Tuesday, 8 July 2014

#TUESDAYTREND- Longline outerwear

January marked the return of fashion week with the A/W 14 collections- waist bands were loose and hemlines were dropped! The A/W 14 collections demonstrated an obvious movement towards longer lengths; full length duster coats, longline blazers and floor length kimonos.

After looking at the recent Resort/Cruise 2015 collections(which I will be blogging about in next weeks #tuesdaytrends) it is apparent that this trend is set to continue. Not that we should be surprised by this! Last year saw the recent re-emergence of 90s inspired fashion reach it's peak; grunge styling; cami dresses; doc Martin boots, heeled trainers and even scrunchies worked their way back into our wardrobes. As the maxi cardigan was such a huge part of 90s fashion we should have anticipated it's return!

Bloggers across the globe are also investing in this trend whether that be by purchasing floor length festival kimonos, ankle scraping summer trench coats or lightweight duster jackets, a sure sign that this is a "must buy" garment for the summer.

1.http://mindthemustard.tumblr.com/ 2.http://ihateblonde.com/ 3.http://phosphenes.de/ 4.http://instagram.com/abxchainloop 5.http://lusttforlife.com/ 6.http://www.ordinarypeople.ca/ 7.http://www.sugarandspiceofficial.com/ 8.http://www.sugarandspiceofficial.com/ 9. http://ftbh.blogspot.com/10. http://blog.oliviaemily.com/ 11. http://www.amyvalentine.co.uk/ 12 .http://www.themarcystop.com/

With runway designers and bloggers both championing this trend it is unsurprising that the current high street clothing ranges are packed with floor length outerwear options. I have pulled together a few of my favourites below!

1. Nastygal, 2. River Island, 3. ASOS, 4. Very, 5. Urban Outfitters, 6. ASOS, 7. Monki, 8. Tophop, 9. Band of Gypsies at Topshop, 10. Topshop, 11. New Look, 12. H&M,13. Boohoo, 14. Oh my love at Topshop, 15. Boohoo, 16. Topshop.

Floor length printed kimonos are a favourite of mine, although they can only be worn when there is dry ground/pavement(no one likes a kimono with a tide-mark) which prevents them from being an everyday option in the UK. Floating along in a printed kimono never fails to make me feel artistically bohemian and inspires me to actually get some sketching done, so this will be how I work the maxi trend into my wardrobe!In fact, I have already managed to get my hands on a beautifully patterned sheer kimono from TK Maxx (see below)on a trip back home for the bargain price of £12.00! One of the many reasons I enjoy returning home is because the sales seem to be stocked with items I love that other people in my small town shy away from, if it's too garish for other people I will love it!

TK Maxx kimono-£12.00

So there is today's #tuesdaytrend - longline outerwear!Tomorrow I'll post an update of my wardrobe wishlist from Pinterest so you can all see what I'm loving at the moment!
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