Fashion Tarts | SS14 Trends

There’s nothing like new arrivals being strutted on the widows of shops, talk about getting us all worked up! 

It’s always very tempting to rush into stores and buy all the new looks they have their mannequins decorated with , but to ensure you don’t end up frittering away funds,  

fashion tarts’ has done some window shopping on your behalf.

Culottes are the trouser shape of the season and look great worn with high heel pumps and a crisp white shirt 

CULOTTES

CULOTTES

 

Sheer was used by many designers this season. Wear with a sweatshirt on cooler days or a boxy crop top for summer.

 

SHEER

SHEER

 

 

The pleated skirt was everywhere on the SS14 catwalks and this M&S skirt is perfect buy for this trend!

PLEATS

PLEATS

 

Who can forget Burberry’s candy striped show finale under falling rose petals back in September? We are certain they will in no doubt be much imitated on the high street. 

 

PASTEL LACE

PASTEL LACE

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Denim Jackets: A closet must have

I don’t know about you, but lately I have been seeing denim jacks just about everywhere I go and to tell you the truth, I think I will take the plunge and buy myself a new one!

A denim fitted jacket couldn’t be more classic or useful as it’s both layerable and light weight. Whats worthy to mention as well is the fact that it can be worn in different styles either giving you a worn-in western look or fashion forward-edgy appeal. After all, must have pieces are made to create new possibilities for certain items sitting in your closet.

Just to give you a small tip that I learned after several failed purchases I made; the main thing to look for when trying on denim jackets is fit. You really don’t want to end up with one that will look too boxy on your body. The lines of the jacket that run along your ribs down to your waist should cut in a bit, but you also don’t want to overdo that so that it doesn’t look like second skin! Take a look at some of the ones I found appealing.

Happy Shopping!

 

Tally Weijl: Super Cute, Super Easy

I really like those type of outfits that look so funky and are in fact super easy to pull off. Tally Weijl is one of those brands that has been getting more popular in my fashion rankings due to those super easy, funky, and trendy looks they put together.  I will demonstrate a few looks to give you some insight, but keep in mind, Tally Weijl is just an example, these looks can be pulled off using pieces you probably already have in your closet!

It really only takes some inspiration / tips / visual aid to be able to put together something you have been looking at either at your favorite mall, pinterest followers, co worker  (you get my point) and wishing you could pull off. Well good news is, YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN!

Look #1

This outfit is cute, fresh, and features pieces that are all very trendy. Take a look at what this look features.

The skirt’s layers and lace details makes it a must have this season, and I think we all have at least ONE printed T-shirt and a look alike bag that we could grab out of our closets. The pumps could vary according to style, and the socks are a funky add to this look.

Look #2

This is a casual chic look with a funky fresh pastel inserts. What I like about this look is that you could customize the colors to go with whatever it is you have in your closet. The blazer could be just about any color (If you decide to go with brights you might need to tone down the bag). You could even switch the white and nude between the pants and the blazer as you like best.

Look #3

This outfit ticks all the right boxes for me. I absolutely love the short skirt topped with a printed shirt, gives it a sexy yet classy feel. I would actually wear this for a girls night out! The short skirt gives a night time vibe but, the colors give a fresh and young touch, and the topped printed shirt inserts some sporty elegance, while the Nude bag keeps the look toned down. Again, we all have at least ONE mini skirt that we like to flaunt every now and then (waxing, here i come), throw on a printed shirt (we all know how trendy prints are at the moment), and a must have is a nude bag that you can add to this look (well you can add nudes to just about any look – magic!).

Look #4

The reason I like this is 1) I love the tribal prints’ trend at the moment 2) It really can work for many body shapes and also different ages. I can see myself loving this and I can also see my Mom (also a big fashion freak) looking great in it as well. The pants, have been a must have for more than a season and continue being just as trendy, the nude bag is something we all have somewhere in our closet (take it out!), I personally was not too fond of the wedges in this look but would definitely put on color-block wedges or even plain ones for this outfit.

Below are the pieces used in all these looks, in case you want details of each look. Lets keep it fresh and funky this spring / summer. Dressing yourself new can really make or break your day sometimes.