Perfect Pre-Fall Looks

As the leaves start to fall and the breeze becomes that little bit crisper, you start to wonder what to wear in the awkward transition between light weight summer outfits and cosy cable knits. So how do you dress in this pre-fall period? There are easy tweaks that you can make to your summer outfits that mean you can dress both seasonally and stylishly!

adddd0fe15a2fe95b215ce8471e552b2The Change of a Dress

Your favourite floral dress doesn’t have to be stored away for the winter months just yet! Why not couple with a light denim jacket and pair of ankle boots to make an effortless transition? Even add a pair of opaque black tights if the weather decides to become chilly. For a more effortless look throw on a lightweight knit over the top of a cute summer dress, so you can feel comfortable while looking great! Remodel your maxis, add a long knitted cardigan to a summer maxi dress or skirt and watch your outfit transform.

Versatile Blouses

A pretty blouse is going to be the piece for AW15 and they can easily be worn in the heat of summer by pairing with denim shorts, however it can be just as easily worn in the early autumn months. Simply swap the shorts with a pair of dark skinnies and add a statement necklace for a different look that fits in perfectly with the tricky pre-fall season. Or for a more feminine look team with a pleated skirt, tights and a pair of knee-high boots.

3_limitless-layeringLayering

Simply layering your outfits can mean you can stretch your summer wardrobe throughout autumn. For example add a black leather jacket and black tights to a white flowing playsuit to add a bit of edge to what you previously wore as a dainty beach outfit in the warm months. A must have layering item for this year is a poncho, this can be worn whatever the weather! Vero Moda vest tops are perfect for wearing on their own in the sunshine, or for layering underneath a lightweight knit. But remember to stick to only three layers, to avoid drowning in too many clothes!

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A huge upcoming trend for 2015 is big textured coats; these can be worn all year round. Thanks to our temperamental weather it can be added to our summer outfits on those breezy summer evenings for a bold statement. For the colder days add tights and knee-high boots for a show stopping look!

Striking Knits

Going forward, striking out there knits are going to be huge! This may include the pattern or some interesting detail, one of our fave’s is a cut out shoulder detail. These are perfect for now worn with little denim shorts and think tread sandals and then for the winter layer up and pair with equally chunky soled boots! Only and Vero Moda are always giving us a range of affordable gorgeous knits!

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Use accessories to turn your warm-weather basics into outfits fit for the cold. Scarves in brown, camel and mustard can instantly convert your summer pieces to more fall appropriate combinations. For example casually loop a camel coloured scarf around your neck with a light dress, and match with a camel coloured handbag to complete the look. In contrary with these neutral accessorises, wear your bright and bold summer bags to spice up an all-black autumn attire.

 

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Are you beach ready!?

Summer time is here and so is swimsuit season! From waist-whittling one piece to fringe bikinis to add some oomph there are so many out there that it seems the only beach cover-up you’ll need this season is sunscreen! But what is the best style for you! Here are out top tips for what bikini suits your body shape.

If you are athletic or lanky…

  • 15100201_CloudDancer_455714_001_MainTrade athletic style swimsuit to something with ruffles to create curves and a fake hour glass figure
  • A front tie is a great detail
  • Anything red says sexy
  • Forget the bandeau shape and go for something that’s bust enhancing
  • Ruffles and bows will do the trick
  • Gathering screams feminine
  • Animal print gives you some va va voom

Bigger on bottom or apple shaped…

  • Forget the bikini boy shorts that cut the thighs off in the wrong place and go for high cut bottoms
  • A tankini is great as it lengthens you
  • String styles so plenty of thigh is on show
  • A deep vee will enhance and bring all the attention to your upper body
  • Banded bikini creates support – thick edging and straps

Short Torso…

  • 10127351_Liberty_451816_002_MainFor a longer more elegant look on top toss the boring tank and try chic details
  • Punchy hues bring attention to your neckline
  • A ‘X’ pattern slenders and lengthens
  • High cut bikini will show off your long legs

Long torso…

  • Prints and cut outs are your friend
  • Horizontal stripes break up a long line

If you have a little pouch…

  • 0505-sexiest-swimsuit-for-your-shape-11_liA ruffled waistband and can be adjusted to sit higher
  • Chevron stripes slims you
  • A ‘X’ pattern slenders and lengthens
  • Retro cut works – high waited bottoms and bandeau top

Accessorising your look can break or make your beach look so make sure you don’t just have the perfect bikini! Complete your outfit with the summer essentials; sun hat, beach bag, flip-flops, cover ups and sunnies!

Ensure your feet are looking the part with a pair of funky flip flops! iPanema’s provide a range of fabulous flip-flops that are still provide comfort for those beach walks! A favourite of ours are these purple with glitter details on the strap, as seen on the gorgeous Radio 1’s Sarah Jane Crawford!

15099607_Cognac_001_MainA beach bag is a must have over the summer months as you need somewhere to carry all of your seaside essentials including your books, kindle, mags, sun cream, water, sunnies and a towel! As good as the lightweight floppy tote bags are this year is all about the more fabulous and durable bags! This anchor detail bag from Only is great and even has a matching zip bag! Tassels are all the rage this year and gives a great bohemian look, this tan tassel bag will ensure you look stylish!

getimageCover ups are now everywhere and are a must have when planning your summer looks! Cover ups can vary from a pop on top, maxi dress, kimono and simple dresses! We love a kimono as they still show your gorgeous bikini while still giving you that extra cover and if it has tassels even better! Only also do a range of bright pop on dresses for just £9 which are perfect to throw on by the beach or pool. Another favourite is this number from Saint Tropez great to put on when going to grab some lunch.

Sun hats are great protection from the sun and can improve you summer look! Here are the 5 top hats for summer 2015!

Floppy – A gorgeous statement making hat with its large brim giving you style and extra sun protection!

Feminine Fedora – A tightly woven straw topper that looks great with everything from jeans to maxi dresses!

Borrowed from the boys – A distressed slouchy hat that the more it’s worn the better it will look! A perfect hat for your holidays as you can just toss it into your suitcase!

Western Vibe – If denim shorts and t-shirts are your style then this is the hat for you! Laid back yet totally sexy.

Pop of Neon – Neon is once again a colour of the season so why not sneak it into your wardrobe on a statement hat!

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Also don’t forget to protect your eyes with style and bag yourself a statement pair of sunglasses! Favourites for this year are the traditional aviators, statement black wayfarers and funky cat eyes!

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All we need now is for the sun to stay!

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Hello Sailor! and Club Tropicana!

Hello Sailor!

Nautical is a trend that seems to always come back around, but who’s complaining it is easy to wear and anyone can pull it off! Not to mention if you live by the sea like us!

Women

10124711_SnowWhite_447137_001_MainWhen you say nautical you automatically think of navy and white stripes, this may used to be the case but this trend is expanding and mixed up the stereotype look. This Vero Moda long line knit gets away from the tradition with its pink and white stripe and it’s only an amazing £18! It’s an easy dress that you can throw on without even thinking about it team with a pair of skinnies or in the height of the summer, bare legs!

A style that will be popular again this year is the maxi dresses and skirts. We have the ultimate maxi skirt perfect for the nautical trend in navy and white stripes or in plain navy! These can be paired with thin knits or vests, creating a great layered look.

Men

12085636_CloudDancer_446554_001_MainIt is just as easy for men with this trend, a simple striped tee will do the trick! Put a different spin on it by trying this season’s ‘inside out’ look. Sounds strange but this trend sees the fabric reversed so that the bright, printed side is on the inside and the muted tones face outwards. Don’t worry that you will look like you got dressed in a hurry as the labels and stitching will prove you still know how to dress!

IMG_5158If it is all too scary you could also go for a subtle look with our amazing Only and Sons tees at just £7 with a anchor motif! This tee could be teamed with denim jeans or shorts and for added style an open blue or denim shirt.

Club Tropicana!

Tropical Prints are expected to become one of this summer’s best selling trends! An explosion of bright colours and tropical prints such as palm trees, flamingos and exotic flora. Rainforest colour combinations will feature heavily which help inspire originality! The abundance of luscious greens gives depth to the look while the bright corals and fuchsias make the colour scheme more ecstatic. The bright turquoise enhances the basic greens for a more organic feel.

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IMG_5148Be ahead of the game and start this trend early with our favourite knit from Superdry with all over palm tree print! Team now with a pair of jeans or in the summer on the chilly evening down the beach with a pair of cute shorts!

CLS809-1dGoing out for the evening or got a special occasion in the diary this patterned skirt from Closet is perfect to sport this trend! The gorgeous colours of fiery coral and deep turquoise complement each other perfectly making you stand out from the crowd. Paired simply with a black cami or top so the focus is all on that funky skirt!

Or if you don’t feel brave enough for a total topical look you can still embrace the trend by wearing a Tropical bandeau top from Only at only £8! Wear when you have a slightly see through top or a drop arm top so you flash the fun print, a great alternative when you feel a bra isn’t enough but a vest top is too much!

If you feel really brave and want to embrace both these trends then we have the perfect top for you from Superdry! With its pink and white stripe it is hitting the nautical trend while with its palm tree logo and florescent colourings it’s totally Tropicana!

Men

Even the men can hit this trend this year as it’s got into their styles too! The only difference seems to be their colour palette with more subtle shades with only a few flashes of fluorescents.

One of our favourite tees for this look is from Jack and Jones in white with light red and navy flower print! This can easily create a gorgeous on trend summer look just team with a pair of light denim shorts!

IMG_5142Don’t just sport the trend on your outerwear think what’s underneath with these funky Superdry boxers with all over exotic flower print, with the bright orange waistband!

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Spread the Love!

With February almost over and Valentines day completely over and done with it has made us inspired to inject a little romance into our style! Valentines month doesn’t just have to be about your partners it can be about you love for fashion too and shouldn’t just be at one time of the year. When it comes to the ladylike style items, lace and pink come to mind so with this month we are focusing our wardrobe on pops of pastel pinks, lovely lace detail and trendy tailored jackets!

To help you with your style inspiration, here are our favourite romantic fun style pieces…

1. Pops of Pink

10128466_PeachWhip_002_MainPastel Pink isn’t a colour for everyone but the great thing about this colour is that it is an any season colour, whether is comes in the form of some strappy sandals or mini skirt or a thick knit or pretty blouse! You can’t go wrong with a pale pink hue. A fave of ours is this Vero Moda simple blouse with gorgeous lace sleeves.

2. Tailored Jackets

Something everyone needs in the transitional seasons is a jacket that isn’t too wintery but still gives you the warmth as we all know it doesn’t quite get as hot as we would like. A tailored jacket is going to be huge this year, so make sure you bag yourself one ready to knock peoples socks off!

2. Slits

15097316_Black_003_ProductLargeFollowing the catwalks of Spring/Summer 2015 midi, maxi skirts are going to be one of the biggest trends. Many with slit details. To really create a gorgeous look team with a slouchy thin knit or jacket to contrast the sexy va-va-voom! We have a range of maxi’s in store this year at incredible prices, why not bag yourself a couple in different colours!

3. Flirty Floral

A floral floaty skirt is the definition of romantic fashion, especially when it’s one that twirls perfectly! It’s the perfect print for those Sunny days to make you feel extra summery!

4. Your Sidekick

10577038_738616649518437_1746005779837776678_nA must have in any girls wardrobe is go to over the body bag. Its that bag that you rummage for every time you’re having a wild night out, a romantic dinner date or an evening with your besties! These clutch bags from Only and Sons are the perfect go to bags in a range of gorgeous colours, ensuring no matter what your outfit you have the bag to match! Hold as a clutch or use the adjustable strap to put across!

5. Get your shine on

Sequins are a funny one some people think they are just for Christmas but we are in support of wearing them all year round as all of us girls deserve some sparkle in our lives! Simply team right, we love a embellished kimono, great to carry over from the Christmas. Team with a simple structured top for the ultimate romantic, sexy party look!

6. Ripping up the year ahead

15078757_DENIM_001_ProductLargeThe end of 2014 had the ripped knee phenomenon which had most people wearing jeans with rips mainly around the knees! It’s a great look and will continue this year with more all over rips! Ensure to grab yourself a pair of essential ripped jeans now to ensure your tearing up the fashion year ahead. We are in love with these Only blue denim ones!

Did you like any of these trends? What trends will you include in your wardrobe for the coming year?

Fusion would love to hear all about it. Let us know below!

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Great gifts for Women!

We have a range of unique gorgeous gifts in store that will make the perfect present and stocking fillers for your loved ones this Christmas! Here are a select few of our favourites…

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1. Treaty necklace

A gorgeous necklace that bring an outfit together and look gorgeous with your party dress this Christmas!

2. Slate Chicken Coasters (Set of 4)

A fun addition to someone’s table or for your Chicken loving friend

3. Orla Kiely Candle Set

Orla Kiely lover or not these candles are simply gorgeous!

4. Alice Hannah Grey/White Spotty Scarf

A Simple but statement making scarf that can add to any outfit to add a little interest

5. Treaty Bracelet

A matching bracelet to the statement necklace to really complete a look!

6. Scion Grey Fox mug

Improve your cuppa with this funky mug, also available is a range of fun colours!

7/9 Kinky Knickers (silver mist & oyster)

Kinky Knickers are stunning knickers that are completely British made, easy to wear and sexy

8. Vero Moda grey mittens

An essential for anyone this winter!

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Ladies Jackets and Coats

Embrace the winter and those chilly months to come as your wardrobe will have the essential winter warmers that will keep you cosy whilst on trend! With our range of coats and jackets you are guaranteed to turn heads this winter!

See our full range here!

A “must have” coat for this season is this Only loose fit Wool Coat. Only have once again nailed the winter catwalk trend with it’s all over houndstooth/check print. See it here! Also available in a black with an all-over bouclé finish, take a look!

Check out this Vero Moda Sona short jacket in one of this seasons colours, Winetatsing now at the amazing price of just £26.60! It’s lightly padded and has a big hood, perfect when running to the shops or walking the dog. Take a look here Also in a navy, guaranteed to go with everything! See it now

When it’s dingy, dark and wet this winter, this wet lightweight coat from Vero Moda is perfect to brighten up your day with it’s funky all over leopard print! Only £24.50! Check it out here!

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Men’s Jackets and Coats

There are many practical and on trend winter coats for men this season to suit any occasion! From the padded hooded jacket to the standard parka and the lighter weight everyday jackets!

See our full range here!

Check out this Bellfield lightweight yet warm quilted jacket. Bellfield have hit this trend perfectly! Keeping it simple in black and basic pocket detail! A great everyday pop on jacket! And now an amazing price of just £28! Take a look now!

A must have jacket this season for any wardrobe is a padded hooded jacket to ensure warmth this winter! This G-Star Whistler hooded coat is perfect for this and looks gorgeous with it’s matt fabric! Also it’s now a brilliant 40% off! See it here! 

Stand out in this Native Youth Fur Hooded Jacket in a gorgeous Blue! Perfect coat to throw on with any outfit and ensure you look stylish! Check it out now!

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