Fashion Trends

10 Perfect Fall Accessories From Urban Outfitters

When you think of fall, you think of the leaves changing colors, wearing fuzzy sweaters…and drinking pumpkin spice lattes. There are certain signature colors that have always been associated with this time of year – deep, earthy tones like burnt orange, burgundy, mustard yellow and deep brown. These colors are taken from all of those classic things that remind you of fall, and these tones should be reflected in your fashion choices. Whether it be a tan tote bag or a mustard yellow hat, there are endless fall accessories that will add the perfect autumn touch to your wardrobe. We’ve compiled ten of the best fall accessories that are currently available at Urban Outfitters: Anna Felt Panama Hat, $39 This…

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Two eighties fashion trends that came back this season

Love ’em or loathe ’em, the 1980s are never very far away when it comes to fashion. Here are two current trends which the children of the 80s might recognise… NECKERCHIEFS Back in the late 80s, fans of the boyband Bros used to wear high-waisted jeans (the kind that would probably now be described as “mom” jeans), white shirts or t-shirts, and red bananas, tied around the neck. We thought we were the BOMB, seriously. Now we simply feel like we’ve gone back in time, because that whole look has come right back around, to the point where it’s hard to find a fashion blogger these days who doesn’t have a chirpy little red bandana tied around the neck. These…

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5 Terrible Fashion Trends We’d Like to Leave in 2015

It’s a new year, which means we can expect a whole new set of fashion trends: some of which we’ll love, some of which we’ll hate so much we’ll instantly want to throw them into fashion jail.  Before that happens, though, and in the spirit of a new start, here are some of the fashion trends of 2015 which we’re hoping will stay there, rather than following us into 2016… 01. ‘I Woke Up Like This’ on everything  It wasn’t particularly clever the first time we saw it, and it definitely wasn’t making us laugh by the 67,556th time, either. 02. The 70s look Although the retail world beat the 70s look to death this year, we actually didn’t see…

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Fall Fashion Trends 2015: the 70s look

Well, you don’t have too look too far to figure out the fall fashion trends 2015, do you? A quick look at Zara’s ‘new-in’ section reveals that the 70s look is still alive and well – and just as big a fashion trend for fall 2015 as it was was for winter. And summer. And spring. And… we honestly can’t see an end in sight to this one, folks: which will be good news for some of you, and very bad news for others… A-line dress over wide culottes Fall Fashion Trends 2015: Culottes The good news is that, as with most trends, the fall fashions don’t take the 70s look completely literally, so you’re not necessarily going to find…

Trend Trial | Co-ordinated separates (co-ords)

Co-ordinated separates – or “matching sets”, as your granny might have called them – are not a new thing. Far from it, in fact. At a time when the “matchy-matchy” look has been out of fashion forever, and very much looked down upon by the “edgier” dressers out there, the idea of intentionally wearing two items of clothing that are designed to match perfectly seems almost novel. We’re so used to hearing fashionistas extole the virtues of the “unexpected” while sneering at anything too predicable, that the popularity of co-ordinating separates (“co-ords”, if you will) has taken us slightly by surprise. Not that we’re complaining, of course: we’ve always been not-so-secret fans of the idea of matching items, and buying…

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Gorgeous gingham: the pretty print for spring

Is it just us, or has there been a whole lot of gingham goin’ on lately in the world of fashion? Even more than usual for this time of year, that is. Gingham, after all, is one of those perennial spring/summer prints – possibly because it reminds us of picnic blankets, which makes us associate it with sunny days and ice cream on the beach. Or is that just us, too? It may be a classic, but there’s no doubt that the distinctive check print is more popular than ever before this season: Spring only just officially started last week, but already we’ve been spotting fashion bloggers and civilians alike looking like they’re off on a summer holiday in their…

The pastel coat trend isn’t dead yet…

Lemon coat: Marks & Spencer Thought the trend for pastel coats would fade away like winter itself? Think again: cold weather may be on its way out (Let’s hope those don’t turn out to be famous last words…) but those pastel coats are still very much IN, and it looks like they’re going to stay that way throughout the summer, and probably into next autumn and winter, too. That’s bad news for those of you who hate them, of course (or who just wish we’d stop talking about them), but if you’re a fan of all things pastel, it could be very good news indeed. As you’d expect, the current crop of pastel coloured coats are far more lightweight than…

Fashion Trends | City Shorts are back for summer 2014

It’s probably wrong to describe city shorts as a “fashion trend”. For one thing, well, they’re city shorts: they’ve been around forever, and they’ll probably be around forever more. For another thing… did we mention they’re city shorts? They’re not exactly the type of thing we’d normally use the word “trendy” to describe, are they? All shorts: Dorothy Perkins Make no mistake, though: city shorts are currently enjoying something of a surge in popularity, and are starting to appear in this season’s pastel colours, as well as the more usual blacks and navys. This, naturally, makes us wonder what you think of them, but before we get to that, let’s answer the obvious question… What ARE city shorts, anyway? The…

Fancy Pants | Trousers get all dressed up

L-R: ASOS trousers in floral jacquard | Banana Republic Camden fit gold skinny ankle pants | J Crew Collection cafe capri pants Something strange is going on in the world of trousers. And it’s probably J Crew’s fault. It’s been happening for a while, actually. It’s almost as if trousers are tired of being the boring old backbone of many an outfit: now they want to be the STAR. They don’t want to be black, or grey, or navy, or any other dull, block colour. No, trousers want to shine: literally. Brocade. Jacquard. High-shine gold and silver. Tile print. Embroidery. You name it, trousers are ON IT – or ITS on THEM, rather. This new breed of trouser is bold, colourful, and nothing like your…

Roundup | Heart-print on the high-street

Heart-print dress: £8, Primark Thanks largely to Burberry Prorsum, whose autumn/winter collection this year included a whole lotta hearts, heart-print is BIG right now. We’re pretty happy about this, we must admit: hear-print is basically the slightly cuter cousin of the polka dot – it’s fun, it’s sweet, and it comes in so many different forms that it would probably be difficult not to find at least something we liked. On the flip-side, this print is super-sweet and super-girlie,and for some people it’ll be SO sweet it’ll give them a toothache just to look at it. Keep it small, and stick it on a classic, button-down shirt and it won’t be too hard to wear, but put large hearts on…

Trend Trial | Windowpane check

Windowpane check dress: French Connection We’ve already spoken about tartan/plaid as a trend for autumn (again), but it’s not the only checked print to be popping up this season: we’re also going to be seeing a lot of windowpane check, which, according to the internets is: [a pattern] of very wide checks, often in white or other light colors on top of a darker background. The name comes from the fact that the pattern does indeed look like a series of windowpanes So, exactly what it sounds like, in other words. Most of the windowpane check we’re seeing right now is of the “black on white/cream” variety, which we like, purely because it’s nice to see some lighter colours being…

Style Trial | Patent leather clothing

Patent pencil skirts by ASOS and Valentino We’re all used to seeing patent leather used on shoes and handbags, but this season patent leather clothing is set to take over. So, what do we make of it? This trend mostly revolves around skirts: The Fashion Police’s officers have already identifies several pencil skirt suspects, and there are a large number of full midi skirts out there too, with a patent (or mock patent, as the case may be: the high street’s take on the patent leather clothing trend doesn’t generally extend to real leather) finish. Skirts aren’t the only items getting the high-shine treatment, though, and you’ll also find shirts, jackets, and even the odd pair of patent pants, too….

Next Autumn/Winter 2013 preview

Next Autumn Winter 2013 We feel like we should have called this post “Mad for Plaid” or something similarly cheesy: that IS what almost all of these photos have in common, after all. Next aren’t the only brand to be embracing plaid for Winter 2013: in fact, most of the brands we’ve previewed so far have included the print in some form or another, and that’s not surprising – it’s yet another one of those so-called “trends” that are actually not trends at all, because they crop up at the same time every year. While Next aren’t the only ones touting plaid as an important part of the upcoming season, however, they do seem particularly enthusiastic about it, putting it…

Marks & Spencer Autumn Winter 2013

We’re not going to lie to you: the second we finished uploading these photos, we headed straight over to the Marks & Spencer website to see if any of this stuff was available yet. Specifically, we were looking for the coats. Oh, those coats! At a time when most high street outerwear collections have been uninspiring to say the least, we think M&S have really pulled through, with a selection of luxe-look, vintage-inspired styles which are just packet full of good, old-fashioned glamour. And ARE they available yet? Well, some of them are. Certain items, however, such as the powder blue coat (which is such a refreshing change from the usual dull winter colours) is already starting to sell out in…

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Pink is the new black. Apparently.

Every season has its colour. Emerald, for instance, was nominated the Panetone colour of 2013, but this winter pink is the colour to watch out for. Or so say the fashion powers-that-be, anyway: the Autumn/Winter runways were full of the colour, so it’s only fair to assume the high street will be following suit, and that soon we won’t be able to walk into a store without feeling like we’re on the set of Legally Blonde. We’re probably going to be reading a lot of “pretty in pink” headlines on press releases, too. Awesome. The good news is that you don’t have to be Elle Woods to get in on this look. This season’s pink is the dusky, subtle variety,…

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Full skirts for Fall 2013

Full skirts: The Fashion Police love ’em, as you can probably tell from many of our outfit picks. When we heard that they’d be making a “comeback” for Fall 2013, then, our first reaction was, “Comeback? Why, where have they been?” and our second was simply, “Oh, who cares: bring it on!” Yes, full skirts are officially back in fashion: so naturally, we want to know what you make of looks like this: Full skirts for Fall 2013: Net-a-Porter Full skirts, of course, have been around for a very long time, and while they’re most often associated with the 1950s, the concept is much older than that. It’s that 50s silhouette which the looks above are making reference to, however:…

Winter 2013 Fashion: 60s style from La Redoute X Courrèges

Don’t you just hate it when there’s a heatwave going on, but all the fashion magazines want you to start thinking about – and shopping for – winter clothes, because hey, the winter 2013 fashion collections have just been released: better all rush out and buy ’em? Do you hate that? We hate that. That isn’t going to stop us following suit today, though, because while we’d be happy never to see another snowflake again, it’s not often that a winter collection really grabs our attention, and when it does, we want to show you it. All items: La Redoute This collection from La Redoute X Courrèges is definitely an attention-stealer. Combine the block colours, ranging from stark white to pepto-pink,…

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Trends on Trial: Comic print clothes

Comic books: one the sole preserve of nerds (By which we mean REAL nerds, not people who CALL themselves “nerds” because they think  it makes them cooler than they actually are…), now the very height of fashion: Well, OK, maybe “the height of fashion is a bit of an exaggeration. This isn’t exactly a high-fashion look by anyone’s standards, but our officers have noticed an increase in the number of comic-print clothes available from mass market retailers recently. The items shown in the gallery below are all available to buy now, and they cover everything from jewellery and other accessories to trousers, dresses and even underwear. Oh, and it doesn’t matter who your favourite comic book hero is, either – Superman,…