The Pre-Fall collections are out, I can’t believe it’s that time already. I must admit the weather lends itself perfectly for it!
My inspiration today is the Dior Pre- Ready-to-Wear. I love it, the monochrome dressing has that cool mod vibe and the dusty colours seem a perfect evolution from the pastels of Spring.
Here are few High Street alternatives for us mere mortals!
And then there were the brights, the bold orange and the ‘Cadbury purple’!
Remove these jeans and add a midi skirt.
Wear a sweater with a skater skirt or dress.
What do you think?
On Saturday I took my old man to Bicester Village for a little retail action. I was desperate to at last see the Design Collective pop-up shop that is there until May 9th. It was great with two designers standing out for me, Holly Fulton and Preen. I saw the now iconic Holly Fulton take on print, and it is lovely.
However with the price tag in the £300’s and up I felt the quality wasn’t what I would expect.
But Preen, well I feel like a prize idiot for not picking something up. I was in that pre-brunch tetchy stage and thought I could find better stuff in Selfridges the next day. I will have to take another trip in the hope the stock hasn’t sold out.
The prices were a much more palatable £160- £300 and a jacket which caught my eye was only £162. That’s High Street prices!
Here are some more images of loveliness to take inspiration from.
Whilst I am waiting for my opportunity to head up the M40, I will nip out and get this…..
Should look fab with the Preen jacket (fingers crossed).
Which would you do to work the African inspired trend?
Take this blouse from Topshop,
add this skirt from Oasis,
Wear with these from Dune.
Not a bad recreation of the MSGM vibe! And a total of £165 the lot.
Don’t play matchy-matchy this spring, make like a mixologist mix it up and clash your prints.
Wear this from River Island….
Add this from Miss Selfridge…
Or if you happen to be over 35, wear this from Oasis….
Add this from Oliver Bonas….
Just make sure you wear these with a lot of attitude.
Put this underneath….
Cute everyday wear, with a Vuitton inspiration.
Pastel colours featured heavily on the SS12 catwalks. The last time I remember pastel colours taking a front seat was in the early eighties.
Surprisingly you can make these sweet shades look edgy. The easiest way of course would be to wear pastel coloured jeans. The high street is full of them for every budget.
Topshop have some fabulous skinny pastel jeans, these Moto high waisted jeans are only £40.
These Isabel Marant jeans are fab and available from Matches.
I love the boxy shape of the Philip Lim tops and I would team the jeans with layering a box shaped top over a longer vest. Or give a nod to the prim Vuitton looks and add this blouse from Oasis £35.