Feel cosy in winter with Cashmere jumpers

The feel of cashmere can make anyones knees go weak (as well as the bank balance), but why not invest in a cashmere piece for the cold winter days? The once rare wool has had a makeover. A makeover to turn your wardrobe into an all time classic or add your twist to the familiar piece. Whether you pair with a skirt and tights or throw on your mom jeans to create a  more relaxed look, the invite for a cashmere jumper into your life will be the best yet. From minimal pieces to seventies inspired camel colours, I selected the best of the best cashmere jumpers you can cosy up to.

 

H&M £119.99

H&M | £119.99

Aiming for a straight style tunic with cashmere, can help you create numerous looks. Are you one to colour combinate your outfit or would you rather show a little leg with a chelsea boot? The ribbed polo neck is bound to keep you warmer for longer.

Uniqlo £59.90

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Having a blue day? Dress to match your mood. Pastels can never run out of style, it is a colour that can be dressed up or down and for any season. The cool blue coloured jumper as an updated wider ribbed knit for a more casual design for the minimalists.  

Brora

Brora | £295

This one is for the ones that want to splash out a little (or can manage to persuade their love ones to buy it for them). Brora has the best selection of unique styles added to a classic cashmere piece. The gauzy coloured jumper comes with a contrasted statement coloured-block cuff. The sizes are generous, which can only mean it will be even more cosy.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw | £180

Jigsaw is known for relaxed and versatile pieces. This time, they have brought out a fun colour block design that is going to make you want to add it to your Christmas list. The classic roll neck cashmere jumper, is now more updated than ever. It has a vibrant pop of orange and mustard which will look perfect paired with jeans. I say that is a look well put together…

Free People

Free People | £148

The name is in the title… ‘Lure me in cashmere pullover’. The irresistible jumper is a practical jumper that you can chuck on and get away with you taking hours on getting ready. The bright colour is eye catching enough to make your enemie jealous. The slouchy fit has a relaxed feel to the look, which is great for the care free style.

Ted Baker

Ted Baker | £91

The bee embroidered cashmere jumper is homage to the symbolism of what the bee stands for. Strength (Even though we don’t have enough strength to say no to clothes). Ted Baker scattered the jumper with gold tone embellished insects bees, across the shoulder. It is a fun and feminine twist to your wardrobe and a piece I wouldn’t mind investing in. Quality over quantity after all..

 

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How to style hats for winter

Remember the days where you were forced to wear ugly knitted hat sets your nan insisted on you wearing? Only because practicality was better than looking stylish. But since when did practicality and style have to be so divided? There is such a thing as looking good and feeling good at the same time. From fashion week in Seoul all the way to Tbilisi, there was street style to get you inspired. The fashionistas showed us how to take advantage of our styles and make the most of what we can do to the accessory that is hats.

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And the style isn’t just in the streets. Designers such as Versace and Tosia created a Spring 18 ready-to-wear collection in which was accessorised with hats. Whether your style is a as carefree as Tosia or if you are an urban girl at heart and love to rock your gold and geometric prints like Versace, you can add a hat to any outfit you pull out of your wardrobe and it can easily tie it all together well.

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Going all the way back to the 17th century, it was there when the Beret hats became a part of a uniform. Since then, like any style, they dibble in and out until you see a fashion icon wearing one. Winnie Harlow pulled off the french influenced hat with a two piece suit, showing we can mix it up. Pair with nude colours for a chic look or rock it out in all black. Don’t be afraid to mix up with other trends. If you want to go for a look similar to Winnie, starts kick it off with a good start. Grab your hands on a similar version at Urban Outfitters.

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Are you daring enough to wear a baseball cap? I mean, besides out of a sweaty gym and more wearing down the high street.. No matter where you go at the moment, there is a girl wearing this staple piece with practically anything. Sport luxe is a trend that is to be said the most comfortable. No one can judge you for wearing your sweats (unless you have food stains down them). Whether you are supporting your favourite sports team or just protecting your eyes from the sun, you will be a hit in the fashion world. At Copenhagen fashion week, the baseball cap was on almost everyone; showing us the different ways in which we can work this look. Go smart casual and mix a slouchy two piece, with a plain baseball cap. Too daring? Wear an oversized trench jacket with mom jeans and a catchphrase baseball cap. I will leave it to you to create a trend.

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When I hear of the accessory Bucket Hat all that comes to my mind is 17 year olds, smoking weed and raving to music that sounds like.. Not music. It wasn’t until looking at Shanghai fashion week, that wearing a bucket hat can just be as stylish as wearing the next newest trend. Selecting a statement all over block colour, is a way forward; a different approach to the accessory. Go bold and bright, don’t hide behind the dark colours of black and grey.

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One thing you have to consider when it comes to wearing a hat is.. Does it suit my face shape? The amount of times I go to try a ‘hat of the season’ on and end up looking like a potato face (not a good look). One hat that suits a lot of face shapes is a simple fedora hat; a hat that bohemians and rock stars can wear at the same time. Fedoras came about from as early as 1891, allowing the style of the hat to not go out of trend. Taking a backseat this season with the rise of the other style of hats, time to bring it back. Wear with a maxi dress to bring out the inner hippy or customise the hat yourself, so the minimal outfit you’re use to wearing now has some depth. Tip? Just don’t over do it with the gems…

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Fashion mogul Olivier Rousteing enlightens us on the Balmain x Victoria’s Secret collaboration

It has been widely spoken about that Victoria’s Secret and Olivier Rousteing would be collaborating together for the 2017 show in Shanghai, but did we anticipate how trend hitting the collection would be? A world where girly girls would walk out grunge rockers. Creative director of Balmain created a spectacular capsule collection that has us all dreaming to be in our drawers. Launching in stores on December 6th, it is worth saving our pay check at the end of the month. From studs to checks, the angels helped the collaboration take off to its fullest expectations. Ahead of the unveiling, marked the first time the brand partnered up with a fashion house (EVER!!), especially on an in-store collection that we could get our hands on. And no… I’m not talking about the $2 million fantasy bra.

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After years and many shows later, they finally saw what they should of done a while ago. Rousteing said “The Victoria’s Secret team have been invited to my Balmain shows many times, and I have also been a guest on the VS front row,” he said backstage. “A year ago they came to me and said, why don’t we do something together?”. The punk theme ran through this year’s collection, which payed off for the collaboration as previous editorials and books have had many punk references in. If you haven’t checked out previous work from Balmain, you will always see a rock ‘n’ roll spin in the collections. A masterpiece that that puts the era of rock ‘n’ roll a statement one.

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And what better way than to showcase your collection on beautiful leggy models? Those beautiful leggy models that are in his Balmain army. A gang of girls who religiously star in his campaigns. So… Where do I sign up to be in the gang? Stating on his thoughts on the Balmain army, he told VOGUE “They all come from different worlds, different backgrounds, different ethnicities and different agencies. Some have kids, some are new faces. I learn from every one of them.” We like to expect the unexpected, however it wouldn’t of been a Balmain show if there weren’t a feature of diamantes throughout. Romee Strijd got to strut her stuff down the catwalk in one of the best pieces from the collection, a Michael Jackson inspired jacket.

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If you haven’t already found a way to watch, or stalked the angels on Instagram then get the date of November 28th in your diary, as it will be airing on CBS. Think close ups of the collection and all things beautiful and sparkly. Oh.. and wings. Can’t forget the angel wings. Check out what to expect in store at beginning of December. Get eying up your favourite piece.

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By Blish Launch Party

Personalised cupcakes, a flower wall and a case full of prosecco calls to be a good night. An excuse for us all to take out our phones and snap everything in sight to make it “Instagrammable”. Woke up this morning with the stench of prosecco, but hey… It was for an event worth celebrating. Let’s say it was for a good cause. Is that a good enough excuse?

 

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If you haven’t heard of @theblish already, then it is time to get familiarising yourself as she is one to watch. Stylist and blogger Sean Blishen put on an event to launch her new clothing line, and it was a clothing line that will be seen in my wardrobe. Sean invited my friend and I to a launch in which her collection showcased style, versatility and only the best of the best. You would be surprised… Was actually drawn to something other than black *gasp*.

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As I was glugging back the prosecco (trying to act classy), the event brought people from around Manchester to socialise as they shop. I mean, what better two things? Offering 20% off her new line, my bank card hasn’t had so much use. I like to think of her collection as a mix between H&M and Topshop. Pieces that are worth the spends and you don’t have to break your bank whilst treating yourself.

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My favourite piece had to be the orange coat. Had my eyes on it from her posts, and seeing it in person made it even better. Might end up looking like a tangerine, but hopefully a stylish tangerine. Her website is soon to launch in December, so make sure to keep an eye out by following the brand on Instagram @byblish and let me know what you get buying!

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Mulberrys 12 days of Christmas

Some of you are probably thinking i’m crazy… We have only just started packing our halloween decorations away and i’m talking about the festive season like Christmas is tomorrow. One of the best things about the Christmas lead up (besides the excitement of eating loads of food and no judgement being involved) is the advent calendars. It helps us pass the time quicker and bring Christmas closer. As much as we love to get our hands on the Lindt advent calender (mouth watering already), it is the Mulberry 12 days of Christmas I am talking about.

The fashion house knows how to make it a stylish (and slightly expensive) Christmas. But hey, what Christmas isn’t expensive…

Burberry advent calender

I mean TIS almost the season.. Almost? We are already in Winter!! What is a few extra days earlier… Mulberry is setting the festive mood with its charming Christmas campaign video. And it is one I will be happy to watch over and over again.

The short film was shot by the talented Charlotte Wales, with the girl band The Big Moon, bringing the indie rocker out of us all with a twist on a classic. “The collections that I design are all about modern heritage and a new perspective on tradition. You can’t get much more traditional that the “Twelve Days of Christmas”, but mixing it up with a great track, a brilliant director and a playful narrative results in a completely fresh British reinterpretation of a classic,” Johnny Coca told Vogue in an exclusive preview of the film.

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Mulberry have always been known for their quirky and creatively diverse adverts and with the likes of worldwide model names, they wanted to stay clear and aim for a Central Saint Martins cool-girl Wales, marketing and digital director Charlotte O’Sullivan said: “Charlotte has a beautiful aesthetic and is brilliant technically, which along with her very British sense of humour meant that she was the perfect creative match to help us bring the essence of our Mulberry Christmas to life.”

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I challenge you to be able to get through the short film without humming along… I failed THREE times!! If you can get through the advert without singing (or buying) then I give you credit.

Now, time to check out the gorgeous collection by Mulberry that will be helping us break our banks… You can purchase the capsule collection here <<

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Designer Pudsey ears for Children In Need

Curating the first designer Pudsey ears collection, is a list of fashion muses and celebrities, all going to an amazing cause that is Children in Need. I personally can’t pick a favourite, the choices are endless. For the special occasion, brands such as Burberry, Gucci and Prada have transformed the classic Pudsey ears and tweaked with their creative style; ranging from different fabrics to styles and colours.

If you haven’t been on social media at the moment (for some bizarre reason), then it is time to get back onto it and check out the famous faces that are helping push this project. The one-off headpieces have been modelled by the likes of Selena Gomez and Adwoa Aboah. All headpieces are to be auctioned off online, in which the proceeds will go towards the amazing charity BBC Children In Need. Get behind the organisation and donate as you have until 19th Nov until the auction ends.

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You thought that was something else? In addition to the designer ears, the fashion house Louis Vuitton, has collaborated with Supreme to create a 28-inch version of Pudsey (which would go perfect in my bedroom). The Pudsey bear will have the final pieces of denim from their collaboration, in which you can also bid on.

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Whether you miss out on getting your hands on a pair of the designer ears or enormous teddy bear, you can help support the charity by purchasing a pair of original ears.

 

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Photo credits | Vogue

Erdem X H&M

Waiting for what H&M pulls out of the bag in terms of their collaborations, always seems like a decade too long. From the show studded past collaborators, it has to be said this was one of the most anticipated ones yet. London based designer Erdem Moralioglu teamed up with H&M and looking at their collection together, it was one that was easily wearable for all trendsetters and style influencers. Erdem has a flare, that not many designers can carry off. His inspiration comes from what he sees and invisions with his own memories, designed signatures and what all city folks secretly love… The countryside. Erdem said “It is very personal. The collection reinterprets some of the codes that have defined my work over the past decade, and it’s also inspired by film, music… things i loved growing up”.

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What can we expect from this collection? If you haven’t already been refreshing the H&M homepage since it came out, then most likely your new favourite designers collection will be one you will get green eyed over. Coming out on 2nd November, it is now available both online and in 220 worldwide stores. So it is about time you get hunting for that tea party tweed set. The sharp tailoring throughout the pieces screams silhouette, whilst the feminine florals are an interpretation of his catwalk collections saying how he has always been fascinated by femininity “I’ve always been fascinated by the language of femininity, whether it’s lace or flowers or aesthetics of beauty” says Erdem.

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For H&M, Erdem went into designing a wardrobe that was versatile for the woman and man (yes, for the first time ever, a collection for men). Think romantic meets modern. As much as I would love to buy multiples of each piece in the collection, I have to put the selfishness aside and remember others have to shop as well. For matter of a fact, ERDEM x H&M purchases are limited to a maximum of one of each item per person. This applies to all items in the collection including accessories, shoes and bags.

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Happy shopping and et’s hope your bank balance agrees with your style. We can blame it on Erdem. It isn’t our fault we like to look pretty.

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