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Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • Styling the Transitional Trend

    July 21, 2015

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    It may be with a heavy heart you finally accept the end of summer is nearing, even though it feels as though it only just arrived. There is no time to dwell, however, as autumn approaches and with a whole host of new materials and shapes to warrant good excuse for a serious shopping trip.

    Styling the transition can be confusing, especially if you live somewhere where the weather changes more frequently than the traffic lights (we're looking at you UK). This is why we've put together a little guide/inspiration post to give you ideas on how to work trans-seasonal trends your own way. Let go of summer and embrace the new season of texture, layering and a staple jacket or two. For more ideas don't forget to give our transitional category a browse.

    Throwback everyday

    Throwbacks aren't just reserved for instagram and Thursdays, embed throwback fashion into your daily look with retro pattern dresses and timeless jackets. Seventies retro is big at the moment for flares, silhouettes and plenty of suede. Raid your photo albums for old photos of family members for inspiration (and hair cringes). Who knew your gran was such a style icon?

    Swing or Shift

    A day dress is the ultimate item when it comes to versatility. Throw over a leather jacket and boots for a nod to grunge or add wedges and little bag for girly garden party chic. The basics are there to dress yourself up or down according to occasion. Make your statement with a print which reflects your personality. Go paisley or patchwork, the choice really is yours. Swing or shift dress, you can accommodate your shape with a flattering fit. Layering is key, add jumper/boots/jacket accordingly.

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    The original wardrobe veteran, we all love a bit of denim. It makes it's rounds again for the new season in the form of dungarees, jackets and jeans (of course). Take note from queen of denim Alexa Chung and work anything denim you can get your hands on with classic brogues and a satchel bag. Clash textures and work in other fabrics to tie together an all encompassed stylish look.

    Layer over

    Don't be afraid to dabble in layering.If you normally shy away from flesh baring crops, try throwing one over a dress with boots and a fringed jacket for good measure.Think maxi skirts with jumpers to satisfy the comfort versus style debacle. A cut-out or fringed cape is your best friend when it comes to nailing this trend, versatile to don when making a statement as well as keeping you warm during those cold autumn work days.

  • Glamorous Instagram: EDIT

    July 17, 2015

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    Pinterest may be the traditional fashion app but Instagram is the new favourite for fashion inspiration. We took a look at our favourite styles to create the Glamorous Instagram: EDIT.

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    The simple button down style has made a comeback this season, the classic look is a transitional must have to take your wardrobe from Summer to Autumn. The trend is an all-round favourite, whether your a fan or suede, denim or cord. This trending-now skirt is also available in a midi version.

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    Inject a little bohemian into your transitional styling with a little lace up. The criss-cross detailing is trendy way to update your dress collection. A tassel tie compliments the current fringe trend.

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    If you thought fringing would be a passing trend you would be wrong. The tassels are set to continue into the autumn/winter months. Suede is a seasonal favourite or update your favourite leather jacket with a little edge.

  • How We Dress For Work

    July 10, 2015

    Working at an online fashion store has it's obvious perks and temptations of being surrounded by gorgeous new trends. Here at HQ we all have our own personal style when it comes to casual office wear. Take a look at how we dress for work on an average week, showcasing some of our favourite Glamorous pieces,of course. 

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    Catherine (Photographer)

    Needing an outfit for style and comfort, Catherine wears our cloud print dress. A floaty fabric and bold print marry together to offer a statement look with just the right amount of casual. A stylish hat and covetable pair of jeffrey's make for the perfect accessories whilst a simple belt gives new shape to the outfit.

    Shop Catherine's look:
    Jeffrey Campbell Stinson Boots
    Cloud Print Dress

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    Molly (Sales Intern)

    A statement jacket can get lost in translation if not styled correctly. Molly keeps things simple in our navy embellished piece, due to arrive online next season. Worn simply with her own white denim jeans and a loose shirt, the jacket speaks for itself and remains the feature point of this look.

    Shop Molly's Look:
    Navy Embellished Jacket (Arriving Online Soon)
    Oversized Shirt
    White Jeans

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    Leanne  (Ecommerce Assistant)

    Bring the seventies trend to the workplace with out chevron print shift dress. Simple and figure flattering, our dress is easy to wear with tights and flats for an effective look. Keep make-up and styling to the minimum, Leanne wears our dress with her own flats and no accessories.

    Shop Leanne's Look:
    Orange Multi Knitted Dress
    Black Brogues

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    rancesca (Showroom & Key Accounts Manager)

    Wearing bohemian trends for the office can be tricky, Francesca makes this look work by layering  our smock over faded jeans with her own classic taupe boots. A loose sleeveless jacket thrown over is the ideal accessory to make this look individual while keeping the overall aesthetic relaxed.

    Shop Francesca's Look:
    Rust Tile Print Smock
    Jeffrey Campbell Boots
    Crochet Vest

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    Danni ( Merchandising Manager)

    Danni wears her own boyfriend style white shirt with our staple skinny jeans and converse. A boyish shirt when paired with skinny jeans balances the outfit from top to bottom to ensure the whole look keeps some shape and the converse offer a comfortable alternative to generic office shoe options.

    Shop Danni's Look:
    Skinny Jeans
    White Oversized Shirt

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    Don't be afraid to bring your personality to your work look like Olivia does. A dressed down crop and jeans may not seem the conventional work look but when styled with a sleeveless shirt and boots, the look is levelled out for a statement smart/casual mix.

    Shop Olivia's Look:
    Black Striped Vest
    Black Ripped Jeans
    Jeffrey Campbell Cavill Boots

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    Amy (Concessions Buyer)

    A stand out piece is standard attire when working in fashion. Amy wears our rust flared jumpsuit with minimal styling. Perfect for taller figures, all this piece needs is sandals for an easy look to wear whether working or venturing out for post-work plans.

    Shop Amy's Look:
    Rust Flared Jumpsuit (Available @ Topshop Concessions and Arriving Online Soon)

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    A new staple for your office wardrobe, Rachel styles our sleeveless blazer over a classic breton striped top and jeans. The stone shade of the blazer bring a new dynamic to the look, keeping the colour palette light and easy to style through seasons.

    Shop Rachel's Look:
    Sleevless Blazer
    Denim Jeans
    Striped Top

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    Sachelle (UK Sales Executive)

    Sachelle styles down a girly print by layering our floral dress over her own jeans and classic converse. Meeting halfway with comfort and style is made all the easier with overlapping pieces, perfect for a long day at the office. A trusty pair of converse are a veteran wardrobe item to last you through endless commuting.

    Shop Sachelle's Look:
    Floral Button Down Dress (Arriving Online Soon)
    Black Jeans

  • Glastonbury Fashion 2015

    July 1, 2015

    The biggest UK festival has now been and gone last weekend and with it comes a whole heap of fashion ideas to get us excited about. Glastonbury brings all the high fashion flyers together as one to showcase the best ways to wear the famous festival trend.

    The big names to top the fashion charts this year include Laura Whitmore, Daisy Lowe and returning favourite Alexa Chung. Gone are the days a simple tee and denim shorts combo sufficed, these celebrities have pushed the boundaries to create unique festival looks with a touch of personality to literally stand out from the crowd.

    Daisy rocked two very Glamorous looks throughout the weekend. Her approach to our white lace maxi and rust tassel jacket made us want to revisit the double texture trend of last year. Her laid back approach compliments the festival style perfectly with dress down boots and natural hair.

     

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    In true model style Daisy showcased our new AW15 rust jumpsuit at the festival. To look this glam at a festival environment is a skill on its own but Daisy managed it effortlessly.

    This jumpsuit speaks for itself with its flare leg design and low V cut we are sure we have another best seller on our hands over the next season.

     

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    Festival favourite Alexa Chung approaches the styling in her usual casual manner. With her trusty Hunter wellies, Alexa wore a simple set of jet black jeans and a somewhat winter looking jumper but still managed to look flawless.

    We love her effortless style throughout the festival season, a definite go to girl for some festival inspiration.

     

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    Laura Whitmore had a 60s inspired look with an on trend A line shift dress. This little suede number is the perfect style to take you through the festival season and into the Autumn/Winter months. The transitional fabric is set to be big next season with the current favourite tassels overlapping as well.

    We love Laura's personal touches to this style with the daisy bag and studded boots to add a bit of edge to an all-round girly outfit.

     

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    Florence Welch didn't only wow the crowds with her set but also with her fashion. The singer had a vintage inspired outfit with a Mexican twist.

    The gold/mustard tones complimented her famous hair colour and stepped her away from the SS15 palette and into the transitional. Like Alexa a pair of skinny jeans and hunters finish the outfit.

     

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