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We’ve all gone Stripe crazy!

One of the biggest trends defining spring / summer 2013 is quirky stripes!  You can’t look anywhere without seeing them and the best part is, there are so many that it would be difficult to find something that doesn’t suit you!  Stand out in striking stripes this season no matter the occasion! 

Casey – Office Me  http://www.rebrojewellery.com  £38.00

Casey – Office Me
http://www.rebrojewellery.com
£38.00

I just love when trends team up and nautical is a trend that’s been going for the last few seasons.  This necklace is handmade by a local Irish designer and can be customised to suit any look by changing colour, style or length! What’s not to love!

Top Shop Stripe Print Satchel  www.topshop.com    £34.00

Top Shop Stripe Print Satchel
http://www.topshop.com
£34.00

Satchels have been very much on trend for the last few seasons so it’s fantastic to find an item that hits two trends at once!  This item is great to add a trendy up-to-date look to an existing item.  If I were you, I would go crazy and match with a bright pink or yellow dress!

Models Own WAH Nail Transfers - Stripes  www.asos.com  £7.00

Models Own WAH Nail Transfers – Stripes
http://www.asos.com
£7.00

More of a beauty girl than a fashion girl?  Then you’re in luck, we have just the thing for you to get your fix.  These very cool nail transfers are an easy way to get the trend everyone is raving about without having to break the bank.  Wear with a cute light shirt, black trousers and a colour block bag to be office chic.

House of Holland Striped Skinny Jeans  www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk  £140.00

House of Holland Striped Skinny Jeans
http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk
£140.00

These super skinny jeans really appeal to the rock chick in me.  I’ve always loved a beetle juice inspired jean, but I’m falling madly in love with these cool purple ones from house of Holland.  They are so versatile yet still striking that the looks you could create from these are endless.

Taiga Wet Look Panel Tee  http://www.missguided.co.uk  £15.99

Taiga Wet Look Panel Tee
http://www.missguided.co.uk
£15.99

One of the strangest spring / summer trends I’ve ever seen has to be leather look garments, in saying that, it weirdly works!  Don’t go all Goth though, team up with cute short shorts or bright pink jeans to keep that summer feeling alive!

1950s stripe Panel Dress  www.nor-lisa.com  £99.00

1950s stripe Panel Dress
http://www.nor-lisa.com
£99.00

This 1950s shaped dress is very flattering on most body shapes and is key on trend with its block colours and bold stripes.  Great for a wedding reception or a evening holiday dress.  The cotton material means its breathable for even the hottest of weather.

Hope you enjoyed the read and get busy buying!  Check back soon!

Stand out this season in Neon’s…

Shine bright this summer even if the weather is dreary, in this season’s super trendy Neon looks.  Straight from the catwalk this trend is guaranteed to stun.

Asos.com Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging £217.00 NOW £173.50

Asos.com
Equipment Skylar Sleeveless Shirt in Silk with Raw Edging
£217.00 NOW £173.50

I’m loving this super cute Skylar shirt by Equipment. It’s made from a delicate silk chiffon for a floaty feminine look, then finished off with raw edge trims which makes this sleeveless silk shirt has a little edge also. I would team this up with a pair of black leggings and some studded patent sandals for a hot rock chick look.

Topshop.com  Neon Flower Collar  Price: £28.00

Topshop.com
Neon Flower Collar
Price: £28.00

If you simply want to add some bright colours to your ensemble this Spring then look no further than this Neon collar by Freedom at Topshop. This is a two-toned Neon Collar with neon pink and yellow flowers on gold look metal. Wear this with almost anything from a casual pair of shorts and plain tee, to a show-stopping evening dress, you are sure to look fabulous.

Zara.com  COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG  £19.99

Zara.com
COLORED METHACRYLATE BOX BAG
£19.99

If you’re a girl who likes to travel light then you’ll love neon orange methacrylate box bag only at Zara.com. This box bag is small enough to be used as a makeup bag or even a purse so you’ll definitely get the use out of this bargain buy. As you can see on the catwalk this season, Burberry show their super stylish transparent hand bags. These bags are a big hit this season so don’t miss out!

Newlook.com  bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts  Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Newlook.com
bambam Neon Aztec Print Shorts
Was £49.99 Now £44.99

Want to stay on trend this season? Then follow the fashion tribe with these funky printed Aztec raw edge shorts with adorable neon embroidery across the front. They are finished off with all over stud design on the reverse with single detailing on the pocket. These printed Aztec shorts would be perfect with a rock tee or with a Tank top especially if you’re partying at this summer’s hottest festivals.

Misguided.co.uk  Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink  £22.99

Misguided.co.uk
Arbre Striped Backpack in Pink
£22.99

If your loving the geek chic trend this season as well as the striped trend,  you’ll definitely love this striped canvas bag pack in neon pink colour. With simple buckle fastenings and adjustable straps to suit all sizes. So whether you’re in your teens or maybe a little older, you’ll look darling with this backpack. Wear this with a simple ensemble so that your bag can stand out in style or if you like that over the top look then I’d also wear stripes with this cute bag.

 

S/S 2013 FASHION ALERT!

Simple but striking stripes

Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs.

Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs.

This summer the tradional stripe is rocking the catwalk with horizontal and vertical stripes in all shapes, sizes and colours from the biggest names in fashion. Every striped pattern piece whether it be a simple mono-chrome striped summer dress for that classic look or a gorgeous evening gown with both horizontal and vertical stripes be sure to impress with this seasons show stopping stripes!

Sports Redux

Prabal Gurung, Lacoste, Victoria Beckham, David Koma.

Prabal Gurung, Lacoste, Victoria Beckham, David Koma.

Who said sportswear was only to be worn during sports, well think again with these super trendy Sports Redux designs .This trend would suit any shape or size with its fabulous and relaxed tracksuits and cute and trendy tennis dresses in a variety of colours from this season’s hottest colour palette.

Magic Eye Prints

Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Kenzo, Louise Gray.

Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, Kenzo, Louise Gray.

I love this seasons Magic Eye prints with their quirky patterns and playful designs with some prints with warm colours mixed up with highlight colours given that contrast look. I especially like the prints from Dolce and Gabbanas’ S/S 2013 Collection because it’s full of fun and colourful prints which really make you realize that it is summer!

Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2013

Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2013

Modern Frills

alenciaga, J.W. Anderson, Gucci, Givenchy.

alenciaga, J.W. Anderson, Gucci, Givenchy.

When you think frills you automatically think boring traditional summer dresses with frills from ear to ear but this season frills are modern and very imaginative, full of structure and shape which really makes you appreciate them. From huge structured frills to smaller and relaxed frills which are very feminine and casual. Whether you’re a girlie girl or a girl who likes some edge then this season Modern Frills will have you wanting more.

Dark Summer

Prada, Theyskens' Theory, Miu Miu.

Prada, Theyskens’ Theory, Miu Miu.

If you’re like myself and like some dark tones in the summer then you’ll love this trend called Dark Summer. It’s all in the name, this trend contains some simple dark designs like you would have in the winter, though in lighter and breathable fabrics for those warm summer days, so I say why ditch the little black dress till winter and let it free this summer. We also see a lot of designs with darker tones contrasted with some gorgeous bright prints which stand out so if you do love a little colour then you’ll like this especially.

Jealousy-Jumpers!

Ever get the feeling that your jumper is weighing you down? Give your closet a lift with these gorgeous and  quirky jumpers. We have decided to carefully choose our top favourite jumpers. You would be surprised with how many types of jumpers there are! From over-sized jumpers to quirky slogan jumpers, these cute little numbers will certainly create some envy.

Topshop.com  Knitted Mirror Eagle Jumper  £55.00

Topshop.com
Knitted Mirror Eagle Jumper
£55.00

If you are the type of person who likes to keep warm, whilst still looking good then you’ll love this cream and black knitted Mirror Eagle jumper from Topshop. It’s a little pricey but I guarantee that you will literally live in this jumper! Wear this over-sized jumper with a pair of black leggings and a pair of ankle boots for that casual laid back look.

UrbanOutfitters.com  Cooperative Striped Eyelash Jumper  Was £45.00 Now £22.00

UrbanOutfitters.com
Cooperative Striped Eyelash Jumper
Was £45.00 Now £22.00

In touch with your punk/emo side then you’ll love this edgy  Cooperative Striped Eyelash jumper from Urban Outfitters and at a reduced price how could you resist? Wear your Jumper with a black skater skirt with black sheer tights and a pair of converse to really show Kirsten Stewart how it’s done!

Asos.com   ASOS Bite Me Jumper  Was £35.00 Now £26.00

Asos.com
ASOS Bite Me Jumper
Was £35.00 Now £26.00

Us girls are instantly attracted to dark and mysterious vampires from the movies and how we imagine being part of that fantasy! Obviously it is fiction but if you still want a little excitement then you can settle for second best with this quirky and dark Bite Me jumper from Asos. At a discounted price, why not treat a friend to one of these fantastic buys for Christmas? I suggest you wear this short jumper with some wet look leggings and a pair of stilettos for that casual look with that touch of oomph!

oasis-stores.com Sequin Jumper £65.00

oasis-stores.com
Sequin Jumper
£65.00

Who said jumpers have to be worn with everyday clothes? Why not treat yourself this winter to a perfect party jumper! This V-neck jumper has long sleeves and has been totally embellished in gold sequins for that star like quality. Wear this jumper with a body con skirt and some sheer tights finished off with some sultry knee high boots and you will definitely have all eyes on you! Make sure that you look your very best whilst keeping warm in these cold nights this winter!

Misguided.com  Lizbeth Super Soft Aztec Jumper in Cream  £24.99

Misguided.com
Lizbeth Super Soft Aztec Jumper in Cream
£24.99

Stick to tradition with this fabulous Lizbeth Super soft Aztec jumper.  I love to see some print in a jumper because it makes the garment come to life! I would wear a long black skirt with this jumper and a gold and black skinny belt to bring the ensemble together for an effortless look.