Christian Dior-Pre SS15

Good news! Judging by the most recent show from Dior (pre SS15), the things we buy for this Spring/Summer will be just as on trend next year, too, which is great for both my bank balance and the lack of wardrobe space I seem to have year on year..

Here are a few pieces from the collection we can take inspiration from:

Dark colours may not be an obvious choice, but we saw it for this Spring from Lanvin, and now Dior have set the standard for darks for SS15, too!
Summer brights, like orange and yellow, were seen on the runway again at this Dior show, but what’s great is orange is also set to be huge through AW14, too! That’s a possible 3 seasons use of the trend!
Mixing of prints looks as if it’ll still be big next Spring/Summer, too!
A hint of the art inspired trend.
Recognise the mesh detailing we’ve seen this year from the Sports Luxe trend?

And what’s new?

Florals are a given, but Dior gave us a more grown up floral to look forward to- oversized and art inspired!
A new boho skirt shape could be round the corner!

 

 

 

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CALLA at NYFW

It was only last year that designer Calla Haynes first showed her collection during NYFW, and yesterday the designer was back again to show off yet another vibrant collection. Haynes is known for her strong print designs, which is why it came as no surprise to see a collection full of bold clashing prints, a nod towards ‘relaxed luxury’, as the designer herself describes her collection. The designer has managed to create a modern twist on ‘easy to wear’ fashion, by mixing quirky prints with more classic ones, like plaid and bright florals, which has led to a youthful, yet luxurious, collection.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Yellow on yellow!

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A few months back I wrote a blog on how to wear sunny yellow hues over the AW period, but I’ve recently discovered (thanks to some gorgeous birthday gifts) that mixing different shades of yellow together also gives a great glow to an outfit. In fact, both of these pieces will transition brilliantly into Spring and I can see this bright yellow bag becoming my ‘go to’ handbag for months to come!

[Jumper, River Island. Handbag, Folli Follie.]

It’s Never Too Cold for Sunny Yellow!

So the colder weather has snuck up on us here in the UK, and I think we are all guilty of packing away our brightly coloured clothes and replacing them with dull, dreary shades of blacks, greys and browns. Although an all black look can be super classy, I love the idea of a colour pop, and in this case the gorgeous hues of yellow come to mind, because it helps bring an element of sunshine to a dreary winter’s day!

Adding a splash of yellow to an outfit can not only brighten it up but also adds a carefree, fun outlook on how you dress. For example, the looks at Betsey Johnson embraced the colour yellow, by mixing it with other brights like blue and pink. If you go for such a bright yellow shade, do not shy away but instead make sure you ooze confidence, just like the models at Betsey Johnson. The best thing about such a bold look is that it allows you to experiment and stand out amongst a crowd full of grey dreary colours.

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With this said, you do not necessarily have to choose such a bold yellow shade and instead could take inspiration from the Ellie Saab show, where a more subdued yellow tone was used. A much more feminine look can be achieved when combined with lace dresses, embroidery and silk skirts for an elegant take on the sunny yellow trend. It is not bold like at Betsey Johnson, but instead pretty and feminine for those of us who maybe aren’t as experimental with bright colours.

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Still finding it difficult to part with your beloved black winter pieces? Why not combine them with a dash of yellow for an edgier look? For example, Michael Kors combined a darker yellow shade with black to create a sports luxe inspired collection that looked amazing!
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And if you’re still feeling shy then why not go for a yellow accessory, like the handbags shown at Chloe, that will make a great contrast against almost any colour, be it a winter grey or a bold pink.

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Whichever way you choose to wear yellow this season you can be certain that it is appropriate for all occasions and is adaptable for all styles, be it sporty, girly or edgy!