Jersey Dress

Multi-Strap Leather Sandals

View the whole collection here:

Low Heels Are Back

13 04 2010

An unusual trend this season,  kitten heels (low heels) are set to be shoe of the summer. It may be a sigh of relief for those who have long endured sky-high stillettos and painful platforms. Others may be unsure and not find low heels very attractive, but I’m pretty sure once you see some of the latest designer low heels you will be very impressed.




Here is a pick of some of the kitten heels available on the high street:

Carvela Acacia Kitten Heel Pumps – House Of Fraser,default,pd.html?cgid=319&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-Linkshare-_-Linkbuilder-_-Null

Ginger Rodgers Black Leather – Office

Irregular Choice Mini Magic Floral Low Heels – Schuh

Juliet Laser Cut Shoes – Topshop

Patent Bow Front Court – New Look

Fresh Floral Print

12 04 2010

Each year when the sun comes out and flowers begin to bloom, florals come in style! Floral is a fabulously feminine and colourful print, brightening your wardrobe after the darker shades of winter. Lucky for us the flower power is everywhere – every type of clothing and accessory imaginable you can get in a funky floral style!

Floral print dresses are really pretty, wear with leggings now in spring time and with a tan later in the summer! A floral skirt worn with a plain t-shirt or vest top is also a great way to wear the trend. Why not also try a cute floral top with jeans for a more casual style. Or maybe you’re looking to add a little something to a plain outfit? A pretty floral accessory such as a headband or bag will do the trick. Just remember, it’s not a good idea wear more than one floral print piece per outfit, especially with clashing prints, or prepare for a flower overload!

If you’re petite, avoid wearing overly large florals as this can swamp you out, try wearing smaller prints in shapes best for your figure.
If you’re average/tall in height and are slim, it’s easy for you to pull of most floral prints – go for it!
If you’re a curvy, avoid large prints, as these can draw attention to the places you’d like to hide. Go for smaller prints.

Inspiration from the catwalk:

Christian Dior



Nicole Farhi

Here is a pick of just a few floral pieces:

Forget Me Not Tiered Skirt – Topshop

Floral Satchel – Miss Selfridge

Petunia Bubble Hem Day Dress In Lemon Zest Floral – Full Circle

Floral Etched Bangle Pack – Urban Outfitters

Shirred Floral Tunic – New Look

These items are just a handful of the wide range of cute florals out there. Florals are bright and fun to wear so have fun with it!

What do you think of florals and will you be wearing them this year? Leave a comment and let me know!

Double Denim

9 04 2010

Double denim is the latest controversial trend to hit catwalks this season, a flashback to the 90’s trend. Love it or loathe it, it’s set to be big. You may quiver in fear or embrace it, but it is by no means an easy look to pull off! There is a fine line between looking highly fashionable and looking like a truck driver.

Here take for example, Alexa Chung, looking fabulous as always. Her washed out shirt and skinny jeans look great!

Now cast your eyes on this picture, my friends, is when denim begins to go horribly wrong.  My eyes hurt from all the denim!

Tips for wearing double denim:
Don’t wear two pieces of the same shade – it makes the outfit clash. Contrast is the key to making it work, try wearing very dark jeans with a lighter shirt (like the picture of Alexa Chung, above).
Accessorizing is a good way to break the outfit up. Try wearing colourful flats, a nice handbag or some jewellery.
Never go for more than two pieces of denim per outfit, ‘triple denim’ is going overboard.
Do not wear with cowboy boots or a cowboy hat, unless you really want the Wild West look. Flats are definitely the best option.

Here are some of my favourite denim pieces (just don’t wear them altogether!):

Bleach Denim Oversized Shirt – Topshop

Dark Rinse Super Skinny Jeans – Dorothy Perkins

Raw Edge Denim Mini Skirt – New Look

High Waisted Hotpants – Topshop

Colour Block Denim Dress – Whistles (ASOS)

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

Queeny Pearl Top – New Look

Lilac Neck Detail Top – Miss Selfridge

Nude Quilted Lock Across Body Bag – ASOS

Heart Pocket Skirt – Topshop

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

Lace Strappy Maxi Dress – Topshop

Paisley Maxi Dress – New Look

Aspen Woven Maxi Dress – Missoni

Woven Mix Twist Back Maxi Dress – ASOS Africa