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Spring 2012 Trend: The Tweed Jacket

7 Mar

Inspired by Chanel, more specifically Coco chanel, this jacket style is having a fashion moment right now. My favourites so far are the pieces by Tory Burch, Lanvin, Zara and HnM. The great thing is that they’ve been interpreted in a variety of cuts and structures to suit most body types.

Coco Chanel

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Chanel Spring 2012 RTW

The most important tip for wearing this style is to dress it up chic and for best effects with edgy accents. To avoid landing in the old lady chic zone, this jacket must NOT be worn with a full or A line skirt. Regular or wide leg pants are a no no too. The blazer tends to be bulky so for balance, the bottom must be streamlined

Pair with skinny jeans, tapered pants, capris or shorts; wear over a sheer or light weight blouse with shoe boots or chunky platforms. Hobo bag and statement necklace if you like and you’re ready to go.

I especially love the Tory Burch below, the frayed edges, deconstruction and metallic buttons are right up my alley.

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Tory Burch Daniela Bouclé Tweed jacket £460

DKNY Fringed cotton-blend tweed jacket_£405

DKNY Fringed Cotton Blend Tweed Jacket £405

Lanvin Frayed bouclé-tweed jacket £2145

Lanvin Frayed Bouclé Tweed Jacket £2145

You can find the Tory Burch, DKNY and Lanvin on net-a-porter.com.

Zara did a beautiful job with this trend, love the studded blazer. Note the styling of each blazer too, very edgy, very chic. Not a chance for old lady chic.

You can find all blazers on zara.com

ZARA STUDDED FANTASY FABRIC BLAZER_£90

Zara Studded Fantasy Fabric Blazer £90

Zara PIPED BLAZER WITH ZIPS_£70

Zara Piped Blazer with Zips £70

ZARA FRAYED BLAZER_£50

Zara Frayed Blazer £50

H&M kept it simple and streamlined, great addition to a stylish wardrobe, great price too. You can find on hm.com

HnM £30

H&M £30

HnM £30

H&M £30

Spring 2012 Trend: Pleats

5 Mar

Pleats are a massive trend this season, and if Fall 2012 collections are anything to go by, they are not going anywhere in a hurry.

The beauty about it is the very many ways designers have expressed the trend, from dresses, to skirts to tops! who would have thought pleats could show up in more than just skirts.

If you’ve ever been fascinated by accordion pleats, this is your opportunity to rock the trend in the most creative way you can think about. The great thing is that you’ve got tons of styles to get inspired by. Your go to designer for variety is most definitely Chloe, just look below.

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Ralph Lauren

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Ralph Lauren

Prada did some really beautiful pleated dresses, the powder blue and yellow dress is a sure favourite.

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Prada

Prabal Gurung touched on the trend but in beautiful saturated colour, the partially pleated skirt is simply stunning.

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Prabal Gurung

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Prabal Gurung

The Chloe collection was centred around accordion pleats and shows the most versatile ways of wearing the trend. It doesn’t get better than a pleated blouse tucked into shorts with a blazer thrown over.

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The bright orange pleated dress by Christian Siriano finally did it for me!

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Christian Siriano

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Christian Siriano

This is a trend definitely worth trying out!

 

Photo credits: Elle.com