Wednesday, 15 May 2013

S/S '13 Trend 3: Colours for the Season

Although we've seen monochrome taking over the runways, spring/summer would be absolutely incomplete without some sort of colour! A summer without colour? I don't think so!

Every year, there is always some kind of stand out colour that we all become obsessed with for spring and summer. And by the looks of it, the stand out colour for 2013 has got to be YELLOW! Neon, pastel, print, subtle, whatever form it has taken, yellow has been absolutely everywhere! I can't seem to get enough of it myself.

Whether it be a yellow top, dress or even skirt, (don't forget a pop of yellow would look great in your accessories too), you have to purchase it! (well... you don't HAVE to do anything...but you gotta have yellow in your wardrobe LOL)

Some GREAT yellow pieces:

Oasis Lace Yellow Top - ideal with dark wash blue jeans & white blazer. The perfect ensemble.

Coast La Mamounia Dress - please can I have somewhere to go to, to wear this gorgeous dress? Please?

Zara Basic Clutch Bag  - A nice pop of colour to any sort of outfit. Team it with a monochrome look. Killing two birds with one stone. Boo-ya!

Boohoo Loren Neon Toe Cap & Perspex Shoes  - Might not to be everyone's cup of tea, but these are super trendy and will really off set an outfit.

If you aren't a fan of the colour yellow, don't worry coral has also had its fair share in the spotlight, along with blues like turquoise and cobalt and garden grass green.

My top 5 colour picks of S/S '13 - in order of preference

  • Yellow
  • Coral
  • Green
  • Pale Blues - Turquoise
  • Cobalt

Other Colour Alternatives:

Ted Baker Green Full Length Pleated Maxi Dress - I am in LOVEE with this maxi dress- It is absolutely gorgeous, and it also comes in a powder blue shade option. It is the perfect summer maxi dress that would be ideal for a fancy wedding, holidays or even something as casual as a get together meal. I just adore it & I need it. Right now.

Asos Premium Bib Necklace - Perfect for that splash of colour to any outfit. Timeless. Gorgeous. Easy to wear. Suits anyone. What more could you ask for from a statement necklace?

Whistles Wild Grass Print Dress  - I love the style of this dress and the way it has been made. It has a relaxed fit and is exactly one of those dresses you can take through day to night. Sandals in the day and wedges for those summer nights.

Asos Cobalt Blue Shirt  - gotta love a blue shirt.

To be honest, you are free to choose whatever colour you want to wear which suits you best, these colours of the seasons are ones that have been sported on the runways and are rife in all the stores at the moment. If you're looking to be on trend then I think investing in some of these colours would give you some great options for different types of outfits! We can all do with a bit of colour in our lives!

I hope you have enjoyed this instalment for the S/S '13 trend series. If you have any comments, thoughts, suggestions, ideas or requests please leave them down below! I would love to see what you all have thought of this series of posts and if you would like to see similar ones in the future. As always I thank you for taking the time out to read my post! Stay tuned for the fourth instalment which will be up soon!

Much Love,

B xxx

DISCLAIMER: Any links presented here are NOT affiliated. As always any comments made are always my own personal opinion, none of which are influenced by any other persons.

S/S '13 Trend 2: Monochrome

By far the biggest trend of 2013 has been monochrome. Every high street store has got some sort of monochrome items in stock, the trend having been so popular on the runways. From Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren, this spring/summer designers have gone crazy in bringing back, perhaps the most undated trend of all time.
This has got to be MY most favourite trend for this season. Not only can anyone pull off the monochrome look, but you will be guaranteed that any items you purchase over the coming months you will most likely be able to wear for a good few seasons after.

The thing that makes the monochrome trend of '13 so different from previous ones, is having a new approach to styling black and white items together. The easiest option is always a monochrome dress which near enough any high street store you go to will have had as part of their collections. From shoes, bags, dresses and accessories, monochrome will be the only think taking over your wardrobe for a long time to come.

To channel this trend, it would be ideal to have the following separates which you can mix and match, - a crisp white relaxed collar button up shirt (Zara and Hollister do the best ones), a pair of form- fitting skinny (or bootleg if you prefer a looser fit) black jeans, cropped black and/or white trousers, a stripy black and white fitted skirt ( an A-line fit or midi jersey fit), a black/white striped maxi dress for those hot summer days, A standard white and/or black blazer and a pair of black/white colour block heels. These separates you will be able to pair with anything and most likely you will already some form of these already.

Some pieces which I have been loving for this trend are:

Karen Millen Polka Dot Dress

Karen Millen Beaded Collar Blouse

New Look Monochrome Striped Maxi Dress

Topshop Monochrome Mini Dress

Oasis Striped Tee

Warehouse Contrast Panel Jacket

H&M Knee Length Striped Dress

Faith Oversized Monochrome Studded Bag

Carvela for Kurt Geiger Cream Peep Toe Heels

Aldo Colour Block Heels

The above are only some suggestions which would be great pieces that would work for anyone. The H&M Knee Length striped dress is a great thrown dress that is affordable and can be dressed up or down. I have been selective in choosing these items so that you will be able to work them around what you already in your wardrobe. This is one of the easiest trends that you can rock for this spring/summer, however if you would like to see a post on how to style the monochrome trend for the spring and summer months AND how carry it through to autumn/winter please leave your comments down below.

As always I hope you have enjoyed the second trend for this series. If you have any comments, thoughts, suggestions, requests or ideas please leave them down below. I will reply to you as soon as. Thank you once again.

Much Love,

B xx

DISCLAIMER: Any links presented here are NOT affiliated links. I have researched these items and all suggestions are my own personal opinion. I aim only to provide you with some alternative ideas, any comments given are based on my opinion and are not influenced by any other person.


S/S '13 Trend 1: White Accessories

So first up for the S/S '13 trends is white accessories! I'm talking, in particular about white bags! Whether it be a tote, a satchel, or a bowler, a white bag is your key staple for spring and summer! Not only will it add a fresh and modern twist to your outfit, but a white bag will carry you through as a investment for the future. The neutral colour works with anything, even black (that's a another post!) and allows you to add a pop of colour in another accessory for your outfit. I recently picked up my own white staple from Aldo. A Hermes - esque croc-print, with a gold padlock. The thing I love about this one is the size! I have always preferred a bigger sized bag (theory #1 - the bigger the bag the smaller your frame!) because I like to just shove my bag full of everything! I feel this one really dresses up a causal outfit, because of the subtle croc - print. It has a patent finish, which means that you don't have to worry about it getting it dirty. If you are one of those people that worries about having a white bag will be hard to keep clean, a patent finish option is always the best. You don't need to worry about keeping the colour as new, because patent does not tend to catch colour that may rub off from other clothing. The handles are big enough for you to fit them on your shoulder, but I prefer to just have it hanging in the crease of my elbow. When I brought this bag, it was priced at £40.00, it has now gone in the sale and is £37.98 > so grab it while you can!

Here are just some picture of mine...

If you aren't a fan of a bigger bag or don't want to spend as much on a bag just for spring/summer, here are some other options that may like...
As always I hope you have enjoyed reading today's post, stay tuned for the next one, which will be up soon, fingers crossed! If you have any comments, suggestions, thoughts, or requests please leave them down below in the comments box underneath this post. I do reply, and will get back to you as soon as. Again, thank you to those readers who take the time to come by my blog and read my posts. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I like writing and getting them up for you guys!  
Much Love,
B xxx
DISCLAIMER: Any items which I feature in my posts are purchased with my own money. Any links added are NOT affiliated links, the links presented here are just some which I have researched to give readers an alternative. Any comments made are my own honest opinions and are not influenced by anyone or anything.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Upcoming posts! Stay tuned...& fashionable for 2013!!

Hi guys, it's been so long, sorry I haven't posted in a while. This is a quick one to let you all know that in the next week or so I will be doing up to 7 posts on Spring/Summer Trends for 2013!
This will cover everything you will need to know and also give you some inspiration for you own style!
Let me know what you think, leave your comments, suggestions, ideas and requests down below and I will be quick to reply to you as soon as!
Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather, and I can't wait to get these posts up for you lovely people! 😃

Much Love,
B xx