Fashion

I Hate to Break it to You But 2021 Is Set to be the Year of the Croc

Fashion has a habit of trolling us with outrageous garments. Crotchless trousers, see-through jeans, ridiculously expensive designer paperclips—all of the aforementioned are very real items sold in the not too distant past. But I’d wager no piece garners as much controversy as the Croc. They are undeniably a divisive topic of conversation and easily the most Marmite shoe of the modern world. I hate to break it to you but they’re making a comeback for 2021, and I know a lot of people aren’t going to be happy about this. When researching this piece, I decided to ask our readers over on the So… Should I Buy This? Facebook group if they love or loathe Crocs and almost unanimously over 60 people replied loathe. Or, as one member so eloquently put it “The ...

If You’re Looking For an Investment Coat, I Would Recommend These 8 Styles

In fashion terms, there is something uniquely potent about the power of an investment buy—an item of clothing that is able to hold its value and beauty and keep us coming back for more, season after season. In a world of micro-trends, next day delivery and more shopping options than one could ever need, the gentle plod of a timeless piece is not to be underestimated. For the weather-beaten Brit, the coat has to be one of the items of clothing that carries the heaviest load in our wardrobes, as it needs to get us through at least 6 months of the year (if not more) and must be warm enough to keep out the chill while still looking the part. Perhaps more so than other bits in our wardrobe, a coat is also an item that is least likely to be swept up in the changing tides...

The Winter Dress That French Girls Have Loved Forever

It wasn’t until I bought a Nanushka jumper dress last year that I realised how incredibly chic they were. I don’t know what was putting me off. Maybe I was just buying ones that were too thin or didn’t fit my body type. I was hesitant about trying what in my mind was a formfitting garment. But lo and behold, my mind has changed. Especially when I realised that jumper dresses are the chic winter dress that French women love to wear.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

6 Perfect Christmas Day Outfits for Every Dress Code

There are some big question marks over Christmas this year, as office parties and group gatherings aren’t on the cards, and the restrictions will make Christmas week look a little different than usual. December is usually a time for back-to-back parties, but after a difficult year, family and friends will be the most important thing about Christmas for many this year.  Seeing as we won’t have parties to dress up for, one thing we can start thinking about is our Christmas Day outfits. Whether you’ll be celebrating with Zoom calls or with friends and family at home, the below ensembles will make you feel a little special, whatever you have planned. People have very different ideas about what a Christmas Day outfit should look like. Some dress up in silks...

I Have a Feeling This Affordable Skincare Brand Will Take Off In 2021

Comprising of just six products, the brand has taken a simple but efficacious approach. All too aware that the market is saturated and confusing enough, PSA keeps things clear, concise and foolproof. Not only are the products labelled up with numbered steps so you know exactly what order to apply them in, they also clearly outline on the packaging the key active ingredients, what results they promise and simple to follow instructions. It’s great skincare made easy. Much like Drunk Elephant, PSA products are formulated without a bunch of skin-damaging ingredients commonly found in mass-market formulas. With no silicones, sulfates, drying alcohol, mineral oil, chemical screens, essential oils or synthetic dyes and fragrances, PSA is basically a dream for those with sensitive skin. But t...

I Just Found So Many Chic Homeware Buys From H&M, Zara Home and M&S

With everything from furniture to lighting, dinnerware to decorative accessories, M&S, Zara and H&M’s respective homeware departments stock absolutely everything you need to bestow your pad with high-end appeal. But with literally thousands of products to shift through, finding the best bits across all three sites is daunting, to say the least. Which is where we come in.  Don’t worry, though, for we’ve whittled down the best pieces from Zara Home, Marks and Spencer and H&M Home, for a bit of a refresh.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing p...

Next Year I’m Going to Use More and More of These Refillable Beauty Products

How do you recycle your beauty empties? For those who have attempted to discard used mascara tubes, plastic applicators and old eye-shadow palettes, you’ll know there’s no simple answer. Most beauty packaging ends up on the rubbish tip, and back in 2018, a report by Zero Waste Week found that the beauty industry produces a shocking 142 billion pieces of packaging each year. As beauty lovers continually become more conscious about the environment, it was only a matter of time before brands started to take notice and, most importantly, improve their sustainable options. Refillable beauty products—with packaging that can be used more than once—has become one answer to the beauty industry’s waste issue. It’s certainly not going to solve all problems overnight, but is a small step th...

It’s Official: This Is the Chicest Colour You Can Wear This Winter

If there’s one word that summarised 2019’s style aesthetic, it would have to be beige. Instagram went wild for the shade, with feeds filling up with earthy-hued snapshots. Meanwhile at fashion week, the pavements were strewn with stripped-back ensembles in 50 shades of, you guessed it, beige. Now, I’m going to sound very “fashion” right now, but 2020 has seen a shift in the colour-trend stakes, and we’re seeing a new hue come to the fore. This autumn, it’s all about pale beige. (To quote The Devil Wears Prada, “It’s a tough call. They’re so different.”) The trick is to apply the same principles as you did to last year’s deeper shades of beige. Head-to-toe is the way to go. WeR...

H&M’s Conscious Collection is the Best Fashion Edit I’ve Seen All Year

We all know that when it comes to fashion and sustainability, the solutions presented aren’t always flawless, and while the high street has a way to go in improving its practices, we can’t deny that H&M is one of the brands pushing for development in this area. Described as ‘an incubator for new materials and innovations’ every year H&M’s Conscious Collection has pushed the boundaries of closed-loop production, developing fabrics that they then integrate into their mainline collections. Twenty-twenty is no different, and the brand’s latest Conscious edit is an ode to the creativity possibilities that come when design and sustainability meet.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When...

The Best Boots, Coats and Knits From & Other Stories, Arket and Mango

The key to any successful winter wardrobe is to have the perfect coat, boots and selection of knitwear as your starting point. Yes, this might sound very obvious, but often at this time of year we can overlook practical staples in lieu of something a little jazzier and so I spent an afternoon hunting out the best boots, coats and knits I could find. After hours of scrolling there were three high-street brands in particular which I think have done winter basics right this year—Arket, & Other Stories and Mango.  I have only bought a handful of items this year, and they have all been from Arket—I bought a ribbed camel beanie, a long down puffer coat (essential for socially distant walks) and I currently have a pair of knitted joggers in my basket. I find that...

This Brand Is My Go-To For Adding Self-Care Into My Skincare Routine

Before we couldn’t fly anywhere, I took my in-flight beauty routine very seriously. So, in the month before my trips I would test all manner of products to see which ones would make the final cut. These are the ones that I deem to be worthy of decanting into the dozen tiny pots that fit into my clear bag. On one of these lab-worthy skincare trials, I came across Patchology. I rarely make time for products like eye gel masks but on an 8 hour flight, there’s really nothing else to do. So in my bag they went. Not only was it a joy to use but the eye gels were surprisingly effective and I embarked from the plane looking pretty fresh looking. Patchology have the kind of products that you don’t think you need and may not go looking for, but they’re seriously good if you w...

6 Princess Diana Denim Outfit Formulas That Look Cooler Than Ever

If you were to visit an exhibition celebrating Princess Diana’s fashion legacy, most of the attention would be placed on her Dior handbags, her little black “revenge dress” and the other gowns she wore for those headline-making moments. Though a pair of simple, relaxed jeans would rarely be featured in a retrospective exhibition of the fashion icon, how she wore denim is not just a source of style inspiration—it’s significant too. She ushered in a more-relaxed take on royal dressing (straight-leg jeans paired with sportswear was key to the relatable Princess Di’s wardrobe). In fact, many of her off-duty outfits remain timeless and look just as good today as they did in the ’90s. Keep scrolling to see and shop her six denim looks that remain relevant toda...