Stripe Job

What is it about a stripe that makes me ever so anxious ? There is no denying how popular , varied and classical this trend is, but then why do I feel like a stripe is one of this season’s most boldest fashion statements I ask you ?

Perhaps stripes are that family member that doesn’t give a dam? Maybe it’s the challenge it presents in choosing the right version of it to flatter one’s torso? Or maybe , just maybe , it’s the fear of the ability to pull off a trend that is so longstanding few could possibly do it’s predecessors justice?

Getting this trend right most likely then rests on utilizing stripes in the most traditional of ways . If you are looking at investment pieces a magnificent stripe trouser or cashmere jersey is probably the best bet in winning the fashion stakes .

Both can transition into wardrobes effortlessly and are more than likely to withstand seasonal favor.

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‘Tis the Season

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Goodness how this part of the year sneaks up on us . It feels like yesterday when we started packing up the Christmas baubles and other festive season paraphernalia .

But this time of year has such an amazing energy about it . And we cannot help but think the magic that the Yuletide brings is just a little bit contagious.

We Rounded up 2 0f our ultimate Christmas Party looks and themes that we adore .

Copper Tones

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To Drink : Moscow Mule Cocktail served in Copper Mugs. We love Hot beauty health.com’s suggestion and recipe.

Fashion Tip: Team copper tones with other metallics for maximum effect.

Monocramatic Christmas

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To drink: Grapefruit and Rosemary gin cocktail ( unusually lovely.com)

Fashion Tip: Pair black and white stripes with polka dots to create a fun festive energy at you Christmas table .

Tropi-Chic

From Pineapples to flamingos, few can deny the ever-popular tropical trend continued this season. Perhaps its popularity lies in the public’s ever-longing desire to holiday to some exotic destination. Whilst this may not be attainable for most they certainly are sporting their favorite tropical destination non-the less.

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Whats in a Cape ?

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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.

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Let Your boots Steal The Show

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Here are a few tips to help you in search of those perfect boots:

  1. If it doesn’t fit in the shop, it wont fit at home.
  2. 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.
  3. Always try on with a sock / stocking if you intend on wearing socks or stockings with your boot choice.
  4. Customize your fit. There are a myriad of foot, heel and sole buffers, cushions and comfort aids available at chemists.
  5. If you are buying a leather boot always put leather protector on the leather before use.

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Belt It !

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Belts are all the rage this season , more specifically waist belts . Belts are a fantastic tool to even out body shapes as well as a fantastic opportunity to polish up a boring everyday look.   Whilst you can find a myriad of suggestions over the width of the belt , generally a few rules should be adhered to no matter what site you go onto.

  1. Thicker belts should be worn by longer waisted ladies .
  2. Narrow belts at the waist should be worn by ladies who are short waisted
  3. A contrast or bright belt is ideal for long waisted ladies.
  4. Self colour belts are ideal for ladies with little waist definition.

 

Here are some other ideas to revive your belt cupboard this season:

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For extra drama belt a scarf

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Revisit your belt cupboard armed with an online tutorial or two . We loved the “ Three ways to knot a belt tutorial on diyconfessions.com (http://diyconfessions.com/2013/09/17/ways-wear-belt/) .

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Haven’t got a belt and not ready to invest in one ? Not a problem . Grab a scarf and fashion it into a belt :

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