Metallic Monday

 

There’s sometimes in life just one of those items of clothing that just makes you feel awesome. That one item that people chase down the street to ask you where it’s from. For me, that one item is my metallic coat. Super shiny deliciousness – it’s a sign to the world that you mean business. Here’s how to wear it well…

 
No doubt, a metallic topper is a traffic-stopper.

 

Rose gold metallics and a white pencil skirt makes this a match in fashion heaven

 

Slip-ons and a baseball hat give this a sporty feel, while the metallic jacket adds the luxe.

 

A metallic biker is a kick-ass alternative to classic black

 

Oh Alexa – we’re coat twins. Great minds and all that.

 

Proving metallics can be ladylike and sophisticated. There’s no excuse.Why
Why just go for one metallic piece? Pile it on.
 
A metallic trench? An instant classic.
How i wear: Keeping it slick in black and adding a fun 60s touch with patent loafers and a cute, kitsch clutch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folk Tales

Folk-inspired prints have never really rang my bell. But with designers like Burberry, Mary Katrantzou, Dolce and Gabbana going for handicraft touches and decorative prints for autumn, it's starting to grown on me. Plus you don't have to be going to a festival or staring in a fairytale to work it. It's more polished, glam, and darn right wearable than the folk you used to imagine. Call me fickle if you will, but I think I'll be coming over all folky this autumn, will you?
On the catwalk
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Mary Katrantzou
Valentino
 
 

 

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Needle Thread cream long sleeve dress, €220 / Matthew Williamson knee high dress, €455 / Topshop short top, €54 / Warehouse embroidery jacket, €63 / ASOS flat leather sandals, €31 / ASOS leather flat shoes, €24 / Paula Cademartori chain shoulder bag, €1.295

 

 

Floral dream

These bad boy Prada sunnies have been around for a while, since they walked the ss ’13 catwalks to be precise, and have been creeping into my fashion dreams saying buy me, buy me. With their thick black frames and white enamel floral detail they defo bring the statement factor. Styling them in a mono-mix vibe or clashing it up in print, they’ve turned heads on the streets for a couple of seasons now. And who doesn’t like getting a bargain? Especially when they’re something as coveted as these sunnies. Lucky for me I nabbed the Prada Poeme down in Kildare Village for an awesome price and they’ll defintely be my sunglasses du jour for summer. Sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Skirts don’t lie

Add a ladylike spin to your look with a full-on skirt. Teamed with a leather jacket, slogan tee or jumper it goes from chic to cool in an instant so go big or go home this season.

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How I wear
From day to night, the full skirt is totally versatile, mine is from H&M and it works with slip-on trainers for day or a printed tee and hard-edge boots for night
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Word Up

Slogans ain’t going anyway for spring – it’s time to get it on your chest. Will you wear the slogan sweater?

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How I wear:
I invested in this cute pink Whistles slogan jumper
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Patch Perfect

Knocking around for a couple of seasons in the guise of shirts, dresses and jackets, this season it’s all about the patchwork jean. A slouchy style makes the updated jean inherently cool and much easier to wear. Whether stitched together with different shades of denim or material a la Junya Watanabe will you be patching it up?

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How I wear: Patchwork Jeans
Comfy, cosy and casual, I was on a shoot when I jumped into get this pic taken. I love these Topshop jeans - boyfriend style with subtle patchwork and rips. With them I’m wearing Asos coat, my Claudie Pierlot jumper (again) and Topshop loafers finished off with my old Kurt Geiger bag worn as clutch.
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Junya Watanabe cropped jeans
€580 - net-a-porter.com

Frame Denim cropped jeans
€195 - matchesfashion.com

Karen Millen jeans
€94 - karenmillen.com

Boutique blue jeans
€80 - topshop.com

Topshop jeans
€61 - nordstrom.com

Boohoo blue jeans
€40 - boohoo.com

Orange Crush

Add a little citrus hue to your wardrobe with a bright orange topper. Instant cheer in a jacket, no? Orange’s perfect partner as seen on the streets (and me) is blue, from pale to cobalt to midnight. If you’re feeling brave why not give it a fiery feel and team with red hues. Hot like fire.

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How I wore the Orange Coat
My coat is from Vero Moda and it isn’t out until a/w, I luckily got my hands on a sample and I must say I’m an orange coat convert. I teamed it with a jumpsuit from Penneys, a Claudie Pierot jumper, Kate Spade Pop clutch, Givenchy clutch and Peter Pilotto for Target slip-ons
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Autumn Fashion Trend
It was all over the a/w catwalks so ain’t going anywhere so get ahead of the pack now…
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From left: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Mark Fast, Antipodium, House of Holland and Jasper Conran.

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Jigsaw woolen coat
€355 - jigsaw-online.com

Topshop woolen coat
€130 - topshop.com

River Island oversized coat
€48 - riverisland.com

Cool Culottes

It’s time to flash a little ankle in super wide cropped culottes. Deemed the trouser shape of the season according to Proenza Schouler, Tibi, Mulberry, Phillip Lim and a whole host of street style stars, it’s time to embrace the skirt-short hybrid. Not as scary as you think, if you’ve already down with the midi-skirt then you’re way ahead in the fashion stakes and will get an A+ with the cool culottes. Just treat as you would a calf-skimming skirt. Simples. Opt for a high-waisted pair and team with a crop top for bonus points or keep it transitional with a cosy, comfy jumper. Will you rock the culotte?

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Boohoo
€40 - boohoo.com

Boohoo
€33 - boohoo.com

River Island flower shorts
€36 - riverisland.com

Topshop clothing
€72 - topshop.com