Why The Olive Trend Is Hot Right Now

All about the Olive!

As the season heads in to winter, the palates of our wardrobes mature. A tone of green has started popping up across the high street and throughout the department stores. Reminding every woman not the threat about the upcoming cold season as winter wardrobes are extremely fashionable!

In particular, there is one colour in which women everywhere crave throughout the summer season, olive green.

It hints towards the military trend. Which is a source of inspiration frequently circuiting the fashion conveyer belt. Ellie Saabs womenswear collection, opposite, shows how designers aspire to reinvent this trend. Because, they are aware that the masculine elements redesigned into womenswear, creates a sense of sensuality. As if implying the woman has just rolled out of her bed and grabbed her boyfriends’ item of clothing. Which also ties in with the boyfriend trend. Therefore the multiple referencing and timelessness of this tones concept, encourages some fashionistas to invest in more luxurious olive pieces.

On the other hand, if you are inspired by the trend but dislike the idea of second hand, why not explore army supply stores for brand new, authentic pieces.

However, If you too admire the colours historic referencing, but can not afford the designer versions, I would suggest a rummage around some of Manchester’s’ vintage shops. Such as Cow located in Northern Quarter. Which often has a great selection of olive green army jackets.

 

Alternatively, the trend can be worn with more femininity. As seen in this delicately crafted maxi skirt; which has been pressed in to an organ pleat.

However, the overall aesthetic, evokes a tougher attitude. This should be taken positively because it creates power dressing. After all, no outfit looks better than one worn with confidence! Which, is how the majority of women will feel when wearing this colour because its tones compliments and lifts every skin tone. Olive, also appears compatible with a wide range of colours. As identified here, the skirt has been accompanied by a thin blue knitted sweater and red thin strap heels, very fashion forward!Overall, reinforcing the tones strong wardrobe positioning for this coming season.

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ASOS Has Launched A ‘Try Before You Buy’ Service Online

Online giants ASOS were one of the first to announce a new super speedy same day delivery option, and now ASOS have upped their game again by launching a ‘try before you buy’ service.

This seems like every online shopper’s dream! How many times have you had that perfect dress delivered to only find out it’s the wrong size or doesn’t fit?

Teaming up with Swedish payments firm Klarna, the service will be available to consumers via the ASOS mobile app, and follows Amazon Prime’s similar retail model (Amazon Prime Wardrobe’), which rolled out earlier this year.

It works in a straightforward way – customers order what they want, have a big trying-on session at home, and only pay for what they decide to keep. You have a generous window – 30 days – to decide what you want to keep and return, and you won’t be charged any interest.

Nicola Thompson, global trading director at Asos said: “We know people love the option of paying later only for the things they keep and are excited to introduce this for customers shopping on our app in the UK.”

The development is certainly welcome news for those who are are are tied to the office desk and don’t have hours to spend online looking for Saturday night dress or holiday bikini.

Would you use this service, let us know your thoughts?

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Why You Need To be Wearing The Corduroy Trend Now

The chances are you probably associate corduroy with your grandpa, or your old geography teacher right? Well forget about that all together and recalibrate your fashion-algorithms: For the first time in 30 years corduroy is making a comeback.

With designers giving a nod to 70s vibes, corduroy is making a mega comeback this season and we love it! Corduroy is a fabric that will keep you warm on cold days winter and can be easily dressed up or down.

It was Ms. Prada who first showcased corduroy suits on the AW17 runways. Then Marc Jacobs chipped in with a matching mini skirt and Isabel Marant proudly presented powdery-pink wide-leg pants, of course, made of corduroy.

Obviously, not everything worn on the runway can be translated into our fashionable everyday life, nor do we always have the spare change to afford the newest designer gear. But considering that the new scandi brand Cords & Co, proclaims corduroy as the new denim, selling head-to-toe corduroy looks (even tops and hoodies), and other high street labels like Topshop, Mango and Zara are also joining in on the fashion, this trend is one to incorporate into your winter look.

Here are some of our favourite corduroy pieces that can be shopped on the high street.

Mango pink highwaist wide leg trousers

 

La Redoute corduroy coat

NewLook Corduroy Mini Dress

River Island Pink Corduroy Jacket

Reiss Skinny Dark Green Jeans

 

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ASOS X Hello Kitty Collab

As a grown up, those days are quite possibly behind you, but ASOS has just brought back Hello Kitty in a totally wearable way, and I’m loving it. ASOS have a knack for strong collaborations and there latest adventure see’s a beautifully designed 40 piece collection in with Hello Kitty.

 The collection, comprises of street-wear inspired pieces and preppy pieces.

There are cool sweatshirts and hoodies which can be worn with ripped jeans or a pleated skirt with kitten heels for a more polished look, and chic Breton tops with a miniature Kitty on the chest, best worn with straight jeans and biker boots.

 

For those nights out, there is a pair of heels with removable Hello Kitty badges in case you fancy a more paired down look.

Check out my favourite pieces from the collection below.

Hello Kitty heeled shoes with removable badges

Hello Kitty X Asos shirt with embroidery detail 

 

Asos X Hello Kitty sequin sweater

 

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