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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?

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Ode To The Humble White Tee

It goes with leather, print, knitwear, the lot! Yes, it’s the classic white tee, the failsafe go-to garment for letting other statement pieces shine or for a simple yet timeless look. If there was an award for the most loyal garment in fashion, the white tee would definitely be nominated!

Elle makes the white tee its cover star!

Elle makes the white tee its cover star!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I get a bit tired of hearing some bloggers say that in order to make an impact you need to go for the most daring look. This being tonnes of colour and print and anything alternative to the mainstream. Whilst this works for many, if everybody did this then our fashion world would be a ‘samey’ to say the least.  Sometimes the most fashionable girl on the street can be wearing the most simple outfit combination.

Pinterest Street Style

Pinterest Street Style

Cara Delevingne in slogan tee

Cara Delevingne in slogan tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The white tee has been knocking around for a loooong long time and many designers have used it as an underlay to define their own brands. Take Henry Holland, Chanel, Celine and Moschino Cheap & Chic for example. Chanel and Celine’s logo t-shirts are a firm favourite with fashionistas. Their simple white cuts with bold black logos are teamed with all manner of clothing, displaying their great versatility. I can’t see them losing any popularity anytime soon.

Pinterest Street Style, Celine Tee

Pinterest Street Style, Celine Tee

Chanel Tee

Chanel Tee

Rihanna in Celine Paris Tee

Rihanna in Celine Paris Tee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there’s Henry Holland whose slogan t-shirts are what found him fame. A personal favourite of mine is ‘I’ll show you who’s boss Kate Moss’. How ballsy!  They’re very reminiscent of the classic ‘Frankie Says Relax’ eighties t-shirt.

Pixie Geldof wears Henry Holland

Pixie Geldof wears Henry Holland

Moschino Cheap & Chic 'Make Up Your Life' tee.

Moschino Cheap & Chic ‘Make Up Your Life’ tee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And whilst the slogan t-shirts are still going strong, sometimes a plain t-shirt is just what the doctor ordered for an outfit. Just look how amazing Miranda Kerr looks in her white tee and leather short monochrome look. Queen Mollie King of the Saturdays looks effortlessly styled to perfection with her white tee, graphic print skirt and trench, and Lauren Conrad (what is she doing nowadays?) earns herself the title  ‘Look  Of The Day’ award for her daytime look in LA. For these girls, wearing a white tee looks stylish and also allows them to let their statement pieces for the day shine through.

Miranda Kerr wears white tee, leather and KILLER legs

Miranda Kerr wears white tee, leather and KILLER legs

Mollie King is white tee, print and trench

Mollie King in white tee, print and trench

Jessica Alba looks simply stylish

Jessica Alba looks simply stylish

Lauren Conrand in white tee and navy skirt combo

Lauren Conrad in white tee and navy skirt combo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For some fabulous spring 13 looks, team a white tee with a block-coloured blazer ala Kate Moss. Or style one with sequins (see my previous blog post). Monochrome is also allll over the fashion scene at the moment. Use a slogan tee with a black and white striped pencil skirt to recreate a catwalk-esque look.

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Only great minds can afford a simple style.

Kate Moss in bold blazer and white tee

Kate Moss in bold blazer and white tee

Emerald sequins stand out against a white tee

Emerald sequins stand out against a white tee

Moschino Monochrome Look

Moschino monochrome look

Pinterest Look- white and boldly coloured jeans

Pinterest Look- white and boldly coloured jeans