This week, taking the street stage are two terrific trends that look ultra-chic when worn well together. Coffee colours and lace are the twin trends we’re talking and high street being inspired by such fashion houses as Dinnigan and Alberta Ferretti.
This Fashionista's smart and sophisticated indulgence in beige and nude turned heads; her traditional palette combined with trendy pieces prove perfection. Nudes are a firm favourite this season and, this outfit, too, does not disappoint. Notorious for being summer’s black, these muted shades are classic and can be worn with most other shades — not to mention sun kissed skin!
Her city chic high-waisted loose tailored shorts from River Island flatter the figure, and suit the tucked-in slouchy blouse. Suitable for the summer months, yet still can be dressed up or down for any occasion, whether it be Princes Street shopping or George Street for evening cocktails! These desert colours are easy to wear and mix magnificently with other shades and patterns as we see here. On the catwalk, Valentino and John Paul Gaultier’s A/W 2010/11 paved the way and established once more that these warm melting tones are here to stay. If you do not desire desert colours, River Island have alternative tailored shorts in a radical radiant red.
Her River Island top acts as a plain basic, allowing detail to wrap around her printed pins. It is also a loose cut with slight bell sleeves. Lace emerges once more here, embellishing the neck of her smock style blouse.
This Fashionista has used loved up lace as her statement piece showing it is romance to dominate this season. Her neutral top half tones allow her to go wild with her pretty pins. This fancy fabric exudes innocence and femininity, wrapped around her legs. Fine textures and neat lined patterns make her lace-iced legs look mesmerising! A lightweight layer for the summer months (or a clever cover-up if cooler), this pair of tights from New Look give her outfit grace and elegance, emulating the romantic theme. Her bargain buy are long gone from the shelves, but other options are available on high street and online.
Her outfit — a tale of delicate, intricate detailed pattern against block nude colours — strikes a perfect balance with texture against her smooth melting caramel shorts. This caramel sweetie is wrapped with a chocolate leather belt, golden aviators and pretty pumps, completing her cool ensemble.
Hint: The colour brown had been tipped to be a top trend this autumn, replacing our beloved nudes and beige from the summer, featuring heavily on the catwalk in both DKNY A/W 2011 and Max Azria’s shows. As fashion is always that one step ahead, you can be too, now that I’ve told you. H&M seem to be following this trend closely, so pick out those classic staple pieces in darker coffees and caramels to prepare for your full fall wardrobe.