The Best Street Style & Trends | LFW 17

Street Style LFW 1Street Style LFW 2London fashion week has to be one of the biggest annual events in the city, and one of the most exciting for fashion designers, bloggers, editors and anyone who is big in the fashion world. I’m thinking Anna Wintour, Lucinda Chambers and maybe a Kardashian or two. I’m sure it’s amazing if you get to visit whilst it’s running despite actually going to watch a show, however for most of us everyday fashion lovers we aren’t that lucky. So, I thought I would bring LFW to you and share some of my favourite street style looks and trends from the event. 

Denim: This really is a staple in anyone’s wardrobe and especially for someone who loves fashion and has every type imaginable. So, it’s no wonder this was such a massive street style trend this LFW. Whether it was the return of the denim jacket, but so much more oversized and sometimes embroided,the denim shirt which is great for wrapping around your waist and creating an effortless and cool vibe to your outfit or a bang on trend pair of ripped, distress ( or both) jeans. Denim really is a great foundation for so many looks and is so timeless. 

It’s all about the colour: Colour seems to have been a really massive trend on the streets this LFW, as it’s been exploding in so many different styles, patterns and textures. My favourite has to be the multi-coloured fur jacket, this is such a statement piece but yet looks so classy pair with an all black outfit underneath.    

Tailoring: This has been a really popular trend this year as many are looking to mix more casual shapes with a structured, tailored shirt or blazer. It’s no longer about the whole entire look being of one style and tailoring is massively popular when used to dress up denim and create a chic, relaxed, professional look. My favourite way has to be through a really well fitting Mac, in in a black, nude or one of this seasons colours.

Rachel X

7 Ways to Transition Your Look Into Spring

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Over the last few days spring has slowly started to appear. The weather is getting slightly warmer, it’s not quite at the summer dress stage yet but we’ll have to be patient, march is only a matter of days away and everyone is starting to think about their summer plans. However, one of my favourite things about the winter to spring transition is clothing. You’re finally able to put away those thick winter knits, for something a bit lighter and so much brighter; ready for the warmer months. So, I’m sharing 7 ways that you can transition your winter look into spring.

  1. Play with pattern and colour- Winter is all about those deep colours and textures, however as you move into spring you can experiment a lot more with brighter colours and patterns. I’m in love with this insect pattern sheer shirt, for spring, just because of the mixtures of the bright colours and its not a traditional floral or stripe print.
  2. Lot’s of light layers- Winter is all about one of two really thick layers, but for spring it’s a lot more about a few light layers. Whether it’s a shirt, jumper and then a mac, or a tee shirt and a cami over the top; the key is to look stylish whilst still keeping super warm.
  3. Add a hat- I really love a good hat, and spring is the perfect time to wear them. It’s not too cold and windy, so that it instantly blows off your head, but you can still add something season appropriate to your outfit. Whether it’s a fedora, bobble hat or a baseball cap; spring is the season to add it to your look.
  4. Nude tights are your best friend- Black tights are way too harsh for spring, however it’s still really cold and you need something to keep you warm on those chilly spring mornings. So, a good pair of matte nude tights will be your best friend, because it looks just like your own legs, but super airbrushed and they will go with any seasonal outfit.
  5. Pop a polo neck under your dress- When it’s coming into spring, I’m dreaming of the days when I can just pop a dress on and head out the door. However, it’s not quite warm enough for that yet, but you can still make your summer dresses work in the spring by popping a co-ordinating polo neck underneath. This could be a cream one under a floral shift dress or even a black one under a maxi dress, it’s completely up to you.
  6. Light jackets- A light jacket is one of the best ways off keeping warm during this transition into spring. You can start to stay goodbye to those thick winter coats in favour for something much lighter. My favourite’s have to be a really good mac, they’re super chic and make any outfit look effortlessly stylish, or a leather jacket, as they go with every outfit and you will find yourself wearing it endlessly.
  7. Boots are still a key element of your look- Just because spring is coming doesn’t mean that all the boots in your wardrobe have become redundant, as you can still incorporate them into your spring look. My favourite way to do this is to pair them with dresses or invest in a lighter coloured pair that you can wear all your round.

What do you love about dressing for spring?

Rachel x

6 Special Occasion Buys

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There’s nothing quite like a special occasion, where you can get really dressed up and enjoy celebrating a big event with all your friends and family. I love being able to pick the perfect beautiful dress to wear, create a glamourous hair and makeup look and to have a special item in my wardrobe, which will always hold so many amazing memories. Whether it’s a wedding, I have one of my best friend’s next month and I honestly can’t hold in my excitement, or a prom/leaving party; finding the perfect piece to wear is always a priority and one of the key parts of the day. So, in collaboration with the gorgeous dress company aislestyle.co.uk, I’m sharing 6 of my favourite special occasion buys with you all. You may be looking for bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses or even communion dresses, but I’m sure you will find a beautiful piece to wear for any special occasion you have coming up this year.

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Blush Tuelle Short Dress | Navy Floor Length Dress | Scalloped V-Neck Dress | Red Beaded Long Dress | Coral Chiffon Cocktail Dress | Red Sequin Lace Dress

If you’re looking for a beautiful dress to wear to your prom or leaving ball, then this gorgeous, red beaded filigree dress would be my perfect choice. I just love the mixture of the long sleeves and how it’s floor length, which adds a sense of elegance to the dress, but mixed with the really sexy deep red colour, and sequined filigree, the whole piece is super glamourous and feminine. It also has an open section at the back, which contrasts with the design of the rest of the garment, and makes it really young and playful. The sequined filigree design transforms the dress into a statement piece and I just love how amazing it would look paired with some killer nude accessories and a gorgeous messy chignon.

However, if your looking for a piece that’s more wedding guest appropriate, then this white, scalloped V-Neck dress would be a lovely choice. I’m obsessed with anything scalloped and when I saw how it had been incorporated into this deep v neck design, I instantly fell in love. It’s a really playful, feminine and also super flattering A-Line style and would be both day and evening appropriate. I also love how the beading on the chest adds intricacy and depth to the piece; making it super special and extremely wedding appropriate.

So, no matter what the occasion and whether you’re in need of a wedding dress, dresses for weddings to wear as a guest, bridesmaid dresses for 2017 or even an American style Homecoming dress; you can find lots of beautiful options, all under one roof, over on aislestyle.co.uk.

Rachel x

5 Style Trends For 2017

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In the words of Tom Ford “Dressing well is a form of good manners” and so it’s only polite to be super stylish and own your personal style. Whether you’re more of a Chanel, and love sharp, clean lines with a monochrome colour palette, or McQueen is more your vibe; with lot’s of colour, texture and all things over the top. There’s a trend to suit every taste this year…

Embroidery

This is one of my favourite trends for 2017, and has had a real comeback over the last 6 months. It’s so feminine but with a real uniqueness, as every single piece of embroidery is slightly different and has an almost story behind it. I love how it has a real sense of female empowerment and adds such a statement vibe to any piece.

Post- Minimalism

Simple, chic and sophisticated is being taken to the next level, as a classic garment with an added something, creates intrigue to an outfit. Think Chanel, mixed with muted monochrome and nude’s, to create a really timeless vibe. This trend uses colour shades, texture’s and shape to add interest, opposed to pattern or colour contrast.

Sheer

Wearing a garment that is sheer is no longer just for those evenings out, and is now being brought into your everyday style. Whether it’s a sheer skirt, shirt or even a bomber jacket, this translucent polyester adds an extra dimension and glamour to any outfit. The best way to rock sheer in the daytime is to pair it with contrasting items; a tee-shirt and sheer skirt, or jeans and a sheer bomber jacket.

Super Bright’s

In contrast to all the other trends, with super brights there is no where to hide as you rock some of the boldest colour’s possible in your outfit. It’s all about the bright blue’s, strong red’s and even yellows and green’s; mixed with a range of different pattern’s and texture’s. This trend is all about being bold and creating a statement in whatever your wear.

Head to Toe Florals

Some form of florals is always in fashion, from season to season, however for 2017 it’s all about rocking the entire pattern from head to toe. There’s no hiding as florals is your best friend in this super feminine and statement trend. The best way to rock this is by wearing a one or two piece set, such as a jumpsuit or a floral suit.

Rachel x

Get Ready With Me | Valentine’s Day

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Whether you’re spending Valentine’s day with a special person in your life or you’re just going out with the girls; getting your outfit right is a priority. I always feel so much more confident and ready for the night, if I love my outfit; so choosing the perfect piece to wear is super important to me. It could be a jumpsuit, playsuit, or a beautiful dress, like one form AX Paris, it’s all about finding that item you love, that fits perfectly and makes you feel camera ready, at any point throughout the night. So, here’s what I would wear for a date this valentine’s day or just a few drinks with the girls.

This beautiful floral A-Line dress from AX Paris is the real star piece of the outfit, and is an item I really love in my wardrobe. It’s such a feminine and pretty dress, which is perfect for those more special evenings out or even a wedding. I’m actually planning to wear to one of my best friends’ wedding, so I know it’s super appropriate for that as well.

The A-line style is really great for my body shape, as it really highlights my small waist and flares out nicely to cover my stomach. It’s the perfect dress style for anyone who is more curvy and who finds that pleats around the waist just don’t do anything for their body shape. As the floral design looks really pretty and adds a more spring/summer vibe to your outfit. It looks effortlessly stylish, chic and the satin style fabric makes it look really expensive and a good quality piece.

To bring the whole outfit together, I paired it with these nude strappy sandals from Next, which are super comfortable and perfect for you to party in all night long. As, this silver clutch bag is a gorgeous addition to any outfit and especially when it’s paired with some lovely silver rings from Pandora. My fragrance of choice for the evening would be Olympea by Paco Rabanne, because I love how empowering and feminine this scent is. It lasts all night and ensures you always smell amazing.

What are you planning to do this Valentine’s Day?

Rachel x