VERO MODA style notes http://stylenotes.veromoda.com Mon, 25 May 2015 06:00:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Break it down: festival fashion http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/break-it-down/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/break-it-down/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 06:00:03 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9192 Festivals are a test of endurance and your festival wardrobe is your survival kit. Dressing for the field is about making the experience easier, if you’re thinking about what you’re wearing once you’re through the festival gates, you aren’t having any fun! Throw out those hot pants and that boho floral headband and let us […]]]>

Festivals are a test of endurance and your festival wardrobe is your survival kit. Dressing for the field is about making the experience easier, if you’re thinking about what you’re wearing once you’re through the festival gates, you aren’t having any fun! Throw out those hot pants and that boho floral headband and let us break it down for you…

Whether you’re heading to the muddy fields of Glastonbury or the beaches of Benicassim, it’s important to remember that the days of festival fashion being carefree are well and truly over. What was once a true expression of style has become mass-market and, let’s just say it, cheesy.

Now is the time for you to go rogue and seek cool alternatives to the average festival look. Burn the flower crown and leave the ravaged denim cut-offs at home, it’s time for jumpsuits, premium denim and floral tea dresses.

There are three ways to go this season: sporty, classic denim or ladylike. Sporty simply consists of some basic shorts, a graphic tee, some really great sneakers and a bomber for when the sun goes down, simple as that. Classic denim involves light blue washed jeans and a Breton tee, or a classic hippy look with wide leg jeans and a neat striped shirt.

Ladylike feels the most unnatural in the situation, but will earn you maximum fashion points. For the mud-less festivals opt for an all-over white look with crochet or lace, and for everything else there’s the pretty floral dress teamed with espadrilles.

If a festival just isn’t the same without a little boho, pick up a fringed suede bag for a nod to the Navajo, or a Grecian sandal to keep things ethereal. Now the careful wardrobe consideration has been done, there’s nothing left but to pack your bags and make it a weekend to remember.

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Create the perfect ponytail http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/create-the-perfect-ponytail/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/create-the-perfect-ponytail/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 06:00:03 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9201 It’s Friday! Time to perfect a new look. This week, see how to create the perfect ponytail…]]>

It’s Friday! Time to perfect a new look. This week, see how to create the perfect ponytail…

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Dreamy summer dresses http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/dreamy-summer-dresses/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/dreamy-summer-dresses/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 08:36:48 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9196 Summer is the season of the sun dress. We’ve picked the three dresses you can’t live without on those long summer days in the haze…]]>

Summer is the season of the sun dress. We’ve picked the three dresses you can’t live without on those long summer days in the haze…

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Big Sur Style http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/big-sur-style/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/big-sur-style/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 13:05:32 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9169 In order to understand Big Sur style, you have to understand one thing about Big Sur, it’s wild. Not in the spring break sense, but in the sense that it’s remote, ethereal and full of contrasts. Whether you’re home or away this summer, channel Big Sur with a boho meets beach aesthetic. Think off-shoulder tops […]]]>

In order to understand Big Sur style, you have to understand one thing about Big Sur, it’s wild. Not in the spring break sense, but in the sense that it’s remote, ethereal and full of contrasts.

Whether you’re home or away this summer, channel Big Sur with a boho meets beach aesthetic. Think off-shoulder tops and dresses, tiered maxis and love worn denim cut-offs to sum-up the trend.

Colour isn’t a boho favourite, but it’s perfectly acceptable at Big Sur. Bold primaries tick the beach box, while dusty rose, white and pale blue will appeal you your inner bohemian.

Just remember, being carefree requires a little careful wardrobe planning!

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Create a fishtail braid http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/create-a-fishtail-braid/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/create-a-fishtail-braid/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 06:50:55 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9175 It’s Friday, braid day! See how to create the perfect weekend fishtail braid…SUBSCRIBE to the Friday series: www.youtube.com/VeroModaOfficial]]>

It’s Friday, braid day! See how to create the perfect weekend fishtail braid…SUBSCRIBE to the Friday series: www.youtube.com/VeroModaOfficial

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Perfect Match http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/perfect-match/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/perfect-match/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 11:49:47 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9147 The Holy Grail of summer dressing? Matchy, matchy co-ords of course! Here’s how to find your perfect match this season… If there were a manual named Dressing for Dummies, co-ords would be covered on page one. There really is no way to get this trend wrong, as long as your top half matches your bottom half, […]]]>

The Holy Grail of summer dressing? Matchy, matchy co-ords of course! Here’s how to find your perfect match this season…

If there were a manual named Dressing for Dummies, co-ords would be covered on page one. There really is no way to get this trend wrong, as long as your top half matches your bottom half, it’s a win!

The beauty of co-ords is they look so trend focussed and well put together, whilst requiring zero effort (apart from the shopping part of course).

We’ve done the leg work and rounded up the best co-ordinates, making your wardrobe one less thing to worry about this summer.

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Reviewed by… http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/reviewed-by/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/reviewed-by/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 07:42:31 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9165 Is shopping online a gamble? We’ll be giving you the inside track on our favourite summer essentials, telling you everything a picture can’t! This week, VERO MODA stylist Louise reviews the tropical print playsuit.]]>

Is shopping online a gamble? We’ll be giving you the inside track on our favourite summer essentials, telling you everything a picture can’t! This week, VERO MODA stylist Louise reviews the tropical print playsuit.

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Create a textured topknot http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/create-a-textured-topknot/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/create-a-textured-topknot/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 07:30:28 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9162 It’s Friday! Time to perfect a new look. This week, see how to create the Scandi favourite, a textured topknot…]]>

It’s Friday! Time to perfect a new look. This week, see how to create the Scandi favourite, a textured topknot…

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White Delight http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/white-delight/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/white-delight/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 06:00:25 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9116 There are all kinds of rules about wearing white…not after Labor Day, not to a wedding (unless you’re the bride!), blah, blah, blah! White is the coolest colour in the palette this summer, so we say throw away the rule book and learn to wear white without prejudice. There are many ways to wear this […]]]>

There are all kinds of rules about wearing white…not after Labor Day, not to a wedding (unless you’re the bride!), blah, blah, blah! White is the coolest colour in the palette this summer, so we say throw away the rule book and learn to wear white without prejudice.

There are many ways to wear this alpine hue, but head-to-toe white across a crisp trouser suit à la Victoria Beckham has to be our fave. If the look is too clinical for you, try a LWD which looks romantic with cut-outs, broderie anglais or lace.

At this point, it’s less about when you wear it and more about how wear it. This pristine palette reflects a pick ‘n’ mix of influences, from Victoriana to Confirmation dressing, what really counts is the pretty details.

For a one step route to working white, invest in a pair of white jeans. Out tips are to select a pair with no more than 2% elastane to avoid any inappropriate transparency and opt for a skinny fit to keep things streamlined.

We know wearing white is a recipe for disaster (no matter how hard you try, you’ll always get dirty) but maybe it’s time to make a new rule for that restrictive fashion rulebook…care less!

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Festival Styling the Cool Way http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/festival-styling-the-cool-way/ http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/festival-styling-the-cool-way/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 09:18:27 +0000 http://stylenotes.veromoda.com/?p=9138 Denim shorts, intricate embroidery and fringing…your festival essentials are cuter than ever. See how to style three looks for a festival weekend…]]>

Denim shorts, intricate embroidery and fringing…your festival essentials are cuter than ever. See how to style three looks for a festival weekend…

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