The Colours-Inside Chanel

Love this video from Chanel, it’s worth a watch so thought I’d share with you guys, too ūüôā

Kate Spade New York SS14

If there were one Spring/Summer collection that I could easily purchase one of everything from this season it would, without a doubt, be from Kate Spade. With the pretty feminine lines and instant glamour added by bright pops of colour, metallic hues and monochromatic prints, it comes as no surprise that their message for the season is to ‘Live Color Fully’. The designers always create collections that will represent the typical ‘Kate Spade girl’ (she is said to be a playful, curious and ultra feminine), and I don’t think they could create a better collection to appeal to that kind of girl. The collection gives us ultra glamorous, playful looks for all kinds of occasions, but what stands them a part from other designers is the incorporation of youthful prints and bright colours that epitomizes the fun-loving nature of the ‘Kate Spade girl’.

I love every single look from this collection, but below are a few of my favourites!          

International Inspiration

‘Street Style’ is just as inspirational to me, if not more, than catwalk shows and designer campaigns, because I love to admire what others are wearing in the real world. It has occurred to me that there are so many inspirational cultures and fashions across the world that I need to have a closer look at, which is why I’ve chosen a few of my favorite looks from across the world, so enjoy and be inspired!

London: expect oversized coats, sportswear, amazing tailoring, mixed prints, and a great use of separates.

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Tokyo: expect a lot of experimentation, lots of colour, a playful take on dressing, and individuality everywhere you look!

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Paris: expect sleek, simple structures, flat oxford shoes, and a chic, classic and feminine approach to styling.

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Moscow: expect a more daring approach to dressing, humorous and sporty twists , furs (of course), bright colours, eclectic patterns, and a great use of darker colours.

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New York: expect an eclectic mix of sports,¬†boho, feminine tailoring ¬†and an ‚Äėundone‚Äô look- half untucked shirts, unbuttoned blouses- and a surprising amount of denim.

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New Delhi:  reminiscent of the Indian culture you can expect an underestimated sense of glamour achieved by mixing bright colours and patterns.

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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!