Monday, 24 September 2012

Winter trend: Man up...

One of my favourite trends to shop this season is 'Man Up'. Boyfriend styles are as big as ever this season with sharp tailoring and masculine shapes proving key in most of our winter wardrobes. With Miu Miu, Missoni, Jonathan Saunders, Kenzo, Balmain and Preen all providing different takes on the trend for this fall I'm sure we'll be spoilt for choice on where to pick up our favourite pieces. 

One key item which I will be stocking up on this Fall is the skinny cigarette trouser, regularly seen on the likes of Olivia Palermo, Miranda Kerr and  Poppy Delevigne and can be purchased from just about everywhere on the high street including Topshop, Zara, Mango and H&M. 

Obviously the trend isn't completely masculine as we are able to give it that much needed feminine edge with patterned trousers and in many circumstances teamed with a sheer blouse and collared necklace. 

All Saints Tula Coat £275

Topshop Unique Dogtooth Blazer £140

Topshop Premium Herringbone Mensy Blazer £85

River Island Brown Check Longline Blazer £30

Another crucial piece to this trend is the boyfriend fit coat and blazer, above are just a few of my favourites.

You can even team a Men's shirt with a skirt as seen above on Asos.

And below are just a few of my favourite looks:

Have fun shopping :) 

By Jessica Simm

Friday, 21 September 2012

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo...

One of my favourite style icons has got to be Olivia Palermo. Last week we saw the New York native hit the streets of London to celebrate the best of British fashion in true Olivia style. 

My favourite ensemble has got to be Topshop paisley print skinny cigarette trousers with yellow blouse and suede colour clash jacket, as always Olivia looks absolutely amazing.

The paisley print skinny cigarette trousers weren't the only piece the fashionista was seen sporting by the British retailer. As seen above she opted for a pair of floral trousers again in the same shape by Topshop, sported with yet another canary yellow blouse.

Loving the yellow Olivia #stunning 

By Jessica Simm