How To Rock Baroque

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The baroque look is going nowhere right now. Around for two seasons and still going strong, as we head into festival territory, trophy jackets, embellishments and statement prints will be massive this summer!

Want to know how to rock baroque in style? Then read on to see how you can achieve this regal look with our guide on the hottest prints and accessories this season…

Pick your Prints

Baroque is all about opulence. Remember, baroque back in the day symbolised a “period of artistic style that began around 1600 in Rome & Italy”, so says our trusty friend, Wikipedia.

Updated for the 21st century, church prints still feature heavily, only now it’s intertwined with flashy chain, floral and animal prints as standard.

Pay Motel Rocks a visit to check out their selection of prints (a specialty of theirs, we’re sure you’ll agree) or Boohoo who really got behind baroque for AW13 & SS14 to produce an amazing collection.

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Win Wireless Tickets In Our June Style Battle™!

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Get ready for the June Style Battle™ | Photo Credit: Alexander Federic

Oh yes, it’s that time again stylish Shopcaders! We are on the hunt for the faces of June in our latest, greatest Style Battle™.

This time, however there’s a little twist ‘cos you know, we like the keep things fresh 😉 We want you to showcase your best Festival Style on the app for a chance to win Wireless tickets, plus much, much more!

If you don’t know how it works by now then here’s a quick recap on how to enter…

Step 1: Snap your festival look (full-length please, no up close selfies or half naked pics… keep it clean people!)

Step 2: Upload your look onto the Shopcade app using the hashtag #StyleBattle (no hashtag no entry peeps, so make sure you do it!) and…

Step 3: …Boom! you’re done! Share away to all your social networks, so your friends can get involved as well.

If we like your look we could feature you on the app throughout the competition, so keep on posting! A festival look a day if you feel like it, we’re not fussy! Make sure you check out our T&Cs here for all the deets as well.

What else is in it for you? Well, this month you could be in the chance with winning your very own celebrity style photoshoot, styled by Rachel Holland and have your make-up done by the pros- we’re talking #StyleCouncil faves AOFM Pro no less!

Want to know how you can impress the #StyleCouncil this time round and win this awesome prize? Well then, without any further ado, presenting the June Style Battle™ judges…

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  • alice
  • zana
  • jenny
  • nikita
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Boohoo’s StyleFix Editor Talks Top Trends For Summer

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We have nothing but mega love for Boohoo here at Shopcade HQ, so we were pretty chuffed to land a quick Q&A with the lovely Emma, Boohoo’s Stylefix Editor (yes that is her in our lovely circle of fame above!) to talk all about the upcoming trends for the season ahead. Check out her must have festival buys below…

Hey Emma! So spill, what do you think are the top trends for SS14, and which ones are your faves? 

The catwalk saw a heavy sports influence in embellished sweats and athletic looking socks with sandals. Each season we see sport done in a different way and this spring it’s better than ever. Metallics are a huge trend at the moment, because nothing looks as mesmerising as a glittering metallic piece on a hot summer’s day, from skirts and dresses to clutch bags, this is one for all you magpies out there.

Eastern inspired and flowing with tassels, the Dolce and Gabbana show was something to behold too. Come summer everything gets a little more relaxed and bohemian and this collection transports you to faraway shores. A key piece is the tasselled bag, invest now and team with sheer layers to get the look. Pastels are an obvious spring trend, but I personally can’t get enough. Christopher Kane sent pastel drenched models in midi skirts and sweatshirts down his runway and it was one of my favourite SS14 shows.

Which celeb is nailing it right now style wise? 

One celeb that never fails to inspire me is Solange Knowles,  she always gets it right. We could all steal a little of her style! The bright colours, the bold lipsticks, the clashing prints; she’s not afraid to mix it up and stand out. And with summer just around the corner, she’s the perfect celeb to look to.

If we were going to pick one essential to have in our wardrobe, what should it be?

For me, it’s all about a simple black midi dress. I have a couple, from cami and high neck styles to midi t-shirt dresses. Such a simple piece can be styled so many different ways by mixing it with different jackets, accessories and shoes. Buy one and you’ll wonder what you ever did without it!

Festival season has just kicked off- what are some tips to be best dressed at the fest?

Festivals are all about having fun, and it all starts with fashion! So don’t be afraid to stand out, they’re the perfect place to experiment with bright colours, loud accessories and quirky sunglasses. If you’re feeling bold test out henna tattoos and body embellishments like Kendall Jenner did at this year’s Coachella festival – we totally loved her look!

And never leave without packing layers, wellies and something waterproof, it is NOT about getting caught out by the weather!

Kate Moss x Topshop on Shopcade!

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Kate Moss x Topshop | Photo Credit: Arcadia

It’s finally here! Yep, Kate Moss x Topshop has finally has landed on Shopcade, following a HUGE launch party last night (check out the vid below!) at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store to officially kick off the fashion collab of the season in style.

We’ve always been huge fans of La Moss, right from the announcement of her first collaboration with Topshop  in 2007, right until her (we thought) final collection in 2010. Oh how we mourned, but thankfully the time away has made this new collection even better, with some saying (whisper it) it could be her best one yet!

Having seen the collection in the flesh (so so pretty) we definitely reckon they could be right! Kate’s collection is split into four themes, each channeling a different ‘Kate’ style. Here’s our pick of what to buy from each theme. Be quick though, they won’t be around for long!

Tailoring Noir: Think 20s glamour- plenty of flapper dresses, fringed jackets and fierce tuxedos, which have been given the Kate style treatment. It’s evening wear but not as you know it; slick, seductive and sure to be a total sell out.

Balearic Dressing: Remember Kate’s boho phase which spawned a thousand copycats (hello Sienna Miller?!) well this theme pays homage to this particularly stylish period in her life. Aztec printed kaftans, embellished smock tops and soft suede shorts– all perfect for the upcoming festival season.

Cocktail Hour: Party wear done the Kate way! From classic tea to killer cocktail dresses, this theme is all about getting glam. Check out the heart-studded playsuit or slinky night-time numbers to make a style statement this season!

Pyjama Dressing: Woohoo a trend which lets you wear your pyjamas in the daytime! Although, banish any thoughts of your comfy onesie, as this is all about luxe pyjama dressing. Satin two pieces, beautiful kimonos, plus a silk jumpsuit which is to-die for!

Now you know what to buy, check out Mossy Mania last night at the launch of the collection. One thing’s for sure… ain’t no party like a Kate Moss party! Enjoy x