Mar 29, 2011

Secret Shopper Style For 2011

Every woman knows it is exceptionally difficult to find something that is a bit different if you simply stick to the high street while doing your beginning of season shop. Yes there is now a wide choice in clothing and the shops all have their own specific styles, but you can never find that eye catching piece that no one else is wearing. Okay you can accessorise items to the max and create your own style out of this season’s trends but if someone else is wearing something similar your edge is quickly lost.

But as every savvy shopper knows there is a way to stand out in a crowd without having to resort to expensive boutiques. Simply find yourself an online store that follows current trends but adds their own unique take on them. Sounds hard? Well not that hard; thankfully there is one store out there that does just this, Joe Browns. With their alternatives looks Joe Browns womens clothing takes this season’s must have trends and adds their magic to them, creating the perfect mix of trend and alternative looks.

For an alternative hippie skirt why not take a quick look at the gorgeous and sassy panel skirt, this perfect example of mixing and matching fabrics will see you standing out in a crowd on your next night out. For a more casual look have a look at the aptly named Breathtaking Skirt, this skirt is bright and bold with its lightness of fabric it embodies delicately and drifting movements, bringing your whole outfit to life.

If you are looking for the ideal statement piece this season look no further than the stunning, though understated, chocolate hippie skirt available from Joe Browns This skirt while appearing to be plain is ideal for teaming up with a bright top or shawl, the ideal mixer this season.
The only problem you’ll now have is when your friends find out you haven’t bought that gorgeous hippie skirt from the high street and demand to know where you’ve got it from, but that can be our little secret!

Mar 24, 2011

Summer Chic Shoes Heeled With Cork

With summer not far away, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect ladies fashion and shoe trends for the season.

Gone are the heavy and dark wintery shoes and in its place light and summery shoes and if there is one trend that screams summer it’s the cork heel. They come in a variety of styles and they look laid-back and surfery.

According to Look Magazine “cork is super light, meaning shoes can be chunky without weighing a ton-they’re the most casual heel around.”

While reckons “cork is getting a new haute look paired with everything from sexy stilettos to trendy platform wedges. Not only are cork soles a great addition to your spring and summer wardrobe, the eco-chic organic material (the harvesting of cork does not harm trees) allows you to be green and fabulous.”

They come in a variety of styles including peep toes, pumps, sling backs, slides, platforms, and sandals. There’s also no limit to the choice of colour or detailing making them versatile and unique.

And because they’re cork they’re perfect for nailing the nautical look which is always a key summer trend. Simply team them with a Breton stripped T-shirt and a pair of wide leg trousers for a chic look.

And the celebs have even been spotted in this key ladies shoe trends with the likes of T4’s Jameela Jamil rocking the look. While Michelle Williams wore a pair of Stella McCartney cork heels for call for their movie Blue Valentine in Cannes

However, there are some downsides to cork heels as they’re not great if we have a rainy summer as cork does discolour easily but they’re perfect for sunny days and of course holidays.

What’s also great about the look is the savvy fashionista can combine more than one ladies shoe trend. Simply look for a cork soled wedge or combine it with some key colours such as metallics or zingy brights.

The natural look is a huge trend this season and these shoes tick all the boxes and being so light makes them easy and comfortable to wear. They’re also be style staples in your wardrobe for year’s to come so are the perfect summer shoe investment.

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