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How To Choose The Perfect Seasonless Dress

Wouldn’t it be easier if we could wear our favourite dress at any time of the year? You can! It’s time to have a little chat about the seasonless dress. Sound to good to be true? Think again! With just four simple steps and some savvy shopping tips, you will be well on your way to choosing the perfect dress that will take you effortlessly through all the seasons, come rain or shine.

It may come as a surprise to discover that by following just a few golden rules you will be on route to a versatile and easy to wear wardrobe. Effortless. Stress free. Stylish. With one obvious added bonus (hint: your bank balance will thank you for!)

The Colour

The colour should be easy to wear and easy to mix and match with other items in your wardrobe. It is certainly worth thinking about what colour your winter jacket is. When choosing a colour, it is best to think about neutral palettes; black, grey and blue are colours that will work in all the seasons and are easy to combine with other colours. Yellow however might be a little trickier to conquer whilst on the quest for easier wardrobe combinations.

The Length

A great option for a multi versatile dress is a midi style. That means. below the knee, around calf length. This length is ideal for all seasons. In the summer, brave it and go bare (and keep your fingers crossed for a glorious English summer). In the Autumn Winter add tights or knee high chunky socks.

All season dresses

(from left to right) ASOS Pleated Swing Dress in Polka Dot Print Now £22.00 See by Chloe Colourblock Midi Dress Now £77.50 Y.A.S New Aura Sleeveless Dress with Criss Cross Back Straps Now £11.00 ASOS Textured Midi Skater Dress with Deep V Neck Now £ 7.50

The Fabric

When choosing a dress to suit ALL the seasons, this can be a daunting idea. But don’t stress. Although the British weather can be a little unpredictable, to say the least, it is possible when selecting the perfect dress to find a fabric that suits all weathers…and don’t forget layers are always an option! It is better to have lots of thinner layers, so you can peel them on and off as needed. Good quality fabrics are designed to keep you cool in the hot weather and warm in the cold chilly winters.

The Style

The BEST style for all seasons is one that is versatile and easy to add layers to. So, that being said, it would have to be a strappy dress. A strappy dress will take you effortlessly through all the seasons and all you have to do is add a little t-shirt or a thin knit or perhaps a fitted polo-neck in the depths of winter, for a chic and easy look.

 

 

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Kristen Stewart Plays a “Mean” Chanel

You may best remember actress Kristen Stuart from the Twilight series, where she plays the mysterious and feisty female lead. But since the days of knocking about with vampires and warewolves, she has transformed into Karl Lagerfeld’s muse. Appearing in two campaigns and becoming a spokesmodel for Chanel and now she will appear in Karl Lagerfeld’s newest short film. 

In the short fictional film, Kristen Stewart plays a young Coco Chanel. As we look forward to another tribute to the legendary founder and designer. What should we expect? We have seen the likes of Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams and now… we should look forward to…a mean Coco Chanel!

Kristen & Karl #ChanelCruiseSeoul

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The film was directed by Lagerfeld himself and filmed over two days and will premiere at Chanel’s next Metiers d’Arts show in Rome on the 1st December.

“Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.” Coco Chanel

 

The story goes that Karl Lagerfeld cast Kristen because during casting “she played it really, really mean.” Well, she may Chanel (channel..get it?) the mean look very well, but there is no ignoring that she channels the elegance that every Chanel muse should.

#CCtheMuse #CCtheVip

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Kristen’s style at 25 years is elegant with an obvious edge. Making her the perfect choice to play Coco Chanel, who when she began as a designer back in 1909 pushed the boundaries of women’s fashion, creating what for the time was considered casual womenswear and making it acceptable for women to wear trousers and suits.

Embrace the LBD like Kristen Stewart and get your hands on one of these Black dresses.

 

 

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Dress like Cara Delevingne: But look like you

How to dress like Cara Delevingne

Recently we are seeing more and more in the news about British supermodel Cara Delevingne and how she is quitting modeling…again. But why? Cara has always been outspoken about her dislike for the industry and her honestly ironically has made her even more wanted by designers and those pulling the strings in the industry itself. 

But what is we love so much about her? Her care free, give a s*** attitude and her style. So we thought it only right that we introduce a little Cara style to you and your wardrobe. The key though here is, that although Cara’s personal style is something to be admired and definitely worth taking inspiration from, it is not to be copied. Why? Well, in an ironic twist, what Cara stands for is individuality. She was quoted as saying “Everyone has the right to be whoever they want to be”. So whilst taking inspiration and following a few simple style rules is fine, you should stay true to your own style and be yourself.

Cara Delevingne Street Style in a Nutshell

Choose pretty dresses, that are strappy and elegant but in prints such as tartan. Think about textures and layering. Layer a T-Shirt over if it is a little colder out or just for a different look. There are so many t-shirts out there with slogans and messages on, there is pretty much something to suit every mood and express what you are feeling.

Cara Delevinge Street Style Tartan

Adidas Originals Stripe Beanie £15.00 Finders Keepers Dress Now £32.50 Eleven Paris T-Shirt £45.00

Consider adding even more tartan to your look and head to a vintage shop to find a big baggy tartan shirt. A tartan shirt is multi-functional, if it’s big enough, wear it as a dress teamed with biker boots or your white converse OR just wear it around your waist to create more layers to your look.

Cara's Street Style

A.S98 Boots£105.00, Quay Australia Sunglasses £27.00, Tartan Oversized Scarf £20.00

The Wish List

– Tartan in ANY form

– Black angle boots, awesome trainers or converse

– Beanie and statement sunnies

– Strappy little dress

– Basic T-Shirt with something magical, awesome or rude on it

If you are after a more glossy look for a special event but again with a little Cara attitude then check out some of our fav dresses and draw a little inspiration from there…

Cara’s Best Dresses

1. The Dark Side

We all have a dark side and why not show that off in a sultry black number. Here is a good example of  a classic black dress with attitude. Cara somehow makes it look cool with a rock nobility edge. Get your hands on a black dress here.

The secret to this is;

– plunging neckline

– studs

– lace (for a subtle gothic feel)

– lots of smoky eye make-up and of course grab that red lippy!

2. The Gold Edition

Cara manages to make a glitzy number look cute but with a rock edgy feel. How?

– leather biker boots

– a big chunky belt

– statement accessories

Also fancy getting your hands on a gold dress? Then click here or maybe try out our silver dresses too

3. Lets Get Tarted Up…AGAIN

So remember, clash your prints like Cara to keep your style individual. Sling a tartan shirt around your waist for a “I just threw this on” look.

The secret to this look is;

– a beanie

– oh yeah…and those black angle boots again! They tie the whole outfit together, keeping it understated and laid-back.

The secret is ladies, just do like Cara does and don’t give a s***, have fun and yeah…that’s it! The most important fashion accessory is ATTITUDE and don’t forget it!

Categories: Shopping inspiration

Black Summer Dresses

Stylish Black Summer dresses

Who says black is just for the winter? Black is actually a smart choice for the summer as well. Lets face it, with all those florals and pastel shades sometimes black doesn’t get a look in. Lets change that!

The classic black dress is incredibly versatile and should be treated as such. A black dress is a great investment because it is timeless and can be worn all year round, whatever the season it can be dressed accordingly and as trends change the black dress will remain a classic. It is more than possible to create several great and totally different looks with just one black dress and this timeless little number can be worn year after year. 

So why should we all think about black summer dresses?

Although black is perfect worn by itself, it can also act as a canvas to build on. Be playful with your black dress, splash on some colour by simply adding a touch of red lippy, a pair of gorgeous sandals or perhaps a colourful clutch…the options are endless!

Add an extra something

Get the look!

– Add a great pair of statement sandals, this will totally change the look of the same dress you twinned with ballerina pumps the week before.

–  Add a bit of red lippy into the equation, for a glam evening look or “just because” you feel like it.

A black dress is understated and chic and certainly should not be overlooked. Which means it is a great option for the office, as well as those cheeky Friday after work drinks.

OR

Keep it classic, with black heels and perfectly polished hair for a timeless elegant look that will never go out of fashion.

Reasons why we need a black dress in our wardrobes and in our lives;

– a great base to an outfit

– can be altered easily to create multiple outfits & looks

– possible to add colour with your accessories

– keep it classic with all black accessories

– add some red lippy

– chic, timeless, elegant, versatile

–  Black is always, always, always a great choice for a cocktail dress

So, that being said…I guess it’s about time to find your perfect black dress! It’s simple ladies, the LBD will never go out of fashion!

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