Witchery First Edition

December 6, 2016

With a mix of intricate textures, sporty shapes and complex detailing the latest Witchery First Edition limited collection is an instant wardrobe update for the upcoming festive season. A collection consisting of silhouettes suitable for parties, day events through to sparkly nights out. Here’s three festive trends to try now.

Jump Start

There’s no surprise that the jumpsuit has supplanted the cocktail dress as there is nothing easier then throwing on a full length jumpsuit and instantly looking sleek. The Rampling jumpsuit is made from a luxurious silk and is the perfect versatile wardrobe staple that you’ll wear on many an occasion. Think sandals and fedora for a day down by the beach or heels and classic jewels for a dinner party with friends.

tip: Add a thick waist belt to your outfit to accentuate your waist-line and a pair of stiletto’s to elongate your figure.

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Sequins of Events

With the festive season and end of the year celebrations right around the corner owning a little sparkle will never let you down. The short milk white jumpsuit is a wonder onesie with sequins and cross back detailing that provides a laid back evening-wear option that still retains the glam.

tip: Swop out your flats for a pair of kitten heels and a bold lip to take your look from day-time party to night-time sparkle.

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Cold Shoulder

The off the shoulder ribbed knit offers the perfect amount of sexy meets sweet. A style that feels just as right for a Summer soiree as it does for a beachside lunch. For a modern update opt for monochrome separates and a pair of trousers over a summer skirt or a pair of shorts. You don’t want to show off too much skin.

tip: Make sure you wear a good strapless bra with your off the shoulder top and add a quick dusting of bronzer on the décolletage to ensure the look is red-carpet ready.

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Shot by Justin Polkey

Make up by Tyler Williams
*Advertorial post in collaboration with Witchery. All words and outfit choice are my own. 

Moody Blooms

September 28, 2016

I’ll be the first to admit that owning, never or less wearing, a floral print item is simply not me. However the latest influx of dark and moody florals found against a dark colour palette or embroidered on luxe jacquard fabrics has me changing my opinion rather quickly.

Spotted on the runway countless times this past season moody blooms are taking over. With darker colour palettes and longer hemlines to create a dash of drama with a hint of Victorian goth. Marc Jacobs, Erdem, Burberry and Vetements all showed long-length dresses in moody, nearly sinister patterns.

Keep the look casual with a boho maxi dress, leather jacket and a pair of trusty ankle boots or if all over floral is simply too much a printed floral scarf or an embroidered jacket will do the trick.

There’s no reason not to look blooming fabulous this season.

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wearing: Vero Moda dress, Zara boots

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wearing: H&M pyjama style suit and necklace 

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wearing: ASOS reclaimed vintage frock, Witchery boots, H&M necklace

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wearing: H&M knit, Zara embroidered trousers

A Sure Thing

September 13, 2016

Wardrobe wise what’s more of a sure thing than a crisp white shirt? Wear it to work, party in it at night, relax in one during the weekends and throw one over your bikini when on holiday.

Probably the most versatile item you could own, more so then your favourite pair of denims. Classic? Yes. Timeless? Yes.

My latest white shirt acquisition is a beautifully soft, 100% cotton, “Oxford ex-boyfriend” shirt from GANT. With an oversized fit (a.k.a straigh and slightly longer) I opted for a girl-meets-boy inspired look.

I teamed my classic white shirt with a pair of black three quarter trousers and a fitted blazer. To keep things interesting I opted for a DIY neck pierce using my skinny scarf and a pair of fish net socks.

Feminitity meets masculinity.

wearing:

GANT white shirt
Zara shorts
Witchery blazer
Zara skinny scarf
ASOS socks
Gucci loafers

Shot by Justin Polkey

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Last Days of Summer

August 30, 2016

Leaves begin to fall or flowers begin to bloom and with it comes the inevitable change of our wardrobe: trans-seasonal dressing. My absolute favourite kind of wardrobe, I guess it has something to do with the fact that trans-seasonal pieces are the building blocks for the season ahead. Stability meets transformation meets renovation.

One of the only fundamental shopping rules when it comes to trans-seasonal clothing is to buy items that evoke the season ahead rather than the season that has just passed. Think of it as a reboot for your wardrobe.

So how does one bridge the gap between seasons and get ahead of the upcoming trends?

Tips for trans-seasonal dressing:

Show off your ankles with midi skirts and culotte trousers.

Change up your colour scheme. Deep reds and navy’s for fall and neutrals for Spring.

Get some fresh wardrobe injections. There are some key SS16/AW17 trends you can start playing around with right away, why wait till next season to embrace them?

Choose classics with a twist. Think white shirts with extra long sleeves or patterned two piece suits.

Don’t be afraid to play with various textures and layering. Leather over soft knits or denim paired with lace.

xxx
EJ

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Styling Emma Jane Menteath
Photography Justin Polkey

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