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.


Chloe


Givenchy


Missoni

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

Carvela Acacia Kitten Heel Pumps – House Of Fraser
http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Carvela+Acacia+kitten+heel+pumps/136963758,default,pd.html?cgid=319&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-Linkshare-_-Linkbuilder-_-Null


Ginger Rodgers Black Leather – Office
http://www.office.co.uk/womens/office/ginger_rogers/33/8149/21709/1?fs=8149


Irregular Choice Mini Magic Floral Low Heels – Schuh
http://www.schuh.co.uk/womens-white-and-silver-irregular-choice-mini-magic-floral/1249061850/


Juliet Laser Cut Shoes – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=198496&parent_category_rn=198488&productId=1549518&langId=-1


Patent Bow Front Court – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icCategory=cat30004&icProduct=190378579





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


DKNY


Moschino


Nicole Farhi

Here is a pick of just a few floral pieces:

Forget Me Not Tiered Skirt – Topshop
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=167998&parent_category_rn=85550&productId=1660246&langId=-1


Floral Satchel – Miss Selfridge
http://www.missselfridge.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=20555&storeId=12554&productId=1631794&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn


Petunia Bubble Hem Day Dress In Lemon Zest Floral – Full Circle
http://www.fullcircleuk.com/Petunia-BUBBLE-HEM-DAY-DRESS-PRODPKAT32/


Floral Etched Bangle Pack – Urban Outfitters
http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/Floral-Etched-Bangle-Pack/invt/5764413303448


Shirred Floral Tunic – New Look
http://www.newlook.com/browse/productDetail.jsp?icCategory=cat20002&icProduct=191783279

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!