Capes and cloaks are seeing a resurgence in popularity and we couldn’t be more delighted. Originally a staple in the 1930’s capes provided a practical solution to the elements. As such capes offer a great solution to staying warm without killing an evening wear look and are statement enough to be used as a stand alone piece in this day and age.
Why exactly this practical piece went out of fashion no one really knows however. Some have put it down to the scarcity of fabric leading up to World War 2, whilst others blame the practicality of long items when getting into cars and operating machinery during that period.
Perhaps with a return to slow fashion capes are at the top of any fashionistas closet revival in 2016? All we know is that Capes are super flattering and hopefully here to stay.
Here are our eveningwear cape options in store. These gowns are super chic and incorporate the ever-popular cape.
Here are a few tips to help you in search of those perfect boots:
- If it doesn’t fit in the shop, it wont fit at home.
- Don’t shop for footwear at the end of a day. Feet swell the longer you are on them. To ensure a good fit purchase at the beginning of the day.
- Always try on with a sock / stocking if you intend on wearing socks or stockings with your boot choice.
- Customize your fit. There are a myriad of foot, heel and sole buffers, cushions and comfort aids available at chemists.
- If you are buying a leather boot always put leather protector on the leather before use.
Have you sneaked a pair of kicks into your wardrobe? Do you have a “sneaky” ambition to own a pair? Well you are not alone. From the catwalk to the street sneakers have never been more popular.
Whilst sneakers have been around since 1892, they only gained popularity in the 1950’s when kids began wearing them as fashion statements.
There was a resurgence in 1984 when Michael Jordan clinched a deal with Nike and other shoe retailers followed suit.
Wearing Sneakers outside of the sports arena and across the fashion board has never been more on-point in 2016. The revival, backed by celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Olivia Palermo and Karlie Kloss is set to sizzle for another season or two.
The use of sneakers is perhaps inline with the fact that retro fashions have gained popularity and with that has come the revival of satellite accessories from the relevant era.
This year the Met Gala theme was Manus X Machina: Fashion in an age of technology. Designers and design houses were inspired by fashion and technology alike. Whilst many opted to interpret the theme in the use of metallic and robotic inspired looks some did delve into the theme and related motifs by incorporating the advances in fabric technology in their smart wearable’s.
Here are some of the looks we loved and some we felt look warm about:
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.
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.