It’s time to crack open the wine: a 70s cl perhaps? The colour block continues and this week is featuring the marvellous maroon.
The Edinburgh Meadows with its soon to fall leaves is a perfect setting for this week’s Fashionista and her chosen outfit. As the leaves fall, so do our dresses (no, not literally!) The talked of trendy length this fall is the midi; this '70s-inspired style sweeps at knee length and looks fabulous paired with knitted pins and cosy shoes or boots to ensure happy feet. This week’s Fashionista dresses to impress the weather and prove although summer has left us, our style has not!
She wears a lovely loose crinkled dress, a gorgeous gem bought on her travels in NZ. The flared skirt and billowing material create a sexy and sleek silhouette, making reference to the glamour of the '70s — a decade which is set to feature prominently in the autumn season. The crinkle effect has been spotted more recently with this plisse cut featured in the floaty maxi skirts of Miss Selfridge and Warehouse. The melt in your hand material combined with the fitted yet flared style makes this darling dress oh so flattering. Although hers is a New Zealand find, I have tried my best to source an alternative.
The tremendously rich tones were also acceptable in the '70s ochre, orange and burgundy being the common colours then and now. These sultry shades liven up any black or neutral ensemble, warming our winter woes. These tasty colours as seen on the runways of Elie Saab A/W '11 and Gucci A/W '11 have prompted a high street take-out. These rich curry spices are warm for winter and here to stay.
The clincher of the dress is her vintage belt which sits just above the waistline, accentuating her slim figure and adding punchy panache. The black and gold detail sits classic and chic — containing the ripples of the dress.
Her denim jacket — a fine layering piece — relaxes the glamorous look of the dress, producing a dashing daywear street outfit. It says casual yet remains ultra feminine. This wardrobe staple, effortlessly worn and matches up with most, proving it really is an essential piece. This summer saw a surge of styles in high street shops and the beginning of autumn still accepts them — whether patterned or cropped.
The splash of colour against more muted tones echoes the ethos of the London Boy style’s trendy palette. The contrast sets the dress alight!
The chunky bangle — also on-trend and a favourite accessory of Blake Lively — matches up perfectly with the plum ensemble but still allows the outfit to remain simple. Black tights and pumps tone it down leaving all attention and eyes on her divine dress. Drink up, it's going to be a juicy autumn!