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Midi skirts


Sale shopping, S/S16Emma CarrComment

The winter sales have been in full swing for nearly a month now, but with prices reduced by up to 70% there are some great savings to be made. As I mentioned in my blog it’s always good to keep an eye out for the next seasons big trends. I realise it might be hard to think about what you’ll be wearing in spring/summer when it’s below freezing outside, but if you shop smart you can grab yourself some of the key trends for S/S16 now. So with that in mind, here are some of my top new season finds in the sales: 

PRINTED TROUSER SUITS: as seen at Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci - 70’s inspired floral trouser suits are the way to go this summer.

Zara floral print blazer was £69.99 now £29.99 / Zara floral print trousers was £39.99 now £12.99

METALLICS: high-shine fabrics are going to be everywhere this spring/summer and metallic footwear is the perfect way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. 

Office Tinker t-bar point heels was £70 now £20.80 / Office silver holographic block heel sandals was £48 now £14.40 / Office silver mirror sandals was £55 now £12.80

RUFFLES AND PLEATS: the quirky romantic vibe continues to be big for summer, so it’s a good moved adding them to your wardrobe now. 

Topshop animal print pleated midi skirt was £60 now £15 / Mango decorative ruffle blouse was £39.99 now £19.99 / Zara frilly blouse was £29.99 now £9.99

STRIPES: from horizontal to vertical, multi-coloured or monochromatic S/S16 stripes are bold and varied - grab them now. 

Mango flowy striped dress was £59.99 now £29.99 / Mango cotton striped blouse was £34.99 now £17.49 / Topshop striped wrap front midi skirt was £65 now £30



A/W15, Statement skirtEmma CarrComment

Thanks to Gucci the pleated midi-skirt is THE skirt shape of autumn/winter 15. A flimsy pleated skirt doesn’t exactly scream autumn/winter, but when styled with tights, knitwear and knee length boots, you’ve got yourself the perfect winter outfit. There are some gorgeous metallic Gucci “lookalikes” on the high street right now, but have look in the vintage stores too. I picked myself up two beautiful print ones from a vintage fair last weekend, and with them appearing again in Gucci’s resort and spring/summer 16 collections, it looks like they were a good investment to make.

Images left to right: Topshop animal print pleated midi skirt/ M&S faux leather pleated skirt / Reiss metallic pleated midi skirt / Topshop silk satin pleated midi skirt