Black and White

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Let’s face a few fashion realities – Black and White may possibly be in the Ten Commandments of Fashion.   Whether it’s floral, stripes or a bold graphic print there is something timeless, classic and chic about this combination.

Here are a few tips on how to interpret the trend using existing items in your wardrobe.

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Whilst Black and white may be a wardrobe staple, keeping them looking fresh is often hard to achieve without some sound advice on washing them. Garments that contain both black and white are often the hardest to manage. The black often “bleeds” into the white, making the white look greyish in appearance.

Here are a few tips to ensure your whites don’t go yellow and your blacks fade a little slower.

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The Maxi Dress

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Wedding season is upon us and what better than a maxi dress to invest in for such an occasion. The more inexpensive ones currently in the market do tend to skimp on fabric but are great for day wear, as most are comfy cotton knit variations. If the more expensive ones catch your eye, perhaps opting for a solid colour is wise to increase use, as printed ones are noticeable from event to event.

Wear with a striking necklace for full on evening glamour or grab a stole for cooler evenings. A lot of wedding invites these days do call for a wedge or flat option for ladies due to the location limitations – a maxi dress is ideal as it is smart for such an occasion.

There is a maxi dress for every body shape and every budget this season . Whether you are a girlie girl or sporty non-dress wearing lass this trend is for everyone.

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Romp-a-rama

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Looking for a quick, easy wearing fashion fix? Look no further than a romper. Not to be confused with a jumpsuit, this item is a modern take on the original definition of a romper. Originally a romper was referred to as a one piece for children and in more modern times as a “onesy”.

A romper, more specifically, is a short’s suit. Shorts have become a part of everyday life and a wardrobe staple to anyone’s wardrobe that cares about fashion.

In our opinion Taylor Swift has given this trend new life and it is particularly popular amongst young people and celebrities.

From Viscose to Sequins this is a hot item on the fashion scene and certainly worth owning.

 

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Reference:

Kathrin Kidger – Contrast romper (In store this Friday 18 March 2016)

White Flight

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Sometimes it is hard to believe that simple white dresses where a wardrobe staple turn of the century; not dissimilar to the modern day little black dress. Often clients are at a loss at how to wear white. White fabrics tend to be see through and in many cases unwieldy.

We have devised a fool proof way to wear this seasons hottest trend.

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The meaning of white :

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The meaning of the colour white is purity,
innocence, wholeness and completion

White is colour at its most complete and pure, the colour of perfection. The colour meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.

In colour psychology white is the colour of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn’t stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive.

White contains an equal balance of all the colours of the spectrum, representing both the positive and negative aspects of all colours. Its basic feature is equality, implying fairness and impartiality, neutrality and independence. It is interesting to note that babies come into the world with a perfect balance of white, ready to imprint their lives with all the colours of the spectrum (hopefully!) from all their life experiences.

White is totally reflective, awakening openness, growth and creativity. You can’t hide behind it as it amplifies everything in its way.

Reference:

http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-white.html

 

 

Print-on-Print Play.

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Print on print is certainly not for the faint hearted . But were there is risk; there is great reward as they say . The secret lies in following a few basic rules and expanding on those rules as you go. We suggest that if you are genuinely not in possession of any printed item you start out small.   Pair a bold solid colour with something as simple as a stripe for instance.

 

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Thereafter the next progression of the trend is mixing print with print. You do this by replacing the solid item piece with a monochromatic pattern in the same colour. If this is still a little daunting, stick to the simple tutorial above and limit the additional print added to just a shoe or bag print.

 

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For those that are brave and perhaps fancy themselves as print on print heavyweights we suggest suggest utilizing three prints together. The trick is to have a colourway that anchors all the pieces together.

 

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http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/resort-2014/thom-browne

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Pantone Colours of the Year 2016

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PANTONE Fashion Colour Report Spring 2016: A Transporting and Transformative Canvas

“Colours this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves “

– Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.

You know it’s a big deal when Pantone chooses not one, but two Pantone Colour’s of the year . The significance of these colours cannot be underestimated. In the coming months these pantone colours are utilized in interior, fashion and print media.

These colours, heralded as a unisex palette are engineered to induce a feeling of serenity and calmness in a busy and techno-focused world.

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