Prints are hot off the press this season, didn’t you know? And, they are to carry on dressing us into spring next year, as seen on the catwalk of Dolce & Gabbana. Also working the print is this week’s Fashionista. Not long back from her lectures, she emerges changed from her halls to hit George Street for late afternoon cocktails after a hard day’s work.

Blouses in any shade are selling on high street like hot cakes. So, why did this Fashionista pick pattern from Topshop? Leopard print reigns, knocks the spots off all others, and is the statement piece for this week, so don’t change your spots just yet. This playful print is splashed all over her sheer side tuck blouse and busy yet has a timeless quality. The slightly oversized cut, a current top trend, gives it a relaxed but chic look, and yet still manages to capture her slim silhouette as the fabric drapes over her shoulders. The luxurious light fabric embellished with gold button detail adds even more for the eye — breaking up the prominent print. The loose capped sleeves, a simple high V-neck, tapered waist and bolero style is very flattering and a contrast to her ever lasting legs! If a button up leopard blouse is not your pick of the prints, why not go daft for a dalmatian? This print has also attacked high street.

Her Topshop blue "Leigh" skinnies are also a winner. They are the ultimate staple which most girls in Edinburgh have. (All of my flatmates own at least one pair!) These great figure huggers are plain and let her top half do the printing. This season is also about creating silouhuettes and here this Fashionista is a perfect example; her slack top paired with her skin tight jeans and boots looks strong, showing there is more to her outfit than prints and pattern.

To complete her outfit, she works a classic black heeled ankle boot. Stylish and sophisticated, while managing to make her legs look even longer, these suede beautiful booties are from Jones and equip her outfit with glamour and a city edge.

Her brown leather bag beauty is from crew and her prized possession. Her "bag for life" is taken everywhere and carries everything. Its chocolate colour can be worn with most, and the distressed material makes it look vintage. Arm candy can come and go, but spend some extra pennies and a bag a bag like this to ensure you can carry your life around with you! My recent investment I convinced myself was an essential one — a classic black leather doctor’s style from French Connection is my newest member of the bag family and one which I thoroughly recommend. Accessory Designers are also allowing their creations to be adorned with prints; If you wanted to take your outfit to the next level in terms of print, can I suggest Mulberry’s feather print clutch.

Moving on to her accessories, the motto is: the more bangles the better. Their colours and texture add perfectly to the animal print, tribal-esque vibe of her overall outfit. Three being the key, copy this Fashionista’s tribal bling and build up your bracelet collection.


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