Designers such as Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs went over to the dark side for a/w 2015 - and it's a trend that is flattering across many age groups and body types. To ensure you come off looking less gothic and more Victoriana you have to pay careful attention to the details for a polished, chic look.
This trend is a little more ladylike than my usual sartorial choices, but I have to say I felt really great in this outfit. The purple midi dress had the most perfect length - and the shorter slip meant that the dress was sheer from the knee down - giving it an extra dose of sultriness. I loved the cinched-in waist and bell sleeves which were ultra-feminine and flattering. The platform ankle-strap shoes were also to-die-for - and surprisingly comfortable given the vertiginous heel. As a final touch I donned a burgundry fedora and a dramatic feathered clutch.
Price List: Purple midi dress - €28, Feather Clutch - €10, Fedora - €10, Ankle Strap shoes - €22
All Things 70s
It looks like the 70s boho trend isn't going away any time soon and I couldn't be happier. For this season, Penneys are channeling the 70s with some really sleek pieces. I never thought I'd go for a gilet, but I just couldn't resist this cosy little number which can easily be layered, making it the perfect transitional piece. I paired it with a brown suedette maxi skirt with front buttons and a white lace blouse for a really comfy outfit that felt really glam too! A pair of pointed ankle boots and a really cute burgundy fringed suede bag finished off the look.
Price List: Borg Gilet - €25, Victoriana Blouse – €13, Suede Maxi Skirt – €19, Boots – , Bag - €16
This is the trend I'll be turning to for the party season. I was immediately attracted to this unbelievably soft faux fur coat, which felt like wearing a warm hug! To counteract the bulkiness of the coat, I chose a black lacy slip dress that had a really luxe feel and look. The coat could also easily be dressed down with a pair of skinny leather trousers or trusty denims. A sparkly pink clutch and peep toe ankle boots were the perfect accompaniment to the outfit.
Price List: White faux fur coat - €35, Slip Dress - €18, Peep toe ankle boots - €21, Sequin clutch - €8