Let’s take a trip down rodeo drive in Western style

A cowboy hat and a rodeo bull come to mind when anyone mentions the Western style, but recently fashion designers have been inspired by this yee-ha of a style for their collections. Designers such as Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and Celine have been few of many using a mix of sharply-tailored full denim looks and embroidered shirts. Time to put the flannel shirts to the back of the wardrobe, forget what was considered as a rougher approach, and bring in the style with a modern touch.  This season add your own touch to a classic style with buckled belts and pointed boots that are bound to get you strutting your stuff down the high street.

Celine SS18

Celine SS18

 

Calvin Klein SS18

Calvin Klein SS18

 

The wild west is a time we would all love to be a part of, and especially with this seasons western heritage trend, we can put the sophisticated back into our wardrobes with a twist.

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The best way to incorporate this style into your own wardrobe, is by bringing in some key items. Any excuse to treat ourselves… Am i right? From fringe jackets, to midi skirt and all the accessories you can think of. Keep it chic and you will setting a trend everyone would love to wear.

Check out some of the best western inspired pieces from the high street.

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  • Arizona western boots, £65, Topshop
  • Fringe ditsy shirt, £30, ASOS
  • Tie belt denim shirt, £49.99, H&M
  • Western belt, £7, Miss Selfridge
  • Jacquard fringe coat, £29.99, ZARA

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Jumpers speak louder than words

It is that time of year where you don’t know what stunt the weather is going to pull. Will it rain or shine? WHO KNOWS?! One thing I know and can reassure you on, is jumpers are key for this sort of back and forth polava. Forget the oversized mens jumper you bought 5 years ago, or the jumper your nan knitted you with the itchy yarn… It is all about the slogan jumpers. Last year we saw the likes of designers promoting world matters into their basic white tees and models strutting the high street in quotes they never said out loud on vests. But with one of my number one guilty fashion pleasures that is the jumper, we can let the words do the talking, whilst we do the walking. Putting together only the best of the best slogan jumpers, you can get your hands on from the high street.

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Say it louder and prouder by how you wear it! What slogan would you have on your sweatshirts? Follow me on Instagram @jordy_ellen for more x

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream fashion

There is something about this colour trend that is making me want a mint choc chip ice cream… Spring is usually associated with florals and girly prints, but for SS18 it is all about the ice cream pastel hues.

Michael Kors

Tom Ford

From Michael Kors parma violet two piece suit to Tom Ford’s strawberry starburst dress (despite it making me hungry) the hues are ones to be in our wardrobes. But imagine, opening your wardrobe doors and seeing every pastel item in sight. The sweet shop feel will get you to push your boundaries on the duller colours.  

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The trend doesn’t have to relate to the girly girl in us all. The colour palette is great for whether you are a workaholic at a desk or a sporty girl always on the go, there are easy ways to make pastels work for you. It is a great colour trend to start off the year with; having a mix of softer shades with more muted tones. The gentle colours can add a delicate touch to your outfit.

Check out this trend on the high street, from some of my favourite high street stores.

 

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Check out this trend on the high street, from some of my favourite high street stores. Follow me on Instagram @jordy_ellen for more xx

Once you go bright, you don’t go back

Are you an “I wear color only in the summer” or “I don’t wear anything other than black” sort of person? Despite the temptation to want to drown yourself in colourless clothes, there is a habit we need to get out of. I know the feeling…you don’t want to walk around looking like a packet of Starburst, but with the want of summer to come round quicker, we may as well get in the brighter mood. Brighter colours are a trend to watch out for and narrowing down to only the best of the best bright pieces for you, will get you to realise you can splash out on a brighter colour to make your style pop more.

 

Topshop

Stripe tuck top, £36, Topshop

Mango

Tassel earrings, £12.99, Mango

ASOS

Suede mini backpack, £30, ASOS

UO

Ribbed mock dress, £25, Urban Outfitters

H&M

Cashmere jumper, £79.99, H&M

River Island

Green boucle coat, £85, River Island

Free People

Boot crop, £78, Free People

Public Desire

Metal ring ankle boots, £39.99, Public Desire

And we all know the whole “New year, Near me” is a whole load of crap, so how about a “New year, New wardrobe”? Sounds more realistic.. Follow me on Instagram @jordy_ellen for more xx

Ready to go fur-less? Michael Kors has ditched his fur and gone fur-free

Is anyone else as happy as I am about this news? As well as the likes of Gucci and Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors is the latest to announce he is ditching the fur and going faux fur instead. The American fashion house, that is usually known for his accessories, will bring a no fur policy to his brand which will come effective as of 2018. And what a great way to start a new year…

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When watching Kors fashion shows, he usually has models draped in luxurious fur coats, but he is now joining a number of fashion companies that have come under the pressure of animal rights activists and consumer tastes. But what does this mean for the brand? Will leather be the next material to banish from the collections? Chairman and chief executive of Michael Kors’ John D. Idol stated “This decision marks a new chapter as our company continues to evolve its use of innovative materials”. Continuing on from this, Michael Kors himself went onto saying “Due to technological advances in fabrications, we now have the ability to create a luxe aesthetic using non-animal fur. We will showcase these new techniques in our upcoming runway show in February.”

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The list of fashion houses joining on with the pledge to drop fur from their collections is endless. As previously mentioned, luxury high end brand Gucci took the plunge in October this year. Brands such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Armani, which are all fur-free. Retailers including Selfridges and Yoox-Net-a-Porter also do not sell fur items. Can we get a hell-to-the-yeah for this? What an impact this has made in the fashion world today, from where it once use to be. As long of a list that may seem of designers, you would have thought that would be a huge improvement on the cruelty of animals? Spokesperson for Fur Information Council of America, Keith Kaplan told Business Of Fashion “Nearly 70 percent of major designers included fur in their Autumn/Winter 2017 collections.” So how many more designers will join onto the bandwagon and help the stop of animal cruelty in the fashion industry?

Fur use to be the fabric that was all over catwalk collections for designers pre-fall and Autumn/Winter shows, but with new techniques in fur processing and production, this will soon be a change. Sustainable products is a matter in fashion, that designers and consumers recognise and are interested in, with the costs of mass-produced fast fashion changing.

Carrie Bagshaw fur coat

“Killing animals for fur is archaic and inhumane,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

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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

Uniqlo | £59.90

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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Photo credit | Uniqlo

 

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.

Seoul street style

Tbilisi street style

Photo credit | Vogue

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.

Gucci

Tosia SS18

Versace 18 RTW

Photo credit | Vogue

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.

Winnie harlow beret hat

Photo credit | In The Style

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.

Copenhagan street style

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.

Bucket hat

Photo credit | Vogue

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…

Fedora hat street styel

 

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