Primark have released their Spring/Summer 2014 collection- and it looks sweeeet well done lads. Up the cheap and cheerful.
Love the styling here as well – corn rows/braids are set to be a big hair trend this summer. Primark has undergone a complete image overhaul and I applaud them for it; they have continued to grow through the gloomy recession and altering their target market towards youth fashion will see them grow even more.
I would happily wear every one of the looks in the images above; which is a big step considering when I was younger I would’ve been embarrassed to be seen in Primark (and I wasn’t alone in that feeling). I’ll be popping in store this week to check out the goodies.
Every season the amazing clothes that big designers produce is used as inspiration for high street brands. I’ve been doing a bit of hoking around and found some look-a-likes.
By far one of the hottest collections for Spring/Summer 2011 (take a look at my previous post Tutti-Frutti prints, https://belfash.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/tutti-frutti-prints-for-summertime/ for more inspiration!). I loooove these citrus prints, so fresh and summery.
I like the print on this NEW LOOK dress, however I think the shape is a bit uninspiring (a prom dress, really?). With so many amazing new shapes on the catwalk I think NEW LOOK have been lazy with this design.
Image courtesy of http://www.champagneandstilettos.com
I think PRIMARK have done a far superior job in their lemon-print dress. The print is gorgeous and I love the way the top half of the dress is woven diagonally. At £9.00 you have no excuse for not buying it!
The print on this ZARA blouse, £29.99 is a bit too much leaves and butterflies and not enough fruit for my liking. However I’m glad someone had designed something other than a dress from McCartneys inspiration.
Hope you liked this! I’m going to try to do a BELFASH LOOK soon, I can’t at the minute though as I’m all sick with a tummy bug :(. But I’m sure I’ll be better soon. Any suggestions just comment on my facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002252247478.
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In my last post I looked at Diane Von Furtsenburg, Givenchy and L.A.M.B’s printed creations for Spring/Summer 2011, and although they are beautiful most of us can’t afford designer :P. So in this post I’m looking at affordable ways to wear this seasons print-trend.
Snake print headband, £6.99 RIVER ISLAND. Festival bag, £20 from ASOS.com. Elephant print TOMS from SCHUH.co.uk (soooo cute! I love elephants.)
Teaming printed leggings and accessories with a fun, laid back t-shirt is a perfect look for daytime. You could also dress up the leggings with a pair of wedges and some tribal jewellery.
Aztec print top, £16 and printed skirt £34.99 both from TOPSHOP. Black wedge sandals £90 from FLY London at SCHUH.co.uk. Woven navajo backpack £46 from URBANOUTFITTERS.co.uk. Printed headband, £3.99 from NEW LOOK.
I really like this as an outfit, I would wear it for daytime but you could dress it up by wearing a black lace top like this one from ASOS.com:
Hope this post was helpful and inspiring etc! Went on a stylespot today and found some lovely lookin’ peeps so watch out for the ‘you’ve been BELFASHED #3’ post tomorrow.
Summer is coming so put those boring winter accessories to the back of your wardrobe and take a look at these sunny treats.
Every girl needs a nice summery handbag, whether it’s a big duffel bag for the beach or a little bright clutch for walking about town in the sun. Here’s some of my favourites for every budget.
Striped duffel bag, £16.99 and Bright yellow duffel (also comes in blue), £14.99 both from NEW LOOK. Love the print on the first duffel bag, it looks like something you could buy from a little spanish market.
Aztec print rucksack, £45.00 from ASOS.com
This rucksack is super versatile, use it for walking about town or as your carry on baggage and beach bag for Summer Hol’s!
Annnnd if you wanna treat yourself, why not do it with one of these gorgeous Satchels from the Cambridge Satchel Company!
14 inch Satchel, £108.00 from The Cambridge Satchel Company – available at URBAN OUTFITTERS
Also comes in Mint Green with navy detailing, and they sell smaller versions in neon pink and orange for £98.
Let me know if you liked these handbags or if there’s anything you’d like me to do a post on.
As I’m in Donegal, tomorrow I thought I might do a post about the local arty-farty cafe, Muck and Muffins in Dunfanaghy. It’s really cute they sell all sorts of wee bits and bobs for your home and handmade jewellery etc, as well as lovely coffee and cake – what more could you want! Check out their li’l website http://www.muckandmuffins.com.
P.S. If you’d like to know, it’s raining up here and I have only brought shorts with me – silly billy. Hopefully the weather picks up 🙂
P.P.S. All the writing highlighted in pink is a link to something, click away.
This season, Carmen Miranda inspired prints exploded on to the Catwalk (don’t know who Carmen Miranda is? I didn’t either until I typed her name into google images –http://tinyurl.com/43f5nt3 – ‘ohhh yeaaah that fruit-head lady!’)
Banana print was featured in PRADA’s 2011 spring/summer show (if you can’t tell already, I love PRADA.)
I came across a fashion illustration blog called www.gattobravo-miao.com, it’s so cute check it out. Here’s their interpretation of PRADA’s fruit prints:
Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer collection featured zesty citrus fruits.
Fruit print is now on the high-street (: – here’s a few I like.
Banana print T-shirt, £18.00 from ASOS.com and lemon print prom dress, £29.99 from NEW LOOK.
Banana print shorts, £12.00 from TOPSHOP.
Lemon ‘fruit post’ earrings (they also come in apple and strawberry!), £6.50, URBAN OUTFITTERS. Banana earrings, £6.00, TOPSHOP.
Hope you liked these tutti-frutti treats. Watch out for my next post!
Okay so I’ve given you the designer stripes for this season – now I’m going to look at the things we can actually afford!
This pencil skirt is soo cute and can be dressed up or down. Love the colours – £25.00. The yellow stripy top is a bargain at just £6.00.
Lovely jubbly, stripy dress is £29.00 – also comes in Petite. Vertical Stripe t-shirt £22.50.
T-shirt £28.00, Skirt £25.00 and tights £10.00.
and heres one for the boys
nautical stripe t-shirt £30.00 also from Urban Outfitters.
Hope you like these stripy delights! If you think I’m missing anything or you have any ideas/ requests for posts give me a shout on facebook :). Nuala xo