Fashion Police

A new dress for just £5? Too good to be true?

When it comes to clothing, it kind of stands to reason, really, that you’re not going to get much for just £5 – and, if you do, it’s probably going to be cheaply – and unethically – made. Enter Eveything5Pounds.com – where, yes, you guessed it, everything on the site is just £5. That’s an ACTUAL £5, too: this isn’t like one of those so-called 99p stores you come across, where almost nothing is actually 99p – no, absolutely everything you’ll find on this website is £5, from coats and dresses to shoes and handbags, plus everything in between. Too good to be true, we wonder? Well, we can say nothing about where these clothes come from, or how they’re made: we’ll make that…

Fashion Police Shop the Sales

Greetings, Fashion Force: we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, but as much as we’d love to hear all about it, there’s important business to take care of first: namely, the sales! Now, admittedly, the Christmas/New Year sales aren’t what they once were. We’re old enough to remember the days when most stores launched their big sales on Boxing Day – and not before – and there would be this huge rush to spend your Christmas cash, plus anything you’d managed to save over the past year, on that coveted item you’d been admiring for months. No more, though. Nah, now that most brands have sales all year round, and everyone’s jumped on board the Black Friday train, the end-of-year…

The Black Friday sales start today!

With Black Friday almost upon us, we hope you’ve been saving our cash (and not, say, doing what WE did, which was to buy a bunch of stuff at full price last week, minutes before we remembered it would all probably be on sale just a few days later: d’oh!) and figuring out what to spend it on! Just to help you along, Shopbop’s big Black Friday week sale starts today, and will run until next Tuesday. This is a tiered discount sale, meaning that the more you spend, the more you save – so if you have friends or family who also have some serious Shopbop sale shopping to do, it could be worth joining forces, and taking advantage…

25% off at Boden & what to buy

Boden discount codes are amongst the most sought-after on the internet (and here at Fashion Police HQ especially), so a 25% off sale is reason to rejoice, indeed. This one is also reason to get your skates on (not literally, we hasten to add) because this one is a sale of diminishing returns: the 25% off is only valid until this Thursday, then it decreases to 15% off until Saturday 29th, and then 10% on the final day – Sunday 30th. So if you want to get the item you want, AND the full discount, you’re probably going to want to get it NOW: because just think how much you’re going to hate yourself when you wait until Sunday, only…

Kate Spade New York Becca flats

Shopbop Sale Picks

What do Fashion Police Officers wear off-duty? Well, they wear lots of things, as it happens, but seeing as the Shopbop sale starts today, here are some things we’d LIKE to be wearing… Alice + Olivia Nikola Stripe skirt Alice + Olivia make the BEST skirts, seriously. This one is a little on the long side, sure (When it’s below-the-knee on the model, you can take it as read that it’ll be almost ankle-length on anyone who DOESN’T have a model-esque stature…), but the right stripes and simple shape make it a great summer pick. Free People Full Sweep Trench Coat A trench coat is one of the few items that normally appear on lists of “wardrobe essentials” that we…

Shopbop spring sale

Fighting crimes of fashion with the Shopbop sale

It’s Shopbop sale time again! We’ve already shared some shopping picks today over at both Forever Amber and ShoeperWoman, so we’re going to keep it short and sweet here, and simply let you know you’ll get 25% off all purchases (both full-price and sale) by using the code ‘INTHEFAM’ at checkout. The Fashion Police have already placed their orders, so now it’s your turn! Shop the sale here!

shopbop spring sale

Shopping the Shopbop Spring Sale

Love Kate Spade? Love Shopbop? Think some of the items above would look just AWESOME on Instagram? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to get yourself over to Shopbop, STAT: their spring sale started today, which means you can get up to 25% off your orders by using the code ‘BIGEVENT16’ at checkout. All of the items in the image above can be found in the Kate Spade section, but we’re sure you’ll have fun browsing the rest of the site, too – we certainly did… (If you just like tongue-twisters, meanwhile, try saying, ‘shopping the Shopbop spring sale’ ten times really fast…)

wardrobe calculator

How Much Is Your Wardrobe Worth?

Have you ever wondered how much your wardrobe is worth? I hadn’t, actually: I’m not sure if that’s unusual, but it’s just not something that ever really entered my head. My wardrobe was built up over a number of years after all (many, many years, in some cases – there are a few items in there that are older than I’d really like to think about right now!), so it’s not like I went out and dropped a wad of cash on it, after all. This week, though, River Island added a wardrobe calculator to their website, so I thought I might as well give it a go: WHOA.  Did NOT expect that. Now, to be fair: a) I have…

yellow sweater with navy collar

Trend Alert: Cute Collars for Spring

Well, it’s been a very long winter here in the frozen north, but at last the spring/summer collections are starting to appear in our favourite stores. It’s still too cold to actually WEAR any of the items, you understand, but isn’t it nice to be able to just look at them, and to know that a time is coming when we’ll be able to get dressed without having to add a dozen layers over the top of that pretty dress, totally defeating the purpose of wearing it in the first place? Exactly. Today our style sleuths have been doing some digging, and we’ve uncovered an incoming spring trend – cute collars. Whether they’re on knitwear, dresses or tops, cute collars…

Christmas gift guide for fashion lovers

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Fashion Blogger in your life

OK, ‘fess up? Who still hasn’t finished their Christmas shopping? Well, worry not: thanks to express shipping and the good ol’ internet, there’s still time to pull this thing off, so here are some suggestions for what to buy the fashion blogger in your life… 01. Absolutely anything by Kate Spade Fashion bloggers love Kate Spade: partly because the stuff is super-cute, of course, but also (mostly) because it looks good on Instagram, let’s face it. John Lewis has an awesome selection of Kate Spade stuff – take your pick! 02. Ban.do stationery Another one for the “looks good on Instagram”set, Ban.do makes cute stationery, often with slogans which fashion bloggers just can’t resist – and we speak from personal experience,…

sales season

Sales season has officially started…

Attention, Fashion Force! Black Friday might still be a few days away, but the sales won’t wait, and there are already tons of bargains to be had. You don’t have to be in the US to take advantage of the discounts either, because while Black Friday and Cyber Monday used to be associated with the Thanksgiving holidays, they’ve recently spread to the UK, too, with many international retailers jumping aboard the bandwagon, and claiming Black Friday as their own. (Yeah, we know it’s weird, but if it means we get a discount on that coat we’ve been eyeing, we’re not going to complain…) One of the first brands to get sales season underway is Shopbop, whose sale started today, offering…

Style lessons we learned from Dita Von Teese

Style Lessons We Learned from Dita Von Teese

A few weeks ago we brought you some style lessons we learned from Audrey Hepburn, so today we’re turning the spotlight on another of our favourites: here are some style lessons we learned from Dita Von Teese… Red  lipstick isn’t optional Have you ever seen Dita without bright red lips? We doubt it. Dita knows that red lips can totally transform your look, and will instantly create the impression that you’ve made a serious effort with your appearance – even when you haven’t. They say there’s a red that suits everyone: we’re not sure that’s true, but it would be fun to find out. Grooming is everything This is not a woman you’ll ever see with chipped nail polish or…

Shopbop sale

It’s Shopbop Sale time again!

It’s our favourite time of year, folks! No, we’re not talking about Autumn – don’t worry, you won’t get any photos of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes here – we’re talking about something even better: the Shopbop sale. The latest Friends and Family event kicked off today, and will run until Friday, giving you the chance to save 25% on your favourite brands. All you have to do is enter the code INTHEFAM25 at checkout – do check here first to see the list of brand, exclusions, though, as well as the terms and conditions: we don’t want you setting your heart on something and getting all the way to the checkout, only to discover that the discount doesn’t apply. We’ve been…

iphone cases

8 Instagrammable iPhone Cases for your iPhone 6

All iPhone Cases: Shopbop iPhone cases aren’t just accessories for your phone, as much fun as it can be to play dress up with your tech every now and then. No, iphone cases are also important accessories for your Instagram feed: and yes, fashion bloggers, we’re talking to you here. Oh come on, we all know you like to artfully arrange your phone with a carefully-placed cup of coffee, and probably an open  lipstick too, for good measure. (Note: you know never to use that lipstick, don’t you? Because it won’t look nearly as good on Instagram once it’s been used a few times, will it?) OK, we’re joking: we’re not saying you should buy these iPhone cases (or anything…

When Layers Go Wrong

[Buy it here for £410] Fashion bloggers love layers. LOVE them. Every year around about now they all start banging on about how they’re SO TIRED of summer (What summer?) and just CAN’T WAIT for fall (“It’s my favourite season!”) so they can “get all bundled up” in lots and lots of LAYERS. I realise I’m alone in this, but absolutely nothing about it sounds attractive for me. For one, I am not a “bundle”. And for two, I repeat, NOT A BUNDLE. So I don’t want to LOOK like a “bundle”, and I definitely don’t want to FEEL like a “bundle”, with tons of clothes all restricting my movements and making the simple act of getting dressed feel a bit…

shopbop spring sale

Go Spring sale shopping at Shopbop

Because we believe in sharing good news (sometimes) as well as bad, today we bring the glad tidings that the Shopbop spring sale is now on, allowing you to save 25% on your order, by enteringthe code ‘SPRING25’ at checkout. You can seethe details in the image above – please note that some brand exclusions apply, so click here first to read the terms and conditions. Happy shop(bop)ping!

choker necklaces

90s-style chokers make a comeback at River Island

If you were alive in the 90s – and old enough to buy /choose your own clothes – chances are, you probably owned a choker or two. Or five. Chokers were the very height of fashion in the 90s. Buffy wore them. Sabrina the Teenage Witch wore them. All the girls on 90210 (Or Beverly Hills 90210, as it was then…) wore them. You and your friends probably wore them. Your dog wore them. Your granny… probably didn’t wear them, actually. Moving on… If you were REALLY cool, you might have had one of the “tattoo” choker necklaces, which made you look like you had a tattoo circling your neck (or, to those in the know, like you’d hit up…

Agent Provocateur bra

Would you buy a £600 bra?

Agent Provocateur bra, £595 “Heeeeey, nice bra!” we thought, when this gold lace number popped up in the “new in” section at Net-a-Porter. And then, “Whoooaaa! Expensive bra!” Normally the lingerie section is one of the few parts of the Net-a-Porter website that we might actually have a chance of affording something. Not this time, though. At £595 (Which works out at around $950), Agent Provocateur’s Soirée Zarrinia metallic beaded lace underwired bra is as expensive as a pair of designer shoes, a leather handbag, or many, many other items we could name  – both fashion-related and otherwise. This leaves us with the obvious question: can a bra EVER really be worth £600? To be clear, this isn’t one of…

Sophie Hume designer key fob

Little Things That Cost a Lot

Designer key fobs. It’s tempting to think they’re mostly purchased by the kind of people who MUST have something DESIGNER to flaunt, but who can’t afford a bag, or dress, or other item of clothing. We’re sure that assumption is unfair to the owners of designer key fobs, however, so there must be some other reason why someone would want to spend £115 on something like this: Honestly, it IS kinda cute, though, with its big googly eyes, and its faintly terrified expression. That’s pretty much how WE look when we spot some of the items we arrest, now we come to think of it. We’re almost talking ourselves into wanting to buy it now, which really wasn’t our intention,…