Street Style, Spring Summer 2015, London Fashion Week, London, Britain - 15 Sep 2014

Knitwear to know

If, like us, you’ve been hoarding sweatshirts in recent seasons, you might need to sit down for this message. Gently step away from your sportswear and step into the real comfort zone, it’s time for something much more snuggly – the knitted jumper.

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Dancing in the dark

Dancing in the Dark

All little girls dream of having that fairytale evening, whether it’s being the prettiest princess in the room or having a Cinderella moment. But why wait around for Prince Charming? Make your own fashion magic and steal the spotlight in a dazzling party dress. 

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Winter Garden

Winter Garden

We hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but it’s a long time until spring. Your wardrobe may be the only place to indulge in beautiful blossoms until March, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to introduce spring into your winter wardrobe. Here’s our three step guide to wearing florals now…

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Up to your neck

Up To Your Neck

Step one, forget any notions that the roll neck is dowdy. Step two, mark this monumental day in your diary – it’s the day you revolutionized your winter wardrobe with the humblest of jumpers!

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Balenciaga

The New Layering

Have you enlisted in the school of tiny totes? Do you now live your life without daily essentials like a phone charger or lip balm? Imagine if there was a way to continue using your miniature bag AND carry your worldly goods. Layering just got interesting, and we’re not talking winter warmers but swoon-worthy bags…

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Street Style, Spring Summer 2015, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 17 Sep 2014

In the Loop

Knitted dresses in winter are as predictable as floral prints in spring, but that’s not to say this knitwear essential doesn’t get a styling update from season to season. Invest in one of winter’s hottest (literally) wardrobe staples and stay in the loop with these easy styling tips…

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at arrivals for The 86th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals 2 - Oscars 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 2, 2014. Photo By: Jef Hernandez/Everett Collection

Dramatic Flare

Say hello to the peplum, a little ruffle of fabric that will turn your hips into a highlight this season. Chic yet party perfect, the peplum is a waist-cinching sensation that will give you cause for celebration!

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Street Style, Spring Summer 2015, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 21 Sep 2014

Suits You

Feminism, it’s fashion’s hottest buzz word – from Lagerfeld’s army of rioting models at Chanel, to the latest exhibition at London’s Design Museum, Women Fashion Power. So is there really any surprise that the power suit is making a comeback? But the real question is…are you feeling powerful this winter?

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Party

The Glitterati

It’s pay day weekend and we’re ready to party! But what will you be spending your hard-earned cash on? We recommend A LOT of glitter, shimmer and shine to see you through the party period…

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Faking It

Faking it

It’s official, it’s trousers season. Forget dresses, forget skirts, if there’s one thing you need NOW it’s a pair of leather trousers. But for those of us who don’t want to blow a year’s salary on a pair of slinky slacks, or for people who have moral objections to wearing skins, PU is for you!

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the fuzz

The fuzz

Need a cuddle? From teddy coats to shaggy shearlings, outerwear has never been so tactile. Warmer and woollier than ever, fake fur’s texture and heating power make it a contender for the season’s cosiest coat.

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Trend to try

Trend to try NOW

Obsessing over your winter wardrobe? Is it still too warm to jump into all those inviting chunky knits and cosy coats? Luckily a simple jewellery update can switch-up your look quickly and inexpensively to give your fave outfits a little boost of newness!

Here’s our pick of the top accessories to wear whatever the time of day, whatever the weather…

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Tie one on

Tie one on

WRAP UP immediately! Not since the pashmina (yes we said it) has the scarf garnered so much attention, but this time it’s for all the right reasons.

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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

Mine the metallic trend in shimmering fabrics and multi-faceted embellishments. More than a partywear essential, luminous metal adds a tough edge to the season’s fluffy and fuzzy faux furs and knitwear. With so many styling options, the question is…how will you shine this winter?

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Shades of grey

Shades of Grey

A strict colour palette of dove, slate, charcoal and silver all cement tonal dressing as the palette-cleansing trick of the season.

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Street Style, Spring Summer 2015, London Fashion Week, London, Britain - 14 Sep 2014

Girl undone

Distressed denim can be distressing. If your look is usually clean cut and compiled of silk and cashmere, then rips, tears and holes simply aren’t for you. Enter frayed denim, a street style sensation and an easy way to look like a good-girl-come-undone.

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sand storm

Sand Storm

The camel coat is a classic, but this season dusty desert tones extend their influence across mannish trousers, knitwear, accessories and more. See how to inject the warmth of the Sahara into your cool weather wardrobe…

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Street Style, Spring Summer 2015, Paris Fashion Week, France - 01 Oct 2014

Upper East Side

Go to town in this season’s ladylike mix of sophistication and glamour. Think pearls, sumptuous knitwear and tailored trousers to keep the right side of sexy secretary; we’re personally aiming for the ladies-that-lunch look in shift dresses, pencil skirts and fluffy knitwear to look the part.

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Colour pop coats

Colour-pop coats

Your winter wardrobe may call for a degree of hibernation, but it doesn’t have to mean a sombre black coat. Take your style cues from those-that-know (the FROW, the fashion pack…) and covet a colourful coat in the most shocking hue available.

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maternity-dressing

How to be a yummy mummy

If this fashion week season has taught us anything, it’s that the world’s most stylish women are all mums-to-be right now. The Fash Pack are officially renamed the Preggers Pack and they’re making pregnancy style look like a walk in the park (with heels, of course). See how fashion’s elite are restyling their pre-pregnancy wardrobes and get the inside track on how to work with your new shape.

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Olivia-Palermo

Murky shades

Spring was blinding…from powerful primaries to colour clashing. But it’s all over for autumn, grown-ups are rejoicing in this season’s murky shades. The tempo has been turned down and it’s time to take a break from brights.

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Mickey

Mickey magic

We’re feeling a little nostalgic at VM HQ this week - we can’t get enough of these vintage Disney prints. Relive your childhood and add a little Mickey/Minnie magic to your wardrobe. Avoid the Disney World tourist trappings by teaming with washed boyfriend jeans and a longline coat for a little tongue-in-cheek cool – just leave the map and camera at home!

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Normcore

Normcore

From catwalks transformed into luxe supermarkets to Cara Delevingne dressed in joggers, fashion is undergoing a serious palate cleanse this season. Welcome normcore, described by the New York Times as a way of “embracing sameness deliberately as a new way of being cool, rather than striving for ‘difference’ or ‘authenticity’”. Shed your singularity and reveal your inner Normal Norma.

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Full_throttle

Full throttle

Speed into autumn with the newer and racier take on sports luxe. Think motocross meets BMX, minus the dirt and danger, and you’ll find the perfect inspiration for this adrenaline-fuelled look.

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