Style tips for the UK Designer Sale!

Now that the weather’s begun to change I hope you’re feeling in the mood for splurging on a new fall wardrobe! We’ve got such amazing new fashions for the whole of September, and for very little outlay you can look absolutely fabulous! So here’s a few tips to help you with your fashion choices:

Color – make a statement!

Go for bold color!

Don’t always choose black – yes it’s easy to wear and coordinate with and it’s very sophisticated but you’ve probably already got a wardrobe full of black. With our great prices take a chance on something more adventurous – it doesn’t have to be bright either (although bright colors are huge for fall), it could be a lovely bottle green, burgundy, brown or super-chic navy.

Loud prints – big and bold

There’s a strong trend towards big splashy prints : florals, paisley and any baroque or black-and-white geometric patterns. Calm it down with neutral coordinates or accessories. Checks should be bold and oversized and look out for polka dots and animal prints too.

Skirt lengths – the long and the short of it

Midi length skirts are hot, both pencil skirts and fluid A-line shapes, but just make sure the hem reaches a point below your knee which flatters the shape of your leg. Look out for pencil skirts with exaggerated shaping or seam-lines to give you that “hourglass” look. Billowing maxi lengths are still key for evening, and look fabulous worn with a cropped faux fur jacket, and mini lengths are very on trend for that sixties vibe.

Pants – wide or narrow?

skinny pants can be worn with a mini dress too!

Wide leg pants are still in – the “70’s glam” look is trending for fall – but re-look at skinny ones too. They’re perfect to wear under the new tunic shapes (very 1960’s) and great with oversized men’s-style jackets, cable knit sweaters and cardigans – for the “Billie-Jean” look! Traditional “men’s style” tailored pants are making a huge comeback for the season so play up the masculine trend by wearing with a crisp white shirt, or by “feminizing” (aka Katherine Hepburn) with one of our gorgeous printed chiffon blouses and high heels!

Sleeves – making a dramatic come-back!

Blouses and dresses with sleeves are in. The look is covered up and retro-prim. Sleeve shapes are exaggerated – either wide shouldered, padded, gathered and vintage looking, ¾ and tulip shaped, flared and fluttery or voluminous and gathered into a tight cuff. Emphasis on the sleeves is great for altering your proportions too, making the shoulders and top half appear larger and therefore slimming the hips!


Hosiery for fall 2011

Make a fashion statement with funky hosiery,  it’s super fashionable for fall and can jazz up any outfit. If you’re feeling bold then go for patterns and prints (if you have confidence in your matching abilities then try mixing and matching printed coordinates with hosiery prints!). Solid opaques were in abundance on the catwalks too. Try solid black or solid natural with a bright coat or dress. Wear with matching colored shoes to elongate your legs.

So I hope this helps your shopping experience at our sale, I’ll be there so you can ask me for any advice,

See you next week!


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