Cute and Comfy: the Charm of the Cardigan

The cardigan is a classic fashion that masquerades as a comfy sweater; one that comes in particularly handy in the cool weather months of autumn. And thankfully, today’s best retailers are feeding this trend with a rich and colourful selection of luxury cardis!

For a whisper, soft pearl pink take on the cardigan concept, John Lewis introduces the Extra Fine Cashmere Cardigan. The ultimate in casual luxury, this lovely cashmere sweater hangs loose and opens in the front; its lush cut, rib detailing and long sleeves making for the ultimate example of high class comfort wear. Wear it to a luncheon or tea, or for a day of shopping with the gals.

There’s really nothing slouchy about the Boohoo Chenille Slouchy Cardigan, a whisper soft chenille cardigan available through ASOS.Com. Sporting functional pockets and an open front, this sleek ebony sweater also comes embellished with ribbed trims and will grace your body with a nice, infinitely warm casual fit. Ideal for both work and study days, this is a flawless example of ‘comfort clothes!’

Adding a lovely floral touch to the trendy cardigan concept, Ted Baker brings us the Kellia Sketchbook Floral cardigan; an ebullient ecru sweater embossed with shiny gilded buttons, elegant ribbed cuffs, and a beautiful scarlet-hued floral print. Merging the finer points of the summer and winter wardrobe, this just may be the ideal and ultimate fall season cardigan; one perfect for both day and evening wear.

For a longer and more luxurious take on the cardigan concept, PrettyLittleThing brings us the Stone Knitted Waterfall Cardigan. This stately stone-coloured sweater is a lightly textured but infinitely warming sweater that will make a fine addition to your cool weather wardrobe. With its neutral colour and flowing fit, this sweater coat also would make a fine finishing touch to any number of sleek seasonal outfits.

Forever 21 offers a classy tasselled take on the cardigan design, by way of the Dolman Sleeve Sweater Cardigan. This body-succouring work of cotton and acrylic comes complete with quaint shawl collar and tasselled trim, dolman-style sleeves and a high-low hem. The perfect merging of modern and traditional styles, this trendy take on the classic shawl is perfect for work, school, or for luncheons and teas.

It’s long past time to bring back the cardigan; both cute and classy, today’s cardis are nothing short of couture!

Forever Trend-Setting Bomber Jackets

There is something timeless yet forever-trendy about the bomber jacket. Worn by both men and women, it instantly makes you look like the coolest person in the room. Depending on the fabric, a bomber jacket is versatile, when made in cotton, it provides a comfortable leisurewear look. If instead you want cool sophistication out on the town, some bomber jackets have beautiful silk embroidery. Here are the top bomber jacket trends this autumn.

Street style is taken up a notch with this black bomber. Looking sleek and put together, this jacket is wind and water resistant, protecting you from the elements while providing you with timeless style. You’ll be wearing this look for years to come, as bomber jackets started being popular in the 80s and are only picking up speed.

Take your bomber to an elevated level with this burgundy beauty. With a longer hem line, this hits you below your bum, making you warm for the cool fall weather, while providing a high level of sophistication. Don’t worry though, with the bomber jacket classic silhouette, it has quite the edge as well.

You’re in the army now with this plush, quilted bomber jacket exclusively from John Lewis. Great with jeans and sporty trainers, this jacket is best suited for a casual day look and will carry you into autumn quite adequately.

Calling all aliens: This space-age bomber from Calvin Klein will have you looking sharp. With a metallic nylon glow, you will be the ultimate throwback to the 90s (which are so in right now) with this attention-grabbing bomber. Best part? It’s not just for show. This bomber jacket will keep you warm and snug all season long.

Floral prints are hitting the runways this fall season, and so is the perfect bomber jacket with that flowery touch. Even though this piece is a statement all on its own, it can easily be dressed up or down with a dress, or pair it with some loose-fitting jeans for a casual afternoon look.

High Heels, Higher Style: the Unique Mystique of High-Heeled Sandals

The high-heeled sandal just might be the perfect shoe; one that combines the comfort and practicality of an everyday sandal and the elegant beauty of a high-heeled fashion shoe. Perfect for both casual and formal occasions, the high-heeled sandal truly walks the walk! Today’s fashion retailers offer the very finest in high end high-heeled sandals.

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Carvela Kay High Wedge Heeled Sandals

John Lewis offers the ultimate example of high-heeled haute couture, in the form of the Carvela Kay High Wedge Heeled Sandals. This sleek, summery sandal features a high wedge heel, a convenient ankle buckle, and an attractive double weaved strap. An elegant take on the classic sandal concept, these pretty pewter sandals are ideal for a beach or boat party.

THASIE Colour-block detail heeled sandals

Adding a splash of vibrant colour to the concept of the traditional sandal, Ted Baker presents the lovely colour-block detail heeled sandals; an exquisite shoe of leather and khaki that features an exquisite body, a distinctive colour block heel, and a sizable buckle—plus the signature Ted Baker-branded sole.

ASOS HOT STUFF High Platform Sandals

Every gal needs her signature pair of slick black heels—so why not make yours sandals? ASOS brings us the gorgeous Hot Stuff High Platform Sandals. These classy, glossy heels are a work of wearable art that features an open toe and platform front, a pointed high heel, an ankle-strap fastening, as well as a signature 100 percent textile upper portion. And yep, believe it or not, these are sandals.

RAPHAEL Suede Heeled Sandals

Add a refreshing twist of jubilant raspberry to your warm weather wardrobe, via these lovely suede Raphael sandals that come to us courtesy of Topshop. These shiny and ultra-cute raspberry pink shoes sport high heels and minimal strap detail, and will prove the perfect accessory for both daytime sundresses and ebullient evening gowns.

Dune Mansionn Strappy Jewelled High Heel Sandal

Perhaps representing the ultimate marriage of glamour and fun, the Dune Mansion Strappy Jewelled High Heeled Sandal is a shining example of a rustic shoe that also manages to glamorize and accessorize any high-end ensemble. Sporting glamorous diamante-laden detailing across the strap, a stiletto heel and an open toe, not to mention a leather upper half, this just may qualify as the ultimate show shoe; one that just may prove a must have for your shoe tree—which may indeed evolve into a forest with the addition of these delightful high-heeled sandals.

Long Sleeved Tees for the Perfect Autumn Look

Do you feel a crispness in the air? It’s not just your imagination, autumn is just around the corner. With the changing of seasons, so does our wardrobes. Welcome the most beautiful season with some light and breezy long sleeve t-shirts. Perfect for those cool evenings, and can be accessorized to fit every day style and comfort. Autumn has never looked this good!

Warehouse Stripe Contrast Cuff Top

Spend your last days of summer in this adorable striped long sleeved tee. With a pop of colour at the sleeve, roll them up or leave them down, keeping you covered up on those overcast afternoons on the boat or on shore. If you want to be the cutest little sailor girl: pair this tee with bermuda shorts and some tassel boat shoes.

Criminal Damage Oversized Long Sleeve T-Shirt With Arm Logo And L.A. Back Graphic

Time for some California Dreamin’ with this hip oversized tee. Sure, you’re covered up, but you’re staying cool with this graphic print and bright white cotton fabric. It may not be sunny for very much longer where you live, but in Los Angeles it’s warm year around. Dream big with this vintage long sleeved tee.

ASOS Top with Square Neck and Long Sleeve

Clouds starting to swarm over? Bring in your own light with this brightly hued yellow long sleeve t-shirt. This tee has a lovely, rich tone, and an interesting squared neckline. Paired with a classic blue jean or a patterned skirt, you will be the centre of attention and the bright spot in someone’s day.

NUDE LACE UP CORSET LONG SLEEVE T SHIRT

Who says t-shirts have to be bulky? This long-sleeved tee is feminine and fierce. Between the pinky nude tones, and the lace bodice detail, this simple tee gives off a beautiful edge. Put on some black skinny jeans and you are in for a super sexy look.

Say It with the Shoulder: the Hot Look of Cold Shoulder Tops

The next time someone asks you to stick to sedate, conventional fashion choices, give ‘em the cold shoulder! The concept of the cold shoulder tops marks a daring but still tasteful fashion trend; one simply perfect for the warm weather months.

The cold shoulder top is a sporty, fashionable blouse complete with collars and sleeves, but with generous holes woven into the fabric that expose the shoulders. Available in a vast variety of colours and styles, cold shoulder tops are an essential must have for your summer wardrobe.

Phase Eight Marie Floral Cold Shoulder Top

Particularly summery is the Phase Eight Marie Floral Cold Shoulder Top, an ebullient floral top that comes to us courtesy of John Lewis. Emblazoned to dramatic effect with a lush print of pink and scarlet florals, this satiny viscose top boasts short sleeves, a blouson hem, a rounded neckline, and generous shoulder holes that allow for good ventilation and better fashion.

ASOS Top in Crepe with Clean Cold Shoulder

For a sleek and daring ebony take on the cold shoulder concept, look no further than the ASOS Top in Crepe with Clean Cold Shoulder. Culled from the smoothest crepe, this chic ebony top also boasts a scooped neck and adjustable straps; making this little number beyond perfect for cocktail parties or long days at the beach.

Oasis Butterfly Cold Shoulder Top

House of Fraser introduces a flirty and feminine take on the cold shoulder top, via the Oasis Butterfly Cold Shoulder Top. A vast panorama of artsy winged butterflies fly across the surface of this sky-blue top; rendering this airy and attractive top the ideal choice for garden parties, long days at the beach, and casual days with friends.

Silver Embellished Cold Shoulder Top

Cold shoulder tops can be the very portrait of sophistication, as is aptly demonstrated by the beautiful Silver Embellished Cold Shoulder Top from Dorothy Perkins. This fancy top boasts a jewelled embellished trim at the collar, a sublime rounded neck and a pure ivory hue; combining for an elegant and artistically inspired look perfect for parties, luncheons, dinners and other semi-formal occasions.

Floral Embroidered Illusion Top

To achieve the ultimate glamorous illusion in cold shoulder fashion, choose Forever 21’s Floral Embroidered Illusion Top. This woven ebony shirt comes beautifully embellished with a rounded ‘floral illusion top’ that shines in its embroidered glory, a flouncy ruffled bodice, and a back keyhole button closure. Stylish three-quarter sleeves set off the shoulderless look to divine effect, making this shirt the ideal choice for work functions, cocktail parties and summertime soirees.

Cold shoulder tops form a hot new trend in this summer’s haute couture fashion; one sure to warm your wardrobe for your full schedule of seasonal soirees!

Cute & Comfy Pyjamas You Need in Your Collection

After a long day, we all need to relax and put on our comfy PJs. There is nothing better than a new cute set that combines both comfort and a unique pattern. If you are looking for a new set of cosy nightwear to enrich your sleepy nights, check out our favourite picks. We offer the best for everyone’s taste, so find the pair you like the most. Enjoy your shopping!

V by Very FLORAL STRIPE SHORT SET

Floral Set

This set has the perfect girly combination of pink and floral. The top features a hot pink colour with a striped pocket, while the shorts have a white base with tiny pink flowers and a front tying bow.

Donut Disturb PJ Set

Cute Donuts

Who doesn’t love doughnuts? So why not buy this adorable PJ set that features a knit T-shirt with a “Donut Disturb” slogan and a coffee and doughnut print and lovely little shorts with tiny doughnuts all over them? The material of this set is a 100% cotton for the ultimate comfort during sleep.

PETITE 'Friends' Motif Check Pyjamas Set

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Now, how cute is this? A pyjama set with our favourite characters from “Friends”. We are all about that. This is a must-have set in everyone’s collection. The top features the “Friends” print, while the bottoms have a red check pattern.

Wolf & Whistle Navy Plisse Cami and Short Pyjama Set

Navy Set

If you are a fan of lightweight fabrics, check out this pyjama set in a gorgeous navy colour. The top features a V-neck, double cami straps, and a cropped length, while the bottoms are short and have a stretch waist.

BLUE DUVET DAY BLUE LEGGINGS PJ SET

Cloud Print

Featuring a cosy jersey fabric, this PJ set from PrettyLittleThing will become your most-liked pair not only for sleeping but for an all-day wear around the house. The design has a blue base with white clouds for the ultimate daydreaming.

The Modern Lace Dress

When we think of lace, what do we think of? Often, lace is considered an old-fashioned fabric worn by elderly women at weddings and church functions. These days however, lace is used in fun, fancy-free ways that have shaped modern fashion and styles that are age appropriate and filled with sex appeal. We need to give lace a second chance, and these dresses may have you living for lace again.

Becoming a princess is in your future in this romantic and soft hued pink-nude lace dress. With beautiful lace cut outs, trendy cold shoulders, and a flowy frame, this stunner is suitable for weddings, beach photoshoots and more.

ASOS Cold Shoulder Kate Lace Maxi Dress

This isn’t your Nana’s church dress! With a flared mini skirt and a lacy, transparent bodice, this black lace tiered dress from PrettyLittleThing is sophisticated and sexy, and gives a new updated meaning to the “Little Black Dress”.

CAYA BLACK LACE PANEL TIERED MINI DRESS

Need something a little demurer but still want some interesting details? This lace dress from John Lewis has interesting patterns in the lace, making it eye catching and subtle at the same time. It brings both sophistication and modern sensibilities to the party.

Hobbs Jenna Lace Dress

For something fun, youthful and free flowing, have you ever considered printed lace? It’s lighter than traditional lace, and comes in beautiful patterns. This off the shoulder look from Urban Outfitters has a city vibe. You can pare it with some great boots and black tights for a put together, edgy look. Who knew lace could be edgy!

Kimchi Blue Violet Printed Lace Midi Dress

Lace has a lot going for it. For instance, a subtle lace trim around the neckline to feature your face, or a full flowing dress of layered, textured fabric. There’s a lot of opportunities to look amazing in a fabric that is making a comeback in a big way!

Cute Peplum Tops for a Fashionable Summer Look

Peplum tops are always a huge trend if you ask me. These flowy, body-flattering tops will emphasise your feminine figure but are also perfect if you want to hide the little belly. You can pair them with jeans, high-waisted skirts, and comfy trousers. Experiment with different designs and fabrics to find the best top that will fit your style. Here are our most-coveted peplum tops you need for a fashionable summer look.

Satin Open-Shoulder Peplum Top

Satin Touch

Wrap yourself in this silky satin peplum top that fuses both simplicity and sophistication. The design features a surplice neckline and open shoulders that accent the alluring décolletage and gentle shoulder area. The sleeves and waist are elasticized and give the ideal body fit. This neutral champagne colour is easy to blend in many toned down or vibrant outfits.

Ivory Lace Hem Peplum Shell Top

Distinct Lace

Flirty and cute, this peplum lace top is the ideal pick for every summer party. The fitted bodice and peplum hem will give you an hourglass figure, while the frilly short sleeves bring playfulness to the overall look. Pair this top with distressed jeans and chic sandals for the best trendy summery outfit that will steal the spotlight.

Miss Selfridge Peplum Hem Cami Top

Blushed Pink

It looks like we are all about minimalism. This is another versatile top that is perfect for everyday looks, but with the right accessories, you can easily transform it into a night out piece. The design showcases a high neck with cami straps and a peplum hem with a relaxed fit.

Vila Chamber Peplum Top

Long Sleeved Peplum

This long-sleeved piece is ideal for chilly summer nights. It features a more laid-back style with a relaxed fit. At the front, there is a small V neckline, while the sleeves end with extravagant bell design.

Off-the-Shoulder Peplum Top

Off-The-Shoulder Vibrant Top

You can’t miss the enormous off-the-shoulder trend. Make sure you check this stunning woven top that exhibits an off-the-shoulder neckline with short sleeves. This vibrant piece is embellished with a self-tie waist detailing and a soft peplum hem. Pair it with simple shorts and high-heeled sandals for a high-fashion appearance.

Embellished Bodysuits for the Daring

These days, bodysuits aren’t just for models down the runway, or the fashion risk takers. They are easier to get in and out of with zippers and snaps, they come in a variety of colours, and a lot of women find them to be a great alternative to traditional looks. If you’re already comfortable wearing a bodysuit, why not kick it up a notch? With these five fabulous embellished bodysuits, it’s time to take your fashion game to the next level.

ASOS Mesh Body With Pretty Embellishment

Become an ethereal angel in this sequin mesh bodysuit from ASOS. Pastel pink mesh paired with light and bright large sequins, you’ll be glittering and gliding on the dance floor.

RED EMBROIDERED PRINT SHORTSLEEVE BODYSUIT

Love bodysuits but want the look of a t-shirt? This bold red embellished bodysuit from PrettyLittleThing does the trick. Pair with jeans or jeggings for a casual, put together look in seconds.

Embroidered Mesh Panel Bodysuit

Who knew bodysuits could be so classy? This beautifully embellished bodysuit from Topshop is a stunner! Imagine wearing a lovely skirt with this piece and be well put together for a variety of events summer should offer.

Pink Vanilla Lilac Lace Bodysuit

This bodysuit is for the woman who likes to show a little more skin! This beautiful, intricate lace pattern is on a lilac colour scheme. Pair this bodysuit with a cute bra that you don’t mind showing off.

Plus Lola Festival Sequin Bodysuit

Are you ready to be a disco queen? With sequins going as far as the eye can see, this bodysuit is ready to shine. Not for the shy, you better be ready to dance the night away once you put on this colourful number from Boohoo.

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Denim Does It Best: the Latest and Loveliest in Denim Jackets

Denim is a classic and timeless material that usually denotes a singular aura of fun and casualness. Yet today’s top fashion retailers are expanding and enhancing this definition, delivering denim clothing that is also chic and out and out elegant.

Oasis Willow Denim Jacket

This is certainly the case with John Lewis’ Oasis Willow Denim Jacket. This comfortable and elegant jacket features shimmering rose gold details, contrast stitching, button fastening, twin breast pockets, and dual hand pockets. This short jacket is ideal for a day at the mall or at school, or for an evening out at your favourite club. Your gal pals will be impressed!

ASOS Denim Girlfriend Jacket in Washed Ozzy Black

Ebony denim is sure to make a statement at any gathering or event, and certainly will be a social hit at work or school. Check out ASOS’ Denim Girlfriend Jacket, a serviceable mid-weight denim jacket coat with a lovely and dramatic dark wash finish. Friends will be impressed with this trendy and dramatic jacket, which is ideal for a day at the beach or park or a night at a dance or youth emporium—or, for that matter, a casual day around the house.

Slashed Denim Jacket

Shedding a little light on the topic of denim fashion, along with a decided dramatic flair, Forever 21 brings us the exquisite slashed denim jacket. This one seizes the concept of the mid-weight denim jacket—one that comes complete with a basic collar, a button front closure, button flap chest pockets, on seam pockets and dropped long sleeves with button cuffs—and adds two unexpected touches: a lovely ivory shade sure to grab the attention of all who see it, as well as a rockin’ slashed detail sure to do more of the same. This one of a kind denim jacket will make you shine!

Pink Oversized Denim Jacket

For yet another beautiful and unexpected take on the classic denim concept, check out Miss Selfridge’s Pink Oversized Denim Jacket. This dainty pearl pink jacket is a sheer exercise in practical femininity, featuring two pockets and a front button enclosure as well an ultra-comfy oversized fit. Perfect for school or for casual hangouts, this jacket goes great with florals and is sure to be a conversation starter.

Denim embodies and represents the ultimate marriage of fashion and function. Liven up your wardrobe today with just a touch of delightful denim!