Monday, 2 July 2012

Sequins and Glamour - Get the Great Gatsby Look

Every now and again, a film or TV series comes along that changes both the way we see fashion and the clothes we wear. I'm thinking the likes of Sex and the City, Mad Men and the perennially chic Breakfast at Tiffany's.

This year, it's all about The Great Gatsby style. It's not being released until Boxing Day, but I guarantee that you will be wearing something Gatsby-inspired in the coming months...

Embellishment, fringing, flapper dresses, beaded clutches, hairbands, art deco earrings - it's all starting to sweep the stores right about now. Glam enough for evening, but also easy to dress down (think a trophy jacket and jeans), it's a much more versatile trend than you think...

So why not get ahead of the pack and start wearing one of the hottest trends for this A/W? Your key shops are Zara, Warehouse and All Saints - go, go, go!

Sam x

Glamorous Nudes

Take inspiration from Daisy Buchanan herself (or even Katy Perry!) and opt for a chic flapper dress in gold or metallic hues. If you want a slightly more modern take, why not try sequinned shorts, or an embellished tee with bleached jeans a la Zara?
Fluro sequinned dress, £60 (in the sale), Warehouse
White and red sequinned bomber jacket, £400, J Crew
White embellished jacket, £60, Warehouse
Ivory and coral embellished top, £24, Matalan
Nude dip dye sequinned shorts, £40, Topshop
Gold sequin loose-fit t-shirt, £115, Michael by Michael Kors
Sequinned tulle dress, £1,500, Temperley London
Grey pearly queen cardigan, £82.50 (sale price), All Saints
Fringed and sequinned strappy top, £39.99, Zara
White fringed dress, £270, Sue Wong

Bold Blacks

Go for some seriously high-octane glamour by pairing black and gold with your sequins. If you're worried about looking too 'bling', it's easy to tone down - just slick back hair, keep accessories to a minimum and keep make-up simple and sleek.

P.S How much do you want this Oscar De La Renta trophy jacket? If only...
Black fringed shift dress, £79.99, Zara
Black embellished pearly queen cardigan, All Saints
Black vintage sequinned top, £30, Pret a Portobello
Sequinned mini skirt, £269, Haute Hippie
Multi-sequinned Native skirt, £165, All Saints
Embellished trophy jacket, £3,615, Oscar de la Renta
Sequin and bead embellished black dress, £119, M+S
Gold Eagle dress, £350, All Saints
Black and gold top, £48, Warehouse
Ombre fringed dress, £45, Rare Fashion

Bling It Up

If the full-on Gatsby look isn't your thing, then just accessorise, accessorise and accessorise! Think fringed or beaded clutches, statement hair bands and black and gold door knocker earrings.
Triangle fringe earrings, £101 (sale price), Iosselliani
Fringed clutch bag, £59.99, Zara
Chain cascade ring, £20, Topshop
Gold beaded clutch, £839, Shourouk
Black and gold tube earrings, £52.50, House of Harlow
Gold chain hairband, £9.99, Zara
Gold and black deco chandelier earrings, £15, Topshop
Floral beaded clutch, £28, Topshop
Circle tassel drop earrings, £35, Jennifer Loiselle
Tulle and chain bib necklace, £19.99, Zara
Beaded cascade necklace, £35, Topshop
Circular studded earrings, £10, Topshop
Metallic beaded clutch, £50, Javari
Black fringed necklace, £15.99, Zara
Silver and black beaded clutch, £49.99, Zara