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A Dream Come True For Recessionistas?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

TheOutNetEver wished you could trawl the pages of Net-a-porter and find the items were say 80% cheaper? Wish it was a treasure trove of bargains to choose from? Well your fashion fairy godmother, Natalie Massenet (founder of Net-a-porter), is about to wave her magic wand and make this a reality!

April will see her launch – which will sell an edited selection of pieces from seasons gone by, from around 200 designer brands.

The items will feature around a 40 – 60% discount, with some special items reduced by a fabulous 80%!

Sign up here to find out when the site officially launches and bag yourself some designer treasure at bargain prices!

Balmain's Leather Jacket

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Balmain Military Leather JacketBalmain has quickly turned into one of the hottest labels right now, and no wardrobe is truly complete without their leather military jacket.

Perfect for toughening up pretty summer frocks and chucked over skinnies and graphic tees it can do no wrong in my eyes!

The accentuated shoulder this item features, is a key trend this season and screams attitute, giving a very strong look to whatever you pair it with.

With £4050 price tag it’s an investment piece, check it out over at Net-a-porter.

Embellished Blouse

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Matthew Williamson Tulle TankI am a big fan of Matthew Williamson and think this embellished tulle tank top may be the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen! Featuring all things girly from bead embellishment to sparkles and tulle, this is a great party top.

Trend-ticking, it features lots of popular details this season – from it’s transparency to floral references.

Wear tucked in to a pencil skirt for a restrained glamour type feel or as Net-a-porter suggest; wear to soften tailored pieces.

Perfect for summer parties and weddings, it’s a great statement piece which will look gorgeous with anything from beaten up stonewash skinnies to a floaty skirt and heels.

You can get your hands on this piece over at Net-a-porter for £635.

New Twist On An Old Favourite

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Camilla and Marc Jordana Stripe SkirtIf you’re a fan of ruffles and pleats then you may be interested in brother and sister duo Camilla and Marc. Based in Sydney their label features lots of cute, feminine pieces.

I love this tulip layered pleat skirt. The stripes give it a very definite nautical feel yet the gathered front facing pleat and layering give a fresh twist to and old trend and familiar shape.

I would team with subtle timeless pieces such as a scoop neck tank casually tucked in, a fine unfussy thin gold anklet or necklace and flat sandals.

You can pick this up for £295 from Net-a-porter.

The New Leggings

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Stella McCartney Sequin LeggingsLeggings are still very much a wardrobe staple, but we’ve come a long way since you could only buy them in plain black.

Net A Porter have got the latest looks for leggings, and they’re now becoming the centre of an outfit rather than just a change off tights.

These Stella McCartney Dégradé sequin leggings are perfect for turning a simple tunic dress into a great statement evening outfit. Dip-dye and sequins are two trends that’ve been seen a lot recently, and the nude colour spectrum matches in perfectly with the Spring colour palette.

The key is to team them with something very simple – stick to black, greys, or whites, and nothing with too much frill or detail, and of course, killer heels.

The Stella McCartney Dégradé sequin leggings cost £795 and are available at Net A Porter now.

Designer vs Highstreet – Spring Jackets

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Spring JacketsWith warmer weather hopefully on it’s way, it’s time for the key transitional piece, the spring jacket. When it’s too warm for a winter coat, but not quite warm enough just to brave it with a cardigan or jumper.

If you’re feeling flush, then check out Diane von Furstenberg’s Zaria sequined jacket, costing £858. Capturing loads of this season’s key trends – florals, nude colours, a tie neck, and sequins, this jacket is perfect for day or night. Slip it over jeans and a casual top during the day, or wear it over a LBD for a splash of colour. The balloon three quarter length sleeves also add a great bit of detail, adding a bit of volume. It’s available now from Net A Porter.

If you’re on a budget though, this Floral Mac from ASOS is definitely value for money, at £54. Whilst it might be a bit more coat than jacket like, the lightweight cotton will keep you cool, and the mac is a key shape that’ll see you through to when the weather starts turning colder after summer again. the bustle back and tie details on the waist and sleeves make this mac look much more expensive than it is, and again, the floral print is key.

The shops are full of the joys of spring, so have a hunt around for the perfect spring cover up!

Mean Lookin' Belt

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Alexander McQueenThis waist cincher by Alexander McQueen screams toughness and attitude, and I love it. Featuring black patent leather and cut out sides, use it to create a mean office look by throwing over a pencil skirt and contrasting billowing blouse to create a sharp statement.

Likewise throw over something flirty and feminine to bring to the outfit the popular ‘tough’ aspect which is key to much of this season’s trends.

Alternatively combine with a patterned print shift to accentuate the graphic appeal.

You can grab yourself one from Net-a-porter for £377.

Balmain Look Jeans

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Balmain Look JeansBalmain is unmistakably one of the most popular designers of denim right now and if like me, you love them but the £1k+ price tag is out of your reach then it looks like Siwy have come to our rescue!

Pictured right, and available from ASOS for £150 these tie die skinny crop jeans are very reminiscent of Balmain’s pair as seen on their spring / summer 09 catwalk show (as per the image on the left).

Team as Balmain do, with directional cool separates such as a cropped leather jacket and slinky vest tucked in and heels.

With celebs such as Jessica Szohr, Kate Moss and Kylie all sporting the latest Balmain denim right now, imitations are bound to be flying off the shelves, so pick up your pair here before they sell out!

Summer Staple – The Floral Print Dress

Monday, March 16th, 2009

See by Chloe Floral Print DressSee by Chloe is a great little label for picking up stylish pretty pieces this summer. As they focus on delivering younger, sweeter pieces such as dresses and funky separates than their more sophisticated counterpart, Chloe, they are spot on for the top trends too.

This season they’ve gone all out for the floral trend and I really like this patch flower bandeau dress. Featuring a cute ditsy floral print and wash out tones it is perfect for creating a mismatch look by accessorising with tougher items such as a cropped jacket and a clutch.

You can pick this up over at My Wardrobe for £234 or nip over just to have a look at some of the label’s other feminine pieces.

Leaf Skirt

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Marc Jacobs Leaf SkirtOne of my top favourite Spring / Summer 09 catwalk shows has to be Marc Jacobs, and fresh off the catwalk is this stunning black twill leaf brocade pencil skirt.

I love the way the item which looks pretty formal, yet has been styled with casual and clashing pieces such as plaid.

As we know all things to do with nature will be a key trend this spring / summer and I think this is a great key piece to indulge in. Use to smarten up a party look and just mix it up with random pieces to achieve a fresh and modern feel,

You can pick this skirt up from Net-a-porter for £575.