Sweet-as arm candy

From bold colours, slogans, box clutches and embellished works of art, look-at-me clutches ruled the streets at London and New Year fashion weeks this year. Functional but hella fun, I’m a big of the quirkier arm candy variety – they just add a layer of unexpectedness to a more simple outfit. See below for major inspo and where to get your mitts on the cutest clutches around.

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Here’s how I wear my cute clutch

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1. Pow clutch, River Island 2. Ice-Cream clutch, Skinny Dip, Asos 3. Robot clutch, Asos 4. Snap Clutch, Skinny Dip, Asos 5. Tricks Clutch, House of Holland, Net A Porter 6. Wild thing clutch, Sophia Webster, Net A Porter 7. Cloud clutch, Asos 8. Taco Clutch, Charlotte Olympia 9. Strawberry clutch, New Look 10. Hot air ballon clutch, Kate Spade 11. Pineapple clutch, Accessorize 12. Apple Juice carton clutch, Accessorize

Head in the clouds

A fashion trend that’s above and beyond, if you missed out on the Kenzo cloud print a couple of seasons ago – no fear the pretty print is back again. The obvious cloud colour combo is soft blue and white but if that’s too gentle a palette for you look to stormy skies with hints of black and navy. For some uplifting inspo and where to get your hands on some fluffy cloud fashion scroll down!

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I went for this cute cloud jumper from Zara – see below for link
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Jumper, Osman at Matches; clutch, Anya Hindmarch at Netaporter; skirt, Osman at Browns Fashion; Two-piece, Sheinside; Necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Netaporter; Dress, Kenzo at Stylebop; Dress, See by Chloe, Far Fetch; Tablet case, Cath Kidston; jumper, Zara

 

All Khaki Errythang

We all know khaki is big for spring, right? There’s been plenty of blog posts and style reports on it already. But what I’m heralding for spring is wearing khaki head-to-toe. Mix luxe layers and different shades of the green stuff to add a super fresh and utility-chic vibe to your wardrobe. See below for some inspo.

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Burgundy and Khaki = cool colour combo.

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Can’t hack khaki head-to-toe? Add a hint of black for edge.
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Coat, River Island; Shoes, Alexander Wang, Netaporter ; Sunglasses, Illvesta, Liberty ; Dress, Warehouse; Shirt jacket, Warehouse; Skirt, River Island; hat, Topshop; Cami, J.Crew; Bag, Valentino, Matches

Want. Need. Buy

From a colour block coat to sparkly shoes, here’s my wants for the week

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1. Skirt, €645, J.Crew 2. Shoes, €115, Finds, Netaporter 3. Blush, €9.50, Topshop 4. Trousers, €55, River Island 5. Dress, €210, Whistles 6. Sunglasses, €295, Stella McCartney 7. Popcorn bag, €36, SkinnyDip, Asos 8. Coat, €4100, J.Crew

Friday Fashion Crush: Chloe Drew

It’s no surprise that the fashion pack have fallen hard for the Chloe Drew handbag. Launched in Chloe’s pre-fall 2014 collection, it has been stylish placed on the shoulders of every frower you can think of including Yasmine Swell and Aimee Song. With a modern take on a classic saddle bag, chic gold hardware, and perfectly formed size means it’s the ultimate in carry-all-day comfort.

It’s no wonder that everyone has been screaming for more, and that’s exactly what the french fashion house has done – bringing it back for spring in a variety of bold colours and animal print combos.

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Chloe Spring 2015

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From left to right, 1. Black bag, €1200, Chloe, Brown Thomas; 2. Cream bag, €22.84, New Look , 3. Snakeskin bag, €9.60, Dorothy Perkins, 4. Leopard print bag, €459, Michael Kors Shopbop 5. Snakeskin bag, €660, Aspinal of London 6. Pink snakeskin bag, €1413, Chloe, Selfridges 

Raw Hide

From structured, fitted and sporty at Jason Wu to classically ’70s at Chloe, there was certainly a suede parade on the spring ’15 catwalks. Another departure for the soft and delicate fabric was the array of colours on offer – cognac, khaki, purples, burnt orange – so if there was every a time to get a little sumptuous with suede – this is it.

Whether you keep it classic in beige like our streetstylers below or embrace the rainbow colours – expect to be lusting over the luxe fabric this season, are you game?

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Where to buy

There’s loads more suede offerings popping up on the high-street over the next couple of months but if you want to jump on the suede wagon now – get a load of these.

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1. Suede top, €19.50, Missguided 2. Skirt, €98, Topshop 3. Boots, €170, Topshop 4. Dress, €447.40, Joseph 5. Jacket, €2284, Saint Laurent 6. Top, €162, Tara Mellon 7. Skirt, €665, Theory

Sweater Dressing

Ok so a jumper might not be what fashion dreams are made of but we all need some practicality in our lives, right? With this cold, chilly weather just keep on biting, I’m seem to be reaching for those cosy choices every day, and what’s more cosy than a jumper? Boring? Perhaps but to have a realistic, fulfilling and wearable wardrobe, basics should take up 70% of it and trend items the remaining 30% – so my go-to basic winter item? The little grey jumper – more versatile than black and tons cooler. See below for some basic but not boring grey jumper inspo.

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Must-Have Monday

The clothes I’m crushing on this week…

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Sleevless trench, €100, River Island; Stripe top, €49, Topshop; 1970 jumper, €345, Bella Freud, Netaporter; Denim loafers, €185, Whistles; Leather skirt, €231, French Connection ; Lipstick, €27, Charlotte Tilbury; Monochrome skirt, €638, Ellery, Matches Clutch, €998, Anya Hindmarch, Netaporter

Anything but basic boyfriends

More is definitely more when it comes to denim for spring. Lavish decorative detailing like crystals and patches give boyfriend jeans a new jazzy lease of life and a fresh take that is anything but basic.

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Tonal colours give a pair of embellished jeans a fresh and colour take.

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A logo tee and patched jeans gives this look a fun twist.

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Mastering daytime glitz with a black basic tee and hard-edge silver jewels.

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A riot of texture and print are the perfect partners to embellished jeans.

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Kitsch cutesy patches come uber slick with all black and pop of neon.

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A grey sweat and black courts let these jeans speak for themselves, quite literally.

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On the runway: Dolce and Gabbana

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Get the look:

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1. Tu es mon Tresor, €820, Browns 2. Tu es mon Tresor, €1035, Browns 3. Marc by Marc Jacobs, €258, Netaporter  4. Stella Mccartney, €298, Matches 5. MSGM, €218, Farfetch