Boohoo Winter Pastels

 

Pastels are so often associated with summer, but there’s something so magical about them during winter; you feel like you’re living in a fairytale. If you’re after winter pastels this new year, then head to Boohoo. With an abundance of frosty pinks, lilac, pale blue, mint, peach and more on offer, there’ll be plenty for you to choose from.

The Louise Double Layer Pleated Hem Dress is absolutely stunning – it’s midi, pleated, multi-layered, and strappy. What’s not to love? We also adore the Rosa Floral Tight which, when combined with chunky black ankle boots, can give any outfit a touch of grunge. The Amy Lace Up Chunky Welly Boot is ideal for winter walks, but fast forward to summer and you’ll find them as your festival staple.

Pastel-coloured jumpers are a great way to go. The Kadie Two Tone Contrast Sleeve Jumper incorporates two shades in one, while the Diane Beaded Crop Knit Jumper features gorgeous embellishments. Alternatively, opt for an on-trend fluffy knit in the Vera Crop Fluffy Knit Jumper

Are you loving the winter pastels trend?


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Littlewoods: The Cold Shoulder Trend

 

Give everyone the cold shoulder this summer – and autumn too for that matter – with a cut-out dress from Littlewoods. Undeniably on-trend and a look that’s full of cheekiness and femininity, you’d be a fool not to get involved.

The Love Label Poodle Print Open-Shoulder Dress has been reduced to £29 in the sale (originally £42) which is a reason in itself to scoop one up. On top of that, this darling number has an adorable poodle print all over it and comes in flattering navy blue. Take a look-see…

We’d pair ours with some funky shoes like the KG Macella Stud Sandals, some hair jewellery, a dash of Barry M Lip Paint – Baby Pink and bare sun-kissed legs: simple but oh-so-cool.

How would you wear this undeniably perfect dress?


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Littlewoods: The Nautical Fashion Edit

 

You can’t beat a classic red and blue look come summertime: think stripes, stripes… and then some more nautical stripes. You can rock the trend with ease at Littlewoods. For starters, they’ve got the amazing Superdry Super Boating Mini Dress; a feminine bodycon dress with the perfect colour combination.

In addition, there are the incredible Ravel Nautical Wedge Sandals – how good would they look with white linen trousers? – and the Modalu Riviera Nautical Shopper Bag, which would come in handy on a beach trip.

And don’t think the nautical trend stops there. How about incorporating the look in your beauty regime too? We love the Daniel Sandler Micro Bubble Lipstick – Red for a dash of classicality, while the Illamasqua Nail Varnish – Muse would provide a pop of brightness.

Oh, and we couldn’t resist this last nautical snippet – include the darling Ted Baker Turtle Pendant (currently on offer!) in your outfit for a whimsical finish.

Are you a fan of the nautical look?


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House of Fraser Sale Update

 

The House of Fraser sale is still going strong and, for today only, you can get free next day delivery when you spend £100 if you enter the code FREESHIPAF at the checkout. What are you waiting for…?

 

Our top sale pick is the Warehouse Scratchy Grunge Print Skirt. Not only is it perfect for summer, but this versatile number will see you through winter too with a pair of trusty boots. Made of soft woven fabric and featuring an on-trend monochrome print, it’s an absolute steal at just £25.

Have you had a virtual rummage through the House of Fraser sale? What treasures have you found?

* The free next day delivery offer is only valid until midnight on 20/06/2013

 

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Buy Them Now: Topshop Zebra Jungle Woven Joggers

 

Printed trousers are everything this season. As well as being super fun to style, the majority of them are really comfortable too. Why wouldn’t you want a pair? Here at Ministry of Fashion we’re particularly fond of the Topshop Zebra Jungle Woven Joggers.

They scream of a safari adventure. Wear as above with a cool crop top and a snazzy pair of heels or adopt a more casual approach with a slouchy t-shirt tucked in, a denim jacket and a pair of on-trend trainers. As long as the trousers remain the statement, you’ll be good to go.

What do you think of the Topshop Zebra Jungle Woven Joggers? How would you wear them?

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Boohoo Ways-To-Wear: Dungarees

 

The best fashion purchase you can make this season is a pair of dungarees. Ridiculously cool and really easy to style, the perfect pair will make your getting-dressed efforts a breeze. Boohoo have a great selection this year. In fact, their Lilibeth Heavy Weight Dungarees (pictured below) are an ideal choice. Not only are they versatile but the £25 price tag will make you smile too.

Oh-so-lovely that they are, the kind folk at Boohoo have even demonstrated how you can make them work for you and your style with their ‘Ways To Wear’ edit. Want to make them   girly? Wear them with a sheer blouse underneath and a pair of dainty heels. Does your style encompass all things casual? Involve a t-shirt, slogan jumper, cap, trainers and a denim jacket tied around your waist.

You can even make the Lilibeth Heavy Weight Dungarees shine at work. Simply add a shirt and a structured blazer and you’ll be good to go.

How would you wear these Boohoo dungarees?




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Sheer Delight | Spring/Summer Trend 2013

 

Anything sheer is seriously feminine. The only issue with barely-there fabrics like chiffon and organza is the difficulty in styling them because, let’s face it, you don’t want to leave the house looking like a fool. For spring/summer 2013, however, sheer fabrics were worked in a variety of ways to provide plenty of styling inspiration for this season.

At Christopher Kane and Giambattista Valli, it was all about sheer panelling. Rather than creating entire garments out of see-through fabric, both designers incorporated statement sections in skirts which looked beautiful. It was equally tasteful at Haider Ackermann with sheer cape skirts and exposed midriffs.

The Nina Ricci girls were all about the va-va-voom for spring/summer 2013. Even the see-through mac (seen below) is an absolute winner.

This season’s penchant for all things sheer is certainly escalating – along with sheer maxi skirts, sheer crop tops and totally sheer dresses (they look great with a shorts and tee combo underneath) there are even sheer accessories, most prominently in the form of clear clutch bags.

Are you going to embrace sheer this season?




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Get The Label: Nike Blazers

 

Do you want to get your hands on some of your favourite branded clothing and footwear at a reduced price? You need to head to Get The Label. This online mecca is home to a wide selection of labels at wonderful prices – the selection is so good, in fact, that you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

Today we’re going to focus on their Nike Blazer range. They stock the widely popular shoes in abundance and every single pair is at a cheaper price. Ministry of Fashion favourites include the women’s Nike Mid Leather Blazer in gold and purple and the men’s Nike Blazer Mid Vintage Suede in green.

With this season’s trainer trend and a love for bright colours, the Nike Blazer trainers really are a great buy.

What’s your favourite pair of Nike Blazers from Get The Label?




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All White | Spring/Summer Trend 2013

 

Many designers opted for a fresh, clean look for spring/summer 2013. Head-to-toe white ensembles were seen across the board from the likes of Jonathan Saunders, Jil Sander and Missoni. Not only is it an easy look to pull off but it actually makes you look super stylish; like you know exactly what you’re doing in the fashion department.

Below are some of our favourite looks for all-white inspiration. Topshop Unique was commended for its clean lines back in September, and the mix of block and mesh fabrics was beautiful. It was all about white tapered trousers at Missoni and Sass & Bide, whereas Lacoste focused on the oversized.

Since this penchant for head-to-toe white outfits took over, so many street style looks have embraced the non-colour. Even pattern- and colour-lover Anna Dello Russo has been in on the action. White high heels are more popular than ever too.

Are you a fan of the all-white look?

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The Checked Shirt: On The High Street

 

The checked shirt is big news this summer. Wear one fully done-up and tucked into a skater skirt, wear one undone over a dress, tie a checked shirt around your waist… their versatility is part of their lovableness. Of course the main reason for turning from wardrobe regular to something of a trendy nature is down to the Dries Van Noten spring/summer 2013 collection, whose grunge aesthetic is being replicated all over.

Fancy getting involved? Take a look at our top four picks from the high street – New Look, Topshop, Miss Selfridge and House of Fraser to be precise…

1. Pink and Blue Check Sleeveless Shirt from New Look: Grunge doesn’t have to mean all things dark – opt for this pastel-infused number for an even more summery take on the trend. Wearing some chunky black biker boots with it wouldn’t go amiss though.

2. Mix and Match Oversize Check Shirt from Topshop: This checked shirt looks so cool undone over a white crop top. Roll up the sleeves for an even trendier finish.

3. Knot Front Stud Check Shirt from Miss Selfridge: This design is a bargainous £12 in the sale and would look great with denim shorts this summer; especially with the asymmetrical length.

4. Jolie Moi Check Oversized Shirt from House of Fraser: Perhaps you want to redefine the checked shirt? This style boasts a distorted check print and is a lovely, loose fit.

Which high street find takes your fancy?




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