Sunday, 16 March 2014

Summer Colours 2014; Neon VS Pastels

Summer will soon be here, but the main question is; will neon or pastels come out on top?

Neon colours have always been seen as the ultimate summer colours. Orange and yellow are traditionally the colours that are associated with being summer colours, and always grace the shelves of high street stores. Topshop Unique's show saw lots of yellow colours being showcased down the runway, including the likes of the ever so popular maxi - dress. PPQ also showcased yellow maxi dresses too. Could yellow maxi dresses come out on top this summer?

Pastels are usually associated with being winter colours. Winter 2014 saw plenty of pastel colours appearing on cropped jumpers and pencil skirts, with baby pink coming out on top. However, by the looks of it, pastels will continue to reign during the summer of 2014 also. Burberry showcased their latest Spring/Summer collection with the likes of pink and baby blue shirts tucked into pencil skirts.

Both seem to be quite popular down the runway, but will loud neon or girly pastels make it into the high street stores this summer? Only time will tell..

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Skorts; possible summer trend?

Whilst out and about shopping the high street, I've noticed a lot of skorts popping up now and again.

"What is a skort?" you may wonder.

Well, it's a combination of a skirt and a pair of shorts; skirt at the front and shorts at the back.

To me they're a bit like hit and miss; you either love 'em or you loathe 'em. You may love the idea of a skort. When you sit down, you won't have to worry about accidentally flashing your knickers (woopsie). You can just sit down and get on merrily. Plus they're great ways to trick people if you're feeling a bit cheeky:

"Wow I love your skirt.. no your shorts.. no your skirt.. argghh!"

On the other hand, you may not like the idea of a skort. You may be a person that likes both to be separate, and for things to look relatively similar all of the way round on an item of clothing. You may just be a person who wants to be free of confusion (as indeed we all do at times).

If you do love the idea of a skort, they're available in most high street stores. From tartan ones, to plain black ones, there's a skort out there for you somewhere.

However, if you don't like the idea of a skort, more and more skirts and shorts are starting to creep up for summer time; hooray!

So, is the skort the one for you? Will it be a summer trend? Time will tell..

Monday, 3 March 2014

Winter Fashion Round-Up

So it may SEEM like winter may still be in full swing, but new fashions will always be coming in; regardless of what season it is. Here are a few of the things that have been in style for Winter 2014:


Tartan was predicted to be a huge hit for the winter in the summer of 2013; and boy were those predictions correct. Rihanna's latest collection for River Island featured many tartan items, including a tartan turtle-neck cropped top. The piece of tartan that I own is a tartan mini skirt from Forever 21. I love to pair it with my chelsea boots, black tights and plain white blouse. I love all things girly, but I also love fashion, so by wearing a tartan mini skirt I'm taking what's fashionable and making it my own so that it fits in with my own style; which in itself feels like an achievement to me. Traditional red tartan hasn't just been in style. Blue and black tartan has made it's way onto our high street store shelves also, making the tartan impossibilities endless.

Pastel Jumpers

Pastels may seem like summer colours, but pastel jumpers were all the range this winter. Stores like Topshop featured pastel jumpers, and I should know as this winter I donned a baby pink cropped jumper from there. Pairing pastel jumpers with acid washed jeans and frilly socks is perfect, as it can make a nice contrast between winter clothing but with bright pastel colours. I reckon that pastels will continue to make their mark in the summer, although I doubt that they will be featured on jumpers..

Chelsea Boots

Chelsea boots were all the range in the 90s, and made an amazing comeback this year. Most days in the winter (When I didn't have to go to school of course) I wore my chelsea boots from Topshop. Chelsea boots work well with practically anything. Whether you want to wear a skater dress, or a simple pair of dark jeans, they can spice up any outfit whilst keeping your feet warm. A pretty thing to pair them with is a pair of frilly socks. Although the colour of the frilly socks may not be entirely noticeable, the frills will sit nicely on top of the boot and make the boots look a little bit more pretty or girly if you're worried they look too harsh (and they don't; trust me).

This winter featured some FANTASTIC pieces, but these were just a few of the main ones that I thought that I would feature c:

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Welcome c:

Hey there

My name's Zara, I'm fifteen years old and this is my new fashion blog c: (I started one beforehand but I left it too long so now I'm here; woo!)

I'd love to be fashion journalist or a stylist when I'm older, so I thought that this would be a great place to start and a great way to practice c:

I'll be uploading outfits, clothing, stating my opinion on things and maybe even posting an odd review now and again.

Much love,

Zara xx