Kimonos are a must-have item for every wardrobe this year. Ideal for those awkward summer days where it's too hot for a jacket but too cold for bare arms, a kimono will take you smoothly from August through to Autumn.Here at Savoo we have rounded up our favourite kimonos from across the web, all of which you can pick up for less than £35. So whether you want tasselled and fringed, floral and tropical, or lace and monochrome, look no further.FringedBlack and Pink Chiffon Kimono, £26.99
Festival Fashion 2014: think lace and crochet, short shorts, statement jewellery, floral dresses, kimono jackets… and of course the obligatory pair of wellies for the unpredictable British weather! Here at Savoo we have rounded up our favourite pieces of festival wear for under £60, and linked to the best voucher codes to save you extra money when shopping online.
It's that time of year again – time to dig out the flip flops, invest in some new clothes and buy some new books. That's right, the summer holiday season is finally upon us. There are all sorts of options available to holidaymakers these days, whatever your budget is. It's fair to say that many of us are on a slightly reduced budget these days but that doesn't seem to have stopped us.
The rise of the 'staycation' is very much a 21st Century trend, with
families or groups of friends realising that there is plenty to do right
here in Britain.
For others, no amount of austerity is going to
stop them from enjoying a week or two in a foreign land. Trips to Europe
are still very popular and there are plenty of money-saving deals to be
But wherever you take a break this year, having the perfect summer wardrobe is almost as important as the holiday itself.
the sun starts to come after months of cold and dark, it's easy to rush
to the shops in a frenzy of summer shopping but this is when we tend to
make our biggest fashion mistakes. We're so excited by the prospect of
some sun we end up with a load of tat we never use. So, before you go
pre-holiday shopping, bear these fashion faux pas in mind and try to
Time is drawing near for Royal Ascot. This shining example of the Sport of Kings has long been the premier social event of the summer season. Since its founding in 1711 by Queen Anne, eleven monarchs have lent patronage to the Royal racecourse. Times have changed over the years and fashion with it yet the expectations for dress in the Royal Enclosure has remained a pinnacle of conservative opulent fashion. Unfortunately there has been a gradual relaxation in the rigidity of dress for patrons over the years and the higher-ups have noticed, with growing disdain. For the first time in its 300 year history, attendees to the Royal Enclosure are being handed a dress code complete with a pretty picture book for guidance.
What a delicious week in fashion gossip this has been, so much so that I couldn't resist jumping into the fray. A favourite topic of mine is always the undesirable and unrealistic size of straight models; this week we have two great stories complimenting each other on this very matter. Elsewhere, an unexpected 'non-troversy' almost started at one of the high street's biggest stores over a racy new calendar.
Plus-size models carry a great deal of controversy no matter what their
size or how they are being used in an advert. While we as a nation are
growing larger in size, our beauty representatives have been shrinking
steadily over the past 20 years. The thought on this is that advertisers
are selling to what we women want to be; they are selling to our
fantasies. I understand this principle and agree that it works to a
degree but if you use a representative so different from the product you
are hawking, how long are we going to feel it's actually for us? How
long before the customer base walks away to find something they can
Free speech is a tricky thing, isn't it? It's very easy to defend when the words you hear are pleasant and agreeable. When words are hostile and vicious, well then it's something else altogether. Now, of course, not every country actually supports free speech and that's hardly something to be commended but a little legislation can be a very good thing. Our Gallic neighbours, the French, have some strict penalties against hate speech and fashion magnate John Galliano is learning just what they are.
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Not many of us can afford the luxury of a personal shopper. Worried about making a fashion faux pas? Fear not, the Bonmarche blog allows you to ask their fashion experts for professional tips and advice, free of charge.
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