Spotted: French Connection AW12

This afternoon I thought I’d cast my mind forwards (although difficult on a hot day like today!) to another stand out collection from one of the high street stores. French Connection wasn’t a favourite of mine until a couple of seasons ago when I feel they really upped their fashion game and have firmly become one of my favourite brands. Although that’s not a surprise as the new collection is dare I say it, a little Whistles-esque?

The AW12 collection is full of sharp tailoring, beautiful rusty prints and tones and mod/sixties influences which look perfect to me. I can see myself wearing them everywhere from fashion week to the weekend.

Hero Pieces?

  • The Studded sleeve leather bomber. Yours for £350.
  • Pale silk embellished top – a wardrobe investment that will become a classic.
  • Floral print – this season-tastic – and a beautiful autumnal palette.
  • A great range of blazers and work appropriate dresses. I’m loving the purple.
  • The cut out shoulder blouse – a great take on the cut out trend for cooler weather.

Spotted anything you like here? Head on over to French Connection and view the Look Book for more AW12 inspiration and share your favourite items in the comments box below…


The Fash Flash: Go Gothic

Lace, sheer, fetish. Three words to strike fear into the heart of even the most confident dresser.

More suited to halloween, this season, flashing your bra has suddenly become acceptable again. I’m old enough to remember the nineties and remember the ‘goth’ trend last time around. I wasn’t sure about it then. This time, it’s tricky but I think the sheer (no pun intended) in your face, brazen confidence it requires, kind of makes it appealing. That said, it sure is a tricky one.

So here are my picks to channel the trend without looking like an emo-teen hanging out in the city centre. How to walk the streets with style rather than looking like a street-walker. 😉

Grey sheer skirt – Zara
Harness corset – Topshop
Lace Pencil Dress – Zara
Daisy Lace shorts , Whistles.
Sheer dress – Preen line (check out the bargain at almost 75% off for major fashion bonus points)
Studded clutch – Zara
Leather dress with lace insert sleeves – ASOS petites.
Shirt with Silk Lace neckline – Zara
Lace twist body con dress, Topshop
Studded heel suede boots, Sam Edleman at My Wardrobe

Ok so, I’d like to hear your thoughts on this trend?

Have you tried it? Will you? Or is it all just a little bit too much?


PS, Pop back later for a post that requires a bit of audience participation 😉

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