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Orange Is The New Black.

Boo! Halloween is fast-approaching, I’ve bought the pumpkin, the candles and the chocolate treats, now to address the costume. Of course, black and orange are totally in this week darling so these would  be the go-to colours to dress in surely?

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Halloweeeeen!

Now I must confess before I go any further that I myself may need some convincing on the subject of wearing orange . I’ve had a think and I don’t believe that I’ve ever owned anything in this colour- apart from an adidas shell suit when I was nine (arghhh faux pas!)

Orange is a vibrant and exciting colour, but not one which we necessarily rush to wear. For many, its a risky colour to pull off and people don’t tend to know what hair colours or skin tones suit this shade. So I thought that I would look more into this and actually work out if I can make this colour work for us and our wardrobes.

The first promising sign for this colour that I discovered was that Victoria Beckham (my ultimate fashion icon)LOVES this colour, both choosing to wear it herself and feature it in a number of her collections. From pretty apricots in her spring collection, to tangerine and tomato shades for A/W, Victoria shows that orange can be classy and sophisticated. From tailored two pieces to using it in colour block outfits, her collections show that orange can work on a number of different levels.

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Other fashion houses also used orange in their recent collections. Check out Celine’s flowing trousers, Burberry’s twist on their classic trench and Dior’s strapless asymmetric gown.

So we’ve seen the fashionistas work orange, but how can we work it into our every-day wardrobes effectively? I’ve come up with a couple of ways to get us all embracing orange all year-round.

Two-Tone. 

Orange is a fantastic way to inject some colour and life into your wardrobe. From  amber all the way to vermilion, there are around 46 shades of orange so definitely one to suit everyone!

If you want to start off subtly with orange, then why not go for a two-tone garment?

A subtle burst of colour

A subtle burst of colour

This is exactly how I would wear orange as I generally like to wear neutral colours but sometimes wish that I wore more colour. I love how this outfit isn’t overbearing, still easy to wear and practical but looks all the more fashionable because of the burst of orange.

You could use two-tone in a chunky knitwear piece as show above, or in accessories such as scarves and hats. The key to this look is to let that little bit of orange do the talking, keeping the rest of your outfit relatively simple. A great way to introduce this zesty colour into your life!

Make A Statement. 

Choosing two-tone garments are a great way to introduce orange in an understated way, teaming it with a more neutral, classic colour. On the opposite end of the scale, orange gives you the perfect opportunity to make a BIG statement with what you wear so why not go big with your newfound colour?!

When looking to make a statement, go for the item of your outfit that is most obvious. At this time of year, the obvious choices for statement-wear would be a coat or a big chunky piece of knitwear. Remember that to make this piece do the talking, team it with items that will complement and support. If you are bigger on top with slimmer legs, choose something on bottom which will draw the eye down. Alternatively, if you are bigger on your bottom half, choose a top or coat that will bring attention up.

Tweed, darker denims, greys and mossy greens all go fantastically with orange and will help you achieve a lovely autumnal look.

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As the above ladies show, orange can work on many levels, whether you’ve layered it over a shirt and jeans for a smart day-time look, or have chosen it for an elegant evening look like Emma Watson in her floor-length number.

In conclusion, I’ve managed to convince myself that I would like to welcome some orange into my autumn wardrobe! I will personally be on the lookout for a two-tone jumper and probably a chunky tangerine scarf. What are your thoughts on orange? Have you been convinced?

Happy Halloween all! To finish off, here are some of my favourite fashionable Halloween/ Autumnal looks!

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Stylish Not Just On A Saturday- Rochelle Humes

*Hoorah, I’ve finally had time to blog!! As I’m sure all you fellow bloggers know, balancing both a full-time job and a blog can be quite the challenge. Throw in organising a change of job and a new flat in a new City and you find you’re even more pressed for time! But I’m happy to say I eventually  found some free time to do what I like to do best- talk fashion!*

I heard a crazy statistic on the news today (please don’t ask me to remember the exact statistic as I heard it not long after I’d woken up very early, let’s just say it made me listen), that we all spend a HUGE part of our day trawling through various apps and websites on our phones. Whether its Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or the Daily Mail showbiz app (guilty pleasure of course), we are constantly aware of everything going on around us. This suits me fine as I get to nose on what everyone is wearing!

Internet browsing and walking on a busy street- the ultimate multi-task!

Internet browsing and walking on a busy street- the ultimate multi-task!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week my celebrity style crush has to go to Miss Rochelle Humes of Saturdays girl band fame. She brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘yummy mummy’! At the start of the week she appeared on TV wearing a very on-trend pink PVC pencil skirt. When Lady GaGa wore her own pink PVC skirt a couple of years ago, little did she know that her ‘out-there’ look would eventually catch on for the mainstream market! Spotted on other celebs including Kim Kardashian and some of the Towie girls, these skirts are incredibly statement. Be prepared to dazzle onlookers with the shine for a start! Wear with a cropped top and heels in the evening, or teamed with cute knitwear for a more casual look. Why not invest in a stunning statement necklace too, just like Rochelle’s pretty flower one. So jealous of that girl! If you’re looking to pocket a PVC skirt off the high street, ASOS is the place to look.

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And for her appearance at the Pride of Britain Awards alongside fellow Saturday band mates and husband Marvin, Rochelle took the crown for best dressed girl-band member in her simply beautiful nude embellished floor length gown. This rather ethereal dress teamed with gothic lips, a loose plait and metallic clutch looks amazing I think! Embellishment is always en vogue (see my previous blog post on embellishment at LFW 13), and the trend is set to stay with designers including Christoper Kane and Burberry using it heavily in their new collections. River Island have some lovely embellished designs- I absolutely love this dress shown below. So well done Rochelle, you can have 100 house-points for your fashion efforts this week! And I’ll give myself a pat on the back for finding some time to blog!

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London Fashion Week- Crazy In Love With Embellishment

Last week it was Paris, this week it was London, now its Milan- oh what a glamorous life the fashion pack live! This week I’ve been relying on the likes of Elle editor Lorraine Candy, IT girl Alexa Chung and Model Suki Waterhouse’s instagram accounts to get my fill of all the catwalk shows as they happened (all from a front row perspective of course). I wowed at the structural creations at Peter Pilotto, cooed over the delicate dresses in Burberry and envied the models that got to wear Erdem’s wondrously white designs.

One trend that I LOVED from the London collections was embellishment. I’ve always loved a cheeky bit of embellishment- it’s an easy way to smarten up an outfit by adding a touch of glamour and sparkle. Think less TOWIE dresses embellished with sequins so that their life depends on it, more subtle yet statement. Small but mighty if you will. At Burberry, arguably the most anticipated LFW show, embellishment was seen on tops, dresses and accessories. And at Christopher Kane, the embellishment was ever so cute, featuring on shoulders and delicate straps. If it’s possible to fall in love with a jumper, then I did.

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Embellished skirt Burberry

Embellished Skirt Burberry

Embellished Pink Coat Burberry

Embellished Pink Coat Burberry

Embellishment on Cara at Burberry

Embellishment on Cara at Burberry

Embellished belt completes a Burberry outfit

Embellished belt completes a Burberry outfit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luckily for us, embellishment is almost always available to us on the highstreet. Try Zara for embellished statement necklaces- they can be pricey but well worth the investment. Wear over some chunky knitwear. Better still, invest in some embellished knitwear- what a way to kill two birds with one stone ey! Embellishment is not restricted to one item of clothing- whether it’s a beautiful dress, a smart casual jumper or a waist belt over a neutral dress, embellishment is a sure fire way to jazz up an outfit. What will you choose to wear?

3 outfits, lots of metallic!

3 outfits, lots of metallic!

H m jacket
$39 – hm.com

Stella mccartney
mytheresa.com

River Island metallic shorts
$24 – riverisland.com

RMK high heel pumps
$72 – styletread.com.au

The owl and the pussycat take the fashion world by storm

When you think of animals in fashion, I’m sure that you first think of luxurious snakeskin Birkin bags, fiery tiger-print Cavalli dresses and possibly Kat Moon’s unfortunate love for leopard print. However, this season the fashion world has gone all soft and fluffy where the animal kingdom is concerned, choosing to don jumpers with the cutest woodland creatures on the scene. Various members of One Direction and Tom Daley (who teen girls think are cute enough already) have been spotted in Burberry AW12 tops featuring puppies and owls, whilst the ladies including Kate Bosworth, Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Emma Stone have been embracing the animal love too.

Tom and his terrier

 

Team terrier for Emma

A high fashion embellished owl

Burberry Bosworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Jensen’s fox sweater dress has been a huge success on the high street, as have designs from Joules. And venturing out of the woods, Jil Sander used whales in her collection whilst Taylor Swift was spotted looking all warm and snug in a panda knit.

Jil Sander

 

Peter Jensen

 

Taylor Swift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This look fits perfectly in with the current heritage theme of AW, where all things country are celebrated. Burberry dressed up these animal jumpers with stunning knitted pencil skirts with bows at the waist for the ladies and with luxurious slick blazers for the men. For the ultimate heritage look, team an animal jumper with skirts and coats in autumn oranges, ox-blood reds or subtle yet ever fashionable grey. Accessories-wise, a fedora will set off your outfit perfectly, as will fur accessories.

If you go down to the woods this autumn, you’re sure to find a very fashionable bunch!

Burberry

Burberry

Pretty in Purple

Pretty in Purple

H m
$79 – hm.com

Mulberry lock bag
$470 – flannelsfashion.com

Burberry
dellamoda.com

John Lewis purple beret
$24 – johnlewis.com

The Favourite Five

The Favourite Five

Burberry trench coat
net-a-porter.com

Hobbs camel coat
$555 – johnlewis.com

Tote handbag
boutique1.com

MaxMara long opera glove
$250 – farfetch.com