F&F New Season Picks

The latest drop from F&F, fresh for Autumn 15, is now arriving in stores, and the 70s influence is apparent. Called Modern Retro, the collection is full of wide legged trousers, suede, fringes and muted colours that come straight from the decade that has had a style re-evaluation in recent times.

The collection is rather lovely, I see an influence from the cool retro looks of Rosie Fortescue and Millie Mackintosh in the use of faux fur and wide brimmed hats. Many of the trends from last summer are still here, but have been remoulded for the colder weather Autumn/Winter brings. So we are still seeing fabulous cullotes, both in block colour and floral print. Those blanket oversized scarves that Burberry made so popular last year are also back, offering literally acres of warmth in a very stylish way (although I still get flashes of Clint Eastwood as ‘The man with no name’ when I wear them…)

F&F always deliver on style and this season is no exception. My favourite pieces are the buckle effect dress that comes in navy (pictured below) and burnt orange. I love the idea of the burnt orange with suede, stack heeled boots.

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F&F Buckle Detail Fit and Flare Dress £25.00 click to visit F&F

I also love the culottes. I think these look great worn with knee high boots underneath, or with tights worn underneath with 70s style Mary Janes. These are great as they can be dressed up with a camisole or heels, or made comfy and cosy with a chunky Arran style knit.

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F&F Monochrome Floral Print Culottes Jumpsuit £22.00 click to visit F&F

F&F Cape - Culottes - Bag - Shoes

F&F Textured Culottes £18.00 click to visit F&F

Here are some more the of the stunning looks that will be hitting F&F stores and coming up online in the coming weeks.

Do you have a favourite pick? What is your thoughts on the continuing 70s retro trend?

Modern Retro

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F&F Cape - Bag - Trousers - Shoes

View all the Modern Retro range here.

 

 

 

 

 

New Season florals from George at Asda

When it comes to supermarket style, George at Asda always seems to have me filling my trolley with something other than milk. (Topical joke there folks.) Affordable, fresh and constantly updated, George at Asda never ceases to amaze people when they comment positively on your outfit and you say ‘George‘, and then quote them a ridiculous price. Add into the mix the fab kids clothes and you have plenty of reasons to be doing that pocket slap.

The George A/W press day showed off some great new pieces that are now starting to hit stores. 70s trends and boho pieces with lots of paisley prints are the order of the day, with faux fur, floppy hats and tan accessories all making me seriously excited about Autumn. These pieces are really transitional too, you could add many of them to your current wardrobe, with tunic style dresses that would look great teamed with sandals. (Although waders may be more apt today…)

You can get a preview of George’s latest collection from the video below.

The lovely people at George at Asda recently sent me some new products to feature on the blog. I’ve trawled the website and can’t actually see these pieces online as of yet, but they may have arrived in your local store now.  The pieces I was sent were a tropical orange floral print jumper, and a matching skater style skirt with pockets.

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You could easily wear these pieces as seperates, with the skirt matched to a plain top, and the jumper teamed with skinny jeans, or this seasons flares, but I decided to put them together as matching set. Now, it has to be admitted that the colours in the two pieces are not totally identical – the jumper has a more purple tinge to it, where the skirt is definitely blue. But I quite liked the slight mismatch, and do think it makes a striking combination.

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DSCN8294[1]I also added a thin orange belt to add a little structure to the look. The colour combination is just so striking due to the vibrant orange, and although I think you could accessorise with black,  I think it works well to exploit the amazing orange when choosing shoes and bags for this look.

DSCN8295[1]You can view all the new in collection from George at Asda by clicking here.