Posts Tagged ‘New Season Fashion’

Five New Season Faves

Posted on: August 31st, 2017 by Emma No Comments

In the first of a mini series on the blog which will be featuring what I love from the shops right now as we get involved in Autumn. I am talking those few key purchases that will give your wardrobe an updated fresh feel. This week’s faves are from good ol’ M&S who keep bringing their A-game to affordable fashion.

Straight in at the top of the lust haves is this gorgeous grey jumper dress. There is a bit of nostalgia involved due a gorgeous brown (yeah I know) jumper dress I had when I was 18 that made me feel like I was so sophisticated.

Seamless Wonder

Seamless Wonder – £45, M&S

However this piece is more than that, it has no seams! This engineering feat along with the side tie detail and the cosy but not chunky merino equals a flattering dress to anchor your Autumn wardrobe. I’m seeing it with prim shoes, trainers but most of all boots, ankle or over the knee preferably in a shade of red or Oxblood.   Which leads us on to the next fave……

Red Alert - M&S £79

Red Alert -£79 M&S

These red ankle boots with metallic heel detail, look much more expensive than their £79 price tag, and will work beautifully with dresses, jeans (particularly the straight crop style that Autumn is ushering in) and even a faux leather legging which are not going anywhere (but more on those for next week’s Five Faves).

Tasseltastic - £35, M&S

Tasseltastic – £35, M&S

Sticking with shoes, tassels have not deserted us but they have graduated from blouses and earrings to shoes. These heels tick the key colour trend red but also come in black for those who prefer a neutral.

Check Out - £30, M&S

Check Out – £30, M&S

A nod to tweed and the suiting trend these trousers will bring texture and interest to your new season wardrobe and make a great alternative to your navy and black neutrals. Pair with a classic white shirt and some Oxblood courts for a smart look or red boots and a slogan tee for a more casual affair.

The Updated Parka

The Updated Parka – £79, M&S

Last but not least – THIS  jacket  it’s a parka yes but it features shearling and camo which bring this staple bang up to date. Pair with pretty much anything but black denim and a statement ankle boot will see you from the school run through to gin o’clock.

What’s caught your eye in the early Autumn drops? If you don’t know where to turn, think about booking a seasonal update session with me. It’s a mini wardrobe edit focused on the key trends for the upcoming season, quote “Five Faves” and get this service for just £70.



Spring is in the Air

Posted on: February 24th, 2014 by Emma No Comments

I love this time of year, the feeling of everything being new again and the inspiration for the possibility of personal re-invention that comes with it. I was a Spring bride, so it always holds lovely memories and celebrations too. Whilst the global fashion weeks have had us looking forward to Autumn and Winter looks, outdoors we are being teased with the first glimpses of springtime weather coinciding nicely with the S/S 14 drop in the shops.  There is something for everybody from the muted pastels, through the florals to the zesty brights, where to start?

Get some inspiration from magazines and shop windows, note what you like and are drawn to. Then look at your wardrobe with Spring in mind. Does it already contain some of the trends or colours that with the addition of one or two pieces or even simply new accessories will put the Spring in your step? If so work on identifying some Spring outfit combinations for both work and play and then shop for the missing elements. Alternatively if you feel that your wardrobe doesn’t contain any suitable items, make a list of the types of events/activities you will be involved in the coming months. Identify two or three key outfits you may need, then work on creating these with mix and match items, working around two Spring inspired garments. Don’t forget whilst the sun may be shining its likely to remain cool for a little while longer so layering is always a good option.

Key trends very much in evidence on the high street right now are:-
lorals but ditch those ideas about this being old lady territory. This season florals are bright, big and bold and feature on shift dresses through to trousers. Some even combine the zesty bright trend, my pick of the bunch (excuse the pun) are:

Darling Clothing’s Layla Dress – bold bright and includes a hint of zesty brights too – also comes in a pencil skirt and trousers
Ted Baker’s Sugar Sweet Sweater Cute & dreamy
Louche’s small floral print trousers – for something a bit on the quieter side

Don’t worry if pattern is not for you Zesty brights are also a winner. Whilst orange and bright blue are featuring heavily I just can’t resist the zesty yellows and greens, they stop just shy of neon and for me reflect the colour of the season (Spring is always yellow for me) but with a twist. They can also easily be added to your Winter wardrobe staples for an instant update. 
Karen Millen’s relaxed lace panel knit is great to team with your jeans
Or try a skirt – both J Crew’s flippy number and Wishbone’s Lola pencil skirt will add instant zest

The ultimate in ladylike chic Muted pastels – My absolute favourite of which is dusky pink, viewed as a neutral it’s so versatile and easily can replace or brighten all those blacks and greys you may have been wearing all Winter.

See my  Pinterest Board – Spring is in the Air Follow Shape Your Wardrobe's board Spring is in the Air on Pinterest.for my inspiration and favourites. I’m going to be channelling a ladylike preppy look for Spring. I’ll be combining an H&M dusty pink midi skirt (new purchase, winging its way to me) with my Autumn/Winter grey embroidered sweatshirt (also courtesy of H&M) for those earlier chillier days. Once it warms up I will be replacing with my cream chiffon top with lace front detailing from Louche and a Yellow Spring Cardi. Both looks will go equally well with my tan brogues (I am a recent convert, despite my husband’s reservations, to grown up flats) and my Ash suede ankle boots. Although, I am sorely tempted by a new pair of kitten heels to see me through to sandal season. Voila, my capsule spring wardrobe.Spring is in the air capsule photoDusty Pink HM Skirt60735df2802d399c924d13f44ccb8f26[1] Hopefully this has given you some inspiration but if you need a hand revitalising and moving your wardrobe into the new season, Shape your Wardrobe can help. From a seasonal edit to a shopping session or any of my other services just give me a call or take a look at the website. I’m off to buy some daffodils and freesia xx.