Style On Trial

      ZARA autumn 2014

      Trends on Trial | Baggy Trousers

      This season, ZARA is carrying a lot of stuff like this: All items: ZARA And, OK, they’re not all “baggy”. Not exactly. Some are just stretchy. And have obviously been victimized by our old enemy, The Foot Snatcher.  Others, meanwhile, look a lot like sleepwear, or yoga pants, or some…

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      Style Trial | Moschino’s Sponge Bob collection

      All items available here Ever since Jeremy Scott took over at Moschino, the brand has descended into a strictly novely-wear line.  Earlier this year there was the ‘fast food’ collection, and now, for Fall 2014, we have a Spongebob-inspired range, including sweaters, bags, visors and more. Of the items shown…

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      Style Trial | The Mullet Mini Skirt

      ASOS Volume Skater Skirt With Extreme Dip Back, £38 If you thought (or maybe even hoped…) high-low skirts were, like, SO last season, think again. Last week, ASOS released this red, mini version of the mullet skirt, and ever since, we’ve been scratching our heads and wondering why it reminds…

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      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…

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      Style Trial | White cleated sole shoes

      Flicking through the photos of attendees at London Fashion Week (Which, honestly, is much more interesting than the actual runway photos a lot of the time…) we were instantly struck by the fact that everyone (or, OK, ALMOST everyone…) seemed to be wearing the same shoes. These shoes, to be…

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      Trend Trial | Sensible Sandals as a Fashion Statement

      This summer, sandals are getting sensible. And by “sensible”, we’re talking Birkenstock-esque levels of comfort, all worn with the kind of outfits we’re more used to seeing with much more dressy shoes: Images: Zara, Topshop, Primark   Now, before we go any further here, we just want to make it…

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      Style Trial | tulle ballerina skirts

      Once the sole province of ballerinas and, well, little girls, tulle skirts have been making their presence known in the fashion world lately, which made us think it was high time to put this trend On Trial… Raluca Mihalceanu, $297 Topshop ballerina midi skirt, £50 Coast Cordelia skirt, £135 Beloved by…

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      Spaghetti straps over t-shirts: the 90s revived

      We haven’t said much about the 90s-revival that’s been going on in fashion for a while now: mostly because we were hoping that if we ignored it for long enough, it would simply go away. Well, it didn’t go away. And now the stores are full of items of clothing…

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      Trend Trial | Sheer Stripes

      Phillip Lim trousers; Jason Wu skirt and top; Nasty Gal track pants;  Tata Naka stripe skirt; Over the course of The Fashion Police’s history, we’ve (unfortunately) become very used to the sight of completely sheer items of clothing, both on the runway, and in some of our favourite stores. For…

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      Style Trial | Bare ankles in winter

      If you read a lot of fashion blogs, you’re probably familiar with a look we’ve come to think of as “Big Coat/Bare Feet”, and which you probably know simply as “bare ankles in winter”. It’s exactly what it sounds like: an outfit in which the wearer is wrapped up warmly,…

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      The Christmas Sweater gets trendy. Sort of.

      Santa sleep tee, Topshop Once upon a time, Christmas sweaters were the kind of items that were worn just once a year (Christmas Day itself), and normally out of a sense of obligation: well, if someone had gone to the trouble of knitting one for you, the least you could…

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      Style Trial | Fluffy fashion from Topshop

      All items available at Topshop We had a lot of love for Topshop’s fluffy knitwear a few weeks ago, but we’re a little less enamoured with some of the latest fluffy fashions to hit our favourite website. With their lurid colours and long-haired wool, these pieces have more in common…

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      Style Trial | Boyfriend jeans

      While the skinny still reigns supreme in the world of denim, this year skintight styles have found themselves a rival in the saggy, baggy shape of boyfriend jeans: Boyfriend jeans available at Shopbop Boyfriend jeans, of course, aren’t a new thing, so we very much doubt you’ll need us to…

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      Style Trial | Charlotte Olympia ‘Bear Necessities’ shoes

        Charlotte Olympia ‘Bear Necessities’ pumps, £565 Charlotte Olympia has never been a brand we’ve ever associated with the word “ordinary”. We described designer Charlotte Dellal as “the Queen of Quirk” in yesterday’s post, and just like any reigning monarch, she has her trusted supporters, and her sworn enemies. Which…

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      Style Trial | Bright yellow coats

      We’ve already talked about pink coats as a fashion trend for this autumn/winter, but pink isn’t the only colour dominating the outerwear world right now: in fact, another, slightly less “safe” colour has also been cropping up on coats and jackets this season: we’re talking yellow, folks. Neon yellow, to…

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      Style Trial | Three Floor scalloped dress

      Three Floor scalloped dress, £128 ASOS describe this item as a “fancy dress”, and while we guess that’s technically true – well, it IS pretty fancy – it also totally had us thinking it was supposed to LITERALLY be fancy dress. As in, “a Halloween costume”. Maybe a cartoon dinosaur…

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      Style Trial | Valentino wool and silk dress

      Dress: Valentino Don’t worry, Style Sleuths: you haven’t gotten lost on the highways and bye-ways of the Internet and ended up on the wrong website altogether. This isn’t, you see, an image from some strange made-for-TV costume drama involving a sexy, high-fashion nun who goes astray (Although, as an aside,…

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      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…

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      Style Trial | Pink coats

      We’ve already talked about pink as a colour trend in general for winter 2013, but there’s one area in which all of that pink is really going to dominate: outerwear. For some, the pink coats will come as a welcome relief from all of the grey, black and navy that…

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      Style Trial: THAT Zara “skort”…

      If you follow any fashion blogs (other than this one, obviously), this probably isn’t the first time you’ve been confronted with a sight like this: Zara mini skort, £25.99 It’s THAT Zara skort. It’s been one of the fashion blogger’s favourite summer items this year, and there have been times…