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Debenhams – The perfect department store!

31 Mar

Debenhams is one of the biggest clothing department stores within the UK. You can find pretty much everything you need there, thanks to its wide selection of brands that are available. However, they don’t just stick to selling women’s/menswear. They also sell home furniture to give that added sparkle to your home, essential electricals such as iPods, laptops (even electricals for the home such as a kettle!), and gifts to treat your loved ones with.

In Harrow, we are lucky enough to have our own MASSIVE Debenhams situated in the town centre. It includes departments such as Dorothy Perkins,  Jasper Conran, OasisWarehouse and our personal favourite high street store… Topshop of course!

With such a huge variety of items and departments to choose from at Debenhams, its hard to pick out all the top buys. But, look no further! Just sit back, relax, and I shall try my best to pick out some great buys that are available from this amazing store!

The first item I have picked out is from Debenhams own brand, Red Herring. This vintage style tea dress is a must have for your summer wardrobe. Its adorable floral design will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. With ruffled sleeves, they give off the perfect feminine vibe, which is perfect for this season. As most of us know, floral designs were very popular last summer, and they are going to stick around for this season too! Pair this dress up with some red accessories, and it’s guaranteed that you will catch a lot of eyes!

Grab this little number for only £38!

A girl can never have too many shoes, right? Absolutely correct! These stunning toepost sandals from Oasis are a perfect pair for this seasons BOLD colours (as mentioned in my previous post on bags). Again, the ruffle front of the shoe helps to give off that feminine look, which is perfect for all of us girly girls out there! Electric blue is going to be a BIG colour this season, so if you’re not confident enough to buy a pair of bright blue trousers, these little beauties are the perfect alternative.

Show off them newly painted toenails in style for only £30!

This next item is more casual, but is equally as popular! This dark peach front knot t-shirt is from the H! By Henry Holland collection. Throw this on for an urban look, thanks to the extremely cute knotted front. The cropped design also helps to give that chic look that will be ‘oh so popular’ this season. The peachy colour is one of my favourites. It will look perfect with that summer glow of yours, and is one of the colours that will be in this season. Pair this shirt with a pair of denim shorts for the ultimate summer chic look!

You can’t NOT get this shirt, as it will only cost you £10!

Our wardrobes definitely wouldn’t be complete without a little black dress, whatever season! This black mesh detail dress, designed by Star by Julien Macdonald, gives off that popular vintage vibe whilst sticking with the original ‘little black dress’ idea. The mesh detail at the top of the garment makes the dress look very sophisticated, and is perfect for making yourself look all glam for that evening out. The belted waist also helps to show off your curves- the perfect feminine figure!

So glam up your wardrobe for only £27.50… Thank you sales!

Hurrah! More florals! But this time, on a jumpsuit! This black poppy print jumpsuit is available from H! By Henry and Holland. Jumpsuits are inspired by the 70’s revival, so they will definitely be making their mark this season. This jumpsuit has been perfectly matched with the multi coloured floral pattern to bring out the feminine side in you. Perfect for a beautiful summers day, or evening! If you don’t feel that you are confident enough to wear a jumpsuit, there is a matching poppy print fifties dress, which is equally as stunning!

Jump into this outfit for £35!

Thanks to the popularity of the 90’s revival, denim is making its way back this season with a bang! For the ultimate casual day look, why not grab these white denim shorts? Designed by H! By Henry Holland, these shorts are perfect to team up with any bright t-shirt… whether it is cropped or oversized! Neutral colours look great when they are paired up with brights, and this will give off the ultimate chic/urban look that everyone is craving this season!

Show off your pins in style for a measly £22!

So there you have it. A range of different items and different designers, all available at one store. Make sure that you pop down to your local Debenhams this summer, or visit their website to see if you can spot any bargains for yourself!

All images have been taken from the Debenhams website.

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Style Spying: Oxford Street

30 Mar

What makes London such an iconic fashion forward city? The capital welcomes different cultures from all over the world, bringing with them unique and inspirational styles and trends that have burst onto the streets of London. As the city attracts over 27 million overnight-stay visitors every year, eying up trendy outfits from around the globe couldn’t get easier. Street spying in central London is a great way to check out the latest fashion styles from different cultures, and where better to go then one of the world’s most famous streets? Oxford street, of course.

I walked up and down Oxford Street to do exactly that, asking people along the way about their choice of outfit, what trends they like and what the bought. I also asked each person what their favourite shop is down Oxford Street, to see how people rate different shops clothing range.

Here’s what some fashion forward people had to say about their style:

Carin, 26, Mayfair: “This time of year is hard to figure out what my style is, as some days are freezing cold and I have to get out my coat, and other days are RayBan weather! At the moment I love my leather jacket, I got it from Debenhams a month or so ago for £50.00. It’s easy and to wear and looks stylish on to0, leather jackets never go out of fashion and I think everyone should have one. I usually wear it with a pair of skinny jeans  and either ankle boots or platforms.”

 

Fiona, 19, Notting Hill: ” My favourite high street shop is either Topshop or Urban Outfitters. They always seem to be on trend and have a really wide selection of clothing. So far I bought a printed suntop from Topshop, it was only£25.00 and has a really cute cross back detail. I am slowly buying things to wear on holiday! The next thing I will probably buy is a bikini from House Of Fraser. Expensive bikinis are always better because they last longer and have better support. I would probably spend around £100 on a set.”

Tatjana, 22, Moscow: “Fashion in Russia is a little different than in the UK. Our shops are more practical for diverse weather conditions, so we don’t have as many cool clothes shops like down Oxford Street! The main style that is coming into fashion for spring in Moscow is lace. A lot of people are wearing laced shirts and frilly tops! Compared to shops here, our style of frills are much different, i’m not sure if it looks more dated or more futuristic. I love fashion here, my favourite trend at the moment I have noticed in shops down Oxford Street is probably bright colours. It really makes spring a lot more fun and happy. ”

Fiona, 20, Essex: “I come to Oxford Street regularly to have a girly shopping day out. It’s great here as there are so many shops to choose from. I hate it when people put a style agenda on people from Essex, saying that everyone wears tacking things like white heels and dresses. It’s completely untrue. Today i’m wearing camel chino trousers(£27.00) from Miss Selfridge, with a silk peach vest top tucked in. If I wear a plain outfit like this then I love to add lots of accessories to add individual style, such as a large pendant necklace, lots of bracelets and a belt.  I have noticed a lot of aztec style skirts coming out in the shops right now, this may be my next buy of the day!”

…and what did everyone vote for as their favourite Oxford Street store?
TOPSHOP!  It is unsurprising that this trend setting high street store hits first place for style loving shoppers down Oxford Street. Always quick to bring out the latest styles and trends, with some out-there outfits and row upon row of different colours, shapes and sizes, Oxford Street shoppers just can’t get enough!

But what is your town’s style? Hit the streets and do some of your own style spying!

LET’S GET LOUD…

30 Mar

A slither of inspiration for all aspiring.

Johanna O’Hagan is an example of what can be achieved if you want it badly enough. Sheffield-born, the designer left school at fourteen with no qualifications, perhaps destined to become another statistic of broken Britain. But fast-forward fifteen years- via The London College of Fashion, the mere roots of the designs that are now seen on celebrities, aka Lady Gaga.

However, anyone is yet to be spied, adorned in a pair of ceramic knickers and matching bra set. Not the most commercial enterprise to revel in. But it proves a point; her work is not throwaway fashion, it is statement yelling, beauty reeking, and evocative.

The notions behind her designs are unique, with a fixation with transformation, progression and realization, her collections spells out a personal experience.

The ceramic pieces are key to this idea, with fragility, they emphasise the need for care.

Johanna O'Hagan Bra

Naomi Campbell in Alaia shoes, alongside a Topshop Lace skirt, peplum by Matthew Harding and a custom-crafted cermaic brassiere from Johanna O’Hagan.

Wear in the world ?

29 Mar

We’re all a bit complacent when it comes to fashion trends in the UK – A high speed high street that turns trends around from catwalk to one-click shopping by the time fashion week closes. How spoilt we are!

But when UK people are tired of copying the catwalk and want to get a more unique look and find new trends, they tend to focus at specific styles that other people have done in the past or at trends from across the world…

Let’s cover the 5 continents to find the top trends that have influenced the British taste and style.

1: Australia:

To start our trip, let’s go to the country of Kangaroos and amazing beaches: Australia and its famous UGG boots. They are the perfect example of the influence that has the world on the British fashion field.          First created in Australia, these unisex sheepskin boots were supposed to be exclusively for surfers who wanted to keep their feet warm after exiting from the surf.

Contrary to any expectation, surf helped popularising the boots outside Australia and New Zealand. And in the late 1980s and early 1990s UGG-branded ugg boots emerged as a fashion trend in the United Kingdom and the US through celebrities’ promotions such as Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Pamela Anderson.

Now, in black, beige, brown or grey, from knisbridge to Camden going through covent garden and Portobello, everyone is wearing these comfortable boots either for shopping, coffee, uni or even for an after party when you feet suffered the whole night.

A selection of UGG Boots

Kate Moss in Short Classic Grey UGG Boots

2: Asia:

Our second item comes directly from the country that is now competing with the Holywood film industry and that is known for its tasty cuisine. A country where women are known for their beauty, grace and conservatism: I am of course talking about India and its so famous harem pant.

Harem pants, which originally from India, are like a cross between a skirt and a pair of skinny jeans. They hit the catwalks for a massive come back last year and spread in no time all around the country. Comfy and colorful, these pants are far from being just a simple vintage look from a not too distant period in fashion. The current British trend known as harem pants can be traced back nearly 2.000 years to the traditional garments known as salvars in South and Western Asia.

In 1909, harem pants were brought back into the fashion industry by French designer Paul Poiret, with the pants being worn below a tunic draped over the upper body. Unfortunately this trend failed, and harem pants were again relegated to being worn for women’s sports.

Today, harem pants are becoming more and more popular thanks to designers such as Galliano, Jacobs and Valentino that fulfilled in making it sleek, sophisticated and chic outfit that is appreciated by all and worn all over the UK.

John Galliano’s collection for Christian Dior during Paris Fashion Week 2009 featuring swooshing harem pants.

3: America:

From movies to food and going through TV shows, the US’s influence is everywhere and concerns all the fields. And fashion is of course not spared!

The perfecto is without a doubt the most outspoken example of the American marks in the UK fashion world.This leather motorcycle jacket was first introduced in 1928 and had been produced for more than 50 years.

Till today, it is constantly updated and presented in new ways by big names such as Balenciaga and Joseph but also in British high street stores like Topshop, River Island and New Look.

The iconic black leather jacket, famously worn by Marlon Brando in the 1953 movie The Wild One, was born in the USA.

4: The Middle East:

After exploring America, Australia and Asia, let’s focus on the Oriental side of the world, which despite its delays in many areas has without a doubt played a role in shaping the British style.

The Kufiyah that was typically worn by Arab men and that was first created to protect people from direct sun exposure in arid regions is one of these oriental item that over time spread in the westernized countries before becoming a must have for every fashonista and an “incontournable” for all the celebs.

The Kufiyah became an international fashion trend in the late 1980’s at the start of the first intifada when bohemian girls wore them as scarves.

The trend recurred in the mid-2000s in Europe when the kufiyah became popular as a fashion accessory -usually worn as a scarf around the neck- and stocked in high street stores such as Urban Outfitters and TopShop.

El Horreya Ladies wearing the traditional Kufiyah

5: Europe:

And finally, last but not least, the French influence on the UK fashion world.

The city of love and fashion has definitely left its marks in the British style just like it did in all the other countries. The power of the French style is undeniable. A simple look at the British streets says it all.

The well-known “mariniere” style was at first the French navy sailor costume before becoming in the early 20th century the common people wear and finally the symbol of the French culture and the eternal France. The “mariniere” can be found in all the British high street stores like French Connection, New Look and River Island as one of their best seller.

And of course, the famous “French” beret. First worn by fishermen in the Basques It was used by men and women in the 1920s as sportswear and later as a fashion statement.                                                                     The beret is now a commercial product in the UK sold in a wide array of colors in many high street stores and even online boutiques such as asos.

The famous French beret

French women wearing a blue and white stripped top illustrating perfectly the “mariniere” style

After exploring the world and its most influencial trends on the UK fashion world, we of course, noticed some great styles out there to pull from, but there have also been some very strange, awkward, and down right bad style choices that have been made as well.

So now…  make your choice and choose which part of the world you want to explore!


TGIF! Your weekend look-whatever the occasion!

25 Mar

This coming Sunday will be the longest day of the year, which means one more hour of sunshine…yay! With warm weather and brilliant sunshine forecast, there’s nothing better then spending your weekend shopping during the day, and showing off your new clothes at night!

Whether you are out partying with friends, or having a romantic dinner with the boyfriend, I have put together a number of great outfits to wear on different occasions which are not only on trend, but outfits that you can wear time andtime again leading into the summer!

All of my chosen outfits are from high street stores, and like last time I have stuck to the £50.00 per item budget! There’s nothing better then having a bit of extra money left over time!

The club scene

OK, so we’ve only just about tiptoed into spring, and definitely not in the hot summer months! But, true to the British style, when a little bit of sun comes out….why not have a bit of skin showing?!(Don’t forget to top up on the tan though!)

When your hitting the clubs this weekend, dare to bare, and show a bit of leg! If your not quite there yet, team a cute dress or long top with a thick pair of tights and heels!

The outfits


£30.00

Topshop
Multi Floral Button Back Shell Top

Every wardrobe must have a printed, floral top! Wear your hair up with matching makeup to really bring out the colours of the top!
Key trends: Prints and colour pop.

 

Bargain of the week!

£3.99
H&M
Black figure hugging skirt

Another must-have all year round.

 

 

 


£38.00
Very.co.uk By Fearne Cotton
Dutti Platform shoes

Bold colours are a great trend this season, and as we mentioned in a recent post, these shoes by Fearne Cotton are spot on trend. The orange works great with the colours in the top, and brings the whole outfit to life!

 

Or, If your not quite ready to show off your legs….


£40.00
Topshop
Cream Embroidered  Bow Blouse

This is my favorite! The Swedish Lace top looks sophisticated on, and is long enough to get away with wearing tights. Part your hair in the middle with plaits on the side to create the gorgeous boho spring look.

 

£1.50
Primark
Whenever you are looking for simple items of clothing like tights or leggings, never venture further then your trusty Primark!
Add these tights to your outfit to look effortlessly gorgeous.


£17.99 (+£2.99 p+p)
Ebay.co.uk
Black wedge ankle boots

It’s hard to find fashionable shoes at good prices, thats why I love Ebay! These new wedges are a great statement piece to finish off the gorgeous boho outfit.

 

The dinner scene

Planning to go for dinner with your loved ones? Whether its with friends, family or your boyfriend/girlfriend the trick is to have effortless fashion! Try wearing a simple dress with a pair of heels, or some skinny jeans with a glam top. Add some toned down, natural shades of make-up and voilà! Here’s a few of my favourites…


£46.00
Topshop
Peach Sleeveless  Tuck Detail Dress

This simple dress tucks you in, in all the right places and makes your body look fab! Great for going out to dinner, the high neck line and tuck detail brings out the trend in you!

 


£20.00
Linzi Shoes
Modesta Satin Heels

The black court shoes let’s the dress do the talking, and makes your legs look slim and slender. Match the dress with a black skinny waist belt to create a sophisticated, classy look.

Or, If it is too cold to show off those pins…


£42.00
Miss Selfridge
Cream Flower Embellished Top

A great dinner top to add some glamour to your outfit.  Remember, when you are sitting down, it is all about what you are wearing on top!

 


£24.90
Mango
Black Skinny Jeans

These basic black skinny’s will make your legs look long and slender. A great bargain too!

Sale £30.00
Asos.com
Peaches Seude Platforms in the style of Cheryl Cole.

The suede super high heels bring out the different textures in the outfit.

 

The cinema scene

Sometimes I love nothing more than chilling out in front of the big screen with a tub of popcorn! If your off to the cinema this weekend, the key is to wear comfy clothes…I hate it when people walk in as if they are off to a nightclub!The colour for casual this season is nude. There are some great trousers and casual shorts available in the shops now, team with a comfy T or vest and your ready to relax for a few hours without fidgeting!(Remember to bring a cardigan or jumper, the cinema can get a little chilly!)

£18.00
Topshop
White Tiered Tee

To create the look, tuck in top to shorts (leaving the tee a little baggy) and add this seasons Aztec jewellery.

 

 


£34.00

Miss Selfridge
Tan Suedette Short

I love these! Effortlessly chick and screaming the Aztec trend, but casual and comfy enough to watch a film in!

 

 


£29.99

River Island
Red Feather Sandals

River Island has a great collection of sandals this season, and their feather sandals finish this Aztec look with casual perfection.

 

If your local cinema enjoys leaving the aircon on…



£29.99

River Island
Camel Silk Vest

This 70s style over sized vest is great to wear on any occasion, team with a statement necklace to add texture to the overall look.

 

 


£42.00
Topshop
Camel Paper Waistband Belted Tapered Trousers.

Everyone needs a pair of casual, light pants. As hot as it may get, it will always be a little nippy during the night! Mix beige colours to give out a casual but trendy vibe.

 



£15.00

Linzi Shoes
Lilia Red Aztec Sandal

Finish the outfit by adding a splash of colour. The red ovals work great with matching jewellery.

 

 

There you go girls! Everyone can look fab, whatever the budget! Have fun and enjoy the sun this weekend, lets keep our fingers crossed that we can ditch our scarves and hats till fall! Don’t Forget to look out for a bargain this weekend! Online sales are starting, which means it will soon hit the stores!

BAGS Galore

24 Mar

Not quite sure what accessories you need to finish off the look of your new outfit?

Well, look no further. All you need is a cute summer handbag!

Bags are THE most important item this season. They are a very popular item with most women, as they can quickly make a simple outfit stand out. If you’re not confident with some of the new trends that are out this season, then don’t panic. Take a look at the following suggestions for handbags this summer, and you will be able to give off a trendy look without having to wear an outfit you’re not quite sure about.

Oversized bags.

Statements are really important this season. So what could be better than an oversized bag?

But why do we love them so much? Well, these are big bags (hence the name ‘OVERSIZED’), so it means that we can fit all of our stuff in them. I mean, c’mon, us women have a LOT of our own essentials. With a big bag, you don’t have the worry of cramming everything into a tiny little space. You can carry around everything you need with no worries!

If you’re feeling adventurous, choose a bag with an exotic print to make you stand out from the crowd. They help to give that extra ‘WOW’ factor to any plain looking outfit. However, make sure you match the prints accordingly… You don’t want to end up looking like your nan’s old curtains!


Black Floral Print Bag

£44.99

River Island

Warehouse Buckle Satchel

£40

asos.com

 

Black Monochrome Day Bag

£35

Miss Selfridge

Colours.

This season, you will be witnessing a lot of bright colours. If you really want to get noticed (in a good way of course!), pick a bright coloured bag. This is a great tip if you’re not confident with buying a bright item of clothing. Block colours are going to be very popular. If you don’t want to buy those neon trousers just for the sake of looking fashionable, then just grab a neon bag instead!

Again, making a statement is really important this summer, and a bright coloured bag can help you do just that. As must of us know, 70’s revival is going to be huge this summer, and this is exactly what bright coloured bags are inspired by.

Electric blue and bright orange are going to be massive colours for this particular season. And any other neon colours. But you can splash out with whatever colour you like… Pink, Orange, Green, Yellow… You name it, there will probably be a bag for it! Again, just make sure you match the colours accordingly. Looking like someone has just thrown random paint colours at you is NOT a good look.

Orange Contrast Leather Pushlock Satchel

£50

Topshop

Blue Crocodile Oversized Clutch

£34.99

River Island

River Island Vintage Across Body Bag

£25

asos.com

Clutch bags.

Even though big bags are in this summer, clutches are equally important. They are the perfect accessory for your summer party wear! Lets face it, you don’t want to be lugging around a huge bag all night. Personally, I think clutch bags are one of the cutest styles around. As well as looking cute, they’re just about big enough to fit in all your party essentials!

Frills and tassels seem to be making a big impact on clutch bags this summer, as well as all of our bright colours and patterned prints. The envelope bag is a popular style this season, and they come in a range of colours and styles. Animal print is going to be making its way back into the fashion world this summer, so you could grab a leopard print clutch bag to help bring out the ‘animal’ in you at night. So, go out there, grab yourself a pretty little clutch bag and get your dancing shoes on!

Twist Lock Clutch

£25

Topshop

Blue Floral Envelope Clutch

£15

Dorothy Perkins

Mock Snakeskin Envelope Clutch

£15.99

New Look

Shoulder/body bags.

These little numbers are another item that has been inspired by 70’s revival. The great thing about shoulder bags is that they look great in the day time, AND in the evening. It’s quite obvious from the name what these bags were made for… You wear them on your shoulders to help free up your hands. For example, wearing a shoulder bag when out on a long shopping trip means that you will have an extra bag to carry your shopping back. Result!

You can’t really go wrong with a shoulder or body bag – there are so many different styles out there that will suit everyone. They also come in different shapes and sizes. An oversized shoulder bag will probably be better for the day time, as it means that you can fit all of your essentials in one bag. Think back to this seasons idea of making a statement. With an oversized shoulder bag, you can do just that, as well as making it comfy to carry. However, elegant body bags are probably best with evening wear. Unlike clutches, you don’t have to constantly carry it in your hand for the whole night. Just sling it over your shoulder and voila! You can now party in comfort!

Woven Duffle Shoulder Bag

£34.99

New Look

Orange Leather Lock Cross Body Bag

£32

Topshop

ASOS Floral Metal Keeper Detail Satchet

£15

asos.com


So, what style handbag will you choose this summer? Well… Why not have one of each?

Go on, treat yourself!


A Shaded View.

22 Mar

With regards to pre-season eye-wear we advise this season for no one to go any bigger.  As it is, we are in danger of eclipsing the face entirely, as straight-up glamour and maximalism has been pushed to just about its acceptable limit.

Conversely, please refrain from going any smaller than the John  Lennon-esque round shades, perfect for that 70’s inspired spring/summer of love.

We found these, gunmetal winged small round sunglasses by Unique. Topshop £22.https://i2.wp.com/media.topshop.com/wcsstore/TopShop/images/catalog/22X01YGNM_large.jpg

However, there are lots of inbetweeners, in particular the statement glasses, which appear to take the current fixation, running wild with fancy flourishes and upslanted lenses. Prepare yourselves for some road-trip-ready leopard prints, gentle pinks or the straight browns that are never just understated.  The choice is yours, just don’t say you weren’t warned!

CONTEGO EYEWEAR SS 2011

The sun may not be shining as brightly now, but the Contego Eyewear SS 2011 collection will inspire you until the time comes. The collection adds a literary academic twist: Each of the sunglasses is actually named after a famous author. With names such as the Morrison (Toni Morrison) and the Eliot (T.S. Eliot), you know you’ll be rocking these classics in style.

 

KSUBI SPRING EYEWEAR
With the sun starting to poke it’s head out from behind the clouds with a little more regularity, it’s about time to step your sunglasses game up. If you aren’t afraid to stand out, then pay attention. The Ksubi Spring eyewear line offers up some unique shapes and styles of frames.

They are not for those who reside on the conservative side of the style line. From half moon shades to skeletal separated frames this is the type of eyewear that will have all eyes on you. If you are ready for the stares, then you should consider something from this collection.

Eccentric Eyewear Lookbooks 2
Eccentric Eyewear Lookbooks 4
Eccentric Eyewear Lookbooks 7

Sofia Hedman and Karolina Kling has taken it upon themselves to show that sunglasses are an object of beauty…

Shades Down in Tokyo Town is an exhibition curated by Sofia Hedman and Karolina Kling with the aim of illustrating how sunglasses can be transformed into an artifact.

Shades Down in Tokyo Town is essentially the silhouette of a town. Karolina’s graphics visually translate the curatorial narrative; abstract outlines and shapes – inspired by historically important frames as the historical is contrasted with the modern by stark bold outlines.

I personally feel there is always something unnerving about shutting someone out, living behind the glasses, that you can see the person but the person cannot see you, it’s a feeling of mystic and power.

Even miniscule blogger Tavi, style rookie is on the frame frenzy…

The question is, how will you shade your spring?

High street trend spotter: Best bargains for Spring ’11

22 Mar

Yes! It’s  finally time to say goodbye to your fur coats and woolly hats, spring has arrived! This month, high street shops made room for this years great collection of clothes, shoes and swim-wear at affordable prices. Colour collisions, mad cap prints and 70’s chick that burst from the London catwalks to your local high street couldn’t be hotter.

This week, I have raided high street stores to check out the seasons latest trends and best buys that will guarantee to put you in the fashion limelight. No need to add to your credit card, all clothes, shoes and bags I have specifically picked out are under £50.00!

Here’s how to get the look!

Back to the 70s

£40.00
River Island

Mid wash denim chelsea girl pinny dress.

Tip: Denim playsuits, dungarees and cowgirl chic  got a 2011 update on the D&G catwalk. Mix with ginghams, tan accessories and cowboy boots or sandals to create a look from the runway!

 

 

£29.99
H&M

Imitaton leather strappy sandals with       platform.

Colours available: Coral (pictured), green,           cognac brown.

 

 

Print and boho vibe

£34.99
River Island

Orange ditsy print palazzo pants.

Palazzo pants are this seasons must have! Perfect for English spring weather!

Tip: Wear with a plain top to show off statement trousers, teamed with glasses and accessories.

Or…. If you want the full fashion vibe, follow 214 magazines advice:  “wear lots of  ditzy prints at once to give delicate a new meaning.”

 

 

£28.00 Set
Topshop
Navy vintage floral print bikini
Removable pads for sizes 6 to 16.

This is a personal favourite. The set replicas Australian swimwear brand ‘Seafolly’, and their range English rose. Costing over £100.00, this £28.00 set is a bargain!

Topshop also offer the same style bikini set without print and in colours such as red and black, take a look!

 

 

A rainbow of COLOUR.

£45.00
Asos.com
ASOS Epaulette skater dress

ASOS is not a high street shop, but the online clothes and fashion website is spot on with key trends, fast(and free) delivery worldwide and won’t break the bank!

Tip: Chanel’s fall 2010 and spring 2011               collection prove that you can make a bold statement by mixing bright colours. Key colours to mix: Orange and purple.

 

Trend Alert!!!
As seen at London Fashion Week.

£18.00
Dorothy Perkins
Green chain cross body bag.

Colours availables: Green(pictures), camel, ochre, berry.


Other trends to watch out for:  Denim, stripes and Swedish lace.

All of the clothes, shoes and bags above are available in the shops and online right now! So grab yourself a bargain and get into this seasons trends! Don’t forget to show your student ID at the tills of most outlets mentioned above (excluding H&M and River Island) to get 10% off!