Bringing Sexy Back

Last season it was all about the shoulders, this S/S it’s all about the back.

I’m sure my good friend Rosie will agree, there’s something incredibly sexy yet understated about showing off a bit of back. Zara are also championing this idea as the bulk of their new Trf collection is full of seductively low cut backs in V’s, square’s and scoops.

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*All photo’s have been taken from the Zara website

 

 

SS14 The Trends: Sheer

January *groan*, probably the worst month of the year, the weather’s dreary and your purse is empty. However the good thing about January is the ‘looking forward to the year ahead part’ (catchy). Making your new year’s resolutions and planning trips for the summer. Another thing to look forward too is seeing the back of those tatty sale pieces littering the floors of high street shops all over Britain. And the emergence of the new SS collections, bringing freshness and light into the stores.

This week’s blog posts will focus on the top trends for SS14, giving you a focus (well for your new wardrobe at least) and an antidote to those January blues (and those Christmas Jumpers). Today’s fashion focus is Sheer.

Anna K’s collection (https://graduatinginstyle.wordpress.com/2013/09/16/lfw-the-catwalk/) teased us with this fanciful trend back in September at her LFW show. We knew it’d be a long winter ahead before we could step out in ‘barely there’ dresses and luminous lace. But not too long now, so don’t be under prepared. Plan now, look on trend come April.

Designers to inspire: Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Isabel Marant

Where to shop the trend: Topshop

Poser Estelle // Paris problème de Amy

Amy asked Estelle:

“I’m going on a weekend break to Paris soon and I need your help! I’m after an outfit which is stylish, yet practical – obviously Paris is the fashion capital of the world but it’s also pretty cold at this time of year!

Must be suitable for walking around the city (skirts will need to be windproof for climbing the Eiffel Tower…)

Any suggestions?”

Bonjour Amy,

So you need something stylish yet substantial – well how about this outfit for Parisian chic…

Now you might think a Breton stripe top is too predictable but how about a skirt? Make it a pencil skirt like this one from Jaeger to avoid a Marilyn Monroe moment at the top of the Eiffel Tower…

Add thick tights for warmth and combine with a cropped jumper, try pale pink …

Or what about this one? Think French lace…oh la la

French dressing is all about being prim and polished, these shoes will finish the look off perfectly, accessories with red lips and nails…

Ayez un grand week-end Amy!