The A-Z of 2014 Fashion Trends

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2013 is like sooo last year and so are the trends! It’s time to take a look at the hottest 2014 fashion trends due to hit the high street any day now.

We’ve made it nice and easy in our A-Z of top trends which will see you through the year in style. So sit back, relax and let’s start at the very beginning…

A is for Androgynous: Big in 2013, even bigger in 2014, the boy/girl divide is closing and it seems we are embracing dressing like our other halves. Sharp tailoring, crisp white shirts and the one-off boyfriend jumper thrown in and you’ll be sorted.

B is for Bohemian: Free spirits rejoice! Paisley prints, mixed fabrics and fringed accessories all make up this trend and will start to filter onto the rails in their droves come early spring, so snap up the key pieces early and you’ll be set for festival season in style.

C is for Checks: We teased this as a trend to watch in our SS14 preview last year- checks are set to be the print to watch this season, mark our words! Think loose checks in candy colours as your must buy now and tightly woven checks in darker colours for later on in the year and you can’t go wrong.

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Lists We Love: Electric Embellishment

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nataliecornerTrendsetter and Shopcade Curator, @NatalieCorner gives us an insight into her Electric Embellishment list and how she plans to work the look this season.

Over to you, Nat…

What I love about this trend is there are no rules. When it comes to embellishment; you can go big and glitzy or small and delicate.

Gone are the days when you reserved your best sequin top to go with your best skirt for your big night out. Nope, these days a sprinkle of those sequin charms goes fantastically with a soft knit to bring the tone down for work, or that perfect blazer to smarten you up but to keep you from bedazzling clients too much.

Add a smattering of beads for your day-to-day wardrobe, and that extra sparkle on your clothes will make you feel a million dollars inside. Ramp up the jewels on your big night and glisten like a Hollywood star on the red carpet, it’s all about how the glitz and glamour makes you feel.

When it came to making my Electric Embellishment list for Shopcade, I was inspired not just by the Christmas party season fast approaching but also the different ways in which I could inject a little glitter in to my normal wardrobe.

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I’m not necessarily someone who likes to pile on the sequins head to toe but by pairing one embellished piece like this Cross Front Embellished Bralet from Topshop, with a different texture like these Velvet Suit Trousers from Mango and topping it off with these amazing Gold Leather High Heels from Office, would make me feel electric at a party!

Or for something a little more understated? These ASOS Slippers with a bejewelled heel would work perfectly with this cute Grey Jewel Flower Crop top from New Look a touch of structure with a Contrast Lapel Blazer from ASOS and a pair of jeans from my Denim Delight list.

The best thing about creating Shopcade lists, is that once you have all your lists you can mix and match trends to create a brand new one, or just become more individual and unique when you’re putting a look together.

And of course you have a record of everything you’ve ever wanted and you can keep coming back and adding more, there’s no limit – well maybe only my bank balance… 😉

 





 

The Goss: Mulberry unveils its Christmas windows

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Mulberry shows off new Christmas windows: Oh my. How pretty! A winter wonderland full of pretty ponies, deer, bunnies oh and a mysterious door. Mulberry really do go to town on their windows- a total visual feast for the eyes, make sure you check them out @Harrods ASAP!

We Heart Twerk It fashion: Miley Cyrus take a bow. You have officially made twerking into a form of exercise! Yes there will actually be classes held where twerking is not only encouraged, it’s actively celebrated. In honour of this we have created a list of trendy twerking outfits to give Miley a run for her money in the leotard department!

L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic: The high street is one exciting place to be right now. We’ve had Isabel Marant for H&M, Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop in recent weeks and now US chain Banana Republic has bagged L’Wren Scott to design an affordable line, just in time for the party season. Landing on Thursday in stores, the 50 piece collection is seriously to die for- think glittery knits, metallic clutches and baroque inspired dresses. Love.

Microsoft Design Smart Bra: Well, this is new. Microsoft have designed a smart bra that can detect when you are stressed. We’re not exactly sure how pretty this would look given it has removable sensors which monitor heart and skin activity etc. but if it can help reduce stress levels, we’re totally interested to learn more!

And finally…

blog.image-bubble-daily.goss.3-031213-ukOMG Biker boots for under £30? Yes please! These studded stunners from Dorothy Perkins give a nice nod to the punk rebellion trend whilst not rebelling too much 😉

Wanna Cyber? Take Up to 40% OFF with 33 H-O-T Holiday Shopping Deals

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Make holiday shopping a snap this year. Take advantage of these 33 H-O-T cyber monday 2013 deals for everyone on your list.

Your fave brands are offering up to 40% off which means you can use your savings for a personal treat. That, Marc by Marc clutch you’ve been looking at is ON SALE but you have to hurry.

Ready, set, SHOP!!

1. ASOS – 30% off everything with code GIMMEMORE through December 4 (5am EST). Restrictions: Valid on US orders only. Single use only. Max spend of $889. Exclusions apply.

2. Topshop – 30% off selected lines.

3. Gap – 40% off your entire purchase with promo code: CYBER.

4. Cambridge Satchel Company – 25% off select styles through December 2.

5. BlankNYC – 25% off with promo code CYBERCRAZE.

6. Genetic – 35% off everything when you spend $200 or more (Code: CYBER35) and 50% off everything when you spend $500 or more (CODE: CYBER50).

7. Gorjana – 40% off + free shipping through 12/6.

8. Icing – 30% off everything with promo code CYBER2013. Excludes clearance and gift cards.

9. BaubleBar – Play “Cyber Savings Smash” to score one of four deals: 20% off site wide, 30% off site wide, $25 off (orders of $50 or more), or a $100 gift card through December 3.

10. Piperlime – 30% off sale with promo code: CYBER through December 2. Restrictions: Offer valid online only in the US and Puerto Rico. Additional restrictions and exclusions apply.

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Lists We Love: It’s All In The Eyes

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Lists we Love: It’s All In The Eyes

Well fellow Shopcaders we have made it and reached the Holy Grail that is Friday, which means it’s time to put another curator under the shiny Shopcade Spotlight!

This week we’re championing Elyse Silver’s amazing list… It’s All In The Eyes

Eye prints are having something of a mini fashion moment right now and we think Elyse’s list is chock-a-block with must haves right now.

If the thought of wearing a giant eye seems a bit daunting (not to mention a wee bit creepy) then not to worry, Elyse’s list has you covered for all eventualities.

Smock dresses from ASOS with tiny eye prints, evil eye socks from Topshop, retro print shirts from Motel Rocks and bodycon from Boohoo… what more could you want?

Check out the full list below and learn more about the girl who has an eye (sorry couldn’t resist) for a good trend right here…

 

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Signature Style: Classic, Ladylike, Bohemia

Lovin’ this list ’cause: Where have you been guys, eye prints are mahoosive… why wouldn’t you love this list? If dresses, shirts and skirts are a step too far, work the trend with some cute eye print accessories! We’ve got our eye on the scary socks, Lulu Guinness clutch bag and Nasty Gal earrings. Gorge!

 

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Topshop Punk Tartan Balloon Trousers

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The punk trend is a hard-to-miss look marked by a whole lotta leather and PVC, intense shades of red and yellow interwoven in bold plaid prints, and, more often than not, accessorized with safety pins and zippers. Although the edgy items are on display in just about every store this autumn/winter that doesn’t make the bell-and-whistle laden look any less intimidating to try.

If you’ve been hesitant to add a punk piece to your wardrobe, we think we might have found one – Topshop Punk Tartan Balloon Trousers – that will fit into your closet regardless if you’re a classic, trendy, or eclectic type. Here are three easy ways to pull off the punk look and add a little wild to your wardrobe.

 

The Clash Goes Classic

1 Piece, 3 Ways: Topshop Punk Tartan Balloon Trousers

If your style is on the simple and sweet side, you can give punk a whirl by adding modern-preppy staples like this polka dot blouse, which helps pull the periwinkle out in the pant, and a quirky knitted bunny rabbit sweater. Add chunky Chelsea boots for a twist. Pretty AND punk rock?! Yes, it’s possible!

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Get Knitted with National Wool Week!

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The chill factor has shot up an alarming amount this week, so really there is no better time to celebrate Wool Week… an excuse if ever there was one to get all snug with your winter woollies.

We’re embracing the national event, which kicked off earlier this week as it celebrates all things woolly in a good cause.

Cosy knitwear, cute beanies, gloves and scarves, and that’s before you factor in some seriously desirable things for the home (woolly blankets on a chilly eve? Yes pls!) What’s not to love?!

The high street have totally got in on the act and embraced this fab campaign as well with retailers holding live knitting sessions (seriously, it’s cool. Daisy Lowe launched it. Nuff said) and producing some AMAZING woollen wonders.

We’re all about statement sweaters at the moment. From Bats, cats and all things spooky for Halloween to some Christmas novelty cuties making their way onto the rails. There has never been a better time to shop that one of a kind statement, so get in there quick before they all sell out.

If jumpers aren’t doing it for you, think cute tartan woollen kilts in a variety of colours or snap up a snood (or scarf, you know your choice) to fight off the winter chill.

Personally we’re all about finding the perfect winter coat this season, as there has never been so much variety. Topshop have the pop colour woollen wonders, Zara have mastered military, ASOS have the dreamy pink number that everyone is after and New Look is the queen of the duffle coat.

Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered.  Check out our fab curator, Laura Seed’s Nice Knits list to celebrate Wool Week and keep cosy in style.