By Stephanie Withers,5th March 2014
Whether or not you’re a fan of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, there’s no denying that when it comes to fashion Kourtney Kardashian has a great sense of style. Her cute, bohemian and eclectic outfits always make her photo-ready, leaving the rest of us dying to have her killer wardrobe. Want to steal Kourtney’s look? Check out our tips below on how to dress like this petite and beautiful reality star.
Part of the charm to Kourtney’s style is her ability to mix smart and casual pieces, creating an effortless look with a hint of glam. There’s always a touch of bohemian to her ensembles, whether it’s her jacket, bangles or through a hairpiece. The above look is a perfect day-to-day outfit, ideal for running errands in or for meeting friends for a lunch date.
To re-create this low-key look, start with your basics by pairing a loose fitted v-neck t-shirt with some jeans rolled up at the cuffs. You can buy a pair of wrecked jeans or simply take some scissors to a pair of your own to create that ripped effect. Next add a fitted blazer or a jacket; Kourtney’s embroidered stripe and sequin jacket adds a perfect touch of colour and intrigue to her basic look. Make sure you polish it off with a pair of suede heels (that are comfortable enough to walk in) and a structured handbag. Finally, add a touch of nude lipstick and you’re good to go!
Kourtney looks chic and stylish in her high waist shorts and long sleeve cream blouse. To give her look an edgy touch, Kourtney added her favorite Chloe Studded Susanna Ankle Boots. But don’t worry; this look can still be easily achieved without the designer price tag!
This outfit is inexpensive to recreate, with the key piece being the studded ankle boots. Thankfully there are plenty of similar studded boots available to buy online thanks to the high demand for this popular style. They not only suit all shapes and sizes due to their flattering cowboy cut, but also go with plenty of outfits too! To steal Kourtney’s look, keep the rest of your outfit neutral by sticking to cream and white colored tops and bottoms, so that your boots can make a statement and stand out.
We love Kourtney’s chevron printed maxi dress with its buttonholed v-neck and black trimming. Kourtney paired her abstract dress with some gladiator sandals and an oversized handbag. By opting for natural makeup and styling her hair in a loose up-do Kourtney helps keep her look from appearing over the top.
This outfit can be re-created with any long sleeved maxi dress. The more patterned the better, as Kourtney likes to wear bold pieces. Dress it up with some oversized gold bangles and some flat sandals (or studded ankle boots from the picture above). The best thing about this outfit is how quick and easy it is to throw on. You don’t have to spend hours on your hair either (a messy bun can do wonders), simply follow Kourtney’s lead and let your dress do all the talking.
Who’s your favorite Kardashian? Do you love Kourtney’s bohemian and care free style? We love to hear your thoughts and opinions.
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By Stephanie Withers, 3rd March 2014
Just about all of us own a cross-body bag and thanks to some stylish celebrities they’ve quickly made their way back into fashion. The best thing about cross-body bags is they’re comfortable to wear all day meaning no aches and pains on your shoulders. Not only can they instantly brighten up your attire, they’re also extremely practical as they’re small yet spacious. Keep reading to find out how you can style your new favourite accessory.
Short Over Long
This season it’s all about how you wear your cross-body bag, with the latest trend being to keep the straps short. Follow Alexa Chung’s tips and make sure your bag sits between your waist and the top of your hip as opposed to hanging low at your thigh. This fresh style is quick and easy to achieve and is the perfect way to show off your beautiful bag. You don’t have to buy a new cross-body bag to achieve this look. Simply knot the straps of your bag to make it shorter or tie a section of the strap inside your bag with a hair tie or ribbon to keep it concealed. It will feel like a whole new bag all on its own!
Cross-body bags can easily be used to spice up your outfit. Both Alexa & Miranda opt for brightly coloured bags to draw attention to their looks. If you’re feeling bold like Miranda Kerr then a bright neon bag combined with an on trend print such as leopard can work together to make a stylish statement. It’s also a great way to take on two trends at once without looking like you’re trying too hard.
If your outfit is more neutral and down to earth like Alexa’s, then a bright cross-body bag can add some much needed colour and contrast to your ensemble. In this case it also helps add a touch of femininity to Alexa’s tomboy look. Combined with a short strap and some cat eye sunglasses, you can have the best of both worlds, an outfit that is both fashionable and functional.
The metal-chained strap is infamous thanks to high-end fashion brand, Chanel. There are hundreds of replicas available of its Iconic 2.55 online and on the high street. We love Hart of Dixie star, Rachel Bilson’s cute cross-body bag with its bright gold chain. This bag adds some texture to her girly summer look and stands out perfectly against the tone of her charcoal crew neck jumper. Like Rachel, keep the low-key theme going by finishing your outfit off with some ballet pumps and light minimal makeup.
Are you ready to get your cross-body bag out again? Don’t be afraid to try out a few different styles, not that you’ll have trouble finding one that suits you. The final beauty of the cross-body bag is it goes with everything, from dresses to an old pair of jeans.
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By Stephanie Withers, 28th January 2014
Fashion week isn’t only about the latest catwalk trends and you’ll often find just as much inspiration out on the streets as you will at the shows. For some fresh outfit inspiration check out some of our favourite street style looks from New York Fashion Week below!
Pink coats are one of the biggest style trends to pop up this Winter 13/14. Not only do they brighten up cold winter days, they also add a touch of prettiness and fun to monotone outfits. You can wear them with anything from jeans to skirts and dress them up or down depending on the occasion. For an on trend day look wear one with a printed jumpsuit and some white platform sneakers. Exaggerated makeup (especially long voluminous lashes) will make sure you turn heads for all the right reasons!
Fashion blogger, Rumi Neely, was spotted with an oversized shearing jacket to combat the cold, along with some cowboy style ankle boots and a pair of cat eye sunglasses. We love her mix of pieces and the overall bohemian vibe of her look. To stay on trend Rumi added a mid length cross body Louis Vuitton bag. We heard she also paid a visit to Bumble & Bumble Hair Salon between shows to freshen up her signature ombre locks.
Add a little sparkle to your day-to-day outfits with a cute sequin jumper. We love this oh-so-fashionable look above with the flirty umbrella skirt and metallic bag. When wearing a bold and playful outfit during the day it’s important to keep the rest of your look fresh and simple - for example this stunning NYFW attendee styled her hair with a messy ponytail accompanied by beautiful natural makeup – this ensured her look stayed classy and not OTT.
Fashion Blogger, Jules Sarinana, from Simply Jules looked cool and chic in her leopard print coat, leather pants and neon accessories. Adding a touch of neon to your outfit is a great way to lift the winter blues and add some colour to a simple look. Follow Jules’s lead and opt for a slouchy beanie and oversized boho bag. We love how the pointed stilettos add an extra touch of glam to this fashionable cosmopolitan ensemble.
Pastel jackets can be the perfect pick me up to an all black outfit. We love how this stylish street goer has paired her pastel leather jacket with some skinny jeans, platform heels and a bohemian hat. This look works perfectly for both day to night style. If you prefer the androgynous look then keep your hair and makeup neutral, or to add a touch of femininity then wear your hair loose and wavy with a touch of pink lippie.
Fashion week helps illustrate how you can make the trends work for you on a day-to-day basis. It’s not about following the book, but rather having fun and trying new looks, mixing trends and picking out a statement item that is unique and wonderful - such as leopard print coats and bright accessories! What’s your favourite NYFW look? Let us know in the comments below.
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By Stephanie Withers, 25th January 2014
When it comes to closet staples there are a few items that every girl should own. From a black blazer to a cute iPhone case, you’ll not want to be without these stylish offerings. Check out our top ten fashion items that will help keep you fashionable all year long.
A black blazer is the perfect outer layer to add to your outfits. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and is great for layering. For a summer look wear your blazer over a floral dress and some ankle boots, or for the winter months follow Miranda Kerr’s style and pair your blazer with some leggings and an oversized scarf. This versatile number is great for days when you fancy adding a touch of sophistication to your look.
A pastel purse makes a great accessory all year round. It helps lift your spirits on dark winter days and compliments summer outfits beautifully. Another benefit to these soft hued purses is they’re easy to find in your handbag meaning you’ll not waste time sifting through keys, receipts and makeup to reach it. They also add an additional touch of fun and femininity to your day-to-day ensembles.
From work wear to everyday outfits a printed scarf can help dress up your whole look. Hollywood actress, Jennifer Aniston is rarely seen without her signature-oversized scarf. To steal Aniston’s look, tie a scarf or pashmina in a loose knot around the neck and pair it with a plain black t-shirt and a soft leather jacket. Seek out some skinny jeans and you’ll have a perfect look that works beautifully both day and night.
Oversized sunglasses are a girl’s best friend. If you’re feeling worse for wear then a pair of sunnies make a perfect camouflage to hide those dark circles. Sunglasses can be worn all year round with black being the most versatile of shades. A pair of cat eye sunglasses can transform an ordinary outfit into one that’s chic and sexy. Just don’t forget to take them off indoors, as you don’t want to look like you’re hiding from the paparazzi.
Every girl needs a pair of dark skinny jeans as they’re one item you can wear all year round. Dark indigo denim suits a range of tops, from blouses to loose t-shirts & blazers. You can style skinny jeans with ballet pumps or boots depending on the season. Simply make sure you buy a pair that fits comfortably at the waist and is the correct length, you want them fitted as opposed to bunching at the knee. One way to help get a good fit is to turn up the hemline so that they sit comfortably at your ankle.
An oversized necklace is a quick and easy way to spice up an outfit. Whether your look is simple and understated or fun and eccentric, an oversized necklace will lend itself well and compliment most looks. Oversized necklaces vary in price, however you’ll often find one that suits your budget. Make sure you choose a necklace that’s comfortable and not too heavy so that you can get plenty of wear from it.
Due to its practicality a comfortable loose fitted top is a closet must have. You can dress it up or down and layer it to suit your outfit. Paired with an oversized necklace and skinny jeans your top will jump from basic to stylish. Alternatively, pair your top with a beautiful printed scarf and a bright lip colour. These looks are easily achievable and best of all they suit all budgets.
Ankle boots are the easiest boot style to wear as they suit jeans, dresses, shorts and skirts. They’re versatile and comfortable making them a super practical addition to your closet. Stick to neutral colours such as black, tan and grey. These colours work best with everyday looks and won’t clash with the rest of your outfit.
A floppy hat will come to the rescue for those notorious bad hair days, whilst adding a fun touch of bohemian style to your outfit. Hats compliment most ensembles and work best when paired with loose fitted items, such as dresses and slouchy tops. Floppy hats make a perfect and stylish solution for any girl wanting to add an effortless and quirky touch to her look.
A cute phone case has become more than a protective sleeve to keep your phone safe, thanks to Serena from Gossip Girl it’s now used to make a fashion statement. Fun phone cases help show off your personality and help brighten up plain outfits. For a cute twist paint your nails to match!
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By Stephanie Withers, 19th February 2014
There’s something about the winter months that draws out the dark and grey clothes in our closets. With the bleak weather, winter can often feel all too long and leave you wishing for your summer closet and the smell of sun cream. However, you don’t have to wait for spring to start bringing some colour back into your outfits. Here are five inexpensive ways you can brighten up your winter closet.
A pair of colorful heels can be the perfect way to brighten up your outfit. Not only do they add some drama, but they also refresh your whole look transforming it into one that’s fashionable and original. Bright colours stand out when paired with plain items, so opt for a simple outfit that allows your heels to do all the talking. Your shoes needn’t be restricted to heels either, simply find a pair that have a bright colour such as a bold pair of sneakers (wedge sneakers are still on trend) styled with your favourite pair of skinny jeans.
A bright coat is another way to add some much-needed colour to your winter ensembles. Everyone has a trusty black or dark blue coat, at the ready, but why not try something different this winter and opt for one that lifts your spirits? Pink coats are not only feminine, but they also match perfectly with a range of colours, from denims, greys to prints and whites. Finish your look off with some cosy ankle boots, light pink lippy and nude painted nails, for a classic look that stands out from the crowd.
Accessories are a great way to transform any outfit and also a useful option for those wanting to bring some colour into their look. A cosy beanie is a winter essential, so why not try one in an eclectic shade? Perfect for those wanting a stylish, yet hassle free look. For those with a more reserved style, try a hat with pastel tones and a coordinating lippy in the same colour family. Alternatively, a coloured bag or clutch can be an ideal energizing agent for your neutral clothes or to contrast against another printed item, such as a leopard print coat.
Whether you’re a fan of pastel shades or the classic red, a pretty lipstick can cheer up your entire winter outfit. This is particularly effective for adding colour to work wear or when you’re strapped for time in the morning. A tip, find a lipstick that has a moisturizing element to it. Winter is notoriously bad for making your skin and lips dry and cracked, so a moisturizing lipstick will help keep your lips smooth and hydrated, helping you look fresh and healthy.
Second to lipstick, painting your nails a fun colour is another easy way to brighten up your look. Mint and turquoise hues are beautiful and attention grabbing, yet not too busy meaning they’ll go with plenty of items. They contrast perfectly against neutral tones, making them an ideal winter colour. Why not treat yourself to a manicure whilst you’re at it to ensure your nails stay protected from the harsh winter conditions and helping them to get summer ready!
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By ShopSimple , 18th February 2014
Wedding is one of the most awaited and biggest life changing events in any woman’s life. Young girls always think about ways to make their special day unique. Whether it is the venue or the theme of the wedding, we go over the tiniest of the details several times in our minds to make the wedding day impeccable.
A bride has so much to plan and do. But the most important thing that a bride has on her mind is how she will look on her wedding. Imagine that stomach churning feeling it would be to walk down the aisle with all eyes on you. It would be your day….and you need to look the best.
The feeling of being a bride is no doubt mesmerizing, however, it also brings with it anxiety and skepticism. ShopSimple has addressed this anxiety in its infographic titled, ‘Top 7 Bridal Dresses For 2014’ to help brides in choosing their outfits. The infographic highlights the top bridal dressing gowns, which have been designed by top designers and showcased in major fashion shows. It also tells about the celebrities who have used the idea on their big day.
Check out the top trends and choose for yourself the dress that would make lasting memories.
By Pixie Boo, 17th February 2014
Party dresses are still big news here at Simple and this week we have noticed an increase in the color red.So, which LRD (little red dress) is best for you ? Whether you need a dress for a specific event, your prom, homecoming or just to look pretty in your wardrobe. LRD’s, like LBD’s are timeless classic’s , so which one will you choose? Here are our top picks this week.
This red chiffon asymmetrical party dress would look stunning at your Prom or any other black tie event. The high/low style is very big for 2014 and with this dress you will every bit the fashionista. This dress is ageless and could be worn by young and mature alike. With it’s tie-up back detail it is sure to keep you in place all night long and of course accentuate you figure. I love the layers of chiffon on the skirt of this dress.What do you think?
This elegant cocktail style LRD is very cute and ideal for a Prom or party dress. It’s young take on the cocktail dress ensures that any girl will feel sophisticated in this little number. It has an elasticized back and as such would best suit a small, petite frame.
The Grecian goddess styled dress has been big news for the last few years and is still one of the top ranking styles for 2014. With it’s one shouldered embellished bodice and flowing skirt, this dress is sophisticated and can be worn at any event or party. The Goddess dress can be worn by any figure but make sure that the length does not drown. A good seamstress can take length up for you and help you shine like the goddess you are !
This beautiful sweeping ball gown has a built in bra panel, sweetheart neckline and fits to well below the hip line, it is super sexy and perfect for your Prom or an alternative Bridal dress! This dress will show off a streamlined figure to perfection and make you feel very glamorous indeed.
This Mermaid style sheath dress would be absolutely stunning on a hourglass figure! Fitting and accentuating your shape in all the right places the Mermaid dress is very, very sexy indeed! Why not try this dress with black accessories for a sophisticated look and maybe a tuxedo styled jacket for full fashionista styling?
This cute little prom dress has layers upon layers of fabric in the skirt and a cute sweetheart neckline. It emphases the waist and is very fun and flirty. Teamed here with red heels and accessories it shows how easy it is to have a complete LRD party outfit.
By Stephanie Withers, 13th February 2014
Whether you’re single or attached, embracing Valentine’s Day should be on every girl’s agenda, after all it is the most romantic day of the year! If you’re heading out on a date then why not use the opportunity to show off your fun side with some cute love themed accessories? If you’re currently unattached there’s no reason why you can’t have fun with this romantic holiday too (plus you never know when fates might collide). Check out our style tips below on how to be fun and sexy this Valentine’s day.
Flirty Red Dress
Is there anything more alluring than wearing red? If you want to stand out from the crowd then a red dress will be right up your street. For a flattering look, try a skater dress, which is one that’s nipped in at the waist and flares out at the bottom. You can always count on a red dress to make a statement so these daring numbers are best pulled off when worn with some sass and confidence. Accessorise with pointed black stilettos and a nude or red lip.
Little Black Dress
Every girl should own a little black dress, fondly nicknamed the LBD. These dresses can be worn all year round but come into their own on Valentine’s Day when you need a dress that has the ‘wow factor’ but is also familiar and comfortable. To make your LBD more Valentine’s Day suitable why not pair it with some cute love themed accessories such as the ones featured below along with a bright red or floral heel. These items will not only compliment your look but they’ll also add a touch of personality to your outfit.
Sexy and feminine stilettos are the perfect heels to embrace this Valentine’s Day. Whilst you may not be comfortable in a red lace dress, pretty lace heels are a good way to incorporate some classy charm into your outfit. Floral heels are also pretty and appropriate. They tend to look their best when worn with a neutral dress so as not to clash with any other patterns. When it comes to bold heels it’s important to let them lead the way and to style the rest of your romantic outfit accordingly.
Red Clutch Bags
A red clutch bag can be the perfect way to add a hint of Valentine’s Day chic to your look. Whether it’s for a date or simply a day-to-day outfit, a cute clutch bag is always a stylish and practical accessory. If you’re not a fan of wearing pink and red then using a bright clutch is a great way to incorporate these flirty colours into your ensemble, whilst still helping you feel comfortable and true to yourself.
Picking up a couple of love themed accessories can be a cute way to include some Valentine’s Day charm into your day-to-day outfits. A sweet ‘Love’ monogrammed necklace or a dainty ring with a heart or bow can compliment any look and show off your fun side too. These sweet accessories make a perfect addition to your jewellery collection and won’t break the bank either!
Whether you’re out with your girlfriends, boyfriend, husband or spending the night watching some Ryan Gosling classics with your two favourite men, Ben & Jerry, you know it’s always a soppy holiday we girls can’t resist. So what are your plans this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below!
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By Pixie Boo, 11 February 2014
Valentine’s day is vastly approaching and to get you in the mood for romance, we have been looking at lingerie.Whether you have a hot date or just want to treat yourself, Valentines is the time to do it. Make yourself look and feel fabulously sexy at this very romantic time of year ! Here are our top picks for this week.
We love this pretty pink underwear set, the full coverage supersoft bra ’ that’s like nothing you’ve felt before’ according to the manufacturer is made from Memory Fit material and is designed with ladies with curves in mind! This beautiful soft lace set will no doubt fit you well and in turn make you feel comfortable yet sexy.Pop this set under your favorite LBD for your special night and wow ! Instant confidence and sex appeal!
Corsets are always big news! They create an hourglass shape and are THE sexiest item that women can wear as you can tell I love them! This corset is a good example of a fashion corset, comfortable to wear with light boning, you can wear these both on a night out or strictly in the bedroom.Corsets look great with pencil skirts that skim the knee or jeans and heels.I love the sweetheart neckline on this one as it pushes you in all the right places.
This outfit is fun, fun, fun! The love heart print ‘kitty’ markings on this pink babydoll, they give a real feline feel to this halter neck tie back outfit ! The cutout side detailing, satin bows and lace trim add an extra amount of detail to this combination. It comes with a matching thong and free fur covered handcuffs too!
This is a strictly for the bedroom outfit.Sizzling sex appeal.Wearing this outfit sends a clear message to your partner.Mesh, lace and split right down the front showing your pretty knickers…which also come with this outfit and worn with the free frilly garter this outfit is for the serious sex kitten!
A very pretty Valentine’s Cami and shorts set in beautiful soft satin material with lace trim. This set is feminine and not too overtly sexual.It is sexy in a pretty way for those who don’t wish to scream sex kitten! Extra silky to the touch and feeling great to wear, his set is a excellent purchase to make you feel beautiful.
This satin and chiffon robe is beautiful, it could be worn with anything underneath..or nothing at all ! This robe will skim your figure beautifully and nip you in at the waist to highlight your shape. You could also wear a corset underneath to really create that hourglass shape?
This bow garter belt is very pretty and very sexy indeed! team it with any of your favorite bra’s, cami’s or corsets and attach some sexy stockings to really get you and your partner’s pulses racing! You could even wear with any of the underwear featured in this article?
Here at ShopSimple we have some stunningly beautiful underwear, cami’s, corsets, robes and sexy garter belts to inspire you for Valentine’s day.Romance is well and truly in the air here and we hope you are ready for a very hot date night indeed?Why not post and share your finds and help inspire others?Remember, the best relationships are the one’s based on fun and friendship so treat yourself and your partner to some frivolities this year ?
Have fun and happy shopping!
By ShopSimple , 9th February 2014
Women love high heels. We all know it. But do you know what makes them crave for these? Have you thought why a beautiful woman goes gaga over these shoes? Well, shoes are not just another accessory for a woman. They define who she is and what her style statement is.
Women have this deep-rooted desire to look their best, no matter what the occasion is. High heels help them in satiating this desire by providing an elegant and classy look. Women experience a great boost to their confidence and mood by accentuating their personality in high heels. In fact, the wardrobe of a woman is incomplete without several pairs of high heels.
There are high heeled footwear for every occasion and every type of dress. While some make you look ravishing hot and ready for a date, others make you feel comfortable and chic in casual wear. There are heels to be worn for a perfect business suit and those for floral prints and flowy summer dresses or skirts. Different heel sizes help in dressing up differently. Some make you look taller; others enhance your legs without adding the extra inches.
ShopSimple has uncovered the love that women have for high heels in the form of this infographic. This infographic titled, ‘High Heels’ shows the reasons behind this inclination for high heeled footwear. It also highlights the must have heels which complete the footwear collection of every woman. Read more to find out if you have all of them!