Having a fashion moment – Margot Robbie

There are a few style icons who I think rarely put a fashion foot wrong. Alexa Chung is one, the two Kate’s, Moss and Middleton, are two others, and I would also add Jessica Alba, Harley Veira Newton and Laura Bailey to my list. And now I think there is another lady who seems to always look stylish and fabulous, although I’m guessing being a tall, leggy and totally gorgeous blonde helps. I’m talking about Margot Robbie, the Australian actress who started in Neighbours and then progressed to a starmaking turn in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. More recently she has been wowing audiences as Jane in the latest Tarzan movie. Margot has Hollywood at her feet, and is showing serious style credentials on the red carpet, and in her own casual attire.

I love her use of the colour white, which just looks incredible on her tanned skin. Think Sharon Stone in that scene in Basic Instinct, head to toe white, looking like a golden goddess. Her heels can only be described as the kind that could make you feel scared of heights and suffer from vertigo, but she looks just as good with mannish brogues, or casual gladiator sandals. And she has unexpected touches that she adds to her wardrobe, from chinoiserie style dresses with a dash of fur on the cuffs, to long pink duster jackets in silk to cover a little black dress.

As a counterpoint to her love of white outfits is her affiliation with the little black dress, which she wears to perfection, making it a summer staple in her look. Black dresses can be a controversial choice in Summer, but Margot proves they can be gothically glamorous, especially when teamed with a very smokey eye and sexy heeled sandals.

Quirky, original, a real life surfer girl with a seriously stylish look, Margot is someone whose wardrobe I just love to watch and admire.

Who is your current style icon?

Margot Robbie Style

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Margot Robbie Get the look

Boohoo Charlotte Collarless Duster £18.00 Click to visit Boohoo

Boohoo Charlotte Collarless Duster £18.00 Click to visit Boohoo

Sleeveless broderie shift dress Details http://www.mandco.com/sleeveless-broderie-shift-dress-white/1215299.html Product Number: 1215299 Colour: WHITE £18.00 - £26.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sleeveless broderie shift dress £18.00 – £26.00 Click to visit M&Co

ASOS Denim Maxi Dress with Off Shoulder and Ruffle Hem £45.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Denim Maxi Dress with Off Shoulder and Ruffle Hem
£45.00 Click to visit ASOS

Milk It Vintage Shift Dress With Cold Shoulder Tie Neck Detail In Mini Spot £40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Milk It Vintage Shift Dress With Cold Shoulder Tie Neck Detail In Mini Spot
£40.00 Click to visit ASOS

Warehouse Stencil Floral Wrap Midi Dress £55.00 Click to visit ASOS

Warehouse Stencil Floral Wrap Midi Dress £55.00 Click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Floral Print Button Up Maxi Dress £45.00 Click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Floral Print Button Up Maxi Dress £45.00 Click to visit ASOS

Navy Stripe Wide Leg Trousers £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Navy Stripe Wide Leg Trousers £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Loose Fit Long Sleeve Linen Blazer £45 Click to visit M&S

Loose Fit Long Sleeve Linen Blazer £45 Click to visit M&S

Angela Angalondra Tan Leather Platform Sandal Code: ANGALONDRA-Tnl Was: £175.00 Now £69.99 Click to visit Daniel Footwear

Angela Angalondra Tan Leather Platform Sandal Was: £175.00
Now £69.99 Click to visit Daniel Footwear

Missguided Tall Exclusive Cut Out Bandeau Midi Dress £18.00 Click to visit ASOS

Missguided Tall Exclusive Cut Out Bandeau Midi Dress
£18.00 Click to visit ASOS

 

 

 

Fashion enjoys a velvet goldmine

When it comes to fabric, this is the season that velvet makes a comeback. The ornate, luxurious fabric always has the potential to steal the show, with its dark and dramatic connotations, but this is the season that it shows it can be effective in more colours than just the traditional ‘Black Velvet’ or ‘Blue Velvet’ immortalised in song.

It seems there has not been a red carpet in 2015 that has not been walked by someone in velvet. From Camilla Alves at the SAG Awards to Alicia Vikander in a soft, silvery grey at the Cannes Film Festival, velvet has become a staple for all seasons. And it isn’t just the ladies who love to sport the most glamorous of fabrics. Eddie Redmayne moved the velvet suit from the realms of the caberet singer when he wore a teal version with a silver grey tie, he looked so hot.

ASOS has a wide range of velvet pieces this season, some of which you could actually add to a daytime look to add a little decadence to your look. There are also velvet shoes, heels and boots that are great for those who just want to add a little touch of velvet goldmine to a little black dress or a pair of skinny jeans.

Will you be adding any velvet pieces to your wardrobe this season, or will you be saving it for Christmas?

 

Velvet Inspiration

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Velvet Goldmine

ASOS RETROSPECT Lace Up Ankle Boots £38.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS RETROSPECT Lace Up Ankle Boots
£38.00 click to visit ASOS

Pink Clove Halloween Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress £24.00 click to visit ASOS

Pink Clove Halloween Cold Shoulder Velvet Dress
£24.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Velvet Playsuit with Lace Hem £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Velvet Playsuit with Lace Hem
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer in Black £154.00 click to visit ASOS

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer in Black
£154.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS SCARLETT Pointed Mid Heels £35.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS SCARLETT Pointed Mid Heels
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Halloween Velvet Keyhole Midi Dress with Sheer Sleeves £39.00 Click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Tall Halloween Velvet Keyhole Midi Dress with Sheer Sleeves
£39.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet £80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet
£80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Skirt in Velvet With Asymmetric Buttons £30.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Wrap Skirt in Velvet With Asymmetric Buttons
£30.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet £80.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Skinny Blazer In Velvet
£80.00 click to visit ASOS

Cheap Monday Crushed Velvet Sleeveless Top £35.00 click to visit ASOS

Cheap Monday Crushed Velvet Sleeveless Top
£35.00 click to visit ASOS

 

 

 

ASOS Autumn Preview – My wishlist

Next up in my preview of the new Autumn season is ASOS. In terms of style, I always think ASOS is the most eclectic of the online fashion stores, the place where you can find literally anything, whether you are looking for current trends, classic pieces, or Avant Garde new designers. Stocking its own range, and then brands and designers such as  Monki, Warehouse, Sisley, Aldo, Cheap Monday and American Apparel, ASOS makes the new season exciting by the sheer number of products it has available.

There are currently some good ASOS voucher codes available at Fashionbeans which offer free delivery and returns, making now a good time for that new season wardrobe update. I have enjoyed looking around the ASOS new-in sections, both for clothing and accessories, and have chosen my top ten picks for Autumn/Winter 2015. There are classic pieces that I think every wardrobe needs, like the black peg trousers which are a real bargain for just £22. I also think an animal print shoe is a no brainer – nothing completes an all black outfit than some leopard or snake print heels, and the Pacey design are just so stylish.

There is also a nod to some of this season’s trends. Folkloric designs with prints and floaty maxi dresses have already been seen on fashionistas like Poppy Delevingne and Vanessa Hudgens, and the Illy maxi dress by BA&SH is just beautiful and bang on trend. Jumpsuits are also another trend that is totally going nowhere, and the one shouldered number from the ASOS collection is very Versace and very Gwen Stefani.

 

ASOS – My key picks for Autumn

ASOS Woven Peg Trousers £22.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Woven Peg Trousers
£22.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS One Shoulder Drape Jumpsuit £38.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS One Shoulder Drape Jumpsuit
£38.00 click to visit ASOS

Monki Ribbed Dress £25.00 Click to visit ASOS

Monki Ribbed Dress
£25.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Midi Skirt With Tie Front £22.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS Midi Skirt With Tie Front
£22.00 Click to visit ASOS

Sisley Knee Length Leather Look Skirt £55.00 click to visit ASOS

Sisley Knee Length Leather Look Skirt
£55.00 click to visit ASOS

BA&SH Illy Maxi Dress In Dots Print £285.00 click to visit ASOS

BA&SH Illy Maxi Dress In Dots Print
£285.00 click to visit ASOS

TFNC Kimono Sleeve Top With Sequin Obi Belt £32.00 click to visit ASOS

TFNC Kimono Sleeve Top With Sequin Obi Belt
£32.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Structured Box Shoulder Bag £40.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS Structured Box Shoulder Bag
£40.00
click to visit ASOS

ALDO Thilisen Multipack Earrings £10.00 click to visit ASOS

ALDO Thilisen Multipack Earrings
£10.00 click to visit ASOS

ASOS PACEY Pointed High Heels £25.00 Click to visit ASOS

ASOS PACEY Pointed High Heels
£25.00 Click to visit ASOS