What's Hot for Fall 2011: Tweed Jackets, Dresses & Skirts
Tweed is a terrific fabric to add to your new fall wardrobe, as it's luxurious, stylish and practical!
The new dress shapes this season vary from elegant & sharp pencil skirts to softer silhouettes (shift dresses and drop waists), and you will find tweed in all shapes and sizes, for both work and play.
For a cool urban look, pair a snappy tweed jacket with jeans and statement heels (tres chic, and very Chanel like!). At the office, a sassy tweed skirt with a crisp white shirt will show everyone you mean business, or for your casual weekends, just add some tweed accessories.
Check out the selection below - all the latest new arrivals from some of our favourite online stores!Read more: What's Hot in Fashion for July 2011: Tweed dresses, skirts & more!
Welcome to the first in a series of Store Profiles - and what a great way to kick off this new section with an in-depth look at Harrods, the iconic London store we all know and love.
Fashion, Gifts & Beauty
The focus here will be on fashion, although there is an added benefit to shopping online at department stores - they have a fabulous selection of everything else! In the case of Harrods, in addition to clothing, shoes & handbags, you will find stylish treats like Jennifer Aniston's new signature fragrance, Prada cat-eye sunglasses and a terrific assortment of gifts for the fashionista in your life. And don't forget some fun new brands - fair-skinned fans of Girls Aloud know & love Nicola Roberts' Dainty Doll line of beauty products, and Harrods is one of the few online retailers to carry this collection. More gift recommendations can be found at the bottom of the page!
If you're in the UK and 'need it now', £12 will get you overnight delivery when you place your order before 1pm. For many of us, time is money - and this is a sweet option (especially if you have an event coming up!). UK standard delivery costs £5.95 with your items arriving in 3-5 days - they ship International too, of course. Read more: Harrods: Fabulous Online Shopping for the Fashionista - Designer Brands, Celebrity Style & Gifts!
Celebrities who wear maxi dresses: Natalie Portman, Fearne Cotton & more..
Fashion & style of the 70s is definitely making a comeback in the Spring & Summer 2011, so you should be thinking about getting your boho chic on... and nothing says this better than a maxi dress!
From geometric patterns, soft ombre prints, solid bold colours, there is something for everyone.. go strappy or strapless in the hot summer sun, but for the spring, don't discount short sleeve maxi dresses.
Shapes include kimono style dresses, well-placed cutouts, and of course, asymmetric maxi dresses - and to add a little more 70s to your maxi dress, pair it with a fringe satchel, or long strap shoulder bag! Shown here: American Gold Last Tango in Paris Maxi Dress in Navy & White Dotted Print - $167.00 at The Trend Boutique
Read more: What's Hot in Fashion for April 2011: Maxi dresses - edgy boho chic!
Neiman Marcus just launched their holiday offers online, which includes an extra 25% or 33% off select items (Pink Sale) - they have an extensive collection of current season merchandise on sale, with plenty of sizes still available! The key to shopping a holiday sale is to look for items that will take you into NEXT season.. and these picks fit the bill perfectly.
Sarah Jessica Parker's Halston Heritage is a brand that has been VERY popular this season, and Neiman has some signature dresses on sale. And since now is the perfect time to pick up a quality leather jacket on sale, just look for something sharp, and all-season. You also won't find a better time to buy a designer handbag - I would recommend a fabulous black bag as you will wear it for seasons to come, choose something with gold hardware, or even a signature look, like the Valentino petale tote below.
Read more: Neiman Marcus Holiday Sale: Extra 25-30% off select items - our picks for the new season!
It's time to take a fun look at Holiday 2010 - and no, it's not too soon at all! Most stores have already stocked up on eveningwear, and if you're in the mood for snappy separates (item jacket or fabulous statement accessory), you won't find a better selection right now.
Shown here: Sergio Rossi Cannes Peacock Feather Sandal from Neiman Marcus
If you want something fun AND fashion forward, feathers are a must-have this season - for the more conservative fashionista, there are feather prints, but to really get noticed, real-deal feathers look fabulous!
Read more: What's Hot in Fashion for Holiday 2010 - Feather dresses, shoes, accessories & more!