Archive for the ‘Tops’ Category
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
If you like your fashion hot of the press, then it doesn’t come much hotter than new label Inc. Apparel, which was launched just this week.
They make great fashion-forward T shirts for women, and their first mini capsule range features two iconic prints which were selected by a public vote.
One features Lily Allen, and the other Michael Jackson, and both have a great punk/graffiti look to them with an over-sized shape, slash neck, and bold colours.
Even better, Inc.Apparel use Earth Positive garments which are made from 100% organic cotton, and are made using only green power, so you’re helping out the environment and looking good at the same time!
Each T shirt costs £20, and they’re strictly limited to a run of 200, so snap up this cutting edge fashion quickly! You can get them from the Inc. Apparel website.
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
There’s one trend that seems to be dividing the fashion world at the moment – the crop top. As part of the 80s revival, the top we thought had gone out with the Spice Girls is back, and slowly infiltrating the high street.
Personally I reckon if you’ve got the stomach for it (literally), then give it a go. If you’re looking to fully the 80s look then team it with acid or stone wash skinny jeans and heels for a quirky night time look, or if you want a twist on a summer day look, then try it will a floaty skirt. A crop top would also work well over a body con vest dress to add a splash of colour or texture, or with a body con skirt.
Topshop have got a great range of crop tops. The Sequin Zebra Crop Vest Top on the left would be a perfect statement top paired with jeans, and the loose fitting means you won’t need to put in too many hours at the gym. The racer back adds detail and makes it nice and airy for hot days, and animal prints and motifs have been huge this summer, as have sequins. It costs £16.
If you want to keep it traditional, then there’s the Crop Crew Tee. It’s a classic square T-Shirt shape, just slightly shorter. You can wear this with high waisted jeans or shorts if you don’t fancy bearing all. It’s available in black, as in the picture, or white, nude or light grey. It costs £10.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
There are some days when you just don’t fancy squeezing yourself into a teeny tiny dress, and a slouchy jumper seems like a far better option.
Well now, thanks to innovative designer Markus Lupfer, you can wear both! This Sequin bodice sweater is black, 100% wool with long sleeves and a scoop neck, and is embellished with a multicoloured sequin dress design on the front, complete with real ribbon for the waist.
The cute bodice design and sequin detail is really eye-catching, and sits in exactly the same place a dress would be, but without the breathing in. Team it with jeans and heels or flats for a day time look.
It costs £205 and is available now from Net A Porter.
Thursday, May 7th, 2009
Stella McCartney has been one of the most talked about names this season, with her new collections enchanting everyone in the fashion industry.
All this week on Net A Porter there’s been an exclusive capsule collection by Stella McCartney, accompanied by a film. The first two collections, ‘Magnolia Tree’ and ‘Poem’ are available now, with ‘Island’ and ‘Kite’s arriving today and tomorrow. ‘Magnolia Tree’ is a smart collection, with pieces perfect for work wear and evening wear, including a jumpsuit and a bustier dress. ‘Poem’ is more of a casual collection, with tailored trousers and shorts and cute wedges with a cloud print detail.
There are four key looks in each collection, and the items can be mixed and matched. All the items are in this season’s key colours of white, nude and honeydew.
If you fancy owning a piece of this exclusive collection then head over to Net A Porter now.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
Iconic British designer Barbara Hulanicki has just launched a collection for Topshop, featuring some unique items. Barbara Hulanicki was the co-founder of Biba, one of the most famous fashion stores during the 60s and 70s, as any fashionista worth their salt will know!
the collection is very fashion forward, featuring play suits and oversize vests, as well as unique and quirky designs that make them timeless pieces.
Barbara Hulanicki is also a fashion illustrator, and this Shoe Print Vest encapsulates her talent perfectly. the simple light grey vest really makes the line drawing stand out, and highlights all the detail. and for an added twist (literally) check out the knot detailing on the back. this vest would look great with some wet look leggings and heels for an evening look, or skinny jeans and plain leggings during the day.
At only £18, it’s a fairly small price for a piece of fashion history, but the collection is expected to sell out, so get in quick! The entire collection is available online or in larger Topshop stores.
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Last season saw the revival of the lumberjack shirt, and this season, the oversized denim shirt will be back on show.
A great versatile piece it can be worn with so many different things just think cowboys and southern belles to achieve the all-important western feel to this trend.
Team with a simple round neck tee, skinnies and flat gladiators for laid back weekend style, wear as a cover up on the beach or chuck over a pretty summer dress to keep the look informal.
You can grab this item from Topshop for £28.
Friday, April 17th, 2009
Monochrome is making a come back, and black and white is a great colour to work into your wardrobe and contrast all the acids and bright tones around right now.
A brilliant way of incorporating this look into your wardrobe is to pick up this great breast cancer target tee, courtesy of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Available from Topshop, 30% of price goes to the charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Pair with all kinds of colours to quirk it up or just combine with some stonewash denim.
You can pick one up from Topshop for £22.
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Animal print tops are all over the high street at the moment, and make an interesting change from a plain t-shirt or tunic top. Match them with jeans or leggings for a casual weekend look. From zebra to snake to leopard, there’s a huge array of different prints available in this versatile trend.
Having scoured the high street I can definitely confirm that this trend is pretty much in every single shop, so there’s a huge amount of choice. One of my favourites though is this Animal Oversized Vest from New Look, for the bargain price of £16. The grey and black leopard print also features some blue and purple detailing, and a nice splash of colour. Wear it loose with jeans or leggings, or add some black tights, heels, and a belt for an exciting night look, and match some purple and blue accessories for a truly co-ordinated, pulled together look.
And the best part? No animals were harmed in the making of these clothes!
Monday, March 30th, 2009
Another delivery of gorgeous garments by Elizabeth and James has just arrived over at My Wardrobe and their latest collection is just as fabulous as always.
I particularly like this grey draped top, featuring a low open back and open sides, it has hidden support so it can be worn without a bra to show off the cross over elastic back straps.
I love tops like this, that without being too much, are showstoppers on their own so are easy to throw on in a hurry – no fussing or accessorising required!
It comes in black or grey and costs £154 from My Wardrobe.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
I 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.