Tailored, refined and ladylike dressing is often associated with dresses and skirts, but this season, trousers are the big news in fashion, spotted on spring/summer 2015 catwalks at Victoria Beckham, Mulberry and more.
There are two pant styles - culottes versus cropped - that are creating headlines, it's just about deciding which one to choose and knowing how to wear them.
Beige, cream, stone, aka the parev shades of the colour spectrum, have never really had much of a powerful feel until now. Long gone are the days that neutrals are chosen simply for easy colour matching. This season, fashion draws back to its simplistic and rawest form. Think ballet-dancer nude shades with just the right amount of flesh tones that stops your complexion looking cold and deathly.
When fashion and comfort collide, one cannot help but feel uplifted that we can look stylish, on-trend and most of all, actually move with ease. Designers like Stella McCartney, Bottega Veneta and Gucci, to name but a few, have started a denim revolution, bringing the fabric back to the forefront of every woman's capsule wardrobe.
If anyone knows how to kick off London Fashion Week in style, it's the queen of the supermodel pack, Naomi Campbell. Her Fashion For Relief catwalk show raised funds and awareness for the Ebola crisis. Joined by fellow supermodels and actresses it was the golden ticket show.
It can be said that everyone under the age of 40 who wants to keep their head warm is desperately gripping onto their childhood days by channelling a knitted beanie hat. The beanie design has become the surprise new trend for the chilly days.
Retro prints, clash of colours and bold graphics get this year off to a bright start. Steer yourself away from your usual muted palette and wake up both your wardrobe and your mood with this season's explosion of print. Offset rainbow hues with denim for a played-down look or go all out and mix and match your prints with your colours.
This season we see a revival of the stripe, and a rebirth of the spot. Both were on parade at the spring-summer 2015 catwalks in a barrage of geometrics and colour blocking, vertical, horizontal, round and bold. Expect to reach dizzy heights. Which one will you pick?
Once the sale racks are emptied, Spring fever will soon be upon us with a new collection of clothes to get you set for the warmer months ahead. Bag a bargain now and get up to speed with the looks that are here to stay. Minimal fuss, maximum impact. Here's how:
A face exfoliator is nothing new, it was the buzz-word of nineties skincare and still remains the most effective way of polishing your skin. Surprisingly, however, according to Mintel's 2014 skincare report, a mere 39 per cent of women regularly use a facial exfoliator.