Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Waves of colour: Burgundy and Mint

Have you guys noticed something funny going on in colour trends lately? Twice in a row now, one colour seems to have been taking both the fashion world and the normal world by storm. First came burgundy. Last December I remember seeing a lot more burgundy in outfits on fashion blogs. Before I knew it everywhere I looked, in town, on campus, everyone seemed to be wearing burgundy! Especially burgundy jeans caught on like fire! Now, as if out of nowhere, on so many blogs I have seen posts dedicated to mint. This is the new colour that seems to be catching on. I wonder how long it will take for me to see students on campus walking around in mint coloured jeans. What do you think the next it-colour will be?
(Images, top to bottom: 9 to 5 chic, tumblr, Bright White NoisesA Lovely Escape)

Dannijo arm parties

Dannijo has collaborated with the Man Repeller for a jewellery line before, and now they have used her fashion creativity in a new way: being inspired by what she has coined 'arm parties', they have created a page of arm party inspiration featuring their amazing designs. This page includes images of stacks of bracelets mixed and matched to create a wrist full of of bracelets. Check out the page here.

Daily Style Snack

From Back Yoke.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Penelope Chilvers Bespoke Loafers

When I saw this picture at Fashion Foie Gras I fell in love. I have been looking for the perfect pair of slippers for a while now, and it's been a tough journey: on the one hand, I love all the coloured/glitter/studded stand out versions, but on the other hand, I want them to be able to be my go-to flat, and so be a basic that can go with any outfit. These ones seem to be the perfect solution! They are a neutral colour, but with a neon lining! Perfect! They can even be made with your initials sewn on. It's a bespoke service where you can create your own online. I played around for a bit and mine came out looking something like this. Unfortunately they are not within my student budget, so I may have to wait and see if my lovely parents will get me them for my birthday! Check the site out yourself here.

Accessorize bucket bag

I spotted this bag at Accessorize and it reminded me of Chloe straight away! It could have been featured on the a/w 2011 runway, it fits the collection so well! The bucket model, snakeskin print and combination of different fabrics and colours were all seen in the Chloe a/w bags. Although luckily, this one doesn't feature a snake head on the flap!
(Runway image via Style.com)

Daily Style Snack

Love this casual print clash. From Back Yoke.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Doloris Petunia neon pink earrings (DIY inspiration)

For a while now, I have been searching for the perfect small, subtle earrings. Due to my love of statement necklaces I hardly every wear earrings any more, but now and then I would like to have something small in my ear that doesn't grab everyone's attention, but gives the outfit a little something extra. My sister has these amazing delicate gold star studs that go with everything and I have been trying to find something similar. I can't believe I overlooked the most obvious answer: a small dose of neon! When I saw these earrings by Doloris Petunia I knew what my goal is going to be: small, sophisticated gems that I can paint neon!

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Via Parisx3.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Warehouse Spring 2012

This is Warehouse's Spring 2012 lookbook and I am loving it!!! The look above is very Givenchy, and the rest all works really well with the trends that we have seen on the runways. Find more of the looks here.

Daily Style Snack

From Stockholm Streetstyle.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Couture style inspiration

Aaah a week of couture! I will not review all the collections, there are plenty of blogs that do that much better than me. But I wanted to write about a few looks that caught my eye, and the styles that I hope to see translated into non-couture wear.
1. The new ombre: I loved a few new takes on ombre, such as at Armani (bottom right), where a space-y metallic ombre was presented. I also loved the beautiful shades of grey at Dior (top two images), both the layered ombre that builds up in each layer, and the sheer black to white ombre were subtle but modern takes on this trend.
2. Matching your loafers with your couture dress: or any dress for that matter! I couldn't believe I was seeing loafers at a couture presentation, but there they were at Valentino (bottom right). Looks in different colours had different coloured loafers, and the effect was really cute!
3. Hot pink with a gold statement necklace. I've always loved the combination of pink and gold, but seeing it in this Giambattista Valli look made me want to find a way to wear it now! The hot pink with the massive gold statement was an amazing look.
(Images via the Fashion Spot)

Style recipe: DIY cross collar

This is Victoria of the Style Marmalade. I came across her blog recently and absolutely loved her quirky style.  When I read this post I was absolutely amazed: that cross-embellished collar is a DIY! The result is absolutely amazing, it looks so cool and professional. Head over to her blog quickly to get the instructions!

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!!! Via Parisx3.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Jaeger tote

Hello darlings! Today is my final day of exams so only one post for the day, I'm very sorry! But I thought I'd make it a good one, worth two posts! I spotted this amazing tote in the Jaeger sale recently and am completely obsessed. My birthday is in March, is it too early to ask people to buy it for me?? Find it here.

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Winning combination: casual tee, cute skirt, polka dot tights and cool boots. From Parisx3.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Stella McCartney perspex heel colour block sandals

These have to be the perfect spring 2012 sandals!! With their perspex heels and contrasting colours, they really capture the summer mood. Available at net-a-porter.

Kelly Wearstler vs Asos cuff

Remember this beautiful cuff I posted about a while ago? Well Asos has come to the rescue with a much more affordable option, although also less fabulous (isn't it always the case?). It is still an awesome statement cuff that will add some glamour to a look! Available here.

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So much more than a simple black outfit. Via Parisx3.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Kurt Geiger ring

This ring is currently on sale at Kurt Geiger. The architectural design is so cool! I love the gold with the oversized clear stone. Fabulous!

Taylor Tomasi Hill for Lane Crawford

Taylor Tomasi Hill is still my absolute style icon. The way she experiments with clothes and accessories is really inspiring and it's no wonder that everyone in fashion seems to adore her. She has recently designed a collection for Lane Crawford that is infused with her quirky but feminine style. Here are a few of my favourite picks. Buy them here.

Daily Style Snack

Great layering via Team Peter Stigter.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Dannijo neon necklace

I adore this multi neon colour necklace from Dannijo!! Everything about it is fab: the colours, the gems in the middles, everything! Find it here.

Style inspiration at the Golden Globes

I don't think anyone could have missed the Golden Globes recently, lots of blogs had a great round-up of all the looks. I thought it was a very well-dressed event, but there were two looks that really inspired me. They weren't necessarily my best dressed of the evening, but there was something about their looks that I wanted to bookmark for my own style. The first was Jamie King in Valentino Couture. She looked ethereal in her satin gown, it was a perfect choice for her. But what I'm obsessing over is the combination of satin and that lovely pastel mint colour! It is so beautiful!! I NEED something satin in this stunning colour! (Image via The Fashion Patrol). The second look that caught my eye was Kelly MacDonald in Lorena Sarbu. This was so much more than a sequin gown. I absolutely love the effect of the green and blue sequins together, it gave the dress such a modern, maybe even space-y, feel! I am not officially on the hunt for a dress with green and blue sequins to get a similar effect! (Photo via Instyle).

Daily Style Snack

Via Team Peter Stigter.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Style Servings now available on Twitter and Pinterest!

Style Servings has now officially joined the 21st century and is available to follow on both Twitter and Pinterest! Follow me on Twitter to hear about my fashion finds, musings and upcoming posts and follow me on Pinterest to see more amazing style goodies that may not appear on the blog. Look forward to seeing you there!