Have you browsed our range of maternity fashion lately? From figure-hugging midi dresses to the coolest over-bump jeans and babydoll wrap blouses – pregnancy dressing has never been more on-trend. And what makes it even better is that you can keep wearing your new investments post pregnancy! How? We picked three of our favourite pieces to give you some tips on how to wear them – bump or no bump…Dress down this flattering ribbed midi with our maternity shacket and a pair of comfortable boots. Post pregnancy you can detach the belt and wear it lower on your waist than you did with your bump to give it a new shape. Elevate it for dressier occasions by adding a pair of pumps and pearl earrings.Yes, our favourite satin skirt also comes in a maternity version! Tuck in a blouse from the maternity range during your pregnancy, then tighten the skirt around your waist with a belt and layer an oversized knit on top to be able to keep wearing it afterwards.A breezy babydoll blouse is a great way to dress up a bump, here styled with a pair of ripped over-bump jeans and animal print flats. After your pregnancy you can repurpose it as a mini dress by wearing a short skirt underneath.
Ecru, off-white, eggshell – all shades of white are currently trending when it comes to spring dressing. The street styles stars have already picked up on the trend and are taking it a step further by going achromatic from head to toe. Want to try it yourself? Keep scrolling to discover how we’re styling three key pieces in the fresh colour scheme without it feeling monotonous…The easiest way to make things a bit more exciting when wearing all white is creating an interesting silhouette. Pair a V-neck dress with a sleeveless roll neck to change things up, then add some carefully selected gold details to round it off.Another way to get creative is playing with different tones: think an off-white pair of Balloon jeans styled with an ivory blazer worn as a top. Then, the accessories should follow suit.Linen, crochet, lace, denim – there are so many textures and fabrics to choose from. Keep things fun by mixing and matching fabrics at your own accord – the only rule is there are no rules.
Yet another season of fashion month has just come to a close and, as per usual, we kept a close eye on all incoming trends. From larger-than-life hats to delicate florals and citrus yellows – these are the seven trends we’re looking forward to wearing come autumn…Quirky jewellery was on the accessory agenda this season: we spotted paperclips and multi-coloured gems on the runways from Stella McCartney to Gucci. Take notes, as these will certainly be a fun way to brighten up your wardrobe when it gets grey outside.Trust us, big shoulders will be one of the biggest trends of the whole year. This fashion month, the power-dressing staple defined Givenchy and Alexander McQueen’s collections and was elevated by silk draping and colour-pop fabrics.Everyone loves a good pair of chunky boots, and this fashion month they re-emerged at Marni and Prada. The newness? Vinyl finishes, car tyre soles and tassel shoelaces. Go for a bright red pair for added punk-appeal.Florals might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to winter dressing, but designers always love to break rules. At Giambattista Valli floral dresses were styled with feathery heels, whereas Louis Vuitton went for dark tights and flat Western boots.Yellow continues to be a major colour trend – no matter the season. Our favourite citrus-coloured pieces on the runway were Fendi’s Retro-vinyl trench and Marc Jacobs’ sweeping off-shoulder evening gown.Long gone are thoughts of a plain beret or beanie: hats go above and beyond this time around. From a veiled bucket hat at Christian Dior to rebooted jester-esque pieces at Loewe, headwear just got a lot more interesting…How to make knitwear cooler? On the Burberry runway knotted silhouettes added texture and interest, and at JW Anderson braided yarns took centre stage on vertically-striped oversized jumpers.
Want to update your spring wardrobe without breaking the bank? Some great jewellery should do the trick. We selected the best new jewellery trends that will make you stand out from the crowd, including sea shell earrings, Retro headscarves and wooden bangles…Sea shell jewellery reminiscent of old-school holiday souvenirs first emerged last summer, and we’re sticking to it this year. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, anklets – deck yourself in sea-inspired jewellery to bring a touch of summer to your everyday.Taking over from last season’s tortoiseshell, colour-pop resin will be a massive trend come spring. Go for geometrical shapes and print-mix styles to nod to the ’80s and pair them with structured blouses to create an elegant juxtaposition.Yes, animal print is still a thing. Right now we’re loving patterned earrings and wooden bangles, as well as snake-inspired necklaces. Updating a plain outfit has never been this easy.Wood, wicker, straw and raffia continue to rise in popularity when it comes to accessories and natural fabrications in general are set to become one of the biggest trends this year. Invest in some jewellery pieces now to be one step ahead.Don’t underestimate hair accessories as a way to transform your look. This season we’re looking to Retro headscarves and scarf-print scrunchies to integrate into our favourite hairstyles.
Just as we predicted colour dominated on this year’s carpet at the 91st Academy Awards. There was Constance Wu in soft yellow, Charlize Theron in powdery blue and Rachel Weisz in bright coral red – but pink certainly stood out as the clear winner. We break down the trend and show you how to add a touch of award season glamour to your everyday life…
- Pink pleats please
Hellen Mirren wowed in a pink pleated dress that had her twirling all night. Twirl along in our neon midi and an off-shoulder knit.
- Cowl it back
If you loved Kiki Layne’s dusty pink cowl back dress we have some good news: you can find a very similar, if slightly more casual version at Topshop right now…
- Double brightness
Get inspired by Sarah Paulson’s fluorescent two-piece gown and invest in a bold magenta suit that will always make you stand out.
- Strong shoulder forward
Country singer Kacey Musgraves is winning at everything right now. Take cues from her show-stopping tulle dress and pair this pink shoulder-detail pinafore with metallic silver accessories.
- Three’s a charm
Go pink all the way inspired by Angela Bassett and match your outfit to your jewellery and lipstick.
There’s nothing like adding a touch of flower power to your wardrobe to get you in the mood for spring. Scared of it going too girly? We picked our five favourite floral pieces to show you how to style them with an edge…
- The floral everyday dress
Ease your way into the trend by pairing a muted floral maxi dress with a pair of chunky-heeled boots and a denim jacket to give it a cool twist.
- The ditsy floral skirt
Great news: we’ve given our most-loved satin skirt a floral update for spring! Dress it down by adding an oversized jumper and add a touch of colour with your accessories.
- The graphic floral print top
Tone down a bold and graphic floral print top by pairing it with this season’s trending ecru colours. Opt for a pair of colour-coordinating sunglasses perfects to round it off.
- The Bohemian floral blouse
Distressed denim and flatform trainers can give even the most girly pieces an edge. Then complete the look with a tailored longline duster and a rope mini bag.
- The floral satin dress
Create an unexpected contrast by layering an apple-coloured floral slip over a black rollneck and keep the rest of the look all-black-everything. A standout dress doesn’t need any distractions…
After a week of exciting fashion shows, celebrities gathering at the coolest events and countless afterparties, Berlin Fashion Week has come to a close. To celebrate the unique style Germany’s capital has to offer, we look back at the biggest trends that emerged on the runway and the streets…
- Layered bumbags
It’s no news that the bumbag is back, but the Riani show just introduced us to a brand new way to wear it. Get inspired and create an edgy, urban silhouette by wearing yours layered underneath your winter coat, rather than on top.
- Shiny power silhouettes
Attention-grabbing shiny fabrics and futuristic silhouettes inspired by Berlin’s latest fashion trend will certainly make your look stand out. Take cues from Marina Hoermanseder’s bold designs to achieve a high-fashion look, or make a wrapped power-coat your everyday essential.
- Printed suits
The KXXK show taught us that we want to wear prints in pairs and that suits definitely are no longer just reserved for the office. BFW’s fashion crowd caught on immediately and showed us how to make a suit look streetwear-appropriate.
- Belted blazers
Both the designers (here: Rebekka Ruétz) and the street style veterans buckled their favourite statement belts over tailored blazers this season. There are no rules with this look, but it guarantees a cool finishing touch with minimum effort.
- Kilts + rain macs + lace-up boots
Tartans are huge over in Berlin right now. The Lena Hoschek show and front row guests prove that the combination is key: add a rain mac, heavy-metal accessories and grungy lace-up boots to pay tribute to Berlin’s punk attitude.
Ready to refresh your wardrobe for 2019? We’ve predicted five key fashion trends for the new year to get you inspired. Keep reading to find out how to wear them and be the first to shop them right now…
A soft shade of pistachio is the colour you should choose to begin the year – it’s great for standing out from the grey and equally keeping it neutral. Plus, green is known as a calming and optimistic colour so now is the perfect time to wear it…
From Rodarte to Chanel – romantic lace has made a huge comeback on the SS19 runways. If you want to do the trend now opt for dramatic black lace then switch to pastels come spring.
3. Artful prints
Drawing on themes of self-expression and creativity, expressionistic prints are set to be a huge trend this year. Painterly lines, brushstrokes and vivid abstract patterns currently lead the way and are even better when mixed and matched.
Asymmetric hems, off-the-shoulder silhouettes and deconstructed shapes will increasingly make their way into our wardrobes this 2019. Invest in a dress, skirt or top now and you will be among the first to make the trend happen…
5. ’70s accessories
We’re also predicting a resurgence of ’70s disco-inspired accessories – think multi-glitter turbans, diamanté sunglasses and chain belts. And the motto is more is more, so pile as many of them on together as you can.
Christmas – and with it the long-awaited return home for the holidays – is fast approaching. The time off also means you might finally get the opportunity to catch up on some of this year’s best books. But rather than having to stuff our luggage with heady hardbacks, we’re opting for an extensive library of audiobooks instead this year. Keep reading to discover extracts of the 13 titles we’ll be listening to on the drive home or snuggled up in front of the fireplace on Boxing Day…
1. One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke
From the Strictly Come Dancing star and master entertainer, Anton Du Beke, comes One Enchanted Evening – a tale of scandal and secrets set amidst the glitz and glamour of 1930s London. It’s ideal for fans of Downton Abbey and a tonic for dreary winter nights.
2. The Curious Heart of Alisa Rae by Stephanie Butland:
The Curious Heart of Alisa Rae follows a young woman who is learning how to live again only a few months after a heart transplant that – just in time – saved her life. Life should be a joyful adventure, but there are plenty of new difficulties she has to face…
3. Christmas at the Palace by Jeevani Charika
Curl up with the festive royal romance Christmas at the Palace, echoing the story of our very own Harry and Meghan. Not even in her wildest imaginings did Kumari ever think she’d become a princess. But having fallen for Ben – or rather Prince Benedict, sixth in line to the throne – it looks like nothing will ever go as planned again…
4. The Secrets of Primrose Square by Claudia Carroll
Take a trip to Primrose Square where secrets abound behind closed doors with this delightfully cosy listen. It’s late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible…
5. The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree is a novel for all the family about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author’s own life story. It’s a great match for fans of Wonder, The Little Prince and The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly.
6. Two Owls at Eton by Jonathan Franklin
The classic British tale of eccentricity and education Two Owls at Eton is a witty, poignant and nostalgic memoir that continues to delight and is now available as an audiobook for the very first time.
7. A House of Ghosts by W. C. Ryan
An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling listen this winter. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives…
8. The Darkness Around Her by Neil White
When Lizzie Barnsley is murdered along a canal, Dan Grant is called in to represent her alleged killer. Peter Box has confessed to Lizzie’s murder, but did he actually do it or is there some other darker force at play? Find out in The Darkness Around Her…
9. Widows by Lynda La Plante
Listen to the Widows audiobook before you watch the new blockbuster film. Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a heist that goes disastrously wrong. Facing life alone, they turn to crime together.
10. The Helicopter Heist by Jonas Bonnier
Four men gather in Stockholm and a plan to steal millions from the largest cash facility in Sweden. A gripping and thought-provoking thriller based on an incredible real-life theft, The Helicopter Heist will take hold of you and not let you go.
11. The Secrets You Hide by Kate Helm
The Secrets You Hide follows Georgia Sage, who has a special gift: she can see evil in people. As a courtroom artist she uses her skills to help condemn those who commit terrible crimes. After all, her own brutal past means she knows innocence is even rarer than justice…
12. My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
My Thoughts Exactly is the number one Sunday Times best selling autobiography from the one and only Lily Allen – woman, mother, singer, songwriter. Get the audiobook to hear her very honest, brave and frank story told in her own voice.
13. Harry: Conversations with the Prince by Angela Levin
Everyone loves a good <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> market and there’s an ever-growing number of new ones popping up each year. So which markets are a must-see? We’re thinking outside the box of Winter Wonderland this year and have selected the seven markets across Europe you need to know about. Keep reading if you want to know where to find a Christmas market for dogs or one that can only be reached by a steep rack railway…
1. Velvet Cave Christmas Market – Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
The Valkenburg Velvet caves in southern Netherlands are a popular tourist attraction all year round, but at Christmas they get extra special as the network of underground passageways is transformed into a magical market complete with food stalls, gift shops and sparkling lights.
2. Mt Pilatus Christmas Markets – Switzerland
The highest Christmas market in the whole of Europe can be found at 200m above sea level in Switzerland. The journey there is already pretty exciting as you have to take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to even make it up. Expect spectacular mountain views and make the return journey by sled, air-board or snow-bike for added excitement.
3. Floating Christmas Market – Vilshofen, Germany
A Christmas market on a boat? If that sounds like your cup of tea, head to Germany to discover beautiful handicrafts, mulled wine and toasted almonds while you admire the light reflections in the sparkling waters of the Danube river.
4. The Red Square – Moscow, Russia
Located right next to the majestic St. Basil’s Basilica, the Red Square’s famous market is definitely among the most scenic. Plus, it’s open until January meaning you can extend the holiday spirit for a little while longer.
5. ‘Christmas Avenue’ LGBTQ Christmas Market – Cologne, Germany
The LGBTQ+ Christmas market “Heavenue” in Cologne is basically a festive version of Pride and merges traditional elements of Christmas with a full-on party including live performances and music acts.
6. Sirius Christmas Market for Dogs – Berlin, Germany
Christmas and dogs in one place? This market in Germany makes actual dreams come true. Whether you’re looking to buy a special Christmas treats for your pet or just want to see dogs in cute elf costumes, you’ve come to the right place.
7. Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi (Lapland), Finland
Can you think of a better place to get into the Christmas spirit than Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus? If that doesn’t convince you, you can also actually stay in an igloo-hotel there…