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
http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=198496&parent_category_rn=198488&productId=1616196&langId=-1&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-CPYrNnFtwZq.6zMQVTC3KQ&cmpid=ukls_deeplink


Carvela Krista Gladiator Clog Shoes – House Of Fraser
http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Carvela+Krista+gladiator+clog+shoes/136737767,default,pd.html?cgid=319&cm_mmc=Affiliate-_-Linkshare-_-Linkbuilder-_-Null


Promise Leather Studded Clog – ASOS
http://www.asos.com/countryid/1/Asos/Asos-Promise-Leather-Studded-Clog/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=917478&MID=35718&affid=2134&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-RSAf0t_MjytXfC6_6fIlDg


Grannan Clogs – Aldo
http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/women/pumps/platform/78659219-grannan/12


Tan Stud Clogs – Next
http://www.next.co.uk/shopping/women/shoesandboots/2/1?extra=sch&n=women&pid=713-510&exclude=00E00%7c00EU00&returnurl=%2fsearch%3fp%3dQ%26lbc%3dnext%26uid%3d306183965%26ts%3dv8%26w%3dclog%26af%3d%26isort%3dscore%26method%3dand%26filter%3dsubset%253a4201%26nxtv%3d000%26nxti%3d0&bct=%26quot%3bclog%26quot%3b

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

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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!