Friday, 23 July 2010

The Way to Wear It; Glamour Goth

Goth is a term usually associated with teenagers who listen to Mariyln Manson. Glamour Goth however (otherwise known as Gloth) is the chic version of this look. Opting for heels instead of heavy boots and no piercings is a good way to give the goth look a glamorous touch. The look is generally made up of black, lace with a spash of gold or red. It’s a high fashion look that can be pulled off but will always be mocked by a few. Some would laugh at having Morticia Addams as a style icon but wear the look well and with confidence and people who understand fashion will approve. As one gets older then the more difficult the look is to pull off; there is generally an age limit to wearing black lipstick! However, a chic black dress and fur is always going to work. It’s easiest to wear this look of an evening but to take it through to day time simply throw a bit of grunge in and take Elle’s Kate Lanphear for inspiration. The Olsen twins push this look as far as possible so let them inspire you but unless you’re seriously fashion savvy don’t push your look; being mistaken for a witch is not good!

The Way to Wear It: On The Catwalk
The look can be really sexy. Wear a sheer black blouse like this one at Paris 68. ear with a long skirt or trousers (too big trends for the winter) to make the look more fashion and less slutty.

Christopher Kane kept the look young at Versus.

Rich colours are a great way to bring colour into the look. Lanvin is always great for rich reds, greens and golds.

Keep the look easy yet effective by wearing an elegant black dress and statement lipstick, seen here at Antonio Berardi. If black lipstick is too much for you opt for a rich red.

Dolce and Gabanna are great for this look. They use lots of lace, leopard print, velvet, black and Gold!

Keep warm in the winter with fur and leather. If your legs are slim enough opt for some skinny leather trousers like these at Isabel Marant. Isabel Marant is great for very chic yet practical clothes.

Knits are going to be huge this winter, opt for Chunky black knits with your leather. Seen here at Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2010 show.

The Way to Wear It: On The Streets

The Way to Wear it: Inspiration

Morticia Addams
American Elle's style director, Kate Lanphear

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Model and DJ Leigh Lezark

Courtney Love

The Way To Wear It. Shop The Look; Splurge
Ann Demeulemeester Blanches, Sheer Sequin Dress, £420
Helmut Lang leather and stretch-jersey leggings, £515

Givenchy Flower and Crystal Top,

Pamela Love Cross Necklace, £445,

Balmain Jacket, £3924.18,

Shearling Boots, £799.80,

Alexander Wang Sunglasses, £180,
The way to Wear It. Shop The Look; Beauty
YSL Lipstick in Rouge Volupte,

Nars Nailpolish,

Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner,
The Way To Wear It. Shop The Look; Save.
Peach Lace Dress £52,
Chiffon Topshop Boutique jacket, £95,

Black Wood Heel Boot, £85, denim hotpants, £38,

Leather and Chain Cuff, £10, www.boohoo.comEmbroidered Lace and Mesh Maxi Dress £65

Embroidered Mesh Maxi Dress

Sunday, 18 July 2010

The Way to Wear It: Everyday Chic

It's very easy for us to buy beautiful dresses and sky high heels but those who are truly stylish are the ones that look great everyday. Lets face it's not very practical to follow the style of Victoria Beckham day in, day out; YSL tributes are beautiful but not the most comfortable when running errands. Thankfully, you only need a few staple pieces in your wardrobe to achieve the look.

A Trench Coat; everyone looks stylish in a simple Burberry one and the High Street do some great takes on the look (mine is a Topshop number). Breton Stripes; Parisianne chic will never to go out of fashion! Head to Cos for great striped t-shirts and sweaters. City Shorts or some great Trousers; a little bit smarter than jeans, although perhaps more difficult to style. A good Bag; Mulberry ones are a great for this look, they are relaxed, stylish and great quality. Finally, for your feet, Converse are probably the most popular option, but there are some other great flat options out there and if wearing a heel doesn't pain you then Clogs are huge this season!

The easiest way to style the look is to wear a simple striped top or plain wool sweater with jeans a simple Trench and a pair of converse. For those of you who are more adventurous make the look your own without going over the top.

The Way To Wear It: On The Streets

The Way to Wear It: My Style

The Way To Wear it: On the Catwalk

Stella McCartney is the queen of everyday chic. Every collection she designs is very wearable. Take inspiration from her Autumn/Winter 2010 and opt for a striped top with plain bottoms.
Take inspiration from Ralph Lauren and wear a navy blazer over a shirt with your jeans. It's a classic look guaranteed to take you through the seasons.

Invest in a great wool sweater like this one at 3.1 Philip Lim. A great quality knit always looks great and will keep you warm.

Take inspiration from Burberry when buying a winter coat. Opt for a classic Burberry Trench and you will always look good. They look great over little dresses and fabulous during the day when worn over skinny jeans and converse.

A Simple Safari dress is an easy simple chic option and a great option for something to wear from day to night. Wear with simple flat brogues during the day and some tan heels at night. Celine has been one of the biggest brands over the last few seasons and Pheobe Philo works wonders with making wearable clothes interesting.
The Way To Wear It: Inspiration
Blogger Garance Dore is known for her simple chic style.

The Way To Wear It: Shop, Splurge

Moschino Cheap And Chic, fine wool knit cardi, £290
Church's Burwood Glossy Brogues, £190,

Mulberry Bayswater leather bag, £595

J Brand Low Rise Skinny Jeans, £185,

Stella McCartney reversible cape, £815,

Lanvin Leopard Print Pony Skin Trainers, £425,

Yves Saint Laurent Gross grain Ribbon Logo Top, £255,
Limited Edition Cotton Trench, Burberry Porsum, £1,295,
The Way to Wear It: Shop, Save

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Plimsols, £35
Whistles Safari Dress, £110

George Cotton Striped Smock Waist dress, £8
French Connection Mac, £225,

Cos Outfit, Shirt £45, Trousers £65, Belt £25, Bracelet £12 (Not available online but they have stores based around Europe and are great for this look)