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THE GRANNY PUMP

Footwear, S/S16Emma CarrComment
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When it comes to footwear, fashion doesn’t always favour comfort… but meet the shoe of spring/summer 16 - the glove shoe aka the granny pump. The glove shoe first appeared on the fashion radar last summer, courtesy of Celine and where the designers lead the high-street follows. Upon first seeing them, they don’t look like the most flattering of footwear choices and admittedly they won’t be for everyone, but worn the right way they will be a stylish addition to your spring/summer wardrobe. So, how to wear them? Always wear with bear legs and if wearing with trousers, show your ankle. Wear with a pair of cropped kick flared jeans and chunky knit now or add to a denim skirt and t-shirt in the summer, either way they add the right amount of granny chic and a whole load of comfort to your outfit. 

Main image: Pinterest & product images: Zara cream leather pumps / Topshop gold soft glove shoes / Topshop red soft glove shoes / Office Mia silver soft pumps

 

TOPSHOP UNIQUE - RESORT 2016

Topshop Unique, Resort 2016, Wardrobe staplesEmma CarrComment

Topshop Unique was the first premium collection available from a high-street brand and is now one of the hottest tickets in the Fashion Week calendar. The collections have been so successful theyhave gone on to add pre-fall and resort, with the Resort 2016 collection not disappointing.

From midi leather skirts, soft shearling coats and wool pinafore dresses the collection is full of retro references, but all with that Unique twist we’ve all come to know and love. With premium fabrics and design comes a premium price tag, but with such timeless pieces like these I think it’s an investment worth making. 

Images from left to right: Maida Wide Leg Trousers / Leather High Heel Courts / D’Arbly Chubby shearling / Windermere Silk Shirt / Romilly Leather Skirt /  Arlesey Long Sleeve Polo Top / Leather High Leg Boots / Inverness Wool Blend Pinafore Dress / Kensington Shearling Jacket

 

WINTER WHITE

A/W15, Jigsaw A-line, Perfect combinations, Wardrobe staplesEmma CarrComment

Head-to-toe winter white popped up on my radar last autumn/winter and this year I’m converted. There’s something stylish and expensive looking about head-to-toe white in the winter - maybe it’s the layering of all the different textures that come with winter fabrics like wool, cashmere, mohair and sheepskin or the fact that it’s such a contrast to all the dark clothes people wear at this time of year. As I’ve said before, bright white isn’t for everyone and for me winter white is that slightly warmer off-white/cream which is far more flattering on most people. If wearing it head-to-toe feels too much, mix your winter white with camel and beige tones or add a coloured accessory - think leopard print bag, burgundy boots. Or alternatively just add a red or burgundy lip/nail for that fail safe finish to any autumn/winter outfit. I think once you give it a try, you’ll be converted too. 

Main images: Pinterest & product from left to right: Zara long coat with drape neck / Whistles Langly Roll Neck Knit / Topshop Zip front midi skirt / Jigsaw A-line Bess culottes / Reiss Karolina bonded knitted jacket