ASOS Top | Primark Skirt | Zara Shoes | Primark Bag
This post was always going to be titled Dorothy. When I put on this swishy full skirted number I feel like an updated, modern and slightly mis-coloured version of the protagonist from the Wizard of Oz. Bright, coloured, gingham print.
Sure, red isn't the toned down sky blues seen on good old Dotty's dress. And the size of the check is a little bit more magnified than the dainty little squares in the original film. But being classic, and full-skirted in a retro mid-length it's hard not to feel a little bit like an old-school musical star in this pretty swishy skirt.
And yes, it has come to my attention that I may have a mild obsession with checked clothing. But can you blame me? Every high street store seems to be overflowing with ginghams and tartan prints. I just can't help myself!
Can you get much better than a beautifully soft jumper on a cold winter’s day? Soft knits and cashmere sweaters are perfect to feel snug and cosy in when the weather doesn’t live up to expectations, and no matter what your age, or gender, you are bound to be able to find something to suit your style and budget in George’s range of knitwear.
Choose from some gorgeous pieces from the latest range, with plenty of items available for all the family, and kit your loved ones out with some staple knits to last you through until summer, without breaking the bank.
Chunky knit cardigans still have their place in the wardrobe, even as we head towards the warmer months of spring. They provide an extra layer for casual outfits, and are available in a whole range of textures ranging from cable knit to honeycomb knit, such as this gorgeous grey cardigan for £18, which would look perfect over a pair of jeans and simple T.
Pastel colours are well and truly in vogue this season, with pale pinks, lilacs, lemons and peaches being ideal additions to a ladies knitwear collection. Pick a simple textured jumper with various pastel stripes, and add to a pair of light stonewash, or grey, skinnies for a gorgeous springtime look.
While plenty of men would be happy with a hoody, sometimes you need to have some knitwear available for the smarter casual look. Hoodies are fine for lounge-around days, but for other days, some great knitwear should be a go-to choice. Not only does knitwear solve the chill issue, but they are also incredibly stylish if you know what to buy.
Shawl collar jumpers are perfect for a stylish addition to a pair of jeans, while simple crew necks are a must for most outfits.
Having a decent selection of jumpers and knitwear for both boys and girls will help to keep them warm and snug no matter what they get up to. Kids don’t care that it’s cold outside – they’ll still be happy to play and run around, regardless of the elements. Wrap them up warm with some gorgeous knitted jumpers and cardigans.
Character jumpers emblazoned with Mickey and Minnie Mouse would be perfect for kids who wish to wear something with their favourite TV characters on them, while cable knit cardigans such as the Cable Button Cardigan would be ideal for little boys who are cool and funky. For girls, you will always be able to find a great selection of knitwear, whether they’re little princesses or tomboys.
Babies and toddlers look cute in anything; choose something that emphasises their cuteness and they’ll be all set. Or why not get granny on the case with some traditional knits?
Don’t forget to keep them warm at school too, with cardigans or sweaters that match the school uniform requirements. They’ll likely already have some, but as the seasons change, you may wish to treat them to a new cardigan or sweater if the existing ones have seen better days.
Even though spring may be just around the corner, that doesn’t mean you should say goodbye to knitwear completely – you never know what the UK weather will bring!
So it was the last day of London Fashion Week. Show tickets had become sparser. The vibe around Somerset house had began to die. I clearly got a bit lazy with my outfit (comfy culottes anyone?) And we were all so exhausted we were begging for it to be over just so that we could go home and hibernate in our houses writing up surplus show reports.
Tata Naka put on technicolour presentation that revisited the glamour of vintage interiors. Signature silhouettes were printed to resemble Persian rugs, carpets, and antique porcelain that contrasted against the china blue patterned wallpaper. The result? An enchanting ode to interior design twisted with an element of oddity.
The evening finished with the KTZ after party at the Sanderson Hotel: the DJ's threw in Beyonce's Drunk in Love so unexpectedly that it caused total wave of hysteria and the whole building turned into one huge dance floor. Truthfully, I'm still waiting for the Beyonce affect to take hold of me. It got me a little bit in that moment in time, but the whole Queen Bey obsession just hasn't hit me yet! Don't judge...
Beyonce finished, the party died down, and we headed to Edition hotel for a few drinks (and a bit of salsa dancing) before heading off to some random Soho club (I'm not sure if you could even class it as that?) that I couldn't even tell you the name of. And that's how LFW ended for AW 2014: in a dodgy dive in Soho.
Until next time.