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Hair choices… sombre or ombre?

Hair choices… sombre or ombre?

I’ve been thinking about doing something new with my hair. I’ve always had a history of playing withcolour, but for the last five years I’ve been rather tame. Partly because I was being “sensible” (i.e. “corporate”) and partly because I was growing it long and […]

Working it: Eye Shape

Working it: Eye Shape

Once again, The Pool has sent me off on a research mission. I follow The Pool on Facebook and find it’s a solid 3-way split: 1/3 disagree, 1/3 agree, 1/3 “Oh hell yeah, right on, sista!”. The post that sent me searching was this: How I […]

Some of my favourite shoes are now £2. Yes. Two pounds.

Some of my favourite shoes are now £2. Yes. Two pounds.

My pink high-top sneakers? My super comfy white flats? These and more: a whole lot of my regular footwear has just gone on sale for £2.

 

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Phasing in some minimalism

Phasing in some minimalism

Indoor minimalist, outdoor stylish – can I look creative without owning much stuff? We’re looking for a new place to live. Super excited about the possibility of moving into a dream home: a shiny new apartment on the outskirts of the city. Close enough to walk […]

Return of the bum bag

Return of the bum bag

Of all the 90s fashion trends to be revived, why this one? Whether you call it a bum bag or a fanny pack (and neither sounds attractive), this accessory was probably in your wardrobe at one stage and you did actually wear one. It was […]

New Shoe Blues

New Shoe Blues

They are beautiful. They are brogues and I've been eyeing off a nice shiny pair of brogues for months. I had no idea how mean my new shoes would be!! I wore them over a week ago and the injuries to my feet have not recovered. I'm holey! And I'm going on holiday in two days! WHAT HAVE I DONE?!? I'm sure you're familiar with the situation. Beautiful shoes, big blisters. What do you do? Usually I put leather stick-on padding on the heel and sticking plasters on my feet and find that that does the trick. Not this time. The heels were so stiff that within half a day the leather wore thin and the padding cut my feet! It looks like someone mistook my heel for a potato and tried to peel it. Ouch! My heels a recovering thanks to weird plasters with silver that has healing powers. I don't even care if it's a placebo. At least it's gentle and squishy on my raw skin. Any other ideas? How do you heal blistered feet, and how do you prevent it?    
Review: New Look “Yazmin”

Review: New Look “Yazmin”

 I had been hunting around the UK for cheap high-waisted jeans for about a year and could not find any that fit. I finally came across the “Yazmin”. When did jeans all get their own names? I have a “Bailey” in my wardrobe as well. But […]

Swimwear nightmare – the one-piece, one-style-suits-all nonsense

Swimwear nightmare – the one-piece, one-style-suits-all nonsense

Don’t run away now, but I’m going to talk about something that might scare you. It might make the acid in your stomach begin to bubble or hot fury rise up your neck. Swimwear. It’s okay. I’m not going make you try any on. I’m […]

Just the thing this Spring – get the look the easy way

Just the thing this Spring – get the look the easy way

This season may just be your laziest one yet

You know spring is here when you are colder now than you were last week when it was still winter. Go figure. But the other key indicator is in the shop windows because flowers are everywhere. Not real ones, of course. Posters, cardboard cut-outs and floral prints are plastered on every window and mannequin. But other than the usual trend for florals, what are the fashionistas saying are “THE” trends to follow? I’ve searched the blogosphere to give you the most agreed trends – and bring you tips for how to get the look on the cheap!

 


1. Ruffles

If it’s from the 1908s, it’s in. Shoulder pads, metallic fabrics, bright colours: it’s all on trend. But the main fashion feature being highlighted right now is the ruffled layer.

Get the look:

There’s a great range popping up in many of the high street stores already.
Don’t forget the op-shops. They’ll be making fashion dreams come true this season!


 

2. Deconstructed shirts

The look here appears to be that you went to bed drunk and slept in the first thing you found which turned out to be a shirt that belonged to your giant flatmate and when you woke up late the next morning you put on a skirt - any skirt, it doesn't have to match in any way - half tucked the shirt and you left for the office. Maybe you added a hat.

Get the look:

I love the advice from Vogue UK on this one – Buy a striped shirt and do the buttons up wrong. Alternatively, you can get an oversized shirt and only tuck in one side. Or wear a shirt dress open like a longline jacket. As long as the size is too big, then you’ll pull off this look.


3. Crazy sleeves

Pears can really celebrate this one! Sleeves are great for balancing a look when you’re not in the mood to be rump-focused. I love puffy sleeves and frilly sleeves, but you’ll find a lot of bell sleeves appearing too.

Get the look:

Consumers seemed to have be reluctant to follow this trends, so guess what? Sales webpages of high street stores and outlets stores have a lot of crazy sleeves in stock.


4. Athletic wear

If you’re not a fan of the gym, don’t worry. You don’t have to be going there to dress like it. Stretch fabrics, sporty stripes and geometric splashes of neon are becoming daywear standard looks.

Get the look:

Leggings with a white stripe down the leg or a crisp weatherproof jacket now say style, not just practical comfort. Go with it!

 


5. Word prints

Do we care what the words are? Maybe. But since the current trend includes the option to tuck your printed tee into your jeans it may not matter what’s written on it at all. You can’t see it properly anyway.

Get the look:

Any printed tee will do, but this could be another boon for the op shops. Or a good excuse to head over to Mum’s and pick up that old box of concerts tees and miscellanea that she’s been asking you to collect for the last 15 years.

Is there a spring trend you're looking forward to rocking this season?

Is there a spring trend you're looking forward to rocking this season?


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