Olivia Palermo – Key picks for Coast

The Fashion Weeks have come and gone, and, once more, the lady who’s style we’ve all been admiring has been Olivia Palermo. When you ask that age old question ‘Does she ever get it wrong’, the answer always seems to be no when it comes to Olivia’s wardrobe. She is a style icon who understand the importance of style over fashion,  working with classic pieces and creating her own trends that look effortless, but actually take a lot of work. It is actually a lot of effort to look effortless.

This fashion season Olivia has gone for clean lines, with midi skirts, knee high boots and simple knit jumpers being a key look. It was Olivia who started the trend for the mid length pleated skirt from Whistles a few years ago, and she stays faithful to this length and look. It suits her lithe figure and looks so elegant, barely flashing any flesh and yet keeping all eyes in the room on her.

Olivia’s fashion week style

 

If you love Olivia’s style, then you’re in look. This season, once again, Olivia has collaborated with Coast to curate a special collection of pieces that look like they could’ve come from the wardrobe of the lady herself. This means we have crisp white shirts, wide legged, 1930s style trousers and, of course, a mid length skirt. The pieces have a touch of the fashion forward, like the Spanish influenced Faye cold shoulder top, but, in general, they are wardrobe pleasing classics that you will be able to wear and wear, over and over again.

 

parli tuxedo top £69 Click here to view 

faye cold shoulder top £69 Click here to view

jerry stripe cold shoulder top £59 Click here to  view

viera bardot top £59 Click here to view Lotus pleated skirt £95 Click here to view

More Olivia pieces are due in store this Month, and there are a few pieces from last season in the current Coast half price sale, so you may be able to pick up a bargain if you’re quick. You can view all the current sale here.

Daisy Ridley – new star (wars) style icon

You may not be familiar with the name Daisy Ridley yet, but give it a week and this is going to be the girl that everyone is talking about. Daisy is, of course, one of the stars of the movie that is already breaking box office records everywhere – ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’, playing Rey, who is described intriguingly as ”  a resilient survivor, a scavenger toughened by a lifetime of dealing with the cutthroats of the harsh desert world of Jakku.” But even if Star Wars is not your thing, Daisy has been impressing in areas other than great acting. In short, she is a red carpet natural.

12360070_1006526652722432_7147271848601438128_nDaisy just exudes star style, whether it be on the red carpet accompanied by a storm trooper, or off duty in a beautiful fluffy coat. She looks great in all shades of blue – this seems to be a bit of a go to shade for Daisy, and has the same balance that makes Emma Watson such an interesting red carpet dresser – she can do sophistication, but remembers her age and actually has fun with fashion.

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tumblr_nnmvf1M6A41tax0jwo1_500Daisy always seems to get it right, whether it be by adding coloured shoes to an all black outfit, or actually doing the sometimes frowned upon matchy-matchy style in different shades of blue. I totally love how she has alternated her red carpet appearances in white and black, her appearance on ‘the dark side’ last night was nothing short of stunning.

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Daisy style

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CHRISSIE GLAMOUR SHIFT DRESS £139.00 Click to visit Coast

ARIA JACQUARD HIGH LOW DRESS £250.00 Click to visit Coast

ARIA JACQUARD HIGH LOW DRESS
£250.00 Click to visit Coast

MADDIE FRINGE TRIM DRESS Now£59.00Was£119.00 Click to visit Coast

MADDIE FRINGE TRIM DRESS
Now£59.00Was£119.00 Click to visit Coast

BETSIE JACQUARD DRESS Now£49.00Was£95.00 Click to visit Coast

BETSIE JACQUARD DRESS
Now£49.00Was£95.00 Click to visit Coast

PRAGUE FAUX FUR COVER UP Now£59.00Was£85.00 Click to visit Coast

PRAGUE FAUX FUR COVER UP
Now£59.00Was£85.00 Click to visit Coast

 

 

Friday Fashion Focus – Coast glitter, glamour and sequins

Are you ready to get dressed up. Party season is almost upon us and this is a great excuse to add feathers, sequins and sparkle to your wardrobe. The house and Christmas tree is not the only thing that should sparkle at Christmas, you should be able to wear all those glamorous things that you put to one side for the rest of the year, and release your inner sequin idol, whether that be in the form of Downton style 20s glamour, or Kylie Minogue in something that could only be described as ‘skin and beads’.

Coast is always a great starting point if you are really looking to push the boat out in sequin and sparkle. The brand has had a real resurgence lately, moving away from the long evening dresses and bridesmaid style to put some sass into evening glamour. This means shorter lengths, added feathers and a range of gorgeous sequined tops that could make even your scruffiest boyfriend jeans party ready.

The whole collection is totally lustworthy, but I have just picked a few of my personal favourite pieces that should take you to any occasion, from Christmas Eve drinks at the pub, to a formal black tie dinner event. All you need now is a handsome man in a tux to whisk you away somewhere special.

Coast – Sparkle and Sequins

GABRIELLA FEATHER SKIRT £165.00 click to visit Coast

GABRIELLA FEATHER SKIRT
£165.00 click to visit Coast

CORIANNA EMBELLISHED TOP £119.00 click to visit Coast

CORIANNA EMBELLISHED TOP
£119.00 click to visit Coast

CHI SPARKLE CAPE £119.00 click to visit Coast

CHI SPARKLE CAPE
£119.00 click to visit Coast

KEELEY FEATHER SKIRT DRESS £169.00 click to visit Coast

KEELEY FEATHER SKIRT DRESS
£169.00 click to visit Coast

MARGARITE EMBELLISHED DRESS £129.00 click to visit Coast

MARGARITE EMBELLISHED DRESS
£129.00 click to visit Coast

DELMANO SEQUIN TOP £69.00 click to visit Coast

DELMANO SEQUIN TOP
£69.00 click to visit Coast

BELLA MARIE EMBELLISHED TOP £119.00 click to visit Coast

BELLA MARIE EMBELLISHED TOP
£119.00 click to visit Coast

MARSHA FEATHER TOP £89.00 click to visit Coast

MARSHA FEATHER TOP
£89.00 click to visit Coast

ALURA BEADED TROUSERS £150.00 click to visit Coast

ALURA BEADED TROUSERS
£150.00 click to visit Coast

ASHLYNNE SEQUIN SKIRT £89.00 click to visit Coast

ASHLYNNE SEQUIN SKIRT
£89.00 click to visit Coast

LORI LEE CLUSTER SHORT DRESS £139.00 click to visit Coast

LORI LEE CLUSTER SHORT DRESS
£139.00 click to visit Coast