How To Dress Like Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian

How can we describe Kim Kardashian without using to the nickname ‘Kimye’ or mentioning her famous derriere? Hmmm…unique is probably the most accurate description, but perhaps that doesn’t go far enough in describing her iconic look.

We’re not going to delve into it too much further; we’re just going to tell you how to get the Kim Kardashian look for yourself.

Kim Inspired Dresses

Dresses are Kim all over and they’re definitely something you’ll need to be getting into your wardrobe. There are so many different styles that she’s been pictured in that it is impossible to pick out just one (we’ve gone for three, you can go for however many you like!) so just remember to glam up and you’ll be fine.

  • The first Kim inspired dress we’d wear is a sequinned mini dress. Kim wears it in blue, but it’s totally up to you what you want to go for. Sequins are highly fashionable and are great both for showing off or understating your look, depending on what colours you go for.

  • An off the shoulder skater dress is our second essential selection and is perfect for wearing either to casual or formal occasions, and even on the beach, too!

  • The most iconic Kim Kardashian dress is probably the long sleeved “bodycon” dress that uses great fabrics and panel detail to give you a look to die for.

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How To Dress Like Vanessa Hudgens

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While Vanessa Hudgens will always be famous for being one of the leading stars of the High School Musical franchise, she has done enough since that time – embarrassing online episodes aside – to be recognised as one of the hottest young stars around.

Not only does her career continue to grow but she hasn’t fallen into the typecast “princess” role that many thought she might have done after HSM. The transition from child star to adult leading lady is always easier when you don’t have to reinvent yourself!

One area where Vanessa certainly doesn’t need any help with reinventing is her style. Learning how to dress like Vanessa Hudgens is kind of like an art form- seriously, she’s either super over accessorized or very laid back with her dress sense!

Here’s how you can get the look for yourself…

Casual Clash

Vanessa is the master of taking a casual look and making it look super cool with accessories aplenty. This quality shouldn’t be understated; it means you can wear whatever you want and get away with it, on any occasion, because you’re always dressing outfits up rather than dressing yourself down.

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How To Do Country Chic

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Whether you’re actually heading to the country for the weekend or just want to give embrace this season’s ‘prairie girl’ look, then sit up and pay attention, because this post is all about How To Do Country Chic in style!

Get Skirted

The maxi skirt is essential to working this look correctly- in winter its all about heavy tweed and luxurious colours, but in summer the colour palette completely shifts to nudes, whites and pastels.

Work the cool crochet style into your look as well, or go for light checks if you want to liven up your lower half this season- simply team with some boho fringing on top and you’re good to go.

Shirts & Jumpers

For shirts and jumpers it’s all about keeping it simple. You’ve gone for checks on your lower half which means plain is where you need to be up top. That said, if you’re going to pair your shirt with a jumper there’s nothing to stop you having a patterned one if you just have the collar on show.

Ideally, you want to go for a colour that contrasts against your jumper, which should always be a cable knit for this look. A lighter jumper will give a great contrast against your skirt, but going dark and dark can create an elegant top to bottom look.

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How to Get the 80s Look

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Remember when you thought Saved By The Bell was the coolest thing ever? The fashion, the hot guys, the fashion, the huge mobile phones, oh and did we mention, the fashion?! The 80s sitcom ran until the early 90s and along with tonnes of other cultural influences made 80s style what it was- iconic.

The 90s have been enjoying a revival recently, so we thought it was time to look back a decade earlier and show you how to get the 80s look. Think high waisted jeans, acid wash, bodycon, crop tops, logo t-shirts and shoulder pads (for the very daring amongst you) and you’ll be onto a winner. You ready? Then let’s begin…

80s Style Colour

Power dressing is about much more than what you’re wearing on its own; you need to be thinking about the colours and about how they work together, too. Powerful colours you should be considering are blues and reds – perfect statement colours that you can wear for any occasion.

Patterns were a big staple of the 80s, too. Think retro rather than going for modern patterns like floral and tribal prints; no one wore those in the 80s!

Speaking of casual outfits, you’re probably looking at urban fashion and style for inspiration when it comes to the 80s. Tracksuits, oversized denims and casuals, and big trainers were all the rage. Nike Blazers, anyone?

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Quick! Enter the Nordstrom sweepstake to win $200!

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Win in our Nordstrom sweepstake!

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Hold the phone, stop what you’re doing, and listen carefully – our Nordstrom sweepstake is finally here!

Summer is well on its way and we think you deserve a brand new wardrobe with it. That’s why we’ve decided that you deserve a Summer treat – we’re giving one lucky winner a chance to win a $200 gift card to spend on whatever floats your boat (we recommend the maxi dress, mini jambox and 90s print tee – just sayin’ ya know)!

Soon you’ll be strutting the streets with your brand new buys and feeling like a sizzling Summer saint! With so many trends to rock this season, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s floral, all white everything, statement sunnies, pastels and all things co-ord – there’s so much more but we can’t mention them all otherwise we’d be here all day – phew, we just can’t get enough!

And for you guys out there, be sure to add some colored oxfords, a floral bowtie or a statement watch to make your outfit complete – it’s all about the details after all.

So without further ado…

To enter, just click here! (Better hurry though! The competition closes at midnight on the 11th June 2014)

It’s super simple and you can choose whether you want to enter by following Nordstrom, spending your points or sharing the sweepstake via Twitter – the more you do the more entries you’ll get and the more chance you’ll have at winning!

Check out our Terms & Conditions for more deets.

The heat is on! Best of luck 😉

May #StyleCouncil: Claire Portsmith from Motel Rocks

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Meet Claire Portsmith, Motel’s part trend forecaster and part designer who has joined our May Style Council!

For the winning female, Motel Rocks will be providing three looks for the shoot with We Are Collision Magazine.

Find out more about Claire’s fashionable life below!

Hey Claire, What’s on your Shopcade this season?

A mixture of fun key pieces for everyday and some dreamy wish list treats that maybe one day I can get my hands on!

What do you think is the thing that makes people really stand out on the Looks app?

Confidence and self belief in their own unique style!

What trends, if any are you loving this season?

Abstract art prints – LOVE!

Who are your fave designers?

Dries Van Noten, Celine, Acne, Proenza Schouler, Antipodium, Carven, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, Christopher Kane, JW Anderson and right at the top right now, Marques Almeida!

Best high street brands?

Motel obvs! Dream essentials! (and I do like a bit of Topshop!)

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How to Get the Sporty Look on a Budget

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Once upon a time, the sports look was reserved for the likes of Sporty Spice (old school ref there) and was all about crop tops, tracksuits and trainers.

Now however, its a major trend with the designers and high street choosing to include it in their collections every season. Achieving the sports luxe vibe can be on the pricey side- Stella for Adidas for example- but here we show you how you can get the sporty look on a budget.

Forgetting What You Know

The first thing you need to do is forget everything you think you know about the sporty look. We’re not talking about full tracksuits and jackets that sports coaches wear when standing on the side lines. You don’t even have to have too much branded sportswear in your look if you’d prefer not to! For the sporty look, we’re thinking casual and airy, but dressed in such a way that if you had to go and play tennis or run around at the click of a finger, you’d be able to do so comfortably.

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Meet our May #StyleCouncil Member: Arielle Free

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At only 27, Arielle Free already has a wealth of presenting experience. As a new addition to the 4Music family, Arielle is the content presenter on 4music and currently the voice of new series ‘Would You Rather….’.
Putting her love for fashion to good use, Arielle has also presented for MSN Lifestyle talking us through the hottest looks and reporting from the main fashion events throughout the year. Arielle’s first presenting job was for BBC Scotland when she was 16 for CBBC‘s UKOOL. The show was live every morning during the school summer holidays and Arielle was selected to be the UKOOL gang presenter.

 

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Furthering her passion for music, Arielle presents her own show on Shoreditch Radio and both produces and presents a weekly New Music Podcast for online music bible ‘The 405′. It was this that lead to Arielle being invited to join Edith Bowman as a guest on her Radio 1 Review Show giving her views on the festivals that summer.

Arielle gained her first air miles on Fresh Air Radio in Edinburgh presenting shows for Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Fresh Air at the Fringe. She then went on to present for Roundhouse Radio and hosted the shows live from Roundhouse Rising Music Festival.

She has also recently featured in fashion magazines such as Look, Stylist, More and Spindle Magazine. Arielle can regularly be seen rocking the decks at fashion events, such as Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, for super brand Emporio Armani and now for Shopcade’s Style Battle Party this Thursday 5th June!

We spoke to her about her fashionable life and part on the Shopcade Style Council; find out what she had to say below..

Tell us about your part on the Shopcade Style Council?

I’ll be judging the participants entries and deciding who my favourite style battler is, as well as jumping on the decks to get everyone in the disco mood at the #StyleBattle party!

What, in your opinion, makes people’s style stand out against anyone else?

Individuality. London is just brimming with so many different styles and it’s amazing that we have such freedom to wear what we want without people judging! I mean I have seen some sights, but it always makes me smile!

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How to Dress Like Victoria Justice

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Victoria Justice is super hot property right now. That rare thing- a successful child star who hasn’t gone off the rails, yet is still relevant today- makes her one of our fave style crushes.

Want to know how to dress like Victoria Justice? Then we’ve got you covered with some great outfit ideas to help you get this particular celeb style.

All about the Dresses

Victoria Justice is one of the easiest celebs to copy when it comes to style, because she likes to keep it simple and tends to stick to dresses. So, what styles of dress should you be choosing?

You can easily differentiate between formal and casual with Victoria. If you want the glitzy Victoria Justice look, then a pencil dress is the place to start. You can go for something plain if it suits your personal style, but for essential Victoria you need to be looking at embellishments, particularly sequins, to be a feature of your dress.

In contrast, like so many celebs when she goes casual she goes skater. You can pull off a daring look by going for a zip fronted dress, either in plain or with a classic skater check pattern. Both styles are available on Shopcade for under £50, and as cheap at £15 in some places!

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Meet our May #StyleCouncil Member: Fran Newman-Young

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Famed for her Made In Chelsea (MIC) appearances, Fran Newman-Young made her debut in series 5 of the hit E4 reality TV series. With a background in music and writing, Fran has proved she has many talents that lie beyond the glamorous lifestyle of Sloane Square.

Graduating from Leeds University with a BA Hons in English Literature, Fran has gone on to work as a Music Manager and as a Creative Consultant for Perfect Songs LTD, as a freelance writer for numerous reputable publications, such as The Huffington Post, GQ and Company Magazine, as well as writing a weekly column for the Metro.

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Fran interviewing our May photographer, Sam Atkinson.
As a secure member of Made in Chelsea after three successful series’ under he belt, Fran has grown with popularity and has over 125,000 Twitter followers. Now living with Binky, and being a loyal friend to numerous members of the cast, Fran has secured herself as a principle member of the Made In Chelsea crew and of course now as part of the Shopcade Style Council for May!

As the fashionable socialite of the show and for her presenting skills used at the April Style Battle, it was only right that she joined the council this month. Watch her in action below:

Follow Fran and her musings @francesca_ny